The weather has abruptly changed and all of the sudden it’s fall but Larchmont retailers are ready to get us into the season with in-store popups and seasonal merchandize.
Yesterday we stopped by Landis Gifts and Stationery where they are celebrating “thinking of you” week, an effort to remind us of how nice it can be to get a hand written note or card in snail mail. In-house illustrator, Ricky Mallory, who creates Landis’s line of notes and cards, brought in some of his oil paintings at the request of proprietor Edie Freré. Unlike his digital illustrations, Mallory’s dramatic seascapes are created the old fashioned way, with layers of paint.
“I think they really class up the store,” said Freré, adding that she never tires off looking at them. In addition to Mallory, Freré, who loves to feature local artists in her store whenever she can can, featured local calligrapher Olivia Sanchez and watercolor artist Judy Taussig, also a local resident. This afternoon, FAUX SWEETS will be there from 4:00pm-6:30pm featuring their handcrafted fake food gifts perfect for gifts and home decor.
Village Heights is bursting with fall merchandize, including some very cool “Day of the Dead” items. All are hand selected by owner Louis Efalla who told us that Halloween seems to get bigger each year.
Chevalier’s Books has tons of events and lots of new books for virtually and ready. Check out their sign board and their website for a complete listing. We admit to being partial to the Larchmont history book!
Next door, Alegria Bazaar is planning a month of health and wellness starting in October. Owner, Paula Carlotta told the Buzz she will be inviting in local women who are experts in essential oils and healing. Currently her store front features colorful macramé totes in brilliant orange and yellows made by indigenous women in Latin America.