Monahan’s business partner, Tamara Rigney, co-wrote a guide: ‘Ohi: How to Gather and Arrange Hawai‘i’s Flora.
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Hawaii’s lush scenery inspires Paiko’s colorful floral arrangements. Forget red roses and baby’s breath—the bouquets at this botanical boutique feature beehive ginger cones, native moss, and monstera plants, all of which are responsibly sourced from Oahu’s countryside. “Tropical flowers are kind of intimidating, and most people don’t know how to arrange them,” says Courtney Monahan, co-owner and shop manager. “They can feel very sharp and pointy, but what we’re trying to do is soften that and show people how to do different things.” Visitors to the island have the opportunity to explore their own creativity at one of Paiko’s workshops, which cover everything from flower crowns to how to pot a kokedama bonsai. After class, check out the store’s offerings, which include macramé, ceramics, and even more plants.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATTHEW SHERMAN (PAIKO), SHAUN EDWARD GOO (INDIGO ELIXIRS); PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF CATHERINE WEITZMAN, PLANT SAX
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