#TXReads: Five Minutes With Attica Locke, Author, Writer/Producer

by Leean Vargas on May 22, 2020

What better way to celebrate Texas Writers Month than to spotlight author, writer/producer and deep-rooted Texan, Attica Locke? From making up stories during road trips daydreamin’ in the back seat of the car, to writing...

Five Simple Steps to a Healthier Life for All

by Desirae Pierce, Breath and Body Yoga on May 21, 2020

Fourteen years ago, my 73-year-old mother embraced yoga. Today, she is living her best life. Now more than ever, nothing is more important than your health and creating space in your life for self-care. Your...

#TXReads: Chad Zunker Hails the Homeless in “An Unequal Defense”

by K. L. Romo on May 20, 2020

Chad Zunker’s latest novel is akin to John Grisham’s “The Street Lawyer” as the Austin author wraps a thought-provoking legal thriller around the American homeless crisis. Intriguingly, "An Unequal Defense" (Thomas & Mercer), Zunker's second...

#FoodieFriday: Everything You Need To Know About Texas BBQ

by on May 15, 2020

There are four regional styles of Texas BBQ---all of them mouthwatering. Impress your foodiest of friends by learning how to identify them here. Plus, now that you’re in the ‘cue mood, we’ve got great news......

#TXReads: South Texas Author Says Take Time Off, Pursue a Slower Way of Life

by Lili Cardiff on May 14, 2020

Author and Texas lover John Fitch is easy to celebrate, however book lovers should definitely celebrate him during the month of May - Texas Writers Month. Texas Writers Month began in 1994 as an effort...

#TravelTuesday: Resort-Owning Texans Living Dream Life in Belize

by Gracie Watt on May 26, 2020

From Dallas to Belize, the Montgomerys have worked hard to accomplish their dreams. Brian and Brenda Montgomery were childhood sweethearts who married right out of high school. In 1987, they moved to Longview, Texas, and...

Five Minutes With Rafael Gonzales, Creator of Pandemic Lotería

by Gabi De la Rosa on May 7, 2020

Pandemic Lotería is perfect for your next quarantine game night. San Antonio native Rafael Gonzales was looking for a creative outlet while he was at home during quarantine with his wife and five-year-old daughter. Gonzales, a...

#TXReads: In May, Celebrate and Support Your Locals during Texas Writers Month, Y’all!

by Lili Cardiff on May 6, 2020

To celebrate Texas Writers Month, this week we are spotlighting Texas native, medical media expert, mother, award-winning author and board-certified family physician, Dr. Jill Grimes. Texas Writers Month began in 1994 as an effort to...

12 Care Package Ideas to Brighten Up Your Loved One’s Day, Together or Apart

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on May 5, 2020

Whether together or apart, there are plenty of ways to show your loved ones how much you care, even if you’re not physically there. Check out these considerate care package ideas that are guaranteed to...

Five Minutes With Judy Gaman, Author, “Love, Life, & Lucille: Lessons Learned from a Centenarian”

by Leona Barr on May 4, 2020

When Judy Gaman met larger-than-life centenarian Lucille Fleming in Dallas, the award-winning author knew she had to write a book about their encounters. Fast forward, and today Gaman is the author of Amazon best-seller Love,...

#TXReads: My Reading List | Clay Smith, San Antonio Book Festival Literary Director

by Bebe Brown on May 1, 2020

In celebration of the first day of Texas Writers Month, let’s hear it for Texas, for books and for those that write them.  As the kick-off to our month-long series highlighting the Lone Star State’s...

4 Simple DIY Projects for You and the Family While Sheltering at Home

by Bebe Brown on April 30, 2020

With the extra time at home during the pandemic, now’s a great time to dig into a few quick and easy DIY home projects. After all, “shelter in place” doesn’t mean you can’t be productive,...

#WineWednesday: Wineries Get Creative During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 29, 2020

With virtual wine tastings, great deals on shipping, fundraising, and online cooking classes, wineries are providing a grape escape while we shelter in place. Here’s to sipping safe—the new normal, at least for a little...

Looking Back and Laughing: Funny Travel Stories from TLM Travel Contributors, Pt. 1

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine Travel Team on April 28, 2020

As we continue to quarantine and stay safe at home, four Texas Lifestyle Magazine contributors look back and share some of their hilarious, cringe-worthy, embarrassing travel moments. You know what they say, laughter is the...

#TXTips: Short Hair, the Long Game

by Julie Tereshchuk on April 13, 2020

With hair salons closed and our favorite stylists downing their scissors, how do we keep those short ‘dos in check? Houston’s celebrity hairstylist Joel Quinones, from Solaya Spa & Salon by The Houstonian, is here...

How To Make the Best (Virtual) Happy Hours

by Julie Tereshchuk on April 2, 2020

Recently, virtual Happy Hours have become wildly popular. But how can you make sure you get the most out of them and also practice good online etiquette? We asked two Austin-based experts what tips we...

How To Look Great on Zoom, Even When Salons Are Closed

by Julie Tereshchuk on March 26, 2020

Working from home, and wanting to look your best on the virtual meetings that now fill our calendars? Don’t despair—we have answers! Experts across Texas gave us their top tips and tricks for looking our...

#TXPlaylist Vol. 2, Kendra Scott’s Lockdown Listening

by Julie Tereshchuk on March 23, 2020

What do you listen to when you’re the founder and creative force behind one of the world’s leading lifestyle brands and the entire globe has gone into panic mode? When you’re Kendra Scott, who launched...

#TravelTuesday: 8 Off-the-Beaten-Path Texas Getaways

by Marika Flatt and Cullen Parker on January 14, 2020

While Texas cities boast lots of activities, some of the best family-friendly adventures are found out in the Texas wilderness. These eight new venues offer unique, luxurious getaways that incorporate their natural surroundings. 1. Lucky...

Five Minutes With Texas Author Kathy L. Murphy, the Original Pulpwood Queen

by Gracie Watt on May 27, 2020

Kathy L. Murphy wears many hats and styles many heads as the Pulpwood Queen’s Book Club Reading Nation stays strong and active after 20 years.  Just two short decades ago, Murphy began a book club...

#TravelTuesday: Look What’s Sitting on the Dock of Mission Bay

by Dana and Brian Maass on May 12, 2020

Off the Pacific shore of San Diego sits a beautiful saltwater habitat called Mission Bay. This trip was taken before the coronavirus pandemic. In these days of social distancing and staying safely at home, we...

#TXVoices: Jeremy and Lila Stewart, Hari Mari Owners

by Lisa Davis on May 7, 2020

Hari Mari was created by a husband and wife who wanted to wear comfortable and colorful sandals. So, they went out and created their own flip-flop company.   Living in Indonesia provided Jeremy and Lila Stewart...