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I was born and raised in South Georgia. I don’t have a Southern accent, nor do I like sweet tea. I do use the word ‘y’all’, but in one syllable. At the age of 24, I opened Firefly with my dad. He was a lawyer (the Atticus type) by day, and the store’s antique buyer. I was in charge of buying everything else, as well as the day-to-day operations. At the time, I didn’t realize it was a clever ploy on my dad’s part to get his youngest daughter on this side of the world again. I was young, naive and confident. I had worked retail, all my life, starting at thirteen.

I was also a little strange, in that I would save my money and instead of buying beer like normal 19 year olds, I bought antiques. I always had something on “layaway.” Luckily, I had great support, strong female mentors and a little panache of my own. In January of 2013, I bought my Dad out, as he wanted to retire again, and I needed to “own” it.

He is playing some mean Bridge and I feel revitalized all over again. I still love finding treasures that are unique, fairly-traded, and handmade. I love meeting new folks and greeting old customers time and time again.

Firefly is a unique, eclectic treasure in what is quickly becoming a vast sea of homogeneous, big chain box stores. I hope that is reflected as I continue to add products to this site.

In my own life, I personally believe that “Less is More”, so again, products chosen might range from extremely utilitarian, to whimsical, to just beautiful. Firefly is about making your house a home and enhancing it with useful objects that exude character.

I also design weddings and interiors, and I am a freelance buyer for independent retailers. Lastly, I am the co-founder of Shotgun Supper Club, where we host the South’s finest Chefs and throw a dinner party in our neck of the woods. We just celebrated our 20th year in retail and had our best year to date, so I must be doing something right. My 20th year was focused on highlighting artists whom I carry in the store by hosting trunk shows, book signings, etc. As we look to turning twenty one, it will be all about celebrating, as I continue to host the artisans that make Firefly such a unique, independent store. When I am not working, I am traveling with my two teenage boys and darling husband and just soaking up my wonderful, crazy life.

Firefly Spirits

The Firefly Distillery is the birthplace of Firefly Spirits. It is where the founders, Jim Irvin and Scott Newitt, came up with the crazy idea to build a distillery in the ‘middle of nowhere,’ and make the world’s first Sweet Tea Vodka. That crazy idea is now a destination known for its genuine southern hospitality, fine quality spirits and innovation. The Firefly Distillery is located on Wadmalaw Island, just 30 minutes outside of Charleston, SC. At the distillery, you will meet the ‘Firefly family’ and you can sample an array of fine spirits and get a taste of their southern hospitality at its best.

Firefly Farms

We are excited to share that you can now purchase our cheeses from Tomales Bay Foods! Tomales Bay has been a highly regarded cheese distributor in Northern California since 1995, and offer both national and international artisan cheeses. Ask your local rep about FireFly cheeses!

Our delicious cheeses will be available to sample this weekend in New York City! The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food event in North America. Stop by the World’s Best Cheese booth and say hello!

Firefly Tosa

Located where Watertown Plank Road and the train tracks meet in the Village of Tosa.

Firefly provides a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere and offers an inventive, fresh menu with dining room, bar, fireplace or patio seating.

Firefly Grille

Firefly Grille was opened in the Spring of 2001 by Curt Cole, a born and raised Nashvillian, experienced restauranteur, and family man. Firefly is Curt’s answer to Nashville’s need for a restaurant providing high quality, sophisticated cuisine, without the fuss of the traditional fine dining experience. (Imagine wearing jeans and a t-shirt while eating a high quality filet…Isn’t that the dream?)

So, Firefly was born—a funky, cozy, and casual neighborhood restaurant, providing an eclectic, worldly, seasonally-changing menu with a southern twist. Firefly Grille uses high quality ingredients to create unique dishes, sourcing locally whenever possible.

Located in the heart of Green Hills on Bandywood Drive, Firefly is about 300 yards away from the famous Bluebird Cafe, as well as a wide array of Nashville’s finest local favorites. For fifteen years, Firefly has remained a local secret, voted “Best Neighborhood Restaurant” by the Nashville Scene twice.

Firefly Alpharetta

Firefly has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary American cuisine, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service . Chef Jamie Pena’s fiercely seasonal menu emphasises american comfort food and carefully selected ingredients. Come enjoy our intimate dining room or relax on our spacious outdoor patio

AMERICAN FARE

Firefly is a neighborhood favorite at the heart of Dupont Circle, serving contemporary American comfort food alongside innovative cocktails, local draft beers, and an all-American wine list. Our whimsical atmosphere, with a floor-to-ceiling oak tree at its center, compliments the food and drink and provides a charming vibe from day to night.

Firefly American Bistro

Firefly is a casually upscale American bistro situated in the heart of Manchester’s historic downtown district. We embrace the concept of comfort dining by offering inspired fare in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The menu is a celebration of the American culinary tradition featuring classics prepared exactly as they should be and artistic dishes showcasing fresh ingredients. Our extensive wine list, craft beer selection and creative cocktails compliment the innovative creations of Chef David Becker’s

Firefly Restaurants

We are Firefly Restaurant, a motivated restaurant specializing in American Style Cuisine in Amado, AZ. We believe passionately in great food and excellent service, which is why we commit ourselves to giving you the best of both.

If you’re looking for something new, you’re in the right place. We strive to be industrious and innovative, offering our customers something they want, putting their desires at the top of our priority list.

Firefly Diner

The Firefly Diner is a down-to-earth spot where the casual vibe is heightened by the mouth-watering meals of Chef Beth Cavanagh. Located on scenic Rte. 1, just past the outlets, our menu features American comfort food with a Southern flair.