8 Things to Buy at Kauai Lifestyle Boutique Jane

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 8 Things to Buy at Erika Valente's Kauai Lifestyle Boutique Jane

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With an abundance of vivaciously verdant plants, inspirational imprinted cards, and locally designed wares, Kauai, Hawaii-based Erika Valente’s Jane is a study in coveted collectibles in a warm boutique setting. Named after her youngest daughter, the store opened last summer in Lihue’s Kukui Grove Shopping Center. Punctuated by feminine hues and lush greenery reminiscent of the garden island on which it resides, the boutique boasts a bevy of instantly Instagrammable pieces and gifts you’ll buy with the best intentions of giving them your recipients—before rethinking the whole enterprise and keeping them for yourself.

A digital pioneer of pretty, Valente is one of the few original beauty bloggers: She launched her blog, Makeup Bag, in 2007 before moving from Nevada to Hawaii, where she lived during her high school years. After five years of working for her husband’s popular restaurant franchise, Kalapaki Joe’s, Valente decided to return to her longtime love of beauty and lifestyle paraphernalia and start her own business. Here, Valente chose eight of her favorite items in the store.

 8 Things to Buy at Erika Valente's Kauai Lifestyle Boutique Jane: HELLO Doormat

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HELLO Doormat
This doormat is the perfect way to welcome your guests as they wipe their feet. Every customer wants one!

 8 Things to Buy at Erika Valente's Kauai Lifestyle Boutique Jane: Happy Habitat

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Happy Habitat
These Happy Habitat recycled cotton throws are thoughtfully designed in Kansas City and made in the U.S. The weight of the cotton makes them sturdy enough to use as a beach blanket yet cozy enough to curl up on the couch with. I’ve thrown mine in the washer/dryer many times, and it still looks beautiful.

 8 Things to Buy at Erika Valente's Kauai Lifestyle Boutique Jane: Ocean Paper

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Ocean Paper
Made-in-Kauai greeting cards, notebooks, and art prints are a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, or as a sweet memento of your time on beautiful Kauai. The artist prints everything here on-island in her studio on the north shore.

 8 Things to Buy at Erika Valente's Kauai Lifestyle Boutique Jane: Blabla Kids

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Blabla Kids
Every child who walks in here wants one of these 100% cotton hand-knit dolls. The super-soft yarn and adorable animal faces makes me want them all, too!

 8 Things to Buy at Erika Valente's Kauai Lifestyle Boutique Jane: Leahlani Skincare

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Leahlani Skincare
Bless Beauty Balm, a silky orange blossom-infused moisturizing balm, is my absolute favorite product in this Kauai-based skincare brand. All the ingredients are hand mixed in small batches here in Kauai, making it feel extra special and luxurious.

 8 Things to Buy at Erika Valente's Kauai Lifestyle Boutique Jane: Lollia Relax Fragrance

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Lollia Relax Fragrance
Relax has soft notes of lavender and honey with warm undertones of amber and vanilla. Jane customers love that this unique scent is inviting and feminine without being overly sweet.

 8 Things to Buy at Erika Valente's Kauai Lifestyle Boutique Jane: LAFCO Candles

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LAFCO Candles
Luxurious candles make the perfect hostess, birthday, or "just because” gifts. These ones by LAFCO are fragrant enough to fill the room without being overpowering. The beautiful art glass vessel and 90 hour burn time make them extra special. 

 8 Things to Buy at Erika Valente's Kauai Lifestyle Boutique Jane: Bradley & Lily Fine Stationary

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Bradley & Lily Fine Stationery
I’ve been obsessed with Bradley & Lily’s letterpress stationery long before I had my own shop. The Honolulu based designer and her husband create all their fine stationery here in Hawaii and practice earth-friendly printing methods. These gorgeous gold foil botanical patterns have a special place in my heart.

Published on March 19, 2017 - 5:00am EDT

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