Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Shades of pink are popping up everywhere. Pink, once reserved for women's boudoirs and little girl's dresses is now being incorporated into the décor of homes everywhere. Sometimes in hues of summer sunsets, and sometimes bold and bright, pink makes a statement that is impossible to ignore.
Many decorators are "all things pink" fans and put pink in every corner and space - pink furniture, pink curtains, pink accessories. Others' craving for pink is satisfied with just a bit of a favorite shade here and there. You may find a pink pale mirror hanging in the cream colored powder room, an antique pink teapot for tea parties with the girls, or an accent wall painted in a vibrant pink.
Mixing shades of pink makes a room feminine, but the single pink accent in a black and white room can command just as much attention. Towels with pink tatting in a white basket, a miniature pink accent placed on a shelf, or a pink cushion on a contrasting sofa. Even when subtle, pink catches the eye wherever it's used.
Over the past few years, pink has been proclaimed the new black. It's the color that fits in with any theme - from girly to chic, from romantic to modern. Store windows are filled with eye popping pink accessories and furnishings. Designers are using extravagant pink fabrics for whole pieces or to create just a few pink touches. Websites are celebrating pink by selling pink products and giving us ideas for decorating in pink.
What is it about pink that makes us love it so? It's the color of play and delight, yet feminine and strong. It can be whimsical on vintage doll tutus and pink fairy cake pillows. It reflects a bold zest for life when used on larger pieces. It's a reminder of the past on keepsake boxes, and feminine on a ribbon or a rose.
Make Mine Pink represents so much more than just the color pink. It symbolizes women, femininity, strength and calm. Whether you surround yourself with pink or just keep a special pink reminder nearby, pink celebrates life - everything you already are and all your hope for the future.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Yesterday was our 3rd Annual Wine Festival and Business Showcase held in Veteran's Park in McHenry, Illinois. What a beautiful day it was for all who attended. The Riverside Area Business Association brought six wineries from all over Illinois. Some local restaurants served up some delicious food and area business set up booths to show off their wares.
I wanted to share my booth with you which I set up with Trisha, my friend and owner of "Little Bit of This That and The Other". I love when we bring festivities to the Downtown. It gives us all a chance to have some fun, visit with friends, make a few new friends, all while we market our businesses.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I love to share new products when they arrive at the Boutique. The new line from Tokyo Milk is everything I hoped it would be. The perfumed soaps are wrapped in beautiful papers with glitter accents. From Marie Antoinette type ladies, the Eiffel Tower, to a Paris ballroom. Did I mention how wonderful they smell. What a great gift idea for the upcoming Holidays.
The new Bon Bon lip balms come boxed in a adorable box. Made of shea butter, aloe, and vitamin E. Each box includes kissing tips and trivia. The lip balms come in several flavors. Rosewater, Candied Violettes, Let Them Eat Cake, Opera Mint, Honey Blossom, Cherry Bomb, and Sweet Cream. How fun!
We will also be carrying the perfume line called“Parfumarie Curiosite” which was featured in O,The Oprah Magazine. This is what they had to say:
Let Them Smell Cake
What if the concept of "playful" had a scent? And what if that scent came in 18 delightfully different and original variations? That would be the TokyoMilk collection ($28 for one ounce), which includes such mischievously named fragrances as Let Them Eat Cake (a delicious combination of sugarcane, coconut milk, vanilla orchid, and white musk) and Dead Sexy (a deeply sensuous mix of vanilla, exotic wood, white orchid, and ebony). To add to the fun: Each bottle features an arresting little image on the inside of the label, visible through the glass. Be beguiled!
- Tres Belle Boutique
- Lake Geneva, WI
- Tres Belle Boutique is located in beautiful downtown Lake Geneva. Tres Belle Boutique is a women's apparel and gift boutique. Our boutique is filled with beautiful merchandise from designer women's apparel to the perfect gift for someone special. Very beautiful, as the French names implies, is just what Tres Belle has to offer. Whether a picture of the Eiffel Tower or a beautiful piece of jewelry that originates from France, you will feel the French influence throughout the store. The boutique offers garden and home decor, specialty gifts, jewelry, handbags, accessories, lotions, and vintage chic repurposed furniture. If you are looking for an outfit to set you apart from the rest or a special gift, Tres Belle Boutique is a must for distinguished shoppers. We would love for you to stop in if your in town or if not check us out on our website, www.tresbelleboutique.net
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