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Can you LOVE a pair of shoes???

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday.  I had a wonderful party with most of my besties in attendance and had an amazing evening!   At the end of the party,  I opened gifts from my pals.  The last gift was handed to me…I unwrapped it and underneath the wrapping paper, was a Manolo Blahnik box… OMG these couldn’t be mine!  After a little hesitation I opened the box… only to find the pictured red Converse sneakers!!!

The joke was on ME!!!  I was then handed another similarly shaped box to unwrap.  This time, the box read  Jimmy ChooOK, what did this box contain, a cute pair of Haviana flip flops???   I was ready for the prank this time.  I lifted off the lid to find THESE shoes…

My new Jimmy Choos!

My jaw dropped open and a look of utter disbelief spread across my face.   These are by far the most beautiful and extravagant shoes I own!  Many of my girlfriends chipped in to buy me these gorgeous shoes for my birthday.


My surprised face!


This begs the question, can you actually LOVE a pair of shoes, handbag or article of clothing?  I guess it’s not so much love that you feel, but maybe admiration is a better word.  The leather, the workmanship and the sheer beauty of the shoes is incredible!   I have looked at these shoes non stop over the last few weeks and imagined all of the great places I’ll wear them!  Getting older certainly has it’s benefits!!!

4 Responses to “Can you LOVE a pair of shoes???”

  1. Nancy Davis Kho Says:

    Hats off to your brilliant friend who coordinated not just the selection of THE shoe but also the 1-2 punch of the gift presentation. Was just delightful to see your excitement on your special day – and I can’t wait to see those shoes in the aisle at Safeway sometime soon! Happy Birthday Maureen!

  2. admin Says:

    Carolyn did an AMAZING job of faking me out! Loved everything about this birthday. Girlfriends RULE!

  3. Lisa Says:

    WOW, what a great idea! Happy Birthday Maureen. It could be the only way I would get a pair of Jimmy Choo’s. Hint Hint friends…

  4. Elaine Johnson Says:

    Congratulations on the milestone birthday. This really is a great decade. I just love that you have this video and that I can see the famous pairs of shoes — both of them! I want to see you in the new “love” of your life.

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