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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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San Antonio Foodie Guide

Explore San Antonio's dining scene: 10 don't-miss culinary hot spots in the Alamo City

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 ...


Family Jewels

Kylie and Kendall Jenner launch new jewelry line and offer Kardashian advice

By Rachael Abrams

Kylie and Kendall Jenner, the teenage sisters of reality TV stars Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, are shaping their own career paths with a new jewelry line called Metal Haven ...


Green Juice Pioneer

Drink your vegetables: BluePrintJuice squeezes into Texas

By Rachael Abrams

BluePrintJuice, the New York-based company that signaled the green juice trend, has made its way to Texas. BluePrint fans no longer have go online to get their fruit-and-veggie fix; individual ...


Northeastern Getaway

Escape the Texas heat with a long weekend in Maine

By Rachael Abrams

The best way to beat the Texas heat is to get out of town and head for cooler, crisper temperatures. Forget Aspen; make the trek to the Northeast for a ...


The CultureMap Interview

Beauty expert Julie Macklowe dishes on Houstonians in Paris and the secret to beautiful skin

By Rachael Abrams

Julie Macklowe is accustomed to having a lot on her plate. She left behind life as a high-powered hedge fund manager and a regular on the New York social scene ...


Haute rocks

Mineral rights: Nature's gems add new shine to home decor

By Rachael Abrams

When it comes to decorating our homes, we often look for statement pieces that inspire dinner party conversation. Many of us also search for investment pieces, such as artwork, that ...


The CultureMap Interview

Reality TV's real estate star spills his Million Dollar home buying secrets

By Rachael Abrams

Josh Flagg is a force, both in real estate and on TV. The star Realtor of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles has been in the business since he ...


Project Runway

Houston's Little Black Dress Designer competition expands to Dallas with impressive results

By Rachael Abrams

DALLAS — It may have started with Coco Chanel, but it was Audrey Hepburn and her chic Givenchy sheath in Breakfast at Tiffany’s that solidified the little black dress’s ...


Crafty Commerce

The coolest gifts online: Houston entrepreneur aims to make handmade chic & cheap

By Rachael Abrams

Online shopping is easier than ever — just a few clicks and your package is on its way. But when it comes to buying chic yet affordable handcrafted goods made in ...


In the Clutch

Never match your handbag to your shoes and other fashion advice from designer Nancy Gonzalez

By Rachael Abrams

The name Nancy Gonzalez has become synonymous with luxury and color. Her exquisite handbags, known for vibrant hues and exotic skins, are handcrafted by local artisans in her native Colombia ...


Tasty Goodness

On the Trail: 26-year-old Houston native creates a guilt-free treat with a purpose

By Rachael Abrams

Justin Anderson’s relationship with granola didn’t start softly. When he was growing up, the Houston native and Woats Oatsnack founder broke a bracket on his braces when he ...


Weekend Getaway

48 hours in Key West is plenty of time to relax, rejuvenate & indulge in Key lime pie

By Rachael Abrams

Key West is just the place to rejuvenate, fill up on Vitamin D and feel like yourself again after a cold winter season. However you wish to spend your time ...


Travel Buzz

Sleeping at the airport takes on a whole wild new dimension as mini suites spread

By Rachael Abrams

Like millions of other travelers, I've been the victim of missed flight connections because of ill-timed airport layovers. Most recently, I was on my way to Key West, Fla ...


Beg your pardon

Commercial appeal: Grey Poupon is ready for its comeback at Academy Awards

By Rachael Abrams

Believe it or not, it’s been 16 years since one rich gentleman rolled down the window of his chauffeured ride to ask another rich gentleman, “Pardon me. Would you ...


The CultureMap Interview

Texas' next top jewelry designer, featured on True Blood, makes Academy Awards debut

By Rachael Abrams

Jeannie Vianney has had quite the ride. She went from studying computer science at the University of Texas to working at IBM to starting her own jewelry line. Then, in ...


Music Feud

Mr. Know It All? Kelly Clarkson claims Clive Davis is spreading lies about her in his new memoir

By Rachael Abrams

Fort-Worth native pop star Kelly Clarkson called out record executive Clive Davis on Tuesday, accusing him of spreading lies about her in his soon-to-be released memoir. In The Soundtrack of ...


Get the Boot

Try this on for size: What every first-time cowboy boot buyer should know to pick a perfect pair

By Rachael Abrams

If there is one thing we Texans must have in our wardrobe, it's a good pair of boots. Whether you wear them daily, occasionally or only for the Houston ...


The CultureMap Interview

Finding the right wedding gown is like finding the right guy, says designer Romona Keveza

By Rachael Abrams

At Stanley Korshak's recent bridal couture and cocktail fete in Dallas, we sat down with Romona Keveza, the New York-based luxury bridal and evening gown designer. She has styled ...


Get out of town

The most amazing hotel suites for winter travel: Living large doesn't mean giving up the cozy

By Rachael Abrams

We seek comfort when we travel, so when it's cold outside, resting fireside at the end (or beginning) of a long day is always appreciated.  


Fashion News

We asked the shoe experts: When should you splurge or save?

By Rachael Abrams

When it comes to shopping, there's nothing more difficult than finding a pair of shoes that meets our standards for comfort and style. Even more troubling, we're often ...


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