montecito has always had my heart. we have been so fortunate to spend a lot of time there and to have decorated a lot of homes there. it’s truly my favorite place- it’s beautiful, serene, relaxed, sophisticated and i always say, it’s magic.
a few days ago montecito suffered yet another disaster. a few weeks ago it was fires, now it’s mudslides that have caused horrific damage and deaths. i was there installing a house. seeing it first hand was not only scary, it was life changing. my heart is broken for everyone effected by this.
i have made friends with so many people there, not just clients. we know the people in restaurants, the shop owners we love to buy from, the people at the hotels. so many lovely people that call montecito home. my heart aches for them. this will forever change their lives.
understanding why these things happen, and why they happen to wonderful people perplexes me. hard to imagine the bigger plan. sometimes all we can do is pray.
i pray that people stay safe, i pray they return home, i pray they rebuild not only their homes, but their lives. i pray they hold tight to their memories. i pray for all the animals, i hope they get reunited with their families. i pray that the small businesses prosper and come back stronger than ever. i pray for the nature that surrounds this precious town, may it flourish. i pray for the police, the fireman, the leaders of the community… i pray they maintain strength, resilience and focus.
most importantly i pray that montecito not only heals, but that it becomes stronger, better, if possible, more beautiful…i know it will, i know this because montecito is magic.