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Good Morning, Southie

Over the weekend I went for an early morning walk near my apartment. Bay or not, I love that I live so close to the water.  Sure there are plenty of things I may not like about living in Southie, but this is high on my list of “likes.” Seeing this is a great way to start a spring day. It seems crazy to think downtown Boston is literally about 2 miles away.

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Spring Flats

One of my amazingly lovely co-workers just gave me a new pair of Rudolph Dassler Rhythm Shines. Love them! I don’t have anything like them yet and they are great for spring. Now, if only the nice weather would stick…

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Miami!

I found out I’ll be going to Miami next week for work and I couldn’t be more excited. Miami? In March? Yes, please.

Not only will I be in Miami, but I’ll be working on an event for our Fitness line and the entire weekend will be composed of different types of workouts with celebrity trainers. How perfect is that?

I leave on March 2nd. Right now, it looks like the weather will be in the 80s and sunny. I’m crossing my fingers that’s still what it is when I’m there.

Stay tuned: when I’m back I’ll have a full recap. ; )

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Valentine’s Day at Tico

Call me cliché but I will always like going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day. This year Sean and I decided to try a restaurant we hadn’t been to before, Tico. It’s the sister restaurant of Radius, which we’ve been to a few times and really like.

Tico is tapas restaurant with food that is a delicious mixture of America, Spanish and Mexican. Overall the food was really good. I ordered the BBQ shrimp with mango salad and grilled brussel sprouts with bacon, grilled cumquats and pickled onion. Normally I’m not a bacon fan, but with the rest of the dish it was perfect and not overpowering. Sean ordered calamari and chorizo risotto with pasilla chiles, scallion and parmigiano. Delicious all around. I think the most flavorful calamari I’ve ever had. We also shared mini lobster avocado tacos. Also delicious.

Lobster Avocado Tacos

The service overall was good and the waitstaff attentive. I also appreciated that they didn’t jam too many tables into the dining room considering the holiday, like some places do (I don’t name names…).

After dinner we went to my favorite dessert spot: Max Brenner’s, where I promptly ordered a DELICIOUS chocolate martini. So. Good. We also ordered a dessert, which took a really long time to get to the table, but the bartenders were really proactive and apologized and even comped one of our drinks. That’s always helpful, right? For the record, this was our third or fourth trip to Max Brenner’s and this was the first time there was any sort of issue (which wasn’t even a big deal – I was busy enjoying my drink).

Chocolate Martini at Max Brenner's

Overall it was a fun evening – I would recommend both Tico and Max Brenner’s to anyone. Enjoy. : )

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COACH Arrivals

It didn’t take long for my purchases from the recent COACH Sale to arrive. Not long at all. They arrived as a lovely Valentine’s Day gift to me.

Coach Signature swing pack and SOHO leather slim wallet

I bought a new cross-body swing pack for summer and a new wallet, meaning I can finally retire my wristlet. Start to finish, this was definitely a great shopping experience.

 

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COACH Sale

I worked at COACH when I was in college and racked up quite a collection (obviously). Since then, I haven’t made many COACH purchases. I think after spending some time working in a retail store, the novelty of the product starts to wear off. Don’t get me wrong, I still like the product, but when you’re getting something at a discount it seems less appealing when you suddenly have to pay full price again. Follow retail alum out there, don’t you agree?

My COACH dry spell ended yesterday with an online Factory sale. Besides the huge assortment of product available, I have to say the sale itself was executed EXTREMELY well. First, I received an email on Wednesday night telling me about the sale and letting me know I would receive an additional email with the link to the sale “no later than 4pm EST.” That immediately made me think the sale links would be released in waves, which can be both good and bad for the consumer. “Good” because then there wouldn’t be 1 million people flooding the site at the same time and crashing it, and “bad” because there is the potential for a lot of products to be sold out if you’re in a later email wave. Regardless, I saw this as a good thing.

Th sale email announcement. I liked seeing some prices and inclusion of different styles.

I received my email a little before noon on Thursday. With promises of sales at up to 70% off, I couldn’t help but jump on it. When I went to the site, I saw a MUCH wider selection of products than I anticipated. I spent some time looking around – I had a few types of items I was looking for specifically so I made sure to not waste time looking at things I knew I wasn’t going to purchase. One I had my choices in my cart, I went to check-out, terrified someone could have snagged my goods before I had the chance to. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had 30 minutes – essentially oodles of time – to keep them in my cart without being penalized. Amazing.

I made my purchases and received a notice saying because of the large volume of sales, it may take 8-12 hours to get an email confirmation. This, again, made me nervous in case I wasn’t actually getting what I thought I was. Nonetheless, I received an email a few hours later confirming my order. Even better? I received ANOTHER one this morning saying my items have shipped. Kudos, COACH. That’s exactly how you should run your Factory sales.

I purchased a wallet and cross-body swing pack. Since it’s already in the mail, I should be able to show you pictures next week. : )

 

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Kate Spade Mittens: Hi 5!

Somehow I lost my favorite pair of mittens during our move. They were super warm, simple, black mittens. And they’re gone. I’ve been using a different pair this winter but they are nowhere near as warm as my original pair! I’ve been trying to find a replacement for a while and finally did. Thank you Kate Spade sale.

Kate Spade Mittens

Not as plain as the pair I lost, but I couldn’t resist the “Hi 5” decals in the stitching…or the sale price. And, they’re warmer than the other pair I have, which is the point in the first place.

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