The idea for a new home brewed in my heart for about a year, as I struggled with the joy, and gratitude for being busy, and yet feeling I was unable to deliver my full attention to my clients. I felt distracted by the "salon" environment, which has become norm out in the world. I wanted to create beauty, in a place of beauty, without the usual hub bub of a salon. The idea of moving had to happen, my soul needed it.
A colleague showed me pictures of his new, beautiful, studio in Southern California, and said he never looked back going out on his own, and working by himself. And that meeting is what cinched it for me.
I knew enough that it would have to be a case of right place, right timing, and then leaping! So I kept my eyes open, and then I saw it.
Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, CA is where I worked 15 years ago. The street has changed in a good way, more going on, more youth, and yet classic restaurants like Bay Wolfe still thrive on the street.
I am happy to be in my new home, as we continue working on the last details. Thank you to all my clients who have made this move with me, who continue to support my dreams, who give so much! I want to give to you even more than what you expect, because I can. And a special thanks to the clients who purchased services ahead of time to make the move possible. Thank you to one of my best friends, Mary Anne McKearnie of MA Designs, who designed the space, and gave her time as a gift! I love my new home.
We will have a Grand Opening in the Fall, so stay tuned.