A few days ago, my sister who lives in Austin, called to firm up our Fourth of July plans. For many years, she and her daughters, now teenagers, have spent the holiday in Galveston. It’s a tradition. Fourth of July is usually a day at the beach, feasting on good barbecue and culminating with the city of Galveston’s fireworks show. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: How do you plan to celebrate Independence Day and what’s everyone cooking or eating that day?
By mid-April, it was clear I had to back away from yellow cake with chocolate frosting — a comfort food from my childhood — and silence the nonstop cable news pandemic coverage. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s on the top of your summer reading list? And what do you consider the best beach read?
Coast Monthly always has been about people. It’s about the people who graciously open their doors to editors, writers and photographers and who allow us to share with the world their beautiful homes, kitchens, artwork, books, fashions, ideas, parties and more. [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: Where do you find beauty in difficult times like these?
I was a teenager by the time I realized “Bubba” wasn’t a real name. I was in college when I learned that not all adults still called their fathers “Daddy.” [Read more…]
We asked on Facebook: What’s a sure sign you’re a Texan?
I’m not a birder, at least not in a serious hobbyist sense. I’ll never keep a list of all the species I’ve spotted. And you probably won’t find me in a field with binoculars or scopes or any of the necessary gadgets on my own accord. [Read more…]