Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ladies Night- "The Maria Luisa Way" Resumes on September 13

We hope all of you who were able to make it to the summer soiree-edition of "Ladies' Night: The Maria Luisa Way" on July 26 had fun. We loved the evening's casual feel - an abundance of tasty treats and good conversation, a bit of music and a lot of shopping (hope you enjoyed those deep discounts!). Despite the crazy weather, we had a good turnout, and we again thank all who "braved the storm." As noted, we combined July and August events, so we will resume "Ladies' Night" on Thursday, Sept. 13 when Cindy Joseph, the creator of "BOOM! " cosmetics, joins us for a presentation on beauty at all ages. We hope you'll save the date (Full details to come closer to the event). **And please save the date of Oct. 11, that will be a very special "Ladies' Night" in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Maria Luisa Boutique, part of a week of festivities to honor the milestone.

Friday, July 27, 2012


As you'll note in the item below, we're not officially having "Ladies' Night: The Maria Luisa Way" this month. But that doesn't mean there's not a chance for a special evening gathering. Jocelyn Jane Cox, who owns a home near Nyack with her husband, is a freelance writer with a graduate degree in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She writes about her own home-owning adventures on her web site, The Home Tome. And her book, "The Homeowner's Guide to Greatness, puts the spotlight on how to think creatively and maintain a sense of humor as you tackle the everyday challenges of owning a home. It's already become an Amazon Bestseller in the humor and crafts, hobbies and home categories. Well, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, Cox will be on hand at ML Gifts & Accessories for a short reading, followed by a short Q&A. Afterward, she'll then sign some books as guests mingle and have some refreshments. Make a plan to come - and let your friends know. We're sure you'll enjoy Cox, her writing - and the evening out.
Author: Jocelyn Cox

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ladies' Night: The Maria Luisa Way Series Continues July 26 (and Street Fair July 15)

We are proud to announce the seventh edition of our now-signature series, Ladies' Night: The Maria Luisa Way, will be held Thursday, July 26. But first, let us remind you that the next edition of the Nyack Street Fair is July 15. We'll have both shops buzzing inside and in our booths out front, so be sure to stop by from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It's the perfect opportunity to check out the newest inventory from TOMS; wear your own customized pair and let us take your photo for our Facebook page! We'll also have some special activities under way. Here are some favorites.
Pop into ML Gifts for our summer shoe sale, and the Maria Luisa boutique for some great opportunities at street-fair, closeout prices. Check out our $30 (Orig. prices $60-$100+) dresses, tops and bottoms from White Rice. And now, back to our Ladies' Night info...
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). In June, we were all stretching our minds and bodies as we learned about "Vital Movement™ with Judith Rose. This time, we are taking a summer break from the learning (ha) - and putting the spotlight on fun. We will host a "Summer Soiree" complete with refreshments, catching up with friends - and lots of time to shop and save. Both shops will be open; stop by ML Gifts & Accessories, our usual Ladies' Night headquarters, from 6 to 7 p.m., where we will have refreshments (wine, non-alchoholic drinks, fruit and more) and some great sales under way. Take the time to explore our furniture department (at savings up to 30 percent), a great destination if shopping for a dorm room, first apartment or some overall sprucing up. After 7 p.m., we'll shift our attention over to Maria Luisa Boutique where the "progressive" party will continue. We'll move the snacks; you keep shopping and enjoy the music. Overall, we hope the night provides you with plenty of fun and the chance to stock up on discounted summer merchandise (up to 60 percent off) while getting a sneak peek at our autumn finds (up to 30 percent off). And don't forget to take part in the raffle, to add even more excitement to the festivities. Throughout the evening, feel free to share your thoughts on the Ladies' Night programs - we love feedback and want to hear your thoughts on what you might like to see when the series resumes for the fall months, starting in September. RSVP Link Hope to see you there. (And bring a friend or two - it's a party after all). ML