I'm admittedly taking the entire month of January to acclimate to 2018. This year more than ever the joke, "New Year, New Me" rings very true. At the end of 2017 our family moved out of Los Angeles and back home to Northern California. There is nothing like having a baby to make you quickly realize how much you want and need to have family close by. The excitement and relief to be near family is strong, but I still miss my LA friends dearly - especially the women of WE.
Anthony and I are working on a special project that I hope to share more about soon. In the mean time, I've moved my studio up north and we are carrying on business as usual - just at a slower tempo. One part I'm most excited about is connecting with creatives and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area and other parts of Northern California! There are people I've corresponded with only over Instagram for years... and I know this move will make it possible for us to actually meet in person soon.
As I write this I also feel very aware that there are probably a handful of people in LA who don't know we left, and a lot of people at home who don't yet know we are here! (Just wait for it - I'm probably going to see you at the grocery store soon!) This change happened fairly quick and I'm sorry that we didn't get to see everyone we love before leaving.
Next week I'm visiting San Francisco for the first time since 2013! Frances Austen and Alissa Bell are hosting a private event to celebrate the launch of FA's Collection II and the Essentialist Collection's launch in the Bay Area. If you're in San Francisco and want details to the event, just send me an email or direct message on Instagram. Don't forget to include a recommendation for what we should see, eat, and visit while in the city.
So many reasons to celebrate next week with Frances Austen! I hope your 2018 is off to a fresh and clear start!