Tonight we went to Beyond Tradition in the 2nd Street shopping district to view a new men's jewelry line by Catherine Nicole. I had the opportunity to speak with Catherine a bit and she was so nice. I really loved her line of men's jewelry with vibrant colors and yet a still distinctly masculine look. My only wish was that she had had some rings but apparently that is something she is working on for the future! She is a local artist and Beyond Tradition is the best place to check out the most comprehensive representation of her work. You can also see more pictures of her collection from the night here, that I took, as well as other items in the store.
We also had the opportunity to meet Paula the owner of Paula's Texas Spirits. I had never had the opportunity to try any of her liqueur before and it was awesome! I also knew they were a local company but didn't realize just how local; their liqueur is distilled right off Burleson Road! I'm definitely a supporter of local especially when the product is good and I'm completely behind this one. You can use the orange flavor to make margaritas', kick up mimosas, make cosmos and more. The lemon flavor mixes well to create lemon drops, martini's, and a delish sounding daiquiri!
There were so many local artists on site and the last artist that we had the pleasure to meet was My-Cherie Haley. Gorgeous, fashionable and bubbly she graciously showed us her line of men's scarves. The one that Brent is sporting here comes in a set with a pocket square and a scarf and I and is $85; it is a limited edition set made with organic cotton and flannel. Her men's line of scarves range from $75-95 and are gorgeous. My-Cherie Haley's company is Shimmer & Bliss and you should definitely check out her site for unique accessories that would make great Christmas gifts!
Last and certainly not least Cannoli Joe's was also present. I'm so sad that I forgot to take a photo of my fabulous vegetarian primavera. It was bursting with flavor with fresh asparagus, pesto and other delightful flavors. Did you know that Cannoli Joe's is a local restaurant? For some reason I thought that it was part of a huge chain and I have certainly been turned off because it is a buffet; I therefore assumed the quality must be lacking. After speaking to the owner, who also owns The County Line, I learned a great deal about the restaurant. While it is a buffet they strive for quality and make all the refills for the buffet in small batches and everything is homemade! I was definitely impressed with the quality of the food at this event and truly look forward to going in and trying out all they have for myself!