Monthly Archives: May 2014

Book Signing – Good Night St. Louis

We were thrilled to host June & Julie the authors of “Good Night St. Louis” at the Cottleville store for a book signing last month.

Have you seen the book?

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It’s a sweet little book filled with beautiful illustrations of landmarks around St. Louis. Julie & June have been long-time friends and had an idea for the book. They came up with the content but needed someone to illustrate. They laugh when they tell you that they met Karen Wilke Heyse, their illustrator, online!!( Something they don’t like to promote when doing events with school-aged children!) But it was a perfect match! The illustrations are gorgeous!

Karen had some fun when illustrating this book. Every page has a cardinal somewhere in the illustration and it’s a fun game trying to find the hidden cardinal. When she was working on the illustrations, she had one grandson and another grandchild on the way so there are two ladybugs hidden somewhere in the book.

It was so much fun to have June & Julie at the store! It’s obvious they love the book, love meeting their fans & have loads of fun promoting the book. The best part is their array of colored sharpies they have to sign a book. They’ll sign it in your favorite color along with adding a special message.

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If you missed them, don’t worry they promised to come back in the fall. Just in time for all of your holiday gift buying! We’ll let you know when we’ve secured a date.

Girl’s Night Out – Troy store!

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Last week we hosted a Girls’ Night Out at the Troy store. It’s been a long dreary winter & we were ready to kick-off spring with a little fun with the ladies! And we did have a good time!

First we started with a little food. Have you tried Wind & Willow dips? They’re super easy to make & they always taste delicious. We have a variety of dips available and it’s hard to pick one as your favorite. Add in some snacks, sweets & wine… and we were ready to party!      ladies night.1

We also had some great deals on our customers’ favorite items – Vera Bradley, fashion scarves & DaVinci beads. Our fabulous DaVinci rep, Tina, was there to help everyone create a beautiful bracelet. Most of the evening, there was a line of people waiting for Tina’s fabulous eye at creating cute jewels!


nora fleming springAnd we introduced a new line – Nora Fleming! These beautiful serving dishes can be customized for any holiday or occasion. They feature a pearl detail and the neutral palette goes with everything! One plate… all occasions!

The evening wouldn’t have been complete without sending everyone home with a goody bag. And a lucky few won some great prizes! Congratulations to Jeannette Robertson, winner of the Vera Clear Beach Tote; Sandy Branson, winner of the Vera Clementine Colorblock Tote; and Nancy Smith, winner of the Sarah Jessica Parker gift basket!ladies night.3

Did you miss hearing about our Girls’ Night Out? Make sure you join our mailing list here. And you’ll be “in the know” for all of our special events & savings at the Troy store!

Hope to see you soon!