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A little recharge.

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Over the last year I went from having a retail shop (of almost 5 years) to having an appointment-only showroom.  Its been a huge transition for me but I welcomed it and never looked back at the decision I made.  A long-time model moved on and a few new models came and went.  While some people may think that sourcing or photography may be the toughest part of this business - they're mistaken.  Picking the perfect girl to represent the shop by far, has been my biggest challenge over the last six years. The model that represents the shop is...

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A Peek Inside!

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I know it's been ages since I last blogged.  I'm sorry!  Life has been as usual, insane.  So many of you have asked to see some photos of the studio and I was finally able to get a few shots to share with you.  Please, pardon my lack of expertise with interior photos, this type of photography is not my forte. The transition over to the studio has been amazing - and just a few months ago another space down the hall from my original studio became available - with three times the amount of space, a sink hookup (a...

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Fresh and New

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Owning a retail shop is tough, ask anyone who does it. The countless (and I mean countless) hours of spent time plugging away on the computer, organizing, dusting, arranging, brainstorming - you get the idea.  But throw in the hundreds of people coming in and out, and add your undivided attention to each person - it starts to wear on you.  Not to mention holding down two very active social media platforms and a 400+ item online shop - and its bound to make any normal person want to run away from home.  And any creative bone you had, takes...

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Theresa's Dress

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A few weeks back, my husband and I visited his Memere (French, for grandmother).  Her name is Theresa, and she's 88 years young.  I enjoy visiting her because she always makes me laugh and has such a pure heart, something which is hard to come by these days. Memere, Jonathan and I were all looking through her photo albums.  Some from the 1970s when Jonathan was young, and many from the 1940s - when she was a young woman.  Memere loved taking photos back then and learned to hand color them for the photo studio down the street, to make...

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1st & 4th Anniversary Time!

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I hate throwing parties for myself, but I want to show my fantastic customers some appreciation!  On Saturday, October 25th at 7pm - I'll be having a 1st and 4th year anniversary party!  Why 1st and 4th?  Well, I started this little dream of mine in four years ago in October of 2010 in Newmarket (see the old shop below!) And then I moved to Portsmouth in October of 2013! So in honor of my customers keeping my dream alive - we're gonna celebrate! Come join us for *generous* door prizes, wine, cheese, sweets and a very special sale for...

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