The owner of Honolulu Kitchen talks about figuring out how to make his famous deep fried manapua, growing up working at his family’s noodle factory, doing magic tricks as a teppanyaki chef, and the amazing things his wife, a shaman, has foretold for him.
This was one of our most inspirational conversations. Tanna, owner of Eden in Love, and Alyssa, Eden’s creative director, talk about business, how they approach relationships and life, and fashion (specifically, Jamie’s fashion problems).
Niki Libarios is the owner of Hawaii Doggie Bakery. We talk about running away because of math, unicorns, getting scoldings on social media, the world of dogs on Instagram, her Popo, and of course, running her business.
TJay Thompson is one of the founding fathers of MMA in Hawaii. We talk about the early days of MMA at Gussie L’amour’s, but first we get into his crazy new career as a stunt performer for Hawaii Five-O and Kong.
Kyle Shimabukuro is a graphic designer and the creator of HiLife Clothing. We talk about building a brand in Hawaii, his advice for up-and-coming designers, and what happened when graffiti artists picked the wrong place to tag.