Hawaii's Kō Hana Agricole Rum
In the middle of an aquaponics farm on Hawaii's island of Oahu, Manuele Distillers produce a very unique spirit: Kō Hana Agricole Rum. Here, farmers grow 34 different types of heirloom sugarcane plants that were meticulously collected over a three...
Word of Mouth: Honolulu
From the time local swimming champ Duke Kahanamoku turned surfing into a modern sport and Elvis Presley began to rock-a-hula, people have swarmed to the shores of Waikiki to soak up its prolific Polynesian sunshine. Today's tourist seeking big waves...
Test Drive: Lexus LC 500
The Lexus LC 500 is the production version of the LF-LC (Lexus Future-Luxury Coupe) concept unveiled in 2012, and it looks even better (and still fresh) in street-ready form, busting out of any previously held design stereotypes. Striking outside and...
Best of CH 2016: Travel
Even though travel can be exhausting, it's something curious minds can never truly tire of—and the CH editorial team is no exception to that rule. Over the past year, our full-time staff and freelancers all over the world have delivered stories about...
The Surfjack Hotel + Swim Club, Honolulu
It’s not easy to stand out in the sea of hotels crowding Waikiki but, within just a few months of opening, the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club has made quite a splash. While its distinguished neighbors (like the Royal Hawaiian and the Moana Surfrider) rely...
Word Of Mouth: Honolulu
While many of O'ahu's beaches top "best of" lists year after year, that's no reason to stay shorebound. Venturing beyond the coast and outside the typical tourist traps reveals a myriad of young businesses brimming with energy—and no shortage of creativity...
NOE Garments Launches Swimwear
Founded by twin sisters, NOE Garments melds function and fashion in their thoughtfully made intimates that find sexiness in non-traditional styles and materials. From supportive zip-back racers to bras with thick, bold straps, NOE pieces encourage...
White Hawaiian Pineapples
Paul and Jude Huber's Hole in the Mountain Farm is one of only three in Kaua'i to grow Sugarloaf pineapples, a heritaxge variety with a creamy white fruit that isn't too sweet and even the core is edible.
Hawaii, Then and Now Rug
Brooklyn-based designers Cold Picnic have added to their repertoire a line of wool rugs hand-tufted in India. The poetically titled Hawaii, Then and Now 2' x 3' rug features an abstraction of color with a natural feel.
Photographer Cole Barash Presents "Talk Story"
The North Shore of Oahu—quite likely the most photographed surfing destination in the world—is the go-to reference point for big wave-riding for both surfers and non-surfers. It is home to world-class breaks, sees some of the cleanest swells and...
We salute these shorts—for those who may want a reprieve from the serious world of neutral-hued boxer briefs, these provide a loud and proud answer. Full-fitting in full-on patterns, Bamboo Boxers are made in Hawaii, and are "made with Aloha," an idea...
Hunter S. Thompson's "The Curse of Lono" Reissued
After nearly a decade out of print, Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman's "The Curse of Lono" is again back on the shelves. Originally published in 1983 and heralded as the devilish duo's most eccentric piece of work, the book follows the two...
Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts
With its long history of rich cuisine and global mix of cultures, partnered with a natural bounty of produce and seafood, it's no surprise that Hawaii is home to some of the most spectacular cuisine this side of the Pacific. From ancient Hawaiian...
The Flour Sack Towel
Oahu's Downtown General Store specializes in handmade items invoking the aloha spirit of the island state. From hand-sewn ornaments to hand-screened T-shirts and flour sack dish towels all of the work has been designed by in-house artists. We discovered...
Kaua'i Sugarloaf Pineapple
While perusing a farmers market on a recent trip to Kaua'i, we came across the Sugarloaf pineapple stand—the only one at the market with a line. We joined the queue, bought two and became part of the club. We devoured the first in the blink of an...
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
It's in Kona, Hawaii where the unique "farm-to-roastery-to-cup" experience could give the artisanal roasters in New York or San Francisco a run for their money. Daylight Mind Coffee Company (DMCC) in Kona opened its doors in September 2013 as not...
Nicole Naone at Waikiki Parc
An island of sun and sand, known for surfing and sea-scraping cliff vistas, Oahu now offers a platform to embrace the more recent flourish in its arts community. The University of Hawaii Arts Foundation is hosting a four-part art series to showcase...
Secret Squirrel Cold Brew
Trevor and Rebecca Smith began their love affair with cold brew coffee by experimenting at home. Their adventures with beans, roasting profiles, brew times, filters and recipes led them to launch Secret Squirrel Cold Brew. The duo transforms organic...
Interview: Rone at Pow Wow Hawaii
by Vivianne Lapointe Last month we traveled to Honolulu to join the bursting community of artists that migrates there every February as part of Pow Wow Hawaii. The exciting event founded by Jasper Wong has turned into a month-long art festival with...
POW WOW Hawaii
by Vivianne Lapointe A grouping of islands smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is one of the most isolated places on earth. Over many generations, Hawaii has become a melting pot of cultures home to a vibrant alliance of artists...
Hawaiian Surfriders 1935
Almost no one impacted the surfing world like Tom Blake. Apart from being a pioneer of the sport, he also invented the hollow surfboard, the lifeguard rescue buoy and the sailboard. Hawaiian Surfriders 1935 contains photography and words by Blake and...
M.Nii Winter 2012
Shortly after the conclusion of WWII a movement was beginning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. While Honolulu drew in first-time vacationers, around the corner in the town of Makaha, surfing, both as a sport and a culture, was coming into its own...
Anyone who's surfed Makaha knows the waves there are as rough as the locals who run the beach they crash on. Located about 40 miles west of Waikiki, this Oahu outpost is the birthplace of big wave surfing, a phenomenon that began in the 1930s and...
Since its introduction in the 1930s, the Hawaiian shirt—or Aloha shirt as it's known in Hawaii—stands as one of the most notorious icons of good vibes and bad fashion. Ignoring the stigma behind the infamous floral print a few brave designers...