From art galleries to fashion launches, here are the latest trends and hot spots in Hawai‘i.
Velocity Moto at Ala Moana Center carries gear and apparel from top brands like BMW. Shown here is the BMW R 18 motorcycle.
RIDE Beep, beep! Watch out, Hawai‘i: Motorcycles may be racing down your roadways with renewed fervor after the opening of Velocity Moto at Ala Moana Center. The new storefront will elevate Hawai‘i motorcycle riding culture with its top-notch, modern motorcycle gear and apparel. Plus with brands like Harley-Davidson, Triumph, BMW and Deus Ex Machina, Velocity Moto will have riders revving in style this fall. 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, @velocitymotohonolulu
Aloha Hawaii performance polo from Avanti Hawaii’s golfwear collection
SHOP From tropical scenes and flowers to bold, bright colors, Avanti Hawaii’s alohawear has been a Hawai‘i staple since 1991. Now, the family-owned and -operated lifestyle brand takes to the links with its recently launched golf collection, which features polos and towels in a series of classic Hawaiian patterns. Avanti director Vincent Hui notes the launch is in response to a spike in outdoor activities seen throughout the pandemic. “Taking our vintage-inspired prints, we wanted to produce something that could take you from Sunday brunch to the golf course,” he says. With a four-way stretch, moisture-wicking and quick-dry technology, and eye-catching motifs, these pieces guarantee a style hole-in-one. Also new for the brand, Avanti recently released a collaborative collection with October’s Very Own. 2164 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, avantihawaii.com
Miso-glazed tofu salad from Huihui
DINE Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel unveils its signature beachfront restaurant, Huihui. With traditional Hawaiian cuisine, ocean views and close proximity to the hotel’s pool and courtyard, Huihui is an oasis all its own, featuring unique dishes made from local ingredients sourced from both land and sea. And the love doesn’t end with the food: The locally inspired cocktails are not to be skipped with tropical concoctions like the Māmaki Old-Fashioned and smoked li hing margarita. 2525 Kā‘anapali Parkway, Lahaina, kbhmaui.com
Kapena li hing-infused tequila is made from agave that is aged a minimum of eight to 10 years.
SIP Kapena Tequila believes quality is well worth the wait. Incorporating islandcentric flavors like li hing mui and Hawaiian chile pepper into its aged tequilas, Kapena has three signature blends. “Sharing the ‘āina and flavors of Hawai‘i—that is my bartending mantra, and Kapena Tequila perfectly aligns with that,” says mixology influencer Tim Rita. For a refreshing cocktail, he recommends Kapena li hing-infused tequila, with the flavors of li hing mui, a sweet dried plum. In the fall months, Rita reaches for Kapena Hawaiian chile reposado. This spirit combines Hawaiian chile pepper with the finest 100% agave reposado tequila to optimize the experience. kapenatequila.com
“La Femme en Bleu Fenetre Grecque” by Marcel Mouly
SEE A new addition to Waikiki Beach Walk, Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery is catching the attention of art devotees. With extensive gallery tours and daily art seminars, visitors can expect an in-depth, creative experience while taking in the masterpieces exhibited throughout the space. Through Oct. 1, Park West hosts From Renoir to Kostabi, with select works from critically acclaimed artists, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Marcel Mouly and Mark Kostabi. 226 Lewers St., Ste. L118, Honolulu, parkwestgallery.com
Photography by: Courtesy of BMW of North America; by Redefined Media/Andrew Tran; courtesy of Ka'anapali Beach Hotel/Mieko Horikoshi; by Eleven17 Creative/Kyle Wright; courtesy of Park West