30 May 2011

Everywhere: Busy Bees

I can't even begin to tell you how long I've been searching for classic children's pajamas. Not long john styles with dinos and princesses loudly printed all over them, but simple button down and gown styles for boys and girls.
My friend recently told me that she found a cute cotton gown by Carters that I'm excited to see, but tonight I came across these darling creations at Busy Bee.
How sweet are these?
Even the smocked style below got me happy
This one looks so light and airy. I kind of want one for myself.

26 May 2011

Dallas: Overground Project

I've been MIA in Mexico (my next post will be about Careyes) and just back in town. Wanted to let you all know about this Saturday's skateboarding exhibition at the Overground Project, a private skate park in South Dallas.
A slew of pro riders are in town for the afternoon event that honors the late Jeff Phillips and benefits the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas. Come out for food and drinks. My kids are so psyched about it.

18 May 2011

Dallas: Random Acts of Art

Just one more reason I love my neighborhood: these colorful knit sleeves that have popped up over the last couple of months on trees outside the Lakewood branch of the Dallas Public Library. You can also spot them at the corner of Gaston and Abrams. Doesn't it make you smile? Love.

16 May 2011

Dallas: Niven Morgan concept store

Geez, guys, I'm sorry for not posting for so long. My computer crashed last week (tears. lots of tears) and I've been working non-stop trying to re-write all kinds of stuff that was lost. I'm done. I'm back. I'm ready to let you in on a little something: Niven Morgan's concept store at Cebolla.
Last Friday, Morgan took me on a tour his new bath and body spot on the second floor of the Lovers Lane flower shop and I must say, I kind of flipped out.
It's filled with every kind of luxe item you'd ever want for your bathroom - woven leather waste basket with matching tray and tissue holder, anyone? - plus all of Morgan's incredible lines.
I bought a slew of candles - Jasmine and Moss is my new favorite - along with some crazy good budget-friendly teachers gifts for C & P to give out on the last day of school.
Merch is still rolling into the store, but you must stop by in the meantime. Those teachers gifts I told you about: I bought a few of these delicate and just plain pretty glass containers and had them filled with Morgan's bath salts. Total cost for each one: about $14. Can you believe? The glass looks and feels just like Juliska.
In the coming weeks there will be a full-on bath salts bar (you chose the scent and container for the ultimate personalized gift) and you'll also be able to buy containers that can work as bubble bath bottles or flower vases. How much do you love the versatility of that?

08 May 2011

Houston: Lauren Bush and Judith Leiber

Houston's Lauren Bush unveiled the $495 FEED 1000 evening minaudiere she created in collaboration with Judith Leiber. Bush's FEED Project, which has already provided more than 60 million meals to children in need, will receive $250 from each bag and that, my friends, will buy 1,000 meals for kids in Third World countries. Yowza. The last $250 I spent didn't do nearly as much. Time to get on the right track.

02 May 2011

Galveston: Beachtown

Know what I want to do this summer? Head to Beachtown down on the Texas coast. Similar to planned coastal communities in Florida such as Seaside and Alys Beach, Beachtown is the Texas version.

Centered around three well-defined neighborhood squares, all the homes, condos, and town homes reflect the early architecture of Galveston, and there are coffee shops, general stores, and parks throughout the town.
Property and homes are for sale, but lucky for me rentals will come available this summer. Click here to read more about this place I'm hoping to make a summer tradition.