The Lily & Co. Lifestyle

Sanibel Island in Florida is home to a fine jewelry store that's as much a destination as the area's beautiful beaches. Called Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, the four-year-old store is the brainchild of Karen Bell, a Sanibel realtor, and Dan Schuyler, a former employee of Smyth Jewelers, Timonium, Md. When the pair met, they struck up a friendship founded in their mutual love of jewels and dogs (the barking variety, not aged inventory). It was the latter that led the pair to name their business—located in a onetime church turned schoolhouse, bank, art gallery, and now store—after Bell's five-year-old Labradoodle, Lily. The building, more than 100 years old, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With grand old retail brands like Tiffany & Co. in mind, Bell and Schuyler thought Lily sounded just as prestigious. Bonus: Lily is often at the store, along with her
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