Heidi was loved by many and loved many in return. Her store too was an amazing treasure in the wonderful shopping district of Melrose and the 7th Ave curve. Her business became such a treasure and success, she had to expand into a bigger space, not too far from the original location.
Sadly, it was at this time that the cancer that Heidi had survived years before, returned and in the end took her life. She was a fighter up until the end. She never wanted to be treated as someone who was sick and refused to let the cancer become who she was.
Unfortunately after her passing, Hollywood Regency was sold and renamed and after that I lost track of what became of the store.
I had a hard time deciding if I should name my Vintage selling "store" after her or not. As much as I wanted to pay tribute to her in my own little way, I felt that it may be looked down upon because my little nothing of a store couldn't compare to the grand woman that touched so many people. I finally said screw it and named my store Heidi's Regency. She is the one who inspired me to embrace the "sickness" that is buying and selling vintage plus, I wanted to do my part in keeping the original Hollywood Regency alive -- even though I am now 2000 miles away from it's origin. Although I would love to have a store front, I doubt I have the business savvy to do that -- so for now, it's an online store.
So those of you who are wondering who Heidi is... She is a woman that taught me, trusted me, pushed me, promoted me, and most of all believed in me!
Heidi Owens... You are still missed very much! Love you! XOXOXOXO