Tuesday, June 19, 2018



We are Finn Hall, Houston’s premiere food hall, consisting of 10 independently operated eating establishments and two full bars, including an elevated craft cocktail lounge in the mezzanine.
A beautiful, open Art Deco space to discover the latest culinary creations from local, up-and-coming chefs. We are a nod to European food halls where quality, experience, and atmosphere reign above all else. If you’re hungry for something new, we always have a seat at our table waiting for you. 


downtown, opening soon !!!

multi levels & al fresco

Houston's got it !

Vegan Dinner, Ladies

Zucchini Fritter Gyros

Zucchini Fritters are the base of this beautiful presentation

I'll definitely make this, I love the look of it and the
crispiness of the Zucchini Fritters

recipe here

I've given up all meat and dairy, as some of you may know.
Don't miss it one bit.

there are so many alternatives, good alternatives,
that it hasn't felt like I'm doing without.

I don't bake at all anymore, so even giving up MILK has
been easy.  Not certain if Soy Milk works in recipes?

chicken and fish
& tons of veggies,
soy yoghurts, and butters are ACTUALLY GOOD.

the inhumane practice we humans have developed just so
we can EAT is disgusting.

an animal loses it's life so WE CAN EAT ?!

just for me, try it for a couple of days, and you'll see it's not bad at all.

Think about the beautiful little lambs, sheep, cows, calves in our friends.  Do we really want to eat one of those?

& the fact that Mama Cows have their babies taken away from them so WE can have MILK is insane.
Then we kill the little babies and call it VEAL ?!

not for me any longer
& I'd just like  you to take a couple days off of meat & dairy just to see that it's not that difficult to do, and that you'll feel  better about it.


Friday, June 15, 2018


the darling little set above comes in 
Sizes 18MO, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6, 7 Girls
all cotton

and below,
the most precious little romper
3mo, 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2T


darling appliqued T-Shirt Dresses for the GIRLS
100% Cotton

Sizes 2T - 6

delivery 2 weeks from today

if interested please email


$28.00 ea

the retail price for these will be $38/39 
once they hit stores next week.

YES, we're delivering to Bering's in Houston 
for both their stores here.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

THE One !!

absolutely LOVING this cover of Vogue with THE one,


click HERE to see Gisele answer 73 questions video

the reason I admire her so much is her PERSONALITY.

she is just SO alive, so vibrant & I think this is
what makes her such a great model and spokesperson.

it clearly shines through.
I can see why she has been so successful.

it isn't that she is the most beautiful,
it's because of her HEART.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

About to Deliver

my FIRST ORDER sold to a 

real RETAIL bricks & mortar store

La La Land Girls Apparel

beyond excited to see what happens 
once the full size runs hit the shops, 

there are 2 of them.

for those of you in Houston and Texas the shop is


now, reaching out to other children's boutique shops in
Texas & other states close by.

then onward & upward

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Take Me Away.....

the saying

when the going gets tough, the tough get going


not so sure about that anymore

can you believe it?

now, my 1st husband, my children's father, is in ICU in Memphis
with double pneumonia?

seriously !!  ??

my girlfriend is in ICU Neuro in Houston, after nearly succumbing yesterday morning
when we found her.

& my first order from an actual retail store needs to be
delivered THIS WEEK !!

life is sometimes very very very difficult, isn't it?

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A Very Sick Friend

today, I think I may be whining/sharing a bit more than usual

one of my friends, a beautiful lady who will be 83 years old in July has been
extremely ill for the past month.

so has my daughter, who underwent successful surgery here in Houston,
after nearly scaring us to death.

my daughter's prognosis is excellent.

my friend's, however, is not.

she was my late husband's best friend from college and when I met him I also met her.
she and her husband gave us a beautiful engagement party, 
and through the years we have become very close.  
she's like a sister to me, really.
so much fun, knows how to do everything, and never gets tired,

for the past month she has been very weary and in much pain, we have been to the
Urgent Care 5 times

& then to the Methodist Hospital in our Medical Center for a week.
she just came home on last Wednesday.

I've been there constantly.
Her only daughter, who is near 60 and has never worked nor been married, comes
when she feels like it.  She lives 2 blocks from her Mother.
Her son, who lives about 1 hour away, also unfettered, has not come in once to see her.
They are both clueless.  I mean CLUELESS.

I missed my holiday in Italy with all the ladies because of my daughter's emergency surgery,
and have neglected everything else in my life to care for both of them.
My daughter is back home now in the hill country of Texas.

This darling lady needs to appoint someone Power of Attorney, not her kids,
so we can help make decisions for her.
she has literally 100's of friends, however, most of them are her age and have issues of their own.

if anyone needs a hand-holding it is me, right now.

I just sold my opening order for LaLaLand to a fabulous store here in Houston,
they have 2 shops and the buyer ordered for both shops.
Now, I'm onto other boutique children's shops in Texas.

Please pray for Maxine.
It would mean so much to me if our Lord hears from many of us on her behalf.

We may be back in the hospital tomorrow.

and, on top of everything else, there is NO hot water in our building over this weekend.

should I laugh or cry ??

Friday, June 8, 2018

In Stock Now

hi everyone, just back from a quick trip to the hill country of Texas,
and am so happy to tell you that both of these 

are now back in stock and ready to ship !!

click on the LaLaLand icon at top of the left sidebar to be taken to the shop.  they are 100% Cotton T-Shirt Dresses.

ALSO, big news for me to share with you:

LaLaLand just received a nice order from one of Houston's iconic stores with 2 shops
here in town.  

we will be reaching out to other Texas children's boutiques next week.

I am just so gratified, as the collection took me 1 year to design and create.

Sunday, June 3, 2018