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22 08, 2015

Olive Connection Blog

By |August 22nd, 2015|Building a Store, Family, Olive Connection, Selling|

http://www.oliveconnection.com/we-love-our-customers/
Hello Friends

I want to share with you how the blog journey will evolve.  When I write about the store I will do it on the Olive Connections website, and add a link here so you can easily see it.  Better yet, sign up on the website and you can get it automatically.  I will still use my personal blog site when I want to share thoughts not part [...]

12 08, 2015

One Store Opens/Another Closes

By |August 12th, 2015|Building a Store, Business, Celebrations, Friendship, Leadership, Personal Development, Selling|

We opened our store Olive Connection one week ago and it has been fantastic! Our friends rallied to support us, as did the neighborhood. It is sleepy August in Brookline, many people are away, so those that came in were local and curious. Most people bought something! Web site launched. www.oliveconnection  Check it out.  There is a lot of bedtime reading here.  Hope you find it interesting.

Award Winning Olive Oil [...]

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 [...]

3 02, 2015

Can’t Stop Eat’in Them

By |February 3rd, 2015|Ambition, Business, Celebrations, Food, Friendship, Girl Scouts, Leadership, Marketing, New Businesses, Products, Selling, Sports, Technology|

Last night I had 5,  the night before I had 5, the night before that I had 5.

Can’t Stop Eat’in Them Thin Mints 

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest, most successful girl-led business in the world and its power to teach girls business and financial skills that will serve them throughout their lives is unrivaled.  Every year nearly 1.5 million Girl Scouts sell about 200 million boxes of [...]

24 01, 2015

How To Make A Snowman

By |January 24th, 2015|Art, Entertainment, New Businesses, Opportunity, Outdoor Activity, Selling|

The first real snow is always so beautiful.  The dirty lawns are covered with perfect whiteness.  Today we were at the dog park and a group of 20 somethings from California were jazzed about the snow and had to check their phones to find out  How to Make a Snowman…yes there are instructions…

Find a suitable place to put the snowman. You’ll need a flat area for the snowman. And you’ll [...]

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 [...]

2 12, 2014

Thankful and Grateful

By |December 2nd, 2014|Business, Celebrations, Family, Holidays, Inspiration, Loyalty, Marketing, New Businesses, Opportunity, Philanthropy, Products, Retail Stores, Selling, Travel|

Magnificence of Nature is Breathtaking at Amangiri Canyon Point, Utah

 

The Majestic West…appropriately experienced by us just before Thanksgiving. Kept me grounded, in awe, and  THANKFUL to have the FREEDOM to experience beauty with family and friends, and GRATEFUL  for these moments  and shared experiences.

To share this quote from our Thanksgiving table:

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, [...]

2 11, 2014

Shop Today-Gone Tomorrow

By |November 2nd, 2014|Business, Celebrations, Entertainment, Family, Holidays, Home Decor, New Businesses, Retail Stores, Selling|

Decorating your house for Halloween could not have been more fun this year.  Walking the dogs, I had my camera at hand all week taking pictures in my neighborhood. You can tell that families were having fun making their house haunted and scary.

Friday night, Halloween, I called Halloween City, Halloween Spirit, and Halloween Express.  I wanted to know if markdowns would occur and if there might be a DAY [...]