'tis the season
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