The last couple years fashionable home furnishing retail stores and coffee shops have set their visual merchandising ambiance with accent lighting, graphical art and all types of music from pop to indie artists to inspire shoppers to linger. It wasn’t until last week while doing some back-to-school shopping I made a quick detour to Pottery Barn and found a variety of their summer music CD’s on sale and bought them for $2.97 each—what a steal! Somehow, bringing home some of that upbeat music psyched me into more entertaining, cooking and dancing.
Recently, I returned to Pottery Barn to buy more of their party CD’s, but was told by staff that the store is converting to satellite radio. I was hooked and enjoyed being introduced to new cultural rhythms and indie bands and musicians. Since then, I joined Blip.fm and Pandora online and have found DJs who share my music tastes and introduce me to new tunes and all I have to do is download my music playlist which is very affordable and easy.