Sunday, January 15, 2017

Getting Irreverent in Jane McGarry's Stunning New Home



Jane McGarry has graced television screens in North Texas for 20+ years first as the nightly news anchor for NBC and now as co-host of the popular morning show Good Morning Texas on ABC. Her social media followers are privy to her savvy sense of style and amazing shoe collection, but what you might not know is that Jane is an amateur interior decorator who has a keen sense of color and  love of art. Together with her long-time decorator, Ken Blasingame, she has just put the finishing touches on her new Dallas home. "McGarry’s just-the-way-she-wants-it condo is not unlike her on-screen personality—exuberant, accessible, and fearless about bending the rules now and then," says D Home magazine in a new inside peek.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Spring Trends for Under $75 Available at NorthPark Center

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The only thing that's constant in fashion is change. And as we enter a new season, new trends are starting to emerge off the runways and into stores. Today, I visited the Good Day FOX set to show their viewers Spring's hottest trends and how you can find them for under $75. Everything shown is available at NorthPark Center! Happy shopping.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Athleisure Wear Looks That Are Functional and Fashionable From NorthPark Center

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What's your fitness jam? Yoga? Running? Tennis? Whatever your sports passion is, NorthPark Center has an amazing array of stores offering fitness apparel to keep you both functional and fashionable. Or maybe you're more like me and just like to wear athleisure wear because it's super comfy! That's okay too. I recently visited the set of Good Day on FOX to show their viewers some of my favorite fitness looks for the New Year. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: This post was brought to you by NorthPark Center. While I did receive compensation for authoring this post; product selections, descriptions, and opinions are my own

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Create A New You In The New Year

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One of the best things about January is the literal opportunity to begin a “new year”. Whether it’s mental, physical or spiritual – there are always aspects of my life I’d like to improve upon or perhaps change entirely. January always makes me feel like I have the freedom to start again. Not that I always succeed, but I think it’s great to try! I think it’s pretty safe to say that almost everyone on the planet has physical changes we’d like to make to improve our bodies - whether it’s to lose 10 pounds, make better food choices for a healthier diet, or get rid of the crows feet around your eyes. I’ve introduced you to Dr. Vu Ho of Beautiful Faces recently, and I am happy to share with you some New Year Specials that his office is offering in the month of January to help you discover your best you!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

How Dallas Celebrities Spent New Years Eve

Proving they are just like us, Dallas celebrities, sports stars and media journalists brought in the New Year with friends, food and a whole lotta booze. Here's a glimpse into the NYE shenanigans of some of my favorite famous faces: Good Morning Texas co-host Jane McGarry partied with Real Housewives of Dallas stars LeeAnne Locken and D'andra Simmons at a private party at Simmons stunning Highland Park home, Melissa Rycroft opted for a low key family outing at a lake, Bachelor star Sean Lowe and wife Catherine dined with friends (and baby Samuel) at Nick & Sam's Grill, Clarice Tinsely celebrated her NYE birthday with husband, Stephen, Tomi Lahren headed for Vegas and took in a Luke Bryan concert, and Top Chef's Tiffany Derry was cooking at sea. The great thing about NYE is that there's no one way to do it, as these stars show us. Whether you partied hard or laid low at home, I hope that you ended 2016 with a BANG and started the new year surrounded by family, friends and a whole lotta love. Cheers!


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Casting Call: Cake Hunters

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Do you know anyone with bold, engaging, charismatic personalities that would LOVE the cake of their dreams for FREE and to be on TV?  Cake Hunters on Cooking Channel is currently casting for the 3 remaining episodes of Season 2, and are specifically seeking 2 weddings and 1 other special event taking place in the Dallas area between February 2017-March 2017. To clarify—the event must take place during this time frame to be considered for Season 2. The premise of Cake Hunters deals with dynamic, engaging and energetic personalities searching for the perfect cake for their event. They include all types of large/significant events—weddings, wrap parties, galas, grand openings, Mitzvahs, anniversaries, Quinceaneras/Sweet 16s, showers, birthday parties, etc. The show will pay for the cake you choose - which should be the cake of their dreams - but not the party or event. Interested parties should contact jennie@lusidmedia.com.


KERA Launches New Children's Channel

Wild Kratts on KERA


KERA just announced the launch of a NEW television channel offering kids’ shows 24 hours a day, seven days a week. KERA Kids 24/7 will provide free access to the popular, curriculum-based programs from PBS KIDS to millions of families across the region. KERA’s acclaimed lineup of children’s programs, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Odd Squad and Wild Kratts, reach 350,000 kids each week, representing the second-largest children’s audience among public broadcasting stations in the United States. With the addition of KERA Kids 24/7, children across North Texas will have greater access to engaging educational content on weeknights and weekend afternoons, when the majority of kids’ TV viewing takes place. KERA TV will continue to broadcast new episodes of PBS KIDS programs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every weekday. Beginning Monday, Jan. 16, children will be able to continue watching and learning after school and in the evenings by tuning in to KERA Kids 24/7, which will broadcast over-the-air on channel 13.2 and will be carried by select cable providers. KERA also offers the bi-weekly Full STEAM Ahead e-newsletter, which features science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics programming. KERA Kids 24/7 will broadcast over-the-air on channel 13.2, which currently airs KERA World. KERA World will no longer be available beginning Jan. 16. Spectrum Cable will offer KERA Kids 24/7 on channel 1268 in Dallas and 182 in Fort Worth. In addition to broadcasting on television, KERA Kids 24/7 will be available for streaming on pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information about KERA’s educational children’s programming, visit kera.org.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Salvation Army Doing the Most Good Luncheon 2016

Jimmy Wayne with Majors Barbara and Jonathan Rich


The Salvation Army’s 2016 Annual Doing The Most Good Luncheon was held on Thursday, November 17 in the Chantilly Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. Jimmy Wayne is an accomplished recording artist, keynote speaker and three-time New York Times bestselling author (Walk To Beautiful, Paper Angels) whose life’s mission is raising awareness for at-risk youth in foster care. In his keynote, Jimmy shared difficulties he faced growing up, which made for a complicated childhood. His father abandoned the family. His mother was sent to prison. His stepfather tried to murder him. As a teen, he was homeless, living on the street before being taken in by foster parents who helped change his life. He also spoke about the help he received from The Salvation Army. “The Salvation Army provided food and clothes to my mom, sister and me when I was nine years old. They provided me my first guitar through the angel tree program when I was 14 years old,” said Jimmy. “I vowed when I ‘made it’ I would give back to the Salvation Army. The first song I wrote when I received my first record deal was ‘Paper Angels’ – a song about the Angel Tree program. I wrote about the Salvation Army in my book Walk To Beautiful.”

📷 Click here see a gallery of photos from this event.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dr. Vu Ho of Beautiful Faces Embraces A Wrap Around Approach To Beauty

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I was recently introduced to Dr. Vu Ho - a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon and the owner of Beautiful Faces MedSpa. Last month, he introduced me to the ZO Skin Health line created by world-renowned skin care innovator, Dr. Zein Obagi of Beverly Hills. ZO products have been meticulously developed and tested by Dr. Obagi, a pioneer and innovator in the field of skin health. Dr. Obagi has over 35 years of clinical experience treating all skin types. I’ve been using the ZO Skin Health line since our visit and am pleased with the products I am using. It’s too early to say that I’ve seen dramatic results, but I do feel good about the fact that I am addressing my skin’s issues with a quality line of products. Beautiful Faces MedSpa offers a complete array of skin products and services. There are millions of skin care and anti-aging products on the market. So, how do you know which ones are best suited for you? When in doubt, seek professional help!

I had a great visit recently with Dr. Ho and his assistant, Casey Scott at the Beautiful Faces office. One of the things we talked about was their "wrap-around" approach. Meaning, if I started going to a trainer to get in shape, that trainer would more than likely talk to me about my diet and supplements in addition to my physical workouts. Same with Dr. Ho. When you go to him to "look your best" he talks to you about medical and/or med-spa procedures he can do to correct or alter the effects of aging and then about incorporating the ZO Skin Health line to maintain the work and keep your skin in optimal health moving forward. I asked Dr. Ho what the biggest change was today vs. 20 years ago in his field and he said it was consumer education and medical advances. Women today are so much more educated about their skin and diet and are being proactive to slow down the aging process by regularly working out, using sunscreen and other skin products. And at the same time, medicine has discovered and created new technologies to address these issues through products or services.

Monday, December 5, 2016

CFDA Brings Its 4.0 {Fashion Incubator} Designers To Dallas



Now in its fourth iteration, the CFDA {Fashion Incubator} is a two-year mentor program for fashion labels with the goal of fostering brand growth. Through the initiative, chosen designers are granted low-cost studio space in Manhattan’s Garment District and are treated to a series of seminars, workshops, and lectures with luminaries in the field. A few weeks ago, five 4.0 CFDA {Fashion Incubator} designers traveled to Dallas. The city’s W hotel hosted a showcase that served to connect the participants to key players in this all-important retail market. The visit included appointments with the likes of Tenoversix, Neiman Marcus, and Forty Five Ten, an excursion to the Dallas Contemporary for Bruce Weber’s Far From Home exhibition, and the piece de resistance: a runway show and model installation at the W featuring key looks from each designer’s Spring 2017 collection. So, what did these fashion innovators of tomorrow think of Dallas?