Return to the Classics

Community and Boston
Last night I went to see Cat Power at the Pavilion on the waterfront in Boston. Don't you love going to shows there in the summer? Turns outJuliette Lewis, the actress, was the opening act. This could be another blog in it's own right, she is a trip to watch and that girl can sing. Anywho, The headliner was The Pretenders. Here's where I admit I never really got into The Pretenders when I was growing up. Thought Chrissie Hynde was super cool, but never appreciated the tunes. Last night was definitely an eye-opener.  Cat Power was great, voice unbelievable and her band was spot-on. After she was over we waited for The Pretenders to come on - mildly excited. Then she appreared, Chrissie Hynde. In her standard outfit from what, 25 years…
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Don’t Miss This Summer’s Sequel!

Random
Last April I was introduced to a rare find. I was lucky enough to find myself in the BDi showroom sipping champagne and eating chocolate covered strawberries while celebrating BDi's 25th anniversary. Never heard of BDi? They are one of Circle Furniture's favorite vendors to work with. BDi creates home entertainment furniture with innovative and smart design. Simple as that. So there I was, at the BDi showroom looking at their new designs when I turned a corner and saw their new home office introduction called the Sequel. The Sequel really stopped me in my tracks. I put the champagne glass down. The look of the Sequel reminded me of something but I couldn't put my finger on it. Well, maybe I should have a seat at the desk and…
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Small Space? No Problem.

Design Inspiration, Designers
I love my apartment. Honestly, since the first day I laid eyes on it. I live in an awesome part of Boston, close to amazing restaurants - shout out to Zon's, Ten Tables and my new fav down the road, Sophia's Grotto. Mmmmm. Anyway...although I love my place, it has, what I used to call a downfall...It's really, really small. Like so tiny, I even have a "baby" stove, as my nephew calls it. When I first moved in this presented a problem...where to put all my furniture I've collected over the years? I've tried all different layouts, never really feeling like I had found the golden ticket....or golden floor plan, as it were. This past April I had a revelation. I was sitting at a breakfast in High Point,…
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Smooth Sailing

Random
So as we sail into August I'm sitting here reflecting on the past week..yikes, it really has been a crazy week for us at Circle. Crazy good that is! What makes a week crazy you ask? Well, we've had the a FLOR promo going strong, the Stressless promo driving those Ekornes fans into our stores, the Summer Sale winding down it's last week (lots of great bargains still available!), the honor of Best of Boston (thank you Boston Magazine), the dreaded tax increase on the way and last but not least, Richard, our fearless co-owner of Circle Furniture is about to embark on his first Pan-Mass ride. See what I mean - busy week! Oh, and I forgot one more bit of business. Today's the day I have to pick…
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A Little Bit Country? More Rock Roll!

Community and Boston
Well, this girl is TIRED today! A late night hanging out at the Best Of Boston party at the super cool power station venue on Harrison Ave. Yummy drinks, tasty appetizers on a stick, funky people...definitely a recipe for a good time. BUT THIS YEAR.....a little twist to our night. So there we were, the Circle gang, sipping pomegranate margaritas (well, chugging because of the heat!) when our beloved Queen Bee, Peggy, picks up the latest issue of Boston Magazine and sees our name on page 111. WE WON! Yes, Best of Boston "Furniture, One-Stop". Awesome. Then I read the column and I was puzzled. It seems that the writer thinks our showroom is country-cute. Really? Cuz' I'm not seeing it. If you've walked into the Cambridge showroom recently you'd…
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Best of Boston 2009

Media
We are now officially kind of a big deal! If you happen to pick up Boston Magazine's Best of 2009 Issue and flip through the furniture section, you will find Circle Furniture's name!! If you ask the Queen Bee it's about time, either way you go we are honored to be the Boston area's favorite store. Now, the magazine folk seem to think we have a country looking showroom . . . thoughts?
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Fear No More with FLOR

Random
So I've never been much on carpets, rugs, wall-to-wall, shags. I was a hardwood floor kind of girl. It's pretty obvious to me where this bias came from. Growing up my mom had to have a wall-to-wall, bright white, shag rug. Really. Yes, it was the most comfortable feeling under the toes but wow...was it a challenge to keep clean! Ok, so we didn't have any pets but we had six people living under one roof and that creates a lot of footprints. My brothers played soccer, lacrosse, football...my sister was constantly drinking cranberry juice and seltzer while watching General Hospital after school. I was always barefoot outside and tracking mud into the five different rooms this rug prevailed upon. It was like everywhere I went there was rug. No…
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