Tastemakers :: Josephine House

For years, we’ve had tacos, barbeque and beer down in Austin. What was harder to find, though, was a touch of refined but casual elegance in our local food scene. Thankfully, Larry McGuire, Austin’s culinary boy wonder, has gotten it just right once again, articulating exactly what we wanted before we even knew quite what […]

Featured Shop :: Haven’s Kitchen

Wishing that Haven’s Kitchen would transport itself to Austin so I could shop, take classes and eat there all the time. Housed within an incredibly cool carriage house near Manhattan’s Union Square, this gourmet shop and cooking school is all about delicious, seasonal and sustainable food and has developed a loyal following among foodies who […]

Field Trip :: A Cheese Tasting Party

Remember back in September when we rounded up our 10 favorite cheese plates? Well our love for cheese is still going strong, and our commitment to our all-time favorite dish unfaltering. So when the owners of one of our favorite dining spots in town came knocking on our door with the idea to host a […]

I’m With The Band

Jennifer here, already accused of taking this post way too seriously! But hey — after 12+ years of living in Austin and countless wristbands tucked in my scrapbook, I’ve learned a thing or two about surviving music festivals. And I’m not about to send you out there in a pair of espadrilles and tight jeans. […]

Tastemakers :: Salt & Time

Remember when there were neighborhood butcher shops? Yeah, me neither. Back in the fabled past (when you could also get fresh milk delivered to your door every day), I’ve heard there were neighborhood shops where skilled artisans cut whole animals to order. These butchers knew the farmer who raised the animals, knew what their customers […]

Monochromatic Monday :: I ♥ Austin

It’s supposed to hit 80+ degrees today (don’t hate, East Coasters) and it’s days like this when I’m reminded yet again how much I love living in Austin. I’m planning to close the computer early, pull on my favorite cutoffs and take Phoebe to a park somewhere so she can try out a swing set […]

Featured Shop :: Chatelles Paris

I don’t mean to bring any added stress to the beginning of your week, but is anyone else feeling a bit of anxiety looking at these gorgeous slippers in an effort to choose your favorite? I discovered Chattelles Paris a few months ago, and since then have revisited their site an average of once a […]

Tastemakers :: Argus Cidery

This feature is part 2 of our new Tastemakers series, in which Elizabeth Winslow uncovers the stories behind the most inspiring food artisans, distillers, retailers, farmers, restauranteurs, bakers, chefs, tastemakers, and innovators. For our first installment with Fresa’s, click here. There’s a new scene brewing in Austin: just southwest of town where the city lights give way to the […]

Happy (Half)Birthday to Phoebe!

Last week we celebrated Phoebe’s half birthday… I can’t believe our darling girl is 6 months old! The other day I read a quote that said “The days are long, but the years are short,” and boy is that true with a baby. Some days (especially if she’s having a fussy afternoon) the hours seem […]

Field Trip :: A Coffee Brewing Class

Oh, coffee… how do I love thee? For many of us, brewing a piping hot cup of joe is one act of kindness we do for our loved ones every morning. Though I consider myself to be quite the coffee junkie, I’ve had more instant coffee and Keurig cups than I care to admit… so […]

Tastemakers :: Fresa’s, Austin

I’ve been bursting with excitement to unveil the series we’ve been working on with our newest contributor, Elizabeth Winslow. I first got to know Elizabeth when we collaborated on this feature of her gorgeous home, and I could immediately tell from her warmth, creativity and unbelievably vast cookbook selection that she was a foodie soulmate…and […]

Featured Shop :: Cox & Cox

Even before I became a mom last year, I’ve always been drawn to kids’ crafts, games & clothing that capture the whimsy and magic of childhood – those items that take you back to what it really felt like to be a kid. I stumbled upon UK-based Cox & Cox a few weeks ago and […]