Friday, 30 September 2011

The first week in our new premises...

Hi Everyone

Well i think it's safe to say that this past week has been the most exciting week of my life. Moving into the premises was such an amazing moment and i could not sleep or eat for about 2 days. Don't worry, i am now eating and sleeping again and taking very good care of myself as the last thing i would want is to get sick from over exhaustion. 

Moving in 100's of boxes and furniture was such a huge daunting task. I hired a moving company to help on the day but just the sheer volume of stuff that needed to be boxed the week before and then all loaded on to the 6 tonne truck (which i filled) nearly left me in tears. If i ever move again, i'm not going to pack or even be there to help the movers, i'm going pay someone else to do the whole process and go on holidays for a week instead. 

We have set up a new window display, what you think? 
Nah just kidding, this is the team from Obrien Glass replacing the front window. It had a crack from a previous incident so we got a brand new $6000 window for nothing. 

For the last few days, i've had a display in the window of plain white interesting objects to create a bit of mystery and buzz. Now that the new window is in, i can apply some signage with our logo and info about all the different things people can do in our huge space. We have a lot of traffic on this road and it's very slow for about 3 hours during the home rush so plenty of people are checking out the window. I'll also be putting some flyers outside for people to pick up if they walk past. 

The cafe space is starting to come together and i'm sooo excited to see some of the furniture arriving. Kim and Hardy, who also run Rubble Art, are turning their huge blank room into a cosy retro space that you will all feel so at home in, you may forget to leave. There is plenty of space for prams to move around freely, a choice of comfy couches or tables and chairs and some vintage favourites for the kids to amuse themselves that will take you back to your childhood years (and your kids may have to pry off you when you're finished playing). 

Some vintage look cafes can have that "we picked this up on the side of the road" feel, but not this cafe. I love the special furniture pieces they have selected and am so impressed by their designer eye. The pieces boast a mix of beautiful lines, quirky textures and super cool shapes. The only problem you will have is which setting to choose. Everything is in top, clean, super sturdy condition too. I can't wait to see the final look. 

If you haven't already rsvp'd for the VIP Pre Launch Party and would like to come, get your guest list in soon. Remember, you can invite a few others if you like as long as we have their names for the guestlist.

If any of our designers are still struggling with the product spreadsheet, just shoot through to me what you've done and i'll fix it up for you later once the majority of the fit out has been done. 

Only 2 more weeks until everything needs to be finished and ready to go!!! I'm loving every minute of it. 

I promise i'll add some images of how things are coming along soon. 

Happy Friday!!!

Nicole Herrick

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