Before I started to write this month’s blog, I re-read April’s post for some inspiration. In the last paragraph, I had written, “I can’t wait to be sitting in my shop, at my desk, looking around at all the cabinets and showcases. It will be a dream come true…”, and that is exactly what I am doing, because Varoshe ~ bespoke jewellery is now open! I still can’t quite believe it. We have been open for just over a week and things are going really well so far. Everyone has been so welcoming and supportive, we’ve been inundated with cards and flowers; it’s been lovely!
The showroom is everything I wanted it to be, Paul has done an absolutely amazing job renovating our little premises. The attention to detail, love and care that he has put in to this project has been inspiring, I don't think anyone can believe the amount of work that he has done. When I think back to last year and the state our poor little building was in, it does not seem possible that we would get it all done. To say the last few weeks have been stressful, is a huge understatement. If it wasn’t for the incredible help and support of our friends and family, I don't think we would have been able to open on the 21st. I will be eternally grateful to each and every one of you for everything you have done for us.
Even though we have only been open for a few days, the Grand Opening already seems a like a distant memory, for which I blame the sleep deprivation and perhaps the prosecco! It was such a great day! We were absolutely packed, so the atmosphere was amazing. I am sure the superb weather had something to do with it, it was beautifully timed, especially considering how miserable the weather is at the moment. The day was a huge success, we really couldn’t have asked for more. I would actually love to do it all over again (perhaps without the sleepless nights though). Maybe we will have to organise another event later in the year…
Over the next few weeks we will try to get back to normal. On Sunday, Paul and I had our first day-off in two years; it was amazing and so nice to spend some time away from the shop. Now that we are actually sleeping again my design brain is starting to wake up too, which is good as we have already taken on a couple of commissions. It is so nice to be able to draw again, I didn’t realise how much I have missed it over the last few weeks. I can’t wait to start designing some stock pieces too!
Now we are open, feel free to pop in and say hi! We will be here Monday -Saturday, 9:30am - 5:00pm, and will also be open on Farmer’s Market Day. If you are passing West Malling then be sure to come and see what we have done with the place.
Look forward to seeing you soon!