Marlborough, Connecticut 06447



The Organized Lifestyle Grand Opening Highlights
Press Release By Donna Finocchia
ro Guilford, CT [September 12, 2006]

Starting Monday, September 18th, the Organized Lifestyle store will host a grand opening week full of free workshops, book signings, food, and celebrations.  Events will be held at the store at 1010 Village Walk (Route 1) in Guilford, CT.  Unlike other container stores, this retail store is owned and operated by professional organizers, Donna Finocchiaro and Kristin Mastromarino.  The Organized Lifestyle team will teach you to live clutter free, find what you need, be more efficient, and help you take control of your surroundings.

On Monday, September 18th, the grand opening week begins with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.  At 10 AM, Donna and Kristin will be joined by State Senator Ed Meyer, First Selectman Carl Balestracci, and representatives from the Guilford Chamber of Commerce.  Refreshments will be served, the public is welcome.

Fellow organizer, Lynne Tapper, will join the celebration at noon and will be available until 2 PM to sign her book, “Baby Daze,” a must have for every first time mom or a unique shower gift.   The easy to use worksheet style book is compact enough to toss in your handbag or diaper bag and use on the go.  Replace anxiety with confidence the next time you visit the pediatrician by having your baby’s information ready in your “Baby Daze.”

Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM, family, friends, and the public will be guided into the plaza by the Guilford High Cheer Leading Squad.  Professional closet specialist, Wil Nicholson, will be there to give tips on how to save space and make the most of any closet.  The gala will be celebrated with refreshments provided by Donavan’s Reef Catering.   "The Shoreline community is in great need of a concept such as The Organized Lifestyle Store.  Donovan's Reef would like to welcome them to our community and we fully support their efforts.  We are very excited to partner with them to promote small business operations in this area." said Angela Barnett, Catering Manager of Donovan's Reef. 

Major highlights of the week long celebration include a charity event and a merchant participation day.  Wednesday, September 20th from 8 to 10 AM with a will host a men’s suit and women’s business attire drive to benefit two local charities, Clothes Make the Man and Women in Transformation.  The public is encouraged to bring their gently used  items to the store.  Breakfast will be provided.  Saturday, September 23rd, all day long, the grand opening celebration will culminate with a special merchant event including promotions and give-a-ways.  Participating merchants are a la Juenesse – European day spa, Aurora – special occasion dresses, Curves, Global Market Connection –  eBay store, Heads Together Hair Salon, la Rosticceria – catering and bistro, Mama Mia – maternity store,  Melissa’s Hallmark, Shoreline Computing Solutions, Starfish Market, Tanlines, Village Optical, and the UPS store.  Prominent artists, Lynn Ciecierski and Brandon Loughlin, will demonstrate their techniques from 11 AM – 2 PM with entertainment by local pop musician, Bob Vander Wiede.

Other affiliated partners for the Organized Lifestyle Grand Opening Week will be Brown Sugar Catering, Dinner Revelations – A Personal Chef Service, Guilford Lakes Florist, Ron Marshall’s Sign-A-Rama and Tastefully Simple Gourmet Foods.

For more information about the Grand Opening Week, please visit, email Donna Finocchiaro or Kristin Mastromarino at, or call 203.458.7674.  Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and by appointment.

Press contacts: Theresa Santopolo, 203.927.0923, Julie Braun, Julie Braun Design, 203.887.1824,     

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