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Shop Rochester: Peppermint

Saturday was such a fun day for me because I had the pleasure of shopping at the new Peppermint on Park Avenue. Aside from being a visually enticing, fresh, and gorgeous boutique, I enjoyed my trip there more because it's owned by my friend, Tanvi Asher.

I met Tanvi online a couple of years back while we both were on the artisan marketplace called 1000 Markets. I had my skin care shop and she was selling her accessories. Shortly after 1000 Markets was sold to another marketplace, I got to meet Tanvi in person and have been proud to call such a kind soul and amazing talent my friend.

Most people only dream of opening their own shops and Tanvi actually made it happen through her hard work and determination. She's built her brand, been to major shows across the country, has participated in Fashion Week here in Rochester, and has had her amazing creations spotlighted on the television news and in print (including the Democrat & Chronicle and Rochester Magazine).

Now Tanvi has her very own boutique, Peppermint. I am so proud of her. She is a great role model for women, as she sets her mind to something and puts her heart & soul into it and then accomplishes it.

Nick and I headed to Peppermint on opening day. Although he assumed we were headed to a candy store because of the shop's name, he loved his visit too! I made him the blog photographer and he snapped away. He says that he hopes the photos will make him famous, so here they are :)

Amid all of the gorgeous dresses, scarves and other accessories, I chose the above clutch. I simply love it. I carry clutches almost every time we go out at night. This is one I have had my eye on for a while, too.

At Peppermint, you will also find pieces made by artisans such as Tilly Bloom of Brooklyn, Beadwork by Amanda, and Peaches Products. Coming soon, you will also be able to find some of my jewelry at Peppermint. How fun!

Peppermint is a fantabulous boutique in the heart of Park Avenue. It's in the building at the corner of Park and Meigs, by the tailor and World Hair. Tanvi's shop is open 7 days a week and there truly is something for every fashionista!