Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's time to Shop and Support the Arts!!! {Fall Shopping Event}

{photo by John Sullivan}

It's that time again... Time to come out and shop! This event will be bigger and better then the last two. More time, more stores, more spas, more restaurants, and more giveaways... Could it be possible to have more fun??? We'll certainly try... Mark your calendars and reserve your spot. November 6th and 7th are the dates. Yes, people... 2 days... I'm just nuts... Here are the details...

Kick Off Party :Come join me at Mimosa Gallery, 70 Beekman Street, on Friday November 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fashion is Art - so why not take in some of our local artists before we shop-til-we-drop the next day? Make a $25.00 donation to Saratoga City Ballet's Scholarship Fund and you will be treated to 2 days of the finest art, dance, food and fashion our town offers, plus receive your coupon book/punch card for shopping the next day. Saratoga City Ballet Company is a non-profit organization that offers scholarships to local kids to take ballet lessons. This scholarship fund allows kids who otherwise could not afford dance instructions the opportunity to experience a classic art form. To see how amazing the company is Saratoga City Ballet will present excerpts from Act II of their upcoming Nutcracker at 7:00 p.m. at Mimosa Gallery. Mimosa Gallery aside from having the most exquisite handbags, pottery, jewelry, and hand blown crystal also hosts paint exhibits for local artists. On top of that {I know, I know - I'm spoiling you}, participating stores will preview some of the great fashions you will be shopping for on Saturday. Models wearing what best represents the collections the stores are currently carrying. Of course there will be wine and nibblies {it is a party}.

Can't make it on Friday night but still want to shop.... That's OK. You can pick up your coupon book/punch card from either Mimosa Gallery or Aggie's on Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. Make the $25.00 donation and you will receive your passport to savings for the day. Shop, eat, shop, spa service, shop, drink, shop, {you get the point}. There are more restaurants getting involved to help you stay hydrated and well fed during the day. The same rules apply as the previous events. You must visit half of the participating stores or restaurants to be eligible for the the giveaways at the end of the day. And you know how fabulous these are!!! Drop your punch card off at PaperDolls, 80 Henry Street, by 6:00 p.m. Go next door to Tiz Now where they will be serving up drink and food specials for all of us lovely DTSB shoppers. We'll exchange shopping stories, owww and ahhh over each others amazing finds and anticipate who will win the the GIVEAWAYS!!! Personally, my favorite part of the experience. I feel like Santa. Giving away spa services, restaurant gift certificates, handbags, hats, store gift cards,etc.... But - you must be in it to win it!!! So, grab your friends, make a week end out of it, support your community, get a head start on your holiday shopping, mark your calendars and RSVP... susan@downtownsusiebrown.com.

It's our own stimulus package....

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