napa home: simple pleasures for the home and palate


A little California luxury in Central Texas


A little California luxury in Central Texas
6/7/2004 9:47:22 PM
By: Rachel Elsberry

A local business is making the look and lifestyle of Napa, Calif. feel right at home in Central Texas.

Julia Elam and Randolph Phillips are Californians and now business partners.

"We just felt we'd bring a little bit of California to Austin," Elam said.

They co-own Napa Home located on Austin's South First Street. The store offers beautiful and exclusive house wares.

Some of those exclusive home products have a following. One line is called Olivina. It's a body care line made from grape seed and olive oils.

"It's made from a very small company in Napa Valley. We have women and men who come in and buy this product four at a time. Once you've sampled it, you'll understand why," Elam said. "Your skin feels wonderful."

Napa Home also offers an exclusive line of porcelain china by American designer Marc Blackwell.

Another exclusive line of functional art is by Michael Aram.

"He makes things very organic. And here we have some raw amethyst, jewels that are inset," Phillips said.

Napa Home also offers other exquisite furnishings for the home like silk flowers that look real and bedding that's modern, but classic.

Napa Home is located just south of Barton Springs on South First Street. The store offers a free gift-giving service for corporate gifts, weddings and special occasions.

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