Editor’s Letterby Brian Berusch
YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT WE HAVE EVOLVED sections of this magazine throughout this year. We’ve bolstered the look of our “Experience” section, with some far flung (and others a bit closer to home) locales illustrated with jaw-dropping photography. We’ve reached deep into our arsenal to attain the best travel writers and tastemakers, who scour the earth for the best in luxury living, only to report it back to you.
Additionally, our more recent editions of HILuxury have also incorporated a “Spirits” section—for those seeking a heightened experience in the glass as much as on their plate. In this issue, we take a look at the burgeoning use of bitters, which seems to me the drinks equivalent of the farm-to-table movement.
We were fortunate enough to work “double time” with cover subject Sarah Wayne Callies, who sat with our writer for an intimate one-on-one, as well as posed for our creative team in this season’s hottest runway fashions. Raised entirely on O‘ahu, this jet-setting actress departed our shoot directly for the crazies at Comic-Con, followed by a movie production in Detroit and directly on to a third location for the filming of her hit TV show, The Walking Dead.
We hop to the Big Island for some swing tips at one of the most storied golf courses in Hawai‘i, at Mauna Kea Golf Course. Conversely, our in-house style maven helps the gents decipher what pant cut and shape are right for you, while our car guy gets behind the wheel of the newest release from Ferrari.
There’s a whole new vibe up at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum; exciting times to be shared by the managing director of Duty Free Shops; as well as a peek onto the plates that fill tables at two venerable private clubs on O‘ahu.
Once again, it was a joy organizing all of this for you, our readers. Continue to live well, and we’ll keep providing the fodder.
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Cover photo by Mark Arbeit
On Sarah Wayne Callies: Fendi dress, Elsa Peretti earrings from Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch wide cuff from Nordstrom.
Shot on location at Turtle Bay Resort