Ice cream fondue hits the spot in summer • Bollywood films offered for rent at India Market • Boutique delivers the goods with old-school, hip-hop vibe • Bike lights brighten path during night rides • Stylish comfort reigns over sky-high heels Story »
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Aside from occasionally adding water due to evaporation, upkeep is minimal for your water lily. Experts warn against changing out the water in your pot.
Water features can be a source of tranquility in a garden, but not everyone has the room or budget to install a koi pond or water fountain. That makes a water lily pot a simple and inexpensive option to achieve outdoor serenity. Story »
Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening — primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets. Everything from carrots to leafy vegetables and fruit can be added to the cat or dog dish. That saves money on pet food, too. Story »
With the scriptural prospect of paradise awaiting him in the Pure Land, University of Hawaii professor emeritus Alfred Bloom knows that he should be dancing for joy as he faces the end of his life.
The Mediterranean Courtyard at the Honolulu Museum of Art was transformed into a Persian Paradise Garden with the addition of plants and trees for fragrance, fruit and shade, and a quadrangle of raised beds and faux fountain tiles for geometric harmony. The enclosed garden was part of the Garden Club of Honolulu's 2015 Shangri La Major Flower & Horticulture Show, which ended Sunday and won a special commendation from the Garden Club of America.
A pop-up Persian garden and floral fantasies — the Garden Club of Honolulu's Major Flower & Horticulture Show — materialized as if by magic in the Honolulu Museum of Art over the weekend, after which it vanished, leaving only traces of fragrance and dreams. Story »
It is estimated that about 1 out of 3 pregnant women in the U.S. are at least marginally iodine deficient. It is not so clear how marginal iodine deficiency in the mother affects brain development of the fetus during pregnancy and in the infant during breast-feeding. Story »
Attention, all wine lovers: The 2015 Kapalua Wine and Food Festival is right around the corner, from June 11 to 14. This remarkable extravaganza is in its 34th year of bringing together superstar sommeliers, winemakers, chefs and food and wine lovers for a weekend of culinary and oenological magic. Story »
REMEMBERING FRANCIS I‘I BROWN
At the 37th annual Francis I‘i Brown Team Champion Tournament Luau, tournament chairman Peter Fong, left, Waialae Country Club Director Miles Furutani, Melveen Leed and Kimo Kahoano gathered by a portrait of the famed Hawaii golfer before awards were presented May 16 at the club. The luau menu included everything from Hawaiian staples kalua pig and poi to opihi and pipikaula. Kahoano emceed the program and joined Leed during her stellar performance to harmonize on “Paniolo Country.” John Berger’s On the Scene photos run throughout the week. Contact him at email@example.com.
Sterling Mossman was one of Hawaii's most popular entertainers during the 1950s and 1960s. He also served with the Honolulu Police Department. This month we look back at Mossman, the cop who moonlighted as an entertainer. Story »
If you've got an infestation of aphids, thrips, mealybugs or whiteflies and you're not squeamish about small-scale biological warfare, beneficial insects, also known as natural enemies, may be an attractive option. Story »
I wore a fragrant yellow plumeria lei to dinner with my mom, Marilyn, and sister, Mimi. I had gotten it the night before at the Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards, the annual Hawaii Book Publishers Association's awards ceremony. Story »
It all started when a small group of friends, all avid hikers, noticed tagging under the Koko Crater arch in east Oahu last year. Apparently, nature tagging — spray-painting graffiti on rocks and trees — was becoming increasingly popular. This defacement of nature was just so wrong, it spurred Michael David Loftin into action. Story »
A triathlon, known as a sport of grit and endurance, presents a triad of challenges — swimming, biking and running — that can motivate athletes to push themselves beyond their physical and mental comfort zones. For most, the reward is simply finishing. Story »
Hawaii craft-beer fans are known for traveling to the mainland to stock up on favorite brews unavailable in the islands. But in the past few years, distribution of many favorites has begun in Hawaii. Story »
Not all food forays go as planned. The Japanese-based Blue Marlin opened last July in the Marine Surf Waikiki Hotel with the intent of emulating Vintage Cave, but the reality was a confusing fusion of local, Japanese and faux Spanish/ Mediterranean cuisine. Story »
When a request came in for a recipe for a pumpkin crunch dessert, I thought, “Finally, an easy one.” Even after I got to the caveat — a pumpkin crunch that does not use a boxed cake mix, please — I thought, “How hard could that be?” Story »
The YWCA of O‘ahu's annual LeaderLuncheon recognizes female leaders who exemplify its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. This year's 38th event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 27 at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort. Story »
I go through periods when I can't stand eating anything that's part of my normal diet — it's called pregnancy. While my normal diet is filled with extremely healthy proteins, vegetables and unprocessed foods, the pregnancy diet is anything that comes out of a box and can be made in about two minutes. Story »
Korea's latest thriller movie, "Chronicles of Evil," was just released Friday at the Pearlridge Consolidated Theatres. Director Baek Woon-hak delivers a police detective thriller that keeps you in suspense and gives a surprise ending. The film opened May 14 in Korea and has already hit $1 million at the box office. Story »
Yoga is a grounding practice, a way to break through the aggravations of the day. Focusing on your breathing as you move allows you to relax and let go of stress. And it's even better when you can break out of four walls and perform the ritual outdoors. Story »