Articles | October, 2012

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An Eternity of Possibility in Heaven~Earth~One

The night skyline of downtown Austin has never looked so stunning. Add flowing silks that dangle between plaza columns, all illuminated with a soft blue undertone and you have the breathtaking opening of... Read on »

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Best of Beauty Week

By Meredith Davis Beauty is back this fall, and this season it’s pretty in pink as Austin Beauty Week teams up with the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure... Read on »

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Rock of Ages Comes to Austin

Broadway Across America has brought another hit to Austin, debuting the five-time Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages on The Long Center stage. The story, set on LA’s Sunset Strip in 1987, is familiar ... Read on »

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Taking Shape

Bring some structure to your life with these great bags for fall. Photos by Caleb Kerr. Blue Steven by Steve Madden handbag, $78, available at Nordstrom, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.691.3500. Clutch, $49.90, available at... Read on »

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Seeing Red

Say goodbye to summer’s fire-engine red, and hello to fall’s romantic burgundy. Photo by Caleb Kerr (Clockwise from top) Donald J. Pliner boots, $350, available at Nordstrom, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.691.3500. ... Read on »

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The Great Outdoors

Channel your nature-loving side with hunting- and fishing-inspired fall trends. Photos by Caleb Kerr. Texturize Necklace, $14.90, and Maude vest, $59.90, available at Langford Market, 249 W. Second St., 512.482.8500. hunter orange Uncle Frank dress, $108, available at... Read on »

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Austin Woman Magazine, Hear My Plea

Please save my daughter from the infidels of ‘reality television.’ By JB Hager, Photo by Rudy Arocha The fine people of Austin Woman magazine, please save us all. I am begging you. Nothing... Read on »

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Thirteen Dating Deal Breakers

Don’t overlook these potential problem areas. By Eric Leech Ladies, you’ve all been there. However, this month, Austin Woman is going there with you as we look at the 13 most unlucky... Read on »

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Advocating for Female Filmmakers

Michelle Voss shares her passion to bring gender equality to the worlds of film and media. By Erica Todd, Photo by Rudy Arocha “Where are all the women?” This was the question filmmaker,... Read on »

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Aline Brosh McKenna

The acclaimed screenwriter brings a feminine touch of Hollywood to this year’s Austin Film Festival. By Christine Imperatore She’s the pen-wielding woman behind some of Hollywood’s biggest hit films, including... Read on »

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The Power of Vulnerability

Dr. Brené Brown on how to live, love, parent and lead. By Allie Eissler, Photo by Danny Clark. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to... Read on »

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My Life in Books

By Kelly E. Lindner, Co-founder, chickstermag.com; Illustration by Sarah Quatrano. When people examine my bookshelf, their eyes slide past the usual beloved titles like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Chuck Palahniuk... Read on »

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Grupo Corpo Brings Brazilian Passion to the Stage

Oct. 18 and 19, Bass Concert Hall Text by Malia Bradshaw; photo by José Luiz Pederneiras A fusion of cultural sensuality, athleticism and passion overtakes the Bass Concert Hall this October with the return of... Read on »

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SafePlace Celebration

Dan Rather examines the roots of Austin’s historic organization. By Kate Y. Hector As part of Domestic Violence Awareness month, SafePlace will host the 2012 Safe- Place Celebration, presented by James Armstrong and... Read on »

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Happy Birthday, Libra

Sept. 22 - Oct. 22 Your Month: Libra is known as the partnership sign, but the thought of letting your feelings of love just flow never enters the picture this month; you’re too busy... Read on »

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Saving the School

Reagan High School’s incredible comeback will be spotlighted this month at the Texas Book Festival. By Rachel Merriman When Reagan High School faced an academically unacceptable rating from the Texas Education Agency... Read on »

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NYFW Spring Preview

Fashionably Austin reports on 2013 spring trends. Story and photos by Cheryl Bemis It is always fun to be in the know when it comes to fashion, so there is no better place to... Read on »

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Tastes from Urban

Food featured at Austin Woman’s anniversary party Compiled by Deborah Hamilton-Lynne, Photos by Sadie Barton You asked and we answered! Everyone was raving about the food served at the Fiat after-party for... Read on »

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Sweet Surprise

Sugar and salt complement each other with this crowd favorite. Photos by Sadie Barton Local online bakery Homegrown Sweets served this delicious treat at the Austin Woman tenth-anniversary event. Along with the appetizers... Read on »

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Cook Like a Pro

Catch a dazzling array of chefs at the cooking tent during the Texas Book Festival. By Ayanna Estelle. Gratin photo by Jody Horton. On Oct. 27 and 28, numerous cookbook authors will gather to share... Read on »

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Austin Thinks Pink

Breast-cancer resources in Austin. By Jill Case It’s October, the month set aside as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Women in Austin are fortunate to have many resources available to help them in... Read on »

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Get on Your Bike

Experience the joys of cycling in Austin. By Chrissie Jarrell and Natalie Yerkovich, Jarrell and Yerkovich photo by Rudy Arocha. Fall is the perfect time to get outside and ride your bike. Whether... Read on »

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Ruby Jane

Musical prodigy Ruby Jane Smith begins a new chapter of her life and comes of age, Austin-style. By John T. Davis, Photos by Matt Lankes, Hair by April Downs, Avant Salon, avantsalon.com.... Read on »

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Our Annual Young Women to Watch

Secrets of success from inside the minds of Austin’s most ambitious, focused and creative young spirits. By Joanna Wheeler, Photos by Evan Prince, Bruno photo by Sheeanna Singer Austin is fertile... Read on »

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Homegrown: Verb Hair Products

You’ve probably heard of Birds Barbershop, a one-stop destination for haircare and entertainment, but did you know that the owners of the rock-inspired barbershop, Jayson Rapaport and Michael Portman, created their own... Read on »

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The Trip of a Lifetime

By Julie Tereshchuk Was finding out that our 2012 London Olympics tickets had been lost the way I would have chosen to start a trip that had been more than two years in the... Read on »

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Not Afraid of the Dark

Ballet Austin’s family-friendly show captures the essence of childhood fantasies. We've all been through it as children: the sleepless nights filled with visions of monsters prowling beneath the bed and... Read on »

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Form Meets Function

AIA Austin’s 2012 Homes Tour combines exceptional architecture with daily living. The Austin chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is about to unveil its 26th-annual Homes Tour. Lovingly referred to... Read on »

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The Sweet Life Gets Sweeter

Presenting the 2012 La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival Oct. 11, 6 – 9p.m., AMOA-Arthouse at Laguna Gloria Enjoy an evening lakeside at Laguna Gloria as AMOA-Arthouse celebrates the 23rd annual La Dolce... Read on »

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A Pumpkin Patch with History

Barton Hill Farms combines its frontiersman past with fall fun. It’s October, and you know what that means. It’s time to start the countdown to Halloween, that holiday that... Read on »

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One Poem at a Time

The 20th-annual Austin International Poetry Festival spreads creativity throughout the city. “We’re butterflies. We don’t live like everybody else.” Barbara Youngblood Carr is referring to poets and... Read on »

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Austin Woman’s Costume Guide

Whether you are a single woman in your 20s, a working woman going to a business party or a mom with three kids, Austin Woman has a costume for you this Halloween. September... Read on »

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Redesigning Waller Creek

The final four compete to recreate Waller Creek as an urban oasis for the city. Get ready for Waller Creek as you’ve never known it. Oct. 3, the Waller Creek Conservancy unveiled... Read on »

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Adventure in to Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest may be uncharted, slightly bloody waters for some Austin Woman readers. I certainly felt marooned at first, but rest assured, Fantastic Fest can be a gory good time with a little... Read on »

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AIA Austin’s 2012 Homes Tour Highlights

AIA Austin shows how great design can come in any shape and size. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Austin chapter promised a homes tour that would inspire and energize, and they certainly... Read on »

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Fall’s Hottest Hairstyles

Step-by-step guide to mixing up your ‘do with three beautiful looks. When it comes to fall fashion, our locks need love too, and this season’s hottest hair trends are all... Read on »

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The Austin Festival Season

The inside scoop on navigating the hottest October conferences and festivals. Austin Film Festival Oct. 17–25, various locations in downtown Austin Didn’t make it to Cannes or Sundance? Step aside and... Read on »

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Simply Irresistible: Jarrod Whitfield

It’s every schoolgirl’s fantasy: an intelligent, confident, handsome teacher who just so happens to look like Ken. Barbie, move over! Jarrod Whitfield, 27, is a high-school social studies teacher for... Read on »

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Rocking with Austin’s Go-To Publicist, Jill McGuckin

Why you might want her job and how to get it. Jill McGuckin has a job many women would envy. She goes to all of the best concerts, hangs out with rock stars... Read on »

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