seems a long time ago, and even we can’t believe it, but in October last year we were bold enough to tentatively announce our plans for expansion, new facilities, modern state of the art equipment and additional services, This will not only improve the time your four legged loved ones spend with us, but will equally make the whole grooming experience more enjoyable for all.
Well, believe it or not, it has taken this long to not only find new much larger premises, secure the required planning permissions, negotiate the lease, purchase the new equipment and to carefully think through and put in place everything we can think of that would make the whole experience ‘special’.
Even now, some six months later, we are still not quite there. We are still waiting for the last bits of the legals to be concluded and we are now sourcing the required specialists to carry out the alteration works that we need to do, but we are now close, very close.
New equipment has been ordered, signage under way and we are now even choosing the fabric for the curtains! Yes, curtains! Chic will be even more home from home than it is now. Even nice leather Chesterfield sofas, assuming we can convince John to part with it, he rather fancies it himself!
So, where will this grooming heaven be ? We will be opening, hopefully within the next few weeks, in Limpsfield, between Warlingam and Oxted, less than 10 mins drive from where we
are now, so just down the road really!
Watch this space and as the building works progress we will keep you updated.
Make sure you also keep an eye on the Facebook page as well, Chic Grooming, as we will hopefully soon be announcing the ‘Grand Opening’ when you will be able to come along and see what we have created, see our new Hydro baths, dryers and maybe even sit on John’s sofa when he’s not looking!
Summer, apparently, is looming closer and closer, so we have decided to celebrate the sunshine (hopefully) and to enable us to make the best use of our new courtyard, to hold a Chic Summer Party. The date has not been set but watch this space as it will be by special, invitation only!
Thank you so much for all of the very positive and kind things that you have said about the Web Site. It was a long time coming but we do think it was worth the wait and John is now in the process of updating the gallery selection, in particular with some new images of our four legged stars and even a new photo caption competition!
Equally, our Facebook page is proving very popular and I must admit, I do find it very relaxing in the evening updating and uploading not only the latest photos of some of the wonderful dogs and characters that have filled our day, but equally, keeping in touch with you all and enjoying and feeling proud of all of the kind things and comments that you share with me as well.
In case you are not aware, we also have our own twitter page and if you haven’t had a chance to look at it yet, please do, as it also has various links to other twitters and followers that we support and endorse. All of these are very interesting and informative, not that we want you to spend your time looking at others instead of us, but we can’t always be selfish! Go on have a ‘tweet’.
So, what is there to look forward to? For us adults, the ‘champagne’ opening and the Summer party and for our four legged friends, a new, large, modern, state of the art Salon with Hydro, ‘massage ’ baths, (the doggie equivalent to a hot tub with lots of foaming bubbles while at the same time massaging the body with warm, soapy, bubbly water).
Home at Chic , in a home from home setting in Chic’s ‘front room’.
Chic Mobile, when on those days when just` getting out of bed, away from the warmth of their home is just too much, Chic can come to your house so the disruption to their relaxation is minimised!
Chic Walking, when they are tired of the same old walk in the same old field or park, or Mum and Dad have left them ‘home alone’, Chic Walking will give them that special trip out with new friends and new surroundings.
Chic Retail, where we will be stocking the latest in ‘high end fashion’, collars and leads, toys, beds, grooming products and more – don’t tell them yet – but even the fabulous liver muffins (including some new flavours) and hand made biscuits that some of the dogs sampled at our Christmas party!
So, why not give your special four legged, a full blown Pamper Day. - They will be collected in their own ‘limousine’, taken for a relaxing stroll, or even gallop, with new friends across open countryside, returning back to base where they will be able to dine on some of our finest homemade biscuits and cakes, relaxing and reclining in the parlour on the leather chesterfield sofas in front of a roaring fire, and maybe ending the day with a relaxing Hydro bath and pamper session, manicure, pedicure and blow dry to then be chauffeur driven home, exhausted yet revitalised and relaxed!
Who could ask for more?
That's it for now, so all being well we will see you soon, if not for a groom, then for a chat at our Grand Opening!
Look forward to hearing from you and make sure you keep in touch