Dream Job :: Travel Writer

When I think of travel, two perfect words come to mind: rest and relaxation. It’s my time to turn off the technology, open my favorite book and put my tired feet up (preferably on the beach). This isn’t the case for Stirling Kelso…traveling is her job, albeit one she loves, so naturally her trips look […]

How To Shop Smart for Antiques

Downton I adore you, but my first love on PBS will always be Antiques Roadshow. If you haven’t already discovered it for yourself, the show is part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt for those who love history and stories revealed through unique objects. With the Roadshow stopping in Austin this year to […]

Live Kindly :: My First Running Group

EDITOR’S NOTE: When our friend Kelly Krause shared her incredibly inspiring “How to :: Change Your Life” story of losing over 135 pounds in a year, it seemed to resonate with so many of our readers. We love her enthusiasm and passion for her adventures in wellness, so we invited her to start taking us […]

How to Write a Thank-You Note

I have always been a huge believer in the power of the written word, and teaching Phoebe the importance of expressing gratitude through the thank-you note is something I will start from an early age. We may live in the digital age, but there is still nothing like the feeling you get upon receiving a […]

Dream Job :: Garden & Gun’s Senior Editor

“Be fearless. If you really want to make it in this field, you have to go for it,” says Jessica Mischner, the smart as a whip, and full of authentic Southern charm senior editor of Garden & Gun, on making it in the competitive magazine industry. She moved to NYC after college and landed her first job […]

Three Simple Summer Recipes

When it comes to eating al fresco during the dog days of summer, you have to be careful — the dishes have to be refreshing enough to not weigh you down, served cold or at room temperature to offset the blazing heat, and casual enough to match the laid-back, barefoot vibe. So when we heard […]

Love + Work :: A Father’s Day Edition

Father-daughter team Andrew and Sophie are cooking up something really special, and yes, there’s food involved! Enter What To Cook Tonight — a new Sydney-based website that finally simplifies that ever-growing list of hoarded recipes by providing readers with weekly downloadable cookbooks that feature just five recipes, a plat du jour for every night of the week (and […]

How to Change Your Life

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are all big fans of the dynamic and all around ray of sunshine, Kelly Krause. Over the last year, we have watched her radically change her life to lose over 135 pounds. Through high intensity spinning classes at local indoor cycling studio, RIDE (Camille often peddling alongside her in class, witnessing her […]

How to Wear Red, White & Blue

One of my favorite aspects of fashion is watching how American style changes drastically through the years… and then simply cycles back and repeats. Things might have changed just a bit since the first Memorial Day held back in 1868, but it’s still worth noting the way that history inspires today’s modern wardrobe. Regardless of past style […]

10 Best Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa has somehow become the health food superstar—from a rice side dish substitute to an essential element in any meal of the day (even dessert?). Some may argue that quinoa’s reign ended after its trendy introduction in 2013, but we’re still loving the creative edge that this ingredient provides on a daily basis. What’s your […]

The Gift of Gratitude

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life” – Rumi Last year, I stumbled upon a TED talk given by Brother David Steindl-Rast in which he suggests that happiness is born from gratitude. In this same vein, research is beginning to show that if we cultivate and practice gratitude, […]

A Healthier Happy Hour

I think a case could be made for 2014 being named “The Year of Juicing.” It seems that everyone and their mom has tried some kind of juice cleanse (try being the operative word, since only the brave make it to the bitter end), and even for those of us who haven’t taken the plunge, the […]