December 2014: Table of Contents

On the Cover

Latte art from Morning Glass Cafe. For the full “Everything Guide to Coffee,” turn to page 66 in the magazine.
Photo: Steve Czerniak



23 Ways to Volunteer

’Tis the season to give. Why not give your time and volunteer at one of Hawai‘i’s many nonprofits? You’re bound to find something that suits your interests and fits your schedule, whether it’s cleaning up a beach or assisting in an opera theater’s upcoming production.

by katrina valcourt


Big Surf

As surfing evolves into a multibillion-dollar industry, the legendary North Shore surf houses are changing to fit the times.

by amanda whiting


The Everything Guide to Coffee

Hawai‘i is the only U.S. state that grows coffee, and we’re really good at it. Here, a guide to the geeks who grow coffee, the best cafés at which to drink coffee and a look at how the industry is evolving.

by martha cheng and david thompson


The Best Lawyers in Hawai‘i

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



Shangri La’s new room

The Mughal Suite is now open to the public.

By HONOLULU Magazine Staff


December Picks

Tone down the crazy holiday consumerism this month and take your loved ones to some life-enriching activities and events instead.

By katrina valcourt


Streetlight Cadence

Local indie band Streetlight Cadence is gearing up for big things.

By katrina valcourt


Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.

By HONOLULU Magazine Staff


Lanakila Pacific

Lanakila Pacific is working to make sure that O‘ahu seniors get a little holiday aloha.

By Michael Keany


A Chinatown fountain rehab

Chinatown gets a little less grungy.

by Robbie Dingeman


Quote Unquote: Marla Berry

Marla Berry, the chair of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at UH’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, specializes in the study of selenium, an essential trace mineral. As part of a new initiative by the National Institutes of Health to address gender bias in scientific research, Berry received a $100,000 grant to zero in on differences in how males and females handle selenium.

interview By david thompson


Field Notes: Hawaiian Quilters

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: The Hawai‘i Quilt Guild.

By david thompson



Lacy looks, berry lip colors for the holidays, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the recent HONOLULU Fashion Week.

by stacey makiya, brie thalmann and natalie schack


‘Ono: Food & Dining

New sandwich shop Sprout, Jidori chicken, breadfruit pies and all-natural shave-ice flavors.

by martha cheng



Editor’s Page: Perking Along

Finding out what fuels us best.

by robbie dingeman



Ramen Gets Ridiculous Don Quijote’s instant noodle aisle is a wonderland.

by michael keany


From Our Files  

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

by katrina valcourt



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