Sunday, February 20, 2011

We have arrived! HOLIDAY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!

HOLIDAY!!... CELEBRATE!!!

Hello all of you pretty people! WE ARE OPEN!!!!! COME SAY HI!
116 SE 28th.
Call to make an appointment or just pop by and see if we can fit you in.
Open Wednesday through Sunday 9am to 7pm

(503) 516-9115

YAAAAAAAAAYYYYY! HOORAAAYY!!

Can't wait for you to see this thing!

XOX-Robin

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

We drop anchor... SOON!


Sadly we have missed our target date of Valentine's Day.. Although it would have been cute it is just a date, and there are more of those to come. Due to unexpected delays with our power service not being hooked up yet, we have push our opening back a few days. If you have dealt with the city, PG&E, and contractors before you may have seen this one coming... But me I am green in that area of business and I thought, these people all have their ships together right? Of course they do! No need to worry about a thing... UMMM... Well... Not so much, but close, they are very close to having their ships together. We are working it all out and should (hopefully) be open by this weekend. But I am not about to go and set another date until I know it is on! So it will more so go like this... Surprise! We are OPEN!!!! I will announce it when it is up and running and then I will open my loving arms for when all of you come running!... That is just a little left over Valentine cheese for you. It is brea.

Thank you lovely folks for being so patient and so eager!
I promise you it is well worth the wait!

xox-Robin

Friday, February 11, 2011

Holiday Hair Studio was on Marketplace this evening!


I was on NPR, tonight and they mentioned Holiday Hair Studio! It was not a huge bit, BUT it was a little something and it was nationally broadcast! I know that doesn't necessarily help build my clientele here, in Portland, but it is a pretty big deal, especially for not even being open yet!

So let me just tell you about the little bit of magic that made the stars align in order for Holiday to be a part of that story.

I was returning a pare of earrings to Ink and Peat, one of them had broken, so I was taking them back. I got there and they were still closed, I had about 10 minutes until they opened so I thought I would go see Erin Sutherland across the street at Lodekka... We had previously been talking about me sharing her lot, at this time it was pretty clear that my dream spot for Holiday was coming true, so we were not going to be neighbors after all, but it was great to have met Erin never the less... And Lodekka is a super cute double Decker dress shop... That is, as in, Double Decker British tour bus... Re-purposed of course, this is Portland after all. Anyway, back to my story of how I snuck into the Marketplace story. I climbed aboard Lodekka and Erin said, something to the effect of, Robin you have to stay and be my customer!... A reporter from NPR is coming to do a story on fashion buses... And maybe you could even say something about Holiday? I was happy to be Erin's Customer in fact I ended up buying two dresses that day, so I was actually doubly happy! The funny thing was that when I first stepped on board I could barely get through the crowd, that bus was packed like the 14 at rush our. But by the time NPR showed up it was just Erin and I. So I stayed and played dress up and Erin told the Reporter that I too had a Cart-tastic endeavor under way. And so, there you have it. I kinda stowed away on the tail end of the story! Oh! AND I said "I feel pretty" If that is not the dorkiest quote you could ever possibly say, I need to know what is, because I will probably try using it next time someone decides to record me.

It all felt really serendipitous. super right time-right place, kinda vibe. Much thanks to Erin Sutherland for making me stay and Deena Prichep for including me in the story. And here again is that link... Marketplace NPR For those who want to listen, the story starts at 20:00 & Holiday's spot is at 22:17

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Got our first bit of press today!


We got a lovely little write up in the Willamette Week about Holiday Hair Studio. It is in the Scoop section. Check it out!

Friday, February 4, 2011

It is all happening! For reals now!




Lots of News people! I have been working hard on the lot getting it all ready for Holiday's arrival. This week I weeded and raked out a year of over growth, picked up a literal ton of bricks, dug and leveled a trench / bed type pad in order to lay the bricks. Tampered it all down and then re-distributed 2 yards of soil. It has been quite busy! And so exciting... It is a labor of love! I would not want to be doing anything else! I still cant believe I am doing this... To this property! It is a dream come true. I had waited 5 months to get an answer, because I just felt like no other spot could ever come close. I would even tell my husband if I had to chose between winning the lottery and getting this spot I would hands down choose the spot... My heart just had to have it! And now it that it has it, oh my Goodness it really is so magical. Thank you all for sticking in there with my filler blogs and such, I can't believe we are less then two weeks away from opening! Have I not announce that on here yet? Well, allow me now to just quickly say we open on February 14th! Yep Valentine's Day because we have so much love to give over here! So what better day than that to open our doors? I will also put up and official opening announcement.