Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bethesda Magazine

Check out the May/June issue of Bethesda Magazine ! Tiara Day is featured in the Women in Business profile section. I have already gotten lots of calls from ladies who said they didn't know about Tiara Day Boutique.
I know-- we are a little off the beaten path--but thankfully in this past year and 1/2 word has spread like wildfire about the shop and I have quite a loyal customer following. But almost every week we have more and more newbies discovering us. Yippee!!! There is always room for more girlfriends--and I have the shop stocked with furniture and fresh spring decor, clothing and accessories. Last weekend things were flying out the door--making room for more really swanky finds.

Well, back to Bethesda magazine---This is one of my favorite issues--the Restaurant guide! Two of my favorite restaurants in the area are Addies in Rockville and Black Market Bistro in Garrett Park-- owned by Tiara Day customers and friends Barbara & Jeff Black. Delicious!!! I highly recommend both of these. Tell them Tiara Day sent you---I have been known on many an occasion to wear my tiara out to dinner at Addies.

Also, my friend and talented local jewelry designer, Susan Hood, has one of her vintage inspired french charm necklaces --made exclusively for Tiara Day --- pictured on page 54 of Bethesda Magazine in the Mother's Day gift guide.--Way to go Susan!!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I have been involved in the Victim's Rights field for over 10 years. Fashion, furnishing and philanthropy are my passions. The mission for my shop is to not only sell pretty old things & funky new designs by new and upcoming designers but to provide an inspiring and empowering environment for my fellow girlfriends.
I hope to accomplish this through raising awareness of issues that affect all of us--specifically domestic violence and sexual assault. This is an issue that affects each and everyone of us whether directly or indirectly. We all have grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends (not to forget the boys in our lives) that have or will have been touched by domestic violence or sexual assault in some way. These are hidden crimes that affect people from all walks of life. You don't know how many women I have gotten to know over the past year in my shop who have opened up and shared their own stories of abuse. It is so prevalent.

I feel this is how I can give back to the community and give a voice to victims. I am not trying to preach to anyone --just raise awareness--because knowledge is the ultimate power!
April 13th-19th is National Crime Victim's Awareness Week.

In my shop I will be selling purple domestic violence bracelets for $3.00 each with 100% of the proceeds going to http://www.g-s-j.org/rttv.htm.
Here are some other ways to get involved:

1) donate bath and body goods and gently worn clothing to local domestic violence shelters

2) shop owners--you can donate damaged or out of season inventory to local shelters --we have all over bought or bought a dud now and then for the store --and it's a tax right off--Yippee!!!

3) volunteer with a local non-profit or volunteer as a court companion to victims seeking protective/restraining orders

Good places to find information on how to get involved

in Maryland:

Speak up for all the girlfriends out in the world who have lost their voices!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

a shop is born

The big day! Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting!

I have been in my current storefront location since September 2006!
It's hard to believe that it has been a year and a half.
Being a a shop owner and designer is a ton of work.
And I love every minute of it.
I eat, sleep, & dream about it.
This is my passion, my whole being.
I will share a glimpse of my shop with you through pictures taken over the last year.

That is my shop! Thanks for looking.
And a big THANKS to all my "girlfriends" (and of course, the boy shoppers too) for making my first year and a half such a fabulous success!!!