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Guest Bartender at EJ Wills

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Join me! I'll be the Guest Bartender at E.J.Wills Gastropub Wednesday, October 16 7-9:30. *all tips donated to ManeGait Therapeutic Horsmanship Please come out for a cocktail and support this wonderful cause! And order some Fried Green...

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Food Walks of Texas

From the desk of Lauren Palmer *this content was originally published in the September 2019 issue of The Art of Living Beautifully magazine. “I’m so happy that we operate a food tour in downtown McKinney,” Food Walks of Texas owner Lali Miles told me, her expressive...

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Wild Birds Unlimited: All About Owls

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Along with fuzzy scarves and bright orange pumpkins, many associate autumn with the notoriously shy – yet wise – old owl. Although sometimes difficult to spot due to nocturnal hunting habits, you may have awoken to the segmented call,...

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Crape Myrtle Run and Festival

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning McKinney! Did you now McKinney has been designated by both the U.S. Senate and the State of Texas as America’s Crape Myrtle City? The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation was founded in the mid-1990s by famed local...

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McKinney Oktoberfest

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning McKinney! If you have glanced at our new September magazine, you will have seen an advertisement on the inside front cover that looks like this: McKinney celebrates its annual Oktoberfest Sept. 27-29 when the city closes off...

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TAOLB hosts Downton Abbey at Moviehouse & Eatery

From the desk of Lauren Palmer So last Spring when I learned of the Downton Abbey movie that would be released this fall, I reached out to my friends at Moviehouse & Eatery and asked if they would allow me to host a screening. Being as wonderful as they are, they...

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Eco Friendly Pool Cleaning with Pool Scouts

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good Morning McKinney! Back in the spring, I introduced you to Pool Scouts, the local pool servicing company dedicated to putting the P back into your pools, Professionalism! You also read about Pool Scouts in the May magazine which you...

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Featured Speaker at McKinney Mad Hatters

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Hello McKinney! For those of you who didn't see in either of our magazines from 2019, Yours Truly will be the featured speaker at the McKinney Mad Hatters Tea Party on June 12, and I want you to join us! I will be giving a talk on...

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Stock the Cabana with Stein Mart

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning McKinney! I know all of you saw the beautiful cabana our Home Editor, Ashley Pate, designed for the May magazine using gorgeous indoor/outdoor items from Stein Mart. Today I want to walk you through the exact items we fell...

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Parisian Picnic

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Friends, last weekend I had tickets to the pop-up event We Ate Well Food Tours hosted with our very own A Taste of Paris, and y'all, this was one of the most fun events I have done in forever! It was super simple and low key which...

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