Saturday, March 31, 2007

Mavericks Basketball and My Boys....

It was a momentous night for Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavs, and for my guys who were lucky enough to be there, courtesy of a friend. Yes, I gave my seat up so Jake could take a friend. And Dirk's achievement (that's him in the air)? He shot his 15001 career point during the opening of the 1st quarter against the New York Knicks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. And where are my guys? Well, Charles' face is behind the basketball, and my son Jake (with the blue cap) is next to him. Best team in the league...Go Mavs!!!

Friday, March 30, 2007


Yes, even Dallas was not immune to the last blasts of winter...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

More Cute Faces in L.A......

Alysa & Francine, NU cuties

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Leaving L.A. but not without PinkBerry!

It's departure day, and following the most divine and healthy breakfast, Alysa just insisted stopping by Pinkberry on the way to the airport. It's the new phenom which is sweeping L.A. Honestly, I think a few opened in the few days we were there. Heavenly yogurt (yes, I tasted) with toppings of mango, strawberries and Fruity Pebbles is my child's choice. Just wait, I am sure it will be opening soon in a neighborhood near you.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Los Angeles Trip is all about The Food!!!

Well, Alysa and I figured out this plan. In order to enjoy this amazing dessert duo, including a Bento box with chocolate delight and a plate of banana crepes from Matsuhisa....we had to be good girls and eat this earlier in the day:

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Visit to Cathy Waterman's Studio....

What a lovely afternoon Alysa & I spent at Cathy Waterman's studio. No, this is NOT a new addition to their clan, but her adorable niece. What a beauty and what a proud aunt!
My Lifelines: Dana & Gretchen. They keep my life sane and my orders flowing. Trina, so sorry to miss you darlin'!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Raymond Nasher: A Life Remembered....

We are saddened by the sudden loss of Ray Nasher, a Dallas icon who was known and beloved around the world for his love of art and humanity. Mr. Nasher was first and foremost a gentleman who loved people and who possessed such a warm heart and vibrant spirit. His generosity led to the donation of his amazing sculpture and art collection to the City of Dallas, as he conceived and oversaw the design of the Nasher Sculpture Center, which has drawn art lovers worldwide. My special memories of Mr. Nasher are a private tour we bid on shortly after the Center opened, where he led our small group of family and friends through the details of the art and architecture, as seen through his vision. And last year when the Renzo Piano exhibit opened and I spied him cruising through the exhibit, he was gracious enough to stop by my luncheon in honor of Cathy Waterman, so that she could meet him. Such a loss, and such a wonderful life remembered with fondness.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sunset on Vacation....

Yes, that's sunset as in finished. Back in Dallas. Vacation over. But I'll always have this memory.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Vacation Continued.....

It's always hard to decide what to take on vacation, but this I'm sure:
My Cathy Waterman platinum & diamond "23"; Temple St. Clair triple angel charms on long chain; tiny Cari dogtags with my kid's names; Beth Orduna evil eye; Cathy Waterman bangles; Ten Thousand Things earrings (tiny spikes); and of course, my Livestrong bracelet. That and a tube of suntan creme...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Cooking on Vacation with Larbi...

Oh this was just THE most glorious day of vacation...learning to cook with Larbi, the Executive Chef of Agua Restaurant, named #1 in Latin America. Larbi shared the secrets of my personal favorite, chicken, since I have long run out of ways to cook it. Am trying hard to get him to publish a book. What a talent!!! And the results? Yummy, yummy lunch...

Monday, March 12, 2007

Behold Beauty: First Grandchild...

It is an arresting image and we can only wonder what Lily is seeing and what she is thinking, but we'll have to wait until the words flow out.
Our friends have shuttled back and forth (will not disclose the location) to spend time with the first of this family's new generation, and I can't blame them.
Just had to share....Wow!

Vacation in Mexico....

It's Spring unpolished toes are enjoying the sun and the weather is glorious. Pedicure on my schedule; stay tuned...

Tattoo it on: A Mother's Love.....

My friend. Two of her loves (still looking for skin space for Love #1 who she married). And if you have any doubt, I can assure you the tatoos are permanent. Way cool mom. Awesome.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Aaah....Paris Fashion Collections

The Paris collections have my head in the clouds....I think this Chanel jacket is very cool, and I am in love with this oversized sweater from Stella McCartney. It's a must have for sure (no, my legs will not be bare, I will be wearing leggings!

Welcome Jes MaHarry

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Northwestern University Dance Marathon 2007: Where's Alysa?

It's been a tiring weekend for us parents looking for one dancing child (that would be #112) at the Northwestern Dance Marathon, which lasted 30 hours, starting late Friday and ending at 1am this Sunday morning (yawn). But we did finally catch a glimpse of her...yea! Dance Marathon is a passion of Alysa's and this year she is soooooooooo happy that her sorority placed 3rd in group fundraising (which by the way raised a record $708,711.20, with its primary beneficiary, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, getting the bulk of it. Way to go Northwestern and Gamma Phi Beta!!!! Now we need to catch some zzzzzzzzzz's before next year's event. Want to learn more or donate? Check out the dance marathon web site.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

AsterCast on the Cover of Fashions of the Times

How beautiful is that on Robin Penn....scoring the cover of one of the most fashionable publications: Fashions of the Times, published only twice a year, from the New York Times.

Kudos to designers extrordinaire Ron and David of Ten Thousand Things who collaberated with Stella + Cox.

Thursday, March 1, 2007