Every Christmas I volunteer at the former Museum of the Confederacy (now the American Civil War Museum) for Court End Christmas. I’ve had the honor of being Santa’s Elf every year and it’s always great catching up with my favorite Santa – the real Santa! 😉
This Christmas was especially meaningful to me. I was enjoying the company of family and creating precious memories, but also grieving my dear friend and Manager, Anna, who was tragically killed in a tour bus crash in Mexico days before Christmas along with her 11-year old son, Daniel, and her recently widowed mother. Anna’s husband, Moises, and 15-year old son, David, survived, thankfully. (more…)
Two Fridays ago, my beloved Sony VAIO laptop died. With no laptop, this post remained in limbo. I spent all last week researching new laptops and so much has changed in the last 10 years! Being a creature of habit, change doesn’t always come easy to me. Sigh… (more…)
Last Saturday, the weather was partly sunny, around 58 degrees, and with a breeze. It was perfect weather for wearing booties. With the cooler temps, I paired them with a long-sleeved plaid top cinched with a belt and cords. Both top and pants are from Ann Taylor Loft. (more…)
It is rare to have my whole family together all at once. So, imagine my excitement and anticipation as I made my drive to my brother, Michael’s, house in South Carolina for my Godson’s baptism. My sister and parents had arrived the afternoon before and were already settled. (more…)
People are always surprised when they learn that I love Civil War and Ancient Rome history. How is it that a girl who loves fashion also loves exploring battlefields and ancient ruins? It reminds me of the time when my best friend, Tammy, and I used to ponder how girls who love boy bands could also love rock bands? To us, liking rock bands seemed like such a betrayal to our favorite boy band. So, we just didn’t. Yet, music has a way of capturing hearts and minds and we eventually came to appreciate all music.
I am still very close to my childhood friends. In fact, whenever I go back to San Diego, we make it a point to have an elementary school reunion to celebrate our enduring friendship. (more…)
I am old school when it comes to technology. I had a Blackberry until it died and I was “forced” to upgrade. I have a Samsung Galaxy now and I love it. Yet, I still hold on to antiquated habits such as owning a tube TV (“vintage,”right?), mailing bills, and doing my banking at the bank. Yes, I still balance my checkbook too!
The location for my first blog post was Richmond, VA. Richmond has been my favorite city to visit ever since I became interested in Civil War history. With lots to see and do there, it felt right to combine my love of shoes with my love of history.
I chose an interesting locale: Hollywood Cemetery. The first time I visited Hollywood, I was consumed by the beauty of it. Located along the James River, it is an architectural masterpiece. It is more than just a place to pay respect to those who have passed. It is a garden cemetery where you can find runners, painters, dog walkers, tourists and even people enjoying lunch. So, why not add a shoe blogger to the mix?! (more…)