Where nature and creativity coexist
Papilio had their grand opening this past Saturday (1-11-14). I couldn’t attend because I had a conference, but I made sure to visit as soon as I could. The moment I walked into this quaint little shop, I fell in love. It’s obvious that owners Henry Ollendick and Joel Maas pay close attention to every single detail in this Nature meets Shabby Chic boutique.
I was drawn to their TokyoMilk (by Margot Elena ) collection. It’s offbeat, enticing, and trendy. My favorite perfume was Bittersweet, it smells like cocoa. The Coco Noir lip balm had a delicious scent as well. What makes this collection fun are the various perfumes, body lotions and balms with unique scents.
Some of the unique flavored balms are: Absinthe, Smoked Salt, Salted Caramel, Cherry Bourbon, and Clove Cigarette. Not your typical flavors, huh?
They have a nice selection of gifts for men. I have a hard time shopping for the men in my life, but I found so many pieces for all of them in this shop. There’s everything from grooming products to fun, yet useful gag gifts like a corkscrew on a key chain!
A beautiful assortment of notebooks, cards, and candles.
Soap from goat milk
They even carry an exclusive collection of Tata Harper Skincare , which is 100% natural and nontoxic.
This was my favorite part of the store, the wall of butterfly art. The butterflies used in these pieces are real. They come from butterfly farming projects and rain forest sustainable use programs. The average lifespan of a butterfly is two weeks. Did you know that Papilio is a swallowtail butterfly? Scroll back up to the picture of the store sign 😉 LOVE IT!
I’m obsessed with the moon piece, it reminds me of the silent film A Trip to the Moon.
This is officially my favorite boutique in Mount Dora. What sets Papilio apart from the other boutiques in downtown is that it’s fresh & unique. They truly have something for everyone.
I had to cut down the amount of photos I was going to use. Do yourself a favor and visit. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. Welcome home, Henry & Joel!
Papilio is located at:
120 West Fifth Avenue
Mount Dora, FL. 32757
Do you have a favorite local boutique? If so, what do they specialize in?