Sunday, December 6, 2009

visitor,we have vistors

hey, that's my big sister! I got to see her over the Thanksgiving Holiday, one of the things I am Thankful for -I have three sisters and a big brother, all living at various wonderful places, and so it is special when we can all be together.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

happy winter!

A photo of a few of the goodies available for your gift-giving consideration. We have lots of exclusive and one-of-a-kind gifts! New goodies coming in all month!
Also, great news for tanners - we are extending our $5/any booth/any time special until December 24th, so come n' git it, and bring a friend! (You can click the photo for a closer look).

Sunday, November 8, 2009

sunlight-it can work wonders

Some interesting statistics from foremost vitamin D researcher Michael Holick about
disease that can be prevented by regular sun exposure:
"Colon and breast cancers which may be prevented by regular sun exposure, have mortality rates of 20 to 65 percent and kill 138,000 Americans annually.Osteoporosis, a bone disease that can be mitigated by regular sun exposure, is endemic, affecting 25 million Americans. Every year, 1.5 million Americans with osteoporosis suffer bone fractures, which can be fatal when the person is elderly...the pediatric disease rickets is unknown in children who get enough sun exposure, and, indeed, one of the most effective ways of treating kids with rickets is to get them into the sunshine."
for fascinating research see the link "vitamin d and health" in the links on the right hand side.

Friday, November 6, 2009

its a bright new day

congratulations - north adams has a new mayor! Thanks to john barrett for his decades of service, and thanks to all who made turning a new page in the city's history possible. we wish dick alcombright success, and i know we'll all pitch in and make our town the best it can be.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November News

As we continue to slog through the worst economic times most of us under 80 can remember, here at Tangiers we appreciate your continued support.
For the month of November, we are offering the $5 Tan! This includes any booth, for any amount of time that will work for you! This is an unprecedented price, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this great value.
We know of several area shops offering tanning at low prices, but ask yourself how well their staff treats you, if they are making sure you are tanning in a safe way, within legally mandated schedules, providing sanitary eye protection and with proper respect for your comfort and safety. We feel that no other salon can match our service, equipment, or knowlegable staff.
We hope this price break will help you manage your budget, especially after "the summer that wasn't." After all the gloomy rain, if you are craving a little light in your life, this might just be the best time to come and enjoy it!
While you are visiting us for tanning, come see some of the new things we are offering for your holiday shopping consideration - I'll be posting photos all week of new jewelry and other goodies.

hope your halloween was frightfully fun!

check out kupe transformed into a (pale!) vampire!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

this made me laugh

JUST FOR FUN... i just like the hysterical giggling as much as the cute little piggies.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Where's Kupe?

It may be a while- Linda has a new job and is working hard to master all the new skills she'll need to do it - so she's on leave till all that gets sorted out. In the mean time, we're tending the little China Doll plant she gave us till she gets back!

more artist buddies!

My friend Kelly Lee stopped by to comment on my show of portraits currently at the Cup and Saucer (check it out!). He will be showing work downtown as well, soon. In the meantime, check out 

area artist

my friend Joel Rudnick stopped by for a visit - his beautiful work can be seen among other places, at the Lenox Gallery of Fine Art.

city council member!

Lisa Blackmer stops in, looking like a breath of spring. Check her Facebook page, if you so desire!

visitors, we have visitors

this adorable young lady was visiting on her way to MASSMoCA, and posed with a favorite item. She is a teenaged artist who seems ready to set the world on its ear- i wish i could find the card with her name on it! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ooh! new goodies!

Yay! Miguel of Krystyna's Silver visited yesterday, and brought lots of new goodies for us to choose from. We are in the process of getting them into the computer inventory, and into the jewelry cases for your adornment needs! Have a peek at their new site:

visitors-how nice

Recent visitor Jim Fissel stopped by to have a look at our little shop. We had a wide-ranging talk, and I very much enjoyed meeting him. He is a visual artist who will be having a show at Gallery 51 next door in May, please check it out! See some of his beautiful, mystical paintings at

Thursday, April 9, 2009


What a nice surprise- my friend, Bennington artist Viola Moriarity-Lev, visited recently. She and her college-student daughter Phoebe were going to MASSMoCA and stopped in for some tea & general merriment. Yay! We have copies of a small artist's book Viola created as a respose to Guillermo Del Toro's film 'Laberinto del Fauno."  Much of her current work chronicles her struggle to survive breast cancer. 
See Viola's amazing website at

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

nice new skincare product line-exclusive!

Have a look at the newest skincare line we are offering: Jessica Lynn.
A nice range of cleansers and moisturizers that promise great benefits for your face & body.


In spite of the snow & cold, spring is indeed here! Yay! flowers and warm weather must be coming soon. If you'd like a little head start, we are here to serve your every need. April Specials include:
30 minute or 5 visit tanning packages get a free visit and a free 1 ounce sample of "house" lotion,
60 minute or 10 visit packages include 2 free visits and 2 free samples of lotion-a goat's milk, honey, shea butter and green tea blend. Nice! We are also having a lotion sale - take 10% off any lotion, including moisturizers, in our collection.

Mermaid Avenue bath & beauty products are also featured at 10% off. These are nature-based, with high -quality ingredients including natural botanicals, which are made in small batches for fresh

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Specials

We're trying something brand new this month - a new House Lotion. Many of you have tried and enjoyed our Unscented Goat's Milk, Shea Butter & Honey Lotion, and for February we are offering a new version. It starts with the same great base, and adds all natural organic green tea extract plus  ylang ylang & spice essential oils to warm your senses in the depths of winter. Tell us what you think! You can get a free 1 oz. sample (a $3.50 value) when you buy any tanning package this month. Call or visit for the full lowdown.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Valentine Be Mine!

tell someone special something lovely - what about a handwritten love note? So special! Or how about a romantic gift? Let's not forget a sexy gift... we have something for everyone - check out the new goodies just arrived!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Have I mentioned how happy I am that we have a new president? A little patriotic window decorating and so on for the inauguration!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

We Have A Sale Goin' On!

lots of our beautiful home accessories are on sale right now - anywhere from 10 to 20 to 50% off. Check out these sweet photos i took with the beautiful camera i got from my daughter to help me make this blog!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Baby, Its COLD Outside!

Wow, the deepfreeze is really here!. Never fear, though, because its still summer at Tangiers!
Drop in and get a nice warm-up in your favorite stand-up suncapsule booth- including the fastest tan on the planet, the 7 min SuperSonic. Hot new lamps will remind you of a day on the least for a few relaxing, renewing minutes. Warm  up and energize-we have your January specials right here!
 We are also inroducing some new lotions, buy one and GET A FREE VISIT! Purchase any lotion over $30 and get a jump-start on your tan with 2 FREE VISITS!
New lotions include: Ceremony a "special occasion bronzer"by Designer Skin, & Gorgeous Gams, a "Ultra Dark Luminous Leg Bronzer", also from Designer Skin. We have a special deal on Bleeding Love from Devoted Creations, a "blush with light bronzing coconut cream oil" formulation.
From ProTan we have incredibly Black, which they describe as"ultra powerful 10x double dark bronzing". I guess we'll double-dog-dare-you to try it! Maybe a good bet for this cold weather would be Seriously Hot, also from ProTan, an "extreme sizzle 10x double dark bronzing lotion". So, some new goodies to try!