Today was the soft opening of the del Lago Casino in the Finger Lakes Region of NY.
We were invited to attend this soft opening and were pleasantly surprised to be offered Open Bar and free buffet lunch from 11:00-5:00!
We started the morning with a Bloody Mary, a beer and playing the slot machines!
The main reason I looked forward to this event was to see the new Mackenzie-Childs store. They are leasing a huge retail space and also sell some Jay Strongwater products, local Finger Lakes wines and a few other local products.
I was so excited to see many new items that I imagine will be highlighted in the next catalog - the butterfly chair is gorgeous and the new dining table and striped and checked dining chairs are stunning! The center of the store has a counter for various planned events and is flanked by Courtly Checked bar stools:
The floral bouquets reminded me on this snowy afternoon that spring is around the corner!
I adore the new canisters - they have a rubber seal and I think I like them more than the cookie jar style canister...
...and these new rectangle enamel canisters can hold recipe cards or anything you want hidden!
The new dishtowels are full of color...
...and the tassel display was dazzling:
This entry table displayed their seasonal spring and Easter items, and their beautiful table bases:
I drooled over this new checked dining chair - I only want 2, but at $1000 each, I might have to rethink this idea....
...The Morning Glory enamelware was mixed with the Courtly Checked ceramics and elegant stemware...
...and check out this "to die for" chandelier:
As in all their stores, the table settings are displayed to perfection:
Something I was anxious to see was the Woman's Restroom, which was decorated by MacKenzie-Childs...
...and look at these lovely sconce lamps that framed each mirror:
I wanted to peek in the men's room to see how that was decorated but I came to my senses quickly and decided to go play the slots and have another Bloody Mary! John said there were a "lot of checks" (how's that for a description?)
The casino is right off the NYS Thruway and will open their hotel in the summer.
Most people go to a casino to gamble...
that's a lot of fun, but I will also be back to SHOP!!
Thanks del Lago for a great day!!
Here are pics of the Men's restroom: