Our truck is decidedly cute. It’s festive. And then we put out some pretty wood tables and chairs with the adorable red umbrellas, combined with a great mix on my ipod, and it really is a fun set up with a great vibe. It may take some muscle and a ladder to get it all set up right, but it’s worth the sweat.
Want proof? Check out this family, enjoying their samples in the shade of our umbrellas.
Adorable Family #1
This family was just as pleased with the arrangement (and samples)!
So, I will admit that we were disappointed today to learn from a friendly code enforcement agent in Laguna Niguel that without a permit from the city planning board, we could face a gigantic ticket for sampling from our truck this afternoon (thankfully, he was super nice, and didn’t give us the ticket himself!).
Next stop, City Hall, where I was told getting such a permit wasn’t something we could do on the spot, even though we had verbal permission from the landlord, insurance forms, and the invitation of the store.
But the West Coast Bella Girls were undeterred! The managers at the Vons were super helpful and accomodating: we tossed our samples in the ice freezer at the front of the store, set Tiff up at a table between the freezer and one entrance, and the a-frame, coupons and I went to the other entrance to send customers Tiff’s way. Not quite as fun without our truck and tables and tunes, but not a bad way to spend the evening.