Thanks again for the great input.
Personal Shopping Services are utilized in many big cities, but yes it is a fairly new business and I am taking it a step further by focusing on gifts. My market is mainly NYC so I think the majority of people in this market will recognize and understand what my services are. But of course I want my services to be easily understandable to those who may not be familiar with this type of business.
As for the possible use of flash on the home page- I initially considered using flash, but I read that flash sites load slowly and are not easily searchable, so I decided against using it. The idea about the podcast is really good though.
I was also concerned about using pink - I hoped the brown background and text color counterbalanced the pink. I certaintly don`t want it to look to "girly" - I want it to appeal to women and men. So hopefully it isn`t to offensive to men.:)
Ok so everyone thinks the home/index page is a no-go or needs to be redesigned to include more explanation of what my business is. Darn I really loved the way the logo on the page. But your comments make sense.