Honolulu Magazine - October 2012 October 1, 2012 Site Staff Designs from 19th & Whimsy at Ward Centers Stacey Makiya, David Croxford, New designs from Lauren Hayashibara, owner and designer of the new 19th & Whimsy clothing line at Ward Centers. Artistic Housewares in Honolulu Stacey Makiya, Brie Thalmann, Photos by David Croxford, Arting Ways: From painterly fashions to graphic-design-minded housewares, creativity reigns in these art-inspired finds. Office Accessories: Big in Japan Stacey Makiya, Brie Thalmann, Photos by David Croxford, Tucked away in the far back corner of Hakubundo’s new Ward location in Honolulu, is a covetable stash of office accessories, writing tools and art supplies. Feedback Site Staff, ...on Ben Cayetano, Occupy Honolulu and Kalaupapa Memories. Halloween Party Picks in Honolulu, Hawaii Sabrina Bauer, Christine Hitt, It’s the season to party, so grab a costume, put on some makeup or throw a box on you and call yourself “soap.” Here are our picks for the best Halloween parties, all-month long. Get Smart: How To Do Everything Better in Honolulu (and Beyond) Maria Kanai, You, dear reader, are a sharp cookie. We know that. Still, there’s always a better “you” out there. Someone who can work better, whip up a tastier meal or even rock harder at karaoke. Start with any one of these 32 local classes or tips and see what happens. We won’t tell anyone how you became so awesome. Counting Down the Haunted Houses in Honolulu, Halloween 2012 Sabrina Bauer, Christine Hitt, We visited five haunted houses to find out which ones will scare the bejeezus out of you, and which ones are, well, better for the faint-hearted. Haunted House Makeup Artist from Hawaii Plantation Village Site Staff, Halloween Shocker: Makeup artist Noa Laporga puts some finishing touches on a doll mask for this year’s haunted house at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Afterthoughts: Boooooo. Michael Keany, Halloween in Honolulu? Bah humbug. New Boutiques for Keiki and Family Fashions Open in Honolulu Stacey Makiya, Brie Thalmann, Photos by David Croxford, Opening Acts: Two new boutiques settle in nicely, offering up cool rides for tots and stylish family fashions. Books: Hawaiian Music and Musicians: An Encyclopedic History Michael Keany, Hawaiian Music and Musicians: An Encyclopedic History is an invaluable resource for serious Hawaiian music fans. Tour de Eats: Take in Honolulu While You Eat at Three (or Four) Restaurants a Night Martha Cheng, Food crawl around Honolulu with Kalapawai Cafe, Saeng’s Thai, Formaggio Grill, Yakiniku Don-Day, Sushi ii, City Cafe, Jinroku, L’Aperitif and Ailana Shave Ice. Field Notes: Gripes and Grievances at the Waikiki Neighborhood Board David Thompson, Field Notes takes inside looks at the scenes and subcultures of Honolulu. This month: the Waikiki Neighborhood Board. Where to go to meet other singles in Honolulu (for any age) Sabrina Bauer, Tiffany Hill, Christine Hitt, Whether you’re in your 70s and looking to make new friends, or in your 30s and hoping to find “the one,” check out these social scenes across Honolulu. New Foodie Finds Arrive in Honolulu Martha Cheng, Try these locally made products from Adoboloco, Maui Preserved and Manoa Chocolate Q&A with Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Kirk Caldwell Tiffany Hill, HONOLULU talks with mayoral candidate Kirk Caldwell about rail—is it over?—how we’re going to pay for sewer improvements, and being compared to Mufi Hannemann. Singles Dating in Honolulu Tiffany Hill, Christine Hitt, Illustrations by Erik Ries, Here are tales from the frontlines of the singles world—whether you’re 26 or 88, straight or gay, looking for love, or just looking—in Honolulu now. Local Media and the Mayoral Debates A. Kam Napier, Who had the better coverage? Why Tonight’s Debates are Bogus A. Kam Napier, Why aren't the Green Party or Libertarian Party candidates going to be part of the presidential debates? Things to Do in October in Hawaii Tiffany Hill, October is a patchwork of cultural events. This month, hear a good story, learn how to fish, get super scared, watch aerial acrobats and drink kava. October 2012: Table of Contents Site Staff, Features Get Smart: How to Do Everything Better in Honolulu There’s always a better “you” out there. Someone who can work better, whip up a tastier meal or even rock harder at karaoke. Start with any one of these 32… Editor's Page: You-niversity A. Kam Napier, Our guide to self-improvement in Honolulu.