November 2, 2021

The Natural Beauty and Modern Luxuries of The Woodlands

For the same reasons that make it a top place to live and thrive, The Woodlands stands out as a travel destination by combining the best aspects of business and leisure, natural and urban life in one place. A destination whose offerings and culture rival the nation’s most buzzed about

October 16, 2021

Join Magnolia’s Sixth Annual Silobration

Bustling streets filled with vendors and visitors, a Ferris wheel that takes you to new heights, and time together under a fall Texas sky. These are just a few telltale signs that Silobration, Magnolia’s annual homecoming, is back for another year in Waco.  When Chip and Joanna Gaines bought the historic, abandoned

October 11, 2021

Escape to Fredericksburg This Fall

In need of a getaway? Head to Fredericksburg for an autumn adventure filled with award-winning wine, outdoor experiences and holiday shopping.  Explore Texas Wine Country Relax on the patio of one of the area’s more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms. Sip on award-winning vino, while enjoying the changing colors of the

October 1, 2021

Celebrate Fall With a Weekend Getaway in Round Rock

Pack your bags, grab a pumpkin-flavored drink, and head to Round Rock, Texas: the ultimate destination for a fun-filled fall getaway. Centrally located and based within a three-hour drive from four of the nation’s largest cities, visitors are flocking to Round Rock for its unique balance of Texas charm and

Business |
January 20, 2013

Store Wars!

Two luxury retailers: Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. One desirable market: Houston. The fight for the hearts and credit cards of couture clotheshorses like Lynn Wyatt and Carolyn Farb officially begins next month, but already the fur is flying.

Art |
August 31, 2010


In this high-desert hub just north of Big Bend National Park, you’ll find Western artwork, Mexican handicrafts, and the unexpected snow cone.

Street Smarts |
October 31, 2009

Downtown Llano

Handmade crafts, homey cafes, and cowboy couture make this Hill Country hamlet a browser’s paradise.

Style & Design |
June 30, 2009

Susie Q., Mystery Shopper

Susie Q. (not her real name) has been reviewing hotels, restaurants, and retailers anonymously for about six years. She works for several market research companies, such as Sinclair Customer Metrics, to whom she reports her findings after posing as an everyday customer and testing out products and services. She has

Style & Design |
February 1, 2008

Ort Varona

His LFT is a BFD—those f’s are for “fashion”—and therefore he is too. Following a hugely successful maiden foray into upscale retail with Octane and Premium93, both going strong as storefronts in the West Village neighborhood of Dallas, Varona opened Lifestyle Fashion Terminal last March at Victory Park, northwest of

Style & Design |
June 30, 1997

Westheimer, Ho!

Accessories for sexual adventurers, columns for your Craftsman bungalow, tasteful tables made from old manhole covers: You can find it all on this reborn Houston strip.

Feature |
December 1, 1996

Border Bargains

We’ve found thirty shops just across the Rio Grande where you can buy everything from hand-carved furniture to whimsical walking sticks. The quality is high, the prices are right, and you don't have to pay in pesos.