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Friday Fun With Jim Williamson

“Couldn’t fresh feed” pretty much sums up this week. I keep hitting the reset button, and nothing is happening. What else is happening? I could be suffering from desert withdrawals, as it has been one year since I was in Marfa. I am pretty sure some of you probably read that at first as “dessert,” which is okay because I could definitely do have some issues in that area as well.

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How to Buy: Mattresses That Will Make You Melt

Ah, mattress shopping. Nothing makes me more uncomfortable than laying fully clothed on a bare mattress while a hovering sales clerk asks, “how does that feel?” My answer usually includes some obscure guesstimate of “too firm” or “too soft.” Well, I say enough with the Goldilocks conundrum. We asked John Shaw, director of the Sleep Studio at Cantoni, for some advice on what to look for when mattress shopping. Here are some tips to help you find the one that’s “just right”:

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Drink this Now: A Smoking and Spooky Margarita

Sometimes you want to make a dish or drink so impressive that your friends talking about it for years. The Modern Star Canyon Margarita from Stampede 66 is that drink. And with Halloween right around the corner, when will you ever have a better occasion to make a something that’s both spooky and stunning? Restaurant owner and head chef Stephan Pyles shared with us the instructions on how to make his restaurant’s signature drink. Get all the (fairly complicated) details below.

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The Top Trends at Kappa Tablescapes

Last night, inspiration for our holiday table décor struck thanks to local designers, florists, and store owners at Kappa Tablescapes. More than 50 perfectly accessorized tables filled the Dallas Country Club, where KKGs and avid shoppers alike browsed (with wine in hand). While all of the tables were beautifully designed, there were a few trends that really stuck in our minds. See the round up, plus some of the amazing tables, below.

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