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New Artist
featured @
Old Galveston Trading Co.
Local photographer Lauren Elliott now has breathtaking
prints of Texas coastal birds, sunrise macros, and wildlife
on exhibit and available for purchase at Old Galveston
Trading Company in Historic
Downtown Galveston. Evidence of
Elliott’s passion for the outdoors
and the arts unite organically in
each photo, depicting an entire
life story with one simple click.
Viewers will be amazed to
realize that Lauren began her
photography career only three
years ago, at the age of ten.
Easily comparable to the work
of a seasoned professional, the
creative talent that exudes from the eye of this young
Galveston prodigy is truly remarkable.
Old Galveston Trading Co.
features an exciting array
of charming décor and unique knickknacks, with an
inventory that is always fresh and consistently on trend.
Located at 2115 Postoffice Street; call 409.599.7635 for
more information.
Wild Earth Apothecary
Nestled in next to Galveston’s community garden at 25
Postoffice is an enchanting and inviting family-run apothecary
boutique, appropriately dubbed Wild Earth Apothecary. In the
short time since the boutique planted its roots in Galveston,
it has entranced many visitors and locals who find themselves
lingering around for much longer than planned.
This is probably due to the exotic array of quality herbs,
botanicals, and teas, and an eclectic mix of trinkets and fair
trade items from around the world. Or perhaps they stay to
simply enjoy the company of its genial and knowledgeable
owners, Chris and Pamela Valentine.
“We want to make herbs and botanicals more available
to everyone. It’s also about promoting the ritual and the
lifestyle,” says Pamela, “Who knows, maybe that’s where the
healing actually takes place.”
Many of Wild Earth’s products
and herbs are born, tried, and
tested right here in the Texas
coastal bayous and foraged off the
Valentine’s ranch in Freer, Texas.
With Pamela’s nursing background
and the valuable life lessons and
experiences the couple has gleaned
from their diverse family ancestry,
every special thing that Wild Earth
has to offer is essentially a tribute
to the myriad of different cultures
found around the world.
Pay a visit to
Wild Earth Apothecary
at 513 25
Street in Galveston
or call 956.358.5733 for
more information.
Lauren Elliott work
Lauren Elliott photographing seals
around the island |
downtown focus
By leslie pelonero
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MARCH 2017
Photos by Leslie Pelonero