Tone + Texture

Decorate your space with handmade textures such as the modern, maker revival of 1970s macramé and year-round tropical feel of wicker. MACRAMÉ Made through knotting instead of weaving, macramé can add a unique touch in many various ways. Houzz contributor Laura Gaskill suggests incorporating it as nursery decor, plant hangers, wall hangings and modern fiber arts. WICKER According to Houzz…

Swanky Chic Boutique

In an age where technology rules, it’s not uncommon for businesses to boom with just a few clicks on Facebook ads or recommendations. The internet has become a huge funnel for unique talents, businesses and services to share their work with hundreds of thousands of people. It is what gave Swanky Chic Boutique enough popularity and push to actually purchase a…

Aluxa Homes

No homebuilder is remembered for putting the same cookie-cutter home on every plot. These are the kind of builders that claim their homes are “custom” when all you can really change are the paint colors. Hidden price jumps and costs to make changes are hallmarks of the old custom luxury market.

Texas Secure 
Title Company

Those in the market for a smooth and quick closing process on a real estate purchase need not look any further than Martin Garcia and his team at Texas Secure Title, located in Fort Worth. Specializing in sincere customer care, the team at Texas Secure Title knows just what it takes to keep a client happy and informed. With flexibility…

Crab Meat Jalapeños

Owner and manager Henry Chen of Asian Top has been running the business for almost 13 years. The restaurant, located at 2100 W. Northwest Highway, offers an all-you-can-eat buffet and promises fresh ingredients in all their creations. Chen bought the former Hibachi Grill when his cousin, who worked there at the time, told him the business was for sale, and Asian…

Q&A with Kris Trevino 
of Redoux Couture

Redoux Couture started in 2013. I was working service industry at the time, going on I think 13 years. I had no expertise in furniture at the time. I was pretty much stuck in a dead-end job ...

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

 un | From-Scratch Pasta  Yield: 1 pound  2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

Working with an 
’Unforgiving Medium’

In a small corner of Main Street in Grapevine sits an unassuming little building that holds breathtaking beauty inside. Shelves upon shelves hold swirling colors made of glass, the volatile medium tamed into flowers, orbs and much, much more. The man behind Vetro, this studio and gallery, is David Gappa, a former architect.

Keeping You Smiling

In Grapevine, there is a dental office that is not only fully female-owned and operated, but also one that values its patients above all else.

The Restaurant Tamales Built

Delicious food and mouth-burning hot sauce pull people into Tommy Tamale in Grapevine, where Steve Barker, aka “Tommy,” welcomes his guests with warm, open arms.