My fantastic TS&S readers, I'm in moving hell. I spent more than 12 hours yesterday moving into a new house - well, not new, but a fantastic '50s ranch - and am beat. I need a drink. I want someone to unpack my boxes. I want to curl up in a ball and wish all the stress away. The past two weeks of slowly packing while also working, mom-ing, and wife-ing has taken time away from here, but I will be back in full force on Monday. Prom prom. In the interim, here's where I just moved out of. Our casa treated us well over the past several years.
Once we're settled into the new place, I'll post some pics of that, too. It's a new chapter for us and definitely a new style of home. We've always lived in my beloved East Dallas, but the drive to my kids school was slowly killing me. Click here to see more from a wonderful post that style/SWOON's Sam did of Casa Hoitsma. All photos - except for the front of the house - are by her, too!
Have I mentioned my obsession with Town & Country since Jay Fielden has been at the helm? Of course I would love it now that a talented Texan is in charge.
Twice now he's put very Texas-centric items in the mag that have made me grit my teeth with scoop envy. The first was Miles Fisher - PS Miles, can you return my email? You emailed me first, remember? - and the second is the Kermit Oliver piece on page 38 of the Feb issue.
I mean, really. Do you any idea how many times I've been in Hermes in Highland Park Village and they've failed to mention - even when I've SWOONED over these particular scarves - that the artist lives in effin' Waco?
this may have been written while sipping on my third glass of wine. whatevs.
Will you be my date this Thursday evening? Will you please meet me at Barneys from 5-7 pm to be entertained by the incomparable Simon Doonan? The creative ambassador-at-large for what I consider the most excruciatingly chic department store will be here with his new book Gay Men Don't Get Fat.
In it he dissects the difference between gay and straight foods. You must click here to read Jeff Gordinier's NY Times article on Doonan and his book. I died over the part where he describes lesbian foods e.g., "thick porridge, heaping helpings of wheat germ...a crusty loaf of whole-grain bread is both ferociously lesbian and wildly heterosexual."
For the last two days I've been preparing for my 2-day cleanse that begins tomorrow. I've eliminated meat, bread, caffeine, and refined sugar and have been starting each day with a warm water with lemon. The sugar (and bread) thing has been the hardest, so thank goodness for the Sweet Tooth fresh pressed juice at Whole Foods.
I've had one of these for the past two afternoons and I feel like it's helped get me over the afternoon slump that my latte usually gets me out of. It's a mix of beets, carrots, pear, and ginger and I had no clue that combination could be so delicious.
Congratulations, Sara and Julie! Two of our favorite Texan designers have been just announced as winners of the prestigious Ecco Domani award. Sara won in the accessories category and Haus Alkire won in the women's category.
The seven winners - who were chosen out of a group of around 200 submissions - get $25,000 to use for their collections at New York Fashion Week. I'm so excited for them!