Covid-19 has changed so much of everyone’s daily life quickly and decisively. I hope all of you are safe and healthy at these uncertain times.
We wanted to share some of our experience with you. It seems like eons ago when I decided to close my close my office on March 17. Any other year, I would have only been out for the day - planning to avoid the chaos and noise of the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Ave. This year, I grabbed a few essential papers and settled business matters and shut the office. Quite a change.
Like all of you, we went through a timeline that forever altered our reality. For me it started around March 3rd, when I started ordering antibacterial wipes on Amazon, which were already mostly sold out. I stocked up on gel soaps (no foam) and Clorox spray if I could find it. We started washing our hands constantly and sanitizing our phones frequently. On March 9, I stopped riding the subway and opted to walk everywhere. We stopped dining out. On March 17th, I left the city, and that evening my husband joined me in Massachusetts when he learned that his business was also closing out of safety concerns.
Together with the world, we are dealing with uncertainty, family, health and the new world (dis)order. We are fortunate to have a place that is pretty solitary to escape to. Up here, stores are less crowded, farm stands are abundant and it’s easy to take a walk. Zoom is a way of life - both for continuing to do business and for staying social with friends. 6 pm Happy Hour on Zoom is my favorite time of day - well, truthfully it was always my favorite time of day!
Instagram is still a major way for Keyamour and myself to stay connected and check in on my community. While jewelry may not be the first priority for many, seeing and appreciating beauty in all forms is a must for staying sane. I continue to post and love seeing the posts of others.
Staying connected and feeling close to others is a huge key to surviving this time of isolation. We must support each other even when we cannot reach out and hold each other. I am optimistic that together (even from afar) we will all come out on the other end of this stronger, kinder, and more compassionate. Take time with your family to enjoy the slowness, share some food, take care of each other.
Along those lines, I started a new instagram that shares my passion for cooking with you. Please check in on @keyamourcooks and see what we are eating, and maybe be inspired for your next meal.
We at Keyamour look forward to hearing from you. Unfortunately new orders may have to be shipped in a few weeks. We remain open to questions and enquiries by email. Again, wishing you safety and health. We look forward to serving you and seeing you all in the future.