I was very pleased to see recent news that Hawaii’s own Love’s Bakery has returned to Hawaii ownership. Managers of the 157 year old company are buying the bakery from its Japanese owners, who have owned it since they themselves purchased it from ITT Continental Baking nearly 30 years ago. The new owners plans are to invest in and […]
I usually view museum art behind glass, on one side of a rope and under the watchful eye of a guard. Not so at the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM). Dubbed the “People’s Art Museum,” HiSAM deserves a place on everyone’s Honolulu activity list. First you take a historic building with Italian scrollwork and architectural details modeled after the […]
Experience the culture of Bhutan in Honolulu between now and May 23. Make a prayer flag, observe sacred dance, meet a guide from Bhutan, try on a Bhutanese robe, see art never on exhibit before and participate in daily rituals with monks. We did all of this in one afternoon last week at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Their […]
1. Ride The Bus for $2 each from Airport to Waikiki. When it was standing room only I told Jeff to meditate on how much money we saved. We eliminated the cost of hotel parking ($15-$20 per day), rental car and gas. Honolulu is congested and parking not easy to find. You can bring 1 suitcase to place on […]
Step away from the beach and inside the rich history of the Hawaiian Kingdom.America’s only royal palace is here in Honolulu.Iolani Palace, built 125 years ago in 1882, was the home of Hawaii’s last two monarchs. For this two part series, Iolani Palace joins the Shangri La estate as my two homes every visitor should see in Honolulu.
When I visit Ala Moana Shopping Center near Waikiki, I always stop at Book-Off and Honolulu Coffee Company.Coffee and books are two of my passions. If you love to shop you’ll enjoy Ala Moana’s 260 stores and 70 dining options.It’s a great way to spend an afternoon.This spring, on March 7, Nordstrom will join the line-up of stores.You can […]