Hello, buddies! Have you felt all alone in the dark without my blog posts? I knew it. You’re so predictable. This summer has been crazy busy and I fully intend to catch you up with all the goings on.
Trip and I got to visit Fayetteville for the wedding of our dear friend Bryan Brown to the lovely Jenny Long. The ceremony was beautiful and it was so great to see so many of my friends in one room. It practically doubled as a reunion for us. The weekend was far too brief, but we had a blast and were so happy for our friends.
I hopped back on a plane near the end of May and booked it back to Missouri for my cousin Katie’s wedding to the super awesome Shawn Epley. Katie looked AMAZING and Shawn looked so dapper. The wedding was an intimate affair – family only. The reception, however, was a complete blow out – lots of dancing, lots of booze, delicious food, awesome DJ. It was so much fun that Shawn was unable to figure out how to put his shoes on at the end of the night. My Aunt helped him. I believe there’s photographic proof living in someone’s phone.
The end of the evening at the best place ever: The Cedar Social!
My birthday weekend was spent in Dallas with some of my very favorite people on the planet: Laura, DaLinda, Brandy, Cathy, Lacy, Leslie and Jill. There was really only one objective: to eat and drink well. We did that very easily. Most plans were built around food, which I love. Sad, but true. Lacy did the scouting for places to go, but the place we were most excited about was Tom Colicchio’s restaurant Craft. However, on Saturday night we went to a place that trumped every place I have ever been.
Just imagine it: You walk into a place that has no sign. It is decorated impeccably with fabulous vintage furniture. The food is upscale, but not pretentious. The wait staff is ultra friendly and helpful. The cocktails are made with fresh ingredients and top shelf liquor. You are sitting with your friends in a private alcove. The DJ is playing all of your favorite songs. Everything is delicious. The company is fantastic.
That, my friends, is the definition of our experience at The Cedar Social. It was so unbelievable that I had to ask Lacy if we took drugs and had a shared experience.
Craft was good, but it was no CS. I had a blast seeing everyone and Lacy is forever the queen of venue selection. Bravo!
We have been in Houston for a little over one year now and we thought it might be some time to put a little money into the house. We decided to start with the kitchen. I am super pleased with how it turned out and major kudos to Trip – he did all of it! Trip Jones: Master in Business Administration; Bachelors in Psychology; Minor in Eric Hobbsology. Check it!
BEFORE: Aka Gross
Look at him using a wet saw. So manly!
After-ish: The tile is done!
After: Painted and Tiled – Yea!
My favorite corner in the whole house.
And now it’s time to countdown the days until we get to spend a little time with Bobby Petrino and his boys!