I love women. Not in a creepy way, but in a holy-cow-we’re-amazing kind of way. It’s like a girl crush for the entire gender, really. So I am totally thrilled to be attending TEDxSanAntonio’s Women event this Friday, May 29th. The entire event will feature speakers discussing innovative ideas and working through issues that affect women, and society as a whole. If you’ve never heard of TED, the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and talks from the original TED series are some of the most innovative and interesting videos available on the World Wide Web. Speakers have ranged from Bill Clinton to Jane Goodall. Perhaps my favorite TED talk, in true feminist form, is Sheryl Sandberg’s discussion on why we don’t have more female leaders, which you can watch here: [click to continue…]
The last time I stepped inside The Do Seum, the brand-new children’s museum here in San Antonio, I had to wear a hard hat. You may remember the virtual construction tour I took you on then, when a lot of the exhibits were just ideas in the minds of construction managers. Fast forward to today, and we’re just a few weeks from the grand opening on June 6th! I felt like a kid again walking through the doors and smelling the fresh paint, and I know you and your family are going to love it as well. Take another photo tour with me today!
As soon as you step inside the grand entrance, you can tell this is a place for kids. Funny mirrors, bright skylights, and an underground gift shop get your imagination cranking right away. How cool are those lights, too? I can already picture taking Cora for the first time and hearing her gasps of delight at every corner. [click to continue…]
Ken Downing, fashion director of Neiman Marcus, is the connoisseur of all things cool. Standing tall at a lanky six feet three inches, he greets me warmly with a kiss on both cheeks. He’s here in town for a trend report and runway presentation that will benefit The Doseum, and I’ve been given ten minutes to chat with the trendsetter. But first, a picture:
As we both admit our obsession with Instagram and the addictive need to document every life moment with a post, we settle in to side by side chairs for an interview. [click to continue…]