Award-winning Makawao salon owner Carrie Gebb celebrated the opening of her new women’s lifestyle boutique Driftwood on Sunday, May 3. The new boutique is located in Makawao on the corner of Makawao Avenue and Ai Street, across from the public parking lot.
Driftwood places an emphasis on local goods made in Hawaii, and currently carries high-end local clothing brands such as Acacia Swimwear and Olympia Activewear; local jewelry and accessories by Pandeia and Almeria Design; and local food products from Maui Preserved, Adoboloco and Monkeypod Jam.
“I love fashion and home decor so much that I wanted to turn my hobby into a career,” said Gebb, who also owns Paragon Salon just two doors down. “My aim is to help women look and feel their best and surround themselves with things they admire, making them feel confident and powerful.”
The retail space was formerly home to the Makawao History Museum and previously the Randy Jay Braun Gallery. The newly renovated store features a carefully curated array of items including women’s clothing, shoes, fine artisan jewelry and accessories, home goods such as pillows, rugs, and tableware, skin care products, teas and edibles and unique gift items.
Driftwood is open seven days a week, from 10am to 6pm.
For more information, visit Driftwoodmaui.com.
Photo of Carrie Gebb: Jen Russo