Best Products for Long, Luscious Hair

Posted by    |    April 10th, 2012 at 10:32 am

I’m totally biased about which hair product line I think does a fantastic job, but I feel confident sharing my personal opinion as I’ve come to realize an overwhelming majority of women who have tried it feel the same way.  In addition to sharing my hair fav, there are several other hair products that have been tried, tested, and approved by some of the most gorgeous women in the city…and now, you’ll have the secrets in your hair arsenal.

Best Overall Hair Care Line: Fekkai

There’s something about Frederic.  This line gives body to your hair without weighing it down, feeling sticky, or smelling too strong of perfumes.  It smells clean, provides stellar shine, and also requires you to use less product.  (Which helps justify the slightly higher cost.)  You can go longer in between washes and the Brilliant Glossing cream will have you singing its praises. I wholeheartedly endorse this entire line-it’s almost the only product line I use anymore because the results have been phenomenal. I give it two thumbs up and snaps in a circle! (more…)

Facelogic Spa Trades Purses & Jewelry for Treatments

Posted by    |    April 9th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

If you saw our fun video on Facelogic Spa, then you know it is an innovative day spa that offers luxurious skin care services and coveted skin care products at an affordable price. Quality treatments such as facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, massage, airbrush tan, makeup makeovers and waxing are available in addition to four specialty skin care product lines, cosmetics and varietal spa gift items. Another great thing about the spa is they also have a special place in their heart for helping women rejoin the workforce in style.

Facelogic Spa in Highland Park hosts The Baubles & Bags Celebration where the entry fee is a compassion for women in need and a purse or piece of jewelry. On April 18th, guests can bring a new or used professional style purse or piece of jewelry to be donated to the clients of Attitudes & Attire™.  Guest who bring one of these two items, or a $5 cash donation, can redeem a $29 Glam Microdermabrasion Treatment voucher ($79 value) during the event or at any other time.  Now, I don’t know about you, but I have plenty of lovely handbags that I don’t carry much anymore that I’d gladly trade for that! So ladies, clean out those closets while you’re spring cleaning and use those handbags for a very good cause. (more…)

American Beauty Launch Party with Estee Lauder and Vogue

Posted by    |    April 5th, 2012 at 7:00 am

One week from today, you have the opportunity to party with Estee Lauder and Vogue magazine at Neiman Marcus Northpark Center as they celebrate the launch of Assouline Publishing’s new book American Beauty. According to the publisher, this book is a keeper for the ages. “Photographed by Vogue alumna Claiborne Swanson Frank, American Beauty features over 100 portraits of quintessentially American women such as Lily Aldridge, Solange Knowles, and Jenna Lyons—each of whom possesses an original blend of grit, grace, glamour, and gravitas that echo far beyond the pages of this oversize hardcover.”

Wow. Sounds inspiring and a little bit intimidating, no? Meet the book’s photographer, Claiborne Swanson Frank, and receive a signed copy with your Estee Lauder purchase of $150 or more. Let’s face it, you need new colors for the season and a signed copy of this fab book is enough incentive to go for it.

Oh, and this isn’t your typical book party, my dears.  Estee Lauder Global Makeup Stylist Rick DiCecca and his team will be on-hand to give glam makeovers for spring. Pros sculpting your face with their artistry is never a bad decision. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 214.363.8311 ext 2138.

Neiman Marcus Northpark Center, Cosmetics, Level One

April 11, 6-8 p.m.

Bling On Spring at Bottega Veneta NorthPark Center

Posted by    |    March 28th, 2012 at 11:09 am

Last week, the always chic Bottega Veneta opened its doors at Northpark Center for a private preview shindig to benefit the North Texas Food Bank.  Besides a glittering guest list and sensational sips, what really caught my eye was the amazing collection Bottega Veneta offers for spring and summer this year.  Though this luxury brand has always oozed classic class, this season’s must-haves were eye-catching because they aren’t simply classic colors and styles.  Color, sweet color, has taken over the supple leathers, lightweight fabrics, and to-die-for jewelry.

Oh, and did I mention the downright sensational sunglasses?  With a nod to old Hollywood glamor, I can’t stress enough how much any woman needs a pair of these in her collection. (The Nero Oval is my new passion.)  If you don’t look at anything else in this blog, at least feast your eyes on these little pieces of heaven: (more…)

1st Annual Dallas Modern Home Tour This Saturday

Posted by    |    January 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 am

When I heard about the 1st Annual Dallas Modern Home Tour, I was more than giddy with excitement for two reasons:

1. I love home tours. (Who doesn’t?)

2. The curator of the fabulous homes on the tour is Ingrid Spencer, who served as managing editor of the Award-winning magazine Architectural Record for five years. She is now a contributing editor to that magazine, and a wealth of knowledge about all things home.

When can you see this amazing work?  On Saturday, January 28, 2012, nearly ten architecturally progressive and contemporary homes in central Dallas will open their doors from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The self-guided driving tour will feature innovative homes that exemplify modern living, addressing issues from sustainability to ergonomics.

As if being a part of the very first Dallas Modern Home Tour isn’t thrilling enough, I had the opportunity to interview Ingrid Spencer about the tour and how it can literally change your life. (more…)

Be One of the Village People This Friday in Highland Park

Posted by    |    November 23rd, 2011 at 10:13 am

Ah, the spirit of the season.  And the spirit of shopping! Combine those two loves this Black Friday afternoon at the shopping mecca that is Highland Park Village.

According to the HPV: “Experience the magic of the holiday season at Highland Park Village on Friday, November 25th during the center’s annual yuletide celebration that has become a community tradition. Festivities will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. and will include dance performances, caroling, face painting, photos with Santa, and the lighting of the Highland Park Village Christmas tree and famous holiday lights.”

Browse upscale brands like Cole Haan, Tory Burch, and Harry Winston while admiring the twinkling lights and sipping hot chocolate.  Oh, and bring your hefty list of wishes to gab with Santa about while he’s in the village. Hey, it can’t hurt!

Still not convinced you want to get out of the house and brave the throngs of people?  Take a look at this video of last year’s event and it will definitely change your mind.

See you there….

Highland Park Village Preston Road at Mockingbird Lane Dallas TX, 75205

 

Take a “Me Day” in Dallas

Posted by    |    November 7th, 2011 at 11:50 am

Everyone deserves at least one day out of the year to pamper themselves. Whether it’s a full body massage or just a pedicure, a “me day” is often well-deserved. Dallas is full of destinations to make your “me day” excursion. Two of my favorites are the Exhale Spa at the Hotel Palomar and Hotel ZaZa’s ZaSpa

The ZaSpa, located within the chic, boutique hotel, is the perfect place to unwind. Take the elevator up to the second floor, walk among the walls lined with vintage Hollywood photographs and make your way into the ZaSpa. Relax in the unique decor of the Chill Room before being escorted into one of six treatment rooms.

photo courtesy of dentonrc.com

One of my favorite parts of the ZaSpa is their weekly deals. I recently utilized the Tanning for $20 Thursday and left looking like I’d just spent Spring Break in Cabo (without the tan lines). My tan was impeccable and lasted throughout the weekend. Book your appointment in advance for your personal SunFX airbrush and keep your eye out for other ZaSpa deals including Talk Me Up Tuesday (receive any 50 minute treatment for $60 for simply “liking” Hotel Zaza on Facebook and mentioning a special code mentioned on their page), Waxing Wednesday, and Face-Off Friday.

photo courtesy of sceneboston.com

I’ve already raved about the magic that is Core Fusion, but that was merely a sampling of all the incredible offers at Exhale Spa. This urban, wellbeing spa has a killer location next to the Hotel Palomar on Mockingbird and offers everything from spa therapies and acupuncture to yoga and Body Enlightening. They also offer  hair removal from the specialists at Completely Bare. Choose from professional waxing as well as permanent laser hair removal using an intense pulsed light source (IPL) which painlessly and effectively delivers results. They even offer a free laser hair removal consultation. Also on the menu is the highly exotic (at least to me) vajeweling with Swarovski crystals. I mean, why not?

Take a “me day”, bronze yourself into a goddess, whip yourself into shape, achieve a flawless complexion and smooth skin and even vajewel yourself if the mood strikes you.

The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Housewarming Gifts

Posted by    |    November 7th, 2011 at 11:07 am

When it comes to gift etiquette, the lines can sometimes be a little blurry.  Some events you already know it’s required to bring a present: baby showers, weddings, and birthdays.  But what about housewarming gifts?  There isn’t a requirement to bring one, but most want to bring a small token of friendship when these unique parties arise.  We all want to show up at the front door with something special, but in these economic times, no one wants to break the bank.  Luckily, Dallas has an abundance of specialty stores that have ideal tokens to complete a new home sweet home.

SampleHouse: This locally owned business has been helping fill homes since 1958.  From their original location on Routh street, the store has grown into seven more.  Their website says they have the “best candle selections around, with hundreds of fragrances from over a dozen top notch companies”, and they’re right. With sweet smelling brands like Votivo and Trapp, there is a fragrance for every taste. And let’s face it-a beautiful candle is always a safe gift choice….especially if it’s for a boss or co-worker. (Side note: SampleHouse has a gorgeous gift wrapping section to make this a one-stop shopping experience.)

10720 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
214-365-8085 (more…)

CUSP Neiman Marcus Event Tomorrow!

Posted by    |    September 28th, 2011 at 11:33 am

Whether you’re a cute collegiate or you just want to know what’s hip for the season, check out the CUSP/SMU Fall Trend Event tomorrow night inside Neiman Marcus at Northpark Center.  Fashionable bloggers and killer beats will get the party started, and some sweet bites will be served for you to munch on as well.  Want the full scoop?  See the info below, and come camera ready, dahhhhling.

September 29, 2011 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featuring your favorite bloggers from SMU:

Meg Jones, SMU Style Campus Editor
Carson Eisenhart of Dallas Stylistas
Krystal Schlegel of Krystal Schlegel The Style Book
Shelby Foster, Style Editor for SMU Daily Campus
Rebecca Marin, Fashion Photographer, Le Sophistique Blog

RSVP to 214.891.1246 (rsvpnorthpark@neimanmarcus.com)

CUSP Boutique at Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center
400 NorthPark Center
Dallas TX, 75225

Trina Turk Does Dallas

Posted by    |    September 12th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

If you ventured to Highland Park Village on Fashion’s Night Out, you probably couldn’t help but notice the frenzy over the new Trina Turk boutique. The label is beloved by celebs and stylish shoppers for its brightly colored prints and bold pieces, and the Dallas shop boasts a delectable selection of  jewelry, apparel, handbags, swimwear, and goodies for the home.  As you can see below, there isn’t one uncool thing about Miss Turk’s designs. Whether you’ve worn Trina for years or this is your first foray into her eye-catching collection, be sure to check out her new storefront.

Raven Twist Tie Dress ($159) (more…)