• Olive & June

    Olive & June: Elegant Italian fare in Austin

    Olive & June is an elegant yet casual multilevel space with a large terrace providing refined Italian fare & wine. We recently visited Austin for a family members wedding reception, and when I heard where we were going I immediately…

  • Austin Texas

    Brass House: Austin’s Blues and Jazz Lounge

    Their Story: Brass House Austin was conceived by Jason White while operating in a combat zone with the United States Marine Corps. He dreamed of moving to Austin and opening a live music venue at the completion of his service…

  • Food,  Travel

    Don’s Specialty Meats: Boudin & Cracklin

    Since 1993 Don’s Specialty Meats in Carencro, LA has been making the same great homemade and hand made boudin, voted “best” 5 years in row,  and cracklins that are ubiquitously known as South Louisiana’s best! From boudin and cracklins to plate lunches and…

  • Travel


    Priesters Pecans is a family-owned company specializing in delicious old-fashioned, farm fresh gifts like pecan desserts, pecan candies, pecan pies, cakes, and bulk pecans. As pecan suppliers and candy makers for over 7 decades, our Gourmet Pecan Pies, Gift Tins,…

  • Travel

    Magpie Cafe | Places to visit in Baton Rouge, LA

    During a recent road trip to Alabama, my mother and I visited Magpie Cafe. We’d initially read about this quaint little espresso coffee bar on yelp. Magpie Cafe features seasonal, locally-sourced, organic baked goods and lunch offerings. They also offer…