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An Open House like No Other

Elegant Essentials

By Wendy Jackson

Stephen and Linda Parrent know the expression that ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ is true. Four years ago this month they opened Elegant Essentials and they’ve loved every minute of it. The store is a favorite with Knoxville shoppers and has become a premiere go-to place for those extra special items that you won’t find in big department stores.

“Gift shops should be distinctive, and that’s what Elegant Essentials is all about,” said Linda. “I’m always actively searching for things that are different and not the typical stuff that can be found in other stores. Whether it is jewelry, gourmet food, pottery, clothing, gift baskets, florals and décor, the public knows they can come here and we’ve got them covered.”

“Stephen and I have made some great relationships with our customers over the past four years,” said Linda. “These people are the reason we’re here and doing what we love. So this year, for the shop’s anniversary, we wanted to do something extra special as a thank you to our customers. We’ve planned an extraordinary 4th Anniversary Open House. Yet, unlike other events, this event will run for an entire week. Each day of the Open House will be unique and full of fun surprises. We’re going to kick it off on Sunday, Nov. 6th and it’ll continue through the following Sunday.”

“Each day of the Open House we’ll have yummy samplings for people to nibble and sip on,” said Linda. “The samplings I’ll be preparing will give folks a chance to find exactly what they want to buy for themselves for their holiday entertaining, or they can put their favorites into a gift basket for someone else. We will also have discounts on many of the unique items that we carry in the shop. The discounts will change from day to day, no two days of the Open House will be alike. It’s going to be a blast and this will be a great time for folks to get a head start on their Christmas shopping because our daily specials are going to be over the top.”

On top of the samplings and the daily specials, all Christmas décor at Elegant Essentials will be 50% off retail price. “People love our holiday décor and it goes fast,” said Linda. “If someone is going to be in the market for it this year, they really need to come to the Open House and get it while it’s available at the discounted price. Once the Christmas décor is gone, it’ll be gone for the season.”

If that weren’t enough, if you stop by during the Open House week, you can put your name in the hat for one of Linda’s special Gourmet Gift Baskets. Only one entry per day is allowed. Linda’s gift baskets are truly unique, so be sure to stop in each day for all the fun and to get your name in for the drawing that will be held at the end of the day on Sunday, Nov. 13th.

As always, no matter who you are shopping for, Elegant Essentials will have something to please. On top of individual items such as Chamilia, Love Heals and Kameleon jewelry, Redneck Wine Glasses, Sweetea Shirts, Pirose scarves and more, gift baskets can be personally made, and you will find unique ornaments, centerpieces, wreaths and more to meet your holiday decorating needs. Stop in and see for yourself why Elegant Essentials is the place to Find a Treasure, Set a Trend, Make a Tradition.

Open House Hours
• Sunday the 6th, 1pm-5pm
• Monday the 7th through Wednesday the 9th, 10am-6pm
• Thursday the 10th through Saturday the 12th, 10am-8pm
• Sunday the 13th, 1pm-5pm

Elegant Essentials
7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 184
Knoxville, TN 37919

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