"You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive."―Sheryl Sandberg.
In August, Team Giggles LA celebrated our first anniversary on Pico Blvd. Like parenthood, the one-year milestone for small business owners is incredibly significant. However, because of the heaviness and uncertainty of the pandemic, this moment was much more powerful than it might have been had we opened in 2019.
We know the parenthood journey can be filled with moments of joy and frustration while walking through a fog of uncertainty. Our experiment of creating a space for parents to shop and commune felt a lot like those weeks in the fourth trimester. Like you moms and dads, we made it through. We could not have done it without every one of you that came in, supported, celebrated, and built an incredible community with us on Pico Blvd. As we plastered, painted, and stocked shelves last spring, we hoped to find our tribe and make it through the first year's growing pains. Well, the tribe found us, and we are so grateful to enter year two with you all. You have embraced our four walls and team with such warmth and grace. We were happy to reach this milestone with you. We knew we had to mark the occasion, and what better way to honor our induction into the community than with a party. Covid safe, of course!
Our first birthday party was a celebration was quintessentially mid-city LA with tacos, churros, cotton candy, and krumping clowns! The sun was brought, and the breeze carried the sounds of laughter and music down Hauser. We loved seeing your little ones being able to be out with painted faces and cotton candied cheeks. As the sun set on the festivities, the ambition in our team rose, and we reconfirmed our dedication to our community with a toast. Here's to year two. Cheers