Articles | February, 2013


Happy birthday, Aquarius!

Jan. 21 – Feb. 19 By Deborah Mastelotto, Sometime this month you will experience an aha moment, a vision of perfect clarity and insight. You will witness eerie, almost freakish coincidences featuring the... Read on »


The Truth About Long-Term Romance

The things that really matter after 15 years. Did I ever tell you how I proposed to my wife? This is a good one. I borrowed a medieval suit of armor from the Scarborough... Read on »


Ben Edgerton

 There’s an air of ease about Ben Edgerton that is entirely calming as he discusses the amor of his life: restaurants. As I sit with the owner of Contigo, the... Read on »


Fashion Find of the Month: Lil H Bracelets

Designed by a native Texan, the Lil H bracelet is part of a luxe collection from Henri Lou Jewelry. We love that it’s braided by hand in the U.S., and... Read on »


My Most Romantic Moment

By Tammy Shaklee All it took was just us two. I told my offline professional matchmaker I wanted my match to be brilliant, fit, have his sh** together, oh, and, own a tuxedo.... Read on »


Ashley Kelsch

Founder of Teddies for Bettys helps Austin women find their inner Betty. By Rachel Merriman, Photo by Rudy Arocha The term “Betty” has fallen out of usage in recent years, but Ashley Kelsch... Read on »


The Road to a Healthy Heart

Author Brenda Watson breaks down the No. 1 killer of women. By Erin Henry Brenda Watson, aptly regarded as the Diva of Digestion, is on a mission to equip men and women with the... Read on »


Arbor Art

Artist Jill Lear branches out in new gallery show.  Jill Lear has traveled the world in pursuit of her subjects, celebrating the beauty and tranquility of nature through watercolors, paintings, sketches and... Read on »


Chinese New Year

The year of the snake.   In every other scenario, finding a snake in your home might be the most terrifying experience of your life. In contradiction to your fears, there is a... Read on »


Meet the Spring 2013 Interns for AW Media

Malia Bradshaw Malia is a native Austinite and a recent graduate from St. Edward’s University with a bachelor of arts in psychology. After many hours debating the importance of art versus... Read on »


Cooking For Your Special Someone

Tips and recipes to help turn up the romance from Martha Hopkins, author of InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook.  The Sensual 19. If you aren't familiar with them, you should be. Chocolate, asparagus,... Read on »


Best of the Blogs: Bitch Beer

What began as an idea over a couple of beers has brewed in to one of Austin’s highly revered beverage blogs. We helped the ladies of Bitch Beer blow out the... Read on »


Bringing Peace to Refugees

For more than two decades, Casa Marianella has been providing shelter for refugees who have come to Austin fleeing war and persecution.   Amidst escalating tensions between a repressive military junta and the... Read on »


Women In Jazz

Pamela Hart, Sondra Johnson, Nada Stearns and Kylie Jennings pay tribute to Sarah Vaughan. The George Washington Carver Museum was bustling Friday night as Women in Jazz hosted A Divine Evening of Song... Read on »


A Night at the Ballet

Feb. 15 - 17, The Long Center Nothing says romance quite like a night at the ballet. This Valentine’s weekend, slip in to the exquisite world of power, precision and passion with Ballet... Read on »


Rebel with a Cause

Court Appointed Special Advocate gives a voice to children in need.  “Ms. Rebel, did you have that name before becoming a CASA?” a child asked Rebel Pais after an intense... Read on »


Party of One

Avoid cupid’s arrow with fun singles activities that don’t involve broken-heart piñatas.  As Valentine’s Day rolls around, the world turns blissful shades of red... Read on »


Love Notes

Whether you’re celebrating being recently single or a new engagement, check out these selections for a love-filled February.   Madly in Love With Me: The Daring Adventure of Becoming Your Own... Read on »


Lace up!

Bows and lace and ruffles, oh my! Here are six of our favorite looks for any personality.   Glamour Queen Chantelle black lace bra, $76; tanga, $30, available at Underwear, 913 W. 12th St., 512.478.1515. Vampy Blush... Read on »


Belt it Out

Tie together any unfinished outfit with a statement belt.   Brown belt: $9.95, available at H&M, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, 512.873.0375. Thin brown belt: $13, available at Stella Says Go, 500 N. Lamar Blvd., 512.524.5020. Gray jeweled... Read on »


Beauty Q+A with Martha Lynn Kale

The founder of Mirror Mirror on her salon, Jennifer Aniston and the perfect curl. What does beauty mean to you? At Mirror Mirror, we encourage women to love what they see in the... Read on »


Fun Night Out: Beauty Goes Red

February 1, 6-8pm, The Belmont, 305 W. 6th St. As a kickoff event for National “Go Red” month, Austin Beauty Guide is hosting its annual Beauty Goes Red celebration. Described as... Read on »


Cozy Ceramics

Warm up your home during these last days of winter with these pretty pieces of pottery.   Pür cashmere bamboo throw, $155 Juliska Berry & Thread compote, $38, available at Feather Your Nest. ... Read on »


Warm Up Your Home

Our home expert, Adam Fortner, gives you five ways to create warmth in any room. Throws What’s better than curling up in a luxurious throw on a cold winter night? Throws... Read on »


The Couple that Cooks Together…

This Valentine’s Day, skip the restaurants and cozy up in the kitchen for some French cuisine.  Valentine’s Day dinner might just be the most romantic meal of the... Read on »


Romantic Indulgence

Discover the pleasure of port and dark chocolate. Ahh, what says romance better than chocolate and a glass of port? From one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world comes a sweet... Read on »


Table for two, please

Three romantic restaurants for a Valentine’s dinner.  When choosing a restaurant to woo a loved one, consider three key elements: relaxing ambience, indulgent food and attentive service that invite you... Read on »


Tapping Technology

Five fitness apps designed to help you reach your goals. Gone are the days of technology distracting us from being active and making healthy choices. During the past few years, improvements in technology... Read on »


The Startling Truth About Heart Disease

A conversation with Dr. Shyla High about the No. 1 killer of women. It might surprise you to know that heart disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined. Dr. Shyla High,... Read on »


Dreaming Big for Austin

Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole takes a fresh approach to local politics. In politics, the word “collaboration” is used often but rarely practiced. Sheryl Cole, the first African-American woman to serve... Read on »


Building On a Legacy

A Look at Austin’s Rich African-American Heritage. In honor of Black History Month, Austin Woman took a look at the heritage of African-Americans in Austin, with a focus on women who... Read on »


Manifesting True Love

Six questions for couples and singles wanting to build a lasting relationship. Fear, stubbornness, ignorance, procrastination, resignation: For singles or couples longing for love, these are among the deadly sins, according to relationship... Read on »


Hook, Line and Sinker

Sixteen ways to reel in your catch.  One of the most difficult aspects of Valentine’s Day is realizing that the only way you’re going to get a box... Read on »


Find Your 1,500-Point Man

Amy Webb, author of newly released book Data, A Love Story, gives us the inside scoop on the online dating world and how to find the perfect man for you.  Data, A... Read on »


For the Love of Babies

Hand to Hold launches a 100-day campaign to educate and mentor parents of premature babies.  The pains of childbirth are typically assuaged by one thing: the promise of cradling a newborn baby... Read on »