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Like a Local: The Public Pet’s Guide to Kaimuki

One of Honolulu’s oldest neighborhoods, Kaimuki has a unique mix of residential charm and modern urban culture. The neighborhood’s history is rooted in its sense of community, and undoubtedly, its present and future are continuing that legacy. From the growing food and craft beer scene to the carefully curated boutiques and quaint cafes, Kaimuki offers a range of businesses that are

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THE OCEAN-FRIENDLY MISSION AT MAHINA & SUN’S

It goes without saying that the ocean is one of Hawaii’s biggest draws. The picturesque coastline provides a variety of recreational activities—surfing, swimming, whale watching, boating and fishing, to name just a few—and some of the most sought-after seafood (poke bowls, anyone?). Though there are seemingly endless ways to enjoy the ocean’s bounty, there is a limit to what it

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THE BEST BARS FOR CRAFT BEER IN HONOLULU

The Surfjack’s list of popular Honolulu pubs where we suggest you belly up to the bar for an ice cold craft beer.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE SURFJACK

Just a few snaps of the last moments of 2016 and first of 2017 at the Surfjack. Cheers to a new year.

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SHOP LOCAL: THE BEST BOUTIQUES IN AND AROUND WAIKIKI

Waikiki is internationally known as a mecca for shopping, and with one stroll down Kalakaua Avenue you’ll understand why. Check out these locally owned boutiques that are brimming with unique finds and one-of-a-kind gifts.

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HEREWITH’S 002 ISSUE LAUNCH PARTY

A recap of Herewith’s 002 issue release party, and a chat with the lifestyle magazine’s Editor in Chief

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LIKE A LOCAL: ROBERTA OAKS’ GUIDE TO WAIKIKI

Designer and boutique owner Roberta Oaks’ inside scoop on where to go, what to do and what to see in Waikiki. Plus, what makes this historic Honolulu neighborhood that special.

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PIKAI SWIM’S POOLSIDE POP-UP

Big Island-based Pikai Swimwear popped up poolside at the Surfjack to showcase its wide range of eco-conscious bikinis, one-pieces, rash guards and swim leggings made with the best Brazilian-sourced fabrics.

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ROOFTOP TALKS WITH COWSPIRACY’S KEEGAN KUHN

Perched high above the Waikiki skyline inside the Surfjack’s penthouse, we chatted with filmmaker Keegan Kuhn about Cowspiracy, his upcoming film What The Health, and the major benefits of a plant-based diet.

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KELIA MONIZ CAPTURES WAIKIKI

A glimpse into the lives of three professional surfers on vacation in Waikiki, as lensed by Kelia Moniz.

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BEHIND THE BRANDING WITH WALL TO WALL STUDIOS

Alongside other Honolulu-based artistic institutions like Lana Lane Studios, POW! WOW! Hawaii and The Vanguard Theory, Wall to Wall Studios has brought back a welcomed artistic flair to the community.

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CELEBRATING HONOLULU PRIDE WITH LEI MAGAZINE

We teamed up with Lei Magazine to kick off Honolulu Pride poolside at the Swim Club.

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TOP PLACES TO PRACTICE YOGA IN HONOLULU

Our picks of the top places to practice yoga while on vacation in Honolulu.

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH WOODEN WAVE

Go behind the scenes of the making of Wooden Wave’s treehouse mural.

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ROOFTOP TALKS WITH FILM PRODUCER NATE MOORE

Known for his roles as Co-Producer of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Executive Producer of Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s Nate Moore has set out on his own superhuman-like journey.

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LIKE A LOCAL: THE 96815’S GUIDE TO WAIKIKI

The Oahu-based lifestyle site The96815.com celebrates the Waikiki of your dreams. Below, Nova Rizzo, the gal behind the blog, gives us the inside scoop on where to go, what to do and what to see in Waikiki.

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SURFJACK + SOLÉ BICYCLES

Recently, Surfjack teamed up with Solé Bicycles to provide six custom bicycles so hotel guests could leisurely wander through Waikiki on wheels.

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POOLSIDE WITH LOLLI SWIM

A sneak peek of Lolli’s 2017 lookbook photographed by Emily Faulstich right here at the Surfjack.

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THE HYPE & HISTORY OF POKE BOWLS

Aside from the miles of white-sand beaches and world-renowned surf breaks, one of the biggest draws of Waikiki is the food scene–a unique and exciting mix of east meets west.

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WISH YOU WERE HERE: A Q&A WITH THE ARTIST MATT TAPIA

Tapia was able to turn the Surfjack’s pool into an oversize postcard, creating a picture-perfect view for guests looking down from their balcony.

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Bikini Bird + Brooklyn Hawaii

Bikini Bird photo shoot with Brooklyn Hawaii

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Poolside in the Pacific

Our inaugural pool party was all about new friends, good vibes, and great drinks.

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Psychedelic Swell

We teamed up with dynamic duo Roberta Oaks Hawaii and Barrio Vintage for a fashion showcase and evening of kaleidoscopic tropical bliss.

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Throwback Fashion & Hawai’i’s Surf Culture

Surfing, an ancient form of art in Hawaiian culture, evolved into the modern sport it is today with the help of a small group of ocean-loving adventurers.

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