the co-founder of the Vera Bradley empire comes a practical and inspiring book
that shows women how to awaken their full potential at any age. "This place
could use some color," Barbara Bradley Baekgaard said to her friend Patricia
Miller during an airport layover. It was 1982 and all the women could see was a
succession of drab, bulky suitcases. When they returned home to Indiana, Barbara
and her business partner got out a few patterns and a sewing machine and set to
work. And Vera Bradley was born.