Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Our best friends in Paris own the best souvenir shop selling Tour de France and World Cup shirts, and which is located at Place de Louvres (right across from the Louvres). If you happen to go to Paris, stop by and say hi to Patrick, who can make you feel right at home.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
If you are expecting to see photos of beautiful rivers and cathedrals, it won't be here, because my camera is always pointed at the food. So many choices to find something to take to Alysa's host family who, according to Alysa, has made the all time most amazing dinner in honor of our visit.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
How lucky that Alysa landed with a fabulous host family in Nantes, and with a mom who can COOK! Yes, that's Valerie in the left, who whipped up foie gras, ravioli with foie gras with a mache salad, and unfortunately for our waistlines, that's just the appetizer course. Followed by leg of lamb with potatoes au gratin. We all said no thank you to the cheese course which would have made a meal by itself, and fast forwarded to the flourless chocolate cake and homemade creme caramel.
We're off to spend Thanksgiving with Alysa who is studying in France for the semester, and couldn't be more excited that our Greenberg's turkey (that's www.gobblegobble.com) which was not confiscated in our carry-on, because it wouldn't be Thanksgiving (according to Alysa) without a Greenberg's smoked turkey. Our trip started on the right note, yep, that's gate 23 to Paris.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
...because their moms are soooooooo stylish. And who knows, they may someday be back for some Cathy Waterman. In November and December, we have a special present for American Girl dolls, celebrating the opening of American Girl at Galleria Dallas. Just bring your doll by the store for an introduction. Hope you can stop by.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
She's smart, pretty & talented, and we loved Pratima, designer of Manak Couture, stopping by our store to deliver our order (patience, it will be up soon). The diamond colors are eye-popping, and brings to mind an old saying: The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, since her father has pioneered fancy cuts and colors of diamonds for decades.
That would be Clementine, who just loves visiting when her mamma drops by. Always perfectly put together and with a smile on her face (could it be because her brother stayed home? or it is a non-school uniform day?). Love ya, "Darlin' Clementine"....
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Monday, November 12, 2007
Arun (yes, that's Arun, designer of Arunashi) dropped in today to show us his latest high carat designs, including diamond studded bangles, bezel set gemstone chains, and knockout earrings and rings. Expect to see them online....soon!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
It's the perfect evening to stay home with a pile of new magazines, and to our surprise, the December Vanity Fair and Town & Country were already on our newsstand. Take a peek, it's a Cathy Waterman love fest, with Cathy's divine Cleopatra cuff on Julia Roberts (Vanity Fair) and Laura Linney on the cover of Town & Country in a great ring, and also shown inside wearing tons of Waterman goodies. Time to drop your hints for the holidays, girls....if he's quick, we can deliver.
And we do mean rock, with hunks of gemstones in amazing colors of the rainbow, fashioned into jewelry that only Irene can make. Let us know if you are in town and we will show you our Ylang 23 hospitality. Can't come? No prob. We will be posting all we can online for your viewing pleasure, up close and personal.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
This would be the 95 foot Christmas tree installation which greeted me this morning and reminded me that there are only 55 shopping days left before Christmas (actually 54 because we are closed on Thanksgiving) and 30 days (yikes!) before Chanukah. Those guys teetering at the tip-top? Why they are placing the star, of course. Will keep you posted on progress...stay tuned. In the meantime, stay tuned for more holiday temptations pouring into our store.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
It was amazing. We saw our good friend Cheryl Hall, with Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, who was one of the honorees at Galleria's anniversary party. And yes, if you look to the edge of the food station, that's our Lauren checking out the chef's selections to enjoy in the store...yummmmmm.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Yes, the valet parkers are everywhere, and lest you think it is all for fun, it is really for charity, this one being for a fave, Art for the Bridge to benefit The Bridge Breast Network, which is December 2 and 4. Just LOVED the globes hanging from the trees.
From morning haircut (shown: colorist Eric, who caught the spirit) to my evening shift due to trunk show traffic (yes, Cathy Waterman's divine goodies), everyone was in a playful Halloween mood. Shown: our own store police officer Leo (helping out with mall trick or treaters.