Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Girls Night Out to Benefit Autism Speaks

I generally do not make personal posts on this blog, however, I want to share with you an event I will be participating in on Thursday, September 17th. It is Richmond's first Girls Night Out! event to benefit Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is an organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.

So, what's the personal part of this post? I have a child with autism. We deal with this order every day, 24/7. I am proud to participate in this event and hope that if you are in the Richmond, VA area you will come out to support this fundraiser. If you're not local please consider getting informed and getting involved in events in your area to benefit Autism Speaks. You can visit their website at:

Here are the details on Girls Night Out! to benefit Autism Speaks

Girls Night Out! will be filled with shopping, food, and more all for a great cause held at The Colony Club in downtown Richmond. There will be shopping from over 40 vendors, salsa lessons, food, wine, mini spa services, door prizes and more! Tickets are only $15.00. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets or VIP packages, please check the website at

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Shine A Light

We are thrilled to have been nominated for a chance to compete in the Shine A Light Contest and are humbly asking for your help.

What is "Shine A Light"?

From their website:

"Everyday small business are leading our country and their local communities to a new and better way of working and thinking. Through good times and bad, their resilience and entrepreneurial spirit can serve as an inspiration to us all.

That's why American Express, in partnership with NBC Universal, is inviting you to "shine a light" on a small business that you find inspiring. Has this business adopted an innovative approach to surviving tough times? Does it believe in a customer-first mentality? Does it give back to the community? We want to hear the story - in your words."

Nominated businesses have a chance to compete for $100,000 in grant and marketing support for their business. Such financial assistance would give us the opportunity to create more jobs and continue to support our local economy and community.

You can read more about the Shine A Light program by going to their website:

What can you do? Please take a moment to visit our nomination profile and if you feel we are worthy, endorse our story. We need 50 "spotlights" by September 13th to advance for consideration. You can click the following link to view our profile: Shine A Light. Thank you so much for your help!

Our Shine A Light Profile.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Fall is Almost Here!

Are you looking forward to the cooler temperatures of autumn with its crisp cool mornings and brilliant colors? We certainly are! Fall is one of our favorite times of year, and we absolutely adore creating products that capture this glorious season. We have a bevy of beauties waiting for you but before we get to those, it's time to say goodbye to this year's juicy summer line. While supplies last enjoy 15% off all our summer-themed products from Yuzu Kwazy, Cucumber Lettuce, to Fresh Mango. They're all ripe for the picking!

New Products for Fall 2009

It smells like Autumn here! The scents of pumpkin, caramel apples, cinnamon, and clove are wafting through the air making us feel all warm and cozy. Capture some of those feelings for yourself with our amazing fall collection of gourmet soaps, body scrubs, and lotions. Click here to see them all.

Our fall calendar is rapidly filling with festivals and events. If you are local to the Richmond area, we hope to have the chance to visit with you in person. Check out our Events Calendar to see where we'll be.

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