Articles | May, 2013


All the Frills!

Ruffles and peplum bring a dose of feminine flair to your summer suits. Making waves Blue Glue floral bikini, $22 top, $25 bottoms, available at Blue Glue, 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Suite 108, 512.838.9113,  Piece... Read on »


Modest Miss

Flattering suits for all shapes and sizes On the Dot Jantzen polka dot one piece, $112, available at Everything But Water, 10000 Research Blvd., 512.346.2682, Pink Lady Profile one-piece suit, $128, available at Nordstrom, 2901 S.... Read on »


Take Heart

The annual Austin Heart Ball returns with hopes of raising half a million dollars for the American Heart Association.  Georgetown’s JT Ellason might be 84, but he’s always been... Read on »


Celebrating Mothers Around the World

On this Mother’s Day, take time to listen to the challenges mothers around the globe are facing every day.   Antoinette Androsi, a mother from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),... Read on »


5 Essential Summer Travel Apps

Summer is here, which means it’s time to escape from the stresses of the office. But before you pack your bags and rush to the airport, don’t forget these... Read on »


UT Alum Returns to Open Due Forni Restaurant

Cofounded by longhorn alum Alex Taylor, this popular Las Vegas Italian restaurant makes its debut in Austin. Ditch the frozen and delivery pizza for the authentic oven-baked pie at Due Forni Pizza &... Read on »


Symphony of Soul Raises Support with Gospel Brunch

Dedicated to uplifting the spirits of people in challenging circumstances, Symphony of Soul brings “musical medicine” to Austin’s Mercury Hall. Symphony of Soul hosts its annual Gospel Brunch at... Read on »


Chefs Taste Victory at the Austin Food & Wine Festival

Celebrating Texas’ best at Austin’s second annual festival in Butler Park. The raucous cheers at Butler Park sounded more like a rock concert than a food festival, but the attendees... Read on »


The Perfect Girlfriend Getaway

Gather up your friends and give while having fun at The Players championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Imagine the hot Florida sun kissing your skin while the beach laps at your feet.... Read on »


"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" Dazzles Austin

Shimmying its way to Austin this week: Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Adapted from the 1994 movie chronicling three drag queens on an epic road trip through the Australian outback, this Broadway musical lights... Read on »


Through the Eyes of UT Alums

The Blanton Museum of Art brings together artworks of UT alums across the country. Jeanne Klein remembers the first piece of art she purchased. It was from a UT faculty and student end-of-the-year... Read on »


Austin City Limits Returns for Two Weekends in 2013

This October, fun., Muse, The Cure and even Lionel Richie come out to play at the expanded two-weekend fest. You hear about it every year but in 2013 get ready to listen twice. For... Read on »


5 things not to miss this month

Compiled by Andy East; Eeyore’s Birthday photo by Randy York; Austin 10/20 photo by FinisherPix; Zilker photo courtesy Austin Area Garden Council; HAAM photo by FunFunFoto; Seuss photo courtesy Dr.Seuss Enterprises. ... Read on »


Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections

Must-see exhibit runs through May 19, Blanton Museum of Art By Jean Yoo, Image courtesy of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin... Read on »


Happy birthday, Taurus!

April 21–May 21 By Deborah Mastelotto, Steady the course, stable the path, don’t rock the boat, think before you speak. May is a quiet breeze after a thunderstorm.... Read on »


Backyard Getaway

The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort offers activities for the whole family, all within a short drive from the city. By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne; Photos courtesy of Hyatt Regency Lost Pine Resort. With his... Read on »


Top Destinations

To reunite you and your family with the great outdoors From cruises, European vacations, adventure trips, biking vacations, train trips, beach vacations and holiday travel, some of the best ideas for family vacations... Read on »


Color Me Blue

From teal to cobalt, these blue hues are staples for your summer wardrobe. Photos by Caleb Kerr Peaches ‘n Cream dress, $59, available at Adelante, 1206 W. 38th St., 512.452.5322, Sun ‘n... Read on »


Feasting, Family Style

Six great places to share a meal with your loved ones. By Kristi Willis Few things reinforce the comfort of home like plates being passed around the table at family dinner—serving... Read on »


Cinco de Mayo, Austin-Style

There is no shortage of opportunities for celebrating this May 5th in Austin. By Adam Linehan, Photo by Kirk Tuck, courtesy Garrido’s Do you like to party? If the answer is... Read on »


Built-In Workout

Add resistance to your workout and your life on the go with a stylish new alternative to dumbbells. By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and such was... Read on »


The Bare Bones

Everything a woman needs to know about osteoporosis. It might not be fair, but there’s a huge gender gap when it comes to bone health: women are four times more likely... Read on »


The Stress of Bed Rest

When a pregnant woman is confined to her bed, it impacts not only the mother and baby, but also her family, her job and her entire life. By Darline Turner Johanna is a... Read on »


Refresh Your Memory

The latest antidote in the quest for a cure for Alzheimer’s: green tea. By Andy East The disease that strikes the most fear in the hearts of Americans these days is... Read on »


closing the genderation gap

GENaustin’s Julia Cuba is reshaping female selfesteem, one girl at a time. By Shelley Seale; Photos by Annie Ray; ClubGen photo by Rudy Arocha; Hair and makeup by Monnie Hightower and... Read on »


GENaustin offerings

GENaustin Programs clubGEN In this research-based, peer-led after-school program, trained and employed high school girls lead middle school girls through curriculum proven to prevent high-risk behaviors that lead to eating disorders, teen pregnancy... Read on »


the mother-daughter makeover

Story by Jane Kellogg / Photos by Rudy Arocha / Photo assistance by Javier Trevino The bond between mother and daughter is often tested. But for those women among us lucky enough to know a... Read on »


The Circle of Life

Confidence building and crises of confidence in a woman’s life. Sometimes I come home to find my wife locked in the bathroom, in the fetal position with mascara running down her... Read on »


So You Had a Bad Date

How to avoid getting stuck with a loser. By Eric Leech In the dating market, there are trophies and consolation prizes, and then there are these 16 wads of already chewed gum, of which... Read on »


Mind Your Manners

Three easy steps to teaching your children good behavior. Have you ever noticed that parents with well-behaved children think they are the greatest parents on earth? When our children act out in front... Read on »


Cheer Up Buttercups

Austin moms Allison Reyna and Monika Burgett launch a one-stop shop helping parents learn how to take care of their little ones—and themselves. There comes a point in every new mom... Read on »


Warped by Your Family? Join the Club

Three essential qualities of healthy families. At the heart of almost all of his patients’ problems, psychiatrist Gary Malone says, are issues that stem from the family who raised them, creating problems... Read on »


Champion of Change

F7 Group founder Cassaundra StJohn receives the White House Champion of Change award. A self-described “army brat,” Air Force veteran Cassaundra StJohn is also the founder of F7 Group, an Austin-based... Read on »


Older, Wiser and Rocking the Cradle

Austinite Sharon Munroe shares her later-in-life road to motherhood through the Advanced Maternal Age Project. If you’ve noticed that more and more women are having children later in life, you&rsquo... Read on »


Mommy Marketplace

Call it Craigslist for moms: Intelligent Mommies introduces a new, safe and easy way for parents to buy and sell in Austin. Any mother who has tried to buy or sell used items... Read on »


Ties That Bind

My kids know the most surefire way to talk me into something is to declare “but it’s a tradition!” I am a sucker for anything labeled a tradition. I... Read on »