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We are excitred about our latest addition to the Village of Rochester Hills, Hot Mama, recently celebrated their grand opening on May 16, 2012.  The event was a hit and the positive response by our local hot moms was amazing!

During the grand opening, the store was quite busy with women buying dresses for upcoming events, moms trying on comfy linen pants for a day with the kids, and fashionistas mixing and matching favorite pieces from the jewelry table.  The kids that attended had a good time too; all while their moms were having some quality shopping time.

All and all, lots of smiles were shared and the store manager, Anne Weber and the Hot Mama District Manager Jen Ware, were busy styling guests  in the midst of it all. Aside from these two lovely ladies who are assigned to our Rochester location, owners Megan and Michael Tamte have assembled a team of 300 uniquely trained employees who are committed to the company’s core purpose of empowering fashionable moms through designer merchandise, a mom-friendly store layout and exceptional customer service. It's nice to know many of the staff members are moms themselves and they know how important it is for the mommy clientele to have a versatile wardrobe.

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The merchandise is quite exceptional as well.  If you are a mom that cares about looking good and being comfortable at the same time, then you will have no problem shopping at Hot Mama. The store carries everything you need including; jewelry, scarves, handbags, cork wedges, wide legged linen pants & trousers, dresses, sweaters, jeans by Hudson and cropped jeans by Kut from the Kloth.  They also carry metallic tanks, regular tanks, shorts, blouses and jackets.  Current trends can be found in many of the dresses and blouses including those in floral, geometric and animal prints.  If you dig the color blocking trend, there are loads of bright solid colors to choose from as well.

Another plus is the store is kid friendly.  While you shop, the kids can play with toys, video games and eat animal crackers in the play area located in the middle of the store.  It's been known that the kids sometimes have a hard time leaving because the experience for them is so enjoyable too.  I thought this was great news because we all know a happy kid is a happy mom.

 

Hot Mama store hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday noon-6pm, the store located on Village Main, just south of Festival Park.

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SHANNON LAZOVKSI is the Village's Fashion & Beauty Expert. Shannon is a blogger, fashion / beauty / image consultant and social media community manager.  She loves to collect jewelry, handbags and heels (typically the higher the better) and cannot get enough when it comes to the subjects of beauty and fashion.  And she is a Hot Mama herself!

 

vohr_spring_showThe Village of Rochester Hills Spring Fashion Show at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan featured new Spring arrivals from ten retailers of the Village of Rochester Hills.  The main focus on the runway were individual retail Spring arrivals and trends. Many of the ensembles displayed pastels, flower patterns, color blocking trends, trench coats, colored jeans and fun accessories. Each of the retail stores involved in the show had its own Spring flair. A bonus show by fiber artist, fashion designer and celebrity stylist, Cynthia LaMaide, wowed the crowed by starting the show (which she also styled) with her hand-made collection. Each piece was made by Cynthia herself specifically for the Rochester show.

If you missed the show and would like to see the collections click this photo gallery of the Spring Fashion Show courtesy of Olga of DSP Fotographie.

shot 1The Village of Rochester Hills celebrated the beginning of Spring by making fashion a priority with a Spring fashion show at the Royal Park Hotel. The show reported to have over 300 attendees and proceeds benefitted The Women’s Fund of Rochester, a local non-profit organization. Ten stores from the Village displayed their take on Spring by displaying current trends such as floral prints, color blocking, pastels, trench coats, colored capris and sporty basics. The lobby of the Royal Park Hotel, was decorated with beautiful fashions from the mall’s retailers as singer Olivia Millerschin entertained guests upon their arrival and during the Champagne & Chocolate reception.

Saturday, September 16th from 10am-1pm we will be turning the VillageTealto raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer.

"Little is known by the public about ovarian cancer.  Because there is no routine screening, it is so important to know the symptoms," stated local survivor and co-organizer, Michelle Shepherd.  "It is just a fun day for the whole family where we will share what to look for and how to be aware for earlier detection. This year we celebrate six years doing this great event for the community."

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This is a day that is truly focused on the entire family. It is fun filled, healthy and entertaining. The day will comprise of:

  • 50+ classic cars all sporting a shade ofteal
  • 5K Fun Run/Walk (starts at 9:30am) 
  • Chance to win a $50 gift card to the Village and many other great prizes
  • Connect with us on our Facebook Event Page
  • Musical performances in Festival Park withJennifer Kincer and Friends
  • Silent Auction of incredible household and personal items.
  • Free t-shirts and reusable bags for all who run the5K fun run/walk!
  • Come and hang out and enjoy the day with family and friends.  To register for the fun run/walk, simplyclick here
  • And most importantly, educate yourself about Ovarian Cancer.

 

LiaCome to the Village every Thursday night this summer to get dinner at one of our restaurants and then head to Festival Park's gazebo for Music in the Park.  Starting June 22nd at our Shelton Stage from 6:30-8:30pm we will be providing free music to our community, with a wide range of styles to satisfy all our guests.  Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs for two hours of listening pleasure. A chance to sit back, relax, and get one more day closer to TGIF!

These great nights of music, community and fun brought to you by Shelton Buick GMC - a Buick, GMC vehicle for every lifestyle.RS Logo 4c

 

June 22: Christian Ohlyrachel

June 29: Rachel Williams wsg Kevin Williams

July 6: Nick Fugedi

July 13: Gia Warner wsg Bobby Lewis

July 20: Erica Mourad

July 27: David Thomas & Co.

August 3: Corrin Barnett Band

August 10: Kincer and King

August 17: Lia Catallo 

To learn more about the evenings, click the date and it will take you straight to the Facebook event page.

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Mother's Day is just around the corner. And we want to show some moms some love! 

Motherhood. It is something that is hard to put into words. We found a quote on Mother (a great online resource for moms) from Kate Middleton. It was perfectly said and we wanted to share with all our moms here celebrating in Michigan with the Village. 

“Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it’s also been a huge challenge. Even for me, who has support at home, but most mothers do not. Nothing can really prepare you for the sheer, overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together. Your fundamental identity changes over night. You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost. And yet, there is no rulebook. No right or wrong. You just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family. For many mothers, myself included, this can at times lead to a lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance. Some of this fear is about the pressure to be a perfect parent. Pretending we’re all coping perfectly and loving every minute of it. It is right to talk about motherhood as a wonderful thing, but we also need to talk about its stresses and strains. It’s okay not to find it easy. And asking for help should not be seen as a sign of weakness.”

-Kate Middleton, a.k.a. The Duchess of Cambridge, on the pressures of motherhood, to Best Beginnings, 2017.

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The Village is encouraging you to bring your mom, a mom you respect or a friend that is a mom to the Village. Bring her and share a meal, buy her a gift, get flowers from Whole Foods, pick up the latest candle or lotion, make a card or project togther...or simply just get her out of the house. And then snap a photo of her at the Village (we MUST know it is at the Village for it to count) and post on the Village Facebook page under the post in comments. Tell us what you did while you were at the Village and why you think the mom deserves a gift from us. We will be giving away prizes of all sorts of items from the Village shops and restaurants! But don't wait. You have only through Mother's Day, May 14th to bring your special mom to the Village. So plan your trip now!

Grand Opening Scheduled For March 24 in Detroit
 
ST. LOUIS, MO (March 15, 2017) – Soft Surroundings, a leading luxury lifestyle brand for busy women of all ages, maintains its dedication to providing an extraordinary shopping experience by announcing plans to open its first Michigan location at The Village of Rochester Hills in Rochester Hills. The Grand Opening event on Friday, March 24, will include an all-day event with exclusive gift bags for the first 100 customers, as well as drinks, treats, beauty treatments and more for all customers throughout the day.
Soft Surroundings is committed to helping their customers look and feel their best by providing stylish and comfortable clothing, accessories, and beauty and home goods while giving them an effortless shopping experience. The brand is best known for their extremely soft fabrics, global inspiration, customer service and convenience. Most of the apparel and home goods are designed exclusively by and for the brand. The beauty department in the store will also feature complimentary cosmetic and skin care consultations, as well as regular beauty events.
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“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Soft Surroundings to Michigan, specifically to the Village at Rochester Hills,” said Sr. Vice President of Retail, Danny Boddy. “Our brand is all about slowing down life’s rigorous pace and taking the time to rejuvenate and take care of one’s self. We feel strongly that this is something that the women throughout the Metro Detroit area can relate to and we are excited to give them an opportunity to experience what we are all about. We offer beautiful apparel, luxurious bedding, globally curated furniture and beauty solutions, all hand chosen for today’s busy woman. Our passion for customer service and the integrity of our brand gives us the ability to share our story and hopefully make our customers’ lives a little more fulfilled and enjoyable.” The Village of Rochester Hills location will be the 46th store for Soft Surroundings and is part of a seventeen store expansion planned for 2017, their largest expansion year to date. Join the conversation on our Event Page.
 
About Soft Surroundings: Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Soft Surroundings is a lifestyle brand and retailer of women's apparel, home, and beauty products. Releasing its first catalog in 1999, Soft Surroundings has been dedicated to making women look and feel their best ever since. Having experienced record growth in its online and catalog channels, Soft Surroundings opened its first retail location in St. Louis, MO in November of 2005. With forty-four current retail locations from coast to coast and plans for adding more, Soft Surroundings is continuing to expand its retail division nationally to meet the needs of its many devoted customers. Visit Soft Surroundings online at www.softsurroundings.com.
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