Let’s start with Sunday, March 8. In order to stay in sync with the rest of us you need to move your clocks forward by one hour. It seems early in the year doesn’t it? But all that extra daylight at the end of the day is mighty welcome. Might make us feel that there actually is a spring around the corner.
March 8 is another important day for women. Since the United Nations Declaration in 1975, March 8 is known as International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day#sthash.RV72o5IV.dpuf
The following day, March 9, is the third anniversary of the opening of Aphrodite. Now is as good a time as any to tell you about how the store came upon its name. In fact it’s been 10 years (another anniversary) since a group of fabulous Antigonish women came together for a Gaudy Goddess party designed to celebrate our wonderfulness. The object was to wear the gaudiest outfit we could muster, demonstrate our talents and eat and drink like Caligula. Each one of us was assigned a random Goddess name – except me. Because the party was at my house I got first choice. From that time onward Aphrodite became a bit of a nickname. So when the time came to start the best women’s clothing store in the western hemisphere – naming it was easy. So hurrah to all you women who were there to plant the seed and a huge debt of gratitude to all of the women investors who helped make it happen! Finally an enormous thanks to all of you – our customers who have brought us this far! It’s fitting that our anniversary falls on the heels of International Women’s Day!
Women of Antigonish – YOU ROCK!
What gesture could we make to honour all of you and celebrate our birthday? I know, let’s have tea and birthday cake and offer all of you a week of tax free purchases throughout the store starting Friday, March 6. Especially if you bring us a birthday card :)
Please come and join us for our week long birthday party – if you’re not too tired from losing an hour of sleep!