Louis Vuitton Girl/ My nephew loves designer wear!

From the moment I arrived at my eldest sister’s home for our Christmas gathering, my 8-year-old nephew was in complete admiration. When I walked into the house, he first noticed my bag, then he noticed my shoes. He said, “I think I know the name. It’s a rich brand. What is the name?” I replied,…

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS/ GRATEFUL

Hello Chanels and Cocktails Family! I apologize for my absence. I am trying to get back in my normal routine from the holidays, so bear with me. Also, my son is home from Atlanta for Christmas break so that in itself has added a whole other element of tasks to complete. But I’m not complaining–(Just…

The Michelada Experience/ Just say no!

In a previous blog, I mentioned the “Michelada!” Well let me tell you why this drink experience deserves a blog of its own. So my “Good Judy” and I were at Belle Station for brunch. As you know (from my IV-bar blog), we were trying to cure our hangover from partying the previous night. At…

Back to work at Peewee’s playhouse

This is a short blog to let you all know, I survived my first week back at “Peewee’s playhouse”… Although, it was not easy! “Peewee really tried it!” I had been off work for about 2 months but I returned to the same drama. But during my time off, I took time to meditate and…

Visit to the IV Bar/ Bad Idea…

Have you ever felt like you literally threw money out the window and watched it just fly, fly, fly away? —We all have done it so please don’t try to lie to me right now 🙂 Anyway, My “Good Judy” (My best friend from Maryland) was here visiting me in Houston this past weekend. He…

Our Compassionate Hearts/ The Keaton Jones Story

Disclaimer… I am not a philosopher, nor have I ever claimed to be—(Or at least I don’t recall… LOL!) In my blogs, I like to keep it real and raw. I want you to laugh and think…That’s all… Nothing more! Nothing less! This is a short blog about the “Keaton Jones” bullying story that recently…

Shifting the Atmosphere

I have to be perfectly honest with you guys! I have been through entire HELL and back. I have been on FMLA for over a month now and have had at least 3 expected return to work dates but those dates have come and gone. The reason for this prolonged return to work is clear!…

Facebook (Root of all Evil)

Let’s talk about the world of Facebook. I had to pull out my laptop to blog about this because it literally just happened— blogging is a coping strategy for me at times. Of course you all know I have this newly created blog, “Chanels and Cocktails.” I have been trying to promote my blog to…

OUR CULTURE (ACCUSER VS. ACCUSED)

I have been postponing this post because let’s face it, no one “likes” to discuss the socially unfitting topics. But when I woke this morning to learn Matt Lauer, host of the NBC television show ‘Today’, had been fired, I knew I had to blog about this. How much is too much? What is sexually…

PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE (HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?)

“How much is too much regarding what is okay to be in the public eye and what needs to be kept private?” I have been hearing a few things over the years about Malia Obama’s behavior. I have never followed any of the stories because I have always felt that she is just a kid…

SOUL FOOD (THANKSGIVING DINNER CATASTROPHE)

Happy Belated Thanksgiving everyone. I am sorry I have been M.I.A but I have just been relaxing a little. All that aside…let’s talk about Thanksgiving dinner and the reaction to the Thanksgiving dinner. So I think I am a pretty good cook—-I am not the best but I am not afraid to experiment with food…

“NIBBLE IN PUBLIC, DINE IN PRIVATE!”

So who has heard this nonsense, “A woman nibbles in public but dines in private?” I recently heard this statement on an insurance commercial—(I think!)–  but what in the “Sam Hill” is going on here? Do you mean to tell me that a woman is still so far beneath a man, she can’t even have…