Kristen O’Brien Creative

Kristen has written for ELLE,, Marie Claire, Variety, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast WWD, Z!nk, Time Out, Texas Monthly Special Publications, Austin-American Statesman, Austin Way, Austin Monthly, Austin Woman, Tribeza, Texas Highways, Texas Lifestyle Magazine, Society Diaries, The Salonniere and CultureMap. She is currently a stringer for People magazine.

Recent articles:

Texas Highways, The Art of Hospitality

Texas Highways, At This Historic General Store Near Brenham, You’ll Want to Overstay Your Welcome

Texas Highways, Monarch Butterfly Season Arrives in Texas with Virtual and In-Person Events

Society Texas, Barefoot Luxury in St. Barts

Travel + Leisure, This Couple Wanted to See Inside Their Neighbors’ Houses So They Started a Weird Homes Tour 

People, CMT Awards Hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown

People, Lainey Wilson Jokes a Tequila Shot Calmed Her Down for Big Night at 2023 CMT Awards (Exclusive)

People, Michael J Fox Says Parkinson’s Disease ‘Sucks’

People, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

People, Matthew Shepard’s Father Takes Fishing Trip with Dads of Trans Kids

People, Tony Hawk on Looking Back at Iconic Skateboarding Career, Mental and Physical Challenges in New Doc, Pete Buttigieg is Geeking Out on Infrastructure—and Being a New Dad and Settling in to D.C. It’s Contagious., Willie Nelson Looks Back at Himself in Red Headed Stranger, Joking ‘Who is That Old Bastard?’, Taylor Swift Proved She Can ‘Actually Work a Room’ at Nashville Landmark, Bluebird Cafe, Luke Combs Says Planning a Wedding is ‘Overwhelming’, Lance Bass Hopes New Doc The Boy Band Con Will Teach People To ‘Be a Skeptic in Everything We Do’

People.Com, Keith Urban Reveals His Mantra in Music: ‘Nothing to Hide and Everything to Protect’, Texas Woman Creates Animal Rescue to Save Hundreds of Dogs Abandoned in the Same Park, Kesha Turns 30 and Finds Her Peace, Inside a Family’s Months-Long Quest to Find the Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Their Daughter, Behind the Scenes of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Market, Meet the Newlyweds on a Mission to Travel to all 50 States in an RV, West Wing Cast Reunites for Justice for Vets, John Legend on How his Daughter to be Inspires New Music, Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick have “High Hopes” for son Hank

Variety, Katie Couric Leads SXSW Discussion on ‘What it Means to be a Muslim Today’ 

Variety, SXSW: Neil Gaiman Talks Casting ‘Good Omens’ Through Email, 8 Things You Never Knew About Gilmore Girls, Austin Power

Austin Monthly, What It’s Like to Talk to Spirits: My Experience Visiting a Séance

Austin Monthly, Character: Courtney Kizer

Austin Monthly, 6 Historic Texas Dance Halls 

Austin Way, The Ultimate Guide to F1, Austin Plays a Starring Role in the Life of Actress Kelly Frye and Her Arts Consultant Fiancée, Austin Filmmaker’s New Unscripted Series Champions LGBTQ Stories, What is it Really Like to Date the French?, Growing Up with George Harrison, Run Away and Join the Circus: One Woman’s Story

Texas Lifestyle Magazine, Texan Couples Together in Business: Kim and Whit Hanks of Whim Hospitality

Texas Lifestyle Magazine, 48 Hours in Frankfurt

Texas Lifestyle Magazine, Travel Tuesday: Escape to Nowhere

Tribeza, Hidden Room Theatre’s Beth Burns On Why She Loves A Plague Play

Time Out, The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Austin 

Austin Woman, Inside the Life of Sommelier Elizabeth Rodriguez 

“For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that they have come upon the right word.”
—Catherine Drinker BowenWoman luxuriates while reading

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