Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Hermes Evelyne III 29 Review

I resisted the Hermès Evelyne bags for a long time. I noticed it in, probably, around 2015 or so. It was simple, almost too simple. Then four years later, something clicked. I fell in love with the simple elegance of it. 

Maybe old age? A change in taste? Whatever it was, I'm glad I made the change because I'm absolutely in love with crossbody bag. 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

In Defense Of Crying On Power Walks

There's been something in the air lately. It's not the pollen, ragweed or whatever else flies around Dallas during the spring months.

It's tears. Tears all the time. Talking to friends. Talking to colleagues at work on a Zoom. Talking to family. Talking to strangers. Tears all the time.
Friday, May 8, 2020

Hermès Scarf Review: A Vos Crayons by Leigh Cooke

Leigh Cooke Hermes Scarf

Part of the fun of collecting Hermès scarves is the hunt: finding a coveted piece at a flea market in Paris or coming across an amazing deal at the most unlikely place.

The story of how I acquired the Hermès scarf, A Vos Crayons by Leigh Cooke, is one of those stories. I found it at the Neiman Marcus Bargain Box in Longview, Texas which is one of the most amazing hidden gems for anyone looking for a luxe for less find.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Hermès Scarf Review: Cordages Twilly

Cordages Hermes Scarf

Have you fallen in love with Hermès Twilly scarves yet? They're such a whimsical way to add a pop of color to any outfit.
Saturday, April 11, 2020

Hermes Scarf Review: La Cite Cavaliere

It's Paris reimagined! Love this Hermès scarf from Octave Marsal that debuted in 2019. La Cite Cavaliere is funky, surprising and gorgeous. You could spend hours looking at it and still not see everything.

I purchased this scarf at Hermès George V store in Paris on December 30, 2019 which was a wonderful experience. It was crowded but not as much as the Rue St. Honoré store.

La Cite Cavaliere Hermes Scarf

I prefer buying scarves secondhand as I enjoy the hunt. The important thing to note when buying scarves secondhand is to buy from someone you trust or a company that guarantees the authenticity of an item. Some of my favorites places that do that are Fashionphile, The Real Real, The Luxury Closet.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet Day 5 Review: Is This For Real?!?

Prolon Fasting Mimicking Review

Wow. Done.

I really didn't think I could do but I did and only cheated just a wee bit.

Brown Beach House Tel Aviv Review: An Urban Oasis in The Heart of Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Hotel Review

I booked a one-night stay at Brown Beach House in Tel Aviv while I was still in Tiberias during my trip to Israel in June 2019. I wanted to be in Tel Aviv to make my commute to Ben Gurion Airport for a 1AM Sunday morning flight home more palatable. Getting to the airport for a flight on Shabbat is well-planned consideration anyone visiting Israel should make.

Turns out, my last-minute decision to stay at the Brown Beach House was one of the best I've made during my 10-plus years going visiting Israel.

I found the Brown Beach House hotel, a 55-room boutique property, through some Google research. It looked fun and well-situated. I was able to score a room for $275 for a Friday, June 7th stay which included a complimentary breakfast. I was thrilled with this as it was a holiday weekend with visitors flocking to Tel Aviv to celebrate Shavuot.

The hotel has a Hollywood-glam-at-the-beach vibe. The lobby is quite small but welcoming. When I arrived, the front desk attendant offered me a glass of sparkling wine, which I gladly accepted after my train from Tiberias. Check-in was a breeze and I was struck by how intimate the hotel seemed. The staff was genuinely congenial, something you don't often see in Israel.