About Us

Nalani-Alua McLaughlin


My name is Nalani-alua McLaughlin 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!