Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Governor Manchin's Inauguration Celebration

January 18, 2009 -- During the eve of Governor Joe Manchin’s inauguration, friends and supporters gathered at Charleston’s Clay Center for a black tie celebration honoring his election to a second term in office.  Spirits were high as guests dined on rack of lamb, raw oysters, and carved roast beef.  The popular Bobby Nicholas band kept the party going well into the evening. 
--  Joy Bell

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Morgantown Boutique Throws Holiday Party

When Shannon Coombs, owner of Vance’s Blues of Morgantown, decides to have a sale, she does more than just throw a sandwich board out in front of her shop.   She rolls out the red carpet. 

On December 15, 2008, customers of the trendy denim boutique were treated to a holiday party and accompanying sale.  Visitors were greeted at the door with a warm welcome and chilled glass of white wine.  Once inside the loft-like shop, the air was filled with an energetic buzz made up of laughter, music, and conversation as guests mingled among one another exploring the boutique’s clothing and other eclectic treasures. The first twenty guests were treated to a fragrant Tyler Candle. 

Vance’s Blues, located at 111 Walnut Street in Morgantown, is well known for their large selection of designer jeans, but that is not all you’ll find. They also stock an impressive selection of accessories, novelty items, and candles.  The lower level of the boutique houses a collection of wine from around the world and gourmet food items from Stonewall Kitchens. The next time you are in Morgantown, stop by Vance's Blues -- we guarantee you won't leave empty-handed! -- Joy Koritkowski-Bell

Thursday, January 8, 2009

WV LIVING Magazine Launch Party

Welcome to WV LIVING's Celebrations Blog where we will celebrate West Virginia's social and charitable scene! 

Of course, we have to kick off our blog with the WV LIVING launch party! On December 22, 2008, national television host Kim Parrish (right), of the Kim Parrish Collection, and Jane Engelke (left), of Elizabeth's Boutique in Parkersburg, introduced WV LIVING Magazine to Parkersburg. Publisher/Editor Nikki Bowman (center) was on hand to discuss the mission of the magazine -- West Virginia's only statewide lifestyle publication.
Kim, a former Miss West Virginia known for her years on QVC and HSN, is featured in the premiere issue of WV LIVING and has signed on with the magazine as a Style Editor for future issues.   She’ll share her knowledge of fashion acquired as she travels the world working on her signature clothing collection.  The Kim Parrish Collection is sold in the United States exclusively through the Home Shopping Network. 

For more information on WV LIVING Magazine, visit www.wvlivingmagazine.com.