Time for another list of my Four Favs, people! If you missed any of my other lists, here's the link to Part 2: http://blog.paigemcdaniel.org/2012/07/four-favorite-things-i-love-right-now.html
Everyday, I thank God that I live in this great city. Dallas really is a fabulous place to live and work and we have so many wonderful places to enjoy -- delicious food, fabulous entertainment, beautiful foliage and architecture -- and almost every spot in town is air conditioned! Keeping cool in Dallas really is a must at this time of year, so here goes on my coolest Four Favs:
- What is better on a hot day than staying in air conditioned comfort with a good book? My favorite so far this summer is Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I didn't read it when it came out because I didn't think I'd like the story of an intersex person who starts living life as a woman and ends up living as a man, but my friend Stephanie recommended it highly, so I gave it a try. It is a great book that traces the history of a family through multiple generations. Won the Pulitzer. 500+ pages, but definitely worth it.
- Dreyers Fruit Bars are my latest obsession. The coconut one makes my heart pound, but I also love the acai blueberry. OMG -- they are ridiculously good!
- If you know me, you know that I love reality TV and especially the Bravo shows. Andy Cohen is the host of Watch What Happens Live and I always tune in for his interviews with reality stars and real stars (of course, I own my very own Bravo "Mazel" t-shirt too -- yes, I'm "one of those"). Anyway, the other night Andy got to interview his biggest real star yet -- Meryl Streep (wow!) -- and he served her a "Fresquila" -- tequila and Fresca over ice. Easiest cocktail ever and absolutely delish -- and oh so low cal. Love it! NOTE: I use Patron for this -- cheap tequila is not my friend, nor should it be yours.
- If you haven't been to the Wisteria Dallas Store over by Love Field -- go. I took my mom over there last weekend just for something to do in air conditioned fun and we both loved it. The entire store (it's in a warehouse -- I love a warehouse of any type) is set up like small rooms and they really just have beautiful things. In the rear of the store, there are lots of bargains too. Here's the address and details: Wisteria Dallas, 6500 Cedar Springs. Open Monday-Saturday: 10-6
What are your four favs?
P.S. My #FundraisingFriday gift is going to Junior Achievement in honor of my friend Linda Schoelkopf who is retiring after many years of service to JA. Congrats, Linda!