January 29, 2009

What I’ve learned at Josef

Since opening late last year, I’ve made a few very interesting realizations – some are directly related to owning a boutique, nonetheless, I thought I’d share them with you today.
1. It gets really dusty in a retail space. I haven’t quite found out why yet, I just figure it’s from all the clothing. The Swiffer Sweeper has become a valuable fixture in the store. I use it every morning thinking that it won’t be that dusty, but it’s always shocking to see the dry cloths when I’m done.
2. You can buy just the greenery at a florist shop. This morning I tried to do that and got the lovely arrangement in the picture above. There are some lemon leaves, green berries and even some curly willow branches. It was deal too! Just over 2 bucks for the arrangement. What I like to do is bring the vase to the florist and they’ll arrange it for you.
3. A Bartoli Chair in white kind of looks like your standard issue patio furniture. It may just be the one at the shop, and the desk I use with it. Just wanted to give you a heads up though.
OK, you probably could’ve gone on with your life without knowing such things, but some of it, I hope, was useful if not entertaining. Just for hanging in there with me, I’ve created a little slideshow of Josef for you. Enjoy!

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