Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
The building (formerly the Redick Hotel), was originally built in 1930 as an office building with interior parking and later converted to a full service hotel in 1989. In 2010, under new ownership, upgrades and renovations began, and now Hotel Deco XV is among those in the Preferred Hotel Group's collection of 650 worldwide luxe properties.
The hotel also houses Encore, described as "the heartbeat of the hotel", an in-house lounge with a focus on classic handcrafted cocktails. Local Chef Ryan Gish, of West Omaha's Ryan's Bistro, was enlisted to head The Zin Room an on-location dining site. The two-story, Americana Fusion restaurant is also open to the public. The menu features tasty morsels like stuffed dates, gouda chicken mac and cheese, mango shrimp, and Chilean sea bass.
Fine linens, good design, superb service, and delectable food. What more could you ask for? With a build-up this good, hopefully it will not disappoint. Check out what all the talk is about at Hotel Deco's Grand Opening Gala on Saturday, June 11, 7PM.
Photosource: Hotel Deco
Hotel Deco XV
1504 Harney Street Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A little over a week ago, Trocadéro launched itself as the showroom for a product new to Omaha and fairly new to the industry. Said line happens to be the fashionable and philanthropic, Warby Parker. Before I jump into the recap of the event, I might as well remind you what Warby Parker is and why we love them so much.
Warby Parker is an eyewear company that adopts the idea of "buy a pair, give a pair" (similar to Tom's shoes) with their glasses. Meaning when a customer buys a pair of their glasses, they give a pair to a child in need. The glasses, made from the best materials, are sold in a variety of designs and come made-to-order with your prescription already in them! I know this may seem like the case for all eyewear companies, but the best part is they they do it all for you for just $95. If that isn't a great deal, then I don't know what is!
Moving on to the event, it went off without a hitch! We were expecting a steady flow of people to drop by for the first night of the showroom, but I believe everyone in the shop was pleasantly surprised to see the store full to the brim during our busiest hour! The Big Omaha convention was in town during that weekend, so a lot of the traddic from there was to than for our great turn out. Almost every person who walked through the door left smiling at the thought of their new glasses!
Speaking of the fashionable frames, I'm sure every pair was tried on and upwards of 50 pairs have already been ordered! The different shapes and colors of the glasses allowed each customer to tailor the eyewear specifically to their face, skin and hair. With our intern assistants helping find everyone's pupillary distance (the distance between one's pupils), the ordering process went very smoothly. We were and still are happy to offer a five dollar discount to anyone who comes to try the frames on!
At an even lower price in our showroom, I don't see why anyone wouldn't be itching to stop by and try a pair on. All the frames have been tempting me from the start, so I think it's about time I get to ordering some!
Monday, May 23, 2011
All I can say is that I've had this all planned...all along...really!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
(Pictured in beautiful Brian Atwood pumps along with a stunning sequin MZ Wallace "Eve" clutch, all of which are available at Trocadero.)
Summer is here which means its time for new summer interns! Trocadero would like to welcome its newest member, Ellyse Coombes, to our team. We decided to sit down and ask Ellyse a few questions to get to know her and her obsession with fashion a little better. This is what we found out:
I'm not sure the exact job that I would like to do, but I do know that I want to continue working with clothing and accessories. I currently work for BCBGMAXAZRIA and I would love to continue my work for them at their corporate office.
3. Where do you see yourself in five years?
I hope to be living in a bigger city and expanding my knowledge of the fashion world!
4. What are your favorite summer activities?
I love going to the pool and listening to my iPod while I bask in the sun! I also love to shop, but I do that all year round!
5. What is your favorite thing about being at Trocadero?
I like meeting all the new staff and customers and making new friends, but my favorite thing is getting to see all the one of a kind pieces Trocadéro has to offer.
6. How would you describe your style?
My style is very tailored chic. I love structered jackets and tops. I also like anything with embellishment! If it has any sort of sequins or studs, I have to have it!
7. What is your favorite accessory?
I love rings! If I'm not wearing any rings, I feel naked!
8. Who are some of your favorite designers?
I've always loved BCBG because it is somewhat affordable and they make beautiful dresses, but I also love Kate Spade, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and Chanel just to name a few.
Come in and see Ellyse at Trocadero and check out all the great new products!