Ringing in the New Year in the Eastern Panhandle

Posted by  | December 28, 2011  at 11:28 PM  

With only three days left 'til New Years Eve many of you may be excited to be leaving the holidays behind and moving onto a fresh start. It is that time of year again to begin coming up with New Years Resolutions as well as letting loose for a night. For those of you who are scrambling to find something Fabulous to do this New Years Eve and have been having trouble here are some wonderful events around our Panhandle!


WV

$15 a Ticket
Ring in the New Year with The Hillbilly Gypsies and The Speakeasy Boys

$95 Per Person
Dinner, Dancing, Party Favors, Champagne Toast, and Breakfast Buffet

$45 Per Person
Cazhmiere, Cashbar, and Balloon Drop

$100 per person
Dinner, Ballroom dancing, Desert, Live entertainment

$13-25 for Mehndi, $25 for Makeup Application
Make Up & Mehndi (the art of painting henna on the body) for your New Year's Eve party.
From 3:00-6:00

VA

$110 Per Person
10-Course Dinner and Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight

$10 Per Person
"Safest, Healthiest, Most Affordable, and Entertaining"

$10 Per Person
Sing along, champagne toast at midnight (or cider for the kids), confetti, party hats

Make Reservation
Ring in the New Year with the band Souled Out

MD

$64 Per Person, $120 Per Couple
Open Bar, Band, DJ, Champagne Toast, and Continental Breakfast at Midnight

$65 Per Person, $200 Family Pack
Bowl in the New Year, all you can eat Buffet




Winner of the Loggerhead Apparel Giveaway Is...

Posted by  | December 21, 2011  at 9:35 AM  

Congratulations to Alex Lemley for winning the very first Pretty in the Panhandle giveaway--a Loggerhead Apparel Bellwether Polo!

Thanks to everyone who participated, and I hope to be giving away more Pretty Presents in the future :)

If you are intrested in teaming up with Pretty in the Panhandle to give away a Pretty Present email richele@prettyinthepanhandle.com

The winner of this contest was selected randomly using the number generator at Random.org

Here's My Local Wish List, Santa Baby, Shop Local and Support Small Merchants Too, Would You?

Posted by  | December 16, 2011  at 10:02 AM  
            

As I was putting the finishing touches on my Christmas spreadsheet (Word docs are for amateurs), I realized that more than half of the items on my list are things I've spotted locally. So why I am sharing my list with you, dear readers? Surely your favorite blogger is on your shopping list, right? Just kidding, just kidding. I'm writing this post, because all of these items would make great presents for any lady on your list (hint, hint). This is also a perfect guide for last minute shoppers, since these gifts can be found in the Panhandle and will spare your sanity a trip to Tysons Corner.
 
For those of you not lucky enough to live locally, some of these stores offer online shopping and are linked accordingly.

301 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg
99 Maddex Square Dr., Shepherdstown

Wise Owl Pocket Watch Necklace, The Vintage Lady
180 High St., Harpers Ferry

Wrap Bracelets, Plum
108 E. German St., Shepherdstown
(she's a local gal with an Etsy store)

Vintage Chanel Bag, reFINEments
125 W. German St., Shepherdstown
(a girl can dream)

Fuchsia Rock & Republic Jeans, Vault Denim by Caroline

Recycled Cotton Throw, Good Natured
209 S. Raleigh St., Martinsburg
81 N. Washington St., Berkeley Springs

Second Annual CASA Holiday Tea and Purse Auction

Posted by  | December 13, 2011  at 4:53 PM  


Sunday, December 4, CASA* of the Eastern Panhandle hosted their second annual Holiday Tea and Purse Auction in Shepherdstown, WV, at The Bavarian Inn.

Chanel, Kate Spade, and Coach were just a few of the luxury labels to be snagged during the silent auction segment of the afternoon. Bidders sipped bubbly (and loosened their budgets) while perusing the purses and enjoying a sampling of savory and sweet treats provided by The Bavarian. In addition to the bags available through the silent auction, guests were given the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win a cross-body Coach Bag (talk about a steal). There were also several bags up for live auction, including special donations by West Virginia First Lady Joanne TomblinCongresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, and Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley.

As part of the program, those involved with CASA shared stories of the lives they've touched--often saved--through the services provided by CASA. And while the success stories were moving, the real motivation was
knowing that something as simple as buying a handbag, could help change the life of a child.

It costs approximately $1,300 just to train one CASA volunteer. This event raised over $13,000--that's enough money to give 10 people the opportunity to go out in our community and make an impact, right here in the Eastern Panhandle!

Cathy Ferro, Christine Foster, Kim Cicchino, & Rebecca Carper

Josephine Vesly & Aija Rabinowitz

Bunny Greer & Ashley Musselwhite

For more pictures from the CASA Holiday Tea and Purse Auction visit Pretty in the Panhandle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prettyinthepanhandle 

*What is CASA? CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. After a rigorous training program, CASA volunteers are appointed to investigate cases when children have been removed from their homes because of abuse and/or neglect. CASA is a nationwide program, and there are ten CASA organizations in West Virginia. CASA of the Eastern Panhandle(CASA-EP) was established in 2003. Since then, CASA-EP has trained over 95volunteers and advocated for nearly 400 children in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties. Our long-term goal is to increase our base of active volunteers so we can serve all of the children in the Eastern Panhandle who are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect and need our help.

Loggerhead Apparel Bellwether Polo Giveaway!

Posted by  | December 9, 2011  at 9:39 AM  
                
Today begins the first, of what I hope will be many, Pretty in the Panhandle reader giveaways aka Pretty Presents! In the spirit of giving, Loggerhead Apparel, will be sending one lucky lady (or gent) one of their signature Bellwether Polos (retail $68).

To enter to win, here's what you need to do:

1. "Like" both Pretty in the Panhandle and Loggerhead Apparel on Facebook (mandatory for entry)
2. Follow @LoggerheadApp on Twitter (bonus entry)
3. Join the Flotilla! -- sign up for the Loggerhead Apparel newsletter (bonus entry)

For your entry to be official you MUST leave a comment below with your name, email, and what you've done to enter.

The contest will end Friday, December 16 at 11:59PM EST and the winner will be randomly selected and notified via email.

And, if you don't want to wait around to see if you won, Loggerhead Apparel is offering free shipping on all products (even koozies and croakies) through Christmas!

Road Trip: Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale

Posted by  | December 6, 2011  at 2:35 PM  
                         
Twice a year Lilly Pulitzer holds a warehouse sale near their home base in King of Prussia, PA. With drastic discounts rarely found elsewhere in the land of Lilly, many shoppers trek great distances to fill up their pink shopping carts and stock up for resort season--it's like a Pink Pilgrimage. We really should count ourselves lucky that we are a mere 3.5 hours away. Seven hours in the car with your shopping buddies for saving up to 70%?! I suggest you start feigning ill and call in sick this Friday.
     
The sale beings Friday at 7AM and wraps up Saturday at 4PM and will be held at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. When I've shopped these sales in the past, I have not been one of the first shoppers through the door, nor did I have to fight anyone for one of my favorite prints. There is PLENTY of inventory for ladies, gents and kiddos, so don't feel like you need to be there the second the doors open.
              
While the sale usually isn't too crazy, here are a few tips to make sure your shopping trip is as happy as the prints you're purchasing.

  1. Set a Budget
  2. Stick to Your Budget
  3. Wear something that you can easily try things on over. There are allegedly changing rooms, but I've never braved them. I recommend leggings and layers with a camisole as the base. That way you can strip down and get back to shopping before someone steals that snazzy shift dress you were eyeing.
  4. If you're shopping for other people (especially kiddos), make a list with their sizes, so you don't have to keep calling/texting family members to track down info. This will just distract you from your shopping, and we certainly don't want that.
  5. HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK! 
What
       
When
December 9
7AM to 8PM

 December 10
8AM to 4PM
        
 Where
Greater Philadelphia Exop Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA  19456
 
Cost
Well now that depends...

Important Details After the Break!

Join CASA This Sunday for a Holiday Tea and Purse Auction at The Bavarian Inn

Posted by  | December 2, 2011  at 1:05 PM  

'Tis the season for giving and getting, so what could be more perfect than giving to a good cause and getting something (in addition to that warm fuzzy feeling) in return?

Sunday afternoon, CASA* will be holding a Holiday Tea and Purse Auction at The Bavarian Inn, in Shepherdstown, WV. The event will feature a variety of authentic designer handbags as well as a raffle for a Coach bag. Purses make quite perfect Christmas presents or perhaps you need to treat yourself to a little holiday treat.

Tickets are still available, but very limited, so snag yours now by calling 304.263.5100 or emailing lisa@casaep.org

What
Holiday Tea and Purse Party

When
December 4, 2011
3:30PM - 5:30PM

Where
The Bavarian Inn
164 Shepherd Grade Road
Shepherdstown, WV

Cost
$35
(plus spending/donation money)

*What is CASA? CASA stands for CourtAppointed Special Advocate. After a rigorous training program, CASA volunteers are appointed to investigate cases when children have been removed from their homes because of abuse and/or neglect. CASA is a nationwide program, and there are ten CASA organizations in West Virginia. CASA of the Eastern Panhandle(CASA-EP) was established in 2003. Since then, CASA-EP has trained over 95volunteers and advocated for nearly 400 children in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties. Our long-term goal is to increase our base of active volunteers so we can serve all of the children in the Eastern Panhandle who are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect and need our help.