Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our poor little Noodle had to be taken to the vet this morning and will be spending the night there. They don't know what's wrong with him but he was dehydrated and had a very high temperature. I am sure he'll be fine but it's a bummer!
Just a piece of advice to you everyone who has pets, GET PET INSURANCE WHEN THEY ARE YOUNG!!!!! We chose not to take this advice and just this little stay overnight will set us back 1200 bucks! Can you say "OUCH"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

To reorder or not to reorder...

that is the question. So you sold 6 grapefruit diffusers in a week, do you reorder them? and if so how many? 6, 12? I know it's a great problem to have but this is occupying my time at the moment.
This is harder one. So you sold almost all of the hand blown glass vases you brought in from a great glass blower in Oregon, do you reorder them in the same colors? change the palette? and what about that expensive piece that sold the first day, what about getting more of those? was it a lucky sale? or is that going to be the way it goes?
There are so many questions so I am open to hearing any suggestions you might have.

Monday, June 22, 2009

So we took a long weekend to the east end and had a relaxing time. On rainy Saturday, will it ever stop raining!, we took a ride out on HWY 27 to the Clam Bar and had delicious lobster salad piled high on a potato bun. I chose to accompany mine with a nice glass of local white wine, it was just what the doctor ordered. I read many, many magazines and laughed a lot with our friends, it had been way too long.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Today I am looking back at how far we have come. This was the scene in the shop a little more than 2 weeks ago. I still can't believe that they got it all finished and we were able not only to open on time but to be "done". I have said it before but the space was a total transformation, ever inch was worked over.
This was the first weekend in quite some time that I didn't have to work either in the shop or for the shop. This is the way it should be!

Friday, June 12, 2009

This isn't the best photo but I thought it was so cute I had to post it. Noodle was helping us to merchandise the shop before we opened but he spent most of the time peeking out between the papered windows, he was fascinated by all of the legs passing by.
On this train of thought (no pun intended), you would not believe the sea of humanity that flows by the shop. They say over 500,000 people commute through GCT a day and I think that doesn't include all of the tourists. Everyone is in such a hurry. My advice, slow down and smell the Pamplemousse!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New York Times

Howdy.... well here it is! Follow the link for the full Monty.
You would not believe the amount of folks who came in this morning because of seeing the article. I want to give a big shout out to Rima Suqi, a friend and a fantastic writer who freelances for all the best publications, for landing this for us. "Thank you"!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Because there is so much glass used in the displays and all of the windows it is really hard to get good pictures.... it's prettier in person!
The differences between the two shoppes is palpable.....
One is a living, breathing entity within a larger beast and the other is it's own little oasis inside an even more gigantic universe. I have to say that so far the customers at GCT are so much more polite, interested and willing to partake in a little retail therapy than their downtown counterparts. I haven't abandoned my first love but this new affair is mighty tempting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New York Times photographer using Douglas as a prop for a Horse Chestnut.... maybe Doug's hand will be in the Times!

Monday, June 8, 2009

So a lot has happened in the past week.
By all accounts it's a success... On Saturday the Times came to photograph it for this Thursdays Currents section, we are very happy about this.
On Wednesday we had one of our vintage British telephones stolen from right under our noses... professional shoplifters are out and in force in GCT. Well at least they have good taste.
More photos to come.

For Ed and Steve.... the finished cash wrap, before all of the merch.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Simon has nothing on Douglas.. This is our first window, designed by Douglas, and it's a show stopper~ I love the double entrendre of it. HELLO, it is for you!
Well here it is, finished and ready for action. Today was opening day and I am so happy to report that at 7:45 we had to open the shop early to accommodate the awaiting public. After 12 hours in the shop I am beat and ready for bed, I'll post more tomorrow. Goodnight!
Cursive New York in Grand Central Terminal is now open for business!!!!!
I'll have tons of pictures up tonight..... stay tuned, it looks fantastic!