April 27, 2015

Milk, Cookies, and Spreadsheets in Downtown Dallas

Milk and Cookies

I'm in for a night of crunching financials on spreadsheets to try and figure out if a potential opportunity we came to Texas to examine is feasible or wise at various price ranges.  It's going to be a long night, so everyone ordered up milk and cookies to sustain us until the wee hours of the morning ... Sorry for only pictures of food on this trip.  I'm not allowed to show pictures of everyone who is with me so it has removed 99% of the potential photos I can show you because it might give away … [Read more...]

Buying Creed Sublime Vanille at the Neiman Marcus Flagship Store in Dallas

Creed Fragrance Royal Exclusives

My family and I stopped by the Neiman Marcus flagship store in downtown Dallas for several hours this afternoon between business commitments to look at tableware, crystal, and fragrances.  The store is wonderful.  I won't get into the housewares I found (my favorite being a pewter accented serving pitcher adorned with sculpted fruits for when we have friends over for brunch), but since the site has quite a few people who follow the fragrance posts, I'll admit I purchased an 8.4 ounce bottle of t … [Read more...]

I Love Dallas and I Love Texas

Dallas Texas

We are finally in Dallas.  As far as cities go, I love Dallas.  I'm thrilled with Dallas.  It, like me, is fiscally conservative and socially liberal.  There is plenty of high-end shopping.  There are world-class restaurants.  Several major airports are within driving distance.  Unlike my former home in the New York metro area, I can still see the sky.  Some of the major luxury residential areas are exempt from property taxes and there are no state income taxes.  The traffic isn't nearly as bad a … [Read more...]

What About Cupcakes in Waco, Texas Is Amazing

What About Cupcakes in Waco Texas

Waco, Texas has some of the best cupcakes in the world.  Who would have thought it?  As I mentioned earlier, in the past couple of days, I've been in Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, Waco, and I am about to head to Dallas.  Before leaving Waco, we stopped by a cupcake bakery that came highly recommended.  It was called What About Cupcakes.   If you've followed this site for long, you know that my mother is obsessed with finding the perfect cupcake, to the point that she has had them flown into her off … [Read more...]