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Kathy Blackwell edits Texas Monthly’s travel and style stories. She joined the magazine in 2017, after serving for three years as editor in chief of Austin Way, a lifestyle magazine. Before that, she worked for fourteen years at the Austin American-Statesman, rising to become its senior editor for features. Though she’s a native of South Carolina and returns there regularly to visit relatives and friends, Kathy has become a proud Texan and an expert on our state’s restaurants, hotels, resorts, outdoor activities, and fashion.

25 Articles

Style & Design |
April 14, 2022

These Destination Spas Are Even Better With a Plus-one

La Cantera and Lake Austin Spa offer many options for couples and friends. Massage table for two, anyone?

Style & Design |
May 12, 2020

Celebrated Designer Brandon Maxwell on Donating PPE and Wedding Gowns, Southern Comfort Food, and Helping Texas Artists

The Longview native and ‘Project Runway’ judge, who will cochair the Texas Medal of Arts, has spent the pandemic giving back in every way he can. Just don’t ask him to create right now.

Food & Drink |
November 27, 2017

Food From the Edge

From Asian flavors to seasonal, live-fire surprises, some of Texas’s best chefs went for the unexpected at The Edge of Texas nighttime events.