Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shooting over to New York for a bit

Yay! Spring break is here, and even with all that we have to do at work, we're celebrating with our kids. I'm leaving tonight for New York City with Nicki and her troupe, the Shooting Stars, for their off-Broadway performance.

Lissa is also leaving tonight with her family for Las Vegas, and Kara and family left yesterday for Tahoe. Fortunately, we have Chelsey and Caty holding down the fort in Honolulu.

We'll be back in a week to update you with the latest progress from the showroom. I'll also try to post some quick pics for you from the Big Apple, especially from my favorite spots for design inspiration.

Right now, I'm at the airport and I hear our boarding call already. Talk to you soon — and enjoy your spring!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Show-and-tell video: The showroom's taking shape!

Wow, I thought 2011 definitely started out with a bang, but here it is March already and things are still popping!

One thing I'm especially thrilled about is the new creative director we've brought on board at the Cathy's Marketplace showroom. Caty Rezendes is a designer with an amazing eye, and an absolute sweetie to boot. She's been helping me and the team with the million details that go into transforming a challenging space like the round, landmark Varsity Building and filling it with the new and used pieces that will go up for sale when we open for business.

I thought you might like a sneak peek at some of the transformations and design challenges we've been working on, so I'm trying out a new format for you: my first ever video blog!

Keep an eye right here for more of these quick show-and-tells. I'll do my best to keep you posted!