#TXAway: The Cotton Court Hotel, Lubbock, Texas

by Marika Flatt on January 14, 2021

Cotton Court in Lubbock is the perfect layover on the way to Colorado. We just love the Valencia Group’s selection of motor court style hotels spread around Texas. You’ve heard us talk before about Lone...

Texas Essentials: Houston’s Debra Myers, Creator of Enfusia and Muscle Rehab

by Gracie Watt on January 11, 2021

If your New Year's resolutions include staying healthy and relaxed, then Debra Myers is here to help! As the Houston-based CEO and founder of companies Enfusia and Muscle Rehab, which create health and relaxation products...

Texan Couples Together in Business: Houstonians Josephine and Ibrahim Firat

by on January 7, 2021

Josephine Firat has always had a passion for entrepreneurship. Meeting Turkish-born Ibrahaim Firat at Houston’s University of St. Thomas sealed the go-getting couple’s fate—both in life and business. Combining their business skills and qualifications, in...

Five Minutes With Kate Thomas, San Antonio HS Sophomore, Rising International Ballet Dancer

by Bob Valleau on January 4, 2021

Recently accepted as a student by the Royal Ballet, London, 16-year-old Kate Thomas has now been selected to compete in the finals of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland—another career-making moment for this young Texan....

Ski Safe 2021 — Vista Verde Ranch, Colorado

by Marika Flatt on January 7, 2021

Colorado Skiing in a Pandemic: Know Before you Go in the 2020-2021 Ski Season Just like our Escape — To Nowhere series, we want to help you create the ideal Colorado ski trip during a...

The 8-Minute HIIT Challenge: Total Body

by Brook Benten Jimenez on January 6, 2021

High Intensity Interval Training is the most bang you can get for minimal time spent exercising. This workout is great for improving speed, agility, and quickness for athletes, but it’s also great as a metabolism-boosting...

Five Minutes With Alex Frnka, Lifetime Movies TV Star and Houston Native

by Bob Valleau on December 10, 2020

Actress Alex Frnka has a unicorn of a story to tell about her first professional break. Based in California since college, Frnka has appeared in over 20 Lifetime Movies and numerous TV series (Castle, Bones,...

Five Minutes With Austin-Based Country Music Artist Mark Willenborg

by Leean Vargas on December 7, 2020

If you like cold beer and country music, then you should give this album a listen!  Mark Willenborg, a native Texan singer-songwriter, is stepping into the Austin music scene with the release of his debut...

The 8-Minute Workout Challenge: Butts

by Brook Benten Jimenez on December 3, 2020

Buns are the new abs.  They’re hot and we all want them. Apparel makers compete for the crowning achievement of the pants that make your butt look best, and they charge a triple-digit figure that...

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Five Minutes With Nickelodeon’s Newest TV Celeb, Texas Teen Star Bryce Gheisar

by Bob Valleau on November 16, 2020

Bryce Gheisar gave up his dream of becoming an Olympic gymnast and traded it for an acting career. So far, it’s paid off. And some. Gheisar is now co-starring in two Nickelodeon TV series (“The...

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Randal Ford’s 7 Tips: How to Photograph Your Dog

by Bebe Brown on November 4, 2020

What says holidays more than a photo of your four-legged loved one to share far and wide this season? Here’s how to ace it for 2020, courtesy of award-winning Austin-based animal photographer Randal Ford. “As...

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Texas Essentials: Porsche Nichole, Pretty Girls Boutique Owner, Fashionista

by Lisa Davis on September 17, 2020

With only a few dollars in her trendy handbag and a dream in her heart, Porsche Nichole set her biggest venture in motion.  The Texas native had always wanted her very own clothing boutique. However,...

#TravelTuesday: Ski Safe 2021 — Aspen, Colorado

by Marika Flatt on December 29, 2020

Colorado Skiing in a Pandemic: Know Before you Go in the 2020-2021 Ski Season Just like our Escape — To Nowhere series, we want to help you create the ideal Colorado ski trip during a...

#TravelTuesday: Ski Safe 2021 — Monarch Mountain, Colorado

by Marika Flatt on December 22, 2020

Colorado Skiing in a Pandemic: Know Before you Go in the 2020-2021 Ski Season Just like our Escape — To Nowhere series, we want to help you create the ideal Colorado ski trip during a...

#FoodieFriday: ‘Tis the Time to Indulge

by Julie Tereshchuk on December 18, 2020

Punting our healthy eating resolutions to January, we’ve gathered a Texas-wide round up of sweet indulgences and seasonal sips for this holiday time. After all, is this not the year to (safely) indulge?  AUSTIN [caption...

Pop! Fizz! Cheers to Sparkling Wines!

by Robin Barr Sussman on December 17, 2020

Few beverages provide the same excitement during the holidays as the pop of a cork and the fizz as bubbles settle, anticipating that first sip. Besides its gifting potential, sparkling wine easily mixes into cocktails...