March 2021: Table of Contents

 

Masked Anthony Consillio Coronavirus Honolulu Hawaii 2020

Anthony Consillio took this portrait of a masked man walking through sunlight and shadows in a Bethel Street parking structure in June 2020. Photo: Anthony Consillio

 

 

Features: One Year of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i


 

Honolulu Magazine cover March 2021

Words: Don Wallace. Design: James Nakamura.

What Just Happened?

We asked seven experts from diverse backgrounds for an analysis of how we’ve done so far as a city, state and people in our handling of the pandemic—and where we need to go. Start reading on the cover, then continue on page 32.

By Don Wallace

 

A Timeline

From the health department’s first public alert to vaccination milestones, we look at how we got to here.

 

Photos of a Pandemic

During a time of upheaval, everyone experienced life through a different lens. For a look beyond the images imprinted on our memories of long lines, barren store shelves and empty roadways, we asked our readers to share the pictures they took during the past year.

 

Finding the Helpers

We have witnessed grief, loss, stress and strain—but also everyday heroes who inspire others through tough times.

By Robbie Dingeman

 

Burrata Caprese $10.50

Burrata Caprese at 12th Ave Grill. Photo: Anthony Consillio

 

 

Calabash


 

Just Keep Swimming

One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S., Waikīkī Aquarium turns 117 this month. And even though it’s been closed to the public since August, there are still ways to visit the institution virtually.

 

March Picks

If the first month of 2021 wasn’t what you hoped, reset with the Lunar New Year on Feb. 12. Here are a few ways to celebrate the Year of the Ox.

By Katie Kenny

 

Get Gardening

The city’s new urban garden project is helping people living in vulnerable communities on O‘ahu to grow their own food.

By Catherine Toth Fox

 

In Their Own Words

History often pulled up a chair at Jane Marshall Goodsill’s dining room table.

By Christi Young

 

Da Meter

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

 

Local Tea Time

They may not be steeped in history, but local tea companies taking root in Hawai‘i are creating comforting homegrown drinks and blends with essences of their unique terroir.

By Christi Young

 

From Our Files

For 133 years HONOLULU Magazine has kept its readers and advertisers at the vanguard of fashion, insight and fun. Starting out as Paradise of the Pacific in 1888 with a commission from King Kalākaua, we’re the oldest continually publishing magazine west of the Mississippi. Take a look into our archives.

By Stacey Makiya

 

Best Cocktail Dresses To Wear At A House Party In Hawaii Cake New

Stephen Dweck quartz ring, $1,250; Bauble Bar crystal rings, $44 each, Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana, 951-8887. Cake, $85, madcakez.com, @madcakez. Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

 

 

Style


 

Party for One

Big events may be canceled, but these new looks are perfect for a party for one.

By Stacey Makiya

 

 

‘Ono


 

For 15 years, Hawai‘i’s reputation as a food destination soared. Then COVID-19 came. As chefs and restaurateurs try to stay afloat and think ahead, everything’s on the table.

By Lesa Griffith

 

 

Opinion


 

Editor’s Page: Remembering One Year

What were you doing in March 2020?

By Christi Young

 

Afterthoughts: You In or Out?

As for me, I’m somewhere in the middle.

By Katrina Valcourt