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The Latest Crochet Craze Might Surprise You
Thursday May 16 2024
Huey Lewis was right, it IS hip to be square. Granny squares are back in a big way, and our friends at Willow Hill Yarn Company are all about the excitement in the air for this old-is-new craft.   Just what is a granny square, anyway? It's...  A bite-sized crochet project. A craft that can be ...

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Make Mom's Day the Gardner Village Way
Thursday May 2 2024
Gardner Village is known for many things – festivals, locally owned shops, gorgeous grounds, and the list goes on – but the jewel in our crown has to be togetherness. Gardner Village brings people together, and fulfilling that kind of purpose … well, it doesn’t get better! This Mother’s Day, celebrate ...

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The Power of Pillows
Friday Apr 5 2024
Looking for a bedding update? Our friends at Layers Bedding are here to show that an update can be as simple as swapping out a few of your pillows—a great option if all new bedding isn’t currently in the budget. A little pillow play is all you need. Watch as we ...

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Top 5 Benefits of Massage
Monday Feb 12 2024
As our friends at Soulstice Day Spa & Salon like to say, “You’re one massage away from a good mood!” Just in time for Valentine’s Day, they’re here to share just a few of the many benefits to this beloved mood booster. After reading this list, you’ll want to show your ...

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Creative Classes Available at Gardner Village
Friday Jan 19 2024
A class all about CHOCOLATE?! It’s true! And it isn’t the only sweet learning experience to found at Gardner Village. You can choose from one-time options or ongoing training, whether you want to learn the tricks of the chocolate trade, a bit about knit (and crochet!), how to finesse a ...

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Holiday Traditions to Try With Your Family
Wednesday Dec 13 2023
Traditions make the holidays extra special. They give us magical moments to look forward to and cherished memories that stay with us long after the season has come to an end. At Gardner Village, we LOVE being a part of your various traditions throughout the year! We also cherish the stories ...

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Gardner Village Elves Are Back
Wednesday Dec 6 2023
Have yoursELF a merry little Christmas at Gardner Village. Santa’s elves are back at Gardner Village and ready to welcome you! This is your chance to see the North Pole magic in action. How else do you think Santa covers so much ground in one night? He has to have satellite ...

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Get Road Trip Ready at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jul 12 2023
Summer = Road Trips! With summer at its halfway point, now’s a great time to discuss how to get yourself travel ready. From your attire to the in-transit action plan to the all-important snack menu, we’ve got you covered with all the essentials. Plus, don’t forget to treat those on ...

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Summer Beauty Trends to Try at Soulstice Day Spa and Salon
Wednesday May 24 2023
Here comes the sun… and the summertime beauty trends. The pros at Soulstice Day Spa & Salon at Gardner Village are here to share their top hair, nail, and beauty tips to get you ready for the sizzling 2023 summer season.   HOT HAIR TREND #1: The Claw This season, it’s all about the ...

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10 Ways to Make Mother's Day at Gardner Village
Tuesday May 9 2023
“Mum’s” the word at Gardner Village. Treat your special lady to a full experience, all in one convenient and unique stop. Here’s a quick look at just some of the many ways you can make mother’s day this May:   Image credit: Annekah T. Photography  1. Give your gal a shopping spree at ...

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Spring Bedding Looks to Love
Wednesday Apr 26 2023
It’s no secret that “springtime” in Utah can feel like winter one day and summer the next. It’s like a seasonal identity crisis that can make finding a consistently comfortable temp a challenge. Fortunately, Layers Bedding has your solution for this transitional time, at least where getting a restful night’s sleep is ...

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2023 Must-Have Easter Attire for Kids
Wednesday Mar 22 2023
Spring has sprung (at least in the calendar sense), which means Easter is fast approaching. Time to hop to it and start planning that Easter attire. Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique has cracked the code on the cutest fashion finds for your sweet peeps. Plus, beyond the head-to-toe stylings, you can fill ...

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It's Tea Time at Seven Gables Mercantile
Wednesday Mar 8 2023
Pinkies up! It's time to sit for a sip at a tea party at Seven Gables Mercantile.    All images in this post provided by Annekah T. Photography. Seven Gables Mercantile is known for their eclectic offering of gifts, antiques, consignment items, and other treasures, but did you know they're also sought out for ...

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Top 10 Train Collecting Tips from the Pros at The Train Shoppe
Wednesday Feb 22 2023
What turns a person interested in toy trains into a “model railroad enthusiast/collector?” If you ask Jim Hoeppner, it’s 60+ years of knowledge, time, and collecting. As a regular customer and friend at The Train Shoppe, he kindly welcomed us into his train paradise.  "When I was around five years old, ...

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Treats for Your Sweets
Wednesday Feb 8 2023
Q. Does Gardner Village put the SWEET in sweetheart? A. Totes!   This time of year, Chocolate Covered Wagon and Happy Camper Deli and Bakery at Gardner Village are your go-to spots for Cupid-level cuteness.   DON’T GO BREAKIN’ MY HEART Actually… on second thought… a little heartbreak will add some serious fun to Valentine’s Day gift giving ...

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Willow Hill Yarn Company is Celebrating Six Years In Business
Wednesday Jan 11 2023
Willow Hill Yarn Company is always a happy and inspiring place to be, but it’s looking a little extra festive this month. It’s their sixth anniversary, and they’re celebrating with weekly giveaways, limited-time yarn options and more!   “I can’t believe it’s been six years,” owner Emily Dern said. “I’ve found my calling. ...

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Did You Know... FUN Elf Facts
Wednesday Nov 23 2022
There’s a lot we *think we know about elves. They’re small and have pointed ears. They live at the North Pole and spend their days making toys. They like spending their days on shelves. But what do we reeeeally know about this petite population? Several of Santa’s elves have set up a ...

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Witches Night Out a Tradition for Many
Wednesday Oct 19 2022
Witches Night Out (WNO) is so much more than an evening of shopping, dancing, laughing, and, of course, dressing up! It’s a memorable concoction made of sentiment and tradition and togetherness. No wonder people come from near and far to be here year after year. OUR GUESTS = MAGIC! Yes, WNO is known for the fun ...

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Get Witch Ready at BohoChic Boutique
Wednesday Oct 5 2022
If you aren’t familiar with the ways of the witch wardrobe, consider this your spectacular spell book of fashion. BohoChic Boutique has the finest in witch wear for Witches Night Out and other frightfully fun WitchFest festivities this season. Enjoy this head-to-(pointed) toe fashion show! Here's the long and the short of it ...

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Let's Hear it For the Gardner Village Witches
Tuesday Sep 20 2022
Happy Witch-o-Ween! WitchFest is officially in full swing, Sept. 17 – Oct. 31, 2022.   Of course, this highly anticipated Utah tradition would never have taken flight the way it did without our Gardner Village witches.They put the motion in this happy potion and bring so much energy and excitement to the celebration!    Just ...

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Camera Shy Shares Gorgeous Photography Ideas for Your Fall Wedding
Wednesday Aug 24 2022
Weddings certainly have trends and styles, depending on the era, but there’s one aspect of a wedding that NEVER goes out of style — the photos! Anyone who has gone through the process of planning a wedding and exchanging their vows will tell you that pictures are one area you ...

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Turns Out It's Easy to Learn the Macrame Way
Wednesday Aug 17 2022
Macramé? You don't say?!   Oh, but we do! This seriously nostalgic hobby is back in a big way, and you can get in on the fun at Willow Hill Yarn Company at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah.   Macrame's roots actually go back centuries, but many fondly remember enjoying the macrame way back ...

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Three Storage Stylish Solutions, Used Three Unique Ways
Wednesday Aug 10 2022
Just because something is functional doesn’t mean it has to be drab. Many of the storage solutions available at Gardner Village are as cute as they are useful. More than that, they’re VERSATILE! Today, we’ll look at three unique items — one small, one medium, and one large — and ...

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Boho Chic Boutique is Now Open
Wednesday Aug 3 2022
“Boho, beachy, classy, and flirty… we offer a broad mix.” This was Heather Arteaga's response when asked how she’d describe her gorgeous store, Boho Chic Boutique.   This adorable shop rolled into Gardner Village last weekend, but it started taking shape well before their grand opening last Friday.   “My husband and I started ...

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Celebrate Utah History and Experience It
Wednesday Jul 20 2022
At Gardner Village, we have serious Pioneer Day pride. After all, we’re home to one of the earliest flour mills in Utah, built by Archibald Gardner, a Scottish immigrant and early Utah pioneer. Gardner Village owners, Angie Gerdes and Joe Long, consider it a tremendous honor to now be the keepers of ...

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A Cowboy Crooner with a Song in His Heart
Wednesday Jul 13 2022
If it’s ‘uniquely Utah’ you seek, you’ve come to the right place! Gardner Village represents much that makes this state great! Last week, we showed our salty side with a look at famous salt water taffy, made at Chocolate Covered Wagon using salt from the Great Salt Lake. Today, we’re going ...

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A Sweet Piece of Utah History at Chocolate Covered Wagon
Wednesday Jul 6 2022
Did you know you can see the Great Salt Lake from space? Did you also know ALL taffy pulled at Chocolate Covered Wagon is made from salt taken from this great Utah landmark?   Since July is a month to celebrate not only our national history but also our state origins, we thought now ...

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Make a Summer Bucket List
Wednesday Jun 29 2022
We’re nearly a month into summer. How’s it going? Are your kids already using the “I’m bored” line on you? Or do you find them hypnotized by screens far more than you’d like? Trade those screens for scenes with a trip to Gardner Village.   The Village really knows how to ...

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Willow Hill Yarn Company Presents the 2022 Utah Yarn Crawl
Wednesday Jun 22 2022
As the summer wants to speed by, Willow Hill Yarn Company is slowing things down to a crawl… a Yarn Crawl. WHAT: Utah Yarn Crawl WHERE: Yarn shops across the state (follow on Insta for more info) WHEN: July 9-16, 2022 HOW: Read on! Just what is a Yarn Crawl? Well, it’s a fun shop hop, but ...

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Meet Your Home Remodel Dream Team
Wednesday Jun 15 2022
Gardner Village has always been a family affair. From honoring original Utah pioneer, Archibald Gardner and his family, to being owned and operated by the brother/sister team of Joe Long and Angie Gerdes, family has always been a prime focus. Did you know that extends to include sister businesses? Both ...

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More Magic to Discover at the 2022 Woodland Fairy Festival
Wednesday May 25 2022
The fairies aren’t the only ones to put on a show this time of year at Gardner Village. Our locally-owned shops come dressed to the nines in fairy fanciness!     It’s a beautiful time to take in the sites and even get ideas to apply at home. Plus, you never know who ...

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Your MANY Event Venue Options in One Convenient Location
Wednesday May 11 2022
If a Village of event venue options is what you seek, look no further. With numerous spaces to choose from, including indoor and outdoor, as well as small and large, you’ve found just the place for your ideal space. From corporate events and school functions to wedding receptions and ceremonies, ...

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Six Spring Things to LOVE at Seven Gables Mercantile
Tuesday Apr 19 2022
Like a spring garden starting to bloom, Seven Gables Mercantile is colorful and unique and unexpected. As a magical mix of consignment and vintage and new and made over, a visit is like a treasure hunt. This locally owned business really pays it forward, supporting other local sellers and crafters and ...

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Easter Hoppenings at Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 13 2022
Hello and thanks for hopping by! We're so happy you're back for Part 2 of our Easter at a glance. Last post, we shared a favorite tradition, delicious dessert for your gathering, family-friendly activities, fab photo ops, and more! Today, we have even more sweet eats, your source for children's ...

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Easter Hoppinings at Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 6 2022
Spring has sprung, which means good things are hoppenin’ at Gardner Village! From adorable spring photo ops and new baby animals to an egg-ceptional egg tree, bursting with color and the sweetest Easter treats, The Village is alive with things to see, do, and taste! You can even take the ...

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New Looks On the Spring Scene at Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique
Wednesday Mar 30 2022
With warmer weather come fun new springtime fashions. Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique has looks to love for your boys and girls.   SPRING MEANS EASTER ATTIRE Spring and pastels go together like eggs and dye. This season, you’ll find a wide assortment of soft colors, ruffles and other dainty touches.   Here's something worth twirling for — ...

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Favorite Spring Things, and they’re on SALE!
Wednesday Mar 23 2022
Besides the longer days and warmer weather, a highlight at Gardner Village this time of year is the much-anticipated Spring Sale. Our three flagship stores, CF Home Furniture & Design, Down to Earth, and Layers Bedding, are offering big savings on fresh looks for your home. Let’s look at some ...

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Top 10 Must-Read Children’s Books of 2022 with Storybook Nook
Wednesday Feb 23 2022
In a shop FULL of books, it seems nearly impossible to select a Top 10 list, but Allison Smith, the owner of book and toy store Storybook Nook, has managed to do so. With timeless choices for tiny tots to young adults, she’s included a brilliant assortment of must-read titles. In no ...

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Five Spring Bedding Trends You'll Love
Wednesday Feb 16 2022
Toss out those common décor misconceptions. When it comes to making a spring statement with your bedding, Layers Bedding is here with a permission-granted approach that’s as freeing as it is inspiring.     BED 1: Make Velvet Spring Ready The buzz is… FUZZ! Velvet, to be exact. This textured treat, often thought of as ...

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A One-year Walk Through Gardner Village
Wednesday Jan 26 2022
One camera. One year. One BEAUTIFUL Village view! To capture that, our Social Media Manager, Brooke Woolf, made a point of capturing a picture of the same shot down our main path month by month. She started with a picture in February 2021 and took her finale photo this week! ...

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Get Cozy with a Crochet or Knit Class at Willow Hill Yarn Company
Wednesday Jan 5 2022
With all the snow we’re getting this year, it’s time to get our cozy. Take classes at Willow Hill Yarn Company. Whether you want to learn a bit about knit or the way of crochet, you’ll have a (yarn) ball of INDOOR fun. Plus, you’ll walk away with the coziest ...

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Your One Stop for Everyone on Your Holiday Gift List
Tuesday Dec 14 2021
With Christmas just over a week away, Gardner Village is THE place for those in full gift-finding mode. With a variety of locally-owned shops offering something for everybody, it makes holiday shopping an enjoyable experience. Of course, the carols in the air, holiday lights, and magical décor seal the deal. ...

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Christmas Traditions from Around the World with Wanderlust
Wednesday Dec 8 2021
Grab your passport. We’re about to take a trip around the world in something even better than first class… Santa’s sleigh! This global journey is thanks to the talented traveler-turned-shop-owner behind Wanderlust, Courtney. She opened Wanterlust after spending time crossing continents, falling in love with the various cultures, and wanting to ...

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Have YourELF a Merry Little Christmas
Wednesday Dec 1 2021
The elves are back in town! Have you made a recent trip to Gardner Village? There are numerous friendly faces waiting to greet you.   Our free Gardner Village Elf Displays add a whimsical touch to the holiday season. It's like taking a trip to the North Pole without having to catch ...

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Three ChristMust-Dos That are Good for the Soul
Wednesday Nov 24 2021
It’s official — the Santa hat is in position upon the water tower. Let the holiday season begin! Some may look at this as a time of added to-dos and over spending, which can feel overwhelming. To counter that, we thought we’d present you with a list of ChristMust-Dos that ...

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Magic In The Air This Holiday Season
Tuesday Nov 16 2021
This time of year, it’s quite common to hear of magic in the air, but our friends at Mystique Dining and The Prestige: Parlour of Magic take that expression quite literally. Make this the year you spread a little of that magic and start a wonderful new tradition!   HOLIDAY TRADITION IDEA #1: Kick ...

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An Inspiring Story of Friendship, Fun, Memories and... Witches!
Wednesday Nov 3 2021
We’re always sad to see WitchFest end. Fortunately, magic and memories remain, thanks to two special guests who visited Gardner Village for the first time this year AND who traveled across the country to be here. Meet Pam and Tracy, best friends who, for nearly 30 years, have made a point of seeking out new ...

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Enjoy Witchy Spa and Salon Hocus Pocus at Soulstice
Wednesday Oct 20 2021
Look your best during WitchFest and all fall long with seasonal styling from Soulstice Day Spa & Salon. They have a spellbook full of ideas, whether you’re looking for a quick Grab & Go touch for the kiddos or a more dedicated time to unwind alone or with friends. Check ...

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Where to Eat During WitchFest 2021
Wednesday Oct 13 2021
With all there is to see and do at WitchFest, you’re going to be a well-fed witch. Let’s talk dining details!   FIRST, A FEW FOOD FACTS TO REMEMBER 1. No outside food is permitted on property during WitchFest. 2. Food and drink are never allowed in stores. 3. The Village offers several food options, from grab-and-go ...

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Join us for Pine Needles 25th Birthday Party
Wednesday Sep 15 2021
Step aside, silver. When it comes to celebrating 25 years, FABRIC is clearly the symbol of choice... at least if Pine Needles has anything to say about it. This September 25, they’re celebrating their 25th year in business at Gardner Village, and you're invited to the party!    WHEN:            Saturday, September 25, 2021 WHAT: ...

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Happy Camper Deli & Bakery Now OPEN!
Wednesday Sep 8 2021
Hello, Campers! Ready for some freshly-made fixin’s and a little great-outdoors ambiance? The Happy Camper Deli & Bakery is now open at Gardner Village.   Co-owners Andrea and Marc actually started as personal partners, whose shared love of camping brought them together. With PhDs in human genetics, they both spent much time in labs, so ...

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Fall Photoshoots with Camera Shy at Gardner Village
Wednesday Aug 25 2021
For many of us, fall = family photo shoots. If you’re looking for a single stop loaded with unique backdrops, Gardner Village is it! We even have an on-site photo studio to capture the magic for you. The professionals at Camera Shy love sharing their favorite photo spots with clients. They’ve been a ...

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Pillow Talk: A Closer Look at Decorative Pillows
Wednesday Aug 18 2021
Hello, darling! Won’t you join us for some pillow talk? As much as we love sweet nothings, this post is actually full of sweet somethings. Pillow pointers! Our friends at Layers Bedding have different ideas for placing decorative pillows, the different types and sizes available to you, and even ideas for taking ...

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Five Reasons You Want to Visit Gardner Village in August
Wednesday Aug 11 2021
There’s a reason Gardner Village is a popular backdrop for photographs. It’s like a secret garden in the middle of Salt Lake County. You turn off the busy highway and find yourself greeted by pioneer wagons, children taking pony rides, water wheels, and quaint retail shops located in historic buildings. Enjoy ...

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Enjoy a Two-Day Sale on All Things Home
Wednesday Aug 4 2021
Time to add an alert to your calendar. You don’t want to miss this Two-Day Sale, happening August 6-7, 2021 at CF Home Furniture & Design, Down to Earth and Layers Bedding.   For two days only, enjoy 30% off regular-priced accessories. Plus, save an extra 10% on regular, sale, and special-order furniture ...

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New Day Spa Grand Opening, Skincare Pointers, and a MAJOR Giveaway
Wednesday Jul 28 2021
Celebrate mind, body, and soul at the gorgeous new Soulstice Day Spa & Salon, now open at Gardner Village! If you recognize the name, it’s because Soulstice has spread wellness throughout our Utah community for more than six years. They’re delighted to now extend that business to The Village with their ...

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Meet The Village People
Wednesday Jul 21 2021
So much of what makes Gardner Village special has to do with the passionate people who work here. With more than 200 employees in all, including shop owners and staff, the restaurant crew, event planners, grounds keepers and decorators, management team members, contractors, witches, fairies, elves and more, the happy ...

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The Magic Behind the Magic at The Prestige
Wednesday Jul 14 2021
A magician never reveals his secrets… Or does he? Today, we’re sharing the magic behind the magic at The Prestige: Parlour of Magic. What is it that makes this one of the most memorable nights out in Utah? Let’s make our way towards that answer by first answering a couple of ...

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Summer Styles (and Sales!) Happening Now at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jun 23 2021
Summer means savings at Gardner Village in our furniture and bedding stores. Our highly-anticipated annual Summer Sale is in full swing. Visit CF Home Furniture & Design, Down to Earth, and Layers Bedding through July 31 to get great deals on shining new home decor and furniture pieces. The following 2021 summer trends ...

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Now Serving at Archibald's Restaurant: Delicious Summer Salads
Wednesday Jun 16 2021
Archibald’s Restaurant is known for its comfort foods, but did you realize they also offer an impressive salad selection? This time of year in particular, it’s nice to have lighter meal options that still satisfy, and you can count on these delicious mixes satisfying! Take a look at the salads currently ...

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Our Woodland Fairies Are in Full sWing
Wednesday May 26 2021
Last week, we introduced you to our 2021 Woodland Fairies. Have you had a chance to visit? Did you see them? Seeing is believing, after all. Actually… it’s the other way around. When you believe in the fairies and look closely, they’re known to reveal themselves to you. It’s a ...

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10 Gift Ideas Guaranteed to Make Mom's Day
Wednesday May 5 2021
Every day feels like Mother’s Day at Gardner Village. Not only is the place to enjoy quality time as a family, it’s also Mom’s destination for all of her favorite things. From fashion and home items to beautiful flowers and tasty treats, this is your one stop for a huge ...

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Your Ticket to the Newest Shop at Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 7 2021
Tickets! Tickets, please! The Train Shoppe has just rolled into the Gardner Village station. Join us on this journey that explores this new store and the wonderful world of model railroading!   This is more than just a hobby store. The Train Shoppe has a rich history and holds a significant Utah distinction. ...

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Trend Alert: Four Must-Have Spring Styles!
Wednesday Mar 31 2021
Spring = Fresh Fresh plant growth outdoors. Windows open, welcoming the fresh air inside. And freshening things up around the house. The spring cleaning can wait. We're talking about adding a few decorative touches to change things up with the changing seasons. Our annual Spring Sale is happening now through April 30 at CF ...

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A Seven Gables Birthday Celebration AND Your Chance to Sell Your Handcrafted Art
Wednesday Mar 3 2021
Seven Gables Mercantile has much to celebrate! After all, it’s quite a victory to open a store just days before a global pandemic brings life to a screeching halt and still find a way to make it to their one-year anniversary. Because of the timing of things, Seven Gables never got to ...

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Simple Tips for Creating a Gorgeous Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board
Wednesday Feb 3 2021
The word might not roll off the tongue… charcue… what now?! But it IS easy to create. Let the shops at Gardner Village help you create the SWEETEST charcuterie board for your Valentine.   STEP 1: Think Gift Beyond edibles, a charcuterie board makes a very creative gift idea. Beyond sweets, think of ...

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Winter White Bedding Ideas with Layer Bedding
Tuesday Jan 19 2021
Winter white might put a chill in the air outside, but it can really warm things up inside. Adding white bedding this time of year is a nice way to support the fresh start that comes with a new year. Plus, it creates a gorgeous foundation, no matter your style or overall ...

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From Holidays to Weddings, Spoiled Rotten Has You Covered
Wednesday Dec 16 2020
‘Tis the season to twirl.   Whether you’re looking for the perfect holiday attire for your littles or there’s a wedding on the horizon and you’re seeking gorgeous flower girl dresses, Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique has you covered!   WARM WINTER WEAR These warm neutrals are right on trend for spring wedding colors. So pretty!   The holidays are ...

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Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Wednesday Dec 9 2020
Unless the Gardner Village elves spill the beans, we’ll likely never uncover the secret to Santa’s magical pack. (Just HOW does he fit everything in one dazzling duffle?!) Even without Santa's magic, you can create your own brand of gift-giving brilliance, thanks to Storybook Nook, Lulu’s Boutique, and Wanderlust at ...

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Three Decorating Trends and a Holiday Sale
Wednesday Dec 2 2020
Decorating for the holidays tends to go one of three ways:   A. You’re a sentimental purest, creating the same sweet vibe year after year. B. You like to mix things up, based on current looks and the latest trends. C. You like to add a few new pieces to your established base.   Where do ...

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Your Summertime Staycation Destination
Wednesday Aug 5 2020
Get outta town! Oh... wait... That's not quite as easy as it sounds these days. Fortunately, Gardner Village puts those vacation vibes right in your own backyard. Whether you drive or make a bigger day of it with a train trip on TRAX, a visit to Gardner Village is the ...

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Get Personalized Chocolate Eggs To Go from Chocolate Covered Wagon
Wednesday Mar 25 2020
Enjoy one of your favorite Easter treats from a distance. Thanks to curbside pickup at Chocolate Covered Wagon, you can keep your tradition of personalized chocolate eggs alive without sacrificing your healthy distance.  Egg Ordering Ordering to-go eggs is easy. Simply: Call the store at 801.938.1963 to order or send your order to chocolatecoveredwagon@gmail.com. Phone ...

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Special Yarn Dyeing Class at Willow Hill Yarn Company
Wednesday Mar 11 2020
Why should Easter eggs have all the fun? At Willow Hill Yarn Company, you can give dye a try on yarn!  On Saturday, March 28, 2020, Willow Hill is offering their popular YARN DYEING CLASS. It's typically only offered twice a year, so you don't want to miss this chance to try something ...

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Utah's Own Silo Experience
Wednesday Mar 4 2020
It’s easy to see how Utah’s own silo experience is often compared to and rivals the well-known Waco destination. Like Texas’ famous Magnolia Market, the Gardner Village is rich with history, making it a truly unique backdrop to your shopping, dining, and event going.  Believe it or not, the original Gardner ...

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Three Unique Valentine's Date Ideas at Gardner Village
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
Psssttt… Valentine’s Day is just two days away. Never fear. Even if you haven’t made any plans, you can still come out on top in the date department. We have three memorable ideas that will leave your someone special feeling smitten. (P.S. These ideas also make great group date plans ...

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Valentines Day the Gardner Village Way
Wednesday Feb 5 2020
A horse-drawn carriage… Freshly cut flowers… A romantic dinner for two and unique ambiance… Freshly baked treats and chocolate-dipped sweets… Cupid, himself, couldn’t write this stuff. It’s the stuff Valentine's Day is made of, and it can all be found at Gardner Village! Your Carriage Awaits  You’ll score major romance points with ...

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New Year, New You: Paper Crafting & Sewing Classes at Posh Paperie & Pine Needles
Wednesday Jan 22 2020
Hello, learners! Let’s review our 2020 class syllabus thus far. In the spirit of a new you in the new year, we’ve experienced yarn-based learning with the talented team at Willow Hill Yarn Company and discovered a world of vibrant creative courses at The Art Cottage. Today, let’s explore the paper-crafting ...

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New Year, New You: Classes at Willow Hill Yarn Company
Wednesday Jan 15 2020
Today, our New Year, New You exploration continues with a look at classes offered during 2020 at Willow Hill Yarn Company. If you long to know more about needle arts, you’re in luck! The kind and extremely talented team at Willow Hill Yarn Company loves sharing their passion for knitting ...

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Unique Gifts for Stockings, Neighbors, Teachers, Friends... you get the idea
Wednesday Dec 18 2019
Are those stockings stuffed? The neighbors, gifted? You’ve got your coworkers covered, teachers taken care of, friends finished, etc, etc.? If the answer is yes, you can simply sit back and enjoy some delicious eye candy. If, like me, you’re nowhere near ready for Christmas to be just a week ...

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The Gardner Village Elves are Back in Town
Wednesday Nov 27 2019
Who needs a shelf when you have Gardner Village? It’s THE place for those elves to hang out this time of year.  The elves pulled in and set up camp last weekend, just in time for the Christmas season (and just ahead of the snowfall!).  Santa’s elves didn’t waste any time getting ...

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Six Reasons Why Holiday Parties Standout at Gardner Village
Wednesday Nov 13 2019
Shake things up this holiday season with a unique holiday party your guests will remember. Celebrations and parties at Gardner Village stand out from the typical ballroom/hotel/meeting space crowd for many reasons. Let's look at six! 1. A One-of-a-Kind Backdrop Go from a generic dining hall to a setting, rich with history ...

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Parade-of-Homes Design Tips from Down to Earth
Wednesday Nov 6 2019
Are you a Salt Lake Parade of Homes person? You make a point of attending the popular home show every year to see the latest and greatest in trends and interior design ideas? Today’s your day! Down to Earth at Gardner Village was behind the design of Titan, Parade home #25.    Alas, ...

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We Witch You a Happy Halloween
Wednesday Oct 30 2019
What a Halloween season it has been! Thanks for making this the best WitchFest yet. Your enthusiasm and spirit add so much to this celebration. We can't wait to do it all again next year, when we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Witches Night Out. Until then, we wish you and ...

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Witches' Night Out Celebrates 19 Amazing Years
Wednesday Oct 23 2019
Many would argue it's the heart of WitchFest—Witches’ Night Out. It’s a celebration. It's a tradition. It's a Gardner Village party attended by more than 10,000 every year. Guests come dressed to the hilt in their finest witch wear, ready to play. From witch parades, food booths, music, and dancing to cackle ...

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You are in for a Treat with These Witchy Eats
Wednesday Oct 9 2019
A witch recipe book is full of surprises. Sometimes it’s eye of newt and tail of tadpole... Other times... well... the story turns a bit sweeter, more savory, and absolutely satisfying to we mere mortals. Believe it or not, witches can whip up concoctions made of sugar, spice, and all the things ...

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The Witches are back at Gardner Village
Wednesday Sep 18 2019
Need a break from the usual, ahem, paper work? Cue Wizard of Oz music…  The witches have landed at Gardner Village! Now's your chance to welcome the upcoming fall season with these FREE witch displays, an annual tradition at Gardner Village. As you walk about The Village, you’ll see these cooky cuties up to all ...

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Your Gardner Village Guide to Great Eats & Sweets
Wednesday Aug 21 2019
Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat, a full meal at a sit-down restaurant, or a little from columns A and B, you’re in luck. Gardner Village is home to Archibald’s Restaurant and Chocolate Covered Wagon. Each is known for its freshly-prepared specialties and unique atmosphere. Consider this your taste guide ...

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Make Mother's Day With Around-the-Clock Gifts
Wednesday May 8 2019
Make Mother’s Day an around-the-clock affair with a full day of special surprises. From Brunch to bedtime snacks, Gardner Village has you covered and will help you give Mom a day she won’t forget.  WAKEUP SURPRISE Start Mother’s Day off on a high note with a bedside surprise. A flower arrangement from ...

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Three Easy Tips to Get Your Home Spring Ready from Layers Bedding
Wednesday Mar 27 2019
A decorated fireplace mantel isn’t the only way to reflect the signs of the season in your home. Your beds and sofas can also get in on the seasonal celebrating. The experts in all things cozy at Layers Bedding have three simple tips to help transform your home into a spring scene.    THINK SPRING ...

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The Ultimate Valentine's Date Awaits at Gardner Village
Tuesday Feb 5 2019
Want to feel like Cinderalla or her Cinderfella this Valentine’s Day? No need to contact your fairy godmother or seek a giant pumpkin in the off season. Gardner Village has you covered with a romantic carriage ride, a delicious three-course dinner for two, decadent chocolate covered strawberries, and some of the ...

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It Takes a Village: A look behind the scenes at what it's like to work for GV
Wednesday Jan 2 2019
It takes a village. This well-known African proverb certainly isn’t lost on Gardner Village. No single person keeps things running smoothly. From the events team and food staff to the retail shop employees and the property team to the warehouse crew and the main office, more than 125 employees come ...

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Happy Halloween Home Decor Ideas
Wednesday Sep 26 2018
Where wonderful witches reside, you bet you’ll find the best in Halloween treats to trick out your home. Follow the hats for witch-approved decor ideas from some of your favorite Gardner Village shops.  Aunt Elsie’s Trinkets & Treasures This is your chance to re-create the Halloween styling you grew up with. Aunt Elsie’s ...

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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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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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Plan Your Wedding at Gardner Village
Tuesday Feb 27 2018
The spring/summer wedding season is around the corner. Time to start planning. Not many know this, but I always wanted to be a professional wedding planner. Today, I get to live out that dream and show you all Gardner Village has to offer as your ultimate wedding resource. From the ...

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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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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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Four Ways to Cozy Up Your Bedding this Fall
Tuesday Aug 22 2017
With fall around the corner, the temps will soon drop, which means it’s time to start thinking about ways you can cozy up your bed. Your friends at Layers Beautiful Bedding at Gardner Village have just the ticket for adding inviting comfort, no matter your style. The answer: knits! There’s something ...

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10 Tips to Give Your Home
Tuesday Aug 1 2017
Throw that confetti. Twirl that baton. One of the most highly-anticipated parades of the year is in town—the Salt Lake Parade of Homes! And CF Home Furniture & Design at Gardner Village is on parade throughout one of the gorgeous dwellings.  On the parade route, you’ll find this awesome abode!    Inside, items from ...

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Woodland Fairy Fun at Gardner Village: Happy Activities Await!
Wednesday Apr 26 2017
Fancy a little Woodland Fairy fun? Gardner Village is where it’s at. The fairies are Inn, and there's fun to be had! It’s like your own enchanting forest, hidden in the heart of the city! Step inside and join the Woodland Fairies for festivities and frolicking. After all, if anyone knows how ...

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The Witch is: IN (Show us your HATtitude!)
Tuesday Sep 27 2016
I spy with my witchy eye…    ...Broomsticks, parked.     ...Shoes, polished and pointed.   (Well, some are little more shine than point!)   ...Hats, looking skyward.      Lips, sprinkled.   And nails... ummm... studded?   All of this spying can mean only one thing. The Village Witches are back and on the scene at Gardner Village!     Rain or shine, you’ll spot them at Gardner Village's Six ...

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WitchFest is Back (and a Best of State winner!)
Tuesday Sep 20 2016
Phew! It was a long flight, but those wacky cacklies are back! It’s time for WitchFest at Gardner Village.  This is our 17th year celebrating the season with these ladies, and it promises to be the best yet. For starters it was awarded the 2016 Best of State Award for Best Fair, ...

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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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