A Friend Dreamed I Bought an Award-Winning Gift Shop

Three Years Later it Happened

Photo by Gwion Raven

It was 2004 and the love of my life and I had recently purchased our first home. It was a fixer-upper in a remote area in the woods near the Russian River in Northern California. A tiny town called Monte Rio, where if you blinked, you missed it. The downtown area consisted of several abandoned, dilapidated buildings that…

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