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...

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...

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...

Upfront: It’s Good To Have Friends

Upfront: It’s Good To Have Friends

Friendship has always been part of human communities but in our busy lives and mobile society it’s not easy to keep friendships alive. Yet both social and neuro-medical scientists increasingly confirm the benefits of social engagement for our health, wellbeing and...

Business Woman Spotlight: Tessa Guerra

Business Woman Spotlight: Tessa Guerra

Tessa Guerra, CEO, Roo & Me Children’s Boutique What do you do? I am the owner of a children’s boutique in The Pearl. I design children’s wear, select all the merchandise for my store and work here as well. Length of time at this job: My business has been up and...

Role Model: Elysia Etter

Role Model: Elysia Etter

Arborist for Etter Tree Care Not many San Antonians can say that they are “a steward of the earth,” but Elysia Etter, a certified arborist at Etter Tree Care Service, carries that title proudly alongside her family of entrepreneurs. “Every day I help educate people...

Managing Care When You’re Not There

Advice for Baby Boomers in Charge of Elderly Care Only three short years ago, Kerry Rutledge was living her dream career. At 60, she represented a private line of high-end clothing; occasionally jetted off to New York for meetings and enjoyed her quality time with...

Art Beat: Art is What Makes Us Human

Art Beat: Art is What Makes Us Human

Katie Luber guides the San Antonio Museum of Art in the right direction The roof was damaged by hail and the Cowden Gallery Pop Art exhibit had to be closed earlier than planned, but on this sunny day in May when I arrive to interview director Katherine “Katie” Luber,...

Style Spotlight: Swimwear

Style Spotlight: Swimwear

Your weekly dose of what’s trending in and around San Antonio Sunny days ahead! Whether you are heading to the beach or simply to the pool, explore the coolest swimsuits around. These reversible (yes, you heard me correctly!) suits from L Space are to die for. The fit...

Interior Design: Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Interior Design: Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Mirror's help add volume and depth to a room. The simple sophistication of this mirror would work well for those who want to marry timeless and contemporary. In many cases, both parties living in a home do not have the exact same taste. Whereas, something like this...

Style Spotlight

Style Spotlight

Black and White is always right. Black and White is completely modern and yet classic all at once. The graphic look is having a major moment in the sun this season. From footwear to apparel to swimwear – this bold, graphic look has been dominating the style scene....

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