ABOUT DARLING WAY

We are so excited to introduce you to Darling Way, the new luxury boutique embracing classical, elegant romanticism as a way of life. Darling Way is reminiscent of a different era. A throwback to a time when one's surroundings were meant to be touched as well as admired, appreciated in real life not on a screen; when personal relationships were a mainstay of life; imagination was encouraged and creative expression welcomed. Beauty was recognized in many different forms; the natural human body was revered by artists. Romance and courtship flourished. The jet set crowd prided itself on their willingness to converse about meaningful, even controversial topics of the day.


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We at Darling Way refuse to accept the current view of sexuality; we refuse to abide by a view in which emotional intimacy is dismissed as trivial; we abhor the idea that bodies are only beautiful after airbrushing and editing; we know absolutely that there is a better alternative. Instead, we choose to celebrate beauty, love and pleasure through artistic, literary, sensory exploration. We rejoice in all things romantic.


Percy Bysshe Shelley said it best:
The joy, the triumph, the delight, the madness!
The boundless, overflowing, bursting gladness,
The vaporous exultation not to be confined!
Ha! Ha!  The animation of delight
Which wraps me, like an atmosphere of light,
And bears me as a cloud is borne by its own wind.
( Prometheus Unbound)


Inspired thusly, our unique boutique is full of romantic treasures, elegant gifts, vintage books, inspired menswear and gorgeous lingerie; The silky, lacy lingerie is intended to be pleasing and appealing while gracefully worn with pride, or even while draped casually over a chair. Our candles will add old fashioned ambiance and arousing scents at any time of day or night. Romantic books beg to be browsed. Sensual art will please and tease, rather than show and shock. Small treasures that will incite your imagination and encourage joyous sensual play. Of course, providing sustenance and tasteful satisfaction in all such pursuits, there is nothing more romantic than deliciously divine chocolates to tempt even the most discriminating palate.

 

 

OUR MISSION

Welcome, Friends!  

We are so glad to have you visit; we have so much to share with you and are excited to introduce you to Darling Way.

Darling Way is a luxury boutique celebrating elegant romance; a store unlike any other we have ever seen or heard of.  Darling Way is full of unique romantic treasures, elegant gifts, and gorgeous lingerie; all highlighted by luxury fabrics and furnishings in our version of a Parisian manor.  You will be welcome as our invited guest to relax and escape the harshness of the real world for a leisurely visit.  Darling Way is a perfect place for an escape to a different era; when electronics didn’t rule the world and force us to constantly multi task.  A time when one’s surroundings were meant to be touched as well as admired and appreciated in real life not just on a screen.  Personal human relationships were a mainstay of life.  In this world, imaginations were appreciated and creative expression welcome.  Beauty came in many different forms and the human body was honored respectfully in popular art.  Romance and courtship flourished.  The jet set crowd prided itself on the quality and numbers of Salons they participated in; each a  small group gathering together to engage in conversations about any and all topics, often the controversial ones were the ones most popular.  Art, literature and current events provided unlimited fodder for intellectual discourse. Such will be embraced again by Darling Way.  

When you visit, whether you join us for our Salons or to shop for something that will add a little extra dose of romance to someone’s life,  we hope you can linger and enjoy the pleasure of being enveloped in our welcoming, warm, romantic setting.   The silky, lacy lingerie is intended to be pleasing and appealing whether draped casually over our hangers or worn by a loved one.  Our candlelight will add old fashioned ambience and calm at any time of day or night.  Romantic books that shame current publications, will beg to be browsed.  Sensual art will please and tease rather than show and shock.  Small treasures will incite imaginations and encourage joyous sensual play. Of course, for sustenance and tasteful satisfaction in all such pursuits,  divine chocolates will tempt even the most discriminating palate.  Sighs of delightful indulgence will be received as high honors.

Live and Love Beautifully

 

MEET BETH

Beth Liebling is the creator of Darling Way. She has had a vision of what love and beauty might look like together when treated respectfully and honorably for many, many years. 

Beth began her professional career as a lawyer specializing in family law because she wanted to make things easier for divorcing families. She helped families and children navigate through difficult situations with caring and compassion. Creative approaches were necessary to resolve the complicated relationship issues and Beth found her niche. The legal aspects were often more straightforward than the deeply hidden interpersonal conflicts, but it was always the latter that interested and motivated her. Over the years, she has counseled hundreds of people facing a multitude of relationship issues with or without accompanying legal disputes. 

Despite her training and career in a profession that relies so heavily on logical analysis alone, Beth has always been a dreamer. She will always be a complete and hopeless romantic. One of her favorite places is Disney World because it is chock full of happiness, families, laughter and excitement. She has a strong need to bring more happiness to anyone around her, even if it is just a smile or a laugh. She will happily be ridiculously silly or wear a flamboyant accessory if she thinks someone will at least chuckle. In her eyes, there is no such thing as too much happiness or love, nor is there ever too little to share.

Darling Way is the embodiment of her romantic ideals and a proper home for her service to others. Working with her clients as they find ways to increase the joy in their lives is a reward worth striving for. The Darling Way motto, “Live and Love Beautifully”, is not just a tagline, but the personal goal Beth set for herself.