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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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Good Design Advice

How a professional interior designer can save you money, avert costly mistakes

By Jennifer Chininis

Our homes are our sanctuaries. We want them to be stylish yet comfortable, polished yet functional. And, above all, we want them to reflect our personal styles. But sometimes even ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Texas real estate becomes an international sensation: Buyers from around world gobble up local homes

By Jennifer Chininis

A new report shows international homebuyers are snatching up Texas real estate at record pace. According to the 2014 Texas International Homebuyers Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors ...


Homestate Shame

Texas shame: Lone Star State ranked one of the very worst states in America for women

By Jennifer Chininis

Texans have a lot to boast about, but this certainly isn’t one of them. According to a new survey by WalletHub, the Lone Star State ranks among the five ...


Celebrity Real Estate

NBA point guard puts his massive Texas mansion up for sale: When a sports trade brings pure real estate sorrow

By Jennifer Chininis

If you’ve got $2.4 million and some change, take a look at 3417 Villanova St. in University Park — available because its owner, former Dallas Mavericks point guard Jose ...


Homebuyer Blues

Texas homebuyers pay highest closing costs in the nation but there are ways to save

By Jennifer Chininis

Houston homebuyers have it rough these days. Not only are they faced with a dearth of inventory, which drives up sales prices, they have to pay out the nose in ...


Sexting Secrets

The secret to effective sexting and flirty text messages: Real turn-ons and turn-offs revealed

By Jennifer Chininis

Call us old-fashioned, but we are happy to hear that people still value accuracy in spelling and grammar, especially when it comes to courtship. According to a Digital Flirting Rules ...


Real Estate Rising

Red-hot Houston housing market shuts out first-time home buyers, new report says

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 ...


Girl Geeks Rule

Girl geeks rule! Houston among cities with most women in tech jobs - and having female mayor helps

By Jennifer Chininis

Houston isn't always thought of as a technology hub, but new research shows that Space City ranks in the Top Ten among cities with women holding computer, math and ...


The Other Half

Celebrity real estate: PGA Tour star's Texas mansion has an "orgasmic" pool — and a $9.5 million price

By Jennifer Chininis

Ever wonder how PGA TOUR star really lives? A new Dallas area home listing answers the questions. Pro golfer Hunter Mahan and his wife, Kandi, have put their Preston Hollow ...


Redo Mania

What your house is missing: Open-air living rooms emerge as the hot new trend

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

The real young people's city: Houston third in U.S. on young professionals best cities list, Austin left out

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 ...


Houston's Austin Invasion

Another Austin concept is squeezing into the Houston restaurant scene: The hip invasion continues

By Jennifer Chininis

Another shop is squeezing into the Houston drinks scene: Austin-based Daily Juice has opened its first local branch at 6401 Woodway Dr next to the Whole Foods. It's all ...


Foodie News

Backhanded barbecue compliment: Houston ranked the 5th best "big city" barbecue spot in America

By Jennifer Chininis

There have been many great debates about the best barbecue joints in the country. And, if you believe Texas Monthly, they are all in Texas. Travel + Leisure readers tend to ...


Homestate Glory

Texas completely dominates taco rankings, but the No. 1 winner raises real furor

By Jennifer Chininis

Real estate site Estately recently set out to determine the most taco-crazed cities in the United States. Hooray for Texas: The Lone Star State took half of the top 10 ...


Local Media Goes National

Sensational Texas murder case gets the 48 Hours treatment — with CultureMap's help

By Jennifer Chininis

Our sister website CultureMap Dallas gets a berth in the national spotlight when the CBS news magazine show 48 Hours looks at the strange case of accused murderer Michele Williams ...


Dubious Data

Snubbed! Young professionals told to live in Austin, maybe Dallas: Houston . . . not so much

By Jennifer Chininis

Recent college graduates have a lot to consider when thinking about their next steps. In addition to career paths, they must weigh quality-of-life factors in the cities they may soon ...


Best Hotels In Texas

The best hotels in Texas: From Austin to Dallas to Houston, the places to stay when luxury matters

By Jennifer Chininis

A vacation can be as much about the accommodations as the destination. Sometimes all that’s required is a comfy spot to rest a weary head, but more often we ...


Homestate Hotel Glory

New list of Best Hotels in the South includes a renovated Houston surprise

By Jennifer Chininis

In its March 2014 issue, Southern Living magazine has produced a list of the best new hotels in the South, including some recently renovated properties worth a revisit. Three Texas ...


Treasures of a Legend

Van Cliburn auction includes silver, gifts from Russians and, of course, a piano

By Jennifer Chininis

On March 4-5, Christie’s offers collectors the rare opportunity to procure treasures from the estate of renowned musician Van Cliburn, who died a year ago at his Fort Worth ...


Nasher News

Project Row Houses founder tapped as Dallas sculpture center's first artist-in-residence

By Jennifer Chininis

Houston artist Rick Lowe can now add Nasher Sculpture Center artist-in-residence to his resume. The internationally respected “social sculptor” most recently made an impact in Dallas as the man behind ...


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