CKO Designs is a website design company that I started back in 2008 and White Park Media is a digital creative agency that is hitting it’s 2nd year mark this June. Both are businesses that I am very proud of and love working on every single day. This year we will be expanding even more and I will be putting all of my extra creative energy into these two ventures. While I will no longer be updating Houstonista, there is definitely something new in the works that I can’t wait to share when the time is right – until then you can always follow me here…
Hope to see you all around town tomorrow at one of the many events going on. I will be at the Simon X Refinery 29 Shopping Block earlier in the day and then I will be at the All the Wire X 7 for all Mankind event in The Galleria from 2-4. Should be a fun day!
There is nothing I like more after a week of meetings and events than having a night in, opening a bottle (or two) of wine and cooking a meal with my boyfriend. Since we are always both so busy it’s always a good way for us to wind down and actually enjoy a meal. Lately I have been very into cooking and eating healthy so there are a lot of kale salads in my life right now. Last night I just wanted something light and decided to make an easy kale salad. I like white wines with salads so I chose to try the Kendall Jackson K-J AVANT Chardonnay. It is described as fresh/crisp/clean, which is perfect for a light salad.
What I always like to do first is wash the kale and massage with olive oil and lemon. It softens the kale so that the texture is not as tough – set this aside while you grill the chicken. Lightly mist the grill or pan with olive oil, while it’s heating up sprinkle the chicken breast with salt and pepper to your liking and put on the grill or pan. Slice up the avocado and shave the Parmesan. When the chicken is done, put over the kale and add all the extras. I use the seeds and almonds as a substitute for croutons – it adds crunch to the salad. Shaved Parmesan goes on top and toss with a little vinegar if you like it. Pour yourself a glass if you haven’t already and enjoy.
I am so excited to be partnering with Glamour on Lookbook Live presented by Cadillac. The interactive trend showcase will be at the Houston Galleria and will feature style pros from GQ, Glamour myself and my good blogger friend Issa from We Wear Things. Stop by The Ice at The Galleria on Friday, September 12th and we will get you all set up for this season.
When: Friday, September 12th
Where: Houston Galleria, at The Ice
Make sure to tweet me/instagram me @houstonista
Snap a photo of your favorite fall look and tag it #foundatsimon and #GQGLAMOURCONTESTENTRY and you could win one of two $2500 shopping sprees at a Simon Mall with a fashion expert.
This week Converse debuted its Fall 2014 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni collection. The collection features styles for both men and women and launched exclusively at Nordstrom. The rest of the collection will be available at Converse stores and Converse.com on Thursday, August 28. Prices range from $85-$100
I began juicing a little over a year ago on my quest to become a healthier person and have been obsessed ever since. This past Christmas after receiving a juicer as a gift my obsession grew a little more and while I do juice at home, sometimes it is just easier to visit a juice bar. I recently had the chance to visit Flow Juice Bar (from the same owners of Max’s Wine Dive) and was seriously impressed. After sitting down with Natalie and sampling from their menu of juices, smoothies and snacks I was hooked. I especially love how they break everything down for you based on the benefits. Everything from body and skin and mental health to detoxing and overall well being.
The Mac x Proenza Schouler collaboration came out today and, you know I love a good collaboration. My only complaint so far is that there isn’t a whole makeup brush set because I am loving the gradient metallic finish. My favorite so far has to be the ombre blush which is available in two colors, pink and coral. I always have to try on lipsticks but they seem to have something for everyone a nude, a plum, a red and a pink. Such an unexpected collaboration but I love when fashion and beauty mix.