I bought shoes instead of going to lunch today. I walked away with two cute-as-can-be pairs of shoes, thanks, in large part, to Tim Ridge, a salesperson and shoe expert at NorthPark’s Nordstrom. Usually I have a girlfriend or two with me when I shoe-shop. This way, when my budget demands that I choose only one pair, I have plenty of help making the earth-shattering decision at the end. Today, it was just me. Until there was Tim. Then we were a team, a force that couldn’t be stopped—especially after he told me I have pretty feet. (And actually I stopped at two pairs.) In any case, if you’re serious about shoes and want a valuable and fashionable opinion, ask for Tim Ridge next time you’re at Nordstrom. He’s great. By the way, the shoe in the picture is not part of my shopping trip today (even though I like them, too), but you can buy them here.