October, 2016

Flipping Homes in Hawaii: A How-To Guide

Learn the secrets of flipping houses with our next course, a $5,000 value for just $2,000!!!! Or do the research and grunt work on your own, build property wealth judiciously and keep the $2,000.

GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEMES – or even get-rich-soon schemes – are almost always what our parents warned us about. While attending a Success Path Education weekend session in Waikiki (a $149 value, for free!), I was promised the real estate flipping secrets of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa. Their full-size cutouts flanked Read the full article…

October, 2016

Shangri La: Hawaii’s House of Treasures

Be warned: You will likely be so intrigued and dazzled by the intricate masterpieces of Doris Duke’s Shangri La home that you will want to return

At First, It doesn’t look like much. I’ve just parked in the driveway of Shangri La, which was once the home of Doris Duke, and I’m wondering where the house is. I see a small, plain, white windowless building nearby, which I’m guessing is a visitor center, and lots of plants, but nowhere do I Read the full article…

October, 2016

Local Kine Biz: Wong’s Drapery Shoppe

Can't Go Wrong with Wong's

The drapery shop is on Beretania Street, across the street from where the original store opened in 1947. Mel Wong has been working for his family’s drapery business since he was in high school in 1969. “I was working at the store on weekends, holidays and summer vacations,” remembers Wong, 64, president, CEO and sole Read the full article…

October, 2016

Tough Job But Some Woman’s Got to Do It

We portray women who hold demanding and important jobs in our community. The portraits give you a taste of the heart and skill they bring to their professions.

TRANSPLANT SURGEON Dr. Linda Wong ➥Wong, Hawaii’s only woman transplant surgeon and a specialist in liver transplants, does her work in the Transplant Center at The Queen’s Medical Center. She performs all the liver transplants – about 12 to 18 each year – and performs some of the other transplants at the center, which include Read the full article…

October, 2016

Talk Story: Kimié Part 2

As most savvy business people know, doing business in Hawaii is all about relationships. The music business is no different. Just ask singer-songwriter Kimié Miner, Before she could win the “Contemporary Album of the Year” at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards she had to record her self-titled album and that is not a low-cost endeavor. Luckily for Read the full article…