January 13, 2013

Pass the suds.

At 5 AM today, I packed a bag (full of fabulous Shoe Hive resort wear) headed for the Virgin Islands. Now, more than twelve hours later, it appears my bag has a better shot of making it than I do. Well, maybe. Instead of enjoying a glass of shiraz on a porch perched high above […]
January 22, 2013

Anniversary Countdown: January

It is hard to believe our ten-year anniversary is soon approaching. Every year The Shoe Hive has been in business, I seem to have a favorite pair of shoes that we’ve carried. So, I thought I would share my top ten favorites over the next ten months. As I was assembling my top ten, I […]
February 8, 2013

The Meeting

We all have celebrity crushes. I have a few major ones. I don’t know if I want to meet them. I fear they may not turn out as I have imagined. Taylor Kitsch won’t be in the Riggins #33 jersey and surely Russell Crowe won’t be wearing gladiator armor. Aerin Lauder has long been another […]
February 19, 2013

My Favorite Store

Last Sunday I had a very odd shopping list: Ironing board Birthday present for a 4-year-old boy Nail polish remover Smudge tool for 5-year-old daughter’s art class Valentines’ Day table cloths One might think that the place to go to for these things would be Target. Problem is: I can’t stand Target. Maybe it is […]
March 5, 2013

Dazed and Confused

In college one of my favorite movies was Dazed and Confused. I never knew the movie would relate so much to my life now. Matthew McConaughey’s character says one of my favorite lines, “I keep getting older but the girls just stay the same age.” This, as it turns out, is my life in retail. […]
March 29, 2013

Anniversary Countdown: March

If you have shopped at my store over the past 9 plus years you have noticed there are a couple things I have a hard time not buying. Buckles, anything orange, anything cashmere, luggage leather, chunky gold jewelry pieces that looks Mr. T would wear them and shoes that lace — we have them all […]
April 9, 2013

Spring Break: Todd Family Style

I just got back from spring break with my husband and kids although it already seems very far away. We were in Vero Beach where my parents retired. My sister Rebecca and her husband were there, which was exciting for my kids because she used to live in Alexandria until last October and she is […]
April 16, 2013

Tale of Two Cookies

Have you ever watched a cooking show, gotten inspired, and thought you could do what they are doing on tv? That same thing happens to me when I go in La Cuisine. Since we moved here 14 years ago my husband has shopped there. Yes, this is an admission in public that I, myself, am […]
April 26, 2013

Anniversary Countdown: April

It’s as old a question as the chicken and the egg. Which comes first: the shoes or the outfit? Even before I owned a shoe store I tended to buy shoes first and the outfit second. But sometimes even the most shoe-obsessed must make a purchase to solve an outfit problem. Sometimes these shoes become […]