Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Rouge Cosmetics!

I was in a meeting this morning and we were talking about Christmas shopping. This was refreshing, because a great number of meetings I am attending are talking about October and Salem Haunted Happenings.

We talked about Men's Shopping Nights and Girl's Nights Out and how much shopping in Salem has changed over the past 10 years. It is amazing. And it's not news to this blog - I can't believe how fantastic shopping in Salem is today, especially as compared to when I arrived on the Salem scene in 1998.

One of Salem's favorite shops is celebrating her second birthday this month, and this is a good one for the ladies to know about - prizes and gifts galore, girls!

Rouge Cosmetics will celebrate with complimentary makeup applications during the month of September - appointments are necessary and are available every Sunday-Friday during September (Saturdays in Rouge are pretty remarkable - brides, brides, brides, happy chatter, beautiful women - so you may want to stop by on a Saturday just to absorb some of the happiness.).

Rouge will also have many events and gifts with purchase throughout September, including bareMinerals National Makeup artists on September 12, Caudalie Facials on September 19, Darphin Facials on September 23, and Mario Badescu Facials and Paula Dorf Makeup Lessons on September 26. Appointments are necessary, so call to book yours!

Rouge was awarded Best of Boston 2009 for Makeup (Shopping) by Boston Magazine, Worth the Trip 2009 by the Improper Bostonian, and Best of Northshore (BONS) 2008 and 2009 by Northshore Magazine. It just doesn't get any better than that!!

Make a day out of it, ladies - stop by Rouge, swing around the corner into Cornerstone Books for a new book (have you read The Lace Reader? It's new in paperback!), head up to the Peabody Essex Museum for a tres chic lunch in the Garden Cafe (The crab meat salad is divine) and then stroll through the American Decorative Arts exhibits to find inspiration for what your house could look like - if it doesn't already - with a wood carver like Samuel McIntire around.

For more information on Rouge, call the store at 978-744-1044 or email info@rouge.com. For more information on how to spend the rest of your day in Salem, visit Salem.org.

You don't have to wait until Christmas to shop Salem. I invite you to discover the magic when you shop, dine, and explore Salem this September.

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