I had the best four days in Dallas! Rory sat with us on the plane (you can register your pup as an emotional support animal, as well as monkeys, pigs, and miniature horses… not sure how those would work out) and patiently posed for pictures before staring out the window for the remainder of the flight. He was much better behaved than either Will or I could have hoped for and was rewarded with approximately 139,038 treats from Will’s mom when we arrived in Dallas. The perfect little pawsenger. 😉
This trip was truly the best way to unwind for a few days before revving up for the busy holiday season. Rory got to run around outside (it hit 70 degrees there on Thursday and Friday!), play fetch in the park, and ride around with us for errands. We had delicious meals at Mi Cocina, Neighborhood Services, Oddfellows, and Toulouse and a champagne-fueled evening with Amy and her husband Wade. Thank you all for your recommendations! I definitely missed my family (who celebrated in Rhode Island) but I was not mad about the warm weather or reveled in the chance to see more of where Will grew up. I already can’t wait to go back!
This week, we’re moving inventory into the pop-up shop on Monday, doing a shoot in the space on Tuesday, hosting a blogger/editor preview on Wednesday, and opening to the public on Friday (73 Spring Street #401 in SoHo!). And I have Will’s company holiday party on Thursday night so I’ll try to snap a few pictures on my way out the door. I’m a little crazed (between the pop-up shop and Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, it feels like I’m running two boutiques!) but I’ve always said I’m better when I’m busy. Now to survive the next four weeks and finish out the year with four days in sunny Saint Martin!!!
P.S. If you’re getting your Cyber Monday on, don’t miss this cheat sheet to the best deals at my favorite online retailers. And a shameless plug to score 20% off at designdarling.com — we’ve temporarily sold out of a few favorite goodies but still have a ton of our best-selling acrylic pieces still in stock! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and here’s to an even better December!!!