Treat yourself. Dance in the living room, bake the cake, laugh out loud.
LSA Serve Cake Stand $85
At The Perfect Provenance, our team has been working incredibly hard to stay afloat and find out what our place is in this new economy and environment is. From the minute we opened, our goal was to connect to our community and be part of our client's lives no matter where you live. I felt that retail had become sterile and impersonal and I wanted to combine all of the things that I loved -- food, fashion, and home -- to create one of a kind experiences -- similar to the feeling that you have on vacation when find a special gift or dress or shirt, a terrific meal and memories shared with family and friends. Now that we are operating differently I believe our mission is more important than ever before because with so much stress in the world, we hope that we can take your mind off it for a moment and help create happiness in your homes. It is not merely enough for our business to just barely survive, I want to give our employees and a clients a refuge where you can escape and laugh.
More than 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with a life changing autoimmune disease that changed my career and life and then, subsequently I had three children that were born with a lot of medical challenges. During those incredibly challenging years, I often found myself asking, why me, why us, why now? I tried to find meaning in how I could have such horrible luck and I learned through my journey to believe in the randomness of life, that we are not always in control of the universe and despite overwhelming challenges, I did still have control over my emotions and how I chose to raise my family. It became my life's goal to create a 'normal' environment because children find joy in so many simple things -- eating ice cream, playing games, dance in the living room and family. Instead of focusing on triggers that brought me sadness I began to focus on something I called #triggerhappiness. I wrote about it for the Huffington Post in 2017 (click link here) and thought you might find it of interest and share if you feel it will help someone else struggling. And so, I ask all of you now to take a deep breath, make a plan, create a structure, find things to celebrate, have a good cry if you need to but also, pick yourself up, reinvent yourself, ask for help when you need it -- but know that it will be possible to find joy again.
To that end, we are working creatively to help you celebrate birthdays, romance (yes romance!), graduations, holidays and more at home and virtually. We don't need to feel guilty if we are not stressed 24/7, we owe it to ourselves, family and friends to take a break. Take care, lisa lori