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November 22, 2022 - November 27, 2022

Small Business Saturday weekend at Madeline + Oliver

Shop Small – Shop Local. Join us for a Small Business Saturday weekend: Nov 25 – 27. A portion of all sales and 80% of proceeds on select collections will benefit Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley. There will also be a raffle with M+O products along with  various businesses. Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley is one of two hospices in the country that are 100% fully funded by donations. To learn more about their organization visit: www.hpcwrv.org

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24hrs in Sun Valley

24 Hours in Sun Valley – December: Susan Nieves

Originally visitors to Sun Valley from Seattle, Susan and Mark Nieves, the owners of retail shop Independent Goods, were so enthralled with the area that in 2013 they packed up and came to Ketchum to live, raise their family, and open their own store. Ever-present in their store is the importance of connection: to customers, to craft makers, to each other. And that same priority of connection is apparent in Susan’s perfect 24 hours in Sun Valley where much of the day is spent forming and strengthening bonds to others in this town. How does your perfect day start? Susan: We start by playing vinyl—anything from Mary Popins to Blondie—having coffee, and possibly a special treat of pastries from Hank & Sylvies or Konditorie or a Bigwood Bread Ham & Cheese croissant. That gets us and our 4-year-old going. After that, I head into the shop to help customers find gifts for themselves, loved ones, or clients. What’s a day in the shop like? Susan: People hang out here for a really long time and we get to know our customers or tourists really well. Mark and I write the story cards on display with each product; writing them connects …