Staff Picks

Lettuce Ware: Dodie Thayer is Back!

A few years ago, I did a story for Southern Living about alfresco entertaining. I was so excited by the assignment because it was my first as Editor-at-Large and it gave me an opportunity to pull out my Lettuce Ware! Do you know it? Do you have some? Did your mom have it on the table? It was at the height of its […]

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Hippity-Hoppity Easter’s On Its Way!

Don’t you love it when someone stops you in the street and asks you where you got something? I do! I love to share my favorite sources but I have never owned anything that gets as much attention as my daughter’s Luxe Bunny Coat from Little Goodall. It is made right here in Texas by the talented perfectionist, Molly Goodall, and I’m seriously not […]

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Made in the South: Ashley Pittman

Looking for a hint to drop to your Valentine? I’m dropping mine now! Can someone please email a link to this blog post to my husband? I’m crazy about the work of Dallas designer, Ashley Pittman. She has managed to create a business making jewelry that employs over 75 artisans in Africa with fair wages and opportunities for growth. Can […]

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Staff Picks: Where We’re Refueling for National Coffee Day

Let’s be straight here: We’re a bunch of journalists, which means we live in a state of constant caffeination. That’s not simple conjecture; it’s fact! Where we refuel is nearly as important as the fuel itself, so for #NationalCoffeeDay, we’ve chosen some of the spots nearest and dearest to our fast-beating hearts. The coffee shop is one of the last vestiges of a […]

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