First Friday Signature Event

2014 Specialty Foods Collection October 3, 5-8 pm

IMG_2281Join us First Friday for the introduction of our 2014 Collection of Specialty Foods.  You’ll be amazed by the oils, vinegars, mustards, appetizer and tapas selections, chocolates, pastas, bread dips, sauces, and more.  We’ll have samples to taste.  An If Only Signature Event!

Warmth

IMG_2238At this time of year, the store changes.  It is a noticeable change.  From a focus on summer’s warmth in previous months when we have our entry door open, we’ve now transitioned to scarves and gloves and our shelves are filling with specialty food items that will warm our tables during the next few months.  The flower beds outside are bare.  The windows cleaned.  At home it is time to change up the wardrobe, get out the thicker blankets, drag out the survival gear tote for the car or truck, find the pesky window scraper, reach for the lone boot in the dark corner of the closet.  But in all of this, remember to look up to the heavens in gratitude, enjoying the company of the early northern lights and the glow of bright stars.  Remember the warmth in the hearts of our friends and neighbors.  Take time to tell a story, have a cup of tea, share a moment with a friend, show someone you care.  Here at If Only we are all excited about the upcoming season.  We love the new products and displays.  We want you to enjoy them too, so come on by.  Soon and often.  And yes, Be Warm!

Read Martha's Diary

My Name is Martha

Martha Outisde 2013 3My name is Martha and I stand by the entrance of If Only…a fine store greeting everyone who enters and those who pass on the street or sidewalk.
I’m on the street during the hours the store is open, rain or shine, 90 degrees or 45 below zero.  I’ve become a Fairbanks icon!  In 2006, I received the Visitor Ambassador of the Year Golden Heart Award from the Fairbanks Downtown Association.  I see and hear a lot, and people from all over the world have their photo taken with me.

Compliments of If Only…

We aim to make shopping at If Only…a fine store a stellar experience. We provide complimentary packing and shipping at your request. You pay only the postage and insurance.

Upon your purchase of wrapping paper from our exquisite paper selections, we provide complimentary wrapping services and ribbon for your package.

We are happy to provide a private shopping experience for your club, organization, or office. Call us to schedule a time. We also provide personal service for weddings, special events, and information on pens and inks by special arrangement or appointment.