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Diana Oates is the associate editor for CultureMap Dallas.

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Keeping up with the Joneses

2015 Medal of Arts honorees revealed in Texas-sized celebration

By Diana Oates

Dallas philanthropic duo Gene Jones and daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson summoned the press, Texas Cultural Trust board members and friends, and arts patrons to AT&T Stadium on January 14 ...


Hello Sunshine

Texas twins capture vacation bliss with new online shop Sunshine Tienda

By Diana Oates

Texan twins Amanda and Laura Ernst are on a mission to spread the good vibes associated with vacation through new lifestyle e-store Sunshine Tienda. “The peace you feel when traveling ...


Lone Star Pride

3 Austinites honored on national magazine's list of people changing the South

By Diana Oates

This past week Southern Living came out with its 2015 list of 50 people changing the South, and Texas is well-represented. These folks — from writers to chefs to anthropologists to ...


Survivor's Tale

Texas PR pro survives harrowing catamaran accident in Costa Rica

By Diana Oates

Susan Schwartz, owner of a boutique public relations firm in Dallas, is counting her lucky stars: On January 8, she survived a deadly catamaran accident in Costa Rica, off Punta ...


Holiday Host Gift Guide

Think outside the booze with 7 great gift ideas for holiday party hosts

By Diana Oates

Let us first state the obvious: Wine and champagne are fabulous. However, there is a very good chance that every other guest invited to the holiday parties you attend will ...


Beauty Pioneer Is Austin Bound

Celebrity skincare expert moves headquarters to Austin

By Diana Oates

Facial junkies, brace yourselves: Renee Rouleau, aesthetician to the stars and founder of the skincare line that bears her name, recently spilled on social media that she and her husband ...


Work Out Like a Warrior

New Dallas-based activewear line is fit for a warrior — and women of all shapes and sizes

By Diana Oates

A name like Gail Warrior is bound to inspire. And that’s exactly what the Dallas mother, entrepreneur and philanthropist has set out to do with her latest venture, which ...


Jeans and So Much More

New brand with Bonobos ties makes the perfect pair of jeans a reality for women

By Diana Oates

Ladies, have you ever had trouble finding the perfect pair of jeans? Well, so had former J.Crew/Madewell colleagues Maggie Winter and Jac Cameron. Winter remembers hanging out with ...


Big Things Happen Here

How Texas could help power 1.2 million California homes with clean energy

By Diana Oates

Four companies, including one co-headquartered in Texas, recently proposed an $8 billion project that could change the way 1.2 million Southern California households get power. The green energy initiative ...


No More Begging for Dollars

New app revolutionizes valet parking in Austin — no cash needed

By Diana Oates

Everyone can relate to this story. You pull up to the valet at, say, a hot downtown restaurant, only to realize you have no cash. At the end of the ...


Healthy Vacationing

Texas wellness resort and spa hosts raw food weekend getaway

By Diana Oates

After a summer of indulgence, we could all stand to get back on track with our healthy habits. But one Texas resort hopes to take it one step further, offering ...


Lone Star Pride

Totally legit state flag ranking shows Texas is second best in U.S.

By Diana Oates

We might normally ignore rankings with little to no data to support them, but a recent roundup stroked our egos — and tickled our funny bones — a little bit. Supercompressor has ...


Catherine Hearts Sean

Bachelor bride Catherine Lowe turns passion for love notes into heartfelt business

By Diana Oates

She won the heart of heartthrob Sean Lowe on ABC’s The Bachelor with the help of her clever little love notes. Now Mrs. Catherine Lowe has turned her affinity ...


Frugal Foodie News

Texas chef shows gourmet food can be fast and affordable in new book

By Diana Oates

Caroline Wright wants you to take every excuse you’ve ever had for not preparing quality meals for your family and throw them in the trash. While you’re at ...


Presents Welcome

New gift site VelvetCrate helps you send the perfect present every time

By Diana Oates

Choosing the right gift can be tricky — especially when the recipient is a girl. You want something appropriate for the occasion. It should be thoughtful but not sappy. Price is ...


Toilet Paper Chic

Texas woman creates award-winning wedding gown out of most unexpected material

By Diana Oates

Once you read this story, you may never look at a roll of toilet paper the same way again. Amber Mills, a 31-year-old woman from Hurst, Texas, recently created a ...


Bacon Jam, Baby

Austin-based Cookwell & Company celebrates 10 years of culinary creativity

By Diana Oates

Austin-based Cookwell & Company started out like any successful company should. Two food-loving best friends, Will Petty and Kyle Green, set out to create something they couldn’t find in the ...


Topshop Takeover

Topshop bringing Kate Moss Collection to Nordstom in Barton Creek Square

By Diana Oates

Kate Moss fans are about to get much closer to copying the supermodel's signature style. Topshop is launching a new Kate Moss Collection in stores and online April 30 ...


Awesome Accessories

BaubleBar pop-up joins Topshop in bringing trendy, affordable bling to Nordstrom near you

By Diana Oates

On the heels of the much-ballyhooed launch of its SJP Collection with Sarah Jessica Parker, Nordstrom is rolling out its next creative collaboration. On March 31, the retailer welcomes New ...


SJP in the City

Sarah Jessica Parker talks new collection, Mom's influence and how Carrie became an icon

By Diana Oates

While Sarah Jessica Parker may have passed over Austin, choosing instead to share her new line with Dallas on March 9, we've still been eagerly anticipating the launch of ...


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