Did you know, during World War II and the conflict with Japan, the US treasury issued special currency to the islands? [Read more…] about Hawaii History: Special WWII Bank Notes
As is the standard for summer months, July saw another strong residential market. For today’s analysis, I take a look at the numbers overall for the island of O’ahu and answer the age-old question of “how much does being ‘in town’ matter for inventory?” [Read more…] about How Much Does “Town” Affect the Market? – July 2015 Market Update
Roses are red, violets are blue, the hardest decision, is deciding what to do! Valentine’s Day is upon us, and many wonder what to do on this day of love?! Here are 14 ideas to help you decide what to do on Valentine’s Day in Honolulu!
[section_title heading=”h2″]1. Hike[/section_title]
Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, it’s a great opportunity to go outside and play. If you’re looking at something easier, but don’t mind the crowds, Diamond Head is always a quick and easy one. My favorite hike is Hanauma Bay because it’s fairly quick and offers a seldom-seen view.
[section_title heading=”h2″]2. Breakfast[/section_title]
Before you head out on the trail (or after, depending on your wakeup schedule), hit up one of the island’s great breakfast places. My favorite is the Original Pancake House on Kapiolani, but there are numerous offerings around the island. Since it’s a holiday weekend, prepare for some lines or go early!
[section_title heading=”h2″]3. Waikiki Staycation[/section_title]
If you’re looking for a multi-day celebration, it’s always a good idea to head into Waikiki and book a room for the night. Between the nightlife and restaurants, you’ll appreciate not having to drive home after a great night on the town!
[section_title heading=”h2″]4. Beach Day[/section_title]
Again, because this is a weekend, nothing would be better than heading out to the beach and enjoying a great day in the water. This idea is great for families or groups of people, and is free! I recommend taking a bento or takeout from a place like Zippys, filling a jug of water, and wearing plenty of sunscreen! The island has plenty of great beaches on all sides, so go out and enjoy the sun!
[section_title heading=”h2″]5. Restaurants[/section_title]
The last one, and probably most obvious, is booking a restaurant reservation for the evening. A really good tip, if you don’t mind dining with others, is getting a group of friends together and booking a large group! Most restaurants are packed with couples taking up the two-top tables, so take advantage of their open large tables and have a great night with friends!
With the Punahou Carnival coming up this weekend, there are a lot of preparations happening on campus and around the Makiki neighborhood. As a 25+ year veteran of the Carnival, I have decided to share my top 5 best tips for maximizing your fun and enjoying everything! [Read more…] about 5 Tips for Maximum Fun at Punahou Carnival
Every year, on the first weekend in February, the high-school junior class at Punahou School organizes a huge carnival. Featuring food & game booths run by the juniors, and rides by E.K. Fernandez, the carnival attracts thousands of locals and visitors. It’s the primary fundraiser for the Punahou School financial aid program, and brings in tons of income for the local economy.
All those stats are fine and dandy, but I have my list of “must-dos” every year. Here are the top 10… [Read more…] about 10 Best Things To Do At Punahou Carnival
With the holidays in our rear-view mirror, I hope everyone is enjoying their new gadgets and gifts! The question becomes, however, what do you do with the old stuff? What do you do with all the cleaned out clothes, old TVs, used computers, and batteries? Tomorrow is the first “Going Green in 2015” for the year, and will help raise funds for community programs. Here’s how it works… [Read more…] about Going Green in 2015! Tomorrow at Castle High School!