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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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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 ...

Art News

Hat's off to Dallas sculpture: Two-ton bowler hat is a traffic stopper as it finds a new home

By Rachael Abrams

When fab British furniture giant Timothy Oulton commissioned artist Keith Turman to build a giant bowler hat for the flagship store at Central Expressway and Henderson Avenue, Turman could not ...

A healthy start

5 websites to feed your health kick, from build-your-own energy bars to eco-friendly bath products

By Rachael Abrams

The start of a new year often inspires a renewed interest in wellness. And because we also value convenience, we turn to online resources that we can explore from the ...

Holiday History Lesson

Menorahs, wreaths, mistletoe and Christmas trees: How much is too much when you mix holiday decor?

By Rachael Abrams

Confession: I have a mistletoe and a wreath — and I love Christmas trees — but I celebrate Hanukkah, which ends tonight. Like millions of other non-Christians, my fondness for festivity caused ...

couch potato weather

Baby, it's cold outside: Stay in and watch one of our 10 favorite films

By Rachael Abrams

Sweater season has finally arrived, which means that we'd prefer to curl up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a good film rather than brave the ...


Want to see the world? Just bike it, from Napa Valley to Paris, Italy and Holland

By Rachael Abrams

Even if you’re not the athletic type, but you’ve got an adventurous spirit, traveling by bike is an exciting — and exhilarating — way to see the world. Need some ...

Trending News

Can't touch this? America should embrace Justin Bieber's high-fashion harem pants

By Rachael Abrams

Poor Justin Bieber. After being bashed for macking on a hot young Victoria's Secret model and leaving Selena Gomez behind, the superstar can't seem to catch a break ...

Texas travels

30 hours in Fredericksburg: Hill Country getaway offers sweet escape from urban life

By Rachael Abrams

A Hill Country getaway is a sweet escape from the flatness of our fair city. In funky Fredericksburg, you can take your beer and wine with you as you browse ...

Fashion Buzz

Better fit, no sweat: Mizzen+Main revolutionizes dress shirts for men

By Rachael Abrams

In the summer of 2006, when Kevin Lavelle was an SMU student, he interned with the NRCC in Washington, D.C. One day he saw a man walk into a ...

Big Splash

CultureMap Dallas celebrates launch with blowout party at historic Hall of State

By Rachael Abrams

We don't mean to brag, but CultureMap knows how to party. Just eight weeks after our official launch date, we gathered with more than 700 new friends and fans ...

Fashion Buzz

With a wink to the '50s, new Tiffany leather goods collection is designed to stay in style

By Rachael Abrams

"Tiffany is a vault of archival material," says John Truex, designer of the luxury leather accessory collection at Tiffany & Co. When it comes to their designs, Truex and partner Richard ...

The CultureMap Interview

Bobbi Brown reveals 3 must-have beauty items, what's in her purse & how to be Pretty Powerful

By Rachael Abrams

Natural beauty Bobbi Brown is a professional, well, everything. She is the founder and CEO of the makeup line that bears her name, author of (now) seven books, including her ...

Fro-yo Craze

A sweet addiction: Pinkberry gets techy with Pinkcard loyalty app

By Rachael Abrams

We're addicted to Pinkberry. It makes us happy when we are feeling blue, and we totally believe the hype about the health benefits, so we consider it a guilt-free ...

Santa Baby

High fashion at low prices: Target + Neiman Marcus holiday collection revealed

By Rachael Abrams

Shoppers were in a dither back in July, when luxury retailer Neiman Marcus announced its collaboration with super-cool but absolutely affordable Target. The two were planning a special limited-edition holiday ...

Point. Click. Shop

Luxe for less: Zara Home comes to the USA with low-cost European flair

By Rachael Abrams

The home store of international retailer Zara is now live to American consumers. Formerly the English country-esque home decor was available only overseas. But now American shoppers can bring European ...

Texas travels

Forget the Alamo: Here's how you do a weekend getaway in San Antonio

By Rachael Abrams

When Santa Anna and William B. Travis fought it out during the Battle of the Alamo, they probably did not foresee the fort becoming a Texas landmark. Although San Antonio ...

Naked news

TMI: Lady Gaga's Body Revolution campaign is starting to look like soft porn

By Rachael Abrams

Lady Gaga's new curvaceous body has rail-thin fans and media buzzing. But her following of bold personalities is just as terrifying. Sure, 25 pounds is a lot of weight ...

Excitement in Big D

Pool party! Men in black, bigwigs & sweet rides make for a wild CultureMap Dallas launch preview

By Rachael Abrams

Party by the pool at the Hotel ZaZa in Dallas? Yes, please — especially because on Tuesday night a large group of revelers were toasting the upcoming launch of CultureMap Dallas ...

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