30 April 2008
Click the graphic at left to read our latest press! How do we feel about both items? Can we say... thrilled?!?!
As a boutique owner, the first "big" magazine coverage is a pretty significant milestone. It's going to be a little unbelievable come August to flip open the glossy pages of Romantic Homes and see our shop featured there.
And as for being named one of HAT's 50 Retail Stars, it feels like such a short time ago that I first discovered Debbie Dusenberry's Curious Sofa in the pages of this same publication...and in the very same feature! (Of course, Debbie's was THE featured shop that year, with huge photos and a detailed interview.) Debbie was one of my early retail mentors-from-afar (as in, she didn't and still doesn't know me). Our shops are very different but I admire her eye and the way she creates her concept anew every season. I remember thinking at the time, maybe in eight years or so we could get a mention like this. And now, two years later...
Thanks to every single one of you who helps us do it. Inspiration does not thrive in a vacuum, and neither does the community around which a shop grows. We are truly blessed.
Article source: Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce Communicator, May 2008