Thursday, June 11, 2009

Best of Paia, Maui

Paia is my favorite town on Maui. Love the shops, food and vibe here.

Besides my favorite stops at the Flatbread Company, Maui Hands (my favorite Paia stop--local art), and Mana organic market, I also enjoy the following places:

Lilikoi: Fun chic store for lotions and aroma candles and soaps
Nuage Bleu: has my favorite jeans "Fortune Denim" as well as Trina Turk, Oglen, Ella Moss and saint Glace.
Paia Contemporary Gallery: great paintings by local Maui artists
Biasa Rose: Spotted a cool Scout brand diaper bag for men here.
Cafe Mambo for spanish fare and bright colored walls.
Indigo: has a community board in back thumb tacked with business cards, local events, and such. Mana has one outside the market, but less filled than Indigo's.

There's suposed to be an Aloha Shirt Museum by the 76 gas station which I'll check out soon.

Other notables:
Fresh Mint: Vietnamese Vegetarian
Cafe des Amis: mediterranean and Indian food
Morning Glories: Organic internet cafe, free WiFi upstairs, $0.10/minute on computer
Moana Bakery & Cafe: their bakery items were good
Birken & Bailey's Pet Boutique: has couture toys from hautediggitydog (which i love)
Ono Gelato: with lots of stuff to look at on the walls

Where It's At
18 Baldwin, Paia 808.579.6055

Cafe Des Amis
42 Baldwin, Paia 808.579.6323

Morning Glory
137 Hana Hwy, Paia 808.579.3336

Fresh Mint
115 Baldwin, Paia 808.579.9144

Cafe Mambo
30 Baldwin Ave, 808.579.8021

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