The Dupont Circle Boutique
Rosemary E. Reed Miller first opened Toast and Strawberries on 'R' Street
at Connecticut Ave., NW in 1966 and moved around the corner in 1995. 1966
was a tough year to open a business in downtown Washington...for an African
American woman, it was an act of courage.
Through hard work, determination, and creativity, she and the people who came into the 'World of Toast' shaped the store into a very unique gift and fashion apparel shop. Over the years, Toast has served a true cross-section of this metropolitan area - and because Toast is located in the international Dupont Circle area - Toast serves literally the world.
Rosemary graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with an A.
B. in history and anthropology. Her focus was on the emerging countries
in Africa. "I didn't get the graduate funding to study in Africa,
so I thought I could do work on New World Africans. I knew
people in Jamaica. I thought I could study there. I ended up writing for
newspapers there and in the States. I wrote for Women's Wear Daily, Fairchild
Publications, The Miami Herald, The Miami News, The Amsterdam News, and
for the Daily Gleaner [in Jamaica]. She also started designing and selling
clothing and accessories, which was sold to various small stores and department
Rosemary has been featured in articles in : The Washington Post, The Washington Star, The Afro-American, the Swedish journal, Dagen Nyeter and in such periodicals as Black Enterprise, Essence, The Washingtonian, Ms. Magazine, Glamour, Encore, and The Washington View.
Reed Miller, widow of Paul E. Miller, Dean of Howard University Law School. has two children: Paul D. and Sabrina E. Miller-Ford.
Checkout Paul's entertainment career at the following web sites:
Toast & Strawerries Photo Gallery - [ click here ]
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