14 April 2008

La Vie en Blissful

We're just four days out from Paris in the Springtime and we're not quite in finishing touch mode. We have some big display changes left to be accomplished (most will be saved for after hours, as I dislike making customers tramp through our disarray) and there are still lots of behind the scenes things to be done. I keep checking things off the list and doing my best to delegate. I've got my mom Debbie (who new customers frequently take for my sister!!! One of us LOVES that compliment... guess which one???) out scouting for something funky and cool for our last minute brainchild of a window display and Zoey will be here this evening to help me create some of our bigger ta-das. Jamie, our part-time shop girl and Calm + Collected organizer, has been working with me for the past month in our back offices, getting all of our paper in shape. I promise to do a Before & After post once I've added some personal, aesthetic touches to the space. In terms of delegating, I've come a long way since last fall, wouldn't you say?

FYI to our local customers, the shop will be closed this Wednesday, April 16th so that we can get our zhuzh on for the party. We'll reopen this Thursday the 17th at 3 PM. Click here for the party deets. Hope you'll stop by this weekend and bring friends!

And to all of our friends both near and far, there's still time to enter our 100th Post Giveaway! The contest ends Sunday, April 20th, at 11:59 PM EST. For a chance at winning our French-y boot-ay, please answer our four question quiz in the form of a Comment on THIS POST. Merci and bonne chance!

In other news, Sid Dickens' Spring 2008 "Empire" collection has just arrived. To browse, double click to enlarge the photo to the left, then stop in to see all of them in person. (Not all of them in this photo are new.) Lovely and different. I remember standing in the showroom at Market back in January talking to Sid, and as he and I stood with our arms crossed and perused the wall of new ones (very artiste-gazing-at-his-work, but not the least bit pretentious or even all that serious), he told me that this was an "interesting direction" for him.

See you soon!


McMaster & Storm said...

Wishing you all the best for your "Springtime in Paris" event. Sounds like so much fun.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

I just found your blog and it is so beautiful! Thank you.