Hello!! Happy Thursday! After my couple of days off early in the week (Monday was a holiday here in Boston…”Patriot's Day” aka “Marathon Monday”) I feel much more robust! I took some time to get to the 'rest' and though, I now don't know what day it is (long weekends always throw me off), I feel much more connected.
This spring I have gotten the opportunity to do a couple of signings at a couple of shops that carry Curly Girl Design products. I do a handful of these events a year at some of our most established, long-term customer's brick and mortar shops. Small businesses with big hearts that are really connected to our product and by way of that help to connect their customers to what it is we are doing over here at Curly Girl. It is my favorite part of my job and I really cherish the time and energy that I get to spend and exchange with these shop owners, their staff, and all of the wonderful Curly Girl fans that come out and chat. It makes the world seem really small and full of wonderful people. I feel so proud to be one of the tiny things that connects all of these folks and their experiences… and wish, somehow that they could all meet each other! What a force that would be!!
So far this spring I have been to Portland, OR and Columbus, OH and am headed to Appleton, WI at the beginning of June. I will share some photos of the events and then some shop tours of these adorable places over the next few days. I love seeing how other shopkeepers display their product and all the wonderful creativity and cleverness that comes with setting up a gem of a shop. It is worth going out of your way to visit these places, not only will you get a warm smile and a friendly 'hello', but you will find special things that have been lovingly chosen to make your day better, or your gift-giving easier. If you see them, thank them for doing what they do!
Do you have a favorite spot like this?? Tell us about it!