Sunday, 27 November 2011

Live and kicking...

Hi Everyone

I am so excited to announce that our webshop is finally live!!! I am so proud of all of our designers and photographers on board for producing such an amazing range of products and services. After many, many weeks of staring at my computer screen, i looked at my screen with fresh eyes this morning and was amazed that i was actually able to achieve this. It is better than i ever could have imagined and you have all helped me get there. Yes even you the customers! Without your input for my research, none of this would be the same. I take great pride in what we have all achieved together.

The retail store has been going extremely well and we have now been open for 6 weeks! It actually feels like i've been here for years though. I love coming in every morning, turning on the computers and all the lights, checking the displays and making myself a nice strong coffee before opening the door and welcoming in a new day. 

Our new picnic room has started taking off too. Kids are just loving somewhere to play and meet new friends and parents are sinking back into the deck chairs with a cup of tea, or catching up with other mums and exchanging war stories. With all this rainy weather is has been a perfect park alternative and even on the hots days when it's too hot to sit outside, the air conditioning and breeze from the courtyard makes things nice and relaxing. Help us spread the word about The Picnic Room by sharing this around. You can also hire this space for parties with full catering and styling options available. 
Of course we are still on the hunt for a new cafe tenant so if anyone out there has ever dreamed of running there own kid friednly cafe but been too scared to do it alone, come in for a chat. 

Our new events schedule was kicked off on Friday with Christmas Crafting which was hosted by one of our lovely designers, Julie from Moops and Hoops. The kids had a lot of fun and really enjoyed meeting some new friends. 
Lots more events are coming up including: Silly sea creatures, storyime and singalong, mosaic decoration, cloth nappy demonstrations and a very special workshop by Sonja Viduka, Author or I Love Being Me children's affirmation books which will be held on Friday Dec 9th at 10:30am. The workshop is all about helping your kids learn to focus on the great things about themselves, their special talents, and how loved they are. Ticket are just $20 and include a copy of Sonja's book which normally retails for $24.95. Email to book your ticket now. Head to our facebook events page to read more about what's on and when. 

The photo studio upstairs is now open and available for anyone to book. Even if you're a beginner and know nothing about studio photography, we can set the lights to the right setting for you, show you some simple adjustments and even help you find the right settings on your camera. Don't have a camera? You can hire ours, we'll show you how to use it. 

Studio hire rates: 
A simple white backdrop is also available. 

  • 2 hours $80
  • 4 hours $150
  • Full day $200 (up to 12 hours)
  • Camera hire $50 per session
OK it's Sunday afternoon 5:05pm an i'm logging off to go relax. ahhhhhhhhhh, so glad the webshop is now up and running, spread the word everyone!!!

Warm regards

Nicole Herrick


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Loving the Hawthorn vibe

Hi Everyone

Wow wow wow, i can't believe how amazing it's all going. Customers coming through the doors are so impressed with all the gorgeous products and wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. I feel like i've been doing this for years and it's only been a few weeks. You know when something is so perfect it just FEELS right. I've never slept better. 

The local community has been so welcoming as well. Lots of locals have dropped in and introduced themselves which is such a lovely feeling as i'm new in this suburb. 

We have some exciting news actually, we are looking for a new cafe tenant! Expressions of interest are now being taken to lease the space and turn it into a dream cafe filled with passion, food and fun. Feel free to drop in any day if you would like to have a look at the huge space facilities that come with it including a full kitchen which has recently been put in.  
Could you turn this into a gorgeous cafe?
Lots of potential

Some great new products have come in over the past few weeks including Mum's Secret, Milk N Honey puzzle cubes,  Escargot clothing and swimwear, Toddler Tints, Afterglow kids soaps and Mooky shoes. 

We also have some fantastic items on sale in store, check out these bargains!
All Coco and Phoenix soft soled shoes just $15.95 for the month of November. 
25% off all Mini Treasure Kids Clothing 
Minim kerchief style bibs were $16, now just $12
Buy one, get one free in another colour (same size & style) on all Gypsy kids products. 
Deadwolf graphic tees were $45, on sale for just $29. Size boys 10 - Mens available

The new webstore should be up and running  by next week. 

Happy hump day!

Nicole Herrick