Sorry that posts have been light, but it’s been one of the nuttiest weekends ever. To say that the Flea went even better than we expected would be an understatement. We just had no idea what to expect, whether we would sell 1 bag or 50 or 200. We actually sold about 90% of our inventory, met a whole lot of people and got great, immediate feedback. That was much more valuable than the money made – the Flea was a perfect venue to talk to people face to face and to see which products were popular (the gingerspice cookies were a fast initial seller though in the end, the honey lavender shortbreads sold out first. Brownies started flying in the afternoon). The Flea set up went more smoothly than I could have imagined (I just couldn’t picture the logistics without thinking it would be chaotic, but it was anything but) and I tip my hat to Brownstoner for pulling together an event that went as smoothly and organized as you could ever hope. That was no small feat.
Today’s a new day. We all fell into bed last night as soon as the kids went to sleep. Instead of being able to reflect on yesterday’s events, it’s life as usual. I have massive work deadlines, the house needs to be reorganized, a large pile of laundry needs to be attended to, and we have to figure out our next steps. I want to thank all my friends who came out and supported us yesterday in the freezing cold (Melissa, Liza, Emily, Tara, Irma, Pete, Justine, Pirco, James, Ben and Janine, Lindsey, Jonah, Keiko – thank you!) and the readers who came to say hello. Lastly, we couldn’t have done this without Mark’s sister Lara who stayed up through the night with us to package the products, watched the kids (and dealt with tantrums) for most of the day while we were at the Flea, braved unfamiliar NYC public transportation to bring the kids over, and then put on her best sales woman hat to sell off the last of the inventory. Thank you!