Monthly Archives: November 2010
Some folks may know that before I opened my store I had been a consumer PR geek, retail consultant & TV spokesperson. Opening the Silver Barn gave me the opportunity to do something I had always wanted to do – live a dream. I am excited to be able to now combine my first love – the store, with another love – TV work. For anyone in retail they know any PR you can get is very valuable. I’m lucky enough to be able to garner some of that on my own, and now I can begin to work to build Silver Barn as a destination. A place to come and enjoy shopping as well as enjoy the atmosphere.
And, I am especially happy to share the Silver Barn and some of our great products with some of my favorite TV pals – Shelly Miles and her fab producer, Monica Nino. I can’t wait to return again soon!!! Thanks to the team that makes me look good!!
Tomorrow, my daughter turns 25. Today I went through old pictures so I could spend the entire day tomorrow posting pictures of her on Facebook. Today I also took her to the airport so she could go to New York on business. She is all grown up and it is important we remember they are babies but for a moment. My store is wonderful, I love the customers, I love the creativity….but my family is always first, even when they think they aren’t. It could be Christmas Eve and if they needed me, the store would be in the rear view mirror.
Tomorrow she’ll be working in New York and I’ll be working at my little store in Columbus. There was a time in my life when I was the one in New York working with magazine editors. The torch is passed, and passed with pride. Being an owner of anything is just about an obsession….24/7 you dedicate your life to making things better and making a living. This is much like being a parent…only difference is you want them OFF your payroll! But, you want them to have a better future, learn from your mistakes, enjoy the day because one 24 hour period soon adds up to a lifetime of memories. 25 years ago today I was waiting for her birth. Today I wait for her call all is safe as she ventures forth. THIS is what life is about. A store, a job, whatever you do is merely to keep you from sitting next to your kid in class, driving them around like Miss Daisy forever and living their life. A store is a creative outlet. A daughter, a family is a blessing from God.