Hunter Gatherer, in Kilauea, takes us on a road where gratification, art, beauty, and comfort appeal to the human spirit. Step over the threshold to connect with the senses. Take in the vibrant colors at every turn. Notice the reddish-orange copper. Imagine it in your own kitchen. Inhale the incense of floral, spice, and herbs. Was that a feeling of diversion or simply an amusing flash-back? Run your finger along the folds of linen, the frailty of abalone, the softness of cotton. Wander about. Take your time. This pursuit of happiness is a leisurely quest for hidden treasure in plain sight. Whether you are an impulse buyer or a pensive shopper, Hunter Gatherer, on the North Shore, will accompany you on this journey of thoughtful assurance. There are a multitude of items to beguile the collector in all of us.
Down a winding stretch around Kalaheo, you’ll stumble upon a few cars parked along the side of the road against a wall of giant tangled grasses. Park there and look both ways before crossing. The metal sheet work walls of an old warehouse enclose what is known to locals as Warehouse 3540. Step inside to a world of locally handmade crafts, creative art, products made on the island, jewelry designed for casual fashion statements, and uncommon home accents. And if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a day when the Farmers Market overflows with island fruit, leafy vegetables, and exotic choices gleaned from the land. Cultural food trucks park outside, with inspiring dishes to tempt the palate. No worries. Picnic areas are conveniently placed inviting rest, conversation, and taste sensations unique to each chef’s specialty. The second Saturday night of each month, check out the live music as an added attraction. This is one creative community marketplace you won’t want to miss.