Monday, September 1, 2014


see previous post for details


Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Sale 30% Off Entire Site + GIVEAWAY

send an email telling us the item you wish to purchase & we will send you a PayPal invoice
reflecting the discount.

includes the beautiful Genuine Italian Leather Handbags
& Semi-Precious Jewelry

click the icon at top right sidebar to be taken to the shop


Genuine Leather Embossed as Reptile Skin
Barrel Shaped

6.10''Deep × 7.87'' Tall ×11.81'' Wide




Special Order Only
these pieces will be in stock within 2 weeks

to order please email us and let us know the color choice

these are not on our website yet


sorry, discount not available on this item


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Genuine Italian Leather Cross-Body Handbag

" Colette"

Genuine Italian Leather Cross-Body Bone Bag
Crocodile Embossed  
Size   L:9" X     H  7.4"     X    W 3.7"
45” adjustable and detachable strap
There are 2 Distinct Individual Sections To This Bag.
Inside:1 zipper pocket and 1 open holders
1 zipper pocket at back
Gold hardware
retail value  $149.00

giveaway ends Monday evening at 11pm central
good luck, ladies
(wouldn't this make a wonderful gift?)

have a safe & wonderful holiday weekend !!!


Happy Labor Day Weekend

my kind of room...

open, high ceilings, walls of glass, sleek & uncluttered...
for interest just add people.


High Ceilings

that rug is tugging at my heart strings,
as are those planters,
but what I like most is the view, the beautiful view.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014



gorgeous leather, gorgeous colors

our 1st shipment of these bags has arrived
and, goodness gracious, how lovely they are  !

a very structured bag
not too big, not too small


double braided leather top-handles
with a detachable shoulder strap
very user-friendly
very budget friendly

$130.00 each

email us to purchase

Pure Elegance Woven Leather Tote

ladies, these could easily sell for more,
my mark-up is not extreme at all & my readers are being offered
stunning GENUINE LEATHER bags
at excellent prices.

all bags sold out
we are re-ordering right now & expect delivery in 2 weeks.
please let us know asap so we can reserve "your color" for you.


Grilling - My Fav Labor Day Dishes - Easy & Delicious

Fresh heads of romaine lettuce are split down the middle,
 grilled until charred and smoky,
 and then topped with blue cheese and bacon for this satisfying salad.  


6 strips bacon
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
5 heads romaine lettuce, halved lengthwise, rinsed and dried
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled


1. Heat bacon in a 12" skillet over medium heat, and cook, turning once, until crisp and fat is rendered, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate, reserving 2 tbsp. drippings, and let cool; crumble and set aside. Transfer reserved drippings to a bowl, and add oil, vinegar, and Worcestershire; whisk until smooth, and set dressing aside.

2. Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to medium-high. (Alternatively, heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat.) Working in batches, if necessary, place romaine halves cut-side down on grill, and cook, turning once, until charred and slightly wilted, about 4 minutes.

3. Transfer lettuce cut-side up to a serving platter, and season with salt and pepper; drizzle with dressing, and sprinkle with reserved bacon and blue cheese.
via Saveur December 2012

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

begin them in the microwave or oven, whole & with skins on.
makes it easier to grill when they are slightly done already,
& keeping the skins on will hold them together as you cut into wedges.

use orange, brown sugar butter as a topping.
the curry ketchup is really too difficult to make unless you have a half day to stir it all up,
the orange butter is also better.

Grilled Peaches & Ice Cream

talk about easy...any pitted fruit of your choice popped on the grill, pit side down,
for just a few minutes will produce a smokey taste which is divine.

I went shopping today for a couple of hours, purely as a stress reliever.
Fall clothes galore beckoned me as we were sweltering in 90+ degree heat.

that's always the way it is in Houston when we 1st see Fall apparel.
however, there was a huge blanket poncho/ruana in black & white that actually
reached out and grabbed me.  I can wear this everywhere, even on top of a coat if it's really cold,
like when people from Texas travel to other places where normal weather happens.
black turtleneck, white turtleneck, red turtleneck, leather pants, booties...
I've got all of became outfit heaven right then.

I'm seeing myself flouncing around with that blanket poncho/ruana thrown around me,
it hides all the bad stuff, and only the good stuff shows,
& if one has a great bag & possibly some good jewelry
(& I think I know where to find all that!)
voila, fashion excellence without spending much at all.

I'm happy.

try that grilled romaine, it's wonderful !!!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Best Dressed of the VMA's last night

Chanel Iman at the 2014 MTV VMAs
Chanel Inman in Balmain
the absolute best look of the evening

Nicki Minaj at the 2014 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj 

Kendall Jenner at the 2014 MTV VMAs

 Kendell Jenner

Miley Cyrus at the 2014 MTV VMAs


I didn't watch this as I was visiting the rehab patient & we opted for football.

The Emmy's tonight?

I'm WATCHING for sure
hoping for the entire cast & crew of
will win.

if you haven't seen this film,
find it immediately and take time to view it.
(not for homophobic men, however)

it is superb !

Sunday, August 24, 2014


staircase Grand Hyatt Martinez in Cannes, all redone & beautiful

photos of plates by Esconilla
exceptional beyond belief

via tumblr

the patient is recovering well from ortho surgery, but is still in rehabilitation
(thankfully), complaining all day long.

over Denver Broncos!



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Shop For Tops

Shop for Tops and jackets and jewels and everything else fabulous in our new collection. »SHOP NEW TOPS

all via Chico's

I'm loving that little jacket...all 40% off for Passport Members...
and that outfit with one of our gorgeous 
is going to knock some socks off !!!

see previous post on further details, other colors
& how to order

it's football season again !!!
there is nothing like NFL football in our home,
we give parties, go to parties, get all dressed up in our team's colors,
bet huge sums (like $25.00) on who will win,
make predictions, make fun of everyone and everything,
and have FUN ourselves.

tonight the Houston Texans @ Denver Broncos
for pre-season.

go TEXANS !!

(but we love Peyton too...)


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Newest of the New...

I saw this image and thought all that was missing was


Behati Prinsloo for Net-A-Porter's "The Edit"

beautiful Italian Oil-Tanned Leather
11 1/2" Wide X 13" High X 5" Deep
double leather handles
45" adjustable & detachable shoulder strap
inside 2 zip pockets, 2 open pouches
& the little leather credit card holder handing from bag

for me, this is the absolute perfect bag!
beautiful, elegant, smart & casual too.

in our studio as of today.
 3 Tan, 1 remaining
2 Maroon, 1 remaining
2 Blue, 1 remaining

not on the website yet.


email us if you would like to purchase


this all-around beauty just arrived too,
we have 4 Black

"Tina" Handbag is shown in blue on shop page


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Would You Wear This With That?

big trend coming, my friends.
sneakers with everything.


Karl has decided.

will you abide?

& I just loved this: