Holly Silver: Kentville’s Silver Lining!

I am a Kentville boy, born and raised! Yes Wolfville is where I now live and I love it with all my  heart but Kentville is my birthplace and I still root for that town and all its treasures. And I have recently found another Kentville treasure: Holly Silver!

Holly, like me, is a lifelong resident of the Valley, growing up on her family’s Aylesford farm. She still lives in and loves the Valley because of the wonderful people and beautiful scenery.  She says, “I enjoy being so close to the water – the shore is a great place to relax and take in life. My family and I regularly take day trips to find unique shops and visit places we have never been in the province.  Every summer I make an ‘adventure list’ of places to go that I have never been and things to do that I have never done.” Holly is always looking for a new adventure and this kind of attitude is an inspiration to those around her.

Holly is a Registered Reflexology Therapist. She is a Reiki practitioner (certified in 2007) and a certified Colour and Cosmetic Consultant. Holly has worked in healthcare related fields since 1987 – that’s when she received a diploma in Salon Management and Colour Analysis. In 2008 she completed training as a Certified Foot Reflexologist. In 2012 she received her certification in Hand Reflexology and Carpal Tunnel Treatment and Holly is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Reflexology Practitioners and is a BlueCross Provider.

Holly is the proud owner and operator of The Magical Closet shop at 45 Webster Street, Kentville. She opened the closet doors in November 2012 and has enjoyed the adventure thus far. The Magical Closet provides natural therapies, education and information on holistic living, as well as unique gifts, spiritual and metaphysical items. The Magical Closet prides itself on seeking local, Canadian, and fair trade products. They carry everything from handmade soaps and lotions to essential oils, local art, healing stones, candles, jewelry, spiritual aids and more! Holly states, “If we  don’t have it we will try to find it. We are here to provide people with the things they are looking  for. If you’re just looking for information on things, we can find that too.” You can visit their website at www.themagicalcloset.com or call 681-6310 with questions.

In 2010, Holly organized the first Holistic and Wellness Expo in the Valley. This unique expo was created to provide awareness about and promote natural products and holistic therapies. Alternative therapies can be used to compliment traditional medical treatments and on their own to prolong good health.  The expo has become a yearly event with 30+ vendors and over 200 people attending this special one day event.  This year the expo will be held at the Greenwich Fire Hall, Saturday October 5th, from 9:30-5pm. Admission is only $3.00 and there’s lots of draws and interesting people. Mark Your Calendars!

Holly is looking forward to growing her business, continuing to work in health care and, after compiling a new adventure list she’s ready to live more life to the fullest. You just never know what she’ll do next. Enjoy your adventures!

~Mike Butler