Issue 81

Delving into Dots: Artist Barbara Kolo

Pointillist Barbara Kolo shares her artistic journey, from her corporate success in New York to her leadership role at Universal Studios in Los Angeles to a stint living in Paris—the latter of which inspired her to paint full time.

Texas on Parade

San Antonio’s Battle of Flowers Parade has celebrated the Alamo since 1891, and 2016 parade chair Anna-Laura Howell Block explains how they celebrated their 125th year and what the cherished monument means to the city.

Bites of Spring

Jeanine Donofrio offers up a few of her healthy, fresh food recipes from The Love and Lemons Cookbook (Avery, 2016), including avocado pesto mozzarella tartines and spring onion pizzas.

All About Maple

Making maple syrup has been a way of life for centuries in Highland County, Virginia, a friendly throwback where you can visit sugar camps and experience amazing maple-flavored food at its annual maple festival.

Midcentury Modern Remix

Designer Jessica Helgerson explains how, when tasked with reviving a renovated Portland, Oregon, home built by a well-known local architect in the 1950s, she kept the design authentic while adding modern touches.

SweetAmbs: The Art of Cookies

Art comes in many forms, and Amber Spiegel discusses why she ventured out to create her own fine art niche in cookie decorating and how that quickly led her teaching others how to create their own cookie masterpieces.

Notes on North Dakota: A Trip to the Midwest

Known for its Great Plains terrain, its farming, and its vast outdoors that compelled Teddy Roosevelt to call it home, North Dakota also offers modern amenities in its cities, making the thirty-ninth state a unique visit.