Sienna String Quartet is Just Getting Started
Austin’s Sienna String Quartet has burgeoned from a group of girlfriends enjoying jam sessions and hanging out to a 25-member strong, award-winning business that has experience in everything from providing background music for recording artists and performing at SXSW to playing for wedding proposals and weddings, funerals, corporate events, fundraisers, and everything in between. Five years into their business, the group is expanding into San Antonio and in talks to do the same in Houston.
Doug Baum’s Camels and His Quest to Share the Story of the U.S. Army Camel Experiment
A brief period of military camels in Texas became lost to even most history books.
Texasliving Featured Businesses: Couples Edition
Of all the many businesses that Texasliving has featured, some are unique in that they are run by couples. Whether they got into it through a family business, a shared passion, or some other way, here are a few of the entrepreneurial couples that have been featured.
Making a Splash with Watercolor
Brush miles and perseverance brought Lubbock artist Tim Oliver back to watercolor painting after a three-decade hiatus. The artist, who works by day as a landscape architect, said he is drawn to the uncontrollable nature of watercolor and the life lessons it offers of letting go.
TOMS Founder Has Heart & Sole
His name may not be as recognizable as his brainchild, TOMS, the $625 million apparel company best known for their canvas slip-on shoes, but Blake Mycoskie does not appear to be someone who concerns himself with frivolities like fame. Often seen in pictures with a signature look of long hair, a beard, and a festival of pendants around his neck (including […]
Casey Barber Introduces a Taste of France in Texas with Rose Gold
With vineyards encompassing hundreds of acres of the rolling Texas Hill Country, winemaking in the Lone Star State is quickly becoming a widely practiced profession. In a highly concentrated industry, how does a winemaker stand out from the rest? One Texas woman is crafting French wine and creating magic by combining classic Southern charm with […]
Houston Artist Inspires Wanderlust in Texans through Watercolors
For Jim Koehn, the vast and seemingly endless Texas highways and roadways offer more than a means from point A to B. The artist, drawn to locations with historical and sentimental value, has captured countless Texas restaurants, movie theaters, and live music venues through watercolor and acrylic paintings. Specifically, his more recent collection of 5×7 […]
From Passion to Profit: Susie’s South Forty Confections
One West Texas woman has unlocked the recipe to success, and it all started with a pair of red cowboy boots and a 40-acre pecan grove. Her success is evident through her 2016 induction into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame as well as her thriving confectionery business, Susie’s South Forty Confections, located in Midland, Texas. Susie Hitchcock-Hall’s first career, in the mid-1970s, […]
How Kendra Scott Painted the Lone Star State Yellow
Since 2002, the symbol of a yellow, interlocking fleur has taken Texas and the world by storm, becoming synonymous with one woman and one brand: Kendra Scott. A woman who wears many hats, or rather, pieces of jewelry, Scott is a chief executive officer, founder, lead designer, philanthropist, wife, and mother. Her geometric designs framing natural gemstones embody the […]
Kayla Denney: Animal Rescue
Taft, Texas is a classic small town. With a population of nearly 4,000, it only took one of San Patricio County’s community members to make an impact. Hometown hero turned award-winning animal advocate Kayla Denney did just that. Denney saves lives. In 2018, chief of police John Cornish appointed Denney as the lead animal control […]
Inspired Productivity: The Story of Erin Condren Design
“Let’s get it done . . . so we can have some fun!” This is a key mantra of Erin Condren, founder, and chief creative officer of Erin Condren Design. Erin Condren is a lifestyle brand that fuses function with fun. They produce colorful, high-quality paper planners, notebooks, stationery, and more. Condren built her brand from […]
Anita Martini: Houston’s First Lady of Sports
Fighting for representation in a predominantly male industry, women have had to overcome many obstacles to earn respect as professionals in the sports industry. Women in the field today have many strong, female influences to thank for paving the way thus far, including Texas’s own Anita Martini, the Galveston native who opened the door to gender equality for female sports […]