5 Great New Austin Restaurants

One of the best - and worst - parts about living in Austin is that there is always an amazing new restaurant popping up.  A buzzy new spot opens just about every week. We're here to help narrow down the options for you to just five fantastic restaurants that have...

KK Travels: Sublime Comporta Hotel, Portugal

When one of my best friends from college announced her wedding in Portugal, I knew I couldn't miss it. And when I found out it was in Comporta, a quaint beach town on the west coast of Portugal, it was a no brainer - my husband Greg and I would have to make the trip....

KK Travels: Travel Must-Haves

As I venture off to Morocco, Portugal and Paris over the next couple weeks, I wanted to share a few of my very favorite travel must-haves that I never leave home without. I've spent a lot of time living out of a suitcase, and these are the pieces I always come back...

Day Trip: KK Team Outing to Lake Austin Spa Resort

Sometimes taking a “just because” day off is all it takes to refresh your perspective and recharge you. With over a quarter of the year gone (isn’t that insane?), our team was feeling the itch for an escape. Fortunately, Austin is overflowing with daycation locales...

Stirling Kelso |Monogram Style

Sterling Kelso style and travel writer dishes with us over coffee and our oxford with her favorite monogram style. I am passionate about…Responsible travel, or traveling as a means to understanding other communities and cultures, all while leaving a light footprint....

Round Top in Review |

It's not every day that Round Top happens (twice a year).  Especially true is not every day some of the coolest chicks in Austin get on one Rose-filled bus to spend the day scavenging together. Organized by Texas Monthly ( for their full feature go here), this week a...

Monday Motivation: Envisioning the Shot

This past weekend I returned to my alma mater for a mother/daughter basketball trip with friends of our and to show our nine year old's their first Duke game. I've been a basketball fan all of my life and a large part of my adolescence was spent in a gym. I too always...

What I’m Thankful For This Year

I am holed up in our family’s cabin in the middle of nowhere Arkansas. There are 400 wooded and flooded acres of beauty and the best duck hunting in the world, in which we all partake. My favorite time of day is from about 4:00 pm on where I sit on the porch and watch...

KK Holiday: Hostess Gifts for every occasion

Tis' the season for parties! It's hard finding the perfect hostess gifts and no one wants to show up empty handed. We have gathered some go-to items and created printable gift tags so you'll be ready for your next gathering. Just in time for the holidays. The cocktail...

KK Travels: Hotel Providence Paris

A few weeks ago in Paris, I divided my time between two hotels as a way to explore different parts of the city and find inspiration from different design philosophies. The first few days were spent at the Providence Hotel. The dark moody rooms were Paris at its best...

KK Travel Diary: San Miguel

As Fall travel begins (Paris this week!), I've been scrolling through some of my last trips. One of the most enchanting of late was a trip with Austin friends to San Miguel. The beautiful colors, architecture, and way of life leaves a lasting impression. San Miguel is...

KK Travel Diary: South Africa

It’s long been a dream of mine to travel to South Africa, and finally experiencing it this summer exceeded anything I’d imagined — we both came back inspired and humbled by how much of the world there is to explore.

KK Travel Diary: Anguila + St. Barts

This has been a summer of traveling — I’m at my happiest and most inspired when I’m seeing new places, and I’m excited to share some postcards from recent travels. First up, a trip to beautiful Anguila and St. Barts: stunning in landscape and architecture. A true...

Inspiring me now| New prints & travel finds

From travel finds to color palettes, reading lists to cocktail hour: here’s what’s inspiring me right now Pom Poms I am fresh off a trip to St. Bart’s (more on that coming soon!), but while we were there I went a little tassel-crazy at a couple amazing local...

Glamping in Mexico Ensenada | Just south of the border

Glamping in Paradise. California really continues to amaze me. I had no idea how easy it was to zip down to Mexico – and I'm so happy we made this trip happen. This was my first time to drive over the border [which shocked my friends, having grown up in Texas] and it...

KK Happenings: MARIYA Collaboration Launch Party

This Thursday, you’re invited to celebrate the launch of our collaboration with MARIYA—a collection of Fair Trade handbags and accessories, handmade by the indigenous Wayuu women of La Guajira, Colombia.   Using traditional weaving methods and celebrating the history...

Traveling to Sonoma

Austin is slowly starting to feel like home again  (I haven’t lived here since I was 18)– however, there are many things I miss about living in that crazy amazing little 7x7 that is sf. I miss the ease of staycations in the bay area; particularly weekend trips to...

Thailand Adoption Journey – Part 1

Kate here, store manager at Katie Kime. I told the tale of our Thailand trip last year, which is where our journey will take us again soon, this time to the arms of a child who needs a mom and dad. My husband and I decided to pursue international adoption this past...

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FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Katie Kime is the founder and creative director of Katie Kime, Inc. and the Bright Living blog. At age seven she was making clay pots and has been creating in some form or fashion ever since. She is the designer and driver behind the company’s 10+ lines of home and fashion, including furniture, fabric, lucite, accessories and apparel, among others. Beyond design, Katie is passionate about entrepreneurship and travel and merging the two whenever the opportunity presents itself. A native of North Carolina, Katie now resides in Austin, Texas but boards a plane as often as possible.

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