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32 | Free Verse: Hawai‘i’s first poet laureate Kealoha Wong

60 | Chinatown: Mojo Barbershop & Social Club

36 | The Whole Pig

62 | Spa: Na Ho‘ola Spa 64 | Explore: Skydiving

22 | Arizona Memorial

42 | Power of the Press: Honolulu Museum of Art’s Print Big Exhibition

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46 | Belle Nomad:

M aui

18 | ‘Īao Theater O ‘a hu

20 | Makapu‘u Beach

24 | Back to Basics with chef James Babian K aua ‘ i

26 | Incubating Anahola

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54 | Beyond the Horizon: Québec, Canada

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ON THE COVER The temperatures are heating up and the sun is shining brighter than ever, which means it’s officially summertime in the islands and officially time to take advantage of all the outdoor activities Hawai‘i has to offer. With water all around, there’s no excuse not to hit the beach, and with Acacia Swimwear’s new line of colorful suits, women can look their best at any age. Available in unique and flattering cuts and styles, Maui girl Naomi Newirth’s new line has something for any fashion savvy female. We were honored to feature Hawai‘i’s first poet laureate, Kealoha Wong, who versed us in his journey through slam poetry, from graduating from MIT in nuclear engineering to founding some of the most influential slam poetry organizations in the country. After a long day of summer fun, beat the heat by “pigging out” in the newest trend in local eats: whole pig butchering. Three restaurants in particular have made it their purpose to source whole local hogs, educating the public on a wider variety of pork products than the standard char siu and kalua pig.

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Makapu‘u Beach Park, Honolulu, Hawai‘i Summer swells make Makapu‘u a favorite among surfers, bodyboarders and bodysurfers alike. Hawaiian for “bulging eyes,” Makapu‘u is framed by rising sea cliffs and offers picturesque views of

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Located in the hills of Kahuku on O‘ahu’s North Shore, the Kahuku Wind Farm is a sight to behold. Powered by Hawai‘i’s cool trade winds, the 12 turbines that comprise the farm rise high into the sky, able to provide enough energy to power the equivalent of about 7,700 O‘ahu homes while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 96 million pounds per year. The three-blade turbines, which stretch across 575 acres, measure 260 feet high, with blades reaching 460 feet at their highest point. Though the farm’s energy output remains relatively small, it is a pivotal step in decreasing the islands’ dependence on imported oil. More than 90 percent of all energy used in Hawai‘i comes from imported fossil fuels.

ウィンドミルズ オアフのノースショアにあるハワイで最初にできたハ

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Kuhao Zane Marketing & Design, Sig Zane Designs Art Director, SZKaiao Creative Services Hālau o Kekuhi Only a local would know... How to drive in Hilo rain without using your breaks, and that almost every restaurant in Hilo closes by 9:30 p.m. 1) Best place to experience Hawai‘i’s culture? Experience the living culture of Hawai‘i through people by attending Hilo’s hula competition, The Merrie Monarch. Hilo is filled with dancers, kumu hula, cultural practitioners and hula fans from all across this earth. Photo by Yuko Ishikawa, Mikazuki Camera, Hawaii. More information: (Zane shown front center.) 2) Go-to lunch spot: Puka Puka Kitchen in downtown Hilo. The ahi katsu don or chicken katsu burger (Tuesdays only) are both automatic wins. Puka Puka Kitchen, 270 Kamehameha Ave., 808-933-2121. 3) Best specialty boutique: This small shop in downtown, Sig Zane Designs. Other then the shop I’m blessed to work for, unique boutiques like Hanahou, Hawaiian Force and The Boutique for the ladies. Sig Zane Designs, 122 Kamehameha Ave., 808-935-7077, 4) Current obsession: Mulitas from Lucy’s Taqueria! Imagine a carnitas-and-cheese-filled quesadilla flash fried and served with salsa. I might have to take my lunch break now. Lucy’s Taqueria, 194 Kilauea Ave., 808-315-8246, 5) Best thing to do on your day off: In the event I get a day off, I head to Lalakea Pond in Keaukaha with a couple cold ones.


6) Best place for an adventure: A champagne bottle in the snow on Mauna Kea for New Year’s Day. 7) Best place for a cocktail: Margarita Village serves a shot that I haven’t seen anywhere else called “The Grenade.” You have to try it to figure out why it’s the best way to start a night. Margarita Village, 11 Silva St., 808-961-3290.

イン・8 シッグ・ゼイン・デザインのグラフィックデザイナー、 クハオ・ゼインはハワイにおいてトップ8のおすすめ を紹介しています。

8) Best place for a date: If she got eight hours, the whole island: dawn view of lava at Volcanoes National Park; Hilo Lunch Shop for the road; antique shopping in Honoka‘a; pictures at Waipio Valley Lookout; coffee in chilly Waimea; manta ray diving at Keauhou Bay; and finish with drinks at the Beach Tree Bar and Lounge at the Four Seasons to watch for a green flash at sunset. Beach Tree, 72-100 Ka‘upulehu Dr., 808-3258000,




T E X T B Y S arah R upp e n tha l I M A G E s c o u r t esy ‘ ia o T h e at e r

It may be a tired cliché, but there are certain places where you’ll find yourself transported back in time. Maui’s ‘Īao Theater is one of those places. Located at the mouth of the lush ‘Īao Valley, in the heart of downtown Wailuku, the 390-seat historic theater is reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour, from its opulent interior treatments to its distinctive Spanish Mission-style façade and marquee. Built in 1928 for $40,000, the ‘Īao Theater first opened its doors to a capacity crowd for the premiere of the silent film, Sporting Goods, and overnight, it became the entertainment centerpiece of the community. The popular venue was not just a movie house; it also featured live stage acts and vaudeville, as well as guest appearances by legendary performers such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Donald O‘Connor and Mickey Rooney.

The theater took center stage and made headlines when it hosted the Hawaiian premiere of From Here to Eternity in 1953, and once again in 1973, when the debut of the X-rated film Deep Throat landed the theater manager in “deep” trouble – he was escorted from the theater in a pair of handcuffs. But, much like other turn-of-the-century movie palaces (including Honolulu’s Varsity Theater, which was razed in 2008), the aging ‘Īao Theater fell into disrepair during the 1980s. When word got out that it had been targeted for demolition, residents rallied to prevent the final curtain from falling, and their determination paid off in more ways than one. In 1993, the County of Maui purchased the building (for a price tag that far exceeded $40,000), and after a multimillion dollar restoration, the iconic theater once

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again took its place in the limelight. Soon after, the ‘Īao earned a spot on the State Register of Historic Places, where it is noted as the oldest theater building in Hawai‘i. Soon after, it was landmarked by the U.S. Department of the Interior and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the ‘Īao Theater is not only a reincarnation of Hollywood’s Gilded Age, but also a center of performing arts outfitted with modern accoutrements. Maui OnStage (MOS), a community-based theatrical organization, has taken up residence in the theater, and it’s rumored that MOS shares the space with two active theater ghosts (paranormal investigators recently paid a visit to the venue for an episode of Haunted Col-

lector, which is scheduled to air on the Syfy Channel later this summer). MOS says it intends to further rehabilitate the ‘Īao Theater so that its legacy will carry on for generations to come. And that’s a good thing, because as they say, the show must go on.

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A Deceptive Danger Zone Makapu‘u Beach Park


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The sunny shores of Makapu‘u Beach Park make for the perfect summertime spot for surfers and bodysurfers. Though even on days when the surf is small, the shore break and riptide can still be strong, and inexperienced swimmers are advised to enjoy the view of the pounding waves from Makapu‘u’s long stretch of white sand. “The biggest thing to remember in the ocean is to stay calm,” says local lifeguard Kyle Foyle. “If you do get caught in a rip tide, don’t try to swim against it,” advises Foyle. “Instead look which way the riptide is taking you, and swim perpendicular to that direction, cutting a 90-degree angle to-

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ward shore if possible. Keep swimming in that direction and breathing calmly until you feel the pull lessen. If too tired to swim, stay afloat by calmly treading water and wave to a lifeguard for help.”


PEARL HARBOR’S USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL Though military appreciation month is over, we can pay our respect to those who have fought for our country all year round at Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial. The memorial grew out of the post-wartime desire to honor those who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 and floats above the sunken battleship. This year, the memorial celebrates its 50th birthday, and visits ensure the courage displayed nearly 70 years ago never goes forgotten. With the adventurous, yet prudent traveler in mind, Discover Hawaii Tours offers stress-free, guided tours that provide fascinating information on Pearl Harbor, ancient and modern Hawaiian history, the kingdom of Hawai‘i and American history. For more information, visit パル・ハーバ  アリゾナ・メモリアルは今年で50周年を迎えま す。 アリゾナ・メモリアルを訪れ多人々は70年



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T E X T B Y J e f f S mith I M A G E CO U RT E S Y O F F o ur S e as o n s R e s o rt H ua l a l ai

Back To Basics

with Executive Chef James Babian Pahu i‘a Restaurant, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu

Seated across the table from executive chef James Babian in his critically acclaimed Pahu i‘a Restaurant at Big Island’s famed Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, I am faced with a fairly nerveracking moment. This culinary mastermind is not a behind-the-scenes kind of chef. Babian has appeared on the popular Today Show and Food Network, he has cooked at the prestigious James Beard House, and he currently champions the number one restaurant on the Big Island. Moreover, he pioneers the farm-to-table movement that aides local farmers and produces regionally inspired cuisine on a daily basis. A chef for 33 years, Babian has spent half of his culinary life here in Hawai‘i. He is known for developing cuisine based on three simple pillars: seasonal, regional and artisanal. “A couple

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hundred years ago, that’s the only way you did it,” says Babian. “We just went back to basics and let the food do the talking.” We leave the restaurant en route to the Garden Lawn, where the Four Seasons Hualalai cultivates its own food culture by growing herbs and fruits, even maintaining an active moi pond. Babian breaches the grassy path to pick and crush a leaf between his fingers, the vibrant scent of Kaffir lime filling the air. Babian explains that the leaves and its freshly picked fruit will be used to enhance the resort’s traditional Thai dishes. “We have 13 climate zones here, so there’s almost nothing we can’t grow,” says Babian, addressing what sets Hawai‘i’s food culture apart from the rest of the world. Walking into the main pantry area for the entire

Four Seasons Hualalai property is impressive and astonishingly immaculate. Everything has a place and is clearly labeled with the local farm from where it originated. The vibrant colors and fresh smells of a farmers market fill the room. Tomatoes from Wow Farms, watermelon radishes and edible flowers from Adaptation Farms, Swiss chard, lettuce and hearts of palm from Kekela Farms – and the list of local produce from local farms goes on. Babian opens the large meat locker filled with racks of premium-aged beef, fresh abalone, jumbo shrimp and pork loin, which will all be used at dinner service. Grass-fed and aged for 21 days, cattle from Kulana Farms is brought directly from Hilo to be served in the resort’s restaurants. After 14 years on the Big Island, Babian continues to propel and support local farmers

by hosting the annual Farmer/Chef Symposium at the Four Seasons Resort. The symposium brings together more than 50 Hawai‘i farms and local chefs to discuss how to strengthen their reciprocal relationships and further the farming community. Participants develop lists of what produce they would like to see grown, and in turn purchased. By all accounts, chef Babian has succeeded in creating a positive flow from farm-to-graciouslyappointed-table. He remains inspired by his guests, who continue to teach him, and by his island home. And when asked what it is about Hawai‘i that keeps him here, Babian replies without hesitation, “The respect, the people’s respect for the land and sense of kuleana, or responsibility.”

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T E X T B Y Kristy Ki n ima k a I M A G E by Lisa Yamada

INCUBATING ANAHOLA While venturing north on Kaua‘i’s Kuhio Highway, ready to greet you as you enter the town of Anahola is the Anahola Marketplace. It is an outdoor marketplace that features local artisans, a selection of ono local grinds, a variety of local entertainment, and a place to gather with friends. The beauty of the Kalalea Mountains (also known as “King Kong Mountain”) in the background is another added bonus. In May 2011, the nonprofit Homestead Community Development Corp. developed a commercial kitchen incubator at the Anahola Marketplace, the first of its kind on Kaua‘i. This past February, the kitchen received its certification from the Hawai‘i Department of Health to open and serve the public. The kitchen is overseen by Randy Silverman, who has an extensive culinary background that includes cooking in the kitchens of Roy’s, Jean-Marie Josselin’s A Pacific Cafe and Gaylord’s. Every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the kitchen operates as Anahola Café,

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serving items such as their pineapple teri-burger, kalua pork sandwich or lau lau. The kitchen will also start providing a nutritionally balanced lunch program for charter school Kanuikapono. At other times, the kitchen is available for rental where outside vendors can rent the commercial kitchen to prepare large quantities of food in a certified environment. The kitchen can accommodate large tour buses, catering and banquets. Available for purchase on the grounds of the marketplace are about a dozen vendors who sell fresh fruits, crafts, clothing and souvenirs Wednesday through Sunday. Visitors can pick up smoothies made with fresh fruits and vegetables, chicken from DeFries lunch wagon, Thai Food from Gingbua or a piping hot, roasted huli-huli chicken. So the next time you are looking for a place to eat, stop by the Anahola Marketplace and give one of the local vendors a try. Take in the aloha spirit of the community and enjoy the beauty of Anahola.

アナホラ アナホラ・マーケットプレイスはローカル

アテイストやローカルフード、 エンタテイ




HYDROTHERAPY HEALING The healing benefits of hydrotherapy have been known to all of the world’s great cultures, with history that dates back thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians bathed in heated waters treated with flowers and herbs, while the Greeks believed that water therapy was essential to optimal health. In India, hydrotherapy was an essential ingredient to wellbeing, with treatment that included inhaling steam to optimize the respiratory system. The Romans were famous for their hot spring baths and developed architecturally magnificent healing centers built around the use of water for wellness. Much like today’s spas, the Roman baths included heated pools used in conjunction with steam treatments. Japan and Germany have historically used natural hot springs for hydrotherapy in an attempt to treat medical conditions, enhance beauty and promote healthy aging.

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Ancient Hawaiians have also recognized the benefits of hydrotherapy. Surrounded by water on all sides, Hawaiians have been utilizing the powerful effects of water for overall wellbeing. In its modern form, hot tub hydrotherapy has been found to be effective in treating muscle pains and stiffness, inflammatory disease, and the symptoms of daily stress. Sundance Spa believes that a spa vacation begins at home with hydrotherapy spa treatments. Science proves that water’s buoyancy reduces your body weight by 90 percent and eliminates pressure on joints and muscles. While jacuzzi jets massage muscles, joints and pressure points, the water’s heat dilates blood vessels to increase blood flow to sore or damaged tissue. This effective combination of heated water, water massage and reduction of pressure on sore joints provides rejuvenation privately and conveniently from the homeowner’s backyard.

Whether you’re juggling work and family, recovering from a joint or muscle injury, or simply needing to unwind from the day’s stresses, spa hydrotherapy provides relaxation, healing effects and nourishing rejuvenation. Today, Sundance Spa continues these centuries-old traditions by enhancing the restorative properties of water.

Sundance Spas can be purchased at 3207 N. Nimitz Hwy. For more information, visit

ハイドラスパー 昔のハワイ原住民は水の力を利用し



TOWED-IN Kekaha Beach Park

Winter swells bring massive waves to Hawai‘i’s shores. Thundering waves can be as large as 20 feet (translating to a wave face height of more than 30 feet) and oftentimes even larger. Tow-in surfing, as shown here at Kaua‘i’s Kekaha Beach Park, utilizes a motorized vehicle such as a jetski or helicopter to be able to catch waves that were once thought uncatchable. Waves of this height move at 30 to 40 mph, making it nearly impossible to pick up enough speed to manually paddle into the wave.

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K A U A’ I

T E X T B Y S am L e v y I M A G E B Y M i k e C o o ts


Free Verse Tex t by K e l l i G rat z images by G e o f f M au

Eleven years after Kealoha Wong departed from routine and convention, his ability to translate nature and science into thought is as strong as ever. Since then, Hawai‘i’s first poet laureate has been a part of reviving the culture and art of slam poetry here in Hawai‘i and around the world. -To watch him perform, underneath the enchanted lights of the stage or the shimmering rays of the Hawaiian sun, is something of an experience. I still remember the first time I saw him perform at Studio1 in Chinatown. The fluxional nature of his words seemed to mask the stuttering, shouting and hooting going on all around me. The commanding language and pulsing rhythm drew me in immediately. He was truly a conductor of his own concerto. Just as he was in awe of his first slam poetry experience a few years prior, I too was captivated by the bold performance art. Throughout his life, Steven Kealohapau‘ole Hong-Ming Wong has simultaneously honored both the realm of science and the spheres of prose. After graduating from Massachusetts

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Institute of Technology (MIT) in nuclear engineering, with a minor in writing, he worked as a management consultant in San Francisco. “I was a machine!” he says with a laugh. “It got to the point where I was feeling almost trapped. Doing the same things day in and day out. At first I was really scared to quit everything and come back home to start this new leaf, but I knew that I had to at least try.” As a true creator, the power of the written word has always captivated the now 35-year-old artist, but it wasn’t until he was back home that his writing ascended into a category of its own, never stagnant and ever changing. His work reveals the necessity of speech, and how words, when used right, can exceed mere productions and become their own entities. His loaded poems, most notably “Dictonomy” and “Recess” still live on through the people he has inspired and influenced over the years. This is why it was no surprise when he was deemed Hawai‘i’s first Poet Laureate this past May. “I’ve been doing this for about 10 years or so, and I’m just really thrilled that people still want to hear what I have to say,” he begins. “When I was approached by the governor to be Hawai‘i’s Poet Laureate, they were explaining to me the details of the job, and I thought to myself, This is what I already do so it should be no problem. Just to be recognized is a real honor.”


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Over the last decade, Wong has been a part of reviving the culture and art of slam poetry here in Hawai‘i and around the world. Apart from founding HawaiiSlam and First Thursdays, the largest monthly slam poetry event in the country, and Youth Speaks, an organization that holds free weekly workshops for teenagers, he’s managed to take up directing, acting and teaching. “The goal is to encourage community involvement by the common thread of poetry,” he says. “I wanted to create something unique here in Hawai‘i that didn’t sound like everything else out there.” Though his poetic precision relies heavily on what he’s learned from studying physics, most of his inspiration comes from living it. “There is no way I would be where I am today if I didn’t go through each and every experience I’ve had,” he says. “But, after spending so many years reading about the way the world works, it’s nice to be able to take what I’ve learned and apply it to everyday life.” These days, Wong spends most of his time traveling for events and conducting workshops, while trying to stay as active as possible. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hawaii People’s Fund, a nonprofit that explores ways to support social change within the community. “I think I live in a good balance between science and nature,” he says. “I keep my ideas fresh from textbooks, but I get really inspired from surfing.” With a little present on the way with his longtime girlfriend MJ, his life is just about to get busier. “We’re naming him Liko,” he says. “Liko in Hawaiian means a newly opened leaf. We are really excited about him.” His transition from the many facades of government, corporate and community work proves there is not one thing that defines his career. His aphoristic messages imply a sort of co-opt between the boundless channels of his brain. The sheer ability and skill of his work speaks volumes of his nobility and passion for the arts, and doesn’t let either one run his life. It also speaks of what is to come. “I’m working on what I might be calling my life’s work. It’s very uncertain right now, and I’m still trying to decide on what it is, but I’m confident when it all comes together it will be something worthwhile.”

ケアロハ ケアロハ・ワングはハワイの詩人で有り。




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the whole pig Tex t by Li z a R ya n

Pork is kind of a big thing in Hawai‘i. Just watch what happens at Foodland during a tsunami warning; if we’re going down, we’re going down SPAM in hand. But recently there have been a few chefs who aspire to take that special relationship to a new place. Namely, they’re bringing it back home, focusing on serving quality pork that is born and bred on Hawaiian soil. These charcuterie aficio-

Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar Bacon Jam? Over grilled Madagascar prawns? Has anyone ever said no? For those 12th Avenue Grill patrons, the food quality at Salt Kitchen and Tasting Bar is nothing new. Across the alley from its big sister, Salt is restaurateur Kevin Hanney’s new gift to Kaimuki. And executive chef Quinten Frye is working hand-in-hand with in-house charcutier, Doug Kocol, to make sure that no one walks away disappointed. With salumi aging in the back and delicate plates like pork cheek agnolotti filing out of the kitchen, the menu can feel overwhelming. Ask one of the expert bartenders or knowledgeable servers for a recommendation, and they might

nados see it as their duty to educate the public on a wider variety of pork products than the standard char siu and kalua pig. Sourcing from local farms such as Shinsato on O‘ahu, Malama Farm on Maui, and Kaneshiro Farm on Kaua‘i, the pork they use often arrives whole and has to be broken down by hand. This ensures freshness and quality and tasks the chefs with using parts of the pig that aren’t normally showcased on the typical menu – pig ear anyone? Pop into any of the following eateries and you’ll be extolling the virtues of in-house-cured prosciutto and asking if the crispy crackling comes in take-away.

point you to the brown butter gnocchi laced with house pancetta and Hamakua ali‘i mushrooms or the steamed mussels drunk on rye whisky and smoked ham hock broth. Or go straight for the gold with the mixed grill, a meaty platter of house-made sausage, Maui ribeye, Shinsato pork loin and smoked beef tongue. Do keep an eye open for future wine and spirit pairing dinners; the staff is adventurous and likes to challenge themselves by putting together outrageous dining extravaganzas.

Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar 3605 Waialae Ave. 808-744-7567

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The Whole Ox “We sell 8-10 lbs of head cheese a week,” says chef and owner of The Whole Ox Deli Robert McGee. A recent and much anticipated addition to the Kaka‘ako neighborhood in Honolulu, The Whole Ox is at once crisp, utilitarian and totally welcoming. The picnic tables outside encourage you to grab your Canadian bacon eggs benedict and enjoy the morning with those lucky enough to beat the line. Delis are hard to come by on the islands, but McGee is taking his job seriously, offering eaters thoughtful breakfast and lunch menus that change regularly. I fight for the last bites of “Porchetta” sandwich, made from pork belly and pork loin, which has been brined for three days and is roasted huli-huli style and slathered with a puree of fennel frond. There’s even something for the non-meat eaters: Between the homemade gherkins and pork cherry pâté are roasted beets with dill, watermelon and feta salad and a falafel sandwich that you won’t even notice has no meat.

The Whole Ox 327 Keawe St. 808-699-6328

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The Feral Pig O’ahu is stilling reeling over its loss of Dave Powers, but it had to be something magical to drag the mixologist known as the drink magician all the way out to Kaua‘i. Joining forces with Scott Kessinger, the duo has created The Feral Pig (named after the wild boars that roam the hills) in Lihu‘e, a breakfast, lunch and dinner spot perfect for a pre-flight meal. An emissary for pork, the menu reads like a shopping list for butchers: house-smoked pork loin, pork scaloppini, kalua pork and “the Oscar,” served with Kaua‘i shrimp piled atop a mound of pork and drizzled with béarnaise. Even if your flight is only 30 minutes, you might want to have Powers mix you one of his Sazeracs to accompany your off-menu feral burger. Their signature burger mixes ground smoked pork and Kaua‘i ground beef, and comes with a medley of house-cured pork belly, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and a spicy secret sauce, all served atop a taro brioche bun from Passion Bakery in Waipouli. So don’t be afraid to get a little wild at Kaua‘i’s newest pub – the staff is right behind you.

The Feral Pig 3501 Rice St. 808-246-1100

ホール・ピッグ ハワイの数人のシェフはハワイ産の質 の良い豚肉を使い新鮮で味の良い料


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Power of the Press Print Big: Steamroller Printing at the Honolulu Museum of Art T E X T by S ONN Y G A N A D EN I mages o f S e r gi o G a r z o n by G e o f f M au I mages o f L au r a S mi t h by P ratisha B udhiraja

Printing Day: A ugust 4 , 2 0 1 2 at th e H o n o l u l u M us e um o f A rt S ch o o l

Exhibitions: A ugust 8 – 2 5 , 2 0 1 2 at th e M e z z a n i n e G a l l e ry o f th e H o n o l u l u M us e um o f A rt S ch o o l S e pt e mb e r 2 0 1 2 at W aia l a e E l e m e n tary Oct o b e r 8 – 1 0 , 2 0 1 2 , P aci f ic G l o ba l H e a lth C o n f e r e n c e , A l a M o a n a H o t e l

Printmaking is a collaborative art. It is that enjoined cooperation that has historically differentiated it from other visual fine art forms. Painting, for example, can be a process of solitary self-discovery, as can writing, which often times emerges as the result of a dialogue and negotiation with oneself. The act of making duplicate prints rarely offers that sort of solitude. Cooperation is necessitated by the sheer physicality of the use of large metal printing presses, expensive inks, and the space needed to produce multiple images on paper or fabric. A successful printmaking workshop is a hive of activity. It is a community where printing presses are cared for as shared property and where other artists are constantly butting in with solicited and unsolicited advice. It’s where the most successful works are the product of teamwork and – to use a word not often associated with the production of art in our culture and in our time – sacrifice. The teamwork and sacrifice of printmaking

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have had a surprisingly rich history in Hawai‘i. The first press in the islands was installed at Lahainaluna Seminary on Maui in 1837, which helped to establish Hawai‘i as one of the most literate populations in the world at the time. Though it was created primarily for the dissemination of religious texts and descriptions of the far-off archipelagos of Europe and America, the presses of Hawai‘i have always had room for the creative and the secular. This use of practical tools of communication for aesthetic purposes has continued to operate on the islands for nearly two centuries. The Honolulu Printmakers was organized in 1928, created at the same time the Honolulu Academy of Art (as it was called then) became a local public institution. Since their inception, the Honolulu Printmakers have been amongst the most respected art institutions in the Pacific. The organization continues to run education programs, a buzzing workshop at the Academy Art Center at Linekona, exchanges with printmaking workshops around the world, and a highly contested annual exhibition.  The Honolulu Printmakers’ latest project uses a technique that has been successfully executed at printmaking workshops on the mainland: steamroller printing. Teams of printmakers are carving 4-by-8-foot relief prints on wood, to be inked and printed using a steamroller in the place of a press, the earth in place of a press bed. Works this large illustrate a fact made evident to any printmaker audacious enough to attempt printing big: that the difficulty of printing a piece grows exponentially in relation to its size.


A multi-colored series of woodblock prints measuring 4 inches by 8 inches can be easily accomplished by an individual with patience. When the piece is scaled up to 4 feet by 8 feet, the project becomes a challenge requiring vibrant cooperation. Since paper would be torn by the overwhelming pressure of the steamroller on the wooden matrix, fabric will be used. The finished prints, as large as 16 feet by 4 feet, will be among the largest woodblock prints ever made in the community. The theme for this first ambitious steamroller project is “Eat Local.” On printing day, while teams of printmakers ink plates, move wood and labor to create their work, there will be food booths and an adjunct printmaking activity with the students of Wai‘alae Elementary School. The public will have several opportunities to see the completed prints. From August 8–25, they will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery of the Honolulu Museum of Art. From there they will move to Wai‘alae Elementary, and finally, will serve as the background of the annual Pacific Global Health Conference at the Ala Moana Hotel.  The project is a product of the collaboration between Honolulu Printmakers Executive Director Laura Smith and artist Sergio Garzon, who has used his Columbian heritage as a continued inspiration in his woodblock prints. “I was at-

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tracted to the idea of working on a larger scale,” Smith explains. “I’ve been doing this since the ’70s, and I’ve never worked this large before.” Garzon has been working on his own print solo in his Chinatown studio. “Getting this many artists to do something is a little like trying to convince cats to move,” he says as he picks up his own cat, who lounges around his studio during carving. “They’re mostly going to do what they want. At some point I began to just enjoy the process. We’re going to have a great time.” Using a massive steamroller is a new application of printmaking, an ambitious application well within the tradition of the medium. In the art of printmaking, there has always been a duality, the negotiation between the self and the other, individual expression tempered by the necessity to work in a team. Only with cooperation can these fine artists manage the pressure and power of an ambitious press. 

プリント・ビッグ 8月 にハワイの12人の優秀なアテイスト


アート・スクールで 展覧会を開催します。

P h o t o g r aphy by B r o o k e D o mbr o s k i S t yled by G e r e my C amp o s H ai r & M a k eup by Zairrah G e e M o del : Z o e C ipr e s , N i c he M o dels and Talen t N e c k la c es by Virgi n ia P ar e sa

Bridging the gap between swimwear and high-end design can be a dubious process, but when you’ve got the spirit of a surfer and the skills of a designer like Naomi Newirth of Acacia Swimwear, the ride to a successful growing business may be one triumphantly taken to shore. As a local girl FROM Maui, Newirth always had the ocean as her playground. A surfer, a lover of water, and an admirer of fashion design, it was only natural for Newirth to formally study the design process of swimwear at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. With this experience, Newirth found herself with new

Acacia Swimwear came into full fruition when Newirth met with her business partner Lyndie Irons. Growing up modeling swimsuits, Irons, a Southern California native, knew the necessary details required of swimwear. Though the two women came from different backgrounds, they seamlessly blended their talents into Acacia Swimwear in 2010. Just two years young, Acacia Swimwear can be found in a select number of local boutiques in Hawai‘i, as well as in more than 50 stores around the world, a tremendous feat for a young label. From high-waisted bottoms colored in hyper blue hues and detailed in brown honeycomb to sunny yellow one piece bikinis and flowing, flattering beach cover-ups, Acacia has been rapidly expanding its selection of silky, sexy swimsuits. There’s an unmistakable design element to the Acacia bikini, which can be attributed to both woman’s travels around the world: a zig-zag pattern in a multitude of bright colors points to Bali and crocheted waistbands give a nod to South America. This idea of melding unique cultural elements into swimsuits has acquired a cult-like following amongst many around the world, pulling women from all walks of life and sizes into a community of beauty.

opportunities to start producing her own luxury swimwear line. Shirt, Lovelessizm, I Am Shop. Pink jacket, pants and necklace, Basique Threads.

For more information, visit

アカシア・スウィム アカシアのスウィムウェアはハワイの



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M a r r a k esh M aui o ne - pie c e in Can t i k

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K E N Y A t o p in Ch o c t a w C r e t e b o t t o m in Can t i k

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Jumpsuit, jacket, and necklace, I Am Shop. Necklace, stylist’s own. Boots, model’s own.

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BEYOND THE HORIZON QUÉBEC, CANADA t ex t by T i f f a n i e W e n I M A G E S c o u r t esy o f H ydr o - Q u e b e c

Hydroelectric plants, the ones that dam up rivers and use the power of its currents to generate electricity through underwater turbines, receive a bad rap for their devastating effects on local ecosystems. But a new project in Quebec, the Canadian province that boasts more than 4,500 rivers and half a million lakes and generates over 97 percent of its energy in renewable ways – particularly hydropower – is trying to change all that. Hydro-Quebec’s $5 billion Eastmain-1-A-SarcelleRupert hydropower project has been described by the Observatoire des énergies as a “model for taking environmental constraints into account.”

ビヨンド・ザ・ホライゾン カナダのクエベックには持続可能な エ ネルギーソリューションがあります。

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Developed in collaboration with biologists, engineers, geologists and local communities, including the Cree Nation, Eastmain’s innovative design preserves the natural aspects of the Rupert River by modulating the river to reproduce natural weather patterns, as well as through the use of extensive fish passes and the largest huge weir system of its kind. The weir was constructed without stopping the flow of the river and maintains natural conditions along half of the diverted waterway.



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It’s that time again, when the smells of andagi, the traditional Okinawan doughnut, barbequed yakitori sticks and fried noodles fill the air; when the steady beat of the taiko drum sounds boldly – it’s Obon time. Bon Odori, or bon dance, originates from the story of Mokuren, a disciple of Buddha, who danced for joy after his

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deceased mother was released from suffering in the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts. Thus, the bon dance celebrates a time in which ancestors and their sacrifices are remembered. Visit the local hongwanji or temple nearest to you to find out more information.






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Mojo Barbershop & Social Club Keeping Hawai‘i Handsome

Up close, a hair carving resembles a hedge maze of labyrinthine twists neatly trimmed into the scalp. For a better look at how his work is coming along, Kaliq Rashad takes a step back. It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Chinatown’s Mojo Barbershop, and a forest of curves are emerging across the head of his client, who is draped in black and texting in silence on his phone. Rashad pauses to study a photo of the man’s tattoos, the inspiration for today’s design. He picks up a comb in one hand, an electric razor in the other, and returns to moving the blade across the scalp in short, decisive strokes. Every once in awhile, he brushes away stray hairs and switches out the current razor with one of many others hanging in a tidy row under his counter. The blades get hot and can burn the skin, he explains. Rashad’s razors are his paintbrushes – some fat for wide lines, some thin for delicate ones – all aiding him in the art of hair carving. “I care about cleanliness like I’m a dentist,” Rashad says with a laugh. He unwraps a new blade for each beard shave and ritualistically oils his razors. This professionalism, coupled

with his unique skills as a sculptor of hair, has made Rashad the go-to guy for one-of-a-kind looks. “Hairoglyphics,” Rashad’s Egyptianinspired brand name for his hair carvings allows him to share the story of each person he works on through images. With barbers like Rashad, Mojo Barbershop has quickly become the premiere barbershop and social club for keeping men handsome in Hawai‘i, as well as a place of community, art and quality grooming services offering expert cuts, shaves, line-ups and more. The barbershop is rooted in tradition and history but geared towards the modern day man. So whether it’s a buzz or a brew you’re looking for (or a brew with your buzz) Mojo Barbershop offers a cool experience in the historic Chinatown arts district.

Mojo Barbershop & Social Club is located at 1157 Bethel St. For more information, visit

モジョ・バーバショップ メンズ専用のモジョ・バーバショップは




T E X T B Y Eri k a F o rb e rg



NA HO‘OLA SPA A Dose of Tranquility And Wellbeing

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Once a place where ancient Hawaiian royalty lived is now home to the two story 10,000-square-foot Na Ho‘ola Spa. With more than 12 years of experience, Hyatt’s Na Ho‘ola Spa has mastered the art of relaxation. The stress-free facility offers access to Hyatt’s state of the art gym, steam showers and dry sauna. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light refreshments in the relaxation room, which has a penthouse view of the ocean, hotel pool and welcoming blue skies. A direct ocean view with crystal clear water is waiting for you at one glance. Hawaiian healing tales and the belief that water has the power to heal have heavy influence on the spa’s name and operation. Na Ho‘ola translates to mean “many healers.” The name was given to the spa by well-respected kūpuna (cultural teacher) Aunty Malia Craver. She gave the name to the spa with confidence, knowing the spa would keep a sense of tradition with modern practice.

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The spa has a wide array of treatments, including an extensive selection of tropical facials, rejuvenating body scrubs, detoxifying wraps or tension-relieving massages. All treatments are influenced by the dreams of Aunty Malia Craver and Hawaiian methods of healing. The spa’s signature treatment is their pohaku massage, which incorporates lomi lomi and hot stone treatments. Contrary to most hot stone massages, heat generated from smooth lava stones are rotated throughout the massage. The unique technique is soothing and infuses a sense of spirituality, while promoting circulation. All spa products are carefully selected by the director of the spa, Jerry Ferreira and are tested and filtered through layers of approval before being used. “We go back a number of times before we decide this is a product we are going to use,” says Ferreira. All products, aside from facial products that are developed in Europe, are locally developed. “It’s about being indigenous,”

he says. The products are blended to suit a specific need and serve a purpose as much as the treatment itself. The judgment of the directors and staff hold much weight, and the directors are allowed to personally research and develop products and techniques. This allows facilities to properly gauge clients’ needs without generalizing them through product usage and standard techniques.

Na Ho‘ola Spa in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa is located at 2424 Kalakaua Ave. For more information or reservations, call 808-923-1234 or visit them online at

ゴルファーの間で人気のあるカポレ イ・ゴルフ・コースではスペシャルな


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T E X T B Y G e s M iyashir o


“If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to


experience the element, then get out of the vehicle.”

Imagine yourself traveling at a cool 125 mph, without a worry in the world about receiving a speeding ticket. Not a cop in sight. Nothing but you, the sun, blue skies and a few velvety clouds. The breeze from the gusty 125 mph winds contorting your face into something unfamiliar. Sixty seconds later, you feel a short, but tight tug on your entire body, and suddenly your momentum rapidly decreases. You’re now traveling between 25 - 30 mph and everything is tranquil, with one of the most phenomenal panoramic scenes one can buy with $150. Suddenly, your feet touch solid ground, and only then does it register in your adrenaline-filled brain that you’ve safely returned to Earth. Sound a little foreign? Well, that’s exactly how I felt after my first tandem jump at Skydive Hawai‘i. Situated on the picturesque end of the

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North Shore of O‘ahu, Skydive Hawai‘i offers tandem jumps for novices curious about what it's like to freefall, as well as a student program for those who wish to take up the sport in a professional setting. Open 364 days a year (weather permitting), this drop zone offers the best scenes of Haleiwa, Ka‘ena Point, Pearl Harbor as well as Diamond Head from a bold 12,000 feet up, and operates two shuttles that pick up from select hotels in Waikiki. They also offer both a photo and video package as physical proof of your daring jump, along with an official signed certificate. As far as the jump goes, you’ll either absolutely love it or despise it, there's no grey area involved. I myself enjoyed it so much, I’ve recently enrolled in the student AFF program and hope to be jumping solo soon!

For more info, please call Skydive Hawai‘i at 808-637-9700 and ask for Mary. Blue skies forever!


NONPROFIT CALENDAR go!AIRLINES cares deeply for the people of Hawaii and has pledged its support to the following nonprofit organziations. You can too by attending these events or making a donation.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S O‘AHU HEART WALK Date: August 12, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Kapiolani Park Contact: Kelly Joseph, Senior Director, Heart Walk, 808-457-4967 More information:

Overview: Challenge yourself to 115 miles over 2 days and ride along the Ironman Course in Kona while enjoying the beautiful coastline, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Start and finish at the Hilton Waikoloa on Hawai‘i’s Big Island and along the way, enjoy lunch, rest stops and the ride of your life.

Overview: The Heart Walk is a signature event

SPECIAL OFFER: Participants of the go!Big event that fly on go! airlines receive a special fare! Visit to learn more.

of the American Heart Association (AHA). The 19h Annual O‘ahu Heart Walk will reach more than 3,000 participants, 50 companies, key local business leaders and more than 30 community teams. The event puts the AHA mission into action to address the number one (heart diseases) and number three (stroke) cause of deaths in Hawai‘i. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family.  MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF HAWAII’S BIKE MS: GO!BIG OR GO HOME RIDE Date: August 4-5 Contact: 808-532-0806 More information:


NA HOA MALAMA, ANNUAL BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR HOSPICE HAWAII Event Name: Na Hoa Malama, Annual Benefit Fundraiser for Hospice Hawaii Date: November 17 Location: Waialae Country Club Contact:  808-924-9255 More information: Overview: Join Hospice Hawaii at its annual

Na Hoa Malama wine tasting benefit on Saturday, November, 17 at Waialae Country Club. The event will feature fine wines, a silent auction and Hall of Heroes presentations honoring a few extraordinary people Hospice Hawaii has cared for.  Support Hospice Hawaii and join us at this memorable event. 

Overview: Tune in to KSSK radio’s LIVE broadcast from Kapi‘olani Medical Center with stories of medical miracles, straight from the people who experienced them, sharing stories of hope and healing. One hundred percent of all donations stay in Hawai‘i, helping critically ill and hospitalized keiki.  Kapi‘olani’s Radiothon for Kids, making miracles happen for Hawai‘i’s keiki.  

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Nocturna Lounge Nocturna Lounge is Hawai‘i’s first NextGen Lounge, providing a stylish and state-of-the-art karaoke experience, next generation video game consoles featuring the latest in social gaming, and a full bar with a unique selection of specialty cocktails. Sing your heart out in any of the spacious, private karaoke rooms or challenge a friend to a serious dance off. Open seven days a week until 2 a.m., Nocturna Lounge is located in the Waterfront Plaza at 500 Ala Moana Blvd. For more information, visit



O‘ahu Events JASON MRAZ July 1, 2012, 5–10 p.m. Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave. Cost: $45 - $60 Info: Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000 JULY 4TH W/ JIM NABORS & AMY HANAIALI‘I July 4, 6 p.m. Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave. Cost: $20 - $82 Info: Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000 LEMONADE ALLEY July 8, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park, 1365 Ala Moana Blvd. Cost: Free Info: ARTSPREE July 14, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, 2411 Makiki Heights Dr. Cost: Free Info: 35TH ANNUAL PRINCE LOT HULA FESTIVAL July 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Moanalua Gardens, 2850 A Moanalua Rd. Cost: Free Info: HALE‘IWA ARTS FESTIVAL SUMMER ARTFEST July 21–22, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Hale‘iwa Beach Park Cost: Free Info:

42ND ANNUAL ‘UKULELE FESTIVAL July 22, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Kapiolani Park Bandstand, 2805 Monsarrat Ave. Cost: Free Info: 30TH ANNUAL HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY FESTIVAL August 19, 12 p.m.–6 p.m. Kapiolani Park, 2805 Monsarrat Ave. Cost: Free Info: DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE August 22, 7 p.m. The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. Cost: $34 GA, $65 VIP Info: MUSIQ SOULCHILD August 25, 7 p.m. Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. Cost: $45–$150 Info: Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000 SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET Saturdays through August, 7:30 a.m.–11 a.m. Kapiolani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Rd. Cost: Free Info: 808-848-2074, WINDWARD MALL FARMERS MARKET Wednesdays through August, 3–8 p.m. Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy. Cost: Free Info: HALE‘IWA FARMERS MARKET Sundays through August, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Hale‘iwa, North Shore Info:

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Kalapawai Café & Deli After a working up an appetite kayaking Kailua’s pristine aquamarine waters or hiking any of the town’s strenuous hikes, head over the Kalapawai Café & Deli, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a freshly made turkey sandwich on the breezy lanai seating, a glass of wine during pau hana, or a warm homemade potato gnocchi with fresh garden vegetables. Experience bistro-style comfort food finely crafted with quality local ingredients. For more information, visit


INN8 TASTE BANZAI SUSHI BAR $$ North Shore Marketplace, 66-246 Kamehameha Hwy. (808-637-4404) Wooden floors, paper lamps and inventive contemporary sushi bring a little bit of Japan to the North Shore. BRASSERIE DU VIN $$ 1115 Bethel St. (808-545-1115) Channeling many of the cafes found in southern France, this quaint indoor-outdoor patio location serves up rustic dishes with an expansive wine list. BRUNO’S FORNO $ 1120 Maunakea St. (808-585-2845) An Italian taste in Chinatown with lasagnas and sandwiches made fresh in house daily. Open for breakfast and dinner. CINNAMON’S RESTAURANT $$ 315 Uluniu St. (808-261-8724) A breakfast staple in Kailua, this popular breakfast joint will get your mouth watery with classic comfort food and a unique selection of eggs benedicts and pancakes. HE‘EIA PIER AND GENERAL STORE $ 46-499 Kamehameha Hwy. (808-235-2192) Located on the water’s edge, this general store serves up one awesome gourmet plate lunch. JJ DOLAN’S $$ 1147 Bethel St. (808-537-4992) An Irish pub with handcrafted New York pizza and hand-poured drinks. Follow them on twitter for daily pizza specials. KALAPAWAI MARKET

LONGHI’S $$ Ala Moana Shopping Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (808-947-9899) Though Longhi’s is known for fresh fish, prime steaks and succulent lobsters, they also have one of the best eggs benedicts on the island. ROY’S $$$ The birthplace of Hawaiian fusion cuisine, Roy’s consistently provides patrons a genuinely Hawaiian food experience using locally grown food sources. SALT KITCHEN & TASTING BAR $$ 3605 Waialae Ave. (808-744-7567) With an emphasis on housemade charcuterie, SALT may well have come up with the tastiest bar food menu in Hawai‘i by being innovative with the classics. SHOR AMERICAN SEAFOOD GRILL $$$ Hyatt Regency, 2424 Kalakaua Ave. (808-923-1234) A contemporary American seafood and steak grill under a newly renovated contemporary breezeway offering open-air seating and stunning ocean vistas. TOWN $$ 3435 Waialae Ave. (808-735-5900) This unpretentious American bistro’s menu changes daily based on the freshest ingredients procured from local farmers. YUZU $$ Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Dr. 1st flr. (808943-1155) Contemporary Japanese cuisine featuring yuzu citrus flavor infused in sushi, yakitori, specialty cocktails and homemade udon.


306 S. Kalaheo Ave. (808-262-4359) A quaint coffee bar and deli featuring sandwiches and salads for lunch and a wide selection of dinner plates using fresh island ingredients.

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HUI OKINAWA HAARI BOAT FESTIVAL August 16–25 Wailoa State Park and River, 200 Piopio St. Info:

TURTLE INDEPENDENCE DAY July 4, 9 a.m. Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr. Cost: Free Info: 808-881-7911

VOLCANO RAINFOREST RUNS August 18, 5:30– 11 a.m. Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Rd. Cost: $35 - $75 Info:


DON THE BEACHCOMBER MAI TAI FESTIVAL August 18, 12–8 p.m. Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alli Dr. Cost: Free Info: 808-329-3111

Kings Shops at the Waikoloa Village Resort, 69250 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Info: 808-886-8811 PARADISE ROLLER GIRLS’ BATTLE OF THE ISLANDS July 14, 11 a.m. Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium Info: BIG ISLAND HAWAIIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL July 14–15, 12–6 p.m. Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium, 799 Piilani St KILAUEA CULTURAL FESTIVAL July 15, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Crater Rim Dr. Cost: Free Info: 808-985-6166 ULANA LAUHALA WEAVING WORKSHOP July 16, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Hwy 160 Info: MANGO FESTIVAL July 28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, 78-6740 Alii Dr. Cost: Free Info: 808-334-3340 60TH ANNUAL HILO ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW August 3–5, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St. Cost: Donation Info: 808-965-7042

41ST ANNUAL QUEEN LILIUOKALANI OUTRIGGER CANOE RACES August 30–September 3, 6 a.m.–4 p.m. Kamakahonu & Kailua Pier, 75-5660 Palani Rd. Info: SOUTH KONA GREEN MARKET Every Sunday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethno Botanical Gardens in Captain Cook. Info:

TASTE BIG ISLAND GRILL $$ 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy. (808-326-1153) The secret’s out, Big Island Grill serves up huge servings of localized American home cooking for ultra reasonable prices. CAFÉ 100 $ 969 Kilauea Ave. (808) 935-8683 Originally opened in 1946, this home-style café serves great local favorites with a menu of over 30 different varieties. DA POKE SHACK $ 76-6246 Dr. (808-329-7653) Poke at its best, like Hawaiian salt, limu, avocado, furikake and soy sauce. HAWAIIAN STYLE CAFÉ $ 65-1290 Kawaihae Road (808-885- 4295) This small country kitchen serves some local favorites for breakfast.

HILO BAY CAFÉ $$ 315 Makaala St. (808-935-4939) Hidden in plain sight in a strip mall, this café has great burgers and cocktails, made with local, organic ingredients. MERRIMAN’S $$$ 65-1227 Opelo Road (808-885-6822) A fine dining experience where you will find the freshest local ingredients paired with the finest wines. MIYO’S $$ 400 Hualani St. (808-935-2273) Melt in your mouth sashimi and other traditional Japanese dishes.

MAUI EVENTS WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY Every First Friday through August, 6 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. Wailuku Town, Market St. Cost: Free Info: Yuki Sugimura, 808-878-1888 LAHAINA 2ND FRIDAY Every Second Friday, 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Campbell Park, Lahaina Cost: Free Info: WE LOVE TIMBA FRIDAYS Every Friday, 9:45 p.m. Timba, 505 Front St. Cost: $10, $20 Info: NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST FESTIVAL July 14, 7:30–10 p.m. Queen Kaahumanu Mall, 275 West Kaahumanu Ave. Info: MAUI SLAM POETRY AT CASANOVAS July 26, 9:30 p.m. Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli, 1188 Makawao Ave. Cost: $5


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Cycle to the Sun 2012 Ride the longest, steepest paved road on Earth in the Cycle to the Sun, one of the most difficult bike climbs in the world. Starting in Maui’s Pa‘ia town at sea level, the race finishes atop Haleakalā Volcano at just above 10,000 feet. The ride commences August 25 at 6:30 a.m.

ASK AI NCPB N8 BANKER! 2ND ANNUAL LANAI SLACK KEY FESTIVAL Date: Friday August 17th 2012 Place: Four Seasons Resorts Lanai 2012 CYCLE TO THE SUN August 25, 6:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Maui Cyclery, 99 Hana Hwy. Cost: Entries $200–$300 Info:

TASTE 808 BISTRO $$ 2511 S Kihei Rd. (808-879-8008) Set in a spacious open verandah capturing beautiful views, patrons get to experience the savory tastes of two chefs originally famous for 808 deli’s sandwiches. CAFÉ O’LEI $$ 2439 S Kihei Rd. (808-891-1368) Don’t let the location fool you, happy patrons return for the food and not the view. MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE $$ 100 Kaukahi St. (808-874-1131) Irish restaurant and bar is known for its live music, especially its dinner shows with Uncle Willie K. GAZEBO RESTAURANT $$ Napili Shores, 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd. (808-669-5621) Arresting views in a casual gazebo setting make this restaurant and its pineapple macadamia nut pancakes a must. LAHAINA GRILL $$$ 127 Lahainaluna Rd. (808-667-5117) This contemporary bistro favorite offers a refined yet comfortable atmosphere. MAMA’S FISH HOUSE $$$ 799 Poho Pl. (808-579-8488) Rated as one of Maui’s finest dining establishments, this restaurant is not only celebrated for its seafood dishes but its fine hospitality as well.

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EVENTS 2012 KAUA‘I BON DANCE Fridays and Saturdays throughout July Hanapepe Temple, Lihue Hongwanji, Waimea Shingon Mission Cost: Free Info: Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Temple, 808338-1847 4TH ANNUAL KAUA‘I KAU WELA SUMMER FESTIVAL July 6–8, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Kukui Grove Center, 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy. Cost: Free Info: IIima Rivera, 808-822-5929 KAUA‘I MUSIC FESTIVAL SONGWRITER CONFERENCE July 11–14, 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Kaua‘i Beach Resort, 4331 Kauai Beach Dr. Info:

What is the difference between a Will and a Living Trust? A Will is the legal document that dictates how and to whom property titled under your individual name and your personal tangible property, such as artwork and jewelry will be distributed upon your death. It also gives parents the chance to nominate a guardian for their minor children. A Living Trust is a mechanism to manage your property before and after your death. Typically, you’ll name yourself as the initial trustee, so you don’t lose control of your assets, but the trust itself is the legal owner of the property within it. What are the benefits of a Living Trust? Where a Will comes into play only after you die, a Living Trust can actually start benefiting you while you are still alive. If you should become incapacitated or disabled, the trust is in place to manage your financial affairs, by your successor trustee, if you were serving as trustee. A Living Trust is revocable, which allows you to make

GARDEN ISLE ARTISAN FAIR July 14, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Poipu Beach Info: Juday Webb, 808-245-9021 PARADISE RIDE KAUA‘I August 4–5, 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Island School, 3-1875 Kaumualii Hwy. Info: Alison Neustein, 808-246-9577 HAWAII SAND FESTIVAL & SAND CASTLE CONTEST August 11, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. To the left of the Hanalei Pier Info: Julian Miller, 808-639-8379 13TH ANNUAL KOLOA PLANTATION D AYS RODEO July 20–22, 1 p.m. CJM Stables, 1831 Poipu Rd. Info: Joyce Miranda, 808-742-6096

changes at any time. And assets held in your Living Trust are not subject to probate. Are there benefits to creating a Will? By creating a Will you have the opportunity to provide formal directions on how your property will be distributed upon your death instead of having state law come into play. If you fund it, a trust is generally a wiser choice. A Living Trust is useless, however, if your assets aren’t formally transferred to the trust. Transferring your assets to the Living Trust does take some time and may involve some expense but it is definitely worth the effort. What happens if I don’t have a Will or Living Trust? You are leaving things to chance and lose your opportunity to decide how your assets will pass. If you do not specify through a valid Will or Living Trust who will receive your property, state law controls and generally distributes your property to your spouse and/or your

HEIVA I KAUAI IA ORANA TAHITI August 4–5, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Kapa‘a Beach Park, 41-1464 Kuhio Hwy. Info:

closest heirs, which may not be what you intended. Furthermore, if you fail to nominate a guardian for your minor children, the state could appoint someone as a legal guardian of your minor children.

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KILAUEA SUNSHINE MARKET Thursdays throughout August Kilauea Neighborhood Center Cost: Free Info: 808-241-4946

TASTE 22 NORTH $$ 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy. (808-245-9593) Using foods found in their backyard garden and farmers around the island, this farm-to-table restaurant pays careful attention to the seasons. BARACUDA $$$ 5-561 Kuhio Hwy. (808-826-7081) Inspired by the Mediterranean regions of Europe, this tapas bar is one of Kaua‘i’s coolest places to relax with friends and sip some wine.

HAMURA’S SAIMIN $ 2956 Kress St. (808-245-3271) Soft, slight chewy saimin noodles make this no-frills mom-and-pops joint a favorite among locals. HANALEI GOURMET $$ 5-5161 Kuhio Hwy. (808-826-2524) A quick and easy spot for lunch, this casual eatery serves sandwiches made on fresh baked bread, alongside classic American eats. JOSSELIN’S TAPAS BAR $$$ Kukui‘ula Shopping Center, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St. (808-742-7117) This tapas bar features dishes inspired from all parts of the world using as many locally grown ingredients as possible KINTARO $$ 4-370 Kuhio Hwy. (808-822-3341) Go early or expect to wait at this Japanese

restaurant that locals say has some of the best sushi on the island. MARK’S PLACE $ 1610 Haleukana St. (808-245-2522) Takeout restaurant located in Puhi Industrial Park that specializes in gourmet plate lunches and local souvenir snacks. THE FERAL PIG $$ 3501 Rice St. (808-246-1100) New American breakfast, lunch and dinner spot specializing in using the whole animal.

Let’s Go Fishing with B e n W o n g Hawaiian name: mahimahi Common name: dolphinfish T H E M A H I M A H I I S A F A VO R I T E OF F I S H E R M EN A N D D I NE R S T H R O U G H O U T T H E I S L A N D S . Anglers enjoy the acrobatics this fish is capable of when it takes a fishing lure. These dolphinfish are also extremely vibrant and beautiful in color when brought aboard the boat. The male fish has a pronounced forehead and is referred to as a “bull mahimahi.” Mahimahi has tender, white meat, moist and mild, which lends itself easily to many different recipes. Some fishermen prefer mahimahi when it is larger than 25 pounds in size, which they say produces fish fillets with stronger flavor and character. In the Hawaiian language, Mahimahi loosely translates as “strong-strong.” Elsewhere it is known as dolphinfish, not to be confused with the marine mammal. And in much of the world, it is known as dorado, a Spanish word for “golden.” G ri l l e d mahimahi with s e sam e s o y sauc e INGREDIENTS: 4 8oz. mahimahi filets 1/2 c. olive oil 2 tbsp. lime juice 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tsp. thyme 1/2 tsp.pepper Sesame soy sauce: 1/4 c. rice wine vinegar 1/4 c. soy sauce 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/4 c. sesame oil 1/4 c. peanut oil 2 tsp. hot chili oil 2 tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted 1. Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, thyme and pepper to create a marinade. Pour into a zip top plastic bag and add mahimahi filets. Shake bag to coat filets and marinade in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. 2. While the fish is marinating, prepare the sesame soy sauce in a food processor or blender. Process the rice wine ginger, soy sauce and mustard until just blended, about 10 seconds. With the food processor still running, slowly add the sesame oil, peanut oil and hot chili oil. Transfer marinade to a bowl and mix in sesame seeds. 3. Preheat a grill to medium to medium-high heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Serve with the sesame soy sauce. SERVING TIP: Serve with garlic-mashed potatoes or steamed rice. SERVES 4


CASTLE SWELL SUMMER SAVINGS Catch a Break this summer with Castle Resorts & Hotels on O‘ahu, Maui, Kauai, Moloka‘i, and the Big Island.

Summer savings are shining at Castle Resorts & Hotels across the Aloha State. With everything from full-service hotels to resort and luxury condominiums, there’s no reason you need to look further than Castle Resorts & Hotels when booking a staycation, spring getaway, family reunion, business meeting, or special event. Castle’s Swell Summer Savings 50%-Off special offers the best way for families to beat the heat and have some fun in the sun! Castles make it easy to find a perfect destination and island getaway for everyone, whether it’s an oceanfront country retreat on Moloka‘i or a Waikīkī beachfront condominium. The value is unmistakable in Castle’s 50%-off special, while still offering the incredibly diverse benefits Castle guests have come to expect that

can include award-winning restaurants, fullkitchens, washer/dryers, oceanfront swimming pools, restaurants, fitness centers, and more. Special rates are also available for kamaaina, sports groups, corporate travelers, seniors, military, government, AAA members and more. Guests at any of Castle’s 20 properties in Hawai‘i can look forward to an array of benefits, and not all are in the room. Exciting grocery delivery services are available for Castle condos, where pre-ordered groceries are stocked in condos just before guests arrive. Just for families, Castle provides great value and a variety of benefits through the Castle Kids Program. The popular program includes a “kids eat free” program with Denny’s restaurants and it doesn’t stop there. Kids staying at a Castle Resort also

get free admission into Sea Life Park when accompanied by an adult.

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Turtle Power As of late, you may have seen more Pacific green sea turtles basking in the warm sun or breaching the water’s surface for air. That’s because population levels of the endangered turtle have been steadily rising due to protections enacted by the Endangered Species Act. Despite this, the Department of Land and Natural Resources urges the public to act responsibly and not attempt to touch, disturb, feed, pursue, ride, harass, harm, or otherwise injure these animals. 亀 絶滅の危機にあったハワイアングリーンシー


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Innov8 Magazine - July / August 2012


Innov8 Magazine - July / August 2012