About Us



We are the Magner's, the new owners of the Squash Blossom Vail.  Our names are Hilary and Kevin and we have two boys Stevie (Kindergarten attending VMS) and Nolan (Pre-school attending CGL). We are ecstatic to continue the legacy that the Squash Blossom has created over the last 47 years.

We moved out to Vail in the fall of 2015 for a change of pace from big city life, to experience the beauty of the Rockies, and of course to log some ski days. The love of the outdoors and the attraction of raising a family in the Valley has kept us here over the last 5 years. We are born and raised Texans, and met in 2006 while opening Neiman Marcus in Austin. 

Kevin started working at the Squash Blossom in 2018 and fell in love with the designers and the long standing legacy John and Patti Cogswell began in 1973. We are elated to take over this landmark boutique in the heart of Vail Village. Having grown up with precious jewelry in our blood, a sense of adventure in our mind, and a love of storytelling in our heart…we are made for this opportunity.  For the past two decades, we have worked with world-class artisans and alongside pillars of the industry. Now, as owners, we are thrilled to apply our knowledge and to craft a sensational shopping experience in the beauty of the Vail Valley. 

OUR BELIEFS

We believe our values set us apart. As a small team of dedicated and passionate people, we're made up of introverts and extroverts, yogis, skiers, coffee drinkers and parents. Our likes and loves show in the pieces we carry and the stories we tell. 

When you decide take home one of our treasures, you're not dealing with a faceless organization: your inquiries are welcomed by real people who care very much that you're happy. We want your experience with us to be memorable and more importantly we want you to have fun!

OUR SENSE OF COMMUNITY

As year-round Vail residents, parents, board members, and volunteers we have become rooted in our community our these past years.  We love meeting new people that are captivated by Vail the way we are.  

Our store hosts artist that share our beliefs and passion for the environment.  For that reason we hand select our designers from all over the world and our own backyard. We pride ourself on the artistic integrity and superb craftsmanship of all our jewelers.

IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT

A love of the nature and the call of the outdoors means we're passionate about reducing our waste and behave in a way that is as environmentally responsible as possible. We believe in preserving our environment and leaving this earth better than we found it. For that reason, we support POW and will be giving a percentage of profits this organization. 

Please see below to learn more about our cause. 

https://protectourwinters.org/our-work/

Founded in 2007 by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones, we activate outdoor athletes, creatives, scientists and responsible business leaders to advance non-partisan policies that turn a passion for the outdoors into action for climate. 

Vail Village

The Squash Blossom located in the heart
of Vail Village is known for its unique collection
of fine jewelry from all corners of the world

Our Vail store presents a diverse geographic range of talents, specializing in high karat gold and precious gemstones. The Squash Blossom prides itself on the artistic integrity and superb craftsmanship of all our jewelers including such artists as Gurhan, Piero Milano, Penny Preville, Liza Beth Design, Mattia Cielo, Irene Neuwirth, Todd Reed, and Sarah Graham.