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Celebrity planner Tutera shares expertise at Wedding Week Hawaii

Updated on  February 18, 2018 at 12:42 pm
The Star-Advertiser spoke with David Tutera, star of WE TV’s “My Fair Wedding” and “David Tutera’s CELEBrations,” in advance of his appearance in Honolulu for Wedding Week Hawaii. Read More

Paisley Meadery opens N. King St. storefront

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm
Oahu’s craft alcohol industry continues to develop at a steady pace, with breweries and distilleries both in operation islandwide. Now that Brian Paisley has set up shop on North King Street in Chinatown, we can add a meadery to the list as well. Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village employees paddle their way to wellness

Updated on  February 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm
Corporate wellness activities for employees are nothing new, but the Hilton Hawaiian Village has added a local component to its program with the acquisition of two newly refurbished outrigger canoes. Read More

The Brilliant Ox rocks upon rollout at Ala Moana

Updated on  January 30, 2018 at 7:23 pm
It’s going to be fun to watch which direction the Brilliant Ox charges off in, now that it’s open at Ala Moana Center. Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village starts paddling program for staff

Updated on  January 31, 2018 at 10:15 am
Corporate wellness activities for employees are nothing new, but the Hilton Hawaiian Village has added a local component with the acquisition of outrigger canoes the Keali‘i Kai (“Chief of the Ocean”) and Naholowa‘a (“The Sailing Canoe”). Read More

Podcast explores legacy of Hawaii’s ‘Golden Arm’

Updated on  January 29, 2018 at 11:56 pm
Stanley Fujitake, who died in 2000 at age 77, was a frequent Las Vegas visitor who loved to play craps. In 1989, he had held the dice for three hours and six minutes, making 118 rolls and winning around $30,000 for himself and approximately $750,000 for other gamblers who bet on Fujitake’s lucky streak. Read More

Consolidated, Regal offer deals to watch Oscar-nominated films

Updated on  January 26, 2018 at 1:57 pm
Hawaii’s biggest movie theater chains are making it more affordable for customers to watch some of the films nominated for Academy Awards this year. Read More

‘Den of Thieves’ features 3 actors with Hawaii ties

Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 10:57 am
Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, Sonya Balmores Chung and Max Holloway will share the big screen with a mix of Hollywood heavyweights and rising stars when “Den of Thieves” opens in theaters nationwide. Read More

Tiki’s seeks Girl Scouts for ‘Cookie Tank’ pitches

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 1:06 pm
Tiki’s Grill & Bar executive chef Ronnie Nasuti and director of operations Michael Miller are following the lead of a popular ABC television series to help stock up on Girl Scout cookies this year. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, individual Girl Scouts are invited to show up in uniform and present a sales pitch during “Cookie Tank.” Read More

Docomomo Hawaii finds new home for Kapahulu mural

Updated on  January 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm
For nearly 60 years it hung on display in Bank of Hawaii’s Kapahulu branch, drawing admiring glances from customers waiting in line. When Bank of Hawaii decided in 2015 to vacate the stand-alone building for an in-store branch at the Safeway in the Kapahulu Shopping Center, there was no room for the artwork, which appeared destined for obscurity — or worse. Read More

Hawaii designer Ari South returns to ‘Project Runway All Stars’

Updated on  January 10, 2018 at 9:26 pm
Hawaii-based fashion designer Ari South returned to “Project Runway All Stars” last week after being the first to leave the show in 2013. She was determined to simply make it to this season’s second episode. Read More

Windward Oahu breweries make it easy to find quality beer

Updated on  January 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm
Still looking for a new year’s resolution in 2018? I’ve got one for you: Drink more local beer! Read More

Murals bring native birds, plants back to Chinatown

A stretch of Pauahi Street in Chinatown will feature a series of murals wetland birds and plants that once called the neighborhood home. Read More

HSO launches ‘Pop-Up Symphony’ series in Kakaako

Updated on  December 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm
The Hawai’i Syphony Orchestra will partner with Kamehameha Schools this weekend to offer the orchestra’s first-ever Pop-Up Symphony at Salt in Our Kaka’ako. Read More

5 Things We Love: Last-minute Christmas gifts

Updated on  December 24, 2017 at 5:57 pm
With Christmas right around the corner, here are five ideas for last-minute holiday shoppers from Honolulu Star-Advertiser staff writer Jason Genegabus. Read More

New virtual reality experience opens at Ka Makana Ali‘i

Updated on  December 16, 2017 at 7:14 pm
Behind a door inside an unassuming storefront in a Kapolei mall, people are waging battle against zombies, werewolves — and each other. Read More

Halekulani introduces new Elijah Craig private bottling

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 9:14 am
Some of the best gifts are those that come with a story attached. If you want to impress the whiskey geek in your life this Christmas, head to Waikiki for a taste of the Halekulani’s new private-label Elijah Craig bourbon. Read More

Khalifa returns to Honolulu for DJ set at Pure

Three-time Billboard Music Award winner and Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa returns to Honolulu this week with L.A. rapper Ty Dolla $ign. Read More

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finalist Villaver to lead workshop

Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 10:29 am
After spending the last two months on tour with other “So You Think You Can Dance” contestants, breakdancer Mark Villaver will serve as lead instructor during a two-day Unity Dance Workshop at the American Renaissance Academy in Kapolei. Read More

Prime time for Pearl Harbor on PBS Hawai‘i

Updated on  December 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm
As the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor nears, PBS Hawai‘i will devote three days of prime-time programming to the historic event. Some of theshows are encore broadcasts while others are making their Hawaii premiere. Read More