March 2015: Table of Contents

On the cover: You want it? A general store probably has it. Check out the full feature on page 54 in the magazine.
Photos: Steve Czerniak


Spring Fashion: Hello Dolly

Get dolled up in spring’s hottest trends: bold stripes, graphic gingham and vibrant, eye-popping accessories.

by stacey makiya


All Hail the General

Hole-in-the-wall general stores dishing up their own eats—even if it’s just one ‘ono item—are a beloved part of Island life. Here are a few of Hawai‘i’s best.

by don wallace



Honolulu Festival

The Honolulu Festival puts on a weekend of cultural celebration this month, March 6 through 8.

By HONOLULU Magazine Staff


March Picks

Welcome springtime by dressing up as your favorite anime character, laughing at local sketch comedy or hearing from influential aviators. You just might find a new career.

By Katrina Valcourt


How to Testify

Hawai‘i state lawmakers are in the House (and Senate). Tell ’em what’s on your mind.

By michael keany


Da Meter

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

By HONOLULU Magazine Staff


Learn to Make Lei

Hone your lei-making skills with free workshops.

By Katrina Valcourt


Opera on the Move

Hawai‘i Opera Theatre has a new home in Kaka‘ako.

By Katrina Valcourt


Quote Unquote: Bill Comerford

One of Hawai‘i’s best known Irishmen, Bill Comerford is co-owner of O’Toole’s Irish Pub, Kelley O’Neil’s, Anna O’Brien’s and The Irish Rose Saloon. He’s also spokesman for the Hawai‘i Bar Owners’ Association and promotions chairman for the Friends of St. Patrick of Hawai‘i.

Interview by Gus Downes


Field Notes: The Ala Wai Dog Park

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Ala Wai Dog Park.

By Catherine E. Toth


Ono: Food & Dining

A profile of local restaurateur Hide Sakurai, plus a new D.I.Y. burrito spot.

by mari taketa and kawehi haug


News & Opinion

Editor’s Page: General Interest

Hawai‘i’s general stores bring us what we want and sometimes need.

by robbie dingeman


Afterthoughts: Driven

Driving in Honolulu traffic sucks. What if we didn’t have to anymore?

by michael keany


From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

by katrina valcourt



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