Holoholo Weekly: Kailua’s Mango Man, Treehouse, Bizarre Foods, Poke Classes

Holoholo Weekly is a compilation of stories and tidbits that we’ve collected from around the web. It’s like a weekly mystery grab bag of Hawaii related goodness, featuring different articles of interest, fun images, videos, products, deals, downloads, and more.

My pick of the week is, of all things, a Facebook post. It’s an interesting one, though. I Love Kailua! wrote a post on a figure that has been a part of the Kailua community since the 1960s. He is known as the Mango Man and he is homeless. The response on Facebook has been great. Don’t skip the comments, residents share their memories of the Mango Man.


MetroHNL featured one of my favorite local businesses, treehouse, a Honolulu shop that specializes in film photography. They profile owner Bobby Asato. Treehouse is where I get all of my Impossible Film from.


James Cave of Huffington Post shared photos showing how Hawaii has changed in 125 years. It’s amazing and incredibly fun to look at. Good link to share with your grandma or grandpa. The photos are a part of an exhibit at the Bishop Museum titled Change: 125 Years Through The Eyes of the Bishop Museum.


Designer Jonathan Lawrence has an interesting project that he’s calling the State Plates Project. He redesigned licensed plates for each of the 50 states. What do you think of his vision for Hawaii? Hat tip to our friend Lauren Kilberg at Double Takes Blog for this one.


Insightful article from NPR that discussed the idea of Hawaii as a racial paradise and the bid for Hawaii to be the home for Obama’s Library.

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at historic Kaupulehu made this list of the top beach hotels in the world. This is one of my dream hotels – would love to stay here!


Apparently, Hawaii is one of the most popular places to say wedding vows, alongside Jamaica and Las Vegas. Who knew? Of course we knew.

Here are 7 jaw-dropping Hawaii spots where time stands still.

From Hawaii Magazine, a Honolulu bike-share program is expected in early 2016, other locations in Hawaii to follow.

Hungry Much?

Yelp just released their list of top 100 places to eat in the US in 2015. Spoiler alert, eight Hawaii eateries made the list:

5. Ono Seafood – Honolulu, HI
6. Shark Pit Maui – Lahaina, HI
11. Dat Cajun Guy – Haleiwa, HI
27. Lahaina Luna Cafe – Lahaina, HI
51. Da Poke Shack – Kailua Kona, HI
53. Murakame Udon – Honolulu, HI
71. Your Kitchen – Honolulu, HI
91. Tanioka’s Seafoods & Catering – Waipahu, HI

The Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay recent announced Poke Making classes at one of their signature restaurants, ONE FORTY. Classes are priced at $150 per person or $200 with wine pairing.


Great article on Madre Chocolate from Create In Hawaii.

Are you a fan of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods? Host Andrew Zimmern recently visited the Big Island.


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