Profile: Margie O’Krent

Profile: Margie O’Krent

A LOVE STORY BY JASMINA WELLINGHOFF PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA GIESEY Margie O’Krent describes her life as a love story. She is referring to her husband, Sam O’Krent, whom she met in high school, married a few years later, and with whom she has weathered life’s joys and...

At Home: A Solid Foundation

At Home: A Solid Foundation

A TEXAS COUPLE RETURN TO SET DOWN ROOTS IN OLMOS PARK In 2011, native Texans Lauren and Jay Bullock were preparing to leave New York City, where they had lived for the last decade for Bermuda, when they were asked about relocating to San Antonio instead. They jumped...

Making a Great First Impression

Making a Great First Impression

First impressions. You only get one shot, and most people will judge you within the first few seconds of meeting you. We’re all guilty of committing a wardrobe faux pas or initiating an awkward moment in these situations. Making an assured first impression is...

Role Model: Katie Kinder DeBauche

Role Model: Katie Kinder DeBauche

DIRECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING FOR THE SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK Katie Kinder knew early on that she wanted to make a difference, and it was important to her to work with others to achieve something today that they weren’t able to do yesterday. DeBauche’s dad, David...

Guys to Know: Sean McNelis

Guys to Know: Sean McNelis

ATTORNEY, RETAIL ENTREPRENEUR A graduate of St. Mary’s Law School, Sean McNelis is the founder/owner of McNelis & Associates, a firm that specializes in construction/real estate law in relation to commercial and public projects. He has recently represented...

Spotlight: Brooklynn Chandler Willy

Spotlight: Brooklynn Chandler Willy

CEO & FOUNDER OF TEXAS FINANCIAL ADVISORY PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET ROGERS Name: Brooklynn Chandler Willy Company: Texas Financial Advisory Title: CEO and founder What do you do? I acquire clients, manage money, pay bills and referee employee issues. I’m also a radio...

Marketing In Today’s World

Marketing In Today’s World

FOUR LOCAL LEADERS DISCUSS THEIR JOURNEYS AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES BY JENNIFER BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELIZABETH WARBURTON The lion’s share of our lives is spent sitting behind a desk communicating through a screen. We no longer have to leave our homes to shop, pay...

Strength Training As We Age

Strength Training As We Age

START SLOW, START LIGHT With a desire to have more muscle strength and to lose weight, Karen Burrows, 57, began a strength-training program three years ago and has enjoyed the benefits immensely. “I have more energy and feel better about myself overall,” she says. She...

Sweet on Citrus Gardening

Sweet on Citrus Gardening

AN ELEGANT FORM OF EDIBLE LANDSCAPING BY JOSIE SEELIGSON A few years ago I planted a small Satsuma orange tree in our backyard. Lovely evergreen leaves unfolded barren for a season or so, until finally, late one spring, delicate white flowers fragrantly blossomed near...

Hill Country Guide: My Favorite Fredericksburg

Hill Country Guide: My Favorite Fredericksburg

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO IN AND AROUND THIS MOST POPULAR HILL COUNTRY TOWN What is new to say about a place I’ve been to a thousand times? You might be surprised. With each new visit, there are more wonderful places to discover. As the author of several guidebooks...

Eat, Stay, Play in Santa Fe

Eat, Stay, Play in Santa Fe

YEAR-ROUND FUN IN "THE CITY DIFFERENT" BY JANIS TURK “The City Different” seems an odd official nickname for a city as pretty as Santa Fe, New Mexico. However, this popular vacation destination’s century-old moniker conveys the message that Santa Fe is a city like no...

Artbeat: Music for the Soul

Artbeat: Music for the Soul

Deborah Marshall MUSIC THANATOLOGIST PLAYS HARP FOR THE DYING The Abode Home is a unique place where terminally ill patients are embraced and taken care of. It’s not a hospice, says the brochure, “but rather a home with a simple, welcoming, peaceful ambience for...

September is Photo Festival Month

September is Photo Festival Month

Founded in 1995 as a “unique and eclectic forum for the exhibition and celebration of photography and photographically based art,” Fotoseptiembre USA has become an established and eagerly anticipated art festival in San Antonio and the surrounding cities. It attracts...

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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