Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Going On The Record

One of the questions I get asked the most is how I ever decided to become a Lifestylist®, and where did I get my training.
I've been called a storyteller many times and it's an accurate assessment - I use my talents and materials to tell a story in a home. Hopefully this story explains to the potential homeowner why their lives would be better by living in this home, and what they can expect from the community, the builder, and from the experience. To tell the story, I collect thousands of items - old and new - that I incorporate into my LifeStyled homes.
This weekend I decided it was time to go through some of the things I've collected, and it's been quite a trip down memory lane. I discovered a trunk I forgot about that had family photos from the early 1900's that gave me a glimpse into my family history I hadn't been aware of. Through this discovery I'm finding I come from a very artistic family full of risk takers. This ostrich photo with my great aunt will now always be one of my favorites.
It seems I've been in the media longer than I remembered for my decorating skills. My mother and both grandmothers were very talented in the design fields, and I was lucky enough to be nurtured and inspired by them. This article from 1969 shows me as a 13 yr old showing off some of my skills with my mother and sisters. Apparently I also had my own booth at the church bazaar selling paper flowers and copper enameled jewelry that I made. What's funny is that after seeing this, I may have to try this again - it's really a fun idea!
I'm honored to be a Lifestylist®, and I love having the opportunity to help others find their passions in life. This holiday season remember what makes you happy, and share that passion with your friends and family - you might even find a new career by doing it!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lots of Changes at the Dallas Farmers Market

Have you visited the Dallas Farmers Market lately? There are lots of changes going on, and we think they are good ones. There's lots of construction going on, but it's worth the trip so you can discover new vendors and artisans that are selling their wares in the newly renoved "Shed".

We can't wait for the enclosed building that will be known as The Market to open, especially since it will be housing Chef Joanne Bondy's new concept Stocks & Bondy. You may remember her from Ciudad and The Gaylord Texan, and the fact that she was aksed to do 3 dinners at the prestigious James Beard House in NYC.

Stocks & Bondy will offer "Chef Prepared Stock Options" as well as other goodies that will change daily and will use teh freshest ingredients.

On a snowy day like today we wish she was open already!