• Texas Two Step

    written by HEATHER KW BROWN | photography courtesy of SAMMY TODD DYESS PHOTOGRAPHY; VISIT HOUSTON; PRIMERO; SHANNAH J. SMITH; HOTEL DEREK; LA CANTERA HOUSTON In Atlanta, we have Interstate 285, outside the perimeter and moonshine. In Houston, they have Interstate 610, inside The Loop and “Mooshine.” My introduction to …

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  • Not Your Grandmama’s Grits

    written by COLLEEN ANN MCNALLY | photos courtesy of BOURBON | FORREST CLONTS; THE NICKELODEON; COLUMBIA, S.C. CVB Strolling down Main Street, I tried to put my finger on the Southern city that Columbia, S.C. most resembles. A view centered on the state Capitol hinted to a …

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  • A Satiable Search of Books and Bars

    written by COLLEEN ANN MCNALLY | photography courtesy of ACE HOTEL | RUSH JAGOE; HOTEL MONTELEONE; CHRIS GRANGER | BRENNAN’S; COLLEEN ANN MCNALLY; ARNAUD’S; HOTEL MAZARIN H –O –T –E, then M – O – N –T. The first few letters of the iconic rooftop sign …

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  • Touching Down in Dallas

    A Cowboy Town’s Sharper Edge written by COLLEEN ANN MCNALLY | photography courtesy of THE HIGHLAND DALLAS; MADRINA “WHAT BRINGS YOU to Dallas?” the driver asked. What a loaded question, I thought as I settled into the black Cadillac Escalade emblazoned with The Highland Dallas …

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