Hello Everyone,

During the midst of what the globe has been experiencing we’ve all had time to reflect on our own lives. For me, it has been primarily the work-life balance. For all the negatives, there have been many positives. More walks with my family, catching up with friends, cooking at home, and most fun…teaching my 5-year-old to ride a bike without training wheels. As the CEO of Marissa Collections, I’ve challenged the team to come up with ideas that could lead to great opportunities. Things that we talk about doing, but never began because there is just not enough time.

In April, we hit the tip of the iceberg with some of these ideas and I hope you enjoyed them.

#MCGivesBack – We wanted to give back to our amazing healthcare heroes, so we sponsored by providing meals to the emergency room staff at Naples Community Hospital. We challenged our community to join this initiative and the response was incredible. Over 7,500 meals have been donated to NCH in the past month.

Instagram Live Link Up’s – These have been so much fun and equally inspiring to hear from our friends. We have spoken to Stellene Volandes (twice), Irene Neuwirth, Jonathan Simkhai, Todd Reed and many more. Today, we will be speaking to Muse’s Nicholas Vitrano about the Have a Heart Campaign, and next week we will link up with Beth Bugdaycay, the founder of Foundrae.

#SpoilMom – Mother’s Day is this Sunday and we are spoiling Mom this year more than ever. Spoil her with a charm, or two, from Have a Heart x Muse. The charming initiative, Have A Heart, is a multi-designer, cool, collaborative, charitable charm collection— conceived of and curated by the New York based fine jewelry agency, MUSE. Each charm is either literally or figuratively, a heart. There are over 25 designers who have created over 300 charms for the project. Exclusive trunk show featuring Sylva & Cie., Nikos Koulis, Buddha Mama, Silvia Furmanovich, and many more.

Reopening May 4th – Marissa Collections reopened on Monday, May 4th. We are proud to offer the following services, at a social distance.

New boutique hours: 10-5 Monday-Saturday

Private, in-store styling appointments

FaceTime, or Zoom styling appointments

In-home consultations

Curbside pickup

Same day, local delivery

Digital trunk shows

 

ON A PERSONAL NOTE:

Watching: I fell victim to Tiger King early and it was well worth it. I also caught up on Narcos Mexico and Money Heist…both extremely good!

What’s cooking? Lots and lots of cooking especially with my new Sous Vous machine. My go-to recipes? Meatballs, Fettuccine Alfredo, Spaghetti a la Carbonara, Tikka Masala and lots of grilling.

Zoomed Out?! I am, but I did find some time to spend the weekend with my friends watching the NFL Draft together. My great friend Michelle McKenna, CIO of the NFL, knocked the socks off the whole event. Truly, hats off! If you have not zoomed with friends, I highly recommend it.

I can’t believe it has only been a month! It has felt like 2 years. My goal is to continue to reflect every month and look forward to the next. I hope you enjoyed it, be safe, and don’t squander this time to grow.

Thank you,