Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day!

Celebrating Mother’s Day this year with this sumptuous Chicken Saltimbocca - chicken breasts lightly breaded and topped with fresh sage, prosciutto and Provolone cheese, served in a garlic white wine sauce with caramelized onions. Only at Maggiano’s Little Italy, this time at the restaurant’s trendy Shops at Willowbend Mall location in the city of Plano. Wishing all moms had a wonderful day today!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


It was almost 80 degrees out today but it was still comforting to sit and eat a quiet dinner by the fire at La Madeleine - one of our most favorite places to dine in the metroplex...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sweet 16

Sweet 16 birthday celebrations are fun!  What better way to wish the best for the birthday girl than with a beautiful but fun birthday cake.  Bake shops abound in the metroplex and you're sure to find just that perfect cake for the birthday girl!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

'Tis the Season to Be Merry

Mr. and Mrs. Claus cap the Grapevine Parade of Lights, the largest parade in North Texas.  With over 100 entries, the annual parade is a wonderful way to get in the holiday mood with marching bands, cheerleaders, floats and, of course, the "special guests" at the end. The cold weather added to the holiday feeling so we bundled up, got our hot chocolate and came on out to Main Street for this great event!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The New Dallas Cowboys Stadium

At first glimpse, it conjures up thoughts of an alien spaceship landing in the middle of north Texas, but is indeed a sight to behold. From the wide airy feel, to the giant high-definition screen and that famous retractable roof, this latest addition to the metroplex landmarks is certainly one that Texans can be proud of!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Long weekends...

It's a long weekend and looking forward to some treats at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant in the metroplex, The PhoTai, a Vietnames noodle soup and Asian food restaurant in Carrolton...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's some tiramisu from Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant to all deserving moms!! For the best calamari, lasagna and tiramisu (of course!) in the mteroplex, head out to Maggiano's at the Northpark Center in the Dallas area.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter is Here!

Happy Easter to one and all!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Waiting for Easter

Rain is in the forecast...but miracles do happen...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sweet T

Sweet T looks out from McAlister's Deli's dining patio in Southlake...

Monday, April 6, 2009

Art at the Arboretum

The White Rock lake provides a serene backdrop to this graceful scultpure in a garden at the Dallas Arboretum...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

White Rock Lake

A view of Dallas' White Rock Lake from the arboretum...White Rock Lake is one of the many man-made lakes in Texas and is a prime recreation area in the metroplex. Check this out for an unofficial guide to the lake...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Dallas Blooms

A bed of blooming pansy is featured at the Dallas Blooms spring festival at the Dallas Arboretum. This 6-week festival is the largest outdoor floral festival in the Southwest and runs from March 7th to April 12th this year.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Trying to see how many steakhouses there are in the metroplex...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What Birds?

This sign sure is working. Didn't even see a single fowl of the fine-feathered kind around here. Instead, I saw a lot of these ones of the steel kind! Check out the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Observation area in Grapevine and settle in under these cool awnings and use these contraptions to see these magnificent "creatures" in flight!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fountains, Fountains Everywhere - Part 5

These ones are down Main Street in Grapevine (in front of a bank!)
See it from another perspective here.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


These are the koi fish in the stream that flows through the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. How long do you think these koi will live? I believe that I may have a koi that's a goldfish in disguise at home as it has survived the last 7 years in my fish tank!

Monday, March 30, 2009

De Ja Vu

Spring is here! What a difference the seasons make. Remember this scene when all the trees were bare?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Best Steaks in Town?

A friend of mine from work flew in from New Jersey last week and announced that he was craving some steak from Salt Grass. He states that Salt Grass is the best steak house in town. Considering that I have relegated red meat to the bottom of my food list, I could not, in any shape or form, agree or disagree with him. So do you agree that this is where one can find the best steaks in the metroplex?!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cool Cafe

Discovered this cool bakery and cafe while out grocery shopping in the Carrolton area. The Mozart Cafe and Bakery features mouth-watering pastries and other baked products. The ambience is really cozy - the booths even have privacy shades!

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Taste of Sweden in North Texas

Once in a while, I'll have a craving for some European flavor and so I head out to the Ikea store in Frisco. No, not to shop for assemble-it-yourself furniture, but to have a fill of Swedish meatballs, lingonberry juice and those delicious desserts! As you can see, the menu prices are not too bad either. It's also food with a view, as you can see here. You get a vantage view of the Frisco horizon with that serving of meatballs and gravy!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Even in these challenging times, there are indeed a lot that we can thankful for. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fall is here!

Yes, the nights and mornings are much cooler and by the end of this week, the forecast is that temperatures will be at least 20 degrees cooler than we were at the height of the summer season. And the sure sign that fall is indeed here? Well, pumpkins of course. To see more of them at the Dallas Arboretum, click here.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A 9/11 Memorial

This week we commemorated the 7th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and so this week I wanted to feature this 9/11 Flight Credw memorial in Grapevine which is such a fitting tribute to the American Airlines crew as well as their passengers who lost their lives on that infamous day. Click here to learn more on how this memorial came to be. See more perspectives of the memorial here.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Tribute to Summer

Summer is almost over and nothing is more fitting as a tribute to the season as a feature of Grapevine's newest indoor water park, the Great Wolf Lodge. This funnel-like structure is a signature feature of the attraction - it's where the various water slides of the resort merge and bring the "riders" outside the resort. To take a peek at what's inside the resort and more, click here to see!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th!

Southlake celebrates the nation's 232nd birthday with Uncle Sam...on stilts!, fireworks, all-American bands and picnics galore! Happy 4th, everyone!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Meet Me at the Haltom Clock

This clock at an intersection in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth is certainly a good meeting spot, don't you think?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Gallery of Light

If ever you’re wanting to own one of Thomas Kinkade's original creations, then head out to Main Street in Sundance Square in Fort Worth. Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, is unique as an artist as he emphasizes simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his paintings. Click here to see a sampling of his works from his online gallery.