Small business focus: Plantagenet Rose

 I have been friends with the owner of Plantagenet Rose for a few years now. How did we meet? During a discussion on Facebook about Roanoke’s art museum. Over the years, I have met many people through Facebook or other social media sites. I have been on the internet since 1992 and never looked back. So, I don’t think anything of meeting people and developing more personal relationships off the social media sites. I consider it a part of growing a network. At any rate…
Plantagenet Rose is located on 16 South College St., in Salem, VA, it is just right off of Main St. Gwenda is a decorator and businesswoman by trade and her shop reflects some of her, and more importantly, her clients favorite things. It is a gift boutique and design center. With gorgeous items for the home, such as vases, decoratives, candles, original artwork, floral arrangements, etc. There is a room that is her design center for curtains, bedding, and blinds. The store also boasts pretty things for yourself such as purses, scarves, and unusual jewelry. The items that she carries cannot be found anywhere else! So why are you shopping in big department stores for the holidays? Check them out!
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Welcome to the Dark Forest

Do you love Halloween?  Have you ever wished you could create a haunted house in your own back yard?  Well Brandon Roth did just that!  I first heard about him through my friend and his neighbor.  We drove by his house one afternoon and the giant hand was pretty well put together sitting directly in his front yard.  I was intrigued so I looked him up online and discovered that Brandon has a dream to become a special effects artist and go to college for it.  This school is pretty expensive but he is determined to make it happen…so every year he puts together a haunted house it his parents back yard.  How cool is that!!!  I was nervous when I arrived.  I drug my friend Tony along for support (yes I am a huge haunted house chicken).  After introducing myself I was relieved when Brandon’s mom offered that I take a Non-scare/private tour so I could take photos without being scared.  Since taking photos was my main purpose to be there I was all in!  Plus I would hate for an actor to jump out to scare me only for me to flash them with my camera.  He had a great setup.  Small paths to walk through, scary corners, great actors, and good lighting.  He still managed to scare me a few times while I was there.  I seriously recommend that everyone go next year!   I may have taken the kid version; however, I can tell it was pretty scary!
For more details on Brandon Roth read his full story here.
Contact Brandon with the Dark Forest here.


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