Posts by Rebecca

The Summer of Cute Dresses

Full disclosure: I am a girly girl. And not just any girly girl – a girly girl who started school in an era when pants were…

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Signs Of Spring

Madison, the day before Easter. Temperature at 8 am: 36º. Undeterred by the chill, a throng of hardy souls take a leisurely one-mile stroll around the…

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What Is Smoking Bishop?

…we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob! —    Ebeneezer Scrooge   Years ago, when I was in…

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Christmas Pudding

I’m not sure when Christmas pudding entered my consciousness. Maybe it was the, “Now, bring us a figgy pudding” line in “We Wish You a Merry…

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“It’s Gone?! How Can It Be Gone When I Just Got The Catalog?”

In May, some of our knit dresses sold out just days after launch. You weren’t the only ones startled and confused by their sudden disappearance –…

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The Check-free Luggage Challenge

First of all (in my defense), it was 1983, my first trip to London, and I was having a Princess of Wales moment. In those days,…

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Hidden Treasure

“I saw an igloo!” “An igloo? Where?” “Out on a lake.” “Oh – an ice fishing shanty.” “I guess…” It’s a fairly typical exchange between a…

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