Local Ways to Give Back, Make the World a Little Better and Still Have Fun

1. Buy clothes and accessories from Project 615. Not only will you look great, but you'll also be helping to advance a number of important causes here in our own area code. In seven years, Project 615 has been able to give back some $300,000 and hire 49 people recovering from homelessness, drug addiction or mental illness. Project615.org 

Fire Pit Art

As autumn brings us cooler evenings that darken ever earlier, thank goodness for a hot new trend that keeps us warm and glowing: artistic fire pits. Here in Brentwood, we don’t have to travel far afield to find the perfect one for our own outdoor space. Fire Pit Art, an artisanal business that creates unique works of hand-cut art, is…

Caffeinated Coolness

 Article William Harwood | Photography James Jordan  Face it. Summers in Brentwood are often uncomfortably hot. If you're seeking relief from the heat in the form of an iced coffee pick-me-up, we've rounded up a few options. Each of these excellent establishments offers some cool and caffeinated drinks to give you an afternoon boost.  1. The Well Coffeehouse

Foodscaping, a Growing Revolution

A revolution is gaining ground—literally—around more and more homes in Brentwood. It’s called “foodscaping,” a growing movement in front yard landscape design with plants as nutritious as they are beautiful. 

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Inspiration

When you're looking for inspiration for whatever your project: a room 
renovation, a gift idea, accessory for your outfit or even a recipe, Instagram is one of the best sources! The visual app is quick and easy to use, and photos are posted to evoke emotion from its followers. So, check out some of our favorite local Instagram accounts and…

Fitness Insights

Fitness expert John Humble has won national championships in powerlifting, Olympic lifting and bodybuilding. For nearly four decades he’s used his expertise to help others get in shape and stay that way. Today, at his private studio in Maryland Farms in Brentwood, he offers personal training to people of all ages but specializes in helping teen athletes and people over 50.

Cheers to the New Year

"When a loved one was diagnosed with breast cancer, I became their caretaker. I signed on to be by their side for their treatment and every doctors appointment, and I soon came to realize how important friends were to both of us. Everyone stepped up to take on a task to help surround our friend, from providing food, to taking…

Travel Edit/ Checkmate

Head to the desert in style with Steps of Style blogger Amy Dreyer for a girls trip filled with sun, fun and mid-century magic.

Valentine Gifts That’ll Warm Hearts … And Make You Look & Feel Real Cool, Too

Finding the right gift for Valentine's Day can be as elusive as your search for that special someone. That’s why we turned to Jamie Atlas. As Chair of the Fashion Department at O’More College of Design, Jamie is dialed-in when it comes to sources around town that feature unique gifts, many that are designed locally. Here are Jamie’s Picks for…

Maria’s Picks

"There is always one person on your holiday list that makes shopping a dreadful experience. After hours of going from store to store, you still can’t come up with a creative gift idea to save your Christmas-loving soul. Whether it’s your uber-organized sister, your super-stylish dad, your prim and proper boss or your nature-loving best friend, you are drawing a…