Creel and Gow
Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani travel the world to find the treasures that populate Creel and Gow. As Scarani explained to me, everything in the store is connected to nature; taxidermy animals, minerals, shells and art depicting nature. There are antiques and unusual crafts particular to some far off corner of the globe. What connects it all is the discerning eye of Creel and Scarani, their curiosity and wanderlust embodied in the store. The most celebrated interior designers regularly shop there to find the finishing touches that give personality, soul and a sense of history to their projects. Despite the pedigree of Creel and Gow (Gow, formally of Sotheby’s has since passed away) and the expensive treasures within, Creel and Scarani are welcoming and friendly, happy to spend time speaking in depth about their collection and travels. A true sign of people passionate about what they do.
It’s worth a special trip to 131 East 70th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington, one of the prettiest blocks on the Upper East Side. The store is a jewel box, a series of small rooms with objects grouped by category and expertly arranged. The feel is that of the home of an erudite traveler and connoisseur of all things, which is exactly what Creel and Scarani are. If you can’t make it to the store visit their excellent website. Creel and Gow is the perfect place to shop for that tasteful person on your list who has everything. You’re sure to find something that will delight even the most discerning person, or better yet treat yourself.
Stay tuned to Prima Darling for more posts on independent stores each week until Christmas.