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Rachael Abrams

Rachael Abrams lives to eat and love. After stints at D MagazineTexas Monthly and Saveur, our energetic Texas Longhorn moved to New York City to attend culinary school and working in the Bon Appétit test kitchen. She returned to Dallas as the assistant editor at PaperCity, where she wrote about lifestyle topics such as food, fashion and society. While covering social events, Rachael became so inspired by Dallas philanthropists that she started her own charity — the Young Jewish Altruist Movement — with the mission of giving back to the community at large. As the associate editor at CultureMap, Rachael immersed herself in Dallas society and everything else that makes her heart beat fast. Now, as a teacher at the Yavneh Academy of Dallas, she is following her dream of coaching the next generation of journalists.

 
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Where To Shop Now

Where to shop in Dallas right now: 8 must-hit stores for October

By Rachael Abrams

Partners Card, the annual fundraiser for Family Place that gives Dallas shoppers discounts at their favorite stores around the city, kicks off October 24. But here are some other suggestions ...


Top Shops for Fall

Where to shop in Dallas right now: 8 must-hit stores for September

By Rachael Abrams

September brings to mind two of our favorite things: football and fashion. (And sometimes we get to combine the two.) This month, we look at what's new at some ...


Travel Dilemma Solved

Dallas entrepreneur saves our precious soles one shoe bag at a time

By Rachael Abrams

Dallasite May Wong is saving our soles with a greater mission of giving back to the community. Her idea for Solebag started with her own personal dilemma when traveling with ...


Pre-Fall Shop Fest

Where to shop in Dallas right now: 8 must-hit stores for August

By Rachael Abrams

Shopping is our favorite way to escape the summer heat in Dallas. This month we intend to check out some new stores, as well as revisit a couple that have ...


Makeover Time

Dallas boutique owner broadens business with exclusive new beauty line

By Rachael Abrams

John Piermarini just made it easier for customers to satisfy all of their style needs at his Snider Plaza store. The young fashion entrepreneur launched Piermarini Beauty, a full line ...


Come Sale Away

Where to shop in Dallas right now: Can't-miss summer sales

By Rachael Abrams

Summertime is sale time, especially in July, when stores need to clear the racks to make room for fall and winter merchandise. In Texas, where warm temperatures last through fall ...


Summer Shopping

Where to shop in Dallas right now: 7 must-hit stores for June

By Rachael Abrams

A lot is happening on the Dallas retail front these days, from Highland Park Village and NorthPark Center to Henderson Avenue and Deep Ellum. That means your credit cards are ...


Best Fitness Studios

13 ways to get a killer workout in Dallas

By Rachael Abrams

Going to the gym is not for everyone. Perhaps you don't know where to start with the equipment. Maybe you can't commit to the terms of the membership ...


Business In Bloom

Lifestyle blogger Krystal Schlegel pushes pretty petals with new floral business

By Rachael Abrams

Dallas lifestyle blogger and girl about town Krystal Schlegel has taste even her childhood idol Carolyne Roehm would admire. If you follow her blog, or if you are one of ...


Spring Shopping Guide

Where to shop in Dallas right now: 6 must-hit stores for May

By Rachael Abrams

May shopping generally revolves around what to get Mom, which is never an easy task. (A list of great gift shops is always a good start.) We rounded up a ...


Top Shops for Spring

Where to shop in Dallas right now: 9 must-hit stores for April

By Rachael Abrams

Here we are again, talking about our favorite pastime: shopping. But with new stores opening and old favorites bringing in new merch, we have something to share every month. This ...


San Antonio Foodie Guide

Eat and drink your way through San Antonio at these 10 dining hot spots

By Rachael Abrams

Restaurants in Dallas, Austin and Houston may get more time in the spotlight, but San Antonio has a culinary scene worth exploring. With trendy Pearl Brewery bursting with eclectic restaurants ...


Top Shops for March

Where to shop in Dallas right now: 7 must-hit stores for March

By Rachael Abrams

Because we have had some wacky winter weather, we haven't stashed away our sweaters and coats just yet. However, we have begun to fantasize about filling our closets with ...


Bridal Buzz

Stanley Korshak steps up its bridal game with new in-house designer Nha Khanh

By Rachael Abrams

If you’re in the market for a show-stopping wedding gown, Stanley Korshak has you covered. The luxurious bridal boutique has recently welcomed the esteemed Nha Khanh as exclusive in-house ...


Juicy News

Fresh-pressed juices squeeze onto menu at Dallas-area Neiman Marcus cafes

By Rachael Abrams

Following the juice craze that has gripped Dallas and the nation, Neiman Marcus is now pouring fresh-pressed juices in three of its Dallas-area cafes: The venerable Zodiac Room downtown, NM ...


Top Shops for February

Where to shop in Dallas right now: 7 must-hit stores for February

By Rachael Abrams

Because the winter weather refuses to leave, we're eagerly anticipating springtime. To prepare, we're clearing our closets to make room for a sea of pretty patterns and color ...


Park Cities Paper Shop

New stationery shop Ellis Hill brings pretty paper goods to Highland Park Village

By Rachael Abrams

Dallas native Margretta Wikert and Oklahoma City-bred Kerri Davis have a thing for paper and personalized touches. The duo is set to open Ellis Hill in Highland Park Village this ...


Top Shops for January

Where to shop in Dallas right now: 7 must-hit stores for January

By Rachael Abrams

As we jump into the new year, we're ready to redecorate our homes and revamp our wardrobes. This month we're revisiting a few favorites, exploring what's new ...


Philanthropy With Heart

Co-chair Capera Ryan gets personal about upcoming Go Red for Women luncheon

By Rachael Abrams

Capera Ryan, managing director of the Southwest region of Christie’s Auction House and beloved lady-about-town, has an intimate relationship with heart disease: She lost her boyfriend this past year ...


Hot Holiday Shops

Where to shop in Dallas right now: 10 must-hit stores for December

By Rachael Abrams

December is the time of year when our shopping excursions become gift-finding missions. Whether you're looking for friends, family, a significant other or yourself, we recommend hitting new boutiques ...


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