Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hats on a Doodle

I came home the other night and Sir Gordon was rather sleepy. I looked at him, calmly lying on my bed, and decided to put a hat on him.

And so it began.

Sir Gordon: Winter 2010 Collection

I'll be posting a series of Sir Gordon: Hat Model over the next few days. Or weeks. Depending on how many hats I can find.

And cookies for his patient self.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Lighting of the Cacti

Otherwise known as Katie's Crazy Cactus

For the past 5 years, I have been proud to be part of an annual Vegas holiday tradition...the Ethel M Cactus Lighting Event. This year, the event took place on a magical little Tuesday (the 16th) and was covered by what was that? Oh yes, all 4 of the local TV stations in Vegas.

So it was pretty much the biggest thing that went down in town this week (if you ask me). I am so lucky to work with such a great team, both here at SK+G and over at Ethel M.

If you get a chance - you should definitely go check the Holiday Cactus Garden out over at Ethel M (2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson at the corner of Sunset and Mountain Vista). It is now open to the public through January 1 and this year it's in - wait for it, wait for it.....3-D!!! I know - that just blew your mind.

You can thank yours truly for that one after I visited the Denver Botanic Gardens last year, I came back to share the idea with Ethel M and BAM -in the words of Arlene Bordinhao- we made it happen.

For all of us believers, Santa is out there every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening with local choirs performing on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the season. The lights go on at dusk and stay on until 10 pm nightly.

And in case THAT didn't sell you....there's Peppermint Bark.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dance, Dance Little Man!

I just can't stay away from you now, HSCOOC. And in order to keep the posts alive, I figured I would share this video with all of you. Arlene showed it to me last night after BINGO and I was crying I was laughing so hard.

You can't beat this kind of happiness.

I think we should all cut-loose and let go this weekend just like this little guy does to some Florence and the Machine.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

POC 30: A Photo of Yourself Today + 3 Good Things That Have Happened in the Last 30 Days

+ 3 good things:

1. I threw a successful baby shower (with some help from friends) for one of my dearests, Mrs. Renee Losey

2. I finished my move from my condo to back home at Pep's (I am choosing to ignore the giant pile in the back of my car)

3. I got a new client at work, Tivoli Village, set to open Spring 2011

4. I discovered Blood Orange with Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips at Yogurtland

5. I got back into the gym routine

6. King's of Leon's new album released

7. I reconnected with Ann Westlake

8. Red Velvet Pancakes entered my life

9. Kanye's G.O.O.D. Friday Mixes

10. I completed 30 blogs in 30 days

Oh, whoops - was that more than 3? Well, I guess it has just been a successful 30 days. Thanks for playing, HSCOOC'ers.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

POC 28: Your Favorite Thing Right Now

My favorite thing right now? Ok, always.

This face:

His favorite thing right now?

This position:

Monday, November 8, 2010

POC 27: Press Shuffle on your iPod - First 10 Songs

1. Jack Johnson : Fortunate Fool

2. Jay-Z : Money Ain't A Thing

3. The Veronicas : Untouched

4. The Get Up Kids : Second Place

5. Kanye West (feat. Justin Bieber and Raekwon) : Runaway Love Remix

6. Sublime : Scarlet Begonias

7. The xx : Fantasy

8. Phoenix : Consolation Prizes

9. Regina Spektrum : Lady

10. Florence and the Machine : Addicted to Love

Friday, November 5, 2010

POC 24: What Would You Do With $10,000

$1,000 = Buy Tom's Shoes for my top 20 favorite people (good pts for shoeing children in need)

$200 = Buy the other 4 pairs of Tom's currently on my wishlist (shoeing another 4 children)

$500 = Treat myself, my family and a few friends, to dinner at Joe's Stone Crab with a bottle of Fairhill Down Sauvignon Blanc

$400 = Season Pass for snowboarding in CO

$2,000 = Pay off Gordon's surgery

$1,000 = Shopping spree at H&M

$1,000 = Donate to NSPCA

$3,000 = Invest

$900 = Purchase iPads for me and Pep


Wow. That went fast!
Oh and I would buy you a cup of my new favorite flavor at Yogurtland, Snowflake Mint.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

POC 22: Your Favorite Musican

My favorite musician happens to come in a 4-pack.

I know this is going to come as a surprise to all of you. Not.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

POC 21: 15 Facts About Yourself

1. I am fiercely loyal

2. Ice cream makes me cough

3. I am the proud mother of Sir Gordie and Sienna Miller

4. I am legally blind

5. I rarely turn down a glass of wine

6. I believe ballerinas are making a comeback

7. I've lived in Vegas for 20 years

8. I picked the NY Giants as my football team based on their "outfits" - they won the Superbowl that year

9. I now consider myself a good luck charm

10. I see at least 4 movies in the theater a month

11. I am in a long distance relationship with another city

12. I think Grapples are delicious and I don't care that it's not natural

13. I am 1/3 of the Benneton Club

14. My giggle can be a tad on the obnoxious side

15. I believe that the pinky swear is still the highest level of secrecy

Monday, November 1, 2010

POC 20: Something you crave

I've got a new something to crave -

Red. Velvet. Pancakes.

Yeah, that's right and I just happened to Yelp about it this a.m. so I am sharing that post with you here. But you get a special photo because you are HSCOOC, after all.

Babycakes Cafe

Category: Breakfast & Brunch
Neighborhood: Summerlin

My friends Austin and Andi had mentioned that they checked out this breakfast place called Babycakes that had RED VELVET PANCAKES. I immediately called my best friend Lauren and made a date for the following Sunday morning.

Ok, let me just pause to tell you here, just now, I was thinking about the menu and my MOUTH-WATERED. IRL. JUST HAPPENED. Ok, so not only do they have Red Velvet Pancakes that are served with Whipped Cream, Chocolate Crumbles and CREAM CHEESE SYRUP (more like a not so think icing) but they also have S'MORE Pancakes, Peanut Butter and (Jelly, Banana, Chocolate...you pick) Pancakes and one of my personal favorites, Bacon Pancakes (aka: a one stop shop).

They also offer a variety of traditional breakfast options, as well. We wanted to try the Red Velvet Pancakes but knew that it would be sweet overload so we opted to also get the bacon and eggs breakfast. Their seasoned potatoes need a little more seasoning but other than that, delicious. A great savory balance to our sweetest ever breakfast.

The place is totally CHARMING with high-top tables, flowers and a GREAT waitstaff. I spilled my drink all over our table (in typical Katie fashion) and we had 2-3 staff members come over to help us clean it up.

The best part was as we were wrapping up (our $20 bill....bang for your breakfast buck!), Andi and Austin, who recommended the place to me, walked in the door. Andi said she had woken up saying "Pumpkin Pankcakes...." and they headed out the door.

I'll be heading out the door every weekend to my new favorite breakfast place.

So, when are we doing breakfast?