Summer is in full swing and so are the islands. From luxury boutique openings to big news on the culinary scene, here’s everything you need to know.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
JET SET Two hospitality powerhouses combine forces as Four Seasons Hawaii Resorts and Jet Edge launch their exclusive partnership. With service to and from Four Seasons properties on the islands—including Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea; Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina; Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort and others— travel in style aboard a Jet Edge large-cabin private jet. From takeoff, top-notch Four Seasons and Jet Edge pampering begins with specially designed on-board experiences, personalized service on arrival and access to exclusive offers.
DRESS Recently opened in the Royal Hawaiian Center, Saint Laurent’s new storefront—its second in Hawai‘i—reads like modern art. From the mirror-polished stainless-steel and Bateig Azul limestone exterior to the white statuario and black marble floors and walls, it is the picture of elegance—much like house founder Yves Saint Laurent himself. Within its two stories is a treasure trove of minimalist style, including men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, jewelry and sunglasses. Among the fashion standouts, don’t miss the reclaimed wooden benches, which were constructed from past Saint Laurent runways. 2201 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu
A guest room at Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigg er with ocean views
STAY Dubbed Hawai‘i’s first and only “craft hotel,” Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger is already turning heads. With modern Waikiki as their muse, 12 local artists and influencers, including Abigail Romanchak, Margo Ray and Marques Hanalei Marzan, curated a stunning original exhibition of artwork through Beachcomber Originals, and with it introduced a new genre of hotel. Featuring large-scale works from underwater surf photographer Zak Noyle, which can be experienced to the melodic tunes of a custom soundtrack by Makana, the installation is unlike any other. Beyond the artful initiatives, Waikiki Beachcomber is home to instagrammable Hawaiian Aroma Caff e and Maui Brewing Co’s massive indoor bar, as well as sunrise yoga, “dive-in” movies by the pool and more. 2300 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu
The new Giorgio Armani store at Ala Moana Center showcases Armani/ Casa furnishings.
SHOP Joining the luxury shops at Ala Moana Center, Giorgio Armani bows in Honolulu. Designed by Mr. Armani himself alongside his team of architects, the store greets brand loyalists with dramatic panache. Behind the Onyx Velluto marble-effect facade and among the overtly sophisticated interiors—complete with textured wallcoverings, galvanized metals and Armani/Casa furnishings, naturally—spot the latest from the Italian fashion designer, including beauty, accessories, high jewelry and bespoke services, as well as the spring/summer 2021 men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections. 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience comes to Honolulu in July.
EXPERIENCE Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is an art lover’s dream come to life through state-of-the-art technology and architecture. Located inside the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu, the traveling exhibit mesmerizes with its blend of film and visual arts. Projected in grand, all-encompassing scale, Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” and “The Starry Night” are featured works that, when combined with a pure and ethereal score, deliver an immersive moment under the stars. Through Sept. 26, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu
MW Restaurant’s Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka have been announced as Hawaiian Airlines’ new executive chefs.
DINE Hawaiian Airlines taps MW Restaurant’s Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka as its new executive chefs for onboard cuisine. The husband-and-wife team will craft menus for first-class meals on flights inbound from the mainland, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and outbound flights to South Korea. “We greatly value our community and the culture we grew up with in Hawai‘i,” the chefs say. “The onboard menus feature local-style comfort foods, mixing together different cultural cuisines that make our islands special.”
Photography by: Courtesy of Jet Edge/The Four Seasons Hawaii Resorts; Courtesy of brands; Oskar Landi; Courtesy of Beyond Van Gogh; Rae Huo