Today’s IN HER SHOES featured lady juggles many balls in the air. Valorie from Visual Vamp works with interior design clients, styles photo shoots, produces shop displays, does PR at a local home store called Perch and teaches Tango with her husband! Whew! I tried just typing all of that up!
Enjoy a peek into her day and check out all of pair of shoes that she steps into every day!
I’m Valorie Hart and I write the blog Visual Vamp.
I start my day around 6 AM in New Orleans. Pink flip flops are the first shoes I slip into. I make coffee, let the dog out, feed the dog and kitty and scoop the cat litter. I may do some laundry or other light house chores. I check out the garden, and water the plants. I watch the local news and Today show, and if I have time, I check email and do my freelance writing assignments. I’m due at 10 AM (Tuesday-Saturday) at the home decor shop I work in as a design consultant and PR manager called perch.
Sundays and Mondays are my days off. On Sunday I read the New York Times, maybe watch a classic movie, and then see where the day takes me. I don’t go on the computer at all on Sunday. On Mondays, I see design clients, or do house projects, or go scouting to write my GoNola posts.
Most evenings are spent at home, and I love to watch the usual junk TV: Dancing With the Stars, Top Model, Top Chef, the Houeswives and Bethany occasionally though I’m tired of them this season, and some HGTV. I love the HBO show Treme, and Nurse Jackie on Showtime.
I usually walk to work, unless there are some early morning house calls to clients homes to measure or have a meeting or drop things off. Then I drive a red 1985 BMW around town. I wear ballet flats to work. I have several pairs, but my newest fave are a pair of zebra print ones with a gold medallion designed by Anne Klein.
I keep a pair of pumps at work, in case there is meeting I need to look more polished or taller for. Tallness in a meeting can be very useful.
I leave the shop around 6 0r 7 PM, and sometimes have an Argentine Tango lesson to teach in the evening after work, with my husband Alberto Paz. We have been teaching tango for 16 years. I have about three dozen pairs of tango shoes, and red is my favorite color. Alberto and I go out dancing socially every Friday night, and once a month on a Sunday. Sometimes we go to a tango practice on a Tuesday night.
If we don’t teach tango, we may go out to dinner, and I may slip into a pair of dressy shoes, just to look more glam. I love this pair of turquoise peep toe sling backs!
I am a night owl and usually stay up until 2-ish (or later!) in the morning. I am one those rare people who don’t need much sleep. I usually watch TV or read, and sometimes get back on the computer so I can read the blogs, and see what’s up on Facebook, or do some online research for design projects, or maybe do a little personal shopping.
I’m very much like all of you, loving life, keeping busy multi tasking, and wearing alot of different shoes!
A big thank you to Valorie for participating! I hope you all have a lovely start to the weekend. I need to start prepping for a consult I have tomorrow and finish getting my final costume details for my 1920s bash. Very happy that Friday came so quickly this week!