Travel Diary: Devon Valley Hotel in Cape Winelands, South Africa

Devon Valley

I traveled to Cape Winelands in 2010 before heading to the World Cup in other parts of South Africa. It was one of those bucket list trips, but I never posted the photos or wrote what made it so memorable. Growing up in Houston I always knew that my life would be very different than […]

Feasting Pretty: Buvette Gastrothèque in New York City

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The beauty of Twitter is when one breakfast appointment cancels another one takes its place. I went to New York last week and a planned breakfast meeting was canceled the night before. I put on Twitter if anyone wanted to have breakfast with me. One of my followers messaged and the next thing I know […]

A Celebration of Wine & Family: Q&A With Francis Ford Coppola

FFC Winery

  To know me is to know I love wine. I believe wine is a part of a meal and life is too short to drink bad wine. I recently spent an evening sipping some of my favorite wines from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery before a Q&A with the genius Mr. Coppola. Francis Ford […]

{3.14.14} Le Weekend

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I hope your week has gone well. I always look forward to Friday. It’s usually my time to drink wine and watch documentaries on Netflix. It’s day two of bathroom renovation craziness. Seriously, this is not my thing. Thank God my husband has more patience in this area and has been dealing with the contractors. […]

Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Mesa, Arizona – Day 5

Mesa Arizona Superstition Mountains

My last day in Mesa was definitely too short. It started with a lovely breakfast at The Cutting Board Bakery and Café. I’m a fan of anything and all things local so having organic and locally sourced ingredients was a fitting ending to a great trip. It was also nice to have fresh juice and […]

Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Mesa, Arizona – Day 4

Desert Renewal Travel Diary.

One of the best things about being outdoors and having fun is the opportunity to get in some for of exercise. I didn’t realize I liked hiking until I moved to the DC area, but now I love it. On day 4 of the desert renewal we spent fun outside. We started the day with […]

Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Mesa, Arizona – Day 3

Mesa Arizona Superstition Mountains

We started day 3 of our desert renewal headed to Mesa, Arizona. Mesa is suburb of Phoenix, but to visitors the city isn’t as known as say Scottsdale. That is changing. Mesa is full of fun things to do such as hiking and biking tours, yoga at Usury park, birding tours, canyon lake cruises, and […]

Feasting Pretty: Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini

Smirnoff Peach Bellini

I was introduced to the Smrirnoff Ice drinks a few years ago by my cousin. My father-in-law started bringing them to all our parties and I became a fan. I like to change up my beverage selections at our parties and make it easy so I’m not in the kitchen mixing drinks all day. I […]

This Beautimous Life: May 17, 2013

Hermes Jour d'Hermes Fragrance

This has been a busy week, but it has been so much fun. I was able to catch the preview of Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf, get fitted for a beautiful Wacoal bra, and meet up with old friends at a style event. The weekend is full as well, but I’m thankful. I’m really a […]

Feasting Pretty: Remy Martin XO Cognac

Remy Martin Premier Cru

I have a confession to make. I really didn’t drink spirits until I met my husband. Yes, I had a whiskey, cognac, and scotch here and there. But, really savoring and enjoy a spirit, well wasn’t my thing. I am a wine girl. I love wine and believe one glass a day is actually good […]