Ceramic Dish Set Catches New Canaan Olive Oil’s Eye


For this installment of “Biz on Biz”—where we cold-call a downtown shop to ask an owner or worker to tell us about another business’s product, service or something else they absolutely love—we visited New Canaan Olive Oil on Elm Street (here’s their Facebook page), a fellow New Canaan Chamber of Commerce member. There, owner Heidi Burrows told us about an item that had caught her eye while browsing for the first time in the new Ten Thousand Villages shop down on Main and East Avenue. “They have so much stuff, but what caught my eye were the ceramic dishes,” Burrows said. “They have them in so many different sizes and different sets and they were gorgeous. They were glazed, on the outside they were brown and on the inside it was sort of a cream color.

New Canaan Biz on Biz: Candy Nichols on Caren Forbes

[Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of “Biz on Biz,” where New Canaan business owners or employees from one place tell us what they like about a shop somewhere else. Here’s the first installment.]

By Michael Dinan

There’s one item available in New Canaan that Elizabeth Correa gives as a gift more often than any other: a stone necklace from Caren Forbes & Co. Correa owns Candy Nichols, an independent children’s clothing and accessories store that moved form Elm to Main Street last summer. The necklaces from the nearby “boutique at the top of the stairs” (Caren Forbes, a few doors down on Main) are simple and elegant, Correa said. “It’s a long necklace, usually with multicolor stones, just to dress up, say with a T-shirt,” Correa told NewCanaanite.com. “I give it as a gift all the time.