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2957 days ago

I just have to write about my wonderful experience I received from this florist. I have been sending flowers from many cities abroad and have never experienced such a wonderful dealings than with Rainforest. Their flowers are absolutely out of this world and the service as grand as any five star hotel.
I have used other Honolulu florists before and received my usual thanks. But on this occasion, I needed to really impress a client who was getting married there and two luxury hotels recommended Rainforest highly.
The arrangement was beautiful, an arrangement made up of exotic Hawaiian flowers and leaves which I have never seen before. My client also wrote and sent me photos of the flowers with big execs all standing near by getting their photos snapped. I was very impressed with their service and they promptly emailed my receipt, sent me a confirmation of time and image of what was sent. You can imagine I didn't lose any seep knowing that it was done, and I knew what was sent. I can't tell you what a GOD-send this place is. I have ordered flowers elsewhere and worried for days before seeing my charge card being charged and finding out that my flowers were sent but after receiving a thank you note from the recipient. The folks at Rainforest cut through all the worries and uncertainties by confirming my order was sent and I even got to see what I paid for. When was the last time you blindly ordered stuff and knew what you got after doing so?
I bet your answer is never. Give these folks a try, buying overseas can sometimes make you worry.
I will definitely order again when the opportunity arises. The flowers were very grand!

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3177 days ago

I recently got married in the islands and was just thrilled with Rainforest's ability to make my day extra special. The attention to detail that went into my wedding was well thought out and executed by the Rainforest staff.
My first initiation to doing a wedding in Hawaii came as an eye opener for me. I initially emailed five top floral designers to provide me with a quote for my big day. I only received one email response back and that came from Rainforest. I did receive an automatic message from two other florists but never got a follow up when they would be able to help me.
My wedding day was going to be on the October 10 week end and I have heard that so many weddings were scheduled for that day. We just got our information about our trip and appointments late in the game. We were about a month away and I knew it was a last minute effort to get something so I planned on getting what ever I could. I just wanted to get married in Hawaii and make it as memorable as possible. Michael M. at Rainforest was very helpful and while I imagined to pay a high price due to this being a last minute effort I was ready to do so. The quote for my first choice wedding didn't seem that bad. I had originally budgeted $500 for my flowers and was quoted just slightly higher than $600. But since he was the only florist that had wrote me back, I accepted it without haste. On the day of my wedding, I was amazed how carefully packaged and wrapped to insure that everything was perfect. Leis were wrapped in tea leaves and were so attractive the mother's didn't want to open them. My lei was wrapped in a special colored tea leaf with fancy ribbon and an orchid tied into it.
My bouquet was the best I could have ever imagined it to be. I originally wanted all orchids in bright colors. I was surprised that the bouquet had over a hundred orchids in it in so many colored forms and shapes that I didn't realize there were so many types. It was beautifully wrapped in fancy ribbon and composed with exotic foliages and just wowing everyone who saw it. Another bride of another wedding complimented on my bouquet saying that a bouquet like the one I had must have cost about $500! I blushed and smiled to tell her that my whole wedding cost just slightly over $600, which included a groom's fancy full mylie lei, 2 mother's fancy orchid leis, 2 father's masculine leis, a flower girl halo, a Matron of Honor's bouquet and a small centerpiece for our dinner afterwards. Every piece was composed of orchids which were my favorite that I just had to write this review.
I must say that I have compared pricing with other bride's wedding flowers and I actually had the best value. I imagine prices are much higher in Hawaii even for flowers. We did spend a lot getting there and having such a grand wedding in Hawaii. My dream since I was little. The only difference is that I originally imagined doing it in a hula skirt.

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3321 days ago

Not only is their flowers fresh and unique, but the service is guaranteed to please. Nice people with great suggestions and think of every detail. Asking questions that make me look good too!

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3335 days ago

Outstanding job for a flower shop. It's hard to imagine that such a wonderful store exists in this square. You would never know that such a grand store exists by looking at what's in the square. But after walking in to the store and seeing all the flowers, and the names on arrangements leaving the store, you already know that this is the place! What beauty and scents fill the air and the eyes bedazzled with color and beauty.
This has to be the best flower shop I have even been to, and I have been to flower shops in Japan, Europe, and across the States. No other has had the selection and freshness as this store. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly making me feel more like a friend than a customer.
This store was like a cross between a friendly mom and pops kind of store and a hip upbeat place with young and older people working together. Kind of like how Apple has older and younger staff working together making the day go by smoothly.
Try this place if you're ever in this area. Just a few blocks from the freeway and a block up from Leonard's Bakery.
I believe they're open Mondays through Saturdays and is there early for those early shoppers.

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3454 days ago

I became acquainted with Rainforest from being a recipient of their wonderful wrapped leis and flower arrangements. I was having dinner at a nice restaurant when I was escorted to our table, where a most beautiful fragrant centerpiece awaited me. Everyone in the restaurant saw me sat at the table and smiled with their shared excitement. The waiter then brought this most exquisite package made entirely of tea leaves and everyone in the restaurant also watched as it passed them finally reaching me. Upon opening the package, it flopped open to reveal a most extraordinary lei inside. The perfume filled the air and as everyone watched me open this I could hear sighs of wow and delight filling the room. My date placed the lei around me and I even got a few applauds from nearby dinner guests.
The flowers were fragrant but not overpowering with colors of all my favorite choices. I hear that this florist create masterpieces based on a person's birthday and this was a bouquet that warranted that to be true.
As I left the restaurant everyone was asking where did the flowers come from and how they could create the same show for their date next time.

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3454 days ago

I would not go to Maunakea Street to get anything as they do not treat tourist with respect. I have seen them selling near-dead leis to unweary tourists for cheap prices. A seller once tried to sell me flowers that were old and changed colors saying that this is their natural color and that is why they are so fragrant.

I would say pay the regular price a normal florist charges and get some respect and courtesy in return.

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3537 days ago

Outstanding prices! Great styles...that are not found in other stores around town. I usually save between $30 to $60 whenever I buy 2 pairs of shoes. Bought a Naturalizer for $49 that I saw online for $79! Bought a Signature brand shoes for $69 that was selling for $119 elsewhere! Highly recommend buying your shoes from this fantastic store!!!

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3559 days ago

Great prices and outstanding selection! I saved over $25 per pair on the 3 pairs that I purchased. Really nice styles and they carry Naturalizer and Athena Alexander styles that are a favorite of mine. I highly recommend Shoe Box to everyone!!!

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3573 days ago

Bottega Veneta is infamous for having the most horrifying work atmosphere in Hawaii. The General Manager is a completely incompetent passive aggressive schizophrenic psychopath. Any person who values their sanity will never apply for a position at Bottega Veneta. Please do yourself a favor and head this warning.
Although I left of my own volition, the manager fires people with no rhyme or reason and shows incredible favoritism towards her pet employees (the ones who kiss her ass and talk about dogs). The Manager has no management experience and it shows. She is completely incapable of making a decision and usually solves all problems by firing the employee.

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3613 days ago

The lowest prices I have ever found anywhere! Naturalizer shoes are so stylish and they are about $30 or more below anywhere else. Bought Athena Alexander and Callisto shoes and they were lower than anywhere else too! And the shoes are soooo comfortable.... One drawback though....they are only open Mon. thru Fri. from 10 am - 2:30 pm and it's located in Downtown Honolulu. Easy to visit if you work or live Downtown, but difficult if you need to park.

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