What We Love

 

One of our new favorite boutiques is The Palm Tree in west Plano. If you follow our blog and Instagram, you have already seen us in some of the great items offered by this great store. While a good deal of the inventory is more youth oriented, there are still a lot of purchases available for the 50+ woman who wants to keep a youthful and trendy style. In addition to the clothes and accessories, the staff at this location is friendly and helpful. You can also visit the website (thepalmtreeboutique.com) or other locations (Denton and Victoria TX). Check it out!!!   xoxo Alison and Tracy

The Beachwaver S1 is an absolute must! This hair tool gives you beautiful beach waves with little effort because it does most of the work for you. The barrel revolves in both directions and has varying heat settings. There are three barrel sizes offered…3/4 inch, 1 inch and 1 1/4 inch. The Beachwaver S1 has made both our lives much easier and we wouldn’t give it!   xoxo Alison and Tracy

 

Thomas Wolfe was wrong…you can go home again. West Plano is so happy to welcome Snuffer’s back to the neighborhood. We have missed those Original Cheddar Fries! And the burger is an epicurean masterpiece. Great staff, great atmosphere, great menu selections…what more do you need? Welcome back Snuffer’s. We’ve missed you. xoxo Alison and Tracy

 

Few things are better than lunch with good friends, and it is only made better when you choose a restaurant as good as your friends. So, for What We Love Wednesday we combined two of our favorites things….lunch with Jane Jarrell (wife, mother, speaker and author) at Bonnie Ruth’s at Watters Creek in Allen. This bistro (there is also a location in Frisco) offers a great menu selection (salads, entrees, sandwiches, soups, quiche), attentive and friendly service, a good wine selection and a bakery that offers some great sweets! Take our advice and meet a friend for lunch, and if you live in the Dallas area…go to Bonnie Ruth’s. We love this place, and Jane….we must do it again!!!

 

Converse shoes have been around for over 100 years. For a retailer, that fact proves they know what they’re doing. When they added the Shoreline Sneaker, we think they moved toward perfection. Comfy, cute and easy to slip on and off….a true winner.             xoxo Alison and Tracy

 

You have probably noticed there are two things we mention frequently…wine and Texas heat. During these hot summer months, we prefer a lighter wine. These are two of our favorites. For white, we love Butter Chardonnay from the JaM Cellars. This California offering is a perfect choice for fans of butter over oak. We’re sure you probably picked up on that due to the name. With a price range of $13-$15/bottle, this is a great wine for a great value. For red, we recently discovered Domaine Loubejac Pinot Noir and we are so glad we did! This wine is from the Willamette Valley in Oregon which is known for its Pinots. The price range is $18-$20/bottle. Give them a try and let us know what you think!                xoxo Alison and Tracy

 

I am absolutely in love with Lark and Love! Their accessories are great and at a great price.  I ordered the above pieces in May and have worn them practically non-stop.  I just placed an order for more pieces this morning and cannot wait for them to arrive!! Check them out…you can thank me later!! xoxo Alison

We love a great adult beverage and the VIP from Del Frisco’s Grille fits this bill perfectly.  This pineapple infused vodka cocktail tastes completely innocent…but it is potent!  Quite refreshing on a hot summer day! xoxo  Alison and Tracy

Okay! I am in love with this foundation. IT (see what i did there??) is fabulous! When I first tried it out I was crushing but wasn’t sure it would last. I have now formed a relationship and couldn’t be more happy or content. IT Confidence in a Compact is not too heavy, lasts all day and has anti-aging ingredients that make me feel good about putting it on my skin. xoxo Alison

The Ann Taylor “Perfect Shirt” is just…perfect.  White, crisp, comfortable…perfection.  We each own a few because one is not enough.  It works with suits, skirts, jeans, you name it.  It just works and works well.  This shirt is the “Perfect Shirt”. xoxo Alison and Tracy

The Tory Burch “Miller” sandal has been in our wardrobes for years. They are flattering, comfortable and can be dressed up or down. This sandal comes in a variety of colors and patterns but the Sand shown above is by far our favorite. This color goes with anything! They are a little pricey for casual sandals but definitely worth the investment. xoxo Alison and Tracy

 

Cru is one of our favorite wine spots. The menu changes frequently so you are given the opportunity to sample a large variety of wines from all over the world. We love the 3 glass flights! Happy hour is M-F from 4:00-6:30pm and offers $3 off all flights and glasses. Also offered are small plates at a great price…we definitely recommend the goat chees beignets. A full food menu is offered at all times. In the Dallas area, there are locations in Uptown, Plano at Shops of Legacy and Allen at Watters Creek. xoxo Alison and Tracy

This is my makeup splurge. The Capture Totale line by Dior is fabulous. The Dream Skin Advanced is a tinted skin perfector that makes my face look and feel younger. I use it as a primer for the Capture Totale foundation. The foundation is medium coverage so it does not settle into fine lines and is SPF 25. The products are pricey, but at this stage of my life I will pay! xoxo Tracy