Dinner and a Game of Cards

I recently helped my mother host her quarterly dinner and card game. We took the easy way out and had it catered by Chino Chinatown and Chef Uno. First things first, if you haven’t dined at Chino’s you need to. Right away. It is the whole package: fantastic food, inviting atmosphere and exceptional service. Okay,…

Topsee Tulip Frosting

When Rachel at Topsee Tulip reached out to me and asked me to try their frosting I couldn’t resist. I am no fool! So glad I did because this stuff is crazy good. Topsee Tulip is simple in the best way. The frostings are made with just four ingredients: powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter and…

Tea at the Taschen (The Joule) – Dallas, TX

England is know for afternoon tea, but did you know Dallas has an afternoon tea in one of its nicest hotels? The Joule in Downtown Dallas is not only a place to lay your head; it is also a great place for a spot of tea. Inside hotel sits the The Taschen Library…a bookstore like…

85C Bakery Cafe – Plano, TX

I attended 85C Bakery’s newest location in Plano tonight. Though widely known for its affordably-priced bakery items; the name is derived from the temperature coffee tastes the best…85 degrees Celsius. Bottom line: I love coffee and I love baked goods and 85C Bakery has plenty of both.  When I entered the bakery I was greeted…

Bad Weather Day Shenanigans

The month of April for teachers in Texas can be long. It is a bit of a stretch from spring break to the end of May. The students have spring fever and the teachers are busy as the end of the year is quickly approaching. Everyone needs a break. I so love that our district…

These Two!

Late last year I was on the hunt for some travel outfits to take on an upcoming trip to Europe. I headed down to Bishop Arts and in particular to Dwell on Davis where I had purchased clothing before. In fact, I was wearing a Ken & Cody original piece that very day. As I…

Dallas Farmers Market Fun

If you follow me on IG or FB you know that I spend almost every Saturday and Sunday morning down at the DFM. Love the place. LOVE. THE. PLACE. The people, the food, the goods…it is all there. Here are just some of my faves. Palmieri’s CafePalmieri’s opened in March 2016. Check out my post about…

Toronto Pearson Airport – The Good, The Bad and The Awesome!

We are flying through Toronto on our way to Europe and I thought I would share my experience with you nomads. The Good…the Toronto Pearson International Airport staff is pleasant and helpful.  Everyone we spoke with was knowledgeable and  answered our inquiries. Pearson has free WiFi! The Bad…an unnamed airline was inept and just downright…

The Dreaded Words: “Mom, I need to tell you something.”

“Mom, I need to tell you something.” When I heard those words my first thought was: RUN! I couldn’t run because my kid is smart. She tricked me! She sprung this on me during our weekly trip to Trader Joe’s for groceries. Time had stopped. I was standing there running through all the awful, dreadful,…

BIRD Bakery – Highland Park Village

The eagle bird has landed! I flew into BIRD Bakery for their soft opening over the weekend and was so pleased. When I heard the San Antonio-based bakery was opening a local spot I was beyond excited. The look of the HP location is unique and different from the San Antonio location, chic and lovely….

Coconut’s Fish Cafe – Plano, TX

I was extended an invitation to dine at Coconut’s Fish Cafe. I was pumped because I love fresh seafood with tropical flavors. CFC is a family-business based out of Hawaii. When you enter you are transported to the islands. It is Hawaiian without being trite or too cutesy. The tables are mini surfboards carved out of…