Anne Lynn Gross Breast Cancer Resource Center & Scholarship Fund
Cancer has affected each of us in some way, whether
a family member, friend or even personally. Having lost two beloved grandmothers to cancer, I feel a connection to many of my customers who’ve shared
in their own encounters with cancer. At those moments it’s about encouragement, compassion and empowering each other. These are the very ideals I want Tiara Day to exemplify.
I was hit even harder when my cherished friend, Anne Lynn Gross lost her battle to breast cancer November 2014. Anne Lynn worked every Wednesday at Tiara Day since the summer of 2011 until she was taken from us.
But her memory lives on. Every year, I give a portion of Tiara Day’s proceeds to the Anne Lynn Gross Breast Cancer Resource Center & Scholarship Fund at Frederick Community College. This scholarship fund is open to any cancer survivor or person receiving treatment for any form of cancer. It’s one step in sharing, with others in the community, the strength and empowerment, Anne Lynne brought to Tiara Day.
– Maria Peck
Tip Me Frederick
I’m passionate about all animals but especially cats. Just call me, ‘’crazy cat lady”. Even my store has many items dedicated to those felines and the owners who love them. Over the years, I’ve adopted numerous rescue cats, some from the streets of downtown Frederick and if I can’t adopt, I find loving homes to
care for them.
As in many cities and towns across the country, overpopulation of cats has been an issue. I help an organization here in Frederick, Maryland, Tip Me Frederick, a non-profit that provides resources for
stray cats, barn cats and feral cat colonies and their caregivers.
Tiara Day sells Maryland and USA cat decals with a portion of the profits going to support Tip Me Frederick. We also donate to their fundraising events and provide donations of cat food to local feral cat colony caretakers. On First Saturday Gallery Walks, Tip Me Frederick sets up outside of Tiara Day to provide information about their program and the benefits of Trap Neuter and Release.
– Maria Peck
Maria Peck in Paris, France to curate the
Tiara Day boutique collection
is the dreamer, owner, stylist, and designer behind Tiara Day.
Wanting ‘the place where girlfriends shop’™, Maria dreamed of creating a store that was a celebration of the feminine spirit within each woman. A boutique focused on a time to pamper and empower the woman’s soul.
As the creator of Tiara Day, her goal is to hand pick one of a kind antique/vintage items as well as vintage inspired items from designers in North America, Europe, and Japan to intrigue and pamper her customers on a continuous basis throughout the year. Her displays are a recipe of sparkle, fragrance and warmth, creating an uplifting atmosphere and a brief respite from the stress of everyday life.
Maria’s customers have come to trust and depend on her choices for unique gifts, decor, outfits, jewelry, and accessories. With a reputation as a professional accessory stylist, Maria is available by appointment for one on one bridal and formal occasion accessory shopping.
Maria's journey into her dream of creating Tiara Day has been full of hard work and diligence in making her vision a reality. Starting out originally in Kensington, Maryland, she relocated to the quaint, historic district of downtown Frederick, Maryland.
She is continuously looking for ways to create that special, one of a kind atmosphere which keeps customers returning every time they’re in town to see what’s ‘sparkling’ new and exciting at their favorite corner boutique.
It's been 12 years since Maria first envisioned Tiara Day and every day she looks forward to working at the shop and helping her customers. Being a hands on owner allows her to get to know not only her customers tastes but her customers on a personal level. You will often find her encouraging her customers and friends to follow their passions and dreams, just as she’s done.
And, of course, she always wears her tiara ...because every day is a Tiara Day!
Maria Peck merchandising Tiara Day product in
the Downtown Frederick storefront