What a Year!!
What's up, October?!
Store Closing News.
It was with excitement and a healthy dose of trepidation that I opened our bricks-and-mortar shop in 2015. In all honesty, the opportunity just kind of fell in my lap and there was no way I could turn it down. Isn’t this what I’ve always wanted? The answer was a resounding YES!” Also, I’d had a bunch of very successful pop-ups and studio sales in the same spot and the timing was good. After a bit of research and some deep soul searching, I forged ahead. It was a TON of work. Of course it was! Anything worthwhile takes hard...
The Opening - Part 3 (Third Time's a Charm)
As we put the shop back together in preparation for re-opening this week I'm feeling optimistic that this time it will be for keeps. When I started Mandala, 30 odd years ago, I felt like I was living the dream! Sure, it's been hard work and there have always been ups and downs, but NEVER did I expect to run into a roadblock like a global pandemic. I mean, seriously? How does one prepare for that? Over the past year and a half, I've weathered some days where I thought about throwing in the towel, but kept going out of...
The View from Here.