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Justin Park and the wold's best mai tai,
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16 | In 8: 48 Hours on Lana‘i HOPS
32 | Poring Over the Details: Bartender Justin Park
18 | Kaka‘ako For All Mural 20 | Hawaiian Style Pickers: Hound & Quail
22 | Kualoa Ranch 24 | Conserving the Land: Sunset Ranch
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26 | Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
36 | Big Game Hunting on Lana‘i 42 | Fashion for the Ages 52 | Going Local in Waimanalo 58 | Sweet Treats: Holiday Gift Ideas Explore 62 | Spa: Kapalua Beer Spa 64 | Extreme: Seaplanes 66 | Guides 78 | In-flight Information
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ON THE COVER The months of November and December only mean one thing: It’s time for the holidays! With our beautiful island weather, there’s no better way to spend your holidays than in Hawai‘i. And with our eclectic array of shops and boutiques, you’re sure to find a special something for everyone on your list. A trip to Waimanalo highlights local designers Matt Bruening, known for his flowing, flattering ready-towear, and Sandra Tory, who recently launched S.Tory Standards, her swimsuit line that keeps the woman’s body in mind with its interesting cuts and details. While you’re there, grab a juicy coconut or some pickled mango from a roadside vendor. If you’re looking for something that’s really unique, stop in at Hound & Quail, a locally owned curiosity shop, filled with treasures from Hawai‘i and around the world. This issue also features “Fashion for the Ages” that shows us that you can look your best at any age. You can find the products featured here at Neiman Marcus and J.Crew at Ala Moana Center, local boutiques Owens & Co., Barrio Vintage, Roberta Oaks and The Human Imagination (all located in Chinatown, Honolulu), and Tiffany & Co. in Waikīkī’s Luxury Row.
Happy holidays from Nella Media Group and enjoy this issue.
hawaii nostalgia The image on the cover captures an era long ago, of nostalgia, of old Hawai‘i. Posters like the one featured here, as well as treasures of traditional Hawai‘i, can be found at Tin Can Mailman, located in Honolulu’s Chinatown. Here, one can find priceless vintage artifacts,
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collectibles and many other soughtafter treasures dating as far back as the Captain Cook era.
Tin Can Mailman is located at 1026 Nu‘uanu Ave. For more information, visit tincanmailman.net.
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Winter months bring pounding surf to O‘ahu’s North Shore, as well as thousands of visitors who come to watch the best surfers in the world compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Shown here is the infamous Banzai
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Lana‘i Eight things to do in 48 Hours on LANA‘I
Getting there: Though most locals or visitors may not immediately think of vacationing to Lana‘i, the quiet island is the perfect getaway destination if you’re looking for serenity and adventure rolled into one. The Maui-Lana‘i ferry is a perfect way of getting to the Pineapple Isle if you’re on Maui. The ferry runs five times per day and during winter months, you’re sure to catch glimpses of whales and spinner dolphins. 1. Hour 2: Upon arrival, jump right into the action at Lanai Pine Sporting Clays, which features 14 different shooting stations overlooking gulches, ravines and expansive views of Lana‘i. You’ll have a blast shooting at clay rabbits skipping across the ground and Hawaiian ducks flying through the air. Lanai Pine Sporting Clays at Lanai Grand Adventures, 808-563-9385, lanaigrandadventures.com. 2. Hour 4: Rent a UTV from Lanai Grand Adventures and take a trip up Munro Trail to the Maunalei Gulch. Slip and slide across the mud as you travel higher and higher into the clouds. 3. Hour 7: Check in at The Four Season’s Lodge at Koele. Made entirely of wood, the Lodge is warm and inviting, a cross between a Colorado ski lodge and ‘Iolani Palace. I could sit forever watching the sunset on the hotel’s patio. Play a game of pool or shuffleboard in the Trophy Room before settling in for a quaint dinner at the Terrace, featuring American bistro-style dining. 4. Hour 22: After breakfast, take the shuttle down to the Four Season’s at Manele Bay. Take a stroll down Manele’s broad, white sand beach. A quick 15-minute hike towards the southeast end, and you’ll arrive at Puu Pehe, known as Sweetheart Rock, where dramatic cliffs accent aquamarine tide pools below.
5. Hour 24: After a hot day in the glaring sun, lounge by the Four Season’s pool with a refreshing cocktail from the pool bar. Guests staying at the Lodge can make use of all of Manele Bay’s amenities, and vice versa. 6. Hour 28: Take a walk through the Lodge’s garden tour. Stroll across manicured greens, past the orchid greenhouse, bamboo forest and pagoda structure.
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グ、 ビーチでリラックスしたりいろいろな 冒険が楽しめます。
7. Hour 43: Stroll into Lana‘i City, the central hub of the entire island, for some local-style eats. Café 565 is like the Zippy’s of Lana‘i, offering yummy Korean chicken and sushi platters, as well as gooey calzones. Or pickup breakfast at Canoes, where you can get a fried rice loco moco, or other eclectic options, like fried rice stuffed crepes or deepfried Oreos. 8. Hour 44: Channel your inner city slicker and go for a horseback ride led by real cowboys. Meander across the mountainous terrain, and more than likely, you’ll see families of deer leaping through the brush.
MODERN, ANCIENT ART IN KAKA‘AKO Robin Fifita and the Na Alaka’i Kaka‘ako, a warehouse district in central Honolulu, has been the site of constant change for the last century. The area was filled in through the 19th century, and now a shopping center stands where the sea once crashed, situated between acres of industrial warehouses and the Ala Wai boat harbor. Most recently, the neighborhood has seen an influx of local urban art as a result of landowners becoming open to indigenous concerns regarding the sacredness of a now commercial site. As construction of the most recent iteration of the Ward shopping center got underway on what is now Auahi Street, workers found the bones of Hawaiians once buried near the shore. Learning from the mistakes of other Honolulu landowners that arguably mishandled the ‘iwi kupuna (ancestral remains) - resulting in anger and protest - Kaka‘ako developers worked with community members to set aside an appropriate burial site for those bones as they continued to build. As building continued in the summer of 2012, and a new TJ Maxx opened on Auahi Street, local artist Robin Fifita was tapped to paint a mural on the temporary wall fronting the store and construction site. At 29, Fifita led a few family members and a loose cohort of young Hawaiian artists who call themselves Na Alaka‘i to produce the 455-foot mural, called “The Kaka‘ako For All Community Mural.” “It was daunting, the sheer size of it,” she remembers. Fifita solved the problem of size by breaking the mural into patterns inspired by her background. “My family in Tonga were weavers. Whenever I visited as a kid, I’d see all these patterns in the tapa (a designed Polynesian fabric, “kapa” in Hawaiian) that my aunties were working on. So naturally the basic ingredients of my art come from them.” Each diamond in the mural represents an aspect of Kaka‘ako, moving from the ocean to land and streams. The diamond design, along with the intersecting lines, represent the intersection of time and space, and the movement of people, according to Fifita. “This project was an ode to the past, and an ode to the present,” she explains. When viewing the mural, also respectfully note the burial site facing the parking lot, where for once the past has been honorably buried next to present.
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HAWAIIAN STYLE “Pickers”
Travis Flazer and Mark Pei met on a haunted tour in Honolulu about eight years ago, and the beginnings of their obsession with what Flazer calls “everything vintage, odd and weird” began. The product of this obsession, Hound & Quail, is a quaint shop specializing in what Flazer says is “vintage with a side of curio-creepy home furnishings” and is laden with vintage treasures from all over Hawai‘i and abroad, all of which seem to have their own unique stories. Amongst the many desirable trinkets, there are vintage pictures decorating the walls, brass keys filling small nooks, and oddities from all walks of life, making the experience of visiting Hound & Quail unexpectedly lengthy, as new gems seem to spring out from hiding at every glance. Some things the duo have spent time saving from the “graveyard,” really just the Hound & Quail warehouse, and others have simply been shined up to display their true beauty. Many of the items in their shop are sourced from shopping escapades abroad. As a pilot for Hawaiian Airlines, Pei shops as much as possible on his layovers and has culled merchandise from places like Tokyo and Amsterdam. They also fill their shop by visiting various estate sales around the island. ”The cool thing about having a shop like this,” says Flazer “is that people catch wind of us and our style, and we actually get calls from people telling us they have something they think we might be interested in. We end up getting a lot of our merchandise that way.” For both Pei and Flazer, the most rewarding
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aspect of their work is discovering connections between people and the pieces they come to acquire: tales of vintage suitcases inspiring photographers with retro style; curious assortments of brass keys and antique cameras becoming the stylistic theme of a young couple’s new apartment; long talks with grandmothers and grandfathers who simply come in to reminisce and find trinkets reminding them of fond memories and times long ago. “The labor of love that it takes to run Hound & Quail, especially as such a part-time hobby can be stressful,” says Flazer, who works as Punahou School’s theater director. “But the people and stories we come across make the experience a rewarding one and something we are definitely trying to grow.” Although the storefront has limited hours, it has gained a large and dedicated following, which compels the owners to keep their stock ever-changing and fresh. The quaint curiosity shop is an experience all its own and one that continues to refresh and inspire the vintage lifestyle in Hawai‘i.
Hound & Quail’s main shop is located at 1400 Kapiolani Blvd, open Mondays 5–8 p.m. and by appointment. The Hound & Quail pop-up shop is located at Fishcake Gallery, 307 Kamani St. For more information, visit houndandquail.com. ハウンド・アンド・クエル カピオラニ道りにある小さなお店ではハワ
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T E XT B Y R I C H ELLE PA R K E R I mage c o u r t esy OF K u a l o a R a nch
KUALOA RANCH Kualoa Ranch, established in 1850, is located on 4,000 acres of unspoiled paradise along O‘ahu’s northeastern coast. Family owned and operated, its mission is to serve as a role model and steward of the land by preserving, protecting and enhancing Hawai‘i’s natural beauty and culture, while also developing recreational and agricultural enterprises that are compatible with the environment. Recently, Kualoa partnered with Mamoli‘i Productions, which specializes in traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian dances and is led by kumu hula Kui Gape, to present The Legends of Kualoa. The new production showcases the sacred land of Kualoa and the four Hawaiian legends of Kahekili, La‘amaikahiki, Kamapua‘a and Kū‘ilioloa, and the battle of Hi‘iaka and Mokoli‘i. Guests will also enjoy a dinner featuring delicious hand-carved prime rib, fresh island fish with lemon caper butter sauce, grilled island
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chicken, and a selection of sides and dessert. Combination packages with afternoon tours and
The Legends of Kualoa tickets are available and offer the opportunity for guests to learn of the legends and legacy of Kualoa’s sacred land, and then see the legends come to life through hula kahiko, an ancient style of hula. The Legends of Kualoa dinner show is available on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kama‘aina guests can enjoy the experience for $10 off the ticket price ($49 per adult and $39 per child) or combine the dinner show with ranch tours for the ultimate Hawaiian experience. With an array array of jungle and ocean expedition tours, as well as ATV and horseback adventures, Kualoa has something for everyone.
For more information or to make reservations, please call 808-237-7321 or visit kualoa.com.
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CONSERVING THE LAND Sunset Ranch Hawai‘i
High atop Pūpūkea, on the North Shore of O‘ahu, is Sunset Ranch, a 30-acre piece of pristine land reminiscent of old Hawai‘i that will remain preserved forever, thanks to landowner Greg Pietsch. Pietsch purchased the old family property in 2005 with the understanding he would have to subdivide it in order to keep just a small portion of it. It was a difficult decision because he knew the land was too special to be subdivided into residential lots. In 2007, everything changed. Pietsch discovered certain federally based programs that could potentially help him save the property from imminent development, specifically, under the federal government’s Farm and Ranch Protection Program. Pietsch learned he could protect his property by placing a conservation easement on title as a perpetual restriction. With the help of the North Shore Community Land Trust and the Trust for Public Land, Pietsch succeeded in selling the development rights to the USDA, the State of Hawai‘i and the City and County of Honolulu. In July 2010, Sunset Ranch officially closed on one of the first such private conservation easements in Hawai‘i, and the ranch was subsequently pro-
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tected from development forever. Pietsch remains the sole owner of the land and is dedicated to his mission of using the ranch in ways that help further land conservation and sustainability efforts in Hawai‘i. “I ask myself how I can best use the land to engage the community on these issues in an interactive and practical way,” he says. In the works is a 10,000-square-foot environmental learning center that includes a native Hawaiian nursery and aquaponics facility. The native Hawaiian nursery will be in partnership with Waimea Valley, a 1,800-acre native preserve that sits adjacent Sunset Ranch to the south. “We will work together to host hikes into the mauka (mountainside) regions of the valley where we plan to educate visitors, eradicate invasive species and reintroduce native species,” says Pietsch. His plan for the aquaponics facility is for the ranch to become a certified organic farm where the community can buy fresh produce, as well as learn about aquaponics and other effective sustainable farming techniques. The goal is to have prototypes and products for purchase. Along with its farming and nursery opera-
tions, Sunset Ranch offers specialized horsemanship programs for groups like the Boy Scouts and Wounded Warriors, where horses are used in a therapeutic capacity for learning, healing and growth. The ranch also hosts 80-100 special events a year, many for community and nonprofit organizations. “We started with events,” says Pietsch, “because it is a way for us to share the natural beauty of this area with the community and visitors, and most importantly, spread the message on land conservation.” Pietsch is excited for the future of Sunset Ranch and is hopeful his efforts will serve as a platform to help educate other landowners about conservation easements and the importance of sustainability in Hawai‘i.
For more information, visit sunsetranchhawaii.com. サンセット・ランチ オアフのノースショアには環境を破壊す ることなく資源利用を持続することがで
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THE BEST PART OF WAKING UP Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Kona coffee, known for its rich, bold flavor, has a deep history within Hawai‘i. The first coffee tree was planted in Kona by missionary Samuel Ruggles in the 1820s. These first Arabica trees were taken from cuttings planted on O‘ahu a few years earlier, but coffee and Kona – with its volcanic soil, hard-working family farmers, and perfect climatic conditions – proved to be the perfect match. Working these tropical coffee fields has always been laborious because everything, from planting to picking, is done by hand. Native Hawaiians and Chinese laborers first worked the large coffee plantations owned by Caucasians in the late 1800s. During the 1880s and early 1890s, Japanese immigrants began their coffee legacy in these same Kona fields. When the world coffee market crashed in
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1899, the large plantations shifted to small Japanese-owned family farms. Land was divided into small 3-to-5-acre parcels and leased to the laborers. By 1910, only Japanese coffee farms were still around, and the first Filipinos arrived to work the coffee farms soon after, picking coffee during the season and returning to the sugar fields in the spring. This November, the Big Island celebrates its esteemed coffee heritage with the 42nd Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Recognized as one of the oldest and most successful food festivals in Hawai‘i, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival honors Kona’s cultural heritage and recognizes the accomplishments of Kona coffee pioneers, farmers and artisans. The festival will host more than 40 special events, including a prestigious cupping competition, coffee-picking activities,
barista challenges, a parade and farm tours.
The 42nd Annual Kona Coffee Festival happens November 3–11. To see the full schedule of events or for more information, visit konacoffeefest.com.
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READY, SE T, GO! Hospice Hawaii Moves The Dialog Forward
During the month of November, Hospice Hawaii will team up with go!, Hawaii’s low fare airline, and Hilton Resorts Hawaii for an innovative way to celebrate National Hospice Month. “We want to draw attention to the vital role hospice plays in the local community, and do it in way that shows a side of Hospice Hawaii that is too rarely seen – the positive, uplifting side,” said Kenneth Zeri, president of Hospice Hawaii. Tori Abe, director of marketing and development, was tasked with coming up with an idea that would increase awareness of Hospice Hawaii while maintaining its message of affirmation. Abe hit on the novel concept of a scavenger hunt that would draw people to Hospice Hawaii’s website and reward their involvement with a meaningful giveaway. “I want to do something high interest, high involvement, and of course, fun!” Abe says. Abe called in Wind on Water Communica-
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tions and Becker Communications to help her flesh out her idea, and other local businesses, who rallied to Hospice Hawaii’s support with contributions. Thanks to the generosity of go!, Hilton Resorts Hawaii, Dollar and Thrifty car rentals, the Ready Set Go online / offline scavenger hunt came together. “We are confident the community will do the same and make this campaign a success for everybody we serve,” Abe said. According to Ron Hee, chief marketing officer of go!, “Both Hospice Hawaii and go! value living life to the fullest, and we are very pleased to support the good work they do.” Whether it’s flying kama‘aina to the neighbor islands or driving them to Hospice Hawaii’s website, it’s all about finding a better way to get people where they need to go."
Everybody is encouraged to participate in the Ready Set Go! promotion during the month of November by visiting hospicehawaii.org.
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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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Justin Park still remembers the first drink I ordered from him three years ago. “It was a vodka water,” he says. “And you said it tasted like rotten potatoes. Funny thing is, I used Chopin vodka, which is a potato-based vodka.” Moments like these, when I’m surprised by Park’s awareness of his customer and his attention to detail, are frequent; like now, Park is working on cutting tiny, tiki-shaped garnishes out of orange peels for a drink he entered in a mai tai contest on the Big Island. “People don’t go to the bar for the bar,” says Park, who serves as the general manager of The Manifest, a coffee shop and bar in the heart of Honolulu’s Chinatown “They go
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for the bartender experience. Anyone can be back here slinging drinks, but when you get someone who has passion and pride in what they do, that’s when you can get people to try new things.” Park’s passion for what he does is finally starting to pay off. In the span of only a couple of months, he’s won two major beverage competitions. This past July, he beat out 12 of O‘ahu’s most talented bartenders in Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender invitational, sponsored by GQ Magazine. The mai tai he’s pouring now took home the title of “World’s Best Mai Tai” at this year’s Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai MixOff, along with a purse of $10,000. Like the Hawaiian phrase his drink is derived from, Park’s winning Hele Au Mai Tai is like “taking a walk in the clouds” and unlike any of the syrupy ones most people are used to. His
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Justin Park makes his Hele Au Mai Tai, winning the title of “World’s Best Mai Tai” at this year’s Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Mix-Off on the Big Island. version is based off the original recipe from Don the Beachcomber (who is often credited with inventing the drink), which was made with Cuban rum, Cointreau, Pernod, Agnostura bitters, fresh lime juice and fresh grapefruit juice, making for a drink that’s perfectly balanced, not too sweet or overpowered with rum. And as with most things he does, it seems his success has to do, in part, with his propensity to go the extra mile. Park – who brought his own ice, glassware, and 8-by-10-inch photo of his drink and recipe to give to the judges – recalls a moment before the competition, while setting up next to Dave Newman, one of O‘ahu’s most celebrated barmen: “[Dave] was next to me, and he was cutting his own ice; meanwhile I’m prepping my egg whites, my garnishes and my other ingredients. I hear two competitors next to us say, ‘I thought we were making mai tais!’ My number one priority wasn’t to win, but it was just to put out the best drink that I could, like what I try to do on a nightly basis at Manifest.” With its wide variety of cocktails – all of which were developed by Park – the cool Chinatown bar has become a favorite work/play area for both artists and entrepreneurs alike. Though the recipes can often be complex, the drinks never come off overworked. Park, it seems, can always find a drink to suit one’s mood: a refreshing Moscow Mule for a hot afternoon, made with ginger beer, vodka and fresh lime juice poured over crushed ice; a Left Hand Cocktail, made with bourbon, vermouth, Campari and bitters, warming the body thoroughly; or a Turner to follow a stressful day at the office, packing a punch with gin, vermouth, grenadine and orange. Though Park gained experience working up the ranks of Buca di Beppo, even opening his
own bar in 2005, his creativity in cocktail creation comes mostly from exploratory trips to locales known for their innovative cocktails, as well as constantly poring over books about cocktails. “I read and practice, then read some more and practice some more,” he says. “It’s like going to school, learning and slowly building, then when you get an idea of what ingredients go together, you start creating your own.” Still, Park acknowledges the problem of supply and demand and the fact that not everyone wants to try something out of their comfort zone. “I like to keep our menu a good mix of classics and contemporary drinks,” he says. “Not everyone who opens the menu is going to like something that has three different ingredients in it – all of which are booze. You might see something on the menu made with rye, vermouth and bitters and none of that will appeal to you. Then you read the next item underneath it, and it says, ‘guava nectar, flower liqueur and champagne,’ so it just sounds friendlier. But as you build your clientele, they’ll slowly come to trust you, and you can get them to try something they wouldn’t normally get.”
Find Justin Park behind the bar at The Manifest, located at 32 N. Hotel St. For more information, visit manifesthawaii.com.
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In My Sights Big wave surfer and champion spearfisher Mark Healey sets his sights on catching big game on Lana‘i. Te x t by M a rk H e a l e y I mages by J u n J o
The origin of Cervus axis, also known as the axis, chital or spotted deer, can be traced back to the foothills of the Indian Himalayas and the island of Sri Lanka. They were imported from India to Hawai‘i by way of Moloka‘i in 1868 as a gift to King Kamehameha from the government of Hong Kong. Axis were introduced to Lana‘i and Maui in the 1920s and 1960s, respectively, and then to Hawai’i Island within the next decade. Some might argue that axis deer – with their reddish-brown coats marked by undisciplined rows of white spots – are the most beautiful of all cervids, but on Lana‘i, they are described as invasive, roaming unchecked without any natural predators. The result has been devastating. The continued overgrazing by these animals has left the lands barren, too dry to support vegetation, which in turn has damaged the ocean’s ecosystem, the topsoil blanketing and suffocating the surrounding reefs. And so here we are, hunting deer on Lana‘i. I have been losing friends to hunting for years. I’ve suffered an unstoppable hemorrhaging
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of my best spearfishing and surfing wingmen. I ridiculed their newfound fixation and dismissed it as a phase. I mean, bow hunting? How fun could wandering around for hours in the mountains be? There are no bears in Hawai‘i, no ever-present sense of wild danger. I’ve been a professional big wave surfer for most of my life, and it takes a lot to wake up my fatigued receptors. I imagine my adrenal glands personified by a weathered, truckstop diner waitress with a raspy voice, cigarette barely hanging from her lip, with the only evidence of past expression being the deep wrinkles in her face, “It’s gonna take more than that, kid.” That being said, I wondered why a few of my buddies had become so obsessed with bow hunting. So, after years of fighting it, I finally gave in – and it didn’t take long for me to understand their fixation. I could have never anticipated my body’s reaction to being face-to-face with an animal you’ve just stalked for hours. My heart felt like it was going to explode from my chest, and with each new beat I could see my peep sight mimicking the rhythm. My first attempts were nothing short of pathetic, but needless to say I was hooked after that. Excursions to new hunting grounds have brought me to places that I never knew existed in Hawai‘i, and I’ve developed a new apprecia-
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tion for every detail of my environment. The beauty of it really is in the details. A slight change in wind direction causes you to look at your surroundings completely differently. I took the plunge and got myself a brand new Mathews Heli-M bow, the best on the market. This was not going to be a phase, as I assumed previously. When the opportunity arose for me to take a trip to Lana‘i with a couple of friends, I jumped on it, knowing I wasn’t nearly prepared for my first axis deer hunt. My hunting partners happened to be two of the best big wave surfers in the world, Dave Wassel and Shane Dorian. They’ve been hunting together for a while now, but this was my first time chasing something other than giant waves with them. Usually, the only time the three of us are together is in some inhospitable ocean that wants to kill us, so this was like a vacation of sorts. Everything about this trip was new to me. I’ve spent my entire life in Hawai‘i, but this would be my first time ever setting foot on the island of Lana‘i. We were invited by Lanai Grand Adventures to hunt on their acres of prime, axis deer territory. Our program was the same for the three days we were there: Wake up at 4 a.m., roll out of The Lodge at Koele’s five-star bed, and get dropped off to the barn that served as our staging area. Typically we would be hunting within 20 minutes of our alarms going off. Our guides, Cody and Eddie, would be waiting for us with a game plan for the day. It was incredible how well they knew
the animals and the lay of the land. For my first lesson in bow-hunting axis deer, Eddie suggested that hiding in a tree stand would be the best way to start off. As the sun began to peek above the horizon, the hill directly opposite us began to come alive with animals. Surely I would be making my first kill that day. Then suddenly, a doe in the bushes directly behind us gave a high-pitched bark, alerting the deer in the surrounding area of our presence. Their sense of smell is absolutely amazing. Any gust of wind that wafts your scent their way sends them flying. My first morning proved unsuccessful. Most of my time was spent picking Eddie’s brain for as much information as possible about archery and the animals. My counterpart, however, was more successful. Wassel had taken a doe, which was already being dressed. Our afternoons were spent lounging around the lodge, going on horseback rides or shooting clay pigeons, at which my girlfriend smoked us all. Late in the afternoon, we’d be on the hunt again, this time waiting for the deer to move from their midday bedding areas to feed. Eddie was hell bent on getting me in front of a big buck after the slow morning. He didn’t disappoint. After a 50-yard commando crawl, I found myself 40 yards away from a monster buck that would have been the animal of a lifetime for someone that had been hunting their whole life. It was getting dark fast, and I was at full draw trying desperately to find the animal through my peep sight. I was shaking like a
leaf and eventually had to back down because the animal moved behind some brush. I didn’t have any luck that day, but what an intense experience. It was well past dark when we pulled up to the barn and already beer and stories were waiting. Shane made it back earlier and had scored a huge buck. It’s amazing how one day of hunting axis deer can give you so much more appreciation for the skill it takes to land one. As we were admiring Shane’s animal, Wassel pulled up with another doe. It was becoming more and more obvious that I was going to have to put some time into this to get to the level my friends were at. I took notes on how to clean the animals and watched as Bobby, the meat expert, quickly and cleanly separated the cuts. By the time we left, he had all our meat vacuum-sealed and separated, rib racks, sausage, steaks and ground venison – all of which tasted amazing. By the end of the trip, I still hadn’t made a kill, despite getting close to some giant bucks. For some reason I wasn’t that bummed though. I felt that I needed to earn it, put in more time. There had been plenty of chances to take trophy animals with a rifle (Western
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Lanai Adventures offers rifle hunts as well), but of course I wanted to do it the hard way. Now, I have a foam deer target in my backyard that serves as an arrow pincushion. I can’t wait to go back.
Lanai Grand Adventures has hunting tours available for all levels of experience. If guns are your thing, Lanai Grand Adventures offers one of the most challenging sporting clay sites in the world, featuring 14 different stations overlooking dramatic landscapes and deep gulches. They also offer a variety of bold adventures exploring areas of Lana‘i you never thought existed. Climb into the clouds driving top-of-the-line utility terrain vehicles or on horseback, led by real-life paniolo cowboys. For more information or to book a tour, visit lanaigrandadventures.com.
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teens O n Ni c o le : C o mi c c a r diga n , P hillip L im , Neima n M a r c us . Y ell o w s t r ip shi r t, s t r ipe sh o r t s , r ed c lu t c h a n d ea r r i n gs , all B a r r i o V i n tage . G lasses , R o be r ta Oaks .
O n B r a n d o n : B lue c am o c hamb r ay shi r t, S t ussy, The H uma n I magi n at i o n . G r ay pa n t s ; t o p - side r c hukka b o o t s , S pe r r y, b o t h J . C r e w. B a c kpa c k , H e r s c hel , The H uma n I magi n at i o n .
FASHION FOR THE AGES GIFT IDEAS for looking great at any age P h o t o g r aphy by J ohn H ook S t yled by A ly Ish i k u n i & Ar a L ay l o , A + A FA S H I ON I NT E RN M AT T G O N Z ALE Z M akeup by D u l c e F e l i p e , T i m e l e ss C l a ss i c B e a u t y H ai r by R ya n C a m a cho & Ash l e y Ta i ta no , R ya n J a cob i e S a l on M o dels : N i co l e M a r y ott & B r a n d on R e i d
20s O n Ni c o le : M a r o o n c a r diga n s w eat e r , M a r n i , Neima n M a r c us . H o u n ds t o o t h ski r t, B a r r i o V i n tage . S u n glasses , R o be r ta Oaks .
O n B r a n d o n : B r o w n h o o ded ja c ke t, s t r iped h o o die s w eat e r a n d g r ay pa n t s , all J . C r e w.
30s O n Ni c o le : Red d r ess a n d ea r r i n gs , B a r r i o V i n tage . L e o pa r d f lat s , J . C r e w. B o w c at eye p o la r i z ed su n glasses i n bla c k a n d Ti f fa n y B lue 速 a c e tat e , Ti f fa n y & C o .
Feat u r ed p r o du c t s : Red i P h o n e ha n dse t, R o be r ta Oaks . Cus t o m - built c o u c h a n d e n d table , a n d c o f f ee table , D ae W. S o n .
O n B r a n d o n : Wide s t r ipe s w eat e r a n d khakis pa n t s ; T o p - S ide r c hukka b o o t hs , S pe r r y, all J . C r e w. G lasses , R o be r ta Oaks . At las 速 c h r o n o g r aph wat c h , la r ge , i n s tai n less s t eel w i t h bla c k r ubbe r a n d silve r a n d bla c k dial , Ti f fa n y & C o .
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40s O n Ni c o le : C o l o r bl o c k t u n i c , V i c t o r ia B e c kham , Neima n M a r c us . G o ld c hai n li n k n e c kla c e , J . C r e w. V i n tage ea r r i n gs , B a r r i o V i n tage .
O n B r a n d o n : B lue shi r t, heat he r g r ay pa n t s a n d gi n gham p o c ke t s q ua r e , all J . C r e w. At las 速 c h r o n o g r aph wat c h , la r ge , i n s tai n less s t eel w i t h bla c k r ubbe r a n d silve r a n d bla c k dial , Ti f fa n y & C o .
Feat u r ed p r o du c t s : i P h o n e c ase , J . C r e w. B o o ks , Pa n t o n e The 2 0 t h Ce n t u r y i n C o l o r a n d The Cheese C o u r se ; su c c ule n t s , L a n ikai P o t & P la n t; pe r f ume , S a f f r o n J ames U me Pa r f um ; c a n dle , L o llia , all O w e n s & C o . Cus t o m - built c o u c h a n d e n d table , a n d c o f f ee table , D ae W. S o n .
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50s O n B r a n d o n : G r ay sui t ja c ke t, w hi t e c o lla r ed shi r t, g r ay pa n t s , p o lka d o t t ie , a n d b r o w n o x f o r ds , J . C r e w. G lasses , R o be r ta Oaks .
Feat u r ed p r o du c t s : I sla n d P r i n c e Ciga r s , K auai Ciga r C o mpa n y, R o be r ta Oaks .
O n Ni c o le : Whi t e c r o pped ja c ke t, A k r is P u n t o , Neima n M a r c us . T w eed pa n t s , P hillip L im , Neima n M a r c us . G r ay la c q ue r ed table by D ae W. S o n .
Feat u r ed p r o du c t s : J ea n S c hlumbe r ge r r o pe ea r c lips i n 1 8 K g o ld a n d diam o n ds ; Ti f fa n y se t t i n g e n gageme n t r i n g i n plat i n um ; Ti f fa n y E sme t o p ha n dle bag i n Fl o r e n t i n e blue t e x t u r ed leat he r , all Ti f fa n y & C o . P ea r l n e c kla c e , J . C r e w. V i n tage hat, B a r r i o V i n tage . 51
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This holiday season, give the gift that satisfies the opu (tummy). Your friends and family will love you for it.
COOKIE CORNER Holiday shopping is made extra sweet when you include gifts from The Cookie Corner, the best in Hawai‘i treats. From sweet and tangy tropical fruit bars to macadamia nut shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate to the original soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies, these treats are great. Available at 13 O‘ahu locations.
For more information, visit cookiecorner.com.
Honolulu Cookie Company Honolulu Cookie Company has a sweet treat to satisfy any craving, big or small. Their ever-popular pineapple ornaments package four sensational flavors (pineapple macadamia, chocolate dipped macadamia, dark chocolate coconut and butter macadamia) in a decorative holiday ornament for just $4.95. Or splurge and get the Mele Kalikimaka Tin, which comes with 32 pieces with all 15 cookie flavors for just $19.95.
For more information, visit honolulucookie.com.
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts For a creamy, salty-sweet treat, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts are the perfect gift idea. With a variety of flavors to choose from, such as milk chocolate, milk chocolate toffee, honey roasted, dry roasted, milk chocolate coconut, dark chocolate and Maui onion and garlic, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts can satiate any sweet or savory craving.
For more information, visit maunaloa.com.
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THE LEGACY OF ALFRED SHAHEEN The groundbreaking aloha wear designs of Alfred Shaheen are returning to their birthplace of Honolulu for an exhibit at The Bishop Museum. HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen tells the story of how a Honolulu-based designer elevated the aloha shirt to the world of high fashion and made aloha wear a clothing trend that is here to stay.Â Bishop Museumâ€™s HI
Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen will be the largest collection of Shaheen designs ever shown.
HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen is on display at The Bishop Museum through February 4, 2013. For more information, visit bishopmuseum.org.
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RELAXATION IS BREWING Beer spa treatments at Kapalua Spa
Hō‘ea, meaning “to arrive” is the feeling that overcomes you as you turn into the quiet resort town of Kapalua, Maui. Continuing on down the long tree-lined road, cradled by championship golf courses and stunning ocean views, Kapalua takes your breath away. Spanning over 22,000 lush acres, the majesty and serenity of Northwest Maui is complemented by a home away from home experience at the Kapalua Villas & Kapalua Spa. The experience here is further enhanced by a visit to the world-renowned Kapalua Spa, which all guests have complimentary access to, and where the experience of relaxation and transformation begins. There is a buzz brewing throughout the islands about the spa’s most recent endeavor: an ambitious partnership with nearby Maui Brewing Company. Kapalua Spa and Maui Brewing Company have teamed up to further blur the line of what is good for the body and what is good for the soul. They believe that this should be one in
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the same and have done so with the infusion of beer bath treatments into their spa menu. Creative partnerships and innovative treatments such as these, coupled with state-of-the-art facilities and sophisticated design, are just some of the reasons for the Kapalua Spa’s latest achievement as the 2012 World Luxury Spa winner for the “Best Destination Spa in the USA.” Outdoors, a large tub cut from a single piece of granite and large enough for two awaits beer spa enthusiasts. Steeping in the tub is a giant tea bag, filled with spent grain and the natural non-alcoholic ingredients of beer that promote healthy skin and nourish the hair. An aromatic pineapple beer is added to your bath and you are left to soak and relax your mind. The experience is further enriched with a selection of exfoliating bath salts blended with stout and honey beers to apply at your leisure. As you soak in this tropical outdoor oasis, a nonalcoholic pineapple beer is served in a growler for your drinking pleasure, and fresh beer bread
with honey mustard butter is brought to you tubside. The experience is deliciously euphoric and definitively Maui brewed, but it’s not over yet. The ritual continues with an incredible hour-long massage, as beer-infused oils fill the air with scents of macadamia, coconut and honey, making for a spa experience that you will surely be buzzing about.
To schedule a beer spa treatment or for more information, visit kapalua.com/spa/kapalua-spa.
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KAPOLEI GOLF ALIGHTING COURSE ON O‘AHU Hawai‘i has the best of everything a paradise has to offer. Lush, green mountainsides and forests, flawless beaches, an unspoiled countryside, along with a beautiful cityscape that stands in stark contrast to the surrounding slopes and palm trees that dot the streets. These unique characteristics are what make Hawai‘i prime real estate for television shows and film. Everything from Avatar to 50 First Dates, Jurassic Park, Godzilla and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchises have been filmed on location, here in Hawai‘i nei. While one can simply appreciate the beauty of the islands by car, there’s yet another way to experience the charm of our islands from a different perspective: by seaplane. Island Seaplane Tours has been in service for 16
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years, with highly experienced pilot and owner Pat Magie helming the flight controls of their DeHavilland “Beaver” aircraft. Magie has clocked in about 32,000 hours of flight time in seaplanes, so passengers can expect a perfect takeoff, along with breathtaking views of many of the major landmarks on O‘ahu and sightings of many of the aforementioned movie locations. There are two different flight options one can book: a 30-minute flight for $149 per person, and a one-hour flight for $269 per person. There are also air tours that come with catered dinner or pupu party options, which includes a complimentary van service that will pick you and your party up from your Waikīkī hotel. Sure, you may have experienced all that O‘ahu has to offer, but have you observed it from above?
For more info or to book a tour, contact Debbie Magie at 808-836-6273 or visit islandseaplane.com.
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 Go Red For Women Luncheon & Health Expo Date: November 17, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Location: The Fairmont Kea Lani Make it your mission to be part of the efforts to raise awareness and funds for the fight against the #1 killer of women: heart disease. The luncheon will feature health screenings and education, social boutiques, silent auction, a Q&A with panel speakers, a cooking demo and more!
For details, call 808-244-7185, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mauigoredluncheon.org. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes Date: November 3, walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Location: Oahu Central Regional Park The 2012 JDRF Hawaii Walk to Cure Diabetes at Oahu Central Regional Park raises funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. T1D is a devastating disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. After the 2-mile walk, the day will be filled with family activities, food and music. Over 5,000 in our community statewide have T1D, so everyone has a reason to “walk” for the cure!
Kid’s Nite with “Mad Science” Date: December 8 Location: Hilton Waikiki Beach (For Type 1 Diabetes Children) For more information please, call the JDRF Hawaii office at 808-988-1000. Hospice Hawaii’s Na Hoa Malama annual benefit fundraiser for Hospice Hawaii Date: November 17 Location: Waialae Country Club 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.
For more information, visit hospicehawaii. org or call 808-924-9255.
NEWS Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscular Dystrophy Association Hawaii is pleased to welcome Adrianna O’donnell as the new Executive Director! To learn more about MDA Hawaii like them on Facebook at facebook. com/mdahawaii and follow them on twitter @ MDAHawaii.
Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods This holiday season, honor a loved one by sponsoring a Koa Legacy Tree in their name. We will provide you with a gift card and a certificate of planting, complete with GPS and RFID information. Every tree dedication is a living legacy and a gift that grows grander year after year. You will also be helping HLH change the face of the planet.
For more information, visit legacytrees.org or call John Morrisroe, 808-781-6862.
For details, contact BJ Whitman, 808-9881000, or visit jdrfhawaii.org.
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O‘ahu Events THE NUTCRACKER November 9-11 Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. Cost: Prices vary Info: ballethawaii.org ROBIN THICKE November 16, 2012, 8 p.m. Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. Cost: $45-150 Info: ticketmaster.com WAIKIKI ARTFEST November 17-18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kapiolani Park, 2802 Monsarrat Cost: Free Info: 808-696-6717
ART & FLEA November 23 & December 20, 5 p.m. Fresh Café, 831 Queen St. Cost: $3 Info: artandflea.com WICKED November 24 – January 16, 2013 Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. Cost: Prices vary Info: wickedthemusical.com
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13th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD FAMILY FESTIVAL December 2, 9 a.m. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave. Cost: Free Info: blaisdellcenter.com REEL BIG FISH December 9, 8 p.m. The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. Cost: $25 Info: bampproject.com
THE QUIKSILVER IN MEMORY OF EDDIE AIKAU Holding period: November 29 – February 28, 2013 Waimea Bay, 61-31 Kamehameha Hwy. Cost: Free Info: quicksilverlive.com/eddieaukau/2012
2012 REMIX CAR SHOW December 8, 4 p.m. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave. Cost: Prices vary Info: blaisdellcenter.com
HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS PARADE December 1, 4-9 p.m. Hawaiian Mission Houses, 553 King St. Cost: $5 Info: missionhouses.org
30th ANNUAL VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING – PIPE MASTERS December 8–20 Banzai Pipeline, 59-371 Ke Nui Rd. Cost: Free Info: VansTripleCrownOfSurfing.com
ASK A CPB BANKER! With Kenneth Newman, SVP, Information Security
STAYING SAFE WHEN DOING HOLIDAY SHOPPING ONLINE Q: What types of identity theft and fraudulent crimes target online shoppers? A: Besides the more traditional online scams involving fraudulent products and unscrupulous sellers, online shoppers can become victims of two basic types of identity theft. In an account takeover, confidential information about a shopper’s bank account is stolen
and used to make unauthorized charges. New account fraud involves the theft of personal information to
This year’s Honolulu Marathon is gearing up to be the biggest race yet, with as many as 50 percent more runners than in 2011, according to organizers. The 26-mile race starts at Ala Moana Beach Park, loops through Hawai‘i Kai and ends at the Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand. One of the largest marathons in the country, the Honolulu Marathon is popular with both experienced and firsttime runners and something many look forward to every year. For more information, visit honolulumarathon.org.
open fraudulent accounts in the shopper’s name. Q: What precautions should be taken when shopping online? A: All software, especially security products, Web browsers and plug-ins, PDF readers, and operating systems, should be up-to-date and set to update automatically, and security scans should be run on a regular basis. Also, use your bank’s online banking to view your real-time account balances and track your account activity in a secure environment to look for fraudulent activity. And take advantage of the identity protection services offered by your bank to help protect your identity and your transactions.
40th ANNUAL HONOLULU MARATHON December 12, 5 a.m. Ala Moana Beach Park Cost: Prices vary Info: honolulumarathon.org AN EVENING WITH JOURNEY December 12–15, 7 p.m. Neal Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave. Cost: $60-125 Info: bampproject.com 11th ANNUAL SHERTON HAWAII BOWL December 24, 3 p.m. Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd. Cost: Prices vary Info: sheratonhawaiibowl.com SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET Saturdays through October, 7:30 a.m.–11 a.m. Kapiolani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Rd. Cost: Free Info: 808-848-2074, email@example.com
ALA MOANA FARMERS MARKET Saturdays through October, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., upper deck near Sears Cost: Free Info: haleiwafarmersmarket.com/ala-moana. html WINDWARD MALL FARMERS MARKET Wednesdays through October, 2:30-7:30 p.m. Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy. Cost: Free Info: windwardmall.com
Q: What are signs that a site is fraudulent? A: Fraudulent sites can be difficult to detect, as many phony sites may look professional. Research the seller through reliable sources such as the Better Business Bureau or the State Attorney General and routinely review a seller’s rating and reviews even if you are a return customer. Never click on links in unexpected e-mails. Always call or visit the vendor’s web site directly using contact information you know to be correct. Q: Is it safe to download coupons and scan QR codes? A: A legitimate online coupon can be a great way to
Taste BANZAI SUSHI BAR $$ North Shore Marketplace, 66-246 Kamehameha Hwy. (808-637-4404) Wooden floors, paper lamps and inventive contemporary sushi bring a little bit of Japan to the North Shore.
get additional savings on purchases. If you’re uncertain, however, don’t click on the link. It could lead to a virus or malware that could infect your system and put your personal information at risk. The same is true for QR codes; they’re just a shortcut to reach a web site like a link. In general, since there’s much more online shopping during the holiday season, online fraud increases in the hope that the shopper may not detect it, so be smart and shop safe!
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Art & Flea
Voted “Honolulu’s Best Monthly Event” in 2011 by Honolulu Magazine, Art & Flea is well regarded as the place for a unique shopping experience with more than 50 local vendors offering wares ranging from antiques to vintage and handmade jewelry and clothing. Art & Flea happens at Fresh Café (831 Queen St.) on Black Friday, November 23, and December 20 – just in time for the holiday season.
For more information, visit artandflea.com.
INN8 BRASSERIE DU VIN $$ 1115 Bethel St. (808-545-1115) brasserieduvin.com 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) brunosforno.com An Italian taste in Chinatown with lasagnas and sandwiches made fresh in house daily. Open for breakfast and dinner. CINNAMON’S RESTAURANT $$ 315 Uluniu St. (808-261-8724) cinnamonsresataurant.com A breakfast staple in Kailua, this popular breakfast joint will get your mouth watery with classic comfort food and a unique selection of eggs benedicts and pancakes. HE‘EIA PIER AND GENERAL STORE $ 46-499 Kamehameha Hwy. (808-235-2192) heeiapier.com Located on the water’s edge, this general store serves up one awesome gourmet plate lunch. JJ DOLAN’S $$ 1147 Bethel St. (808-537-4992) jjdolans.com An Irish pub with handcrafted New York pizza and hand-poured drinks. Follow them on twitter for daily pizza specials. KALAPAWAI MARKET
consistently provides patrons a genuinely Hawaiian food experience using locally grown food sources. SALT KITCHEN & TASTING BAR $$ 3605 Waialae Ave. (808-744-7567) With an emphasis on housemade charcuterie, SALT may well have come up with the tastiest bar food menu in Hawai‘i by being innovative with the classics. SHOR AMERICAN SEAFOOD GRILL Hyatt Regency, 2424 Kalakaua Ave. (808-923-1234)
shorgrill.com A contemporary American seafood and steak grill under a newly renovated contemporary breezeway offering open-air seating and stunning ocean vistas.
Let’s Go Fishing w i th B e n W ong
Aku (Skipjack Tuna)
S k i pj a ck t u n a , wh i ch i s f a m i l i a r to i s l a n d f a m i l i e s a s a k u , h a s a s i gn i f i c a nt p l a c e i n th e h i stor y of H a w a i ‘ i . At times, the ocean schools were so large that there were enough fish caught yearly in Hawai‘i to support a cannery
TOWN $$ 3435 Waialae Ave. (808-735-5900) townkaimuki.com This unpretentious American bistro’s menu changes daily based on the freshest ingredients procured from local farmers. YUZU $$ Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Dr. 1st flr. (808943-1155) Contemporary Japanese cuisine featuring yuzu citrus flavor infused in sushi, yakitori, specialty cocktails and homemade udon.
and a fishing fleet designed specifically for catching aku. Aku is enjoyed in many of the same ways that all tunas in Hawai‘i are. Select pieces of the fish are served raw in dishes such as sashimi and poke. Seared recipes have aku served over salad greens. And, of course, there’s always use for all the small pieces of cooked aku in everyone’s favorite: tuna sandwiches. Ask any island family who grew up catching and eating aku and you may be surprised to learn that the favorite part of the aku for many is the bones, more precisely, the meat of the fish closest to the bones. After an aku is filleted, often the bones left on the carving board are seasoned with salt and pepper and thrown on the open grill. Once these bones are grilled or fried, the small pieces of meat missed by the fillet knife are then picked off the bones and enjoyed. In local sports bars and diners, you will often see listed on the menu, “grilled aku bone.”
306 S. Kalaheo Ave. (808-262-4359) kalapawaimarket.com A quaint coffee bar and deli featuring sandwiches and salads for lunch and a wide selection of dinner plates using fresh island ingredients. LONGHI’S $$ 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.
Ak u P ok e INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. aku 2 tbsp. Shiracha sauce 4 tbsp. Maui onion, diced 1⁄2 tsp. Hawaiian rock salt 2 tsp. soy sauce 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced 1⁄4 c. ogo farm raised seaweed, minced Cut aku into 1⁄2-inch cubes , mix all ingredients gently to avoid fish sticking to itself , refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
ROY’S $$$ The birthplace of Hawaiian fusion cuisine, Roy’s
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Kona Surf Film Festival The 9th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival kicks off with another stellar lineup of surf films December 7-8 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Founded by Chad Campbell, a filmmaker and surfer himself, the Kona Surf Film Festival is an epic weekend of international surf films, killer live music, local art, ice-cold beer and great food, with some of the worldâ€™s finest surfers in appearance such as Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian and Mike Stewart. The two-day event is a benefit for Na Kama Kai and Surfrider Foundation. For more information, visit konasurffilmfestival.org.
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Big Island EVENTS KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL November 3-11 Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, 78-6740 Alii Dr. Cost: Free Info: konacoffeefest.com MOKU O KEAWE KAPA FESTIVAL November 8 – 10, 9 a.m. Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden Cost: Adults $7, Children free Info: bishopmuseum.org/greenwell THE ART AND TRADITIONS OF HULA AT KILAUEA November 10, 9 a.m Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Cost: Free, park entrance fees apply Info: volcanoartcenter.org Rainwater Harvesting Class November 14, 6 p.m. Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo, 117 Keawe St. Cost: $10 Info: 808-896-7656 VOLCANO VILLAGE ARTISTS HUI ANNUAL ART STUDIO TOUR & SALE November 23–25, 10 a.m – 4 p.m. Volcano Garden Arts, 19-3834 Old Volcano Rd. Cost: Free Info: 808-984-3472 ANNUAL NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FAIR November 30–December 1, 9 a.m–9 p.m. Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium, 323 Manono Street Cost: Free Info: namakua.com HOLUALOA MUSIC AND LIGHT FESTIVAL December 1, 5 p.m. Holualoa Main Street, 76-5933 Mamalahoa Hwy. Cost: Free Info: holualoahawaii.org
WORLD OF MAGIC PERFORMANCE December 16, 11 a.m. Palace Theater, 38 Haili Street Cost: Admission by Donation Info: 808-935-1717 NA MEA HAWAII HULA KAHIKO PERFORMANCE December 25, 9 a.m. Volcano Art Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Cost: Free Info: volcanoartcenter.org MOCHI POUNDING AT HISTORIC WAILEA VILLAGE December 29, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Akiko’s Buddhist Bed and Breakfast, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Hwy. Info: Akiko, 808-963-6422
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 $ cafe100.com 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) dapokeshack.com 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 $$ 315 Makaala St. (808-935-4939) hilobaycafe.com Hidden in plain sight in a strip mall, this café has great burgers and cocktails, made with local, organic ingredients.
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Skyline Eco-Adventures Skyline Eco-Adventures is the longest-standing zipline builder and operator with the longest track record of safety in the islands. With zipline tours available on Maui in Haleakalā and Ka‘anapali, as well as on the Big Island in Akaka Falls, Skyline is sure to thrill with unparalleled views of undiscovered Hawai‘i. The Ka‘anapali adventure shown here is located high above the Ka‘anapali Resort, amidst the verdant valleys of Mount Kahalawai. With panoramic views, plunging cliffs and lush valleys, Ka‘anapali plays host to a zipline adventure unlike any other in the world, containing eight ziplines that allow you to soar high above streams and waterfalls.
For more information, visit zipline.com.
MIYO’S $$ 400 Hualani St. (808-935-2273) Melt in your mouth sashimi and other traditional Japanese dishes.
MAUI EVENTS WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY November 2, 6 p.m. Maui Thing, 7 N. Market St. Cost: Free Info: 808-878-1888
WAILEA WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL December 6-9 Wailea Resort, 555 Kaukahi St. Cost: Free Info: waileawineandfoodfestival.com GABRIEL IGLESIAS – ALOHA FLUFFY December 13, 7:30 p.m. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way Cost: $41 Info: mauiarts.com
HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL: UNDER A JARVIS MOON November 4, 3 p.m. Maui Arts & Cultural Center Cost: $10 Info: mauiarts.org
808 BISTRO $$ 2511 S Kihei Rd. (808-879-8008) 808bistro.com Set in a spacious open verandah capturing beautiful views, patrons get to experience the savory tastes of two chefs originally famous for 808 deli’s sandwiches.
EA SPORTS MAUI INVITATIONAL November 19-21 Lahina Civic Center Cost: Prices vary Info: mauiinvitational.com
CAFÉ O’LEI $$ 2439 S Kihei Rd. (808-891-1368) cafeoleirestaurants.com Don’t let the location fool you, happy patrons return for the food and not the view.
SOLO SESSIONS: KEALII REICHEL November 30, 7 p.m. Maui Arts & Cultural Center Cost: $35 General Admission Info: mauiarts.org
MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE $$ 100 Kaukahi St. (808-874-1131) mulligansontheblue.com Irish restaurant and bar is known for its live music, especially its dinner shows with Uncle Willie K.
OZOMATLI November 30, 7:30 p.m. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way Info: mauiarts.org A CHRISTMAS COLLAGE WITH THE KATINAS CONCERT December 6, 7 p.m. Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center Cost: $20 Info: mauiarts.com or thekatinas.com WILLIE KALIKIMAKA December 9, 7:30 p.m. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way Cost: $12, $28, $37 Info: mauiarts.com
GAZEBO RESTAURANT $$ Napili Shores, 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd. (808669-5621) Arresting views in a casual gazebo setting make this restaurant and its pineapple macadamia nut pancakes a must. LAHAINA GRILL $$$ 127 Lahainaluna Rd. (808-667-5117) lahainagrill.com This contemporary bistro favorite offers a refined yet comfortable atmosphere.
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Kaua‘i EVENTS NAKAHIKI CELEBRATION 7th ANNUAL CANOE SURFING CHALLENGE November 3-4, 10 a.m. Kalapaki Beach Park Cost: Free Info: kauaifestivals.com THE LIVE LAUGH ALOHA FESTIVAL CONCERT & FAIR
TASTE BARACUDA $$$ 5-561 Kuhio Hwy. (808-826-7081) restaurantbaracuda.com 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 nofrills mom-and-pops joint a favorite among locals.
November 4, 4–9 p.m. Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, 4191 Hardy St. Cost: $12 Presale Contact: alwayslivelaughaloha.com
HANALEI GOURMET $$ 5-5161 Kuhio Hwy. (808-826-2524) A quick and easy spot for lunch, this casual eatery serves sandwiches made on fresh baked bread, alongside classic American eats.
GARDEN ISLE ARTISAN FAIR November 10, 9 a.m. Poipu Beach Cost: Free Info: kauaifestivals.com
JOSSELIN’S TAPAS BAR $$$ Kukui‘ula Shopping Center, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St. (808-742-7117) josselins.com This tapas bar features dishes inspired from all parts of the world using as many locally grown ingredients as possible
20TH ANNUAL HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL November 18, 12 p.m. Kauai Beach & Resort Hotel Cost: Free Info: slackkeyfestival.com THE GARDEN ISLAND RANGE AND FOOD FESTIVAL November 28, 11 a.m. Kilohana Luau Cost: Adults $35, Children $17 Info: kauaifoodfestival.com KAUAI POLYNESIAN FESTIVAL December 9, 6 p.m. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa Cost: Free Into: kauaifestivals.com 15th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS December 7–January 1, 6 p.m. Kauai’s Historic County Building, 4444 Rice St. Cost: Free Info: kauaifestivaloflights.com
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MARK’S PLACE $ 1610 Haleukana St. (808-245-2522) marksplacekauai.com 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.
CASTLE RESORTS & HOTEL’S Rake in fall savings with 50 percent off hotels and condos on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and the Big Island
This fall, finding the perfect vacation is a breeze with Castle Resorts & Hotels. Whether looking for adventure, romance, leisure or family-filled fun, save up to 50 percent off at Castle properties across five Hawaiian Islands. With condos and hotels on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Hawaii’s Big Island, Castle offers everything your family needs to make this fall all about fun! Plan your ideal fall getaway with Castle today by visiting castleresorts.com. Castle has also has a new property to its Kauai lineup: Kauai Kailani on the famous Royal Coconut Coast! These oceanfront vacation rentals are a dream for those seeking the best value on the Garden Isle. Oceanfront Kauai Kailani offers two-bedroom units with beach access, two swimming pools, wireless Internet and more. Set
on idyllic Waipouli Beach Park, these ocean-view condos are a perfect base camp for snorkeling in the blue Pacific or exploring the secrets of Hawaii’s Island of Discovery. Each of these condos is individually furnished for a personal and comfortable atmosphere and features a full kitchen, flat-screen TV, a private lanai, WiFi, and plenty of extras. Fire up the on-site barbecue grill and prepare a feast for you and your loved ones, or if you prefer to simply relax, enjoy one of the many restaurants in nearby Kapaa, Lihue or Kilauea. Guests at any of Castle’s 20 properties in Hawaii can look forward to a wide selection of amenities, and not all are in the room. 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.
To hear more about Castle’s other benefits, visit castleresorts.com or call 808-545-3510.
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‘All around the Hawaiian Island chain there is only one place that sticks out in my mind as such an unbelievably perfect ocean playground and it’s clearly Kailua Bay.’ –Devin Moody, Manager, Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks. Its crescent shape, miles of white sand and tranquil, turquoise waters are framed by some of the most impressive waterfall carved mountain’s on earth. ‘I mean you have surfing all over Hawaii, and that’s the rightful king of sports in the Hawaiian culture. But to get waves you need a shallow reef and a powerful current, things you don’t necessarily want when you’re learning to stand up paddle or kayak.’ Kailua has been a waterman’s paradise for a long time, starting with the Hobbie Cat sailors, ripping through the bay in the 1970’s. Then came the invention of something
called the ‘Sail-Board’, later to be dubbed the ‘WindSurfer’ and it hit Kailua Beach like falling coconuts. Dozens of colorful neon sails could be seen flying through the bay and laid out on the beaches during the heyday of the sport, from the early 1980’s through the 1990’s. By this time kite-surfing came on the scene and quickly nudged its elbow into the gut of windsurfers, making room for its high flying free stylers to dominate Kailua’s ocean landscape.
Hawaiian outrigger canoeing held strong and spread into a budding new generation of canoers, kayakers and stand up paddlers not to be taken for chumps. Today’s landscape is a collage of Kailua’s history with at least ten different sports being enjoyed on any given day. With surfbreaks, snorkel spots, windsurfers and a variety of paddlers, heading to the beautiful twin islands, it’s a virtual theme park for the adventurous at heart.
Another constant in Kailua’s watersports scene has While all the flashy sails been a little beach shop had been jockeying for with a long history in the everyone’s attention over community. Nearly all of the last 30 years, there Kailua’s ocean adventurers was a constant, cool and seem to gear up at Kailua notably ‘Hawaiian’ method Sailboards & Kayaks, before of enjoying Kailua’s turquoise they hit the water. ‘Because water-park . . . paddling. we’re the sole watersports The ancient lifestyle of the shop by Kailua Beach, I’ve
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noticed a buzz of activity that started about 7 years ago and has made working at our shop exciting ever since. Whether people are competitive level athletes or just stoked to paddle the family out to the offshore islands, they are really excited, and that’s fun to see. I see it on the faces of our guides and instructors too; they get to take a group of people kayaking or stand up paddling out to a beautiful island, surrounded by sea-turtles and tropical fish, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, how good of a life is that!’
challenging/exciting during the winter months (Nov-Feb). Their 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Excursion ($129/Adult 13 and up; $114 Children 8-13 years old) is better for the total novice, being about half the distance to paddle to Flat Island. Both tours Include Lunch, Snorkeling, Hotel Pick-Up, Lockers and Showers; Reservations Required.
Kayak Rentals start at $34.50/ Half Day
Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks will take you on their 4-Hour Guided Kayaking Adventure ($179/adult 13 and up), to the Mokulua Island bird sanctuaries. Tours are year round but can be more
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S TA R R Y NIGHTS ON HALEAKALĀ Hawai‘i has some of the best views of the universe in the, well, universe. Haleakalā Observatory, located on the island of Maui, is one of the most important observing sites in the world. According to the University of Hawai‘i’s Institute For Astronomy, because of the remarkable clarity, dryness, and stillness of the air, and its location above one-third of Earth’s atmosphere, as well as the limited light pollution, the summit of Haleakalā is one of the most sought-after locations in the world for ground-based telescopes.
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