March 2016: Table of Contents
On the cover: Marcus Mariota, one of HONOLULU Magazine’s Islanders of the Year. Photo by Aaron Yoshino. Photo retouching by Michael Brittain.
Spring Fashion: Into the Woods
This year’s spring fashions take us on a fantastical journey through the looking glass with an enchanting array of cascading gowns, majestic metallic embellishments and bewitching silhouettes.
by stacey makiya and brie thalmann
Islanders of the Year
From philanthropy to Hawaiian culture to sports—here are the people who made the most impact on Hawai‘i in 2015.
by robbie dingeman, daniel ikaika ito, michael keany, natalie schack, brie thalmann, catherine toth fox, katrina valcourt and don wallace
Green-thinking revelers normally look to the Irish for inspiration come St. Patrick’s Day but, as luck would have it, Hawai‘i boasts its own indigenous plant that’s right in the spirit of the season.
By HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
Sun’s out, buns out! Between beach barbecues, welcome spring with rubber ducks, brews and an art exhibit about plastic.
By Katrina Valcourt
The Palace’s revamped fence
The ‘Iolani Palace fence gets a shiny new look.
By Michael Keany
Onizuka Space Center closes
Museum dedicated to Hawai‘i’s first astronaut shuts down this month.
By Robbie Dingeman
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
A new strategy for controlling rats and mongooses in conservation areas needs public comment by April 7.
By catherine toth fox
Quote Unquote: Keānuenue DeSoto
Last December, Keānuenue DeSoto, 12, presented her first collection, Mākaha Fierce, before fashion notables that included Kini Zamora, who came out to support this designer on the rise.
By Stacey Makiya
Field Notes: WWOOFers
Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: WWOOFers.
By Kelsey Amos
‘Ono: Food and Dining
Sam Choy is back with a new TV show, and he wants to cook in your kitchen.
by catherine toth fox
Editor’s Page: Making the List
Islander of the Year reboots.
by robbie dingeman
Afterthoughts: Water You Thinking
Why does a reflecting pool have to be so complicated?
by michael keany
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
BY KATRINA VALCOURT