The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” is one that touches my heart. We live in a world that creates a sense of seperatedness and isolation whereas in truth we work best as a united community. We are designed to be a tribe utilizing each others best skills and working together in collaboration.
My Holistic approach was and is a direct result of this truth coming to me in my life about a decade ago when I realized the system which I been brought up with was somehow broken. However I digress.
Today, I want to HONOR the people, the businesses, the vendors that are Supporting the Designer Showcase ‘Real Life Real Design’ so we can donate and auction off some amazing items to benefit the local charity NYC Youth at Risk.
I have already introduced you to the CEO of the charity, the Project Manager of the event, and the person that invited me to be a part of this magical evening. (see my previous blog post RLRD – the Beginning)
Now, I would like to highlight the SUPPLIERS that have generously donated their products and some even their time to help me with this. With heartfelt Gratitude, here are the first of many that have made my design creation – a Sustainable Holistic Kitchen and Dining Area with the theme I Love Bacon become a reality.
The Sankofa Center
This was the very first to donate. Ronnie was so generous with his lovely products I am amazed. He started a company to benefit those living with AIDS in Ghana. His company is a non-for-profit, so this donation is extra special knowing that this is something quite valuable to the people that have made these items, and that he believes in giving back to others in need. My heart is bursting with gratitude for his generosity of spirit both for his donation of lovely handmade Kitchen Aprons – one of which I will be wearing as I hand out the bacon brownies!
Thank you #RonnieShaw!!!
This is a lovely company that was so quick to jump on board and give to a cause that they believe in! And what a pleasure to work with a company that focuses on doing the right thing! They also focus on creating beautiful items to enhance your spaces in a sustainable manner and a reasonable price range. What a concept! Good quality, great customer service, things that bring living plants into our indoor environments. A wonderful addition to my Holistic Design environment. Thank you Sarah Digout!!!
A fabulous resource for creating beautifully designed spaces, this is an iconic showroom in the NYC designer’s rolodex. Add a long time business colleague and friend, plus a fabulously designed sustainable Cart then we have a true Win-Win scenario! Gracious Homes offers such a wide range of designed items that I have been able to do the fastest decorating job of my career with their help! Amazing resources, superoior customer service and a sense of style.
Thank you Gracious Homes and Richard Segal!!!