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Coming to Oahu – February 2020

04 February 2020 · Categories: Art & Lifestyle, Hawaii Real Estate, Luxury Living, What's Happening on Oahu

There’s always something new popping up on Oahu, and this month is no different. From an exciting new food hall in Waikiki to a Japanese culinary experience, Oahu’s food scene is constantly evolving, bringing tantalizing new flavors and offerings to visitors and kamaaina alike. Here are our top picks for new eateries on Oahu, coming soon:

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Kinship Waikiki, opening March 2020

Tracing its roots to the nation’s capital, the new Kinship Waikiki restaurant will be a Hawaii first for D.C. Chef Eric Ziebold. The contemporary American restaurant will open its second location at DFS Galleria in the heart of Waikiki, and will feature popular favorites like the lobster French toast, as well as innovative new dishes inspired by Japanese cuisine, all while using the island’s freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

Royal Hawaiian Center’s Waikiki Food Hall, opening Spring 2020

A brand new food hall is popping up in one of Waikiki’s premier shopping and dining destinations. The Royal Hawaiian Center is set to introduce its latest dining concept, Waikiki Food Hall, featuring eight different restaurants, each with its own unique character, menu, and vibe. The collection includes Milk, a soft-serve ice cream shop featuring tropical fruit flavors; Pork Tamago Onigiri, offering made-to-order musubi; and Five Star Shrimp, specializing in Hawaii’s iconic garlic shrimp dishes.

New Year, New Ban on Plastics

04 February 2020 · Categories: What's Happening on Oahu
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Hawaii is known for its pristine landscapes, gorgeous beaches, and breathtaking mountain ranges. In an effort to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, littering, and ultimately– climate change on our island home, Hawaii has instituted one of the strictest bans on plastics in the nation, making significant strides in the quest to protect the land.

The new ban, which officially took effect on January 1, 2020, prohibits Oahu’s stores from distributing any form of plastic bag, even compostable ones. Over the next couple of years, Bill 40 will begin to take effect, which is a comprehensive prohibition bill that will eliminate all plastic utensils by January 1, 2021, and all plastic containers by January 1, 2022.

There are many ways to adapt to the new and upcoming bans while reducing your carbon footprint and impact on the land. The next time you’re out shopping for groceries, remember to bring your reusable tote or produce bag to store your purchases. You can also opt for reusable bottles or mugs for your beverages, and avoid using plastic straws whenever possible. A few small changes can go a long way in our efforts to protect and preserve the land around us!

56TH ANNUAL HAWAII TAX INSTITUTE JAPAN-U.S. ALLIANCE PROGRAM

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56TH ANNUAL HAWAII TAX INSTITUTE
JAPAN-U.S. ALLIANCE PROGRAM

第56回ハワイ·タックス·インスティテュート

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Hawaii Tax Institute Foundation & Chaminade University of Honolulu

NOVEMBER 4-7, 2019

2019 年 11 月 4 日 – 11 月 7 日

November 5th, 2019 (2019 年 11 月 5 日) Event Sponsored by:

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SHERATON WAIKIKI RESORT, HONOLULU, HAWAII

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Aloha and welcome to one of the nation’s premiere tax and wealth transfer conferences. Practitioners interested in keeping abreast of the latest developments in tax and wealth transfer education are certain to welcome the opportunity to participate in the 56th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute sponsored by the Hawaii Tax Institute Foundation and Chaminade University of Honolulu. This year’s program provides unparalleled education and professional development opportunities delivered by a diverse and distinguished faculty of recognized tax and wealth transfer authorities with a positive approach to current and practical subjects. While the Institute is designed primarily to serve as a forum where tax and wealth transfer oriented people may freely exchange ideas on practical problems, professional status is not a prerequisite for registration. This program is designed for attorneys, accountants, financial planners, planned giving professionals, bank and trust administrators, insurance agents, elder law specialists, non-profit administrators, wealth management professionals, enrolled agents, educators, and others who would benefit from high quality continuing education. The highest level of learning has been the hallmark of prior Institutes and we shall endeavor to again maintain this standard.

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ハワイ·タックス·インスティテュート·ファンデーション及びシャミナード·ユニバーシティ·オブ·ホ ノルルは、米国において資産のトランスファーがどのように行われているか学びたいと思われ ている日本のあらゆる専門家の皆様を、日米·アライアンス·プログラムにご招待致します。 このプログラムは、優秀なスピーカーの方々の広範囲に亘る経験を基に前向きで実践的なア プローチが融合されています。 本インスティテュートは、主として、税と資産譲渡に深く関心を寄せている人達が自由に実践的 な課題についてアイデア交換できるフォーラムになるよう企画されていますが、専門家資格は 登録要件ではありません。本プログラムは、高品質の継続的な教育と経験から利益を得るであ ろう弁護士、会計士、投資計画者、銀行員·信託管理者、 保険業者、NGO関係者、税金エンロール ド·エージェント、その他の方々のために企画されています。高レベルのプログラム内容がこれ までのインスティテュートの特徴でありますが、そのスタンダードを維持するようこの日米·アラ イアンス·プログラムを計画して参りました。 プログラムの説明·詳細につきましては、www. hitaxinstitute.orgをご覧下さい。

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List Gives Back: Beach Clean Up with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

On Saturday, June, 22, our company supported a good cause that hits very close to home. An island in the middle of the ocean, we all love our home for different reasons— but one thing that almost everyone can agree on is the unique beauty of the nature found on the Hawaiian Islands, especially its renowned coastlines. However, in order to preserve the incredible nature in Hawaii, we must care for our earth, beaches, and oceans. “Caring” for our environment not only means cleaning up the environment by picking up trash, plastic, and other non-biodegradable materials, but by reducing the amount of trash and waste we create in the first place.

List Sotheby’s International Realty Hawaii’s agents and staff came together to support this cause by volunteering for Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is a grassroots, local nonprofit organization run by a small team of dedicated staff and supported by passionate volunteers. They make their impact on the world by inspiring local communities to care for their coastlines through fun hands-on beach cleanups, coordinated educational programs, team building corporate cleanups, waste diversion services, and public awareness campaigns. They taught us that cleanups can only do so much, so they now utilize their cleanups to inspire better consumer behavior and continued coastal stewardship through cleanups, education, social media, and more.

We hope that this inspires you to put a little effort into reducing your trash and waste, and being conscious of picking up litter when you see it. We all love our home, and it’s time to give a little love back. Together, let’s care for our land. E Malama Ka ‘Aina.

 

Around Oahu

AROUND OAHU – Upcoming Events in May

Woman hands holding Flower lei garland of white plumeria. Welcoming Lei on the hawaiian island. Plumeria flowers.

MAY DAY FESTIVITIES

92nd Annual Lei Day Celebration
Wednesday, May 1, 9am – 5:30pm
Kapiolani Park

The annual Lei Day Celebration provides a venue, where one day of the year is set aside to celebrate the lei and the skill and artistry of Hawaii’s lei makers.  This event honors Hawaii’s people and their rich heritage. On May 1st of each year, this beautiful event is at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The event features the annual Lei Court, as well as local entertainment and hula halau.

For more information, click here.

Hawaiian Airlines May Day 2019: The Tradition Continues
Wednesday, May 1, 3pm – 9:30pm
Hawaii Convention Center

Hawaii’s Finest presents their annual May Day event. A whole evening featuring culture and music. The event features entertainers Raiatea, Weldon K. , Na Hoa, Liam Punahele, Na Wai Eha, Kapena, and a bunch of special guests. Also enjoy the culture with Hula and numerous local vendors.

For more information, click here.

May Day on the Great Lawn
Wednesday, May 1, 4:30pm – 10pm
Bishop Museum

Keauhou, consisting of Jonah Kahanuola Solatorio, and brothers, Nicholas and Zachary Lum, will headline “Hawaiian Airlines May Day 2019: The Tradition Continues.” The star-studded program will feature Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei o Lililehua, the big-band sounds of Kahulanui, the hula artistry of Hālau Hiiakainamakalehua, under the direction of Kumu Hula Keano Kaupu IV and Lono Padilla, the Kamehameha Schools Concert Glee Club, the vocal artistry of Kaumakaiwa Kānakaole, the celebrated reunion of Na Palapalai, and more. Concert attendees will also be treated to exclusive access to the May Day Makeke, a marketplace featuring favorite Made in Hawaii crafts from vendors and local artisans. Food and beverage will be available for purchase, with VIP selections from award-winning chef, Mark Noguchi, co-founder and executive chef of the Pili Group and a Hawaiian Airlines featured chef.

For more information, click here.

Waimea Valley May Day Lei Day
Wednesday, May 1, 9am – 5pm
Waimea Valley

Come to Waimea Valley and learn about this special holiday celebrated all over the Hawaiian Islands. Waimea Valley will have cultural educators and artisans throughout the botanical gardens demonstrating how to make a lei. Be sure to stop by, talk story and learn how to make a lei! Entry fee to the valley includes demonstrations.

For more information, click here.

Kalani Pea and Friends – May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii
Friday, May 3, 7pm
Hawaii Theatre

Hosted By Hawaiian 105 KINE’s Mele Apana & Shannon Scott featuring: Amy Hanaialii Na Hoa Mark Yamanaka Josh Tatofi Kumu Hula Sonny Ching, Lopaka Igarta-De Vera & Halau Nā Mamo O Puuanahulu Two-Time GRAMMY winner Kalani Pea will headline Hawaii Theatre’s May Day is Lei Day concert.

For more information, click here.

Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony on Oahu, Hawaii which honors loved ones who have passed away

Lantern Floating Hawaii
Monday, May 27, 6:30pm
Magic Island

On Memorial Day, tens of thousands gather at Ala Moana Beach to honor the fallen, feel a connection with loved ones who have passed, and to remember all beings that have existed over time immemorial. Prayers include those who died in all conflicts and wars, in natural or man-made disasters, and accidents, famine or disease. Lanterns inspire hope, courage and determination in participants and viewers from around the world. Over 6,000 lanterns will be floated.

For more information, click here.

List Gives Back – Lanakila Pacific Meals on Wheels

Our volunteers, Ann Camacho, Aileen Rodriguez-Chizer, Tiffany Chen, Lena Lin, Mari Hirano, Yuki Takenaka, Vanessa Tsukano, Adam Tay, Steve Nihiser, Jessica Nihiser

Our volunteers: (Back row) Tiffany Chen, Mari Hirano, Yuki Takenaka, Vanessa Tuskano (Front row) Ann Camacho, Aileen Rodriguez-Chizer, Lena Lin, Jessica Nihiser, Steve Nihiser, Adam Tay

As our first community service event of 2019, List Sotheby’s International Realty Hawaii worked in cooperation with Lanakila Pacific Meals on Wheels, providing nutritious meals to the kupuna (elderly) and those in need. Lanakila Pacific is a non-profit organization with a mission “to build independence and an improved quality of life for individuals with cognitive, physical, social or age-related challenges. Lanakila Pacific’s vision is to embody self-sufficiency and inspire inclusive communities where people of all ages and abilities are empowered to find meaningful employment, live independently and thrive in spirit” (Lanakila Pacific).

We at List Sotheby’s International Realty Hawaii embody this belief and vision for our community. Lanakila Pacific serves over 2,000 people annually, packaging and delivering nutritious meals to individuals, assisting those in our community to continue to live with dignity in the comfort of their own homes. We understand that a house is not simply a house, but a home- and we are privileged to work with the impassioned Lanakila Pacific organization: Not only to keep those in our community feeling safe, secure, and healthy, but to lend support to our kupuna and others in need to maintain their independence and remain in the home they love.

 

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Around Oahu – What’s Happening February 2019

23 January 2019 · Categories: News & Events, What's Happening on Oahu

AROUND OAHU – February 2019

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Chinese New Year


Chinatown Open House (Choy Cheng)
Friday, February 1, 6pm – 9pm
Chinatown


Night in Chinatown
Friday, February 1, 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, February 2, 8am – 9:30pm
Parade: Saturday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Chinatown

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii presents its annual Chinese New Year Celebration event at Chinatown Cultural Plaza (100 N. Beretania Street) on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature food and craft booths, live entertainment, special cultural performances, lion and dragon dances, lion dancing on poles, and more.

The 2019 Narcissus Queen and her court, along with various lion dance groups, also will be visiting stores in Chinatown to wish them good luck for the new year as part of a traditional New Year’s blessing known as Choy Cheng on Feb. 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2019
Friday, February 8 – Sunday, February 17
Kakaako

Heading into its 9th year in Hawaii, POW! WOW! is returning to Kaka’ako to create new murals and throw a slew of events. Happening between February 8th and the 17th, come down to the neighborhood to witness renowned artists at work, such as Shepard Fairey, How Nosm, ONEQ, Logan Hicks, and more. As well as join us for a block party alongside the Honolulu Night Market, an exhibition curated by Thinkspace, artist talks, screenings, indoor soccer matches with Kicks to the Pitch and Paradise Soccer Club, break dancing battles with the Endless Summer Jam, as well as a BAMP concert with Eminem at Aloha Stadium.

For more information, click here.

Around Oahu – What’s Happening December 2018/January 2019

17 December 2018 · Categories: News & Events, What's Happening on Oahu

AROUND OAHU – December 2018/January 2019

hawaii open

Hawaii Open
Friday, December 21, 11am
Saturday, December 22, 11am
Sunday, December 23, 11am

The Hawaii Open presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority is a three-day men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament held at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. Tournament action begins Friday, December 21, and features top-ranked tennis players from the ATP and WTA tours, with six male and six female tennis players including Asia’s No. 1 men’s tennis player Kei Nishikori and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza. Other stars include Canadian Genie Bouchard, Ryan Harrison, CoCo Vandeweghe, and more.

For more information, click here.

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2019 WAIKIKI NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS
Monday, December 31
11:55 pm
Waikiki Beach

Sponsored by the members of the Waikīkī Improvement Association, the Fireworks by Grucci New Year’s fireworks show will start at 11:55 pm on December 31st.  From a barge just off Waikiki Beach, one announcement salute will be fired every minute until 1 minute before midnight.  This is the signal for everyone to direct their attention toward the ocean and tune your radio toKKOL107.9 KoolGold or amfmKHNR or 95.1FM Real Country or 97.5 Country to enjoy choreographed music.
For more information click here.

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JCCH NEW YEAR’S OHANA FESTIVAL
Sunday, January 13, 2019
10 am – 4pm
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii/Moiliili Field

Celebrate the Year of the Boar with us at the 26th Annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival!

The event is the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year traditions. This fun-filled event, held at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i and Mō‘ili‘ili Field, features a craft fair, food vendors, games, entertainments on two stages and cultural displays and demonstrations to name a few. The New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival is a great way for the community to come together and celebrate the New Year and Hawai‘i’s cultural diversity.  Click here for more information.

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