My name is Nalani McLaughlin Holliday and I am the proud creator of Red Pineapple! Red Pineapple is a fruit often found in tropical floral arrangements, and thus our name Red Pineapple was born.
I thought Honolulu was starved for a great shop filled with goodies we usually have to lug back from our travels. Before now, we would have to go online and pay an arm and a leg for great customized gifts for friends and family. I wanted to created a boutique that was fun, hip, and packed with delightful local and mainland gifts we could send to the people we love.
I looked into my favorite magazines like O by Oprah, Instyle, Real Simple, and Food and Wine and Shop and started to research products I loved and found a way to bring them here to Hawaii. Since there are so many wonderful things to choose from, I decided that the items sold in our store would be things that I, myself, would give to my friends, or things that I wanted for my own home and kitchen.
This is why the store has such a wide range of fun and unique items. The store is truly a reflection of myself when a customer enters, it really is like welcoming them into my home.
So, please, come in and stay for a while!
joyful heart foundation
I am also very happy to be a proud support of the Joyful Heart Foundation! The Joyful Heart Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 by actress and activist Mariska Harigtay, who stars in the NBC drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Their vision is to have world free of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse and their mission is to help victims of these acts of violence against women.
The Joyful Heart Foundation has been running retreat programs in Kona for the past three years, helping women to heal in mind, body, and spirit, and to encourage them to live their best lives.
These unique bags are available at Red Pineapple and proceeds from sales will go directly to support Joyful Hearts local programs in Hawaii.
For more information on the foundation, please visit www.joyfulheartfoundation.org