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COCOCOZY rug display at the Capel showroom in High Point, NC (above)

So I cried yesterday.  I cried in a public place.   Right in the middle of several people.  Here’s why.

Yesterday was the debut of the COCOCOZY for Capel Rugs collection here in High Point, NC.
Cameron Capel – grand daughter of the founder of Capel Rugs – took me into the showroom at Market Square with showroom manager Ron Bristow, Deanne O’Connor and Capel President John Magee.  When I first saw the display I was bowled over with joy…giggling, laughing, ooohing and ahhhing.  I chittered and chattered with glee.  I was so happy!  This went on for about 10 minutes.

Then all of a sudden I looked over to my left and I saw a COCOCOZY for Capel Rugs sign pasted onto the showroom window….and that is when I started to cry.

It was overwhelming in a wonderful way.  Here I am, just a normal girl, who started blogging 5 years ago…standing in the middle of a posh showroom with an entire collection of 24 luxury rugs staring at me…and the brand name I made up late one night in my kitchen years ago (COCOCOZY) staring right back at me too…larger than life.  It was a moment.

I know there will be many more ups and downs on this journey I am taking with COCOCOZY.  I am prepared for that.  I’ve learned a lot about myself…becoming a business owner and all…I hope I’ve helped you all learn a bit and get inspired too.  So many of the moments I have spent dealing with the twists and turns of running a business have been challenging…some of them lows…some of them were so confusing.

Yesterday, though, was a moment that I did take to pause…I paused and was thankful for all of the wonderful people I’ve worked with and met along the way.  I was also overcome with emotion.  So I cried right there in public.  A good cry.  A happy cry. A very happy cry.

Heading back to Los Angeles later today.  More from High Point tomorrow!

Happy Tuesday!


P.S.  Thank you to Ron Bristow and Ken for setting up a marvelous display.

P.P.S.  A huge thank you to Tami Watras who is the former Creative Director at Capel who found me a year and half ago!

P.P.P.S. A big huge thank you to Cameron Capel who has hosted me all weekend!  Such a lovely time having dinners etc.!

P.P.P.P.S.  I’ll share more photos later!


  1. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your “good news” with your readers. We all need more “good cries” and more “good news”.

    • I’ve become very sentimental these days! I don’t know that most people would end up in tears seeing some rugs! Thank you your nice comment Deb!

  2. So well deserved, Cococozy!! Reading your post almost made me cry because I know how hard you have worked. You really are an inspiration (an inspiration who clearly never sleeps!) xoxoxoxo

  3. What a wonderful moment for you. The realization of all you have accomplished. But, this is really just another beginning….there will be more moments like that to come!

    Congratulations…you are an inspiration in so many ways.
    ~ Elizabeth

  4. I saw your display at the Capel Showroom yesterday during HP Market. So nice! Ron is terrific and the Capel product has been a fav for many years! Good luck in your venture! You’re on your way! Congrats!

  5. You have SO many people behind you and rooting for you, Coco. I loved reading this and it put happy tears in my eyes. You deserve this success and recognition of talent very much!


  6. It is a joy to watch your Cococozy line grow.
    It just goes to show when you are passionate about what you do,you are able
    to deal with the highs and lows of your business. Adjust with the twist and turns and new opportunities…much success with your rug line, it is stunning.

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