Some Apple stores offer free summer Apple camps for kids ages 8 through 12. Participants make movies, create music and more. Contact your local Apple store for details and dates or sign up to be notified when registration opens at www.apple.com/retail/camp/notify.html. Microsoft stores, including the Westfarms location, offer free YouthSpark Summer Camps, with classes in game coding, photo taking and movie making for ages 8 through 13. Check www.microsoftstore.com for details.
Get pampered at L’Occitane’s pre-Valentine’s Day party on Thursday, Feb. 13. The free event features complimentary hand massages, mini-facials and fragrance layering, along with refreshments and treats. You’ll also get a free gift with purchase of $49 or more. Stores in Westfarms mall and Evergreen Walk in South Windsor are participating.
Westfarms is adding some high profile names to its lineup.
Women’s luxury retailer Tory Burch will open in the shopping center in 2013.
Pinkberry frozen yogurt and The Art of Shaving, a men’s shaving and skincare boutique, are opening this fall.
Tory Burch will open its first store in central Connecticut next year. (There is a store is Greenwich.) Tory Burch is a luxury lifestyle brand specializing in classic American sportswear. The store is expected to open late next year.
“We’re thrilled to debut the area’s first Tory Burch,” says Christa Allen, Westfarms Marketing and Sponsorship Director. “It’s the perfect complement to our existing, upscale merchandising mix at Westfarms.”
Pinkberry, one of the country’s most popular frozen yogurt retailers, is slated to open its fifth Connecticut location in Westfarms in October. The shop will feature Pinkberry’s popular flavors, such as original, coconut, chocolate hazelnut, pomegranate, peanut butter and mango, along with fresh-cut-daily fruit and premium toppings. The store is located on the lower level in Center Court, next to Macy’s Men’s and Home Store.
The Art of Shaving, opening in October on the lower level, in the Nordstrom wing, specializes in men’s shaving and skin care products. The shop’s Barber Spa, operated by a team of shaving specialists and expertly trained master barbers, offers traditional barber services, including the brand’s signature Royal Shave, along with advice on proper grooming techniques. This will be the chain’s third Connecticut location. Other shops are in Danbury and Stamford.
Westfarms is at the intersection of I-84 and Route 9 in West Hartford and Farmington. Information, call 860-561-3024 or visit www.shopwestfarms.com.