Eagle Creek Spinner

At the turn of this century, my Australian friend, Judy, owned an upscale women’s shop at Lake Tahoe called ‘Square, Spotted Blue.’ The name referred to a local butterfly indigenous to the High Sierra. Her store offered the highest fine quality, fashion-forward, boutique styles for her discerning clientele who desired unique clothing unavailable at national department stores. Theme sweaters with three-dimensional embellishments, artistically designed coats, jackets elaborately detailed with appliques, and labor-intensive crystal jewelry from European designers were coveted by the well-heeled residents and visiting tourists, who were only offered ski clothing and souvenir tee-shirts at other shops. Continue Reading »