One From the Door

Insider Tips from a Waikiki Veteran Halekulani doorman Curt Otsuka’s spirited energy and youthful exuberance should be the first clue to Waikiki visitors that the aloha spirit is a real and tangible thing that keeps people grounded. For example, he… More >

Home on the Range

Go gun clubbing in Waikiki. You’ve surely seen the posters around town—a beautiful, Asian woman in a frilly blouse prominently toting a shiny silver firearm. Sort of looks like an ad for “secretaries who go off the deep end” or… More >

Aloha Swingtown

The golden era of jazz in Waikiki For some, it will be very hard to picture. The Waikiki of yore—maybe you’ve seen some images in one of our historic museums, in a painting on a gallery wall or even a… More >

Angel on the Ave.

Victoria’s Secret “angel” Alessandra Ambrosio We caught up with Victoria’s Secret “angel” and globetrotting supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio at the opening of Waikiki’s first eponymous store, prominently located in the heart of the Kalakaua shopping district. After an exclusive shoot on… More >

Iron Chef on Isle

Morimoto Waikiki Serves Up Inventive Fare During the course of one very exhaustive month, Masaharu Morimoto prepared to open successive restaurants—one here in Honolulu, the other on a verdant hillside in California’s Napa valley. The Morimoto empire was expanding, proof… More >