If you are local please come visit our new store in Bellevue (10230 Main Street.) It is a treasure of a store. The design and layout are really lovely. A flat screen t.v. airs footage of glassybaby being made. We will stay open late on Friday nights...until 8pm...perhaps Monsoon for dinner and glassybaby for dessert?, a sweet date night. A twist on the glassybaby retail theme...the Bellevue store is available for events, think book club, birthday party, luncheon, PTA meeting, you name it, we will book it and give you the details.
Seattle is currently experiencing a rare heat wave. Our glass blowers are heroically crafting glassybaby in 100 degree plus weather, in front of 2000 degree plus furnaces. It is impressive. Our 'hot shop' has taken on new meaning. Gatorade and ice cream bars were dispensed at intervals yesterday by Ryan, our Production Manager and resident gem, and Steve, our treasured CEO and humanitarian.
Speaking of Steve, we often describe our glassybaby tribe as wearing many hats. Steve now has a fez to wear. Our darling intern, turned summer employee, Sophie, recently sojourned in Paris and Morocco. She returned to glassybaby bearing gifts for all of us. Steve got a fez, and our ladyship, so many ladies among us, received colorful wallets embossed with 22 carat gold. Ooo La La. Thank you Sophie.
Other glassybaby minutes. A sweet piece entitled: "Rainbow Bright Lights," popped up in the Chicago Tribune (www.chicagotribune.com) authored by journalist Barbara Mahany. Barbara compares the excitement of discovering glassybaby color with the childhood excitement of 'cracking' open a 64 pack of crayola crayons. We love the reach to the windy city and the enthusiasm inherent in Barbara's article.
Locally, glassybaby was beautifully featured in the home and garden section of the Everett Herald (just click on www.heraldnet.com/home.) The July 23rd article is entitled: "The Gardens That Grow Friendship." One of our dear customers, Sandy Scollard, took the time to hand deliver the newspaper to us. The garden of Allison Scollard, Sandy's daughter, is part of the gardens and friendship feature. It is a sweet read. Four amazing women, who's homes are clustered together, who's gardens are woven together and who's friendships are consecrated by a love of gardening are featured. The glassybaby part? Allison's open air porch has the sweetest vignette ever...including ice cream parlor chairs, an embroidered white table cloth, palm frond plates and beautiful, verdant glassybaby as drinking glasses. Beautiful
We are a doggy bunch as previously blogged upon many times over. Drum roll please...there is a new puppy in our midst, soon to be a member of our dog treat club. Meet Dexter, the 7 and 1/2 week old Vizsla, owned by Sophie's brother Zach...we are intoxicated by his cuteness and Dexter is hydrated by our glassybaby drinker.
End note...we have the wonderful honor of partnering with The American Cancer Society. A seminal event, that weaves glassybaby's partnership together with ACS, will take place this Saturday; it is the ACS Hope Gala at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle. The guiding theme of the gala is: "lighting the way to hope." glassybaby will adorn the event...the reception area will be decorated with the calm and sublime beauty of all white glassybaby and the dining room will alternately dazzle with a mix of 24 colors. I love the juxtaposition. Beyond the adornments...glassybaby has donated glassybaby for a 'raise the paddle' auction item. Each glassybaby bid upon will go to a person who is battling cancer and the funds from those bid upon will go directly to the great work of ACS. We will bring more details post gala...and hopefully photographs of this lovely event.
Until Next Time, Nicola