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Love in the time of Corona

March 17, 2020 | 0 comments

Wow, these are trying and unprecedented times as a human being, a parent, a small business owner in the event industry, and the wife of a restaurant worker. We are all facing uncertainty, whether it is wondering if your wedding will go on, where the next paycheck is coming from, or how to care for our loved ones during this time.

A note to our clients planning their weddings right now: we are talking to everyone with immediate events and handling each on a case by case basis, all in different, creative ways. Whether that is the decision to continue with the printing of their invitations, hold off for now, or to print or create art that is emailed to communicate changes in events, we welcome each client to reach out (if we haven't already reached out to you) to discuss the best ways to figure this out for their individual needs. 

For those of us working from home: I woke up this morning understanding the need to develop routine and structure. It helped me when I started my business, almost fifteen years ago, establishing a daily schedule (I wrote about it on the forth blog if you want to review) but for now it feel it's important to:

-exercise each day- for me it's yoga and walking

-continue to reach out to my current clients and work on future events

-practice something creative- I'm going to try watercoloring more

-help my kids establish their studying routines

-order something from a local business, whether you extend your groceries to include bread from the bakery, wine from the wine shop, pick up to-go food from your favorite restaurant, or order flowers to brighten your day: Fleur I'm calling you - I need some mimosas right now!

-rest and self care- whether that's reading, gardening, skin care, reaching out to your bff or mom, making cookies...do what makes you feel good right now

-check in on your older neighbors- do they need anything right now?

I honestly don't want to school anyone but I do urge you - Please don't hoard food or supplies. We live in a developed nation, we are not going to run out. When we hoard, we prevent someone else from receiving an essential item. I was so disheartened to try to buy my son tissues and find none on the shelves of my three local markets. Seeing empty shelves just adds to the panic and fear -only buy what you need.

I'm around! Please reach out if you want to say hi, talk something through, or want an accountability partner to get dressed each day. We're all going to get through this!


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