Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Twist on Tex-Mex

I recently got to go to Sago Modern Mexican restaurant, which is nestled in a new condo development in Austin called The Triangle. This restaurant puts a twist on Tex-Mex dishes such as enchiladas, which are served with beef brisket, roasted chipotle-guajillo sauce and fresh Mexican white cheese. Personally, I was in the mood for something with some crunch, so I got pork gorditas. This dish is served as two corn empanadas stuffed with shredded pork shoulder, onion, spices, cilantro and Mexican white cheese. As a side, I got cilantro-honey rice (talk about unique!) and classic charro beans. Once I devoured the gorditas, I wasn't shy about ordering dessert! Especially because the sopapillas, warm fried tortillas lightly drizzled with agave nectar and dusted with a bit of cinnamon were simply irresistible.

Of course the food was not the only thing that made my heart flutter. I was quite impressed with the overall look and feel of the decor. Like this mirrored tile wall below--WOW! Also I like that they used a bright hot pink and tangerine orange color scheme on the walls. However, the birch wood tones and white leather really tones down these punchy colors. Take a look below:

All pictures provided by Sago Modern Mexican restaurant.

Say Cheese!

Last Saturday, I shot some wedding portraits....which was nerve racking! But I managed to pull off some cute pics of this awesome couple. They were so gracious and I am really thankful for the opportunity.

When we first me, they immediately mentioned that they wanted some portraits done outside to capture the beauty of nature. I hope they liked this experience as much as I did.

Take a looksie...

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Yanez, I am ecstatic that you will have these pictures to remember your special day.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Greek Feast Update

Last Saturday, I hosted a Greek birthday celebration for my friend Christine. We all enjoyed it so very much! Here's the pictures of the soiree...

As you can see, I went with the traditional blue and white colors. I picked up these plates from the Pottery Barn Outlet and I thought they were perfect for the celebration. I also added some silver touches with shells (also from Pottery Barn Outlet). This kept things light and airy. As this was a very casual get-together.
I couldn't find a napkin ring that I was happy with, so I made the ones pictured below out of wire and beads in shades of blue. This really added a special touch.
Finally, to add ambiance to the dinner, I put these white rock votive candle holders in a bubble vase with some glass pebbles and silver shells. Do you love it, or what?

So there you have it, a simple Greek table setting to remember!