The bench outside of Fresh Boutique has become quite an attraction, maybe more-so than the store itself. Since its inception last fall, I would guess that someone has their picture taken on it almost daily. I was considering flower planter boxes in front of the window, then I saw Marty Mummert’s red bench with, “Welcome to Historic Gettysburg”. I thought to myself, a red bench, how cool; A place for men and family to sit and relax while their loved ones shop.
I have had grandmother’s come into my store to show me videos of their granddaughter’s saying “Hello gorgeous” with the drawl of a 1950’s Hollywood movie star; while seated on the bench. I have seen dozens of women lay down on the bench and get their picture taken by their sweetheart. They stand-up, hug him and walk away, hand-in-hand, after a romantic kiss. I have seen girlfriend’s line up side-by-side, giggling, taking pictures one at a time, in a variety of poses full of joy and laughter that can only be felt with your closest friends. I have seen generations of women sitting their; getting their photo taken by the generations of men in their family, with the warmth and love that only a family can bring.
I would have never thought that such a simple idea could have spread the love and happiness of a red bench with two simple words. So why?? Gorgeous is the dazzling beauty that takes your breath away. The word comes from Old French, “Gorgias” meaning elegant. Just the words themselves make you smile as a woman. We all love to hear it, so why not let every woman see it. Nothing makes you feel better about yourself then seeing the words, “Hello gorgeous” whether someone says them or you read them yourself, we all need to feel inspired to be the beautiful self that is within us.
Please share your "Gorgeous" picture of yourself, friends, and family on the bench on our facebook page and tag Fresh Boutique! Show us the share on your next visit to the store and receive $10 off your total purchase!
Be gorgeous everyday,