We met Nicole in college and became great friends with her when we lived in DC. Nicole can normally be found whitewater kayaking or back country skiing, but when she isn't, she's carrying her Pera Crossbody Bag.
Nicole has always had an amazing personal sense of style, and we were so happy when she bought a Pera a couple of years ago - whiskey leather with red suede.
She's the kind of person who doesn't spend frivolously - she's known to throw all of her belongings in her car and drive to Alaska or move across the country, so she doesn't keep around extraneous stuff. Her Pera is her most prized possession (after her kayak, of course) - the highest of compliments.
We met up with Nicole this past summer in the Grand Tetons, where we camped out for a couple days and went hiking and kayaking. She's one of those friends who pushes your limits, inspires you to challenge your assumptions and do more than you would without her. Nicole: we are so grateful to have you in our lives. Thank you for reminding us that everything happens just by taking one step at a time.