The Mayor’s Office announced Amanda’s Treasures, a gift shop and wedding planner formerly known as Dragonfly Gardens, has relocated from Main Street to its new home around the corner at 12 Riverside Ave.
Store owner Marianne Horvath, in a press release from the mayor’s office, said Amanda’s Treasures “is a gift shop with something for everyone.” “We have everything from hair ties to popcorn machines,” she said in the release. “And if we don’t have what a customer is looking for, we can find it.”
Horvath changed the name of her store from Dragonfly Gardens to Amanda’s Treasures to honor the memory of her daughter, Amanda Horvath, who recently passed away, said the release. “Amanda’s passing was sudden and swift. I’m lucky to still have my two sons and grandsons to keep me busy. I love my store, and Amanda had a big part in the original creation of it so it only made sense to honor her memory by naming the store after her.”
Amanda’s Treasures specializes in all things beauty related: from Victoria’s Secret scents and lotions, to high-end makeup, to Bath and Body Works products, to handmade wedding jewelry, to men’s items such as cologne and watches, said the mayor’s office press release. “We even have a wide range of dresses for young girls – perfect for special events such as first communions, weddings, and more,” Horvath says.
In addition to beauty items, the release said the store carries Yankee Candle products, popular children’s toys, greeting cards, and an endless variety of gift baskets. “We serve the ‘last-minute gift giver,’ according to Horvath, who even provides batteries free of charge,” said Horvath in the release
“We’re very happy to see that Amanda’s Treasures is staying in the neighborhood and continuing to offer Bristol residents a unique retail option downtown,” Mayor Ken Cockayne said in the press release. “As we develop downtown, there is room for all sorts of businesses – from eateries like Barley Vine, to beauty salons like T Salon, to unique retail stores like Amanda’s Treasures.”
In addition to offering countless items for sale, the release explained Horvath also runs a successful wedding planning business out of the store. She offers brides and grooms a one-stop shop where they can plan their weddings and also purchase items for their big day – from table centerpieces, to bridesmaid dresses, to gifts for groomsmen.
To learn more about Amanda’s Treasures, visit the store at 12 Riverside Avenue Tuesday through Saturday or search for the store’s Facebook page by searching “Dragonfly Gardens, Bristol, CT.”