Articles | November, 2012


Winner Announced for Redesign of Waller Creek

Update: Oct. 18, the Waller Creek Conservancy announced Michael Van Valkenburg Associates and Thomas Phifer + Partners as the winners of the Waller Creek Design Competition. This team “recognized that Waller Creek is unlike... Read on »


East Austin Studio Tour

Nov. 10 – 18. East of I-35, north of Lady Bird Lake, west of Hwy. 183, south of Hwy. 290. East Austin transforms in to one giant house party this November when more than 300 artist studios and... Read on »


Starting a New Holiday Tradition

How one Thanksgiving changed my definition of thankful. It’s getting close to that fourth Thursday in November. The pumpkins are out, the leaves are falling off the trees and, in true... Read on »


Don’t Toss the Turkey

Whoever spent the eight hours cooking Thanksgiving dinner probably doesn't want their hard work sitting in the refrigerator uneaten and eventually thrown away. Austin Woman has some great ideas on what to... Read on »


Gear Up for the Race

How small businesses can maximize opportunities for the Formula 1 week with these last-minute tips. Ready, set, go! Formula 1 is coming to town, and it’s time to prepare for the hundreds of... Read on »


Budget-Friendly Interior Design

Design with Consignment’s Lisa Gaynor talks business, designing on a budget and giving back to the community. “If you had a budget and you were going to buy a car,... Read on »


It Takes a Village

Dress for Success Austin hosts the In Her Shoes documentary premiere. Walk the red carpet in front of the historic Stateside Theatre and be inspired by a documentary full of female willpower and... Read on »


Happy Birthday, Scorpio

Oct. 23 - Nov. 21 Your Month: You have an instinct for power, where it lives, how to wield it and when to wait for a more opportune time. Know this is it. With six... Read on »


Soak Your Troubles Away

Japanese-style tubs provide a deeper bath experience. Imagine yourself slipping into a three-foot-deep tub with water swirling up to your ears and steam rising up to melt all your worries away. Japanese soaking... Read on »


Hip Girl

Improve your domestic life with The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking. After flipping through a glossy home magazine and falling in to a shame spiral because your house has never looked... Read on »


Spike Up Your Life

Get acquainted with spikes and studs—two of the season’s top trends that give you an instant edge.   1. Esley dress, $49, available at ElevenELEVEN , 1111 S. Congress Ave., 512.448.9624. 2. Spiked flats, $45, available... Read on »


Still Moving Forward

After 20 years in business, Adelante Austin owner Tricia Roberts knows Austin style. Pat Taylor Mason first opened Adelante, Spanish for “forward,” in San Antonio 38 years ago. The wares for sale were... Read on »


Budget-friendly Anti-aging

MyChelle Dermaceuticals provides a natural but potent alternative to traditional anti-aging products. Some things just seem too good to be true. So when I received the offer to test anti-aging skincare products that... Read on »


Expert Choices

Two Austin design experts pick their favorite items in home decor. Award-winning designer, Allied Member, ASID, and owner of JEIDesign Inc., Julie Evans is known for her skills in interpreting her clients' tastes... Read on »


Crunched for Time?

Get fit in 15 minutes! Fifteen-minute workouts are a great way to mix up your fitness routine and to squeeze in an intense workout when you’re crunched for time. Keep this super-effective... Read on »


Preventing Accidents in Your Home

Here’s a startling statistic: The National Safety Council estimates that 245 people die every day from “unintentional injuries in homes and communities.” National Safety Council representatives believe the key to... Read on »


Living Life By Design

Donna Stockton-Hicks sees beauty wherever she goes. The first lady of interior design, Elsie De Wolfe, once said, “I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life.... Read on »


Austin’s Creative Eastside

Flexible live/work spaces offer design and affordability. During the past decade, the new Austin pioneers have flocked to the Eastside, which has become a hotbed of creativity, diversity and entrepreneurship. From longtime... Read on »


Fifty Shades Of a Color Wheel

Austin interior designer Fern Santini has a head for making her interiors always add up to high style. For Santini, the color wheel is the gift that keeps on giving. Where the uninitiated... Read on »


Never Count on a Sure Bet

Paying off means you might end up with a pet pig and a world champion daughter, and learn some valuable life lessons in the process. By the time you read this, I will... Read on »


A.J. Bingham

He’s young, ambitious and strikingly handsome. He operates at a mile a minute, with energy that bounces off walls with magnetic force, pulling you helplessly in. Meet the dynamic A.J.... Read on »


Love Versus In Love

When asked to remind his wife how much he was in love with her, Al Bundy, from the television show Married With Children, would say, “I love beer, I love bowling. I... Read on »


Home Is Where the Heart Is

Air Force Captain Kelly Padden on making a home wherever she is deployed. When Kelly Padden graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, she didn’t enjoy her first job. She... Read on »


Interior Design on a Budget

Design with Consignment’s Lisa Gaynor talks business, budget-friendly design and giving back to the community. “If you had a budget and you were going to buy a car, would you... Read on »


Selling Your House with Help from a Pro

Questions to ask a Realtor. What should I look for in a Realtor? Experience and knowledge, enthusiasm for his/her job, truthfulness, integrity. What is your experience in real estate? Experience is not... Read on »


Contract Pending

“Nelda, you have an executed contract. I am on my way to the title company to put it in escrow. I have a great inspector who can even inspect the pool.” ... Read on »