In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
It's a mystery to me how
the young ladies of today can walk on the cobblestone streets of
Chapala, or elsewhere in
Central America in
the stunning high heeled shoes they wear. It's true of the women in
Asia as well.
And it takes a lot of skill
not to twist an ankle or fall down off these stilts!
All varieties and colors
This lady just came out for
a cup of coffee at
one of the cafes in Antigua. Accompanied by her husband and mother, she was
elegant beyond words in her tangerine pants, gracefully flowing blouse,
manicured fingernails and matching lipstick.
Sitting down in one of the
high rise stools in the cafe, she didn't even have to climb up to the seat. It
was an easy reach to settle in and have a coffee.
Fancy Mary Janes
I love these sophisticated and stylish Mary
Jane heels. Not nearly so tall as some choices, I could probably manage myself
in these and not break my neck.
Perhaps considered to be old fashioned, I
prefer to think of them as a classic style.
A floral wedge shoe
A rise that begins from
under the toes and goes back to the heel all in one piece, wedge shoes are still
popular in Latin America.
I used to own wedges, but
found I walked robotically in them, not very feminine. Other women seem to
be able to pull that look off and appear dainty all the while they are in
control of their wobbly ankles.
These are great fun and I just love them. No
falling off a heel here, I think I could easily breeze through the cobblestone
streets and uneven sidewalks with these babies on. They are still stylish, and
just as important, these shoes have a sense of humor. Makes me wanna dance.
I wonder what other patterns and colors they
These shoes are weapons for sure.
Not only do they make the wearer's legs look
long and slender, it's an authoritative style. They are sexy, classy and
beautiful and if a thief messes with you, just take that shoe off and nail 'em.
The patent leather makes me think of a
dominatrix or perhaps lady spies carrying computer coding in the heel somewhere
and 007 asking how I want my martini.
A Mary Jane Wedge
Here's a Mary Jane with attitude.
With an inch and a half height under the
toes, this heel goes full fledged to about six inches under the heel.
No one has to be short anymore, not if you
own the right shoes!
This pair is a feminine remake of the denim
jean and cowboy boot colors we see in the western United States. I'm not sure if
this was her intent, but it seems to be a friendly and comfortable looking shoe.
I still wonder how these women navigate the
cobblestones wearing this footwear!
I'd hate to have to make a run for it. I'd
probably just remove them and gallop off!
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About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.