10/23/2011

Tastefully Tasty: St. Helena Olive Oil Co.


Less than a month ago, in one of our events, we met a delightful and amazing woman who was searching for items to outfit her new store. She selected a few items there, and then made an appointment to visit our place since she needed a few more tables, mirrors and such. 
I am talking about Peggy O'Kelly, president/founder of the St. Helena Olive Oil Co.

Peggy told us that some of the images on our web site had inspired her and that she wanted to create her new  store, Napa Valley Bath Co. with a soft and feminine touch. By the way, her new store will be opening on November 25. 

 

Napa Valley Bath Co.will feature a line of organic and natural bath products made from organic lavender that they distill in the Napa Valley. It will have a scent bar where customers can experience the different aromas and learn about the plants and their therapeutic values, etc. It will be a blend of aromatherapy and bath and body. Follow Peggy on Facebook for more information on the grand opening. here


When she came to our place, we were pleased that she was able to find plenty of pieces she could use. While she selected them, we were impressed by her pleasant nature and strong sense of what she liked and wanted.
Peggy has strong core values about her products and life in general. She takes great care to understand each step of the way in the creation of her products because she aims to provide healthy products that both go in and on the body. For more on her philosophy and production ethics. Here


She shared a bit with us about her two tasting rooms and their "look." Yesterday we paid her stores a visit and saw that they are both tastefully and yet daringly decorated in a French, rustic style that fits quite well with her products. We walked around the stores admiring all her pieces and vignettes, as we sampled some of her delicious variety of dipping olive oils. Johan couldn't resist taking some photos and as we admired them later, decided to share this amazing place with you. We also couldn't resist buying a few bottles of oil to enjoy later. I chose one bottle of jalapeno flavored oil, Johan chose the one with basil, and Martin chose some wonderful Dijon mustard. We just enjoyed some of those before and during dinner. 


Next time you are in the Napa Valley area, pay Peggy and the St. Helena Olive Oil Co. a visit, either the tasting rooms, or soon at her bath and body store.
Cheers Peggy!

Trinidad

25 comments:

Vintage Home said...

...so fun...amazing..I just read the article in Country Living about Peggy...and had forwarded it to a friend traveling in California Wine Country!
You pictures are wonderful and it surely looks like a fascinating place to go to!

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

I can ALMOST smell the LaVender!*!*! GREAT PICS & LoVe those wicker encased demijohn bottles...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Mar said...

What a quaint and wondrous place...the scents alone would put me in a trance! Lavender...sigh. Infused Olive Oils and vinegars...such a delight to the taste buds. After reading your piece, I quickly checked out their website,saving it in my favs. So many products, and perfect for Holiday shopping! Thank you for always sharing the best with us. xxoo

eclecticrevisited said...

lavender is probably my most favorite scent..what a beautiful store this must be and that it features so much lavender...love lavender soaps especially..
and I'm always looking for new olive oils to try..they are a favorite of mine for many years...
beautiful images..
best,
maureen

Beach House Living said...

Those oils look delicious. Hope she will be offering mail order!

Anonymous said...

Have been using olive oils, basalmic vinegars, red wine vinegars, etc. from St. Helena Olive Oil for a couple of years - am a member of the Pursuit of Real Foods Club & look forward to each quarterly shipment.
Peggy offers a wide variety of olive oils, vinegars & other products that will totally be a temptation for you!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I keep a sachet of lavender on the table next to my bed. I just love the rustic beauty of this place. That shot of all the oils made me want to break out the french bread. I can see how your merchandise fits in perfectly with her decor.

Debra Hall said...

Beautiful post...
LOve the lavender...
Olive oil looks so delicious....
looks like an amazing trip!!
Debra xo

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Trinidad
I just read about her in Country living, love your post beautiful images.
Your pieces will look great in her shop adding to a rustic French charm.

Cheers
~Dore

Lisa said...

I am finding much to love here! Looking forward to following along on your journey and meeting your new friends.
Best of luck with everything.
Lisa

Acquired Objects said...

Why oh why don't we have shops like this in New England??? This shop looks so wonderful I know I would become a regular customer. I hope they're putting up a website as well for us long distance people to visit. Thank you for sharing!

Amish Stories said...

I was just passing by and thought id stop to say hello. I'm checking new blogs today, and i hope you folks are enjoying the fall weather like we are having here in Pennsylvania. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon county.

5th and State said...

just found you via city farmer and wanted to say hi and i am so happy to be here
your new fan
debra

Boho Farm and Home said...

Just beautiful Tri! Thank you for sharing this little slice of paradise...
xo
Caroline

Sandy@TheOliveandRose said...

One of our favorite stops in St. Helena. Mark loves their hoof creme, too! And I love their displays - I am so glad they have found your pieces - a perfect fit! S.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

What a fabulous store...would love to visit and sample. I'll have to check this out on facebook. Mona

flowers on my table said...

Interesting post boys. It's lovely to get a little insight into the person and the ideals behind these companies. Love Linda x

Decor de Provence said...

Wishing I was going to Napa sometime soon... dang! What an amazing store - I love learning about people who have such vision and talent as do you guys!

lol,
Desiree

www.fromnaturetohome.blogspot.com said...

Love this store, will have to visit when I'm in Napa. is everything open in Napa Valley in the Winter or is Winter not the best time to visit? Thanks for sharing the pics!

Peggy OKelly said...

Wow..thank you for all of the kind words! I'm so excited to have the energy of Trinidad, Johan and Castro in our new store...they have been a major inspiration!

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