Thursday, May 18, 2017


Memories of travel are displayed on this tansu chest. Small bibelot, a totem or two, some tchotchkes, and assorted curiosities can be tempting to young collectors. 

Even when Logan couldn't see over the top of the chest he was fascinated. He was a little taller in this shot.

And he's even taller in this one. He loves to check out the display and sometimes picks up a piece for a closer look. We may have a future collector in our midst! 

It seems like just overnight the girls can now see a few baubles of fascination.

The temptation!

"Papa, wasn't me! I think it was my sister!"

Thursday, May 11, 2017


The dream team loved lunch at Americano in the ultra cool Joule Hotel in Dallas.  We stopped for lunch before touring the Joule's fabulous interiors by Adam Tihany.

My shaved cauliflower salad was amazing!

You have to love a hotel with great bikes to take out for some downtown Dallas touring! Check out their license plates!

The interiors combine beautiful modern elements with great style.

You can quickly tell the clientele is very sophisticated and international!

They need a wider sofa for this bunch! 

The artwork is very interesting! Yes, that is a car engine!

The lobby has great areas for social gathering or doing a little work.

I love design oriented books. .You can have tea and a browse in their beautiful Taschen bookstore and tearoom.  It is stocked with the latest books on fashion and design.

The Joule's gift shop is very well edited with well-designed products.

The hotel's swimming pool is cantilevered over the edge of the building.

I hope you saved some energy for shopping! Brian Bolke's fabulous new Forty Five Ten features 37,000 square feet of incredible women's and men's fashions. I love their home accessories as well.

Images: Dick Gentry, Forty Five Ten