Saturday, December 22, 2012

Year End Sale at Suzanne's

December 2012
Suzanne's Distinctive Fashions

Buy One Sale Item at 50% off --
Receive One of Lesser Value FREE!

December 26th through January 5th

Stop in and visit us for our year end sale!

Make sure you come early for the best selection!!!
** Prior sales all excluded **

Monday, December 24th ~ 10:00am - 1:30pm
Tuesday, December 25th ~ Closed
Wednesday, December 26th ~ 12:00pm - 5:00pm
If you love Suzanne's,
be sure to "Like" us on Facebook!
Regular Store Hours: 
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri - 10am to 5pm
Thurs - 10am to 6pm
Sat - 10am to 4pm

Suzanne's Distinctive Fashions
40 State StreetPittsford NY 14534

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's Like the Jelly of the Month Club - But Better

Why not gift yourself a little something from Devil May Care this holiday season.  With the Panty of the Month Club - you can treat yourself to a gift that keeps on giving the whole year through...

Oh almost forgot, they are giving away a free subscription on their blog.  Winner will be announced New Years Day.

Best of luck lovelies!



Monday, December 10, 2012

Big City Bags and Jewelry Holiday Open House

Just got this note from Sara of Big City Bags and Jewelry:

Big City Bags and Jewelry Friends & Family Holiday Open House is this weekend, but additional shopping times are available by appointment
Bags that are usually $32 will be on sale for $17! 
Pashmina scarves make great gifts and will be $12 or 2/$20!  
If you buy more than 2 they will be $8! 
Stop in for a glass of wine Friday night 6-9 or Saturday 12-5. 
55 Babcock Drive, 14610.  

Please be courteous and do not park on our neighbor's lawns, thanks! 
Yes- please do pass this on! 

Happy Shopping!



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Two Great Jewelry Events This Weekend

Hoping to stop by both of these in between Breakfast with Santa and getting the Sanzo family Christmas tree.  Wish me luck!

Artwark Jewelry Trunk Show 
this Saturday, Dec. 8 11am-6pm


349 West Commercial St.
East Rochester, NY 14445

Hundreds of pieces and custom initial necklaces on site!  


          Sharon Jeter                  Lost Girl Metalworks                  Marisa Krol

Annual Holiday Sale
Friday December 7th 5-9 pm
Saturday December 8th 11 am - 4 pm

Featuring the work of Resident Artists
Sharon Jeter
Marisa Krol
Carol Bohan

And special guest artist
Robbie of Lost Girl Metalworks

Refreshments - Live Music
Special Event Pricing

Anderson Alley Artists Building
Studio #203 - Second Floor

250 N Goodman St at Anderson St.
Enter off the alley between the Anderson Arts Building and Village Gate

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Definitely check out these fantastic local jewelry designers.  Sometime it blows my mind how much talent there is here in Rochester.

Support Small Business.  Shop Local.



Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Shopping in Pittsford Village

Tomorrow is Pittsford's Candle Light Night and six Main Street businesses have partnered to promote holiday shopping in the Village of Pittsford.

To celebrate the season and encourage a stroll down Main Street, each participating business is offering a joint shopping card with $10 off a purchase of $35 or more.  The Pittsford Shopping Card has a value of $60 and can be picked up at any of the participating stores.  Store include:  SJ's Village Boutique, Chandeliers Boutique & Accessories, Embrasse-Moi, Life is Good, Sullivan Shoes, and Salon Bella Vita.

You can find gifts for everyone on your list, all while sipping a latte and strolling alongside the historic buildings on Main Street.  This unique charm cannot be found in a mall, so support small business, shop local, and save some money with The Pittsford Shopping Card this holiday season.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Beauty of Colors

Face Stockholm
The Beauty of Colors
with Face Stockholm's Lead Educator, 
Helen Andersson 
and Makeup Artist, Lauren Conklin
Wednesday | December 12 | Noon - 8pm | Webster
Thursday | December 13 | Noon - 8pm | Pittsford
Pre-booking 45-minute appointments
Two-day event
Limited space
An artful approach to the holidays.

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pittsford | webster

Ladies Happy Hour

SAVE THE DATE:  December 7th 2012
EVENT:   "Ladies Happy Hour"
TIME:    4 pm - 6:30 pm 

We are inviting you for a Happy Hour that is sure to make you smile!  25% off your purchases during the hours of 4 pm - 6:30 pm.  Bring a friend and we will give you an extra 5% off your purchases. (See coupon below)  The holidays can be so very stressful, So "Your Best Friends Closet" wants to say "Thank You"  for being our customer.  Please come and have an appetizer and a glass of white or red wine and just enjoy yourself. Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. . We look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year.

All the best to you and your family,

Candy Muth & Lisa Pelino
Your Best Friends Closet
5% Off
I Brought my Friend Coupon!
Yeah ME! 
Offer Expires: December 7th 2012 valid from 4 pm - 6:30 pm

Park Avenue Holiday Open House

All information taken from:

19th Annual
Thursday, November 29, 2012
5 to 9 p.m.

Stroll beautiful Park Avenue and enjoy the cheerful sight of lights sparkling on buildings, tree branches, bushes, and the light poles at major intersections. This evening of free entertainment, seasonal fun, and "open house" hospitality at more than 70 Park Avenue businesses is the perfect time to visit your favorite spots along this wonderful street while making a few new discoveries.
Outdoor festivities throughout the evening from Alexander Street to Culver Road include performances of holiday music, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot roasted chestnuts, holiday characters with candy cane treats, and so much more. It's a great way to begin your holiday season!
Opening Ceremony at 5:00 PM
The magic begins with an opening ceremony in the Park Avenue Green at Barrington Street with the Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Menorah. Blessed Sacrament Contemporary Ensemble will perform. Holy Childhood will be presented with a holiday donation from Park Avenue Merchants and Neighborhood Associations. Santa Claus arrives by a horse-drawn wagon to join Mayor Richards to light the Christmas tree before greeting guests at Candy Cane Chalet at 600 Park Avenue, compliments of The Pepsi Cola Bottling Group.
Visit Santa from 5:30 - 9:00 PM
You can visit Santa following the opening ceremony until 9:00 PM at 600 Park Avenue. Santa's Candy Cane Chalet is a warm spot for children to gather with activities sponsored by WARM-101.3. Pick up your complimentary glow stick or glow necklace from PAMA and candy cane from Stever's Candies. $2.00 photos with Santa to Benefit the Rochester City School District - Media Arts Club.
Horse-drawn wagon rides
Enjoy the view while riding along Park Avenue! Purchase tickets (on the wagons) and board the wagons at the following locations:
• Board at Kirkhaven (across from 54 Park Ave.)/off at Rutgers Street
• Board at 403 Park Ave. near Rutgers Street/off at Brunswick
• Board at Brunswick (Immanuel Baptist)/off at Vick Park A
• Board at Vick Park A/off at Kirkhaven (across from 54 Park Avenue)
  ($1 per person/per half-mile ride).
Candy Cane Way
Between Barrington and Edgerton from 5:30-8:30 PM. Look for costumed characters such as: Snowman, Reindeer, Bears, Tiger etc., all along the avenue you will also find a clown andRochester team mascots.
Hospitality Area
Santa tent is at 600 Park Avenue. WARM - 101.3 will provide activities for children, including Raggedy Ann with Balloons.
Chestnut Locations:
 121 Park Avenue # 10 Corner Meigs St.
Roam Café:
 258 Park Avenue
F. Oliver's Oils & Vinegars: 747 Park Avenue
Ice Sculpture:Ice Sculpture Demonstration by Charles Dawes - Specialty Ice. Park Avenue Green at the corner of Barrington Street & Park Avenue
Park Avenue will NOT be closed 
to traffic during this event. Parking areas along the street will be accessible including at curb-side, surface lots, and the nearby 7-Eleven Plaza (Formerly Wilson Farms), Asbury First United Methodist Church (1050 East Avenue), Bank of America, and along East Avenue (after 6:00 PM). Please pay careful attention to all posted alternate-side parking restrictions on side streets. Please be cautious and responsiblewhen parking curb-side, in parking lots or on side streets. All posted laws will apply!
Cheshire AV, Inc
CMI Communications
Hale Northeastern
The Pepsi Cola Bottling Group
WARM 101-3
Wagons sponsored by the following Merchants:
Golden Tans
Jines Restaurant
Magnolia’s Deli & Cafe
Northfield Designer Goldsmith
Park Avenue Pub & Restaurant
Park Ave Salon & Day Spa
Stever’s Candies
Our Appreciation to additional partners:
City of Rochester
City Newspaper
Mountain Ash Tree Farms
The Rochester Group
Walker Web Services

A Special Thank You to our Suppliers:
7-Eleven (Formerly Wilson Farms)
Character For Kids
Chester Cab Pizza
Cheshire AV, Inc.
CMI Communication
Cobb’s Hill Pizza
Crescent Moon
Hale Northeastern
Heberle Stables
Jimmy Catalano
Jines Restaurant
Marvin Mozzeronis Pizza
NSC Office – Southeast
Premium Mortgage
Rochester Mascots
Stever’s Candies, Inc.
WARM – 101.3

On behalf of the Park Avenue Merchants Association:
Thank You for your patronage and support throughout the year.
The Best to You and Yours for a Safe And Happy Holiday Season!
Thank you for Coming.
Drive Safely.

Business & Leisure Connection
Event & Meeting Management

park avenue festival in rochester, ny 14607
Putting the pieces together
so you don't have to!

Angela Farina-Edgerton, CMP - Event Consultant
Lisa Hubler - Event Coordinator
If you have any questions call 585-721-3299
Email Angela at

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Look Who It Is!

It's me!  And a great deal!

Happy Thanksgiving!  (And happy shopping!)



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Just in Case You've Been Dying for my Autograph...

I'll be participating in the Local Author Book Fair at Fairport Public Library and signing copies of Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey.

If you want to order yours from Amazon ahead of time and bring it that's fine too:

Or you can try your luck and enter to win a copy from my publisher.

Here are the details for the event:

Local Author Book Fair
Fairport Public Library
Saturday December 1, 2012 
2:00-4:00 pm

Authors participating:
  • Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • Charles Benoit
  • Sherry Gammon
  • Elain Webster
  • Daune H. Cook
  • Sean Kolcynski
  • Margaret Osborne
  • Jennifer Sanzo (that's me!)
  • Bill Self 
  • Kathy Johncox
  • Dennis Bielewicz

Hope to see you there!



Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Shopping Event at Your Best Friend's Closet

Join Us
for our Holiday Shopping Event
Your Best Friends Closet
270 Packetts Landing
Fairport, New York 14450
Please be our guest... for an event on November 18th 2012.  We will be hosting a Special Holiday Shopping event with wonderful local vendors to help you with your early holiday shopping.  A great way to find specialty items and gifts for your loved ones!  Wine and Appetizers provided!

Warm Regards,
Candy Muth & Lisa Pelino 
Holiday Shopping Event
270 Packetts Landing, Fairport, NY
November 18th 2012
1 pm - 4 pm
Vendors on hand will be as follows:
  • Touchstone Crystal (featuring Swarovski and other quality Jewelry) Raffle Item: Necklace valued at $60
  • Just your Style Custom Jewelry Design (handcrafted Jewelry) Raffle Item: Bracelet valued at $35
  • Lia Sophia (Fashion Jewelry) Raffle Item: Necklace valued at $50
Food / Specialty Items:
  • From our Home to Yours (fall specialty cookies and ala carte cookies to make your own gift baskets) Raffle Item: $15 gift certificate
  • Tea-licious Trendz (tea samples and a variety of teas for sale) Raffle Item: TBA
Purses & Accessories:
  • Kate Creates (handcrafted purses, slippers, cosmetic bags and tablet covers) Raffle Item: Purse valued at $35
Children's Clothing:
  • ByCeeCee (handcrafted childrens clothing in a variety of styles)  Raffle Item: TBA

Scents & Cosmetics:
  • Mary Kay (The latest and greatest in looking & feeling good) Raffle Item:  TBA
Fairport, New York 14450
November 18th 2012
1 pm - 4 pm 

Your Best Friend's Closet, a new upscale resale boutique in the Village of Fairport, stocks new and gently used women''s and juniors clothing saving bargain-savvy fashionistas 60% or more off high end "must haves." Our moderately priced, hand-picked collection of top brands will win over shoppers who appreciate high-quality fashion trends and a diverse selection of clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and more!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sock It to Me


I have this weird affinity for holiday socks.  I love them.  I have an entire drawer of them:  Christmas socks, Halloween Socks, Valentines Day, St. Patricks Day, but I could never find Thanksgiving socks.  After years of searching and contemplating designing my own line of Turkey Day Sockwear (pretty sure that's not a word, but just go with it) - I found them at SJ's Village Boutique in Pittsford.  Hallelujah!

My life is now complete.

SJ's has a great selection of "fun" socks - so if you're like me and enjoy a little party going on underneath your on-trend footwear, head on over to SJ's and check them out.

Happy sock shopping!

Smile, tomorrow is Friday, so rock out with your sock out.

Okay was pretty bad...  I'll leave you all in peace.



Monday, November 5, 2012

Made in America Mondays

Good Morning Rochester!

I wanted to let you know that I started a new series on my personal lifestyle blog The Flower City Fashionista called "Made In America Mondays."  Each week I will feature a new brand/product line that is made in the USA.  I am so excited to be starting a new business as an American Brand Ambassador and can not wait to invite you all to my first trunk show.  This is no house party, it's a movement!  Join me in getting more American-made products on the shelves of local boutiques and in the hands of consumers.

Check out part one of the series and find out more here.



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Have you experienced ETCETERA?

Watch the Etcetera Holiday 2012 Runway Videos
TresChic Fashions
View the Holiday and Fall Collections
November 16-26, 2012  6am-10pm daily

*Make your appointment by 5pm Friday Oct 26th and receive 10% off of one item.
*Refer a friend who makes and keeps an appointment and receive 10% off of one item.
**These promotions may be combined.     
Be sure to view the runway shows above and click on the 'Looks' link to the right.  Remember, the only way to ensure you don't miss any of the details is to see the collection first hand, so make your appointment today-  these collections do not disappoint!
Never any pressure to buy, just guaranteed fun.

3 Southern Woods
Pittsford, NY 14534
 Optional Link

Contact Information
Name: Jennifer Deutchki
Phone: 814-883-2675

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dado Fall Fashion Show 2012

The highly fashionable crowd gathered at Max at High Falls last night for the Dado Fall 2012 Fashion Show.  While I found myself drooling over every single look that went down the runway, I was also coveting many of the looks in the audience as well.  Bracelets were stacked, designer bags were flashing, Loubs were kicking, and hair and makeup was on point.  DJ FLEX had the beats bumping, the models were styled beautifully, and just when I thought I had seen it all, I got to experience Svet, the hip hop violinist, at intermission.  It was a beautiful night for a wonderful cause.  When all was said and done, the evening had raised more that $40,000 for the Wilmot Cancer Center and Rochester proved just how fashion-forward she can be.  Take that NYC - we clean up pretty good too!  ;)

Vince for Men
Trunk Show @Dado 10/18-11/8

MC Scott Spezzano

Svet, the hip hop violinist

Can't wait to see all the photos from the event, my iphone shots just don't do it justice.  

Great time.  Great night.  Great cause.

Glad to be there!

Happy Hump Day!