Thursday, November 29, 2012


It is the last week before December. Thanksgiving is over, so we are all slowly focusing on other things than enjoying each other’s presence and love. Soon we are to think about presents. For this week between Thanksgiving and the beginning of December, all of us at Maria Luisa Boutique and ML Gifts and Accessories would like to thank all of those who have been participating in Movember. We know it must have been hard to go to Thanksgiving dinner and not get too much turkey and cranberry sauce in your mustaches. Maybe it was difficult to explain to your relatives your new look, but we are so proud of anyone who has supported this cause. We will be sad to see your mustaches go. During Movember, men grow out their mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health issues. The Movember Foundation is trying to increase early detection for prostate and testicular cancer with awareness. To get involved in this initiative, men can sign up at and register to grow out facial hair through the month of November. Funds that are raised through this program are directed to programs like the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG Foundation. Congratulations to all who made it through this month with itchy faces!
Written by Ruth Vandevanter, ML Gift & Accessories' Manager.

Friday, November 23, 2012

WildLIFE Art Show by Shawna Handke @ML Gifts

We featured pastel artist Rachel Avenia this past month and now another artist steps into the spotlight. (These art openings are so fun, don't you agree?). Shawna Handke, a Nyack-based artist and illustrator, will unveil "WildLIFE," an exhibtion that will be featured through the end if December. Some of you may know Shawna - she's well known for TOMS customizing events - and recognize her work, which not only includes fine art but also T-shirts, notecards (available year round at ML Gifts & Accessories) and more. Plan to stop by from 5:00pm to 6:30pm to meet Shawna and see this latest exhibition, as always featured in the lower-level gallery of ML Gifts & Accessories. We will formally welcome the show with a sip of wine, a snack or two and plenty of good conversation. And why not come early to do a bit of holiday shopping? We're happy to showcase Shawna's creations for you, our preferred customers. Please RSVP via the link below. Hope to see you there. Bring a friend or two! ML

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

25 25 25 Encore

TwentyFive Year Anniversary Sale! Can you believe it's been been 25 years? Neither can we. Our growth wouldn't have been possible without you - our loyal customers - so in honor of you and our anniversary, we're adding an encore to last month's 25 25 25 event. So, come in to Maria Luisa Boutique and ML Gifts & Accessories on Sunday November 25 when we are offering you 25 percent off on everything priced at $25 or more. That's right! Everything! In addition, we are offering 25 percent off all gift certificates (available through our web site) from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, Nov. 25. Go ahead and stock up - buy a dozen for work friends and as thank-you gifts for teachers or splurge on a larger denomination for a dear friend, relative... or yourself. No matter the amount or the recipient, there's a 25% built-in discount. And be sure to pick up the sought-after Maria Luisa T-shirt, also 25% off when purchased at, which makes a perfect accompaniment for any gift certificate.( Coupon Code MLBTEE) Remember, we personalize the gift certificates, too. Click here to start ordering.
We will be OPEN 7 days a week beginning on November 26 through December 24.