Believe it or not, we didn’t have to pull an all-nighter the night before our launch party. Melissa and I were expecting it (given that we did three before launching the NYC store), but pleasantly surprised to go home around 11 pm on Wednesday night, with the store looking fairly decent.
We got about five hours of sleep, and then headed back to the store, where the millworkers were putting the final touches on the underwear tables. Melissa and I made a last-minute run to Pottery Barn for glassware to hold all the fun accessories in the store. Around 3 o’clock, we got the good news that the city had issued our Temporary Certificate of Occupancy – not an easy process, in Miami Beach. Nothing like cutting it close!