Saturday, September 25, 2010

{unplanned} weekend hiatus.

it's only saturday but already it has been quite the weekend. the mister and i arrived in our city away from home at about six yesterday. since a lot of the work that our architecture firm does comes from schools, we hosted a dinner last night at the 'strip house' for all of the south texas school board members. the dinner was delicious {i had the salmon} and also got to wear a new necklace i got by tracy tenpenny {former interior designer turned jeweler who is based out of austin}.

{tracy tenpenny}
although i didn't get any compliments on it {thought i would}, i don't care because i think it's lovely. today we woke up early and while nick shmoozed with some school board members, i enjoyed a nice coffee with a friend in the highland village area. when i got back to the hotel, we immediately went to the grove at discovery green for brunch. we go to this restaurant almost every time we come to houston. today i kept it small with a soup and salad.

{the grove}
the restaurant is just minutes from the hotel we stay in and it's right in the middle of discovery green {a huge 'green' development project in the heart of downtown houston that plays host to free yoga classes, all kinds of stuff to do for the kiddos, summer concerts and even a mini library that's part of the houston public library system}. my lunch was a lot prettier when the waiter brought it to me but i took a couple of bites before i realized i wanted to share it with you! the house dressing is a mustard shallot vinaigrette that was tossed with the lettuce and just perfectly evenly dispersed. i would definitely order this again. i found a recipe for a similar dressing online that i hope is very similar to the grove's. can't wait to try it when i get home!
tomorrow we're going to the houston texans v. dallas cowboys game. i'm sure i will procure quite a few interesting pictures...hopefully as good as this one.
hope every one is having a fantastic weekend!

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