By Jennifer Berke

Featured :: Feliz Design Market

Can you believe it’s already been a year since the first Feliz sale? On November 3rd, Austin’s annual celebration of everything handmade will be popping up for the second year in a row, and we’re already counting down the days to the big event. There’s simply no better way to get your hands on beautiful,… read more

10 Best :: Eggplant Recipes

While I hate to think of summer as having an expiration date, the fact that it’s drawing to a close has me savoring every last moment. If you ask me, there’s no better way to beat the end-of-summer blues than by relishing the season’s best produce, including my favorite of all: the eggplant. These aubergine… read more

10 Best :: Tropical Fruit Cocktails

Editorial intern, Jennifer, here! Two days ago I turned 21, and like most other girls on the brink of such a milestone birthday, I’d been counting down the days ’til I got to enjoy my very first (legal) cocktail. Let’s face it, summer is hands-down the best time to turn 21 since there are so many… read more

10 Best :: Must Have Beach Totes

Growing up on the coast of Massachusetts, my childhood summers were filled with day trips to Hyannis Port and Cape Cod, building sandcastles and collecting seashells. A beach girl at heart, I’m finding myself in desperate need of a summer retreat, Jackie Kennedy-style (of course, living in the middle of Texas doesn’t help, but I’ll… read more

10 Best :: Corn Recipes

When I was a kid, there was nothing I enjoyed more than dreamy summer dinners on the back porch with my family — my mom would prep, dad would grill, and I set the table. There were burgers, popsicles, and always one crucial side dish: corn. Summer vegetables come in spades, but I’d be lying if I… read more

10 Best :: Splendid Summer Favors

When I was 14, I received a small, beaded journal from a friend’s birthday party and thought I’d never seen anything so beautiful. Believe it or not, I’ve held onto that journal and when I look at it now, I’m transported back to that fun day with friends. Suffice it to say, I’m the Merriam… read more

10 Best :: Pool Houses

Once summer has arrived full force in Austin, we don’t have much of a choice but to spend the majority of our time outside swimming. Be it at a natural swimming hole or a private pool, it’s an absolutely vital part of any summer get-together. That said, when I think of the ultimate in poolside… read more