I had a couple glasses of wine with Allison at an old haunt of mine on Saturday night. Got to talking about shoes - one of my favorite subjects. She reminds me of a pair of sexy boots, good for any occasion, and kick-ass in all weather. Meet me at a Saturday afternoon book signing at Elliot Bay? Lookin' hot. Party that night in a short skirt? Yep. Still hot. Whether she's ordering her dim sum in Mandarin Chinese or sipping her whiskey at the end of the bar, this woman can hold her own. That's why we love her.