Articles | October, 2013


A Girls’ Night Out

Clinton Kelly of What Not to Wear inspires Austin fashionistas at Macy’s in The Domain. On Sept. 20, Clinton Kelly joined a group of fashion-minded women at The Domain Macy’s... Read on »


Products for a Cause

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are a few products that value philanthropy over profit. Proudly Pink Five-Piece Brush Set Sonia Kashuk and Target have partnered up with the Breast Research... Read on »


Brunch with Edna Adan

Come enjoy brunch with Somaliland’s inspirational force behind Half the Sky.  As seen on Half the Sky, Edna Adan is a teacher, nurse and internationally renowned speaker from Somaliland. Born... Read on »



The largest conference dedicated to equal opportunity for women in music takes place Oct. 24-26. WHO MEOW, or Musicians for Equal Opportunity for Women, is an organization dedicated to the empowerment, exposure and... Read on »


Outside the ACL Festival

See your favorite bands without an Austin City Limits wristband. This year, for the first time in history, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will include two weekends: Oct. 4 through 6 and Oct. 11 through13.... Read on »


The Keepers of History: The Incrementalists

A novel that is sure to ‘meddle’ with your mind through power, manipulation and magic. The human race has long speculated how the course of history might be altered if this... Read on »


ACL Weekend 1

Highlights from Austin City Limits Music Festival 2013 Friday, Oct. 4 Photo by Molly McManus The Austin City Limits Festival kicked off without a hitch, welcoming about 75,000 music lovers from throughout the world. Day 1 was... Read on »


New York Fashion Week Runway Report

Sneak peek for your essential pieces for spring 2014. Austin’s longest wearing season will be here before you know it and we will have a long list of trends to choose from... Read on »


Five Things You Should Do for Halloween

Halloween festivities you won’t want to miss.  Pumpkin Hunt Dress up your little munchkins in their favorite costumes and arrive at the Pumpkin Hunt for days filled with pumpkin decorating,... Read on »


Girlstart Game Changers Luncheon

STEM Awards honor outstanding Texas women.  Prepare to be inspired and entertained by the lineup for the Game Changers Luncheon. The high-energy host of the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, Kari Byron,... Read on »


The Book of Mormon

Bass Concert Hall, Oct. 1–13 Get ready to laugh your way to church as Broadway comes to Austin with The Book of Mormon. Winner of several Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Book... Read on »


Happy birthday, Libra!

Sept. 23 - Oct. 22  October is a passionate, arrogant month with an unpredictable nature. You want what you want and you aren’t easily dissuaded. Try not to feel that people are... Read on »


Five Must-Hear CDs of ACL

With all the talent arriving for the Austin City Limits Music Festival this year, here are the five albums you don’t want to miss.  Holly Williams, The Highway The... Read on »


Five Must-Read Books

With an amazing array of authors, the Texas Book Festival has something for everyone.  Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman Fans of best-selling author Tony Hillerman can rejoice, as his... Read on »


Eyes Wide Open

Six products that will make you look like you had a full night’s sleep, even when you haven’t.  MyChelle Magnolia Fresh Eyes: This vegan-friendly, gluten-free eye serum uses... Read on »


Ready for Fall

From shea butter soaps to burgundy glosses, we’ve put together essentials for the season ahead. 1. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Moisturizing crème, $14.99, available at Central Market, multiple locations. 2. Cargo... Read on »


Turn Up the Volume

Five of our favorite products to give your hair a boost. Kevin Murphy Lotion From a brand leading the way on environmentally friendly products, this lotion creates fullness, allowing all hair types to... Read on »


Mon Ideal

Arro has composed a classic French soundtrack that leaves you humming ooh la la.  Every night is a dinner party at Arro. A good soundtrack can really make a road trip more... Read on »


Food, Wine, Action!

An exclusive look at the 24th annual La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival with three recipes to try at home. La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival is back for its 24th... Read on »


Ready for the Holidays?

A workout guaranteed to ramp up your fitness routine. The holiday season is ramping up. So should your workout routine! Treats and special events will invade your social life in the season ahead,... Read on »


Breast Cancer Detection

The latest information on mammograms and breast-imaging procedures.  In 2009, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new guidelines about when and how often women should get mammograms. They recommend that... Read on »


Navigating a Cancer Diagnosis

Strategies for maintaining emotional wellness.  Unlike many of the most important events in one’s life—graduation, marriage, having a child—almost no one anticipates a cancer diagnosis. This... Read on »


Christy Casey-Moore

The executive director of Komen Austin on the truth about the organization and the fight to improve the lives of everyone affected by breast cancer. As told to Deborah Hamilton-Lynne  In January 2011,... Read on »


Close Up with Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan and the Austin Film Festival  She always intended to go home. Yet she fell in love. (With the city.) Then she got bored. (With her job.) Life was never the... Read on »


Read the Credits

The women behind the scenes in film. Starting in the late 1800s, women fought for their spot at the cinematic table to create, craft and influence film projects. It took almost 100 years for... Read on »


four FAB FASHIONISTAS On Fall Trends, Austin-Style

It’s that time of year when we are desperate to pull out our favorite sweaters, boots and jackets, but to get in the spirit of fall clothing, Mother Nature needs to... Read on »


A Can of Pabst and a Hooker on Roller Skates

Halloween, 1978, and we lived to tell the tale. She was a hooker on roller skates. I was a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. It was Oct. 31, 1978. Although my now wife and I did... Read on »


What Men Consider Wife Material

The real winners in the game of love. Relationship experts say a good marriage requires a mixture of communication, intimacy, generosity and compatibility. The problem with this advice is most men did not... Read on »


Lights, Camera, Action

The Austin Film Society is keeping the reels rolling.    The Austin Film Society (AFS) has teamed up with the Marchesa Hall and Theatre to increase its film offerings. After raising more... Read on »


Women of the Texas Book Festival

Executive Director Lois Kim and Literary Director Steph Optiz take the reins at the Texas Book Festival. Founded by first lady Laura Bush in 1995, the Texas Book Festival provides free fun for readers... Read on »


The Wicked Humor of Margaret Cho

The unapologetic comedian may leave you squirming in your seat. ; With an unflinching attitude toward life, Margaret Cho is one of the funniest comedians alive. Edgy, 100 percent authentic, raw and totally inappropriate,... Read on »


Susan Sarandon

On film, selecting the right script, love, children and activism. On Oct. 26, Susan Sarandon accepted the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 20th annual Austin Film Festival awards luncheon. Her career spans... Read on »


There Are Worse Things I Could Do

Life Lessons from Grease. By today’s standards, and probably even the standards at the time, Grease was a corny movie. The humor borders on childish, yet it’s too risqu... Read on »