Freelance professional with more than a decade of experience. Clients include Blackletter Group, The Courier-Journal, Granted Fundraising, Hawaii Home + Remodeling Magazine, HONOLULU Magazine, LEAD Marketing Agency, Roberts Hawaii, StyleBlueprint and The Voice-Tribune.
When Carolyn Michael-Banks became the general manager of a national sightseeing tour business in the '80s, she decided to use her authority to add some African American history to the company's script. Unfortunately, the CEO wasn't having it.
The first and second floors of Cody and Rachel Hambleton's Strathmoor Village home felt small and closed off, and their unfinished basement had become one big storage room. As the parents of two little girls with another baby on the way, the growing family considered buying another house that would better suit their needs.
When I took over the Courier Journal’s weekly restaurant column last year, my focus was on how restaurateurs were managing to keep their businesses afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. This week, I connected with Kimberly and Zechariah Maxey – the owners of Leaven Bakery, who opened up shop as a result of the pandemic.
Ellen Stauffer's son, Kenny Stauffer, was living in Minneapolis and looking to move somewhere with more mild winters. "I lived in Atlanta, and he was talking about cities in the south," Ellen told the Courier Journal.
Most of my friends and family back home in Hawaii don’t understand Louisville’s appeal — and the questions about what the city does or doesn’t offer are endless. A recent text message from a friend read: “Can you even get Filipino food over there?”
Whether you're in search of a new breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert destination, Kentucky has you covered. These five eateries recently opened in Louisville, adding even more dining options to this nationally recognized foodie city.
If you're driving to Buck's Restaurant and Bar at night, don't blink or you might miss it.
Alejandro's Mexican food is serving up authentic dishes in Kalihi Valley.
The old Monkey Wrench bar at 1025 Barret Ave. is now home to V-Grits, Addington's vegan southern-style comfort food eatery, and False Idol, an independent brewpub.
This forever-home in Glenview was custom-built for owners' lifestyle.
When Chris Mack got the gig as Louisville's head basketball coach, it meant one very important thing for his family: Finding a new home.
This penthouse apartment is part museum, part party venue.
Most people wouldn't consider owning a catering business akin to leading a circus, but Deborah Lowery does.
Field Notes explores Honolulu's vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Vinyl Record Enthusiasts.
Growing up in the United States comes with privileges most American children take for granted.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life without leaving Honolulu. Photos: Courtesy of Lennie Omalza TRAIL NAME: Makiki Valley Loop Trail DIFFICULTY: Moderate LENGTH: 2.5 miles roundtrip FEE: None WHERE: Hawaiʻi Nature Center, 2131 Maikiki Heights Drive Hiking can be dangerous, and not every trail is a good idea for every person.
A quick trek with a breathtaking view in Kailua. Photos: Lennie Omalza TRAIL NAME: Lanikai Pillbox Trail DIFFICULTY: Moderate LENGTH: 1 mile roundtrip FEE: None WHERE: Kaelepulu Drive, Kailua Hiking can be dangerous, and not every trail is a good idea for every person.
Also known as Kamananui Valley Road, this relaxing trail is great for the whole family. Editor's Note: We love hiking! Fortunately, O'ahu is full of great hikes. In this web series, we bring you our favorite O'ahu trails once a month.
Fashion & Beauty Web Stories
Get ready for your next close-up with Cherbu's new spring line.
A great beauty routine will keep you looking fabulous during all seasons, but everyone knows a bit of a transition is needed once summer rays start shining. Keep scrolling for the latest tips and tricks from industry experts, as well as new products that will ensure your summer beauty strategy has you looking your best while you soak up the sun.
A mystical clothing line inspired by folklore of the planets.
Since its opening in 2001, the Queen's Women's Health Center has offered a variety of services, including physical therapy geared specifically to women's health-related diagnoses.
When Gabe and Kara Izumi were gifted Gabe's family home for their wedding, naturally, they were thrilled.
Top-of-the-line security keeps your business safe.
Content Creation & Project Management
Blackletter Group created Luau and Learn, a fun and engaging family home activity. Luau and Learn launched online and included a downloadable activity book that taught kids about Hawaii’s diverse food and rich culture all the while reinforcing the authentic L&L Hawaiian Barbecue brand.
We love malihini, (newcomers, if you happen to be one). We welcome you with open arms and flower lei. Don't be surprised if people you've just met start calling you aunty or uncle-we treat everyone like family here. Hawai'i's warm hospitality has earned us the nickname the Aloha State.
NEi Established in 1985, NEi is an employment and vocational rehabilitation non-profit that counsels, trains and matches clients with employers in Hawaii. The Challenge As a non-profit organization dependent on private and public funding, NEi struggled for years to remain relevant in the eyes of its stakeholders.