Ignite Bar & Lounge Nov13

Ignite Bar & Lo...

I have a friend who is a Yelper and loves trying new restaurants.  She sent me a text with three restaurants to choose from, and I chose Ignite Lounge and Bar at the Ritz-Carlton.  I always eat at CORE whenever we are at the Ritz, but I wanted to try this restaurant, which is more of a lobby...

Tea Time Oct06

Tea Time

Last November, I uploaded a photo of this little hat onto my fan page, and some people asked me to wear it in a post. I know it’s almost a year later, but here it is. This is an outfit I actually wore to a tea.  I found this hat at Forever 21.  It is quite “busy”, which I...

Sprinkles Cupcakes Sep04

Sprinkles Cupcakes

If you haven’t noticed, I am crazy about a good cupcake.  They’re cute and so delicious.  You can serve them at a baby shower, birthday party, or an elegant event.  When I was in Los Angeles, I told my husband that I had to try a good cupcake bakery.  We were told about Sprinkles,...

The White Shirt Aug07

The White Shirt

Only God knows how many white shirts I have.  Some are linen, cotton, barrel cuff, French cuff, dress, casual, etc.  You can never go wrong with a white shirt and you can never have too many. I saw this shirt at Zara in Atlanta and had to have it.  It’s so simple, yet versatile.  It can...

Happy Jul10

Happy

I am in my happy place right now — no worries and no cares. Sunglasses (Prada), necklace (Arden B.), cuff (H & M), watch (Michael Kors), blazer (Trina Turk), tee (Banana Republic), jeans (Zara), heels (GUESS) This casita reminds me of the day I married Matt.  You might recall this...

The Key Jun09

The Key

George Washington Carver said, “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”  Mr. Carver was an agricultural chemist who discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. His contributions to society helped...

Brush & Bottle

My mom and I used to talk on the phone or Skype every day.  If I got in my car to run an errand, I called her.  If I became bored while sitting at home, I called her.  We were always talking about something.  When she passed, everything was quiet. Sitting in my house throughout the day in...

Goodbye Fear Mar30

Goodbye Fear

I love the mountains.  This weekend, we went to Mt. Lemmon.  The weather was wonderful with a nice cool breeze.  The mountains are so beautiful and majestic, but they also can invoke fear in the bravest of men.  I have often had a dream that I am falling. I have this dream because I have a...

The Past Feb11

The Past

I’ve been here in the past.  A couple of  years ago, I stood in front of this same door, but I was a different person. Many people spend their lives looking back, pondering over the mistakes they made and wondering what they could have done differently.  This is a new year, a new time,...

Lovin’ New Orl...

We always visit New Orleans during the holidays.  I love this city.  Many people think of partying when they think of New Orleans, but New Orleans has so much more to offer — meeting wonderful people, eating delicious Cajun cuisine, shopping, art, and jazz, just to name a few.  If...

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink Dec04

Reilly Craft Pizza &...

I love pizza, but I don’t eat it a lot because it is unhealthy, of course.  I met a young lady who told me about Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink.  One of my friends also told me that she loved the atmosphere there and that the pizza was great.  I decided to meet a couple of friends there...

Thankful Nov28

Thankful

This holiday season is bitter sweet. I’m thankful for all God has done for me, but I have to admit I am missing Mom.  I love Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Mom knew we had to always have a Christmas tree and decorations because we loved decorating and celebrating the holidays.  It’s...