Stacey Bresnahan, creator of the innovative Laubahn fragrance line, recently opened Lovett House, a new boutique located in a beautiful Victorian home just off of Delavan’s main, brick street. Bresnahan says she hopes the shop, located at 117 S. Third St. in Delavan, will be “an experience, a feel-good place, a place where people want to come and stay a while.”
Bresnahan says she was inspired to open the shop to highlight “creative, small brands … many of them women-owned.” In addition to her own fragrance line, offerings will include “easy but chic” fashion items as well as handbags, beauty brands, candles and soaps, among other items. The beauty director for national magazine Town & Country will even curate a small shopping area inside the store. “I want to spread some whimsical joy via feel-good products,” Bresnahan says.
The building most recently housed a shop called the Lubick Gallery. Over the winter, Bresnahan completed renovations to the space. These included a kitchen renovation, as well as sealing the plaster, painting the walls and replacing the flooring. To take full advantage of the newly renovated space, Bresnahan intends to use the kitchen area of the home to offer upscale mocktail and food samples from brands she will carry, including a functional chocolate brand, an artisan cracker brand and CleanCo alcohol-alternative spirits. “When you walk in, it’s like a home,” Bresnahan explains. “You’ll come in the kitchen, make some mocktails, sample some food options … it’s going to be really fun.”
An outdoor garden space behind the shop will extend the full-shopping experience. Bresnahan says she intends to use the garden for everything from live music performances to pop-up art exhibits to goat yoga. “I want women to come in and see things and do things that make them feel good,” she says. “A place where we can spend some time for ourselves. Get together and enjoy each other’s company.”