Lee is in New York City, at our Hudson Store, helping to illuminate it, which happens the minute she steps through the front door. We just received a photo of the NYC storefront in all of its glassybaby holiday glory...love from Lee...enjoy. And there is still time to book a round trip ticket to the Big Apple for holiday shopping at our Hudson location, followed by a hot toddy at the famous White Horse Tavern, that shares the block with us.
Store anecdotes are ever-brilliant right now. The holiday swirl is on...and we get to listen in. Annjette, one of our Madrona, sales, crown jewels, provided this store tale. There is a gorgeous posse of women friends who have created a secret shopping society that prominently includes glassybaby shopping as well as distinct tequilla rituals. The ladies, Marge, Debbie, Donna and Susanne...ferry over from Bainbridge Island. They shop at glassybaby Madrona...our epicenter...then, they head, expressly, downtown for more shopping. Liquid courage in the form of tequilla is sought at the Nordstrom's Bar (my idea of heaven on earth)...one shot is administered to each shopper at exactly 5pm...
5pm on the dot...do not drop your purse, do not shed your coat, 'bottoms up.'These ladies have style. After shopping success and nourishment somewhere...they lay their heads down on a fluffy pillow, hotel-somewhere in Seattle and fall to sleep (maybe by glassybaby candle light)...mission accomplished. Their glassybaby trove of color included:
Friendship had to be included...we love our part in this signature holiday tradtion.
The next great store passage was conveyed to me by our new, and already treasured, Cristi. This is super power shopping at it's best...a wonderful customer, hailing from Pleasantville, California, flew to Portland, rented a car, drove to Madrona, purchased 51 glassybaby for gifts and for her homes, spent the night in the Seattle Westin, drove south to catch her plane home...glassybaby hand picked, power shopped. Thanks so much for your visit Sherri...thanks for raising the bar.
Ferries...planes...I will not be surprised by a hot air balloon delivering shoppers. Thanks for shopping and giving light.
More Soon, Nicola