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Magnolia owner Maggie Parks combines her love of olive oils with an eye for vintage and antique furniture, bringing the two together alongside a slew of hand-picked, artisanal goods. Extra-virgin olive oils (starting at $19) and balsamic and fruit-pulp vinegars invite eaters to dress their lettuce in style (starting at $15). Lavender- or orange-blossom-flavored Puremiel Spanish honeys make sweet meal mates ($14), and hand-packed, 100% natural Matiz Gallego sardines soaked in olive oil provide a briny accompaniment to sodium-seeking salads ($4). Mustards, jellies, and chocolates imported from France also line the shelves alongside Spanish pestos and Peruvian spices, forging a shopping experience resembling a culinary UN conference.

4211 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu,
HI
US

Big Island native Iwalani Isbell, the designer behind Pualani Kailua swimwear, spends her free time surfing and performing stunts on the water. She draws inspiration from those pastimes to create stylish swimwear that holds up against an active lifestyle. Her bikinis and one-pieces—available in array of prints and styles—are crafted from four-way-stretch fabrics and soft lingerie lining for a comfortable feel that won't lose shape. Beachy dresses and activewear transition bodies from the water to dry land.

111 Hekili St
Kailua,
HI
US

Expressions Portrait Design’s portfolio captures families, graduates, babies, and even pets. More than 100 backgrounds unfurl on set, letting subjects surround their poses with almost any mood or theme. After the flash has gone off and the “freeze time” switch has been flipped again, color effects and image editing add more options for customization. All photo packages include standard prints, but custom framing, greeting cards, and canvas images also are available to surround portraits with gallery-caliber fanciness.

98-1005 Moanalua Rd
Aiea,
HI
US

Expressions Portrait Design’s portfolio captures families, graduates, babies, and even pets. More than 100 backgrounds unfurl on set, letting subjects surround their poses with almost any mood or theme. After the flash has gone off and the “freeze time” switch has been flipped again, color effects and image editing add more options for customization. All photo packages include standard prints, but custom framing, greeting cards, and canvas images also are available to surround portraits with gallery-caliber fanciness.

1050 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu,
HI
US

Honolulu's cultural hub—5,000 years of art from around the world, tours, art classes, film, concerts, lectures, shopping, dining. Linger in galleries and tranquil courtyards to be transformed.

900 S Beretania St
Honolulu,
HI
US

The pastry chefs at Regal Bakery work hard to never stop surprising their customers, whether with bold new donut flavors, such as rocky road, berryblast, and green tea, or brand new foodie trends. Hot on the trail of the cronut craze, they created their own version of a croissant-donut and even experimented with bite-sized croissant morsels, dubbed “crototts,” which can be dipped in chocolate sauce, azuki bean crème anglaise, or bronze to put atop crotott-eating trophies. According to a profile of the bakery in the “Dining Out” section of the Star Advertiser, Regal Bakery stocks more than 20 donut flavors at a time and revives popular flavors from their past on Throwback Wednesdays.

2240 Kaluaopalena St
Honolulu,
HI
US