Social Media- Paragons of Netiquette

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In the wolf hierarchy, there exists a ranking system. Dominance in a pack has more to do with confidence and strength of character than size or physical strength. Which means that contrary to popular belief, the Alpha dogs are not the snarling, ferocious ones, but the calm and wise ones. They know their place and don’t feel the need to prove anything to the pack. It’s the lower ranking members who are insecure and have something to prove to their peers. Spoiler alert: if you watch the wolf pack behavior videos, you will note that the ones with the most self-serving or bully behaviors don’t meet a good end. They usually get taken down by the rest of the pack to restore balance to the group. Natural selection.

This same mentality transfers to the social media world. Social media platforms are stages for all kinds of behavior- the good, the bad and the ugly. I’m sure you have seen the nasty behavior, and the disappointing encouragement of it as well, but we will not dwell on those types today. Instead, we will focus on the paragons of excellence, the true alphas of the social media world, and what they are doing so well. [Read more…]

Five Spring and Summer Cocktails

Your Guests are on their way... what cocktail will you serve up their first impression with...5 festive ideas on www.CourtneyPrice.comIt’s time to start thinking about our Spring and Summer entertaining. Mothers Day brunches, graduation parties and summer holidays are all just around the corner. But we don’t really need a holiday excuse to entertain, do we… nice weather weekends are reason enough to celebrate friends and family. The initial cocktail, if you think about it, is one of the first clues that your guests will get upon arrival that will set the tone for your party. So the details of this drink should be as well thought out as the rest of the meal- like a choice that makes sense with the menu, which fresh ingredients are in season, glasses, garnishes and whether they will be formally served or set up for self-serve. Let’s peruse some crowd pleasing recipes that will quench outdoor thirst and pair nicely with spring and summer menus.

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Casa Bohemia

Casa Bohemia review on www.CourtneyPrice.comWhat do you get when you blend Moorish, Spanish, European, American and Mexican influences? Bohemian luxury. In Rizzoli’s newly released book Casa Bohemia, The Spanish Style House, Linda Leigh Paul gives us an insider tour of some of the finest homes in the South, the West, and Mexico. Paul is a connoisseur of Spanish Architecture, and she walks us through the history, the rich architectural and design details, and the evolution into present day California Mission Style. We get to see homes in Ibiza, San Miguel de Allende, Santa Barbara, Texas and Colorado – dating from the late 17th century to present day. Here is a sampling: [Read more…]

Blueberry Muffins Fit for Royalty

What secret ingredient will turn good Blueberry Muffins into luxury blueberry muffins? Find out  - on www.CourtneyPrice.comThis muffin is the one to go to for a well-behaved, consistent recipe. It does very well with any kind of berry. The batter will also keep, once mixed, for up to a week in the refrigerator. It’s nice to wake up, turn on the oven, make your morning coffee, scoop two muffins, pop them in to cook, and by the time you’ve fetched the paper and let the dog back in, you’re ready to settle down for a wonderful, warm, fresh-baked [Read more…]

Dallas Art Fair Highlights

Dallas Art Fair Highlights- Huffington Post

Art lovers: come see what’s happening at the The Dallas Art Fair this year- over at Huffington Post. Opening night tonight…