Swiftly flow the days...
Neimans, Bergdorf's, Saks...
And I am proud to say that yesterday afternoon I lived up to my retail lovin' ways.
First up? A visit to Run For Your Life to purchase much-needed new sneakers. So did you know that you are supposed to replace your sneakers every 6 months? You can stretch it to a year if all you do is walk but any other serious form of exercise requires new shoes every 6 months. At $100/pair it seems kind of like a racket. Then again, I spent almost $5000 (well, 15% of $5000 thanks to insurance) to be told I needed new shoes so actually $100 every 6 months seems fairly reasonable.
Check out my awesome new Mizunos:
And because a friend of mine who recently purchased new, super-duper-high-support sneakers got a terrible case of blisters (though it may have had something to do with the fact that she was training for a 15K) I wound up purchasing special high performance running socks @ $9/pair. File in Twitter under #suchasucker.
And then, because after the socks the sales guy totally realized he had me hooked like some poor, slippery catfish, he pulled out...The Stick also known as The Toothbrush for Muscles. He told me that I probably wouldn't buy it this trip and that I'd probably come back and get it next trip (which I guess he thought would be in 6 months or so) and then he started rubbing it up and down his leg to show me how it worked and then I
And I knew, as good as it felt, that if I didn't purchase it RIGHT THERE ON THE SPOT I'd probably regret it the rest of my life. Seriously.
So after making sure that the good folks at Run For Your Life were well taken care of (and had filled their #suchasucker quotient) I ventured South on Tryon Street (a first for me) to The Wine Shop at Rivergate for a FREE Gundlach Bundschu wine tasting.
I have kind of an interesting story with the awesome folks at Gun Bun. I mentioned the heavenly Gun Bun 2005 Rhinefarm Vineyard Pinot Noir in a post back in March and it actually popped up in the Google Alerts of Gun Bun's Marketing Director (incidentally also a Duke Alum) and so she and I started emailing back and forth. And then I got put in touch with their National Sales Director because I am planning a MASSIVE AWESOME KILLER KICK-ASS benefit for the Lincoln County Historical Association this fall and we are looking for wine donations...
Anyways, the National Sales Director happened to be in Charlotte yesterday so I happily headed to
So all in all it was a pretty fantastic afternoon/evening - at least for me and the suave sales guys at Run For Your life and my new friends at Gun Bun and even the guy who owns The Wine Shop at Rivergate who didn't really have to do anything except swipe my Visa.
So you tell me: in the high-intrigue world of retail and shopping, what have you indulged in recently?
Of course, after being all jacked up from shopping, I drove home, got some take-out wings (natch) and brushed my leg with The Stick. Oh yeah. It was awesome.
And if that ain't country, I'll kiss your...