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Jennifer Chininis

Editor in Chief

Dallas native and University of Texas grad Jennifer Chininis has spent the majority of her career in local and regional media. During a long tenure at D Magazine, she held nearly every editorial position imaginable, from managing editor to online editorial director, where she got a taste for the exciting, fast-paced world of online journalism. After leaving D, she explored the digital marketing and social media world at companies like Central Market. As editor in chief for CultureMap Dallas, she returns to the role she cherishes most: city curator and insider. But this time she gets to explore that role in the digital space.

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In-Flight Drinking

Austin-born cocktail brand takes flight on Virgin America

By Jennifer Chininis

A homegrown cocktail brand is taking flight: Austin Cocktails, a line of bottled vodka-based concoctions, is now available on Virgin America. The airline, named the Best Domestic Airline for Food ...


Austin Style Invasion

Austin menswear fave Stag invades Dallas with new shop

By Jennifer Chininis

Stag, the Austin menswear shop that has caught the attention of national pubs like Men’s Journal and GQ, is in expansion mode: A Dallas location opened November 21 in ...


Celebrity Real Estate

Jonas Brothers' Texas manse can be yours for a cool $3.2 million

By Jennifer Chininis

Anyone with around $3.2 million to burn can live like the Jonas Brothers did in the upscale Tarrant County town of Westlake. The Disney stars-turned-heartthrobs have put their 7 ...


Best Steakhouses

Only 1 local restaurant lands on Texas-heavy list of America's best steakhouses

By Jennifer Chininis

A list of the best steakhouses in America is bound to include plenty of Texas restaurants. And OpenTable's latest helps prove that when it comes to beef, the Lone ...


Road Trip Time

Road trip! TMBBQ Fest heads to North Texas for barbecue eat-a-thons

By Jennifer Chininis

Next month TMBBQ Road Trip is heading north for its first foray into Dallas-Fort Worth, hosting two meaty adventures. November 1 brings a day-long event with stops at three of ...


Relocation Central

New state migration study says the Texas-California bond is stronger than ever

By Jennifer Chininis

We Texans like to think that people who aren't born here get here as fast as they can. And, for the most part, we are right: According to the ...


Omni High

Texas-based hotel chain crowned year's best luxury brand

By Jennifer Chininis

A Texas-based hotel chain can add another one to the trophy case: Omni Hotels & Resorts, based in Dallas, was named Luxury Hotel Brand of the Year in the 2014 Harris ...


Homestate Glory

Austin deemed the fastest-growing large city in America — and Texas is outpacing the nation

By Jennifer Chininis

If you feel like Texas cities are growing at record speed, it’s because they are: the Lone Star State dominates WalletHub’s new rankings of the fastest-growing U.S ...


World-Renowned Real Estate

Texas' sizzling real estate market becomes an international sensation

By Jennifer Chininis

A new report shows international homebuyers are snatching up Texas real estate at record pace. According to the 2014 Texas International Homebuyers Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors ...


Good Design Advice

6 reasons why everyone should hire a professional interior designer

By Jennifer Chininis

Our homes are our sanctuaries. We want them to be stylish yet comfortable, polished yet functional. And, above all, we want them to reflect our personal styles. But sometimes even ...


Homestate Shame

Texas shamefully ranked one of the worst states for women's equality

By Jennifer Chininis

We Texans have a lot to boast about, but this certainly isn’t one of them. According to a recent survey by WalletHub, the Lone Star State ranks among the ...


Homebuyer Blues

Texas homebuyers pay the highest closing costs in nation

By Jennifer Chininis

Texas homebuyers have it rough these days. Not only are they faced with a highly competitive market (although inventory is increasing) they have to pay out the nose in closing ...


Ebola Doctor Update

Texas doctor infected with Ebola releases statement, says he is 'growing stronger'

By Jennifer Chininis

The former Fort Worth family practice doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia is “growing stronger every day.” Dr. Kent Brantly, who is being treated in isolation at Emory Hospital in ...


Real Estate Report

Texas housing market finally sees increased inventory — even in Austin

By Jennifer Chininis

The story right now in the Texas housing market: quarterly gains in inventory for the first time in three years, according to the latest report from the Texas Association of ...


Boutique Hotels

Texas boutique hotel Inn at Dos Brisas takes organic farm-to-table dining to new level

By Jennifer Chininis

The Inn at Dos Brisas, the Relais & Chateaux property and equestrian center in Washington, Texas, has one-upped itself in the culinary department. The ranch resort has expanded its USDA-certified organic ...


Patience Please

No surprise here: Franklin Barbecue deemed one of 10 U.S. restaurants worth the wait in line

By Jennifer Chininis

If you've ever spent a long morning waiting in line for Franklin Barbecue, a new list from Yahoo Travel will resonate with you. According to the site, the famous ...


Brave Doctor Returns

Texas doctor infected with Ebola returns to U.S. for treatment

By Jennifer Chininis

Dr. Kent Brantly, a family practice physician who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia, is now back home in the United States. He arrived at Dobbins ...


Homestate Shame

These Texas cities must not be very fun places to live

By Jennifer Chininis

A new survey suggests that three Texas cities offer little in the way of fun. According to personal finance website WalletHub, Irving, Houston and San Antonio rank among 10 worst ...


Real Estate Rising

Crazy Texas housing market screws first-time buyers who want new homes

By Jennifer Chininis

We Texans like to brag, and one of our favorite topics of late is the booming housing market across the state. But this boom doesn’t come without consequences. According ...


Tech Chicks Rule

3 Texas cities get props as top U.S. locales for women in tech

By Jennifer Chininis

New research shows Texas can add another feather to our tech cap: Dallas, Houston and Austin rank among the top cities for women in tech. To explore the state of ...


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