Shop Alert: Jodi Arnold Trunk Show at Stil

Betty Riaz of Stil at The Mall at Chestnut Hill is hosting a Jodi Arnold trunk show. There’s a wine reception this Thursday, March 25th from 5pm to 9pm. You’ll get a free studded Jodi Arnold belt with purchase. The trunk show itself runs through Sunday, March 28th.

Jodi Arnold Spring 2010

Deal Alert: Sample Sale in Fort Point

This Saturday afternoon, March 20th 12pm to 4pm at a Fort Point venue called THE LOFT (319 A St., 3rd floor),  Boston boutique owners are gathering to unload items at excellent prices.

Boutiques include some of Boston’s best: Stil, Habit, Portobello Road, Velvet Fly, Flock, and French Dressing. Other vendors, such as Bryce Sin Care (organic and paraben-free), ICU-In Paris (gorgeous, on-trend jewelry) and Fabricadabra (a-mazing ikat pillows – I have three) will also be offering up their wares.

The only catch? It’ll cost you: $15 in advance, $20 at door. But ticket price includes 2 specialty cocktails and a gift bag. Click here to buy tix.

Escapes: Playa del Carmen, Mexico


Again with the amazing vacation house. While I freeze my but off in the chilly Atlantic, Betty Riaz of Stil, one of my favorite boutiques in Boston (I’ve bought many a dress and loads of jewelry there), spends family vacations at their home in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, frolicking in the Caribbean Sea. (Playa del Carmen is almost at the very tip of the Mexican peninsula.) When they’re back in Boston attending to everyday life, it’s available to rent.

Playa del Carmen is apparently a hip town, and the condo is in a great downtown location. It has floor to ceiling glass windows that look over a tropical garden and pool lounge, hardwood floors, and terrace. There are two bedrooms, an open living space, and flat screen TV (with channels in English and Spanish – wouldn’t want to miss an episode of Gossip Girl!)

Betty is très fashionable, and so is this property. Have a look: