In case you haven't checked out the national weather in the past few days - here's your intrepid correspondent's front line report from Vermont regarding our Valentine's Day nor'easter. (Finally, a proper snowstorm like we used to have!)
Beau Ties as it appeared from the parking lot on Thursday morning. Decided I'd be going in the back way.
Good thing this drift was a few feet to the right of the back entrance...
...But not so good if you were hoping for a view out of this window! (That's a bit of sky peeking through in the upper right corner).
The drifting wasn't quite as dramatic at the cafeteria door...
Here's a view out the front door over towards the shipping entrance. Looks like there's still some shoveling to be done!
I came across a nifty site (blogpulse.com) that let me explore the so-called "blogosphere" - an search for other bloggers writing about bow ties. While there weren't as many results for my searches as I'd hoped for, I found a few folks who'd recently become Beau Ties customers. Naturally, my curiosity was piqued.
Turns out both fellows are teachers (I've always suspected the smartest bow tie wearers choose Beau Ties). M. Sanford, a Canadian teaching French linguistics, was planning to wear his new ties with suits to lend "stylistic credence" to his "academic regalia" (I have to say I'm rather taken with his English linguistics...). The other gent, Fat Jack, had quite appropriately chosen our American Cursive and "wore it proudly with jeans and a sweater vest" as a "diversion from the biker me," as he puts it.
It's nice to know that bow ties are used for such disparate reasons in similar contexts - all part of what continues make to every day here at Beau Ties so engaging. Also, I was delighted to know that both fellows were happy with their ties: Thanks for your kind words, and links back.
I'm 79 years young and a serious bow tie lover. Back in 1993, my wife and I launched Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont, our own bow tie catalog company, as a retirement business and a way for me to satisfy my bow tie habit. Today Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont sells worldwide through our catalog and web site, www.beautiesltd.com. Last year our annual sales exceeded $2 million!