It's our 1 year anniversary!!! It's hard to believe that its only been one year since we opened our store doors and our hearts to the most amazing clients... only one year of our floral and gift boutique being open in our dream location in the heart of the village of Rancho Santa Fe surrounded by the most supportive and incredible community... and one whole year filled with the most gratitude for YOU! It's because of each and every one of you that made this dream become reality. With each order placed, with each blog post read, every follow on social media, every review with your kind words, every visit to the store... you are helping our small business and our dream flower shop remain a reality. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for one whole year being a part of our Third Bloom family and for all your support!
I wish we could all be together and had plans of throwing a huge party for the community... but that shall wait... One Year Anniversary during a global pandemic... Yay! Virtual hugs to all and a party as soon as we can celebrate together!
Again, it's had to believe it's just been only one year since I feel so close to this community and all of our clients who have become our family. It's like I've worked in the same space for over 9 years... oh wait... I have! It's been one year of opening the doors with my own business Third Bloom, but I also worked at the previous flower shop that leased this space as the manager and lead designer for 8 years from around 2002-2010. I'm so thankful for that experience and thankful that we still have many of the same clients who remember me as well as hearing my voice on the phone. It's still shocking that they remember my voice! Just yesterday a customer called and listened to our voice message at the shop and then when I called her back she asked if I worked for Rancho Santa Fe Flowers years ago since she remembered my voice... crazy! I still remember clients weekly orders, their husbands, and the flowers they don't like, and their voices too! So yes, it's only been a year and Third Bloom's 1 Year Anniversary in this space, but it seems like I've just moved home!
I thought it would be fun to share a bit of the process and remodel from when we were first handed the keys to the space on March 1st, 2019 to when we opened our doors to the community on April 15th, 2019 (tax day... easy one to remember!). From our design board we pitched to the landlord, to my wanna-be-architect drawings, and some before and after photos! A HUGE thank you to my amazing and talented husband Stefan for all of his hard work with remodel and building out the shop with all of my crazy ideas and for all the support over this past year as well as Yanko, our amazing shop assistant and delivery manager who many of you know working in the same space for over 8 years too who put in tireless hours of labor and love into the space to make it what it is today. I could not have done it without these two! Thank you!
Ok... now to the photos... I'm not tearing up... ok... I am... tears of joy and thankfulness!