A Fashionable Staycation

Hollie's on the Avenue is dressing for spring


At this time of year, we are all craving a vacation. (I know I am!) Well, inhale a breath of fresh air at Hollies on the Avenue, located in the heart of Barrington. Going to Hollies is like a mini vacation. The cozy porch gives way to rooms full of whimsy and fun. The front of the store is filled with baubles, gems and jewels galore. Find that statement necklace that screams spring or choose some gorgeous earrings that sparkle in the sun.

Hollies also carries an abundance of house wares: decorative and fun salt and pepper shakers, platters, vases, trays, cheese plates and bowls ideal for that summer salad. Every single item at Hollies makes a marvelous gift for someone... or yourself. The back room is an accessory lover’s jackpot with colorful clutches, makeup bags, coin purses and apparel. After eight years in business, Holly says simply, “I tell people I cannot really describe my store. You just have to come in and see for yourself.” I could not agree more.

Travel in style with these jewelry cases. Cupcakes and Cartwheels, $14.95.

A bright pop of color on a statement clutch is the perfect seasonal transition piece. Mar y Sol, $68.

Who says the cosmetics should get all the bright colors? Carry them fashionably in these makeup bags. See Designs, large $23.95, small $16.95

The pretty spring colors of this shirt feel like a vacation, even at home. See Design, $60.