Monday, April 25, 2011

Store news

Dear Customers, Friends and DevaCurl Enthusiasts,
I’m writing to fill you in on news.
Do not worry, WE ARE NOT CLOSING!
This is news about our upcoming location which will house the Ellënoire Boutique along with a brand new Natural & Curly Hair Salon. Our current location at 53a King Street west was only a temporary location as many of you know. We will be closing this location on Saturday April 30. 5 more shopping days!

We are currently negotiating with a new landlord to move to another location in downtown Dundas. Unfortunately due to some timing issues it appears we will be without a street front location for a few weeks. Do not worry, WE ARE NOT CLOSING!
Over the next little while you will be able to get your favourite products in several different ways. Our website will remain active, and we will make arrangements for local customers to have their products available for pick up at a central location or in some cases delivered. Do not worry, you will not be charged the shipping fees you see on the website.

Our part time private Deva inspired curly hair salon will also remain open with cutting dates in May & June in both our St Catharines and Dundas based locations.
Please feel free to ask questions, and we wish this situation was a little different, but the details are beyond our control.
In the meantime everything in the store is on SALE. I’d rather sell it than move it!
Getting in touch with me by email will be
We’ll see you soon!

Sincerely, Noëlle & the ellënoire staff

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nasty is not welcome here

I have been avoiding blogging like the plague for awhile. Not fair to my readers and really, not fair to me. I like blogging. I like talking about the things that are important to me.
There was an Anonymous comment on my last entry that made me give a second look at a lot of stuff with regard to how I communicate and how it affects other people. I didn't really come up with anything that I want to change, but I am trying to pay a little more attention to how public I am about my feelings and opinions.
Anonymous, whoever you are. You are not my friend. Whatever possessed you you say what you did I am not sure, but clearly you are angry at me, or the world or something. I have never, not once blamed anyone for my getting cancer and anyone who is really close to me knows that.
My only reply to you is that perhaps you should read the title of this blog again. This blog is mine, and I can say whatever I want here and I will continue to do so. Nasty is not welcome here. Many people have told me to ignore your comment, sadly I am far too emotional for that.

Anyway, I am back. I had a bunch of cancer appointments since I last wrote and so far things are ok. I don't have to see the onco for another 10 months. I got to schedule my mammogram at another hospital. Now, I don't have to go back to the horrible Juravinski Hospital Breast Cancer Centre after they treated me and many other women so badly in January. I saw my breast surgeon and he says I am a good candidate for breast reconstruction.
I'm not sure how or when we can schedule reconstruction this year, but I'm going to try. I want to race in some triathlons and/or ride some long bike tours this season and we have to move the store again soon so it will hard to manage multiple surgeries and recovery periods.
I started a fabulous new eating plan a couple of weeks ago to get rid of the last 10-15lbs that I put on during surgery, recovery and chemo in 2008.I'm going to start talking about it on this blog really soon I think. As far as I can tell it's a fantastic plan for everyone , and if it can get rid of this impossible chemo weight I will shout it from the rooftops. I feel great and a lot healthier. More on that very soon I promise.