Our own store. That has been my dream ever since I was a little Greaser. My parents owned their own store, where I could be found every day after school. Most of the time I spent my time hanging around and looking at all the happy customers as they left the store. Sometimes I’d try to help a customer myself. I also found myself standing outside, admiring the shopping window a lot. My dad created the best displays. His store would win price after price in competitions for the prettiest shopping window in the street. Every time, I was incredibly proud. We have the prettiest store on the block!
This has always been my inspiration. And the dream to open a store of my own always stayed alive. I picked the right classes in college, I now have over 15 years of experience working in specialty shops and I have written several business plans. Just because I enjoyed doing it, or to eventually turn it into something real.
One night in the summer of 2014, the Doll and I were brainstorming as we do quite often. We talk about anything. This time, we were discussing how cool it would be if someone would start blogging about everything we like: good music, the fifties, cocktails and tiki. If that person would also open a shop and would sell everything we like, that would be even better!
We kept brainstorming until the wee little hours. Which also happens quite often. Before we knew it, we’d penned down complete plans on a piece of paper. We went to bed. When we woke up the next morning, we looked at each other and shouted out “WE SHOULD DO THIS!” (more…)