Sir Jeffery goes all Sgt. Pepper for Mardi Gras
Giant lava lamps, platform boots and bean bag seating were touches taking Krewe Mon Ami’s psychedelic Mardi Gras ball over the top. Jeffery Collins stood out with a blue satin military-style coat obviously casting him in a Sgt. Pepper role, of the Lonely Hearts Club Band fame. Collins, of Orange, designed the coat himself with twists even the most dedicated Beatles fans could overlook. The coat is a conglomerate of those John, Paul, George and Ringo wore, with bands and trim from one and colors and metal from others. I certainly enjoyed the show, and catching Collins get by with a little help from his friends.
Karma in Nederland
Several new shops line Boston Avenue that weren’t around the last time Nederland Heritage Festival came around. I loved Splash of Karma, which displayed interesting jewelry on beds of raw rice. I sorted past an adorable one that looked like a bird’s nest, with little pearly beads as eggs. I’m drawn to blue glass, so for a modest $4.95, I left with a big, blue bead ring wrapped in golden wire. It’s big enough for the Mardi Gras season.
A cool night out
My husband asked me “out” to a A Cool Night Out, which turned out to be a reception at Previty – Clinic for Surgical Care which specializes in CoolSculpting, a non-surgical treatment that deals with freezing and fat cells. The office, near Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, is beautiful, with glass floral sculpture. There was abundant wine and cheese, and I was strolling through, I came upon a woman who was actually undergoing treatment during the party. She volunteered so she could tell people how it felt (no complaints) and had a hot chocolate afterward. Everyone was having such a good time talking to her, it felt like some reality show in Europe.