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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Darios American Bistro in Cypress,Texas Highway 290 West

If you haven't been to Dario's American Bistro in Cypress, Texas, you've been missing an amazing dining experience. My husband and I stopped in one evening thinking we would enjoy a casual cafe dinner. We were pleasently surprised when we walked in and saw this dining room, complete with wait staff clad in white starched shirts and black pressed pants. The experiences was fantastic, romantic and we truly felt like honored guests at this place!

Darios Salad
Darios food is excellent. I was so impressed with the freshness of the produce and the presentation. My husband ate the roasted duck and they came to our table to carve it right in front of us. Super Cool!

Did I mention DESSERT?? I think the picture speaks for itself, but just in case  . . .  Strawberry Cheescake, Creme Brule, Tarimisu . . . need I say more?
Check them out on the web. They are located on Highway 290 West out of Houston.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Out and About

Texas LIVE is out delivering magazines today, here's some of the fun stuff that we've found while out and about:
The Antique Gypsy in Brenham, TX is one of the most fun places to stop for a girls day out. Mary Ellen has the cutest shop full of whimsical furniture, gifts, artwork and more. I've been bringing my girlfriends here for years. It's seriously one of the best stops in the area. If you're headed to Round Top this spring, put this shop on the top of your list. The Antique Gypsy is also my favorite place to purchase Yellow Box Sandals. They are 40% OFF !!! The BEST SANDALS EVER - better get you some for spring:)

Of course with new sandals comes the need for an updated pedicure. Thyme Day Spa is awesome!

Thyme Day Spa is the most peaceful, tranquil spa between Houston, Austin and College Station. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is amazing. The perfect spot for an afternoon "time out."

We had a great time with friends and family at our Holiday Open House!!
Pictured Here: Kathy Frederick, Traci Moran (owner), Angele Caloudas

These boots are from Nellie's on the downtown Brenham square. OMG!!!! They are awesome! This store totally rocks. I shop here for lots of birthday presents and I always buy seasonal clothing pieces here. Boots, Jeans, Dresses, Jewelry and Accessories -they have the most unique things. I also love that her stuff is for 'real women' - her sizes actually fit and you don't have to be a teenage size 2.

Super-cool dress for spring - Nellie's on the Brenham downtown square.
How cute is this chair??? We LOVE Hermann Furniture for this very reason - they are so cool! Jennifer always keeps the store updated with the latest colors and trends. If you haven't been in lately, you must go. Just walking through their doors puts you in the mood for spring decor!
Easter anyone? Aren't these adorable?

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Garden Antqs Vintage

Texas :LIVE Magazine has a new friend! Theresa Cano of Hunstville, Texas has a great blog http://www.gardenantqs.blogspot.com/ . Theresa travels South Central Texas in search of the greatest antiques, restaurants, and girl hang-outs.  She has blogged for 3 years and is helping us build our blogging network. Theresa has  a great eye for design, and we can't wait to see what she finds in Round Top this year. TEXAS :LIVE will be attending her annual BLOG PARTY at Zapp Hall in Round Top Sunday March 28th at 6:00 pm. You should come! Meet bloggers from across the United States and get a sneak-peak of all Round Top has to offer this year. Stay tuned . . .

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Texas LIVE Magazine: Schmidt Jewelry

Texas LIVE Magazine: Schmidt Jewelry

Schmidt Jewelry

This handcrafted cross is another one of our Texas LIVE  favorite finds. Richard Schmidt handcrafts each piece of jewelry into an original work of art. His store in La Grange is amazing. If you're ever in La Grange stop by his store for a visit. For now, check out his website www.richardschmidtjewelry.com

These bracelets are awesome! They scream Texas couture, a spring "must have"

Wired Orchid

This is a piece of handcrafted jewelry produced by our art designer Lorraine Vogel. Each piece is uniquely created out of clay and fired to perfection. It's one of our favorite finds! www.wiredorchid.com

Monday, March 8, 2010

Texas Artist soars after being discovered by Texas LIVE Magazine

Leon Collins and his daughter Molly B pose with the owner of Tejas Antiques in Navasota, Texas. The demand for Leon's art has soared since his work was featured on the Jan/Feb 09 cover of Texas LIVE Magazine. Leon recently was asked to an invitation-only show in Fort Worth after Texas Country Reporter, Bob Philips discovered Leon on the cover of Texas LIVE.