Hello, my beautiful friends!
Today I’m bringing you the story of a Mother-Daughter boutique in Wellington, The Mixed Bag. The foundation on which this fabulous business was built all goes back to a passion for horses and the equestrian lifestyle.
As you approach The Mixed Bag in Wellington, it’s clear that you are in for a very funfilled shopping experience. Brightly styled looks behind the front windows lead into a goldmine of gifts, housewares, clothing, & accessories.
A few of the many great brands that you can find include Gretchen Scott, San Soleil, Jude Connally, Scout, and many more.
The Mixed Bag is owned by Johnatha Gorin and her daughter Tracey Gorin-Byrne. They started their journey as a horse show pop-up boutique to help support Tracey’s horse show endeavors. The boutique traveled hand in hand to every horse show that Tracey went to; Saratoga, Lake Placid, Vermont, Culpepper, and Ocala.
The next step along the way was becoming a vendor at WEF(Palm Beach International Equestrian Center) during the Winter Equestrian Festival. This is where I first met Johnatha. After being apart of the scene at WEF, they decided to become a permanent fixture in Wellington and opened a year-round boutique.
So picture this: You’ve been invited to a social gathering at a friend of a friend (because Wellington is full of socializing opportunities during the Winter Equestrian Festival). It is at their home and that makes you think perhaps you want to bring just a little something, meaning a hostess gift.
I’m here to tell you that the place to find the perfect one is definitely a sure thing at the Mixed Bag. From serving pieces, cocktail starters, and hilarious statement tea towels, to scarves, accessories, and beyond. They make gifting and fun finds easy. While you are there, you’ll likely come across a few or more likely several things that you will want yourself! Perhaps a new outfit for said social gathering?
The selection of clothing is very Palm Beach lifestyle. Bright colors and basic staples, lightweight and easy to care for fabrics that are perfect for Southern living. You’ll find everything from UPF protective sun shirts (perfect for equestrian enthusiasts that call Wellington home for the season), to that perfect white pants and classy chic top look, also dresses for several occasions, sun hats, and more.
Pictured here, you are seeing some of my favorite things from my recent visit. Aside from the great clothing I’ve gotten from The Mixed Bag over time, one of my personal favorite purchases is the stealth flask. It looks like a bottle of suntan lotion, buttttt that it is not. In my case, it’s Patron! Awesome for mixing up some beverages at the beach! Just one example of all of the gems you will find.
I hope to see you there!
The Wellington location is located on Wellington Trace next to the Wellington Florist and across from Walgreen’s.
Additionally, they have boutiques in Jupiter Florida and Mystic Connecticut.
Have a fabulous Friday!