Re-Grand Opening of the Gardner-White in Taylor, MI
Disclosure: This was a non-paid opportunity for me. I received swag and refreshments in return for this post.#Comfyintaylor
Last night, I attended the Re-Grand Opening of the Gardner-White Furniture in Taylor, MI. This Gardner-White location was recently remodeled and it is stunning! From the bright lights to the well-designed layout. I was invited to attend this event by a public relations company called Marx Layne. Getting to the Gardner-White location was part of the fun! I drove to the offices of Marx Layne in Farmington Hills, to hop on a limousine with 4 other bloggers and the senior vice president of Marx Layne. Inside the limo, we were presented with various refreshments and we were able to get to know each other.
When we arrived at the Taylor Gardner-White, the paparazzi was waiting with cameras. I felt like a star hopping out onto the red carpet! After our initial descent from the limo, we posed for the above photo with Steve Tronstein, Gardner-White CEO. You may recognize him from Gardner-White television commercials.
This event was open to the public where they were also given the “star” treatment. Besides viewing the store’s renovations, guests were able to enjoy a live performance by Ferndale-based award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Jack, chair massages, make-up demos, free strolling appetizers, desserts, and various beverages, including wine. Of course, I was first in line for both the massage and the make-up demos. Francie Paull Fruitman was my make-up artist. She was so personable and she knew exactly what my face needed for a little extra sass. Francie does make-up for all occasions including weddings, proms, photo shoots, theater, television, and more. Check out her Facebook page.
After being pampered, I decided to browse the store and have some appetizers which were handed out by people strolling around the store. The newly renovated store is well organized with a living room area, bedroom, mattresses, dining room, home office, kids, and outlet/clearance area. The lighting in the store added a nice ambiance to already beautiful furniture displays.
This event sponsored two local non-profit organizations:
Enchanted Makeovers, a Taylor-based nonprofit that works with women, children, and female veterans battling homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, and domestic violence.
Humble Design, a Pontiac-based nonprofit that helps furnish homes for the formerly homeless in Taylor and the Detroit-areas.
Thanks to Gardner-White and Marx Layne for supporting these two non-profit organizations and for planning a night of pampering this chick!
7680 S. Telegraph Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
Monday – Saturday 10am-9pm