Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Beginning of the End
One year ago my husband and I opened a gourmet food/specialty kitchen shop. We dreamed up the concept and created the store for 5 years. We worked day and night and put our hearts and souls into a 2000 square foot building that we named after our 2 beautiful daughters and filled it with things we thought people would love (that we ourselves loved). We opened with hope and excitement only to be sitting here, working just as hard as we were a year ago... closing it's doors. September 2008-September 2009 proved to be a year of struggles, battles and losses that we never anticipated and never thought we would have the strength to endure. We are closing the doors of our precious shop. We travel up and we travel down the hills of emotion and we are prepared for what the future will bring. This blog is the beginning of a new adventure. We close the doors on the specific location of Lorken Food Finery with slight hopes of re-opening in 2010 in a better, more suitable location. We close the doors with the intent of sharing our love of food and drink in a new way. I hope this blog of food finery will inspire and educate as well as entertain both you and I. Thank you to all of you who supported our shop, to everyone who has tried to lift my spirits and love me through a strange year. I regret nothing, I am still me, our dream has not died and now I can move forward with a clearer (and wiser) outlook. Hang in there (and help me along... PLEASE!!!) as I make this blog worth reading. I am a "newbie" and way out of my element in this world of blogging.