Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dream On
Your recurring daydream: strolling along the beach, cool breeze wafting through your hair, your favorite super-soft hoodie over your shoulders, sand sifting between your toes.


Ahem. Hello? Reality here. Your client needs that proposal before lunch.

But once you’re done, pop over to the new beachside boutique Barefoot Dreams at Kaimana Beach. Just opened this summer, the cozy little shop inside the New Otani hotel opens right out to the beach park and feels like the airy, bright little bedroom of your dreams.

The boutique is the first flagship store for the Malibu label Barefoot Dreams, a line of sleepwear, hoodies and blankets made from bamboo-knit fabric that’s light as a feather and even softer to the touch. Along the shop walls, bureau drawers overflow with comfy, loungy pullovers, baby clothing and pillows. And, cubbyholes are stacked with ribbon-wrapped sets of robes, pillows and throws that are perfect for gifts.

Besides the shop’s namesake line, there are more ultra-soft nighties, pajama pants, T-shirts and towel sets from Japanese label Nanadecor, plus jewelry from North Shore designer Noelani, and soaps and bath products from Hawaiian Bath and Body, made at the Waialua soap factory.

Go on, pinch yourself. It’s a real-life little shabby-chic shop stocked with plush wearables only steps from the sand.

Just the thing to make your daydreams come true. 

Barefoot Dreams at Kaimana Beach boutique, 2863 Kalakaua Avenue (in the new Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel), 808.926.1560. View the entire Barefoot Dreams collection here .

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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