Love comes 
in many ways

The love of a spouse
The love of child
The love of a friend and
the love of a pet.
All are ways that we love and give 
of ourselves in our personal lives.

In other ways
we love and give of ourselves to
our community.
We can help to change lives and
make a difference.

DWB loves our Consigners, Donors, 
Sponsors, Volunteers and
and our loyal customers.
Thank you for helping us 
help our beloved
Sarasota community.

"Happy Valentine's Day" everyday!

With all my love, respect and appreciation,
Ida Zito
President, Board of Trustees
Designing Women Boutique

Falling in Love Photos, above - Detail, Left to Right:  
Agostin Acs, Hungarian 1881-1947, signed oil on canvas; Rosenthal German Hand-colored dish, c. 1940; 
 Limoges Porcelain Plate after Fragonard, c. 1950

Things that sparkle and glisten - perfect gifts for Valentine's Day to show how someone brightens your life....or to treat yourself!  At DWB we have pendants, pearls, beads, gems, and glittering accessories that can say "I love you!"  It's not too late to drop in and select that Perfect Piece.  

The Boutique is open Mon-Fri, 9-5; and this Saturday, 9-4 for last minute presents.
Sharing the Love...

"Inca-dinka do" think exotic and precious this Valentine's Day.  You, our customers, are worth your weight in silver and gold, and we have some most unusual jewelry for you - and with a love story to heighten its interest.  

Our consignor years ago fell in love with a doctor and spent two years in his homeland, the magical land of Peru.  She returned, she said, with more than a few treasures, including a precious son and these Inca-inspired baubles and bangles.  The detailing is remarkable - and will pop against a little black sweater or dress - the perfect artsy and exotic ensemble for a Valentine's Day lunch out at the museum, or anywhere, with your own true love.

Our Lady in Red is a lovely decorative though original oil on canvas, signed by C. Bailey.  In a world of high-tech hustle and bustle, this painting reminds us of the joys attached to being a lady of leisure occasionally.  Do you think the word "grey" might be in the title of her readings for this weekend?  
Vintage Gold tone Whiting & Davis metal mesh purses - up to 75% off
Something Precious for 
Someone Precious

How often do you hear couples saying of their falling in love, "I just knew this was the real thing."  Same here:  We've just received a Sotheby's-authenticated and appraised jade censer with a lucky foo-dog finial, ringed handles and floating cloud and sea wave reliefs.  It measures 8 inches wide by 7 inches tall, without the stand.  

 The knock-offs are many, but this is the real thing.  The silky and almost liquid-looking surface of our censer may be cool to the touch, but it will warm the heart of your beloved when you present him or her with this precious objet d'art.

On the Calendar
February 26, 2015

Sex Trafficking Tragedy in Our Community and the Actions Being Taken Against It

Designing Women Boutique presents Elizabeth Fisher, CEO of the non-profit Selah Freedom, which exists to confront the issue of sex trafficking and exploitation through advocacy, training and restorative services. Helping survivors in our local region, Elizabeth speaks authoritatively about the problems and opportunities for good, right here in our community.

If you're unfamiliar with this issue, for a brief introduction watch this 2-minute video. To learn more, come to Elizabeth's Salon Series presentation, details below.


Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Lecture, Lunch, Style Show

Tickets: $20 per person

At Designing Women Boutique 1226 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota

Purchase tickets online at

or at the Boutique.  For more information call 941-366-5253

Elizabeth Fisher
Selah Freedom CEO
DWBSalonSeries 2015 Sponsor

Thank You!

DWB Salon Series 2015 Sponsor

Judith Skornicka Schwartzbaum
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley

MARCH 18, 2015

Mad Hatter Cocktail Party

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

6:00PM - 9:00PM


Mattison's Forty-One, 7275 S.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota


Live Music by Lightning Jack 
Delicious Mattison's Hors d'Oeuvres 
Hats Encouraged 

$55 per person


For reservations, contact Designing Women Boutique

at 941-366-5253


Our Wish For You

The Beatles aren't the only ones who rock!  Our staff at Designing Women are up to date on all the latest trends, from furnishings to fashion.  Here Bert Minot, DWB Ambassadors Guild President (left) accepts a Valentine's Day chocolate rose from boutique manager, Annie Sundeen.  

Both wanted to share the love with you!! 

Happy Valentine's Day to all our customers who warm our hearts and those of the many beneficiaries your patronage supports when you shop at Designing Women Boutique.

Designing Women Boutique is a 501(c)3 organization that has granted over 
$1.75 million to more than 70 arts and human services organizations in Sarasota County since 2002. Please consider making a donation to us at any time. or call 941-366-5293. 
Thank you.