• Laurel Contributor

The Art of Living

by Jenny King

What do you get when you combine a passion for beautiful surroundings and over 20 years of retail experience?

Step into J. Gabriel in Cashiers and experience it for yourself.

José Gonzalez and Gabriel Muñoz have built a history of providing their fans in three states with a variety of gorgeous goods, specific to their desires.

After leaving the corporate world, they opened their first shops in the Miami area before relocating to Thomasville, Georgia.

Their hearts were in the Old North State after many visits to the area and gradually made their way to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, opening their “Boutique Department Store” at 252 Highway 107 South, in Cashiers this past April. José and Gabriel have fans near and wide because they’ve listened to what their customers have to say and are hugely proud of the relationships they’ve fostered.

So what exactly is a boutique department store? Just as you’d imagine. It’s filled with an eclectic mix of goods for the home from brightly colored pillows to stunning serving pieces and barware. J. Gabriel is not limited to home goods, they have an astounding array of personal care products, including a bath salts bar. Mix your own signature scent and combine it with any of the reed diffusers and candles they carry before slipping into a pair of classic cotton pajamas.

It really doesn’t do J. Gabriel justice to simply list all they carry, but let’s just say what they’ve put together is magic. As a matter of fact, while I was visiting them, one of their dear customers from Thomasville stopped by (with purchases in hand) and said, and I quote, “Well, you’ve worked your magic once again.”

There is certainly no lack of gift shops in our area, but this is different. Everywhere you turn there’s a vignette to explore, whether it’s gifts for a wedding, a baby shower, a hostess gift, or treating you and your home to something that speaks to your body and soul.

And there is more good news: José said, “Yes, we do have our eyes on expanding.” Hooray! More things to fall in love with.

J. Gabriel – The Art of Living. It’s not just a tagline. It’s magic.

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