Media site

The Islands of Hawaii

Lanai Visitors Bureau
Charity Texeira
Public Relations Associate
(808) 565-7256
Email: visitlanai@gmail.com

For Immediate Release

July 06, 2010

GIFTS, GO-AHEADS, AND GEAR FOR ALL SEASONS ON LANAI

A shopping spree in Lanai City can yield top drawer aloha shirts, locally made soaps, oil paintings, rubber zoris, hats, fishing lures, children’s books and gourmet jellies. The neatly rectangular Dole Park, where the handful of Lanai’s shops is located, is the antithesis of a shopping mall yet deceptively full of possibilities.

At Gifts With Aloha, a wide-ranging selection of clothing, Hawaiian music CDs, jewelry and gift items impart a sense of Hawaii. You’ll find products made on Lanai, including bath and body products and scented candle. Owner Kimberly has also amassed an impressive selection of hats, pareaus, toys and Hawaii-themed books that make marvelous gifts to go.
 
Around the corner a few feet away, The Local Gentry is the island’s center of stylish aloha shirts and casual men’s and women’s wear, with a little bit of everything to suit every taste. Owner Jenna has a keen eye for fashion suited to Lanai and offers a little bit of everything, from souvenir t-shirts and casual island wear to aloha shirts for men and outfits perfect for a dinner out.

Across Dole Park, Richard’s Shopping Center is actually an old-fashioned general store, originally run by the Tamashiro family since 1946. The building was completed in the 1920s and is presumed to be the oldest wooden structure in the town square. You can find the full gamut of daily necessities, such as cosmetics, school supplies, kitchen appliances, wine and clothing, as well as meats, produce and other groceries.

The nearby Pine Isle Market is also a local landmark that sells everything from groceries and fresh fish to paint, hardware, fishing supplies and electronic games. Nearby International Food & Clothing is similarly diverse and utilitarian, an emporium for the basics: hunting and fishing supplies, hardware items, T-shirts, spirits and food items, including a large candy section.

Next to the Lanai Playhouse is the Mike Carroll Gallery Lanai Fine Art. The gallery highlights the works of many local artists, most who live on Lanai or in Hawaii. Stop by and you can chat with Mike Carroll as he works at his easel.

The Lanai Art Center gallery carries paintings, hand-turned wood bowls, and other artistic creations by local residents. The Center also offers seasonal art classes and retail art supplies.

If you’re looking for a place to purchase hair products, stop in at one of Lanai City’s two full-service beauty salons and supply stores. Come in after a day of meandering around Lanai City and let the ladies treat you to a soothing pedicure, a well-deserved manicure or add highlights to your hair that will accent your already adventurous personality.

(pau/end)

Contacts:
Kelii Brown
Maui Visitors Bureau
808-244-3530 Ext. 716
kelii@mauivb.com