A Glitter Guide to Oahu

24 Mar

A few months ago, some of the lovely ladies of Glitter Guide popped over to Oahu on their trip through the Pacific. We met up at one of my favorite new gems in Kaka’ako: Paiko botanical boutique and Brue Bar. I mean, a gorgeous floral shop, DIY stop, and delicious coffee all in the most chic white space. Basically it’s my dream decor and I was so excited to share with my new friends from the East Coast, and of course, the Glitter Guide readers…

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Paiko carries the most gorgeous local flowers, like proteas, in case you’re a grab and go type of person. But the most fun aspect in my eyes, is the DIY succulent bar. Choose your base: from terrariums to a hanging glass planter, to wooden boxes, crates, a pot, the works. Then fill with mulch and dirt, pick your plant or plants, and then add some flair. Anything from colorful sand, figurines, rocks, bright blue, green, pink, basically anything you can dream, they have.

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After we made our succulent pot, we went to the other side of the store for Brue Bar. The second location for Brue, and just as delicious as the original. Their homemade chai latte, cappuccino, and cold brew coffee are absolutely worth a try.

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One of my favorite parts about the neighborhood, and as I’ve previously posted, is the graffiti art and murals from Pow Wow Hawaii. We walked around a bit to see the last of the 2014 art before it was redone this year. This wall below is now a completely different, and gorgeous neon piece seen in this post.

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If you need a post-caffeine food fix, Cocina next door to Paiko is your gourmet mexican stop. Patas Bravas, pineapple chicken green chile tacos, amazing street corn, it’s all so, so good.

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Read more about my favorite Oahu spots over on Glitter Guide here and let me know if you have any favorites I forgot to share!

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