A lot of my friends have reached out asking about New York. Some fear that the death of New York is imminent, while others are hopeful that the spirit of New York will survive this.
Almost autumn in New York. A sweater weather comfort that feels so calm and peaceful.
Speaking of calm, I rarely shoot in the theater district because it’s usually extremely crowded. Lots and lots of people. And buses and cars. Just overwhelming overall. For a clear shot, we’d have to get there at sunrise to beat the crowds. This time, it’s a lot different. Small crowds, few cars, and little foot traffic. A lot of my friends have reached out asking about New York. Some fear that the death of New York is imminent, while others are hopeful that the spirit of New York will survive this. Some days, I feel both. The foot traffic at Artemis is nothing like it was last summer and some of our close clients have moved out of state. Walking through Time Square and the theater distinct though, I do feel the spirit of New York. It’s almost like a sleepy giant about to wake up from its nap. I remain hopeful, because I have to be. There’s no other place I’d rather be.
With autumn at our front door, sweater weather is a much welcomed tradition. In my humble opinion, one of the queens of fall styling is my dear friend, Marissa Webb. I have these leather pants in black (as seen here) and they are one of my absolute favorites. This chestnut edition is gorgeous as well and works beautifully with brown tones, winter whites, shades of blue, and more. And this sweater can be worn buttoned up or as a cut out detail at the shoulder. Super chic and cozy!
I’ve been away from posting for the last few weeks to focus on Artemis. We intentionally waited to build a website. In the world of website first, brick-and-mortar second, we knew it looked like we were going backwards. We waited, because we wanted to see, hear, and experience the real human stories first. Every story that was shared and every frustration that was uttered, we actively sought out solutions. And in the end, I’m so glad we waited. The Artemis website is a manifestation of lived experiences – both personally of our own and from the clients who visited our shop. There are 3 things on the site that I’m personally passionate about:
- True Personalized Wellness | When it comes to CBD dosing, it was something I struggled with when I first started. And we don’t want anyone else to feel the same way I did. Working with scientific and medical experts, we offer complementary personalized dosing journals and guides tailored to each person.
- BIPOC & Women-Owned Brands | In this industry (and many other industries), funding is much harder and more limited to women and/or communities of color. Before recent tragic events, we wanted to build out a section to highlight BIPOC and women-owned brands. It was always in our DNA. With the website, we were able to make a deeper commitment.
- Community Care | This is something I’m very passionate about. For those who are currently experiencing financial distress, at Artemis we created a program to help offset costs and to actively seek out community organizations to provide fuller care support (like dental, medical, housing, etc).
I can’t wait for you to see the Artemis website! We’ve spent every waking moment working on it. It’s truly a labor of love and I can’t wait to share it with you. As always, thank you so much for reading and for being on this journey with me.