Articles | September, 2013


Happy birthday, Virgo!

Aug. 24-Sept. 22 By Deborah Mastelotto (Deborah [at] pinkaustin [dot] com) We still bask in the glow of quickly manifested visions and instantly materialized dreams this month, with a little pushy, edgy bravado and,... Read on »


Take the Cake

Delectable recipes to get you through fall and into the upcoming holiday season. By Rachel Merriman, Photo by Rudy Arocha Lily Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth: Recipes from a Modern Artisan Bakery by Lily... Read on »


Take A Hike

Get fit and in touch with the great outdoors with hikes in and near Austin.  Forget all those calorie counts, all the workouts solely for the sake of working out and all... Read on »


Special is in the Eye of the Beholder

By Lucia Athens, chief sustainability officer for the City of Austin; Illustration by Sarah Quatrano. What is the definition of a special occasion? Is it an event that requires us to send out... Read on »


Reconnect in a Tranquil Oasis

The Lake Austin Spa Resort is the perfect spot for a getaway with friends and family.   At the end of South Quinlan Park Road in Austin lies a little piece of heaven.... Read on »


She’s Got a Ticket to Ride

PureRyde and Whole Foods Market present Cycle to Benefit.  If you happened to stop by Whole Foods Saturday morning, you might have been surprised to be greeted by a team of stationary... Read on »


Ali Holder

With a new album dropping, the singer-songwriter hits local venues with her bluesy sound.  Ali Holder is a quintessential Texas country crooner with a flair for the blues. Holder has released her... Read on »


A Year in Review: Memorable Quotes from the Past Twelve Months

Cover story excerpts from AW’s 11th year. September 2012: Melinda Garvey, publisher and founder of Austin Woman magazine “[AW] is about celebrating, inspiring, engaging and informing the great women in... Read on »


Cover Woman Update: Cookie Ruiz

Cookie Ruiz, Ballet Austin Executive Director Austin Woman: What is new at Ballet Austin? Cookie Ruiz: In just about [a couple of] weeks, the entire company will be flying to Israel, where we... Read on »


Sponsored Events: September

A magical night at the Austin Children’s Museum.   Every year, the Imaginarium Gala plays an important role in the life of the Austin Children’s Museum. With funds raised... Read on »


the sister act

Sisters Phoebe and Stephanie Hunt show off autumn’s must-have looks. Hair by Maegan Foster, Avant Salon, 507 Pressler St., Ste. 800, 512.472.6357; Makeup by Lauren Lumsden, Rae Cosmetics, 1206 W. 38th St., 512.320.8732.       ... Read on »


College-Bound Makeover

AW’s team of experts gives one high-school grad a new look. In our July issue, Austin Woman asked readers to nominate a young woman starting college this fall for a head-to-toe... Read on »


East Side Eating: Mettle

Bridget Dunlap opens her first restaurant in East Austin.   Last summer, Bridget Dunlap was picking out local art to adorn the walls of her new restaurant, Mettle, and planning a wedding. Life... Read on »


Commit to Memory

Austin Woman explores the most feared and most costly disease in America, Alzheimer’s. Having trouble remembering the name of the person you met last week? Finding your keys? Thinking of the... Read on »


Teal Out

In celebration of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, local survivors talk about their experience and how they are moving forward. Teal is more than a color to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC);... Read on »


The Court Yard Hounds

Sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison chart a new course, musically and personally.   Two strikingly attractive women, one in a red leather jacket with her long, blonde hair bound back, the other... Read on »


Quotes to Live By

Presenting a special panelist preview to Austin Woman’s 11th anniversary event, made up of five amazing cover women, who update readers and share their favorite AW spine quotes. Since September 2011, quotes... Read on »


Boot Camp Festival Training

Buck up. There is another onslaught coming. It is official that Austin will be the home to the summer X Games for the next four years! I, right there along with most of... Read on »


The Allure of Being Elusive

Play hard to get...and win. How do you capture and keep a good man? Playing hard to get is a technique that has been used by women for centuries. The idea is... Read on »


A Hire Power

Austin Woman’s 2012 Small Business Grant winner, Affintus, is doing its part to find world peace—one new hire at a time.   Paula Soileau and Deborah Kerr are in the... Read on »


An Honorable Mission

Melinda Garvey on the evolution of AW Media’s commitment to philanthropy.   It is interesting to me that today social entrepreneurship is a hot topic. Lots of for-profit businesses are using... Read on »


Lynn Meredith’s Vision for the Children of Austin

The Thinkery opens its doors for the next generation of creative problem solvers.   When Lynn Meredith commits to seeing a project through, she gets the job done. In our November 2011 cover story,... Read on »


Power Play

Forklift Danceworks Founder and Artistic Director Allison Orr premieres her electrifying and intriguing PowerUP.   From gondoliers to dogs and their owners, Austin choreographer Allison Orr has persuaded the unlikeliest of folks to... Read on »