It started out as an ordinary Friday night out in Redondo Beach, California..... Where the locals gather... at Friends of the Vine...an infamous wine bar owned by Fred Eguchi. See him pictured here with me and my husband, Tony. This is kind of place the folks from all walks of life huddle together at the almost too small bar...on weekend nights you can expect locals to be standing 3 levels deep. Now, please understand there are plenty of other places to sit...many couches and even another bar near the entry of the building. But why we huddle up so close...is no longer a mystery to me. Keep reading and you too will see why Friends of the Vine is the place to be! Besides knowing wine varietals inside and out...Fred even gives my wine collector Hubby a run for his money...Fred is an expert at connecting people that need to know each other. To date, Fred has been the impetus to many matches that resulted in marriage, real estate deals closed over a glass of Cab, and business partnerships burgeoning, while using over stacked wine boxes as a make shift bargaining table. And on one fateful day in January 2016, I, too, was the lucky recipient of yet another purposeful and perfect connection. Fred introduced me to THE Senior VP of Skechers. As in, the dude that runs the joint...like the whole company. He was kind and open and willing to listen to my mission. In fact, Go Get Young was still in the embryonic state and had not been hatched yet. Rick Graham, the Sr. VP, carefully began explaining to me that Skechers adores the over 40 population and wants to increase the market share in that demographic. This of course was music to my "over 40" ears. During our brief "meeting", Rick took notes, asking me my shoe size, color preference, what type of activity I enjoy most... And guess what showed up on my door step less than a week later? Well, watch for yourself... Now...an important question for you...what is your favorite Skechers product? How long have you been wearing Skechers?