This business has been such an adventure since the beginning. I started as a chef at The Market on 6th Street. Then an opportunity to start my own business opened up when a second floor space at 8th and Railroad became available. I jumped at that chance! I met my first clients there and started to establish a small following.
So, I went on to pursue my dreams, making you smile with leather beauties of Italian craftsmanship . As months went by and the sky turned from blue to the fall grey, purple and orange, another break came as a location opened up right on the board walk. I believe me when I say that I have put sweat and blood into this business, literally!
When the space came available on the boardwalk, the windows were covered with a dark film that prevented light from coming into the room. So per my motto, I rolled up my sleeves and went to work by himself to move the store downstairs. I was scrapping the film from the windows when the sharp instrument I was using slipped out of my hand and cut my right leg shin. I picked up some of the film I was scrapping (a little unsanitary , I know) and used it on to the cut to try to stop the bleeding. I then drove myself to the E.R. where I got 12 stitches! Then went back and finished what I started. All in a days work! But that allowed me to open the store for the First Friday of 2016!