One of my favorite moments of the week, among many...Bob entered our Madrona store with his refreshing presence and the look of happy color anticipation. He is a glassybaby connoisseur, as documented by his I Phone. I got to see lovely photographs of his living room collection of glassybaby on his phone. We exchanged various pleasantries. I learned that Bob and his wife Jill enjoy making wine, as Bob noted: "For personal consumption." They invest in the finest French oak barrels and import local grapes with huge potential. Bob and Jill are connoisseurs of glassybaby, wine, and, in addition, the sublime aural beauty of symphony music. Which leads me to the most favorite part of my favorite encounter...Bob debuted a glassybaby I Phone video for me. As I watched he narrated the footage. With lights low and glassbaby lit, he directs his Bose speaker woofer toward the line up of glassybaby. (I presume a full bodied glass of red wine is off camera.) The woofer woofs air toward the glassybaby and a veritable light show dances on the living room wall...to the din of symphonic sound. Bob has taken glassybaby to new heights. He stole away with a creme brulee glassybaby, destined for symphonic stardom.
More notes from the week. I had the pleasure of fielding a phone order...hailing from Santa Monica, California. The gentleman calling was express ordering...4 glassybaby for 4 colleagues, with a note to say: "Thanks for a job well done." He was also gifting himself a SAFE glassybaby, certain it would look good next to his pool, always a nice challenge. We kibitzed about color and at random, he guffawed with all out laughter. Then came this explanation:
"I was just texting someone I work with, asking what his favorite color is? He texted me back that he had no idea that the kindle comes in multiple colors. I texted him back...that it doesn't, but the I Pad does."
Great humor. I love that he was texting for color choice as he ordered...modern. And I love that his gift choice was glassybaby...smart.
End note. We had the great pleasure of hosting a 'hands on' glassybaby event...a team building endeavor for a Microsoft group. Scads of highly trained 'techies' entered our doors...all part of the same team. They were able to drop their key boards for the afternoon and pick up a pipe at glassybaby to work with molten glass. Each individual worked, one on one, with a glassblower and each made a beautiful paper weight. It was a marvelous event and such a supreme pleasure to work with Heather, the team leader/manager...she had the vision that this would be a great team event. After, they went for a libation and bar bite at the Madrona Ale House, our neighbor. Once there...they could relive through banter the moments and making of their glass masterpieces.
More Soon, Nicola