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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 ...


It's a Match!

Match.com singles survey reveals surprising dating insights on selfies and sex

By Diana Oates

Dallas-based Match.com released its fourth annual singles survey, and boy is it thorough. With data from more than 5,000 U.S. singles, chief scientific advisor Dr. Helen Fisher ...


Designer Football Helmets FTW

Just in time for the Super Bowl, America's top fashion designers score with haute couture football helmets

By Diana Oates

Rarely do fashion and football interact on the field — until now. In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII, Bloomingdale's, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the National ...


SJP Heads to Texas

SJP Collection launch lures Sarah Jessica Parker to Texas

By Diana Oates

Fans of Sex and the City, prepare to squeal in your stilettos: Sarah Jessica Parker’s exclusive new SJP Collection for Nordstrom launches February 28. And the truly diehard might ...


Real March Madness

Create the perfect March Madness bracket and Warren Buffett will make you the next billionaire

By Diana Oates

Am I the only one who rolls their eyes throughout most of March Madness because of "those people" who claim to have a perfect bracket? Well, it's time for ...


Clickable Consignment Shop

Savvy young Texas entrepreneur builds online shopping empire

By Diana Oates

In 2009, Kelsey McLain was a high school student on a mission. She had clothes she didn’t wear and needed some extra money to pay for college. Little did ...


Bath Time Surprises

RIP rubber ducky: Houzz survey says tubs are out for bathroom remodels

By Diana Oates

When it comes time to make a change to the house, master bathrooms are at the top of homeowners’ lists of rooms to redo. But the latest report from Houzz ...


Treasure on the Coast

Escape to character-filled Charleston, where South and sea collide

By Diana Oates

Although I’m a proud North Carolinian, when it comes to weekend getaways, I have a soft spot for South Carolina, a true treasure on the coast. And the city ...


A Gift Collection Like No Other

Neiman Marcus unveils exclusive Ken Downing Collection for thoughtful gift-givers

By Diana Oates

When word spread that Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing would be at the Neiman's in downtown Dallas to debut Ken Downing Gift Collection, style and fashion mavens heeded ...


Best Beauty Buys

Birchbox co-founder shares beauty product must-haves for her fellow Texans

By Diana Oates

Birchbox co-founder Katia Beauchamp is down-to-earth, gorgeous and exceptionally savvy when it comes to running one of the hottest businesses in the beauty industry. So it comes as no surprise ...


Kitchen Not-So-Confidential

Most U.S. homeowners plan swanky kitchen remodels but have yet to begin

By Diana Oates

Most homeowners have grand plans for how they hope their houses will look. Of course, this usually involves some sort of remodel. What is the room of choice this fall ...


Christmas Book Unveiled

Ho ho haute! Neiman Marcus puts Santa to shame with 2013 fantasy gifts

By Diana Oates

Now that Neiman Marcus has released its 87th annual Christmas Book, the holiday shopping season has officially begun. The blow-your-mind fantasy gifts are bigger and better than ever this year ...


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