I was lucky enough to get a preview of Magnolia, a new store in Kahala Mall, the other night. The store will officially open this Saturday, October 9, but you can get a sneak peek at some of the stuff they’ll be selling here on my blog.
I thought it was interesting that Magnolia owner Maggie Parks chose to make it such a wide range of products, from large European antique furniture pieces to fine glassware to jewelry and scarves; plus hard-to-find herbs, spices, and salts; and olive oil products all in the mix. It seems kind of like a mishmash of things, but when you see the store, it all makes sense. By the way, it’s Parks’ first time in the retail arena: she’s a private practice attorney, most recently at Case Lombardi & Pettit.
The olive oil section offers about 20 different varieties of oil, most from Spain and Italy. Oils will be available for tasting, as well as information on how to select the proper oil for specific needs. Balsamic glazes, fruit and wine vinegars and books on olive oil make the section complete. In a nearby section, Parks has olive oil products, such as soaps and moisturizers. If you go, here’s some of the stuff you’ll see:
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