Simon Centers Support Breast Cancer: Susan G. Komen ‘Mission PinkR’


D.C. and Baltimore-area Simon centers support the fight against breast cancer with Susan G. Komen® through ‘Mission Pink®’ 

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Hagerstown Premium Outlets,Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, Queenstown Premium Outlets and St. Charles Towne Center today announced that they will be participating in a national engagement with Susan G. Komen® to support the fight against breast cancer, engaging employees, retailers and shoppers in ‘Mission Pink®’ events throughout the month of October.

“As an active member in this community, D.C.-area Simon centers provide an ideal backdrop for raising awareness and encouraging support in finding a cure for breast cancer, a disease we know affects many of our employees, retailers and shoppers every year,” said Todd Jerscheid, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Director of Mall Marketing and Business Development.

“We are delighted to be working with the dedicated people at Simon,” said Dr. Judy Salerno, Komen President and CEO. “With one case of breast cancer diagnosed every two minutes in the U.S., programs like Simon’s ‘Mission Pink’ play a key role in bringing our mission to people in communities across the country. The support of Simon and their customers will help us fund research, provide support to women, men and families suffering from breast cancer, and move toward a world with no breast cancer.”

Visitors to D.C. and Baltimore-area Simon centers will notice that the Guest Services booths will be outfitted in pink and staff will be honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donning pink accessories. Other planned activities include: 

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

1100 S. Hayes Street / 703.415.2401/ Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Mall Hours: MondaySaturday (10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

  • Celebrate Mission Pink with Girl’s Night Out: On Thursday, October 8 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.on the Ground Level in the Nordstrom Wing, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will hold a FREE and fashion-forward event to “Celebrate Mission Pink” filled with fun, shopping and ways to support Susan G. Komen. Guests can treat themselves to light bites and smoothies, beauty makeovers, photo booth fun and the latest fall fashions with special one-night offers from select retailers. The event will also feature fitness demonstrations from a local Zumba studio, music spun by a DJ, a Madame Tussauds wax figure of Angelia Jolie and a special DIY area where guests can make their own beaded bracelets with a breast cancer ribbon charm. Shoppers can even spin the prize wheel for special gifts! Volunteers from the D.C. chapter of Susan G. Komen will also be on property to answer questions and provide additional information on breast cancer awareness.
  • Wall of Strength: On Saturday, October 24, shoppers can visit Guest Services to donate to Susan G. Komen to support breast cancer awareness. For a $1 donation, any survivors, family members or friends can write their own message of strength on a foam board “brick” that will be added to the mall’s “Wall of Strength.” Shoppers are encouraged to snap a photo holding their own message in front of the “Wall of Strength” and share via social media using #WhatGivesYouStregnth.
  • Style Passes: During the entire month of October, shoppers can purchase a Style Pass Book containing retailer discounts at Simon Guest Services for $5 with 100 percent of these proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen.

Hagerstown Premium Outlets

495 Premium Outlets Boulevard / 301.790.0300 / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Mall Hours: MondaySaturday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

  • Message of Strength Photo Saturdays: Each Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., shoppers who make a $1 donation to Susan G. Komen will be able to take a photo and showcase their message of strength in support of the cause, survival and breast cancer awareness.
  • Voucher Program: Shoppers have the opportunity to donate $10 to Susan G. Komen for a voucher card for 25 percent off one single item at participating retailers, such as Columbia Sportswear, Guess, Fossil, Kate Spade New York, The North Face, Under Armour and more. One hundred percent of these proceeds will benefit the foundation.
  • ‘Mission Pink’ Preferred Parking Spaces: All month long, the center will reserve several parking spaces located around the property for breast cancer survivors, marked by a large pink ribbon.
  • Saturday Tabling: On Saturday, October 17, volunteers from the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen will be onsite from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to answer questions and provide information on breast cancer awareness.

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets  

241 Fort Evans Rd NE, Leesburg, Va. 20176 / 301.870.6997 / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Mall Hours: MondaySaturday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

  • Voucher Program: During the month of October, shoppers who donate $10 to benefit Susan G. Komen will receive a voucher card for 25 percent off one single item at participating retailers. One hundred percent of these proceeds will benefit the foundation.
  • Wall of Strength: For a $1 donation, survivors, families and friends can write their message of strength on a foam board “brick.” The bricks will be placed on the “Wall of Strength” located at Guest Services.
  • Saturday Tabling: Volunteers from the D.C. chapter of Susan G. Komen will be on property everySaturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. near the Food Court to answer questions and provide information on breast cancer awareness.

Queenstown Premium Outlets

441 Outlet Center Drive / 410.827.8699 / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Mall Hours: Monday – Wednesday (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.), ThursdaySaturday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

  • Message of Strength Photo Saturdays: Shoppers are able to share their message of strength with a special photo opportunity each Saturday in October (with the exception of Saturday, October 31). Those who make a $1 donation to Susan G. Komen can have their photo taken with a message in support of breast cancer survival and awareness written on a foam board.
  • Voucher Program: All October long, shoppers can receive a voucher card for 25 percent off one item at select retailers, including Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger and Under Armour for a donation of $10 to benefit Susan G. Komen.
  • Saturday Tabling: Shoppers can speak with volunteers from the Maryland chapter of Susan G. Komen on breast cancer awareness during a tabling event on Saturday, October 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Charles Towne Center

11110 Mall Circle / 301.870.6997 / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Mall Hours: MondaySaturday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

  • Pink Walk: Lace up the tennis shoes and join St. Charles Towne Center and the Sisters at Heart Breast Cancer Survivors of Charles County on Saturday, October 10 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. for a walk to save lives! The first 100 walkers who register receive a FREE t-shirt. On-site registration starts at 7:30 the Food Court (organizers will only be accepting cash at this location). To register online with a $25 donation, please visit or email
  • Post-Pink Walk Stretch Session: After the Pink Walk on Saturday, October 10 from 10 – 10:15 a.m., registered walkers can participate in a brief Zumba cool down and stretch session led by a certified instructor in the Center Court. Then, from 10:15 – 11 a.m., all registered walkers will enjoy a complimentary breakfast from Chick-fil-A while listening to inspiring stories from guest speakers and local breast cancer survivors.
  • The PINK Expo: Also on Saturday, October 10, St. Charles Towne Center is hosting The PINK Expo from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. immediately following the Pink Walk. Shoppers and Pink Walk participants can head over to the lower level Center Court by Guest Services to learn about a variety of organizations who take pride in supporting the cause. The first 150 guests who check-in at the “Pink Arch” and register will receive special swag bags filled with goodies, discounts for mall retailers and more. The expo will also feature photo booth fun, light bites and refreshments, a “PINK-inspired” fashion showcase, pop-up make-over stations, glitter tattoos, complimentary measuring for a bra fit, music spun by a DJ and more. There will also be exciting giveaways up for grabs, including the chance to win a $1000 shopping spree! Attendees who wear the color pink will even receive 30 percent off on any Grande-sized drink at Starbucks! Local organizations interested in participating can contact Lauren Monroe, Marketing Director for St. Charles Towne Center, at
  • Message of Strength Photo Saturdays: From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on October 17, October 24 and October 31, shoppers who make a $1 donation to Susan G. Komen will receive a special “PINK” takeaway and will have the opportunity to be write their own “message of strength” on a featured board in support of the cause and breast cancer awareness. Shoppers can also participate in a photo opp with their “message of strength” and share via social media using #MissionPink.


During October 2015, Simon is proud to support Susan G. Komen through various fundraising initiatives, and along with the help of generous customers, will guarantee a contribution of at least $250,000.

About Simon:

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit


Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Collection

Introducing the Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense collection for thick, dry, coarse hair. Formulated with Abyssinian Oil, these luxury products provide the ultimate hydration to parched strands.  The collection features the FIRST luxury pre-shampoo treatment.

Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment (MRSP $30 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and salons worldwide): A luxurious pre-shampoo treatment that deeply moisturizes to revitalize dehydrated strands, leaving hair cashmere soft and shiny. Boosts the performance of shampoo and conditioner to leave hair cashmere soft and shiny, binds the conditioning agents in conditioners, allowing it to better hydrate hair and repels minerals present in water to defend against build up.


Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Shampoo (MSRP $32 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and salons worldwide): A low-lather oil-based cleanser that gently removes dirt and oils. Features an innovative oil-based texture transforms to an anti-aging crème with water. The Abyssinian Oil binds to surface impurities and bad oils on the hair to gently cleanse without stripping parched hair of much needed moisture. It gently cleanses impurities, smoothes raised cuticles on dry hair strands, replenishes intense moisture and transforms dry hair to supremely soft and smooth.


Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Deep Conditioner (MSRP $32 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and salons worldwide): An intense deep conditioner that penetrates and hydrates even the driest hair types to transform coarse hair into soft and smooth. Provides the level of conditioning of a masque, but can be used with every wash like a standard conditioner. It penetrates hair to deeply condition, smoothes raised cuticles on dry hair strands, replenishes intense moisture and transforms dry hair to supremely soft and smooth.


Nordstrom Fall 2015 Beauty Trend Event

Nordstrom Beauty is kicking off Fall by offering shoppers the unique opportunity to see what happens behind the curtain as they bring top trends seen on fashion week runways straight to your local department store at Nordstrom via their always anticipated Beauty Trend Event Weeks!




About Beauty Trend Event Weeks:
Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with savvy beauty experts. They will share the latest fall beauty tips and tricks while you’re pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it! *NEW this season, enjoy the perk of scheduling appointments throughout the entire week!



Nordstrom Towson Town Center

700 Fairmount Avenue

Towson, MD

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Brighten, contour, and rejuvenate skin every time you apply your makeup with skin renewing concealer. Created by Jo Mousselli, Co-Founder of the acclaimed eyelash extension company, Xtreme Lashes, the concealer is formulated to hydrate, protect, and soothe skin while offering long-wearing medium coverage. With continued use, skin appears visibly smoother, plumper, brighter, firmer, and more hydrated.   This Skin Renewing Concealer is available in four fabulous shades: Fair, Neutral, Beige (New) and Mocha (New).


Skin Renewing™ Concealer targets visible aging via a three-pronged approach:


·        Corrective Prevention: Halt aging deep within the skin with Carnosine (an encapsulated dipeptide), Vitamin E, and Milk Thistle Fruit Extract. Delivered via a liposomal complex, the trio of nutrients fights signs of aging by reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, revitalizing skin, increasing elasticity, and preventing the stiffening and breakdown of skin’s natural collagen.

·        Hydration & Anti-Inflammation: A blend of Australian Myrtle Oil and Bisabolol, a derivative of German Chamomile, offers deep hydration and inhibits inflammation, preventing redness. Its natural antimicrobial properties help soothe redness and heal blemishes.

·        Youthful Radiance: Perfect for the under-eye area, the concealer also helps counteract the look of dark shadows, lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Light-diffusing pigments help even skin tone, giving your skin a flawless finish. The waterproof formula is also long-wear, ensuring your skin stays vibrant all day.

WHAT THEY COST: $36 each

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Visit,, and Nordstrom Spas

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National Wear Your Lilly Day – June 21st First Day of Summer

Lilly Pulitzer®, the authentic resort fashion brand owned by Oxford Industries, Inc., (NYSE:OXM), is thrilled to celebrate the long-awaited first day of summer, June 21st, aka National Wear Your Lilly Day in a bigger way than ever before. Never needing a cause for celebration, Lilly Lovers will toast their lighthearted lifestyle and the sunny days to come in their favorite Lilly pieces.


Summer is bolder and brighter and in the world of fashion, Lilly is THE resort brand to fulfill those requirements. The perfect answer to a jet-set lifestyle inspired by their Palm Beach roots, the Lilly world is filled with bright colors and wild prints. Whether you’re at a pool-side soiree, weekend wedding or burying your toes in the sand, Lilly Pulitzer’s classic chic styles and personality-filled prints are always bound to kick your summer into high gear.


Lilly will also be spreading the celebration on June 21st in-store, online, and via their social media platforms. Just like Lilly opened stores wherever she had friends, on National Wear Your Lilly Day you will find well-known friends of the brand painting your Instagram feed in colorful prints and sunny illustrations custom made by the Lilly Print Studio. Taking the social media a step further, this summer Lilly is innovating with a user-generated content gallery via Offerpop Commerce that turns the hashtag #summerinlilly into a shoppable feed from bright & stylish Lilly Girls.


Finally, Lilly Pulitzer retail and signature stores will be partying Saturday, June 21st with music, sips & sweets, giveaways and much more!


Shop the Summer Collection at so you are ready for the First Day of Summer!



Nordstrom Beauty Trends Show | Bethesda Maryland

You’re invited to join your Nordstrom as it will once again kick off the bi-annual Beauty Trend Shows, which highlights the latest and greatest beauty trends, tips and products for Fall! This high-energy runway show takes place in select Nordstrom stores nation-wide, where customers can view the hottest beauty trends from top brands including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Clarisonic and more! Following the show, there will be complimentary beauty consultations (by appointment).

There will also be free samples, countless giveaways and raffles, so get there early and experience your beauty with Nordstrom!

How Nordstrom’s Beauty Trend Show Works:
· Appointment based event hosted by Nordstrom’s Regional and/or National Beauty Director

Beauty Bash (7am-7:45am)
· Takes place in the mall or in store, where a live DJ performs before, during and after the show
· Hosted by Regional Manager or Nordstrom Beauty Stylists
· Free samples are available, so make sure to get there early!
· Artistry stations set up for demonstrations

Runway Show (8 am)
· Models showcase beauty looks & product
· 15-18 brands will be featured through either speakers or video
· Countless giveaways and raffles

Post Show Activities
· Meet with brands one on one for beauty consultations, appointments, free samples and exclusive Gifts with Purchase
· With $125 fragrance purchase, customers receive a separate companion bag
A Beauty Trend Show near you is taking place at the following Nordstrom location:

Nordstrom Montgomery Location, Saturday, November 9th:
7111 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817

Cost: $20 (redeemed post show)
For more information, go to: and selecting your state to see when your Nordstrom is throwing their Beauty Trend Show!



Nordstrom Rack Pre-Opening Party in Columbia Crossing

Nordstrom Rack opens in Columbia, Maryland (as of today) May 16, 2013.  On tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend their Pre-Opening Party.  I was happy to receive an invitation because this event was a great way to welcome Nordstrom Rack to Columbia residents.

Upon entering the doors, Nordstrom Rack staff greeted participants while thanking them for attending the event.  In addition, there was music playing, waiters serving horsd’oeurves and shoppers sipping “fun” drinks.

Some of the brands present in Nordstrom Rack are Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, BCBG, Ivanka Trump, and many more.  There’s also shoes, accessories, cosmetics, handbags, and children’s apparel.  But what’s really important is that all of the products are such a great price.  In my opinion, you can’t beat high quality merchandise for a good price!

To give more details about the actual store opening, the first (30) shoppers will win a $100.00 giftcard and one lucky winner will receive a $1,000 shopping spree.

Opening Date:  May 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (pre-opening festivities begin at 8:00 a.m.)

Regular Store Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: 6141 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia, MD 21045

Size: 40,750

History: The first Nordstrom Rack opened as a clearance center in the lower level of the Downtown Seattle Nordstrom store in the early 1970’s.  As Nordstrom expanded across the country, Rack stores followed.   The new Nordstrom Rack Columbia Crossing will be the retailer’s 126th Rack location.