Added May 14, 2012
Orange County, C...
Ever wonder about the warp and woof of the fibers that hold a friendship together?
It’s a curious thing which sometimes defies description or explanation.
I recently had the good fortune to take a cruise through the Panama canal. After more than a two year online Burda friendship with Adriana Orozco, I discovered I would be sailing to her rain forest in Costa Rica. She and I exchanged several emails and made arrangements to meet in person for the first time. While my participation only required walking down the ship’s gang plank, Adriana had to face a drive of many miles to reach me, and an even longer drive home in a rain storm.
Few opportunities are as rewarding as coming face- to-face with someone you’ve admired only through the ether. Spending a day with Adriana in the rainforest is one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had in recent years, maybe more memorable than the cruise. We shared sewing ideas, creative thoughts and I got to know this woman of grace in a much more intimate way. Her personality sparkles like the sequins and beads on her gowns, and her welcome is as warm as the love she puts into all her designs.
Creativity seeps from her pores and there’s no doubt about her devotion to her artistry which is evident in the pins and needles collecting above her car visor.
With this visit, the fabric of the friendship between Adriana and I has become more tightly knit, yet woven loosely enough to span the miles between us, and styled to remain in fashion for many years to come. What is impressive about this amazing friendship is the thought that it would never have come about if we had not seen each others work on this Burda website.
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