You won't find cake at Phoenix boutique Cleo & Clementine's one-year anniversary (instead, macarons will be on the menu of nibbles), but shop owner and fashion designer Monique Sandoval says that a recent addition to the store will serve as the proverbial candles.
When C&C celebrates its birthday on the evening of Friday, October 18, its new, vintage-inspired neon sign will be aglow.
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The Melrose District shop is situated next door to Melrose Pharmacy and specializes in custom wedding gowns, crafted by Sandoval under the banner Ouma, and ready-to-wear party dresses. Displayed throughout the store are wares from vendors ranging from local jeweler Xappaland, Florida's Rifle Paper Co., and needlepoint works from Poland-based Kasia Urban Rybska.
The light blazing from the new signage, crafted by Sue Meyers at Bend-A-Light Neon Studio and installed earlier this week, will guide Third Friday attendees off the beaten path for a stylish bash from 6 to 9 p.m. Cleo & Clementine's free soiree will feature a raffle for a custom cocktail dress, gift bags, and a soundtrack by DJ Organic. (No word on whether a killer mix of "Happy Birthday to You" will be in rotation.)
Call 602-264-5004 or visit Cleo & Clementine's Facebook page for more information on upcoming events.