Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday Mantra...

Random sandwiches.
Today's Monday Mantra.
 Practice random acts of kindness...
 Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Countdown to Midnight in your LBD

Still trying to figure out what to wear this New Years Eve? It's impossible to go wrong with a little black dress! So when in doubt, throw on your LBD (like the Folly Draped Dress from Nicholas K) and some great accessories--and you'll be sure to ring in the New Year with grace and style.

The PERFECT earrings to celebrate the New Year--The Galaxy Fringe Earrings from iosselliani 
From now until 12/31, take 20% off ALL dresses and shoes in store or online (with code MIDNIGHT)!

Happy New Year!
xx Arielle

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Gold Rush

It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favor the color gold are optimistic.


Gold Energy

The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.
Put some gold in your life when you want:
  • increased personal power
  • relaxation and enjoyment of life
  • good health
  • success

Wearing Gold

Wearing gold in everyday life increases personal power, and promotes courage, confidence and willpower. Gold chains worn around the neck preserve health.

Stop by and check out all of the gold accessories we have in store now! xoxo Betsy

Friday, December 28, 2012

New Years Resolutions!

Start on January 1st with an empty jar. Throughout the year write the good things that happened to you on little pieces of paper. On December 31st, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you that year.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Andover Gift Shop

My first retail job was at The Andover Gift Shop in my hometown when I was 16 years old. Whenever I go home to Massachusetts I always make a point to go shopping at my favorite local boutique. They still give me my employee discount 10 years later! I got some sad news a couple months ago when I heard they were closing down after 30 years. I had one last memorable shopping spree with my Mom over Christmas vacation and shed a few tears with the owner Debbie! Main Street will never be the same without you :)
One of kind Stone & Crystal Jewelry
Lapis Moon Ring & Full Moon Labradorite Bracelet

xoxo Betsy

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Calling All Last Minute Shoppers!

I don't know about you guys, but I mastered the art of procrastination at age 12, and continue to excel at it to this day. This Christmas is no exception, and I'm still scrambling last minute to get just about all of my shopping done. Luckily, I get to spend my Sunday's at Arcadia Rittenhouse! Check out some of these great last minute gift ideas that won't break the bank--

Himalayan Handmade Candles come in some great festive scents like Bourbon Vanilla and Cinnamon Apple. At just $22, they're a great gift for any host(ess) this holiday season!

Himalayan Handmade Candles in the Terracotta Pot

Sultana Maria's rock rings are great for that sister or friend left on your list. Gift one that correlates to the color of their birthstone to make it extra special! At just $28.00, you can buy one for yourself too ;)
Sultana Maria Jewelry

SAGE+fasten fragrances is another great way to go this year. The scents are light and refreshing, and also come as a solid compact, with a real mother of pearl in the middle. Perfect for travel!

Hurry in for all you're last minute shopping needs! And don't worry, we're open tomorrow too!
xo Bonnie

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Perfect Gift!

Kerisma Seuss Hat/Scarf pictured on Bonnie is the perfect holiday present at $38. It is made out of a super comfy soft wool blend.

Nicholas K Yale Scarf is 100% Alpaca wool hooded scarf for $236. I love the zigzag print with the different shades of grey.

Come on in and try them on! xoxo Betsy

Friday, December 21, 2012

There's Still Time...

For all you last minute shoppers out there (myself included), here's a handy little gift guide for those still on your list! Shop in store or online, and remember, we will be open Christmas Eve from 10 am to 4 pm!

Happy Holidays!

xx Arielle

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Give Back with Arcadia!

Tomorrow night is annual HOLIDAY PARTY AND TRUNK SHOW! At our Northern Liberties location from 5PM-9PM, join us for some great food, discounts, lots of cheer, and a chance to pick up those last minute Christmas gifts from great local artists!!

As 2012 comes to a close, we realize here at Arcadia how fortunate we've been and how grateful we are for all we have! So, Thursday night we will also be collecting journals, gently used jewelry, make-up, and personal care items to donate to One Simple Wish, and in return, receive 20% off your entire purchase (excluding trunk show items). 

One Simple Wish, a 501c3 nonprofit, has been making small miracles happen for foster children and vulnerable families since December 2008. They offer everyone a glimpse into the life of a child in the foster care system and families in need by connecting people to create rewarding, meaningful relationships between those who want to give and those who need help.

So help us help those in need this holiday season! Hope to see you all on Thursday!

XX Arielle

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jill Ellen Jewelry

Rust colored porcelin beads with laguna blue beads between and finished with silver plated toggle clasp. This is a beautiful statement piece to wear to a holiday party! 
Filigree Earrings with Quartz
Crystal Pendant on gold plated chain

Her crystal pendant necklace is the perfect present. Stop by and check out all of the different colors we have right now! xoxo Betsy

Monday, December 17, 2012

Arcadia Monday Mantra...

You only run out of chances when you stop taking them.
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

'Tis the Season!

It's that time of year when everyone's calendar fills up with holiday parties. Whether it's a fancy affair, or on the more casual side-- Arcadia's got you covered when it comes to festive attire!  

Shop in store or online for all your favorites this holiday season!


Friday, December 14, 2012

Toggery Fun!

Just received a bunch of great Toggery shirts at the Northern Liberties store today. They'll be making their way over to the Rittenhouse location soon, so be sure to stock up on these not-too-basic basics for winter!

These long sleeve open back shirts would look great with a lacy bandeau. In both white and red, it'd be a great addition to any wardrobe.

xo Bonnie

Arcadia DIY: Deck the Halls

City living usually means small spaces for most of us--and while I'd love to spread as much cheer as possible this holiday season, my square footage is limited. So here are some great tree trimming ideas for those of us who are spatially challenged! An added bonus--everything you see here can be accomplished with things found around your house or the local hardware store, so all your money can still go towards gifts*!

Happy Holidays!


* Like the one's found inside Arcadia Boutique, of course.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

How to Make the Perfect Cheese Board!

  • Serve 3 to 5 types of cheese in different styles, tastes and textures. More choices than that can be overwhelming. A good start would be a soft cheese like Brie, a firm cheese like Cheddar and a blue-veined cheese like Roquefort. 
  • Build your cheese board around a theme, such as cheeses  from a particular region or different milks such as from cows, sheep, and goats.
  • Garnish your cheese board with colorful, edible ingredients such as grapes, apples, tomatoes, celery, and dried berries.
  • Put out separate dishes with a variety of gourmet olives (Kalamata, Nicoise, Spanish), pickled vegetables (gherkins,artichoke hearts, peppers), lightly roasted nuts (walnuts, macadamias, almonds), and a selection of mustard varieties for dipping.
  • Offer a choice of different breads, crackers and biscuits in a choice of shapes and flavors.
  • When serving, remove the wrapping from cheeses but leave rinds on.
  • Provide a cheese knife for each cheese, to avoid mixing flavors. Before serving, bring cheese to room temperature for optimal flavor by removing them from the refrigerator by removing them from the fridge for up to, but no more than, 2 hours prior to serving. 

Now that is my kind of cheese board!! xoxo Betsy

Skirt Flirt

Also available in Bright Red and Cobalt Blue!

The Shirred A-Line Skirt from Seven Blooms has topped my favorites list this week! Available in three fabulous colors: yellow, red, and blue--it's perfectly festive and on trend for this holiday season when paired with a cute and cozy sweater, colorful tights, and boots!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Style Crush: Lindsay Weir of Freaks & Geeks

I recently started watching the short lived single series season, Freaks & Geeks (1999), and fell in love with Lindsay's style. I realized everything can be found at Arcadia Boutique! The men's section has you covered with the over sized button down shirts and army jacket . We have an identical handbag to the one Lindsay wears in almost every episode by  El Paso Saddle Blanket.

Come in this week and receive 15% off all handbags and wallets!!
xoxo Betsy

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Handbags Complete the Outfit!

Come in this week and receive 15% off handbags and wallets! The Cora cross body by Collina Strada is #1 on my wishlist. Who wants to buy it for me?? Christmas is only two weeks away!!
xoxo Betsy

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Mantra...

I will not judge myself today. I will walk in gratitude. I will see the support, love and abundance that this beautiful life has to offer. Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crock Pot Apple Cider

 I love snuggling up with some festive treats during the holiday season, and found this amazing recipe for crock pot apple cider on the Budget Savvy Diva website. Try it out and reward your taste buds for all their hard work this year!

What You Need
3 Liter of apple juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3-4 whole cloves
cinnamon sticks broken into small pieces1 whole nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Orange peel ( dried)
Pinch of All Spice

What To Do
Take a piece of cheesecloth and place all everything ( in the middle)  but the lemon juice and apple juice.
Draw the corners of the cheese cloth together and tie – so it creates a spice sack
Set your crock pot to low. Combine apple juice and lemon juice together
Place spice sack into the apple juice – make sure the whole sack is covered in liquid
Leave for about 2 hours or until warm to your liking.
Make sure to stir every hour or so.
Discard spice sack and enjoy!

Happy sipping! 
xo Bonnie

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Seven Blooms Wrap Dress

A wrap dress is a great, versatile piece of clothing to have in your wardrobe. The wrap dress was first designed in 1973 by Diane von F├╝rstenberg. It is a  wardrobe staple that flatters many body types.You can wear a wrap dress to work and then dress it up for evening by putting on a pair of dressier shoes and some fancy accessories.Come by and try Seven blooms DVF inspired bold wrap dress in jewel earth tones.  This dress is completely lined in an organic bamboo jersey, and features cap like sleeves, a shirred waist and tulip cut skirt. 

xoxo Betsy