Ruby and Ari are old employees/friends of Nico Designs. They are so dear to me and it was very sad yet exciting to see them move on with their lives. Ari is attending Wharton school of business in Philly and Ruby is a freelance designer for some of the largest fashion labels in NYC. I had the fabulous opportunity to meet up with them in THE big apple!!! It makes me so happy to see how successful they've become. We met up in Soho and ventured to little Italy for an amazing authentic Italian dinner. We shared new stories, as well as, laughed and cried about old ones. After dinner we traveled to Ruby's trendy "Loft" style apartment in Brooklyn. It was there where I realized what a true New Yorker she had become! Brooklyn is filled with artists, musicians, and photographers, and Ruby fits right in! Rumor has it that these two very talented women might escape the east coast heat this summer and relocate back to their roots to rejoin the Nico Designs team for its summer season!!!! It's booking up and I will be so happy to have their expertise.