Strength after Sandy

Monday, November 12, 2012

I'll be traveling to New York City for the next few days so posting will be a little quiet this week.

I've been wanting to share my thoughts on hurricane Sandy and offer my love to those affected by the storm but it's been hard to capture the right sentiment. And though New York City is a place so saturated in my industry, it's been difficult to prepare for upcoming meetings, dwell on the trends for an upcoming season or make fabric choices while co-workers from my SoHo office are still struggling without power and enduring hours of daily commutes. Sadly, that's the least of it, as cities and towns nearby are just beginning to clean up the damage. That being said, the strong American spirit is to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and carry on, so while it feels right to proceed with business as best we can, it would be wrong to forget our northerly neighbors unable to do the same.

If you haven't had the opportunity yet, here are some helpful links to donate supplies, money, or send a prayer and words of encouragement.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

11/15/12 Update: support by shopping!


  1. Safe travels and enjoy your time in NYC! Your sentiments regarding the hurricane and those affected was wonderfully put, and very kind. It feels so strange to me - I'm in Connecticut, about twenty miles inland and on top of a rather big hill, so the worst of the storm for me was freight-train-sounding wind and the extent of the damage was a plastic chair falling over the morning *after*. Our town also has its own power company so we weren't part of the very many dealing with power outages. I'm only a few hours from NYC so to see the devastation they're suffering from (as well as the New Jersey and Connecticut coastlines) and to continue living my everyday, normal life makes the whole scenario feel surreal. To know that I experienced such a small fraction of the affects of the storm leaves me feeling humbled, but also saddened for the less fortunate. It's overall just a staggering situation. East coasters are a hearty breed, though, and they'll overcome; it's wonderful to see so many individuals and businesses devoting time and money to helping them through it!

  2. I so understand your struggle to find the right words, but this is such a perfectly put post. I hope you and the Big Apple enjoy your time together.

  3. i'm with you here on finding the right way to express how you feel. hope you have a safe and happy trip!


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