Christi Young

Editorial Director

Christi Young was an hour late to her job interview at HONOLULU Magazine. One-way roads in Downtown Honolulu still stymie the Central O‘ahu kid. Still, the high-heel addict got the job writing the daily fashion blog, then HONOLULU’s marketing manager, HONOLULU Family editor and her current role as editorial director of all of HONOLULU’s brands. A proud graduate of Mililani High School, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Northwestern University, Christi spent her first 10 years in journalism producing TV newscasts in West Virginia and KGMB in Honolulu, then as executive producer of Hawai‘i News Now. She’s a fan of 1940s and ’50s musicals, bargain hunting and her two young daughters who now edit anything they read (including this bio).

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Good Reads: 10 Books Your Kids Will Love

A doughnut-bearing panda, a monster-saving student and a graphic book on speed top our editor's book picks this spring. Enter to win one to take home to your family!   Please, Mr. Panda, by Steve Antony  3 to 5 years…

Editor’s Page: Technically Speaking

One day, Cassera and I were looking at photos of our family on my phone, when she asked me to “heart” a few of them. Then, on our way to the library, she asked me to hit “thumbs up” when…

Make It: Drive-In Movie Theatre Party Popcorn

Dress up movie night popcorn with savory and sweet shake-on seasonings. Don't forget the li hing mui powder and kakimochi! Cheesy Garlic From marthastewart.com Ingredients:  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme…

Editor’s Page: From Santa Gaffe to Giving Back

Last year, my daughter and I wrote our first letter to Santa. That was immediately followed by our Santa faux pas.  Four days before Christmas, Cassera ran across a toy ad and started pointing out all the things she had…

Keiki in the Kitchen: Healthy Afterschool Snacks

A strawberry, honey, and Asian pear smoothie? Yes, please! Photos: Odeelo Dayondon, David Croxford When school is in session, it can be a challenge keeping the family fueled up for classes, homework, practices and everything else that fills up the…

5 Kids’ Favorite Books to Read This Fall 2014

Photos: Karen DB Photography 1. The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop and Kurt Wiese Five Chinese brothers use their special skills to stay alive. I like that the brothers lived happily ever after with their mommy. I like…

Encore! Upcoming Family-Friendly Shows at Hawaii Theatres

Honolulu Theatre for Youth Photo: Brad GodaIt's always exciting the day your little one actually sits through an entire movie (I'm still waiting). But live theatre offers a whole new experience for entertainment. The energy of an orchestra and a…

The Moment You Know

The day I discovered my Emmy Award had been repurposed into the family's fairy wand holder, I knew my life had changed. Actually, I've been having these “aha” moments ever since I walked away from 10 years in television news…

First Look: The New ‘Aiea Public Library

Photography: David Croxford For decades, the ‘Aiea Public Library seemed like a hidden secret. Although about 2,000 people walked through every week, newcomers looking for the branch often missed the 1964 building that was not visible from the street. That…

Coming Soon: Nānākuli Public Library

Sketches and renderings of the new Nanakuli Public Library. Images courtesy: CDS International The new ‘Aiea Public Library will open on July 19, 2014, 20 years after the ‘Aiea Community Association first began rallying for the new branch. The neighborhood…

First Look: Amazing Adaptations at Waikiki Aquarium

Seahorses, pipefish and seadragons come to Waikiki. Amazing Adaptation exhibit at Waikiki Aquarium Before today, I knew three things about seahorses.1 - They have curly tails. I wasn't even sure you could call it tails.2 - The men carry the…

T-Rex Planet at Windward Mall

We watch and ride prehistoric creatures. T-Rex Planet at Windward Mall Dinosaurs at the mall? “Yes, please” was the answer from four of our kids.So this weekend, we packed them up and headed to T-Rex Planet at Windward Mall. The…

7 Tips for the 50th State Fair - 2014

From shows to bathrooms, we have seven tips for families heading to the 50th State Fair. The view from the Ferris Wheel I have one preschooler now. But I also have 10 nieces and nephews. So let's just say I…