Overnight, this little mountain town was blanketed in snow...again. It's after 8 am and there has been little to no traffic down Main Street. Just a glimpse of downtown Eureka Springs in its beautiful pristine state:
I don't think I'll be opening the store today! ;-)
Saturday, January 2, 2010
So how did we end up doing this? It was a circuitous route, believe me. A few years ago, we decided we were tired of Dallas and wanted to do something different with our lives. I had always dreamed of having a small inn or boutique hotel, so I began researching appropriate properties for sale throughout the U.S. After I had determined several that we wanted to look at, we set out on a road trip to look them over. Our first stop? Eureka Springs. I hadn't been here since I was a child, and I was enchanted all over again. What a charming and magical place it is!
- Open up the basement. (Rob took half the basement for his workshop, and the rest has been just used for storage so far.) The space is rather charming, with stone walls and thick rafters, and will be a great backdrop for art and seasonal goods, as well as sale items.
- Stock more handcrafted items, especially those made in the Ozarks.
- Keep track of my amazing customers more diligently.
- Continue to find original and unique vendors and suppliers.
- Get our online sales going. (I've been putting this one off, but it's time to bite the bullet.)
- Market Eureka Springs as well as Cottage Caboodle. (PR, PR, PR. The name of the game.)
- Blog more often!