It’s a fact — you can’t turn back the hands of time. You can, however, celebrate it’s passage and that’s what we’ll be doing this weekend at Max’s because we’re 10 years old (May 22, 2016 is the exact date)! People’s first reaction when I tell them that it’s been 10 years is one of surprise — how can it be 10 already? A lot certainly has happened — remember that we opened across the street from where we now are, went through the ^$(@&(@&$ recession, held lots of parties and fun trunk shows with our wonderful designers — so, to me, I’m not super-surprised that we’ve hit this milestone. There are no words for me to express how appreciative I am for the ongoing support of our customers. It’s not only your patronage, but you words of encouragement and acts of friendship that make it such a joy to come to work every day. Thank you, thank you, thank you — for trusting us, for encouraging us, for laughing with us, and for being there with us and for us.
As for our celebration, we absolutely had to have a designer join us. This was an easy pick for me — Vicente Agor had to be in the store. Not only has Vicente been coming to the store with his beautiful collections since we opened, but he is also the first designer with whom I ever placed an order, so he holds a really special place in my heart. Vicente’s fine jewelry collections are inspired by his personal memories and experiences, so it makes sense that the creation of his bridal jewelry stems from his own marriage last year and I’m really excited and proud that he has decided to use this years visit to Max’s to launch this bridal collection.
In addition to the trunk show, we’ll have drawings for some great gifts (including some jewelry!) andswag bags filled with great things. And, of course, there will be lots and lots of chocolates too–along with other delicious treats.
As for the picture at the top of this post. This clock was in my grandfather’s store in Michigan. This ring, from that store, has been in my jewelry box since I was a little girl. You definitely can’t turn back the hands of time, but it sure feels nice to remember the past.