Twas the Eve Before Christmas: Retail Edition

It was the eve before Christmas and all through the mall not a patron was stirring, not down the halls. Plastic sacks hung by the cash wrap with care in hopes that our customers would hit with fanfare. The associates grumbled and then they said, the weather has shut down all of town, widespread. My assistant in a tiff and I with… Read More

My Quest For Career Bliss–Yes It Does Exist

My daddy could sell ‘ice to an Eskimo’, or so I was told.  Growing up, I remember my daddy was a jovial person.  He laughed more than any human I have still yet to meet, and he always donned a smile that extended across his entire face.  I would trace the deep crevices that had cratered in a sunburst… Read More

I Published My First eBook on Amazon

I have wanted to be a published author for as long as I can remember.  And I have wanted to write this book for nearly a decade, well maybe not this exact book in particular, but the seed was planted in the height of my retail success, and developed through the practices, lessons, and interactions… Read More

5 Must Stop Shops in the French Quarter

Mr. R and I fell in love while sipping granitas and dusting our noses with sugar at the Cafe Beignet in the Musical Legends parks off of Bourbon St.  That was six years ago, and we have made a point to return at least once a year since then (sometimes more).  I haven’t been able… Read More

Chanel: Staying #InVogue

This is a new age of retail and fashion.  An age where chic is defined by it’s digital appeal.   And though Chanel refuses to drop their brick and mortar, “Our position on e-commerce is the same. We want to connect our customers with our product and our boutiques are the best way to do so.”… Read More