Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Slide into Sock City (and enter to win free socks!)

Grab your favorite vinyl and turn on that record player; it’s time for a sock hop! Okay, so not of the 1950s dance variety, but these socks would look mighty terrific sliding around the dance floor. However, today our socks are hopping in to the newest shop on the Gardner Village scene—Sock City!

Step foot in this store and you’ll find it’s lined floor to ceiling and wall to wall with socks. With the huge assortment of styles and themes, these socks make you a shoe-in when it comes to finding the perfect personalized gift for anyone on your list. 

Sock City started in Sacramento, CA, followed by a location in South Lake Tahoe, CA, then their Park City, UT store, and now, Gardner Village. It's a special treat for your feet, right here in the Salt Lake Valley!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. . . it’s superhero socks!

Nothing like a lazy day at home in some sloth socks to feel utterly and completely relaxed. 

Or perhaps you're more of a kitty kid. Sock City has your paws covered. 

Taco Tuesdays will never be the same!

Cue Jaws music.

In the words of face-painting Seinfeld character, Puddy, “Gotta support the team.” 

Donut feel good to wear cozy socks?

Woot! Dinosaurs on the big screen and your big toes. . . well, all of the toes, actually! 

Anybody craving bananas right about now?

Or maybe now?

I bet the peanut butter to your jelly would get a kick out of these. 

Eep! Watch your step! These socks are spooky. 

Don’t forget those bitty feet. There are plenty of baby socks and booties to choose from.

Yes, odds are if you know someone with an interesting obsession, you’ll find it in sock form at Sock City. 

Sock Giveaway

Now’s your time to step into the winners circle. We’re giving away this assortment of socks, including a pair of knee-highs, a pair of women’s crew socks, and a pair of men’s socks, valued at $36. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post or one our Facebook page or Instagram @gardnervillage between today and Monday, Sept. 7. From the notes and comments received, will randomly select our winning feet. Good luck!
Note: Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. 

Cooler weather is right around the corner. Let Sock City help you prepare those tootsies for chilly days and plenty of smiles. 


Megan Hoeppner

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Witches Wanted: Get paid to be a Gardner Village witch

Welcome, Witches! Are you tired of feeling witch discrimination? Never any place to park your broom! Shoe stores that don’t cater to the pointy-toed! Grocery stores fresh out of the toad and wart ingredients you need to make your latest concoctions? Yes, enough is enough. It’s high time you find yourself in a place of true witch acceptance—a new home where you’ll run supreme. That place: Gardner Village! And it’s looking to add new members to its witchy wonderland at WitchFest 2015. So open up that spells-and-appointments book and mark August 29th on your calendar!

That’s right; we’re hosting Witch Auditions this Saturday, August 29th at 10 AM, and we want to meet you! 

What does it take to be a Gardner Village Witch, you ask? Well, you must be willing to keep up with the landscaping. Well, maybe not.

You had better have an insatiable sweet tooth.

You certainly must know your way around a spell or two. 

You should have a willingness to kiss errrrr, walk the various Gardner Village animals as needed. 

And you must play well with others. 

Ohhh.. and the following qualifications don’t hurt either:

1. You must have full availability during October, as a witch’s work is never done. Also, there will be four days in September that your Six Hags Witches Adventure habitat at Cricket Hollow Swamp will be open, so we ask that you have availability in September also.

2. Availability to take part in early morning television spots to promote Gardner Village.

3. You must be at least 18 years of age. 

To prepare for your audition, have the following ready: 

* A full understanding of your background and witch persona, as well as a life story for your witch.

* Your own costume in a genre that fits with your specific witch.

* Be prepared with a three-minute performance/interaction, highlighting your witch persona, including attention getters and ways to interact with Gardner Village guests. 

Witchy Wisdom
Wanting to help you prepare for your time in the slime-light, two of our witches, Lucinda (left) and Brazzilla (that's double Z, double L,-to the right), have answered a few questions for you here: 

Q1: How did you get started as a Gardner Village witch?

Lucinda: I was flying on my broom during a full moon. I looked down upon Gardner Village and saw with my old, worn out eyes the magical witch displays. I knew then, I belonged with like-minded witches. 

Q2:  What advice do you have for other witches who hope to join your Gardner Village gaggle of witches?

Brazzilla: Know who you are as a witch, get a fabulous wardrobe, and practice your witch voice and cackle! You don’t have to be perfect—just be outgoing and fun and willing to learn from the best. We will help mold you into your best witchy self. 

Q3: Describe a typical day for a Gardner Village witch.

Lucinda: We meet at Cottage Retreat Day Spa to have our warts enhanced. Before going out for an enchanted evening, we always spray our long rat-nest locks with scare spray. We gather slimy toads in the pond and occasionally Crazy Cora makes us trap a mouse to help train her black Halloween cats.

Won't You Be Our Witchy Neighbor?
We're looking for 10-12 new witches to join our brew-haha! One of those 12 spots might as well belong to you! Join us this Saturday, August 29th at 10 AM in The Gathering Place for your chance to have a cackling good time this Halloween season at Gardner Village's WitchFest. Click here for more information, including a contact phone number and a link to your online witch application. 

And the Winner Is…
Before we go, we have a winner to announce. These lucky ladies knew the correct spells to cast to each win a $25 shopping spree to Spoiled Rotten:

Congratulations Melissa Morris & Jayne Vance! Please e-mail us at for details on claiming your prize.

Megan Hoeppner

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back-to-School Cool at Spoiled Rotten - Win a $25 Gift Certificate!

If you like the sound of that, please read on!

Send your kiddos back to school in style with fresh fashion from Spoiled Rotten, a children’s boutique here at Gardner Village. 

If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit this shop before, you should know they have fashions for newborns on up to pre-teens, including clothing for boys and girls. 

Plus, they offer an impressive assortment of shoes, hats, hair bows, and other fashion accessories.

Plus, just right for this time of year, they even offer unique backpacks and lunch boxes your children will love. 

If you’re feeling stuck in a rut or simply want a little expert advice when it comes to styling your young students, Spoiled Rotten has a friendly staff available to answer questions.

Plus, there are sweet outfits on display throughout the store. Here are just a few of the fun ensembles you’ll find.

I assure you, you won’t want to walk away from this sassy shop empty handed. I paid a visit to prepare this blog and couldn’t resist leaving without a few pieces of my own. I bought this darling denim and lace jack and sweet floral shirt for my daughter. She wore them today and we received several compliments. So nice! 

Spoiled Rotten can’t wait to help your child make his or her new-school-year statement soon, whether they’re starting their first day of pre-school or getting ready to make the big move to jr. high. 

ENTER TO WIN! Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique is offering a $25 gift certificate to 2 lucky blog readers. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post, or tag a friend on social media through Facebook or Instagram on our Spoiled Rotten posts, between now and Monday, August 25th. The winner will be announced on our Wednesday, August 27th post. Good luck!  Note: Must be 18+ years to enter. 

Congrats to Jenn Hadfield Curtis. Jann wins the purse and scarf from Shopaholics at Gardner Village. Please email to claim your prize.

Megan Hoeppner