Thursday, June 12, 2008

News From MerGirl

Greetings from inside the cool Mergirl Cocccoon
Hi all,
Wanted to let everyone know we have been very very busy!
But isn't everyone!
Black and Ivory dress
Laura and I have been working our fingers to the bone. You can see the fruits of our labor online here at MerGirl.

Save the date Friday, June 20, 2008 for the annual
Mid Summers Eve Stroll In downtown Chester.
Join us that evening we will be open until 8:00pm serving light refreshments.
It is the official kick off to summer!

Some other exciting news, Alva, of the Alva Gallery in New London is oppening a store (in the location the gallery was in) and will be carrying select peices of MerGirl. Can you believe it MerGirl, New London. (I know it is shocking, close your mouth)
I will keep you posted about when the opening will be.

This weekend if anyone is attending the auction for High Hopes, be on the lookout for a MerGirl bias cut slip dress, hand dyed with natural dyes. It is one of my favorite peices and happy that it will help raise money for a very good cause. So Bid on it!
Here is the list of lots of other really fabulous items that will be on the Auction Block.

Also, I am starting a
new segment for the Smashing Darling Blog, Indie Style Scene, I want to know how you wear your indie. Here is your chance to show off your favorite indie fashion find. I want to know who you are and what you love and want others to know too. This will be a weekly feature. I think the long arm of cool indie reaches far and wide and I want to highlight that. To get more details email me

You can also find me writing at Mergirl Shop Blog

and I also want to remind everyone that it is a new season for farm fresh and Dinners at the Farm put on by River Tavern and Feast are in full swing again. I recommend making a reservation and going to one. The dinners are really bringing a lot of awareness to the local farms that we are so fortunate to have in our area.

and hope to see you soon,

Thursday, June 05, 2008

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