Friday, February 12, 2016

The Most Inspirational Woman in Texas (& Probably the Entire USA)

work in progress on the blog & website,
please be patient, it's worth the wait.

Allow me to introduce you to one of the most
wonderful women on earth, my friend for decades,

Warner Roberts

Everything in her life is beautiful,
she's a wife to a fabulous man, a wonderful mother
of 2 adult boys/men, she loves her daughters-in-law,  a grandmother who never misses any event the children have & a friend forever to
the people she adores. 
She's a community inspiration, has raised literally
$MILLIONS for charities.
And, inspires everyone she knows to be the best
they can possibly be. 

She was a top model in New York, a cover girl & more,
she now writes a feature article for an important
magazine, where she does in-depth interviews of
people you would know. 
In Houston & Texas she is an ICON.

Her personal signature is a

I've made many jewelry pieces for her, every necklace must have
heart(s) somewhere...and for her it looks perfect!

There is an inlaid heart in the marble floor of her entry hall.

And, when she gives gifts they are always "heart-shaped."
I have a table with "Warner gifts" collected over
the life of our friendship, with her photograph nessled
between all of them.  Every time I look at her face, I
smile with the delight of knowing her & being her friend.

The photos below are for her, hearts from everywhere in every genre.

a gift from God to Warner, nature's way

astral time-travellers left this awaiting Warner's arrival

no one could have done this, could they?  
except as a gift to Warner

way out in West Texas a cactus grows wild
into a heart-shape, another gift from Mother Nature
to Warner

a skyscape, only for Warner, luckily captured on film

majestic trees come together one day to form a heart...
just for Warner

elephants, kissing
who says all creatures don't share love

a simple wedding band, makes a heart shadow,
& someone brilliant captured this
photo just for Warner

hand-made soaps made in London by a darling woman
who is a dog groomer

actually, this was at one of Warner's parties

pink pink pink

Warner will enjoy this whimsical tribute,
and she will know even more that:

my precious friend

Happy Valentine's Day !!!

Cheers to you baby-doll for creating & sustaining a
wonderful, beautiful life for everyone in your family.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Pollish


my new nail polish & I absolutely love it.
drastically different for me, but it looks beautiful & fashionable & unboring.

so what do you guys think?


Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Monday

congratulations to the Denver Broncos & Peyton in particular!!!
we had so much fun watching the game together,
except for the Beyonce show added in for whatever reason...

seems she introduced a new music video o the field.
for me. that was just too much, especially when she dressed like Michael Jackson
& even referenced the Jackson's noses...yuckola!

other good news:
this absolutely brilliant graphic designer has FIXED THE MUSIC PROBLEM !!


the discussion of the day....

will GiGi Hadid be the next Gisele Bundchen?
see below & let me know what you think.

not that Gisele is going anywhere, she's so big in luxury advertising campaigns worldwide & that's
not going to change anytime soon.
the photograpers say they love her so much because of her big personality, that she is
absolutely "electric."

this is hard to replace or duplicate isn't it?


Sunday, February 7, 2016


for sentimental reasons I want Denver to win, 
only because of Peyton and the coaches who used to coach for our Houston, Texans...

& if Peyton is retiring he should go out with a win, I think.

here's to a great game...
we'll all be at our usual haunt, the local Tex-Mex, to watch the game...
there is a big room with 2 huge flatscreens & it's been reserved for us.

it seems no one wanted to host the game at home this year.

love NFL football, but now that the Texans and Patriots are finished
it's not important to me who wins.

I'm just gonna wait for August for it all to begin again!!!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Who Wouldn't Smile....


(via TumbleOn)

The New Chloe

same shape, same size,
just studded like the Valentino Rock Stud Bag

so if you bought one of mine last year, you're still good.
I have a few left which I will post after Valentine's Day.

going to the Tex-Mex to watch the Super Bowl tomorrow night,
with all the usuals...& I'm hoping Peyton can win so he can go out with grace.
(now that the Patriots are OUT !!!! )
Cam Newton is great, but he's still so young.

anybody else ??


RED - Just in Time for Valentine's Day

one of my co-workers had this polish on her nails & toes
last night...& it is beautiful.
a red with a darker undertone, which is just so pretty.

OPI - Red Hot RIO


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Texas Design

this wonderful kitchen is in Rancho Trails,
built by Partners in Building,
near Austin.

not shown is the continuation of the kitchen to the left into a giant
family room overlooking the back garden

the property is located in the rocky hill country of central Texas,
and is contemporary in design, which actually looks beautiful in this landscape.

what I'm really happy to see is that it's not "cabin" or "farmhouse" style, 
which is so much in favor in some parts of the country.

myself, I'm changing from the haute opulence of my former homes 
to a more clean, sleek look.

my biggest problem is that I have so many collections
(which my kids say they don't want),
like many pieces of Lalique, some wonderful antique pieces of blue & white jars,
and large pieces of art.

I'm currently wondering if I should paint an antique breakfront with glass doors,
which is now beautiful inlaid wood, but which looks heavy to me.

Savvy Southern Style: Home Tour:

this photo from Kim at Savvy Southern Style is what has me wondering about painting
the piece.
I mean, it can always go back to the natural wood, right?

& believe me, I have aplenty of beautiful tabletop items which could go inside,
crystal, china, silver, etc etc etc

what you you do?


Thursday, January 28, 2016


as most of you have realized I have a 
I have engaged someone to "fix" this.
I'm losing followers because of it.
please forgive the intrusion, my friends.

I'm probably moving my blog to a new domain
under my own name, so this problem will go away then, of course.
because of this problem I'll post less as I really don't want to lose my valued followers.
we're working on it !!!

in the meantime look at this serene photo.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016


as usual, when I'm very lofty (I mean above sea level, not personality-wise)
the nose begins to stop up, breathing becomes a bit harder, especially if you are climbing stairs...

so today I'm adjusting by staying inside.

&, of course, TODAY was the day for the Spring Chanel Haute Couture showed in Paris.

as I've been saying 
are gonna be hot going forward.

all this below, from the master himself,
showing the cork wedge espadrille, even with the cap toe (long ago taken from
men's shoe designs), in lames, leathers, tweeds.
showing it with evening attire or daywear, equally at home.

& the one below is just for my own pleasure.
yep, I would've worn this
(don't worry, I would have found a place where it would be perfect)
5'7" tall, blond hair, blue eyes, and weighing about 125 lbs.
those were the days.

you may see this one at the Academy Awards,
definitely a star's outfit, non?

to see the review from Sarah Mower and the full collection

her review makes Haute Couture easy to understand,
even though there are few of us who spend 5 to 6 figures on outfits.

the one's who do cherish it...sometimes forever.

baby it's cold outside !!