You can see why Adrienne Arieff’s new book, The Sacred Thread, is getting so much attention: It’s Baby Mama with a Bollywood kick—and just enough un-PC San Francisco alternative-family craziness to twist both Rick Santorum and Rachel Maddow into knots. The 40-year-old... Read More »
by Melanie Kosaka | Hawai'i magazine | March 18, 2012
The vibe is Asian-chic-meets-vintage-supper-club. Oversize drum chandeliers glow from the ceiling, casting a faint light over large booths and tables. A lounge area and bar that serves craft cocktails is just off the entrance. Welcome to Japengo.
by Nate Chapnick | Hawai'i magazine | March 18, 2012
Mercedes-Benz is on a green streak. After launching a hybrid version of its S-Class sedan, the automotive company has one-upped itself with a new model for 2012. This fresh flagship sedan is actually powered by a fuel-sipping diesel engine, but you wouldn’t know it from seeing, hearing or smelling the 2012 S350 BlueTEC. That’s because this all-wheel-drive automobile is just as luxurious as other S-Class sedans, but nets upwards of 30 mpg and can easily travel more than 600 miles between fill-ups.
Pop-ups are turning up across town in the form of chic boutiques, in-demand eateries and monthly events. But aside from the fun factor, the trend allows local designers, chefs and more explore their creative sides—and set up shop!—sans long-term ties.
Shop Days Ahead
Barrio Vintage (1109 Maunakea St., Ste. 208, 674.7156), a pop-up boutique, tucked upstairs in the Chinatown Artists Lofts, features fashion-forward vintage clothing and accessories. It’s open only a few days a month (dates vary).
by Shane Nelson | Hawai'i magazine | March 18, 2012
It’s not every day that you give away an entire art museum, but that’s exactly what happened last July, after 18 months of head scratching, deliberating and document wrangling, when The Contemporary Museum officially joined forces with the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Starting this March, the collective organizations will now operate as the Honolulu Museum of Art, a new moniker that, according to Stephan Jost, director at the Honolulu Academy, had received nearly unanimous approval from the board of trustees when they took a vote earlier this fall.
“There’s nothing better than having the best kept secret, right?” poses Rob Quish, the CEO of JWT, one of the world’s top marketing communications brands with clients such as SCANA Energy (“a beloved local”), Shell, Jiffy Lube, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Right now, he believes that secret is Atlanta.
With his signature broken-in look, Billy Reid opens a new store in Westside Provisions District.
Your mom operated a clothing boutique in your hometown of Amite, La. Has this influenced you? Her shop was located in my grandmother’s old home and was a local gathering place for women from all over the area. She influenced my path to the industry at an early age and eventually led me to where I am now.
We caught up with Mayor Kasim Reed at his favorite pizza joint, Antico Pizza. On the menu? His love of a good book, the talent he wishes he had, the meaning of passion and City Hall’s plan for the zombie apocalypse.
I miss practicing law a lot. When you’re a lawyer and someone comes to you saying they have a problem, you get to help them work through it. I miss having seven to eight problems I’m dealing with—as opposed to 40 to 50.
Both of the Rathbun restaurants are great. Kevin is Atlanta.