Home party hopping on Martha’s Vineyard

From left: Mary Kay consultant Janine Milakeve, Sandra McCormick, Bess Stone, and Melissa Pitt at a recent home makeover party. — Photo by Katryn Yerdon

Work is getting busier, the family is demanding more, every time you turn around you need something from a store, and you can’t remember the last time you visited with all your girlfriends. Well, it’s time to say enough.

Send the family out for the night and invite your girlfriends over for a fun evening with one of the many Home Party Consultants on the Vineyard

Choose from jewelry, make-up, handbags, accessories, and more. You provide the list of friends, some food and beverages, a place to have the event, and your consultant will help you with the invitations and party planning along with bringing and setting up all of the shopping selections.

Newest to the Island party scene is Colleen Corr-Panek, with Miche Bags (pronounced mee-chee). Ms. Corr-Panek recently became an Independent Miche Bag Representative to fulfill her need of having a flexible schedule to focus on her well being, spending time with family, and sharing her love of fashion.

Miche Bags were started with the spill of a drink in 2004, and have grown into an international company that offers new products on a monthly basis. Their premise is simple: start with a basic bag, which comes in four sizes, then you may add numerous covers, accessories, and straps that can be interchanged in seconds to match your wardrobe without having to move all your items from purse to purse.

Hostess incentives include discounts, free merchandise, and door prizes for your guests. If you would like to host a Miche party, contact Ms. Corr-Panek at 508-922-4521. You can see the complete line of Miche bags prior to your party at thebagladyonmv.miche.com.

The Mary Kay line is a make-up favorite among Vineyard women, along with Independent Beauty Consultant and hostess Janine Milakeve who has been with Mary Kay for 19 years this coming November. Mary Kay, well known for their skin care, make-up, and fragrance lines, has been around since 1963. From that time, the company has grown into an empire recognizable through not just the name but their signature pink color. Who hasn’t seen one of their pink cars at some point?

Now is the chance to bring this iconic company into your home, or Ms. Milakeve’s if you prefer, for your own Home Makeover Party. Ms. Milakeve will help with all the steps leading up to the event, along with bringing a sublime selection of skin care and make-up to help you, along with your guests, reinvent your looks. She will teach a class on how to apply the products, answer any questions, as well as make recommendations based upon your coloring, desires, and skin type.

Ms. Milakeve can be reached at 508-627-1497 and if you would like to check out the Mary Kay Line, including their brand new Botanical Effects Skin Care, visit them on the web at marykay.com.

If jewelry is your thing, there are two great options for you. Silpada, a jewelry company that was started by two stylish mothers who shared a love of fine sterling silver jewelry and a need to make extra grocery money, has grown into a company that has thousands of Independent Representatives pursuing their passion.

Nora Jardin is one of those representatives who has been giving Home Silpada Parties since 2007, and she is exceptional at helping run the party so that the hostess may relax with the guests.

All hostesses earn the opportunity to get free jewelry, 30 percent of the sales, and other incentives. To host your own party, contact Ms. Jardin at 508-951-1386 and see what she will be offering at silpada.com.

Jane Ford, our resident Stella & Dot Stylist, has been with the company for more than a year. Stella & Dot, which has been featured in numerous magazines such as People, offers a high fashion set of lines for all varieties of jewelry, including charms and choices for girls, along with handbags and jewelry cases. All are sold exclusively by their independent stylists.

Hostesses who book a trunk show will receive a potion of the retail sales along with a 50-percent discount on products. To see their full selection, visit stelladot.com or call Ms. Ford to book your trunk show at 313-657-2633.

Don’t forget that Rebeccah J owner Rebeccah Clark also does home Leather Parties with her handmade leather pieces. Included in her line are purses, clutches, wallets, bracelets, and leaf earrings.

Ms. Clark will bring a large selection of her full line to your home and will also take special order items there to ensure the right fit for everyone. Each hostess will also receive a special handmade gift from Rebeccah J at the end of the evening. To book your party, call Ms. Clark directly at 508-344-3336. You can preview her line at rebeccahj.com.