Later this spring I will have the amazing privilege to chaperone he high school orchestra's trip to New York. We will see a Broadway show, MoMA and the Statue of Liberty. The day before we leave, they will play onstage at Carnegie Hall. We can't wait! It's been a year of fundraising, rehearsing, planning and excitement.

Now that it's finally time to pack, I'm stuck on what shoes to pack for the days we'll be touring. My high schooler daughters are both members of the orchestra and I recently discovered they have high expectations for looking fabulous in the Big Apple. Their ideas of fabulous (and mine, I confess) range more toward sleek boots and high heels than sneakers but with miles of walking on the itinerary, do we need to compromise?