December 2013: Table of Contents

Newsstand version: Bigeye ahi sashimi with wasabi salsa and spicy ponzu at Nobu Waikiki.
Subscriber version: ahi sashimi platter from Nico's Pier 38.

Photo: Steve Czerniak




Barack is Back!

After five consecutive Hawaii vacations, President Barack Obama is expected to travel back to Oahu with his family this month once again. Even on vacation, he’s a man of routine, but many kamaaina still look forward to his winter visits—minus the traffic. Here’s what to expect.

The Everything Guide to Ahi  

Hawaii’s most beloved fish: a guide to finding the best, and stories from the people who catch and serve it.

From Souvenirs to Saks

The rise, fall and rebirth of the International Market Place.

The Best Lawyers in Hawaii  

HONOLULU Magazine worked with the research firm of Woodward/White, publishers of The Best Lawyers in America, to bring our readers the list of the best lawyers in Hawaii.


Getting Santa ready
Reasons to get out and go in December
The Return of Hawaii’s Favorite Reggae Band
Q&A: Pamela Taylor-Tongg
Inouye Namesakes
Field Notes: iTrampoline


Our Holiday Style Guide features blingy jewelry, party fashions, stocking stuffers and more.

From Our Files

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Welcome to the Issue

On Hawaii’s favorite fish.

For the Love

Scenes from the special session on Marriage Equiality.


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