Katrina Valcourt

Managing Editor at HONOLULU Magazine

Katrina Valcourt came onboard the HONOLULU team as assistant managing editor after Honolulu Weekly, where she was the managing/calendar editor, unexpectedly bit the dust in 2013. Before that, she worked as a video production assistant, studied abroad in Berlin and Florence, and graduated from UH with a major in communication and a minor in English. She’s originally from a teeny town called 100 Mile House in British Columbia, Canada, but she hasn’t been in a snowball fight since 1995. She is now the managing editor of HONOLULU and likes to sew sock squids and throw pots.

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Best of Honolulu 2014: Shopping

EDITORS’ PICKS Best Place To Find Locally Designed Swimsuits Known for its well-rounded collection of swimsuits and bikinis, Rebecca Beach tightly focuses on stocking local designers. Browse through its tropical-color-coded racks and find every shape imaginable from sexy Letarte monokinis…

Best of Honolulu 2014: Food

EDITORS’ PICKS Best Uni Pasta Ocean’s butter melting into hot pasta, its creamy brininess coating every strand—uni pasta is luxe comfort food defined, what you eat when you’re wearing sweatpants and a pearl necklace. Except you might want to leave…

From Our Files: June

In 1888, King Kalakaua issued a royal charter, commissioning a magazine. Then titled Paradise of the Pacific, this publication became HONOLULU Magazine, making it the oldest magazine west of the Mississippi.

From Our Files: May

In 1888, King Kalakaua issued a royal charter, commissioning a magazine. Then titled Paradise of the Pacific, this publication became HONOLULU Magazine, making it the oldest magazine west of the Mississippi.

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Photo: Odeelo Dayondon Celebrate Thirsty Thursdays What: Thursday is THE WORST. Think about it—the week is bearable until Wednesday, but at least then, it's Hump Day. Thursday is the last big hurdle before Friday, aka the weekend and your salvation, but,…

Unsolicited Advice: No More Aloha

A few months ago, two Oahu crosswalks made headlines when a mystery graffiti writer added eight white lines to each of them, spelling out the word “ALOHA.”

Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Jenna Sato's 2013 collection, photos by Tommy Shih Attend Runway Reverie What: Get lost in the dreamworld of UH Manoa's Senior Fashion Show. Students have been working all year on their collections, with the big showcase including two unique categories:…

Sealove Hawaii's mobile fashion boutique

"I sunburn easily." "Salt stings my eyes." "I'm allergic to seaweed." Are you that friend when beach day rolls around? Stop being such a wet beach towel. Luckily, a reason to brave the waves just pulled up.

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events

Celebrate Into the Wardrobe What: Patty's Closet's one-year anniversary is more than just a shopping event. On Friday, Mrs. Hawaii International contestants will strut their stuff in a fashion show; on Saturday, there will be a make-up and beauty-blending bar from…

Eden in Love's Gifts That Give donates to charities

You did it. Before yesterday, you never knew what it felt like to be a superhero. But now you’re like The Flash plus the Invisible Woman plus Kim Possible. That’s right: Somehow, you survived the 3,500 other frenzied shoppers who…

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events

Attend Sealove What: Sustainable Coastlines' second annual fundraiser, I heART the Ocean, features a marine-debris fashion show (think fishing line, plastic) with celeb judges, music from Raw Suga, Jason Laeha and Dread Ashanti, a silent auction and more. VIP tables are…

From Our Files: March

In 1888, King Kalakaua issued a royal charter, commissioning a magazine. Then titled Paradise of the Pacific, this publication became HONOLULU Magazine, making it the oldest magazine west of the Mississippi.

A preview of H&M's new Waikiki store

Google Street view, GPS, Siri. Good for searching for addresses. Bad for shopping. When something as big as H&M opens up, you know it only takes a wrong left turn to lose out on the best buys in your size.…

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events

Shop Bikini Blowout What: Now that the rain has finally stopped (knock on wood), you're ready to get back to the beach. San Lorenzo Kailua's annual blowout sale is the biggest one the bikini shop has, with everything on sale…

Baleen's minimalistic jewelry is simple and affordable

It's the height of humpback season and you still haven't seen any whales. While everyone else at Makapuu is shouting and pointing at spout after spout, everything that far away just looks like a wave to you. More like fail watching.…

From Our Files: February

In 1888, King Kalakaua issued a royal charter, commissioning a magazine. Then titled Paradise of the Pacific, this publication became HONOLULU Magazine, making it the oldest magazine west of the Mississippi.

Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events

Support If You Build It, They Will Come What: Help create a new public, indoor gathering space in Kakaako for all your studying, creating, working and thinking needs. Renowned architectural firm Atelier Bow-Wow will design the project, called Kakaako Agora.…