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Fabulous Eats, Fantastic Times

When yours is a family comprised of 3 children (aged 20, 17, 16) and two adults of varying gastronomical preferences (I’m from Borneo, he’s from Southern Italy), eating out can be quite the challenge. Particularly when it comes to special occasions – birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas Eve, that sort of thing. It’s usually my man who proposes a few options and together, we pick one.  The problem with that arrangement is he often forgets to make reservations until a few days prior, and you don’t toy with ginormous days like New Year’s Eve. You just don’t. It bites you in the buttocks, most viciously, I might add. Let’s just say I wasn’t looking forward to a repeat of 2012 and 2013, and decided I’d be the one to shop around for a place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. I know it sounds trivial, petty even, but this is where things get complicated. The oldest does not like seafood much tends to change his eating preferences every week, the middle doesn’t eat anything with a shell (nor …

Starlight, Starbright

The Mara Gold Necklace with Platinum Drusy, Eve’s pick. “One thing that a lot of people don’t know is that I’m a bit silly and kind of a dork,” says Kendra Scott, Founder and CEO of Kendra Scott Design.  I’m not certain if the jeweler is truly either but what I do know with absolute certainty is that a recent preview of her Starstruck Winter Collection has converted yours truly from onlooker to aficionado. There were SO many pieces in countless shades, to satiate every bauble whimsy. And if that wasn’t sufficient, enter the Kendra Scott Colour Bar.  An a la carte spread of gems and findings allowing you to create that exclusively-yours trinket with ease. I should’ve known letting Eve browse around was a recipe for (financial) disaster.  One would imagine I had this down after 15 years. Turquoise. Abalone. Clear as well as Rutilated Quartz. Onyx. Bliss. What I we picked, the Naomi Double Ring in Iridescent Cobalt. And this EXQUISITE cuff with that motif.  Equal parts constellation and lacework. 100% breathtaking. I …

Getting Ahead Of The Curve

  Joining Houston Fashion Bloggers has been the smartest thing I’ve done in a while.  Since becoming a member in September, I’ve had multiple doors open up for me.  The most recent being a trunk show hosted by the world’s very first plus size supermodel, Emme, at Macy’s, Memorial City Mall.  Let me confess immediately that the event was an immense eye-opener.  A privileged insight into the world of plus size style.  It was such an experience that I had to split my thoughts into two separate postings, one of which will focus on the topic in depth.  And the other?  I leave you now with a gallery of event pictures 🙂 Emme, ever so statuesque and glorious. And by the side is lifestyle blogger, Randie. See anyone familiar? There’s Shalanda, co-founder of Houston Fashion Bloggers to the right! This is where I asked Kate, the model in the centre, for her booties GRIN I heart that dress to the left, I heart it so. Accessories I really coveted. I know there were others but the …