It is 2020 and we have been on a constant roller coaster along with the rest of the world. I won't get into all the details, but what I will talk about is where R Cubed Lifestyle stands and the plans we have made to pivot.
There were moments I thought closing was the direction we were going in, COVID definitely put a spin on this little boutique.
When the space next to us became available I knew I had to do something. That something turned out to be expanding. In the course of 14 days we created an archway into the new space, redid the walls, lighting, windows and flooring. Created a space for our clothing and a space for our home and vintage. Honestly, it turned out way better than I had imagined. It is a space to spend lots of time, meet your friends to shop, come alone to get away, find the perfect gift or the perfect outfit.
Come see for yourself, we can't wait to share our new space with you!
After much request, we now have a small little store online. You can reach it from both our website, and from our Instagram account, @rcubedlifestyle, as well as on Facebook.
What's nice about that? Although we don't have home decor online for sale, you can have access to the items in our store, that are for sale, as if you were shopping in our store.
Stop by and check it out, let us know what you think.
So as the end of our 2nd years approaches there are so many things we are thankful for. We have learned a lot about our little store, the role it plays, can play in the community. How we are support each other within our store, and build support outside of our little place.
We are excited to prepare to host our birthday party on March 30th. It is not just a celebration of R Cubed Lifestyle, but rather a celebration of community. Please feel free to drop by, say hi, and spend some time with us!
Our one year anniversary was such an amazing event!! We had so many vendors including: Reincarnation Design, Placerville Candle Co., Culture Card Co., Gabby's Treasures, Beauty Counter, Linnie B, Allie Studio. There was face painting and a braid bar by Emily Warren.
The community came out to support our little place and it really felt amazing to have so many people participate, but also find the value in our little place.
We ended the day with a fun filled fashion show, with some local bloggers, and lovely Sacramento ladies, modeling clothing we carry in our Boutique.
Thanks to everyone for coming out!!! Here's to our next year with your support! Photos provided by Diana Elena Photography
I often get asked what will and won't work in a space. I have to tell you the answer is simple. What works for you? There are no right or wrong answers. There are definitely things to take into consideration though.
Who is the room for?
What will you be doing in that room?
How much time will you spend in there?
Are there children in the room?
Is it for relaxation or entertainment?
Do you want things to be transitional or permanent?
Is there a view to consider?
And that's just a few questions. So next time you are out and you see something you just LOVE, get it....you will find a way to fit it into your space...I guarantee it!
We tried a little pop up shopping day last Saturday and it was so much fun!! We had lots of shoppers, offering a discount at checkout and a little beverage for shoppers.....and with our new seasoning packets we had some tasters as well.
We will continue to do pop ups, and maybe a sip and shop here and there...but most importantly it was fun to have the community come out together, talk and share while they looked around.
Thanks again to Sac for supporting my little store!!
I have to tell you that August came fast this summer....maybe it's because I am getting older, the days just fly by, or maybe its my 4 year old and life is just a joy, so I don't notice.
With August here I am already planning for the holidays...I know you are thinking WHAT??!!! Me too! I have never been a huge décor holiday person. I love celebrating, making it a festive time, family and friends, but when you are in retail, it's a whole different ballgame.
I recently went to market and was overcome with all the holiday décor, and gift ideas, and what the possibilities are for customers. I have to tell you, it isn't easy keeping with the theme of the store, but also buying gift items that may go outside the lines, if you will.
But I managed. And as you will see over the next few weeks....there are some amazing things coming in! See you soon.
The nice thing about todays design style is that, anything goes. Out the door are the typical suggestions and ideas about how to decorate, including size rug to use, what room has to serve as what room, etc.
My son and I spend a lot of time doing different types of exploring things. We go to the beach, the backyard, the park, the flea market, and pretty much anywhere to find various treasures. So the question always becomes what do you do with them? You don't want to clutter up everything right?
Well in come a few ways to de-clutter and still hold onto those items. Get some different size glass jars, lids/no lids, and fill them up with the shells, feathers, rocks, beads, etc. These small items are fun to keep within reason, and fun to reflect on but in a nice pretty jar. Please the jar on the mantel, the bookshelf or in your child's room where they can see it to bring back those memories.
Frames are also a good way to display different artwork that has been created at the various fairs, or during family outings. A hallway full of shadow boxes and framed (without glass) art work is fun and interchangeable.
Depending on the items we have collected sometimes my son uses shoe boxes to store those items, you can decorate the outside of them, label them and then store them in your child's room where they can look into them when they choose.
There are lots of creative ways to keep up with your treasures, be creative, find something that works for your family. That in and of itself can be a treasure hunt.
We are heading into our third month open at R Cubed, and I must say, it has been an amazing experience. Starting a new business, in particular a brick and mortar, is terrifying. You don't know what to expect, how well received you will be, how much it actually costs to get it up and going. It is quite frightening. But the community has made our experience amazing.
We have had lots of support on social media, Nextdoor.com, local newspapers, news stations and more. The love that we have received from the people living in the area has been amazing. People literally have slammed on their brakes and parked just to come in and see what we have happening, and what new things we have for the neighborhood.
This speaks a lot to the people of Sacramento. I have lived here pretty much my whole life, and it really warms my heart to feel the community in this venture I have taken on. We couldn't do it without you!! Thank you and we will see you soon!