I’ve called Dallas home for over two decades. I’m drawn to its bigger-than-life swagger and can-do spirit. Yet, much as I adore this city’s focus on the future, I’ve also lamented its tendency to replace the old with new faster than you can say, “How do I get to Neiman Marcus from here?” Although I like shiny, bright as much as the next person, there’s much to be said for homes with history because of the stories they tell and the design integrity they reveal. Continue reading
Snow scenes like this one outside my window are more rare here in Texas than in Kansas City where I grew up. But right now, despite my long-time Lone Star status, winter has its icy grip on me, myself and I. Like you, I’m looking for ways to keep warm while waiting for the Polar Vortex (such a dramatic name!) to take its leave. However, I’ve found that there’s no need to give style the boot while donning my boots and dressing my home in its frigid weather-fighting best. Here’s how to make haute and heat to meet in ways that’ll warm your stylish senses. Continue reading
Hanging Christmas stockings from the mantel is something most of us have done since childhood. Even now as grown-ups, all of our family (including Mom, Dad and, of course, my corgis, Harry and Bertie) still wrap up Christmas Eve by setting our socks out in the hope that Santa will fill them.
While our Christmas Eve habits haven’t changed, Christmas stocking designs have. In the style spotlight now are socks with a distinctly modern flair. Continue reading
Guys, it’s time to shop for your wife (or girlfriend) and mom. If you dread the mall crawl, take heart. Here’s a place to shop you may not have considered (and from the comfort of your La-Z-Boy recliner, no less!). It’s the “Gifts for Men” section on websites. Continue reading
Halloween’s just around the corner and more grown-ups than ever (71% according to a National Retail Federation survey) will be joining in the fun, That makes All Hallow’s Eve now the third largest party day in the U.S. behind New Year’s Eve and Super Bowl Sunday. So, isn’t it time you served your guests something other than a handful of candy corn? Continue reading
Autumn’s one of my favorite times of year. There’s just something about the changing of the leaves and waking up to cool, crisp mornings that make these days special, especially when it comes to breakfast. Continue reading
What’s not to love about Labor Day when we celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers (like you and me) by doing as little labor as possible? And why not? We work hard and could use a break. However, wouldn’t it be nice to nap more on our days off? I think so. That’s why I love time-saver tools, especially those for the kitchen. Continue reading