Social Lite

Gimme Gimme Gimme

“Pls stop hitting me up for Incubus tix & vip support the homies. Everyone says support local buy local then wants free tix #hypocrites” twittered @Flashee last week as people who waited until the last minute began to grow frantic in the hours leading up to the [still not sold out] show.


Bad Ass Chicks

I’ll never forget the time this amazingly decked out underage girl told me she wasn’t hip to women that use their sexuality to promote themselves. It floored me, mainly because she was pretty young to make such a mature observation, but also because I was seeing a lot of it around me and figured that’s sometimes what it takes to get what you want.


The L Word

Okay, I promise I’m not going to talk (too much) about LoveFest. Too many people go on and on (and on and on) about the thing.


Is It the Classixx Show Yet?

Wow where do I start. So that’s what it’s like to go out on a weekend.


The New Guy

DJ Soundcheck

DJ Soundcheck / One night Kalani Wilhelm and I were going back and forth on Twitter. Taunting each other about our columns and what we were writing about.


Remember Where You Came From

Estria, WaterWrites
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Estria, WaterWrites / Oh, Estria. He’s only got half a million followers on Twitter.


One Evolution at a Time

Marcus Luttrell, First Friday

Marcus Luttrell, First Friday / Last week I picked up Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 in the SFO airport after learning my flight was delayed. Nothing passes the time better than a good book.


Windy City

Chicago, Interisland Terminal

Chicago, Interisland Terminal / So I’m in Chicago right now. There are billboards and public transportation and those plastic barriers in the taxi cabs.


Not Needed, but Necessary

Tyler Uehara, SALTKitchen & Tasting Bar

Tyler Uehara, SALTKitchen & Tasting Bar / I was so mad at Tyler Uehara when he broke the news that he was leaving us at Better Brands. He was one of my favorites and my first and only office crush here.


New Season, New Weeklies

There was a time when Mark Chittom still lived here and I would corner him every chance I got to talk about the Weekly. “What did you write about when you had nothing to write about?” He had the greatest stories, telling me how far out in left field he would get once he started making the awkward transition from writing about nightlife to doing his own parties.


Can’t Spew? Interview!

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Whyley Yoshimura / “WHYLEY!” It’s not often I scream someone’s name in their face when I see them. But…


Quality not Quantity

Somewhere in the hustle of slinging parties, I came to a rather atypical realization: I hate crowds. Contrary to anything that goes with the success of my job and social life, a massive hoard of bodies just makes me want to run in the other direction.


Red Rockets in Flight

I literally have not seen a live art performance since I was 19. Whatever happened to them?


Night Life

When it Rains, it Purrs

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Night Life / Sometimes things have to go wrong for them to turn out right. I’m an Event Director and it even took me a while to learn that.


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Goodbye, Hollywood

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Night Life / Something I’ve definitely taken for granted this past decade is the whole strangers gathered around the television thing. It’s a pretty significant occasion and thinking back, I’ve only experienced something like it maybe three times since the ’90s.


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Hello, Los Angeles

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Night Life / I heard Hawaiian poke is starting to sweep the nation. I don’t know how new it is on the mainland, but there’s a poke shop in Venice Beach that I follow and they run out whenever they’re open.


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Not the Band, The Website

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Night Life / I like meeting people in person. With this evolution of the Internet, there are times when I’m seeing people in photos before seeing them in person.


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Social MEMEMEdia

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Night Life / So the Hawaii Social Media Seminar is Thursday, April 14, and guess who they invited to speak at a breakout session on “Blogging and Tweeting for Business”? I have a feeling I’m going to screw it up, so I’ll go ahead and talk about it here, too.


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Sweetest Thing

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Night Life / Check it out [www.bampproject.com] I’m trying to stamp out notes on my Blackberry in the dark at The Waterfront when local photographer Nina Pullella shouts in my ear, “She is giving this crowd so much credit!” Song three had just ended and still no sign of a mega radio hit from one Ms.Lauryn Hill. We’re already in disbelief that she took the stage before midnight but judging from her first words (“Long time no see!”) and her first few tracks, we know she is planning to make up for lost time tonight.


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Style Phile

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Night Life / “I’m not really into fashion or beauty,” I told Malie Moran, fashion show director and media and events coordinator for HawaiiRED Magazine as I sat next to her in the front row of Crystal Pancipanci’s style workshop at Macy’s. Malie had asked me if I was going to the Fashion and Beauty Expo after the presentation, and that was the half-assed excuse I gave her.


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Spring Pop Up

Hawaii Fashion Incubator
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Hawaii Fashion Incubator / “I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet,” Michael J. Fox said to a room of blank faces in Back to the Future.


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Christa’s Guide to Travel

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Night Life / “What is this synth wave, new wave, dark wave, wavey-wave music?! I’m dying!


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Music Matchers

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night Life / I’m impressed with how many daytime parties have been springing up. OK, I might be responsible for some of them, but not all.


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Best of the Web

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night Life / A well-connected nightlife veteran sparked a significant outburst on Facebook last week when he posted, and I quote, “If your party or event features massive piles of wack bullshit, please don’t invite me. It’s annoying.


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Female Persuasion

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night Life / Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like no matter how much work is put into entertaining, the bottom line is always the hot girls. Hot girls equal good party.


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