Second Life is a great place to learn that nothing is permanent. People change partners so fast sometimes it makes my head spin. I’ve lived in the same location for almost a year, but in that time, I’ve had more neighbours than I can count – some only staying a month or less. The staff at the club where I work seems to be on fast forward – often I don’t have a chance to meet a new host or DJ before they’re gone. And shops move location constantly…and quite often, close.
So I guess it shouldn’t have been a shock to me that one of my favourite clothing stores was going out of business. Drinkinstein Sorbet, the owner and creator at The Sea Hole announced last month that she was closing the doors of The Sea Hole. I didn’t see this notice until after she hadn’t appeared at Collabor88 in May and I wondered at that time if she was just taking a break or if this was a sign that she would be closing. You see, she was also the mastermind behind what has become my favourite shopping event – Collabor88. While it will continue, I will be disappointed that she won’t be contributing any longer. My hope is that she will come back from time to time to with some of her amazing work for this event.
I really should have done this post before the store closed on May 31st. I went to the shop for the second time on the last day and bought everything I had wanted in the past, but couldn’t afford at the time. My all-time favourite design is her Romance top, shown above. I now proudly own it in all six colours, along with so many of her kitschier offerings.
I doubt you’ll see this post, Drink, but my wish for you is that you are off doing whatever it is that makes you happy. And I raise my glass to you.