On a recent trip to Hanapepe -- the little town where "art night" is held every Friday evening from 6 - 9 PM -- I ducked into Little Fish Coffee to check out the boutique that resides in the garden area behind.
Surrounded by blossoming tropical flowers, Andrea King's adorable shop, called Moon Bow Magic" surprised me with the array and variety of affordable gifts, knick knacks, jewelry, art, fabric creations and sculpture -- to mention only a few.
I found two last minute gifts that fit my budget perfectly and were highly appreciated by the recipients.
It might be a little hard to find-- the only indication being a sign that says "OPEN" on a red wooden fence leading to an alley just before the Little Fish Coffee Company if you are walking east. If you don't see the sign, go in Little Fish's front door and go out the back door to Moon Bow Magic.
Don't forget to stop and have a tasty Smoothie or delicious coffee while in transit.
Andrea says she travels the world in search of unique gift items to ensure a variety that can't be found anywhere else on Kauai. "When I bring items into my store, they have to be more than unique; they have to be fun, sophisticated, elegant and sassy!"
"I love to connect with travelers from around the world and enjoy matching my items to individual tastes. You can be sure that your gift won’t be found in any tourist shop on the island. Filled with tropical plants, shade giving trees and water sculptures, my courtyard entrance is a relaxing way to sip a cup of tea and discuss any special orders you may have."
The shop is located at 3900 Hanapepe Road Courtyard Unit E, P.O. Box 955, Hanapepe, Hawaii 96716. Call (808) 335-5890 for more information.
(Photos by Sheila Heathcote)