Monday, February 27, 2012

The Cools

My dear friend, Gerardo Chapa, asked me to spread the word about this fabulous new venture a while back...  I Introduce to you: The Cools.  This new idea/website is a great way to pass the time looking at beautiful things, hunting for one of a kind vintage pieces, and for selling your own fabulous vintage or handmade pieces. Paintings, pictures, hats, shoes, vintage party dresses, sunglasses, the sky is the limit!

Crazy, Trippy Eye with  Elephants for my Studio Walls.  Yes Please!
Fuzzy, Furry, Amazing Fur Trapper Hat.  I WANT YOU.

Rad 1980's Emmanuelle Khahn Sunglasses.

1990's Southwestern Print Jacket.  I DIE.

... Just a few things I fell in love with today!  So lets help him help us help him help the website grow so it can become even more fabulous!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tea, Friends, and Spirit Familia

This past weekend I went to Milwaukee, one of my favorite little towns I have found on my Midwestern tour this past year and a half.  I like Milwaukee, because the second you get there all you want to do is drink, and drink a lot.  It is an old brewery town with lots of funky bars with funky specials.  The best special I have come across is $5 for a shot of Jameson, a PBR, and a cigarette.  Who could pass that up? 

Another thing that is wonderful about Milwaky are the crazy, little tea houses.  This weekend I was introduced to Anaba Tea Room.  Place was amazing, tea was amazing, and the sandwiches weren't too bad if I do say so myself.  The people watching was amazing; There were literally people dressed in renaissance garb sitting at the table next to me.   Anyways here is what the place looks like:

The Picture does not do it justice... AND on top there is a greenhouse.
Chill Little Tea Bar to Sit and Read a Book/Talk About Tea.
Turkey, Sprout, Bacon, Cucumber, and Sharp Provolone Cheese Sandwich with a Side Salad and Lavender Earl Grey Tea. 

Anyways, the atmosphere and tea were highly enjoyable and if anyone is every in the little town of Milwaukee, I recommend it!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Mama

Today is February 8th and my Beautiful, Amazing, Self-less, Gracious Mother's birthday.  I just so happen to be the luckiest girl in the world.  I love you Mama. SO much!  For your birthday I have written you this poem.... 

"Love You Mama"
A Poem by Helen Sharp

I love you because you always have a smile on your face
Because you are always here for me
And know how to put your three wild, crazy daughters in their place

I love you because you cook the most amazing food
I love how you always know how to to cheer me up
Even when I am in the most inconsolable of moods

I love you because you taught me everything I know

You taught me how to cook
And now I can take on any chef's book  
You taught me not to waste time on being materialistic
You even let me stop going to that awful Camp Mystic

You taught me how to paint, 
and you taught me how to sew

 All these things mean so much to me
The amount of which, I hope someday you will fully know 

My Beautiful Mother
 Love love love you Mommy!! Here is to many more beautiful years together as a familia, you spring chicken you.