Wake Up Call

A Honolulu Morning with Bikini Bird’s Tiana Gamble

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By Chanel Dror
tiana gamble's sunroom in hawaii

It’s impossible to talk about Hawai’i without mentioning the heaps of designer swimwear lines local to the islands. And if there’s one woman who’s an authority on the topic, it’s Tiana Gamble, owner of Oahu-based BikiniBird. The born-and-raised Hawaiian lives with her husband and two daughters in Oahu’s Manoa neighborhood, which is — get this — literally famous for its rainbows, and a visit to her historic home felt like truly stepping into a day in the life of a local. Thanks to her tropical garden, her perfectly effortless style, and her cute-as-can-be daughters, our team left Tiana’s home with all the heart eyes. Keep reading to see what makes this multitasking mama tick.

first, coffee

What time is your wake-up call?

6:30am. I have two kids so usually my oldest will come in to our room.

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird. I’m in bed by 10, so about 8 hrs. I love a good sleep.

amazing supercharged coffee recipe

Click here to get the recipe for Tiana’s Mushroom Collagen Coffee.

tiana gamble's sunroom in hawaii

Healthiest morning habit:

I try to have something green to eat every morning. Breakfast is usually toast with honey or avocado toast.

Worst morning habit:

Getting on my phone too early.

tiana gamble's sunroom in hawaii

How would you describe your personal style?

I’m a little bit of everything with a casual vibe. I love trends, a good white button-up with straight jeans, and also appreciate a vintage band tee.

How did your own style inspire BikiniBird?

I’ve always loved bright, bold prints and colors. Which is my style. However, I love offering a good selection of basics and also some that are flattering on all body types.

tiana gamble's sunroom in hawaii

Your home is exactly what we imagine a colonial Hawaiian home to look like. So gorgeous!

My home is my happy place. It is an old craftsman home from the 1920s. It’s a mixture of prints and patterns. I love bold graphics and mixed neutral colors with a pop.

And this stunning sunroom! We could spend hours here.

The sunroom is our favorite family spot. The antique Balinese daybed is covered with a colorful mix of pillows by John Robshaw.

tiana gamble's must have hawaii beauty products

A few of Tiana’s beauty favorites:

AIM HI Every Day Soothing Face Oil

Jo Malone Orange Blossom

BRIOGEO Shampoo and Conditioner

Alterna Bamboo Anti-Humidity Hair Spray

hawaiian boutique owner tiana gamble

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

Cuddle my kids.

Describe your getting ready routine from start to finish.

It’s called survival! In between, breakfast-making, hair-brushing, diaper-changing, I throw together an easy outfit and do a quick 5-minute makeup session, followed by a 5-minute hair dry and I’m out the door.

a garden in hawaii

tiana gamble's hawaii backyard

Favorite getting-ready soundtrack:

Currently loving the new album by MO.

Morning media ritual:

I love listening to How I Built This with Guy Raz.

Morning fitness regimen:

Lately I have been loving Pure Barre. If I can’t do that then I use Sweat by Kayla Itsines.

hawaiian garden life

tiana gamble's laid back hawaiian living room

We love the laid back, comfy and eclectic feel of your home. How would you describe your interiors style?

Similar to my personal style. Modern and trendy with a mix of vintage. Mixed prints and layered patterns. I love a good layered rug look.

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tiana gamble's getting ready routine

tiana gamble's home in hawaii