Saturday, July 25, 2009

Beantown Press

Just found out that Stella Marie was featured on the beauty blog, "Stylephile."

Check out the story here!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hot Town, Summer in the City

We are heading to the Mashpee Open Market tomorrow with some fun summer bath treats - come on down!

[Beachy Bath Bombs and Cotton Candy Bath Bombs - $3/each]

[Black Cherry Bundt Soap Cake - $5/Slice]

[Ocean State Soap - Green French Clay Bar in Geranium & Tea Tree with Encrusted Salt on Top - $6/bar]

[Refreshing Honeydew Melon Soap - $6/bar]

[Cucumber Soap - A True Summer Treat! $6/bar]

[Our Joan Jett Soap MAKE OVER! Cute new look and a nice new price - now only $4!]

Mashpee Open Market information:

The Mashpee Open Market, now in its 3rd season, offers a unique shopping experience featuring artisan made goods, fine art, and fresh produce! Conveniently located just over the Sagamore Bridge in Mashpee Commons, the Market features a different group of artisans every Friday ensuring that no two visits will be the same, and with free customer parking, making a trip to the Market has never been easier!

At the Mashpee Open Market not only can you shop for art, healthy edibles, and antiques, but you also have the opportunity to meet the people who design and create the wide variety of products that are for sale.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wedding Favor Review

I just received this review on Wedding Wire (dot) (com) from one of my customers. She is a FABULOUS woman whom I had the pleasure of making favors for. This review really made my day!

I contacted Kim two weeks before my wedding to see if it would be possible for her to make me 185 soap favors for my guests. I figured she would send me back a nicely worded but firm email to the effect of "lady, you've got two weeks. Pull the other one." Instead, she emailed me back the same night, telling me she could definitely take the project on. She had some great ideas, and we decided to do pink swirled soaps scented with either geranium or apple, orange swirled soaps in blood orange or mango, and one batch of creamy soaps with lavender. The soaps came out beautifully and since Kim was nice enough to deliver them to my work (an hour away from her!!), I had people coming over all afternoon, sniffing eagerly! The soaps not only smell great, but they lather up wonderfully and I've already had several people ask me how they can get their hands on more. Kim was fantastic to work with and is SO creative...just take a look at her website to see all the great items and scents she comes up with! All of the soaps are 98% natural and 100% vegan friendly. I was delighted with everything about this vendor.

(NB: I used them as placecard-favors. I wrapped each soap, then put a label on it with each guest's name and table assignment. It worked out really well and guaranteed that people TOOK their favors. We only had a couple leftovers, and I think all but one were no-shows!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Hotel Providence

We are proud to provide The Hotel Providence with spa packages for their Romance in Providence special. Each package contains a bar of Ocean State soap, Lavender & Eucalyptus Body Scrub, Lavender & Eucalyptus Massage Bar and a relaxing Lavender Salt Soak.

Pics from Our Open House

Thanks to all who came to our first annual Open House!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Open House Menu

Here are a few more enticing details of the Open House event this weekend!


Homemade Hummus and Pita with Calamata and Spanish Olives
Guacamole Salsa in Phyllo Cups
Cucumber and Dill Salad
Vine Ripened Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Pesto and Basil on Baguettes
Raw Veggies and Dip
Homemade Guacamole and Tortillas
Potato and Caper Salad
Strawberry and Blueberry Summer Salad
Brownie Bites
Honeydew and Mint Salad

Fresh Lemonade
Homemade Sangria
Corona and Lime
Root Beer


Sidewalk Chalk Mural
Unleash your inner artist and add to our creation. Lots of fun for your tots!

Complimentary Facials
Let us pamper you with a fresh strawberry yogurt facial.

Exclusive Shopping
Enjoy a 15% Discount on All Stella Marie Products! Products will be available for sampling, too.

Free Samples
Take home a free soap sample before you leave.

Fun at the Park
We are located a block from Roger Williams Park, so keep the party going by taking a swan boat ride! If you go to the park before the Open House, you can visit the zoo or the brand new Botanical Garden.

Our Location:
75 Homer Street
Providence, RI
There will be balloons at the top of the street.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stella Marie Soapmaking Video

My friend Linda has taken photos of my products in the past and she has always done an exceptional job. She recently completed a video project, documenting my soap making process with her amazing photos. Behold her talents and enjoy! (I can't thank you enough, Linda, for using Stella Marie as your subject)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Customer Appreciation Day!

I am really looking forward to hosting this event - I hope y'all can make it!