The Shillito’s elves’ journey from the
North Pole has been a long one. From the holiday windows of the John
Shillito & Co. department store to a home in Mariemont, they’ve
captured the imagination of Cincinnatians for decades.
When we enter the grown-up world, there are quite a few
aspects of life that lose a great bit of childlike mystique: visits to
the dentist, overalls, Hostess products and, perhaps most glaringly, the
Take your fanciest tray or cutting board
out of the cupboard where it lurks 360 days a year, and put it in your
car. Drive to Dutch’s Larder. Seriously, this is the wow-factor your
party always wanted.