Friday, June 27, 2008

First Impressions

Yesterday, just in time for the downtown Chef's Market (a seasonal weekly street event featuring a farmers' market, food, wine and entertainment), we unveiled the windows of our new digs. It would be just a small taste to wet the appetites of the many who would pass by our little corner that evening. This morning, I was interviewed on the local radio station, KVON, which resulted in some immediate local traffic to the website and this afternoon as I was taking pictures of our progress, I had fun watching some tourists enjoying one of the sculptures in the window. They even snapped a few pictures as momentos of their vacation. Things are looking very good here in the Wine Country, especially on the corner of First and Randolph. It won't be long now; soon the walls and rooms will be filled with some of the most beautiful art in the world.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Destination Napa

In addition to working on the new gallery space, we have been exploring our new surroundings, enjoying the beautiful scenery and making an effort to scope out the area's restaurants and wineries for you.

We have also made some special arrangements for a special Cordair rate at a wonderful local Bed and Breakfast. The Inn on First is, yes you guessed it, on the same street and walking distance to the gallery. The proprietors, Jim and Jamie, have generously agreed to offer our clients a 15% discount off of their rates. When making a reservation, please mention that you would like the "Cordair rate."

Quent and I stayed at the inn during the time that we were contemplating the gallery's relocation to Napa. Everything was perfect and we think that you will like it too. In addition to a lovely room, the inn features:
  • Full breakfast from 8:30am–10:00am. Please let your innkeeper know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies at the time of your reservation.
  • Glorious gardens in which to enjoy breakfast or just relax
  • Complimentary split of Mumm Sparkling Wine in room upon arrival
  • Complimentary chocolate truffles from Anette's Chocolate Factory
  • Complimentary sodas and snacks
  • Complimentary afternoon refreshments
  • Complimentary WiFi provided in the Mansion
  • All rooms have private baths, Jacuzzi tubs and gas fireplaces.
  • Concierge service
We are entering into the busy season here in the Napa Valley so advance reservations are highly recommended. Please let us know if you are planning a visit. We look forward to seeing you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


After several weeks of planning and execution, our new gallery is finally taking shape. In addition to the interior remodel, the outside of our "new home" is also getting a face lift. The city is supposed to be replacing the unsightly metal box out front, which by the looks of things, served as a buffer between the intersection and the building at least once.

We are now officially members of and listed on the Napa Chamber of Commerce website as well as the Napa Downtown Association web site. With a little luck and a lot of hard work we will be open in Napa on or around July 1. If you can't squeeze a trip to the wine country into your summer plans, enjoy our web site or sign up for our monthly updates to keep up with new gallery arrivals and important announcements.