The Victory Cup: My First Polo Match

Prior to Saturday, I had never seen polo before and was so excited for my first match. I took some friends to The Victory Cup at Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point, TX, about an hour west of Dallas. It’s an all-day event, but my friends and I got there early since everything that came…

Summer Picnic Inspiration

Need some summer picnic inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! I took some friends out to beautiful Black Star Sport Horses for a summery picnic. My gorgeous, fashionable, lovely friend Wendy Darling (not to be confused with my horse of the same name) and I shared a picnic blanket and collaborated on the design…

Spring Horse Picnic

Ever wonder what the heck I do the day after Disney Dinners? Why I head to the stables for a nice relaxing picnic with my horses! After Beauty and the Beast, I realized that – gasp! – we somehow had some Veuve Clicquot left and I just can’t casually drink Veuve so I decided on…

The Rose Table’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

“All I want for Christmas is a vineyard and unlimited airline miles.” But let’s be realistic here. Cute mugs are probably a more doable gift! Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for 2017. Paper Finch These mugs are the perfect size for decadent hot cocoa! I am beyond sick of oversized cocoa mugs…

Carriage Event at Black Star Sport Horses

One of my favorite events of the year is the annual Tejas Carriage Association two-day event atย Black Star Sport Horses.ย 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…