Red Ribbon Opening

BLYTHEWOOD – Cutting the ribbon for the grand opening of her new Blythewood boutique and gift shop, The Gilded Iris, Tina Johnson and her husband, Rick, right, share scissor duties with Mayor J. Michael Ross and her daughter, jewelry designer Christy Spivey. At left is store manager Phyllis Gutierrez (white jacket). The shop carries women’s clothing (Lilla P., Honeyme, Margaret Winters, Isle, Renaur and Private Label), refurbished furniture, one of a kind jewelry, local paintings and books. Guests in the background, from left: Denise Jones, Mike Switzer, Booth Chilcoat, Debra Humphries, Fairfield County Councilman Moses Bell and stylist Carla Pinnick. The shop is located at 428 McNulty Road. Open Mon. – Thurs., 11 – 5:30; Fri., 11 – 6 and Sat., 11 – 3.