About a month ago I had the inspiration to set May 21st as the official launch of our new location Vibrant Living Retreat.
The inspirations was sparked when a old time friend contacted me about having a music gig here to compliment his South Island Tour. At first I was giving him other places to try that I thought may be more appropriate and then it dawned on me all of a sudden, why I am pushing this potential opportunity away ?! why don't I just say YES and have him play here and take a leap of faith !
When I opened to this idea, this then sparked the idea that we could also claim this date as our launch day and that would give myself and my husband Steve the momentum to get really focused and urgent with making the transition to our new name which we absolute love and feel 100% represents our visions and passions, sooner rather than later.
Basically it would be our rocket launch to get things in to action today rather than leave things in next week to do list.
Well here we are, it's today and I can honestly say the last few weeks have been some of my best super charged creative weeks I have enjoyed in a while. So much so I have been effortlessly getting up at 5am each morning to spent a few hours on getting prepared to launch before our day starts here with Day Spa treatments , guest etc. Steve is still in shock at this. Very rarely would I arise before him over our many years together until that is these last few weeks.
We finalised our signage with our wonderful local graphic designer Kristina about 2 weeks ago, they arrived a week ago ( Fb POSTS below). They sat in our reception room over the week and every time we looked at them brought a smile to our faces. Steve set new entrances posts to hold them and now they are all up as of yesterday in perfect timing for today.
We were featured in our local news paper last weekend as a editorial for LOCAL BUSINESS FOCUS. I have boldly being sharing my authentic and sincere heart and soul with posting on Facebooks here, my personal pages and Hanmer Springs community notice board letting people know this is a OPEN DOOR LAUNCH & ALL ARE INVITED. Steve & I have hand delivered some invites and text messaged a few more a few days ago.
I designed our new brochure 2 nights ago and I'm trusting local girl Mel @EYE DETAIL will arrive with a few 100 today to hand around to those that drop by for our OPEN DAY .
Yesterday a beautiful Maori women Jackie from Kaikoura came by to add her blessings and share her insights to this land and place. We met for the 1st time and are already discussing all kinds of co-creative opportunities. She will return today and support our official launch with a Maori song. It just so happens that she did this for the Hanmer Springs Main pool complex a few years ago when they re-opened. I could not have planned this better if I tried, what a delightful surprise !
I have a one page website up and got all domain finally all working correctly and pointing in the right direction.
Food is organised with the wonderful people and friends at hanmers own catering company RUSTIC CARROT, Our french woofer Claire has created other gluten free treats for everyone, we will have a raw chocolate fountain, Wine has been organised with local winery Marble Point wineries, Steve has all the new signage up. We have a 2.5 Hr Pampering Bliss Package to give away to someone who attends today and a Spa escape package competition that has being running on Mountain View Massage & Retreat Facebook page.
WOW we done it, we are here and it is happening.
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OFF FOR V.L.R.
Smiling all the way, this is a dream coming true for us and we are so happy to claim' LIVING THE DREAM' and really mean it.
My biggest thanks goes out to my hubby Steve for his consistent support, faith, trust and belief in me, us and our dreams.
Love Light Laughter
Mary jo & Steve.