Sunday, March 28, 2010

Getting a Start on Passover

In a last minute dash to get Passover Sedar started, sending thanks and shoutouts to Tom Thumb, Central Market, TJ's Seafood Market, Tina Wasserman's new cookbook Entree to Judaism (who answered her phone in the middle of a particularly dicey cooking question) and especially, Alysa Teichman for her recipes and energy. We knocked out the noodle kugel, marshmallow brownies & macaroons; & Tina Wasserman's Passover Linzer Torte (bottom, not to be confused with the pizza). Jake scarfed down his last pizza, which even had cheese in the crust. An eventful day all around. More cooking tonight and yes, tomorrow as well.

Special to Me

Jake & Eddie, my purchase from a tile factory in Fes, Morocco, and my favorite landing view in NYC from this week's quickie trip. My parents and Charles are listed at Ellis Island, and "She" never ceases to amaze me.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sharing a Beautiful Saturday in Dallas

Glorious weather, finally, and Dallas never looked better than with puffy white clouds and crisp breezes. Even the tulips waved at me as we sped past. Couldn't miss our billboard on the Tollway headed home. Spring, sweet glorious Spring.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Break in Morocco: Snake Charmers, Camels & Souks

There was even an Arabic sub-titled American Idol (only one day late!). Enjoyed the snake charmers, camel rides, miles and miles of souks with the most irrisistable shopping and over 1700 pictures which I need to get edited. The people were so delightful, the food wonderful, and now it is back to reality in Dallas.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Last 2 Days! Lucky Charms Giveaway on Facebook

Get on over to Facebook for a chance to win one of 7 lucky prizes in our St Patricks Day Giveaway. Just become a fan of Ylang 23 for a chance to win. There's lots happening over there, so see you on the other side!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Facebook Fan Mail

Our Facebook fans are treated like rock stars!
Was feeling so on a cloud yesterday, played Fairy Godmother and picked a Facebook fan at random to win a Gift Card. And was so surprised to get this response from our winner Diana:

Dear Joanne

Thank you... its so interesting, the timing for special and lovely things to happen in life.
8 years ago my mother gave me a beautiful clover charm for luck when I went overseas for a project, it is old and special. When I turned 30 she gave me the Waterman Love charm that she got from you. I wear both together with a planetjill photo charm that my husband gave me of my and my daughter. Love, Luck and my family - all wrapped into one special necklace. I have been on your site so much over the last few weeks and found another special charm to add to the others. Its a sun by Good Fortune. Last night before I saw your post I had a Chinese dinner with my dearest friend and my fortune read "good fortune is coming to you" - so I am feeling especially lucky or special...
Jewelry is what I buy for friends and family for gifts and love your pieces and selections. I will be shopping...
Many thanks - I know it was random but I have a big smile at the coincidence of it all!
I posted the Ylang 23 post to my fb page too!

Might have to do this more often....Facebook fans, watch out!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Great Party Today for Irene Neuwirth!

So much new added to our website, check it out! We love having Irene and Woju visit. 

Irene Neuwirth's Pride & Joy: Teddy

Teddy was born in Texas and adopted during a previous trunk show. Irene has been in Labradoodle heaven ever since. Cute, yes???

Rick Phillips You are Genius!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Welcome Visitor to our Store: Hibah

So fun having not one but two Northwestern graduates hanging around. Hibah once worked for us and it was so great having her visit!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This and That: Welcome to My Life

Eddie is so happy that the snow is finally gone, it was hard to catch a scent if you know what I mean. Charles & I were happy to inhale a nearly 2 hour private Don Henley concert in Dallas. Such a legend and he was amazing. I love QuinceaƱera Celebrations and this one Saturday was Texas style. Her name is Karen and hers was a lovely bunch of friends. And the lip gloss? One of my Y23 peeps left it on my desk. Thank you Tiffany! Sweet!!