Welcome to my lifestyles blog. This is my online journal, a digital scrapbook where I share my photographs and random notes on anything that catches my interest -- inspirational quotes, books I'm reading, cool shoes, political musings, family updates, gardening projects, souvenirs from my travels, and just about anything I'd post on Facebook if I were on Facebook. ~Cindy La Ferle
"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can do anything." ~Marilyn Monroe
My new Earth shoes / Cindy La Ferle
I was thrilled to discover these comfy slip-ons last week -- and my inner hippie was surprised but gratified to learn that Earth, Inc. is still in business. If you were a kid in the 1970s, you probably remember Earth shoes, the wide-toed hippie shoes with the negative heel. Maybe you even owned a pair? Designed by Danish yoga instructor Anne Kalso, the footbed of the original "Kalso Earth Shoe" was crafted to improve posture. Kalso believed that wellness should be applied to every aspect of our daily lives -- including our footwear.
Cindy La Ferle
As much as I admire sexy shoes with higher heels, my feet are getting more rebellious as I age. These days, I'm striving to feel more grounded, and I'm always on the lookout for shoes that make a creative statement without pinching. (Look for your own favorite Earth shoes at Nordstrom or Zappos.) While it's been a beautiful season for the tulips, dogwoods, and redbuds on our property, recent frost warnings reminded us that it's still a wee bit early to start planting in our part of Michigan. And so, until it's safe to buy plants and dig in, I'm enjoying the blooms on my jazzy new Earth shoes.