Monday, May 28, 2012

Wow, we are loving "Ladies' Night: The Maria Luisa Way

Wow, we are loving how "Ladies' Night: The Maria Luisa Way," has gained such support. This past month, nearly 20 women gathered to participate in a powerful evening devoted to female empowerment. Gloria Rodriguez, founder of DeAlmas Women's Collective and author of "You Are More Than Good Enough," had most of us laughing, a few of us moved to tears and all of us doing some pretty deep thinking..... This month, Judith Rose will lead an evening devoted to "Vital Movements," an approach to health and wellness that touches on everything from increased flexibility to stress management. Wear comfortable clothes. As always, we'll meet starting at 6:30 p.m. June 19 (a Tuesday this time) in the lower level gallery space of ML Gifts & Accessories. Look out for an email blast with more details closer to the event. And please keep in mind that space is limited for these events, so be sure to RSVP via the Facebook event invite you'll be receiving. **Also note: With the summer coming and everyone away or otherwise involved, the Ladies' Night program will transition into summertime mode. For July and August, we're going to take a little break from the usual format. Instead of a "formal" program with a guest we're simply going to meet just once during July and August (most likely late July), and the evening will be festive in nature. Think shopping (yes, there will be sales and discounts), perhaps a bit of entertainment and of course, some refreshing beverages. Stay tuned for details on this mid-summer soiree. (And let us know if you or someone you know would like to be considered as the featured guest for when our themed evenings resume in September).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

You are More than Good Enough

We are proud to announce the fifth edition of our now-signature series, Ladies' Night: The Maria Luisa Way, will be held Thursday, May 17. The monthly series has really taken off, and we're always pleased to welcome you, our preferred customers, and your friends (who, as we see from past events, quickly become our friends and customers, too). Last month we had a "record" crowd - wow, was it nice to see the place so lively - as we hosted the opening reception for "In Plain Sight," a photography show by local artist Laurie Peek. (If you missed the event, click here for a few photographs from that evening - and stop by during this Ladies' Night or any day soon, as the exhibit continues in our gallery space through May 29). OK, so this month, our evening will include a presentation from Gloria Rodriguez, author of "You Are More Than Good Enough." Rodriguez, founder and director of DeAlmas Women's Collective, will lead an interactive evening "celebrating the spirit of women in community." Click here to visit Rodriguez's site and get a feeling for what her female-empowerment work is all about. It's going to be a good night! As always, we'll gather starting at 6:30 p.m. in the lower-level gallery space of ML Gifts & Accessories. There will be the chance to mingle, hear (and participate in) a very special presentation and of course, have a few refreshments. (And don't forget the next Nyack Street Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20; we'll have plenty going on in - and in front of - both shops throughout the day). To help us track the number of guests - and ensure entry, as our events do tend to fill up quickly - please do RSVP via the link below. RSVP Link Hope to see you there. ML Maria Luisa Boutique, 77 S. Broadway, Nyack NY 845-353-4122. ML Gifts & Accessories, 75 S. Broadway, Nyack, N.Y. 845-358-1293. CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN 2012