Maria Kanai

Maria Kanai is a freelance writer and editor—and one of HONOLULU’s former SPJ interns—originally from Yokohama, Japan. She moved to Hawai‘i for college and graduated with a master’s in Communication from HPU. When she’s not working, she enjoys creative writing, baking bread and reading books.

Articles

18 Reasons We Love Hawai‘i Fashion

From chic beachware and bold, nature-inspired prints to cool collabs and fresh spins on sartorial traditions, here are 18 reason we’re crazy about Hawai‘i fashion.

From Our Files

The November 2012 archives from our files of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Get Smart: How To Do Everything Better in Honolulu (and Beyond)

You, dear reader, are a sharp cookie. We know that. Still, there’s always a better “you” out there. Someone who can work better, whip up a tastier meal or even rock harder at karaoke. Start with any one of these 32 local classes or tips and see what happens. We won’t tell anyone how you became so awesome.

From Our Files

The September 2012 archives from our files of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

From Our Files

The August 2012 archives from our files of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Unconventional Churches in Hawaii

Holy Hot Spots: Churches aren’t all steeples and stained-glass windows anymore. From arcades to strip malls, check out these five unconventional worship spots around Oahu.

From Our Files

The July 2012 archives from our files of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.