Little Things :: Summer Berry Picking

Today I’m thrilled to introduce a brand new monthly series here on the blog: Little Things will be brimming with inspiration for fun get-togethers to do with the littles in your life — and if you don’t have any, you just might get inspired to let loose and act like a kid yourself for a day. […]

Field Trip :: A Letterpress Class

We’re always going on and on about paper around here — personalized stationery, greeting cards, thank you notes, we’re obsessed to say the least. And while we love anything letterpress, the process behind letterpress printing (and the machine itself) has always been so intimidating. I’d never actually given thought to learning how to letterpress until I […]

In Season :: Green Bean & Avocado Quinoa Salad

Jeanine here, with spring on a plate. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with big salads full of spring’s most vibrant and crisp veggies. It’s been so fun to play around with various combinations of colors and textures, and this one’s my current favorite. I started with green leeks, green beans and mint, and then added avocado and […]

Tastemakers :: Fresh Chefs Society

Just before I left home at 17, headed for college and the great big world beyond, my mother brought home two chickens and called me into the kitchen. “I’m going to teach you to cut up a whole chicken,” she told me. “This is something you’ll need to know—they charge twice as much for the […]

On My Nightstand

It’s funny how sometimes, there’s nothing I’d rather do than dive into an engrossing novel to unwind…and other times (like this month), I’m totally in the mood for nonfiction works that enrich my body, mind and spirit. I’ll be heading to LA and Aspen during the next few weeks, and I’m loading up my iPad […]

Tastemakers :: Hops & Grain Craft Brewers

Apparently there’s a lot more to making beer than I ever knew. I suppose I never gave it much consideration, opening bottles and cans on hot summer days without a second thought. Feeling there was more to this beer thing, I met up recently with Josh Hare at his Austin-based Hops & Grain Brewery for […]

Tastemakers :: in.gredients

The Brothers Lane will be satisfied at nothing. No waste, that is. Founders of the country’s first zero-waste grocery, brothers Joseph, Patrick, and Christian Lane, along with partner Christopher Pepe, were concerned about how much food packaging gets thrown in the garbage, and wanted to see if they could create a grocery store outside the […]

Guide to Austin Shopping

{clockwise: jm drygoods, spartan, tesoros, nannie inez} After the success of Camille’s restaurant guide we published last spring, requests started coming in for a guide to Austin shopping as well. As with the restaurant guide, we weren’t able to include all of our favorites here… there are simply too many great locally owned shops in […]

Tastemakers :: Flour Bakery

When I visited Flour Bakery’s Hope Williams and Greg Wilson, I didn’t expect to need to know a secret knock. Located above a bar on Red River in Austin’s gritty music district, Flour turns out flaky, buttery croissants, crusty artisan breads and deliciously nostalgic “reminiscents”— reimagined versions of the treats we loved as kids, but […]

The Artist’s Studio :: Alyson Fox

SO excited about the collaboration we’re kicking off today with MSN, where we’re going behind-the-scenes and into the studios of three incredibly talented and totally original artists. I’m a longtime fan of all of them, so it’s been an exhilarating experience to see each artist’s creative process firsthand and hear about how they got their […]

StyleMint Giveaway :: Style for your City!

One of the (many) reasons I love living in Austin is the casual, creative vibe this city embraces from its music scene to its design community to the unique personal styles spotted in every neighborhood. You really can wear jeans and fit in just about anywhere, but the key is finding a way to wear […]

On My Nightstand

Most nights spent at home these days, after we’ve put Phoebe down, prepared dinner and put away the dishes, I’m confronted with 3 choices: work on my laptop, watch TV or read a book. Lately I’m trying to do much less of the first two and more of the latter, and it’s amazing how much […]