Finding the Perfect Flower - Visit Paiko in Kakaako

Finding the Perfect Flower - Visit Paiko in Kakaako

Many people ask us where we find the flowers featured in our photographs. So, we thought we'd share our secret to finding the the most beautiful and picture perfect flowers on Oahu. 

Paiko in Kakaako

There's nothing quite like fresh, locally grown flowers to add a touch of natural beauty to any space. Whether you're looking for a stunning floral bouquet to brighten up your home, a unique centerpiece or, like me, for the perfect flower to photograph, Paiko in Kakaako is the best place to go on Oahu.

Paiko is a locally-owned flower boutique with an expertly curated selection of locally grown flowers and plants, locally made pots and everything you need to care for your plant babies. 

At Croswell 808, we're big fans of Paiko and, since 2018, have purchased the majority of the flowers that are featured in our products from their shop. 

Here are a few tips on finding the perfect local flowers at Paiko:

Supporting Local Businesses

One of the great things about Paiko is that they always have a wide variety of locally grown flowers available. They support local nurseries from across the islands, so we often find blooms that are difficult to grow here on Oahu. Not only will you be getting the freshest possible flowers, but you'll also be supporting local farmers and businesses.

Think about Color and Texture

Flowers come in a vast array of colors and textures, and Paiko has a great selection to choose from. Many times I peruse their flower bar and try to find the blooms with the most depth and character - a unique “personality” that I can highlight in my studio. Here are some of the beauties that I have found over the last few years:

Heliconia array from PaikoMink Protea from PaikoBanana flower from PaikoUluhe and anthuriums from PaikoPetite Pineapple from PaikoPetite Pineapple Color from PaikoThree to Tango Uluhe from Paiko

Mix and Match

One of the great things about flowers is that they're so versatile. Usually I like to focus on photographing individual flowers, but lately I’ve been branching out and trying some different floral combinations. Paiko's amazing flower bar allows you to experiment with different color and texture combinations. Don't be afraid to mix and match different varieties and colors to create a truly unique arrangement that reflects your personality. 

Amazing Staff

At Paiko, the staff are super friendly and knowledgeable and always happy to help you put together the perfect blooms for your bouquet, centerpiece, or photo shoot. Whether you're looking for something simple and understated or bold and dramatic, they can help you find just the right combination of flowers to suit your needs.

If you're looking for the perfect local flowers on Oahu, Paiko is definitely the place to go. With their impressive selection of local blooms, colors, and textures, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for. And if you need a little help putting it all together, the staff is always there to lend a hand.

Happy flower shopping!

P.S. Mother's Day is coming up soon! ;)

More Paiko Blooms:

Pin cushion from PaikoKing Protea from Paiko
Anthuriums from PaikoBanana from PaikoCandy Cane Heart Anthurium from Paiko
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