Honolulu Magazine - December 2007 December 1, 2007 Site Staff Letters Site Staff, ...on local eating, Elvis Presley and present-tense architecture. December Jenny de Jesus, 7 Reasons to Get out After Shock Leslie Lang, The 2006 earthquake is largely a memory for those on Oahu, but on the Big Island, the damage it caused still means daily cleanup efforts. For example, the quake stopped the flow of the Kohala Ditch, creating a lingering disaster that continues to shake up lives. Music Review Michael Keany, A Hawaiian Christmas by Amy Hanaiali'i and Slack Key Christmas by various artists. Generation Green Jenny de Jesus, Kokua Hawaii plants seeds of change among Hawaii's youth. The Art of the Apartment Michael Keany, More rooms aren't always better. This downtown Harbor Square renovation devotes 2,000 square feet to creating a spectacular studio apartment. From our Files Ronna Bolante, 1937Isle resident C.H. Martin describes skiing the slopes of Mauna Kea as part of a Hawaii Tourist Bureau effort to determine whether the sport could become a major Hawai'i attraction. "All that may be considered typically Hawaiian was lost completely… Sweet Things Site Staff, It's the season for candy and swirls, bows and boxes, and pretty ribbon curls. We found lingerie so light and sweet it's practically confectionery. It will make for a perfect gift—or, for a delicious treat for yourself. Bar Town A. Kam Napier, Here's to you, Honolulu! Louie, Louie John Heckathorn, Bargains come in all shapes and sizes. How about four wines, nine courses and a taste of one of the world's rarest spirits, Louis XIII cognac? Jewelry of Hawaii, Past and Present Jenny de Jesus, Catherine Weitzman Island-inspired jewelry can be found anywhere from Long's to luxury hotel boutiques, but would you want to wear the same slipper necklace as half the people walking around Waikiki? Savvy shoppers may have noticed there's a new option… Should bed and breakfasts be legalized? Site Staff, More Oahu bed and breakfasts may soon be legalized for the first time since 1989. This month, the City and County of Honolulu Planning Commission examines an amended City Council bill that would remove the prohibition on new bed-and-breakfast homes, and establish a permitting process for would-be B&Bs. Is this a good idea? Edmund Burke Site Staff, As part of a nationwide pro bono initiative, this Honolulu civil attorney represents a detainee held at Guantanamo Bay for the past five years. Decoding Cancer Kathryn Drury Wagner, A genetics counselor talks about how she helps patients strategize to stay healthy. University Jenny de Jesus, In a world of big-box stores and national chains, this college neighborhood manages to keep the indie vibe alive and well. Jack Randall Has Spent Over 50 Years of His Life Known as “The Fish Man” Sheila Sarhangi, At 83, Jack Randall of The Bishop Museum, has lived an exciting life, much of it underwater. Natto on Santa's List Kathryn Drury Wagner, You better be good for goodness' sake ... Best Bars 2007 Ronna Bolante, Jen Tadaki Catanzariti, Jenny de Jesus, Michael Keany, Sheila Sarhangi, Kathryn Drury Wagner, Almost everyone over the age of 21 has a spirited opinion on the best bar in Honolulu.