After a day where nothing seemed to go right – starting with finding out that my favorite romper had been shrunk in the wash (sigh) to spilling an entire bottle of water inside my purse (who does that?) to many other things in between – I was a little stressed on the way to the award ceremony held at Sitti. But I talked to my amazing store manager, Susan Rogers, all the way from Cary to Raleigh and by the time I got there I was excited to have a glass of wine and talk to the other nominees!
I remember when I first opened Swagger and would go to these events – I wouldn’t know anyone and it was always very intimidating. Now, 14 years later, it’s like going to a class reunion: Some of these business owners I only see once a year at an event like this, but it’s always great to catch up! And I love seeing people I respect and businesses I love getting recognized for all their hardwork!
Once the award ceremony started, I wasn’t prepared for Best Boutique to be the second category called out and a little caught off guard that Swagger WON! Susan was cheering for us and I was messing with my phone – haha! I am so grateful to everyone who voted for us!
It was so fast that I didn’t have time to take a picture of the “winning slide”, but I’ll hang our award inside Swagger with pride!:) So thank you for shopping at Swagger and for loving us the way we love you! I am forever grateful!