Monday, March 31, 2008
As dependable as the daffodils in bloom and the start of baseball, Spring is the season to raise money for schools, all across America. Ours was chaired by a friend, who did an amazing job, including securing American Idol Taylor Hicks for entertainment. Don't know about your neighborhood, but the recipe for great events in ours include: cute puppy in the live auction (check!); great auction packages including Ylang 23 jewelry (check!); sitting with friends over wine and dinner (check!), live entertainment (check!), and always, some great surprises, including auction of a Smart Car and UTube star Paintjam Dan Dunn in person, painting to music while he rotated the canvas. Curious? You just need to see this act yourself on UTube...
Friday, March 28, 2008
Their cocoons have burst and the store is filled with sapphire butterflies.....we cannot tell you how gorgeous they are. The earrings float just below the ear lobes, the rings are dazzling, and the orbs....oh my. For Spring, check out the new Temple St. Clair sapphire collection, in store now, but not for long.
We are bursting out in song and spirit for Spring, including amazing gemstones from Andrea Fohrman, Yayoi Forest's World of the Forest pendant, and Temple St. Clair Sapphire butterflies. If you can't stop by, call us and we will ship Spring to your doorstep.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
A friend's birthday was the perfect opportunity to try the new restaurant at the Mansion. This wonderful signature champagne drink, called a Cham-cham, packs a punch. But wait! There's more! I pronounce this lemon extravaganza the most incredible dessert I have EVER had. A layer of lemon cake, topped with a roll of frozen lemon mousse, topped with a crispy lemon meringue crisp, and accompanied by lemon ice cream with lemon curd. My toes are still curling.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Seems like Dallasites were stuffing donuts while we were sipping margaritas, since the first of our friends' many Dunkin' Donuts opened in north Dallas. Yes, I stopped by. Yes, I bought donuts. No, I did not eat one. Stop by Belt Line and Campbell, and Kimberly will be happy to help you tip the scales (don't forget the amazing coffee). As the old saying goes, a minute in the mouth, an hour in the stomach, a lifetime on the hips....
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Mexico is not the only place in bloom. Back at the store, there is an explosion of new color and jewelry, including Christophe Dahnier rings, a Becky Kelso shipment with the surprise of a gorgeous rose cut diamond ring (oh, my!) and a petite pair of majestic sun earrings from Gurhan
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
In a matter of hours, we move to a new spectra of colors. From drab (that would be weather, including Dallas' unexpected snow on Tuesday) and harsh lights (including traffic, and any other bothersome form of artificial lighting), to the cheery and soothing colors of vacation. From pastel to intense, the colors of Mexico welcome us....
Monday, March 10, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
While the rest of the world is asleep, it is quite “hoppin” here in the Louis Room. We are all really tired but as the music blasts and our feet still move, things are dandy! Bear Necessities will be bear-y happy tomorrow… Next stop: breakfast!
PS: We love you mom and dad!
–Alli and Alysa, dancers
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I have always loved the story "The Gift of the Magi". And sometimes life is like that. Out of love, HE sold his pocket watch to buy her beautiful combs for her long hair, and out of love, SHE cut and sold her long hair for a chain for his pocket watch. I may have scrambled the details, but I couldn't help but think of this story when my friend emailed me the picture of her broken hand, smashed in a door and requiring surgery, just when I have arrived with incredible rings from Luna Scamuzzi. Well, I guess they will have to wait? Stay tuned.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
All good things must come to an end, and Alysa and I headed to New York, where we parted company, she back to Chicago and me back to reality and my husband and son in Dallas. Grazie to the JShow for a wonderful experience. Now it's back to work for me, because the Spring collections are arriving at a fast clip, and I don't want to miss anything!
It was wonderful visiting with Luna Scamuzzi, designer of Lucifer Vir Honestus, shown with husband Paolo (not shown is their first child on the way in late May...Bravo!), and Fiona with her husband (and talent) Gurhan, with her constant furry companion.