Page 1

On the cover: Ke‘e Beach, Kaua‘i

48 Hours on Lana‘i, 22 YOUR COMPLIMENTARY COPY

Itinerary: Kailua, Hale‘iwa, Chinatown, 30 Local Designer Showcase, 51 Night Surfing, 60 Save Our Surf, 66



Read about how Madre Chocolate transforms these cocoa beans into delicious treats on page 16.

19 | In-flight pages 12 | In 8: Jewelry HOPS 14 | Art & Flea 16 | Madre Chocolate FEATURES ITINERARY

30 | Kailua


52 | Re-imagining Alohawear: Jeffrey Yoshida

54 | Keeping You Covered:

S.Tory Standards Swimsuits

56 | He Is Greater Than I: HE>i 58 | A Cure-All: Panacea 60 | Go Missing in Moloka‘i 62 | Night Surfing 66 | Save Our Surf

36 | Hale‘iwa


42 | Chinatown

70 | Pacific Hall 72 | Guides




EDITOR Lisa Yamada




CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kaui Awong Sonny Ganaden Kelli Gratz Anna Harmon Hana Maeda Kimberly Yagi


SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER John Hook CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Tom Anderson Jonas Maon Mike Coots Dallas Nagata White Haren Soril Aaron Yoshino

MARKETING & ADVERTISING: Keely Bruns 808-777-0932 Bryan Butteling 808-281-5419 Advertising Inquiries 808.688.8349

EDITORIAL INTERNS Kai Rilliet Chris Gaspar Alden Antonio Hirona Ogawa ASSISTANT DESIGNERS Haren Soril Mitchell Valenzuela



NELLA MEDIA GROUP 36 N. Hotel Street, Suite A Honolulu, HI 96817

2009-2013 by Nella Media Group, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reprinted without the written consent of the publisher Opinions in innov8 are solely those of the writers and are not necessarily endorsed by go!


In its simplest form, aloha is used to welcome and bid farewell; to express love; and paired with the right word, to greet morning, noon or evening. But an early lesson taught to children by ancient Hawaiians presents aloha as much more complex, used to define one’s place in the world, and essentially, a code to live by: Aloha is being a part of all, and all being a part of me. When there is pain—it is my pain. When there is joy—it is also mine. I respect all that is as part of the Creator and part of me. I will not willfully harm anyone or anything. When food is needed I will take only my need and explain why it is being taken. The earth, the sky, the sea are mine to care for, to cherish and to protect. This is Hawaiian—this is Aloha! According to kahuna David Bray, living with the aloha spirit is to realize one’s breath and body and to live in harmony with one’s self before being able to spread that love out to others. The spirit of aloha was even written into state law in 1986 as “The Aloha Spirit Law.” The aloha behind this code of conduct is defined as such in the following unuhi laulā loa, or free translation:

“Akahai,” meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness;     “Lokahi,” meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony; “Oluolu,” meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness; “Haahaa,” meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty; “Ahonui,” meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance. This spirit of aloha radiates out from each and every one of us, from those who have spent their entire lives here to those who have just recently arrived in the islands. Inevitably, this spirit of aloha is present in every part of Hawai‘i’s culture, from local jewelry and alohawear artisans to locally owned restaurants and retailers. So when you’re in the islands, whether interacting with communities, or each other, let the first thing you reach for be made-in-Hawai‘i, let the first thing you reach for be aloha.


Made-in-Hawai‘i aloha shirts by Reyn Spooner.






I M A G E B Y T om A n d e r son

Known by locals as “Walls,” this famed jetty is a popular spot for soaking in the sun. While signs are posted advising against jumping from the wall into the water, that doesn’t stop locals from taking the plunge.

INN8 K A U A ‘ I

O ’ A H U



、暖かい日差しの中でリラックスできるワイキキの人気スポット。 B I G




IN 8









Eight local jewelry designers to check out when in the islands. 1. Jason Dow Once a dentist by trade, Jason Dow intricately cuts and handcrafts precious metals and gems into powerful works of art. When you own a unique piece by Jason Dow, you are more than just a wearer of something beautiful, you become one with the energy it possesses. Find Jason Dow Jewelry at Hildgund Jewelry of Hawaii stores and at 2. Imi Jewelry Inspired by art, industrial design and architecture, Imi Jewelry consists of designs that are minimalistic and geometric in nature. Made of sterling silver and gold-filled metals, there’s something for every budget with Imi. Find Imi Jewelry at select boutiques around the state and online at 3. Wishing Bridge Growing up, Lauryn Chun believed that if she made a wish under a doublecrossing bridge, her wishes would come true. Today, her custom name jewelry and signature Wishing Bridge heart pieces are staples in wardrobes everywhere. Find Wishing Bridge at boutiques across O‘ahu and online at 4. A.Wattz Designs Designer Amanda Watkins has been handcrafting brilliantly colored statement pieces made out of glass beads, African trade and vinyl beads, and the like since 2009. Hued in bright purples, pinks, yellows and golds, A.Wattz Designs’ beaded necklaces and bracelets make for great layering pieces, adding the perfect pop of color to any outfit. Find A.Wattz Designs at boutiques around O‘ahu and online at 5. Amo Hawaii An extension of her passion for the ocean, Amanda Deck’s designs under her line Amo Hawaii are wrapped, knit, stitched, and tied with love and kindness. Find Amo Hawaii at Sand People and online at


6. Hula Hoops Maui From hammered gold earrings and organic, hand-dipped gold necklaces to stack rings and bangles adorned with rich Tahitian pearls, each Hula Hoop Maui design is handmade on the island of Maui by Laurie Olsen. The simple exquisiteness of Hula Hoops Maui can be found in boutiques across the state and online at 7. MiNei Katye Killebrew’s love for the ocean, mountains, and scenery inspires the delicate lines and intricate weaves of her whimsical designs for MiNei Jewelry. To Killebrew, a broken piece of jewelry will always be more interesting than an intact object. Find MiNei at 8. Noelani Designs Handcrafted on the North Shore of O‘ahu, Noelani Designs feature hammered metals adorned with an array of gemstones and shells. Whether at the office, cruising the beach, or on a fancy dinner date, you can be sure Noelani pieces will make you feel good, inside and out. Noelani Designs flagship store is located at 66-437 Kamehameha Hwy. or shop online at



T E X T B Y H ana M a e d a I mage B Y H a r e n S o r i l

For Creatives, by Creatives The monthly Art & Flea features unique made-in-Hawai‘i items.

A center for everything eclectic, the story of Art and Flea tells the tale of how one little market grew to become the epicenter for all things vintage, artistic, and handcrafted. This year celebrated the third anniversary of the urban flea market. From bow ties made by hand to jewelry made from broken watches, Art and Flea presents more than 60 vendors with a diverse set of items. Although Art and Flea is an established business, Aly Ishikuni, the market’s superwoman founder, reminisces on how Art and Flea started off as just a fun idea. “In college, I started a small clothing line on eBay,” she says. “We went to different thrift shops with friends and constructed old mu‘mu‘u into wearable tops.” Inspired by fashion trade shows, the experiment led to an idea for a garage sale-type event. “I’m kind of a hoarder!” Ishikuni exclaims with an animated laugh. “We had leftover stock and old antiques to sell, so I invited my friends to test the idea at Fresh Café.” The turnout was so great that the one-time event blossomed into a monthly occurrence. Raw and inventive, Art and Flea’s unique approach to flea markets is evident in its freedom to explore any random theme. From “Super Heroes VS. Super Cats” to “Wild Wild West,” these unconventional themes demonstrate that it’s simply all about having fun. Every member of Art and Flea’s team knows what it’s like to be a vendor, epitomizing Art and Flea’s tagline, “A destination for creatives, by creatives.” To say that the journey from 2010 to now is stupefying, proves to be an understatement for Ishikuni. From only 20 vendors at its first event, Art and Flea now has a master list of more than 400 vendors. ”I’m so grateful for the overwhelming support from the community,” says Ishikuni. “The hard work that goes into it is so worth it to see the vendors so happy.” Recently, Ishikuni launched a look book and new website to feature vendors’ products. She also launched a one-time market in Kailua and has plans to expand in other areas of the island, as well as to the neighbor islands. So what’s next for the intrepid entrepreneur? She jokes, “To take over the whole world.”

アート・アンド・フリー 地元ハワイから60以上のベンダーやアーテイストが

集合、 月一度開催されるユーニクで感動的なイベント、

Art & Flea takes place at Fresh Café on Black Friday, November 29, and every fourth Thursday. For more information, visit


アートアンドフリー。ハワイを訪れた際には是非、必見 の価値あり。




T ext by K I M B ERLY Ya g i I mage B Y J onas M aon

For the Love of Chocolate Madre Chocolate

Attributing his love for chocolate to his mother, Nat Bletter was originally an ethnobotanist whose interest in chocolate grew after being asked to write a chapter in the book Chocolate in Mesoamerica. After writing the chapter, Nat’s choice between culinary and graduate school became combined, for the love of chocolate. Nat’s business partner, Dave Elliot (the two met through Dave’s wife, a fellow ethnobotanist), initiated the idea to start a chocolate company, and in 2010, they sold their first chocolate bar at the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. Since then, their familiar logo, derived from the Mayan glyph for cacao, has been recognized


around the world. Nat and Dave sought to create chocolate bars from where cacao was grown, and their company’s name, Madre Chocolate, was inspired by chocolate’s origins. “Madre” also signifies the encouragement of sustainability and caring for Mother Earth. Their dedication to quality, locally made chocolate has won their Triple Cacao chocolate seven awards in the last year, three of them international recognitions. With their business growing quickly, Nat and Dave will open a new shop in Chinatown, an ideal place to make these delectable treats. Their shop, called Root-to-Shoot Cacao and Chocolate Café, will sell their famous chocolate products, as well as soap, mulch, and body balm. Customers will be able to enjoy the view of a garden filled with cacao and vanilla, while

sipping on coffee, tea, or chocolate drinks and munching on savory foods inspired by cacao’s countries of origin. A new location will also mean more classes for fellow chocolate lovers, including their monthly pairing classes and their bean-to-bar classes. Their delicious chocolate bars will still be available at farmers markets and shops around the island and at their Kailua store. The best recommendation Nat has for anyone curious about Madre Chocolate? Come visit for free samples.

Root-to-Shoot Cacao and Chocolate Café is located in Chinatown at 2 N. Pauahi St. and in Kailua at 201 Hamakua Dr. For more information, visit

マドレ・チョコレート リッチで濃厚な味、ハワイでも指折り のオーガニックチョコレート。



100 Percent MauiGrown Coffee on all our flights

Celebrating growing coffee on Maui for 25 years.

Blending the legend of Ka‘anapali with rich volcanic soil, clean mountain water, fresh ISLAND AIR, and warm Maui sun, MauiGrown Coffee produces internationally acclaimed, 100 percent Maui Origin Coffee. Four varieties of Arabica coffee are grown at the Ka‘anapali Estate, three miles north of the historic town of Lahaina, which was the Capital of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, as well as a whaling and plantation era landmark. The MauiGrown Coffee Ka‘anapali Estate consists of approximately 500 acres located mauka (mountain side) of the Ka‘anapali Beach Resort overlooking spectacular views of glorious sunsets and Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.

YOU ARE INVITED to take a self guided tour of the Ka‘anapali Estate. Please visit the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store in Lahaina, sample their many coffee varieties, and pick up a self guided tour map of the Ka‘anapali Estate.

The MauiGrown Coffee Company Store is located next to the famous Pioneer Mill Smokestack, 277 Lahainaluna Rd. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Sat (closed Sundays). For more information, call 808661-2728, or visit




DIRECT ISLAND-TO-ISLAND SERVICE Island Air is proud to offer increased service between Honolulu and Kahului. Direct flights are also available between Kahului and Līhu‘e. Combined with our service between Honolulu, Lanai and Molokai, only Island Air provides a variety of island-to-island options in our comfortable 64-seat ATR-72 aircraft. Our focus is to always offer reliable service and a satisfying experience.

Approved Portable Electronic Devices for Use In-flight

Now Serving on

Not permitted during taxi, takeoff and landing. • Video cameras • CD and DVD players • Handheld games • Laptop computers Onboard Services Island Air offers all guests a complimentary copy of our in-flight magazine. Take it with you to share with family and friends. We are pleased to continue our complimentary beverage service to accompany the best aerial views in Hawai‘i. Island Air exclusively serves fresh-brewed coffee by MauiGrown Coffee.

• Noise-reduction headsets

Not Approved on Island Air • Cellular phones must be turned completely off, not just in “airplane mode” • CB radios

Online Services

• AM/FM radios

Island Air makes full use of the Internet to offer you a wide range of online services. At, you can view our flight schedule, print your boarding pass, make itinerary changes, and check your flight status. Cloud 9 is Hawai‘i’s most generous customerrewards program, awarding members a free one-way ticket after only nine one-way flights. Cloud 9 now credits 500 miles per flight flown. Find complete program rules and details at

• Remote-controlled toys

MauiGrown Coffee Dec–Mar

Ka‘anapali Golden Estate A blend of medium roasted coffees of the Yellow Caturra variety that boasts a wonderful medium body and serves as a lively breakfast blend. Take a free self-guided tour of the Ka‘anapali Estate, and visit the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store to sample several varieties of coffee grown on Maui.

• Wireless Internet devices • Television receivers • Global positional systems (GPS) • Electronic cigarettes The use of devices not approved is in violation of federal regulations and Island Air policy. Please ask one of our flight attendants if you have any questions.

MauiGrown Coffee Company Store 277 Lahainaluna Road Lahaina, Maui 808.661.2728

On the go? Make use of our mobile site, designed specifically for handheld devices. We’re also on Twitter and Facebook, so be sure to subscribe to our posts for the latest news, including fare specials.




T ext by G e s M i yash i r o I mage c o u r tesy o f M akan i K a i H e l i c o p t e r S

I mage by J O H N H O O K

48 Hours on Lana‘i Got 48 hours to spend? Take a quick trip to the Lana‘i, easily accessible by air or by ferry, and experience a Hawai‘i unlike anything you’ve ever seen. T ext by L i sa Yama d a

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. Getting there is easy with Island Air’s expanded flight coverage, or if you happen to already be on Maui, the Maui-Lana‘i ferry is a fun and easy way of getting to the Pineapple Isle. The ferry runs five times per day and during winter months, you’re sure to catch glimpses of whales and spinner dolphins.

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.

Upon arrival, jump right into the action 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. While you’re at it, 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. Check in at Four Seasons Lana‘i’s The 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 bistrostyle dining. As the result of the chilly weather found at the Lodge, waking up can be hard to do, but a short shuttle ride down to Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i at Manele Bay and it’s like you’ve stepped into someplace brand new, where the sun shines fiercely overhead. 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. After a hot day in the glaring sun, lounge by the Four Season at Menele

Bay’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. 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 deep-fried Oreos. Walk off the food coma with a stroll down the Lodge’s garden tour. Stroll across manicured greens, past the orchid greenhouse, bamboo forest and pagoda structure. Once you’re feeling nice and relaxed, 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, an amazing sight to behold unlike any you’ve ever seen in Hawai‘i.


Island Air Explorers Program

Island Air is gearing up for its 2014 season of Island Air Explorers. Under the direction of Boy Scouts of America, our Aviation Exploring post invites 15 students each year to join our 10-week program.


Throughout the program, students are exposed to aviation-related careers such as pilot, flight attendant, aircraft mechanic, dispatcher, airport terminal agent, TSA, air traffic controller, and more. Students who aspire to work in aviation learn from Island Air employees how to design a career path to reach their occupational goals. In addition, they meet other students from O‘ahu who have similar objectives. Students must be between 14 and 20 years old to join. Applications are accepted only at orientation and interested students are encouraged to attend with their parents:

Island Air Explorers Orientation Night Thursday, January 16, 2014 Bishop Museum, Atherton HÄ lau 6:30 p.m. Program description, application, and 2014 schedule can be found at: See what past Explorers classes experienced on our Facebook page:

If you are a student interested in working in the exciting field of aviation, and meet the program requirements, we hope to see you at orientation!


Give the Gift of ALOHA

Aloha is a Hawaiian word that everyone knows. Why is it that this five-letter word is one that is so important to Hawai‘i and its culture, even in its nickname as The Aloha State? What many do not know is that the word itself is made up of two other Hawaiian words: alo, meaning “presence” or “share,” and hā, meaning “breath or essence of life.” Whether we are saying “hello,” “goodbye,” or “I love you,” when we say “aloha,” we are giving a gift—a piece of ourselves, breathing life into one another. A melting pot of sorts, Hawai‘i has become a place that has brought together traditions

of gift giving in many cultures. Visitors from all over spend much time mulling over what local treasures and souvenirs they can bring home to give to family members and loved ones. The idea of the souvenir is a universal one, seen in many cultures across the globe. In the Philippines, the act of bringing pasalubong for your friends and family upon returning from vacation speaks highly of your thoughtfulness. Pasalubong is loosely translated as a gift for someone who welcomes you home. The gesture signifies allowing someone to share in your travels. In Japan, the souvenir is known as omiyage. The concept of omiyage is more of a social tradition that goes far beyond bringing home the usual souvenirs. For one, since space is at a premium in Japan, omiyage consist typically of food or edible treats that can be consumed,

and therefore, take up little to no space. Second, omiyage should be beautifully wrapped for its recipient to show the time and thoughtfulness put into its presentation. And lastly, it should be a local product of the place visited. After all, like “aloha,” the kanji (Japanese characters) that make up the word “omiyage” mean “earth or ground” and “product.” No matter what culture you’re from, give the gift of aloha this holiday, whether it be with a shiny gold box of MAUNA LOA chocolate-covered macadamia nuts or a honi, “kiss,” for Tutu!

This season, MAUNA LOA wishes you and yours a Happy Holiday full of laughter, warmth, and of course, aloha.



ty gurney surf SCHOOL Off the beaten path, and behind

the Halekulani hotel on the beaches of Waikīkī, there’s a little surf

school that strives for excellence,

where you’re guaranteed to surf on your f irst lesson.

The Ty Gurney Surf School (TGSS) specializes in private surf lessons, Surf Safari Adventures, Stand Up Paddle (SUP), and individualized surf tours. TGSS is the only surf school on the island of O‘ahu that treats every client like a VIP. All lessons are taught in less populated areas and


are comprised of very small groups—compared to the other schools that teach in large numbers and at busier beaches. “We want to give anyone that wants to learn how to surf, or improve their skills, the surf experience of a lifetime,” said owner and operator Ty Gurney. “Never been on a wave—no problem! We’ll have you surfing in two hours. Have you surfed before and you want to ride the North Shore with an instructor, we can do that, too! Whatever your surf experience, we want you leaving your lesson feeling happy and accomplished!” TGSS offers two-hour beginner surf and SUP lessons for children and adults. TGSS can also tailor a Surf Safari adventure that includes group transportation in an open-air jeep to

various scenic spots on the island of O‘ahu, lunch, snorkeling, surfing and much more! On O‘ahu for spring break or the holidays? Check out our fun surf camps for kids! All TGSS instructors are licensed, experienced surfers and are CPR and lifeguard certified. Whether you select our Surf/SUP classes or our Waikīkī, East Side or North Shore Surf tours, Ty Gurney Surf School promises guests to the island of O‘ahu an amazing beach and water experience that will provide a lifetime of Hawaiian memories.

For more information on TGSS, visit or call 808-271-9557.





KAILUA A mountain away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, Kailua’s laid-back beach atmosphere and extensive shopping and dining scene make for the perfect combination of town and country. T ext by K au i A w on g Opening image by Da l l as N a g ata Wh i t e I nte r i o r images by J onas M aon

When paying a visit to Kailua on O‘ahu’s Windward side, be sure to start early. The sunrise alone is worth the morning drive, but the earlier you go, the quicker you get to experience some of the most mouth-watering pancakes on the island. 旅程:カイルア 市内のざわめきから逃れホノルル郊外、 カ


とくつろぎ広大なショッピングエリアとレス トランでゆっくりと都会と田舎の入り混じ った雰囲気をお楽しみ下さい。


Whether working up an appetite kayaking to the Mokulua Islands or craving something small to refuel after sunbathing, Kailua has it all.




C H A D L O U ' S


On a small side street outside of centralized Kailua town hides one of the area’s most popular destinations, Boots & Kimo’s Homestyle Kitchen. Don’t be discouraged by the long line and scruffy exterior, there is a reason for the hour-long wait: the large and fluffy macadamia nut pancakes. Just a few blocks over sits another popular spot for original pancakes, but be sure to bring a friend and a big appetite. At Cinnamon’s Restaurant, portions are enormous and the guava chiffon and red velvet pancake specialties are rich enough to numb even a 7-year-old’s sweet tooth. Whether working up an appetite kayaking to the Mokulua Islands or craving something small to refuel after sunbathing, Kailua has it all. Near Kailua Beach Park is the Kalapawai Market, where you can grab a beer and a quick bite from their natural deli (the turkey cranberry sandwich is a must-try). If you want to dive deep into local flavor with a twist, The Hibachi grills up such a wide variety of fresh seafood, that you’ll feel as though you never left the beach. The Hibachi features an array of grilled items like tuna, lamb, barbecue chicken, and kalbi, but also specializes in poke bowls piled high with fresh fish. Far from Waikīkī’s loud and kitschy tourist traps, Kailua is home to many small, unique, souvenir shops that embody the comfortable yet chic persona of the town itself. Just blocks away from the beach sit a string of shops specializing in home décor and accessories. From natural shell wreaths to vintage hula-girl lamps, Under a Hula Moon is a small treasure chest of island souvenirs. A quick walk away is Red Bamboo, a home décor store whose custom wood furniture, tropical bedding, and recycled glassware are perfect for those wanting to bring the beach to the home. If your nautical fix goes beyond home furnishing, Sand People adds a distinctive coastal flair to everything from kitchenware, to office supplies, to pet accessories. You can look as good as your home, with Kailua’s many distinct retail options. The town’s sporty yet cool persona makes it easy for almost any type of guy to splurge on some new gear. Locally owned skateboarding shop 808 Skate is decked out with tees and skateboarding accessories from exclusive brands like Enjoi, Rip N Dip, Fourstar, Chocolate, and the list goes on. For soccer fanatics, Paradise Soccer Club is a sporting goods store with a fashion kick, where an extravagantly endless soccer shoe wall meets Hawai‘i’s



T E X T B Y Em i l i e M oy


I M A G E B Y Da v i d Chatsuth i p han

Sous-vide duck breast, cherry gastrique & braised kale

House made kabocha ravioli w/ sage brown-butter, balsamic cipolini onion, toasted pumpkin seed

8 0 8




top local brands like In4mation and Fitted. For a more vintage surf style, the quaint Oliver Men’s Shop strays away from loud name brands and sticks with neutral colors and classic patterns. The women’s boutiques emulate the go-with-flow yet structural ambiance of the town itself. Many of the small, locally owned boutiques showcase flowing maxi dresses, sheer tops, and natureinspired jewelry. Mahina, Global Village, Olive Boutique, Flower Child Kailua, and Fighting Eel all embody the relaxed, beach-town vibe, and you’re sure to find something that transitions perfectly from day to night. To find something uniquely Hawaiian, stop by Mu‘umu‘u Heaven. This creative shop reworks vintage mu‘umu‘u dresses into modern, wearable pieces—a far cry from what grandma used to don back in the day. Similar to its long stretch of shopping options, Kailua’s dinner scene is just as diverse. From modern American food to traditional Moroccan, memorable dining experiences are guaranteed. For a taste of island flavors, Uahi Island Grill serves dishes with serious global influence. Uahi is fusion on top of fusion, where miso meets burger, kalua pig meets banh mi, and duck confit meets orange chicken. If you’re looking for something outside of the fusion-style food prevalent in Hawai‘i, check out Casablanca for Moroccan fare. Here, seating is on the floor, and guests are asked to eat with just their hands after first partaking in a fountain cleansing. Some other options for less serious traditional cuisine include Italian at Baci Bistro, organic Latin tapas at Cactus, and modern American eats at The Grove. At the end of the night, if you have even an inch of room left for dessert, go for it. Stop by ChadLou’s for homemade ice cream sandwiches. The shop has tons of different ice cream and cookie sandwich combos, but the purple ube ice cream is a must. With all of its town-meets-country diversity, Kailua is the place to go for anything under the sun and sea to satisfy even the most particular craving.


オアフ島北部海岸にある水面下の 洞窟、 ここでは水面間の世界を充 分楽しめる。







HALE ‘ IWA Home to the most famous surf breaks in the world, O‘ahu’s North Shore also boasts world-class eats, shopping, and art tucked away in buzzing Hale‘iwa town. T ext by K e l l i G r at z Opening image by M i k e Coots

As we make our way towards the surfing capital of the world, the gradient two-lane road indicating Hale‘iwa is close appears about an hour after our swift departure from Honolulu’s south shore. Charming wooden storefronts full of art, food, and textiles beckon, while just a few miles down the road, the thunderous drumming of the Banzai Pipeline courses through the streets—all recalling a bygone era when Waialua Sugar, O‘ahu’s last sugar plantation, was still in operation. 旅程:ハレイワ オアフ島北部海岸にある世界でも有名なハ レイワ・タウン。世界中から多くのサーファ

ーたちが集まり、 サーフ、 レストラン、芸術、


I mage by A a r on Y osh i no

Pad Thai noodles from Opal Thai.



You’re truly taking a piece of history home with you. Once we reach Hale‘iwa, all I needed to see was the word “coffee” for me to stop the car and plunge through the door. Coffee Gallery, located in the North Shore Marketplace, romanticizes the regular cup of joe with its in-house Diedrich roaster and is where roastmaster Chris Broy is often seen roasting batches of coffee. I order a cup of their homemade chai, along with a grapefruit and ginger morning bun dusted with sugar and soaked with caramel (I’m on vacation right?), while my friend Molly opts for less indulgent but still as yummy açaí smoothie and the blueberry bran muffin. We admire the colorful mosaic flooring and the burlap coffee bags that line the ceiling before taking a seat in the breezy Wi-Fi lounge where a mishmash of environmentally conscious yogi-types sporting “Keep the Country Country” T-shirts are seen congregating among local surf legends still wet from their morning ritual at Hale‘iwa Ali‘i Beach Park. Right next door, Britton Gallery—brimming with sea-colored sculptures, lively paintings, and prints—reminds me of an aquarium, where every component is enlivened by the sea. My eyes fixate on a collection of exquisite stone carvings by Scott Manley when the gallery owner, Michele Bachman begins to tell me about the artist. “Scott uses salvaged slates from the original shingles of the Kawaiaha‘o Church before it was renovated,” she begins. “You’re truly taking a piece of history home with you.” Indeed, each piece of art recalls a place or time from Hawai‘i’s deep and intricate past, from ancient Polynesian voyagers to the great lawai‘a (fishermen) who were considered heroes in ancient Hawai‘i. Enchanted by some otherworldly hippie deity, we find ourselves across the parking lot facing a one-story house with what looks likes a graveyard of vintage cars and brightly colored surfboard parts arranged like freshly painted canvases. The Artis family, consisting of the 11 children of beloved local artist Ron Artis, who passed away in 2010, welcomes us with a warm presence. They smile and laugh as I recall the one memory I have of their father. While listening to the Ron Artis Family Band play a jazz tune, I whisper to Molly something about this being true aloha spirit. It’s just after noon, and an influx of cars appear; the faint murmur of shuffling feet grows in sound—it’s lunchtime. Craving Thai food, I know exactly where to go. Opal Thai in the Hale‘iwa Town Center is hands-down the best Thai food in the islands.





The owner Opel Sirichandhra greets us, asking what we like to eat before writing a few things down and scurrying away. Intrigued by the wordless grunting and purring of pure satisfaction around us, my stomach lets out a loud grumble. Finally it’s our time. For the next 30 minutes, plates of spring rolls, garlic pepper shrimp, and “drunken” noodles slowly disappear into our mouths. We stop only to cool our palates with spurts of sweet Thai iced tea. Opel inquires about the food, and I give a nod and let out a grunt of approval. Still bemoaning the loss of Aoki’s Shave Ice, which closed earlier this year, we decide to skip the shave ice at Mastumoto’s Grocery Store and opt for a creamier confection just around the corner at Scoop of Paradise. A sort of child-friendly twilight zone, the family owned shop boasts an array of kitschy souvenirs, toys and more than 24 homemade ice cream flavors like the Triple Crown Chocolate, Blue Moon, Coconut Cream and Lilikoi Cheesecake. I hear a customer behind me mention they use real Kona Coffee beans in the ice cream, then make a swift decision and place my order, while Molly orders the Lilikoi Cheesecake cone filled with bits of lilikoi, graham cracker crumbs, and cheesecake bits. After a refreshing dip in the water at Ali‘i Beach Park, we take a stroll back toward the Anahulu Bridge, or, as it’s called, the “Rainbow Bridge.” Once a site of a thriving ancient Hawaiian village, the Anahulu River mouth is O‘ahu’s longest running stream at 12 miles long. A sudden breeze carrying the smells of freshly caught seafood lures us in to Haleiwa Joes, where the original Haleiwa Hotel was erected in 1898 by Benjamin Dillingham, the wealthy businessman and director of Waialua Sugar Co. The grand Victorian-style hotel designed by Oliver Green Traphagan was named the “Haleiwa,” which translates to “house of the iwa bird,” reflecting the white, elongated roofline. Already drunk off the satisfying sweet and salty air, we are greeted by a friendly hostess, who leads the way through the cozy interior, which exudes aloha (print) at every turn, to the outdoor seating area. “Gosh, this view is just awful!” jokes Molly. We all laugh, peering at the net of gold casted by the setting sun. I order a round of cocktails and the Black and Blue Ahi and the Sweet Kalbi Ribs, while we recount the day’s highlights. Almost in unison the green flash signals the sun’s departure and the distinct clink of our glasses sounds, adding to the sensual enjoyment we are already experiencing by being in a place where tracks of time are always lost, feasting with friends is customary, and “awful” scenery already has you planning for your return trip. Thankfully for us, this vacation doesn’t require an airplane.






CHINATOWN Today’s Chinatown is increasingly diverse, run by a set of visionary entrepreneurs who coexist to create a burgeoning industry of food, art, retail, and more. T ext by K i mb e r ly Ya g i Opening image by J onas M aon

I have lived in Hawai‘i my entire life, born and raised on the island of Maui. Chinatown was always that bustling place in far-off downtown Honolulu, and when I moved to O‘ahu for college, I discovered why. Scattered around Chinatown are multiple art galleries with various genres of work, and fit snugly between snack and Chinese trinket shops galore, are eateries guaranteed to satisfy any palate. 旅程:チャイナタウン 今日のチャイナタウンはローカルビジネ


術、 ショッピング等、 日々発展の道をたどり つつある。

I mage by J O H N H O O K

Justin Park of The Manifest pours a craft cocktail.


Though Chinatown is generally known for its Chinese food, the city is awash with new culinary delights. I love that Chinatown is always hustling and bustling with people. There are a variety of unique people strutting up and down the streets. This density, however, can make parking a little difficult. Luckily, bussing to Chinatown is simple from many hotels and there are many municipal parking garages that offer affordable parking when street parking stalls are occupied. I like arriving to Chinatown right between breakfast and lunch—yes, that oh-so-famous meal known as brunch—because the best dim sum on the island can be found in Chinatown. On every street, you’ll find grand restaurants (like Legends in the Chinatown Cultural Plaza) or cozy holes-in-the-wall eateries (like Golden Palace, where every dim sum order costs just $1.99, or Mei Sum, which serves dim sum all day long) to choose from. Though Chinatown is generally known for its Chinese food, the city is awash with new culinary delights. In just a few square blocks, you can find ramen at Lucky Belly, Cuban at Soul de Cuba, New York-style pizza at J.J Dolan’s, French bistro-style fare at Du Vin, and sushi at Rakuen. If you’re feeling something more elegant, there are also places like Tea at 1024 that serve dainty tea sandwiches and other petite sweets for a more sophisticated brunch. Regardless of where I’m eating, I always make sure to save room for dessert. Perusing Chinatown under the hot Hawaiian sun is easy when you have a bubble tea in hand or a cold treat from a well-kept secret. The recently opened Wing Shave Ice & Ice Cream Parlor serve homemade ice cream in the most bizarre of flavors— including pizza, avocado, and ube—but also features delectable offerings like rose, lemon Thai basil, mango or caramel apple. It really hits the spot after a fulfilling breakfast. After treating myself, I enjoy walking around Chinatown, both to check out the awesome retail stores and because I feel a little guilty for indulging in so much food. Fortunately for me, Chinatown has become one of the most fashion-forward stops in Honolulu. From Human Imagination, with its urban-inspired attire, to Fighting Eel, a boutique that’s every girl’s dream, Chinatown is a home to all. One of my personal favorites is Owens & Co., an adorable little boutique that has a variety of local trinkets and whose owner is just as sweet as the atmosphere of her shop. Blank Canvas, another favorite, entices the hip-hop enthusiast in me. Fashioned much like a tattoo parlor, this









C O .

The alleyways and concrete wall space provide an absolute treasure trove for the up-andcoming art scene in Hawai‘i. The alleys may be riddled with graffiti, but there are always awesome art shows or theatre performances that continually pique my interest. shop allows patrons to make custom shirts from binders filled with original prints; they will even screen-print your own custom designs. This is my go-to shop for shirts that are definitely my original work. Despite my college student budget, I always find myself shopping longer than anticipated when I’m in Chinatown. There are so many shops that I cannot completely experience the streets of Chinatown without entering every one that interests me. A great way to rejuvenate before venturing around Chinatown’s nightlife is with a caffeine break at The Manifest, a café known as much for its Tiger Spice dirty chai latte as it is for its craft cocktails. And yet, happy hour isn’t the happiest part of Chinatown for me. The alleyways and concrete wall space provide an absolute treasure trove for the up-and-coming art scene in Hawai‘i. The alleys may be riddled with graffiti, but there are always awesome art shows or theatre performances that continually pique my interest. Arts at Marks Garage, in the heart of Chinatown’s First Fridays, is currently helping to revitalize the arts in Chinatown and always has some of the best collections. In addition to showcasing the talents of individual local artists, Arts at Marks also provides a venue for the Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts, as well as other performance groups. I always check there for awesome evening entertainment. If you’re feeling more like dancing or sitting down with a little liquid courage in hand, there are tons of bars for anyone’s preference too. No matter how many drinks, after a day of exploring Chinatown, I’m exhausted. With contemporary cafes catering to art and creativity, and retail stores supporting modern styles, Chinatown reminds me of that movie, the New Guy, re-creating its image and starting anew. The best part of this developing town is just that—it’s developing. No experience will be the same as the last. The only thing I can count on is the lasting impression.

I mages by H i r ona O g a w a



ITINERARY INDEX Kailua 8 0 8 S kat e

337 Uluniu St. B a c i B i st r o

30 Aulike St.

O l i v e B out i q u e

43 Kihapai St.

CHINATOWN B l ank Can v as

O l i v e r M e n ’ s S ho p

49 Kihapai St.

1145 Bethel St. B r ass e r i e Du V i n

1115 Bethel St. Pa r a d i s e S o c c e r C l ub

131 Hekili St.

B oots & K i mo ’ s H om e sty l e K i t c h e n

R e d B amboo

151 Hekili St.

602 Kailua Rd.

Ca c tus

S an d P e o p l e

767 Kailua Rd.

600 Kailua Rd.

Casab l an c a

The Grove

19 Hoolai St.

33 Aulike St.

Cha d Lou ’ s Co f f e e Loun g e

T h e H i ba c h i

515 Kailua Rd.

F i g ht i n g E e l H e a d q ua r t e r s

1133 Bethel St. Go l d e n Pa l a c e S e a f oo d R e stau r ant

111 N. King St. H uman Ima g i nat i on

1154 Nuuanu Ave. J . J Do l an ’ s

1147 Bethel St.

45 Kihapai St. U ah i Is l an d G r i l l C i nnamon ’ s

131 Hekili St.

315 Uluniu St. U n d e r A H u l a M oon Crepe’s No Ka ‘Oi

572 Kailua Rd.

131 Hekili St. F i g ht i n g E e l


629 Kailua Rd. B r i tton Ga l l e r y F l o w e r Ch i l d

66-250 Kamehameha Hwy.

41 Kihapai St. Co f f e e Ga l l e r y G l oba l V i l l a g e

66-250 Kamehameha Hwy.

539 Kailua Rd. H a l e i wa J o e s K a l a pa w a i M a r k e t

66-011 Kamehameha Hwy.

306 S. Kalaheo Ave O p a l T ha i L i ly Lotus

66-460 Kamehameha Hwy.

609 Kailua Rd.

L e g e n d s S e a f oo d R e stau r ant

100 N. Beretania St. Lu c ky B e l ly

50 N. Hotel St. O w e ns & Co .

1152 Nuuanu Ave. Raku e n Loun g e

1153 Bethel St. S ou l D e Cuba

1121 Bethel St. T e a at 1 0 2 4

1024 Nuuanu Ave. T h e A r ts at M a r ks Ga r a g e

1159 Nuuanu Ave. S c oo p o f Pa r a d i s e

M ah i na

66-145 Kamehameha Hwy.

T h e M an i f e st

539 Kailua Rd.

32 N Hotel St.

M u ‘ umu ‘ u H e a v e n

W i n g s S ha v e I c e & I c e C r e am Pa r l o r

767 Kailua Rd.

1145 Maunakea St.







Hawai‘i’s cross cultural backgrounds give local designers a unique perspective on fashion. The designers featured

here showcase that which makes us distinctly “Hawaiian,” a characteristic def ined by creativity, innovation and the

aloha spirit. Here’s a look at Jeffrey Yoshida’s modern take on alohawear, S.Tory Standards swimwear, Panacea jewelry, and HE>i lifestyle apparel. ハワイ・デザイナーズ ハワイの数多くの文化や伝統を取り入れたユニークで洞察力のあるファ



Re-imagining Alohawear Jeffrey Yoshida presents a modern take on the much loved classic. T ext by A nna H a r mon I mage by J o hn H o o k

“Every generation of women wants to have their Audrey Hepburn moment,” says Jeffrey Yoshida, who’s sitting on a couch in the home where he grew up in the heart of Kalihi, soft jazz crooning in the background. “So I thought, how fun would it be if I created that dress, but in the right Hawaiian print that was a little vintage and modern looking?” Just a few feet away, an off-theshoulder dress in a simple, vintage aloha print with a slim waist and a full, kneelength skirt with petticoats (“That’s so a Grace Kelly dress”) hangs from a dress form. It brings unexpected clarity to this Hepburn statement from a 50-year-old local Japanese man in a city where dressing for winter currently involves “people wearing their Las Vegas leather jackets over their shorts,” as Yoshida jokes. For the last 12 years, the couture designer has flown under the radar in his hometown of Honolulu, handcrafting glamorous aloha, evening, and bridal wear on an order-only basis. He returned after 16 years working on 7th Avenue in the New York City fashion district, where he began making his signature retro-inspired aloha dresses, to take care of his ailing parents. It was a time


for family, not a time for self-promotion. But 2013 is the year, a “now or never moment,” he insists. He is eager to branch out and offer limited, vintage-inspired ready-to-wear batches locally, and has already created a solid base. Yoshida's main clientele are women in their 30s and up who are looking for alohawear that exudes poise and glamour: “I’ve always had clients who say, ‘What do I wear to an invitation that says elegant aloha attire? I don’t want to wear a mu‘umu‘u with ruffles.’” While aloha shirt companies have cropped up as plentifully as bougainvillea blossoms since the first ad ran in 1937, women’s high-end options have waned through the years and become even more limited since renowned designer Alfred Shaheen retired in 1988. And in fact, Yoshida found inspiration early on in Shaheen creations. “I love the glamour of the old Shaheen dresses,” he says. “I started examining Alfred Shaheens and other dresses and that’s how I started doing a vintage style.” Lately, Jeffrey has been surprised by the interest many young buyers have shown. Perhaps it’s because they’re imagining snagging their own special dress with delicate aloha print and a keyhole neckline for a classy brunch outing – or to wear while recreating a tropical version of the famous Hepburn scene outside of Waikīkī’s Tiffany’s.

For more information on Yoshida’s custom alohawear, contact





Keeping You Covered S.Tory Standards Swimsuits T ext by L isa Yamada I mages by J o hn H o o k

Roofing, come to find out, has more in common with swimsuits than you might think. “You have to make sure the construction of both is sound, especially when you’re dealing with materials that expand and contract and have to withstand the elements,” says Sandra Tory. “And hey, these are important parts you’re covering! During the day, Tory, along with her three brothers, run Tory’s Roofing, a company started by her father in 1972 that has grown to become one of the largest roofing contractors in the state. Then after work, when most reach for a pau hana beer, Tory retreats to her home studio where she is working to launch her first manufactured swimsuit line. The collection, called Sauvage (French for “savage”), will be released this December exclusively in select Local Motion stores throughout the state. Growing up, Tory was always surrounded by family members who were seamstresses. Her dad had nine sisters, and her baby sewing





machine could always be found right alongside theirs. She got her first taste of design while dancing keiki hula and prepping for Merrie Monarch, where the dancers were responsible for sewing all their own costumes. It was here that Tory gained a greater appreciation of garment construction. Be that as it may, Tory admits that her first suit was not constructed properly. “When I first started, I didn’t care what it looked like on the inside, I only cared about what it looked like on the outside and that it didn’t fall off,” she remembers. “I just wanted to have this look for this day, and I didn’t even care if it was reusable.” But soon enough, that was not good enough for her. Tory spent hours trying to perfect her stitches, patterns, seams and fit. She would call her aunt, who’d been a seamstress her entire life, who would suggest different techniques. “It was like I had a professor at my disposal that I could just ask questions,” says Tory. But soon, even her family of teachers could no longer help her, and in trying to create new techniques of sewing, Tory was left to figure it out on her own. “It became an obsession,” she says. “I knew I could do it better, hide this seam, make the fit more flattering. … Pretty soon, I could sew the whole suit with no seams showing.” The quality of her first two collections,

both sewn entirely by hand, was remarkable. Soft lines accentuated by even softer stretch fabrics in bright hues and vivid prints hugged every curve and cut in all the right places—all without one visible seam inside or out. It’s hard to believe that this is her first crack at swimwear, but Tory acknowledges that it wasn’t easy getting there. “Seventy-five percent of the time, what you see in your head does not come out how you want it,” she says. To keep up with the increasing demand for her suits, Tory will manufacture her third Sauvage collection in Los Angeles. “I’m excited to be able to focus on the business side of S.TORY Standards,” she says. “Up until this point all my energy and efforts was physically sewing each piece, and now I can focus on growing it.”

For more information or to see the full collection, visit

ローカル水着デザイナー、 サンドラ・トーリーはこの12

月ローカル・モーション・ストアーで独占的に3度目のコ レクションをリリースする予定です。


He is Greater than I T ext by K i mb e r ly Ya g i I mage by J O H N H O O K

While most of us search for cute backgrounds and apps for our phone screens, Kaimana Plemer took the time to figure out what the banner on his old Nokia screen would read. After some contemplation and fiddling with symbols, the “greater than” sign stood out. The Bible verse John 3:30 popped into Kaimana’s mind (which states, “He must become greater and greater; I must become less and less”), inspiring HE>i (pronounced “He is greater than I”). From there, a project involving a 12pack of T-shirts and spray paint produced the first HE>i shirts for friends and family. Thus, the 10-year journey for brothers Kaimana and Kainoa Plemer began. The brand grew to include stickers and silkscreened T-shirts that they sold at concerts and art shows, and He>i’s popularity grew through word-of-mouth marketing. Random people called the Plemer brothers, asking to come to their house to buy products from their garage, and after five years of calls and texts, they decided to open up a shop. In 2008, they opened their first store in Waialua, though it was open only three days a week since Kaimana worked as a photography assistant and Kainoa worked in plumbing and construction. They juggled the store and their jobs for two-and-a-half years before taking the leap and opening their current Hale‘iwa location. This year, they’ve launched a new location in Honolulu, and they have their sights set to open a store in Southern California. They’ve been stoked about being able to grow the brand themselves and have

He>i はカイノアとカイマナ・プレメ

ル兄弟によって設立され、ハレイワ、 ホノルルの各店舗で人気、話題を集



continued to expand at their own pace. When asked what inspired them to create this brand, Kaimana commented on the void of a Christian brand that really stood out to them. They wanted a brand that would also stay true to the heart or message behind it. For Kainoa, the reasoning was much the same, wanting to pursue creating something respectable and likeable that they themselves appreciated and related to. Keeping with their “go with the flow” motto, they’re completing their very first seasonal line for the upcoming holidays, featuring beach towels, board shorts, and expanding their current line. With a local brand that continues to grow under their own funding, and at their own pace, these brothers have done well doing their own thing. Their comments on the progress? “Everything happens for a reason.”

HE>i is located in Hale‘iwa at 66-437 Kamehameha Hwy., and in Honolulu at 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. For more information, visit

A Cure-All Panacea Designs bold aesthetic is providing a cure-all to conventionality T ext by K au i A w on g I mage by H a r e n S o r i l

Panacea Designs is not a jewelry line. It’s a contradiction, it’s wearable art, it’s feminine armor, and literally defined, it is a cure-all. A world-traveler, designer Kaylin Laeha has found that women across the globe want the same thing: to feel beautiful, confident, and unique. This idea inspires her when crafting each collection, making Panacea the cure to conventionality. “Who doesn’t want to feel beautiful, unique, and special?” says Laeha. “It’s something I think all women are striving for, and that’s how I want girls wearing my jewelry to feel.” Laeha’s work redefines femininity, projecting a compelling exquisiteness by combining soft, natural elements and solid metalwork. Many pieces in her latest collection resemble armor and are named accordingly, such as the Gypsy Hand Harness, Bulls Eye Dagger, and Wrist Shield Bracelet. “Power should be beautiful,” says Laeha. “I try to put that into my designs. Femininity doesn’t have to be pretty. It can also exemplify a strong, empowered girl going out and fighting the world.” At the heart of every piece of Panacea’s statement-making jewelry is a piece of nature, and Laeha is adept at transforming a simple pebble or porcupine spike into one-of-a-kind wearable artwork. Laeha’s own artistic journey began similarly to her design process, beginning with what comes naturally. From a young age, she was drawn towards art and often inspired by the lush environment of her hometown in Kailua on O‘ahu. She was first introduced to jewelry design when she worked for Global Village, a small boutique in Kailua, where she experimented with beadwork. Laeha graduated from the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa with a business administration


marketing degree and a minor in fashion merchandising. She took metalworking classes at the Honolulu Academy of Art (as it was then called), but it was through traveling across Europe—the people she met and the stories they shared—that she was able to really expand her artistic outlook. “It’s always changing,” says Laeha of her designs. “Through this journey, I’ve seen more pockets that needed to be filled. I personally like big, chunky, edgy pieces, but the trend has now moved to smaller, dainty things, and so now I’m trying to figure out how to work that into my own personal style.” Laeha’s business has grown rapidly, from initially selling products out of her home and at local flea markets to now being available at stores around Hawai‘i (including Local Motion, Fighting Eel, and The Butik), as well as online. She hopes that Panacea design’s success travels as far and wide as she did herself, becoming a brand known worldwide. “I hope that it can be more of a household name,” says Laeha, “I have a following here in Hawai‘i, but I’d like to go national within the next year, maybe even designing for celebrities.” Panacea’s newest collection, Nomad, is inspired by Laeha’s own life, travels, and finds. As long as the brand remains true to nature, most women will be drawn to its metalwork combo. Panacea, the cure-all to unanimity and conformity, is closer than you think.

For more information or to check out Panacea’s newest collection, visit パナシア・デザインは大胆で独創的なスタイル。



Go missing in Moloka‘i T ext by K e l l i G r at z I mage by R i c N oy l e

There might not be glamorous nightclubs, trendy boutiques or extravagant rooftop restaurants, but this rooted island is as energized as ever. With a simple, flowing essence, it is here you will find style, authenticity and the vacation you were hoping for. First-time visitors tend to associate Hawai‘i with hula, surf and mai tais—that trifecta of local passion—but Moloka‘i, known as “friendly isle”, tells the story of Hawai‘i as it was, transcending both time and place. A true representative of the past, the island of Moloka‘i is said to be the “most-Hawaiian” of all the islands in both look and feel. Here, you won’t find sleek boutiques, skyscrapers, or even a single traffic light. Instead you’ll gaze upon mystifying, cosmic sea cliffs, undiscovered, white sand beaches teeming with sea life, and culture deep in Hawaiian traditions that truly imparts Moloka‘i as “Hawaiian by nature.” Head to the district of Ka‘ana, where you will find Pu‘u Nana, a sacred hill in which Laka, goddess of hula, gave birth to dance. Also not to miss, is the 27-mile journey from Kaunakakai to the Kalaupapa, which is said to rival the road to Hana in both beauty and personality. Take Highway 450 east and stop near the 16-mile mark, where ‘Ili‘ili‘ōpae Heiau, an ancient Hawaiian temple site, is revealed. The heiau is one of the largest and oldest temples in all of Hawai‘i and continues to be regarded

as sacred grounds. Located on Kalaupapa peninsula at the base of the highest sea cliffs in the world is the Kalaupapa National Historic Park, once the site where more than 8,000 victims of Hansen’s disease were exiled until 1969. Father Damien, a Belgium priest, came to the settlement in 1873 to care for the disease-stricken and spent 16 years of his life caring for the ill, until the disease finally became him. Damien’s legacy endures and Kalaupapa remains a National Historic Landmark. The 2.9-mile trail down can only be accessed by foot or by authorized tour groups such as the Moloka‘i Mule Ride or Damien Tours. Finally, no trip to Moloka‘i is complete without a visit to Halawa Valley, home to the oldest known Hawaiian settlement. Activities here include swimming, snorkeling, boating, fishing, camping, and hiking. The island of Moloka‘i brings you closer to the heart of what’s real and true, and after all, traveling isn’t about the place, but engaging and committing yourself to a purpose, and that purpose only makes the quest for adventure all the more appropriate. モロカイ島、 ザ・フレンドリー・アイル モロカイ島では、高層ビルや信号機もなく、代わり に昔からのハワイの伝統や海岸線にそびえ立つ絶 壁、未発見のビーチなど数多くの自然に囲まれた 美しい景観スポットに出会える。


Why You Should Go Night Surfing T ext and images by J ohn H ook

Do you like calling 2-foot waves “bombs”? Do you like being cold? If yes, you should go night surfing. I have no idea who started night surfing, or when, but I’m guessing it was a bunch of dudes who were surfing Waikīkī one evening and kept telling themselves, “Okay, this is the last wave in,” and then kept catching waves all night.


WAIK ĪKĪ happens to be the perfect surf spot to go night surfing. The waves are not terrifyingly dangerous, the

to get the attention of the surfer on the wave flying toward you, and you make loud, high-pitched noises in hopes to echo your location to him like a dolphin.

lights from the city reflect onto the water and help you find waves, and there are never any shark sightings (which is comforting to know when you are sitting in the ocean and you can’t see your legs because the water is so dark.) All you need are some friends, a full moon, and a surfboard, and you’ve got yourself ten additional hours of surf time to work with. Surf at 2 a.m.? Why not? It won’t be that crowded. You’re definitely going to need your friends there to keep your ego in check, because in the dark, you will think you are surfing pretty damn good—your friends will be there to confirm or deny. I think I killed that wave is a common idea that pops into your head after you surf a wave without falling off. Catching and surfing waves is the easy part; the hard part is paddling back out in the dark, completely terrified that someone is going to run you over because basically, you’re invisible on the surface of the water, like a black blob floating on top of a larger black blob. Sometimes you can wear glow sticks on your body so people can identify you out in the water, but on the downside, you’d look like a raver, and that hasn’t been cool since ’99. So you’re stuck out there trying

Have you found yourself not surfing as much as you used to? Have you found yourself working that 9-to-5 job every day, and that when you’re off, the waves aren’t good enough to convince you to not take a nap? Night surfing will get you out of that slump. There’s definitely time. It’s possible to surf any of the 24 hours of the day. Waikīkī has some sort of wave breaking all spring, summer, and fall. Just get a longboard if you don’t have one already. You don’t even need to wait for a full moon (that only happens once a month anyway). I’ve paddled out in the summer in the middle of the night, with no moon in the sky. It felt like I was floating in space, facing out to the horizon, no clouds in the sky, only the Milky Way above me, black water in front of me—it was wild. On a side note, it is funny that when you’re in Waikīkī at 1 a.m. and you see a guy with no shoes and no shirt sitting on the sidewalk, you don’t think twice and just walk by without giving him a second look. But when you walk through Waikīkī at 1 a.m. with no shoes, no shirt, carrying nothing but a surfboard, people look at you like you’re crazy. But yeah, you should go.

All you need are some friends, a full moon, and a surfboard, and you’ve got yourself ten additional hours of surf time to work with.



Save Our Surf with a Trip Around the Island A new exhibition at University of Hawai‘i highlights the work of the Save Our Surf Movement alongside contemporary new works. T ext by S onny Gana d e n I mages c o u r tesy o f S a v e O u r S u r f

In the 1960s, a rag tag bunch of surfers formed Save Our Surf, A grass roots organization that fought against the overdevelopment of their beloved Hawai‘i shoreline. Headed by John Kelly, the Save Our Surf organization would grow to become an environmental, social, political, and cultural

In honor of their heroic work, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will present a collection of thirty contemporary prints created by local artists and inspired in part by the work of Save Our Surf, Juliet May Fraser, and other artists of Hawai‘i’s past. The exhibition, titled Trip Around the Island, will include selected materials from the Save Our Surf archived collection, including prints, photos, flyers, and posters that highlight issues from the SOS movement.

movement over the next four decades.

セイブ・アワ・サーフ・アート・ショー ハワイ大学の新しいアートショーは現代の新 しい作品と並んでセイブ・アワ・サーフを展示 紹介しています。



Using old-fashioned political techniques like handbills, demonstrations, and colorful presentations at public meetings, SOS was able to successfully preserve, culturally and environmentally, important sites from overdevelopment. On O‘ahu, SOS advocated for the preservation of more than 140 surfing sites between Pearl Harbor and Koko Head; they were instrumental in the creation of Sand Island Park and the defeat of a reef runway in Maunalua Bay; they helped get state and federal legislation passed to protect shorelines. The SOS materials used in demonstrations have not been viewed by the public for decades. They were preserved as a result of being donated by the Kelly family to UH’s Hawaiian Collection in 2007 after the passing of Kelly. As a dialogue between contemporary artists and the documentation of historical events, this showing will be the


only time that the contemporary artwork from Trip Around the Island will be on view alongside the Save Our Surf collection. The legacy of Save Our Surf is lasting, but the exhibition is not. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to view the work of an organization who preserved some of the greatest parts of Hawai‘i.

Trip Around the Island with the Save Our Surf collection is free and open to the public, and will be on display through December at UH Mānoa’s Hamilton Library, 2550 McCarthy Mall. For more information, visit


Give the Gift of ALOHA

Aloha is a Hawaiian word that everyone knows. Why is it that this five-letter word is one that is so important to Hawai‘i and its culture, even in its nickname as The Aloha State? What many do not know is that the word itself is made up of two other Hawaiian words: alo, meaning “presence” or “share,” and hā, meaning “breath or essence of life.” Whether we are saying “hello,” “goodbye,” or “I love you,” when we say “aloha,” we are giving a gift—a piece of ourselves, breathing life into one another. A melting pot of sorts, Hawai‘i has become a place that has brought together traditions

of gift giving in many cultures. Visitors from all over spend much time mulling over what local treasures and souvenirs they can bring home to give to family members and loved ones. The idea of the souvenir is a universal one, seen in many cultures across the globe. In the Philippines, the act of bringing pasalubong for your friends and family upon returning from vacation speaks highly of your thoughtfulness. Pasalubong is loosely translated as a gift for someone who welcomes you home. The gesture signifies allowing someone to share in your travels. In Japan, the souvenir is known as omiyage. The concept of omiyage is more of a social tradition that goes far beyond bringing home the usual souvenirs. For one, since space is at a premium in Japan, omiyage consist typically of food or edible treats that can be consumed,

and therefore, take up little to no space. Second, omiyage should be beautifully wrapped for its recipient to show the time and thoughtfulness put into its presentation. And lastly, it should be a local product of the place visited. After all, like “aloha,” the kanji (Japanese characters) that make up the word “omiyage” mean “earth or ground” and “product.” No matter what culture you’re from, give the gift of aloha this holiday, whether it be with a shiny gold box of MAUNA LOA chocolate-covered macadamia nuts or a honi, “kiss,” for Tutu!

This season, MAUNA LOA wishes you and yours a Happy Holiday full of laughter, warmth, and of course, aloha.

T ext by S onny Gana d e n


I mage c o u r tesy o f B i sho p M us e um


Polynesian Hall was the toast of Honolulu when it opened at the Bishop Museum in 1898. Adjacent to Hawaiian Hall, which displays some of Hawai‘i’s most treasured items from its contentious past, Polynesian Hall was built to exhibit the diverse cultures that inhabit the islands of the Polynesian triangle— the conceptual boundary that delineates a region in the Pacific Ocean larger than the continental United States.


Over the course of a century, the Bishop Museum developed as an institution that preserved and perpetuated the cultures of the Pacific. In the archives at the Watumull Planetarium and on the grand lawn facing Polynesian Hall, the route of Polynesian voyages was scientifically determined; ‘Iolani Luahine gave life to traditional forms of hula; Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Hoyt Elbert, along with scores of professionals and community members alike, recorded and preserved the Hawaiian language. But on tours of the museum, Polynesian Hall was quickly passed, its Romanesque koa architecture painted over with layers of acrid white paint, its displays reminiscent of foreign cultures thousands of miles away from thousands of years ago—like the Egyptian collection at the British Museum, only dustier.  That has all changed in the last several years. First up was Hawaiian Hall, whose renovation was completed in 2009. Next, in 2012, the

Watumull Planetarium finished a major upgrade of its technology and interior furnishings. For its retrofit for the 21st century, Polynesian Hall was renamed Pacific Hall, a celebration of the Oceanic peoples that call Hawai‘i home. “It literally took us three years to strip that paint off,” says Noelle Kahanu, Bishop Museum’s director of community relations. “We’ve tried to present an updated perspective on the story of Pacific migration through new, groundbreaking data. It revises the timeline of Pacific settlement and the many similarities we see between our Hawaiian culture and language and those of other Oceanic cultures.” The newly named hall accomplishes this with art pieces done by Pacific artists, interactive displays, gorgeous rotating exhibits, and a huge triptych in the center of the space that plays videos of living peoples performing their traditional culture. It’s cacophonous, like a forest of culture come alive in a century-old building.  The September opening of Pacific Hall was

similarly joyous and diverse. A son of famed navigator Mau Piailug traveled to Hawai‘i from Satawal Island in the Caroline Islands to display boat building techniques; a delegation of Tahitian aunties wove mats; Filipino students from University of Hawai‘i discussed public health; and a Samoan immersion school debated how to perpetuate their language. Like Pacific Hall, it was a celebration of the living peoples of Oceania—many of them hyphenated Americans—finding their home in Hawai‘i.

Visit the newly renamed Pacific Hall at Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St. For more information, call 808-8473511, or visit




G U I D E S :


Paradise Studio Tour The 7th annual Paradise Studio Tour takes place December 7–8 in the district of Puna’s Hawaiian Paradise Park. Fourteen residences will open up their home art studios to the public where more than forty fine artists and crafters will sell works in clay, fiber, glass, pastel, silk, acrylic, watercolor, oil paintings, wood, jewelry, gourds, photography, soap, and cement.

For more information, visit or call 808-557-0931.

Aloha Hulu in conte crayon by Esther Szegedy

O‘AHU Taste O‘AHU FRINGE FESTIVAL November 7–10, 2013 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave.; Local and international artists showcase their work with the community in Honolulu’s Chinatown. CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA November 9, 2013, 6:30–9 p.m. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 780 Keolu Dr.; $25-$30; A fun, elegant, family event for the chocolate lover in all of us.

SPANISH BRASH November 17, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.; Witness one of the most dynamic and established brass ensembles in the world. KAIMUKI CHRISTMAS PARADE December 5, 2013, 6–8 p.m. Kaimuki Town, down Waialae Ave. Young and old congregate along Waialae Avenue to kick off the holidays. VANS TRIPLE CROWN: BILLABONG PIPE MASTERS December 8, 2013, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. ‘Ehukai Beach Park, 59-337 Ke Nui Rd.; Watch surfing greats compete in some of the biggest waves at the world-renowned Pipeline.

RECALLING HAWAII “LIVE HULA THEATER” November 9, 2013, 7–9 p.m. Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel Street; www. Witness Roselle Bailey’s personal interpretation of Hawai‘i’s history.

CHRISTMAS ARTFEST IN THOMAS SQUARE December 14–15 2013, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Thomas Square Park, 925 S. Beretania St. A fun-filled day showcasing music, food, and art right before the holidays.

HAWAII OPERA THEATRE BALL November 16, 2013, 6–11 p.m. Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave.; An evening filled with tasty food and vivid entertainment benefitting Hawaii Opera Theatre’s dynamic programs.

MUSIC OF HAWAII CONCERT SERIES December 18, 2013, 7–10 p.m. Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street, $25-$45; Local artists Mike Love and Paula Fuga rock the stage, showcasing the local music scene in Hawai‘i.


EAT THE STREET: NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY OF THE YEAR December 31, 6 p.m.–2 a.m. Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park, 102 Ohe St.; Fireworks, Ferris wheel, food, fire dancers, and more—get it all at the biggest and best New Year’s Eve Hawai‘i party. HAWAII POPS PRESENTS THE MUSIC AND ARTISTS OF HAWAII January 25, 2014, 8 p.m. Hawaii Convention Center Ballroom, 1801 Kalakaua Ave; $35–$750; Hawai‘i’s first independent pops organization entertains with a monthly concert NFL PRO BOWL 2014 January 26, 2014, 2 p.m. Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd.; probowl The Pro-Bowl rolls into town as it kicks off the week leading up to the Super Bowl. LADY MU AND THE YANG FAMILY GENERALS February 20–March 2, 2014, 8-10 p.m. Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Rd.; hawaii. edu/kennedy/2013/ladymu/index.php A theatrical spectacle of combat, dance, music, song, and acting makes its way to Hawai‘i.

G U I D E S :


shop Aloha Rag $$$$ 1221 Kapiolani Blvd., Ste. 710 (808-589-2050) A carefully curated selection of luxury goods mixed in with urban lifestyle brands and an original line make this boutique one of Hawai‘i’s finest. Featuring hard-to-obtain luxury items as well as up-and-coming designers. Bamboo Sky $$ 401 Kamakee St. (808-591-8003) A unique collection of contemporary women’s fashion, accessories and jewelry with topselling brands and trends that can be seen on today’s hottest celebrities and international fashionistas. Blank Canvas $$ 1145 Bethel St. (808-780-4720) Pick up some original and customized apparel at this new DIY T-shirt shop with tons of designs to choose from. Blank Canvas provides a variety of styled tops ready to customize with their trademarked designs. Fighting Eel $$$ Downtown, 1133 Bethel St. (808-738-9300); Kailua, 629 Kailua Rd. (808-738-9301); Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave. (808738-9295) Fighting Eel combines sexy with simple, offering versatile tops and dresses in buttery soft fabrics that can be dressed-up with heels or worn casually with flip-flops. Hawaiian Island Creations $$ Kailua, 348 Hahani St. (808-266-6730); Waikīkī, 298 Beachwalk Ave. (808-923-0442); Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (808-973-6780) Opened in 1971, HIC has become one of Hawai‘i’s finest locally-owned surf shops, with seven locations on the island of O‘ahu and one in Maui.


Homecoming $$ 1191 Bethel St. (808-536-6000) All the newest sky-high Jeffrey Campbell platforms and perfect, on-trend minis, rompers, maxis and jeans, as well as unique novelty items like iPhone cases and reading glasses.

Oliver Men’s Shop $$$ 49 Kihapai St (808-261-6587) Located in the heart of Kailua, grab some surfinspired attire along with some great streetwear, and hit the beach.

Human Imagination $$ 1154 Nuuanu Ave. (808-538-8898) Embodying Hawai‘i’s action sports, lifestyle and retail market, Human Imagination carries alternative design concepts and eclectic lines

Owens & Co. $$ 1152 Nuuanu Ave. (808-531-4300) A unique boutique located in the Chinatown Arts district offering a fantastic collection of home accessories, gifts and vintage items.

and products for both men and women. Island Keepsakes $$ 1050 Nuuanu Ave. (808-559-0996) Carrying quality Hawaiian souvenirs items, Island Keepsakes specializes in custom Hawaiian gift baskets for all occasions and locally made products of all kinds. KICKS/HI $$ 1530 Makaloa St. (808-941-9191) Since 2001, KICKS/HI has been one of the premier go-to sneaker boutiques in the world, offering urban lifestyle apparel and accessories in addition to a wall full of sneakers. Local Motion $$ Ala Moana Shopping Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (808-979-7873) From surfboards to surf clothing, Local Motion has been committed to perpetuating the surfing lifestyle since 1977, with multiple locations around O‘ahu and Maui. MuuMuu Heaven $$$ 767 Kailua Rd. (808-263-3366) Each piece is one of a kind at this eco-conscious boutique, with Hawaiian style prints and fabrics recycled and repurposed to create fresh apparel that is good to our environment.

Roberta Oaks $$$ 19 N. Pauahi St. (808-428-1214) With a collection of Mod-vibed dresses, Roberta Oaks is dedicated to supporting ethical practices and a sustainable economy. You’ll find bold colors mixed with funky prints, using ecofabrics like bamboo jersey and organic cotton. The Butik $$ 1067 Kapiolani Blvd. (808-593-4484) A large selection of boutique brands that doesn’t skimp on style, featuring an eclectic assortment of dress, separates and accessories.



Tahiti’s untouched beauty and magical turquoise lagoons inspired Sandee Bryan to create Sandee B Jewelry designs, which showcases black pearls in all their radiant beauty and inherent healing and regenerative properties.

A blend of hand-picked Tahitian black pearls, leather, silk and metal, and creativity has revealed a jewelry collection that can be worn for any occasion. Her designs feature pieces perfect for special events as well as pieces to accentuate everyday professional or casual wear. Each pearl’s unique aura is combined with Sandee’s creativity and passionate desire to share the beauty of French Polynesia and the gift of love the Tahitian pearl was meant to represent.

Over the past 20 years, Sandee has travelled between Tahiti and the Hawaiian Islands, and upon her most recent visit, she decided to create a jewelry line that seeks to capture the elegance and unique beauty of the Tahitian Black Pearl in a casual yet chic manner. Sandee B Jewelry is quickly becoming a must-have accessory.

In Tahiti, the story is told of the god Oro, who would often use rainbows to visit Earth. Upon meeting a beautiful woman, he gave her a giant black pearl reflecting the beauty and brilliance of the vivid colors of the rainbow as a gift of his love. Today, black pearls, also known as Tahitian pearls, are prized possessions because of their

iridescent beauty and entrancing colors. Coral crowns found in atolls throughout French Polynesia provide the perfect and pristine environment necessary for Tahitian pearl cultivation. Combined with the beauty of the South Pacific and the romance and allure of the French Polynesian culture and lifestyle, the Tahitian pearl is one of the most sought after natural pieces of jewelry in the world!

To see the various handcrafted, custom jewelry designs that are part of the Sandee B Jewelry Collection visit


G U I D E S :


Big Island EVENTS KOKUA KAILUA November 17, 2013, 1–6 p.m. Ali‘i Dr., Kailua-Kona; A monthly festive pedestrian-only marketplace filled with music, artists, shopping, and restaurants. HAWAI‘I HONEY FESTIVAL November 23, 2013, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St.; Music, ono food, beekeeping demonstrations, and more all celebrate Hawai‘i honeybees. WAILEA VILLAGE MOCHI POUNDING December 28, 2013, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Hwy.; Experience the magic of making traditional rice cakes the old-fashioned way. MOKU O KEAWE INTERNATIONAL HULA FESTIVAL November 7–9, 2013 Hilton Waikoloa Village, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr.; Groups from Hawai‘i, Japan, and around the world shine on the competition stage. KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL November 1–10, 2013, 9 a.m. 75-5500 Kuakini Hwy.; Cook-offs, art exhibits, farm tours, and more available at Hawai‘i’s oldest food festival. CHRISTMAS CRAFT ‘EG’STRAVAGANZA November 22–23, 2013 Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium, 350 Kanakaole St. The Big Island’s premiere craft fair, featuring the talents of local artisans throughout the state and California.  7th annual Paradise Studio Tour December 7–8, 2013 Puna’s Hawaiian Paradise Park;; 808-557-0931 Fourteen residential art studios in Puna’s


Hawaiian Paradise Park will be open to the public with more than 40 fine artists selling works in various medias. WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL January 2–5, 2014, 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr.; $35–$125; A combination of film, breakfast talks, filmmaker Q&As, receptions, art exhibits, and activities comes to Hawai‘i Island. WAIMEA CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL February 1, 2014, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Parker Ranch Center, 67-1185 Hawaii Belt Rd.; Celebrate the rich Japanese cultural heritage and traditions at venues throughout Kamuela town. KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL March 68, 2014, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Marriott Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Rd.; This annual festival promotes craft brewing in Hawai‘i through various events.

SHOP The Boutique $$ 106 Kamehameha Ave (808-935-7971) City meets country in this boutique, where you can now pursue a city style with a country interpretation. Ginger & Koi $$$ 75-5626 Kuakini Hwy (808-329-6100) Driven by local designers and jewelers, Ginger & Koi carries apparel for the perfect beach day, as well as the gorgeous Kailua atmosphere that everyone craves. Hana Hou Hilo $$ 164 Kamehameha Ave (808-935-4555) Take back an authentic piece of Hawai‘i, whether donning a handmade necklace or beach glass and puka shell earrings.

Seaside Luxe at Hualalai $$$ 72-100 Ka’upulehuDr (808-325-8549) The convenience of finding a luxury jewelry store combined with one-of-a-kind furniture can only be accomplished at this boutique filled with enticing items. Sig Zane $$$ 122 Kamehameha Ave. (808-935-7077) Cultural practitioners and designers of contemporary aloha attire, Sig Zane Designs provide a unique experience in addition to beautiful aloha wear. Pueo Boutique $$ 75-5695 Alii Dr. (808-326-2055) Known for its creative owl design, shopping amongst the adorable accessories and comfortable attire will leave you stylish and supportive of the Hawaii Wildlife Center, to which Pueo boutique donates a portion of its proceeds. Persimmon $$ 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr (808-886-0303) Finding the perfect Hawai‘i attire is made easy at Persimmon, where there is a versatile selection of fashion, from bathing suits to beautifully carved rings. Kimura Lauhala Shop $$$ 77-996 Hualalai Rd. (808-324-0053) One of the best places to buy locally handmade items, stop by this lauhala specialty store, where they sell anything from local artist cards to custom fit and handmade hats.

G U I D E S :


MAUI EVENTS TAKE A PIECE OF WONDER November 4–7, 2013, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way; A special exhibit where you can take home a piece of the art with you. KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOL MAUI HAWAIIAN ENSEMBLE November 21, 2013, 6–7:30 p.m. Baldwin Home Museum, 120 Dickerson St.; Great live Hawaiian music under the stars at the Baldwin Home Lawn in Lahaina. MAUI INVITATIONAL 2013 November 25–27, 2013 Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Honoapiilani Hwy.; The yearly college basketball tournament returns to Maui. MAUI CHORAL ARTS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS: SING NOEL! November 30, 2013, 7:30–9 p.m. McCoy Studio Theatre, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way; Experience a joyful and fun sing-a-long of your favorite holiday tunes. HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT December 14, 2013, 7–10 p.m. Bailey House Museum, 2375 Main St.; Bring your blanket or beach chair and enjoy the evening listening to music under the moon and stars. HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES December 26, 2013, 6–7:30 p.m. Baldwin Home Museum, 120 Dickerson St.; Start your evening out on town with some free tunes at this monthly music series.


MAUI CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL: YEAR OF THE HORSE February 1, 2014, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Maui Mall, 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave. Fireworks, lion dancers, Chinese crafts, food, and good luck to bring in the Chinese New Year. MAUI OPEN STUDIOS EVENT February 1–23, 2014, 5–8 p.m. Maui Tropical Plantation, 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy.; A monthly event showcasing art from more than 100 artists.


Letarte Swimwear $$$ 24 Baldwin Ave. (808-579-6022) Conveniently located next to the beach, find flattering cover-ups, eye-catching beach towels, and other beachwear essentials. Maggie Coulombe $$$ 506 Front St., Ste. 107 (808-662-0696) While cruising the sidewalks of Front Street, journey into a boutique that is a unique combination of luxury swimwear and attire fit for a night on the town. Mahina Maui $$ 23 Baldwin Ave (808-579-9131) Voted Maui’s “Best Boutique” every year since 2008, this affordable boutique has comfortable clothing that will leave the shopper and the shopper’s finances satisfied. Wings Hawai‘i $$$ 375 W Kuiaha #46 (808-575-7870) This eco-friendly boutique is filled with organic, hand-dyed and printed apparel and jewelry made with reclaimed materials, all handcrafted on Maui.

Nuage Bleu $$$ 76 Hana Hwy (808-579-9792) Featured in the “Best of Maui,” Nuage Bleu carries the latest in fashion and some of the most unique gifts on the island, from candles to hip baby items.

22 Knots $$$$ 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr. (808-874-8000) Find luxury tucked in the Four Seasons Resort Maui at 22 Knots, where collections from Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Jimmy Choo, and more can be found. Serendipity Maui $$ 752 Front St. (808-667-7070) Find a mixture of elegant and casual garments from around the world for every woman in flattering fabrics that are both appropriate for the beach or a night on the town. Otaheite Hawaii $$$ 10 Wailea Ekolu Pl. (808-419-6179) Taking home a piece of Maui’s beach life style has never been easier with the custom fabric prints and gorgeous aloha attire and beachwear offered at this family-owned store.

G U I D E S :


KAUA‘I EVENTS A CULINARY ROMP THROUGH PARADISE November 8, 2013, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Kilohana Plantation, 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy.; Local food experts offer an authentic taste of Kaua‘i by guiding you on a farm to fork culinary experience. GARDEN ISLAND RANGE AND FODD FESTIVAL November 17, 2013, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Kilohana Luau, 3-2087 Kaumuali‘i Hwy.; $35; Taste healthy, local, and nutritious foods and meals from locally produced agricultural products. FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS December 6–24, 2013, 6–8 p.m. Historic County Building, 4396 Rice St.; Celebrate Auntie Josie’s Christmas folk art including a tree with 7,500 green toothpicks and wreaths created with egg cartons. A TASTE OF OLD KAUA‘I December 20, 2013, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The Waipa Foundation, 5-5785 Kuhio Hwy.; Guests are saturated in timeless beauty as they learn about Hawai‘i’s culture and food. ART KAUA‘I September 20-November 3, 2013, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Kukui Grove Shopping Center, 3-2600 Kaumuali‘i Hwy. Kaua‘i Society of Artists celebrates its 30th year in 2013 supporting Kaua‘i’s artists by holding exhibitions and sales of their work.  OLELO MAI NA KAPUNA MAI: TRADITIONAL LORE AT KAUAI MUSEUM December 2, 2013, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St.; Come listen to Hawaiian stories as told by the kupuna (elders).


KAUA‘I FARMERS MARKET March 25, 2013, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Coconut Market Place, 4-484 Kuhio Hwy.; The best place to find local and organic Kaua‘i grown produce.


Olivine Boutique $$$ 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St. (808-742-7222) Sophistication and elegance are combined with an island flair executed in attractive clothing, bikinis, and accessories. I Heart Hanalei $$ 5-5106 Kuhio Hwy. (808-826-5560) Kaua‘i’s ultimate fashion destination, this boutique offers one of the largest selection of designer bikinis, clothing, and active wear around. Halele‘a $$$ Kukui‘ula Shopping Village, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Rd. Everything in this shop is created locally, from the original artwork to the accessories to the Kaua‘i-made clothing. Palm Palm $$$ 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Rd. (808-742-1131) This is the go-to place on Kaua‘i, selling designer apparel, bath products, and etched glass artwork. Aloha Exchange $$ 2-2535 Kaumualii Hwy Take home a bit of the aloha spirit from the Aloha Exchange store, where a variety of local designers have displayed their artwork, from clothing to handmade signs.

Oskar’s Boutique $$ 4270 Kilauea Rd (808-828-6858) Constantly on the hunt for items that reflect the relaxed island culture, the owners of Oskar’s have put together a destination for both visitors and locals alike. Marta’s Boat $$ 4-770 Kuhio Hwy. (808-822-3926) Cover loved ones with the same aloha prints and showcase beautiful landscapes with these locally-made quilts and accessories. Crush Boutique $$ 4-831 Kuhio Hwy (808-821-0000) A small boutique run by a mother and daughter team will not only meet comfortable fashion desires but also provide quality customer service and fashionable wares.



Beloved Paniania As trees go, the mighty koa and the ‘ōhi‘a lehua remain lauded in hula and Hawaiian legend. But it is the introduced Indian Banyan, called paniania in Hawaiian, that has become the tree of the people of Hawai‘i, both the subject and host of prose and poetry for nearly two centuries. Suspending aerial roots like pale limbs under thick boughs, tangling into themselves, the trees have witnessed all aspects of living in the sea-locked center of the Pacific. ア・フイ・ホウ






Island Air Magazine - December/March 2014