As I have mentioned in other articles, I am not typically a fan of monograms. Unless… there is something unusual and interesting about them. I want to introduce you to Cindy Nouri, whose product line repeatedly caught my eye on social media. She is a historian of typography and of monograms, with a fascinating background in porcelain and gold- would you believe- via DENTISTRY. She now applies her expertise in these elements to a bigger “canvas”, creating beautiful custom dinnerware for her company Sasha Nicholas, named for her two children. Cindy’s professional journey might inspire us all to take our dreams seriously and follow our passions. [Read more…]
Wishing you a Merry Christmas with your loved ones. I don’t know about you, but I think Santa might deserve something a little heartier than milk after endless stops that involve assembling complicated toys, the stress of NOT tracking fireplace ashes into homes, staying on schedule, and keeping warm. After all, we DO want him to feel very comfortable and welcome around here~ that’s our tradition anyway. [Read more…]
Wherever the holidays take you, remember to bring your manners-
I read a wonderful article in the latest Bon Appétit that was written by Ben Schott and the editors. It was a fantastic compilation of MODERN MANNERS reminders for hosts and guests, specific to Thanksgiving, but appropriate for any occasion. Here are a few of my favorite pointers: [Read more…]
Today I am over at Huffington Post Home sharing entertaining tips from [Read more…]
It hardly seems anywhere NEAR time to even think about the holidays with the summer temps we have in Dallas, but this wonderful thing we have called Partners Card is all the catalyst Dallasites need to roust themselves out of the office or house to start–> and complete holiday preparations. Partners Card offers 20% off at multiple retail locations, benefitting The Family Place to help victims of family violence, for ten days of shopping on sale. The city goes mad. The smart head straight to Mecox to complete their gift shopping and freshen up their homes before their guests arrive.