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.  I remember my daddy as a jovial person, he laughed more often and heartier than any human I have still yet to meet.  I remember tracing the deep sunburst craters that fanned out from the corners of his eyes at only 35.   He… 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