Soooo, I won’t lie, I was a nervous wreck when I opened on July 5. It was a beautiful day and lots of friends and family stopped in…but that darn imposter syndrome…who am I to think I can do this? But, guess what? I did it, and I’m doing it! The past few months have been a delicious blur of super cool frames finding their faces and me meeting new people in the community and building friendships. And it feels real, this feels like me, this is my life and it’s going so well. Better than I dreamed it could go. Thank you Atascadero! And now that I’ve found my footing, established my processes and systems, worked out the kinks, it’s time to officially celebrate!
I’ve planned a grand opening celebration for September 24, 2021. It will be combined with the Art, Wine & Brew tour that is hosted by Atascadero Chamber of Commerce. The event runs from 5:30-8pm and tickets for the event can be purchased at https://www.atascaderochamber.org/events/events-calendar/#!event/2021/9/24/art-wine-brew. No tickets needed to partake in the goodies at my shop, however. Wine and appetizers will be provided by my lovely neighbors, Central Coast Distillery/Forager.
I almost decided to cancel it due to COVID concerns but I decided to move forward and serve the food and drinks outside. Personalized frame consultations will be available by appointment or as available, following COVID precautions, masked indoors.
I’ve also decided, that in the spirit of giving back, 40% of my sales that day will be donated to Family Care Network. Foster care/adoption is so close to my heart and families need our support more than ever!