In your fantasy boutique, artisanal foodstuffs share shelf space with delicate jewelry, locally sourced home decor, and organic beauty products. And Ryan Gosling sits behind the counter.
While the Gos is busy being memed to death, the dream is otherwise realized at Olives & Grace.
Owner Sofi Madison offers small-batch edibles and handmade gifts based on quality, personality, and packaging. Charmingly bottled sweets from BrooklynHardCandy nestle alongside twee eco-goods from Happy Solez (try to resist chevron-print baby booties). She grants priority to socially conscious outfits such as Ajiri Tea, which works to educate orphans in Western Kenya.
A former Colorado and California girl, Madison enticed many Left Coast purveyors to make their Boston debuts. Try organic preserves from SF-based Emmy’s or an ambrosial cardamom and coffee body scrub from Denver’s Fig + Yarrow.
Hey, girl, restraint is impossible.
Olives & Grace, 669 Tremont Street, enter at Pembroke Street, South End (617-236-4536 or olivesandgrace.com). Opening party is Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.
Photos: Courtesy of Olives & Grace