The Project : Retail invites you in to the mind of Sarah King, owner of the contemporary women’s store – Blush Boutique in Kirkwood, Missouri.  She is a current client of The Project : Retail co-founder, Margo Kopman, and has been working with her since October 2008. 

How long have you been in business?

Six years in March.

Why did you decide to open a retail store?

It was my dream and I wanted to create an environment that was welcoming & that was a place for women of all ages to come together and find things that made them feel good about themselves; as well as create long lasting relationships.

What has been your biggest challenge to date? 

Creating a healthy work/life balance & delegating responsibility.  Because I love what I do so much, trying to not feel like I have to be in the store ALL of the time and doing everything myself has been the hardest thing to do.

What do you love most about what you do? 

Creating relationships.  It isn’t just about buying product and selling clothes.  It’s about building the relationships, being a part of the community, giving back & it coming full circle.  That’s what I love about it.

By growing the business and being able to be where I am now, I am able to do things bigger and better than I ever thought possible.

If you were to give any advice & share words of wisdom to your younger self, what would you say? 

Work smarter, not harder.  Know what your strengths are and don’t be afraid of asking questions when you are unsure of your weaknesses.   Take deep breaths and enjoy the ride.

For more information about Blush Boutique, visit her Facebook page,