12/23/10

Happy Holidays and Many Thanks

As the holidays draw near, I find myself reflecting upon all the people that have helped Blue Elephant become more than just a dream.

First and foremost, my thoughts turn to Jessica, whose perfectionist tendencies can be a bit much at times but which always serve Blue Elephant well. To Johnny, whose artistic sensibilities made Blue Elephant a beautiful space, and to Ron, who didn’t think I was crazy for wanting to start a business in today’s economy (well at least didn’t outright say I was crazy). To our landlord, David, who believed in us enough to give us a chance to make Blue Elephant a reality. To Pip, whose steadfast friendship with Jessica has been a blessing. To Linda, Laurence, and Johanna who created our happy elephant logo. To Joe, whom Jessica asked all kinds of advice and who always had a ready answer. To Gopa, who advised us to get a Lakshmi to go with our Ganesha, and who worried that the desk sent Johnny over the edge (I assure you, it did not). To Kristina and Lenny, whom kept me company on my search for all things fabulous for Blue Elephant, and to Tokuko who gave us lucky elephant statues and a Maneki Neko (Japanese cat statue for good fortune). To our friends at Strawberry Street Market and Strawberry Fields Florist & Gift Shop who have been nothing but kind and supportive. And to our dear customers whom we hope have acquired items at Blue Elephant that they will cherish and love always.

All in all, the past few months has had its shares of ups and downs with frustrated tears and lots of laughter, and I wouldn’t have changed it for anything in the world. Thanks to all of you for giving me the gift of this experience. It’s been nothing short of awesome.

Happy Holidays to you and yours! 

Patsy

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