Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Close to the Hudson: New Pastels" by Artist Rachel Avenia - Nov. 4 through 30.

Our signature series, Ladies' Night: The Maria Luisa Way, just keeps rolling along. We thank all of you who were able to join us Oct. 25 as we officially kicked off our 25th anniversary celebration. What an exciting day that led right into a truly celebratory edition of our Ladies' Night. (Don't worry if you missed it; we will continue the party well into 2013). Next up, we will host the opening reception for our latest exhibition in the lower-level gallery of ML Gifts & Accessories. Pastel artist Rachel Avenia will be showing a collection called "Close to the Hudson: New Pastels" Nov. 4 through 30. From 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8, we will formally welcome the show with an evening set to include comments from the artist and our usual mix of good conversation and a sip of wine, etc.
Avenia says she specializes in pastels as she loves "their immediate and vibrant color." A School of the Visual Arts graduate, Avenia recently was part of a group show in Piermont. We're happy to showcase her work to you, our preferred customers, and hope you can make it to the opening. Please RSVP via the link below. RSVP Link

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ladies' Night: The Maria Luisa Way, continues Thursday, Oct. 25, with a very special night.

We are proud to announce that our now-signature series, Ladies' Night: The Maria Luisa Way, continues Thursday, Oct. 25, with a very special night. Last month, we had a packed house for a lively (and empowering) night with Cindy Joseph, the 'timeless beauty' who's not only the founder of BOOM! Cosmetics but a supermodel. This month, it's... um... all about us. Well, about you, too. Maria Luisa Boutique is officially 25 years old. It's a milestone that both pleases and humbles us - and would not have been possible without the enduring support of you, our longtime, preferred customers. We are hosting a special Ladies' Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 to officially kick off what's going to be a pretty extended celebration (oh, we have events planned into 2013, so stay tuned). The evening will be about good conversation- sharing Maria Luisa memories - and of course, a bit of bubbly to make a toast and plenty of shopping. As our special gift to you, to mark our 25 years on this event on the 25th, we'll be offering 25% off items over $25, in both shops. The promotion will run all day, from 10 a.m. and continue til we close. In addition - and already under way - any purchase of $25 or more in either shop earns the customer a raffle ticket that will be drawn that evening. Prizes range from T-shirts to gift certificates to our special gala planned for early next year. And if that weren't enough, the 25th also marks the day of our "Best-Dressed Customer" contest and our poster contest. Judged my Nyack Mayor Jen White and another 'mystery judge' So please join us on the 25th for the start of our celebrating and remember, it's the perfect time to stock up on great fall fashions, pick up a few gifts or even get a jump on the holiday rush. As always, please RSVP to help us with the planning. (And don't forget to stop by Oct. 27 before Nyack's Halloween parade to get a "Trick or Treat" coupon. RSVP Hope to see you there. ML


Rules and Regulations for 25th Anniversary Celebration! Best Dressed in Maria Luisa Fashion: 1. Should be an outfit. So, 2-3 item minimum, and a minimum of one apparel piece (dress/sweater/top/pant). 2. Clothes can be vintage or current Maria Luisa clothes and accessories. 3. Forms will be available to be filled out at the event. 4. We will take a quick photograph to be featured on our blog (with your permission). – Check us out at…… 5. Two judges will judge the photographs from the event. 6. If you are not present on the day of the celebration, we will accept an email with your picture (and if possible – approximate date of the style). 7. All entries must be received by 10/25. Poster Contest: 1. Posters must a minimum of 12x24 to a maximum of 18x24. 2. Prompt of the poster is – What has being a Maria Luisa customer meant to you? 3. Can include artwork, collages, words… whatever you’re inspired to do. 4. Artwork by customers of all ages and skill level are welcome! 5. Can be submitted until the end of October, 2012. Prizes for both contests include: 1. The winner of each contest will receive two admission tickets (one for winner and one for their guest) to the Maria Luisa Boutique Anniversary Gala taking place early 2013. 2. The first 5 runners-up for each contest will win $25 Gift Certificates. 3. All participants will receive a consolation prize. 4. Maria Luisa Boutique will donate $250 on behalf of each judge to the local non-profit of their choice.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

John Sangimino Honorary Fund / Light The Night Walk

My Fundraising Page

I have joined John Sangimino Honorary Fund Team for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising walk. I met John and his wife Kiera a number of years ago and most recently Hudson, their baby boy. I loved them instantly and although our interactions have been brief I always have looked forward to our conversations. If you can, join me in supporting Kiera and the John Sangimino Honorary Fund. Thank you-ML