Gloria is my paternal grandmother. She was a NYC-based flight attendant in the 1950s, when air travel was novel and sophisticated. She flew on transatlantic flights and, as the stories go, met interesting and cosmopolitan people (like JFK!) who expanded her horizons far beyond her Colorado childhood. Because of her lifestyle during those years and for decades after living and traveling abroad with her Pan Am pilot husband ― my grandfather ― she developed an appreciation for fashion, quality pieces that last and a skill for packing clothes for trips that lives on to today. For example, Gloria always chooses two color themes, black and one other. That way she packs far less and can intermix anything. "Throw in something fun and patterned, though." She's always had a fabulous closet, full of beautiful pieces from glamorous designers around the world. Gloria is our inspiration.