Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ambiance and The 2012 Cleveland International Film Festival!

Ambiance, The Store for Lovers  is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the movie "The Final Member" at the 2013 Cleveland International Film Festival, which runs from April 3rd -14th.

 “The Final Member”, which screens on Friday, April 12th at 9:40 pm and Saturday, April 13th at 5:00 pm, is a documentary about one man’s quest to complete his mammalian penis collection for the Icelandic Phallogical Museum.  There is only one mammal not represented yet in the museum…man!  American Tom Mitchell has agreed to donate his penis, while he is still alive.  His competition, a 93 year old Icelandic man who has willed his member to the museum.  Whose gets donated first?

Take $2 off the price of  ”The Final Member” or any other Film Festival movie ticket using the Great Lovers Club promo code LOVERS while checking out online, over the phone, and in person!  Click the link below!!!

 "The Final Member"

 Also, watch for a fun upcoming contest  on Facebook starting April 8th!   If you're not a fan, make sure you go to Facebook and like Ambiance, The Store For Lovers.  You won't want to miss out on the fun!

Ambiance on Facebook

The Final Member Film Title Sequence from Syd Garon on Vimeo.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ambiance and Featured in the NE Ohio USPS Newsletter

TLC: Think Like A Customer

Ambiance, an award-winning intimate apparel chain and women’s boutique, has been serving customers in northeastern Ohio since 1983. However, their online business only recently started thriving when Jeremy Ginsberg took over as the eCommerce manager.

“I discovered that 75-80% of our online business centered on small and light products, yet we were paying an average of $8.50 per order just to ship something across town,” said Ginsberg. “We believe in TLC service, which stands for ‘think like a customer.’ Customers want their orders to arrive as fast as possible and at a reasonable price. We needed to bring our shipping costs down, and we needed faster service.”

After Ginsberg met with USPS Shipping Solutions Specialist Candy Hardesty, Ambiance was shipping with the Postal Service.

“In one week, I noticed a huge increase in orders, and feedback from our customers revealed that Priority Mail was getting it there faster and cheaper than our previous shipper,” said Ginsberg. “Today, our average shipping costs per order is down 27%, and we are passing that savings on to our customers. In just four months, we had an 18% increase in orders, a 25% rise in revenue, and a 14% decline in overall shipping costs.”

The bottom line to the Postal Service is $300,000 in new annual revenue.

“The Postal Service is an extension of our business, so the quality of the service is especially important to us,” said Ginsberg. “The service we have received from our carriers has been excellent, and everyone I've dealt with at the Post Office has been great.”

Monday, February 4, 2013

Couples Massage Workshop

Valentine's Couples Massage Workshop 

Massage can create intimacy and a more intimate, loving relationship by nourishing the heart, mind, soul and body.  What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day then by learning how to give the gift of massage!!

Lisa will teach basic massage techniques and explain how to give your loved one a neck, shoulder, and back massage as well as how to make the massage last longer with good body mechanics, thus allowing the massage time to be enjoyable and beneficial for both of you! 

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 12:00 to 2:30

Studio 11, 2337/2335 West 11th Street, Tremont
At the corner of W. 11th & Literary across from Civilization Coffee Shop

Cost:  $99/couple

Maximum Workshop Size:  10 couples
Couples should wear layers and dress for comfort.

Contact Lisa Ackim, LMT at 440.759.8950 
or for more details.

Each couple attending will receive a 
$10 Ambiance Gift Certificate.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Let Go and Give In to Pleasure: A Letter from Ambiance President Jennifer Downey

This year brought an amazing number of new customers to Ambiance. Inspired by the Fifty Shades of Grey books, record numbers of women put aside their fears and self-consciousness and came to Ambiance's stores and website to explore the toys and bondage items so seductively described in one of 2012's best sellers.

They discovered that Ambiance is all about making customers feel welcome and appreciated, without judgment. Our Romance Consultants are dedicated to getting past inhibitions and helping all customers find the best items to "enhance their romance."

For me it is so gratifying because these new customers were truly discovering their sexuality and the benefits that an adventurous love life brings. Besides the obvious physical pleasure of great orgasms, a healthy sex life brightens our entire existence. Many women have admitted to me that they couldn't believe they waited so long to explore the pleasures and satisfaction a good sex life has to offer.

In fact, not one person has told me that they regretted trying new things sexually. That is not to say they enjoyed everything they tried equally, but the very process of exploring new fantasies and new pleasures heightened their fulfillment.

In this, Ambiance's 32nd year and our 30th year of having retail stores, I'm truly looking forward to continue being a part of making people's lives more satisfying, exciting and brighter.

If you are still holding on to old inhibitions, I implore you let them go. At least a little. Try something a little naughtier than you have before. I think you'll find that the satisfaction you get will have you wishing you'd done it sooner.

Happy New Year, 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Great Lovers’ Club Exclusive: 50% off Bell, Book and Candle at Cleveland Playhouse

Have we got a great date night deal for you: our friends at the Cleveland Playhouse are offering Ambiance customers an exclusive 50% off deal for the classic comedy Bell, Book and Candle.

In this fun and sexy romantic comedy, we meet Gillian Holroyd, a beautiful and lively free spirit - who also happens to be a witch. Frustrated by a lack of romance in her life and smitten by her handsome neighbor, she “helps things along” by casting a spell. But will she give into the one thing that will take away her magical powers forever?

Bell, Book and Candle is at Playhouse Square's Allen Theater from January 11th through February 3rd. Tickets range from $49 - $69. You can purchase tickets online here; to get 50% off your ticket price, use promo code: 50off.

Win tickets to Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody

If you loved Fifty Shades of Grey, you’ll want to grab your book club or your best friends for the sexiest, naughtiest, most exciting show of the year!

From the show’s official website:
SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new musical that brings the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life and will have your inner goddess laughing out loud! This new imagining of the characters comes to life with sharp-witted comedy, musical numbers, sexy striptease performances from the devilishly handsome leading man, plus lots of surprises! Get there early for pre-show cocktails then stay to meet the cast and pose for a photo with Mr. Dangerous himself!
Spank! is at Playhouse Square Hanna Theater 1/17 - 1/27 and tickets range from $10-$45. Tickets are on sale now!

All you have to do to enter is tell us who you think should play Chrisitan Grey in the "Fifty Shades" movie in a comment on the Spank! photo on our Facebook page.  We will announce 4 random winners on Tuesday, January 15th who will receive tickets for them and 3 friends to the opening night performance on Thursday, January 17th. (Note: we must be able to message you privately to let you know you won! If private messaging is turned off on your Facebook page, we will be unable to contact you.)

If you’re still not convinced you should go, check out this hilarious preview: 

SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Contest Winners Shop at Private Ambiance Party: Five Columbus-area women treated to a fun afternoon with friends

Five lucky winners and their friends attended the “Ambiance Lingerie & Champagne Party” earlier this month at the Store For Lovers' newest location in Columbus. Each winner received a $75 gift certificate, while friends who joined them at the event got 25 percent off their entire purchase.
A grand prize winner, announced at the party, won free lingerie for a year. She is getting married in July and is excited to choose from Ambiance’s extensive selection of lingerie perfect for a romantic honeymoon.
The contest coincides with the store’s 1st anniversary. Located at 175 E. Campus View Blvd., just north of I71 off of Rt. 23, the store opened Dec. 22, 2011, to provide an upscale shopping experience for couples featuring an extensive selection of lingerie as well as personal, romantic and intimate products. This is the 8th retail location for Ambiance, the store dedicated to the notion that “Monogamy Shouldn't be Monotonous.”
Local TV station Fox 28 ran the online contest on its website. Winners were treated to an afternoon of champagne, petit fours and shopping in a private setting with the help of Ambiance’s Certified Romance Consultants. All consultants complete an extensive “Think Like a Customer” six-week training program to ensure they understand the products and their customers.
“Our mission is to provide a relaxing shopping experience in an upscale environment,” says Chrysty Harmon, manager of the Columbus store. “We’re not just trying to sell an item to customers. We listen to couples and educate them about our products so they make the right selections and ultimately forge stronger relationships.”
Since 1981, Ambiance has been enhancing the love lives of committed couples at stores throughout northeast Ohio. Our Certified Romance Consultants can help couples find the perfect intimate gifts for one another to ignite passion during the holidays and throughout the new year. “The holidays are hectic for so many couples, but you can’t leave your love life out in the cold,” says Jennifer Downey, president of Ambiance. “Ambiance can help spark passion and romance.”