HONOLULU Magazine - May 2021 May 3, 2021 Katie Kenny Real EstateRaging Real Estate: Hawai‘i Realtors Share Their Tips to Navigate This High-Pressure Zone Christi Young, Record high prices. Record low inventory. Just days between listing and going into escrow. Hawai‘i’s always-hot housing market is moving at a feverish pace. Health & WellnessIsolation, Financial Troubles and More Than a Year of Anxiety Strained Our Mental Health Robbie Dingeman, Can we talk? Real EstateThe Best Real Estate Professionals in Hawai‘i 2021 HONOLULU Magazine Team, Buying a home is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, investments people will ever make—especially in Hawai‘i. Cheap EatsHawai‘i’s New General Store: Our 9 Favorite Items at Our Local 7-Eleven Martha Cheng, Every 7-Eleven Hawai‘i store carries about 100 to 120 items in the fresh food department alone, on top of an assortment of packaged chips, snacks and candies. Local-Style EatsHawai‘i’s 7-Eleven Stores Offer Better Food Than Their Mainland U.S. Counterparts Martha Cheng, But with aggressive expansion plans, 7-Elevens across the country might soon look a little more like those here. Things To DoAfterthoughts: Making the Most of a Fresh Season of Adventure in Hawai‘i Katrina Valcourt, The summer after. Shopping & StyleTea Sets From Big Fashion Brands are So Haute Right Now Thanks to Shows Like “Bridgerton” and “The Crown” Stacey Makiya, Royal tea. HistoryThe History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: The Ancient Traditions of Makahiki Was the Olympic Games for Hawaiians Stacey Makiya, Here’s look back at May 1936. OutdoorsView From Above: Photos From the Ford Island Control Tower at Pearl Harbor Christi Young, Aaron K. Yoshino, It's never been open to the public, but now everyone can appreciate this new view of history. Made in Hawai‘iJahier Studio Shows Off Hawai‘i’s Gorgeous Landscapes from a Needle’s Point of View Stacey Makiya, Punahou alumna Chloé Selarque’s intricate embroidery pieces capture the grand grooves of the Ko‘olau, the perky peaks of the Mokes and the wavering blues of the Pacific. Food TrendsFrom Pizza to Lumpia: Here Are 4 Ways to Upgrade Your Birria Taco Obsession in Honolulu Kelli Shiroma Braiotta, Yes, birria tacos are still hot in Honolulu. But if you’re over the dippable, crunchy snacks (and even if you aren’t) we’re already digging these riffs on the original riff on the rustic Mexican stew. Street Art & ArtistsThis Honolulu Artist is Creating a Mural That Showcases Elements of Mō‘ili‘ili’s History Katrina Valcourt, Aaron K. Yoshino, Mural, mural on the wall. From Our FilesThe History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: The Surprising Past of Pickled Mango Stacey Makiya, Here in Hawai‘i, peak mango season runs from May through September, and soon we’ll be dipping our chopsticks into tubs of crunchy mango that’s been pickling in tangy, sweet, mouth-puckering juice. Editor’s PageEditor’s Page: We Always Want to Love Where We Live. But Now, It Feels Essential Christi Young, House rules. TOCMay 2021: Table of Contents HONOLULU Magazine Team, Features The buyer of this Kailua home… Real EstateHomebuyers Guide: Best in Real Estate Hawai‘i 2021 Fast Facts HONOLULU Magazine Team, $917,500: New record median price for single-family homes in Honolulu in February 2021. 53%: Most in demand? Sales of condos in Honolulu priced $400,000 to $499,999 jumped more than 53% from February 2020 to February 2021. In… CalabashThe Best Things to Do on O‘ahu in May 2021 Katie Kenny, Food, mimosas and plants: This Mother’s Day (May 9), thank yo mama for taking your daily pandemic calls (even if you can’t see her). Plus celebrate May Day, Memorial Day and juicy hamburgers. CoronavirusHONOLULU Magazine Launches a Free Virtual Mental Wellness Series “Life Interrupted: Navigating What’s Next” Robbie Dingeman, The four-part talk-story session tackles tough issues, shares resources and gives us much-needed tips to help us through our next steps. Film & TelevisionIt’s Raining Hawai‘i Films in Hollywood Don Wallace, Local Oscar-listed animated short “Kapaemahu” is just one of more than a dozen recent films to spring from our filmmaking community into the spotlight—and it’s no “Baywatch Hanauma Bay.” WahineMeet Honouliuli National Historic Site’s First Superintendent Christi Young, The granddaughter of internment camp survivors talks about what’s next for Hawai‘i’s largest internment camp site, her own journey through history and how an order at a Honolulu Starbucks helped the Idaho native feel at home in the Islands. ShoppingNew Bookshop for Creatives, Collectors and Keiki Brings Stylish Books to Honolulu Stacey Makiya, All about that Bās. Film & TelevisionHiki Nō Celebrates 10 Years of Sharing Students’ Stories Christi Young, PBS Hawai‘i marks a decade of the nation’s first statewide student news network with a special show. We look back at what it took to turn an ambitious idea into reality. Local AgricultureNow You Can Eat Shrimp Raised On-Site at Kualoa Ranch Catherine Toth Fox, Move over, oysters. The family-owned ranch in Ka‘a‘awa grows shrimp, too.