'tis the sea­son

Waikiki Magazine - - WELCOME -

Hdrink­ing and be­ing merry are three things that are on ev­ery­one’s to-do list, whether you’re a lo­cal or a vis­i­tor.

Don’t worry… Waikiki is full of fes­tiv­i­ties this De­cem­ber and Jan­uary. For those look­ing to do a lit­tle (or a lot) of Christ­mas shop­ping, you’ll have a plethora of stores to choose from, whether it’s a thrifty to­ken or ex­trav­a­gant trea­sure you’re on the hunt for. For a few ideas, check out our gift guide on p. 28.

And ladies, if you plan on at­tend­ing a New Year’s Eve party or two (Waikiki will be teem­ing with NYE bashes), make sure you’ve got your party look in check. We high­light a few beauty goods that will help you look fresh faced and ready to ring in the New Year ( p. 32).

When it comes to en­ter­tain­ment, there are also plenty of things to do and see to keep you oc­cu­pied. Water-based ac­tiv­i­ties for the ocean lover in­clude tak­ing a tour via glass bot­tom boat, whale watch­ing and more. And if you’re more of a land­lub­ber, you can take your pick from

ere in Hawai‘i, there are no sleigh bells ring­ing, chest­nuts roast­ing by the open fire or snow­men be­ing made on front lawns.

Though you may not come across a win­ter won­der­land, there is cer­tainly much won­der to be found in Waikiki.

From our serene sun­sets to the fab­u­lous fire­works dis­play on Fri­day nights; to the spec­tac­u­lar shop­ping and de­lec­ta­ble cui­sine, our ocean­front district seems to be in cel­e­bra­tion mode no mat­ter what time of year. And with the hol­i­days in full swing, it seems that eat­ing, catch­ing a live per­for­mance by lo­cal mu­si­cian (and this is­sue’s cover girl) Taimane ( p. 54); savoring an au­then­tic Ja­panese meal at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Ho­tel’s Miyako Restau­rant ( p. 72); get­ting some well-de­served TLC at one of Waikiki’s lux­u­ri­ous spas ( p. 43); or for all you sports fans, find­ing a fa­vorite wa­ter­ing hole to catch the lat­est game ( p. 60).

And for those of you look­ing to hit a mu­seum or two, you may be sur­prised to find a few in the most un­ex­pected places. Cases in point: A surf mu­seum nes­tled in a pop­u­lar restau­rant ( p. 58), as well as a very in­ter­est­ing ex­hibit that high­lights the life of one of Hawai‘i’s most beloved saints ( p. 59).

Last but not least, we also com­mem­o­rate the an­niver­sary of the at­tack on Pearl Har­bor. On p. 36, writer Chris Fleck gives us a glimpse of what Waikiki was like dur­ing that tu­mul­tuous time. We’ve come along way since then, but the mem­o­ries will al­ways re­main.

On the Cover: Taimane is wear­ing Tori Richard and Tif­fany & Co.

[De­tails: PG. 54]

This Page: Taimane is wear­ing

Louis Vuit­ton. [De­tails: PG. 16] Pho­tog­ra­phy by: Leah Friel Sylist: Yu Shing Ting

Model: Taimane Hair/Makeup: Ke­cia Littman, www.keciabella.com

Shot on lo­ca­tion at Hil­ton Hawai­ian Vil­lage

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.