Saturday, January 14, 2017

Serenity… now

Pom Pom Pillows

Well, we made it through the sometimes-hectic holiday season – and all of 2017 awaits…
If you’re having trouble getting back into a regular routine, we’ve got you covered.
Stop by Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa for plenty to help you calm down and focus.
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We’ve got cozy sweaters and soothing lotions, slippers and teapots, rich fragrances and scented candles, inspirational books, artwork and signs and some beautiful journals to share your thoughts – or write those
lists that keep you organized.
And the best is we offer a welcoming shopping environment where the pressure is low and style is high.

Remember, during this time of year, when everyone’s getting back into a routine, we want to help make it easy – and fun – for you.
So come in and think peace, beauty, nature – browse away a little - and really just relax.
And breathe…

Friday, January 13, 2017


January 2017
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As we welcome 2017 with fresh eyes and an optimistic spirit, we here at Maria Luisa just want to take a moment to look back at 2016 before looking fully ahead .
First of all, we again wish you, our loyal customers, a happy and healthy new year – and hope it’s already off to a great start.
We thank you for your loyal patronage – and friendship – not only in 2016 but throughout our 30-year history in Nyack.
That’s right, our business marks its 30th anniversary this year – and we’ve got great things planned.
Susan Travis-Book Reading
But first, a quick recap of 2016, a busy year in which we were so grateful to see our store filled with customers for various events ranging from door-buster sales to Shopping for a Cause to benefit the Nyack Center. Special programs included an empowerment evening with author Susan Travis, our annual Wish List holiday gathering and of course, participation in all of Nyack’s signature events including the street fairs and the ever-popular Halloween Parade.
Along the way, we received recognition from Hudson Valley magazine, which was a lovely boost of exposure to a wider audience.
Nyack Street Fair
In addition, we continued our initiatives including Say No! To The Bag, the ML/GL Global Local Initiative, which benefits local nonprofits, and one of the projects we hold most dear, The ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship Fund.
2016 Shop for a cause
We introduced special shopping promotions ranging from the Sale of the Week to the 24 Days of Holiday Perks and welcomed you to share some iced tea or lemonade with us on Wednesday afternoons throughout the summer.
To us, these are not only ways to boost traffic but offer more chances to connect with you and see what you’re liking, buying and hear how you are doing.
We also continued to expand
Sing the Pledge
our online shopping offerings, (look for a brand new website to debut February) which many of you have taken advantage of – and for that, we thank you.
It all added up to another memorable year – and fueled us for what’s in store as we build toward our official anniversary later this year.
We’ve already begun planning special promotions and events – and kick off the programming with an evening with a “love-themed” poetry event with Judith Rose Feb. 1 and some Valentine’s Day-themed shopping events in February, as well.
We look to presenting another ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship this spring and hope to expand this program to other areas of funding (and again thank you sincerely for your ongoing and continually growing support).
The Maria Luisa team
Our thriving South Broadway homes for both Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa continue to grow as we add more and new merchandise and revamp our furniture and home accessories collection within – but also as welcome new neighbors including Maura’s Kitchen and Brooklyn Bread.
As we hope you consider us a community resource, we continue to expand our collaborations with local organizations and offer a detailed community calendar on our website, which itself will be re-vamped and re-launched soon. And we remain, as always, open to working with artists, performers, authors and organizations that would like to hold special events here.
After all, it’s all part of what we do – and we are so glad you’re with us to “enjoy the ride.”
Happy 2017 – and again, we thank you for 30 years of patronage, support – and friendship.ML

Monday, December 19, 2016

(Not Your) Basic Black


Mesh Jacket

For so many of us, black is a wardrobe staple. 

But even the most dedicated among us realize that head-to-toe back, with nothing “of interest,” can simply look dire.

That’s why the options at Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa are ideal.
Our styles, from sweaters to pants, jackets to bags, always have that little something extra.
Two Tone Bag
It might be an embroidered accent, a unique cut or wrap to a top, a collar that grabs attention…

Kathy Top
It’s all about fit, about quality – and plenty of flair. 

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Home for the Holidays


 November and December are naturally filled with holiday spirit.
It’s just in the air.
And this time of year, we often find ourselves hosting family and friends more than ever.
ML Home
We’ve got plenty of options for adding a little seasonal spirit to your surroundings, from wall hangings to pillows to plenty of great entertaining accents.
Our choices are quiet and thoughtful, subtle accents that make a guest feel welcome.
Oh, and they might make you just want to cozy up for a warm evening in, as well.
Come see what we have in store, at both Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa, for your home this season.   ML

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fall’s splendor

Bryn Sweater          
Turquoise Splendor
We’ve been telling you about autumn fashions and accessories, how we’re embracing the styles and shades of the season.
Well, we’ve taken a few moments to really
take a look at our offerings – and think you’ll agree with us that we’ve got quite a treasure trove of textures and colors filling our shops.
We’re loving the peacock blues in cozy sweaters and the lacy beige of a funky tunic.
There are cutouts and faux fur, bold designs and prints that resonate with life.
We’re loving them – and hope you are, too.  #MLfaves

Monday, November 7, 2016

Just for kids

Dress Up
Educational Fun
Cuddle up

Don’t think that autumn wardrobes and accessories are just for Well… usually it’s the moms and aunts, dads and grandmothers buying things for the little ones (though they’re certainly welcome, too).
And we’ve got plenty of choices, from warm sweaters and cute skirts to little bags, plenty of books and toys (ideal for those holiday trips) and of course, a fairy princess costume, cause as we know, there’s always time for a game of dress-up. adults.Here at Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa, we care about customers of all ages.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Autumn arrived – at least the calendar said it did, though those 80-degree days
earlier this month had us fooled.
Now, though, the season is really here.
You can feel it in the crisper air. You can see it in the temperatures.
And while it’s not – yet – time for the heaviest of coats, it’s not walk-out-the-door-in-a-T-shirt weather anymore. That’s for sure.
Here at Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa, we’re embracing that nip in the air.
With new styles arriving all the time, we’re anticipating every step of the transition from light jacket to a little heavier jacket to oh boy, the full-on winter coat.
And we’re doing it all in our signature style.
If you like soft, we’ve got it. Bold colors, check. And same for textures and patterns of every kind.
Stop in and see what we’re showing – or, shop us online at MariaLuisaBoutique, to wear now and throughout the coming months.
Bundle up!!  ML