10 Tropical-Chic Finds You Need from Lauren Roth’s New Kailua Boutique
The painter-illustrator opens a charming color-filled storefront on Hekili Street.
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Lauren Roth Art, local artist Lauren Roth’s long awaited gallery-boutique has finally arrived, opening with a splash this week in Kailua. Look for her cheery pink-trimmed storefront on Hekili Street, nestled between Bee & Tea and Bikini Bird, and bursting with color from the bright tropical-inspired artwork, fashions and homewares inside. Along with her original paintings and prints, Roth also stocked the shop with a ton of new releases and exclusives, plus a fun selection of pieces from guest Island artists.
Stop by to celebrate the opening on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24. Roth will be doing giveaways throughout the day and offering sweet deals, including $20 prints a buy-two-get-one-free tee promo. Then, stay for the official opening party, happening from 4 to 7 p.m. and enjoy drinks, pupu and raffle prizes.
Can’t wait till then? Get a sneak peek with our list of 10 must-have items.
1. Lauren Roth Wave Tee
Previously available only in Japan, Roth is now offering her buttery soft Wave tee in the shop.
2. Lauren Roth Watercolor Mini Prints
Keep an eye out for this new series of framed prints featuring flowers and foliage set against dreamy abstract backgrounds.
3. Lauren Roth Painted Blocks
Available in variety of sizes, these acrylic-on-wood blocks are topped with everything from swirling waves and banana leaves to rainbows and the word “aloha”.
4. Beachcake Ceramic Busts
Ceramicist Mariko Merritt is one of three guest artists stocked in the shop, for which she whipped up a series of charming busts rocking everything from rainbow sunnies to haku.
5. Lauren Roth Hand-Painted Leather Bags
Roth created just six of these ultra-exclusive hand-painted beauties, so hurry down if you want to snag one.
6. Lauren Roth Journals
The perfect gift for your artsy friend or co-worker.
7. Kim Sielbeck Original Paintings
Scope out awesome new releases from illustrator-painter (and frequent HONOLULU contributor) Kim Sielbeck depicting vibrant pop-art-minded takes on Island life. Bonus points if you’re the first to spot her painting of a blue-haired Roth cruising with her pup Philly.
8. Lauren Roth Canvas Backpacks
Lightweight, perfectly sized (not too big, not too small, jaaas right) and outfitted with fun rope handles, this chic carry-all is ready for Island adventures.
9. Lauren Roth Picture Frames
Roth recently started exploring prints on wood, including snap-happy 6-by-4-inch picture frames sure to add a little sunshine to your tabletop.
10. Sarah Caudle Original Paintings
Gaze at one of Sarah Caudle’s glassy aqua-hued seascapes long enough and you’ll feel like you’ve floated serenely away. The shop stocks several of her gorgeous resin-acrylic paintings.
131 Hekili St., Kailua, (808) 439-1993. The shop is open for limited hours on Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. mynameislauren.com
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