All posts by: Rebecca Marmaduke


Ascension hosting free wine tasting to support Chefs & Seeds fundraiser

Ascension sells top quality coffees, but they also sell fine wines and food from a menu created by Sharon Hage. Today –Thursday, October 22, from 6 pm till 8:30 pm – Ascension will host a free wine tasting with live acoustic music and a gallery of  beautiful art—and it’s all free. That’s right. As a precursor to Chefs & Seeds on November 4, Continue reading →



Here’s how to snag discount tickets to 6th Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival on September 12

There is a reason why the movie wasn’t titled Willy Wonka and the Taffy Factory—no sweet treat is more seductive, alluring, and mysterious than chocolate, especially in the hands of an artisanal chocolate maker or master pastry chef. This allure was in full evidence at the media preview event for the Dallas Chocolate Festival, coming up September Continue reading →


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Singer Jennifer Hudson crashes Dallas couple’s wedding in surprise promotion for Turn It Up for Change

We received advance word that something extraordinary was about to go down at the W Hotel last week. Naturally, we sprung into action, sending Rebecca Marmaduke to catch the fun. Scott and Chris Lindsey were already aglow with happiness as they renewed their vows before an enthusiastic crowd of family, friends, and drag queens. Overlooking Continue reading →



Native Texan Liz Lanier opens Joy Macarons in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District. Hatch contributor Rebecca Marmaduke reports.

Earlier this week, baker Liz Lanier opened her dream bakery, Joy Macarons, in the heart of Oak Cliff’s BAD. Now, Liz Lanier is living out her very own LA Story—in North Oak Cliff.  While living in the illustrious Beverly Hills 90210 zip code some years back (she jokingly refers to her section as the “slum” area), Liz Continue reading →


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Help Messina Hof harvest wine grapes at August 1 Moonlight Harvest

Time to check your pedicure and pack your bag for Bryan, Texas— Messina Hof Winery kicks off four weeks of Harvest Festival events on Friday, August 1, starting with its Moonlight Harvest. Other events are scheduled throughout the month of August in Bryan and Fredericksburg. The first festival event includes grape picking, grape stomping, and finally, a Continue reading →


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