Wrentham Village Premium Outlets and StyleWeek Northeast have teamed up for a night of fall fashion and fun, this Thursday, October 8th from 6 – 8PM! Enjoy live fashion displays, lite bites and refreshments, as well as special deals and offers at retailers.
The first 50 attendees who provide the invitation at Guest Services will receive a free swag bag!
If you’re coming in from the Providence-area, Experience RI Tours will give you a lift! The shuttle is prepared to leave Providence at 5:30 and return by 8:30PM. For more info call 401-886-0733.
I hope to see you there!
Simon recently announced plans for a major renovation for our beloved Copley Place. In addition to physical upgrades to make our shopping experience even better, Simon will continue to add a number of luxury retailers to the property.
In addition to staples like Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Tiffany & Co., Copley will be adding new stores exclusive to the Boston area and relocating and remodeling existing stores including:
CH Carolina Herrera (now open!)
Moncler (Opening September 2015)
Versace (Opening Spring 2016)
Tory Burch (Expanded current location)
L.K. Bennett (Expanded current location)
Banana Republic (Relocated)
EILEEN FISHER (Relocated)
Did you know Copley Place also offers a variety of unique shopping amenities like Personal Shopping Service, Free Wi-Fi, and coat and package check? Head over to see the exciting changes for yourself!
Trillfit, a new one-of-a-kind fitness experience that brings wellness, entertainment and live music together is launching this weekend, with a pop-up at Urbano Project in JP. Think party and class fused together.
To celebrate it’s launch, trillfit has enlisted celebrity choreographer, creative director and who doesn’t remember her from MTV’s Making The Band?!, Laurieann Gibson to lead a 45-minute hip hop cardio dance class called “BoomKack Make Me Dance.”
The launch event will also include a 45-minute Pilates class called “Booty Poppin’ Pilates” led by Meagan Fitzgerald of Equinox and Thrive Wellness & Pilates.
LAUNCH POP-UP @ URBANO PROJECT
THIS Sunday, September 13th
3-5 PM // Booty Poppin’ Pilates + BoomKack Make Me Dance Class
29 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
***Bring your own mat***
Tickets are just $25 and include access to both classes, a gift bag and the opportunity to meet Laurieann and Meagan.
The September Brimfield Antique Show is here! If you haven’t done this adventure (and I mean adventure) I highly suggest it, even if you go just once! The show, that pops up three times a year, is miles & miles of dealers, exhibitors, vendors, some carnival-like people, and a ton of hipsters complete with cash-filled fanny packs scouting out treasures. I’m resurrecting an old post from my first Brimfield adventure to help you prep. I’ve been back every year since, and added a few more pointers for your trip:
- If you are a serious shopper, consider playing hooky from work and going during the first two days of the show. The more selection, the better your chances are of scoring something ‘ohhh and ahhh’ worthy.
- On the opposite end, if you are more of a bargain hunter extraordinaire, you can barter your butt off during the last day of the show. Vendors don’t necessarily want to schlep all of their stuff back into UHauls, so don’t be afraid to offer a little less for what you want.
- If you’re looking for something specific (I wanted a farm table, so I got one custom built [yes, hi, brat alert] from a vendor I met there in July) then download the Brimfield Flea Finder app or follow them on IG, @Brimfieldfleashow
- Although there is major people watching to be had, wear comfortable shoes. You don’t want to be ‘that girl’ that people are watching. There’s a lot of dirt, so skip sandals and pick shoes you don’t care the most about.
- Pack snacks. Unless you consider fried dough and cotton candy from stands on the side of the road food, bring your own. AND hydrate, we’re in the middle of a heat wave here people.
- Tote bags and bags on wheels are your best friend. If you plan to pick up a ton of little things, bring something easy to carry around while you walk for miles exploring.
- If furniture or large items are on your list, make sure you have an empty trunk, backseat, or better yet – SUV or truck! See if the vendors are able to hold large pieces so you can come back at the end of your excursion and pick it up with said SUV. If you flirt a little the young men that get sucked into working may even carry that vintage table and chairs you can’t live without all the way to the road and load it into your car.
- Use old blankets or sheets to protect your car from the dirty shirty bottoms off that new-to-you furniture. Some of the vendors don’t use drop cloths for their set-ups, so be aware before you load items up to take home.
- CASH. Money talks. You MUST hit up the ATM before getting on the pike! Don’t be afraid to negotiate, while waving this around. I’ve made the mistake of paying full price and then walking a few fields down to find a VERY similar item for a lot less.
- Antibacterial. You’re going to touch a lot of old, dirty, things and handling cash. It’s a long ride back to Boston and you don’t want the germy germs lingering on the car ride home!
Happy treasure hunting!
The only person in Boston that I let touch my hair, is my good friend Laura. She’s been my go-to since we met in college and has become the go-to of many of my friends since. She’s got an eye for detail and knows exactly how to make you look and feel your best, with a cut and color to perfectly accentuate your style and frame your face.
Laura has seen me through that time I wanted to be a full on blonde, that time I wanted to chop off 6 inches and (gasp!) bangs. Each time, gently talking me off a (what would have been) hair disaster cliff and easing me into something that she knew would still work without squashing my dreams.
Most recently, and becoming more and more popular, Laura gave me buttery blonde pieces to frame my face for summer, using balayage technique. Here’s some swoon worthy styles she’s done this summer:
We’re teaming up to give you a – Laura approved – gift basket of all of her favorite hair goodies, perfect to take you from summer to fall, worth $200!
Bed Head Curlipops Curling Iron Wand
Olivia Garden Ceramic IonA Round Thermal Brush
Helps to smooth and seal the hair shaft while adding shine, creating an easier blow dry.
The IPN (interlock protein network) in the mask makes your hair feel complete, by filling in the porosity in every strand.
Joico Color Endure Violet Shampoo
This is a blonde, brunette with highlights and gray haired must have! This shampoo tones out unwanted warmth and brassiness.
Rusk Texture Dry Finishing Spray
Adds instant texture and volume to your hair by simply spraying this at the root, mids and ends of your hair.
Simply Smooth Xtend Between Dry Shampoo
Wella Flowing Form Smoothing Balm
**NOW CLOSED, thank you to those who entered!
Book your new ‘do & visit Laura at 34 Station Street in Brookline.
Yves Saint Laurent once said, “fashion fades, style is eternal.” Today, the design house (that I completely admire and adore) is celebrating eternal style, while being honored with a full exhibit at the renowned Bowes Museum. Now Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane is reinvigorating it’s Parisian roots, breathing edgy rock n’ roll into the youthful, fun, foundation of the line.
I couldn’t help myself but to spend almost two hours searching through farfetch.com’s curated Saint Lauren collection and put together two swoon worthy looks, built upon the iconic smoking jacket, taking you from day to night in a playful, easy-to-wear but NOT easy-to-be forgotten way. There’s something very classic about black, white and a pop of red to me that if I could only wear three colors for the rest of my life, those would be it.
The Street, is hosting the ultimate summer sale, this Saturday! The Sidewalk Sale is part of Summertime at The Street, a seasonal celebration with more than 150 different forms of free entertainment, happening all summer long. Here’s a little preview at the action:
- Portobello Road: This 2015 “Best of Boston” winner will offer 50-70% off designer clothing and 50% off select home goods.
- Vince, Calypso St. Barth & Splendid: Exclusive discounts on select designer merchandise from these top high-fashion stores
- MiniLuxe: The award-winning nail spa, which will soon arrive at The Street, will be hosting an outdoor pop-up in the late-afternoon with color refreshers (polish changes)
- Ku De Ta: The locally owned women’s boutique will offer 20% off store wide, 30% off designer denim, and sale merchandise discounted at 50%-70%
- Polarn O. Pyret: The chic children’s clothing store will offer savings of up to 70% off; some items will be marked down to just $5
- skoah: The award-winning skin care line and spa will offer complimentary hand massages and treatments as well as a sale on select products
- Polkadog Bakery This “Best of Boston 2015″ winner will offer 20% off best selling polkadog treats, samples and goodie bags for pups
- City Sports: The sporting goods store will offer an additional 20% off clearance items for Men, Women and Youth in apparel and footwear
WHEN: Saturday August 1, 2015 from 10am-8pm (Rain Date Sunday August 2, 2015 from 12pm-6pm)
WHERE: The Street, 55 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill; www.thestreetchestnuthill.com
Photo cred: M. Blanchard
Mark your calendars! Style Festival, a collaboration between Simon Malls and Refinery29 is making it’s only stop in New England!
- Saturday, August 1st
- Burlington Mall: 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington
- The fun starts at 2:00PM
Style Festival will transform mall shopping into a summer festival experience complete with beauty and music! Editors from Refinery29 will showcase a shoppable style stage, with looks from local boutiques and retail brands. A beauty pop-up bar and temporary tattoo parlor will leave you feeling Coachella pretty. For the DIY-ers, create a custom band-inspired tee AND last-but-not-least, the Cults will take the stage at 4:00PM!
Hope to see you there!
Photo credit: Leo Cabal
Rebecca Minkoff’s Resort/Cruise 2016 collection preview is here! Drawing from iconic French actress and pop singer Françoise Hardy and her effortless personal style, the collection reflects Hardy’s nonchalant attitude towards fashion, reimagining classic 1960s trends with a casual, playful ease. A-line skirts, color-blocked jackets and dresses, smocking details, flared trousers and embroidered tops exude the modern bohemian spirit (did I mention fringe?!) personified by Hardy.
I’m especially crushing on the looks featured above, with shades of white and playful details that make me wish I was twirling around in the sun.
If you can’t wait to fill your Rebecca Minkoff void, check out the brands’ 4th of July sale, with items up to 50% off and free shipping.
Mark your calendars: next Wednesday, July 1st from 5-8pm, Boutikey is hosting their summer kick off party at their pop-up shop location and you’re invited.
The Boutikey team wants you to see their recently made-over store and treat you to giveaways (think gift cards to The Handle Bar!) & treats throughout the night.
Boutikey Pop Up: 1369 Boylston Street (Fenway)
Hope to see you there!