Honolulu Magazine - November 2005

Music: Up Close Classical

High-quality classical music doesn't have to involve formalwear and concert halls. Chamber Music Hawai'i, a group of three ensembles–the Galliard String Quartet, Honolulu Brass Quintet and the Spring Wind Quintet–have put together another year of intimate concerts for small venues.

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Reserve

These aren't your ordinary butane lighters. They are actually garbage washed ashore on Midway Atoll, located 1,250 miles west of Honolulu. Midway is part of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Reserve, a chain of isolated islands extending 1,200 miles northwest from…

Q+A: Barbara Uphouse Wong

Last month, Barbara Uphouse Wong became executive director of the state Campaign Spending Commission, replacing Bob Watada, who retired earlier this year. Wong was one of the first female police officers in Honolulu and headed the department's white-colla

Clipping Service

In a Sept. 18 article entitled "Honolulu Gets Hip," Cary Darling of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas notes that "H-town" is becoming notable for more than just its beaches. "I love this city!" Those four simple words wouldn't raise…

Island Style

A new book encapsulates a lifetime of design lessons learned by one of the Islands' preeminent interior designers, Mary Philpotts. What are the elements of classic Hawaiian style? The photos and text on these pages simply scratch the surface.