Friday
May042012

peek show.

oh, hi.

 

it seems i have neglected this blog again. i do sincerely apologize.  i must inform you, however, that the absence has not been in vain.  as vintage heart nears the day when she will open her doors, i have found myself polishing up the shop and running around like a, well, crazy person.  below are a few before and after of our humble little shop.


 

 

welcome home, have a seat.

Thursday
Mar012012

settle in.

1405 East 7th Street.

 

that is the location of this soon-to-be humble coffeehome.  

it has been a long road to this point, with several properties presenting themselves as a perfect nesting space, but none so perfect as this.

 

one year ago i moved to austin to begin all the ground work for creating this shop in our quaint big city. funny thing is, i found this exact property the second day i lived in town. to my dismay, at the point, the site wasn't for lease. i may or may not have creeped around it, peeking through the windows, several times throughout the course of the last year. 

soon after the holidays, i drove past on a whim and saw the magical 'for lease' sign. i immediately sent my broker (who is absolutely stellar - should you ever need one) into overdrive to make this happen.

a couple months have passed and it was worth the wait. here we are, home.

 

be looking for renovation updates. there is much work to be done and i would enjoy nothing more than having you all be a part of it. also, feel free to be so excited you can't contain yourself. i know i am.

 

also, i know this is completely shameless, but i have wanted to post this little diddy on here for this very occassion for an entire year. so just pretend it's new and adorable still. great. 

 

cheers!

Tuesday
Feb212012

add bookmark.

morning, pretties.

i scan the interwebs fairly regularly in an attempt to keep myself fresh on current coffee culture as well as looking for great resources to share with staff and, well, you.

quite recently, i had a friend pass along a blog of sorts and i felt as though i just must share.

it is rare that i am taken back by reviews, general content, industry and craft knowledge and design elements.  this little site hits all three.

i encourage you to click around and read a bit of what this coffee traveler has found while traipsing around the globe. the article you will find first (four barrel) is particularly interesting and will most certainly be a topic of discussion here shortly.

what do you guys read? whether coffee related or not, what are some of your favorite blogs?

cheers!

Monday
Jan302012

the third place



“The Third Place”
The Third Place is a concept of Ray Oldenburg, urban sociologist and author of The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community. The First Place is your home, and the Second Place is your office. You have assigned roles and tasks at each place, and you know nearly all the people in each. The Third Place is where you meet with people you don’t know that well, or maybe at all, and you exchange ideas, learn about other people, and, as Oldenburg sees it, enrich society and yourself.

Wednesday
Jan252012

hello, dear friend.

as it seems, i have neglected you recently. for that i am sincerely, and deeply, apologetic.

let's play a quick game of catch up, shall we?

merry christmas!
happy new year!
it's almost valentine's day!

vintage heart has had a bit of a makeover, i will get to perfecting the blog eventually (really i should be doing that right about now) but check out a fancy new logo that we have:


quite dashing, if i may say so.

this christmas i put together a little product sample for those who work tirelessly to support vintage heart with their talents and time. this made for a very vintage heart christmas indeed:


a sneak peak at what i hope to line your pantries with.

be well, pretties.