The love letter is as old as written language itself. Where would you find one in today's post snail mail world? RICA founder, Dr. Ivy found her love letter in the form of an Instagram post.
DC Benny writes:
"The day after my wife signed a lease on her new production space in red hook, hurricane Sandy hit. When we got to the space, there was an overturned boat lodged by the door and a 7 foot watermark where the water had submerged the entire bottom floor of the building. Everything was ruined. Everything except this old photo of her great grandma. I took this pic right when she found the photo as we were cleaning up the mess. It all felt pretty hopeless. 2 weeks later, West Elm put in a huge order and @ricabathandbody was on the map. Today that photo of "Big Momma", hangs on the wall of her new space 400 3rd avenue, where orders for her handmade bath and body products are being filled for stores all around the world. Life knocks you down, you dust off, get up off that canvas and go kick its ass. #strongwoman #bathandbody #mywifeisthebomb"
DC Benny, or as we know him in the studio, our master Butter All Over mixologist, is a frequent writing contributor to the RICA Blog and even comes up with our knowledgable, yet cheeky product descriptions. Thank ya kindly Ben, DC Benny, Butter Master Extraordinaire!