Field Guide: Pensacola St.

Walk along this Makiki street and you’ll find everything from tasty cookies to wigs the colors of Creamsicles.

Photo: David Croxford


Fujikami Florist

A second-generation-run shop, Fujikami Florist is the oldest florist in Hawaii, established in 1919. Owner Stephen Fujikami and staff have kept the arrangements fresh and diverse in the Pensacola Street location since 1987. This full-service florist does everything from arranging bouquets and centerpieces—with real or Chinese silk flowers—for special events and personal occasions to assembling wine gift baskets, offering 500 different varities. 1200 Pensacola St., 532-2922. 

Cookies by Design

Photo: David Croxford

Why give a boring box of chocolates for a special occasion when you can give an arrangement of colorfully iced cookies in any shape or size? If you can think of it, the local franchise of Cookies by Design can design, bake and decorate it—or choose from the more than 350 designs already available. The shop creates sugar or brown sugar-and-cinnamon cookies for holidays, anniversaries, weddings, tea parties, corporate events, baby lu‘au and more. Gourmet chocolate chip, peanut butter and other flavors are also available. Or bring in a photo and have it re-created on the cookies in edible versions. Cookies can be delivered or shipped, and there are also Mylar balloon and card options. 1112 Pensacola St., 536-4447.

Photo: David Croxford


La Parisienne

Wander in to La Parisienne for gently used women’s suits. For around $100, you’ll find Prada, Armani, St. John and other blazers with tops or skirts. To go with your new wardrobe, owner Betty Higa also sells an array of costume and fine jewelry, heels, handbags and wallets. Higa also has a random selection of small porcelain collectibles and teacup sets. 1118 Pensacola St., 528-0116. 



 Did You Know?

Pensacola Street was created in 1874 and named after the U.S. battleship that often docked in Honolulu in the 1860s and 1870s. It carried King Lunalilo to Hilo in 1873 and brought King Kalakaua home from San Francisco in 1875.



Photo: David Croxford


Hair One Beauty Salon

Whether you need your hair cut or just need hair, Hair One Beauty Salon can help. Part barbershop, the store also specializes in high quality wigs in a variety of styles, colors and textures. When we stopped by we saw short, brunette Laverne & Shirley-style wigs, long, blond supermodel wigs and even a Creamsicle-colored mullet wig. The shop also has hair extensions and rhinestone barrettes and clips to accessorize your hair, attached or otherwise. 1019 Pensacola St., 596-8254.  


Photo: David Croxford

Honolulu Trading Co.

Gemologist and co-owner of Honolulu Trading Co. John Woodbury describes the shop as an “upscale jewelry pawn shop.” For 10 years, Woodbury and his partner, Gerald Wan, have been buying, selling and appraising diamonds, jade, gold, Tahitian pearls and luxury watches in a variety of settings and sizes. “We have items for $20 to $20,000, in settings or loose,” he says. Woodbury specializes in selling and buying loose diamonds and black pearls from colleagues who own farms in Tahiti. He also does repairs. 1108 Pensacola St., 536-9739.