A picture worth a thousand words.
Mom would have loved RIDER. In fact, so many of our customers reminder me of her. Even though she lived in Denver, she was very "Park Slope" in spirit. It pains me to think that we opened the shop without her ever seeing it, but she's very much embedded in the soul of the place. That old clock that many of you have admired used to sit in her living room. So too the vintage mirrors that you try on your jewelry - the long wooden table that carries our candle selection, the round-top desk that is adorned with our stationary selection...
Mom was always so supportive of me chasing my dreams and when opening RIDER, I just knew she was lending a helping hand. That's why I embrace Mother's Day as best I can without her. Because I know she's close, and because the bond of Mom and child is one that can never be broken.
Photos are the most tangible tokens of her that I still have. They're my most precious possessions. That's why I thought Mother's Day was the perfect chance to offer free portraits to the community. Because, a picture is worth a thousand words, a thousand memories, a thousand kisses and a thousand goodbyes.
Come join us on Saturday. It will be a day to remember.