#FoodieFriday: Get Your Irish On at Cork & Barrel, Round Rock

by Marika Flatt on April 9, 2021

The "craic" (pronounced “crack” in Ireland) is high in Round Rock these days! Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery opened on St. Patrick’s Day to a long line of fans, bringing an authentic Irish...

#TravelTuesday: Escape — To Nowhere, Deer Lake Cabins Ranch Resort

by Marika Flatt on April 6, 2021

Tucked back in the woods of Northeast Texas --- near Mount Vernon --- there is a hidden gem. Sitting near Lake Cypress Springs off Highway I-30, Deer Lake Cabins Ranch Resort is a unique mix...

#TravelTuesday: An Ace of a Trip Along Florida’s Scenic 30A

by Marika Flatt on March 23, 2021

With its 26 miles of white sand beaches, turquoise water and myriad of beach neighborhoods, South Walton County is an easily accessible dream destination for road tripping Texans. Just set the Sat Nav to Highway...

#TravelTuesday: Is your Destiny in Destin, Florida or Nearby 30A?

by Marika Flatt on March 16, 2021

Texans love the northwest coast of Florida. Most popular are Destin and the 30A areas. The reasons Texans flock here are simple and multiple. It’s drivable from Texas (approximately 11 hours from Austin to Destin), there’s...

21 Health Hacks for 2021

by Marika Flatt on February 11, 2021

Reset Rejuvenate Recover Rediscover Repurpose Readjust Regroup Rebound Renew Realize ... Perhaps more than any year before, we have ample reasons to make an effort to better our personal health. It has to be a...

#TravelTuesday: Great Escape — Miraval Austin

by Marika Flatt on February 9, 2021

In the Texas Hill Country west of Austin, with an unassuming stone gate, you give your name to an attendant via a speaker and are let into an exclusive property. Miraval Austin, now owned by...

#TravelTuesday: 48 Hours in Big D

by Marika Flatt on February 2, 2021

Cosmopolitan Dallas has so much to offer for a weekend trip or even a mid-week staycation. Here are some travel tips for three Big D locations, all doing a good job of practicing clean and...

#TXAway: The Carpenter Hotel, Austin

by Marika Flatt on January 27, 2021

Austin Carpenters Local 1266 completed its new union hall on South Lamar in 1949. Union members and the Ladies Auxiliary hosted meetings, dances and barbecues there until 2014. Then, sitting in a prime location just...