Category Archives: Food + Drink

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Eat local? Try drinking local.

Dang, Texas is putting itself on the map with the influx of distilleries that seem to be gaining momentum. Brittany Winter styled this feature on Texas spirits in June’s issue of F/D Luxe.        

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F/D Luxe Overload!!

This month, F/D Luxe is dotted with SisterBrother appearances within its pages! The featured image was Chris Plavidal’s handy work as he and Brittany Winter shot the colorful homage to native inspired summer accessories. Meanwhile, Steve snapped some minus-the-booze “mocktails”.  Yum! Heck, Chris even has … Read More


Molotov Bourbon anyone?

In the true spirit of Texas, this weeks issue of the Dallas Observer has a dynamic molotov inspired cover shot by none other that Chris Plavidal (and styled by Brittany Winter!) Accompanying a story on the rise of quality Texas whiskey distilleries, I think this … Read More


He Believes He Can Fry

The article in Texas Monthly starts like this: “ABEL GONZALES JR., AGE FORTY, is the high priest of frying at the State Fair of Texas, which is to say, the world.” In the Great State of Texas, we have several claims to fame which we hold dear. Texan … Read More


AVS Waffles and Fried Chicken for the NYT

Last month, Sister Allison was assigned to shoot the Chef Point Cafe in Watagua, Texas for the New York Times travel section. This fine dining establishment is located in a Conoco gas station near Fort Worth and famous for their winning waffles and friend chicken combination. Don’t … Read More

The First Annual Post-Holiday SisterBrother Gathering

Our first official dinner of the year was this past Tuesday at Urbano Cafe. A fantastic night of ‘dorkery’ according to Brother Darren. Well said, sir. Brother Darren’s photos. Sister Allison V. Smith + Barry Whistler Brother Steven Visneau [avoiding the camera!]   + Christine, his lovely … Read More

Chris is Haute for Designer …Chocolate?

Chris Plavidal‘s wonderful work can be seen in the latest issue of F/D Luxe, entitled “Haute Chocolate.” Chris paired up with one of our favorite style bloggers, Samantha Reitmayer, the mind behind style/Swoon. [check out her blog here.] So much for the New Year resolutions to avoid chocolate…but … Read More

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Game Night…A Lady’s Perspective…shot from Steve’s perspective…

Brother Steve shot the fun editorial that accompanies this F/D Luxe story of Future Mrs Romo, Candice Crawford and her thoughts on how to grub out on Game Night in style. Texas sushi? Southern Super Bowl Nachos? ButterFinger Cupcakes? Mmmm yes please. Screw the resolutions! … Read More


Marfa Food + AVS = NYT

Our resident Marfa, Texas expert, Allison V. Smith, adds one more angle to her exploration of the subtle sophistication of this west Texas gem. Read the New York TImes story here and see the slideshow here.


Prosecco behind the scenes!

“Plavidal” and “Prosecco” just sound so great together, don’t they? It’s not every day you get to start the work day with mimosas and just keep it flowin’ all day.  Especially with the client’s approval! A fantastic client + the perfect bubbly + Mr. Plavidal = … Read More


Sneak Peek: Richard Krall for Lumen Water

All water is not created equal, according the the good people at Lumen Water. I, for one, couldn’t agree more. This is the most up-scale, couture water ever to whet my palette.  And fashion conscious, to boot. Richard made magic this week with model, Shelby Keeton, and an all-star supercrew.


In “Print” Now: style/SWOON Blog

One lucky afternoon this spring, I took portfolios to Rovillo + Reitmayer and met the super talented Samantha Reitmayer. Sam was just about to start a blog when we met and I’ve had such a great time watching it evolve.  Meet Chris’ work was just featured this week.  Sweet or sour … Read More