I've met so many great people online, but I get to meet very few of them face to face. Because of her friendly e-mails and general kindness in the e-bay boutique community, I really wanted to meet Heidi. Aside from having jewelry design in common, we are both moms of little boutique models, so I knew we'd have a lot to talk about. When I found out that we were moving to Rhode Island, I contacted Heidi to find out how far we'd live from each other. Come to find out Heidi and her family visit the Newport are quite often so we were able to meet on Saturday. We spent a too short afternoon on the beach talking about everything under the sun while our little girls romped about in the surf and sand together. It was such an enjoyable afternoon and I can't wait to get together with our new " real life" friends soon!