Inside Favor Lane: Owner/Operator - Shelley Sykes
Hello and welcome to Favor Lane. One thing I always like to know when I'm ordering online, is who I am ordering from. Let's face it, when we walk into a store, we immediately get a feel for the salesperson (either good or bad). Ordering online however is very different. The advantages are vast. We have the luxury of taking our time, it doesn't matter how we look and we don't have to smile if we're having a bad day. On the flip side though we don't get to meet the person we are buying from and we don't know if they really appreciate our business. Therefore I'd like to share a little about me :)
I am a work at home mother of two young boys. Jacob and Matthew. My backgroud has always been in Sales, mainly in Pharmaceuticals, which also involved a lot of function/event co-ordinating. That was by far, my favourite part of the job. Organizing anything from a lunch meeting or round table dinner to a formal dinner meeting or weekend synposium. Presentation was of upmost importance. Everything had to look perfect ie, the right colour, the right size, the right look.
I love everything about parties & celebrations. The theming is so much fun and then ensuring that everything ties in with it. The best part has to be seeing the end result. Don't get me wrong, I too find parties stressful (particulaly because I'm a bit of a perfectionist). I tend to find planning or styling for others, far more enjoyable as I like being able to help and share ideas. At the end of the day as long my customer's are happy, then so am I.