What's in a Handbag?

photos by Tom Weiss

Well, it’s snowing AGAIN, and I am sure you’ve reached the point where you just want to take a break and be done with winter. I am right there with you. πŸ™‚

So, how about taking a little mini vacation for a few hours and getting together with some good friends (and CARLOS FALCHI!) at PUMPZ & Company this Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Galleria in Edina?

Yes, I have work as well, but this purse and accessory designer makes it well worth sneaking away for a quick break just to see the beautiful handbags and accessories he creates.

By the way, I really want to stress that I DON’T get paid to promote any designer; but I do enjoy promoting a designer who creates unique handbags that have been seen on the arms of β€” oh, what the heck, I am going to name drop here for a second β€” Nancy Reagan, Madonna, Kim Cattrall, Jessica Simpson, and the forever fashion icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

I would love to give you more tidbits. Maybe tell your boss you have a terrible headache and come in person to shake Mr. Falchi’s hand, get an autograph, or simply enjoy seeing up close the "It" bags that have been featured in Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada, and the new favorite chocolate treat: Lipstick Jungle.

What is the worst thing that can happen? Your boss follows you and ends up thanking you for the good tip? πŸ™‚

If you want any more information, or if you could be kind enough to RSVP, call Lola Red PR at 612-333-1723 or email pumpz@lolaredpr.com.

FYI: I recently had a buddy in town who just happens to be a major movie star, and she asked me to take her to the best place in MN to get shoes. You guessed it: We went to PUMPZ & Company at the Galleria β€” with her lame disguise on β€” and she fell in love with the store. Maybe next time she comes back and buys some shoes there I will tell her that she should never wear the same pair of shoes twice on the red carpet and make her feel better by having her donate her "Pumpz" purchases to charity.

Now it’s back to reality and time for me to go and shovel my driveway. Yes, I do shovel, people. πŸ™‚

Happy Wednesday! πŸ™‚

β€”Melly