Stories By Lainey Berkus

  • San Antonio’s art community deserves applause Buy a ticket, fill a seat, attend a concert, visit a museum, enjoy a ballet and support a gallery. Let’s applaud all the talent we have in our community.
  • A bag guaranteed to bring a smile Dentist Jason Kboudi relies on his wife to pick out his bags, but the smile-inducing contents are all his.
  • Guadalupe director loves her bags within bags within bags The corridor combines six buildings — the historic Guadalupe Theater, the Pharmacy building, the Museo/Academy building, the Chavez building, the Guadalupanita Restaurant and the Hecho a Mano store. The corridor's office, restaurant, classroom...
  • It's all about the bags for Andi Rodriguez It's all about the bags for Andi Rodriguez
  • KSAT's Mouton redefines pocket organizer “It's all about the pockets on the outside as well as the inside of my bag,” says Leslie Mouton about staying organized during a busy day.
  • Ron Nirenberg: a weight-lifting daddy who loves to rock out The city councilman's briefcase is full of fun clues about the private life of this public figure.
  • Witte's CEO needs big bag for busy schedule Witte's CEO needs big bag for busy schedule In 1986 Marise McDermott took her 4-year-old son and 6-month-old daughter to the Witte Museum to see a dinosaur exhibit. With her young children at her side, she felt an immediate connection to this...
  • Loaded bag suits Patton's active work schedule The website is an exploration of food, wine and beer travels through restaurant visits, interviews with celebrity chefs, and lots and lots of recipes. Patton travels to cities around the world looking for new best recipes, wine vineyards, tasty...
  • Museum curator must have pens and doodling paper in his bag For museum curator, doodling items a must Rene Barilleaux, who is chief curator and curator of art after 1945 at the McNay Art Museum, works with Director Bill Chiego on overall museum programming. After hours, his home and social worlds merge...
  • Here comes the judge — toting all she needs Find out what mover-and-shaker Bonnie Reed packs in her purse.
  • Ric Marmolejo: always an extension cord in his Louis Vuitton Salon owner always carries extension cord Meet Ric Marmolejo, salon owner and hair designer who has been styling, cutting, shaping, perming, shagging, streaking, coloring and straightening hair for 32 years in San Antonio. Marmolejo now is...
  • What's in the Bag: WOAI's Shelly Miles can't live without hair... Miles' tote includes important hair spray Most of us recognize Shelly Miles as the fun-loving host of the “San Antonio Living” show on WOAI who is always informing us about great things to do, where to eat and tips on how to stay healthy and...