New Year, New Inspiration

A little blog-keeping – thanks to everyone who entered to win a Girl’s Day Out with Playhouse Square. Congrats to Kelly Ann who won with one of her tweet entries! KA – I’ll be in touch regarding details. 

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I thought that with the New Year life would slow down a little bit but it’s been the exact opposite. While I like a busy schedule, this past month has been a little out of control. Happy Hours with clients and friends, helping a friend out with their business, volunteering and co-chairing the Marketing Committee with BvBCLE, and preparing for the 2013 ADDYs has kept my schedule jam packed.

But last week when I had the chance to see the legendary DVF (creator of the wrap dress which will celebrate 40 years this year) at the Clinic as part of the Cleveland Clinic Ideas for Tomorrow series, I had to take it. My coworkers Erin and Tierney and I rushed out of work to head to the Clinic and secure our seats. Needless to say DVF was amazing. Convinced by the Clinic, she’s designed new client gowns which feature the Clinic logo.


I think the thing that I appreciated the most about DVF was the fact that she said you really can have it all – and she’s proof.  As we walked away, all three of us were energized and couldn’t stop talking about her. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the event:

“Fear is not an option.”
“You go through ups and downs in your career.”
“Be the woman you want to be.” (DVF’s mission is to empower other woman)
“Great design is all about function – otherwise it’s irrelevant.”
“Aging proves you have had life experiences.”
“The most important relationship you can have is with yourself.”
“The truth is you can have it all. It’s just about juggling.”

About Charlene Ann

Type A, City Dweller. Lover of all things CLE, bad pop music, coffee, reading, to-do lists and wine.
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