One of the great things about living in a town like Mendocino is getting to know the people that make this place special. One of those people, and someone that has taken me under her wing since I arrived here last July, is Sallie McConnell.
Sallie left her career in New York’s fashion industry 20 years ago to move to Mendocino. For the next seven years, she ran Agate Cove Inn in the north part of town before opening what has become a Mendocino institution, Sallie Mac.
Featuring a wide range of gifts and home accessories from the European countryside, Sallie Mac has enabled its owner to combine her intuitive sense of style with her love of people. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and frequented just as often by locals as by visitors, Sallie Mac has become a true touchstone for the community. No visit to Mendocino can be considered complete without a stop at Sallie Mac to browse their selection and meet the proprietor.