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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Keiki Treat: Snowmen Marshmallows

Snowmen marshmallows Ingredients: Marshmallows Rainbow chip crunch sprinkles Pumpkin mix sprinkles  Instructions: Cut a marshmallow in half. This will allow it to float on the cocoa without flipping over. Dip the cut end in powdered sugar so it won't stick…

Keiki Treat: Frozen Hot Chocolate

Photo: David CroxfordFrozen hot chocolate. Make it ahead and keep it in the freezer for those hot days. Ingredients: 2 cups milk plus more for blending 4 tablespoons cocoa powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 cup chocolate…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun—December 10, 2020

Photo: Courtesy of Make-A-Wish Hawai'i Jingle Rock Ride Go on a hunt for the most impressive Christmas lights display at this fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Hawai’i. Instead of the annual festive Jingle Rock Run, the nonprofit is offering families a map…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-December 3, 2020

Photo: Courtesy of Pearl Harbor Aviation MuseumThis photo inside the hangar was taken prior to 2020. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum After several months closed, the museum that teaches kids all about the history of flying in the Pacific is open…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-November 19, 2020

Photo: Jennifer Carlile DalgamouniA Helemano Farms employee cuts down a cypress tree using a small handsaw in seconds. Helemano Farms Opens It's a true sign of the season in Hawai'i when this family farm in Wahiawā opens for Christmas tree sales.…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-November 12, 2020

Photo: Karen DBThe train at Dole Plantation is ready to run again. Dole Plantation The train is running again and people are once again invited to the giant maze. Dole Plantation has been closed since March but is now open.…

Keiki in the Kitchen: 1 Sauce, 4 Dinners

Photos: Karen DB Photography When the school year starts, you have a lot on your plate. So, who has time to cook up something new for dinner every night? Here’s an idea: Make one pot of marinara sauce that can…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-November 5, 2020

Photo: Courtesy of Arbor Day Hawaiʻi Arbor Day Giveaway Start regreening your yard this weekend with a free tree or shrub. Families can select from: fruit trees including fig, mountain apple and apple banana; flowering ones including plumeria and pua…

Halloween Events in Hawai‘i for Families—2020

Updated Oct. 28 As we all try to find ways to incorporate face masks into our costumes (easier with superheroes, more difficult with any character with a full head cover) there is good news. There will still be Halloween events…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-October 8, 2020

Photo: Courtesy of Kōkua Hawaiʻi FoundationAmanda Corby Noguchi, chef Mark Noguchi and their family. Mark and his daughters will teach a cooking class Sunday. ʻĀina Cooking For Change cooking class It’s a good month to discover ʻulu and some local…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-September 24, 2020

Photo: Christi YoungHo‘omaluhia Botanical Garden and all city botanical gardens will be open for groups of five or fewer starting this week. What You Can Do in Honolulu The rules and the matrix can be confusing. Here are the key…

Best of Honolulu 2020

We sought out the best of everything—from local sake to seafood boil, bank to barbershop—and expanded our list with a finalist in every category chosen by our readers.

Keiki in the Kitchen: Playing with Pasta

Photo: Karen DB Photography When it comes to lunch, dinner, or, really any time, noodles are always a kid favorite. We asked chef Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki's Grill and Bar to play with his food and come up with new…

Your Weekend: Ideas for Family Fun-September 10, 2020

Photo: Courtesy of Ocean Institute, Dana PointThe Hikianalia is one of the boats that will be highlighted in a virtual maritime festival. Oceanic Institute Maritime Festival Things are getting shipshape this weekend at this maritime celebration. It is based in…

Your Weekend At Home: Ideas for Family Fun for September 3, 2020

Photo: Okinawan Festival Promotion Video Okinawan Festival Labor Day weekend always means the Okinawan Festival. This year, it is different, of course, with the performances launching online. We went through the schedule for the highlights. Most of the fun is…