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meet Makayla Kotanichek

Hi! I'm Mak, the face behind Magnolia + Oak. I am a Charleston based artist, content creator, + lifestyle blogger.

What better way to introduce myself than a few fun facts?

+ I moved to Charleston in 2020 from Pittsburgh and I absolutely love it here. I've always thrived at the beach and now it's my life so you could say I'm pretty happy.


+ I have the cutest golden retriever in the world, Lemon. Obviously not biased... I also have a feisty little cat named Miguel. He, Lemon, and my fiancé, Nick, all have the same hair color so I'm surrounded by gingers :')

+ New Girl is better than The Office. Please debate with me.

+ Traveling with Nick is my favorite thing in the world, and I love that I get to do it with someone who loves it just as much as I do. My heart belongs somewhere Mediterranean.

+ I love creating and capturing beauty. Whether it's photographs of places, or just putting things together so it's aesthetically pleasing, it's what I'm all about. Which leads me to...

At Magnolia + Oak, you can expect to find handcrafted goods, beauty guides, travel blogs, yummy restaurants, photography, and lots more. Basically, I'm here to share my life with you and hopefully it can help you create new experiences and memories. 

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