Aaaahhhh...FALL. Our favorite time of the year. But then again, so is spring and summer! Winter? Not so much!
With the arrival of fall, things take a dramatic turn in downtown Vermilion. The tourists have left. Folks are, generally speaking, back to work and not hanging out in our beloved V-Town just lookin' to kill time. And for resident Vermilionaires, it's a time to take a deep breath and enjoy the quiet solitude. September and October are that tiny spot of time between the summer chaos (I mean ... it is ... really. Just so busy and so many people!) and the November/December holiday season of hustle and bustle. For merchants, it's a time to kick things up a notch and ready their stores for the holidays.
For me, it's a time to hit the road to see my clients. Don't get me wrong, I love my summertime friends. Over the years, I've made so many! I've met people from all over the globe...people who come back to V-Town every year (sometimes multiple times each year). But Fall marks the transition back to my normal … where I spend the other 9 months of the year. It's a time for me to reconnect with my core client base. Since they too are all back from their summer holiday outings and ready to get back to it.
But I know ALL TOO WELL that it can be crazy frustrating if you've planned a trip to town because you want to come see me and you've had it on your to-do list to pickup that tee-shirt or jacket, or to inquire about that custom order. So while I cannot just sit and wait and hope that you show up, I CAN offer you an appointment to meet with me privately so that we can work on your order in peace and quiet. I can show you samples, help you to decide on the particulars of your order and guide you through the process. In fact, I much prefer to take this approach (and you will too) because it gives your transaction the proper amount of time and attention (which you deserve). Otherwise, if coming to meet me at my place isn't convenient, I'm happy to come meet with you at yours.
But not to worry if you're looking to make a retail purchase, because we're Open for Business at our Liberty & Main location EVERY Saturday throughout the Fall Season and we'd love to see you. Make no mistake, there is still MUCH to see and do in Vermilion, even AFTER the summer months are in the past. Everything from the Ferry to the Farmer's Market may have buttoned up for the season, but the merchants are alive and well, and they've stocked up with plenty of merchandise to offer for your holiday shopping pleasure. Brummer's Chocolates are ALL THE RAGE (I'm not kidding either...its' good stuff. Try those Salted Caramels. They are my personal favorite). And Charl is the keeper of Treasures Galore in her Encore Resale and Vintage shop (Charl has recently added art to her offerings as well). And of course, Lora is waiting for you with a big smile at the Burning River Boutique. And that's just to name a few.
Saturdays are always a bustle in downtown V-Town. Be sure to come on down and check it out!