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6 07, 2015

Welcome to my World

By |July 6th, 2015|Building a Store, Business, Design, Family, Food, Inspiration, New Businesses, Olive Connection, Products, Retail Stores, Selling|

But I don’t like that sink…whah

I need it smaller! Can you find me one?

It has to be changed out…Now!

Because I can!

Really, I need a 3 sink?  After this I should open a restaurant…do I really need to add an expensive grease trap? Making nice with the Health Inspector. Oh the things I am learning…

We are on the home stretch, and it is an intense orbit.  General contractor meetings, pushing [...]

17 05, 2015

Progress Takes Time

By |May 17th, 2015|Business, Design, Family, Fashion, Food, Friendship, Health and Wellness, Inspiration, Marketing, New Businesses, Olive Connection, Philanthropy, Products, Retail Stores, Selling, Uncategorized|

I’ve been busy, thus the lag time in writing my blog.  Everyone said our timing to open beginning June was too aggressive…and now I know why.  Takes more time than we envisioned.  We are a month delayed.  The good news is we have time to to show the space to our friends, whose opinions we trust, to give their ideas and suggestions and brainstorm.  Here is Alan and Pam, [...]

8 04, 2015

Hunters and Gatherers Shopping at Round Top, Texas

By |April 8th, 2015|Art, Business, Celebrations, Design, Fashion, Food, Friendship, Home Decor, Inspiration, Olive Connection, Products, Retail Stores, Selling, Travel, Women's Issues|

WHY did I go to Texas with 6 girlfriends?  My friend Sally, retail consultant,  coach for young buyers, creative thinker, and brand manager, GATHERED her friends together, those who she thought would be interested in 4 days of shopping for STUFF in a new environment that would explode our mind.

ROUND TOP is 80 miles from Austin and 80 miles from Houston.  Population 90, that bursts with thousands experiencing Southern [...]

22 03, 2015

A STORE IS BEING BORN

By |March 22nd, 2015|Design, drive and ambition, Education, Family, Food, Friendship, Inspiration, Marketing, New Businesses, Olive Connection, Opportunity, Products, Retail Stores|

OUR STORE IS PREPARING TO BE BORN We are excited…target time line mid-May. Now we are in the pregnancy  stage.  OHMYGOD there are plates spinning (our heads) in many directions. Every day is full of new learnings to the point our head hurts.

So much to do and so little time.  So many decisions to make. So many people to meet.  So many foods to taste. Yumm

It takes a village of [...]

18 01, 2015

Go West To San Fran-Fancy Food Show

By |January 18th, 2015|Business, Design, Food, Friendship, Inspiration, New Businesses, New Directions, Opportunity, Products, Selling, Travel|

We spent last week in San Francisco for the FANCY FOOD SHOW at the Moscone Center.  1400 exhibitors introducing their newest products for the year, food artisans so proud of their craft, and many that do not go East to NYC for the summer show.  It was all about discover, tasting great food, and building relationships with the nicest most creative Foodies!

Some of our favorites:

Ten New foods that you [...]