Sunday, July 15, 2018

YOU SAY SUMMER, WE SAY SALE

So, how’s your summer going?
It’s about to get a bit better, if we do say so ourselves.
It might still be July but the SUMMER SALE is already under way at Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa.

Starting to get tired of your summer outfits? We hear ya – and we’ve got some lovely pieces to liven up your wardrobe, from light-and-breezy tops to casual dresses that take you from the boardwalk to a picnic to a concert under the stars.
There are lightweight scarves and sunny-day hats, short pants, toppers and more, not to mention jewelry, bags and items ideal for a quick hop out of town – or an extended trip (lucky you!).
And, as always, we have countless footwear options to complete any outfit, whether you’re looking for a casual walking shoe or a strappy sandal –or pretty much everything in between.
The very best part – other than the great finds?
You will find items at discounts of 10% to 60%-plus off.
Now don’t you really want to stop in and say hi? We thought so!
And remember, our Summer Raffle is ongoing, so be sure to check that out when you stop in.
See you soon.
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Monday, July 9, 2018

WDF… THE FINAL COUNTDOWN


This is it. Today is the final day to register online for the Women's Distance Festival taking place this coming Saturday, July 14. Online registration closes at 11:59 pm Eastern time.   

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 We are $313.00 away from our fundraising goal.

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As you likely know, this Saturday, July 14, a ML Faves for Good team will again be participating in the Women’s Distance Festival.
The 31st annual edition of this fun – and more important, fundraising – event will be held Saturday morning at Rockland Lake State Park in Congers. The event raises both funds for and awareness of the important work of the Center for Safety & Change, the New City-headquartered organization formerly known as the Rockland Family Shelter.
We thank you for all your help in spreading the word about the event – and a special thanks to those who are already signed up to join us, as well as everyone who has donated to the effort.
We are so proud to say that we are not only one of the event’s sponsors but also the largest team registered for the event (so far).
Let’s add to those numbers… but hurry! Online registration, for those who’d still like to participate in the 5K Run, the 5K Walk or the Kids’ Fun Run can be completed through 11:59 p.m. July 9.
(After that, the registration fee increases for all categories to $40 and can be completed, by cash or check only, at the packet pick-up from noon to 8 p.m. July 12 at Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Palisades Center – or on site beginning at 6:30 a.m. on event day).
If you recall, the ML Faves for Good team made quite the splash last year:
• A team of us – some 80 women and girls of all ages – participated in recognition of both the event’s 30th anniversary and what also happened to be the 30th anniversary of Maria Luisa doing business in Nyack (not to mention the day of Maria’s birthday). And it was a fun day full of camaraderie, exercise and yes, even a bit of competition – all in the name of helping women throughout our county.
• More than 1,000 women registered for the 2017 event, with our ML Faves for Good team the second-largest group of participants – and one that raised more than $2,000. So far, we are over 70 participants for this weekend’s event – and are inching ever closer to our team’s fundraising goal of $2,500
• As you know, the way the ML team came together inspired us to formalize the ML Faves for Good initiative, through which we continue to come together to “do good.”
If you can’t make it to Rockland Lake Saturday – to participate or cheer us on – we ask you to still consider making a donation to our team effort and even ask your friends and family not able to participate to donate, as well, so we can reach our goal.
And as our thank you, those who:

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Again, many thanks for joining the effort – and see you Saturday!!
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To register, or donate, click here. https://runsignup.com/RaceGroups/6020/Groups/438966






Sunday, July 1, 2018

SUMMERTIME TUNES

 You know we love our music at Maria Luisa, from what we choose to play in our shops to the special events we host that often have a musical element.
And during the summer months, the musical offerings in Nyack kick into high gear – and we love to catch a live performance in town.
Through our Community Calendar, a feature of marialuisaboutique.com, we share news of happenings in and around Nyack that we think you might like, as well.
Here’s just a bit about what’s planned:


• If you’ve not been yet, the Nyack Parks Conservancy is again offering its Music on the Hudson Concert Series, with free shows at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Memorial Park, on the river at the foot of Depew Avenue. Those attending should bring a blanket, chairs and even a picnic (concession foods are also sold). In case of rain, the shows are moved indoors to the Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave. Upcoming shows include Dead Meat with special guest Shwizz (July 3); Country Fresh (July 10); Old No. 7 Band (July 17); The Jazz Passengers, as part of Nyack Jazz Week (July 24); and CRUSH (July 31). For the latest, you can check the Park Conservancy’s Facebook page.


• The Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center at 82 N. Broadway is also again offering summertime music with its “Jazz/Music in the Garden” series, held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Again, bring a lawn chair or blanket, with refreshments available for purchase before the shows and during intermission. A $5 donation supports the preservation of the Hopper House and gardens. In case of rain, the shows are held at Grace Church at 130 1st Ave. This year’s lineup includes: Burr Johnson Trio (July 12); Peter Furlan Quintet with Neil Alexander (July 19); Mark Patterson Quintet (July 26); Next Generation Jazz Weekend (July 28-29); Steven Bernstein R&B Jazz Band (Aug. 2); Jeremy Wall and John Ragusa Quintet (Aug. 9); and Richard Sussman Group (Aug. 16). For more, visit edwardhopperhouse.org.
We hope you’ll stop by and say hello – and see what’s new in our shops – on the way to the shows. And who knows? We might see you at the concerts, as well.


And one final (non-musical) note, please be aware that Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa are taking a short break. Our shops, normally closed on Mondays, will also be closed July 3 and 4. We’ll resume regular hours Thursday, July 5.
Happy 4th of July!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

INDEPENDENCE DAY COMES EARLY…


If you haven’t heard, Nyack is kicking off its Fourth of July festivities a bit early.
The village’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration is set for this Saturday, June 30, in Memorial Park.
FIREWORKS JUNE 30
The event always draws a big crowd to town, giving the entire day of the fireworks an exciting buzz that we just love.
And why not make a day of it? Hit the town long before the fireworks, stroll the streets, grab a bite…
OPEN TOES
Of course, we’ll be joining in the fun at both Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa, so we hope you’ll also plan to stop by and say hello.
WHAT TO WEAR? JULY 4th IDEAS
We invite you to check out our summer fashions, accessories, gifts and more – and while you’re here, join us for a complimentary glass of lemonade or iced tea.
We hope you’ll also take advantage of our “summer SALE blast-off” with promotions scattered throughout the shops.
HOSTESS GIFTS
We’re already looking forward to the day – and remember, the fireworks will start at 9 p.m. in Memorial Park, along the Hudson River at the end of Depew Avenue.
(Rain date is Sunday, July 1).
THE MARIA LUISA CYBER SALE IS COMING!

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Monday, June 18, 2018

COME RUN – OR WALK – WITH US… AGAIN!!!

It was a few months ago when we first announced our plans to again participate in the Women’s Distance Festival.
 
The 31st annual edition of this fun – and more important, fundraising – event will be held July 14 at Rockland Lake State Park in Congers.
To register,  click HERE.  To donate, click  HERE

And we’re appealing to you again in hopes you’ll spread the word and hopefully join us as we join hundreds of women raising funds for the important work of the Center for Safety & Change, the New City-headquartered organization formerly known as the Rockland Family Shelter.
 
If you recall, the ML Faves for Good team made quite the splash last year. A team of us – some 80 women and girls of all ages – participated in recognition of both the event’s 30th anniversary and what also happened to be the 30th anniversary of Maria Luisa doing business in Nyack (not to mention the day of Maria’s birthday).
To register,  click HERE
To donate, click  HERE


It was a fun day full of camaraderie, exercise and yes, even a bit of competition – all in the name of helping women throughout our county.
This year, we hope you will join us as we again commit to running, jogging or walking the approximately 3-mile paved path/course around the beautiful lake.

Last year, more than 1,000 women registered for the event, with our ML Faves for Good team the second-largest group of participants – and one that raised more than $2,000.
With registration now open for next month’s event, we are looking forward to another great morning at the lake – and have set an ambitious goal of raising at least $2,500.  Donate HERE

As you know, the festival last year – and the way the ML team came together – also inspired us to formalize the ML Faves for Good initiative in which we continue to come together to “do good.”
For those who have already registered, we thank you – and can’t wait to see you on July 14.

For those who haven’t yet, we hope you’ll consider joining our team – and also help us spread the word. It makes for a great way to bond with family members, friends you don’t see as often as you’d like to – or even co-workers.

If you can’t make it on the day, we ask you to consider making a donation to our team effort and even ask your friends and family not able to participate to donate, as well.

To register,  click HERE
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And as our thank you, those who:
• Make a $31 WDF ML Faves for Good donation, will receive a free ML T-shirt.
• Make a $75 WDF ML Faves for Good donation, will receive a free Cutting Board, a made-in-Vermont product ideal for smaller cutting chores and sporting the Maria Luisa logo.

We thank you in advance for considering.
Hope to see you all July 14!!
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To register,  click HERE.  To donate, click  HERE


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Monday, June 11, 2018

ART + WALK: The Return of an annual Favorite


Art Walk is back – and this year’s 13th annual edition will take over Nyack’s downtown this weekend, June 15 to 17.
ARTWALK 2018
Artists and their work will once again be filling the shops, restaurants and businesses of the village, offering residents and visitors alike the chance to see new work, add to – or start – your own collection or simply offer another way to explore our downtown, its merchants and their offerings.
More than 25 artists – photographers, painters, sculptors and those working in mixed media – will be on hand to set up “mini galleries” in dozens of businesses throughout town.
We will be hosting an artist again, in ML by Maria Luisa.
This year’s Art Walk theme is “A Penny for Your Thoughts,” and jumping off that, each artist was asked to incorporate an image of a penny into their work – see how many you can spot.
In addition, this year’s event is including a theatrical element with costumed actors strolling the streets offering interpretations of characters from Hudson Valley’s rich history.
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Maps of participating artists and locations will be available for free throughout the village, including both our shops, so we hope to see you at the event, scheduled for Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.
And remember, when you’re in town for Art Walk, also check out all we have in for those graduates, teacher gifts – and yes, even for Father’s Day, which is also Sunday, June 17.
Come to think of it, why not bring Dad to Nyack for an artful celebration of Father’s Day?
See you soon.
Maria Luisa and the MLFavesf or GOOD are Running/Walking to benefit Rockland's own Centerforsafetyand Change. >---Please suppurt our fundraising efforts.---<   Together, we will make a possitive difference.




Monday, June 4, 2018

A WEEKEND FILLED WITH PRIDE


Nyack is once again about to show its PRIDE – and we’re joining in the celebration.
We’ve already begun selling #pride2018 collectible buttons, official merchandise supporting the Rockland County Pride Center and its work as “The Heart And Home Of the LGBT Community –Celebrating Unity And Inspiring Social Change.” Stop by to choose one – or a few, to share.
Festivities will be held June 8-10, starting with Pride Walk Nyack June 8 & 9, when people are invited to stroll the village’s streets. Pay special attention to the rainbow-painted crosswalks that will offer a colorful – and meaningful – welcome to those taking part in the events.

The festivities culminate June 10 when the 20th annual Rockland County Pride Sunday hits the road for a mega-celebration set from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Garner Historic District, at 55 W. Railroad Ave. in Garnerville.
There will be live music, kids activities, art, dancing, food trucks, a Drag Queen Story Time, a teen space with Youth Pride Rockland & SAEDA (Student Activists Ending Dating Abuse), a name change clinic with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley – and more.
The “Pride Wind Down” will follow, from 5 to 9 p.m., with even more entertainment highlighting the community celebration. For more details on all the official events, visit RocklandPrideCenter.org.
Here at Maria Luisa, we’ll also be joining in the annual Pride Window Decorating Contest – yes, we won last year’s award for our “Most Unique” window – so we hope you’ll stop by to check out our display designed in support of equality and justice for and acceptance of – everyone.
We will also offer 10% off purchases June 8-10 to those who present a PRIDE map – and we’ll be handing out PRIDE tattoos, as well.
Finally, on social media, we’re asking everyone to join in, filling your feed with the colors and hashtags of the #rainbow. #YourPrideisCalling #DreamBig #BeBold #MLfavesforGood
Stop by this weekend for Maria Luisa's PRIDE Windows

And don’t forget if you’re in town for the events, stop in to also see our selection of great gifts ideal for Father’s Day (June 17), teachers and all the graduates you know.


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