Pythagoras and his followers considered 10 the most sacred number, as 10 = 1+2+3+4, which represented existence (1), creation (2), life (3) and the four elements—earth, air, fire and water (4).
With that in mind, we proudly celebrate 10 years of HILuxury.
Coincidentally while having dinner at Nobu recently, there sat the man himself. Before I knew it, we were smiling and laughing as if we were old friends. We started chatting and reminiscing how it was 10 years ago that he graced the cover the premiere issue of HI Luxury. Nobu Matsuhisa was the first celebrity chef I had ever met, and was quite honored that he took the time to be on our debut cover.
Much has happened since that day, as we have come to meet so many wonderful people along the way— from football gr eats to music legends to iconic actors and actresses. Sixty ( yes 60!) covers of HI Luxury, we had no idea of how much momentum it would build . To this day, HILuxury continues to be a welcome read for those looking for the best that Hawai‘ i has to of fer.
Yes, here we are, 10 years later, and we are honored to have Mark Rolfing on our cover, as he truly is a gentleman and scholar. Mark has always exuded warmth, courage and kindness to celebrities, famous golfers to anyone he meets, carrying the aloha spirit with him always.
Thank you to our advertisers, to our readers, to our great magazine team at Oahu Publications, to Dennis Francis and Dave Kennedy to trust our team with the grand privilege of putting this magazine together. I also want to thank my husband, Michael and my dog, Merlin, for the love and understanding of my crazy life—my having to attend countless fundraisers and parties, having to leave for endless sales trips and always being there when I got home.
Ha wai‘i, we look forward to serving you for another fabulous 10 years!