Tuesday, January 31, 2017

del Lago Casino and the new MacKenzie-Childs store.....

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!!

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Here are pics of the Men's restroom:

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Patti, are you kidding me! What a grand day you and John had. So many gorgeous items, I would have been so overwhelmed seeing all the new spring pieces, I wouldn't dare go in there after a Bloody Mary! I like those chairs too and the canisters might just have to come home with me. I think it is a good thing I don't live near a MC store. Thanks for taking us along..........

  2. I knew you would be there for the opening. What a fun place. I'd be shopping rather then playing the slots. Love the new designs. Did you see the new Molly butter dish and creamer? They are calling out to me. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing the fun!

  3. The ONLY things that keeps me away from those events is work. Thanks for taking me along Patti! I felt like I was there too.

  4. Oh, wow! Patti, maybe the barn sale will have those chairs this year. I love the bathrooms! Those canisters are sharp, and so is the box for recipes, etc.

  5. Boy do I love those sconces...hmmmm...my mind is racing as to where I could put them.
    My Pilates buddy gives me a piece every yr for my bday..this yr it was the cake cover!!
    I have put everything in this house under that cover just so I can keep it displayed!!
    That bathroom is awesome!!

  6. MC + open bar = Paradise! Looks like so much fun!!

  7. Oh my, so much eye candy to see - love everything. I would have sold the farm for some of the items you showed. Everything is beautiful - I'm with you - I'd rather be shopping than playing the slots.

    Thanks so much for this great post.


  8. Your husband's comment made me smile. He is right - there are a lot of checks. Thank you for the tour.

  9. Holy wow, a casino, a party and a McK-Chds store and bathrooms!! What a fabulous outing! I am swooning over all the McK decor, those chairs, the chandy, the new canisters, so many temptations! I am so glad you got some shots of the men's room, fun to compare the masculine and feminine versions. Love the dish towels and the butterfly chair!

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