Spotted. Coolest store in Chicago: space519

I was in Chicago last week for the Sweets & Snacks Expo, which is the largest confectionery, cookie and snack show in the Americas (more about that in a future post!) While I was there, I was able to check out my friend Lance’s absolutely stunning store, space519. It is literally named for their space [...]

Fame or Love?

I watched the movie Country Strong starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw and Leighton Meester on my flight from Chicago back to California. I had wanted to watch this movie when it was first released last year at the theater, but I never did get a chance to watch it so I’m happy it was free [...]

A Few Changes

When I first started writing this blog, I had a little more free time. But now I’m finding myself pretty swamped with some of my consulting projects, and especially this week, with the Sweets and Snacks Expo next week, I could not write my Wednesday or Thursday posts in as thoughtful and thorough a manner [...]

Romancing the West with a Jules of the West Colossal Concho Belt

I grew up in Maryland and The Preakness (which is the second leg in American thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown series) is this coming Saturday. I really hope Animal Kingdom (the Kentucky Derby winner) gets this because the last time there was a Triple Crown winner was in 1978 (Affirmed). It would be so nice to see this honor [...]