Honolulu Magazine - March 2006

Best of Honolulu 2006

  >> It's that time of year again, when we bring you the best Honolulu has to offer. We did our research, consulted the experts and hit the streets. In the following pages, you'll find everything from open-mic nights to…

Letters - March

Letters to the Editor may be sent to: Honolulu Magazine, 1000 Bishop St., Suite 405, Honolulu, HI, 96808-0913, faxed: 537-6455 or e-mailed: letters_honmag@pacificbasin.net. "Island Bound," February 2006 Brandon Lee looks at the pull he feels between opportunities here and on…

Best of Honolulu - Shopping

Best Hip, Locally Made Jewelry: GINGER 13 photo: Rae Huo Those circle-and-stone pendants and star earrings you see on trendy women around town are usually the work of 'Aiea's Cindy Yokoyama, the young owner and designer of the Ginger 13…

Best of Honolulu - Services

photo: Jimmy Forrest Best Pet Groomer: PETS IN THE CITY Anyone who has a pet knows how much nicer Fluffy looks when she's, well, fluffy. The easiest way to spruce her up is at Pets in the City, where owner…

Best of Honolulu - Entertainment

New York poet Ove takes the stage at last month’s First Thursdays slam. photo: Jimmy Forrest Best Open Mic: FIRST THURSDAYS POETRY SLAM AT THE HAWAIIAN HUT Hawai'i's biggest, best open-mic event is the monthly First Thursdays poetry slam at…

Best of Honolulu - Food

photo: Jimmy Forrest Best Pancakes: LILIHA BAKERY On almost any morning, most Liliha Bakery customers will find themselves standing in one of two lines–at the bakery for its famous coco puffs, or at the counter, where they can watch short-order…

Best of Honolulu - Fitness

Best Surf Shop: LOCAL MOTION Occupying prime retail space at the top of Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, Local Motion's two-story, flagship store is the island's largest surf shop, at 10,000 square feet. The ground floor offers shoppers surf apparel, sunglasses,…

Your Tax Dollars Ticking Away

You can watch your Hawai'i state tax dollars tick away in real time at www.grassrootinstitute.org. The Web site, run by a local government watchdog think tank called the Grass Root Institute, bases its Hawai'i State Spend-O-Meter on the state's current…

Gadgets

We come across a lot of cool new ideas. These two are both stylish and useful.

Scene: Koi

Taking their lead from L.A.’s hipster scene, the owners of Koi offer Honolulu a little something to change up the nightlife.