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Ladies in Lavender
Even though grande dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench share the screen in this drama, their immense talents are mostly wasted.
"...of acting. So, it’s a shame that Ladies in Lavender isn’t a more worthy vehicle in which to showcase..."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
"...documentary The Celluloid Closet, The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender doesn't merely look at gay and lesbian imagery in..."

Aug. 21, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Lavender Love
Blanco celebrates its essence with a brand-new festival
"...alive with the brilliant color and distinctive fragrance of lavender. The woody evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean has..."

May 13, 2005 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Blanco Lavender Festival
Fragrant entertainment is to be had at Blanco's Lavender Festival
"...Seventies, and just before the turn of this century, lavender. In less than 10 years, the business of lavender..."

June 13, 2008 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Hill Country Flourish
The third annual Blanco Lavender Festival

June 8, 2007 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Sydney White
Teen popularity traumas are translated here into a loosely updated version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
"...of outcasts. From the contrived romance to the hazy lavender eye make-up that Sydney sports in every scene, there’s..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Keeping Mum
Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Patrick Swayze come together for this dark British comedy.
" this homage to such funereal outings as The Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers. The latter was remade..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day Trips
"...Rows of lavender crawl over the rolling landscape west of Blanco like..."

June 20, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Head on out to the Becker Vineyards for this year's Lavender Fest
"...Lavender and wine make for a perfect Hill Country destination,..."

May 20, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Lavender might some day join wildflowers, peaches, and wine as a signature product of the Texas Hill Country
"...Lavender might some day join wildflowers, peaches, and wine as..."

May 21, 2004 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Jeannie Ralston's new book, The Unlikely Lavender Queen, is all about life, and love, and lavender, of course
"...The Unlikely Lavender Queen by Jeannie Ralston takes the reader on an..."

June 6, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Virginia B. Wood reports from the fields of lavender in this week's "Food-o-File."
"...option is an air-conditioned drive along the Hill Country Lavender Trail. Inspired in part by the glorious lavender fields..."

June 20, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The nature of nonprofits; plus, the scoop on this week's culinary calendar
"...Country are alive with the color and fragrance of lavender, just in time for the second annual Blanco Lavender..."

June 9, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...Texas Hill Country is alive with the fragrance of lavender and Becker Vineyards (464 Becker Farms Rd., near Stonewall)..."

May 2, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Day Trips
Robb Kendrick is a successful photographer, lavender farmer, and avid day-tripper
"...sat down with me recently to talk about photography, lavender, and day-tripping...."

April 4, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Third Time Lucky
"...for Top of the Marc. Stop and Smell the Lavender..."

July 2, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

7 Central Texas Destination Restaurants Worth the Trip
Travel guide-worthy dining and tucked-away spots near Austin
"...the city. That person is me." Truth BBQ / Lavender Farm –;"

May 17, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Hightower Report: Why Is It So Dark at This Time of Year?
It's scary to see so many 5-watt bulbs in 100-watt sockets
"...more than our share of loco lawmakers. Take George Lavender. Yes, please...."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Column by Jim Hightower

Evan Meeker Wins With Gin
McCormick & Schmick's mixologist wows at Bombay Sapphire contest
"...Austin, Evan Meeker of McCormick & Schmick's, whose Fresh Lavender Gin Fizz wowed the judges...."

May 25, 2010 Food Post by Wes Marshall

More lavender pleasures; plus, auctions, lectures, demos, and benefits
"...Becker Lavenderfest It's amazing how a vacation experience can change the..."

May 13, 2005 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Mixed Metaphors
These craft cocktails are for the books
"...ounce lavender tincture (in perfume bottle)..."

June 17, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

The Farmers’ Market Report: March 22-23, 2014
Feta, spring vegetables, lavender, and asparagus, if you're lucky
"...rub: Herbes de Comanche, which blends rosemary, thyme, basil, lavender, fennel seed, sage, oregano, tarragon, and winter savory...."

March 21, 2014 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers' Market Report: Dec. 7-8, 2013
Cauliflower, beeswax, habañero jelly, and bitter cold
"...are beginning their once a year sales vigil. Texas Lavender has put together these desirable gift packages of lavender..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Food Events
Roundup of Culinary Events Around Austin
"...› The annual Blanco Lavender Festival offers a lavender market, a beer and wine..."

June 8, 2012 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

It's March in Austin, not April in Paris, but Hopfields splits the difference
"...with Tripel Karmeliet beer from Belgium and dotted with lavender. The plate comes with a ramekin each of lavender..."

March 23, 2012 Food Review by Melanie Haupt

Bill of the Week
A proposal to outlaw abortion
"...Author: Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana..."

March 18, 2011 News Column by Jordan Smith

Wier Deserved Cover
"...16]. Rusty Wier did not join Gary P. Nunn's Lavender Hill Express. The Lavender Hill Express was formed as..."

Oct. 20, 2009 Postmarks

Event Menu
May 16-18
"...Becker Vineyards ( near Stonewall celebrates the 10th annual Lavender Festival this weekend. The complimentary event will include speakers,..."

May 16, 2008 Food Column

Day Trips
River View Bed & Breakfast in Blanco provides small-town ambience while offering guests a central base camp for exploring the Hill Country
" open the doors in time for the spring lavender festival...."

Dec. 22, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Cuisines Editor Virginia B. Wood reveals some recent sandwich finds and shares the latest culinary news.
"...830/644-2681), you can still make it to their annual Lavender Festival scheduled for the weekend of July 14-15. Stroll..."

July 6, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

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