Fondant Au Chocolat

Fondant Au Chocolat

Jose Campos’ favorite treat offered at the CommonWealth Coffeehouse & bakery. “It’s one of our most popular pastries,” he said.

Guys to Know: Dennis Trammell

Guys to Know: Dennis Trammell

VP AND GENERAL MANAGER, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE By JASMINA WELLINGHOFF Photography by Candace Schaddelee After graduating from college with a degree in English, Dennis Trammell took a temporary holiday job with the Parisian department store in his hometown of Birmingham,...

Health: Are You Eating Your Feelings?

Health: Are You Eating Your Feelings?

By Jan Tilley Emotional eating is the practice of consuming large quantities of food — usually “comfort” or junk foods — in response to feelings instead of hunger. It is often an overwhelming drive or desire to put a Band-Aid on our hurts and challenges....

Mommy Matters: Kids in the Kitchen

Mommy Matters: Kids in the Kitchen

Holiday cooking projects for children are not only fun, but are a great way to create tradition and develop useful skills. BY Nicole Crawford The holidays are right around the corner, and for many people that means an extra dose of family time and food. If your...

Role Model: Taylor Breshears

Role Model: Taylor Breshears

SECOND-GRADE TEACHER AT NORTHWOOD ELEMENTARY By Kristin Mears Photography by JANET ROGERS Instilled with the passion to be a lifelong learner at a young age, Taylor Breshears knew that a career in education was the path for her. “My dad was in education,” she...

According to Linda

According to Linda

Don’t Fret — It could be worse! Do you ever feel your world is collapsing? You don’t know what to do. You wonder how the heck you’re going to turn things around to fix the problem. You wake up during the night and can’t get back to sleep because of stress and worry....

Spotlight: Sharon K. Sra, MD

Spotlight: Sharon K. Sra, MD

Sharon K. Sra, MD Alamo Heights Ophthalmology What do you do? I am an ophthalmologist. I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and perform eye surgery. Length of time at this job: I have been practicing ophthalmology in San Antonio for 10 years....

Women in Business: Women in the Automotive Industry

Women in Business: Women in the Automotive Industry

Driven to Win By SHARI BIEDIGER Photography by Bryn Le Nguyen Once Karl Benz strapped an engine to a three-wheeled cart in 1885, the race was on — for cars that are better, faster, safer and more efficient and look smart on the starting line. That couldn’t suit these...

Boomers: Vacation Homes

Boomers: Vacation Homes

INVESTMENT AND ANSWERED DREAM By PAMELA LUTRELL Climbing Sales Who wouldn’t like to spend the golden years listening to waves rolling in on a beach or gazing over snow-covered mountains? For previous generations these have only been dreams; however, the baby boomers...

Sustainable Gardening: Green Gifts for Nature Lovers

Sustainable Gardening: Green Gifts for Nature Lovers

BY JOSIE SEELIGSON Living gifts that perpetuate health and productivity are the ultimate in both sustainability and pleasure. Plants help improve air quality both indoors and out, and keeping green plants around is a surefire way to fend off winter blues by bringing...

Hill Country Guide: Merry and Bright

Hill Country Guide: Merry and Bright

The Hill Country’s best and brightest holiday celebrations By JANIS TURK All is calm, and all is bright as twinkling lights, night parades, Christmas shopping markets and warm Yuletide fun fill the calendar in towns throughout the Hill Country this season. Families...

Travel: Need a Cure for the Common Cold Winter Blues?

Travel: Need a Cure for the Common Cold Winter Blues?

Take a Cruise and Call me in the Morning By JANIS TURK “The cure for everything is saltwater — sweat, tears or the sea,” writes author Isak Dineson, and she’s right. There is no winter cabin fever that can’t be cured by a salty sea breeze, a piña colada on a sunny...

Artbeat: Embroidering

Artbeat: Embroidering

HISTORY AND CULTURE Show will pay tribute to Old Spanish Trail highway By JASMINA WELLINGHOFF PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET ROGERS Years ago, artist Laurel Gibson stopped to look at some merchandise sold from a roadside stand along Highway 16. Large perforated paper rolls...

CityScene: In Full Swing

By JASMINA WELLINGHOFF By November, the performing arts season is in full swing and itching to get into the holiday mood sooner rather than later. A great event to get us all in the spirit of celebration is Luminaria, coming up Nov. 9-12. The annual showcase of...

Entertaining: Not Just Another Christmas Party

Entertaining: Not Just Another Christmas Party

By Pamela Lutrell Photography by Janis Turk It started on a trip to New York City. Four best friends from Terrell Hills … women who had raised their children together … traveled the world together … began to discuss another Christmas. Though not in the real “tinsel...

Dining: Boudro’s Texas Bistro

Dining: Boudro’s Texas Bistro

A SAN ANTONIO HOLIDAY TRADITION By LAUREN BROWNING Photography by JANET ROGERS With holidays upon us and family and friends among us, San Antonio’s River Walk beckons us to return to its dazzling lights, scrumptious fare, jubilant smiles and jingling bells. At this...

Dining: Alberico’s

Dining: Alberico’s

A WELCOMING RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR THAT TRANSPORTS YOU BY LAUREN BROWING PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET ROGERS Driving along McCullough, you may have noticed an inviting replacement to the launderette in the prime corner space of The Yard Shopping Center. Known as Alberico...

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