I had a great evening on Friday during the Vera Bradley Gold Party. The colorful cupcakes catered by the UAF Culinary Program Student Group were adorned with darling little purses of chocolate. Yummy in my tummy-those purses weren’t just a clutch. What a buzz! Thanks to all of you who brought your gently used handbags and accessories for our annual donation to the Fairbanks Job Center. We’ve already donated nearly 50 pieces and have several more in process. What a great partnership-you, our wonderful customers, and the women who so deserve a special pick-me-up as they head out to a new job.And speaking of partnerships, I want you to see my favorite furry buddy. He doesn’t come out into the shop much, but he’s around to keep me company when folks aren’t looking. He’s real cute, don’t you think? Occasionally I receive e-mails from customers who have photographed their dogs with me. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, snap a pic and send it to me!