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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.

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In partnership with WDIV's Live in the D, the Village is honoring teachers in the Southeast Michigan area. We have partnered with many of the amazing shops and restaurants to come up with one of a kind gifts to share with deserving teachers. Let your favorite teachers know about this contest or you can nominate them by going to Click on Detroi's contest page and entering the contest between September 25th and October 6th. 

heartWhat do teachers have a chance to win? Check out these A+ packages below. We aren't just giving away one, we are giving away eight! 

  1. Lunch Bunch Package: This teacher will win lunch for 40 teachers from Noodles and Company at their school! Plus they will get a $100 gift card from Toyology to enhance their classroom. Value: $400
  2. Beauty & the Beast Package: Whether you feel like a beast or a beauty, Soft Surroundings is going to pamper you with some state of the art skin care products along with a Soft Surroundings $75 gift card. Value: $250
  3. USA Strong Package: Enjoy a Sword & Plough Signature Blue Tote and Moosejaw fun pack Value: $275
  4. Teacher's Dream Package: Every teachers wants fun items to enhance their class, so how about a $250 gift card from Toyology? Value: $250
  5. Crafty Teach Package: Jump on the DIY bandwagon with a personalized classroom sign and a class for you and a friend at AR Workshop-Rochester Hills, plus host a group of 4-6 friends for a creative card making class at Paper Source. Value: $320
  6. Posh Teacher Package: Enjoy a debonair desk set from Pottery Barn along with some charming school supplies from Paper Source that includes coffee mug, cold-hot thermal mug, thank you notes, stickers for planners and a make your own vintage map. Plus you get a $25 Buckle gift card & bracelet along with a $30 Toyology gift card. Value: $220
  7. A mixed Bag Package: Four Seasons of Candles from Yankee Candle, $50 Lane Bryant gift card and necklace, Francescas's leopard trim purse, white scarf, duo belt set and earrings  Value: $300
  8. Artsy Package: Enjoy a Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf and Refresh Hot/Cold Bottle, a Paper Source make your own vintage poster and two signed Alan Foxx penquin prints and original Donna Beaubien purse from the Village Fine Art Gallery and enjoy a $50 gift card to Bravo! And don't forget a $25 gift card from Toyology to brighten your classroom Value: $205 
  9. New Year's SPA Package: Start your new year out right with an Organic Renewal Package from Woodhouse Day Spa Value: $370

Enter your favorite teacher or send them the information to enter themselves!

CLICK HERE!

Fashion "gets real" when the leaves begin to change. Men, women and children upgrade and increase their wardrobe to brace themselves for Michigan's change of season. For many, autumn is their favorite time to shop and fashion becomes a highlight. Whether you look to add this years hottest trends or simply add a couple new pieces to your current stash of cold weather stitches, the Village of Rochester Hills has what you are looking for... but that is not enough. We like to party and have fun. We want to celebrate the fall fashion season with you! September 23 and 24 the Village will be hosting the Fall Fashion weekend. Yes, all weekend long we will be celebrating and enjoying the brisk fresh air. Join in on the conversation on our Facebook event page!

Entertainment Schedule:

Saturday, September 23rd

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12:30-2:30pm Oakland Area Saxophone Ensemble

4:00-5:00pm Motor City Irish Dancers

6:00-8:00pm Alvorada America

 

 

Sunday, September 24th

Gazebo in Festival Park

12:00-2:00pm Kinsey Jones

3:00-6:00pm Alfie Jean & Fella Jack

 

 

 Saturday, September 23rd

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11:00-11:45am Lia K. Catallo

12:00-12:45pm Zoe Nygaard

1:00-2:00pm Chris Tavernier

2:30-3:30pm Chloe Teodoridis

4:00-5:00pm Stuart Benbow

 

 ** Come out and support these artists and be sure to give a tip to show your support

FOOD TRUCKS:

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Fortune Cooking  Saturday 12-8pm and Sunday 12-6pm (in front of Yankee Candle on Village Main)

Nosh Pit Detroit  Sunday 12-6pm (in front of Moosejaw)

 

 

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.

 


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It is that time again! Ghosts, goblins, prinesses and fun at the Village…but always with a community purpose.

October 29th from 5-7pm the Village will host their annual Halloween at the Village. This is a family event that helps feed those less fortunate in our immediate area. It is all about “neighbors helping neighbors” as we raise money and gather food for our local families in need.

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This year we are again teaming up with the Neighborhood House. We are asking that each child donate $5 or bring 5 non-perishable items as their entrance into all the activities. 100% of the money donated will be given to the charity and Cornerstone Community Financial has committed to matching the funds during the event! In addition, CCF has graciously sponsored the event to bring the community the following great activities:

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Remember to bring either your monetary donation or food donation, as this is your ticket to participate!