Five Minutes With Jan Ohrstrom, Co-Creator of The Valhalla Club Documentary

by Lisa Davis on May 23, 2019

How can tight-fitting, one-piece spandex help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder? Putting it on and wrestling an opponent wearing the same thing! When three former military veterans and wrestlers, Jan “Dynamite” Ohrstrom, Eddie 'El...

Cosplay & So Much More at Fan Expo Dallas

by Brian Maass on May 23, 2019

One of the fastest growing comic conventions in a flourishing field is Fan Expo Dallas, currently the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Texas. Big D’s fan favorite is also the fastest...

#WineDownWednesday: Brilliant Pairings with Pappas Bros.

by Robin Barr Sussman on May 22, 2019

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, a Houston pioneer of top dry-aged steaks, award winning wines and seamless service, knows not to mess with a good thing. But recently the chef rolled out irresistible new small plates to...

#Music Monday: Five Minutes With Country Music’s Smithfield

by Judy McDonough on May 20, 2019

Two native Texans - Trey Smith and Jennifer Fielder - make up Smithfield, country music’s hottest rising duo; a pair with an intriguing connection. Smithfield’s new single “Our World” is the follow-up to their critically...

15 Essentials for Sizzlin’ Summer Travel

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on May 23, 2019

We are SO ready for summer! Why? Because our fave season means hitting the road or flying high in the skies... These fun items will put some sizzle into your summer travel and add some...

Hamilton Finally Comes to Austin, Texas

by Marika Flatt and Selena Swartzfager on May 22, 2019

With worldwide fans and nearly 800,000 followers on Twitter, and about the same on Facebook, Hamilton, the Broadway phenom, needs no introduction. (By the way, you can find trending hashtags for #Hamilmoms, #Hamilkids and #Hamilgrads...

14 Gifts Every Grad Will Love

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on May 21, 2019

Looking for the ideal gift for a grad? Take a peek at our guide with one-of-a-kind gifts that will help launch them into the world with style. Tip: Click the photos for more info [caption...

Kate Gilman Williams Proves Advocacy Has No Age Limit

by Lisa Davis on May 16, 2019

What happens when a 9-year-old girl meets a professional guide while on safari in South Africa? They turn intercontinental emails into a book that encourages a new generation to advocate for animals around the world!...

Five Minutes With Sienna Hernandez, KISS Fan, Age 12

by Bob Valleau on May 15, 2019

Sienna Hernandez could not believe it when Gene Simmons, co-lead singer of the iconic band KISS, visited her home last year. Hernandez, now aged 12, has liked KISS — especially Simmons — ever since she...

#TravelTuesday: L’Auberge de Sedona, a Luxurious Red Rocks Retreat

by Dana Kent Maass on May 14, 2019

Tucked away in the majestic Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona, L'Auberge de Sedona is a luxury resort and spa situated on eleven acres of serenity. While close enough to the action and main attractions, this...

6 Cool Looks to Beat the Texas Heat

by Ashley Allen on May 10, 2019

Spring has revved up, we are on the cusp of summer and the temperatures in Texas are rising---leaving you feeling hot, stuffy and ready for a change in your wardrobe. As you prepare to shop...

#FoodieFriday: Mille Lire, There’s a Story in Every Bite

by Adam Zoblotsky on May 10, 2019

Mille Lire is remarkable. It seems plausible that, in a given month, a chef during dinner service might plate thousands of  entrees and sides. That means hundreds of customers will never get to meet the...

6 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe Playing Sports in Extreme Heat

by Donna Fitzgerald on May 9, 2019

Extreme heat can make exercising outdoors challenging, and it’s crucial to take all of the necessary safety precautions. So, check out these six tips on playing it safe during high temperatures. 1. Get Acclimated to...

Incarcerated Mothers Connect with their Children via Women’s Storybook Project

by Madison Diaz on May 9, 2019

Sixteen years ago, Judith Duling spent a pivotal 12 months researching storybook projects. That year’s worth of research around the United States inspired Duling to reach out to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, find...

Celina Garden Club Presents ‘Beyond The Garden Gates’

by Lisa Davis on May 8, 2019

With spring in full bloom, garden tours are popping up all over Texas. One of the must-see gardening events in north Texas is the Celina Garden Tour. On June 8, the Celina Garden Club hosts...

4 of the Best Coffee Shops in Dallas, Texas

by Ali Holroyd on May 8, 2019

More than 150 million Americans drink coffee daily, with around 24,000 coffee shops across the country dispensing the hot (or cold, your choice) nectar-like caffeinated beverages. Texas is definitely in on this trend and is...

#TravelTuesday: How To Pack Perfectly for a Texas Vacay

by Ashley Allen on May 7, 2019

Start planning those vacations—summer is on the horizon. Luckily, Texas has so many unique vacation spots for families, couples or gal and guy trips so, fret not, no need to travel far. From Big Bend...

KAABOO Texas: Unique Music, Entertainment & Art Experience in Dallas

by Brian Maass on May 7, 2019

As the calendar changes to May, the excitement over summer concerts and festivals begins to rise, as fans count down to the likes of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. In Texas, though,...

#MusicMonday: The Powell Brothers, Texas Country Musicians

by Lisa Davis on May 6, 2019

Hurricane Harvey is no match for The Powell Brothers’ dedication and tenacity when it comes to making music and lighting up the stage. The Houston-based Country-Americana band features brothers Taylor Powell on lead vocals and...

#FoodieFriday: Tacodeli, the Feel-Good Taco Joint

by Gabi De la Rosa on May 3, 2019

Yes, tacos in Texas are as ubiquitous as sunny days, but what about tacos that are fresh, local, organic and made by happy employees? That my friends, is the mission of Tacodeli. Founder Robert Espinosa...

Ahhh, Spahhh! Unwinding at Belfiore Salon and Day Spa

by N.L. Thi-Hamrick on May 3, 2019

When was the last time you treated yourself? If it’s been a while, why not indulge in some much-needed pampering? (And with Mother’s Day on the horizon, consider taking Mom along, too.) In north Texas,...

See Stunning Miss Saigon at Houston Hobby Center

by Julie Bonnin on May 2, 2019

Stacie Bono plays Ellen, the wife left behind by an American soldier during the Vietnam War in the new national touring company of Cameron Mackintosh’s Broadway revival, Miss Saigon. It’s a challenging role, to say...

Texas Essentials – Kathleen Navarro, Miss Texas Latina 2019

by Gabi De la Rosa on May 2, 2019

Kathleen Navarro is one of the few women in Texas who legitimately has a crown as one of her wardrobe staples. The Houston native was crowned Miss Texas Latina 2019 in March after completing her...

5 Texas Latinas You Need To Know, 2019

by Gabi De la Rosa on May 1, 2019

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo 2019, we are shining the spotlight of five Latina women who are making things happen in the Lone Star State. Elena Flores, Owner of “Sew Bonita,” Corpus Christi What...

16 Special Gifts For the Mother Who (Almost) Has it All

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on May 1, 2019

Looking for a fabulous gift for the mother who deserves the world? We’ve put together a list of unique gifts sure to capture her heart and celebrate the quintessential qualities that make her Mom. (P.S....

5 Things Texans Should Know About Traveling to Australia

by Elizabeth Reinhardt on April 30, 2019

Planning on taking on an adventure of a lifetime? You can’t get further away from home than travelling to the other side of the world to visit Australia. And with its leading cities, golden sand...

Texas Essentials: Sarah Stasney, Race Car Driver

by Lisa Davis on April 29, 2019

Just who is the woman wearing the unicorn helmet in the driver’s seat of the 540 horsepower McLaren GT4 race car named Sparkle Glitter Hooves? It’s Sarah Stasney, the only female race car driver in...

Texas Essentials — Alex Williamson, Chief Brand Officer, Bumble

by Julie Tereshchuk on April 24, 2019

Bumble has changed the way people date, find friends and the perception of meeting online—and Alexandra ‘Alex’ Williamson is at the heart of this disruption. With her unwavering passion for and belief in the Austin-based...

#WineDownWednesday: Best Food & Wine Festivals of the Year

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 24, 2019

Calling all foodies and wine lovers: For epicurean eats and the finest imbibing, the cream of the crop food and wine festivals in the U.S. deliver with cooking demos, eclectic food and wine pairings, gourmet...

#TravelTuesday: 5 Surprises in London, England

by Julie Tereshchuk on April 23, 2019

Never underestimate the power of London to surprise—whether you’re a first time visitor or someone lucky enough to be enjoying England’s capital yet again. One of the most accessible European cities for Texans, with its...

Black Star Sport Horses: a Texas Dressage Legacy

by Katie-Rose Watson on April 22, 2019

The Blackmons know horses. Nestled on 255 acres of rolling hills about 20 minutes east of Dallas sits an equine oasis: Black Star Sport Horses in Rockwall, Texas. Horses graze on either side of your...

World’s Elite Motorcycle Riders Roar into Austin for Red Bull MotoGP

by James Stacy on April 18, 2019

MotoGP fans watched a thrilling and unexpected finish to the third stop in the 2019 premier globetrotting motorcycle series this past weekend. Known as the Horsepower Rodeo, in honor of the Red Bull Grand Prix...

Lucinda Williams Celebrates Three Decades of American Music

by Lisa Davis on April 3, 2019

Lucinda Williams is on the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her highly-influential masterpiece, "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road." Once considered “too rock for country,” Lucinda Williams, a three-time Grammy winner, begins a select...

Five Minutes With Alex Danza, Founder & CEO, Vonlane, the Luxury Bus Service of Texas

by Marika Flatt on April 1, 2019

I’ve been intrigued by Vonlane since I first read an article about it five years ago. Finally, I recently had the chance to ride the “fancy bus,” as I like to call it, from Austin...

Texas Essentials – Justin Turner, Bernie’s Burger Bus

by Gabi De la Rosa on March 26, 2019

Hamburger aficionados across Houston have been clamoring for a taste of what Justin Turner is serving up. What started as a yellow school bus converted into a food truck, Bernie’s Burger Bus has become four...

#TravelTuesday: 10 Texas Towns with Totally Tubular Names

by Kinsley Fisher on March 12, 2019

With Spring Break here, it’s the perfect time for a Texas road trip. Why not add a twist, and head for some of these uniquely named burgs? Kermit, Texas [caption id="attachment_22587" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Among other...

Muralist Jon Pucci Has Gone to the Dogs

by Christian De Massis & Julie Tereshchuk on February 27, 2019

Muralist Jon Pucci first made his way to Austin after falling for a girl from Texas, who said they should move to her hometown after college. It turns out, the boy and girl fell out...

#TravelTuesday: 19 Places To Go in 2019

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine Travel Team on January 22, 2019

We know you’re jonesin’ to travel this year; after all, the world is your oyster! Have you taken our travel quiz? If not, do so to find out what type of traveler you are and...

The 2018 Fall/Holiday Travel Issue is Here!

by The TLM Team on October 10, 2018

Read the latest travel stories and tips from the mountains, to the beach, to the very heart of Texas in this exciting Fall/Holiday Travel Issue. We’ve got the inside scoop on Saranac Lake, Copper Mountain...

7 Chemical-Free Options For Managing Mosquitoes in Your Landscape

by Melinda Myers on May 23, 2019

It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you and your family inside; instead, enlist these seven chemical-free strategies to help manage pests in your...

Pease Park, Austin’s Historic and Most Iconic Natural Treasure

by Lisa Davis on May 20, 2019

As one the oldest parks in Texas, iconic Pease Park has been a forested oasis in Austin since 1875. Known for hosting the eclectic annual Eeyore’s Birthday Party since the 1970s, Pease Park sits on...

#FoodieFriday: South Rims, a Foodie Surprise in Williams, Arizona

by Dana Kent Maass on May 17, 2019

After a long day exploring the Grand Canyon recently, my travel partner and I left the South Rim feeling awestruck by this natural wonder, which we had always dreamed of experiencing. While buoyed by its...

Aroma Blooms: An Evening at the Dallas Arboretum’s Tasteful Place

by Adam Zoblotsky on May 16, 2019

So much can be said for the importance of environment. Take, for instance, the beautiful gardens of the Dallas Arboretum. A modern day refuge of flowers and plants, it is a true escape for Dallas...