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Tips and Articles in Texas

So you're not a diva who travels with a makeup artist in your entourage?Well, there's hope for you yet. In major cities, a new class of beauty boutique is cropping up where personal attention and expert advice are the hallmarks. As antidotes to th...
Gruyère with stout?Why not?Chefs and sommeliers all over the country are taking food pairings well beyond wine. Here, T+L reveals four of our favorite restaurants for unusual couplings. THE PLACE Uchi, Austin, Tex.; 512/916-4808Sake THE COMBO ...
Virtually every setting—coastline, open prairie, mountain range, big city park—makes for rewarding bird-watching. One of the joys of the sport is how little equipment it requires. Binoculars (8 x 40 or higher) and a comprehensive field guide are a...
From a distance, the photos that hang on the walnut-paneled walls of the lobby bar and restaurant in the Sunset Tower Hotel appear to be autographed 8 x 10's of movie stars. Sepia-colored with age, they feature handsome men and fabulous wo...
Like many Europeans, I grew up with a myth that originated somewhere in the American Southwest. My first encounter with it, as a child in the Netherlands, was a toy revolver with 'Texas Ranger' engraved on its silver barrel. I also sported a cowbo...
How does your garden grow?Much better, with the help of these new spa programs. Participants in the four-day Gardening Package at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas (800/847-5637; www.lakeaustinspa.com; doubles from $1,590, including all classes...
Lower-priced hotels have long been the realm of Muzak-filled lobbies outfitted with worse-for-wear furniture and industrial carpeting. But the genre has entered a new era. A wine bar?A sleek lounge area?Free Wi-Fi?Walk into the recently opened Hya...
It's nine o'clock on a Friday night and you've waited three weeks for the hottest table in Dallas. You're sitting in a sleek room with cool white walls that make you think: Miami. But here, there is no headset-clad hostess in a skintight shea...