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Something about 34
August 7 2021·
August 7 2021·
I hope you’ve been gently and safely easing back to the outside world!
It’s been a while since we last spoke. Reopening the shop has been as thrilling as it was challenging. We celebrated Maison Asaē’s two-year anniversary, and it felt completely surreal. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I batted an eyelash, and those two years just flew by. And now I am celebrating 34 candles and wondering how that happened 😳 Man, just as I was getting comfortable being 32…
It’s not really an age thing (although being asked every 5 seconds if I am pregnant or engaged has noticeably increased since hitting the big 3 0), but more of a “wow, two years already?”.
As much as I regularly profess my love for taking it slow, inevitably, I got sucked into the eye of the storm and didn’t make time to enjoy the small things. True, I should’ve seen it coming. I launched Maison Asaē in very uncertain times, with Brexit looming in and a pandemic hitting us hard with multiple lockdowns. I knew owning a small business was hard work, but oh boy, was I not prepared for this wild ride.
Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t go back and change a thing! But taking from the experience, I will definitely use this new-found wisdom towards a more gentle life. Sometimes you just need to stop, take a breather and start again. And that’s what I am doing now. After much debate, I am taking the Summer off to spend real quality time with my family in Europe, to reflect on the first years of Maison Asaē, and decide what our next step will be. And because your support means the world, I've got a little something prepared for you too. Make sure to check your inbox 💌 Our lovely Dolly is running the e-shop all Summer so don't hesitate to dm or email for any special requests.
That's it for me today my lovelies. Off to make a delicious Japanese lunch with my mom (taking this time to learn all of her best recipes!) Can’t wait to see you in September to unveil fall collections and new projects in the pot.
We are slow cooking of course ❤️