Did you survive the holidays? Me? Just barely.

I did receive this very nice Christmas card from a fabulous client.

manicurist christmas card

Where do you find cards like this??? This is so special. Thank you so very much! And thank you to all of my clients who gave me such wonderful presents. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

For Christmas, we spent a few days in San Antonio, Texas. Yes, that means mexican food on a daily basis.

mexican food

By the end of our visit, I only wanted a salad. The food in Texas is so good. Yes, so good that we brought back two dozen tamales and two dozen tortillas.

Did I enjoy Christmas? Yes I did. Talk about a Christmas party.

Christmas 2011

You can just see me on the upper right hand side of the photo. My husband has a slightly large family. I gave and received MANY presents. Santa was good to me.

Back in Memphis, on New Years day, we headed south to Tunica. Time to win some money. At Sams Town we did not do well. We switched to Resorts next to Hollywood and my husband won $160 in a matter of minutes. As soon as he won, he showed me the amount on his cash ticket and said his work was done. He paid for my lunch buffet. That was a good start to 2014. I hope you had a great Christmas and a great New Year.

If you need a nail appointment, please call sooner than later, 901-685-2351. One person tried to get in a few days prior, but could not. My schedule was full! I did manage to get her into my schedule, but not the day she wanted.

If you want your nails painted perfectly, make your appointments now; 901-685-2351.
 

Maggie the Manicurist

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What a wonderfully hectic holiday season. I have worked hard to be able to get in as many clients as possible today. I am so sorry if I couldn’t get some of you in. I have the best clients and friends ever!!! Oh you can make me laugh!  It has been fun having some ladies go out on a limb and try some really different colors for their nails.  I’ve been seeing some glitter ladies. Sparkle time.

Shopping for family and fighting the holiday traffic. What a week. We had a great time at the Master Design party. Cocktails and
hors d’ oeuvres  at River Oaks Grill. What wonderful food we had. This holiday season I am having some fun times going to dinner with our good friends.
margarita
Looking forward to tomorrow. Bring on those hectic days. Then it is Christmas in Texas for the husband and I.
The Alamo
And you know what that means. Hello mexican food!
Mexican Food San Antonio
And as we say in Texas, Merry Christmas y’all!
christmas tree memphis
I have very few appointments available AFTER Christmas and BEFORE New Years Eve. If you want your nails painted perfectly, make your appointments now.

Maggie the Manicurist

Master Design Studio – 901-685-2351

5149 Wheelis Dr.
Memphis, TN 38117

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How was your weekend ladies? I had a fabulous time out with my husband and friend at a show here in Memphis.

Our Sunday evening began at Local on the Square for dinner. After sharing a burger with my husband, we set off for Molly’s. Those margaritas are so good at Molly’s. I ordered a regular margarita and a top shelf margarita. By the way, the “mango” margarita’s are no longer served. Did I mention I love margarita’s?

margarita

And wine. I love wine as well. After a couple of margaritas, it was time to see The Cult at Minglewood Hall. The band played the album “Electric”. My husband was in heaven, singing along to his favorite songs.

The Cult Memphis 2013

My husband and I having a fun time at the show below:

ty and maggie cult

We had such a good time seeing a great band.

Christmas is nearly here ladies. Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? I am nearly finished with my shopping. Just a few more days at work and then we are off to Texas for Christmas with the family.

The Alamo

And the best reason to return to San Antonio? Mexican food.

Mexican Food San Antonio

Some of my favorite places to eat in San Antonio? Blanco Cafe, Mexican Manhattan, Los Barrios, Rosario’s (excellent!) & Taco Cabana. Christmas calories do not count, right?

Remember to make your appointment with me sooner than later, I am getting booked up. See you soon in my manicure chair.

Maggie the Manicurist

Master Design Studio – 901-685-2351

5149 Wheelis Dr.
Memphis, TN 38117

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Hello ladies. Are you warm enough. It is cold outside!

Yes, I worked Friday and Saturday. My husband drove me to work both days so I would not have to worry about the ice. And Saturday was very busy for me. This time of year is very busy for salons. Make sure to make your appointment ahead of time in order to get an appointment with me because I get booked up; 901-685-2351.

Ladies, if you like to drink beer (and I know there are some of you here in Memphis that do) there is a new place to find beer in Cooper Young. The Growler Store has opened right next to House of Mews.

Memphis Growler Store

You can buy a growler of beer (1/2 gallon) or you can buy only a pint if you want. The best thing is that the store sells all of the Memphis beers; High Cotton, Wiseacre, Ghost River and Memphis Made beers plus regional beers as well. Need a Christmas present for your man? Beer makes a great present. Go purchase him a growler of love. Nothing says “I love you” more than a growler of beer.

Memphis Growler Store 3

My husband purchased me some cider (Angry Orchard). Thank you very much.

Today we went to the movies at Studio on the Square. I saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Although the film started slow, the movie quickly picked up the pace. I enjoyed the movie.

To end the evening, I met some friends at Aldo’s Pizza downtown. My friends had an extra ticket to see the musical Sister Act at the theater. First dinner, then a show. We ordered garlic knots (very good) and pizza and a salad. Everything tasted good. By the time we finished dinner it was time for the show. And what a show it was. I really enjoyed Sister Act.

Although I had to work Saturday, I had a lovely weekend. Remember to make your appointment with me sooner than later, I am getting booked up. See you soon in my manicure chair.

Maggie the Manicurist

Master Design Studio – 901-685-2351

5149 Wheelis Dr.
Memphis, TN 38117

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Ladies. Did we survive Thanksgiving? Did we survive Black Friday? Did we shop? I know I survived and shopped.

We spent our Thanksgiving day at a friend’s house. She supplied the turkey and I cooked it. This year we cooked the turkey with a turkey oven bag. Guess what? It worked. The oven bag cooks the turkey faster and keeps the turkey juicy. I was worried about using the cooking bag for the first time, but everything turned out fine. Add some flour to the bag, place the turkey inside, cut a few small holes in the bag, and cook. That is it. The 17 pound turkey only took three hours to cook. Perfect. I whipped up some mashed potatoes for dinner, packed everything up, and headed to the Thanksgiving party.

There was so much food at the party. Green beans, sweet potatoes, gravy, ham, rolls, turkey, and mashed potatoes. We all had more than enough to eat. Then there was the dessert. Strawberry cake

strawberry cake

chocolate cake and carrot cake. All of that food just makes we want to go to the gym. I am just glad Thanksgiving is only once a year.

Black Friday. We needed a new “wireless” printer. And I found one. For $50, this Canon printer prints from my iPad.

printer

The set up took a few minutes, but my husband had the printer up and running in no time. Once you supply the network password, you are all set to print. This is so much easier than using the old desktop computer and the old printer. (I am sure there are many of us with an old, unused desktop computer sitting on a desk that goes unused after we purchase a laptop or tablet.)

Saturday night, we provided transportation to a friend so she would not have to drink and drive. While picking her up, I took a picture of the Christmas tree. Care to guess where this picture was taken in Memphis?

christmas tree memphis

Beautiful! Now you are in the holiday spirit.

Ladies, make sure to make your appointment soon. The holidays are a busy time in salons and this year is no exception.

Maggie the Manicurist

Master Design Studio – 901-685-2351

5149 Wheelis Dr.
Memphis, TN 38117

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Are YOU ready for Thanksgiving? You had better be, it is right around the corner.

Last Friday we attended the Memphis College of Art Bazaar.

Memphis College of Art Holday Arts Bazaar

We arrived at 6:00 p.m. promptly. The only problem? So did many others. You can attend the preview party one hour earlier at a cost of $20 per person. This may be the better way to go next year. I would rather have a nice look around at the art without having to bump into so many others who are doing the same thing as I am. I told my husband the presale party may be the way to go next year. And the money goes to go good cause as well.

After the bazaar, we drove over to Cafe Eclectic (N. McLean location) for dinner. You can read my review at Urbanspoon.com or the previous blog post.

cafe eclectic fish and chips

I thought the fish in the fish and chips dish was some of the best fish in town. The potatoes needed more work though.

Choose901 has been running a question via Twitter. “What are you thankful for?” Me? I am thankful for this wonderful city we live in, the great choices of restaurants we have to go to, my family and friends too. And shoes.

shoes maggie

Don’t forget the shoes. I am thankful for shoes.

Are you getting your turkey ready? I know I am. Ready, set, cook!

If you need your nails done this Friday or Saturday, make sure to make your appointment soon.

Maggie the Manicurist

Master Design Studio – 901-685-2351

5149 Wheelis Dr.
Memphis, TN 38117

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Friday night my husband and I went to Eclectic Cafe (the N. McLean location) for dinner. We have stopped in for breakfast in the past, but never dinner. Looking over the menu, nothing really jumped out at me. But there was a special; fish and chips. So we ordered that, plus a grilled cheese sandwich, fries and roasted potatoes (regular and sweet potatoes). Here is how the dinner turned out.

The fish was very, very good.

cafe eclectic fish and chips

Cooked to perfection, the fish had a very flavorful taste. This is how fish should taste if you are serving a fish and chips dish. The crust was made just right. Memphis restaurants, this is how fish is done for fish and chips. The sauce for the fish was excellent as well. I could taste dill, pepper, and lemon. My husband could not get enough of the sauce for the fish. Perfect.

The grilled cheese sandwich was okay.

cafe eclectic grilled cheese sandwich

The sandwich needed some salt. The cheese sandwich was not bad, but not great either.

Unfortunately, the rest of the dishes needed some help. The potatoes (both french fries and roasted potatoes) needed lots of help. The french fries were ho-hum. Nothing to write home about. Very plain without much seasoning. The roasted potatoes had the same problem. Very little flavor was evident. I thought I would have better luck with the roasted sweet potatoes, but I didn’t. They were bland too. It was as if whoever was cooking took little care when preparing the potatoes.

We finished the evening with dessert. I ordered an ice cream dish, but substituted caramel for strawberry sauce. The dish tasted good, although I the size of the dish was slightly smaller than I expected.

The atmosphere of the restaurant was nice. Live music made the evening enjoyable.

Overall, the experience was hit and miss. Some dishes were excellent (the fish), while others (the potatoes) needed some help.

Cafe Eclectic on Urbanspoon

Only two more days of the work week ladies. I thought I would post about an event coming up shortly. The Memphis College of Art Holiday Bazaar takes place this Friday and Saturday. We go every year. If you want to see art, there is plenty of art for you. Prepare yourself for the crowds as well.

Memphis College of Art Holday Arts BazaarPlenty of art, plenty of people. Don’t worry, there are many price ranges to choose from.

My husband purchased another t-shirt from Choose901. Today he was able to buy the High Cotton beer t-shirt. So far he has bought four different t-shirts from Choose901 this week. I already have my t-shirt:

choose901 ladies shirt

These shirts are so cool. Choose901 is such a great organization for our city.

What is inside your walls? Hopefully you do not find any of these items in your walls. From one of my favorite websites Mental Floss. Children, cash and underwear? Who does this?

Get ready for the weekend ladies. I hope to see you in my manicure chair soon.

Maggie the Manicurist

Master Design Studio – 901-685-2351

5149 Wheelis Dr.
Memphis, TN 38117

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Ah, the weekend ladies. It sure was windy today. This afternoon we went by one of the best ice cream parlors in town; La Michoacana. My husband is addicted to the melon – chamoy fruit cups.

la michocana chamoy popsicle

The fruit cup is made of chamoy (salty, spicy, sweet jelly), lemon and chili with frozen melon. The dish is delicious. Yum. Need more evidence that the place is good, check Urbanspoon. 98% of people like the place.

The Choose 901 shirts went on sale again today. At 5:00 p.m. you can get the password for the store from Twitter or Facebook if you friend Choose 901. Then the battle starts for t-shirts. My husband purchased the Ghost River shirt for $5. I purchased the Greenline shirt for him for $8. By early evening every single shirt was sold out. If you didn’t get your shirt, you have four more days to purchase one. But do not hesitate. These shirts sell rather quickly.

Have a great work week ladies. I hope to see you in my manicure chair soon.

Maggie the Manicurist

Master Design Studio – 901-685-2351

5149 Wheelis Dr.
Memphis, TN 38117

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Let the weekend begin! It is about time. Friday night we headed over to Wiseacre Brewery with a friend. The brewery was full of happy beer drinkers. My husband and friend ordered beers. The newest beer at the brewery is Coffee Milk Stout. My husband says the beer is very, very good. My friend agreed with him. Coffee Milk Stout tastes like coffee, or beer, or both.

If you read e-books, you may want to read this article from cnet.com. The Luzme website gives you prices from various online sites that sell ebooks. Amazon, Google, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Sony and other websites are checked for pricing. Try the site for yourself ladies.

The Choose901 neighborhood t-shirts go on sale tomorrow. I purchased a Cooper Young t-shirt a few months ago.

choose901 ladies shirt

These popular shirts sell out quickly. Make sure to buy them as soon as you can. Read more about the neighborhood t-shirts from Choose901.

Have a good Sunday. Exercise; I see you in my future. I will burn those calories.

Have a good day and I hope to see you in my manicure chair soon.

Maggie the Manicurist

Master Design Studio – 901-685-2351

5149 Wheelis Dr.
Memphis, TN 38117

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