You’re typically told to avoid white vans that are parked inconspicuously on the side of a country road. But if you’re on the hunt for handcrafted jewelry and accessories with Hawaiian flare this is one North Shore gem you need to check out. It’s safe.
Ayahuasca Art is the inspired creation of Ytala Chacon, an artisan who has become a fixture on the North Shore scene for the last decade. While you can find her wares within boutique galleries such as Kai Ku Hale (one of our favorite souvenir shops) and one-off markets around the island, her spot at Sunset Beach is nearly as iconic as its world famous crooked palm tree. Chacon’s work tethers sunrise shells, Tahitian pearls, turquoise, colorful stones, and more to various metals, leathers, and other organic materials that you can hang from your neck and wrist, and wrap around your finger. The next time your driving, biking, or walking along this neck of Kamehameha Highway be sure to stop by the white van and pick up something special for yourself, friends, and ohana.