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Welcome to the November issue. This year is rapidly drawing to a close. In just a few short weeks, the Christmas shopping season will be in high gear. The stores will be packed with shoppers and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will be upon us.

LIVING Living the Good Life

November 2011

But before we get to the Christmas season, we have to get past the turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and all the trimmings of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is truly a special holiday and it comes at a good time. It allows us to pause and catch our breath before the rush of Christmas parties and gift giving begin.

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kristie Darling • Cheryl Grant • G. Daniel Hearn Kathy Wheeler • Ashley High Stevenson Jennifer Bean Bower • Kendall SummerHawk COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Shane Greene Photography

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he Service League of Hickory presents its 6th Annual Kitchens & More Tour on Saturday, November 19, 2011 (10 am – 5 pm). This event features five Hickory homes and includes tastings from local chefs along with food demonstrations. In addition, a variety of local musical talent will perform in these homes. On the tour day, made from scratch hearty frozen soups (beef vegetable and lentil) and delicious home-made desserts may be purchased at our Service League House. In addition, one-of-akind Bizarre Art, specialty household items, gift items and crafts created by our artistic members will be available for early holiday shopping. New this year – Children’s art will be on display as part of Arts for Life, 10


a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people facing serious illnesses and disabilities. This partnership will benefit local cancer centers in providing educational art to enrich patients' lives, nurturing their minds and spirits, and encouraging positive health care experiences for children and their families. High quality art was created by children who are patients in our state's top cancer treatment centers. All art is original and one of a kind. Some art is matted and others are matted and framed and can be purchased at reasonable prices. Please stop by and check out our new offerings–perfect for holiday gift giving.

HOMES ON TOUR Service League of Hickory Oakwood Historical District Michael and Martha Sowers Oakwood Historical District Dr. Jeremy and Krissi Johnson Lake Hickory, Moore’s Ferry Patrick and Heather Joyner Lake Hickory, Moore’s Ferry II Ron and Anne Simmons Oliver’s Landing Alan Lee and Carol Hallman Dietz National Historical Society

“Tour homes this year run the full spectrum from traditional to contemporary, granite to concrete countertops, new construction to historical," says co-chair and president Penny Gaddy. "Sharing these beautiful homes with others will be a great fund raiser and way for Service League of Hickory to give back to our community.” "The Service League is excited about the 6th annual Kitchens and More Tour. It is rewarding for members to work so hard raising funds that are so well-deserved by four hard working non-profit organizations in Catawba County,” added Deb Caywood, chairperson. 2011 Kitchens and More Tour benefits the following Catawba County nonprofit organizations: • Brett’s Ride for Pediatric Cancer Research • Catawba Science Center – The Free Friday Program • Safe Harbor – Good Neighbor Project • Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – Kids Café & Backpack Program Kitchens and More tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at any Lowe’s Foods or many other local businesses. Additional information regarding ticket sales can be obtained by visiting, calling 828.324.0201, or sending an email to

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cover story

Molly Malone's Boutique Apparel, Jewelry, Handbags, Gifts and Much More! By Kristie Darling

Photos: On the cover and pictured– Amanda Rogers, owner of Molly Malone's Boutique. Opposite page–You will find Molly Malone's stocked to the brim with jewelry, trendy clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories.



“All that glitters is not gold,” Shakespeare once wrote, but I believe the actual truth is, all that glitters is at Molly Malone's in Hickory! Walk into the spacious boutique on Highway 70, just behind Olive Garden, and you will see what I mean. With Molly Malone’s glamorous image smiling down from her overlook atop the far wall, fashion conscious customers are wowed with the huge selection of dazzling jewels, handbags, boots, belts, jeans, and all the stylish clothing that fills the boutique’s 1400 square feet of shopping adventure. Of course, Molly, the store’s fictional namesake, has help selecting this display of women’s delights–Amanda Rogers, owner and boutique diva, is there to assist and consult with anyone who arrives with power shopping on her mind! “We’re well known for our one-ofa-kind jewelry and handbag selections, but since May, when we moved into our new, much larger Hickory location, I’ve been adding more and more new lines of unique clothing,” Amanda shared as she showed me around. “I’m always looking for stylish trendy treasures–clothes, jewelry, accessories–all the things women love to wear. And here at Molly Malone’s there’s very little that’s priced over $100!” Indeed, the prices at this spectacular boutique could not be better. For less than you’d likely spend at a department store for one or two items, you can walk out of Molly Malone’s in a complete, high fashion look from head to toe! FULL TO THE BRIM To say the selection is incredible is an understatement. It’s what keeps women coming back for more! Want to put together a trendy casual look?

Start at the foundation with Spanks undergarments, step into stylish Miss Me denim jeans and go from there. Amanda can help you select the perfect knit shirt by Peace, Love, Mom tees, layer that with a lacy vest, warm sweater or soft scarf, sprinkle in some silvery Brighton jewels, maybe a complementary belt or bag. Lace camis, micro fiber leggings come one size fits all. Pick out some comfortable, fun SwitchFlops or try on Alegria’s stylish clogs and Mary Janes. Top with a faux fur jacket or try on Corky’s colorful rain boots, and you are ready for any fall weather. “Women always want to look their best and be comfortable–at the office, on outings with the kids or out shopping with girlfriends,” Amanda explained as she pulled a stylish pair of jeans and sweater from the rack. “Our customers are typically in their 30s, but we have regular teen shoppers, college girls and grandmoms!” PLEASING ALL CUSTOMERS “I really want my customers to feel good about themselves while they are here,” Amanda explained. “And when they leave, I want them to be so pleased with their selections and shopping experience, they’ll come back again and again, maybe bring in their mom or daughters!” Amanda spends serious time shopping the fashion markets in New York and Las Vegas. She searches out unique new styles, fabrics and colors that she knows her customers will enjoy. “Because I buy just one item in each size, and one-of-a-kind, affordable fashions that you won’t find in other stores in Hickory, our inventory changes every week,” says Amanda. “We usually have 12 to 15 new customers come in each day, HICKORY LIVING • NOVEMBER 2011



Left–Pictured left to right, Karen Francis, store manager; Amanda Rogers, owner; Paisley Amelia Rogers, daughter; Merilee Gwaltney, mother; and Jessica Picciano, district manager. Below–You will find all styles of jewelry including lines from Bonn Bons, Brighton, TrollBeads, and Wax Poetic. Bottom–Karen helps a customer choose the perfect bracelet! Opposite page–Miss Me jeans, Jelly Watches and Brighton charms Right–Jessica helps find the perfect pair of Alegria Shoes.

and they quickly become regulars when they see that there’s always something new in the store. Women who’d been shopping with us at the previous location love our new selections, especially our clothes.” A FAMILY AFFAIR Amanda has fashion in her blood. Her first ventures in retail—in-home jewelry shows and managing Rack Room Shoes stores–got her started. She opened Body Elements, a handbag and jewelry store in downtown Statesville in 2001. With a four-year business degree from Gardner-Webb University, and several years’ experience traveling around the country in sales and marketing for Rockport Shoes, she felt she was ready to move out on her own. Amanda opened Molly Malone’s Boutique in Hickory in 2005, and three years later she opened her second Molly Malone’s in Mooresville on Highway 150. Amanda’s mom, Merilee Gwaltney, started working at Molly Malone’s about five years ago. She says, “Amanda is a top14


notch business woman, very motivated with lots of energy and an eye for style and fashion.” Merilee helps with sales, but her most valuable role at the store is keeping up with Amanda’s beautiful three year-old daughter, Paisley Amelia Rogers. Paisley has a good chance of becoming a creative business force, herself, as she spends plenty of time helping mom and grandmom run the shop. “She loves dressing up, showing off an armful of bangles and modeling her cute outfits,” Merilee says with a smile. “She’s a lot like her mother; she’s a joy to watch!” GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS It’s Christmas shopping season, and for the girls and women in your life you won’t find a better selection of perfect gifts than at Molly Malone’s Boutique. Bonn Bons by Lori Bonn’s, beautiful sterling filigree charms centered with colorful gemstones are a perfect choice for sisters, moms and girlfriends alike. TrollBeads bracelets are universal and can be

threaded with any beads you choose. Molly Malone’s carries a huge selection of the Brighton line, with its signature silvery style of handbags, belts, wallets, sunglasses and of course, jewelry. “Whenever Brighton runs a promotion, we participate, so you’ll find high quality accessories at great prices,” says Karen Francis, store manager. “We’re Hickory’s only Brighton dealer, and the same is true for Bonn Bons and TrollBeads.” From Waxing Poetic’s sterling antique-look charm necklaces to contemporary, glittery jelly watches, with just about every style in between, the jewelry selection at Molly Malone’s will keep you occupied for hours just trying things on! Big Buddha handbags fill the store. They are stylish and unique–top quality, very affordable bags to match any look. Fill that bag with a Pouchee purse organizer, a great gift for busy women. There are choices for girls, too, like Charm It! themed jewelry to suit little soccer players, cowgirls and young rockers–stocking stuffers all young ones will love. Select personalized

monogrammed items and car decals for special friends. And the list goes on! THE PERFECT BOUTIQUE FOR ALL Husbands, boyfriends and dads will need help, and Amanda’s sales team is there for them! Jessica Picciano, district manager, works in both Molly Malone’s stores making sure that each shopper is met with impeccable customer service. “We can help anyone find exactly what they are looking for,” she says. “We offer personal shopping service, wedding consultations, gift wrapping, gift certificates, and gift wish lists. Our holiday open house is coming up, and I invite everyone to visit. You should really experience Molly Malone’s up close and personal.” You can follow Molly Malone’s on Facebook and shop online at You’re in smart company when you shop at Molly Malone’s. Style, service, selection–power shopping for all occasions, from gift giving to creating your own head-to-toe, fashionably unique look, all affordable, fun and totally today. I’ll start my Christmas shopping

at Molly Malone’s and I’m watching Amanda to make her next mark in the fashion world–there are plans in the works for more stores, which means more fun for more women! She has just what it takes to please the consummate shopper in each of us!

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