>> SAVE THE DATE: Malvern home-accessories boutique The Blue Octagon welcomes lifestyle expert India Hicks to its store for a meet-and-greet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 15. The former model is the author of two books on island living and recently launched a line of jewelry, accessories and beauty items, which will be available for purchase. 335 E. King St., Malvern, (610) 640-2684.
>> NOW OPEN: Peggy Brehman has opened the area’s first Company C Studio Store right next to her Aubusson Home shop in Wayne. Founded in New Hampshire by husband-and-wife team Walter and Christine Chapin more than 20 years ago, the lifestyle brand is known for its vibrant colors and patterns. 122 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 742-9574.