Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Cottage, Diehl’s and other local shops all offer great gifts for mom on Sunday.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. If you still haven’t found the perfect gift for your mom, Patch has you covered. Here’s a rundown of great gifts you can pick up around Severna Park. The Cottage From a quick trip into The Cottage in Park Plaza, you can find an abundance of gifts for mom. From fun wine glasses, to jewelry, to clothes, to home decor items—The Cottage has something for everyone. If your mom is already a frequent Cottage shopper, you may want to check out some of their new items. The store recently underwent a remodel and stocked up on plenty of new merchandise. You can read more about those items here. Victoria’s Fancy Foods Let mom kick back and relax this Mother’s Day with a glass of wine and some chocolate. Victoria’s…
Friday, March 15, 2013
The local shop will host a Vera Bradley Baby Shower on Saturday to unveil their new products.
Those who frequent The Cottage in Park Plaza often have probably noticed that the local shop has a new look, as well as some new products. On March 3, the Severna Park gift boutique underwent its first complete remodel since the store opened 27 years ago. The new look includes new carpet, a reorganized window stage, new flooring and updated displays. “We have been here for 27 years and had 27 year old country blue carpet,” said store manager Monica Leisure. “Our employees and our customers kept begging to have it go and we were finally able to make it all work.” The remodel also incorporates more displays, but still somehow manages to make the store look bigger and less cluttered. Leisure said every customer that comes in notices the …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
This week Path reported on a fatal hit-and-run and spoke with a Realtor about the Severna Park housing market.
Here's a look at some of the top stories from Severna Park Patch this week. To read more of any story, just click on the link. 1. UPDATE: Police Seek Driver in Fatal I-97 Hit-and-Run A 50-year-old Millersville man was killed early Tuesday morning after a hit-and-run on I-97. Police said the man was ejected from his truck after it crashed and then hit by another driver who fled the scene. The accident caused heavy traffic Tuesday morning. 2. Severna Park Housing Market Sees Rise in Sales The Severna Park housing market saw a significant increase in home sales during the month of November compared to last year's numbers. A local agent said when homeowners put their houses on the market now, they have slightly lower expectations—which has led…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Patch offers a rundown of potential gifts from local businesses for someone on your shopping list.
Looking for the perfect gift for someone on your shopping list this holiday season? Patch can help. For the next few weeks, Severna Park Patch will visit local shops and business to find out what items they are offering to holiday shoppers looking to save, spend or splurge on gifts. Today’s gift ideas come from The Cottage located 568E Ritchie Highway. The Cottage is a local gift boutique that offers designer products from jewelry, purses, clothes and home decor items. The store has been in its current location for 26 years. Patch spoke with manager Monica Leisure about items The Cottage has to offer those on your holiday gift list. Save (Items $20 or less) Spend (Items $50 or less) Splurge (Items $100 or more) The cottage also has retired…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Say "thank you" to mom with a flattering and pretty sundress with a print made from original artwork.
Just in time for Mother's Day, The Cottage in Park Plaza has rearranged the store to make room for a new line of stylish sundresses depicting the artistry of Kaeli Smith. The store has sold the 19-year-old Annapolis artist's paintings for years, said owner Sue Gauthier. The store now has the exclusive rights to using Smith's original colorful designs on sleeveless, lined cotton sundresses. Customers are taken with Smith's designs, which are now displayed on a dressing room curtain at the store. They are asking for them to be printed on curtains and shower curtains, said Gauthier. The price range for the dresses is $79 to $119. Have you found your mother a gift yet? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Local merchants are marking down items to make way for new inventory, so you can take advantage of the discounts while supporting local businesses.
The ho-ho-ho-ing continues Monday for shoppers as Severna Park merchants offer deep discounts to customers scouting for bargains. Here are just a few to get you started: Caitlin Burmnan owner of Spark Running in Park Plaza Patch wants Patch readers to know that they will be having a sale from Dec. 28-31, with select footwear and apparel 25 percent off. The Paper Trousseau, on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, is having a post Christmas sale with 60 percent off all Christmas stock. Over at The Cottage, in Park Plaza, Monica Leisure, manager, reports that all HOBO items are 30 percent off Dec. 26-31 and selected Brighton handbags are 25 percent off Dec. 26-31. Life Is Good, Christmas and more are on sale this week, Leisure said in an email to…
Monday, December 19, 2011
This makes a dozen unique gift ideas for you to select from this holiday season while supporting your local businesses.
Rounding out our unique gift series is the grand finale of gift No. 12, offering a new twist on a wine bottle. These are refurbished by an Eastern Shore artist with custom labels and a string of lights tucked inside (that can be easily replaced) to add a warm glow to your home or Bay cruiser for $29.99. Currently on display at The Cottage are two named for our rivers, the Severn and the Magothy. While you're at The Cottage, check-out the driftwood cre'che, the figurines are $85 and the manger, $120. Here's a recap of the unique gifts we've discovered to date: Holiday-inspired lacrosse shorts were the first pick featured on Dec. 3 and found at Behind the Back in the Severna Park Village Shopping Center. The second find was piano music, …
Friday, December 17, 2010
Looking for that perfect gift that fits into a stocking hung with care?
For recipients, a full stocking is like the icing on a proverbial Christmas present cake. It's the dessert after a holly jolly smorgasbord of larger gifts, and it's often taken for granted. You, the one responsible for the stocking getting stuffed (and likely responsible for most things in your household), know all too well these things just don't happen. There's no stocking fairy who stops by with a tiny sack of tiny items that have already been wrapped. Alas, the stocking duties fall on you. Here at Patch, we recognize the plight of busy parents and hardworking families and we are here to help. Enjoy these stocking stuffer suggestions that are sure to cover everyone on your list who has been nice this year. If you're looking for gadgets…