The Entrepreneurial Me

I sometimes call myself an “Idea Architect”…and shopping continues to be one of my greatest strengths.  When my daughter and son-in-law and my parents found themselves working in Colombia in the field of oil-related construction, I packed my bags! Little did I know that we would all fall madly deeply in love with this beautiful country and her people, and I fell in love with “las bolsas!”

Not only did I make friends with the owner of this trendy and upscale little shop in Cartagena, but I tried to launch a new business, Austin Purse Stringz.  I sold a few bags and used it as an excuse to buy more and to visit Colombia again and again. I am still hopeful that the business will take-off when Alberto can properly export, but I’m certain I will visit Cartagena again one day! She holds a place in my heart.

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  Colombian leather handbags and colorful hand-woven straps made by the Wayuu women of Colombia.  Gorgeous and OH-SO-FUN