Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Andrea Barnett Jewelry

When we were at a Christmas party this season, I met a girl who was wearing the prettiest necklaces. She said the pieces were made by Andrea Barnett out of Dallas and available at Charde right by my house in Houston. I've loved the religious jewelry I've been seeing lately, but it's just so outrageously priced. The Andrea Barnett line is in the $100-$200 range, so much more affordable than other lines (but just as pretty).

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Work stuff

We decided to build a 15th c. chapel in our parking lot at work to evoke some holiday cheer (since it's been about 70 degrees everyday).

Monday, December 20, 2010

I like

this painting by Marie Kazalia, and this website in general. Check it out.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Has there ever been a more perfect use of a Hermes blanket?

Monday, December 13, 2010

All over the place

Seems to be the best way to describe my taste...I had a really hard time with your assignment (and tried to avoid overlap).

Bill Hudgins

Summerour & Associates - Beth Webb & Nancy Pendergrast Duffey

Kathy Guyton & Chip Cheatham

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Best of the Best

This is fun - Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles recently published their top 100 spaces from the last 10 years of publication. I love so many of these so it was hard to choose, but here are my top 3. Now you look at the options, and tell me your favorite. Go here to see the top 100.

Bobby McAlpine

Kay Douglass

A surprise favorite, Kelly Wolf Anthony.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Countdown to 2011

While I think New Year's Eve is usually way overrated, I would like to know my plans for this year so I have an excuse to purchase this dress....navy's the new black.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Santa Baby

I can only hope that Santa will bring me one of the following:

Love love all Kara Ross items, especially the Prunella Clutch. It looks like something my stylish grandmother would have had.

Cannot. Stop. Cleaning. We used to have a Dyson vacuum at my old job, and it was amazing. I'd get it for myself, but it's so expensive, so on the X-mas List now.

First seen on my girlfriend Taylor Jacobson, the Jennifer Zeuner cross necklace.

I feel like the standard Barbour jacket is something I can use for the rest of my life.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I saw Elizabeth Stanley's work in a recent Austin Monthly and loved everything. It's very fresh and modern and very Austin.

Fabulous photography from her website:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tequila-Lime Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream Sauce

Excellent new recipe to try. Don't attempt this without the food processor, though. In fact, if you don't have a food processor, go buy it now. It's life changing. Also don't let the cream sauce scare you.... it's all pretty healthy.


1.5 lbs large, raw shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails removed (fresh is best, but expensive)

Juice and rind of 1 medium orange
Juice and rind of 2 medium limes
1/4 c. tequila
1 tbsp. granulated sugar

8 oz. light sour cream
1 clove garlic
2 tbsp. finely chopped red onion
1 canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce (seeded and chopped - one chile, not one can)
1 tsp. adobo sauce (from the can above)
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced

8 soft taco sized flour tortillas, warmed
1/2 head purple cabbage, shredded
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges
Avocado, chopped
Onions, chopped

1. Marinate Shrimp: Place all marinade ingredients in a large zip bag. Add shrimp. Zip closed and move bag around the coat shrimp. Place flat in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, turning every so often to make sure the marinade is reaching all shrimp.

2. Prepare Sauce: Place all ingredients in food processor. Cover and refrigerate until ready for use.

3. Cook the Shrimp: Heat oil in large skillet to medium-heat. Saute bell pepper and onion until slightly charred. Drain shrimp from marinade and add to pan. Stir often, and cook just until shrimp turn pink and curl up. Remove from heat.

4. Assemble Tacos: In warmed tortillas, place shrimp, peppers and onions. Add cabbage, drizzle with chipotle cream sauce and sprinkle with cilantro, onion and avocado. Squeeze lime over taco.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I've got royal fever

In honor of the official announcement that Prince William is engaged, I plan to start dressing, acting and looking more like Kate Middleton (and less like a frumpy lesbian).

Friday, November 12, 2010

Could have fooled me

Looking at these photos from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, I'd assume this was a loft apartment in San Francisco or New York. This is actually stylist Thea Beasley's apartment in Marietta, Ga., of all places. I love the eclectic look, and of course I cannot resist an all-white home. I also love Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles for constantly surprising me every month with new looks that don't follow the trends.