SPRING SALE on New Orchid Bags

My Spring Sale starts today, March 11, 2014 and ends on Thursday, April 10th at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time. ONLY 200 sets (Hipster Bag with matching Wristlet) are available in each design. Order your favorite design today, get the matching leather wrist wallet/phone case FREE,  and save $75.00!
Click HERE or on the image for the official SALE page for both new designs.

Vanda Orchid Cross Body Hipster Bag heralds Spring in Green, Orc

New Spring Bags feature Orchid Pinks and Flower of Life  by Debr

SPRING SALE Hipster Bags at Member Prices

SAVE 40%!
All 12 Hipster Bag Designs are now available at Member Prices.
These make fantastic gifts. Buy one for yourself and one for a friend. Price include shipping in USA.
View details on all Hipster Bags HERE
or copy and paste this url:
http://www.cortesedesignbags.com/hipsters.html
Coming soon…. Member Prices on Business/Travel Tote Bags.

Sippin’ & Shoppin’ this Sat. July 24 benefits Casa Valentina!

Cocktails and Fashion Trunk Show at Market Boutique

click for larger view and Trunk Show information

Thanks to Just Ask Boo, I recently connected with Maria Lesseur owner of Market Boutique just in time to participate in this Saturday’s first TRUNK SHOW. I’ll be joining some fabulous area designers: Soy Delicious Candles, Lexi Jewelry, Mary Maalouf, Andrea Guillard Viamonte, Jimmy Vee, Paper Squid, Beauty by Arbonne, and Bead’s by Daisy. We will all be showing our latest fashions, accessories and products so this is a terrific opportunity to see so many designers all in one location.
Not only will you get to sip delicious cocktails and see great new fashions, you will also be helping young women transition from foster care to safe, afforadable, independent living with the services of.Casa Valentina.

Market Boutique is located at 8851 SW 132 Street, Miami, FL 33176
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Sippin’ & Shoppin’ for a Good Cause

Saturday, July 24th from 1 to 4 pm at MARKET BOUTIQUE
SW 132 Street, Miami, FL 33176 right across from The FALLS.

For a preview of Cortese Design Bags visit www.cortesedesignbags.com

Mother’s Day SALE new Art Deco Flamingo Bags


Just listed these new Art Deco 7 Flamingo Designs and there’s not much time to get them delivered by Mother’s Day, but you can always give Mom a gift certificate and she can choose her own 😉
Mother’s Day SALE includes one Casual Tote Bag and a matching clutch purse for the price of the Tote Bag alone! Available in Flamingo Pinks, Tropical Greens and Mango, or Miami Blues.
Click on the image or here for more info and to order your bags today!
If you prefer to order by phone, call me at: 305.298.2023
Please share this with everyone who has a Mom 🙂

You’re Invited to our Holiday Art Bazaar on Sat. Dec 5th

f<em>or more info and to see samples from all 15 artists, click the card image above</em>

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with so many events this week, but still want to get out, see fabulous art and maybe even do a little holiday shopping…you will definitely want to visit our One-Night-Only, Holiday Art Bazaar on Sat, Dec. 5th at the Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove, Florida.

The Bazaar starts at 6 and runs until 9 pm. Arrive early, enjoy complimentary champagne and chocolates, meet the artists, see original paintings and prints, sculpture, designer handbags, custom made jewelry, reiki demonstrations, and much more…all created by the following local and international artists:

Shari Beffingham, Leo Casino, Debra Cortese, Laura Cerwinske, Karen Deilke, Pauline Goldsmith, Carol Haggiag, Atena Komar, Monique Lassooij, Maria Napoles, Irina Patterson, Valentina Ramos, Maui Reple,  Fevi Reyes, Eileen Seitz, Harry van Gestel.

The Mutiny Hotel is presenting this event as part of their Pure Imagination program in conjunction with the monthly Coconut Grove Art Stroll. You can also enjoy poolside cocktails and even stay for dinner at Atchana’s East/West Kitchen, located right on the premises and just a few steps from the Holiday Art Bazaar!

To see samples from all of the artists visit this blog post and our Holiday Art Bazaar event page on Facebook.

Where else can you enjoy complimentary champagne and chocolates, hear great live jazz, wrap up your holiday shopping with delightfully unique art gifts and not have to pay an admission charge?

Mark you calendar right now for Saturday night, December 5th and join us at The Mutiny Hotel, 2951 S.Bayshore Dr, Coconut Grove, FL 33133.

Many of the artists will have special offers available only during this event!

For example: I’ll be showing my line of handbags and, for this event only, when you BUY ONE bag at the regular price of $130. you can get a 2nd bag at 50% off! Click here to preview Cortese Design Bags.

Holiday Art Bazaar: FREE Admission. Valet parking ($8.00 – a bargain most anywhere in Miami!)

Just posted Pauline’s Painting News in the comments below. Here’s an image from one of the cards Pauline will have at the show. Package of 4 amazing botanical images @10. Great Stocking Stuffers!

Tropical Botanic Art Greeting Cards - Goldsmith Galleries

Tropical Botanic Art Greeting Cards - Goldsmith Galleries

Red Hawk and Birch Tree Totem – New Moon Special Sale

Red Hawk Birch Tree Totem Laptop Bag
by Cortese Designs is on Sale until Sunday Night!
This Nature’s Energy design shares the energy of wisdom, vision, strength and endurance.
A great design for men or women

This bag is ideal for carrying your laptop, business papers, and all kinds of personal items.
click on the bag for full details & New Moon pricing
(Sale ends at midnight EST, Sunday, Sept 20th)
 

 

red hawk detail

red hawk detail

#pizzatweetup at Spris in Coral Gables

Met some great twitterers tonight at Spris in Coral Gables. Great people, pizza and networking!
Looking forward to networking with everyone that I met personally and to meeting more of you at the next #pizzatweetup!

Spris Pizza at #pizzatweetup Coral Gables, FL 7.13.09

Spris Pizza at #pizzatweetup Coral Gables, FL 7.13.09

Author,  and Wine Rep, Ed Roberts, across the table at #pizzatweetup

Author, Joel and Wine Rep, Ed Roberts across the table at #pizzatweetup

Custom made Pizza Hat @pizzatweetup Spris, Coral Gables, FL

Custom made Pizza Hat @pizzatweetup Spris, Coral Gables, FL

Also met Mike and Patti Ward – @bocamike and @bocabubbletea
said hello to Blanca @miamishines
Thank you @lapp for putting this event together!
@modulist
My dear friend Irina (and balloon artist like no other) @mylifeandart
@MikeLaMonica (we share an interest in Woodstock events)
@thinkbsg
@patriciosanchez
@brianbreslin
@JeanetteAg
@jewgonewild
@pbarbanes
@enzobalc
Total Wine afficionado @Ed_Roberts
@davidedicillo
@jeffreycohen
@thealine
Waiting to hear more about your writing/books @joelkodner
@mchamberlin
@johnnybond86
@SternalPR
@SternalMrktg
Sat next to me for just a few minutes @TamiFromMiami
@Jesseeka4510
@KeithSoifer
@LaTati
@debracortese
@Art404
Met previously at #heraldtweetup @bridgetcarey
@yourpbc
@sladesundar
@pizzareview
@modulista
@MattMaschler
@bocawendy
@johnmlinn
Fellow nature lover and inspiring writer @vicequeenmaria
@JamiMiami
@jesyca1
@benbinary
@robertmurray
@mboyet
@dorizinn
@stefaniwhylie
@thedonz
@miniher
@PeterCN
@sharmildesigns
hope I didn’t leave anyone out. wish I’d taken more pics but had to pickup my daughter from work at Gardino’s Gourmet Salads in South Miami