Sense Appeal XXIX


This post went live on blogger bestie, Take a Bite's site, yesterday. It was my very first guest post and I hope it won't be my last. I also hope she won't mind if I borrow it back for my faithful BOD-ers.

for the eyes: 
Inspiration board at the Camille Styles office fed our creative juices on the fifth and final day of the work week, Friday!

Click here to see me and Olivia's original, orange bloody mary that went live yesterday on the site.

for the mind:
I watched the sun rise on Sunday and Monday morning. Until my Dallas friends reminded me how unpleasant their trek home is on I-35, I took the scenic trip to Houston for granted.

So, this weekend, I soaked it up for all it was worth, finding it all the more therapeutic in the wee hours of the morning. It reminded me of this article, noting how we can take "immense pleasure in the natural world [because] all the natural world bears the stamp of the God that made it."

for the ears:

A story in lieu of a song this go-around.

I'm studying visual communications for my thesis, so Sister Corita Kent's ability to look at pop culture images "from a slightly different angle" spoke to me.

She makes art out of ads, turning mere marketing into powerful messages like in this Beatles poster:

Listen here for more on how this nun made a lasting and loving influence on the world of pop art.

fashion for feel:

In need of a mid-weight jacket on a mild Texas winter day, I bent (broke, really) the fashion rule of avoiding white before Easter with this blazer.

image c/o Kate Zimmerman w/
Chanel had a spare after this shoot and encouraged me to add it to my closet, the perfect addition to the more professional wardrobe I'm building slowly but surely.

for taste:
Grandma's hummus spread on Ezekiel english muffins, topped with barely pickled cucumbers
I've never pegged myself a picky eater. I'm not even partial when it comes to one part of the food pyramid over the next; though lately, my taste buds are becoming more selective when it comes to my favorites.

I'll forever be the number one fan of brussels from Fresa's and pitas from Smoothie Island. And in today's grocery store landscape where hummus varieties are as vast as cereal, I choose grandma every. single. time.

I finally made my way to grandma's (now operated by granddaughter) kitchen, The Mediterranean Chef CafĂ©, where they offer a small lunch menu as well as their wholesale goods. Grandma shows the love as all first timers leave with hummus on the house.

Hope I too have spread some love and inspiration on my first guest post. Happy Friday's Eve!


Unknown said...

almost bought a white blazer at forever yesterday...

you influence me too much!

xx annie