And the Gates Opened for Her

My heart ripped apart earlier this year when someone very special to me passed on from life to death. Suzi is an enormous part of my journey that I have been on with the creation and branding of Erica Maree designs. One of the first seamstress to join the team she is deeply missed.

She has been visiting my thoughts a lot the past month. Here in Mexico the traditional holiday Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead was recently celebrated. Here they believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. The streets are full of color, homes are decorated with traditional flowers and flags. I really do love this time of year. So naturally and with no question, we built an altar to honor the life of Suzy.

“te extrano tanto Suzi”