Thursday, May 30, 2013

Weekend plans: May 31- June 2

All Weekend 

When: Friday until 5, Saturday until 5:30 and Sunday until 1
Where: Addison Conference Center, 15650 Addison Road, Addison 
Cost: $5
The scoop: The Contemporary Handweavers of Dallas will be hosting workshops, classes, hands on activities and focus groups all weekend. There's also a big vendor hall with yarn, tools and books. Super fun!

When: Friday at 7:15, Saturday at 2:15 or 7:15
Where: Plano Children's Theater, 1301 Custer Road, #706, Plano 
Cost: $8-10
The scoop: An all teen cast of young actors and singers performing a fantastic show. 

Dog Days of Denton

When: Friday 5-8:30 P, Saturday 8:30-2
Where: Quakertown Park, 700 Oakland Street 
Cost: Free!
The scoop: Dog parade, show, pet trick contest, arts and crafts and a good excuse to enjoy some sunshine with your best friend. 


Ira Glass

When: Saturday at 8
Where: Winspear Opera, 2403 Flora, Dallas 
Cost: $25-50
The scoop: Don't know Ira Glass? You're missing what is possibly the most creative, smart and engaging radio programs out today. Please please go to this. and take me. We will both thank you. 


When: June 1st, 7-10 P
Where: 5000 Clearfork Main, Fort Worth 
Cost: $50
The scoop: One of the annual fund raises for the Lena Pope Home, this party features music from Charlie Robinson, food trucks and a great get together to support kids in need. 


When: Sunday at 3:00
Where: KERA, 3000 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas 
Cost: Free!
The scoop: Super cool program! KERA will host a discussion lead by Roslyn Dawsom Thompson, CEO of the Dallas Women's Foundation, and premier 3 short profiles of North Texas women making a difference in our community. Hooray! RSVP's are requested. 

So what are you up to this weekend? 


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Because it's Tuesday.....

and I am so happy to be here. Go live your life.

NSFW but who cares. 


Friday, May 24, 2013

The big move

Today is the big move from Dallas back to Fort Worth. For those of you out of the loop, this means my daily commute will drop from about 3 hours to 15 minutes!!!! I'm happier than a boxer on a trampoline. 

I'll be back to blogging Tuesday once I'm settled in. Until then have a FAB Memorial Day weekend!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Because it's still Tuesday.....

And I found out the best news today- I'm officially being transferred to the Fort Worth office! My 3ish hour commute will be a 15 minutes commute in T minus 3 days! Hallelujah!!!!

To celebrate here's one of my 2 favorite songs and I think it perfectly sums up the crazy, hectic and probably exhausting transition I'm about to make. Give me a week to bounce back and I think we'll be back to our regular programming. Until then........


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Weekend plans: May 17-19th

Hi Friends! Here are some fun things to check out this weekend: 

All Weekend 

When: Friday through Sunday 
Where: Victory Park, 3090 Olive Street, Dallas 
Cost: $10 
The scoop: Love modern design? Visit Dallas' first modern design expo (highlighting green design too!)

When: Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2:00 or 7:30 
Where: The Wyly Theater, 2100 Ross Ave, Dallas
Cost: $15-55
The scoop: The season finale performance featuring Alvin Ailey commission Escapades. 

When: Friday and Saturday 
Where: Panther Island Pavillion, 1098 West Peach Street, FTW
Cost: $20-100
The scoop: 24 bands, 3 stages, art and goooood food. Plus gorgeous weather to boot!


Sounds of Spring

When: Friday, gates open at 6, show at 7
Where: NRH Center, 6000 Hawk Ave, North Richland HIlls
Cost: Free
The scoop: Free concert featuring Buddy Whittington. Arts, crafts and a kid zone too! Lawn seating, so bring a picnic and lawn chairs. 


When: Saturday from 4-10 
Where: Over 50 locations in the Southside area! Check out the map here
Cost: Free!!
The scoop: Free, family friendly event featuring live music, art, food and tons of fun. 


Sleep? Bike ride? Brunch????

Have fun!


Honest time....

is kinda like circle time but for adults. If I'm being honest life has been stressful lately. Work is terrible isn't going so great and it's just led to a whole heck of a lot of fretting. So to refocus I thought I'd use this space to say what I'm thankful for lately:
Extra large patios for summer fun with friends and family.

For my office smelling beautiful.

For my little bitty garden that is often 'investigated' by the biggest jack rabbit you will ever see (he often masquerades as a 100+ lb great pyr).

For occasionally waking up to scenes like this- Carter's people left out a corn cob!!

For finding potential dates for my friend Sarah. That my friends is a lot of gold chain.

For the great gods of coffee.

That this angel wasn't banged up too badly during her killer slide at the final 4 softball game.

For my rock. And the other one too that tells the world I'm his.
Your weekend plans are going to be coming a bit later today, so check out the site tonight.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Because it's Tuesday....

And this moment of girl power is for my sister in law, Cami, headed to her first FINAL FOUR softball game today. Get it girl!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fresh Art Friday: Thomas Schutte

Thomas Schutte is a German born Contemporary artist. He studied art at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf from 1973-1981 and remains there today. Schutte was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Artist in the 2005 Venice Biennial. His work is represented at the Tate Modern, MoMa and the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Selbstportrat (Self-portrait), 1975

Unlike many artists, Schutte works in a wide variety of mediums such as sculpture, prints, drawing and watercolors totally resisting the art world's desire to categorize an artist. As we'll see below, his pieces often feel like familiar forms of expression, such as figurative sculpture or memorial pieces, but include some disturbing alteration (cite). 

Image of: Blumen im Glas
Blumen in Glas, 2012

Image of: War Memorial
War Memorial, 2003

Image of: Ikea House
Ikea House, 2003

The work I wanted to explore with you today is entitled 'United Enemies' and is displayed in Central Park in conjunction with the Public Art Fund. From what I can tell online, the piece is composed of 2 large bronze sculptures of 2 people bound by rope together. In talking about these pieces, Schutte said that the writhing figures were inspired by European politicians in 1990's and in particular the peaceful revolution in Italy. 

Despite being based on a particular time, Schutte believes that in seeing the pieces 'Everybody should get something out of it, not matter what background he or she has who looks it it" (cite). I don't find this surprising as his work often explores the human condition, offering a critical perspective on social, cultural and political issues (cite).

Wanna learn more?

The Public Art Fund hosted a talk with Thomas Schutte at The New School and are kind enough to post the whole video here. 

If you're in NYC, the pieces are on display through August 25, 2013 at 60th and 5th Ave.


Fresh Art Friday posts are intended for the sole purpose of promoting excellence in the arts community. The author of these posts is honored to share interesting, innovative and high quality art with Almond Milk & Honey readers. The author in no way intends to deprive the originating artist of his or her copyright status and readers are encouraged to respect the copyright status of all works posted. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Weekend plans: May 10-12th

Happy (almost) Mother's Day Weekend! Here are some fun things to do when you're not brunching: 

All Weekend 

When: Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 2:30 
Where: The Meyerson Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas
Cost: $21 and up 
The scoop: Awesome tribute concert to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. If mom loves smooth sounds I'm betting she'd dig this. 


May 2013 FOG Card

When: Friday, 7 PM-10 PM
Where: The Magnolia Green, 1100 Lipscomb Street, Fort Worth
Cost: Free!
The scoop: Ya'll, this event is so fun! Come out and enjoy the music of the Whisky Folk Ramblers, donate the this month's charity, One Safe Place, and tell your friends to meet you there! Blankets, chairs and pets are welcome. Food trucks and Rahr will be there too :0) 


When: Saturday from 4PM-9PM 
Where: The Reading Room, 3715 Parry Ave, Dallas 
Cost: Free!
The scoop: Swap books with other reading enthusiasts while enjoying cocktails and microreadings too! 

When: Saturday, 10AM-4PM 
Where: The Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas
Cost: $10-$15, tickets include Discovery Days
The scoop: Super fun, hands on experiments and experiences in the galleries. Great for the whole family. TIP: get those tickets in advance, the Perot sells out. 

When: Saturday, 10 AM- 6 PM
Where: The Magnolia Green Park, 1100 Block of Lipscomb, Fort Worth 
Cost: Free!
The scoop: Dozens of artists and collectors set up to sell handmade gifts, jewelry and vintage selections. Food truck parks will be available for lunch and they are collecting boxes of cereal for the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, so bring some cheerios!


When: Sunday, all day 
Where: The National Cowgirl Museum, 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth 
Cost: Free for mom
The Scoop: The Cowgirl museum is dedicated to honoring and celebrating women who exemplify courage, resilience and independence. 

Looking for Sunday Brunch Spots? 

Our favorites in Dallas are: 

Our Favorites in FTW are: 

Have a fab weekend!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Met Gala

I finally got around to viewing red carpet photos from the Met Gala and there were a few dresses too good to miss. The Met Gala celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum's annual fashion exhibit. In order to celebrate this years exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture, the theme was appropriately Punk. 

PUNK: Chaos to Couture

So which looks were my favorites?

Anne Hathaway in Valentino. HOLY smokes she looks great in this gown. 

Taylor Swift in J. Mendel

Nicole Richie in Topshop. I'm not a big fan of the hair but the gown and make up were spot on. 

Minka Kelly in Carolina Herrera

Looking for short dresses? These were amazing: 

Anja Rubik 

Karolina Kurkova in Mary Katrantzou 

But if a ball gown is more your thing, these are fit for punk royalty: 
Julie Macklowe

Nina Dobrev

My favorite look of the night?? Drum roll please.....

Dakota Fanning in Rodarte. I thought it was perfectly punk and stunning on her. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Because it's Tuesday.....

And who doesn't love a good Madonna cover to get things going?

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekend Re-Cap: Scottish Festival and Julie's Wedding!

We had a fun filled but busy weekend!
On Friday we joined our friends Becky and John at the Scottish Festival.

The boys are very friendly. And by friendly I mean creepy.

We stopped by the festival on Friday after work, so we missed most of the 'strength' type of activities except for the amature pole throwing contest. Yep, they threw poles. And that's a a strong girly girl out there.

We were not concerned though because there was plenty of entertainment. This guy told the best dirty jokes and had cute Steampunk gear to boot. Now I know what you're thinking- what does steampunk have to do with the Scottish people- we have no freakin idea either but it was great.

And of course there were the requisite swords and bows. Jason totally came home with those. By this point I was getting COLD and a little less willing to entertain his shennanigans so I just bought him whatever would make him stop going into booths.

On Saturday we attended the wedding of Julie and Issac. Julie works with Jason and had a lovely backyard wedding with a reception at the Modern. The bowtie came out to play.

Will you look at those florals??? GORGEOUS!

Here's a close up of the fucia one.

Wasn't her cake darling?

Speaking of: Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Issac Middleton.

We wish you guys many many happy years together.

On Sunday we saw the Fort Worth Opera's production of Daughter of the Regiment.
This makes our 3rd Opera and I have to say this has been my favorite so far. It was FUNNY and the director did such an amazing job keeping it lighthearted and contemporary. If you have a chance to see this show before it closes DO IT!

We did a few other projects around the house on Sunday but those are reserved for the big backyard reveal. How was your weekend?


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