|Resting in the Lounge Area at Accessories/The Show|
Las Vegas 2/15/11
In case you might have noticed, I've been moving at the speed of light lately. After my annual November holiday in France, I had a lovely holiday season (December) at the store. It was fun catching up with customers and getting into the holiday spirit!
In January, I took off for the Caribbean (Barbados and Martinique) to belatedly celebrate my 10 year wedding anniversary. (My actual anniversary is in August.) And as much as I love to travel, getting back home for longer than a month was heavy on my mind. There is, after all, no place like home.
|It's lunch time!|
Martinique, French West Indies
So here I am on my last day in Las Vegas where I went to MAGIC (at the Las Vegas Convention Center), WWIN (at the hotel Rio) and Accessories/The Show (at The Venetian) to see what was unique, cute and new in retail. In the picture above, I was pooped from shopping and taking a break. So, yes, it's true. A woman can actually tire from shopping. *Smile*
Specifically on the lookout for new sunglasses, body shapers and a refund from a vendor that took my order and my money in August 2010 (!) and didn't send me my stuff (long story), I found what I was looking for and more. I can' wait for everything to start rolling in...
2011 is going to be busy for me. The store has turned into a part-time business (Noon-6pm Monday through Friday when I'm in town) because I spoke some things into existence by putting my desires out there into The Universe about more travel and my continued celebration of culture. As a result, I signed a contract with American Airlines' BlackAtlas.com to travel and provide content for their site; I won a spot in a travel blogging contest with Wyndham Worldwide; I'm going to be a panelist at a big blogging conference; and I am actively marketing my travel adventure camp for girls. All I can say is Be careful what you wish for. You know the rest...because you might just get it!
Thanks for putting up with me! I love my store and I love all of you for your support.
See you tomorrow!
Your Oakland Shop Girl