Editor’s Note

editor-200x300A friend of mine is really into John Hughes films. In fact, he even has the book that delves into the behind-the-scenes antics and commentary that occurred during the time the legendary ’80s flicks were being made. On occasion, I’ll get a phone call from him with a Brat Pack factoid or alternate-ending tidbit—not that I need to be made aware, being a die-hard Hughes devotee myself. His stuff is a piece of Gen-X pop culture that will always leave me waxing nostalgic. There’s nothing wrong with visiting the past, as long as we don’t live there, right?

In fact, our cover personality Peter Lenkov clearly recalls his younger days watching the classic hit series "Hawaii Five-0" with his dad back in Montreal where he grew up. Had the writer/producer known then that he would end up breathing new life into the cherished series, perhaps he would have pushed the reboot concept to Hollywood even earlier. Now going into its fourth season, the show’s success has Lenkov living aloha for parts of the year. Writer Seran Williams talks to Lenkov at his Hidden Hills estate in California for "The Producer" on page 110.

Even retail shops are yearning for bits of the past. If you’ve traveled to Las Vegas recently, you may have come across the Polaroid Fotobar. It’s a freestanding picture boutique that lets you turn all those selfies into the genuine article—you know, those satisfyingly thick prints you once put in albums that had actual sleeves for photos. HI Tech writer Ryan Ozawa gets a little "low tech" for his article on page 32. And when it comes to style, there are some things that will never be passé. Yu Shing Ting gives us a sampling of signature items that will always be in production. Check out "Isn’t it Iconic?" on page 30.

Also in this latest HILuxury, Mark and Carolyn Blackburn offer us a peek into their dramatic dwelling, which houses more than a few notable pieces. Rare art, priceless books and Polynesian artifacts are just a few of the museum-worthy items you’ll find in rotation at their Black Point residence. Writer Malia Mattoch McManus shares her guided tour for our home feature, "Art House" on page 98.

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