HONOLULU Magazine December 2015

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Features

THE EVERYTHING GUIDE TO LOCAL CHOCOLATE

Hawai‘i is the only U.S. state that grows cacao commercially, and the local chocolate industry is taking off—creating tastier, more gourmet chocolate than ever before. We take you through the world of Hawai‘i chocolate from bean to bar, and beyond (chocolate cake, anyone?).

BY MARTHA CHENG AND KATRINA VALCOURT 

 

THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST

Twenty-five years ago, low-key Campbell High graduate Genora Dancel was thrust into the center
of a controversial Hawai‘i case that ignited a national movement for same-sex marriage. In the wake of a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, we spoke with Dancel about her experiences.

BY CARLYN TANI

THE GIRL WHO JUMPED OFF THE WALL

Nothing in Judy Tanaka’s background predicted her rise from messenger to top lawyer. She just always took the next leap.

BY DON WALLACE

 

THE BEST LAWYERS IN HAWAI‘I

HONOLULU Magazine worked with the research firm of Woodward/White, publishers of The Best Lawyers in America, to bring our readers the list of the best lawyers in Hawai‘i.

 

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TIME TO MAKE MOCHI

 One of the sounds that rings in the new year in Hawai‘i is the rhythmic pounding of mochi, sweet glutinous rice cakes that are first steamed, then pounded in an annual ritual known asmochitsuki.

BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF

 

DECEMBER PICKS 

December always makes us feel warm and fuzzy with all the positive vibes in the air. Here’s how to get out and share it with others.

BY KATRINA VALCOURT 

 

BAG-BAN UPDATE

Honolulu’s bag ban proved to be as flimsy as, well, a plastic shopping bag.

BY DON WALLACE 

 

DA METER

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

BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF 

 

A MANA MAGAZINE ANTHOLOGY

A new book collects the best of MANA Magazine.

BY MICHALE KEANY 

 

CHRISTMAS BY THE NUMBERS

Partridges in pear trees aside, stats can say a lot about the holiday season. Here are some figures that count this Christmas.  

BY NATALIE SCHACK 

 

QUOTE UNQUOTE: BELL RINGER EDWARD GAINES

Edward Gaines has been working the Salvation Army red-kettle drives since 2008. 

BY ROBBIE DINGEMAN 

 

FIELD NOTES: VINYL RECORD BUFFS

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: vinyl record enthusiasts.

BY LENNIE OMALZA 

 

Style

Kaypee Soh’s new line, jewelry from Fighting Eel, a spotlight on The Refinery, plus the latest winter trends.

BY STACEY MAKIYA AND BRIE THALMANN

‘Ono: Food and Dining

Breakfast at Pint + Jigger, plus Franky Fresh’s hip-hop burgers.

BY KAWEHI HAUG

 

Opinion

EDITOR‘S PAGE: JUST HONOLULU 

Getting things right. 

BY ROBBIE DINGEMAN 

 

AFTERTHOUGHTS: HOVERBOARDS ARE REAL

The future is weirder than I thought it would be.

BY MICHAEL KEANY

From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

BY KATRINA VALCOURT

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