Thursday, October 30, 2008

Just Loving Facebook.....

Ylang 23 is now on Facebook...Sign up as a fan and follow all our news, including trunk shows and events.
And while I never thought I would love Facebook personally, it's nice to wake up to a wall post from my baby duck in NYC, pointing my way to this very appropriate article by Michelle Slatalla from the New York Times Style Section.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Goodbye Andy Hanson

I was saddened to learn that Andy Hanson had passed away. Ever present on the Dallas social scene, he photographed every notable over the years we have lived here and was just the nicest guy. We just saw him working an event at the Nasher, doing what he always did so well with his Leica camera. There will never be another talented and unassuming. He had a rich life, photographing President Kennedy, Elvis, the Beatles, and any celebrity who passed through Dallas over his 40 year career. Most of all, I remember how nice Andy was, and how he always took time from his job to visit.
A loss for all. (PS. I did not take the pictures. Even though Andy took tons of us, I never thought to take one of him.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Paper City Editors Publish Book: Domestic Art

We attended the kickoff of Domestic Art, a beautiful coffee table book by Paper City editors (and friends) Holly Moore, Rob Brinkley, &
Laurann Claridge (shown in reverse order: that's Holly on the right) of "lavish, loopy, eccentric assemblages, and moody modernism" from a decade of Paper City Magazine. Great book, ours is autographed, and if you need yours to be too, let me know and I'll pull a few strings. PS. That's our cute and always stylish Neimans friend Doss.

Ten Thousand Things Trunk Show

A grand time was had and jewelry was flying at the Ten Thousand Things Trunk Show earlier this month. Seems like the conversation kept going back to shoes -- and even legs. Great pair of gams, Ron.

PS...what goes on in Dallas, stays in Dallas!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Meet "Chip" by Catherine Michiels....

He was a little shy at last night's reception, but made some great friends and was adopted by several. Chip, a collaboration between designer Catherine Michiels and Ylang 23, is a chipmunk who knows how to store food. Sales benefit the Food 4 Kids Backpack program, which provides nutritional snacks to kids identified by school staff as chronically hungry. $50 of each sale goes to the Food 4 Kids program at the North Texas Food Bank. Catherine, Mille mercis pour votre brillante inspiration, et pour votre coeur d'or! Les enfants de Dallas vous remercient! XOX joanne

A Whirlwind in New York....

What to do when your child is not in school for Parent's weekend, but interning in New York?
Go where the girl is...and we had a blast. Yes, we are foodies. Yes, we ate our way through the 48 hours. And while Alysa was at work, I caught some Papparazzi waiting for former Mayor Guiliani, and the tourists at Rockefeller Plaza. That pile of chocolate? Why, it's what we resisted on the way out of Red Eye Grill. And Amber? Quite likely, the best sushi restaurant on the West Side. And those girls with the sparkly eyes? My own baby duck and Cathy Waterman's Claire, who is following her own dream. Knockout two days, and I am e.x.h.a.u.s.t.e.d. Miss you already, and thanks for a great, great visit.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mazel Tov, Laura and Jonas

Tis the Season of Young Love, and
we loved sharing Laura & Jonas' special day. Gorgeous bride, hunk of a groom and a beautiful, beautiful ceremony and explosion of celebration. Equally radiant are Kerri and David, who are looking forward to their upcoming wedding in Mexico. Please, please send us pics guys....Mazel Tov all around. xox

Friday, October 10, 2008

Boyz will be Boyz....

There would have been more, had it not been for Eddie who started barking in the night....
Boy's best friend.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Brilliant Stitches from Joseph Havel....

Delight in Joseph Havel...

Taking a break from the mundane, Charles and I spent the morning with Joan Davidow, Director of the Dallas Contemporary. The current exhibit, Sheets to the Wind, by artist Joseph Havel was amazing, and my camera was drawn to all of it. The Dallas Contemporary is currently raising money to move to their new space, and if you're interested in helping, please visit their website.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

More Scene@23

Scene@23: Our Anniversary

In the Midst.....

Ron & David are here, and we are in the midst of heaven. Wow. Thank you guys! You really knocked yourself out for us! xc