How I Meditate

Taking 20 minutes a day to replace the clutter in my mind with quiet is essential to my business practice and life routine. I find on the days where I do not meditate I feel as if I did not get a good night’s sleep and my day is impacted accordingly. Meditation helps me with everything from bag designs to choosing the best things to eat for my body.

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My Top 5 Favorite Vegan Restaurants in the US

Between my trunk shows and travels, I am on the road quite a bit. I am sure I’m not alone in the challenges of eating well while traveling. As a vegan, eating on the road is especially complicated. Thanks to some fantastic restaurants around the country, I can maintain my vegan diet while away from home and discover some incredibly scrumptious meals while I’m at it.

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How It’s Made: A PHD Handbag Collection

Form without function is futile, and honestly what fun is function without form? This is why at PHD when I design new handbags and collections I spend countless hours perfecting both.

Want to know the inside story of what it takes? Here is a peak into how I designed our recent Spree Collection.

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The Road to Eating Whatever I Want

For decades, I like many people, was a victim of emotional attachments to food. These attachments were the driving force in my decisions about what to eat and what not to eat. Today, however, I am no longer a victim of food and my emotions. I eat what I want, when I want and how much I want, and I have never felt healthier or better.

Here is how I did it.

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Ignored the Nay-Sayers, Did it Anyway

Paige Hamilton was repeatedly told she would ‘never make it’ in the ‘brutal’ design industry full of ‘miserable people trying to rip you off’. Paige listened to them – a few times. Then Paige decided she was going to do it anyway. Today Paige designs and sells handbags, manufactured in the United States, which are sought after by celebrities, the world’s royalty, and the finest stores in the nation.

Here is a bit of her story.

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5 Ways to Make a Trunk Show Go

Specialty boutiques and large retailers share a similar struggle:  how do they keep customers attention and loyalty with the growing affinity to purchase online? Many savvy store owners and staff are turning to trunk shows to not only attract customers, but to help determine the viability of a new product or to assist in selling a product they currently carry. Regardless of the ultimate reason for hosting a trunk show, it is important for everyone involved that it has a positive response and products sell.

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