Heidy Kellison

Personal Shopper: Heidy’s favorite things

Understandably, a recent national news source article — “How Not to Pay Full Price for Anything” — caught my eye. After all, who wants to spend top dollar, especially over the holidays? The lengthy piece covered a professional bargain hunter’s advice about avoiding large retailers’ traps intended to separate you from your money. It held […]

December 15, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Crème de la Crème is magnifique

Crème de la Crème? Oui! Oui! Before my first visit to France, a Parisian friend patched a quarrel between my husband and me by describing “faire de leche-vitrines.” The dispute? Peter wanted to see the sights, eat the food and drink the wine. I, on the other hand, dreamt of intense Paris shopping and only […]

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: The braces are off!

He was nearly two feet shorter and weighed just enough to be blown down the street by a light north wind when we first ducked into 635 Anderson Road. Now, towering above me, my son, Chase, is about to be liberated from the orthodontist. A modern-day rite of passage, the braces are finally off. And […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 ,

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