My Stroll Through Saks 5th

This past year the newly renovated Saks 5th Avenue opened its doors in the Houston Galleria.   When I was in college I frequented this particular location because I had someone in my extended family that worked the beauty counter up front.  I rarely dared to venture further, I felt intimated, much like someone dressed simply like me… Read More

Do You Have Any Star Wars Drones In Stock?

December 22nd 2016 10:00am ::Phone Rings:: Amber: Hello, thank you for calling Brookstone this is Amber, how may I help you? Me: Hi Amber, I know only three days to Christmas in a town full of engineers that this is a shot in the dark, but do you happen to have any Star Wars drones… Read More

Stride Rite:: Durability and Patience

My daughter loves shoe shopping!  No really, I don’t think you understand, when we pass by a Stride Rite store, at the tiny age of 2, she will sit in silent but pleasant protest outside the display window in hopes that her father and I will stop and head in with her.  I believe in self-expression… Read More

Connecting with Difficult Customers

When I was just a young retail sapling, a customer by the name of John entered the store. His clean shaven scalp gleamed as brightly in the light as the Calcite orbs he found himself entranced by.  “I want one that’s black and white checkered,” he would say while adjusting his polo collar.   Calcite is… Read More

Blog-aholic Award

I was nominated for the Blog-aholic Award by the gorgeous and talented Beauty and the Ballroom.  If you have not checked out her blog, I strongly suggest it, her adventures in ballroom dancing and day to life are not only enchanting, but her support as a member of the blogging community is met by very few.… Read More