I spent a great deal of time thinking about what our first blog should be about. Think...Think...Think...Coffee kept coming to mind but that could be because I've just consumed a french press full. Before I start talking about all the great products I've found since starting this baby of mine, The Boston General Store, I thought I would say hello and introduce myself.
My name is April Gabriel and I'm a Texas transplant in Boston. I moved here to be with my wonderful husband but have come to call this place home. My education is in Architecture which is what gave me a love for well designed and well made products. So my search is on to find really exciting items and carefully let them into my home and hopefully yours too. I'm always open for suggestions or product requests. I love a great search for that one item you can't live without. So give me a holler, I'd love to hear from you!
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People who've followed along on our journey know how important makers are to Boston General Store.
When the shop first launched online, the idea was to create a small assortment of products from around the world featuring craftsmen who truly cared about their trade. Today, four years after opening the business, we still carry almost all of the items from that original collection, speaking to the significance these makers have had in the continued success of BGS.
Spring isn’t only a season of growth, it’s also a season of anticipation. It’s almost like a buffer zone between the long, dark, hostile winter and the bright, shining weather of the summer – at least that’s the story here in New England. The flowers start to bloom, birds are chirping, and thank goodness for clocks moving forward because this is about the time we start to beg for more sunshine.
So, with nature slowly getting us ready for all those lazy beach days and trips to the Cape, it’s time to start thinking about one thing and one thing only...the annual ritual of spring cleaning.
There comes a moment when keeping good news to yourself is impossible. And because we're ready to burst at the seams, literally and figuratively, we'll cut to the chase.
Boston General Store is growing.
Yes, this is our official announcement that we'll be opening a second permanent home in Dedham next month, made possible after a first-year success that wouldn't have happened without help from a lot of people.
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