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Diva Day Spring 2012 is almost here. We have so many things going on that I thought it best to give you a quick preview of what to expect.
Doors open at 11 am this Saturday, May 5. The Century Inn will be greeting us with special drinks to mark the occasion and the bar will be open!!!!!! Complimentary appetizers will await you so plan to come early and relax.
Seating begins at 11:45 and the luncheon, fashion show and entertainment will begin at 12:15.
I have seen the menu and it is just magical! Here it is:
Citrus Dusted Cod
with fennel, rhubarb & orange sunrise fromage blanc
Roasted Heirloom Beets
with ricotta salata, celeriac, bulls blood greens
Balck Angus Flat Iron
with farmers cheese "au gratin" haricot vert salad
Cinnamon - fromage blanc icecream & carmel
The clothes are in and are they ever fabulous! Sizes to 1X and drop dead gorgeous!!!!!! Jewelry, scarves, hats and more!!!!
Trunk show at Bank 40 Mercantile following the luncheon so plan to stroll over and shop! Stylist Tana Ford will be on hand to help you create your own unique look!
Professional makeup artist Kathy Brophy and here assistant Rachel will be on hand for personal consultations
Loretta Antanovich will be present with skin care Kara Vita. Pharmacheutical grade skin care that goes above and beyond to protect and care for your skin.
Psychic Sonna Simms is at the Elves Lair. Full and partial readings available.
gg Gundies, Jan's Tea Shop, Sisters Junque Shop, and Two Old Crowes have perfect gifts for Mom!
There are just a few tickets remaining. If you are interested please call me @ 724.323.3324.
See you Saturday!
Greetings Emerald Valley Cheese Lovers,
Spring has arrived! There is no doubt the grass is greener on both sides of the fence according to the cows and they are pushing the limits every chance they get! Spring also marks the beginning of a new season at our shop. Bank 40 Mercantile is located at 2184 East National Pike Scenery Hill, PA 15360 in the historic First National Bank of Scenery Hill. This building is an extraordinary piece of history (you must visit the vault) and is a natural setting for a true Mercantile. Home to Emerald Valley Artisans vast array of cheeses it also offers the very best in "local" from other artists as well. Cheeses from Mackenzie Creamery and Hidden Hills Dairy are featured in the cheese case along side the Emerald Valley offerings. Homemade Federal Preserves made with fresh berries from Triple B Farms and honey from Washington County beekeeper Mark Bedillion line the cupboard shelves. More than a dozen different varieties of biscotti from my mother's kitchen fill the cookie jars. Wines from Christian Klay Winery are a house favorite and pairing with your favorite cheese is a must.
This year we proudly announce the opening of our ladies boutique. Boutique at the Bank is a fashion experience like no other. Featuring "Sweet Zoo at the Bank" our Boutique is brimming with the fashion forward styles of Tana Ford. Ladies, trust me when I tell you these clothes rock. Regardless of your age or size there is something to suit everybody. From vintage to futuristic this is an eclectic blend of what we girls love most. I simply cannot do it justice with words....you need to come and have the experience.
Also new this year, Bank 40 Mercantile welcomes local artist Kit Paulsen as she offers her delightful water color paintings. We are honored that Kit has graciously agreed to hang her incredible artwork in our shop. Her colorful interpretation of local life is a beautiful must have addition to your home.
The season opens April 14 & 15. We will be open Saturday's and Sunday's 11 am to 5 pm. Weekdays by appointment. Check the calendar for special events and happenings. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions. We hope to see you soon.
Ok, I want to shout out to all my sisters out there. Please mark Saturday, May 5, 2012 on your calendar and make plans to join us for DIVA DAY SPRING 2012! You are invited to join us in the "small but weird" Village of Scenery Hill, PA for this most fabulous of celebrations of all things GIRL!!!!!! So here are all the facts you need to know:
This year Bank 40 Mercantile welcomes you to DIVAS and DAUGHTERS a Benefit Fashion Show and Luncheon. This event will take place at the Historic Century Inn with proceeds supporting Washington Communitie MH/MR Children's Unit.
A special four course menu by The Century Inn's own Chef Steven Thompson will feature Emerald Valley Artisan cheeses. Musical entertainment by Diva Extrordinaire Ruby Red and the Dirty Devils. The fashions will feature the ever fabulous stylings of Tana Ford and SWEET ZOO at the Bank. Chinese auction and raffle. Tickets $50.00 purchased in advance. Seating is limited. Contact Alisa @ 724.323.3324 or email email@example.com. The Century Inn will be open at 11 am. Seating for the luncheon will begin at 11:45. Show will begin at 12:15.
Wine and Cheese Trunk Show following the Fahion Show hosted by Emerald Valley Artisans and Bank 40 Mercantile, This is your chance to visit Bank 40 Mercantile and experience our new Boutique. Wines by Christian Klay, cheese by Emerald Valley Artisans, clothes by Sweet Zoo......what else could a girl ask for?!
Premier showing by local artist Kit Paulsen at Bank 40 Mercantile
The Elves Lair is hosting Psychic Donna Simms. Full and partial readings available. Call 724.945.6463 to schedule an appointment.
The shoppes in the Village will be open for for shopping pleasure. Remember, this is just one week before Mother's Day. What a great chance to get your mom a truly unique gift.
Please stay tuned to this ste for further details regarding this event.
Spring Open House is April 14th and 15th 11am to 5 pm. Make plans to join us in the "small but weird" Village of Scenery Hill for the official opening of the 2012 season. Bank 40 Mercantile is located at 2184 East National Pike Scenery Hill, PA 15360 and is home to Emerald Valley Artisans. Cheese lovers rejoice as all your favorite Emerald Valley Cheeses will be in the case along with International Gold Medal Winners from Mackenzie Creamery. Their Cognac Fig and Apricot Ginger Chevre is unbelievably good. We are also offering their new "Baby Buche". This bucheron is one of the oldest French style aged cheeses and will delight even the most demanding cheese lovers.
Lori Sollenberger has simply out done herself as we are delighted to offer her Old Gold Gouda and Allegheny. The 18 month old Old Gold Gouda is in a class all it's own and the fresh asiago style Allegheny is a tasty surprise. You must try both!
This year marks the opening of Boutique at the Bank with the always awesome stylings of Tana Ford's "Sweet Zoo at the Bank". Ladies, do not miss this chance to be among the first to expeience these clothes. They are remarkable. Jewelry and scarves are a must have. And let's not forget the hats. Yes ladies, I said hats. They are ridiculously fun and beautiful! They will make you feel amazing!
Making a special appearance at the Boutique for Open House is professional makeup artist Kathy Brophy. The makeup line is Motives by loren ridinger and includes the most fabulous (I speak from experience) custom blend mineral foundations and powders. Kathy will be on hand April 14 & 15 to help you create your own custom cosmetic style using the highest quality and healtiest products available on the market today. If you would like a personal consultation with Kathy please call or email ahead to schedule your appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alisa @ 724.323.3324.
Kit Paulen will be our featured artist at the Mercantile as she displays her incredible water color creations for all to see. These colorful interpretaitons of local life are awesome and will be the focal point of any room in you home!
Village must sees:
gg Gundies features ladies scarves, jewelry, elegant linens, eclectic local art and much more.....shop keepers Barrie and Artie Coleman will warmly welcome you and make you feel right at home.....
Jan's Tea Shop roasts their own coffee (I personally am addicted to Jan's Christmas Blend Coffee and Chocolate Tea)....but really, the tea pots are to die for!!!!!
The Elves Lair is the most unique offering of vintage toys, games, cards, patriotic American made (Pennsylvania to be exact) flags and much, much more....
The Sisters Junque Shop has more stuff than I can explain and is an adventure you must have....
Two Old Crows offers primitive decor and is home to the "Happy Hookers"...I will let you figure that one out on your own......
And last, but not least the Historic Century Inn....history at it's best and a culinary experience to match! Inn keeper Megin Harrington warmly welcomes all in the tradtional of those who have traveled the Pike for over 200 years!
Please make plans to visit the Village Open House Weekend! We look forward to seeing you!
Please make plans to join us this Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm for our first ever DIVA DAY at Bank 40 Mercantile. Food and fashion will converge to make a spectacular playground for we ladies who desire to endulge our "inner girl"!
Purses, jewelery, hats and home decor at GG Gundies will join the fabulous fashions of SWEET ZOO and the extensive collection of TURKISH SCARVES and SILVER JEWELRY which will be featured at Bank 40 Mercantile.
The Elves Lair offers a wide variety of seasonal home decor and plays host to psychic Donna Simms for partial and full readings. Chef Steven Thompson at The Century Inn has whipped up a special lunch menu just for us girls featuring the cheeses of Emerald Valley Artisans.
Christian Klay Winery will be pouring their best at Bank 40 Mercantile paired with seasonal favorites like Feta Antoinetta and Harvest Cheddar.
Friends of Emerald Valley; Hidden Hills Dairy offers three special farmsted cheeses: Buttercup, Ivory Lace and Old Gold Gouda. Maceknzie Creamery sends their newly crowned International Gold Medal winning chevre's in Cognac Fig and Apricot Ginger along with seasonal favorites Pumpkin Spice and Orange Cranberry.
Biscotti by Antoinette debuts their newest creation: Carmel Apple along with over sixteen other varieties of my mother's famous biscotti
This is the short list of the many things waiting for you to experience in the "small but weird" village of Scenery Hill! I look forward to seeing you this Saturday.
Alisa Fava - Fasnacht