The Gilded Branch, 3300 S 2300 E, Salt Lake (Holladay)
Elaine is my Thelma and Louise compadre. She is also my Longtime culinary (Sunday dinner) cohort and child rearing sympathizer. If you don’t know her, you should. She is many things to many people. She’s Memorable. Distinct. And clearly, definitely a Maven. Elaine is opening a one-of-a-kind gift boutique in Holladay, UT. The Gilded Branch. Right next to Silver Star Hardware on 3300. When Elaine takes on a project, she does it Big. It’s always Momentous. A week and a half ago I had a sneak peek at some of her treasures. Sweaters and jewelry, trendy but not faddish. Christmas decorations handmade with antique ornaments. Halloween decorations handmade with humor. Artisan candy, gourmet cookies. Good, possibly obscure books (Elaine could start her own Oprah Book Club, but of course it wouldn’t be Oprah it would be Elaine). Silver Star’s facebook page has a picture of Elaine’s purse wall…candy bright colors falling confetti-like over one another. No excessive bling, just pert, saturated color. I understand there’s a creative display of colorful jeans (I think they’re on a ladder?). Elaine’s taste is a local urban legend; she’s a highly sought after consultant/contractor for renovations and new home design, not only in the Salt Lake area, but clear up into the Tri City area in Washington. Her own homes (I’ve been friends with Elaine through five of them) are always beautiful, always classy, always warm and inviting. There is no question in my mind that her boutique will be full of worthwhile finds.
The Gilded Branch’s Open House is tonight, from 4-8 (in conjunction with Silver Star Hardware’s Open House…antique and contemporary findings… Elaine is in good company).. And it’s going to be Marvelous.
The Gilded Branch is also carrying a few of my paintings. One is a surprise; I haven’t shown it here on EveryDayBloom yet, nor have any of my house guests gotten a glimpse. Frank saw it for the first time last week. You’ll have to go to The Gilded Branch’s Open House to see it.