Thursday, February 9, 2012

Coriander Girl grand opening extravaganza!

Hi everyone!
So, I've left you with dancing European men for the last couple of weeks, could have been worse! We've been so busy preparing the new space for the grand opening this Sunday Feb.12th!! I've not had the time to blog but goodness me, I owe you some answers! Are you coming?! I sure hope so! We'll have great treats from Elm Hill Cookies, The Sassy Lamb, Yummy Stuff bakery, Tealish and if you place your Valentine's order with us on Sunday you'll be entered into a draw to win a one year subscription to Pure Green Magazine! And we're offering free local delivery on V day! It's time to give back to my peeps!
So, yes, we've been stripping floors, walls, scrubbing, painting, you name it, this place got it and is continuing to get it. I hope I can finish everything by Sunday but if not, there's always Monday! Coriander Dad has been working overtime to help make this place a little gem. My husband('good enough to spread on a cracker' guy) has also been bustin' it to get everything ready and me, well, let's just say that on Sunday I plan to drink a lot. That's not true, I can't drink too much as it puts me to sleep! What fun is that?!! Anyway, I'm going to celebrate my pants off, I'll keep them on but you know what I mean, wow, this is a crazy blog, I'm tired and slightly delirious! So, look at a few pics of the work we've been doing and when you come on Sunday you can see the finished space. Don't judge me if you see an unfinished something, like the entire back room! I need a giant curtain!
Much love and many thanks for all the support!!
See you Sunday between 3 and 7pm and probably later as it's a party after all! 1604 Queen St. West, Toronto ON.
Alison xoxoxo

The space before we got it in our hot little hands.

The space after we got it in our hot little hands! Demolition!!

Having some fun with the heat guns.

Tyler vs laminate floor tile. Tyler wins by a landslide.

This job was actually back breaking, we really killed ourselves, it felt endless.

Hello beauty. I knew you were under there, you were worth the effort.

It turns out scraping 25 year old tar off of wood is even harder than removing 25 year old tile so word to the wise, be prepared to get dirty. Would I do it again? Abso' f#$%^inlutely! ; >

More to come!!!