Today we got our very first booking for Jessie’s – thanks Fiona and the lovely Letham Ladies, your table for eight will be waiting on Thursday! I’m such a sap, I felt a bit tearful – let’s hope I’m not like that every time we get a booking or the soup will be very salty...! Fi, we can’t wait to see you and the girls!
Soooooo much has been happening in the last week or so, life has been hectic but wonderful! Met some very talented and totally lovely crafty ladies at a craft fair in the Castle Green Halls in Broughty Ferry – some of them are coming in to discuss us featuring their beautiful work in our small-but-soon –to- be-packed-with-gorgeous-things gift shop. I knew I would love this part of the Jessie’s Kitchen experience (well, it does involve shopping...) but as well as loving looking through so many gorgeous gifts and calling it work! How can that be?! ), we keep meeting the nicest people! Thanks to our friend Sharon (alias Farmer McLeod) who’s much too modest to say so herself, but who makes the most beautiful bags, cards, gift boxes and much more. Wait till you see them, they’re perfect present material (if you can resist buying them for yourself!).
We’re also on the lookout for local artists who’d like to exhibit their work with us (we have a lot of walls with a lot of character, just crying out for ART!) and hopefully sell it. If anyone knows someone (professional or amateur) who has paintings or photographs which deserve some wall space, please let us know. The Degree Show has shown up some awesome young talent who we hope to have on board soon, plus we can’t believe we’re lucky enough to have some Fiona Haldane originals ready to display in time for opening. Fiona’s a talented and established Scottish artist and we’re so pleased and grateful to be able to showcase her work.