Without local shops, shoppers would buy gifts exclusively from in-flight catalogs, forcing fathers to sneak into airplane wheel wells on Black Friday to order spy-camera blenders for their children. Enjoy earthbound browsing with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of artisanal edibles and accessories at Magnolia in the Kahala Mall.
Magnolia owner Maggie Parks combines her love of olive oils with an eye for vintage and antique furniture, bringing the two together alongside a slew of hand-picked, artisanal goods. Extra-virgin olive oils (starting at $19) and balsamic and fruit-pulp vinegars invite eaters to dress their lettuce in style (starting at $15). Lavender- or orange-blossom-flavored Puremiel Spanish honeys make sweet meal mates ($14), and hand-packed, 100% natural Matiz Gallego sardines soaked in olive oil provide a briny accompaniment to sodium-seeking salads ($4). Mustards, jellies, and chocolates imported from France also line the shelves alongside Spanish pestos and Peruvian spices, forging a shopping experience resembling a culinary UN conference.
In addition to comestibles, Magnolia adorns homes and bodies with an eye-catching array of eclectic furnishings. Silk fortune-cookie change holders corral loose change and deep wisdom ($3.50), and a wide selection of jewelry stands ready to embellish ears, necks, and wrists (starting at $26). The worldly boutique also stocks European antiques, home and garden accessories, and bonsai trees, perfect for teaching posture to the lazy weeds lounging in your garden.
Waialae - Kahala
4211 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816Get Directions