Updated: May 31, 2020
This is a story about thriving under unprecedented circumstances within a supportive and beautiful community.
I have planned to share behind the scenes stories with you for so many months, but it wasn't until this lockdown that I found the time and headspace to write.
Call me romantic, but 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬. I know it’s hard to see it with all the panic and the worry, news and statistics, but so many opportunities are emerging and so many lessons are learned.
While I am not disputing the threat to our health, economy and society as a whole, I can’t help seeing the glass half full. An opportunity to connect with ourselves, time to think, time to be, time to ask the important questions.
And this is what we did with Well & Fed at this crucial time. To survive, we had to take a step back, review, adapt quickly and stay true to who we are: a wellbeing and quality driven independent local shop. But most importantly, a business with customers truly at the heart of every decision we take. Nothing makes me happier than the times I spend serving you every day, getting to know you, bringing things to the shop that I know you'll like :)
You guys played a big part of us thriving during this pandemic. Every visit to the shop, every coffee, every item you bought, all the smiles and all the stories. You helped us grow stronger and more aligned with our values and our customers. Thank you. A massive thank you from myself (Maria), Daniel (barista extraordinaire and overall awesome person) & Pedro (the business partner behind the scenes who's a brainiac and a DIY guru). Also, girls, how lucky am I? ;)
Now, for the exciting part, here's a glimpse into our plans for the rest of the year. In your face, Corona, you won't slow us down!
- offering food to take away
- launching hamper deliveries (UK wide) if you want to send a care or birthday hamper to loved ones
- Summer Picnic Hampers to grab and go and sit outside
- Re-opening our kitchen (fingers crossed)
- Well & Fed wine club returns
- launching own range of Well & Fed products
- Christmas hampers galore
- venue available for Xmas parteeee bookings
- serve, chill & be merry
Yeah, we have big plans. Even bigger for 2021. But hey, one day at a time, one coffee at a time, hopefully more than one customer in store at a time soon!
Thank you once again. Sending you all out positive and wellbeing vibes.