Christine Allison and I had the time of our lives at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe last weekend. Not only were we entertained like queens, we got completely inspired by the artists from around the world we were fortunate enough to meet. They represent the best their country has to offer in thier native medium – straw, silver, pottery, or silk. And they make a lot of money that goes back with them to build hospitals and schools. The Market motto “saving the world one piece of art at a time” is so apt when you see the elation of the artists at the procession when they come in in their native garb. I bought silk scarves, silver bracelets, and greenware from Mexico and love every piece I got. (more…)
Mark my words, the month of April is going to go fast. You’ve got April Fool’s, Arbor Day, Earth Day, and Easter. Did you know that April is also National Poetry and Jazz Appreciation month? The point is, you need to plan your days very carefully, and that’s why I’m giving you a head’s up about the meet-and-greet with noted green builder (and one of D Home‘s designated Best Builders) Alan Hoffman at 8930 Groveland on Saturday and Sunday (April 25 & 26) from 1-3 p.m. Ask him anything–why he went green, how you can go green, what he thought about me when he met me, and so forth. This is just one aspect of the fabulous White Rock Home Tour. More events to come, so keep the calendar fairly clean that weekend.
Some people like to talk politics at the Old Monk. Others like to duke it out in front of the television after The O’Reilly Factor. (That can’t be just me and my dad, right?) But let’s be honest: the best place to talk about what’s happening in the world today is at a Los Angeles launch of a new eyelash-growing formula, Latisse. It’s practically a political summit. Or at least it’s the perfect place for former Dallas resident/former Law and Order woman (I like the latter better) Angie Harmon to talk about her disapproval of Obama, respect for Palin, and so forth. Listen, people I don’t care what Ms. Harmon’s politics are—and to be fair, Debra Messing and Mandy Moore gave their hot sports opinions at this party, too (they’re just lucky they’re not from here)–I just think it’s a hilarious setting for anything other than, “Oh crap. I’ve got glue in my eye.” or “Do I look too Cabaret?”
The Wonder Years‘ Danica McKellar is now an old married lady. Kevin Arnold’s former TV squeeze tied the knot last month in a gown by Alfred Angelo. If you like Miss Winnie’s dress, take a closer look here. It’s Style 1151, and it’s quite pretty, don’t you think?
So, I’m not what you would call a sports fan. In fact, as a boy I recently dated can attest, I pretty much say, “I don’t like that show,” every single time I’m subjected to any sort of sport whether on television or in real life. That being said, I’m pretty much a Jason Kidd fan for life after reading this. (Thanks to my male Shoptalking friend who asked if I minded posting something “sappy.” Apparently, my reputation proceeds me.) Anyway, here’s the story: Jasmina is a little kid who is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Jason is getting swabbed to find out if he’s a match. Locally, Karen Mellow Stock is also in need of a donor. You can go to NorthPark on Sunday morning (near Dillards) to get tested. It’s just a swab of the cheek, people. Easy stuff! Need more information: go here or call 866-340-3567.
I recieved an email from David Droese the other day about this cool new coffee-table book. (I was once in a wedding with his lovely wife Suzanne. Oops. Watch your step. I just dropped a name.) Anyway, this book features gorgeous photographs of super cool stores including a Droese Raney Architecture client, Billy Reid in NYC. Too poor to visit Philip Lim in Tokyo? That’s where this book comes in handy. You can check it out without getting the wrath of the good people at American Express (who can get very nasty, by the way).