January Jan 0715:25 pm CDT
I love these personalized initial necklaces — Ebony & Ivory. You get a pair in both black and white. Capitalization and lower-casing can be customized to your desire. Sterling silver eat your heart out. Find these necklaces at Furni.
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September Sep 1216:37 pm CDT
It has been a long day preparing and waiting for Hurricane Ike to make landfall on the coast of Texas. With Ike on six hours away, I already feel completely saturated with media coverage on the storm. Good luck to everyone along the Gulf Coast area bracing for Ike – especially Galveston. I’m personally hoping that Houston will suffer only minor flooding and wind damage. There have been some pretty amazing images taken by locals that just blow my mind. This one caught my interest. He’s hanging on just like the rest of us.
Photo credit: Brett Coomer
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September Sep 0319:48 pm CDT
The Verbier Festival may not be as well known as ACL Fest or Bonnaroo but that is well expected. Switzerland’s annual Verbier Festival is an international musical celebration, attracting an A-list of world-renowned artists for more than two weeks of classical music performances. A few years ago, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the festival, a group of the world’s greatest pianists gathered to play an arrangement of classical favorites for four to sixteen hands on one to eight pianos. It is truly the most incredible thing you have ever witnessed in the world of classical music in some time now. I was in awe and was only catching it live on a PBS broadcast with my friend Nick on an uneventful New Years Eve. People tend to criticize that pianists never play with other pianists. If they do, in the form of a duet, they are limited to the space and the number of keys on a piano. This coming together of artists proves that theory irrelevant. How they can get eight of the world’s greatest pianists on stage to play simultaneously in a compatible way is extraordinary. Also, it is refreshing in the world of classical music to see the lack of egos and diva behavior. It is really inspiring for someone classically trained on the piano since age five. I need to convince my mom to hand over the piano to me!
Flight of the Bumblebee
Stars and Stripes Forever
Side note: It is an amazing feat just to fit eight grand pianos on a stage!
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June Jun 0818:27 pm CDT
Saturday night was an eventful night for the Houston creative community. Not only were we celebrating the grand opening of Caroline Collective but we were also raising our glasses at The Corkscrew with Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary had an insane traveling schedule this past week. I believe he had some 7 flights in 7 days! Recently, Gary has been flying coast to coast for his book tour, the Houston Food & Wine Week, SEED conference in Chicago and even the Bravo TV awards show in New York. Houston was very lucky that Gary fit us into his hectic schedule despite all the traveling and consecutive nights of little sleep. The man is a machine! More importantly though, all of us who got to share a conversation or two with Gary were blessed to experience his incredible energy and passion for life and true happiness. Gary is more than just a wine guy. He is a great guy who infects everyone he meets with a euphoric impression. After meeting with Gary, you can’t help but to think how well he has branded himself. I think there is a lot more in stored for Gary Vaynerchuk beyond his wine business, daily video blog or any future book deals. Gary has many more mediums to conquer and many more unsuspecting fans to win over.
If you get a chance, go visit Gary while he’s on his book tour. I promise you will walk away extremely fulfilled by the experience as I was. Here’s a video of Gary addressing his supporters at The Corkscrew last night. I don’t know one person who walked away from the party last night who wasn’t, at the very least, intrigued by his genuine desire to personally meet all of those who came out to support him. Houston thanks you, Gary! We hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did.
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June Jun 0817:31 pm CDT
Last night, I stopped by the Caroline Collective grand opening party. I really support the idea of coworking and sharing an environment that fosters creativity and dynamic social interaction between its members and the community. It is an amazing venue and Houston is very lucky to have it. The grand opening was a great time and I met a ton of amazing people. Also, how cool was it that Gary Vaynerchuk was there?!? What a memorable night. Here’s a clip of some of the sights and sounds.
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June Jun 0708:14 am CDT
Gary Vaynerchuk will make a special appearance at The Corkscrew on Washington Avenue tonight (June 7th) at 10:30 pm following the end of the Houston Food & Wine Week. For all the fans who couldn’t make it out to the Woodlands, here is your chance to see Gary in Houston. This should be a great time so grab your friends and stop by The Corkscrew tonight. Let’s end Gary’s trip to Houston on a high note! Can’t wait to see everyone there.
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June Jun 0414:28 pm CDT
Finally got some video up in addition to my previous post. Here’s a short clip of Gary speaking on how wine has been great to he and his family.
From left to right: Jorge Perez , George Taber, Gary Vaynerchuk, Daniel Schuster, Tim Hanni