Carriage Event at Black Star Sport Horses

One of my favorite events of the year is the annual Tejas Carriage Association two-day event at Black Star Sport Horses. Black Star has 255 acres of woods and uses them for an epic cross-country carriage event on Sunday. On Saturday carriages compete in dressage and a cones course. I love setting up a picnic and watching…

New Portraits

I recently had new portraits taken for my website by Emily Trupiano, a.k.a. TruPhoto TX. I thought you might like to see a glimpse into my every day life: coffee under the trees, dinner in the courtyard, wine by the fire pit, and sunset with my horses. I swapped out a nook with a worn…

The Rose Table Season One

Season one of The Rose Table premiered in May and ran through July. I wanted to show my readers how to make some of my favorite summertime recipes, including rosemary grilled salmon, chilled cucumber soup, and stracciatella ice cream. We went boating, enjoyed a vineyard picnic, dined in the garden, and even traveled to the…

Prince Turns 20!

My beloved horse turns twenty years-old today. Born on May 18, 1997 in Paducah, Kentucky, he must have been the cutest foal with that giant stingray-shaped star on his face! I’ll never forget the day I met Prince. I met Prince when he was four years old. I had been looking for a horse to…

Wendy Turns Ten!

I can’t believe my horse is ten years old today. She was just a yearling when I bought her. Wendy is really so much more than a horse to me. She’s my first life dream to ever come true and a living, breathing reminder of everything I’m working towards. In some ways she was the…

2016 Wrap Up

2016 was a big year! I traveled to Disneyland, New Orleans, Glen Rose, and Turks and Caicos, I hosted three major parties (The Rose Table en Blanc, a Masquerade Party, and a Mistletoe and Holly Affair), and I sold my home in my beloved Fort Worth and moved to a small lake town just outside…

Target Style Holiday Dinner Party with Camila Alves

On Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of attending a Target Style holiday dinner party with Matthew McConaughey’s beautiful bride Camila Alves at The Joule in downtown Dallas. I invited my friend Joseph, who is always up for a classy dinner, to join me for the evening of holiday entertaining inspiration. Target Style invited Camila…

Picnic and Carriages at Black Star Sport Horses

In case you were wondering, yes, this is my dream Saturday. Today my friends Jen and Joseph joined me at Black Star Sport Horses for a picnic while we watched the annual Tejas Carriage Association combined driving event. I absolutely adore carriage driving. After all, what could be a better way to exercise your horse than wearing a…

An Open Letter to Fort Worth

Dear Fort Worth, I’m selling my home today and moving across the Metroplex. It was not an easy decision to leave you. I adore you so much! You have been so good to me over the past nine years. I couldn’t leave without a proper goodbye. I was in elementary school the first time I…

Avant Chamber Ballet Wine Tasting

When I first heard about Avant Chamber Ballet‘s wine tasting featuring MontaguWines, I knew I had to work my week around the event. What’s not to love about supporting the arts while enjoying fine wine and charcuterie? That’s my kind of Wednesday! The boutique ballet company based in Dallas, Texas is passionate about authentic dance,…

A Day at Black Star Sport Horses

Twenty minutes east of Dallas on I-30 sits a horse oasis. Black Star Sport Horses has 255 acres of woods, ponds, and ponies. Okay, the horses at Black Star are anything but ponies; they’re some of the top European dressage horses in Texas, but you don’t have to own a horse to enjoy the farm….

Inaugural Diner en Blanc Dallas

Any excuse to wear a fascinator and a cape dress, I love. On September 17th, Dallas was treated to its first Diner en Blanc experience and I was lucky enough to have a front row seat. As you know, I work in PR when I’m not cooking and I had the honor of promoting the…