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5 06, 2014

French Women Don’t Get Fat

By |June 5th, 2014|Business, Family, Food, Health and Wellness, Inspiration, Leadership, Travel, Women's Issues|

How women burn calories in France. Spinning… This video is will be worth your time. Will only take  a minute. It’s hilarious!

I am off to a cooking school in Provence with Patricia Wells.  I purchased her cookbook Patricia Wells At Home In Provence in 1996 when it first was released and have since then wanted to go to her cooking school.   I met her last year on a [...]

27 05, 2014

15.8# of paper…really?

By |May 27th, 2014|Business, Entertainment, Family, Fashion, Home Decor, Inspiration, Loyalty, Selling, Women's Issues|

Did you get this too? Delivered UPS from Restoration Hardware.  The neighborhood and tweets are buzzing with controversy as to who got it, and who didn’t.  Some of my friends are upset that they didn’t get it…is their neighborhood not cool enough, their houses not worth the big dollars, their taste in question, and  how was the data based marketing figured out?

Waste of paper, yes…but the books are good, [...]

21 05, 2014

SWEET CAROLINE-A…North

By |May 21st, 2014|Business, Family, Fashion, Food, Health and Wellness, Home Decor, Inspiration, Selling, Travel, Women's Issues|

I now understand the meaning of Carolina Blue having spent 96 hours in North Carolina on the outer banks on Emerald Isle, with 3 of my dearest friends.  We worked together 35 years ago as merchants, buyers, designers, with a love of retail and just selling stuff.  How the colors of nature influence our choices in business and decorating our homes.  We marveled on how the palate of blues, [...]

13 05, 2014

Blogs That Inspire Me

By |May 13th, 2014|Business, Education, Fashion, Food, Inspiration, Selling, Technology|

Everyone in the blogging world has those bloggers they follow faithfully.  When I ask friends their favorites, I get so many responses my head spins.  I’m sharing with you some that give me inspiration.

WAVE HILL WALL OF JEWELS

WAVE HILL WALL OF JEWELSPosted: 05 May 2014 07:07 AM PDT

I had a hankering this weekend to visit Wave Hill, a beautiful garden in Riverdale, NYC,  in the Bronx. There were a couple of [...]

6 05, 2014

Attitude & Entrepreneurial Confidence

By |May 6th, 2014|Ambition, Business, Education, Inspiration, Leadership, Selling, Women's Issues|

Whether you are working ‘for the man’ or working for yourself, isn’t it best to approach your responsibilities as an entrepreneur?  That is how I always approached my day to day…as if I it was mine and I controlled my destiny!

My friend and colleague Triccia Ramos sent a weekly communique on selling to her team that captured the essence.  Allow me to share:

So what exactly is an entrepreneur?

“One definition [...]

22 04, 2014

100,000 Daffodils #WeRunTogether

By |April 22nd, 2014|Business, Fashion, Health and Wellness, Holidays, Inspiration, Sports|

One Hundred Thousand  bulbs were planted along the entire 26.2 mile stretch by Boston Marathon Daffodil Volunteers.  That’s a lot of holes to dig!

With all the emotional articles of the survivors, the tribute to those that died, the excitement and energy of Boston to take back the city BOSTON STRONG, I have been interested in what companies have done for their employees who were working or volunteering last year. [...]

8 04, 2014

Not Done, Only Just Begun

By |April 8th, 2014|Business, Education, Inspiration, Leadership, Women's Issues|

I am surrounded  by amazing women who I have worked with in the past, and now do good work in their next chapter of a (giving back) career, and contribute to the lives of others and their own fulfillment in so many ways.  It’s spring in Napa,  California, and I had the pleasure of being there this weekend to see friends and celebrate Judi, my dear retail colleague, in [...]

4 03, 2014

Lessons From My Father

By |March 4th, 2014|Family, Inspiration, Leadership, Politics, Women's Issues|

What are the words embedded in our brains that were can recite at a minutes notice and shock ourselves that we can remember?
The Lord’s Prayer, The Kiddush, The Golden Rule, The Girl Scout Promise, Psalm 316, Mourner’s Kaddish
… you might have more…

I was reminded this week from a post on Linked-in by Angela Ahrendts whom I follow. She said she spent hours in her father’s office rereading [...]