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Jennifer Chininis

Editor in Chief

Dallas native and University of Texas grad Jennifer Chininis has spent the majority of her career in local and regional media. During a long tenure at D Magazine, she held nearly every editorial position imaginable, from managing editor to online editorial director, where she got a taste for the exciting, fast-paced world of online journalism. After leaving D, she explored the digital marketing and social media world at companies like Central Market. As editor in chief for CultureMap Dallas, she returns to the role she cherishes most: city curator and insider. But this time she gets to explore that role in the digital space.

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Rosewood FTW

High-end Dallas hotels hold their own in World's Best Awards 2014

By Jennifer Chininis

Discerning travelers look to Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards, an annual roundup of the best hotels, spas, airlines and cities around the globe. Dallas represents on the 2014 ...


Real Estate Rising

Crazy Texas housing market screws first-time buyers who want new homes

By Jennifer Chininis

We Texans like to brag, and one of our favorite topics of late is the booming housing market across the state. But this boom doesn’t come without consequences. According ...


Iconic Dallas Dishes

10 quintessential dishes all Dallasites must eat before they die

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas-Fort Worth has five-star restaurants, legendary chefs and wine lists that have won awards. We're enthusiastic foodies, ready and willing to try new things. We've lapped up fro-yo ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Dallas housing market remains hot but experts say prepare for cooldown

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas single-family home prices are still up over last year, but that gap is starting to close. According to a new report from CoreLogic, home prices in the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan ...


Dallas Gets Smoked

Barbecue is on the bill for new downtown Dallas food and music festival

By Jennifer Chininis

Barbecue will be the centerpiece of a new local food festival, this one dubbed Smoked Dallas, slated for October 4 in Main Street Garden downtown. In addition to barbecue in ...


List Love

Pair of Dallas restaurants recognized as top neighborhood spots in U.S.

By Jennifer Chininis

It has been about a month since OpenTable pushed out a top 100 list, so it was time. This go-round, it's the nation's neighborhood gems, the restaurants favored ...


Dallas Hotel Win

Downtown Dallas luxury hotel gets national nod for affordability

By Jennifer Chininis

No matter how much money they make — or how fat their expense accounts — people love a good deal, especially when it comes to travel. But no one wants to scrimp ...


Tech Chicks Rule

Dallas gets props as top U.S. city for women in tech

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas has earned its stripes as a technology hub — thanks to its friendliness to both startups and global powerhouses — but new research shows we can add another feather to our ...


Celebrity Real Estate

Pro golfer Hunter Mahan's Preston Hollow pad impresses sporty house hunters

By Jennifer Chininis

On the celebrity home front, pro golfer Hunter Mahan and his wife, Kandi, have put their Preston Hollow pad on the market. Like another pricey Dallas listing, 4939 Manson Court ...


Startup Contest

Dallas Entrepreneur Center gets major funds to start pitch contest

By Jennifer Chininis

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) got a pretty sweet gift on its first birthday: $50,000 from Comerica Bank. That money will fund the prize in the DEC’s first-ever ...


Take the Indoors Out

Homeowners are hot to remodel outdoor spaces — and willing to spend the cash

By Jennifer Chininis

Homeowners hoping to expand their living spaces are looking to the outdoors now more than ever. According to the recent Zillow Digs Home Design Trend Report, more than two-thirds (68 ...


Hometown Glory

Dallas soars above rest of U.S. as top city for recent college grads

By Jennifer Chininis

Now’s the time when recent college graduates must decide where to plant roots so they can begin the next phase of their lives. To help ease that transition, Homes ...


Score for the Dallas Opera

Dallas Opera appoints history-making principal guest conductor

By Jennifer Chininis

Dallas Opera has achieved another milestone with the appointment of Nicole Paiement, who will serve as the company’s first principal guest conductor in its 57-year history. The critically acclaimed ...


What $10 Million-Plus Can Buy

The most expensive homes for sale in Dallas right now

By Jennifer Chininis

UPDATE: Developer Mehrdad Moayedi bought Phil Romano's estate on Strait Lane. --- With the news that attorney Lisa Blue Baron's palatial Preston Hollow estate has hit the market, real ...


Charitable Conspiracy

Art Conspiracy fans wreck Deep Ellum for frenzied fundraising auction

By Jennifer Chininis

Hundreds of Dallas art and music enthusiasts filled Life in Deep Ellum for Wrecked, the mid-year fundraising event for Art Conspiracy. Works from more than 40 artists were auctioned live ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Dallas single-family home prices may buck appreciation trends

By Jennifer Chininis

According to a new report from CoreLogic, single-family home prices in the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan area were up 10.4 percent in April 2014 compared to the same period last year ...


Awesome Al Fresco Dining

New national list gives best patio props to 3 Dallas-Fort Worth favorites

By Jennifer Chininis

In Texas, we try our damnedest to extend patio season beyond the boundaries of comfort. Even as temperatures start to creep into the triple digits, we are committed to finding ...


Pool Party

Take a dip in the most fabulous hotel pools in Dallas

By Claire St. Amant, Jennifer Chininis

Exemplary amenities are essential to the hotel experience. And in a city like Dallas, where summertime temperatures require reprieve, those amenities must include a spectacular pool, preferably outfitted with plenty ...


Welcome to Dullsville

Look how many North Texas cities are total snoozers

By Jennifer Chininis

If you believe what you read on Movoto, North Texans must spend a lot of time napping. Six Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs made the real estate blog's roundup of the ...


Dallas Start-up Success

Lifestyle site Need carves out sustainable place in multibillion-dollar menswear industry

By Jennifer Chininis

Another startup is proving that it’s good to do business in Dallas. Need, which launched last November, has closed a round of funding that will allow the men’s ...


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