Member Monday: Tres Belle Boutique

Everybody loves a shopping treat once in a while, especially one that can make you feel as though you’re being pampered in across the globe in France. Tres Belle Boutique in downtown Lake Geneva does just that! This delightful little store is filled with a charming Paresian feel that will whisk you away to another land while you spoil yourself with clothing, jewelry, lotions, and oh so much more.

If you haven’t yet stopped in at Tres Belle, you can learn about the boutique shop right here. We had a little chat with the owner, Lynn, and she gave us the complete scoop on her charming shop.

Shop Tres Belle Boutique in downtown Lake Genea, Walworth County, WI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCVB: How was the name chosen for the shop?
A: My daughter Brittany named it after learning the French language.

WCVB: What makes Tres Belle Boutique unique?
A: The quality of our merchandise and our touch of France.

WCVB: What kind of items can we find in your store?
A: Women’s fashion, jewelery, lotions and perfumes, and home accessories.

WCVB: If someone would like to visit Tres Belle Boutique, is there anything they should know before coming?
A: We carry merchandise in a wie range of prices, to fit every budget.

Shop Tres Belle Boutique in downtown Lake Genea, Walworth County, WI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCVB: What is the “must have” item from your store?
A: Anything that has a Parisian “feel!”

WCVB: What is your favorite part about being a local business in southeastern Wisconsin?
A: I love meeting all of the tourists that visit Lake Geneva.

WCVB: What is YOUR personal favorite item from the store?
A: I absolutely love our comfy USA clothing line.

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WCVB: Are there any events/specials coming up at Tres Belle Boutique?
A: Maxwell Street Sales, which will happen during the Lake Geneva Maxwell Street Days August 26 -28, 2016.

WCVB: Do you offer shipping? Can people order online?
A: We have a shopping website where much of the merchandise in our store can be purchased.

WCVB: Do you offer gift wrapping for holidays or other occasions?
A: We always bag every purchase in a cute pink gift back with tissue and a bow.

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WCVB: Where can we find Tres Belle Boutique, and what are the shop hours?
A: The Tres Belle Boutique is located at 233 Broad Street in downtown Lake Geneva. We are just 1/2 block east of Main Street. Our hours are Monday through Thursday 10:30 am – 5 pm, and Friday through Sunday 10:30 am – 6 pm.

To keep an eye on all of the exciting new products and fashion at Tres Belle Boutique, follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

 

 

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Shop Local Saturday: E Street Denim

EStreet_18If you love fashion and wish you could find all of the latest denim trends right here in your own backyard, then you’re in luck! E Street Denim in downtown Lake Geneva has everything you need to wear in the “denim lifestyle.” When we stopped by the store was busy with customers, yet the E Street team member on duty was sure to greet us with a smile and offered to help us find the right fashion to suit our styles. After browsing through the store, we had a little one-on-one with the store owner to get the dish on E Street Denim.

Q: How was the name chosen for the shop?
A:
E Street was the result me not wanting my personal name on the door and not wanting to tie the store to the street in Chicago when/where the store originated. So no E Street in disguise.

Q: What makes E Street Denim unique?
A: 
Our focus is always based on the most worn piece of clothing ever created. From basic to fashion, up and down we base the wear on denim.

EStreet_17Q: What kind of items can we find in your store?
A:
All things that you would wear in the “denim lifestyle.” Chucks to sweet and sexy!

Q: If someone would like to visit E Street Denim, is there anything they should know before coming?
A:
Open your mind! Forget the hype! It’s really just a great pair of pants.

EStreet_12Q: What is the “must have” item from your store?
A:
Whatever makes you feel great!

Q: What is your favorite part about being a local business in southeastern Wisconsin?
A:
Simplicity. Community. Surprise that a company with a world reputation exists here where it’s roots lie!

EStreet_20Q: What is YOUR personal favorite item from the store?
A: 
As the owner, my favorite item in the store is an “11 year of denim” shirt from Lucky.

Q: Are there any events/specials coming up at E Street Denim?
A:
We are always involved locally, support Autism, and soon Vets!

Q: Do you offer shipping? Can people order online?
A:
We will ship anywhere. We are not online, but are in negotiation with a company to expand there with all our stores; E Street Denim, Bloomingbyrds,  and ShoShoo.

EStreet_08Q: Do you offer gift wrapping for holidays or other occasions?
A:
Absolutely!

Q: Where can we find E Street Denim, and what are the shop hours?
A:
Main Street in Lake Geneva, also on Facebook, and Instagram (@estreet_lg). We are open 7 days a week. The store is only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

You want to go and purchase denim from E Street now, don’t you? Well, so do we. Maybe we’ll bump into each other while we shop. Until then, happy shopping and happy Shop Local Saturday!

To learn more about all the fabulous local shopping right here in Walworth County, visit our website.

Shop Local Saturday – JAYNE

Jayne_21-copyIt’s time for Shop Local Saturday again! This month we stopped by JAYNE in Lake Geneva. What did we find? Why, nothing but fabulous shoes and clothing in the latest trends, of course! We tried on a few fun things, perused all the latest fashions, fell in love with an outfit or two (or three, or four…), and spoke with the shop manager, Roger. 

Q: How was the name chosen for the shop?
A:
   Our name JAYNE was our owner’s Grandmother’s name – he had a special relationship with her.

Q: What makes JAYNE unique?
A:
   JAYNE is unique because we are a footwear driven boutique.  So many women’s boutiques use footwear just for show or as an added item.  Not so with JAYNE.  Our footwear covers all categories from casual and beach to boots and dress, and our apparel will do the same.  And so, we see ourselves as an ageless adventure in shopping – something for most everyone.  And, we can’t forget to mention that we are the only Men’s shoe store in Lake Geneva with a great group of seasonal shoes, boots, and sandals for every season. Plus, we have Smartwool socks and a nice selection of seasonal apparel.

Jayne_BlogBoard_2-copyQ: What kind of items can we find in your store?
A:
  We are always on trend in our clothing selections but it is very understandable and very affordable.  Our apparel runs the gamut from casual and every day to seasonal and dressy.  When it comes to footwear, there isn’t an important footwear line that we don’t carry in our stores.  From UGG and Birkenstock to Fly and Frye, we have always been able to pick the new trends and emerging shoe brands for our stores.

Q: If someone would like to visit Jayne, is there anything they should know before coming?
A:
  You’ll want to have some time to shop – our selection in apparel is vast; our footwear covers so many categories that it takes time to look at them all; and our jewelry and accessories are always fun to look at.  You also need to make sure that the men know that they have a place to spend some time shopping for themselves, while their girlfriends or wives are spending time shopping.

Jayne_06-copyQ: What is the “must have” item from your store?
A:
  In clothing our Must Haves this upcoming season, are print tunics paired with your favorite pair of skinnies or boyfriends.  Add a colorful cardigan and you’re ready for any day into night occasion.  For spring and summer sandals and shoes, wedges and platforms dominate the looks and companies like Chocolat Blu and Cordani will be featured.  At the same time, classic Birkenstock sandals are a look of their own and we have the largest selection you’ll find anywhere.

Q: What is your favorite part about being a local business in southeastern Wisconsin?
A:
When you are in a downtown location, you get to be part of the community, something you won’t get if we were in a mall.  We get to know a lot of the local people – we get to build relationships in the community with our employees who are local, with our neighbor businesses and with our local government.  In the end, I think we give value back to the town.

Jayne_BlogBoard_3-copyQ: What is YOUR personal favorite item from the store?
A:
  Really don’t have a personal favorite item.  But in the footwear and clothing business, the beginning of every new season is always fun.  New product in different colors, textures, designs that the particular season brings, is always fun and exciting.  Our employees get pumped up, and that enthusiasm gets transferred to our customers.

Q: Are there any events/specials coming up at JAYNE?
A:
 Coming in March, we will have a monthly drawing for a Private Party in our store – one winner every month!  With a purchase, you can enter to win an evening for 10 to 40 friends where we will serve wine and snacks and the Host will get a $50 gift card and their guests get 15% off all regular price merchandise.  It is a fun evening (see us for more details).  For all other events, follow us on Facebook and sign up for our email list.

Jayne_BlogBoard_4-copyQ: Do you offer shipping? Can people order online?
A:
 We do offer free shipping for any purchase over $50, which is helpful to those visitors who come up just for the weekend.  We don’t currently have an online business for JAYNE as our website is set up for information only.  However, we do get a lot of phone orders from customers who had been in our store and wanted us to send them something they had seen when visiting.  Everyone should sign up for our Facebook page, as we are posting new items and opportunities for our customers almost daily.

Q: Where can we find JAYNE, and what are the shop hours?
A:
We’re growing!  Currently, in addition to Lake Geneva, JAYNE’s other stores are in Illinois in Highland Park, Forest Park, La Grange, and we will soon be opening another store in Chicago’s western suburbs. We are open all year long from 10 – 8 pm Monday through Saturday – longer than most every other store in town. Plus Sundays we open earlier at 10 am and close at 5pm.  A lot of hours to help our local shoppers!

Jayne_BlogBoard_1-copyIf you are loving what you see here, be sure to order one of our Snow Much Savings Coupon Books to SAVE at JAYNE! That’s right, there’s a coupon for $20 off any $100 purchase!

To learn more about JAYNE, stop by their storefront at 771 W Main Street in Lake Geneva, or visit their website. Also, don’t forget to like their Facebook page to stay on trend with the latest fashions!

Thanks so much for reading, and for your interest in shopping local! Be certain not to miss our “Shop Local Saturday” posts, featuring businesses right here in Walworth County, by subscribing to the Visit Walworth County blog.

Shop Local Saturday: White River Gift Shop

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Join us every Saturday as we feature a store in Walworth County! Get the story behind the distinctive shops throughout the Lake Geneva area, and find out what makes them stand above the rest.

This week’s feature shop is the White River Gift Shop. We talked with Angela Laramy, Retail Manager at Grand Geneva, and she gave us the inside scoop about the shop at Grand Geneva Resort.

Located within the Grand Geneva Resort, this unique gift shop delivers incredible, personalized service, high-quality, name brand merchandise, as well as Grand Geneva specific items that are exclusive to the shop.

The next time you’re looking for the perfect gift, or simply want to spoil yourself with a little something special, stop by the White River Gift Shop at Grand Geneva Resort. Until then, read on to learn a little more about this distinctive local shop.

Q: How was the name chosen for the shop?
A:
White River runs through Grand Geneva Property.

Q: What makes White River Gift Shop unique?
A:
White River staff delivers amazing, personalized service and high quality merchandise.

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Q: What kind of items can we find in your store?
A:
Vera Bradley, Brighton jewelry and small leather goods, Tommy Bahama apparel for men and ladies, Jellycat stuffed animals, and many more brands.  There is also a large variety of Grand Geneva logo items that are exclusive to our resort.

Q: If someone would like to visit White River Gift Shop, is there anything they should know before coming?
A:
Plan to see a large variety of merchandise.  White River carries sundries, apparel, candles and diffusers, gifts, greeting cards, mugs, and in the winter time we carry Golf Balls from the Golf Pro Shop.

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Q: What is the “must have” item from your store?
A:
The “must have” item right now is an exclusive book “A Grand Tale” about Grand Geneva’s history.  You can get “A Grand Tale” for the introductory price of just $19.95 right now! (Original price $34.95).

Q: What is your favorite part about being a local business in southeastern Wisconsin?
A:
We have many guests that shop locally and Lake Geneva, in general, has a fun, small-town shopping appeal.

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Q: What is YOUR personal favorite item from the store?
A:
I don’t have one specific item but love the Vera Bradley collection.  The patterns change seasonally and they now offer the Northbrook collection, Sycamore leather handbags, and are launching a fragrance line in the spring.

Q: Are there any events/specials coming up at White River Gift Shop?
A:
There IS a clearance event currently on select items up to 50% off from the White River gift shop as well as the Golf Pro Shop.

Q: Do you offer shipping? Can people order online?
A:
We do offer shipping for an additional shipping charge.  At this time, we do not offer online ordering.

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Q: Do you offer gift wrapping for holidays or other occasions?
A:
We have gift bags and gift boxes and are happy to package your special purchases.

Q: Where can we find the White River Gift Shop, and what are the shop hours?
A:
The White River gift shop is located in the Grand Geneva Main lodge, across from the Geneva ChopHouse.  White River is open off peak season 8AM-7PM Sunday-Thursday.  Friday-Saturday 8AM-9PM.  Extended hours apply in the summer.

Thanks so much for reading and for your interest in shopping local! Be certain not to miss our “Shop Local Saturday” posts, featuring businesses right here in Walworth County, by subscribing to the Visit Walworth County blog.

12 Days of Christmas Fun

With only 12 days until Christmas, there’s much hustle and bustle everywhere you look. City sidewalks are busy and all dressed in holiday style. Shimmering lights gleam through the night, and everyone is full of good cheer. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of year!

The countdown to Christmas is on, and we wanted to celebrate in our own festive way…Walworth County-style! With so many fun activities and businesses right here in Walworth County, we’ve put a spin on the traditional Christmas carol by finding 12 fun things you can do, see or purchase around the county up until Christmas Day (some of which you can also enjoy after the holidays, if you can’t seem to squeeze them all in before Christmas!).

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On the first day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: A bottle of Hardy Pear wine.
Apple Barn Orchard & Winery, W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn, WI 53121, 262-728-3266

Located on a property with a rich agricultural history, The Apple Barn Orchard & Winery was started in 1985. Today the orchard has over 14 apple varieties among 4,000 apple trees. Along with the orchard, there is a bakery, country store and winery. The Apple Barn Winery specializes in fruit wines. Among the selection is the Hardy Pear wine, one of their many award-winning wines.

Stop by the winery this weekend for their final open hours of the season. Open December 12 – 13, from 10 am to 4 pm. Get your true love a bottle (or two!) of Hardy Pear wine!

On the second day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Two pounds of Turtle Fudge.
Geneva Gifts, 150 Broad Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, (262)248-6756

Making homemade cream and butter fudge since 1983, Geneva Gifts is a great place to shop locally for Christmas gifts and treats. Coined the “best fudge in town,” you won’t be disappointed with their delectable Turtle Fudge that is smooth, creamy and ooey-gooey with just the right amount of pecan crunch. After all, what’s not to love about chocolate, caramel and pecans?!

On the third day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Three Stewing Hens.
Yuppie Hill Farm, W1384 Potter Rd Burlington, WI 53105, (262) 210-0264

Yuppie Hill poultry farm prides themselves on providing the absolute best farm-to-table freshness for their customers. Starting back in 1999, Yuppie Hill got its name from neighbors commenting on the “high class” poultry living quarters, referring to the birds as “yuppies” because they had it so good.

All of the birds on this farm are raised in a cage-free environment. Owner Lynn Lein raises laying hens and braisers, turkeys and Berkshire hogs, selling eggs, poultry and meats at local stores, including at Beans & Barley, Outpost Natural Foods and the Great Lakes Winter Farm Market at Milaeger’s in Racine.

On the fourth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Four cabaret-style performances.
Rosewood, 2484 County Road O S, Delavan, WI 53115, (262) 275-5587

One of Walworth County’s newest attractions is Rosewood, in Delavan. Whether it’s the high-energy vocal performances, the farm-fresh culinary, or the ambiance of the rustic-styled dining areas and theater that are complimented with the glimmering technology of today, you’re sure to find a reason to visit; a reason that will most likely leave you dancing off into the night.

Their “Christmas Remembered” show will bring back the magic of Christmas with your all-time favorite carols, hymns and songs. Show times still available on December 12. 13. 17 and 20.

On the fifth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: An exquisite five course dinner.
Hunt Club, 555 Hunt Club Court, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, (262) 245-7200

With a crackling fireplace, twinkling lights and a glimmering tree, Hunt Club Steakhouse has the perfect ambiance for a scrumptious meal. Start with choosing one of their Easy bites; a splendid choice of appetizers that are certain to please. Next indulge in a delicious salad before warming up with one of their delectable soups. Then tantalize your taste buds with one of their signature steaks, and don’t forget to save room enough to please your sweet tooth with one of their divine desserts.

The Hunt Club is fine dining at its best. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you deserve a treat for yourself.

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On the sixth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Six Christmas dinner geese.
Wilson Farm Meats, 406 South Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121, (262) 723-2919

The Wilson family has been farming since the 1870’s, and Wilson Farm Meats was established in 2004. This local retail and processing facility in Elkhorn assures the finest quality fresh and frozen meats, custom cut to your liking. Whether you purchase a whole or half beef, pig or lamb, or individual retail cuts, The Wilson family proudly provides the finest quality meats from their farm to your table.

With a wide variety of meats to choose from, seasonal favorites offered include goose and pheasant.

On the seventh day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Seven swimming lessons.
Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center, 580 S. Elizabeth Street, Whitewater, WI 53190, (262) 473-4900

If you’re looking for a way to escape the cold for an hour here and there, the Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center will be the perfect getaway. There are six levels of swim lessons that are designed for recreational swimming and fitness.

On the eighth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Eight cheeses a churning.
The Cheese Box, 801 South Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, (262) 248-3440

If you’re looking for some of Wisconsin’s finest cheeses for yourself or someone else, The Cheese Box has you covered. With everything from orange and white Wisconsin cheddar to cherry, blueberry and cranberry Wisconsin cheddar, you’re sure to find something to treat your taste buds to.

If you’re stocked up on cheeses for the holiday, you can always call to order a build-your-own-sandwich and take a break from gift buying and wrapping with a delicious lunch.

On the ninth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Nine dancing horses.
Dancing Horses Theatre, 5065 Hwy 50, Delavan, WI 53115, (262) 728-8200

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas with the holiday show at Dancing Horses Theatre. The dazzling spectacle of horses who dance alongside their trainers will prove to be a fantastic cavalcade of equestrian artistry.

Christmas show performances will be available through January 12, 2016.

On the tenth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Ten ballet dancers leaping.
Young Auditorium, 930 W. Main Street, Whitewater 53190, (262) 472-2222

Be enchanted by the annual production of “The Nutcracker” at Young Auditorium in Whitewater. Based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,” by E.T.A. Hoffman, this performance will stun you as talented area youth dance on stage with gorgeous costumes and lavish backdrops.

Reserve your tickets now for the Friday, December 18 performance from 10 am to 12 pm.

On the eleventh day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Eleven carolers caroling.
Old World Wisconsin, W370 W9729 Hwy 67, Eagle, WI 53119, (262) 594-6301

Get lost in the merriment of the season with a daylong, 19th century celebration of Christmas tales and holiday customs. Old World storytelling, live performances, bobsled rides (if there’s snow, of course), caroling, tasty treats and so much more will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy with Christmas spirit. Revel in Christmas past at Old World Wisconsin, in Eagle.

The final celebrations to send good cheer for 2015 will be December 12 – 13, from 10 am to 5 pm.

On the twelfth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Twelve Drummers Drumming.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, (800) 558-3417

Maybe there will only be one drummer actually drumming, but you will hear the fantastical sounds of local High School entertainment as they perform live in the main lobby at Grand Geneva.

Performing Saturday December 12 and Saturday December 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.