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Create an Amazing Holiday Table with Kohli Flick of Becket Hitch

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The menu is planned. The invites are out. The cocktail sampling – er, experimenting – has begun. The house is mostly straight (at least the parts that guests will see). Now it’s time for…

The table…

Handbag Line at The Little Shoebox Supports the Work of Senior Citizens

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The Little Shoebox in Ruxton sells a line of evening bags with an interesting background story: They’re all hand-knit by senior citizens. Designer Sarah Oliver employs knitters, average age 88, from The Redwoods Retirement Community in Mill Valley, California to make the materials for the chic handbags she produces.  The group, which calls itself the Purlettes +1 (the plus one is for the only male in the group), has inspired the designer to create more knitting groups around the country.

FW2015_clutch_black_thumb-510x510“With every Sarah Oliver handbag, we are empowering seniors, giving them a newfound sense of purpose and community,” Oliver told Marin magazine last year. “Our knitters say they never dreamed they would be hired to knit bags, and that their creations would come to be sold all over the world.”

See The Purlettes +1 story in the video, above, and see the handbags, locally, at The Little Shoebox.

The Little Shoebox is located at 7625 Bellona Avenue in Ruxton. For more information see the The Little Shoebox Facebook page or call 410-825-3191.

What’s In Store: 5 Haute Early Summer Looks from Panache

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5 Haute Early Summer Looks from PanacheUnique, hip, and timeless. If you ask Panache owner Vanessa Pivec what her boutique is all about, that’s what she’ll tell you.”I try to find things that are unique to our area and that have a certain edge to them. I am constantly changing things up to build a better wardrobe for my clients,” said Vanessa.For Vanessa, that means expanding her trunk show business to bring in more pieces to the store from all of the amazing lines she carries — and expanding her trek to find the best in fashion. European shipments from her most recent Paris buying trip are now arriving and she debuted a new line from Spain earlier this month.So what are must-haves for early summer? Crop tops, jumpsuits, rompers and culottes.

Rather than just tell us about them, Vanessa jumped in the model haute seat and showed us her five favorite early summer looks.

5 Haute Early Summer Looks from Panache

Tibi Jumpsuit
Great for a day at the races!

Nicole Miller Stretch Linen Dress
This is the perfect dress for an afternoon wedding or brunch at the club.

Nicole Miller Techo Metal Gown
A stunner. Black tie all the way.

Nicole Miller Skort and Floral Top
Beautifully versatile, this outfit works for lunch with the girls or a night out on the town.

Elizabeth and James Dress
Perfect for a business event, dinner with clients, or a date with that someone special.

What’s In Store: Spring Pops in Bright Prints at Wee Chic, Green Spring Station

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What's In Store: Chatting with Bridget Stickline, Wee Chic at Green Spring Station

Bright. Fun. Energetic. That’s how Bridget Stickline, owner of Wee Chic Boutique, describes her store.

But beautiful and vibrant don’t always make the cut, no matter how stylish. When dealing in kids’ clothes, Bridget says her number one criteria is quality and feel.

“I have seen beautiful pieces, but if the fabric is rough or the seams are not properly stitched I will not add them to our collection.”

With a careful eye, Stickline and her team curate a collection of modern clothes, toys, gifts and gear that are beautifully designed and durable. Ironically, vintage is modern this spring.

“Retro tropical is happening in boys and girls,” said Bridget.  “So many fun, surf inspired fabrics and whimsical iconic treatments. This is happening in women’s too. If you buy nothing else for Spring, pick up something with a pineapple print!”

Bridget took us on a stroll of her store and pointed out some of her favorite finds for spring. Here’s what she picked and why she loves it.

Kate Spade Kimberly Dress
$188.00 | sizes 8-14

“The Kate Spade Kimberly dress is the epitome of the Kate Spade New York line. It is the crown jewel of the children’s debut line — so it’s a bit of a splurge (the rest of the line comes in under 100.00) but it’s so beautifully tailored that it is worth every penny.”

Toobydoo Dresses
$66  |  size 3/6 month -8 year

“We picked up the very first collection from Toobydoo and we have been hooked (along with our clients) ever since. The designer’s European roots give the classic line a modern twist that fits our mix perfectly.”

Under Armor Boy
starts at $18  |  baby – size 7

“We are so proud of this Baltimore based success story. We offer the line from baby to size 7 and love the empowerment messages for both boys and girls. It’s been a number one gift choice with our clients with styles starting at $18. It’s perfect for birthdays and super cute for new Baltimore babies.”

Balloon Dog Money Bank
$65

“Jeff Koons made a huge splash when his balloon dog sculpture became the highest grossing modern art piece ever sold. We love when function and design meet and marry. Our balloon dog is a money bank and is quite a bit smaller than the original but it is perfect for modern baby gifts (we’ve sold lots to adults too) at $65.”

Maaji Swimwear
$66

“Maaji is a swimwear line out of Columbia, South America. The quirky print mixing has made it a favorite with tweens and moms alike. Many of the pieces are reversible and the fabric quality is top notch. Add to that the fact that Maaji develops all of their intricate, signature prints in house and you have a really special line.”

Stay tuned… Wee Chic is launching new tween photo mini sessions called Best Friends with photographer Kakki Morrison (classic mini photo sessions with Laura Black are back this spring, too!). They’re also looking forward to a new partnership with The Baltimore Child Abuse Center that will offer education for tweens and parents about safety on social media. Keep up with them on the web, Facebook and Instagram for more details.

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Last Day to Shop the Halcyon House Sale

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Halcyon House Antiques’ 30% to 40% storewide sale is in its final day today. “We have never done a storewide sale this is special,” said co-owner Jonathan Gargiulo earlier this week. “Lots of great savings!”

Tabletop items, bed & bath decor, gifts, accessories and more are marked down.  All purchases up to $500 are marked down 30% and all purchases over $500 are parked down 40%.  They don’t have sales very often at Halcyon House. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed!

Halcyon House

Halcyon House is located at 11219 Greenspring Avenue in Lutherville, Timonium.  Store hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.  For more information, visit the Halcyon House website or call 410-828-8889.

Favorite Finds at the Halcyon House Sale

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This John Rosselli lamp retails for $425. It is on sale for $255.

Here’s what we’ve learned about the Halcyon House Antiques sale: spend $0 to $500 and get 30% off…spend over $500, and it’s 40% off! We love the lamp, shown above (on sale from $425 to $255).

Here are some other great finds:

See Where You’ll Save: 30% to 40% Off Storewide at Halcyon House, This Week Only

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Halcyon House sale

So many beautiful items, like the blue and white china, above, are on sale this week at Halcyon House Antiques. Take a look below to see where else you’ll find savings.

The Halcyon House Sale Starts Today! 30% to 40% Off Storewide

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Halcyon House’s 30% to 40% storewide sale starts today!  Did you hear what co-owner John Gargiulo had to say about the sale? “We have never done a storewide sale this is special… lots of great savings!”

Halcyon House is Having a Sale: 30% to 40% Off Storewide

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Halcyon House

Halcyon House starts a 30% to 40% storewide sale tomorrow, Tuesday, January 13 for one week only. “We have never done a storewide sale this is special,” says Jonathan Gargiulo who owns the store with art historian, antique collector and designer Stiles Colwill. “Lots of great savings!”

Tabletop items, bed & bath decor, gifts, accessories and more will be marked down. They don’t have sales very often at Halcyon House. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed!

Halcyon House

Halcyon House is located at 11219 Greenspring Avenue in Lutherville, Timonium.  Store hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.  For more information, visit the Halcyon House website or call 410-828-8889.

 

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