Zara Uses Their Instagram Influencers to Influence More Than Just Their Shoppers

Disclaimer: Hyperlinks in this article do not transport you out of the Shopgirl Blogosphere, rather to more fascinating tidbits in it! International Fast Fashion brand, Zara, is gaining momentum rather than losing steam in this time of eCommerce shake-ups across the brick and mortar industry. Their commanding success is a result of much more than… Read More

5 Job Skills You Can Take From Retail Into The “Real World” 2nd Edition

‘What do you want to be when you grow up,’ is my first question to all new hires.  We share a chuckle and then they express to me their dreams.  Perhaps it’s the teacher in me, but that night I will sit down at home to check to see how I can help to make thse dreams come… Read More

Hello Fresh- The Proof is in the Gluten-Free Bread Pudding

Back before we were a strictly dairy free, Mediterranean, Paleo family we subscribed to Blue Apron…twice.  The first time was in April of 2015, and at first, like the rest of subscribers, we loved it.   It’s easy to keep the subscription about a month until you begin to realize your fridge is building up with… 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

Etsy- Breathing Life Back Into Shopping

For those who are not yet familiar, Etsy is an amazing e-commerce platform that provides an easy and affordable virtual market for artists, artisans, and collectors to connect their unique products with their own unique customers worldwide. Over the course of 12 years some of these artisans that started out selling a few beads here… Read More