When in the Kakaʻako neighborhood, expect to find quite a few eye catching shops that will pique your interest. Paiko, is one of these shops that we highly recommend that you donʻt pass by without stopping in to smell the flowers (literally). Paiko is a botanical boutique with locally sourced plants, flowers, and leis as well as a beautifully curated collection of planters, vases, stationery and botanical gifts. Looking for a pre-made plant arrangement? Paiko has those as well! If youʻd rather put together your own assortment – there is a walk-up DIY bar with terrariums, pot plants, soil, toppings, tumbled glass and local shells for you to put together your assortment. One of our favorite things about Paiko is their private plant workshops! Paiko offers workshops on succulent gardens, tropical floral crowns and kokedama moss balls.
Paiko founders created Paiko out of one of their tutuʻs garage in 2010 and expanded into a storefront in 2012. The Paiko ohana has a love of nature, design, and Hawaii and works hard to source as many local products and florals as possible.
Outside of the charming boutique, Paiko extends their love for Hawaii and itʻs nature through their community project Treehooo, also known as Hawaii Neighborhood Forests. The mission of the initiative is to “inspire the people of Hawaii to care for and plant trees in their yards and communities, creating cooler and happier neighborhoods for all.” They understand that trees are essential to life and have crucial benefits for humans and our environment. Urban trees have been shown to cool and clean the air, reduce stormwater runoff, increase home values, help homeowners save on utilities, produce food to share, increase neighborhood walkability, encourage family bonding, reduce noise and help make us happy and calm.
Check out their website here!
Check out Treehoooʻs website here!