HONOLULU Magazine - March 2023 February 8, 2023 James Nakamura Editor’s PageInspiring Women: Our March Cover Story Diane Seo, To mark Women’s History Month and celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, we profile six extraordinary women in our March issue. HONOLULU Latest StoriesInspiring Women Who Make Hawai‘i a Better Place HONOLULU TeamIt's Women’s History Month! Meet six extraordinary wāhine whose impact resonates across the Islands. Local Brands & BoutiquesEarth-Friendly, Fashionable Hawai‘i Brands Stacey Makiya, Two local companies helmed by women prove that style and sustainability fit perfectly together. StyleMeet the Hawai‘i Photographer Whose Inclusive Modeling Agency is Changing the Definition of Beauty Brie Thalmann, Tired of the lack of diversity in the modeling world, Hawai‘i photographer Mel Tjoeng set her sights on changing beauty norms. HONOLULU Latest StoriesDiscover Up-and-Coming Native Hawaiian Brands at Nā Mea Hawai‘i Brie Thalmann, Owner-curator Maile Meyer hand-picks every item and here, she shares her latest finds with us. Architecture & DesignNew Beginnings: Restoring Old Buildings With Cultural Significance Lesa Griffith, Architect Dean Sakamoto spearheads the adaptive reuse of notable buildings to honor Honolulu’s social past. HONOLULU Latest StoriesMahina Made–A Local Lifestyle Brand Rooted in Hawaiian Culture Stacey Makiya, Taking inspiration from her family’s puakenikeni tree, Kailee Freitas turned the fragrant lei flower into a breakout fashion trend. Food & DiningMānoa Meadery Offers Hive-to-Mead Tours and Now, Durian Mead Mari Taketa, Mānoa Honey & Mead launches new guided tours and a line of traditional-style meads that defy tradition. Things To DoStaff Picks: Things To Do in Honolulu Through March Jasmine Chagnon, Learn about various cultures, cheer on the Rainbow Warriors and enjoy onstage performances by some of Hawai‘i’s top artists. Arts & CultureHello Dolly! Celebrating Japanese Girls’ Day Traditions HONOLULU TeamGirls’ Day is a traditional festival that celebrates women and girls throughout Japan each year with the gifting of dolls. Around TownFlashback ’90s Faves–What Honolulu Was Buzzing About in March 1993 Robbie Dingeman, Each month, we take a nostalgic dive into our archive. As the oldest continuously published magazine west of the Mississippi, there's a lot of good stuff in there. Arts & EntertainmentTwo Honolulu Dancers Continue to Shake Things Up in Vegas HONOLULU TeamLearn more about Kent Shinomae and Christianne Moss, cast members of Michael Jackson ONE, a Cirque du Soleil production. AfterthoughtsWhy Can’t Honolulu Be More Pet-Friendly? James Charisma, This city has great beaches, campgrounds, swimming areas and other public state parks—but dogs aren’t allowed at many of them.