Stonewall Motor Lodge

I had a blast in the Texas hill country last week on a press trip to Stonewall Motor Lodge (which I organized as SML’s publicist). This drive-up motor lodge is reminiscent of old-fashioned Route 66 accommodations. It’s smack-dab in the middle of the famous Hwy 290 wine trail between Fredericksburg and Johnson City and is…

Honey Hollow Ranch

Ever dream of having a truly Texas experience?  Then Honey Hollow Ranch is for you! Honey Hollow Ranch is a 53-acre playground waiting for you just about fifty miles northwest of Fort Worth. It’s best known as a wedding and event venue but you can actually rent the ranch for your family reunion, vacation, retreat,…

Two Nights in New Braunfels

I just love New Braunfels. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend planning a trip, particularly in the summer time when the river is cold and the tubin’ is easy. Home to the original Schlitterbahn water park, New Braunfels has great German food, fantastic coffee, and pastries galore. I spent quite a lot of time…

Summer Travel Ideas as seen on GMT

Is anybody else dreaming of the english countryside right now or is it just me? Good Morning Texas invited me on the show to discuss summer travel ideas. Watch the segment here and get the details below: Europe It’s actually cheaper to fly to Europe than El Paso from Dallas right now! The trick is…

Passport Mexico

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know how much I love Central Market. It’s basically Disneyland for foodies. So when Central Market invited me to preview Passport Mexico, I was ecstatic! This is Central Market’s seventh annual Passport event, which lasts two weeks (April 20 – May 3, 2015) and celebrates a different culture every year….

Glen Rose Getaway

If you follow me on social media, you already know that I had the best time in Glen Rose, Texas with my friend Nicole. I was flooded with messages, emails, and text messages from readers of The Rose Table and from my personal friends all demanding to know the details of my trip so they can plan their…

Christmas at Gaylord Texan

Deck the halls with boughs of holly” Gaylord Texan takes these classic Christmas lyrics to a whole new level. The Dallas-Fort Worth area hotel is a sight to be seen any time of year with its San Antonio-style river walk and atrium that looks like a movie set, but it’s the holiday season that really puts…

50% Off Gaylord Texan ICE! Tickets

I absolutely adore the Gaylord Texan. With its San Antonio-style river and fantastic steak house, it’s a great place to take out-of-town guests for dinner. Plus Relâche Spa, in my opinion, is one of the top spas in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. I’ve celebrated multiple birthdays there, staying overnight at Gaylord Texan for a mini-vacation….

Fort Worth Staycation

Memorial Day is here, which means summer has (unofficially) arrived! Last week I had a mini-staycation with a friend of mine and it got me thinking about all the wonderful attractions Fort Worth has to offer. People tend to think of cattle and cowboy hats when they think of Fort Worth but after reading this…

Visiting Winnsboro, TX

Winnsboro, TX may not be on your list of places to visit, but if you love small southern towns with a whole lot of heart, it should be. My parents have a lake house in East Texas and whenever I visit, I love popping over to the quaint  nearby town of Winnsboro. Lunch at Liefie…

A Walk In The Park

What a lovely thing the first chill of fall is, especially after a long Texas summer. It’s not chilly enough to warrant a jacket – or even long sleeves – but at least the morning was cool enough to take a long walk through the park nearby. Gabby, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (and star…

Grapevine Addition

I brought grapevines home from East Texas a month ago and finally added them to my patio. I think they complement the Japanese Yew and Sky Pencils nicely. (Please forgive the ugly patch of dead grass in this photo. I just sprinkled on grass seed.) I laughed so hard when my Mom first referred to one…