Honolulu Magazine - December 2007

After Shock

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.

From our Files

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

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.

Louie, Louie

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

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?

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

As part of a nationwide pro bono initiative, this Honolulu civil attorney represents a detainee held at Guantanamo Bay for the past five years.

University

In a world of big-box stores and national chains, this college neighborhood manages to keep the indie vibe alive and well.