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MALL INFO 4 Mall Info Location, hours of operation and parking details.

5 Holiday Hours A calendar of Kahala Mall’s extended holiday hours.

6 Mall Events Get in the spirit with Kahala Mall’s festive holiday events and activities, including photos with Santa, the Holiday Concert Series, The Very Merry Event and more.

30 Directory Listings and phone numbers for Kahala Mall’s 100-plus stores and restaurants.

8 S H OP TA L K 8 What’s New Exciting new product launches, store openings and promotions.

12 Meet the Shopkeeper Magnolia owner Maggie Parks has an eye for art pieces and gifts that delight.

18 9 Things You Didn’t Know About We chat with Calista owner Gilda Minassian about glam eveningwear and giving back.

21 Store Spotlight

O N T H E C OV E R

Satin slip dress, $44. ADORE. Native Gems crystal earrings, $69. 33 BUTTERFLIES. Celestial Y necklace, $38. BANANA REPUBLIC. Alinea sterling silver bracelet, $388, and sterling silver ring, $188, Dean Davidson moonstone ring, $225. RICHES KAHALA. Bychari gold and silver cuffs, $121 each. FIGHTING EEL. Art Direction: Kristin Lipman Photographer: Tara Rock Wardrobe: Stacey Makiya Model: Krista Alvarez, Kathy Muller Talent & Modeling Agency Hair and Makeup: Risa Hoshino Above: Wreath, Meleana Estes

Up & Riding is a one-stop shop for cool-kid apparel, accessories and playtime gear.

15 H O L I DA Y GIFT GUIDE 15 Need a little gift inspiration? We’ve got you covered with fantastic local finds and special somethings for mom and keiki.

25 DINING & E N T E RTA I N I NG 25 Get On Board

Impress guests with a delectable charcuterie spread.

26 Home On the Range

Build your own tacos, burritos and bowls at new grab-and-go spot Paniolos Hawaii.

27 Home Slice

California Pizza Kitchen debuts delicious Take and Bake pizzas.

28 To Market, To

Market Whole Foods Market has everything you need to eat, drink and be merry.

23 Did You Know? Get the scoop on fantastic littleknown products and services from Kahala Mall merchants.

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MALL INFO

Kahala Mall is the only family-friendly regional center located in exclusive East Oahu. We feature 100-plus, one-of-a-kind specialty boutiques, national stores and restaurants, such as Macy’s, Banana Republic, The Apple Store, Whole Foods Market, California Pizza Kitchen and Consolidated Kahala Theatres.

LOCATION Kahala Mall is located in East Honolulu at: 4211 Waialae Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816 808-732-7736 KahalaMallCenter.com HOURS Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. GETTING HERE Kahala Mall is easily accessible by: CAR – Conveniently located just off the H-1 freeway. /KAHALAMALL

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routes stop right in front of the Mall. TAXI – The Cab and a direct-line phone are located near the Mall’s main entrance. SHUTTLE/TROLLEY –

Stop is located just outside of Macy’s.

PARKING Kahala Mall offers 2,100 free parking spaces.

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DEAR SANTA Take photos with jolly ol’ St. Nick at Kahala Mall’s whimsical, storybook-themed holiday set (near Macy’s), Nov. 22 through Dec. 24. Packages start at $20. See below for dates and times. Nov. 22 to Nov. 23: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 24: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 25 to 27: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 28: Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 29: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 30: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 1: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Embrace the true spirit of giving this holiday season by selecting a gift wish from the Salvation Army Angel Tree, open Nov. 29 through Dec. 16 during regular mall hours. Shop your favorite stores and bring the unwrapped present back to the Angel Tree, located near Island Sole. Ask how you can receive discounts on your donation with your Angel tag.

Dec. 2 to Dec. 7: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 8: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9 to Dec. 14: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 15: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 16 to Dec. 18: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 19 to Dec. 24: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Santa takes a break daily from 2 to 3 p.m. to feed the reindeer.

KEIKI HOOLAULEA

T-G-I-BLACK FRIDAY Earn up to 10X HawaiianMiles and score doorbusters during this flash mallwide event. The early birds get the best deals during Kahala Mall’s Thank Goodness It’s Black Friday event on Nov. 29. A flash HawaiianMiles promotion will be held from 6 to 11 a.m. during which customers can

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earn 6X HawaiianMiles for all of their purchases mallwide (maximum $400 or 2,400 miles per person). Select stores will be offering an additional 4X HawaiianMiles. And, more than 40 stores will have incredi-

ble doorbusters seen only once a year! The HawaiianMiles redemption kiosk is open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plus, Kahala Mall is giving away 20,000 HawaiianMiles to five lucky shoppers! Enter to win at Center Court! For details, rules and restrictions visit KahalaMallCenter.com.

On Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy performances by talented youths and young adults from Hawaii-rooted hula halau and dance troupes during the Keiki Hoolaulea, put on by Halau Hula ‘O Napunaheleonapua, under the direction of kumu hula Rich Pedrina.


Oahu Choral Society Nov. 30, 4 p.m.

Kupaoa Dec. 21, 2 to 3 p.m.

Kuana Torres Dec. 14, 2 to 3 p.m.

LAULIMA GIVING TREE On Dec. 7, Laulima Day, support local keiki and ohana who are struggling due to medical emergencies or disease, traumatic accidents, loss of a parent or spouse’s employment or acts of nature. Local nonprofit Keiki O Ka Aina will be receiving toys and donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy music and dance performances at Center Stage.

Bobby Moderow Dec. 23, 12 to 1 p.m. mall events

HOLIDAY CONCERT SERIES From Nov. 30 through Dec. 24, enjoy live performances by top Island musicians and more than 60 local choirs, bands, ukulele groups and piano studios. Visit KahalaMallCenter.com for more info.

THE VERY MERRY EVENT Shop for a cause and save big during Kahala Mall’s The Very Merry Event, happening Dec. 13 to 15. Purchase a $5 ticket from a participating nonprofit. Ticket holders will get access to incredible deals, discounts and exclusive gifts with purchases from participating stores and restaurants. And each ticket holder will be eligible to enter to win Kahala Mall gift cards and a grand prize staycation at The Kahala Hotel & Resort! It’s free for nonprofits to participate and each nonprofit keeps 100% of its ticket sales.

HOLIDAY GIFT WRAP CENTER

Take the stress out of the holidays with our Gift Wrap Center, fronting T&C Surf Designs, open Dec. 20 through Dec. 24 during mall hours. Show your same-day receipts from Kahala Mall and your first gift wrap is free, with a minimal charge for each additional wrap. Staffed by local school community groups, all proceeds benefit Project Grad groups and local nonprofits. Some restrictions may apply; see Gift Wrap Center for details.

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TALK STORY Staying connected has never been easier thanks to the new phone stores opening at Kahala Mall this season.

MY WIRELESS AT&T My Wireless AT&T’s roomy new standalone store in the Consolidated Kahala Theatres wing boasts even better displays of its wireless and entertainment services and accessories. Stop by for the latest smartphones plus DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket services. It even offers exclusive promotions for first responders and military personnel.

STORE SPOTLIGHT

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From charming character totes to plush pet toys, The Paperie’s merchandise mix has evolved beyond traditional stationery.

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eruse The Paperie’s shelves and you’ll quickly discover more than just stationery. Tropical diffusers, cheeky wall signs and reusable bags are nestled among its notecards, journals, stamps and stickers. Owner Eldon Ching (above), a former litigation attorney who purchased the store with his wife, Andrea, in 1966, says the rise of email,

text and social media pushed him to diversify, shifting from a custom invitation business to offering a mix of whimsical gift items. One unexpected hit: a pet corner inspired by Ching’s adorable Bichon Frise, Coco, that features colorful toys and pet-themed home décor. Flavorkids, The Paperie’s own line of cards, totes and keiki tees, became an immediate bestseller

T-MOBILE Formerly on the second level, T-Mobile has moved downstairs to the Macy’s wing. Now along with its mobile phones and plans, you can snap up other exciting T-Mobile products such as FamilyMode, a device that manages the digital activity of the whole family and SyncUP Drive, a device that turns your car into smart car.

with wide-eyed characters dressed as musubi, poke bowls and shave ice. Ching says no matter what trends emerge next, keeping his customers happy will never go out of style. “Being out front and interacting with customers, getting that positive feedback from them. That’s what drives me,” he says.

VERIZON WIRELESS Transforming from a kiosk into a store (located in the Consolidated Kahala Theatres wing) translated into a ton more space for Verizon Wireless to show off its great wireless devices, services and plans. On our wish list: the super-sleek Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone.

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SWEET HOME Thanks to a recent makeover, The Cookie Corner’s storefront is just as fresh and warm as its cookies.

THE BIG 5-0

In 2020 Kahala Mall will celebrate its 50th anniversary!

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ahala Mall’s roots go back to the late ’50s when it was first developed as Waialae Shopping Center. In the ’60s, it modernized and expanded, and by 1970, it emerged as Hawaii’s first fully enclosed, airconditioned mall. Today, Kahala Mall is the primary shopping destination in East Oahu, in the iconic beachfront neighborhood of Kahala. Its focus continues to

be the guest experience, offering a unique mix of local shops and premier retailers and serving as a gathering place for island families and visitors. In appreciation of 50 golden years, this upcoming anniversary year will be a thank you to everyone in the community, especially the mall’s loyal customers. Kahala Mall will celebrate with exciting, special promotions and giveaways throughout the year! Visit

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KahalaMallCenter.com and @KahalaMall for more information. The mall is also asking the public to join in on the celebration by looking through your old albums for photos taken at Kahala Mall through the decades. This can include photos with Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, of your time working at the mall or historic images. Your photos could be featured! Call 732-7736 or email Marketing@ KahalaMallCenter.com.

Men, don’t have anything to wear to your next big holiday bash? Problem solved. Reyn Spooner just released its new Christmas aloha shirt which stars Santa on the Big Island skiing the slopes and catching waves off the coast. Swaying palm trees, keiki joining in on the fun and a few sightings of Mele Kalikimaka add to the merry and bright print. The men’s shirts are available in two colorways, blue and red, and include classic, tailored and popover fits. And in the spirit of the holidays, Reyn Spooner also created styles for women, girls and boys with the same pattern, so that the whole family can don the most wonderful aloha print of the year.

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Visiting The Cookie Corner is always a treat; the heavenly buttery aroma alone will hook you. And recently, the locally owned shop refashioned its look to match the comforting, joyful feel of its baked goodies. New lustrous marble countertops, farmhouse pendant lights and subway tiles were key ingredients in modernizing the space, while charming photos of customers enjoying cookies and wallpaper featuring the bakery’s signature floral print really sweetened the vibe.


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Left: Shaka Street Soap Works soaps, $5.50 each. Below left: Almeda porcelain earrings, $48.

Can you tell us about some of the artists whose work you carry? We sell a lot of Ed Furuike’s originals. He just brought us another one of his lei paintings and it’s so beautiful—it looks like you’re looking at a wall of lei. Artist Camille Izumi’s vantage point is typically from underwater, which is totally appealing to me as a swimmer. I grew up swimming competitively and am just a water person. Her depictions of women and the female form underwater are amazing. We have other popular artists, such as Heather Brown and Clark Little. I also love two of our newest young artists, Heather Almeda and Miriam Zora Engel.

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At Magnolia you’ll find a haven of elegantly curated wares. Behind the charming collection? Owner Maggie Parks, attorney, art fan and avid D.I.Y.-er.

What was your background before Magnolia? I’m an attorney. I was practicing at a law firm here in litigation. I had two young kids and I just decided it was time, given where I was in my life. I always wanted to do something like this, so I decided to open a business. It was quite the divein because I had no idea how to work a register! It was a very steep learning curve but it turned out wonderfully. What is your vision for the store? The vision is to offer a wide selection of gift options from the Mainland, Europe or overseas, and, increasingly, from the Islands. We’ve been focusing on a lot of local products, and then balancing that with home goods and artwork from Hawaii artists.

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What are some of your favorite pieces in store right now? On the gift side, we’re offering more earth-friendly products. We have portable utensil sets as well as clutches made from discarded plastic by Big Island brand Upcycle Hawaii. The artist, Mattie Mae Larson, actually collects plastic debris from the beach and fashions it into functional art pieces. We also carry Unsponges, which are washable, reusable sponges that are a great alternative to typical synthetic sponges that ultimately get tossed and sit in landfills.

Do you dabble in art yourself? I’m definitely more of a D.I.Y.-er and I embrace my crafty side. I’m constantly working on home-improvement projects. Just in the past week or so I refinished a dining table; built, painted and installed a large arbor for my garden; replaced a steel gate; and refurbished a vertical wall garden that my son and I built from scratch. As the holidays are upon us, any suggestions for stocking stuffers? Our Maui Soap Co. handmade soaps are so pretty and the price is really great. Pineapple Palaka makes great ties and has now ventured into womenswear with scarves that are just fabulous. What is one of your favorite things about the Magnolia community? One of my very favorite things is coming to the shop in the morning and being greeted at our door by fresh magnolia flowers that one of our long-time supporters brings for us. She is part of Kahala Mall’s great community of morning mall walkers and has a big magnolia tree in her yard. It’s so touching that she shares her flowers with us—they are so incredibly beautiful and so is she!

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Clockwise from top left: Shave ice magnets, $9 each, Kauai flip-flops, $25. ISLAND SOLE. // Locals Only sign, $22.80. SOHA LIVING. // Dolkii Aloha Love Club girls’ tee, $32. FIGHTING EEL. // Pineapple clock, $25. PICTURES PLUS. // Pacific Pareau aloha shirt, $108. REYN SPOONER. // Halia Hawaii Market carry-all, $55. RICHES KAHALA. // Asham handprinted tea towels, $20 each. NOHEA GALLERY. // Dolkii Wahine girls’ tee, $32. FIGHTING EEL. // Jeff Chang Pottery mug, $35. NOHEA GALLERY. // Kto Aloha Lei print, $36. MAGNOLIA. Hibiscus clock, $25. PICTURES PLUS. // Sky Palms flip-flops, $25. ISLAND SOLE. // Van clock, $25. PICTURES PLUS. // Heliconia and leaves muslin blanket, $22.80, Hibiscus Blossom and Earl Grey teas, $14.80 each. SOHA LIVING // Suzanne Jennerich Pink Protea print, $35. MAGNOLIA. Jeff Chang Pottery saimin bowl, $40. NOHEA GALLERY. // Halia Hawaii wristlet, $36. RICHES KAHALA. HOLIDAY 2019

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— Fun finds to set tiny tots’ eyes all aglow. — Clockwise from top left: Bunny silicone night light, $24.99. THINKER THINGS. // Feather 4 Arrow swimsuit, $49.95. UP & RIDING. // Rubik’s Tactile Cube, $18.99. THINKER THINGS. // Herschel Supply Co. fanny packs, $25 each. T&C SURF DESIGNS. // Tassel keychain, $9.99. CLAIRE’S. // Hello Kitty socks, $14. SANRIO SURPRISES. // Peach Snaps matching card game, $16.99. THINKER THINGS. // Myland Sound Effects Dino, $24.99. THINKER TOYS. // Jewel Ring Lip tints, $15 each. THE FACE SHOP. // Melissa & Doug Xylophone, $24.99. THINKER TOYS. // Pineapple tee, $30. UP & RIDING. // Rainbow crochet rattle, $14.80. SOHA LIVING. // Yeti tumbler, $29.99. T&C SURF DESIGNS. // Parkland insulated lunch bag, $25. UP & RIDING. // Phone case, $29.99, Popsocket, $14.99. TRICKED OUT ACCESSORIES. // PopTone bluetooth speakers, $19.99 each. SIMPLY ORGANIZED. // Velvet scrunchies, $4.99 each. CLAIRE’S. 16

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— Stylish somethings to make her days merry and bright. — Clockwise from top left: Go Out cutlery set, $8.99. SIMPLY ORGANIZED. // Aloha Collection splash-proof pouch, $34. ADORE. // Billabong sandals, $39.95. HONOLULU SURF ROOM. // Pastel Cushion Blushers, $10 each. THE FACE SHOP. // Spiny Urchin pillow, $36.80, Watercolor book, $27.50. SOHA LIVING. // Avenue 9 Leaf frame, $10. THE PAPERIE. // Corkcicle tumbler, $29.95. T&C SURF DESIGNS. // Leather feather earrings, $17. MAHINA. // Mugs, $10.80 each. SOHA LIVING. // Crochet bag, $48. IN MY CLOSET. // Kate Spade New York phone case, $39.99. TRICKED OUT ACCESSORIES. // Hoop earrings, $38. BANANA REPUBLIC. // Paradisus Uhu cuff, $300. Paradisus Heliconia earrings, $125. RICHES KAHALA. // Shibori tea towels, $12 each. CINNAMON GIRL // Lollia Water Lily and Rose Eau de Parfums, $68.90 each. 33 BUTTERFLIES. // Suede mules, $108. BANANA REPUBLIC. // Velvet journal, $18. CINNAMON GIRL. // Crochet tank, $48. MAHINA. // Toms sunglasses, $160. FIGHTING EEL.

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store right now are Citron, which makes beautiful 100% washable silk pieces, and You-Be, known for casual 100% cotton pieces with great prints. For formalwear, Coty dresses are cut perfectly, and even come in XXS for petite customers.

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THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GILDA MINASSIAN Chances are Calista is one of your favorite local boutiques for special occasion pieces and casual-chic apparel. But you may not know much about the stylish woman at its helm. Owner Gilda Minassian talks about her rich career, globetrotting for fashion and her prom project that gives back.

I was born in Tehran, Iran. Due to the revolution and the ensuing political unrest, my family was forced to leave our hometown. I’m so fortunate to call Hawaii home. Fashion is in my bloodline. I come from a family of entrepreneurs, which includes my mother, who was a seamstress, saleswoman and merchandiser, and gave back to the community as a mass producer of uniforms for local grade schools. As a woman creating opportunities outside the home, she was a trendsetter. 18

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I learned so much from watching her. When we arrived in Honolulu, I followed in her footsteps in clothing and retail. Prior to owning Calista, I worked the sales floor at Cotton Cargo for about 40 years. I was promoted to store manager, then district manager overseeing sevenplus stores. Eventually, I became merchandise manager and ran the entire operation. In 1996 I bought the business and Calista was born. When renaming it,

the name Calista spoke to me. And it speaks for itself—Calista is Greek for “womanly beauty beyond the ordinary,” which accurately describes our company’s purpose. I personally hand-pick all of our collections. Some of my favorites in

My go-to outfit for an event is a simple chic black dress. I’ll dress it up or down with our boundless accessory collections—right now I’m loving our De Blossom sandals and crystal tassel necklaces. I would describe myself as a jetsetter for fashion. I love traveling and do so multiple times a year to find seasonal fashions for the store, and to seek out new experiences with food and culture. My next trip is to Europe this fall—stay tuned! Come November, I’ll be a proud grandmother to twin boys!

Above left, clockwise: Crystal tassel necklace, $45. Citron blouse, $198. Below: De Blossom sandals, $58.

PAYING IT FORWARD My store affords me the privilege to pay it forward. For years, I’ve held a beautiful partnership with Lo Kaimuloa, owner of Riches Kahala. We work together to ensure that young women can attend prom feeling like their best selves. While Lo fundraises, I outfit as many girls as possible at below cost and without profit. Our goal is to provide as much outreach as possible.


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BAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT

WHAT’S NEW

A CHANGE TO BANK ON American Savings Bank’s expansion goes beyond its fresh new look to give customers a more convenient full-service experience.

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alk into the Kahala Mall ASB and you’ll be greeted with a warmer welcome. Inviting wood-paneled walls, a bright and airy entrance, modern light fixtures and furniture are all part of recent renovations to the 12-year-old location. But the sleek new

look is just part of the change. Expanded office space houses an expanded team of ASB experts. Kahala’s branch now includes residential loan officers, business bankers and financial consultants, so you can buy that new home, start that new enterprise and decide the best path for your

keiki’s finances without leaving town. And don’t worry about a wait. ASB’s convenient online appointment system on asbhawaii.com makes every trip even more efficient. It all adds up to an easy way for East Oahu families to handle all their finances in one beautiful stop.

Warm, toasty and fresh from the oven, Pretzelmaker’s delicious baked treats are the ultimate holiday party pupu. The eatery’s delectable Pretzel Bites, available in addictive flavors such as Parmesan, ranch and garlic, and its savory mini Pretzel Dogs, made with juicy 100% Angus beef, can be ordered in large grab-and-go potluck-size assortments. Add on a few dipping sauces—pair cinnamon-sugar bites with the caramel and icing options for a heavenly dessert—and you’re sure to make the party hop.

PHOTO: PRET ZELMAKER

Merrymaking is a snap thanks to Pretzelmaker’s party-ready treats.

shop talk

FOR THE FELLAS Five great gifts for ye merry gentlemen from The Refinery.

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Kikkerland FlipClock, $125.

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Harvest Label sling bag, $74.

3 Duke Cannon Best Damn Beard Balm, $18.

4 Duke Cannon activated charcoal and pine-scented bar soaps, $12.

5 UKeg pressurized stainless steel growler, $220.


STORE SPOTLIGHT

KIDDING AROUND

Cruise on over to Up & Riding for cool-kid fashions and accessories.

K Right: Luna Baby Palm swimsuit, $46. Above right: Pool Jewels goggles, $24.95.

eiki boutique Up & Riding is easily a parent favorite for its everythingunder-the-sun mix of small-fry fashions and outdoor gear. After all, where else can you find rainbowprinted boardshorts,

resin skateboards and pineapple teethers all on one shelf? Opened in 2010 by locals Jake Mizuno and Shyra Mauer, longtime board riders and water lovers, the shop was intended as a go-to for young surfers and skaters. It offers one of the widest selections

of local kids brands on the Island—you’ll find Kahakai trucker caps, Little Chiefs of Hawaii onesies, Bitty Bambu sundresses and more. This winter, be sure to check out the latest wave of graphic tees and swimwear from the shop’s adorable in-house line.

“HOW CAN I BORROW

Say Mele Kalikimaka with a Kahala Mall Gift Card!

Available for purchase at the self-service Gift Card kiosk located in the column fronting T&C Surf Designs near Center Stage.

SMART?”

A Personal Unsecured Loan provides the cash you need upfront at a fixed interest rate.

Talk to us at our Kahala Mall Branch.

Redeemable at most Kahala Mall stores and restaurants. Visit KahalaMallCenter.com for details.

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Black pearl necklace, price upon request. Q&A MEET THE SHOPKEEPERS

HEARTS OF GOLD

Liang of Hawaii has been adorning customers with unique Hawaiian and fine jewelry since 1972. Now, on the eve of retirement, husband-and-wife team Annie Liang and Kenny Kao reflect on decades of customer relationships, the shop’s evolution and a custom collection rarely seen in public.

do all kinds. If something breaks or needs to be resized, we can do it and our customers trust us to do it. That’s how we built our business. What’s it like working together? AL: We’re very lucky. To a lot of people, it’s impossible. KK: Most people! When we first began, my father-in-law said, “You guys can stay the whole day, 24 hours (together)?” I said that’s fine with me! We still have arguments. You go to charge a customer (and think) is it too expensive? Too low priced? Those are the things we argue about. Other than that, we’re fine.

“We’re very lucky to have the best customers that span three generations.” Kenny, have you made any jewelry pieces for your wife? KK: Oh yes, so many! A pendant. Rings. She has a whole collection from me. AL: Don’t forget my watch! He made me a Hawaiian bracelet watch.  KK: Before, she would wear the watch, but not anymore. Because they’re one-of-a-kind they cost a lot of money, so they’re hard to sell.

How did you get started in the business? Annie Liang: My father ran a jewelry store in Taiwan and opened (Liang of Hawaii) when he moved to Hawaii in 1972. The rest of our family came over in 1975 and I’ve been working in the store ever since. Kenny moved here when we got married in 1979, learned the trade and opened his own factory. Kenny Kao: I took a jewelry-making class at UH. I learned how to do lostwax casting, polish everything and set a stone. Later, when I found out that Hawaiian jewelry was so popular, I 22

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Hawaiian bracelet in 14K gold, price upon request.

asked a jeweler friend to teach me how to carve the lettering. I used to work at a table here but needed more people to help me so I rented a factory space. When did you join the store full time? KK: It was around 2008 that I sold the factory and came back to the store. AL: He was a big help. Because he knows everything about jewelry, it was easy for us to expand our repair department. We

When will you retire? AL: Sometime next year. Having the store is like having a baby. You have to take care of it 24 hours a day. We’re 65 now. If we sign another lease, we’ll work until we’re 70. It’ll be too late to enjoy life! What will you miss most? AL: We’re very lucky to have the best customers that span three generations. It used to be a mom bringing her little girl. Now that little girl is our customer with her own little girl! A lot of young people come into the store and say, “My grandma sent me here. She says we have to come here to buy our wedding rings,” or “our Hawaiian jewelry.” It’s so touching.


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DID YOU KNOW?

Take advantage of these fantastic little-known products and services from Kahala Mall merchants.

DO IT FOR THE GLAM Along with stellar hair-removal services, European Wax Center is a must-stop for great beauty buys. Snap up its new hydrating Mask Me Sleep Mask and Christmas Cracker Lip Gloss Trio (above) debuting this winter.

A CUT ABOVE

SNAP HAPPY

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he Apple Store now offers free in-store photography classes. Learn editing techniques and how to take artful portraits on location. Keiki can even get behind the lens during the fun family portrait lab.

Gents in need of extra spiffing can turn to Kahala Barber—besides shampoo and haircut services, the barbershop also offers a straightrazor shave complete with hot towel.

PHOTOS: THE APPLE STORE, EUROPE AN WA X CENTER

PICTURE THIS

ISLAND BEAUTY You can get your local beauty fix at In My Closet—the shop stocks bestsellers, including volumizing mascaras and lip treatments, from the Hanalei Company and Elizabeth Mott lines.

Pictures Plus makes it easy to turn personal photos into eyecatching wall art. Upload your image to the store’s website— you can even use your

phone—and choose a metal, canvas or paper medium. Your piece will be printed onisland and ready in just seven days.

HAIR NECESSITIES Stylin’ cuts aren’t the only mane attractions at Fantastic Sams. The salon stocks the latest hair care products from top brands, including Moroccan Oil, Paul Mitchell Tea Tree and its own in-house line.

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Delicious hand-rolled sushi, sashimi, donburi, chicken karaage and other favorite Japanese dishes.

Satisfy all of your sushi cravings from poke bowls to temaki and nigiri sushi! SUN-THURS: 11am–9pm FRI-SAT: 11am–10pm

(808) 739-5878

Kahala Mall

Our conveyor belt provides a fun dining experience for everyone.

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Dining

GET ON BOARD

Get on Board

A party-friendly charcuterie spread that boasts festive seasonal picks is one sure— and simple—way to impress your guests. (Details on the next page)


Top ‘n’ Bottom: brioche bun

IMPOSSIBLE BURGER

at The Counter Custom Burgers

Fresh Frills: avocado, grilled red onions, herbed goat cheese, tomatoes, organic greens Power Patty: Impossible Burger soy-based heme mix Get Saucy: garlic aioli

SIDE ACTS: shoestring and sweet potato fries, and onion strings the dish

DON’T HAVE A COW

Magical meatless burger imposters are hot sellers right now, promising all the glory and juiciness of a traditional burger. Here, we dive into two of our favorites featuring plant and soy-based patties. They definitely “meat” (and exceed) any carnivore’s expectations.

Top ‘n’ Bottom: brioche bun

mix with no GMOs, soy or gluten

Fresh Frills: lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions

Get Saucy: Sriracha aioli

Power Patty: Beyond Meat plantbased pea protein

SIDE ACTS: classic, sweet potato and truffle fries

BEYOND MEAT BURGER at Puka’s at Whole Foods Market

HOME ON THE RANGE Build your own tacos, burritos and bowls at this new healthy spot.

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here’s a new sheriff in town: Paniolos Hawaii just moved in near Center Stage, slinging healthy burritos, tacos and bowls that feature grass-fed beef wrangled from local ranchers. Created by the duo behind Aloha Salads, Sarah and Chris Lufrano, the fast-casual eatery focuses on organic, local and madefresh-daily ingredients in a customizable format. You can choose your beans, veggies or proteins, which include slow-cooked shredded beef and kalua pig, grilled chicken and tofu sautéed with chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, and toppings. Whatever your food restrictions, building your own means there’s something for everyone.

CREDITS (Previous Page) Salami, prosciutto, nuts, cheese, crackers, olives, wine, figs, jams, herbs, all market price. WHOLE FOODS MARKET. Laurie Gates

marble cheese server, $45, Thirstystone marble cheese knife, part of set, $47, and marble coaster with gold edges, $32 for set of four, The Cellar terrazzo serving board, $53, and tidbit plates, $34 for set of four, Hotel Collection ombre glass, $50 for set of four, Martha Stewart gold-stem wine glass, $67 for set of four. MACY’S. Maui Monkey Business tea towel, $18.99. MAGNOLIA. Silver butter knife and spoon, $5 each. THE COMPLEAT KITCHEN. 26

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Snack Break

HOME SLICE

PHOTO: CALIFORNIA PIZ Z A KITCHEN

Stop by California Pizza Kitchen to grab an easy holiday meal you can have fresh at home.

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fter a busy day of shopping and wrapping gifts, you don’t want to deal with the hassle of cooking dinner from scratch. Now you don’t have to, thanks to California

Pizza Kitchen’s new Take and Bake pizzas, available in favorites such as the Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage, Sicilian and California Veggie. Order any hand-tossed pie (cauliflower crust available for an extra

fee) as a Take and Bake, pop it in your oven for about 10 minutes, add finishing toppings and boom, dinner is hot and fresh out of your kitchen. If you order an entrée

while dining in, you can even score your Take and Bake pie for just $10. Most pizzas will keep, unbaked, in the fridge for up to two days.

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET

SEASON’S EATINGS

Starting Nov. 1, you can stop by the market’s holiday table to order one of its classic prix fixe roasted turkey dinners complete with mouthwatering sides, such as mashed potatoes, gravy, herb stuffing, creamed spinach, green beans and more.

PUPU-A-PLENTY

Delicious no-cook appetizers are an easy way to get the party started. Stop by the deli counter to scoop up a few artisanal cheeses, gourmet jams, marinated olives and charcuterie (check out pg. 25). Snag some fresh fruit and pre-sliced veggies from the produce aisle. Then, head over to the prepared foods section for fantastic pasta salads.

SWEET SOMETHINGS

Forget the figgy pudding. WFM’s dessert counter is packed with tempting freshly baked treats, from rustic pumpkin, apple and blueberry pies to seasonal cookies, cakes and tarts.

SHOPPER’S LITTLE HELPERS PRIME TIME Whipping up a family feast? Save big on groceries with the store’s Prime Deals, special weekly deals available to Amazon Prime members.

Holiday shopping is a snap with a little help from the market’s personal shoppers. Call or email them with your grocery list. They’ll round up your items and have them ready for pickup at customer service. They can also put together custom gift baskets for a fee.

Catch OF THE HOLIDAYS

Kuru Kuru Sushi’s takeout menu offers dozens of delicious options.

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Make a statement at your next holiday party with Kuru Kuru Sushi’s artfully arranged sushi platters and sushi cakes. Looking for a different kind of side dish? Order a tempura platter, which comes with ingen (green bean), pumpkin, mushroom and crab, or a fry platter loaded with perfectly fried shrimp, potato croquettes and chicken karaage. You can also take out a variety of sushi, from maki to nigiri to temaki, to create your own spread of favorites.

PHOTOS: WHOLE FOODS MARKET

Whole Foods Market has everything you need to eat, drink and be merry.


2019

KAHALA SMILE PROFESSIONALS

Candace Wada, DDS Robert Wada, DDS

in Hawaiʻi

Creating Beautiful Smiles! CARING, PERSONALIZED CARE

• Member, American Dental Association

• Beautiful, state of the art office located

• Hawaii Dental Association

conveniently in the Kahala Mall Office Tower Dr. Candace Wada and her son, Dr. Robert Wada, are now welcoming New Patients.

• Over 30 years of experience

• American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

SERVICES WE OFFER: Cleanings & Prevention

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Cosmetic Dentistry

When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority. We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! Make an appointment today… we’ll give you a reason to smile!

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DIRECTORY Shops, Restaurants & Services

DEPARTMENT/DRUGSTORES

Longs Drugs 732-0784 Macy’s 737-5429 Ross Dress for Less 735-5671 CHILDREN’S APPAREL + TOYS

Sanrio Surprises Thinker Things Thinker Toys Up & Riding

732-1668 735-6323 735-5442 447-9987

WOMEN’S APPAREL

33 Butterflies 380-8585 Adore 737-0608 Banana Republic 737-4747 Calista 735-6830 Cinnamon Girl 737-9425 Fighting Eel 738-4912 In My Closet 734-5999 Jeans Warehouse 735-6007 Mahina 200-1300 Splash! Hawaii 737-8080 MEN’S APPAREL

Banana Republic Honolulu Surf Room Macy’s The Men’s Store Reyn Spooner

737-4747 596-2773 737-5429 737-8313

FOOTWEAR

Island Sole The Walking Company

738-8430 735-2595

Consolidated Kahala Theatres 733-6243 Fun Factory 732-9600 Gamestop 735-9746 SPECIALTY + HOME

California Closets 739-7300 Champs Sports 732-7845 The Compleat Kitchen 737-5827 Nohea Gallery 762-7407 Magnolia 734-2200 The Paperie 735-6464 Plus Interiors/ Pictures Plus 733-5700 The Refinery 744-6175 Simply Organized 739-7007 SoHa Living 591-9777 T&C Surf Designs 733-5699 Tricked Out Accessories 734-6333 HEALTH, BEAUTY + FITNESS

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738-9642 737-2140 737-3223 737-3377 732-3503 734-1144 528-4748 945-6489 737-8505 476-8500

JEWELRY, EYEWEAR + ACCESSORIES

Claire’s 738-0104 Diamond Specialists 739-0009 LensCrafters 739-3884 Liang of Hawaii 737-1955 Riches Kahala 737-3303 Sunglass Hut 734-4595 FINANCIAL

American Savings Bank Bank of Hawaii Central Pacific Bank Edward Jones Invesment First Hawaii Title Fidelity National Title & Escrow of Hawaii Inc. Finance Factors H & R Block Hickam FCU Island Pacific Home Loans

526-2134 733-7474 544-0500 737-7794 725-9600 380-6767 733-7399 737-1339 423-1391

739-0878

RESTAURANTS + CARRY-OUT

Aloha Salads 735-8334 California Pizza Kitchen 737-9446 Chili’s Grill & Bar 738-5773 The Counter Custom Burgers 739-5100 GomaTei Ramen 732-9188 Kuru Kuru Sushi 739-5878 Musubi Cafe Iyasume 724-3229 Panda Express 739-5098 Paniolos Hawaii Pearl’s Korean BBQ 735-2988 Pizza Hut 735-9789 Puka’s at Whole Foods 738-0802 Taco Bell 735-7115 Subway 733-0111

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ASSO CIATE PUBLISH ER/ ADVERTISIN G DIRECTO R

Allstate 735-2841 The Apple Store 738-4400 Artie Wilson & Associates 739-3400 C-4 Christ Centered Community Church 735-4370 Clinical Labs of Hawaii Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties 732-1414 Kahala Mall Management Office 732-7736 Mann Mortgage 748-2444 My Wireless AT&T 737-8393 Old Republic Title & Escrow of HI 733-0261 Sandwich Isles Realty 735-5585 Spectrum 260-1319 Sylvan Learning Center 735-8811 T-Mobile 737-0336 Verizon Wireless 734-0250 MARKET, SPECIALTY FOOD + DRINKS

Banán Carousel Candyland The Cookie Corner

IL Gelato 732-3999 Jamba Juice 734-7988 Minamoto Kitchoan 734-2220 Pretzelmaker 739-1699 See’s Candies 737-9592 Starbucks Coffee 737-0283 Starbucks Drive-Thru 295-6749 Whole Foods Market 738-0820

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SERVICES

ENTERTAINMENT

Dr. Clyde Uchida

Corepower Yoga European Wax Center The FaceShop Fantastic Sams GNC-General Nutrition Center Kahala Barber Lavish Nails-Wax-Lash Macy’s Premier Salon Marsha Nadalin Salon & Spa Pure Barre

Donna Kodama-Yee donnaky@honolulumagazine.com EDITO RIAL DIRECTO R

Christi Young, christiy@honolulumagazine.com EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Brie Thalmann briet@honolulumagazine.com SENIOR EDITOR

Stacey Makiya staceym@honolulumagazine.com CO N TRIBUTIN G EDITO RS

Marisa Heung Terri Inefuku Natalie Schack Katrina Valcourt

CREATIVE DIRECTO R

James Nakamura

SECTIO N ART DIRECTO R

Kristin Lipman

ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTORS

Janelle Kalawe-Ching Shelley Shiroma PH O TO G RAPH ERS

734-7799 733-1230

David Croxford Aaron K. Yoshino


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Kahala Mall Magazine Holiday 2019  

The magazine of Kahala Mall, Oahu’s favorite shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Located in the iconic beachfront neighborhood o...

Kahala Mall Magazine Holiday 2019  

The magazine of Kahala Mall, Oahu’s favorite shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Located in the iconic beachfront neighborhood o...