#WineWednesday: Wine and Cheese, Please!

by Robin Barr Sussman on August 5, 2020

When it’s too hot to cook, everyone wants cool, easy meals and snacks to nosh with refreshing wines. Here are seven “no recipe” dishes to make at home starring cheeses that can be purchased at...

How To Create a Successful Homes Tour During a Pandemic

by Julie Tereshchuk on August 4, 2020

Who doesn’t love the tantalizing chance to peek inside other people’s homes and into their lives that a good homes tour offers? Yet, fans of the sport lost that opportunity when the pandemic struck this...

#FoodieFriday: Join the Bread Culture at La Panadería

by Dawn Robinette on July 31, 2020

No matter how you’re quarantining, isolating, socially distancing or whatever the latest verb is to describe what we’re going through, we all have to eat. But there’s a difference between mere sustenance and food that...

Five Minutes With Jay Michaelson, Animal Lover and Inventor

by Lisa Davis on July 30, 2020

Jay Michaelson spent a large chunk of his adult life producing movies, TV commercials and documentaries. It was after writing and directing his award-winning documentary, “In A Whisper,” that Michaelson’s passion for horses began to...

#Travel Tuesday: Escape to Nowhere — Rancho Pillow at Round Top

by Dana Maass on July 28, 2020

When listening to the song “Miles and Miles of Texas” by Asleep at the Wheel, thoughts of Hwy 237 in Round Top (population 90) soon come to mind. Located between Houston and Austin, this tiny...

#FoodieFriday: Dining at Verbena with Chef Nic Yanes

by Julie Tereshchuk on July 24, 2020

With the recent opening of Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown, comes a bright new addition to the local restaurant dining scene. Nobody denies it. This is not the perfect time to be opening any kind...

#TravelTuesday: The Great Escape — Austin’s Commodore Perry Estate

by Marika Flatt on July 21, 2020

This is the story of a tired Austin old-timer now transformed into a boutique hotel and proudly restored as a landmark architectural jewel of Central Texas. We began this summer with our Escape To —...

#FoodieFriday: Dinner, Drinks and More with Chef Alma Alcocer

by Julie Tereshchuk on July 17, 2020

What is life like for an executive chef in Texas in the ongoing pandemic? And how are customers to best navigate today’s dining out options? For the inside scoop, we were eager to hear from...