Articles | June, 2013


A Savory Tart Recipe from Lake Austin Spa's Stephane Beauchamp

A tasty summer tart from the kitchen of Stephane Beauchamp, executive chef at the Lake Austin Spa Resort. Upon the retirement of longtime Executive Chef Terry Conklin, Lake Austin Spa recruited the talented... Read on »


2013 Summer Concert Guide

Bookmark this page for your live-music fix this summer.   Wednesday, May 29 Alpha Rev with Wild Child Blues on the Green Music at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: FREE   Sunday, June 2 Postal Service ... Read on »


Embrace Weird with These Uniquely Austin Events

Think you've seen weird? Beat the heat this summer with these quirky events around town.  Chicken Shit Bingo at Ginny's Little Longhorn. Photo by Ann Larie Valentine CHICKEN SHIT BINGO ... Read on »


HausBar Farms

Workshops and day camps promote urban farming. Urban farming is nothing new in Austin. Our quirky, progressive city has always supported local and sustainable industry, and that includes what we eat. As one... Read on »


2013 Women of the Year Awards Soiree

Honoring the achievements of women is critical to the mission of the YWCA and for nearly 30 years the YWCA Greater Austin has paid tribute to the women that inspire the Austin community at... Read on »


ACL’s The Wine Down Hosts Ruby Jane

June 6, 5–7 p.m., ACL Live Music Porch Wind down the week early with Ruby Jane at ACL’s The Wine Down on Wednesday, June 6. The young country/bluegrass-Americana singer, who has... Read on »


5 things to do for father’s day

Over the Edge for Make-A-Wish June 15 and 16 Check an item off your bucket list and rappel down 32 stories for a good cause. The Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas is challenging willing participants... Read on »


Vino y Virtuosos

Hospice Austin hosts their annual event with fine wines and classical music. When Sharon Edwards lost her husband 10 years ago, she was struck with immense grief—so much so that it almost... Read on »


Happy birthday, Gemini!

May 22–June 20 Your month: You finally get the credit you’ve worked toward. Everyone loves you, you’re busy making money, and socializing and you can’t remember when... Read on »


Breezy Summer Reading

From a debut Texan novelist to a Pulitzer Prize–winning favorite, these books are guaranteed to sweep you away. The Clover House by Henriette Lazaridis Power “Which is the braver thing:... Read on »


Going Forward, Looking Back: Impressions of Cuba

A rare glimpse inside a nation firmly planted in the past. HAVANA, CUBA—Rum! Cigars! Beaches! Romance! In the fifties, Cuba was a vacation paradise. But Fidel Castro’s revolution in 1959... Read on »


10 Sandals We Love!

Flash your tootsies with these strapping summer sandals. (From top going clockwise) Bos & Co. sandals, $95, available at Stella Says Go, 500 N. Lamar Blvd., 512.524.5020, Michael Kors sandals, $265, available at Nordstrom, 2901 S.... Read on »


The 2013 Summer Beauty guide

Your beauty regimen needs a little more attention in the summer months— check out our must-haves for healthy and beautiful skin, face and hair. The Hair Necessities Add a beachy bounce with... Read on »


Austin Fashion Week: A Recap

With a new and improved date and format, Austin Fashion Week showcased Austin’s burgeoning fashion industry. For Austin fashion-lovers, the much-anticipated Austin Fashion Week came a little earlier this year along... Read on »


Summer Dining Alfresco

Entertaining essentials for dining at the lake, the beach, the backyard and beyond. Summer Days and Balmy Nights Ryland Peters & Small While balmy may not exactly describe our neck of the woods... Read on »


Summer Meals from the Farmers Market

Give your body a nutritional boost with the fresh offerings of your local farmers market. If you find yourself going to the drive-through more than you know you should or resorting to frozen... Read on »


How to Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Sun

Best ways to protect your peepers from the sun. You have probably been warned to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes, but what you may not know is from which conditions and problems... Read on »


Sally Brown

Happily married, doing what she loves and giving back in every way… what’s her secret? Sally Brown— AKA Mrs. Mack Brown—has a secret. It permeates her being.... Read on »


Outdoor Living

One Shoal Creek home offers the ultimate in outdoor living. Looks can be deceiving, and Bruce St. John’s Shoal Creek home is a perfect example of this old adage. With it... Read on »


The Summer of Tequila Fiestas

Throw the perfect garden party with Lucinda Hutson’s tequila-inspired cookbook. Sitting in a picturesque purple cottage and sipping on punch delicately adorned with flowers from her lush garden, Lucinda Hutson describes... Read on »


Generation Z Rules!

The sad truth about wimpy parents from one who knows. The scene: a gathering with a bunch of kindergarteners. All right kids, gather round now. Everyone gather round: Uncle JB has a little... Read on »


Robin Bethell

Your pearly whites deserve the care and attention of Dr. McDreamy, DDS. When gingivitis and plaque come a-knocking, this doctor keeps the dental chair rocking. Prepare to be orally fixated with Dr. Robin... Read on »


Are You Hearing Wedding Bells?

Not-so-obvious signs a guy is preparing to pop the question. A man may present a number of obvious signs as he prepares to pop the question. He could casually ask for your ring... Read on »


Twenty Feet from Stardom

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names—all of that is about to change for backup singers Judith Hill and Darlene Love. Let me say that I loved this... Read on »


Patsy Martin

For the founder of I Live Here, I Give Here, perseverance pays off. Let’s face it: after a long day at work, many of us aren’t prepared to tackle... Read on »


Catherine Morse Leads the Way to Giving Back

Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s Catherine Morse leads by giving back. Catherine Morse had dreams of fighting crime. The New Orleans native studied criminal justice at Louisiana State and came to Texas in 1987... Read on »


Letters from my Father

“You better come and talk to your dad.” It was back in 1989, when we were still living in England. I can still see my husband’s face as he stood... Read on »