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Get Together. Be Bold. Support Local.

Women in the community making a difference. Patricia Ammendola (customer and friend) joins forces with A&L to raise money for a passionate cause-LifeCare Alliance.

Last year we initiated Shine for a Cause, a store promotion which donated a percentage from purchases back to 4 local female organizations, which included Freedom a la Cart, the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, Choices for victims of domestic violence and Dress for Success. The event was a complete success and a definite “feel good” activity for the store and our customers. During the planning of the event, I shared much of the knowledge of each organization with friends in the area, and soon realized so many of our friends & customers have causes that they regularly serve on boards and volunteer. I’ve continued to get acquainted with other local organizations more intimately and made a personal promise that each year we’ll connect with a cause and give back!  This city has so many great opportunities for doing just that so it was a difficult decision to select just one. I am very excited to announce our involvement this March with Life Care Alliance, to help share their mission and make an impact. (more…)

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Argo Approved: Fred Astaire Dance Studio Northwest Columbus

Fred Astaire Columbus Northwest

It was nearly two years ago that I met Daniel Tackett, owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Northwest (just off Bethel Rd). We’d met briefly at a networking event and when he told me he was affiliated with the dance studio, I remember thinking, “how can we create a partnership with Argo & Lehne?” I’m a lover of dance: the grace, fluidity and confidence that exudes dancers is simply captivating to me. (more…)

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Argo Approved: Sugar Artist & Pastry Chef, Scarlett Kilzer

Lovely Couture Cakes

This edition of “Argo Approved” we delve into the world of luxe! Who would have thought a wedding cake could be considered couture? Well, I’m the first to tell you the moment I saw the work of Scarlett Kilzer from Miam Cake it was obvious that this was not like any other cake I’d ever seen. From the sugar flowers that mind you look absolutely real to the handmade locust painted with edible gold, this was the work of an artist. Can you say, gobsmacked?!

 

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Art at Argo’s: Brittni Hall

We are excited to share the work of Brittni Hall in our Art at Argo’s Winter exhibit, “Ethereal Flora”. When we first saw Brittni’s work it was an instant connection. We love the vibrant color and impasto brush strokes to her paintings.  They truly reach out and pull you in.  The timing seemed perfect to release her work during Valentine’s season as the essence of romance is truly captured in her seductive paintings.


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Bridal Engagement Ring Trends- 2018

Are you looking for a wedding set that’s fashionable and classic yet expresses your individuality and not easily replicated? Then, you are definitely on trend for the Bridal Engagement Rings of Winter 2018!

Read below to find out what forecasters and industry professionals are reporting for this year’s bridal jewelry.
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Bridal Week & Trunk Show – An Interactive Experience

Join us for our week-long Bridal Event, January 22-27. No matter where you are in the bridal jewelry process, don’t miss this event! Our friendly, fully trained staff is here to answer all your diamond and engagement ring questions. We will have a huge selection of styles for men and women at exclusive event pricing, up to 1/2 off!

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Art at Argo’s: Valerie Dunning Edwards

Many months ago, I was approached by long time customers of Argo & Lehne about an artist they thought might be a great add to Art at Argo’s. They apologized for not knowing exactly how to describe her work and expressed I needed to see it to understand. Intrigued, I asked them to bring an example.

Shortly after, they returned with their friend and artist, Valerie Dunning Edwards. They set down a few of her three dimensional sculptures and I was floored. These pieces were beautiful, whimsical and really pulled at my emotions! They embodied movement & nature and were made from the simplest of mediums, paper. We all agreed this was a great place to display her work and I am so honored to share her artwork, passion and breathtaking way she captures nature in our Winter Art at Argo’s Exhibit, “The Power of Paper & the Color of Paint” – on display and for purchase from Nov. 6th – Jan. 20th.
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The 2017 Winter Style Report

It’s beginning to get chilly and what better way to show off your style while bundled up than these BOLD looks! Bring on the scarves and winter woolies, these oversized and jaw dropping looks are difficult to upstage.

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Argo Approved: Makeup Artist, Bridget Henry

As we continue with our blogs series, Argo Approved, our customers have made it clear they are interested in knowing who we approve in Columbus for everything wedding, from proposal ideas to honeymoons. This edition we bring you a Columbus Secret Gem, make-up artist, Bridget Henry.

Argo Approved: Bridget Henry

Bridget Henry in the October issue of “Upper Arlington Living” Magazine.

Who is Bridget Henry?

Bridget got her start in 1996 at Henri Bendel in Columbus’ former City Center Mall as the Counter Manger for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Quickly, Bridget was recognized for her sensational looks and raw talent. She began freelancing just 2 years into the industry and has been freelancing ever since (23 years now). Bridget relocated to New York where her make-up artistry began to soar.

She has worked with top designers in New York, Paris, London, and Milan fashion weeks. She has styled numerous celebrities – Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller and Taylor Swift to a name just a few of the innumerable list. She has worked with major editorials such as Allure, Billboard, Bride, Essence, Fitness, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, People, Self, Vogue…you get it, the list goes on and on for this woman! But here’s the kicker…Bridget moved back from New York because she missed being close to home and craved to start a family and a new chapter in one of her favorite cities. So, now we have this amazing stylist right here in Columbus, OH!
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