How to Make the Best Iced Coffee

July 27, 2013
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My How-to this month TheKitchncom features a killer iced coffee that’ll cool you down from the intense desert heat of Austin Chill out with one this weekend and let me know what you think

Full How-to and recipe on >> The Kitchn

How to Cook a Crispy, Juicy Rotisserie Chicken on the Grill

July 11, 2013
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Tasked with whipping up a 4th of July recipe for TheKitchn that involved the grill, I decided to go with a rotisserie chicken Check out the full How-to and recipe >> here!

My Travel Souvenir: Photographs

June 27, 2013
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It was travel souvenir week on The Kitchn, and quite frankly I didn’t have much to show for my travels and excursions What I did have though, were photographs Maybe those are the only souvenirs I need

Read the full post on The Kitchn >> here or browse through more photos after the jump

A Trip to Driscoll’s Berry Farms

June 11, 2013
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Last week I was invited to Driscoll’s Berry Farms – just outside of Monterey, California – to learn all about organic berries

In a few jam-packed days we visited farms for strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries – even having a chance to speak to some of the farmers and pluck a

Hello world

June 2, 2013
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Hello World

Remember me?

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

The past few weeks have stretched me to do things I never anticipated

Each day brings new challenges and demands that require immediate attention It consumes me

I rarely get a chance these days to sit down, to think at length, to get lost in the arts

That’s exactly what I have the opportunity to

The Best Thing I Cooked Last Week – No-Bake Veggie Enchiladas

May 29, 2013
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I may have a new favorite enchilada, and not only is it vegetarian, but it’s also no-bake – though you still have to fry the tortillas


Read all about my latest culinary discovery here on >> The Kitchn, then go make some for yourself and swoon!


Citygram is in the App Store!

May 15, 2013
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I’m super proud to announce that the Inaugural Issue of Citygram is now available in the Apple App Store!
This project has been an extreme labor of love for me the past six months and I’d love for you to download and see what we’ve been working on


For the first issue I wrote a long-form article on Outbox – a

Friday Afternoon Cocktail: The Last Word

April 5, 2013
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It’s Friday And after launching a Kickstarter campaign this week…it is most definitely time for an afternoon cocktail (or two)

After falling hard and fast with the Green Chartreuse used in Peche’s Silver Monk, I’ve been eager to try another cocktail with the spirit It just so happens that

Help! I’m Alive

April 2, 2013
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Yes, it’s been a whole month since my last post

A whole month since I turned in my badge and walked away from my full-time job as an electrical engineer

A whole month since I started working full-time on my next project – something I’m excited, proud, and scared as hell to announce today


Why I Love to Cook

March 25, 2013
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After traveling to Costa Rica last month, I was reminded exactly why I love to cook It’s all about community, people, sharing, and great conversation
Read the full text on The Kitchn >> here!

A Guide to Austin Cocktails

February 25, 2013
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I didn’t have my first drink until I was 24 I was too serious of a student I didn’t want to screw anything up And I found that those around me who drank weren’t really my type of people

It wasn’t until I got my first full-time job in Rochester, MN that I gave alcohol a chance

Part of this

The WellGro Co – Herb Garden Workshop

February 25, 2013
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Whew! This freelancing business is hard work ya’ll

So here I am spending my Sunday scratching off one to-do at a time Since I just got wrapped up editing a batch of photos from my latest event shoot, I figured I may as well blog about itwhile the going is good

Read on to hear more about this great local organization

Tour Sneak Preview – Mary Lee’s Life in 300 Square Feet

February 21, 2013
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Today’s Sneak Preview takes a look at the 300 square foot studio space of Mary Lee Yeah, I did a double take when reading the square footage too 300 square feet? Really? Can anyone really live in that?

If you’re Mary Lee you not only can, but you find there’s even enough extra space to paint in This efficient

Sounds From My Room

February 20, 2013
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Today here on MetropoChris, we have a little announcement to make I’m going to be hosting a SXSW show at my house!

It’s FREE, it’s exclusive, and it’ll feature four legitimate bands from around the world playing acoustic sets (either in my backyard or inside my living room) Oh, and did I mention that it’s absolutely FREE?

This is all

Tour Sneak Preview – Paloma’s Nest

February 7, 2013
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Hello Friends!

Hope you’re ready for another Tour Sneak Preview – a new series of mine that gives you a more personal snapshot into the stories of the people who live and breath inside these remarkable Austin homes

I’m particularly excited to showcase today’s tour for a couple reasons

1) It took a couple months of planning and anticipation – I

The Courage to Dream

February 1, 2013
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Today on February 1st, 2013…it happened

I left my day job

It was a decision made up in my mind almost a month ago, actually

At that pivotal moment, I felt something real that is hard to explain – but I tried my best as I typed these thoughts on a page

I quit my job today

I’m writing

Friday Afternoon Cocktail – French 75

January 25, 2013
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Just as I expected, Confidence came back today – though, I still had a semblance of doubt She must have sneaked into the house in the middle of the night When I awoke she was just in the kitchen, with the coffee pot brewing while she unpacked some groceries – pretending like nothing had happened, like she didn’t


January 25, 2013
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Just yesterday I was writing an email, explaining to a friend how I gained a lot more confidence in myself when I turned thirty I also mentioned that although I do find more of it (confidence), and more often, it does still suddenly seem to disappear It’s as if I just walked into a room, with a coffee in

Friday Afternoon Cocktail – The Show

January 18, 2013
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Last week I found myself in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show…aka THE CES If you follow my instagrams or tweets, you of course already got wind of this and got a sneak preview of the things I found most interesting I did my best to traverse all the 192 million square feet of exhibitor

Crafted Collaboration (with Lasers!)

January 17, 2013
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Do you remember EAST – Austin’s HUGE annual art event that spans across most of the city’s south central and eastern divisions? It was a few months ago – when the weather was warmer, the days were longer, and we couldn’t wait to go outside to enjoy the day Going to EAST is a unique experience When inspiration can