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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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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 ...

Heel Kickin'

Jane Weitzman charms Dallas soles at philanthropic book signing

By Rachael Abrams

It’s no secret that we’ll be the first to send in our response card to attend a shoe-centric event. On this particular occasion at Neiman Marcus NorthPark, we ...

Holiday Shopping Spree

The best Black Friday sales in Dallas to jump-start your holiday shopping

By Rachael Abrams

We like to fill up on Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings to fuel our Black Friday shopping spree. We'll be rocking our stretchy pants — juices in-hand — so we ...

Juicy News

Roots Juices opens Dallas storefront just in time for post-Thanksgiving detox

By Rachael Abrams

Entrepreneur Brent Rodgers is not just making his own dreams of opening a Roots Juice bar in Dallas come true; he’s quenching our dreams too. After opening a storefront ...

Gluten-Free Goodness

The best restaurants in Dallas for a gluten-free feast

By Rachael Abrams, Teresa Gubbins

Gluten has become a word that strikes fear in the hearts of many. This protein found in wheat and other grains adds spring to breads and pizza dough. But it ...

This Month's Top Shops

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

By Rachael Abrams

How it got to be November already, we will never know. That means, sigh, the holidays are fast approaching. This month we're revisiting a few stores that have relocated ...

Dream Builders

New Dallas firm Rene Gracia Design+Build transforms houses into homes

By Rachael Abrams

Rene Gracia has a knack for architecture and design, in particular the interplay between a building, its natural surroundings and its inhabitants. He’s also a pretty quick study of ...

Let's Talk Shop

New Inwood Village boutique suits savvy Dallas shoppers

By Rachael Abrams

Opening a boutique seemed inevitable for friends and former co-workers Anne Daniel and Pamela Cotter, who’ve worked in the retail industry for more than 25 years. About a month ...

Favorite Fall Events

5 fantastic fall activities in Dallas you absolutely can't miss

By Rachael Abrams

Did you feel that? The temperature dipped — at least as much as it's going to for "fall" in Dallas. Now that the weather is on our side, we have ...

This Month's Top Shops

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

By Rachael Abrams

In October, our thoughts turn to the Partners Card, which gets us discounts at myriad retailers around the city beginning October 25. This annual Dallas shopping tradition helps support the ...

Spin and Sweat

John Terlingo plays it cool while students sweat it out at his new cycling studio

By Rachael Abrams

Just when I thought that Dallas’ darling elite wouldn’t dare break a sweat, I enter Terlingo Cycle. A mass of sweaty, smiling women are coming out of the studio ...

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