Saturday, June 28, 2008
It was hard to say goodbye to Galleria Mall Manager Peggy Weaver who "retired" from her position after 19 years. I put the retired in quotes, because I believe that Peggy will morph into some other powerhouse, just too young to formally retire. So here's to you Peggy, and the next chapter of your career...
We at Ylang 23 have appreciated everything that you have done for us.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Did you know that the perfect 1 ounce serving of almonds is 23? And that Jake left from gate 23 for summer camp? Everywhere I turn, there's a lucky 23 around the corner. If you need something lucky from Ylang 23, just give us a toll free call at 866.ylang23 (naturally)
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
It's been a crazed week, with Alysa home, only to repack and leave for NYC, and Jake off to summer camp. This makes year 6 that his departure is on Father's Day, but we are used to it by now. OK, don't tell Camp that he did a little "off the list shopping" for camp. We will just deny having anything to do with the sugar and snacks. For the rest of you, trust you had a great Fathers Day!
Friday, June 13, 2008
I have mentioned it before, but it is worth mentioning again: Sushi Samba Galleria (yes, close to our front door) is amazing. This feather light tempura was mine, Alysa dug into tuna rolls, and there was enough "normal" food (burgers, fries, etc) for Charles to pick from. In all, a great lunch, so stop on by to see them (and don't forget to drop in to see us too!)
It seemed like all of Little Rock, Arkansas turned out to roast and toast Coach Charles Ripley, with the proceeds benefiting Arkansas Baptist College. Charles & I had a blast, declaring the Bar-b-que amazing, topped only by the down home (yes, Arkansas was MY home) hospitality of our hosts and everyone we met. For those of you who have never heard of Coach Rip, he has dedicated his life to coaching, including legends Derek Fisher (Los Angeles Lakers), Houston Nutt (U. of Mississippi head football coach), and Sidney Moncrief, NBA assistant coach. Including a great live and silent auction (and what would an auction be without a pair of puppies?), we had a wonderful time. Might we suggest, when you stay in Little Rock, you pamper yourself at the Capital Hotel....wow! I want the recipe for those home baked soda crackers, y'all!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
He changed the way women dress, most notably, putting women into pants (thank you soooooo much!) There will never be another Yves Saint Laurent, but there is hardly a designer collection existing now, or even being conceived, which has not been influenced in some way by his brilliant style and creativity in the rarefied world of Couture.
We are so in the mood for Summer, and we don't mean the Texas heat. The colors from Annette Ferdinandsen are both cool and divine, and feature many one of a kinds, which she is known for.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
That would be the dapper Jim Taylor, Publisher, and the always elegant Pamela Fiori, Editor. The Town & Country Couture Awards are a highlight of the Couture jewelry show, and we were thrilled that Arun of Arunashi won one of the coveted design awards.
My Vegas entries would not be complete without my two favorite subjects: food and a beautiful bride. This gelato display caught our eye and our taste buds, and as for the wedding party, all I can say is that 1. She is beautiful and 2. The tiniest babe of honor napped through it all. Congrats and Viva Las Vegas!
Monday, June 2, 2008
What an incredible collection (and what a cute boyfriend!)....We just couldn't get away from Irene Neuwirth's area, because we were totally enchanted by her amazing new colors and stones for fall! Tracy, Irene & Woju were great models for the jewels, and we were left speechless. Stay tuned....