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Shopping Small with Pink Olive

Doug Arnaudin

You all know how much I love the thrill of shopping small & local. Well, imagine my excitement when I stumbled into Pink Olive in the East Village, NYC. It was a snowy and cold day. The biggest blizzard in New York history was on it's way, barreling up the East Coast, promising inches of snow stacked higher than flapjacks at a pancake house. 

And yet, even in the storm, there Pink Olive stood, a warm rose gold glow radiating from the window. I turned the painted ceramic knob and stepped inside. 

Trinkets, baubles, artisanal candles, designer stationary, delicate ceramic dishes, printed tape, stickers & the cutest watermelon onesie you've ever seen surrounded me and I received a joyous welcome from (although I didn't know it at the time) Grace Kang, founder & CEO. 

Pink Olive has been featured in DailyCandy, The Today Show,, Timeout New York, Gotham, Brides, Urbanbaby,’, Cool Mom Kids.

Pink Olive is the type of shop you will get *gloriously* lost in. It makes you feel whimsical & nostalgic. It makes you want to sit down at a real table (a luxury in-and-of-itself when you live in a studio!) and write to a loved one. Not an email. Not a text. No snapchats nor instant messages. A real, tangible, old-fashioned, snail-mail letter. The light-hearted selection of beautiful cards are so artistically curated that you could even frame them to use as art!

With Valentines Day approaching, I urge you to check out the shop with locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn or visit online. Forget big chain retailers. Let's stand together to share the love & support small, women owned & operated businesses this year!

After all, it's much sweeter than sending glitter to your enemies

Plus! Stay tuned for how you can enter to win a card from the Pink Olive shop in the upcoming (first ever!) Axis Artistry giveaway!