Saturday, February 22 was a major day for GlamTribale and me personally. I made it to The Marketplace @ Teaberry, to meet with manager Sharon Houston-Collins about opening a new shop on April 1.
GlamTribale will open our largest shop yet — about 200 sq ft — with this view above and two windows. I wasn’t prepared to take this much space but I know how successful another shop is at Teaberry. We share the same accountant — April Ambrozy here in Philadelphia.
With 26 linear feet, I can easily merchandise Elephant Bazaar separately from the rest of GlamTribale.
Opening on April Fool’s Day is not a problem for me, because I moved to New York on April 1st and have never looked back.
Death of My Dearest Friend Robert Rothschild
Saturday February 22 was also a very sad day for me, with the loss of my best friend of over 30 years Robert Rothschild. Robert and I were living proof that a man and a woman could be very devoted to each other without being lovers. Robert was also my business partner in GlamTribale, which is now owned exclusively by myself.
Over the course of the years, Robert was always there for me, including to help mend a romantically broken heart. I am so glad that I was able to be a daily caregiver for him these last three months, as he suffered a terrible bout with cancer. His courage and grace in dealing a disease that ravaged his body really inspires me.
Robert will be acknowledged in Teaberry with the certain knowledge that I have a new guardian spirit for myself and the GlamTribale team. Thank you, Robert Rothschild. I am so blessed to have had your rock solid support and constant friendship for so long. I hope my devotion to your every need every day and often all day in the final months of your life was living proof of how grateful I will always be to you. ~ With love and deep appreciation, Anne