Articles | April, 2012

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Spotlight Event: Turandot

Get ready for the captivating tale of the icy princess and the succession of suitors vying for her hand in marriage; only one will solve all three of her riddles and secure her... Read on »

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Inspiration: Avian

"I’ll admit I’ve never been a huge lover of cougar-, zebra- or leopard-print products. Thankfully, there is a new take on animal prints that I’ve come to adore: birds. Designers... Read on »

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Live from New York Fashion Week

Fashionably Austin’s sneak peek in to fall’s hottest fashions. / By Cheryl Bemis Photos by Cheryl Bemis, Britten Bishop and Melissa Shea. The question I receive most often after returning from Fashion... Read on »

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Fair-trade Grinds

For local coffee shops, it’s all about being green / By Nicole Carbon In honor of Earth Day on April 22, and in my ever-increasing effort to be more “green,” I took a deeper... Read on »

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Shades of Green

Try as you may, sometimes you’re just a shade off. I have tried, truly I have. My green-living attempts started 10 years ago when I bought my Central-East Austin home. My sense of... Read on »

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Material Girl

Designer Kellie Lewis revamps vintage, creating modern styles with classic fabrics / By Jane Field / Photo by Sadie Barton Kellie Lewis, a young Austin designer, starts all sorts of projects by evaluating what she... Read on »

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Women on Their Toes

The Ballet Austin Guild honors volunteers who supersede expectations. By Joelle Pearson Anyone who sacrifices time to help an organization should be applauded. Volunteering is demanding, emotional and, at times, thankless. Most volunteers... Read on »

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Venus Talks to Mars

Is hoarding really a cost-effective investment in soon-to-be priceless nostalgia? / By JB Hager / Photo by Rudy Arocha My wife has now resorted to calling me a hoarder. I’m sure you’ve seen... Read on »

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Improve Your Dating Allure

Subtle cues play a role in others’ perception of you / By Eric Leech The mystique of a sexy woman is in the way she walks, holds her head and smiles. You will notice... Read on »

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Rachael Ray Feeds the SXSW Crowd with the Annual Feedback Party

  By Nicole Carbon In its fifth year, the Rachael Ray Feedback Party, which takes place each year as part of South By Southwest at Stubb’s BBQ, was more popular than ever.... Read on »

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Take a Class in the Grass

Outdoor workouts to get your booty in shape / By Chrissie Jarrell & Natalie Yerkovich Spring is in the air and to celebrate the green issue of Austin Woman, we decided to step outside... Read on »

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Foods that Pack a Punch

Use superfoods as a shortcut to a healthy lifestyle / By Jill Case According to oxforddictionary.com, a superfood is “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial to health and well-being.” Numerous studies... Read on »

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TreeHouse

Austin-based alternative home-improvement store encourages smart and sustainable living / By Molly Keith / Photo by Caleb Kerr In the lighting section of TreeHouse, there’s a sign nailed next to a cluster of offbeat... Read on »

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Living Outside (and Inside) the Box

Clever planning brings new life to shipping containers / By Helen Thompson It would be hard to contain your enthusiasm for a guesthouse like the one Stacey Hill asked architect Jim Poteet to design.... Read on »

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Modern Homes Go Green

Austin architects and designers share ideas for creating environmentally friendly living spaces. / By Erica Todd Lady Bird Johnson, one of Austin’s most treasured advocates for preserving the beauty of nature, once said, ... Read on »

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Over the Rainbow

Add a touch of happiness to your wardrobe with these bold, bright hues and prints. / By Erika Cerda and Christine Imperatore / Photos by Caleb Kerr   Celebrate your first rainbow sighting of the... Read on »

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Into the Woods

Add a hint of neutrality and nature to a colorful spring outfit with these woody accessories. / By Erika Cerda and Christine Imperatore / Photo by Caleb Kerr   Gucci bamboo-handled bag, $2,030, available at Saks... Read on »

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Going Green

Picking up tips and trends from the runway is always inspiring, but sometimes tricky. In order to avoid that “why did I think I could pull that off?” moment, we’ve brought in... Read on »

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The Water's Keeper

Texas’ top conservationist, Laura Huffman, is a woman with a plan, and she’s determined to preserve the resources of the state she loves / By Robin Rather Laura Huffman is in love with... Read on »

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Pamela Hart

Austin's queen of Jazz / By Molly McManus / Photos by Rudy Arocha Pamela Hart was five years old when she began singing. Her school didn’t start until the middle of the day, so... Read on »

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Best of the Blogs: Green Building and Good Living

"Your Meter is Running Backwards Right Now" That's the text message I got from our solar installer yesterday afternoon as he was testing our solar system. (Calling it our "solar system" sounds a... Read on »

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Happy Birthday, Aries!

By Deborah Mastelotto No matter how important we know change is now, some of us have put it off, until this month. Action (Mars) plus endings and beginnings (Pluto) plus good luck and... Read on »

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Red Hot and Soul Gala

Have an outrageously good time while benefitting the Austin arts community. By Christine Imperatore What indicates the start of spring better than bright colors, catchy music and laughter in the air? ZACH Theatre... Read on »

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Eat Local with Chef-inspired Recipes

Chef Elizabeth Winslow offers new uses for locally sourced produce / By Joelle Pearson For some, a box full of vegetables can be daunting. What exactly can I do with a suitcase of collard... Read on »

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Sustainable Food Center and The Happy Kitchen

How to use fresh, local produce to keep your family healthy, wealthy and wise / By Rachel Merriman and Joy Casnovsky Founded in 1993, Sustainable Food Center creates healthier communities by strengthening the local food... Read on »

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Austin Woman Magazine 2005-2006

Making a difference with an eye on the future. / By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne The fourth year of Austin Woman magazine brought recognition for the difference the publication was making in the lives of Austin... Read on »

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More Farm(house)-Fresh Recipes

If you liked the sound of Elizabeth Winslow's chewy roasted carrots via Gilt Taste, try some of the following recipes from the Farmhouse Blog. They're perfect for a spring/summer CSA box.   ... Read on »

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RISE Takeaways

This year’s RISE Conference was a burbling sea of creative energy. Austin Woman’s editorial interns set out to see what advice our community’s leading entrepreneurs had to share. By: Jane... Read on »

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Earth Day Unearthed

Earth Day’s history spans more than 40 years, and Austin has big plans for this year’s celebration. By Molly Keith In this day and age, opening the door of the microwave is... Read on »

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Shore Hotel

Santa Monica’s newest and greenest hotel By Nicole Carbon New construction in Santa Monica is rare, so when the newly built, LEED-registered Shore Hotel came online earlier last year, it hit the... Read on »

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Green Reads

Reduce your carbon footprint with these e-books. By Rachel Merriman These days, it’s hip to be “green.” No one thinks twice about driving hybrid cards, using canvas grocery bags or choosing a... Read on »

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One Hundred Years of Girl Power

Girl Scouts celebrates their 100th anniversary in 2012. By Christine Imperatore The Girl Scouts organization will reach its 100-year milestone in 2012, and the organization is celebrating with a look back on their history, a... Read on »

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Old Settler’s Music Festival

Amos Lee and Iron and Wine come to Driftwood for the 25th anniversary of the Old Settler’s Music Festival April 19–22. By Jane Rogers Field This year marks the 25th anniversary of the... Read on »

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Pampered Pregnancy

Feel radiant throughout your pregnancy without using harmful chemicals. By Christine Imperatore During pregnancy, it is important to stay away from harsh chemicals such as salicylic acid, parabens, phthalates and benzoyl peroxide. Many... Read on »

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Block 21 leads the way for Green building in Austin

By Christine Imperatore It looks like the W Hotel Downtown is not only one of the most posh spots in Austin, but also is one of the most environmentally conscious. Block 21, a multi-use... Read on »

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Best of the Blogs: Susie Davis…the good news girl

Love Austin: Mighty Cone I am coaxing my 22 year old to move back to Austin. And that involves serving her homemade cinnamon rolls in bed, shopping and of course … reminding her of why... Read on »

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