Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

My banker boyfriend and I are going to Newport, Rhode Island, for a long Fourth of July weekend with some people from his work. We’re supposed to be boating in the afternoons, and going out on the town in the evenings. Please help.


Manolo says, the Manolo hopes that his friend was not asking the Manolo to find the single shoe suitable for both daytime and evening activities, some sort of strappy, high-heeled, rubber-soled, deck shoe, perhaps.

Better the Manolo thinks, to purchase the decent blue canvas boat shoes to go with your Jackie-O, casual nautical outfit, and then expend your efforts on locating the perfectly gorgeous evening sandals for your disco nights.

As his friend will presumably be consorting with the WASPy old-money panjandrums of Newport, who together with their arriviste new money hangers-on and barely-titled European sycophants comprise the peculiar ecosystem of that region, she will want to be beautiful and stylish so as to subdue the restless natives.

The Manolo recommends something tall and metallic like this beautiful Sara T-Strap Sandal from Christin Michaels in the color known as “gunmetal”.

Sara T-Strap Sandal by Christin Michael    Manolo Likes!  Click!