Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Shop Local' philosophy shared by Maria Luisa Whittingham

As the holiday season is now really upon us - and "Shop Small Saturday" is just days away - we wanted to share something with you, in case you missed it. Recently, Maria Luisa Whittingham's letter about the value and imporance of supporting your independent local business was published  in both The Journal News and online at LoHud.com. Please take a read - and also check out all we are doing at both Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa this Thanksgiving weekend HERE
 LOHUD  letter link

Monday, November 3, 2014

Did you see us in the Halloween parade?

The Maria Luisa team had such a blast at the Nyack Halloween Parade, dressed in eco-minded costumes and helping, along with Keep Rockland Beautiful, our "Say NO to the Bag!" pledge drive.
We have many a Thank You to share. We thank:

  • Nyack Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the parade.
  • Credit for the dress creations goes to Emelia Ruyle, one of Maria Luisa's valuable and talented team members. 
  • A great big Thank You to the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority for the Bag beasts
  • Bill Batson for becoming the bag beast
  • Sue Webb as the baby beast.
  • Keep Rockland Beautiful, Inc.http://www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org for their tireless work! 
  • Susan, Jazmin, Maribel, Emelia, Jennifer, Stephanie and Laurie for their creativity, enthusiasm and Say NO to the Bag team spirit.
  • Janae and Janae for choosing to march with 'Bag Beaty and the Beast'

Maria Luisa is committed to reducing the use of single use plastic page. Re-using and recycling. Please sign the pledge to say NO to the bag at www.saynotothebag.com
Not only did we have a blast, Maria Luisa and Bill Batson won top honors going as "Beauty & the Beast."
While you're in the signing mode, if you haven't already then please also read and sign our "Say NO to the Bag!" pledge
It's a simple step that each of us can do - and a step that makes a huge impact locally. Say NO to the bag and Spread the word.