Sometimes really lovely things happen and today one happened to me. We were very busy and at one time early this afternoon we were quite hectic. A customer named Bridgette who was in the shop at the same time as another who. as far as I could guess from her ‘Air’ remark, believed she did not receive the attention she should have had, or as quickly as she wanted. After Bridgette left with her purchase, a gorgeous linen dress (she is featured wearing it on our Facebook Page) she returned sometime later with these, because she said ‘You had been upset’.
I love being a retailer in Herne Bay and am very proud to be part of the town’s renaissance, but the biggest buzz I get are from my wonderful customers, many of whom have become personal friends. Occasionally, there is the odd ‘ Off’ one , but mostly they are fabulous, just like Bridgette, whose gesture, I must admit really touched me. Thankyou Bridgette, I have taken the flowers home and smile each time I look at them.
On another happy note, it’s great to see new restaurants springing up, with more to come in the future, I understand. I have duly appointed myself Herne Bays’ very own food critic, along with my partner in crime, Heather McPhee. The Cow Shed is gaining a good reputation and we certainly enjoyed our recent meals there. We are fast becoming known for our fine eateries and I hope like other seaside towns where there is a high concentration of restaurants within close proximity of each other, ours will prosper on the back of it.
When I began trading in Herne Bay just over five years ago, Maison Classique was unique in the area, in fact I knew of no other shop quite like it anywhere to be honest and that’s why we were so successful. We sold up-cycled painted furniture, objet d’art, home accessories and women’s’ fashion, the premises being large enough to accommodate the diversity of products, which became very much in demand. In its heyday, painted furniture sales formed the largest part of our turnover, but today we concentrate more on fashion, accessories, Objet d’art and the unusual. In order to retain our uniqueness, we are compelled to metamorphose periodically and I hope you approve of what we are currently doing and the changes we are making. Come in and have a peek, there’s some lovely stuff hanging on them there rails and loads of interesting treasures can be found in the crooks and nannies (in the words of Linda Sheppard)!
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