Today I attended the Chicago Network’s 22nd Annual Women in the Forefront Luncheon (WIFL) where ABC7 Chicago anchorwoman Kathy Brock interviewed Diane Sawyer. In a room filled with over 1300 professional women (and a few men) Kathy entered the room in a very nice black dress along side the fantastic Diane Sawyer in at least 5 inch heals with red soles. I decided after attending this luncheon that it’s time to go shopping.
But as I scanned the room for tips on style and fashion, I noticed some women taking notes and jotting memorable quotes from Sawyer. I must say, while I need to go shopping for clothing, some in the room should consider new writing instruments!
But what surprised me most, but not really, were the tools that Kathy Brock used during her interview; a stack of index cards (with red notes) held together by a black binder clip. Yep, in the height of the digital revolution and in a room filled with over 1300 female powerhouses, Kathy relied on handwritten notes on 3X5, lined, white index cards and a black clip. Well, Kathy, just in case you stumble on this blog, the jotter (shown in turquoise in the photo) comes in 8 colors of leather and holds 3×5 cards for only $40! And the orange envelope comes in just as many colors and will also hold your 3×5 cards. You can get one to match every outfit.
Other than that, the luncheon was fantastic! I learned firsthand that Chicago is filled with talented and accomplished women. I have to remember to thank my host for the invitation….in a handwritten note of course.
I don’t recall going to a bridal show over 20 years ago when I was preparing for my wedding day. I’m sure there were some, but I just didn’t know about them. I ran around to every bridal shop, stationery store and banquet hall based on referrals. There was no internet back then to ease the searching. It was quite a stressful time to say the least.
But if you’re right in the thick of planning your wedding, know someone who is, or just want to get a head start in case you meet Mr/Miss Right next week, you need to get ready for the 1st annual 60010 Barrington Bridal Connection Show. I’m sure you’ve heard about it by now. It’s Saturday, January 22nd from 12pm until 4pm at the Ice House Mall. So what makes this show different from bridal shows hosted by Chicago Social Brides and Windy City Weddings for example? It features some pretty great local shops, right here in Barrington. Even though TT Patton is located only a few blocks away from our host location, we will be there with fine papers for all of your wedding stationery needs. And we’ll be in good company with over 50 other vendors representing everything from flowers to food. So I hope to see you there. Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ll show from bell’INVITO; classic look, with added color, letterpress and engraved….well, simply elegant.
Welcome to 2011. Can you believe it? I remember getting ready for the big change over for Y2K. Boy was that a bust…all the fuss and nothing. And look what happens this year…alarm clocks don’t work on the iPhone. See, you can’t always depend on technology. Continue reading