Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Year in Retrospect

"Dolphin Dream" was first opened in 1989 and has served the Bay Area's spiritual communities with purpose and heart ever since. Last year when we took over as the new owners we vowed to breathe some new life into this staple of Walnut Creek's downtown. We have been working hard to grow the store in new ways that will make it more relevant, more diverse, and more stylish than ever before. Part of that new growth has been to represent even more spiritual traditions... by bringing in sacred texts... making sure that even small or obscure spiritual and religious traditions and practices (as well as new takes on the major ones) have a place on our shelves. Part of that new growth has been to include a more diverse selection of readers and teachers... whether you want Tarot, or Runes, or Shells, Astrology, Meditation or Qigong, Witchcraft, Reiki, Massage, Rootwork, or a Psychic Medium, we have someone here to serve your needs. And finally part of that new growth has been to re-vision the store, moving things around... improving the Feng Shui, bringing in more color, more style, and even changing the name of the store; now The Mystic Dream has the benefit of all of this renewed focus & direction and is better equipped to serve the ever growing needs of the Bay Area's spiritual communities as we move into the 21st century.

This coming Saturday, Nov. 1st, is a very special date. Not only does it mark the beginning of the Celtic New Year (Samhain, meaning "Summer's End") but it also marks exactly one year since Storm and Chas took over. In addition to acquiring the store, this year we were happy to have had the opportunity to get legally married, something that we never thought we'd be able to do in our almost 16 years together. As we look back over the past year we are grateful for the love and support that so many of you have shown both to the store, and to us personally. To help us celebrate, please come and join us as we mark the store's 19 years in business, our recent marriage, and our One-Year Anniversary as the new proprietors of Walnut Creek's premiere Spiritual Marketplace. On Saturday, Nov. 1st, we will be celebrating all day with champagne, 10% off all merchandise (excluding magazines), and by making a purchase that day you automatically be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Gift Card good for any merchandise in the store! We will choose the winner at random and make an announcement on our blog and in the store on Sunday, Nov. 2nd.

So do take some time to come by this Saturday to pay us a visit, make a toast, save some money, and maybe even win a prize! We hope to see you there!


Storm and Chas,
and the The Mystic Dream staff

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