Our Favorite Things – Part 3

LEFT: Gina’s favorite things. RIGHT: Ephraim and Kim’s favorite things. Photo by David Croxford

HB-01-17-Fave-Things_photo_ginaGINA GELBER, MANAGING EDITOR

Retro Cool: There’s nothing like relaxing with vino and retro jazz or bossa nova. Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim have been constant musical companions since childhood.

International reads: My favorite authors include Colombia’s Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Brazil’s Paulo Coelho. Their literature transports you.

Travel: Living and studying overseas has enriched my life immeasurably. I have visited
27 countries so far.



About a year-and-a-half ago,  I built and flew my first racing drone and became addicted. I fly them via first-person view using VR goggles that put you in the cockpit: It’s like a roller-coaster, but you’re in control. I was fortunate to compete as one of Hawaii’s top 10 drone racing pilots alongside the best in the world championships at Kualoa in October.


HB-01-17-Fave-Things_photo_kimKIM KOKI, CIRCULATION MANAGER

I love supporting my kids as they play their respective sports: football, basketball and more. When we’re relaxing, the whole family enjoys the TV show “Street Outlaws” on Discovery Channel, preferably with popcorn. And I love visiting the Ninth Island, Las Vegas, with a mandatory stop at Trader Joe’s.

Mary and Denise’s favorite things. Photo by David Croxford.


In europe, I collected street art from everywhere: the watercolor artist in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the spray-painter outside the Colosseum to the street vendor under the Eiffel Tower.

Working out, I try to challenge myself with different workout routines: weightlifting, hot yoga, running (I hate running) and CrossFit.

I’M CONSTANTLY listening to music, so I have my Beats by Dre wireless headphones with me on the bus, at work and the gym, and, sometimes, at home while cleaning.


HB-01-17-Fave-Things_photo_deniseDENISE YUKI, EVENTS COORDINATOR

My most prized possessions are my travel experiences. This passport holds a lot of life lessons and great times.

I use jojoba and argan oil religiously. I love how they make my skin glow and feel really soft.


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