EVEN THOUGH MOST OF YOU READING THIS MAGAZINE LIVE in a perpetually Technicolor world of crystalline waters and lush flora, we still think of these months as exceptional-truly brimming with eye-popping color.

There’s the obvious: Designers are well into rolling out their summer swimwear and cruise lines, which undoubtedly make good use of the primary spectrum (after all, we don’t wear snazzy new swimsuits to the beach to not get looked at!). Home décor designers and shops are showing off colorful poolside and outdoor dining pieces sure to enliven your pied-á-terre. Even carmakers caught Spring Fever; the wonderful Audi R8 first caught our attention when the first photos of the new model came, revealing a rich brown color-an almost unheard of image since nearly every demo car is either silver or black.

Yet, thumbing through the eloquent pages of HILuxury, you’ll undoubtedly surmise that “brilliant” and “colorful” apply not only in the visual sense. From our one-on-one conversation with the relatively young and still-rising Tory Burch (OK, her style is very colorful, but that’s not where we are going with this rant …), to a sit-down with watercolor artist Tsutomu “Tom” Tomita, there’s no shortage of fascinating characters to read about in this issue.

We also are thrilled to be launching a new golf page, after having walked readers through the most spectacular singular holes at some of Hawai’i’s most prominent courses (and beyond) over the last year and a half. Our new column gets up-close with and in the minds of our top course professionals, as they share insider tips on improving your game.

Finally, we were ecstatic to sit down with another rising star- the lovely Eloise Mumford-the actor from Hawai’i’s newest “local” television thriller, The River. Mumford swept both our writer and creative team off their feet, which led to an exclusive photo shoot, where she models some of this year’s sleekest couture. Enjoy the color of spring!

With Aloha,
Brian Berusch
Editorial Director

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Cover photo by Mark Arbeit On Eloise Mumford: Jacket, top, pants and shoes from Gucci Runway; ring and earrings by Melinda Maria Jewelry. Shot on location at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.