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DELRAY BEACH FASHION WEEK HITS DOWNTOWN

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:57am

COUTURE IS PART OF OUR CULTURE IN DOWNTOWN DELRAY, AND THIS IS NEVER MORE TRUE THAN DURING FASHION WEEK, WHEN THE CITY COMES ALIVE WITH STYLE, JANUARY 25-29, 2017!

Celebrate spectacular fashion, local designers, art and beauty at the 4th annual Delray Beach Fashion Week created by the Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown merchants.  The local designs and diverse fashions will take center stage at the fashion runway events, designer showcase, fashion luncheon, Stiletto Race, and for the first time a Boutique Pop Up Shopping Event. 

“We are thrilled to be hosting this award winning and special event again this year, “ said Laura Simon, Executive Director, DDA. Delray Beach Fashion Week is a unique, fun and all-encompassing opportunity to share with our local residents and visitors the fashion and beauty that is found right here in Downtown Delray Beach.”

A highlight of Delray Beach Fashion Week is “Delray on the Runway.”  The January 26th event at Il Bacio invites guests to dress for a “white party,” and includes a runway show, reception, and silent auction.  The event features local Downtown Delray Beach Designers: Jules Guaglardi – Roxy LuLu; Lizzi Lambert – Haystacks; Stephanie Graniero – Oh My Bod; Arianne Brown - Ramona LaRue; Jen Scoz and Hawk Stillwind – House of Zen Dali; Jelena Lovric – LoveRich Boutique; Glavidia Alexis – Glavidia Hair Studios; and Jully Ortega - The Sandy Shoppe.

Events will take place throughout Downtown Delray Beach and many are free to the public.  Tickets for the Delray Beach Designer Show, Fashion Luncheon, and runway seats at the fashion shows can be purchased at each event.  Raffle tickets will be included with each event ticket purchased and will also be available for $5.  The raffle prize package valued at $1,000 includes:  a 2 night/3 day hotel stay; spa, restaurant and retail gift certificates; tickets to Old School Square events and Delray Yacht Cruises.  All event and raffle tickets sold throughout Delray Beach Fashion Week benefit the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.

2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week Highlights

Events details will be updated on DelrayFashionWeek.com. Tickets are available for purchase. 

As of 12.29.2016

 

Wednesday, January 25 - “An Evening in Downtown”

6 p.m.:  Art Invitational – Downtown Artists/Gallery Showcase

7 p.m. : Entertainment and “Hair and Evening Wear” Runway Show

On Atlantic Avenue in front of The Colony Hotel at 525 E. Atlantic Ave

The launch of Delray Beach Fashion Week.  Free event, with $25 ticketed runway seating.

 

Thursday, January 26 - “Delray on the Runway”

7 p.m. - IL Bacio/PRIME – 29 SE 2nd Ave

Fashion show featuring the Downtown Delray Beach designers, reception, silent auction, Guest Host - Amanda Perna of Project Runway, and guests invited to dress in white. 

Tickets: $40.

 

Friday, January 27 - “Tropical Paradise”

11:30am-1pm – Che!!! – 900 E. Atlantic Ave

“Tropical Paradise” Resort Wear Fashion Show and Luncheon

Tickets: $35

 

Friday, January 27 - Stiletto Race

6 p.m. – SE 4th Ave & Atlantic Ave.

Stiletto Race hosted by Vince Canning Shoes

Register: delraystilettorace.com.  $25 advance, $35 at event

 

Saturday, January 28 – “Swim & Surf”

7 p.m. - Old School Square Park @ NE 2nd Ave.

Swim & Surf Finale Runway Fashion Show, Guest Host - Suzanne Boyd, WPEC News12; entertainment by Spider Cherry.

Free event, with $25 ticketed runway seating.

 

Sunday, January 29 - Fashion Week Boutique Pop Up Shopping

1 p.m.  – 4 p.m. - Old School Square Fieldhouse – 51 N. Swinton Ave.

Fashion Week Boutique Pop Up Shopping event for customers to see and purchase items shown during Delray Beach Fashion Week.

The 2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week sponsors are: Platinum - Menin Development Inc.; Gold - Grimes Events & Party Tents, VUP Media, Sound Media;  Silver – Ed Morse Automotive Group, Swatches and Rags, Parisi Events, Victoria DeSilvio Group; Bronze – Park View Realty, Posh Properties; Media - Delray Newspaper, Delray Magazine, Living FLA.COM, LOCAL Magazine; Venue - Che!!!, The Colony Hotel & Cabana Club, Il Bacio.

For more information and event details or to purchase tickets (tickets are available now!), please visit www.DelrayFashionWeek.com, facebook.com/DelrayFashion, #DELRAYFASHIONWEEK, or phone: 561.243.1077.

 

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About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to enhance and stimulate balanced economic growth through position marketing activities that engage Downtown Businesses, residents and visitors, while creating a clean, safe, physical and experiential place to live, work and invest.  For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.

 

 

Media Contact:

Sarah E. Flynn - Willcaro Communications LLC

561.866.5064 - sarahf@willcarocomm.com

WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 11:23am

THE HOLIDAYS IN DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH

WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

Delray Beach, FL (December 20, 2016)…The Downtown Merchant & Business Association and DDA hosted a Window Decorating Contest for the holidays.  More than 100 Downtown merchants participated creating festive displays in their windows and throughout their stores. Winners have been announced and are:  Most Creative: Roxy Lulu;  Most Delray: Hand’s;  Most Festive: Three way tie - The Popcorn House, Native Sun, Loverich Boutique; and Best Overall: Morley.  Downtown Delray Beach is the place to be for the holidays with shopping, dining, entertainment and fun for all.  Stroll through the beautifully decorated neighborhoods, view festive windows, shop for the perfect gift, be dazzled by the 100ft Christmas tree, and more.   

 

"BEST OVERALL"

MORLEY

"MOST CREATIVE"

ROXY LULU

 

"MOST DELRAY"

HANDS OFFICE AND ART SUPPLY

Three Way Tie:  "MOST FESTIVE"

LOVERICH BOUTIQUE

THE ORIGINAL POPCORN HOUSE

NATIVE SUN

For a complete listing of events and details please visit DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Events or phone 561.243.1077.

 

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About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to enhance and stimulate balanced economic growth through position marketing activities that engage Downtown Businesses, residents and visitors, while creating a clean, safe, physical and experiential place to live, work and invest.  For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.

 

Media Contact: Sarah E. Flynn - Willcaro Communications LLC  

561.866.5064 - sarahf@willcarocomm.com

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 1:48pm

SHOPPING, WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST, ART WALK & MORE

Delray Beach, FL (November 30, 2016)… Join us in the spirit of this magical season! Downtown Delray Beach is the place to be for the holidays with shopping, dining, entertainment and fun for all.  Stroll through the beautifully decorated neighborhoods, view festive windows, shop for the perfect gift, experience the First Friday Art Walk with our galleries and studios, be dazzled by the 100ft Christmas tree, see a movie on the green, music, parades, and more.  “The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and merchants welcome you Downtown for the holidays, said Laura Simon, Executive Director. We are proud to provide financial support once again for the 100ft Christmas Tree, and encourage you to visit the restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and salons & spas throughout our neighborhoods: THE SET, The Ave, Pineapple Grove, SOFA, US 1 and Beachside.”

Here are a few highlights:

Window Decorating Contest • December 1, 2016

The Downtown Merchant & Business Association and DDA are hosting a Window Decorating Contest, and businesses downtown are creating festive displays in their windows and throughout their stores. Be sure to see them all beginning December 1st. Winners will be announced December 14th for Most Creative, Most Festive, Most Delray and Best Overall.

First Friday Art Walk • December 2, 2016

Special Features:

  • 3 - 5 p.m. Plein Air Paintings by Ralph Papa on exhibition at the Delray Beach Public Library (2nd Floor Gallery). Enjoy a meet & greet with the artist from 3-5 p.m. Parking is free at the Library!     

  • 5:00 p.m. (presentation to begin at 5:15 p.m.) Unveiling of THE SET mural at the Delray Tennis Center (the mural is on the wall fronting NW 3rd Avenue). 

  • 6pm – 9pm: Each Art Walk is a self-guided tour with the participation of 28 galleries and artists, special exhibits, offerings and promotionsStroll Artists Alley (NE 3rd Ave @ NE 4th St), Pineapple Grove (NE 2nd Avenue), and Atlantic Avenue.  This is a FREE event just show up and start wherever you like!  Art Walk Brochure & Map, along with 12/2 Art Walk Specials, available at DowntownDelrayBeach.com/FirstFridayArtWalk.

Light Up Downtown:

  • Gold starfish lined with red twinkle lights adorn the light poles along Atlantic Avenue from I-95 to A1A;
  • Twinkle lights and holiday decorations adorn the Libby Wesley Plaza at SW 5th Ave and Atlantic Avenue;
  • 26 Holiday wreath displays on the NW and SW 5th Ave. light poles;
  • Pineapple painter palette displays on the light poles along Pineapple Grove Way;
  • Twinkle lights and garland festoon the Delray Beach Pavilion, and the Visitor Information Center at Atlantic Avenue and A1A;
  • A beautiful Sphere Tree beachside at Atlantic Avenue and A1A, brought to you by: The Delray Beach DDA, Marriott Residence Inn, Boston’s On the Beach and Café Luna Rosa.

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Holiday Events Downtown

  • The 100 Ft. Christmas Tree Lighting is December 1st from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. on the grounds of Old School Square & E. Atlantic Ave. The lighting will take place at 7:15 p.m.

For a complete listing of events and details please visit DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Events or phone 561.243.1077.

New to Downtown Delray Beach: 21 Drops®

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 11:37am
 
   

Behind the Business

Downtown Delray Insider - Q&A with:   21 Drops®

Located at:  290 SE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach 33483

21 Drops offer the highest quality blends of 100% natural essential oils gathered from regions throughout the world. A thoroughly modern experience in Aromatherapy, 21 Drops provides a healthier, more beautiful way of living.

Interviewee:  The founder and owner of 21 Drops Essential Oil Therapy®, Cary Caster.

Learn about Cary Caster's journey in creating 21 Drops. Cary’s passion and commitment to her customers well-being is present in each and every vial of 21 Drops.

Cary Caster (BS, LMT, CCA) Botanist, Licensed Massage Therapist and Clinically Certified Aromatherapist, pursued her education in Botany and the study of plant based medicine, earning academic and clinical degrees in anatomy, physiology, and blending from institutions in the US, UK and France.  She worked in her own private practice, and recently developed 21 Drops®, a line of therapeutic quality essential oil blends for both the professional and consumer markets.

Cary Caster, The founder and owner of 21 Drops Essential Oil Therapy®

Describe the operating philosophy that drives you and your business.

Our 21 Drops® Essential Oil Therapy’s philosophy is to help people to feel and be their best self by offering 21 pre-blended, 100% natural essential oil solutions for a healthier mind and body. Our operating philosophy is to abide to the utmost standard of quality for our product ingredients and provide optimal customer satisfaction.

Tell the story of how your business has evolved since its beginning.

21 Drops® has evolved tremendously since it began 5+ years ago. From not really knowing what to expect when we first launched to now having a strong strategic game plan, we have expanded throughout the country into  major retailers, spas and hotel amenity programs. We actively participate in tradeshows and events that best fit our end consumer. Of course, experience makes all the difference in how we handle our current day-to-day business.

What is your business most known for (what keeps the customers coming back)?

We create products made from the purest ingredients gathered from around the globe and use the healing abilities of therapeutic quality essential oils to help bring balance and wellness to our customers’ minds, bodies and emotions. We make it easy to understand and use essential oils, which are extremely powerful in their healing attributes.

What is one of your most recent projects/achievements that your company has had the opportunity to work on?

We have been fortunate to be involved in many different activities, but it was providing extra essential oils to a make shift clinic in Haiti after their earthquake and to this day that certainly had the most profound effect on me. The entire island heard about this special place and people lined up for hours to receive the oils according to their needs. The whole village around this area ended up much healthier and more resilient as conditions continued to worsen even years after the episode as reports of disrepair and more internal chaos continue to jeopardize the health and wellness of this poor impoverish island.

What is something people may not know about your company?

One of the most important tenets of our brand is that we send our essential oils to a third party testing facility in Europe to ensure they meet the requirements of international standards of therapeutic quality which clearly shows that there is no adulteration of the oils and that they are not synthetic fragrance liquids, which unfortunately is a huge part of the greater essential oil market.

Any annual events or ongoing promotions the public should be aware of?

21 Drops will be offering monthly classes about the use of essential oils, focusing on the seasonality of needs and effective solutions. These will be the second Wellness Wednesday of the month, starting in November! We will also be hosting events by other wellness warriors of many kinds, so be sure to follow us on Facebook to see listings of our classes and other workshops and events that we will be hosting. We also give a 10% discount to first time purchasers, and we have instilled a frequent buyer program. We look forward to seeing everyone at the store soon! Attend a class about the use of essential oils, offered monthly at 21 Drops®.

Visit www.21drops.com to learn more and be sure to stop in, say hello, and welcome the 21 Drops team to Downtown Delray Beach!

 

 
   
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