Growing up in my city, we had J&S smoke shop, which was also a magic and joke shop. It was full of magical, creepy and funny objects, including horror masks lining the walls by the great Don Post studio. I remember walking in and feeling terrified but fascinated at the same time by the ultra realistic, gory masks behind the counter, high on the wall staring down at me. @themagicparlor in Salem Massachusetts is this kind of store. Full of magical items, funny, creepy, and just plain weird. Stepping in to the store I felt like I had gone back in time to J&S smoke shop. The masks’ placement on the walls mimics animal head trophies in a room from a different era, except these are monsters, and the den is a shop filled to the rafters with skulls, preserved spiders, practical jokes, and magical items from all over.