Thursday, November 19, 2009

Get Your Home Ready for Your Holiday Visitors!

Isn't funny, how you are fine with your home all year long, and then its time for the holiday's and guests will arrive soon, and you start to notice that your walls are bare, your couch could use some decorative pillows, and so on... We can help you make your home a little more cozy for you company! First, you can fill any bare wall with original artwork by NoDa local, Mary Digby ($45-$75). Then, throw some decorative pillows on your sofa! Milkweed's throw pillows are printed with local artwork, so not only are they so cute, but they actually can become a conversation piece ($35)! Only one week left until Thanksgiving, so let the shop girls help you get your home ready for all of your visitors!!
Shop Girl

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

There is no Helping my Hair on a Day Like Today!

I tried this morning to fix my hair, just like every other day. The rain and humidity won though, and I may as well just rolled out of bed without doing anything to my hair and I probably would have looked better. I highly doubt there is a hair product that is made to deal with today's weather, so instead of fighting this uphill battle, you can always have fun and throw on a fabulous looking hat. We have so many fun ones to choose from, and people will only notice the great hat and not the bad hair day! Plus, when it's sunny tomorrow, you will still look so fashionable wearing it!
Shop Girl

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Speaking of Holiday Parties... What am I Going to Wear?

Thanks to Suzie and Amy Weiler, from Cool Mom Boutique, we have plenty of choices to help! Whether you want to find a great-fitting pair of jeans, a fun tunic, or a cocktail dress, we have a wonderful selection.
With so many choices, it really is hard to decide on just one outfit, and of course there is one more problem... Cool Mom Boutique also has a great finds for the office and weekend wear as well. So, if you are looking for the perfect holiday party outfit, or just looking to give your wardrobe a winter makeover, I would definitely suggest you check out these hot fashions!
Shop Girl

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Gracious Guest

Look at all of those wonderful holiday parties on your calendar! What fun! It's time to surround yourself with great food, cocktails, and good friends. Just don't forget about the hostess that made it all possible. The hostess that carefully planned the menu and drinks, selected the music, decorated the house, and made it all look effortless. A small token to show your appreciation for all of her hard-work would not go unnoticed. We love Natural Luxe's "Mudlark" recycled note cards and think they make the perfect hostess gift. The 25 note card sets are made with post-consumer content and soy-based ink. They even come in a decorative reusable box with great sayings like, "Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart," - Confucius. $15

Shop Girl

Friday, October 30, 2009

Let the Games Begin!

Its that time of year...we play the game of 'what to get ____'. Its fun for some, but not all feel that way. So, the Blvd at NoDa has come up with a program....called Miracle on 36th Street. Its this simple. Fill out a wish list....then give us your man's name...we call him in for a happy hour with proper happy hour goodies and help him shop off your wish list. Yes...its that easy.

Boulevard Shop Girls have come up with a form that asks questions and helps understand what you like and why. That way when your man comes in to shop for you and your first pick was sold (this is common in a shop with one of a kind pieces of jewelry and pottery) we can steer him to the next best item with confidence you will be equally happy with your pick.

So, ladies...its easy...come in and fill out your wish list and we will do the rest. There...the game is over and won! Score is WIN-WIN

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fido FUN!

Today, we host a trunk show featuring the handmade creations of Lois Touchette. She is the quirky mind behind My Pup Stuff, costumes & clothing for your 4-legged friend. Halloween and Holidays around the corner means photo opportunities abound. Don't miss out on getting your pup the perfect outfit.

From Halloween costumes, dresses and hats to Christmas finery, Lois crafts unique and pretty outfits that are sure to catch everyone's eye. So make sure your pup is the belle of the ball.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Show your Charlotte Pride

Here at the shop, we are all crazy about Charlotte! We love where we live, work, and we love to give local artists an outlet to show off their talent! So, we are very excited about our two newest vendors: Trendy Charlotte and Photo Charlotte. Both Paul, the photographer of Photo Charlotte, and Johnny, the creator of Trendy Charlotte, have the same enthusiasm and pride for Charlotte that we have! If you are just as crazy about Charlotte as we are then you will definitely want to stop by and see our newest selection of Charlotte logo t-shirts and canvas bags, as well as our beautiful Charlotte photography!
Shop Girl

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trunk Show - August 7th

We are having an amazing trunk show, Aug 7th, featuring framed mats by The Stella Collection. I am so excited because she has such whimsical and beautifully designed mats that can really compliment any framed photography or artwork. We are so lucky to have her at The Boulevard, and we know you will love her mats as much as we do. So, don't forget to mark your calendars, Aug 7th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Woof Wednesday

Sale of the Day!!!
Just a reminder that Wednesday is a great day to stop into the Boulevard to pick up a gift for your pet. Just for today, Meow and Fetch is offering 20% off toys and treats, so you can let your furball know how much you care.
Shop Girl

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cutiepperal Trunk Show

Join us June 19th for Gallery Crawl.  We are featuring Cutiepparel! Cutiepparel, by SeY Design Studio, LLC, designs cute and stylish little girl's clothes.  She is going to have items to purchase during the event or you can custom order your cutie her very own outfit.  With several high-quality fabrics to choose from, we are sure you will find something you will love!

xoxo - shop girl

Friday, April 24, 2009

It is easy being green!

Hey there loyal blog followers! Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Tonight would be a perfect night for a stroll and dinner in NoDa. Our newest restaurant The Crepe Cellar is now open and ready for hungry customers! Come by The Boulevard and check out a simple way to "go green" this weekend with a super cute clutch by San Diego Hat Co. (see picture) It is very spacious and a perfect summer color! Check it out for yourself.

-XOXO Shop Girl

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Rain, rain, go away...

and it finally has! The sun is out and its a perfect day in NoDa for a late brunch and some afternoon shopping at The Boulevard. We have some great deals going on right now. Of course if you've been reading up on our blog you know about Milkweed clothing and the great prices. Lots of other vendors are having sales to clean out for new spring merchandise, we have jewelry up to 30% off, various pet items on deep discount, and some cute baby wear up to 50% off. If you're not rushing out your door right now to get here before 4:00 (first, shame on you) we will be extending these sales for a limited time. And don't forget about gallery crawl on Friday, April 3rd, The Boulevard will be open late!

-XOXO Shop Girl

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Milkweed SALE!

Our Milkweed clothing, a line designed by Allison Wolf, is all on sale! You can find everything from strapless dresses, wrap dresses, comfy pants, and even men's polo shirts. All of the prints and patterns were created by local artists and re-created on the clothing by Allison. The clothes in the Milkweed are very unique and you will be sure to get compliments every time you wear a piece. Stop by one rainy day this week and shop around The Boulevard!

-XOXO Shop Girl

Thursday, March 5, 2009

You know what tomorrow is...

Gallery Crawl! The neighborhood is gonna be on and poppin'! We are having a skirt party here at The Boulevard to honor Monique, owner of NoDa Kids. She has recently expanded her space and added new items (see pic). She's also in Skirt magazine this month, wear your favorite skirt out tomorrow night. I've checked the weather and it will be nice. Throw on a cardigan and you'll feel great.

Green Rice Gallery is having an opening for Kendra Baird and her Unclear Skies collection. You may know Kendra from the colorful prints she sells here (see pic). Stop by Green Rice and check it out!

We will also be hosting the Friends of the Greyhounds at The Boulevard. There will be plenty of friendly Greyhounds to meet tomorrow night.
-XOXO Shop Girl

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sale on collars and leads!

Happy Saturday blog followers! Its a sunny day in the 'hood and if you're planning on getting out, head over to The Boulevard for a great discount on collars and leads from Meow and Fetch (see pictures). The collar and the lead do have to match to be eligible for a 20% discount, but of course you want your pooch to match. We are right on the brink of March Madness so if your best friend isn't outfitted in his team's gear head to toe then how do you expect a win? Meow and Fetch has a wide selection of collegiate collars and leads and now jerseys!

Upcoming events:

-Friday March 6th, Skirt party honoring Monique of NoDa Kids. She's in a magazine y'all! Wear your favorite skirt over during gallery crawl and party the night away. I've already picked my skirt out! It s vintage and handmade. If you're in the mood for something new, Milkweed skirts are on sale for 70% off here!

-Also on the 6th, Friends of the Greyhounds will be here with some really cute dogs. Learn more here .

See you soon

-XOXO Shop Girl

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi there loyal followers! It s Valentine's Day and hopefully you and your sweet thang are headed here right now to shop and hold hands! If you're not making it out to NoDa today, be sure to put us on your list. We have several vendors with great sales still going on. Lots of children's and baby items up to 50% off.
Go ahead and let's make plans for the next gallery crawl. Come on out to the 'hood, grab a sandwich at the Salvador Deli, and head over to check out our sales. Items are going fast!

-XOXO Shop Girl

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gallery Crawl and CHOCOLATE!

Here it is! The first crawl of the month and the last one before Valentine's Day. Tonight we have special guests from the Charlotte Chocolate Factory from 6:00-9:30. Pick up some chocolate for your sweetie along with some beautiful jewelry and don't forget a tasty treat for your pet! The Boulevard will be open until 9:30 tonight so you have plenty of time to grab dinner and head on over. Boudreaux's Louisiana Kitchen is right across the street. We can't wait to see you. Sign up for our newsletter while you're here so you will always get in on the action in NoDa!

-XOXO Shop Girl

Friday, January 30, 2009

Love is in the air!

Valentine's Day is approaching (two weeks)! Send your sweetheart to The Boulevard this year to pick up some reasonably priced handmade bling! As you may know, we have over 13 jewelry vendors here. One of our longtime vendors LB Lee (see picture) just brought in lots of new jewelry with pieces she acquired on a recent trip to Vietnam and Singapore. She has pendants with shards of porcelain dating back to the Ming Dynasty. All of her jewelry is made by hand with special attention to detail. Make sure to put this on your Valentine wish list. Stay tuned for more items to add to the list!

-XOXO Shop Girl

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Who says I don't NEED jewelry?

One thing I keep hearing over and over again these days is the statement "I don't really NEED it". True, jewelry, art, gifts for your home or your pet are not essential to your physical need to survive. What about your need to feel good? I know how I feel in a new a pair of earrings, or how I feel when I give a special gift to a friend for no reason. These are the little things we need to embrace to get our hearts through tough times and big changes! I'm personally buying some specialty treats for my dog today. Does he need them? No. Will it make us both happy? YES! You have my permission to treat yourself to a little retail therapy. We all need it!

-XOXO Shop Girl

Friday, January 16, 2009

Gallery Crawl, be a regular...

Tonight's the night! Yep, its Gallery Crawl again. People often wonder if NoDa even has Gallery Crawl during the winter months and the answer is YES. I know the temperature is going to drop this evening, so make The Boulevard your first stop and grab a new hat, gloves, and a scarf!

I think a lot of folks are under the impression that if you've been to one crawl you seen everything. This is just not true! Vendors here are always adding new merchandise prior to the crawls (check out new Valentine's bottles from KayDeeKay, see pic), Lark and Key rotates artists frequently, as does Green Rice Gallery. There's always something to see and plenty of good places to eat in the neighborhood. (A Boulevard favorite: Cabo Fish Taco). Make yourself a regular starting tonight! Come by The Boulevard and meet the Shop Girls. Don't leave us hanging though, you have stop by for the next crawl too.

Let's keep NoDa's commitment to the arts strong and unique during 2009!

-XOXO Shop Girl

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Resolutions and Winter hours

Happy New Year from The Boulevard! All the girls at the shop hope your holidays were relaxing and full of cheer. Have you made a long list of resolutions yet? I'm still scribbling down a few. In 2009 I plan to not forget to send my birthday cards to my friends (of course there is a never ending supply of good ones here, see picture). I will also continue my quest to support the local artists, local business owners, and local economy as much as possible. And always bring my re-usable bags to the grocery store!

Just a couple of notes for you loyal blog followers:

The Boulevard is now operating with Winter business hours as follows:

Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. We will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

This will soon be updated on our website, please check our calendar of events for gallery crawl nights and other special nights.
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-XOXO Shop Girl