A Real Job

I almost hit the decade mark as a freelance writer and editor; it would have been this August, in fact. But in late May, I accepted my first full-time job since I left Bon Appétit in Los Angeles to chase down my husband’s academic career with him. Now that he's ensconced at TCU, and we're four years into our stay in Texas, it seemed safe to sign up for work that doesn’t rely solely on a laptop and a cell phone, but also on soaking up the local vibe and daring to become part of it. The suitcases are unpacked, and so are most of the boxes. I think we’re here to stay. My new job is with 360 West magazine, a local lifestyle publication that I hope you already know, but if you don’t I urge you to check out the digital edition online or pick up a copy at your local bookstore (it’s at Barnes & Noble and Borders). It also pays to find 360 West on Facebook and become a fan because you’ll then be in the loop for daily updates on the local scene, including restaurant news.

I’ll continue my occasional blogging, but if you have a tip on something new or noteworthy, please feel free to email me at work, too: laura@360westmagazine.com.