olive and i had such an awesome morning together! while the boys were off at school and work, she and i headed to cary to check out the lovely gather and congratulate the talented michelle smith on her shop’s one year anniversary. (they’re having a fun bash tonight with bbq, beer and wine to celebrate!) it’s a tough thing starting your own business, particularly a brick and mortar, so it’s always a treat to get to chat with someone who understands the challenges and joys the job brings. michelle has a great eye for design and is passionate about getting other creative small businesses and artisans into the public eye.
cheers to gather and another great year ahead!
gather (photos from their facebook page):
back in the day, 5 years ago to be precise, i worked in this cute little cottage for a work/life balance company. i was pregnant with olive and started nesting…making pillows for our shared spaces. silver lining to the company ending was the birth of posy…right after olive’s arrival!
so happy to see cary’s little downtown bustling with neat shops and new eating spots:
olive makes some new friends:
a beautiful and colorful house we spotted on our walk to the library:
olive and i enjoyed a chocolate treat with a side of grapefruit soda, compliments of gather’s in-house coffee shop:
what a fun morning and mini road trip!