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Dear manifests the innovative spirit of now through those who seek out unique aesthetics and are fascinated by the secret language of life: in doing so, it confidently fulfills its distinct role as a destination shop that attracts pioneering creators, designers and buyers alike.

Stephanie Pappas lived in New York City for 20 years before moving to the Catskills in 2017 where she has been learning to listen to the land that has become so Dear to her. With a history in fashion and newfound passion for plant medicine. Dear was created. A sacred space of ritual where one can adorn themselves from a carefully curated selection of ready to wear, jewelry, objects, and products from small batch makers in wellness and beauty.