Monday, July 13, 2009

{reinvented: Sur La Mer Design}

On May 31st, I decided it was time to say goodbye to my retail store in North Manhattan Beach. Sur La Mer lived happily there for five years, and the decision had to be made whether or not to renew my lease, with the answer being a resounding 'NO!', (especially from my husband).

For being the first business I ran on my own, and in retail, nonetheless... it was a great success and an incredible learning experience. Without it, I would not have my interior design firm- or the knowledge of how to run my online store, to launch at the end of September.

I'm contemplating opening another store in a more accessible shopping area, but right now, I am enjoying not having the retail part of my business.

The empty store on May 31st, 2009.
Surprisingly, it was a very happy day for me.

The store in its glory days, will always be one of the best experiences of my business life.
Since moving to LA from NY six years ago, it was the only thing I knew! It was the most interesting and unique furniture store I had ever seen, even to this day.

Thanks to all my friends and clients in, and around Manhattan Beach!
You made it fun and successful for me.
If you are in need of interior design services, my new offices are located at:
3508 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.939.7730 direct
310.939.7740 fax
The new online store will launch at the end of September

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