Ask the Experts: 18 Trends, Tips & Tricks for Winter 2018

5 01 2018

 

Screenshot 2018-01-05 13.52.19This week, The Hutchinson News featured an article that highlights 18 Trends, Tips & Tricks for Winter 2018 by none other than long-time Adrian’s Boutique owner, Vicki Adrian. (Me!)  I thought some of our customers that are out of the area might want to read it, so here you go!

Ready or not, 2018 is here, and Vicki Adrian, owner of Adrians Boutique in Buhler has some insights to help you enjoy the winter season. This year it’s all about comfort, and whether you’re refreshing your home after packing away the tinsel and garland, doing a closet purge, or cooking a favorite cold weather soup, comfort is king this winter!

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  1. January Clearance Sales are on, and it’s a great time to pick up some new accessories to perk up your existing cold weather outfits.
  2. Silver is making a comeback after a few seasons that have been all about gold jewelry. Time to bring back some of your favorites or shop for a couple of new statement pieces.
  3. According to Vogue Magazine, Denim is definitely back in style. From jackets to jeans and handbags, you’ll see denim all the way from winter into spring.
  4. Cozy Knits – the softer and more textured the better. Now is the time to layer soft tees with fuzzy sweaters, vests and jackets.
  5. Get “outside the box” and purchase one outfit that is a bit of a stretch for you. We don’t mean to go W-A-Y outside the box, just a couple of steps. Maybe try some leggings with boots and a tunic.
  6. Turquoise rarely goes out of style, as almost every skin color looks good in this color, but this winter it is front and center. Pick up a fun scarf or piece of jewelry that highlights this beautiful color.

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  1. In today’s hectic world, home needs to become an escape from everyday stresses, digital overload, and harried lifestyles. Establish cozy nooks within your home that include plenty of soft blankets, a lamp and a welcome place to just chill out and relax.
  2. Plan a family game night once a week through the winter. Whether you have little kids or are empty nesters, winter is a great time to unplug the technology and enjoy each other’s company.
  3. Brighten up your home with several candles (flameless or traditional) to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere during the long winter evenings.
  4. Lose the chemicals and clean your home using just water. We have sold the e-Cloth* line for many years, and with it, you can clean anything in you home using just water. You’ll get amazing results!
  5. Clean out one closet or cabinet each week this winter. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and a great head start for the traditional Spring Cleaning.
  6. Plan some down time to cozy up and read a good book. Visit your local            library and check out a book or two by a new author.

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  1. Eat at Home. Plan to have soup simmering on the stove or in the slow cooker a couple of nights each week. Check out Adrian’s Recipe Blog at AdriansBoutique.com for some delicious recipes shared by our clients.
  2. It gets so dry here in Kansas during the winter, and our skin can really suffer. Make sure you are keeping your skin hydrated by using natural products such as The Naked Bee’s* body lotion.
  3. Get some exercise! Buhler residents are blessed to have our brand new Buhler Wellness Center, but there are many other places to get your body moving in our area.
  4. Spend time with friends and family. The human connection can be the best cure for the winter blues. Use FaceTime to stay connected to loved ones who are farther away.
  5. If the budget allows, book a hotel with an indoor pool for a winter weekend getaway. A change of scenery is always good!
  6. Bundle up and get out and about this winter. Visit a museum, shop your local stores, take your dog for a walk or meet a friend for coffee.

*Available at Adrians Boutique

IMG_0944Vicki Adrian is the owner of Adrians Boutique in downtown Buhler. She has been a contributing writer for the Fashion Advantage Magazine and hosts workshops for retailers on Small Business Marketing.

 vicki@adriansboutique.com

PS…We have some great specials going on this week at Adrians Boutique!  Scroll down to our earlier post from this week to get all the details! ~Vicki

 

 

 

 

 





Happy New Year from your friends at Adrian’s Boutique!

28 12 2017

We’ve got some GREAT recipes and ideas for Easy-to-Make-and-Take New Years Snacks in today’s post, and look forward to seeing you this week with some fabulous specials going on at Adrians Boutique!

ADRIAN'S BOUTIQUE | Your New Years Party Snack Stop!First things first… New Years Weekend is right around the corner, and whether you family likes to stay up and watch the Ball Drop in Times Square, or you’re more about the Rose Bowl Parade and Football game on New Year’s Day, we have some great snacks for you to serve! Click on our video below for all the highlights.  Recipes below!

1.  NEW to Adrian’s and just in time for New Years: Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels*. These are FABULOUS right out of the bag! Dot’s Pretzels are made in North Dakota and we have waited MONTHS for them to open our account. They simply cannot make enough Dot’s Pretzels to keep up with the demand! Crazy Good!!! (Available at Adrians)Screenshot 2017-12-27 14.06.38

2.  Slice some of our delicious (non-greasy) Younkin’s Summer Sausage* and serve with some smoked cheddar (we love the smoked cheddar cheese from Hometown Foods next door to Adrian’s) and crackers. Super easy! (Younkin’s available at Adrians)
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3.  Adrian’s FAMOUS Jake & Amos Hot & Sweet Pepper Relish*. Just open the jar and pour over softened cream cheese that you’ve put on a plate. Serve with Ritz crackers. (Hot & Sweet Pepper Relish, Corn Salsa & Peach Salsa all available at Adrians).
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4.  Make one of our delicious Cheeseballs by simply adding one of our Cheeseball Mixes to softened cream cheese. So easy! We rolled this one in dried cranberries to fancy it up just a bit, but they each come with their own topping right in the package! (Dozens available at Adrians).
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5.  I made these “Tortellini Skewers” from a Pioneer Woman recipe to take to our Christmas gathering at my sister’s home in Olathe, Kansas. They are super easy to make and you can definitely make them ahead of time.  You do have to cook the tortellini, but that is not too difficult! Click HERE for Tortellini Skewer Recipe.

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6.  These were Apple, Brie & Honey Crostini’s from the “Two Peas and their Pod” Blog were really delicious too! Very easy to put together and oh! so! yummy! Click HERE for the Apple, Brie and Honey Crostini Recipe.

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7.  Captain Rodney’s CheeseBake.  This delicious hot dip was featured this past week on the TODAY SHOW.  We have sold Captain Rodney’s for many years here at Adrian’s.  Another very easy recipe to put together. CLICK HERE for Captain Rodney’s Cheesecake Recipe.
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We have many more ideas that we will be happy to share with you when you stop by Adrians to pick up your New Years Party ingredients!  AND, we have several specials going on NOW through Monday, 1/2/18, including 50% off ALL HOLIDAY ITEMS, and 25% off STOREWIDE!*

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We look forward to being a part of your New Years Weekend preparations! Please let me know if we can help you in any way. We APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS all throughout the year! Wishing you a happy & healthy 2018!

Vicki Adrian
Adrians Boutique
Original Location:
118 N Main | Buhler, Kansas
620-543-6488
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

NEW Wichita Location
INSIDE Paramount Marketplace
13th & Woodlawn | Wichita
Monday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday noon – 6 pm

 





Adrians 12 Days of Christmas…Day 12!

22 12 2017

This season has absolutely flown by so fast! Here we are already on the 12th day of Christmas Specials at Adrians Boutique.  It has been fun creating a new event and specials for each of the 12 days, and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have! We have ONE shopping day left before Christmas Eve, and I hope you’ll choose to share it with us here in downtown Buhler! We have some GREAT specials for you!

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Our Holiday Mystery Bags are a Christmas Eve tradition for many years here at Adrians Boutique, and we’ve already been fielding phone calls since we won’t be open on Christmas Eve.  No worries though! The $20 Mystery Bags will be available Saturday starting at 10 am while they last. Mystery Bags include a minimum of $50 worth of Gifts and Holiday Items for just $20! No peeking!

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We’ll also have STOREWIDE specials for you all day Saturday. Enjoy 20% off Storewide* including clothing, jewelry, Vera Bradley, Baggallini, hats, gloves, scarves, toys, games, Tervis Tumblers, Corkcicle, home decor items, kitchenware and much more!

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Our HOLIDAY items have got to go, to make way for all of the incoming JANUARY arrivals, and you’ll get 50% off all of those items! We still have a great selection of santa’s, snowmen, angels and holiday decor!

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Time is ticking away, and we want you to know our Adrians Boutique team is standing by, ready to serve you as quickly as possible, get your gifts wrapped and get you out the door! We’ll be OPEN from 10 until 5 Saturday to help you get it all done!

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Merry Christmas! We wish you and your family a blessed season and hope you are able to spend time with your loved ones. Enjoy your time together.

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Thankful to be celebrating 34 Christmas Seasons with you!
Vicki Adrian & Team

PS…Adrians will be closed on Sunday & Monday to celebrate Christmas. We’ll see you on Tuesday morning at 10 am for after Christmas Sales!





Shhhh! Its 30 OFF Thursday for our VIP’s! Adrians 12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

20 12 2017

Today it’s all about our VIP’s… Our loyal customers who take time to read our blog posts, emails, texts and watch us on Facebook (bloopers and all!) Today is YOUR DAY!  We want to THANK YOU by hosting a Shhh! VIP 30 Off Thursday Event, where you’ll get 30% off Storewide* along with 40% off on all Christmas Items.

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Shhh! Help us keep this as a VIP ONLY Offer…

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Instructions to claim this offer…
Write coupon code VIP-30 on a slip of paper and QUIETLY present to our cashier BEFORE she rings up your purchase. There will be NO outside advertising, signage in the store or a reminder from our staff members for this offer. We appreciate our VIP’s and want to do this as a special event for you ONLY!
What will YOU choose?
Clothing? Jewelry? Games? Kitchenware?

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We still have a great selection of Holiday Items that you can give as gifts, or decorate with next year…all at 45% OFF!

Screenshot 2017-12-20 14.00.18Are the clock hands spinning out of control at anyone’s home but mine? We are truly on the 3 day countdown to Christmas Eve! Most of you probably have clean sheets on all the beds, floors vacuumed and scrubbed, gifts wrapped and under the tree and everything else in perfect order in your beautifully decorated homes… unless you’re a shopkeeper! Let’s just say that none of those things are done at my house!

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Vicki Adrians and your friends at Adrian’s Boutique

Hours this week:
Thursday 10-7 (Last night to be open LATE this season.)
Friday & Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

We will NOT be open on Christmas Eve so our team can spend time with family and friends (AND hopefully, enjoy a good long NAP!)

 





Adrians 12 Days of Christmas…Day 9

19 12 2017

WOW! Day 9 Already! It’s Wacky Wednesday at Adrians Boutique in downtown Buhler! Our specials Wednesday are PERFECT for last minute gift giving! Two very popular categories are on special WEDNESDAY ONLY:  ALL Candles 40% off & Our Bistro Towels – Buy One-Get One FREE!

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Choose from our premium candle lines which always deliver great fragrance: WoodWick, Capri Blue, Swan Creek, Park Hill, Mixture & more…If its a CANDLE, it is 40% off Wednesday!  Our Bistro Towels have also been very popular and Adrians Boutique has lots to choose from! Perfect girlfriend gift!

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We also have 40% off on ALL HOLIDAY ITEMS and still have a great selection to choose from! Pick up a couple of items to freshen up your own holiday decor, or to give as a gift.

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Have more shopping to do? Then you’ll like our 20% off STOREWIDE*…which still comes with FREE GIFT WRAP, a huge selection to choose from, and our friendly staff to help you decide.

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Our evening hours are just about to come to an end, however, we are OPEN until 7 pm both Wednesday & Thursday night this week.

We have had a few phone calls asking if we will be OPEN on Christmas Eve…and the answer is No, we will not be as this year Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday.  Our hard working staff needs time to get ready to spend time with their own families, and we want to respect that. We WILL be OPEN all day on Saturday though, with our traditional $20 Goodie Bags!

Thank you so much for being a part of the “Adrians Boutique Family.” We are so thankful for each and every shopper that makes us a part of their traditions, and look forward to seeing you throughout 2018.

Vicki Adrian
Adrians Boutique
620-543-6488

 





Adrians 34th Annual Holiday Open House

7 11 2017

The cider is brewing, the lights are twinkling and once again, Adrian’s Boutique invites our guests to a fabulous day of shopping, tasting and enjoying time with family and friends! Our 34th Annual Holiday Open House is the perfect time to make the trip to Adrian’s in downtown Buhler!
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Welcome the Season in Style at Adrians Boutique! Enjoy 20% off Storewide*, FREE Gift Wrap and Gourmet Goodies served daily!  Hours for Open House are as follows:

Wednesday & Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm
(This is the only Sunday Adrians is OPEN throughout the year)

CLICK HERE TO FLIP through our latest Holiday Flyer for some extra special savings! I have included screen shots of the pages for your convenience…

 

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Special 20% OFF Storewide* and individual item offers go through Monday, November 13, 2017. Just a few include Boot Socks – Buy One – Get One FREE! Sherpa Throws Just $19.99 (Reg. $39.99), and DaVinci Bangle Bracelets just $5 (Reg. $12.99) to mention a few!

Click HERE to Register!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for a $500 Adrian’s Boutique Christmas Shopping Spree!
You can’t WIN if you don’t SIGN UP!

vicki-image-cropped-squareAs a small business owner, I really want to THANK YOU for making the choice to SHOP LOCAL this holiday season.  It truly is a decision we make to keep our dollars in our communities where it is recycled over and over again, or to order online let NOTHING come back to the community.  I recently read a great article titled “Is it Really so Hard to Shop Local?” that was in the Huffington Post.  If you can, please take a minute to read it.

We truly do NOTICE and appreciate you shopping, eating, and doing business with local merchants! We’ll do our best to continue to provide an enjoyable shopping experience with great products, outstanding service and reasonable prices! See you soon!

~Vicki Meyer Adrian

PS: Don’t forget to register to WIN our $500 Shopping Spree! Just CLICK HERE!





‘Tis the Season

10 12 2015

I have always wanted Adrian’s Boutique in downtown Buhler to be a place that makes people feel happy and blessed to visit.  We work hard as a team to make each and every experience a good one for our guests, and although we fail on occasion to bring our very best, we are always trying to make our customer’s experience better.

Adrians is OPEN until 7 pm Monday through Thursday for your convenience, and we will OPEN at 7 AM this coming Saturday for some very special “12 Days of Christmas” offers!

I am so thankful for our staff members who process incoming merchandise, get it priced and displayed, make delicious goodies to serve our guests and gift wrap a {what seems like) a million gifts for our clients…all with a smile on their faces.  Working with this group of ladies is a true pleasure!

One of the was we serve our guests is to design several Christmas catalogs throughout the season.  Here is our latest one, filled with some fabulous gift-giving ideas!  CLICK HERE for our Flip Book! I have posted a few of the pages for you in this blog post, but you’ll see all of them HERE.  Enjoy!

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Adrian’s 2015 December 24 Page Catalog

Yes! You’ll enjoy 22% off Storewide* through Monday, 12/14/15. Lots to choose from! *Vintage Christmas Tree and items marked with a RED price tag will not be discounted.

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The Retro Light Bulb necklace is so much fun from this page…and the interchangeable pillows and lantern are also really cool!

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Our fashion items are always a hit, and our Mirabeau Boot Socks are Buy One, Get One FREE! The blanket scarves have been a bit hit as well!

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Our selection of Melissa & Doug, Crayola, Klutz and other toys and games is outstanding…and we’ll gift wrap all of your goodies for the kiddos!

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Be sure to see the WHOLE catalog…Just click HERE!

Screenshot 2015-11-27 09.43.38Thank you for choosing to shop at local businesses like Adrians Boutique during the Christmas Season.  We truly do appreciate your business and know that without great clients like YOU, we, along with many other small businesses will be gone.

From our entire team at Adrian’s…

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

~Vicki Adrian, owner
Adrians Boutique