Some of you may have noticed that L&L was a little scarce for the past six months. To be honest (as I explained to some extent in an Instagram post), I was completely worn down & burned out. At the time, I was running L&L completely on my own and it was growing much faster than I could keep up with. It was wonderful and exciting, but I was overwhelmed. It was at that time that I decided to nix shop hours and focus on weddings & workshops. During that time, I also dealt with some tough personal blows, and I was thankful for the time to deal properly with my personal life and ensure that my children were receiving the best & most of me.
Over that half of year, I toyed with the idea of closing the shop and renting a studio or working from home- but then, I thought of all of you. The people who come into the shop regularly to buy flowers or just say hello. Those of you who truly look forward to #freeflowerfriday, The sweet folks who refer to my kids and I as “the flower family” when you see us in the neighborhood- and I just knew I couldn’t leave!
As with many things in my life, I decided to hold my breath and jump right in. I hired 6 people to join the team, all of which play a vital role in the day-to-day operations of Lush & Lovely. I am thrilled to add these amazing and talented individuals and feel the rush of relief as I learn to let go of some of the things (even though I’m a Scorpio, so the control freak in me is screaming a little!)
Now that I have been reignited, it’s safe to say WE’RE BACK (with a vengeance)!!! So, here’s a little run down of what we’ve been up tp and what we’ll be up to here in the near future-
Recently we were runner up in Cleveland Scene’s Best of Cleveland 2019 in the Florist category.
Starting tomorrow, you can find me (Brianna) over on the East Side a couple of times a week in my own little corner of an amazing furniture/home store, where I will be creating weekly arrangements, bouquets and more for purchase at that location (more on that later).
Wedding season is upon us, and we are feeling so fortunate to have an abundance of wonderful couples trusting us with their big day! For this reason, bear with us as we slow down workshops for a few months (don’t worry, they’ll be back!!!)
We have a couple of other really exciting things happening over the course of 2019- in fact I just told my team that this is our year, and we’re doing it big! So, stay tuned!
Also, I am aiming for weekly blogs, so If you have anything you’d like me to talk about, address, answer- please feel free to comment, or send me a text (216.961.3600), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), DM (@lushandlovelyfloristry) or pop in the shop (3408 Bridge Avenue) and tell me in person!
As always, thank you for your continued support and commitment. You are so loved!