The toast of the town
Regarding the Sept. 3 obituary for Rosemary Reed Miller, “Owner of Toast and Strawberries, a longtime boutique in D.C.”:
I first met Rosemary Reed Miller when I came to the District from Chicago in the early 1970s. My sister, who had been living in Washington for several years, took me to Toast and Strawberries to find a dress for a special occasion. She put me in a stunning brown and white halter dress that could be worn several ways, and she accessorized it with a set of wide silver hoop earrings. I still wear the earrings. The dress, alas, did not grow with my figure, but it would still be fashionable today.
When I later moved to Dupont Circle, Toast and Strawberries was my go-to spot for the perfect outfit for special occasions. She asked me to be a model for some of her fashion shows, which were fun and another way to connect with her extensive community of women and the men who loved how she dressed us.
Therese Keane, Washington
Rosemary Reed Miller in 2000 in her Dupont Circle boutique Toast and Strawberries.