Happy 4th of July! Let the festivities begin. It is First Friday in downtown Gettysburg, PA and to connect Fresh Boutique with my amazing customers and my local community, I have decided to try my hand at blogging! I have just passed my one year anniversary of being present in downtown Gettysburg, PA. If you don’t know where we are located yet, I am at 28 Chambersburg St, between Christ Lutheran Church and the Christian Book Store. Or for some, across the street from the Blue Parrot Bistro, the James Getty Hotel, and Lord Nelson’s Gallery!
I got asked many times why I opened “Fresh” and do I have a background in fashion? To answer the first, I always had an interest in having a store with all the things I love! Beautiful clothing, fabulous shoes, dynamite jewelry, elegant, fun, and flirty underthings, fragrances, and quirky gifts that I would love to give my girlfriends! Things that just make you laugh, make you feel beautiful, and inspire you to be all that you want to be and above all happiness. I love hearing women say, “I just love coming here and looking at beautiful things.” Then I know I have accomplished my goal! Sometimes, they just need a break from whatever is bothering them, to let their mind wander, and be filled with the textures and visual interest of all the beauty at “Fresh”. To answer part 2, my background…. Well, as a little girl I wanted to be a fashion designer and also a truck driver, but I actually ended up getting my Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy and did work in that profession for many years. I spent the last 10 years helping my husband with his excavation business, and more ironically, the last 2 years dispatching trucks for a small trucking company! Needless to say, we liquidated the trucking company, (worst job ever!!!), my sympathies to anyone that is a dispatcher, and I decided to pursue one of my dreams and open Fresh Boutique!
So here we are, a little over a year later, and I still feel inspired to spread fun, beauty, and happiness to my friends, family, and customers by finding delightful things. Items that spark our interest, to give as tokens of our appreciation or to surprise someone special with something sparkly and unique.
Stay tuned for my next blog!