I get asked the following question a lot. Instead of just answering all the emails individually, I thought Iâ€™d wise up and post my thoughts here for more people to see. â€œI was wondering if I could pick your brain about the collaborative space you had at the old Cary shop. Myself and a few . . .
I love collecting recipes and combining flavors at home. Itâ€™s extra special getting to do this at Gather as well. Each month I try to work with my staff to come up with a â€œdrink of the monthâ€, this month it is a delicious Ginger Matcha Latte. So good. I also adore these green mugs that I stock . . .
It only took a year, but I finally got business cards for Gather, and I'm really loving them! I created the dogwood pattern specifically for using at Gather in branding, and I have it in various spots throughout the shop, including wallpaper. The dogwood is the state flower of both North Carolina . . .
It's been a big year with so much forward propelling movement that I've hardly had time to pause, let alone blog. That said, I've learned a lot, built a lot, and connected with countless fabulous individuals through Gather, my gift shop/coffee shop/coworking hybrid space in downtown Cary, North . . .
I'm really excited about this upcoming class at Gather on Saturday. It finally feels like Spring here in North Carolina and I am definitely in gardening mode. In the class on Saturday you will make and take home this DIY Succulent Wreath full of over 30 different succulents. Not only do these plants . . .
Last night we (and if you haven't noticed by now, I tend to use "we" in the collective sense when referring to my projects but really just mean me since I'm the sole owner of Gather, Rock & Shop, etc.) hosted our first class at Gather, and it was filled to capacity! That really warmed my heart. . . .
I have a ton of posts to put up and they will just have to be non-linear since most of them are pictures of things that have already happened. In the interim, a quick update: Gather is now open, and not only is it a coworking space with a beautiful garden patio but it has also evolved into a coffee . . .
I always think it is fun to see progress shots. And while the space I am opening in downtown Cary has been changing a lot in the past few weeks since I've gotten the keys I still have quite a bit to do before my first tenants move in on June 15th. Here are before shots of the space that I took when . . .
I'm excited to say that I'm embarking on a new chapter. I've found a wonderful little storefront in downtown Cary, North Carolina that I will be leasing starting May 1st. The space will be called Gather and you can follow along on the facebook page here. Kindred really opened so many doors and . . .
Every once in a while I'll be on Pinterest and I'll see an image of Kindred that's been posted and re-posted dozens upon dozens of times. Today was one of those mornings. A blogger that I follow had pinned an image of Kindred's front door and that image had then been re-pinned scores of times from . . .
So, what were the gory details you ask? Well, thereâ€™s too much, and itâ€™s too complicated to get into fully.Â Letâ€™s just say the rug was simply pulled out from under me, and everyone else involved without being allowed or given the opportunity to restructure. A company came to me brandishing a . . .
I've been having a hard time quantifying my experience with Kindred. I have so much to say about it that it's going to take multiple posts for me to get it all out. It was, perhaps, a once in a lifetime opportunity where I was able to turn a long planned, thoughtful, business idea into a tangible, . . .