Kristie Ramirez

Kristie Ramirez is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly. She began her career at D Magazine, the city magazine of Dallas, and she’s the former Dallas editor for Condé Nast’s Lucky magazine. Ramirez also served as the editor-in-chief of FASHION, Texas Monthly’s annual style magazine. She has written for National Geographic Traveler, Departures, and Condé Nast Traveler and teaches fashion journalism at Southern Methodist University. Ramirez is a third-generation Texan and lives in Dallas.


Native Woods

Six heirloom-worthy pieces that really do grow on trees. 

Pearl-Snap Shirts

For when you need a beautiful shirt that can be removed quickly.

Cast Iron

Rugged, refined, and heavy as hell.

The Belt Buckle

Six variations on the choicest form of jewelry for a cowgirl. Or boy.


From rugs to bags to pillows, a little hair never hurt anyone.

Robert Earl Keen’s Scriptorium

The singer-songwriter shows us where he writes.

Julián Castro’s Office

The mayor of San Antonio shows us where he works.

Laura Wilson’s Studio

The Dallas photographer shows us where she works.

Ted Nugent’s Truck

The musician shows us some of his gear.

James Buescher’s Home Office

The NASCAR driver gives us a glimpse of his life away from the racetrack.

David Lake and Ted Flato’s Office

The architects show us what’s on their desk.

Tina Craig’s Suitcase

The blogger shows us what she’ll be taking to New York Fashion Week.

Lyman Hardy’s Editing Bay

The composer and sound-maker shows us some of his tools.

Magda Sayeg’s Bedside Table

The yarn bomber shows us some of her personal possessions.

Jaap van Zweden’s Piano

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra conductor shows us some of his tools.