07.23.19

My Visit to the AGL Factory in Italy, Home of Our Most-Loved and Longest-Carried Line

In 2003, I opened the doors to The Shoe Hive at 115 South Royal Street. I had no idea what I was doing. I filled the shelves with lines I loved but couldn’t […]
07.19.19

What We Get Asked for the Most

When I ask customers what they want more of at our store the answer I hear the most is: pants, both casual and work pants, and skirts. They’re not the show pieces of […]
07.18.19

This Week’s Courtyard Clearance: Great Deals on Our Best Designers

So have you been looking down at your feet, realizing you need a little update when it comes to your summer sandals? Or that your work shoe game needs some help? Well, this […]
07.15.19

Wild or Mild: How To Wear Animal Print Shoes

A few weeks ago Rosana, owner of DC Style Factory, posted a pair of animal print flats that were adorable. I immediately texted her to ask where there would from and who they […]
07.12.19

Summer Work Wear Solutions: 6 Looks for Right Now

Way back in the 1990s — as a child! — I had a brief career as a media relations employee at The Ohio House of Representatives. My boss was the first female Speaker […]
07.11.19

This Week’s Courtyard Clearance Specials

I know everyone is on the edge of their seats with anticipation about what the next Courtyard Clearance is this weekend. The holiday week is over and folks are ready to shop, right?! […]
07.05.19

The Socks I Didn’t Know I Needed 

I have never been one who is crazy about wearing socks. I think it is a genetic thing. I grew up in Ohio and even if there was snow on the ground my […]
07.03.19

Courtyard Clearance Returns!

It is that time of year again! The rented fold-up tables have been ordered and we are ready for our annual Courtyard Clearance! This is when we get out the red pens, or […]
06.27.19

What Is Pre-Fall? Here’s a Look

Summer’s official start happened in a flash and, of course, this means that fashion has moved to the next season. The good news for you is that this threshold means brand new bargains […]
06.25.19

What’s in My Bag

Some folks say that eyes are the window to the soul. I disagree. I think the window to a woman’s soul is her purse. You can tell a lot about someone from what […]
06.18.19

New Brand Alert: A.L.C.

I am always on the lookout to bring new lines in to the store. We always need a little boost to what we are offering. One way that I have found is the […]
06.11.19

Step Right Up for the First-Ever Old Town Carnival!

Growing up in Ohio, my summers were mainly spent at the pool and playing tennis. There was one other summer activity, however, that makes me think of my childhood: county fairs! I know, […]
06.06.19

Easy Summer Dresses, Even Easier Price Points

Summertime means days at the pool and beach, trips visiting family and friends and just a more laid back way of life. Especially in this town, folks tend to have a much slower […]
06.03.19

Back to the Future: Tretorns

There are certain trends from my childhood that I never ever want to repeat. The list is long and embarrassing. I mean, I had an asymmetrical haircut and there are photos (thankfully, undigitized […]
05.31.19

Daughter Styles Mother: Three Looks

As my daughter gets older, I realize she might be a little horrified by the way I dress. My sparkles, glitter, and animal prints I am sure used to be amusing. But nowadays, […]


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