a good tote

IMG_4107Super quick post: it’s Monday and we’re prepping for Spring Trunk Show opening this Friday.

When you’re on the go a good tote is a great thing. Even better when there’s a story behind it and a saying stamped on there to remind you of things you’ve gotta do.


Let’s hear it for ‘The most effective way to do it, is to do it’. Amelia Earhart (1897 – 1939), aviation pioneer and author.

Love that thought. One of the amazing thing’s about ‘is to do it’ is what can come of it. Sure it involves risk, and uncertainty, but how about the other stuff?

By doing this job here of mine, the recruiting piece, simply called up this super-succesful and highly influential woman, Gail Riggs, on the phone one afternoon. She designs handbags, and now accessories, to honor iconic women in history. Her company, Abigail Riggs, headquartered in Rochester NY, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities including the Susan B. Anthony Museum.

We talked, and talked again, and now I have a friend and colleague in Rochester NY. She is passionate about empowering women with messages of strength, love, and encouragement. Check her inspiration out at Abigail Riggs.

So, back to work, and thank you Gail. You have connected me to a little piece of history with a good tote, one that reminds me that ‘the most effective way to do it, is to do it’. 

Earhart Tote (reversible to black) | Abigail Riggs


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  1. Love it…

    • It is great, it’s gone coast to coast and fits under the plane seat and holds laptop, iPad, camera, notebook, and an extra pair of shoes.

  2. i might have to order this…will make sure to tell them it was you who told me about it

    • Gail is amazing. She does great things and makes great bags, you will love it.

  3. Very cool!!

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