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Jessica Honegger’s Cozy and Eclectic Pool Room Reveal

This interview with Jessica Honegger embodies precisely why she is one of my favorite people. No matter what it is, whether discussing a recent home remodel, raising children, marriage or any number of other topics, you get all of her. You get all of her wisdom, experience, pitfalls and thoughtfulness and it’s all so good. Jessica and her husband, Joe, recently completed phase 1 of their 1970’s ranch home remodel here in Austin and are currently knee-deep in phase 2. We decided to reveal the pool room first because it feels like …

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My Daily Uniform with Samantha Moore of Jenni Kayne

When I first began my styling journey as an assistant, I realized within three hours that it was exactly what I wanted to be doing, schlepping and all. After my first fitting? I was completely hooked. I am endlessly fascinated with the clothes that people put on their bodies and how they make them feel. The way that one sweater can feel totally foreign to one person, but like home to another. The way clothes can totally exude a true inner confidence. This series has been a long time coming and something that I am so excited about. I love the …

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The Evolution of Thai Fresh with Jam Sanichat, Plus Her Spicy Glass Noodle Salad Recipe

In a city where the restaurant scene is always evolving, there is at least one constant: On any given day, you can sit at a table amidst a sea of other diners, between the avocado-hued walls of Thai Fresh and feel right at home. The local establishment that Jam Sanichat started alongside her husband Bruce in 2008 has stood the test of more than a decade and continues to thrive with a sea of enthusiastic patrons and people who will go to their grave swearing by her red curry. We dropped in one morning for breakfast tacos (yes, they serve …

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Jill Elliott from Haberdashery: Funding a Retail Business, Finding your Niche and more

(This story of Jill Elliott and her shops Haberdashery and Black Chalk Home & Laundry is the latest in our series of small business stories in partnership with Gracie Byrd Jones. You can see more here.) I’m almost certain that every business is a combination of grit, genius, and also the following of a little voice in your head that keeps leading you down the path. This story of Jill Elliott and how she began her second retail concept, Black Chalk Home & Laundry is no exception. I loved chatted with her about the real and …

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