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31 08, 2015

Farm Dinner Blog

By |August 31st, 2015|Celebrations, Food, Friendship|

Farm Dinner Blog-Olive Connection 

Hi Friends, click above, the link for the Olive Connection Store Blog…enjoy!

And thanks for all your support…ox

12 08, 2015

One Store Opens/Another Closes

By |August 12th, 2015|Building a Store, Business, Celebrations, Friendship, Leadership, Personal Development, Selling|

We opened our store Olive Connection one week ago and it has been fantastic! Our friends rallied to support us, as did the neighborhood. It is sleepy August in Brookline, many people are away, so those that came in were local and curious. Most people bought something! Web site launched. www.oliveconnection  Check it out.  There is a lot of bedtime reading here.  Hope you find it interesting.

Award Winning Olive Oil [...]

15 06, 2015

Flag Day and Land of Opportunity

By |June 15th, 2015|Ambition, Career Development, Celebrations, drive and ambition, Education, Family, Friendship, Inspiration, Leadership, New Directions, Opportunity, Passion, Personal Development, Politics, Uncategorized, Women's Issues|

Yesterday was Flag Day June 14th…and it is marked in my neighborhood with flags on every lamp post, a parade, and color guard celebration on the high school lawn.

The day commemorates the American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of: Freedom, Democracy, National Pride, and History. Many have lost their lives defending it.

Flag Day also marks for me [...]

17 05, 2015

Progress Takes Time

By |May 17th, 2015|Business, Design, Family, Fashion, Food, Friendship, Health and Wellness, Inspiration, Marketing, New Businesses, Olive Connection, Philanthropy, Products, Retail Stores, Selling, Uncategorized|

I’ve been busy, thus the lag time in writing my blog.  Everyone said our timing to open beginning June was too aggressive…and now I know why.  Takes more time than we envisioned.  We are a month delayed.  The good news is we have time to to show the space to our friends, whose opinions we trust, to give their ideas and suggestions and brainstorm.  Here is Alan and Pam, [...]

8 04, 2015

Hunters and Gatherers Shopping at Round Top, Texas

By |April 8th, 2015|Art, Business, Celebrations, Design, Fashion, Food, Friendship, Home Decor, Inspiration, Olive Connection, Products, Retail Stores, Selling, Travel, Women's Issues|

WHY did I go to Texas with 6 girlfriends?  My friend Sally, retail consultant,  coach for young buyers, creative thinker, and brand manager, GATHERED her friends together, those who she thought would be interested in 4 days of shopping for STUFF in a new environment that would explode our mind.

ROUND TOP is 80 miles from Austin and 80 miles from Houston.  Population 90, that bursts with thousands experiencing Southern [...]

22 03, 2015

A STORE IS BEING BORN

By |March 22nd, 2015|Design, drive and ambition, Education, Family, Food, Friendship, Inspiration, Marketing, New Businesses, Olive Connection, Opportunity, Products, Retail Stores|

OUR STORE IS PREPARING TO BE BORN We are excited…target time line mid-May. Now we are in the pregnancy  stage.  OHMYGOD there are plates spinning (our heads) in many directions. Every day is full of new learnings to the point our head hurts.

So much to do and so little time.  So many decisions to make. So many people to meet.  So many foods to taste. Yumm

It takes a village of [...]

3 02, 2015

Can’t Stop Eat’in Them

By |February 3rd, 2015|Ambition, Business, Celebrations, Food, Friendship, Girl Scouts, Leadership, Marketing, New Businesses, Products, Selling, Sports, Technology|

Last night I had 5,  the night before I had 5, the night before that I had 5.

Can’t Stop Eat’in Them Thin Mints 

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest, most successful girl-led business in the world and its power to teach girls business and financial skills that will serve them throughout their lives is unrivaled.  Every year nearly 1.5 million Girl Scouts sell about 200 million boxes of [...]

18 01, 2015

Go West To San Fran-Fancy Food Show

By |January 18th, 2015|Business, Design, Food, Friendship, Inspiration, New Businesses, New Directions, Opportunity, Products, Selling, Travel|

We spent last week in San Francisco for the FANCY FOOD SHOW at the Moscone Center.  1400 exhibitors introducing their newest products for the year, food artisans so proud of their craft, and many that do not go East to NYC for the summer show.  It was all about discover, tasting great food, and building relationships with the nicest most creative Foodies!

Some of our favorites:

Ten New foods that you [...]

31 12, 2014

Happy New Year 2015-Bring it on!

By |December 31st, 2014|Ambition, Career Development, Celebrations, drive and ambition, Family, Friendship, Inspiration, Passion, Personal Development, Travel|

This has been a very full year.  In 2014 my ‘dance card has been full.’ In other words, I lived my calendar just the way I wanted.  I rarely said ‘no’ to anything.

My traveling started with the mind explosion of Dubai,  cooking and eating my way through Provence and Tuscany, enjoying girlfriend time on the beach in North Carolina, visiting friends in California twice.  I exercised in Mexico, celebrated [...]

18 12, 2014

Holiday Inspiration or NOT

By |December 18th, 2014|Celebrations, Entertainment, Family, Fashion, Friendship, Holidays, Home Decor, Inspiration, Politics, Retail Stores|

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL

Love Tiffany’s facade on 58th and 5th in NYC.  Yellow Diamonds…their brand identity. The day began with my early morning walking route, from 65th down Madison, cross 5th to the Rockefeller tree and NBC…Bergdorf and Saks windows, Bloomingdales first floor, and Barney’s.  I needed to get my ‘fix’ of holiday inspiration.

Adrenaline is high walking on 47th St diamond district through Times Square to Penn Station. I [...]