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.