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  • Writer's pictureHolly Kirby

HELLO AGAIN

I've missed you!





"Risk-taking, trust, and serendipity are key ingredients of joy. Without risk, nothing new ever happens. Without trust, fear creeps in. Without serendipity, there are no surprises.”

~ Rita Gelman

Hello, old friend. It's so good to be in your in-box again. To me, this feels a bit like when you haven’t talked to a good friend for SO long and it seems as if so much has happened you’re not sure you’ll ever be able to fully “catch up.” That feeling may even cause you to procrastinate on sending that text, making that phone call, setting that date or, (as in my case) writing that email.

There are also those friends that, when you see them, even if it’s been ages, you can pick up right where you left off. I’m sure you have some of those in your life, right? They’re my favorite. The connection brings with it a feeling of ease and comfort, like coming home. For me, I would like to be this kind of friend.

So for this month, in addition to some highlights on what's new and good with Serendipity, I will leave you with some encouragement inspired by the above picture:

Passion: “People with great passion can make the impossible happen.” –Anonymous

Smile: "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." –Phyllis Diller

Patience: "Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy." –Saadi

Serendipity: "I always leave room for serendipity and chance." –Ken Stott

and the GREATEST of these...

Love: "Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time."

–Maya Angelou

 

SERENDIPITOUS NEWS



NEW VEHICLE IN THE FLEET


We are living our best life with you this year and are pleased to announce a brand new addition to our fleet. Growth is humbling, scary and exciting all at the same time! We believe this luxury SUV will only add to your signature Serendipity tour with all its features, comfort and additional space. We're still in the process of choosing a name and will roll that out soon! I'm going to miss Flexi and send her off with blessing to her next home. She was the beautiful, clean and faithful workhorse to support our first couple of years as Serendipity and helped to create many memories for people. Thanks again, Flexi, and may the legacy of excellence and joy continue with our new addition!



QUICK NOTE ON 2023 SEASON PRICING

We're so excited for our new season to begin. We have a brand new luxury SUV vehicle with the capacity to accommodate six guests instead of five and we believe you will love it! After much deliberation here at Serendipity, we as a team are looking to keep our prices as they were for 2022 and will keep the rate at $95/hour for 1-6 people, still with a six hour minimum. Even though inflation and new costs have come our way, we do not wish to pass them on to you. You're the whole reason we're here and love what we do! We can't wait to see our repeat customers and new faces in 2023!






PERKS FOR LOCALS THROUGH APRIL

Announcing our first Perks for Locals Promotion! Enjoy a serendipitous day away in wine country at the deepest discount we offer of 15%! In addition, we will target wineries on our route that are part of the Perks for Locals program as well so your day will be filled with experiences that celebrate YOU as an area wine enthusiast. Take this opportunity to enjoy what's in your own back yard! As your neighbor, I'm looking forward to sharing a day together! *Simply present your Oregon driver's license at pick-up and this amazing offer will be applied. Limit one offer per tour. Valid through April 30, 2023.




eGIFT CARDS AVAILABLE

Serendipity Gift Cards now available through Square in four different amounts. So easy to personalize and send! Check it out through link below.



TOUR ADD-ON PACKAGES

Head over to our Tours page to see what packages are available to make your day even more special!





 

TWO CLAPS!


This is a space created for appreciating those who go above and beyond. It's fun to catch people in the act of being kind!


This edition of Two Claps goes out to Casey Dyck of Newberg Ford. Casey has been my friend and contact at Newberg Ford for years and truly is my "friend in the car business." If you need one of those, I highly recommend reaching out. He will take the best care of you and going the extra mile is just what he does.

A huge, heartfelt TWO CLAPS to you, Casey! Thank you for believing in me and for your excellent customer service. You will always be a part of Serendipity's story. ;)


 

VISION BOARD



For this edition, I'm just going to share some entries from my Goal Setting section of my new Tapping Solution Planner.

  1. I am adding a tour guide to the team by hiring another person with their own vehicle by June 30th.

  2. I am increasing influence and impact in the WV wine industry by getting more involved in WVWA or by founding OWTC or learning more of Kim's organization by April 30th.

  3. I am creating a consistent value-add legacy content flow through newsletters or videos beginning February 28th.









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