This beautiful new colorway of Zulugrass is perfectly named after our very own Denise Ortiz. Denise has been with The Leakey Collection for the past 6 years and is an integral part of our warehouse operations. Chances are good that Denise has somehow been involved with your order. She ensures that all products are meticulously packed to every customers’ satisfaction. Denise is so dedicated to her work that she can always been counted on for special projects or rushed orders. She is also our “Go To” gal for modeling and you have likely seen her on our website or in our catalog. Her “hot” looks, endless energy, her spark for living, and her ability to light up any room are the reasons we call 017A Fiery D.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
As we at The Leakey Collection reflect on thoughts of thanksgiving this week, you are at the top of the list. No one can express the gratitude better than the people whose lives are changed through your support. We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Sitting at my desk, wrapping up a fun day of designing new products, I heard a loud brushing sound at my open office tent flap. I looked over and smiled, thinking it was a cat come to play and saw the largest black mamba I’ve ever seen! It was at least 15’ long, winding his way into my tent just a yard from my feet. I stood up. He reared. We both waited to see who would make the first move. After about 30 VERY LONG seconds, he backed away and slithered off into the brush again. My heart is still pounding!!!
Our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. We have several partner stores in some of the hardest-hit areas that we haven’t heard from so our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones! Please let us know how you are when you can.
We also have many of our own that have been impacted. Sales reps Jan Syvertsen and Tina Edwards both live in Connecticut, while our web guru Joseph Cohen lives and works in NYC. Fortunately they’re all ok, and we’ve been getting updates from them which we’d like to share.
Amidst the unthinkable devastation and cold, it is comforting to hear the stories of kindness. Neighbors who are sharing generators or firewood, cafes that have opened their doors to anyone who needs to re-charge a cell phone, and strangers coming together to overcome nature’s warpath. We saw this photo on Facebook that shows how adverse circumstances can bring out the best in people.
With temperatures dropping and no electricity, perhaps for weeks, the road to recovery seems impossibly long. Fortunately, help from all over the country is pouring into the affected areas. We experience the effects of people helping people on a daily basis through our company. It certainly seems as if the people of this country will come together to get through this challenging time. We are here to help in any way we can.