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Step Stool Platforms


Have you wished you were a bit or a lot taller?  I have.  Just one inch added to my legs and I’d be so happy. But wearing heels hurt too much ever since I had my two little boys.  I never believed the stories of how a mother’s feet would grow a size after each pregnancy.  Until, it happened to me.  I now affectionately call my feet – Shrek feet.  I don’t want to squeeze my Shrek feet into heels anymore.  I bought my first pair of Robert Clergerie platform wedges 3.5 years ago and I became obsessed.  I own several pairs as I view them as my health/wellness and art investments.  I’m  much happier and more focused when I have happy feet.  I don’t enjoy limping around and hanging onto Theo’s arms for support.  I also don’t like taking off my shoes on the dance floor.  I also view the shoes as wearable sculptures (well, it makes me feel better about the purchases).  In the past, I found them on sale at Barney’s and here’s another pair that I would love to own. Except, I don’t have an office to go to and show them off to my colleagues.  Instead I illustrated the platform wedge on a step stool.  The 4.5″ heel height allows me to grab the usual out-of-reach objects.  But more importantly, they act as a step stool when I sit down at a movie theater for date nights.  No more dangling feet means no more numb feet!  Definitely worth the investment.



No. / 11



This past spring, my sister vacationed in Spain with her hubby and their little boy for two weeks.  In one of the pictures she sent me, I noticed the desperate need of a necklace to complete her outfit.  She wore a breezy yellow top paired with a navy and white polka dot short she purchased at the Madrid Zara.  The Spain I remember overflowed with bright, vivid colors.  I wanted to illustrate a fun, bold statement necklace and this happy Kate Spade piece did the trick for me and Hola!  (Get it?  In place of voila?  Cheesy, I know. I can’t help myself!)



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Happy Feet


My little boys love robots and I love Celine.  I think they’ll appreciate these boots but more importantly, I’ll have happy feet.  I’m also lusting after this belt bag because it’s chic and big enough to fit Dashiell’s Boo bear, an Aden and Anais lovey, snacks, extra clothes and plenty of diapers.  Oh, and I want the coat as well.  I basically want to be in this ad. Is that too much to ask?