Absolutely one of the best parts of my job is discovering new resources. That's exactly what happened yesterday morning. I had the pleasure of meeting Tasha Norland, Showroom Guide, at Pirch Atlanta; located at 3535 Peachtree Road NE in the Lenox Market Place, across from Phipps Plaza. Let me just go ahead and put this out there...this young woman is so stylish; so gracious; so knowledgeable! She is everything that you want in a "showroom guide!" She embodies what Pirch is all about; an exceptional representative for the company!
The entry level of the showroom is quite deceiving, as it only gives you a snippet of what you can expect on the actual showroom floor. Once you exit the elevator, or the zillion stairs they have...you obviously know which I chose; you are greeted by the friendliest people, and then immediately led by your nose to the coffee/drink bar where the barista is waiting to take your order. I had the white chocolate mocha. While my drink was being made, Tasha escorted me to our own little private meeting room where I was able to leave my bags and coat. As we walked out to begin our tour, Aeriel Coleman, the Showroom Experiences Supervisor, meets me with my ordered mocha in hand. Now, I like my Starbucks; mostly for my rewards, but this mocha was delicious! Okay, redirecting (my focus shifted temporarily as I remembered that mocha). Just in that initial six minutes of arriving, my expectations...exceeded, my stress level...reduced, and was then ready for what ended up being the most enjoyable, enlightening experience I've had to date with any showroom.
Pirch is a "store" if you'd like to call it that, that is open to the public, however services the trade as well. They have created an environment that is so unlike any I've experienced. It really is a "Worry-Free Zone." Tasha was able to communicate so much information about their products; the features, benefits, as well as function and design in a way that was not overwhelming or aggressive. I also really like their philosophy, "...Another thing we all like? Honesty. Transparency. Accountability. In that spirit, we openly concede that - despite our best efforts - there are times we'll make a mistake. But please know, we'll own it. And we won't stop working until a solution is found." LOVE THAT!!! Honesty; Transparency; Accountability; Ownership...who doesn't like that?
The "Sanctuary" and play area where you can try all of the different shower heads and see a couple of shower options (steam and dry heat/aromatherapy)!!!
Pirch offers appliances and plumbing for the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, outdoors, and vacuums. They also have cooking classes that stay pretty full, so if you're interested look at your March calendar!
The showroom has a "Live Joyfully Boutique" where you can find some of the most loveliest gifts and accessories for yourself and others. I'm a big decorative box, candles, and quotes person...their selection was incredible! Oh, and they had, what I thought to be, a masculine section! You know, a little something, something for the guys to choose from for their spaces. It wasn't all just for us girls. Faith Otatunde...I LOVE HER!!! The friendliest, easy going, know her product Advisor ever! She tried to convince me this little leather number was a fly swatter! Hmmm, I wasn't convinced; I thought it could be used for something else. Wink, wink!
As we were leaving, Aeriel convinced me to sign Noah and I up for an upcoming cooking class. Her last words to me were..."You like to eat, don't you?" Well, I can't argue with that and my fifteen year old son definitely likes to eat...and has expressed an interest in becoming a chef! A win win, I think!
In closing, the swag bag I got was great! I had to place my new "live joyfully" sticker on my yellow Macbook Pro cover! To the right of the cover is a collection of quotes that I plan to frame and place near my 2016 vision board! The quotes that I posted a few images up in this posting are on one of the columns in the showroom. Again, so love that! Pirch thought of everything...they have a blog called "The Blissery." I NEED you to check it out! Just click on the name or here! They have tabs "Savor"; "Adorn"; "Discover"; "Thrive"; "Gather"; and "Joy" that are all must visit categories. In fact, I've made it easy for you...just click on one of the tab names and it will take you there. Take a trip to Pirch, whether the actual showroom or online, you will have a very memorable visit with an experience like no other!
Make it AMAZING!
*Quotes via the Pirch Atlanta Showroom
"The Sanctuary" image via Pirch online