We have a shop!
So, we have finally done it. Bitten the bullet and opened a shop of our own. Our very own place to bring you the ideas and brands we love. We couldn't be more excited!
Once we had made the decision to open the planning began. We would need a name! Brooke and I are sisters, and between us have five kiddies. So there came about the name 'Love By Five'. No more kids for either of us - 'Love By Five + 1' just doesn't have the same ring to it!
Next on our list was to find the shop space. When we made our first visit to the shop we LOVED the location. Up the road from The Black Olive and next door to the most amazing patisserie, Baked, which serves the BEST Macarons, Pastries and Coffee. Good coffee is so important am i right??
The location was made even more fitting by the address, Marshall Road (Marshall being our late Grandparents surname) and number 12 (our Grandparents house number!) So, we new the location was perfect. The shop on the other hand was an absolute mess. Pretty much a cement shell of a building, that coincidentally enough smelt like our Grandfather's old tool shed - maybe it was another sign? It would need a MASSIVE make over. Enter hubby 1 and hubby 2. I think you'll all agree they did an absolutely amazing job. Not only with the shop but they have supported us 100% from the get go, helped do school pick ups, cooked dinners and packed lunches. They really are amazeballs!
We wanted to have a focus on the shop being 'pram friendly' so keeping a good amount of room to move around in the shop was important to us. We also loved the high ceilings, it gives such a beautiful feeling of big, open space.
We hope you love the shopfront we have designed :) We had the beautiful Emma Hampton from Emma Hampton Photography come and take some pretty pictures. More images of our brand new shop can be seen on our Pinterest page.