Enhancing Life with Beautiful Things

The Henderson, NV Amusespot is filled with items to “make life a little happier”.
Photo by Diane Taylor

Not long ago, I received an email suggesting I may want to visit a store in Henderson, NV called Amusespot (or just Amuse) at 2550 Anthem Village Dr. The owners of the store, Carrie Sheerin and husband Hugh Fogel, believe in high-end distinctive design in items that, as Sheerin says, “are inspired and make life a little happier”. Amusespot selections have an online presence as well.

The store hours in Henderson are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but when I arrived (at about Noon on Thursday) the doors were locked. I rang the doorbell and soon a gentleman came, opened the door and welcomed me to the store. Later I learned that two doors down from the retail store is the Amusespot warehouse where the gentleman was filling online orders.

Visitors to the store may have to ring a doorbell (just to the right of the door handle) to enter the shop.
Photo by Diane Taylor

Once inside the store, I was quite delighted at the colors and variety of products on display. As a shopper, I had a great time looking around. Lots of small household items are shown, many with sleek or beautiful design. Some items were indeed amusing, but I did not see the same products I would typically see in a big-box store. The prices ranged from $10 to several hundred dollars. Some brands are exclusive to Amusespot.

Sheerin, who lives in the Anthem area, says the concept for the business began three and a half years ago with the store opening two and a half years ago. The retail store is a destination (people want to visit this particular store and look at particular items); it does not have much walk-in traffic. The online business has been strong and soon Amusespot will also have a gift registry. Sheerin and Fogel also own a book store (with a few gift items) in Flagstaff, Arizona called Starrlight Books. (Starrlight Books is hosting an author signing for Rick Quinn on May 4th. All are welcome, free registration and more information.)

I picked just a few products to photograph during my visit:

These perfume and body items are from MOR Australia.
Photo by Diane Taylorr
Emoji Coasters by Kim Seybert sell for $80 for the set.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Glassware of many varieties is a popular Amusespot item. A set of four Bicos glasses by Vista Alegre is $55.
Photo by Diane Taylor
A Laguiole cheese knife set (in black or olive wood) has a $60-$80 price per set.
Photo by Diane Taylor
At meal time, the cover comes off this decorative small dog bowl by Miriam Mirri for Alessi ($62). Photo by Diane Taylor
These designer candles range in prices “around” $50.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Purses with an attitude ($25-$30).
Photo by Diane Taylor
This cutting board has been a popular “welcome home” gift from realtors to their customers. Cost: $309.
Photo by Diane Taylor
A set of six embroidered cocktail napkins (each with a different design) are individually worth framing. ($51).
Photo by Diane Taylor
Mist vases by Nude sell for $75 to $100.
Photo by Diane Taylor
The cost here is irrelevant. It’s the message that counts.
Photo by Diane Taylor


One response on “Enhancing Life with Beautiful Things

  1. What a fascinating retail store, offering really interesting items! Quite the welcome break from the overwhelmingly generic utilitarian goods offered at the big box stores. I foresee their traffic–both in person and online–picking up. Certainly will be added to my future itinerary. Thanks, DT

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