The leaves are changing to a burnt orange and reddish brown, the sun hangs lower in the sky, the air is fresh and crisp on the nose, and one can begin to sense the holiday spirit in the air. This time of year the home seems to become more of a nest. The urge to curl up in a thick blanket with a cup of steaming hot cocoa is stronger than ever.

Nothing beats the doom and gloom of the daily news more than pulling out the old family heirloom decorations, adding some new treasures, and sprucing up the home with joyful warmth. Our goal this season is to bring both delight and contentment. We want to enhance your happiness quotient. Our store is brimming with the latest must-have products, holiday gifts, and decorating ideas. Already exhausted from the hectic pace? Visit our patisserie, rest your weary feet and try our newest indulgence Les Confitures a l'Ancienne Powdered Hot Chocolate while taking in the spectacle and listening to holiday classics.

Be thankful this season. Call your friends, call your family, kiss your spouse, hug your pets, smile, do something good anonymously, be humble, and give to the less fortunate. We only have one life and one world, make it wonderful.


It takes a village

After another incredibly busy quarter, my husband and I have finally had a chance to sit down, reflect and regroup. Fall in Savannah is chock full of social events, parties, and festivals. Friends and relatives tag-team visits to take advantage of the perfect weather. By the end of the season, we usually slump exhausted on the couch and discuss our upcoming holiday plans.

As retailers, the holiday season usually begins sometime in October and stretches through January. A four month riotous extravaganza of frenetic, intense hyperactivity. Needless to say, this is most often preceded by feelings of trepidation, excitement and contempt all rolled into a joyful angst.

This year, things have not felt as chaotic. For some reason the path seems easier. After some further reflection we both arrived at the same conclusion. Our staff. From our initial embryo of a store with our first employee, now to our constantly overwhelming business with 13, we couldn’t do without them. Our staff has grown and evolved into a cohesive team, facilitating every aspect of the business. From coffee bar to website, from warehouse to window display, our orchestra now plays a symphony.

So, thank you everybody, we love and appreciate our little village. Let us all have a great holiday season.