by Renae Virata | Most people don’t realize that the Texas Hill Country is home to a number of fabulous wineries. Nestled amongst the rolling green between San Antonio and Austin lie popular vineyards such as Messina Hof, Gape Creek and Becker. I spent some time at Becker on my way to the German town of Fredericksburg and spotted some ladies who know how to look cool sippin’ vino on a warm summer’s day.
Archive for the ‘Summer’ Category
by Renae Virata | If you can’t go somewhere fabulous anytime soon, why not wear it? Jennifer Sinigal, a super stylish Angeleno, has just launched her line of fabulous jewelry J. Sinigal, and what really struck our fancy was the collection of beaded bracelets which she has named after exotic places around the globe.
by Renae Virata | So if you hadn’t read my previous post, I am on a “shopping my closet” kick! I realize that there are outfits just WAITING to be made that I have yet to discover. No more staring at my closet with “nothing to wear”! I just wore this summer semi-formal to a boho-chic bar on a VERY chilly and VERY windy night with some great success. See how I breathed new three-season, three-occasion life into this old-wedding-dress oldie but goodie!
by Renae Virata | I have a very fashionable friend from Kentucky who inspired this post with her forward-thinking selection of a very chic kimono that she found in LA last summer. No matter where you go this summer, snatch one up for probably one of the most versatile spring/summer pieces in your wardrobe this year!
by Renae Virata | I don’t know about you, but just about my least favorite part about packing is being unprepared or overpacking. I sometimes reach this dilemma when the weather for my destination calls for chilly, rainy weather. I don’t want to pack too many bulky coats, but I want to make sure I’m literally covered. The answer: Trout Rainwear!
by Renae Virata | Spending a few days in Hawaii, I have learned a thing or two…dressing up is not the MO in the Islands, no matter the occasion. But traveling for the fashionable travelista is about more than just comfort, it’s about style and those many photos you’ll be taking to commemorate your trip!
by Renae Virata | The fresh air, the throngs of happy people, the amazing music – summertime is definitely outdoor concert time! And this summer’s trends definitely lend themselves to perfect concert looks. Crochet, neon colors, and maxi dresses are all hot and fit well for any casual summer celebration. In Houston, where it’s hot and muggy, the less clothes, the better. However, we have a few tips to make sure you have a comfortable and fun experience. Read the rest of this entry »
by Alexa Serrechia | In America, every time that I go to church, it seems I see more and more people wearing sweatpants. In the summertime, it is common to see girls in short shorts and guys wearing gym shorts to mass. No one dresses up for church anymore in the US; my parents used to tell me how they used to dress up for Sunday services, and it was considered abnormal if you weren’t in your “Sunday best.” Here in Italy, it seems that this old tradition is still honored.
by Renae Virata | Summer is officially here, people! And if you haven’t yet decided on where you are going to go or how you are going to spend it, at least have a summer beauty routine in mind. I visited with Spa Nordstrom in Houston to get tips from their beauty and skin care experts on how to make sure you’re prepared for the heat, humidity and summer elements.
by Renae Virata | You wouldn’t believe it unless you saw it, but the mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway really look – blue! I was lucky to make this trip (for work, no less!) for a stretch a few years back. Definitely a wonderful break in between meetings. (Read below to know why they’re so blue.) Higher elevations mean it can get somewhat cool, so, again, layers work best. Have some fun with your pics and do a blue-themed wardrobe. And make sure you’re comfortable if you decide to do a mini-hike to scope out some nature.