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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 03, 2014

What’s With Bossy?

By |March 18th, 2014|Business, Family, Leadership, Women's Issues|

“You’re not the boss of me” -( yes I am because I am your mother and this is my job)

“You’re  treating me like your employee and telling me what to do”- (yes because there are things that need to be done)

Last week there was a lot of dialogue in the news about banning the word ‘bossy’.  Sheryl Sandberg’s foundation, LeanIn.org, has teamed up with the Girl Scouts for a [...]

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 [...]

18 02, 2014

What was Ralph thinking?

By |February 18th, 2014|Business, Fashion, Leadership, Sports, Women's Issues|

Really Ralph? What were you thinking? Is it a bit too American? Too overpowering? Well the sweater sold out within hours with a price tag of $595. Now you can find them on eBay! Price tag $1995! Don’t you love it now? Ralph Lauren posted earnings and sales forecasts February 5th beating Wall Street predictions with quarterly profits up 9.7% over the year prior. This is the premier American [...]

11 02, 2014

A Valentine For Mom

By |February 11th, 2014|Family, Health and Wellness, Holidays, Women's Issues|

Valentines Day is Friday and instead of waiting until Mother’s Day I decided this would be a perfect week to to celebrate my mother. I visited her in Milwaukee last week where the high was 4 degrees. Catherine (Tweet is the nickname) is 91 and lives in the house I grew up in with George, her second husband, (they married at 75). My father died when she was 73 [...]

4 02, 2014

Sharing Is Caring

By |February 4th, 2014|Health and Wellness, Travel, Uncategorized, Women's Issues|

It’s now the beginning of February and I have to admit it has been hard to get into a routine for 2014. The big adjustment is what do I wear every day? I put on the same clothes. When I was working sometimes I wore the same outfits back to back, but I was always with new people and they never knew. Exercise clothes go on first to make [...]

21 01, 2014

It’s All About The ‘HUNT’

By |January 21st, 2014|Business, Leadership, Loyalty, New Businesses, Technology, Women's Issues|

As a shopper the fun is in the ‘HUNT’ for the for the best product! Whether you shop a flea market, or a store chocked full of new or old goods to pick through, the time spent and the final choice is the reward.
As a business owner the ‘HUNT’ is the search for customers and today it is about using BIG DATA (the new buzz word) to find [...]