The Phone Will Rule Black Friday

November 25th, 2015

Fighting to get in the door of a large retailer on Black Friday is no longer necessary to get the best deals. Now shopping happens in micro-moments on mobile devices in between physical locations and shopping activities. This holiday season, shopping will be all about the mobile phone -- for pre-shopping, for price comparisons in store and for shopping online. Though more than 60% of shoppers say…

Totally About Totes

June 28th, 2015

I guess it is my type-A, super organized personality that attracts me to tote bags. It seems no matter the different styles of purses that I buy, I always gravitate back to my tote bags. In a tote bag, each item has its place, I can open it and see everything that is there and carry the things I need all the time (always be prepared!). These…

My First IKEA Experience

March 30th, 2015

I'm not going to lie: I was dreading the trip to IKEA. Big, overwhelming, crowded and just generally too much -- this is what I was expecting. It just looks intimidating when pulling into the parking lot. Oversized and intimidating. Amy was on a mission to buy some items for her salon, Red Beauty Lounge, and I was tagging along for the adventure. Turns out,…

This Little Lady Went to Market

March 29th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_3247" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Floors and floors of shopping. Miles and miles of walking.[/caption] For years I have heard people talk about going "to market" to see the latest trends for the upcoming season and buy for their stores. It always seemed so exclusive and exciting. So I jumped at the chance to go this weekend with my friend Amy Hester who owns Red Beauty…