Wednesday, February 8, 2012

first post


i'm kate. my husband, mark, and i are starting a business named road to the lake house. so we wanted to start a blog about our company, the process of starting a business... with all its manic ups and downs.

to let you know more about us and our business...


mark and i met while getting our masters in architecture from miami of ohio. after 5 years and 5 cities we decided to adopt 2 cats and to live in pittsburgh. for us its perfect. we are close to the mountains for hiking, campfires and general exploration. its not too far away from my family's lake house (which our store is named after) pittsburgh also has an amazing art and young entrepreneurial scene.

after the ups and downs of the architecture world the last 4 years mark decided to pursue a career in construction while i build the foundation for our company.

the store:

road to the lake house is an urban chic home and garden lifestyle product brand that focuses on eco friendly and embody reuse, social responsibility and organic growth.

road to the lake house combines an urban hipster boutique and a traditional home and garden store. The focus on reuse, local products and sustainable development while creating beautiful home decor.

right now in our 10 year plan we are building momentum by selling our products at local indie fairs and through local stores... while we build up capital and look for the perfect store front!