One of the things I was completely sure of when Apple Box Boutique, the brick and mortar edition was becoming a reality early last spring was that I wanted to find a way to highlight local/Canadian artists, be they musicians, fine artists, comedians, actors, photographers... well, you get the idea. So I wrote into my business plan that once a month we would do just that and hold an event at the boutique, wherever that ended up being located, and then started telling everyone I met about it.
Lucky for me we landed in the Highlands merchant district where the 112th avenue restaurant and shop owners championed the idea in their own businesses and together we are presenting "Late Night on the Ave".
|Thank you to the lovely Sabrina O'Donnell of Sabrina Butterfly Designs for creating this graphic.|
On the first Thursday of each month, merchants in this quaint, historic community will open our doors from 4:00 - 9:00 PM and offer promotions, contests and more.
The upcoming Late Night event on February 2nd precedes Valentine's Day and is a great opportunity for Edmontonians to cash in on deals and get your flowers ordered and gift-buying done, not to mention alleviate concerns about line-ups, or for some particularly busy people who shall remain nameless, forgetting the day and being caught off-guard.
At Apple Box Boutique/Ambiance Events, any excuse for a celebration is worthy and we are very happy to have local up and coming musician Sara Isabel performing at the boutique. When you stop in for Sara's set, enjoy a complementary beverage and enter to win our "Love is on the Avenue" contest. (Watch the blog for our 'concert' poster, available tomorrow, with performance times and more.)
Sugar Blossoms Floral Design shares our space at 6507 - 112 Avenue and is joining us in offering the contest prize of a gift card for a Teddy bear and a dozen roses. But that's not all! There are plenty of deals to be had at all of the Highlands businesses taking part:
|Poster created by Laura England, Mandolin Books and Coffee Company.|
That should help make Valentine's Day what it is meant to be... stress-free and loaded with L-O-V-E.
See you there!