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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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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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How to Serve Up an Amazing Tray Gift this Mother's Day
Wednesday Apr 27 2022
Rather than wrap a gift for your mom this Mother’s Day, serve her an entire experience with a tray-based present. The design experts at Down to Earth have three clever ideas that will turn your surprise into a whole vibe.  HOW TO GIVE A TRAY-CHIC GIFT   Step 1: Start with a base. You ...

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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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You Add the HAPPY in the Holiday
Wednesday Dec 22 2021
‘Twas the week of Christmas, And all through The Village, Elves bundle up to avoid winter chillage.   Every building, dressed up. The hat’s on the tower. Let’s stroll and bask in this magical hour.   Take in each festive sight. Look up high and down low. Every detail’s designed to put on a show.   Time to visit the shops.  Admire the ...

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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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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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Easy Pumpkin Crafts to Create This Fall
Wednesday Nov 10 2021
Just in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the pumpkin play continues with two crafts that will add a festive fall touch to your home. Whether you make these now to decorate for the season or you choose to do them on Thanksgiving as a fun family activity, you’re going to ...

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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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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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A Dozen (and 1!) Ways to Celebrate Utah's History at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jul 7 2021
It's no secret we take great pride in our Utah roots at Gardner Village. Preserving and honoring the past is something we do all year, but July is an extra fun time to celebrate our state. From treats and games to Americana photo ops and even facials, here are a dozen ...

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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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A LONG List of Fun Woodland Fairy Experiences to Enjoy
Wednesday Jun 9 2021
Our Woodland Fairies aren’t the only ones taking flight right now. The Gardner Village shops are in full fairy motion with fun make-and-take projects, special events, and fanciful fairy merchandise. From fairy parades and unicorns to train rides and crafts, let’s take a look at what’s in store for you ...

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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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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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See the Signs, Share the Happy at CF Home
Wednesday Feb 17 2021
All right ‘90s pop fans, get ready for an Ace of Base earworm… “I saw the sign and it opened up my mind and I am happy now…” Why?! Don’t be mad. This post is all about the happy. More specifically, signs + happiness.   If you’re looking for an instant pick-me-up, ...

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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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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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Introducing The Prestige: Parlour of Magic
Wednesday Oct 21 2020
A little hocus, plenty of pocus, a wave of a wand, and… voila! A special new place to enjoy time together in Utah is now open. Please join us in welcoming The Prestige: Parlour of Magic to Gardner Village.   This newest addition to Gardner Village has plenty of tricks up its sleeve, ...

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Meet Debi, the New Owner at Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique
Wednesday Feb 26 2020
“This is kind of my… second act. After raising a family of five children and living out of the country… it’s my turn.”  These words came from a smiling Debi Martin, the new owner of Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique. Welcome to Gardner Village Village, Debi!  Debi has a background in women’s fashion. ...

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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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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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Tour the Latest Event Venues at Gardner Village
Wednesday Aug 14 2019
This is news we’re wheel-y excited about—the Wheel Room is open! This is the newest event space at Gardner Village, and it’s something to see!    The Wheel Room isn’t the only new thing happening here. The Cottage has also been transformed into a chic meeting/bridal space.    Come on, let's take a look ...

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Food, Flowers and Magic: Make it a date night to remember
Tuesday Feb 19 2019
Cupid may have flown the coop for another season, but there’s always time to put a little magic back into your relationship. With the wave of a wand, Mystique Dining transforms the usual date night into a night of mystery and excitement.  Enjoy a five course meal AND a Vegas-quality magic show ...

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Escape the Ordinary Valentine's Day Date
Tuesday Feb 12 2019
Riddle me this, Romeo. How do you show your sweetheart a good time beyond dinner reservations at your usual spot? The answer to this puzzle—A Great Escape Utah. It’s your chance to escape the ordinary Valentine’s Day date and unlock the secret to a truly memorable experience.    Choose from one of ...

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Mystique Dining at Gardner Village
Wednesday Nov 7 2018
Halloween may be over, but there is still magic in the air at Gardner Village. Introducing… Mystique Dining at Gardner Village!  This exciting outing proves you don’t need a magic wand to experience an enchanting night out. It’s as if they’ve tossed some family fun and a little Las Vegas ambience into a ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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