Friday, May 17, 2013
Models strutted down Spring Street styling and profiling in Top It Off and Fabutique jewelry, clothing and accessories.
From a trainwreck in 2010, to a red carpet fashion show with sexy models strutting Spring Street in the newest spring and summer fashions. In a nutsheel, that's the three-year turnaround of Fairview Corner in West Roxbury. Back in 2010, Kalembar Dune owner Shirley Walsh bought the block of stores she has since named Fairview Corner. Kalembar Dune had been in business on the block since 2005. "In 2010 there was just the barber shop, and a real estate office. It was a trainwreck before," said Walsh, before the second Fairview Corner Fashion Show on Thursday night. The first one took place in November last year. She added, "I'm so excited. It's like when your kids come home with straight A's on their report card." Since Walsh's acquisition…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Stylish models will strut Spring Street showing off the latest fashions from Top It Off, Fabutique, while making Fairview Corner the coolest place to be on Thursday night.
No, you won't be hallucinating on Thursday night when you see sexy models strutting down a red carpet on Spring Street in West Roxbury. The ladies of Fairview Corner are holding a fashion mob sidewalk show. Last year's Fashion Mob was a roaring success -- and Thursday's event from 6 to 9 p.m., with the show starting at 7 -- will surely top its predecessor. "You can expect to see the hottest trends of the season strut the red carpet, from color and lace to the perfect sun dresses and havianas!" said Marika Gaurenszky, owner of Fabutique. "The Fashion Mob is back and better than ever. Top It Off kicks off spring and summer with its fabulous color stories from head-to-toe," said Ashley Boiardi, retail manager for Top It Off. "The ever …
Monday, March 5, 2012
New businesses Bella's Bargain Box and Fabutique have joined Top It Off and Kalembar Dune to bring new life to corner of Spring and Baker streets.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a press release. A once long neglected retail building at the corner of Spring and Baker Streets is now renewed and renamed. Fairview Corner is now the new home to several women-owned businesses. Fairview Corner has opened its doors with over 3,000 square feet of commercial space and ample customer parking in the rear of the building. Four of the structure’s five units are now occupied by female business owners with a focus on female customers. Building owner Shirley Walsh is excited to offer this unique space to the community. “Fairview Corner will not only bring new and fresh ideas to the block, it is bringing women together to thrive in business,” she said. Walsh adds that she is optimistic about …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Kalembar Dune, Top It Off and Minerva's Owl offer local options for the ladies in your life.
Whether you're a husband, wife, boyfriend, daughter, son, father, grandson, grandparent, friend, long-lost cousin, or other, shopping for the ladies in your life can always be difficult. These Parkway small businesses, however, all have several holiday options. Kalembar Dune The vintage shop has a little bit for everyone. Salesman Joe Luongo told Patch that those looking to shop for adults may find something that appeals to the giftee for nostalgic reasons, from classic Disney trinkets to pottery that grandma used to have to old type writers. "The store evokes a lot of memories," he said. That doesn't leave out your younger daughters however. Luongo showed costume jewelry and other accessories that young ladies tend to like. Other …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Three Veterans Day events in the neighborhood, plus plenty of discounts for veterans. Thank the men and women who served, and who are currently serving our country.
West Roxbury is the place to be on Veterans Day, with several events planned for Friday. The German Centre for Extended Care will dedicate their Wall of Honor. This is a pictorial and narrative exhibit of members of the Deutsches Altenheim community who served in the Armed Forces of the US. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the dedication is scheduled from 10:30 to 11 a.m. A little bit down the road on Baker Street, you will have the opportunity to see American flags "retired." When our flags become too damaged to respectfully continue to display, there is an established etiquette to follow to reverentially “retire” the flag. Seeing this unmet need, the Gardens at Gethsemane is holding its First Annual American Flag …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Area residents check out arts and antiques, fantastic food truck eats and a great selection of the beer all in one spot, thanks to Shirley Walsh and her Boston Artisan Market shops.
Saturday’s beer tasting event at the Boston Artisan Market featured beer from Harpoon Brewery of Boston, Mayflower Brewing Company of Plymouth, and Narragansett Beers of Rhode Island. For a $1 admission fee, tasters were provided samples from all three breweries, each featuring at least two seasonal varieties to try. The tasting attracted visitors from the across the Parkway, many found happily sipping beer on what turned into a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Two food trucks were also onsite, JP’s Cupcakory and Staff Meal. Staff Meals is the brainchild of Adam Gendreau and Patrick Gilmartin. Their motto? “We cure vegetarianism.” Their menu, which changes daily, included pork rinds with espelette, arepas with scallop ceviche, foie gras …