This morning I ran into two women wearing HEUCY, looking amazing. Then I received two more photos of gals in HEUCY…at the office and out and about. It was like HEUCY meets “Where’s Waldo”…and it made me so happy, to see how my friends — and friends of friends — are embracing what we call #Heucylife. Wearing chic, versatile and comfortable clothes and accessorizing them on their own terms. And looking happy and confident! We are absolutely LOVING seeing our merchandise on real women who inspire us…our #HEUCYGals!
Anyhoo, later this afternoon I was chatting with someone in my elevator about how unseasonably humid and warm it is in New York. We were complaining and agreed that it should definitely be colder. We should be wearing tights and scarves and camel coats, channeling Ali McGraw from “Love Story” (just the happy parts) and/or Anne Hathaway’s makeover in “The Devil Wears Prada.” We were talking along these lines, when our lovely elevator operator chimed in, “You know, it’s the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.”
We stopped talking for a second. That’s right, I thought. This time two years ago, my family and I watched a gigantic green explosion happen (seemingly) right outside of our window. It turned out, that was the Con Edison plant that supplied our electricity downtown. We never imagined — in our wildest dreams — that we would be out of running water and without power for weeks. And we had absolutely no idea that Sandy would completely devastate people’s lives in parts of New York like Red Hook, Staten Island and beyond. My heart still goes out to people who experienced the aftermath in those areas. We were able to escape until our power came back. Some people had nowhere to go.
So today, my mind goes back to being incredibly thankful. We appreciate that so many wonderful ladies have chosen to take a chance on HEUCY — and they’re looking (and feeling) amazing in the clothes! And we are so grateful for all of the blessings in life, especially in the context of Sandy and its aftermath just two years ago. A more worthy topic to write about today…than perhaps #nationalcatday and #nationaloatmealday (who knew?). Although I do love a good oatmeal cookie.
Here’s to being thankful.
The HEUCY Team