Posted on March 17 2020
I am writing to you from home.
Yesterday we made the tough but necessary decision to close Rue Boutique store-front. Most likely for the next two weeks.
This is a huge burden for any small business - local restaurants, gyms, coffee shops, and retail stores alike.
We all rely on the existence of our local brick & mortar shops - whether for your daily morning coffee, your favorite restaurant, or place to shop. And we rely on you - to support us and keep us going.
As a consumer I try to support local businesses whenever I can.
I have many friends who have small businesses just like me and we are all on reserve right now.
If you are shopping online, we encourage you to visit your local businesses sites first. If they don't have a live website - email them and let them know what you need or looking for. In addition to retail, many local restaurants are doing pick up or delivery. Give them a call. These actions make a difference.
I know that we will get through this. In the meantime I wish you all health. Try to keep your spirits high and stay safe. ~ Ayellet
WHAT I AM DOING TO COPE:
Frequently drink HOT liquids - plain hot water, tea, coffee, cocoa, cider. Skip the ice water. Hot liquids helps to kill the virus.
Practicing home yoga. I designated an area at home and it's not so bad. (I am a yogi and not going to class is really, really, hard. I know many local studios are offering online yoga. My personal favorite is Amazing Yoga.)
SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE:
Om Lounge Yoga
Dina Ellen Boutique
Franklin & Mercer
Kelly Lane Design
Love Pittsburgh Shop
Make & Matter
No. 14 Boutique
Stude Baker Metals
Von Walter & Funk
Wild Card PGH