Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bonus Bucks are Back!

As we all scurry around trying to find the perfect gifts, we run into the same old issues. Is it going to fit? Is it going to be the right color? Does she prefer this style or that one?

What about a gift that fits everyone, in a color and style of the recipient's choosing? The gift of portraiture. A gift certificate to Studio Mark Emile is a gift sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. And until Christmas Eve, we have a bonus that will reward your generosity: Bonus Bucks. For every $100 you spend on gift certificates for your loved ones, you will receive $50 in bonus bucks. Bonus bucks can be used to make your gift larger, or you can keep them and use them yourself. It's a sweet deal!

So stop stressing about what to buy and come to the studio for a gift certificate. With 100% satisfaction guaranteed, you simply can't go wrong.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Stroll

This year's Winter Holiday Stroll was fun to photograph. From my vantage point at the top of a downtown building, I had great views of the throng as it passed from City Hall down Main St and up to the Hunt Building. It was windy again this year, but thankfully not nearly as bad as last year.

After the tree was lit I joined in the festivities at street level, enjoying the various live acts that were around the downtown as well as stopping in to a few of my favorite downtown retailers. Just a quick note to mention that shopping downtown is good for your quality of life. Local merchants are not beholden to remote corporate offices, as are the mall stores. So we can offer unique items, not just the same old stuff. It is perhaps a bit ironic that I have only come to realize the bounty of what is available downtown since becoming a downtown merchant myself. Do yourself a favor and come downtown and browse the shops. You'll be glad you did.