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Heidy Kellison

Personal Shopper: Positive about pawsitive

From a dog’s perspective, a sandy beach with bird poop and daily arrivals of “fresh” ocean decay is tantamount to a kid’s personal candy store. A summer full of these delicacies, however, takes the idiom, “It’s a dogs life,” to new heights. Without a doubt, there is no more thrilling moment than for the pooch […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Philanthropy is their cup of tea

To incoming Davis High School seniors Emma Agruss, Anna Hodgson, Lillian Whithaus, Emma Robinson and her sister, soon-to-be sophomore Meg Robinson, a charitable tea was a simple way to do something fun together. Four years later, the team has raised more than $2,000 for local charities in what has become an annual affair. “I love […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Gift ideas from the graduates

With a high school freshman in the house, I’m accustomed to biting my tongue. Recently, during a routine family dinner, I nearly drew blood as the teenaged eye-roller to my right admonished my grammar. The offense? A single word used to describe a musician’s style. I might have been talking about Bruno Mars, Usher or […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Un cuento de una margarita

The meaning of Cinco de Mayo eludes me every year. Even though I’ve googled the topic in the past, I never remember what we’re celebrating, exactly, other than Mexican food and margaritas. The same goes for St. Patrick’s Day, which I’ve interpreted as an excuse to consume green alcoholic beverages in excess. In the latter […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Must-haves for spring

No, it’s not your imagination; I’m back. Actually, I never left. Seems my play on words last month confused more than a few readers. Even loved ones asked why they weren’t informed of my resignation, as if I’d callously de-friended them. Venturing a guess about my clarity mishap, I must’ve tweaked on the same communication […]

April 14, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Upon the fifth year of my column, I resign

It’s been five years since I proposed this column to Debbie Davis, which makes this the right time to announce my resignation. It’s true: I’ve finally resigned myself to the fact that I will never, ever be able to write a column worthy of the heart and sole of our downtown, Fleet Feet Sports. Admittedly, […]

March 17, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Heidy’s favorite things

Despite an abundance of worthy stories, I’m disappointed by what prevails in many news sources. Most recently, there’s been no shortage of coverage about two subjects: Black Friday and Twinkies. I’ve nothing against Twinkies — practically grew up on them as a kid — but I have a lot to say about Black Friday. Doing […]

December 06, 2012 | Posted in Features | Tagged

Personal Shopper: Peace begins with Stodden Parker

Ah, the holidays. Time to gather ’round the table for memorable feasts with the family—accompanied by the serenity of sacred traditions, a cozy fire and treasured recipes. Without a doubt, these annual Norman Rockwell moments inspire. Accordingly, there’s no better time to recommend the services of Laura Stodden Parker, a Davis attorney specializing in estate […]

November 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: The mother of all shopping trips

As much as I enjoy shopping, my husband does not, unless we’re looking for guitar strings. So when a wet and dreary Sunday with our antsy toddler gave way to shopping for our son’s big-boy bedding, I jumped at the chance. Little did I know, life was about to change. Forever. The plan seemed simple […]

October 21, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Get inspired Beyond the Garden Gate

A sign at the gate of a favorite shop reads, “Get inspired.” Every time I read these words, I nod internally because, for me, the gate leads to the source of joy for someone I love. My mother. Mom is a special lady. Of course it’s hard to imagine anyone who doesn’t feel this way […]

September 30, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Personal shopper: I can see clearly now

When I first started this column, I had a few bad habits regarding local patronage. Being a hypocrite was no way to introduce myself to readers. Even though I’d lived in Davis more years than I could count on my right hand (assuming I could see each finger), I still traveled across the causeway for […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Figuring out the frozen yogurt equation

Even a professional shopper needs to contract out now and then. Given June’s task — frozen yogurt tasting at all five solely dedicated stores in Davis — I didn’t hesitate to turn to a few experts: three incoming freshman boys. At first, I feared my plan was slightly misguided. Completing such a challenge in a […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Blake’s helps in a flash

When I was younger, I used to think hot flashes were just exaggerated punch lines, but with age I’ve come to learn the term is inadequate. Try lava crawl with a freezing, drenched finish. Without a doubt, this shift in a woman’s life can make sleeping an extreme sport. That’s why I never, ever pass […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

When trees need a trim, call Kiwi

Sometimes I leave town for a portion of the summer, even though my adventure comes with its share of perils. That’s not because my risk of residential burglary is any higher (we have a wicked alarm and surveillance system), but because of an individual who stays behind: my husband. Yes, it’s a classic, familiar tale […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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