I recently attended an open house (or trunk show?) for Avantika Inc at the Housewarmings store off of Palumbo Drive, in Woodhill. The owner of Avantika Inc, Preeti Khanna Gupta, was very graciously showing her clients her latest collection of designer clothing, handbags, jewelry, and shoes, and served refreshments, including a very delicious Indian sweet called cashew barfi (I must remind myself to look up a recipe for it on the internet!). I purchased a beautiful, hand-embroidered tunic blouse in pale green flowing cotton fabric. Ms. Gupta only sells her imported clothing occasionally at local area stores, and from her home, but she is currently in the process of building a web site. Her web address will be www.myavantika.com. Her business card lists the types of merchandise she will continue to carry: beautiful sarees, salwar/pant suits, lehanga cholis, embroidered tops, ethnic jewelry, fancy handbags, woolen shawls, and silk scarves. Since I have only seen her at area retail stores twice in the last couple of years (this once at Housewarmings, and once previously at the Good Foods Market), I recommend that if you are interested in her next event, you should send her an email requesting to be added to her email and snail mail mailing lists. Also keep an eye on her web site, which hopefully will have full shopping cart functionality sometime soon.