Wednesday, June 11, 2014

La Cour French Bistro & Art Bar!

Hey Guys!!

I want to tell you about a cute place that opened up on South Broadway's Antique Row called La Cour! It's a French Bistro and Art Bar! I tell people it's like "eating dinner in a French Art Gallery". They opened up this year and I love that they are on Antique Row!

The Monley family and friends, with members who live in Denver and in Paris, decided to share their love affair with France -- and the way that fine food, drink and art can elevate a person’s senses by opening La Cour! 

They have revolving art gallery pieces and do a monthly live urban art mural painting outside which will be done THIS SUNDAY!

They have a beautiful place inside and a nice outdoor patio. Here is their menu!


Their happy hour menu is super affordable and they have some delicious drinks!



My friends at La Cour offered my blog readers a good deal! Spend $10.00 and get $10.00 so come and visit them! Just print out my special coupon and go see them. It's super cute!!

1643 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

Here is their website! http://www.denversartbar.com/




XO,
Rachel

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Here's The Thing: I Don't Care.

As anyone who knows me will tell you, my arch nemesis is none other than the Croc. What I enjoy more than anything though is this reputation for hating them. It's so fun! I have said before that Crocs have no business in public and unless you’re wearing them as a gardening shoe or for some other, purely practical reason (I know some people with foot problems find them to be the only shoes they can wear, for instance, and obviously no one’s going to blame them for that), I can see no good side to them. At all. Sure, I’ve heard all of the “but they’re SO! COMFY!” arguments, but here’s the thing: I don’t care.



Because LOTS of shoes are “comfy”, without looking like something the garden gnome just kicked off. FOR EXAMPLE! I own at least five pairs of Sperrys. They are so comfortable, affordable, and fun. My absolutely favorite is the Sperry Pennington Loafer. I have these in hot pink and neon green. #getyousome if you are looking for something fun, upscale, and affordable.



But anyway. This post isn't really about Crocs - it's about these new shoes by Zaha Hadid for Lacoste. They’re leather which is way cooler than plastic. They are ugly but still alluring. I would feel like a super hero.Check these things out! They retail for a cool $850.00





What I DO like about them is that they are a special edition from a series of Architects who designed shoes. That's what's actually interesting about them, they are very artistic. I could actually see these on a wall, just not on a foot. If you have enough money to buy these anyway, consider hiring me as a personal shopper. I can spend your money like an Arab Sheik and you won't look like an escapee from Comic Con.

Have a great Tuesday Lovelies!

Rachel 



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rollin' On Tubs.

You ever hear the term, "Rollin' on dubs?" Well Peyton has her own version of that - it's "Rollin on Tubs". I take her tub with her wherever we go and she has several tubs. They are easy to clean and she likes small spaces so she feels comfortable in them. She is kind of like Linus from Snoopy with that blanket, except her blanket is nestled in a plastic tub. I take tub shots ALL THE TIME but here are some of my favorites. :o)

Here she is at coffee, she was in her tub and actually fell asleep like this. She had a blanket on her which was kind of like a thunder jacket. It makes her feel secure, the blanket and the tub.


This day we had a brand new Jaguar convertible to cruise around in. Yep, in her tub. 



This is how she usually looks in her tub.



...but sometimes she is awake!

...and sometimes she has a mustache on:)

this is one of my favorite tub shots.

Obsessed,
Rachel

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Around here!




Hey Guys! Well it's been awhile and I was just talking with my cousin about my blog situation and being that I think my cousin is the only one that reads it - this post serves two purposes! To catch up and get my butt in gear because I really do love having a blog and also to give a shout out to Britney!

This past Saturday we participated in the Valverde Bazaar Outdoor Market. My boyfriend Eron puts it on and hosts it at his store and he does such a good job with it. This is the third one he has done and they just keep getting better and his hard work really shows.

Saturday Britney and I had our OWN booth together which was super fun! We started setting up bright and early!



Here is Britney's shudders before, and then after!


Britney showed her new frames that she re purposed and some awesome pictures she took while on hikes in Colorado! She also had some hand painted pots which people complimented a lot. Within 20 minutes she sold her first piece. GO BUDDY!

Here is a bigger view of our double booth, I brought lots of clothes and shoes and costume jewelry and of course some dolls.



Sara her sister and my sister-cousin came out to see (and also lent the tents to us, THANK YOU!!)


  This guy means business. I mean, what doesn't scream "I am a serious seller" more than a NEON fanny pack.  Awesome!!

There were also so many amazing other vendors and restaurants. Many from Antique Row and I was so proud :)


 Friends Vicky and Andy also came out and stayed the weekend. PS those ice cream sandwiches they were eating were amazing, the sellers sold out THREE times.

Britney and I worked hard and had an awesome day. We even toasted with some cocktails at the end which was super fun.

All in all, it was a great day and I am so glad we did it!
 
 I feel blessed to have such good friends and family and thank you to all who came out and good job Britney on your first market and bring such a rockstar! You are really talented!!

XO,
Rachel 








Thursday, April 3, 2014

Look At That Car!

When I was a little girl growing up, I went to a fancy Catholic school where most of the kids were rich and their parents drove fancy cars. All of them. My parents started out with nothing and have always been hard workers and when they were young, just to have a car that ran was a luxury, let alone something foolishly expensive. So when I was a child in grade school, my parents both drove old station wagons or my Dad would sometimes drive his work truck that looks like the Beverly Hillbillies. The one below is what it looked like but way nicer. My Dad's station was especially epic, he bought it for $350 at a garage sale and all of the paneling on the side was peeling off like bark.





When I was young and impressionable, I was ashamed of my parents cars because the other kids would STARE when I was bring picked up or dropped off. Some would even point and laugh. It was extremely hard for me to deal with, so much so that I started asking my Dad to park a block away and I would walk.

Keep in mind, I was under 12 years old. I was insecure about what others thought and didn't have the confidence to know or realize that what my parents drove didn't matter. In fact, my parents could probably buy and sell most of the other parents but because they didn't fiance cars they didn't need, people thought I was poor. If it were me today, I wouldn't give a shit and would think my parent's cars were awesome. As a child, not so much.

When I was in school, I would DAYDREAM about having a cool car. One that I could drive anywhere and be proud of. I would one day have the coolest car in school. I just wanted something like a Jeep or a Camry. Anything that blended in. Something nobody would look twice at.

Well I got the Jeep, and the sedan, and eventually bought my first Porsche Cayenne and then a second and last year, I got my dream car, a Porsche Panamera. Here is the real picture of my car the day I bought it.



In my mind, I think it's safe to say that I probably have one of the coolest cars in school.

A funny thing happened last week. I was in a thrift store that I go into all the time enjoying some treasure hunting and suddenly on the loud speaker, a guy that could barely speak through his laughter said, "WOULD THE PERSON IN THE SILVER PORSCHE PLEASE TURN OFF YOU ALARM SYSTEM. I REPEAT, the SILVER FOUR DOOR PORSCHE".

Apparently, it was funny to them that someone in the thrift shop would be driving that car.

Everyone in the store looked around to see who it could possibly be and I found myself frozen. I kind of stood there like I didn't hear the announcement and then realized, here I was AGAIN! This time I was embarrassed because I had the coolest car in school!

I quickly got over it and went and turned off the alarm.

The whole experience just got me thinking. Now that I have been on both sides, it just doesn't matter what you drive. We are all humans, we are all insecure in ways, and nothing material will fix it. Confidence comes from within. Sure the cars are fun, but having the coolest one in school doesn't make you any cooler.

xoxo,
Rachel


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Where Are Your Thoughts Taking You?

(From my friend Linda Wagner)

Where are you? Where are your thoughts taking you?  Are you living in the past, playing reruns of all the mistakes you’ve made or the people who did you wrong?  Or are you constantly trying to predict the future?  Will I get that job?  Will I find my soul mate?  Will I ever find my true passion?  What if I don’t succeed?  What if I end up alone? How much weight have I gained because I totally enjoyed sweet potato fries twice on Sunday and went to YogurtLand three times?

Listen, you can’t relive the past and you can’t predict the future so you may as well live in the present.

Eckhart Tolle says in his book The Power of Now, ”Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now…Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.” THIS. IS. IT. LIFE IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW and if you are daydreaming about the past or the future, you’re missing it!! Bring your thoughts back to the present moment.  



Enjoy today!

xo,
Rachel