Articles | July, 2013

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Texas Goes Tiki

Texans get tipsy as bars across the state celebrate the tropics with Texas Tiki Week, Saturday June 22 - Sunday June 30. Umbrella drinks and Tiki totems have taken over bars across the state this... Read on »

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Spotlight Event: One Night with Janis Joplin

July 10–August 18, Topfer Theater A musical journey into the life of the queen of rock ‘n’ roll, One Night with Janis Joplin celebrates the achievements of one of the greatest... Read on »

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5 ways to beat the heat this summer

Full Moon Rentals at the Rowing Dock July 21, Aug. 20 and Sept. 20, 8–10 p.m. See Lady Bird Lake like you’ve never seen it before, and head down to the Rowing Dock... Read on »

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Activities for Summer Fun

Nine ways to get out and enjoy Austin’s hottest season. By Courtney Bell Fourth of July Austin Symphony Orchestra and Fireworks July 4, 4-10 p.m. Ring in Independence Day and join more... Read on »

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Destined for the Silver Screen

From The Great Gatsby to World War Z, this summer has proven to be a very literary film season—here are two new books that could be the next big thing in Hollywood. ... Read on »

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118 of the Best Things To Do in Downtown Austin

In 1839, when Edwin Waller laid out the city, he never envisioned anything like the New Downtown. Here’s a roundup of our favorite places to eat, drink, shop and play. By Jane Kellogg;... Read on »

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Things You Should Never Say to a Man

Sprinkle your conversation with a grain of sugar. If communicating with your guy feels like pulling string through a brick wall, don’t let your frustration turn that needle into a bazooka... Read on »

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Preserving Austin's Heritage

Jacqui Schraad works to preserve the city’s one-of-a-kind history and heritage.   Downtown Austin is increasingly becoming the place to be, and Jacqui Schraad, executive director of Preservation Austin, is pleased... Read on »

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How I Beat the Summer Heat

The heat that encompasses an Austin summer is no joking matter, and nothing and no one could have prepared me for what was to come. As a transplant to this city, hailing from... Read on »

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Healthy Chocolate to Try: Happy Hemp and Askinosie Chocolate

Healthy chocolate? You don't have to ask us twice. This month, the Austin health nuts at Happy Hemp have joined forces with chocolatier Askinosie Chocolate, a small-batch chocolate manufacturer in Springfield, Missouri,... Read on »

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Food, Beauty, Books, Dance and Introducing Quench at Lake Austin Spa

Savor the lazy, hazy days of summer with an escape to Lake Austin Spa.   In July and August while the Austin heat is sweltering there is a nearby place where you can... Read on »

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Summer Camp 2013: Austin's Best Kids Camps

Ways to keep your child’s summer fun and creative. Ah, summer! The heat, the pool, no school and also summer camps. Some of the best stories and memories that children have... Read on »

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5 Things to Do in Austin for the Fourth of July

    Seventh Annual Freedom 5000 July 4, 8 a.m. Lace up those running shoes, grab some Gatorades and pack the kids in the car for Camp Mabry’s Seventh Annual Freedom 5000. This outdoor... Read on »

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Around the World with Central Market Cooking School

Travel to Argentina with this passion-filled cooking class. Central Market Cooking School: Wine Dinner with Ruca Maren July 13, 6:30 p.m Picture yourself in Argentina: You're gazing over expansive vineyards, sipping on elegant... Read on »

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Must See Movies of the Summer

Your guide to the best film events of the season. MUST-SEE NEW MOVIES The Heat Release date: June 28 Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy If you loved the outlandish hilarity of Bridesmaids, you can'... Read on »

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10 Days in Northern Spain

Catalonia and the Basque Country offer fine wines, gourmet food and a warm welcome.  To fully enjoy the riches of Catalonia and the Basque Country of northern Spain the visitor needs stamina,... Read on »

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Austin's Top Five Juice Cleanses

The benefits and suggestions of our top five picks for juice cleanses around town.   There is a reason people are strolling through their daily lives, casually sipping on greenish colored drinks that,... Read on »

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The Best Snack Spots for Summer

There's no time for sit-down meals when Austin has some of the best snacking joints this side of the Mississippi. We rounded up five of our favorite places to grab a light... Read on »

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Uncle Julio's Opens in Downtown Austin

After 27 years cooking up fine Tex-Mex fare, the nationally acclaimed restaurant is finally bringing its flavor to the capital city. The first Uncle Julio’s opened up in Dallas in 1986, and after... Read on »

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Badi Assad Brings Brazilian Worldbeat to Austin

Brazilian musician Badi Assad joins the Austin Chamber Music Festival for a concert in collaboration with the Austin Classical Guitar Society. Badi Assad on tour in 2013 Brazilian guitarist Badi Assad graced Austin with... Read on »

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Happy birthday, Cancer!

June 21-July 22 July is exciting for many reasons, but first and foremost, the planet Jupiter moves from his yearlong trek through Gemini to his new home in Cancer where he is happiest. He... Read on »

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Beach Bag Essentials

Seven essential items for a colorful day in the sun. Made in Bangladesh with proceeds that help create jobs for low-income residents, cooling off never felt so good. Fan, $6, available at Ten Thousand... Read on »

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Flops to Flip For

We love these four casual sandals whether it’s for a stroll on the beach or just a trip to the neighborhood pool. Metallic sandals, $60, available at Blue Glue Bikini, 11506 Century Oaks... Read on »

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Summer Days Style

Bright colors, one-of-a-kind jewelry and funky bags are essential for an authentically Austin summer look. Tory Burch rattan tote, $450, available at Neiman Marcus, 4115 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.447.0701 Gomax Berdine sandals, $32, available at... Read on »

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Summer Nights Style

Take your daytime essentials up a notch with some eye-catching accessories. Ladakh Mirrored vest, $80, available at Eleven Eleven, 1111 S. Congress Ave., 512.448.9624. Lucy Love Willow top, $46, available at Eleven Eleven, 1111 S. Congress Ave., 512.448.9624. AG... Read on »

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Editor's Picks: Anti-Aging Treatments

Editor Deborah Hamilton-Lynne picks five unbeatable anti-aging products. H20+ Sea Results Eye Defense Fortifying Serum This serum feels marvelous and never irritates your eyes. It uses marine elements and a combo of teas... Read on »

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Plan the Perfect Picnic

Tips from author Tori Finch for creating the prettiest picnic in the park. Let’s face it: while picnics are great, they can also be daunting (the heat! the logistics of food... Read on »

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Austin's Coolest Cocktail: Bar Congress's Citrus Quencher

Quench your thirst with Bar Congress’s Jason Stevens as he prepares Austin’s coolest cocktail. Austin’s status as a big city seems to have been cemented over the... Read on »

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Workouts for Every Personality

Choose a workout that fits your personal style. The right workout is different for everyone. Some prefer upbeat music paired with intense cardio, while some would rather relax in a restorative yoga session.... Read on »

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What You Need to Know About Rosacea

I am a fair-skinned, strawberry blonde woman, and I have always blushed easily and turned red whether I’m in the sun, the wind or the cold. One doctor said I had... Read on »

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Delysia Chocolatier's Nicole Patel

Austin’s resident chocolatier Nicole Patel shares her passion for chocolate confections. In just five short years, Delysia Chocolatier has become Austin’s premier artisan chocolate maker. But the mastermind behind... Read on »

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A Sense of Wander

How Wanderlust’s Ashley Spence Clauer found her calling by living in the now. Yoga has always been a part of Ashley Spence Clauer’s life in one way or another.... Read on »

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The Health Benefits of Chocolate

The secret to a healthy indulgence. The health benefits of the world’s most coveted superfood, from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol to guarding against diabetes and dementia, have long been used... Read on »

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The 2013 Young Women to Watch

Governor Ann Richards once said, “Women, it was painfully clear, weren’t going to be allowed to use their brains, and I certainly wanted to use mine.” Use her brain... Read on »

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JB Hager, on Kids Today

From my perspective, our future is in good hands. You’ve heard older Americans with a look of disappointment on their face uttering, “Kids these days…” This is their... Read on »

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Dream Job: Sway and La Condesa's Laura Sawicki

Renowned Austin pastry chef and James Beard nominee Laura Sawicki sweetens the deal for downtown restaurants. Laura Sawicki has a job that many women dream about: She creates decadent desserts for sophisticated and... Read on »

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Redefining Downtown

Molly Alexander is reshaping the way Austinites perceive and enjoy downtown Austin’s urban spaces. “Everyone should take a year off and go learn about the world,” says Molly Alexander,... Read on »

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