Your store name: Olive Boutique
Where is your store located? On the Island of Oahu in Kailua, HI
Tell us a little about yourself and your store? My name is Ali, I was born and raised here in Kailua. I moved away at 19 to go to CA for two years, then moved to Seattle for ten years to go to school and work in the Fashion Industry! I worked in Window and display for 8 years after school. But always knew from a little girl that I wanted to own a store! So after 10 years in Seattle I decided it was time to move home and make my dream a reality!
What are three words to describe the aesthetics of your stores? Coastal, Bohemian & Open
What are your favourite Lilya pieces? I am a big fan of Lilya! The reason I love the brand is for the light, simple material and beautiful patterns. They are perfect for our climate here in Hawaii!
Where to stay and why? I think our part of the Island is the best place to stay! It still feels like the ultimate beach town! Find an airbnb. It is also fun to do a night or two in Waikiki for some city life! I would stay at The Surfjack where our other location is J It’s a fun boutique hotel and we have a coffee bar in our shop!!
Where to eat and why? Kailua: Buzzs (best fresh fish and margaritas!), Chinatown: Fete, Tchin Tchin, Pig and the Lady, Waikiki: Herringbone, Buho
Where to enjoy a drink? All of the above
What should we pack in our suitcase? Bathing suits and light pieces! Once you’re here you don’t were much clothing!
Live like a local and…. Go to a supermarket and buy Poke!
A must do while in your town… Bike around town, go the the Sunday morning Farmers market, pack a lunch and sit on the beach all day, until its cocktail hour and you head to Buzzs! Don’t forget to shop at Olive and Oliver!!!
Where to watch the sunset? Drive out to Makaha or the North Shore and sit on the beach!