Author: Frolic Hawai‘i

Inside view: The Waikiki Edition hotel

I got to take an inside peek at The Waikiki Edition, a new boutique hotel operated by the Marriott. The concept of the small luxe hotel, conceptualized by hipster designer Ian Schrager and part of a chain of Edition hotels,…

Cruising Europe: Sorrento, Capri and Pompeii

A full night’s rest on board the Ocean Princess brings us to our first port in Sorrento, Italy. Excursions for the day took us from Sorrento to Capri to enjoy the town, food and people then a boat ride to…

Party pics: HIFF opening night gala

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Twenty-four hours to Italy

It’s 3:04 a.m. on Thursday, October 14 and we’re in the middle of the Mediterranean ocean on our way to our first port, Sorrento/Capri, Italy.It was a whirlwind of a trip, including stopovers in three different airports along the way.…

‘Hawaii Five-O’ Preview: ‘Nalowale’

CBS has just released a preview clip from the next new episode of “Hawaii Five-0,” airing Monday, Oct. 18. The network certainly knows its audience, including a photo of a shirtless Alex O’Loughlin and teasing, “Things heat up on ‘Hawaii…

Sunday fun day

Usually I have Sundays off, and I try to do something productive, whether it’s cleaning my room, getting work done, spending time with family, etc. This past Sunday, I decided to take advantage of my day off by getting some…

Private: Hawaii to Rome: Tweeting across the globe

We’re heading to Italy! On the heels of a spectacular wedding yesterday, my wife Melanie and I are heading to Europe for our honeymoon.Our trip starts today with the first leg of our flight going to Vancouver, Canada, with a…

Fashionista’s Market Closet Swap

Fashionista’s Market CEO Alyssa Fung is probably one of the hardest working women I know. She runs a successful fashion business and still has time to do events to help others. What started off to be a small fundraiser soon…

All Dolled Up @ Pearl

All my ladies out there know that having a spa day with the gals can get a little pricey. So if you are a girl that would love to have a night out with minimal testosterone, while trying out free…

‘Hawaii Five-0’: The cameras

Ever wonder how big productions achieve those beautiful visuals? Ever think about what goes into a scene that flows well?Being a shooter, I’ve read “The Five C’s of Cinematography” and try to apply them in my own projects:Camera AnglesCuttingCompositionClose-UpsContinuityWhile story…

Art & Flea: no ordinary market

Art and Flea is an event held on a Thursday each month at Fresh Café. An event full of creativity, local artists and designers gather at one spot to share their creations with others. We checked out what the buzz was…

Tasty Tuesdays at Aiea Bowl

Aiea Bowl is known for its cosmic bowling, tasty chicken and wonderful baked goods. But every Tuesday, you can find a five-course, prix fixe fine-dining menu. Going on two years with this weekly event, the restaurant has turned one of…

Behind the scenes: A quick look at the tech behind Five-0

I came across this video on CBS.com and thought it would be a pretty neat blog post. CNET.com‘s Brian Cooley got the chance to go back stage for some high-tech Hollywood action and a glimpse into movie-making magic.I especially enjoyed…

Design breakdown: The New “Five-0”

With an onslaught of blog posts and mentions of last night’s premiere of the new “Hawaii Five-0”, you’re bound to find multiple reviews, story dissections and character breakdowns, which is cool, but I’m really no critic, so I’ll leave the…

Kelly Hu on ‘Five-O’ and poke bowls

Hawaii born actress Kelly Hu recently landed a part on the new CBS drama series, “Hawaii Five-0,” and is back in town to shoot an episode next week. We had a chance to catch up with her to find out…

X-1 heroes fight: Kala Hose vs Niko Vitale

Saturday was the highlight of my weekend. I went off to sit ringside at one of Hawaii’s long awaited fights between local fighters, Kala “Kolohe” Hose and Falaniko Vitale at Blaisdell Arena. Having wrestled in high school, I’m a big…

Not Your Typical 404

It’s happened to the best of us — from the casual browser looking for car parts on eBay to the full-time, multi-tab launching power-user, it’s inevitable that you’ll stumble upon an error page (or four) while surfing the net.Page moved,…

Andy South takes Hawaii to the ‘Runway’

Growing up on the Leeward coast of Oahu, Andy South learned to love fashion and what it can do to transform a person. I recently spoke with the freelance designer, who’s now competing on the Emmy-nominated series, “Project Runway”, to…

Breakdown: “Live in your Light”

Ryan Gonzalez is a cool dude. Talented designer, accomplished musician and he just so happens to be my co-worker at Kamehameha Schools.It was in late 2009, Ryan, also known as Gonzo from here on out, approached me to take some…

New eats: Side Street Inn on Da Strip

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Who moved my comments?

If you’ve been following what Nonstop Honolulu has been doing for the past couple days, I’m sure you’ve clicked around the site, browsed through our galleries and read through some of our content. Like any Web site, content presentation is…

You + Livefyre = Awesome

Awesome? Yes. Awesome.I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to our friends over at Livefyre. What stemmed as a suggestion from my buddy Eric Nakagawa, has become an important part of how we want to communicate with you.If…