June 2022: Table of Contents

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Edward Halealoha Ayau, at his home on Hawai‘i Island. Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino





Bone by Bone

No Hawaiian has done as much repatriation work as Edward Halealoha Ayau, who has been bringing back Native Hawaiian human remains for more than 30 years, battling foreign and domestic institutions, including Bishop Museum, along the way. But his fiercest opposition has been from other Native Hawaiians.

By Martha Cheng


All-Island Restaurant Guide

Our annual guide celebrates Hawai‘i’s deliriously delicious dining options across the Islands. Read about our favorite dishes and drinks, meet craftspeople whose work elevates the dining experience, and hear from a local chef on the future of the food industry.

By Maria BurkeMartha ChengRobbie Dingeman, James NakamuraThomas ObungenMari Taketa and Katrina Valcourt


Top Doctors

We turned to Castle Connolly to provide us with a list of the Top Doctors in Hawai‘i. Here are 636 physicians in 63 specialties, plus 14 Rising Stars.


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Bretman Rock and Nicole Scherzinger at French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus’ latest reveal. Photo: Courtesy of Jacquemus





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Dr. Cass Nakasone. Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino. Styling: Stacey Makiya

Shirt-y Pickins

For a Father’s Day gift with a local twist look no further than Kailua label Lola Pilar Hawai‘i’s new Aloha Friday Collection photo prints.


June Picks

Cheer on adaptive surfers, mālama historic sites in Kailua, catch live music at the Waikīkī Shell and laugh it up with Atsuko Okatsuka.

By Jaimie Kim Farinas


Grave Concerns

The state may take over maintenance of a Pearl City cemetery that’s faced declining and sometimes dangerous conditions after more than a decade of legal limbo.

By Robbie Dingeman


Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.


Don’t Call It a Comeback

By early 2020, Chinatown’s once-thriving arts district felt stagnant as a gradual and steady loss of businesses in the area took its toll. But two years of strife have inspired art anew.

By James Nakamura


From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine emerged from predecessor Paradise of the Pacific, which began in 1888, fulfilling a commission by King Kalākaua. That makes this the oldest continually publishing magazine west of the Mississippi, with an enviable archive worth diving into each month.

By Stacey Makiya





A fabulous sea-worthy fashion show, golf fashions for the greens, shelves with a curious vibe and the details on our collab with Mahina Made.

By Stacey Makiya and Brie Thalmann


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Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino





Editor’s Page: Following the Goat

Channeling the wisdom of my mentor as I begin this new chapter.

By Diane Seo


Afterthoughts: Left of the Dial

Riding the crest of a high and beautiful (radio) wave.

By James Charisma



Special Promotional Sections


Legacy Doctors

We are proud to celebrate the physicians whose outstanding contributions have earned them recognition as a Top Doctor every year for the past five years.


Top Doctors

There are thousands of physicians in Hawai‘i but only 636 were named Top Doctors by their peers. Learn more about some of those who earned the distinction.


Rising Stars

In this new special section, meet some of Hawai‘i’s Rising Stars whose work, passion and dedication to the field of medicine have proven them as emerging leaders in health care.


Healthy Living

Learn how these local businesses and professionals are working to build a healthier, happier community.