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May 10, 2013

For the moms

I know you have been bombarded this week and last with Mother’s Day gift ideas by email, Facebook, Twitter, ads, commercials and more. I know I have, and I was really going to try to avoid doing the same today, despite setting up a Facebook album for inspiration earlier in the week. But the truth […]
May 7, 2013

Trends in Translation

(Click to enlarge.) As I watched the Met Gala’s red carpet last night, it dawned on me how easily translatable some of these out-there, over-the-top, glamorous celebrity looks are in our very normal lives. It’s not about duplicating, but translating. Translate Gwyneth Paltrow’s dress color into the Pour la Victoire pink pumps (that are more […]
May 3, 2013

Shoe Spotlight: TKees

Everyone is loving our TKees, and my goal in putting these looks together was to show you how versatile they could be–casual evening affair, daytime birthday bash, and the kids’ Saturday morning soccer game. After finishing the three looks, however, I realized that I am clearly loving a very specific color palette this season: coral […]
May 1, 2013

Ten Years at The Shoe Hive: May

Wednesday, May 1, 2013: Favorite sitcom growing up? Facts of Life. Thursday, May 2, 2013: Favorite music group in high school? Bon Jovi..then and now. Friday, May 3, 2013: Paper or plastic? Paper Saturday, May 4, 2013: Your very favorite pair of shoes ever?  A pair of vintage cowboy boots from my mom. She got […]
April 30, 2013

Alexandria Stylebook

A few months ago, Angela, the owner of Bellacara, approached me with a kind of genius idea: to collaborate with a handful of other stores in an effort to cross promote and show our customers what our stores have to offer, and how it all works together. We weren’t really sure at the time what […]
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 […]
April 23, 2013


One of The Shoe Hive girls got married a few days ago at the beach and wore our Tkees (Highlighters-Bronzer). It was a very casual wedding and the Tkees were the perfect touch. I doubt mine will go to a wedding anytime soon, but that’s the beauty of them–from running to the grocery store to […]
April 19, 2013

Asha Trunk Show for Mother’s Day

In case you hadn’t heard, we are having an Asha trunk show all weekend long in preparation for Mother’s Day. The classic zodiac rings are entirely customizable–pick out what you want and we will make it happen! If the rings aren’t your thing, I feel confident that you will find something else to make your […]
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 […]