With a name like Dayton, it was only a matter of time before interior designer Martha Dayton opened her own store. Witt + Bliss is the home and gift store she long craved in the Twin Cities—for herself, and her clients. It's that hostess gift you need—on the way to the party, all wrapped and ready to deliver; the pillows that transform the look of a sofa in an instant. The focus is on gifts and home accessories, with some furnishings mixed in.
After years of thinking about her own store—and knowing she had the perfect name: Witt is her design partner’s middle name; Bliss is Dayton’s—it was D.NOLO founder Veronica Clark that convinced Dayton to set up shop, within the North Loop cooperative. Dayton's space is adjacent to Ciel Loft & Home, another recent addition to D.NOLO. Check out both shops on Thursday (June 18) when Ciel Loft & Home hosts an open house, 4 to 7 p.m. Dayton is still tweaking and adding to her area—but then, as an interior designer, it will likely always be a work in progress. 219 N. Second St., Mpls.