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Sherry With Your Friends

If you’re looking for an ordinary cocktail so you can have an average night with boring people, then this is where you need to stop reading. This cocktail, the Almondo,  has a base of sherry, which is a great way to start any drink and always makes Steinbeck proud. What comes next are easy-to-find ingredients that combine into a tart flavor explosion that will leave you confused and content at… read more

Best Places to Beckon Fall

Every year, when sandal weather begins to fade, Southerners tend to panic. “What do you mean I have to wear closed-toe shoes?!” But here’s the good news: fall colors, flavors, and adventures are right around the corner. Here’s a roundup of our favorite fall destinations for exploring our stunning native land this fall.   TAIL OF THE DRAGON AT DEAL’S GAP   |   NORTH CAROLINA For driving: Also known as… read more

A Twist (of Lime) on Eco-Friendly Water Bottles

How many times have you heard your doctor and mother say, “drink more water”? Probably a million and counting. Let’s be real though, water just doesn’t have that zest of flavor, and it’s hard to commit to drinking a beverage that is lacking in the taste department. Between all the chips, dips, and other tempting carbs, fruits and vegetables can be hard to squeeze in too! There is now a cool solution that… read more


the craft of brotherhood

Beautiful transformations happen at Lamon Luther. Salvaged wood becomes exquisite pieces of furniture, and once-broken and hopeless men metamorphose into skilled artisans with dignity and purpose. This is the story of those craftsmen and the reclaiming of their futures.    


Rustic Ravioli

When we think of homemade ravioli, we imagine gray-haired grandmothers stooped over, kneading pasta dough, and giving us unsolicited relationship advice. But there is also something very charming about passed-down traditions, and we feel that making your own pasta from scratch is a great place to begin. This Taleggio Ravioli with Garlicy Butter Kale and Wild Mushroom Sauce + Toasted Pine Nuts recipe is surprisingly simple; don’t fret if you’ve never made pasta before – the recipe includes easy, step-by-step… read more

Lela Rose: Spring Looks We Wish We Could Wear Now

The Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week wrapped up earlier this month, and we’re all drooling over the divine spring pieces that made their way down the runways. We weren’t the only ones clutching to our phones, hovering over Instagram, thinking GIVE ME NOW, PLEASE. Right? We’re particularly obsessed with Texas designer Lela Rose’s Spring 2015 Collection; we can almost guarantee her signature ladylike silhouettes and graphic prints will look magical when incorporated into… read more

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