Field Guide: Hawaii Kai

Hawaii Kai has its share of trendy boutiques, exceptional restaurants and outdoor activities.


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Photo by David Croxford

Split Obsession

She’s a fashionista. He collects toys. When couple Erica Apana and Bruce Chin wanted to open a boutique in Hawaii Kai two years ago, they couldn’t decide between the two themes, so they didn’t. The aptly named Split Obsession has both hard-to-find clothing lines such as SuperLuckyCat and Kensie Girl and collectible art toys such as BambooZoo and E3Mugsy. “The concept describes us—and the store—perfectly,” Apana says. Koko Marina Center, 7192 Kalanianaole Highway, 395-3380,


Photo by David Croxford

Pacific Paws Doggie Resort & Spa

This is no ordinary kennel. Pacific Paws Doggie Resort & Spa has a cage-free boarding policy, letting pooches roam its 2,000-square-foot space. Dogs are walked several times a day, often to nearby play areas. “They go home dog tired and ready to cuddle with their owners,” says Ken Middleton, partner and owner of two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and a Chihuahua. Pacific Paws also offers grooming services, weekly obedience training and total doggie makeovers. Koko Marina Center, 7192 Kalanianaole Highway, 394-WOOF,         

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