The Countdown Begins!

We have 7 more days until the Stella Studio grand opening, and we are pressing forward intensely. Fabric is being ordered and shipped, furniture decisions are being finalized (order it rush!), and new light fixtures are causing a little drama with the electricians.

One thing we know from this business, is that you can plan and plan and plan, but things always change in the last minute. So, we are well rehearsed and going with the flow. And ultimately, things can change all they want in the end, as long as the result is better and we haven’t broken the bank.

Day Three: Wednesday, July 24th

Ok, enough of the plastering, but there is still more to be done. I think it takes a couple of inches to cover over the hue of that yellow/orange. Let it be covered forever more, and may it never, ever see the light of day again. Yarra, who is our Director of Customer Engagement in charge of our stores, passionately agrees.

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It just occurred to me as I looked at all the ladders and contraptions, that one really has to be at one with heights to do this job. As I click through the space in my heels everyday, snapping photos right and left, the gentlemen laugh from up high. I appreciate how amusing life might be from a birds-eye view. Wish I had that kind of objectivity everyday!

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Back on earth, feet safely planted on the ground, Steven (president, CEO, founder, owner, grand hoo-ha, etc. etc. etc.) ponders what to do and who to order around next…

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Wow, what a difference some plaster makes to a space. Just wait until we get the walls textured and painted! See the before and after of the main wall that connects the Stella Studio to the Outlet space in back (yes, there’s going to be an outlet!)

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As sign off for the day, make sure you save the date for the grand opening – July 31st from 4-6pm at 1370 10th Street at Gilman in Berkeley. It promises to be a great event, so bring your family and friends to celebrate with us!


About Stella Carakasi

San Francisco Bay Area designer, Stella Carakasi, features her women's collection at and boutiques in the US and abroad. Stella explains, "My clothes are designed for women who value quality and practicality and are not afraid to be unique and a bit eclectic. They are confident, bohemian at times, and they like to make personal statements with their style. My clothes are not about age or body type, but rather about lifestyle." For customers in the SF Bay Area, join us at Stella Studio for community events, including trunk shows, sample sales, and fundraisers. Stella Studio is located adjacent to our Design House at 1370 10th St. in Berkeley, CA.
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