Connecting To Ourselves, Connecting To Others

With everything changing so fast and the retail horizon seemingly unrecognizable, the element we need most is always going to be human. Earlier this fall, I again attended the Fast Company Innovation Festival in NYC and was again inspired and motivated by the insights and expertise shared by leaders in their various fields of industry. … read more

Elizabeth and Elvis

Everybody has a story. Everybody has…stuff. How we handle it…for ourselves and for our friends is what truly matters. I sat in an audience of just over 1,300 area women yesterday to hear firsthand, the survival story of Elizabeth Smart. As she approached the podium, she carried herself with such a natural grace and ease, … read more

Forward Fall

You feel it, right? That bit of brisk air when you step outside in the morning. It is definitely here. While it might not be officially autumn for a few more days, I am looking forward and ready for fall. So often, we build our calendars around the larger benchmarks such as our children’s return … read more

With Reflection + Gratitude

What’s that old adage about standing back and looking at things from a different perspective? One of the hardest things about being a parent is never really knowing if what you’re doing for your children is making a difference, resonating. Sometimes this requires us to stand back. Last week I volunteered to work at a … read more

“It’s About The Experience” – Part Two

Unlocks…an experience. Think about that. There is a stark difference between the concepts of creating an experience  vs.  just trying to sell you a piece of apparel. Since that last meeting with Rebecca Minkoff, I have been inspired by her continued work to create a new kind of retail experience through accelerated technologies and an … read more