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The Witches Have Landed!
Monday Sep 17 2018
The pumpkins are placed. The hats are on point!  This can only mean one thing…    The witches have landed at Gardner Village!  Lucinda was available on the opening day of WitchFest 2018 to give us a look at some of the magic you can expect this year.  Witch Wandering & Fun Things To Do Whether you come for ...

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What's Next for Home Decor at Down to Earth
Wednesday Sep 12 2018
Say hello to Madison Lund. If you’ve shopped at Gardner Village any time in the past 2.5 years, you may recognize her cute face. She started with The Village at Down to Earth then went to Layers Bedding to take the Assistant Manager position. As much as she loved working at Layers, ...

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Simply Flowers Celebrates One Year At Gardner Village
Wednesday Sep 5 2018
FREE cupcakes! How’s that for an attention grabber? Simply Flowers is celebrating one year in business at Gardner Village with free birthday cupcakes and a special sale on Wednesday, September 12. (While treats last.) After a year in full bloom, it seems a great time to check in and see what this charming ...

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A Lesson on Back to School Fashion with Spoiled Rotten
Wednesday Aug 8 2018
Attention, class. Today’s lesson is on the 1,2,3s and ABCs of back-to-school shopping.  1: ONE LOVELY, LOCAL OPTION Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique carries unique clothing for babies, girls, boys, and tween/teen girls. And it’s right here at Gardner Village in the Salt Lake City area, so you can try things on, touch and ...

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Nesting With Grace visits Layers Bedding
Monday Jul 30 2018
At just 15, Brooke Christen never imagined her rollerblading adventures through Gardner Village would launch her career in interior design and ultimately lead her to her own gorgeous brand, Nesting with Grace.  “It was funny; she and a friend were rollerblading around The Village and just stopped me and asked for ...

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Moonlight Madness Sale and Beach Party
Monday Jul 23 2018
Aloha! Ready for some mad savings? Ride the wave to Gardner Village, where the tide is high and the prices are low at this year’s highly anticipated Moonlight Madness Sale and Beach Party!  What: Moonlight Madness Sale & Beach Party When: Saturday, August 4 Time: 6-11 PM What: Prizes, sales, games, tasty treats, and ...

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Experience the Gardner Village Farmers Market
Wednesday Jul 18 2018
It’s called the Farmers Market, but the unique atmosphere doesn’t end at fresh crops and locally-grown delights. Homegrown Utah talent is ripe for the pickin’ at this full makers’ market.  At the Gardner Village Farmers Market, every booth has a story to tell. In fact, many booths are run by entire families, ...

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A Unique Way to Experience Pioneer Day
Wednesday Jul 11 2018
Every day is Pioneer Day at Gardner Village. After all, in 1853, one of the original Utah Mormon pioneers, Archibald Gardner, built the mill that currently sits at the heart of The Village. What was once an industrious flour mill in Utah is now home to Archibald’s Restaurant and CF Home. The ...

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Do more than celebrate our history, experience it!
Thursday Jun 28 2018
It’s no secret Gardner Village values our history and preserving the past. Much time and energy went into relocating the old buildings that now call The Village home. Seeing the sampling of Utah history in one spot is special!    The focus is easily on the structures, but the look back in ...

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Experience a History Lesson and a Fun Family Outing
Wednesday Jun 27 2018
Calling all history buffs (and families looking for something unusual, free, and fun to do this summer!). School may be out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your kiddos an undercover history lesson, disguised as a day of play. Take a trip through Utah’s history with the newly-updated Gardner ...

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New Business, New Opportunity, New Friends
Wednesday Jun 20 2018
Who, at one point or another, hasn’t thought of what it would be like to open a business? After working years in the oil and gas industry, and, before that, the tech industry, Paul Ashby decided it was time to take such a leap as a small business owner. “I was looking ...

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The Sweetest Fairy Treats
Wednesday Jun 13 2018
There’s something about fairy treats that make them extra sweet. There must be a bit of magic mixed in to each enchanting concoction. Come, taste for yourself!  As part of the Woodland Fairy Festival (now through June 23), you’ll find festive fairy food throughout The Village. Unicorn lolli from Chocolate Covered Wagon; ...

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What You Think of the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 9 2018
“Everything is so cute! It takes you back to the fantasy of childhood.” I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop, but this statement stopped me in my tracks as I was experiencing the Gardner Village Woodland Fairy Festival.  The whimsy and wonderment of childhood can be found around every corner, making this a delightful ...

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More to Explore at the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 2 2018
Look! Over yonder! Do you see it? It’s Fairy Isle!  Remember our behind-the-scenes look at this newest addition to the Woodland Fairy Festival?    It sure has come a long way. The finished island is amazing and SO worth seeing. It even has its own Fairy Isle Overlook, just outside of A Great Escape ...

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Your Treasure Map to the Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday Apr 25 2018
The Woodland Fairy Festival is in full sWING. There is so much to see and do. Consider this your guide to the happy happenings. A treasure map, if you will, of just some of the fairy fun that awaits this spring at Gardner Village. (Festival runs through June 23.)  CRAFTY MAKE ...

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Welcome Salt City Accents!
Wednesday Apr 18 2018
Join us in welcoming Gardner Village’s newest shop, Salt City Accents! Donny and Emily, the team behind the shop, have worked hard to prepare their stunning space and fill it with unique treasures. Let’s take a look around!  Saturday was the big grand opening, and the shop was jumping with excitement ...

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Introducing A Great Escape, NEW At Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 11 2018
Think you have what it takes to escape?!  “I’m obsessed with mystery shows, and this was like experiencing one in real life!” Bailey Martin exclaimed as she and her Stansbury High friends escaped with just two minutes to spare. They were the first group to successfully complete Malcolm’s Missing Millions room, ...

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Help Feed Starving Children at The Gathering Place
Tuesday Apr 3 2018
Now’s your chance to make a big difference in just two short hours. Even the kids (ages 5+) can get in on the action and help feed starving children around the world.    WHAT: Feed My Starving Children Packing Event WHEN: April 13 and 14, 2018 TIME: Two-hour time slots available (see list here) WHERE: The ...

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A Look Behind the Fairy Magic at Gardner Village
Wednesday Mar 28 2018
Gardner Village’s Display Coordinator, Careen Densley, may look like a mere mortal, but she simply must carry a magic wand in her pocket or something. How else is she be able to transform sheets of foam into an enchanting fairy island?  “Ever since we started planning the fairy displays, I thought ...

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Famous Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
Tuesday Mar 13 2018
Looks like the luck o’ the Irish is on our side. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the talented chef behind Archibald’s Restaurant is giving us their famous recipe for fried GREEN tomatoes! Take it away, Rufo!  Step 1: Slice your tomatoes.  Great Green Fact: Green tomatoes are simply basic tomatoes that ...

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Meet Georgia Kendall, the Manager at Layers Beautiful Bedding
Tuesday Mar 6 2018
Meet Georgia Kendall, the manager at Layers Beautiful Bedding in Gardner Village. She’s been in this position for nearly four years, but her Village story began at birth. “As an employee, I still feel like a newbie in The Village,” Georgia explained. “People have worked here for so long. Some for more ...

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Dolly & Me Pajama Parties for a Limited Time Only
Wednesday Feb 14 2018
Once upon a time, there was a darling doll shop in the heart of Gardner Village. Here, cares are left at the door and children are swept off to a land of imagination and wonder. Stories are told. Games are played. Songs are sung. Treats are enjoyed. And wishes are ...

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Make it a Valentine's Date to Remember
Wednesday Feb 7 2018
If it’s miles and miles of heart you seek, Gardner Village is on the beat. From a truly original date destination to your spot for heartfelt gifts and home decor, this spot is red hot!    A Valentine’s Date to Remember Why settle for ordinary dining this Valentine’s Day or weekend when you can ...

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Quick Ways to Cozy Your Home at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jan 24 2018
Like a knitted sleeve hugging a hot beverage, you'll find plenty of ways to cozy your home this winter. From bedding to home decor, these ideas from the shops at Gardner Village are big on comfort and creating a warm and inviting space to dwell.  CF Home Ready to feel like Bond, James ...

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Meet Our Executive Pastry Chef & 3 Free Recipes from her Personal Collection
Wednesday Jan 17 2018
It’s 4AM. Most alarm clocks won’t even go off for another few hours, but Megan Hall is already hard at work, preparing cookies and bread and other delights for Naborhood Bakery at Gardner Village. Such is the early-bird life of a pastry chef, and Megan loves it. “I bake from 4AM to ...

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2018 Gardner Village Family Activities at a Glance
Tuesday Jan 2 2018
Where in Utah can you experience state history first hand, find fanciful fairies, hula your way to summer savings, dance and play with witches, dine with Santa, and help feed hungry childen around the globe? Such year-round magic only happens at one place--Gardner Village! Here’s an at-a-glance look at the fun to plan on ...

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Learn a New Skill in 2018 with Gardner Village Classes
Wednesday Dec 27 2017
In may be winter break, but class is nearly in session at Gardner Village. These creative outings are an excellent way to get in a little ‘me’ time or enjoy a fun outing with a friend. Take a look at what’s being offered this winter:  Furniture Painting @ Aunt Elsie's Trinkets & ...

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20 Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Every Age and Interest
Wednesday Dec 13 2017
Grab that gift-giving list. It’s time to make some serious progress. Here’s a list of 20 unique gifts you’ll find at Gardner Village. No expedited shipping costs. No big box bordem. Simply local charm and a wide assortment of ideas for everyone on your list.    Stop #1: Aunt Elsie’s Trinkets & Treasures Even ...

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The Elves Have Upped Their Game
Wednesday Dec 6 2017
The moment of truth has arrived. Does your name fall on the Naughty list or did you make Nice?    Now’s your chance to put in a good word with the big man up north. The elves have set up camp for another year at Gardner Village.   Think you’re an elf-spotting pro? Download ...

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The Stockings are Hung!
Wednesday Nov 1 2017
Okay, okay, so we’re still coming off that Halloween sugar high, and the Gardner Village Witches have only just hit the skies for another season (safe travels, friends!). Why on earth are we already talking Christmas?! We’re not. Well, not exclusively. Don’t let the title of this post fool you. ...

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Gardner Village is Your Halloween Scene
Tuesday Oct 24 2017
The hats are hung. The pumpkins are placed. The trees are aglow. Gardner Village's WitchFest is in full swing! See the Sights With scenic backdrops and photo props at every turn, Gardner Village is like one giant photo opp waiting to bring your camera roll to life.  All aboard! New this year, this ...

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Halloween Decor to Adore
Wednesday Oct 18 2017
You know what they say, “home is wherever I’m with boo.” And Gardner Village is here to make your house the happiest haunt on the block.  Consider this your Halloween scene. The shops are loaded with unique decor elements so you can dress your home up in style this Halloween. Here ...

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A FREE Recipe for You, Straight from Lucinda's Spell Book
Wednesday Oct 11 2017
When Gardner Village first announced their new Witch in the Kitchen event, my mind went to my own experience. As one who lacks any kitchen prowess, I can sometimes be a bit… well, witchy when it comes to matters of this room in my home.  Boy, was I wrong. Unlike me, Lucinda ...

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Enjoy a Witch-y Feast at WitchFest
Wednesday Oct 4 2017
What’s WitchFest without a WitchFeast? When you think about a witches' dinner party, you likely conjure up thoughts of bellybutton lint, toad warts, and bubbling brews. While this may be true after hours, this couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to these witch eats. Archibald’s Restaurant, Chocolate ...

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The Girls are Back in Town! Witch Happenings around Gardner Village
Tuesday Sep 26 2017
The pumpkins have rolled in and those crazy, broomstick-riding babes have landed for another Halloween season. Ready to get your witch on? Here’s your Witching Hour rundown:    Witch Displays and Scavenger Hunt Peek-a-BOO! Here’s some free fun for the fam. Print the scavenger hunt and see if you can find all of The Village’s green-faced beauties!    Six ...

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The Wizarding World of Yarn at Willow Hill
Wednesday Sep 13 2017
Witches aren’t the only magical visitors milling around Gardner Village this fall. The enchanting world of Harry Potter is making itself known at Willow Hill Yarn Company. Introducing The Wizarding World of Yarn!  Between now and Halloween. you’ll find Potter-inspired knitting and crocheting patterns. Here’s the real magic: they’re FREE! All ...

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A New Shop in Bloom at Gardner Village
Tuesday Sep 12 2017
There’s a new shop in bloom at Gardner Village. Simply Flowers opened yesterday, right across from the Chocolate Covered Wagon!  “My motto is ‘flowers, not filler,’” said Erin Veenendaal, Simply Flowers owner. “I don’t believe in packing an arrangement with baby’s breath and roses and calling it complete. In fact, I don’t ...

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Introducing: Witch in the Kitchen
Monday Sep 4 2017
What’s for dinner? Aww… the age old question that so many of us get tired of answering. If only we had a magic spell we could cast. One that would conjure up fresh food ideas. Good news! There is such a thing brewing at Gardner Village. Introducing…  Witch in the Kitchen!  New ...

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Make School Shopping FUN at Spoiled Rotten
Tuesday Jul 25 2017
Is back-to-school shopping on your summer to-do list? You’re going to want to grab that ledger book and take note. We have your source for style right here!  Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique at Gardner Village brings all of the adorable, unique, on-trend fashions you see online and brings them to you locally. ...

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The Farmers Market is Back!
Tuesday Jul 18 2017
It’s summer at Gardner Village. You know what that means—the Wasatch Front Farmers Market has rolled onto the scene!    Back by popular demand, the market is a place to sample local Utah flavor and homegrown goodness.    Of course, there's stuff for your body as well. How does a henna tattoo sound? Or some ...

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Celebrate Pioneer Day with a Step Back in Time
Tuesday Jul 11 2017
July is an extra special month in Utah. Not only do we celebrate our independence as a nation, but we also honor our state’s unique history. At Gardner Village, we’re all for shouting hip-hip-hooray on July 24th in celebration of our pioneer heritage. After all, we have one of the original ...

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Paint the Town FUN this Summer!
Tuesday Jun 27 2017
Step inside this happy Gardner Village shop, and you'll not only discover gorgeous art and home decor...   You just might discover your own creative potential! You see, beyond being a store where you can add pretty pieces to your life, many of which were made by local artists, The Art Cottage is also ...

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Summer Fashion Fun at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jun 21 2017
Summer is in full swing, which means summer style and a new, lighter wardrobe. Check out the fashions that will have you looking hot, hot, hot this summer!  Plum Dandy Not far form the main entrance of Archibald’s Restaurant, you’ll find this clothing hot spot. Let’s take a look around Plum Dandy and ...

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The Team Behind Gardner Village Beauty
Tuesday Jun 13 2017
Q: How many people does it take to change the lightbulbs at Gardner Village? A: With tens of thousands of bulbs outside alone, you’d think it would take an army, but the reality is it’s a small crew of talented people who keeps The Village looking lovely.    Say hello to the Property ...

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A Mill Plaza Mixer to Remember
Tuesday Jun 6 2017
The programs are printed…   The name tags are ready…   The centerpieces are placed…   The beverages are chilled...    And every delicious detail is prepared…     It’s time to throw open the enormous doors of Mill Plaza and get this party started!   Wanting to start on a happy note, Gardner Village was delighted to welcome talented Utah influencers to Mill ...

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Introducing: Mill Plaza, Utah's Newest Event Space!
Tuesday May 9 2017
We seemed to have misplaced our GIANT scissors. Anyone have a spare pair we can borrow? You see, we're gearing up for the ribbon cutting celebration to welcome the highly-anticipated Mill Plaza to Gardner Village. This project has been months in the making, which is evident by every stunning detail. Let’s take ...

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Meet the Newest Gardner Village Shop: M Soaps!
Tuesday May 2 2017
This spring, we’re thinking clean at Gardner Village. Just in time for spring cleaning, we’re delighted to welcome M Soaps by Marguerite, the newest Gardner Village shop!    Marguerite, the brainchild behind the store’s popular soap recipes, has been making soap for 15 years. However, she didn’t start out thinking this would be ...

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The Fairies Are Back at Gardner Village
Tuesday Apr 18 2017
Look who just rolled into town! Okay, maybe flew is more like it. The Gardner Village Woodland Fairies are back! And, with more fairies and FREE displays then ever, they’ve clearly been telling their friends about their favorite springtime dwelling! These winged wonders love spending their spring break relaxing throughout The Village. Just like ...

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Hippity Hoppity, Easter's On Its Way!
Tuesday Apr 4 2017
There’s an extra dose of magic in the air at Gardner Village in the springtime. Flowers are in bloom. The sun is shining. And it simply feels SO good to be outside again, enjoying the fresh air! So it’s no wonder the Easter Bunny loves to hop in as he prepares ...

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Help Feed Starving Children
Wednesday Apr 12 2017
“Can you imagine putting your babies down to bed and they’re starving and crying?”  I could hear the pain in Angie’s voice as she asked this question. And it struck a nerve in me as well. No, I can’t imagine! I doubt anyone reading this can fully understand, which I’m sure ...

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Chocolate Parties are Fun, Fun, Fun!
Tuesday Mar 28 2017
“Chocolate” and “party”… Are there two finer words in the English language? Put them together, and you have a kid’s paradise!  Chocolate parties make memorable birthday parties, spring break outings, family night fun, and more! But chocolate parties at Chocolate Covered Wagon at Gardner Village aren’t just for the wee ones. They make ...

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Pony Parties at The Farm
Wednesday Mar 22 2017
Giddy up! The party is on at The Farm at Gardner Village. If you want a truly memorable place to host your next get together, this is it! It puts a little bit of country right in the heart of West Jordan city. It isn’t every day kiddos get the chance to ...

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Perfect Party Options at Georgell Doll Shop
Wednesday Mar 15 2017
Hello, dolly! Looking for a place to host a unique birthday party, enjoy a girls’ outing, or simply do something different with your kiddos? Georgell Doll Shop at Gardner Village is your spot!    March happens to be the in-between time for shop-scheduled parties on the Georgell calendar, but this doesn’t mean you ...

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Six Photo Tips and a Behind the Scenes Look at Food Photography
Monday Feb 20 2017
If you {heart} tasty treats and photo tricks, you've come to the right place. I recently completed a photo shoot for Naborhood Bakery at Gardner Village and thought it would be fun to share a behind-the-scenes glimpse at this process. If you're one to snap and share pics of your favorite ...

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Love is in the Air at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jan 31 2017
From horse-drawn carriages to handmade sweets for your sweetheart, you’re sure to find the perfect way to say “I love you” to anyone important in your life. Here are 7 fun ways to celebrate the season of amore at Gardner Village!    1. Cottage Retreat Spa & Salon Nothing says love like giving your beloved ...

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Free Interior Design Classes at Down to Earth
Tuesday Jan 24 2017
Last year, Down to Earth at Gardner Villlage offered a free interior design class. I'm thrilled to share that due to popular demand, classes are being offered again this year. Yay! This class isn't about the "rules" of design. You aren't going to receive a lecture on why your coffee table is outdated ...

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Add Color to Your World with Art Classes at The Art Cottage
Monday Jan 16 2017
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” —Pablo Picasso It’s true! Art is a magnificent form of self expression. Even in a class where all students are asked to make the same design, no two will be identical. It’s a wonderful thing!  The new year seems like the perfect time ...

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Cookie College is Back in Session
Sunday Jan 1 2017
Calling all wannabe cookie connoisseurs, the school bell is ringing at Naborhood Bakery. Another year of Cookie College is underway. But first, a few orders of business to attend to. Hi, my name is… “May I have your order?” Cookie College tuition includes the choice of any of the bakery’s kids’ meals. Now, time to ...

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Archibald's Restaurant: Your NEW Hot Spot for Holiday Parties (and everyday gatherings)
Sunday Dec 4 2016
Looking for a memorable place to host your next holiday shindig? How does a brand new (yet still historic!), beautifully designed, unique-to-Utah space sound? Pretty nice, right? Oh, did I mention the space is FREE to reserve? That’s right! During December, you can book any of the events spaces inside ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Lulu's Boutique & Storybook Nook
Monday Nov 28 2016
“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.” —Meg Ryan as Kathleen Kelly in You’ve Got Mail If you’re a fan of You’ve Got Mail, a trip to Storybook Nook at Gardner Village ...

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Have Your ELF a Merry Little Christmas! (The elves are back!)
Tuesday Nov 22 2016
Woot! Do you hear that? Listen carefully. I think it’s the sound of a train whistle blowing in the distance. Or maybe it’s sleigh bells I hear. It must be one or the other, because the Gardner Village Elves are back in town! Wanting to get a jump on Christmas preparations, ...

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Make Witchy Crafts with Lucinda
Monday Oct 17 2016
Halloween is less than a week away. Thinking you need a magic wand to make a memorable impression for that costume party or classroom surprise? You're in luck! Lucinda the Witch has cast the perfect Cute Gift spell. The result: adorable treats you can easily create using only a few basic ...

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At last, Wee Witches Weekend is here!
Tuesday Oct 11 2016
Don't let this pic fool you. The Gardner Village Witches really do have a fondness for the wee witches. So much so, in fact, that they've got a whole weekend of fun planned for the youngsters. Wee Witches Weekend Who: You, your Wee Witches, and our cast of cacklers  What: Plenty of play ...

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Witches Night Out
Tuesday Oct 11 2016
Just as the sun sets in the west, something wickedly good this way comes. You see, the witching hour is close at hand for WitchFest 2016.  It’s Witches Night Out 2016! When: Fridays and Saturdays, October 14, 15, 28, and 29, 2016  Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM What: An evening of scary-good sales in ...

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Which Witch, Witchapalooza, and YOUR HATtitude
Tuesday Oct 4 2016
The Witch business is in full swing at Gardner Village. This month, we're dedicating our blog to highlighting some of the happy happenings, including more info on our wacky Witches, event details, and The Village through YOUR eyes. Shall we begin? Which Witch? Welcome to our Who’s Who of Gardner Village Witches! ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Layers Beautiful Bedding
Tuesday Aug 23 2016
Why, hello there, sunshine! Do you know what time it is? That’s right, it’s time for another Shop Spotlight, which means we get to take a detailed look inside one of our Gardner Village stores to learn more about it and see what’s available (dibs on the little heart dish!). Today, we ...

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Your Guided Tour of Gardner Village Social Media
Wednesday Aug 17 2016
If you’ve visited our website, you’ve probably seen this: It’s an invitation to stay connected with us online through our various social media channels. These symbols are far from foreign these days, but what do they actually mean where Gardner Village is concerned? Let’s find out! Consider this your key—both an ...

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Camp Chocolate is on at Chocolate Covered Wagon
Thursday Jul 28 2016
Calling all campers. It's time for Camp Chocolate!    That's right, a camp for CHOCOLATE! How's that for a sweet concept? This tasty summer excursion takes place every Tuesday at the Chocolate Covered Wagon in Gardner Village. You can sign up for the 1:00 PM or the 3:00 PM class--or both, depending ...

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Many Birthday Party Options at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jul 12 2016
Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? They allowed you a way to customize your reading experience. Well, planning a birthday party at Gardner Village can be the celebratory version of this concept. You can either choose from one of the many pre-planned party options available at several of their shops (The ...

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