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le magazine noir: Samara Houston of Crush Sweets

Crush Sweets (Image courtesy of Samara Houston)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As I mentioned in the post: de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents le magazine noir, I met Samara Houston while at the No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party here in Dallas. While at the event, I sampled some of Samara’s delicious treats. (Yes, I cheated on Veganism, don’t judge me, lol!) […]

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de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents le magazine noir

Dear Pennies & Pens, le magazine noir aka “The Black Magazine” is the name of the Black History Month issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. When brainstorming names for our Black History Month issue, we wanted something that was unique, classy, and chic. We started searching the internet for inspiration and racking our brains […]

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Pen.Point: Colcord Hotel OKC

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This post was created in collaboration with Colcord Hotel Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I just returned to Dallas from Kansas City. I went to Kansas City to produce the KC and All That Jazz issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. Since Dallas is 8 hours from Kansas City, I stopped […]

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KC and All That Jazz: Hotel Sorella

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My fellow Pennies & Pens, If I was limited to only three words for Hotel Sorella, I simply could not do it! However, if I was keeping a short list of everything I loved about this hotel, I would start by mentioning the stylish and posh lobby. Hotel Sorella keeps it crisp and clean with […]

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KC Eats: Food & Flights at Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper's Hawk (Images by Chris Francois and LoudPen)

My fellow Pennies & Pens, Every time I visit Kansas City, I experience something new. From the start of KC and All That Jazz, I knew this time would be no different. Pen and I both hold good eats near and dear to our hearts and we were humbled to have the privilege to dine […]

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LoudLife: Circle Seve Five Blogger Babes Brunch

Circle Seven Five Blogger Babes Brunch at HG Sply Co

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I am a member of Circle Seven Five. CSF is a social club for young, professional women in Dallas. Each month, CSF hosts a variety of events that focus on networking, professional development, and “girls night out” type events. I adore CSF which is why I […]

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Press Pen: Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival

Alchemy Pops at Ft Worth Food + Wine Festival (Image by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl, LoudPen, here to tell you all about my visit to the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. First off, let me just say that the event was fabulous! I had such an amazing time and met some really cool people. And of course, I sampled the tasty eats […]

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Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler Radisson Ft. Worth South Review

Radisson Ft. Worth South Hotel Room (Image by LoudPen)

Sponsored post Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I stayed at the Radisson Ft. Worth South while in town for the Ft. Worth Food + Wine Festival this past weekend. Upon arriving, I checked in with no problems and even had the pleasure of meeting the hotel’s general manager. We had already spoken […]

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Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler at The Culinary Carnival

Culinary Carnival at Eleven:Eleven (Photo Credit: Quy Tran)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I recently kicked off Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler series. Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler is a travel series that features unique travel and hospitality brands. The purpose of Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler is to showcase travel and hospitality brands that can enhance the lives of “Pennies & Pens” aka readers of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. […]

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#Skintyfatgirl: The Best Eats in Dallas

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Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in one of my favorite cities ever…. Dallas, TX! (But, shhh…don’t tell my Houston peeps as there is a serious rivalry between the two cities). I stayed with one of my best friends and we spent the weekend hanging out, shopping, and eating. I had an […]

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