Saturday, 31 August 2013 00:00
One of the latest stores to open in Manhasset is Inside the Armoire, specializing in fine lingerie, sleepwear, loungewear and swimwear. “After seeing a need on the North Shore of Long Island for expert fittings of foundation garments and quality underpinnings, I started my business in Locust Valley in 2011,” says owner and local resident Karen Papadopoulos, “and I decided to move it closer to home for several reasons.” Among the reasons she cites for choosing Manhasset are population density, demographics, proximity to other boutiques and its reputation as a premier shopping destination.
Joining the business since the relocation is another Manhasset resident, Cori Bayardelle. “The people of Manhasset are not just customers to us. They are our neighbors and friends. We enjoy being part of, and contributing to, this tight-knit community,” says Papadopoulos. “This vibrant community has embraced Inside the Armoire and we are proud to be established here,” she adds. It was evident to her, she states, that local businesses support each other and create a positive business environment.
“Personalized fitting and service is what sets this store apart from department stores,” says Papadopoulos. According to her, approximately 80% of women wear the wrong-sized foundation garments, and this can result in back pain, bad posture or improperly fitting outer clothing, all of which can lead to a decline in self-confidence. On hand at the store, she adds, is expert fitter Nicole Catanzano, who also plays a large role in managing the store and buying. “New to our team is Kim Marte, who has quickly become a member of the Inside the Armoire family,” says Papadopoulos.
“We make our customers feel comfortable from the minute they walk in, ultimately developing lasting relationships with them. We believe that foundation garments that fit correctly enhance a woman’s outer appearance, and her self-worth as well,” she states.
The lingerie store carries items “from our favorite designers that include Aubade, Chantelle, Cosabella, Eberjey, Karla Colletto, Skin, Simone Perele and Vix and many more,” points out Papadopoulos. “We also have many gift options and encourage men to shop for that someone special, providing guidance when needed,” she adds.
Submitted by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce. www.manhassetny.org
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
It seems as though the real estate market is not the only thing hot in Manhasset. A number of new stores are popping up throughout the community making Manhasset the go-to location for business. On Plandome Road, facades are being renovated to add a fresh new look. The change is updating the appearance of the existing storefronts and causing the opening of new businesses. The exterior facade of Vincents Cleaners, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Manhasset Hair Stylists are brand new both front and back. The renovation beckons customers to come in to shop on a new trendy main street.
Last week a new tenant moved into the space that adorns the renovated new storefront called ivivva. ivivva is a new store from lululemon featuring clothing for young girls age 4 to 14. And the trend continues. Just this weekend, two new businesses, Adelina Boutique and Barrel Grapes, and new members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce opened their doors here. They held grand opening events on Friday and Saturday night.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.
In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.