Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This Friday July 1st @ Mapel Boutique

This Friday Night July 1st fm 4.30-8.30 Join Mapel Boutique for an evening of art, wine and shopping!!!

If you haven't met Jenny Schildan, a Sherwood artist, it's not too late! Art has always been a passion and hobby of hers. One way her passion for art is demonstrated is by volunteering at her children's school as the Artist in Residence. As an Artist in Residence she worked with every classroom in the school to help each student paint a tile to contribute to a collaborative work of art. This was a rich and engaging opportunity for the students which will also turn into a rich and priceless work of art. Fortunately, this passion for art is going to turn into a business opportunity in the near future. This summer, she and a close friend will be opening Vine Gogh Artist Bar to the public in the Sellwood neighborhood. So, for all of the "less artistic" people in the world, we can have a glass of wine to loosen up the artist inside, and paint our way through a two-hour class, walking out the door with a fresh painting to fill that empty wall space. In short, because of Vine Gogh Artist Bar, there is still hope for us:o).

Now for your chance to meet Jenny, this Friday, Mapel Boutique will be featuring and selling her art, as well as pouring wine from Cathedral Ridge Winery, out of Hood River!
That's not all! We will also have a Wine Basket Drawing, and special in store SALE from 4:30-8:30!! Please come see us and enjoy good company, great wine, and fabulous art! You won't regret it!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shop Keeping

It's been over 6 months in our new Bridgeport location.... and we're loving every minute of it. No really- I'm not just saying that. We have a Fabulous team of Brilliant sales associates (most of them long time friends) that remind me every day how much they love their jobs. I love my sweet sales associates because they pride themselves on connecting with, talking to and creating relationships with our customers. This I believe is the foundation of a strong boutique. Thanks to my sweet friends Holly, Bethany, Maizy and our newest ladies Jennica and Kari.

In an effort to get ready for the busy summer season we are spiffing up the store. We've added new fixtures in the dressing rooms. Installed new overhead lighting in the store space, added surround sound speakers and re-modeled our back stock room. Special thanks to Chris Perry (our local jewelry designer Elizabeth Perry's husband) and Brandon.

Visit us soon to see our spiffed up digs and check out our Ever Revolving product assortment!!! Thanks for supporting Mapel Boutique.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Make it Count Portland ~ Dine Out Give Back

The next time you decide to eat out please consider going to either BLUEHOUR, Saucebox, 23 Hoyt and Clarklewis. During the month of June there restaurants are donating 10% of your tab to the Alzheimers Association of Oregon. Please print out the below coupon and share with your server.

On Tuesday my mom and I got a chance to enjoy an afternoon of shopping and dining @ Bluehour during the Dine out, Give Back campaign!!!


During the month of June Mapel  Boutique will be supporting the Cafe Give campaign. CafeGive has partnered with four of Portland's most vibrant and interesting restaurants - BLUEHOUR, Saucebox, 23 Hoyt and Clarklewis.

During the entire month of June, 10% of the diner tab (before tip) from these four restaurants will go to the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter -- IF you present the CafeGive "Make it Count Portland" coupon.

Mapel Boutique will have print out of these coupons available at our cash wrap.

CafeGive's Dine Out & Give Back event makes it simple for everyone to help the Alzheimer's Association while enjoying a great meal -- and we all need to eat!

Even Betta' News:
While visiting one of these delish' restaurants and supporting this cause take a pic of yourself and tag (via facebook) ShopMapel and you get a $20 gift certificate @ Mapel Boutique. How easy is that?
Dine, Support & Shop!!!