Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dog days of summer were here!

Intern Morgan with a bag of ice on her head to cool her down in the 115 degree heat!

Well another successful Chicago Sidewalk Sale is in the rear view mirror and a Warehouse sale complete with a regional disaster is all over.  Thanks to those who came out for either or both (you know who you are!)

The sidewalk sale was a great time for us to get to know our downtown customers. We had a great booth and were featured on WGN news with Ana Belaval. Love her!

So when we go to these events, I load my Saturn Vue to the brim

Probably not the safest thing in the world especially with the ends of the rolling racks usually pointed directly at my head or neck in the drivers seat.  Because of this, one of my worst fears is getting into a wreck coming or going from one of the events.  Unfortuantely after spending all day in the heat (6am-4pm) on Tuesday, I was rear ended by a cab.

Fortunately we were going 2 mph and nobody was hurt but what a drag after a long day!  I shouldn’t complain though, I only had to drop off and pick up for the second day which was HOT!  We were in the middle of a heat wave and the poor KBO interns were out in for 2 days!  On the second day, the temps were so high that the heat index made it to 112 F!  Those are some great interns for sure

To top it off, we had our semi-annual warehouse sale on Saturday, July 23rd.  As always, I picked a date where there was a semi serious natural disaster – another flood!  We got over 8 inches of rain in 2 HOURS!  Unbelievable!  I need to hand off picking the date to someone else for the January sale.  Thanks for coming out if you braved the weather.  There were also some great deals to be had and we saw a lot of great customers show up for the 60% off from 8am-9am.  Way to get outta bed early AND brave the floods!
Studio all set for 8am'ers
Hourly Discounts starting at 60% were hard to pass up!

Kirsten from Objets d'envy setting up!
Amy prepping for our special day helpers!

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I’m off for a mini vacation- more on that later!

Have a great rest of your week – I’m incommunicado (and lovin it!)

PS-I just found a photo of our booth from the very 1st sidewalk sale - we've come a long way!

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