We are five weeks away from the Bailey & James Boutique soft opening…official date coming soon! The to-do lists have been long and grueling, but totally worth it.
Since we are five weeks out from the opening, I thought I would share five exciting things that have happened since my last blog post.
1. It’s Official
I know it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, but since we last chatted I got all the LLC and state licensing paper work in the mail. It was such a cool moment to hold a piece of paper that officially made the hubs and I business owners. I’ll admit getting everything in order was a pretty daunting task, but we used Legal Zoom to take us through the process so we wouldn’t miss any important steps. We can officially check it off our list and move on to some of the fun to-do items!
2. It’s a Sign
CASigndesign joined the Bailey & James family as our exclusive sign artisan. Alyssa makes lovely handmade pieces that really capture every mood and life event. You might recognize some of her work from the popular pins section of Pinterest. Alyssa quit her full time job as a dental assistant to be a full-time stay at home mama and pursue her creative passion as a career. She lives in Lapeer, Michigan and is an absolute doll!
3. Lighting is Everything
Bailey & James has also signed on Llewminate as our exclusive lighting artisan. Marianne left the corporate world to purse her passion…woman after my own heart! Marianne creates beautiful lighting pieces that will add the perfect character to any space. Marianne is also the owner of her own fabulous studio in Hastings, Michigan where she resides. I’m headed there this Friday to pick out the perfect pieces for the store. I’m really excited!
4. Oh How I Love Shopping
Since we started this journey, my favorite part has been picking out the furniture and display fixtures for the store. I can’t wait to pull everything together and give life to the store. I snagged this lovely little bench from HomeGoods and this awesome cash wrap counter from a local store that was closing.
5. That’s a Wrap
You may have saw on Instagram and facebook that we are officially carrying RIFLE Paper. I LOVE Rifle paper! Poppy, a boutique from my home town has carried them for years. There are tons of goodies that I’m sure you will all love.
Stay tuned next week for more updates about the boutique. Sorry about the picture quality this week...life has been happening so fast I've been using my phone to capture the moment. In the meantime, stop by the Grand Rapids Vintage Street Market on Sunday, we have lots of new items with old charm!
You're invited to join us....
Bailey & James Boutique will be at the Grand Rapids Vintage Street Market on
Sunday, July 12, 2015
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503