Articles | March, 2014


Bar 79

The newly renovated hotspot at Perry’s Steakhouse. By Ricky Rodriguez Perry’s Steakhouse recently celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated Bar 79, kicking off the spring season with a … Read on »



With spring break approaching and summer break on the horizon, we’ve compiled even more stay-cation options in Austin. By Ricky Rodriguez iFLY Indoor Skydiving Take a leap of faith and … Read on »


How to Be More Confident in the Workplace

Becky Blalock’s tips on building confidence to get ahead. Compiled By Megan Russell Even Becky Blalock, former CIO of a Fortune 500 company and author of DARE: Straight Talk on … Read on »


Celebrating Women

Six ways to honor International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. By Hope Petersen Women’s History Month takes place in March each year in the United States as a celebration … Read on »


St. Paddy’s Day Austin

Luck of the Irish celebrations all over town on March 17. By Leo B. Carter St. Patrick‘s Day is a solemn day of remembrance dedicated to the patron saint of … Read on »


31 Days of Inspiring Women

AW asked our writers and readers to contribute stories about women who have inspired them in honor of Women’s History Month. Below, we profile 15 inspiring women. Stay tuned for … Read on »


How to Do SXSW For Free

By Leo B. Carter This year, the platinum badge for South By Southwest weighs in at an exorbitant $1,695. It’s hard to imagine spending this kind of money on any … Read on »


Merry Edwards

Merry Edwards Honored as Featured Winemaker at the 29th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction By Matt McGinnis The wine world can be a bit of a good-old-boys club, but … Read on »


International Food Roundup

Media’s editorial interns visit the hottest places serving up international cuisine for International Women’s Day. Japanese A bowl of proper ramen noodles (NOT the ones in a college student’s diet) … Read on »



A first-timer’s response to the Tony Award-winning musical. By Megan Russell, photos by Joan Marcus The lobby of the Bass Concert Hall was filled with theatergoers of all ages. Little … Read on »


February Challenge: Taurus Dog Training

The February Challenge was to see if Taurus Dog Training could send Editor-in Chief Deborah Hamilton-Lynne’s dogs, Bandit and Satchmo, to boot camp so they could join the Taurus pack … Read on »


Five Family-Friendly Ways to Stay-cation in Austin

Compiled by Ricky Rodriguez Lake Travis Zipline Adventures Spanning 28,000 feet, Lake Travis Zipline Adventures is home to the longest zipline in the state of Texas. Spread across the canyons … Read on »


Mosaic Luncheon

Fifteen, fashion and philanthropy. By Sam Jackson On April 7, fashion and philanthropy combine at the Renaissance Austin Hotel for an event like none other, benefiting charities and Jewish organizations … Read on »


South Africa Comes to Bass Concert Hall

The highly acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Austin for a performance to remember. Photo by Toni Rudov; Text by Leo B. Carter. In their 12-year career, the Soweto Gospel … Read on »


Best of the West

Get lured by the burgeoning gourmet scene. Venture out and explore San Antonio and the Hill Country. By Carla Avolio When it comes to getting away for the weekend, Austinites … Read on »


From Drab to Fab

Inspiring before and after photos and design tips from a pro to help keep your home uniquely yours and beautifully timeless. By Monique Penner of Posh Interiors Renovating, reorganizing and … Read on »


Ten Thousand Villages

By Ricky Rodriguez, Photos by Elizabeth Shear Ten Thousand Villages is one of the first and oldest fair-trade retailers, transporting artisan-crafted home décor and accessories from throughout the world. This … Read on »


Dangerous Curves

These metals are predatory. Photo by Rudy Arocha 1. Lee Angel metal cabochon chain necklace, $132 2. John Hardy chain bracelet with diamond pave clasp, $2,495 3. David Yurman cable … Read on »


Born To Be Wild

Musicians Katie Paschall and Taye Cannon rock spring trends for the upcoming festival season. Katie Paschall Bringing listeners to tears at Austin Woman’s December issue launch party, this University of … Read on »


Radiant Orchid

Get spring-ready nails with PANTONE’s Color of the Year. Photo by Rudy Arocha 1. Loreal, Paparazzi Pleaser, $5.99 2. Revlon Colorstay, Bold Sangria, $7.79 3. Covergirl Outlast, Lav-endure, $6.79 4. … Read on »


Around the World in Five Courses

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a culinary world tour, Austin-style. By Kristi Willis You don’t need your passport to taste your way around the world. These Austin restaurants will take … Read on »


Departure Lounge

Come explore Austin’s one-of-a-kind coffee and wine bar with an adventurous twist. By Hope Petersen, Photo courtesy of Departures Lounge Sleek, elegant and modern. Austin’s newest and hottest wine and … Read on »



What you need to know. By Jill Case What do pain, infertility, scar-tissue formation, adhesions and bowel problems have in common? They are all things that can be caused by … Read on »


Ingrid Vanderveldt

Dell’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence pays it forward with missionary zeal By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne; Photos by Annie Ray When I asked for quotes from friends and co-workers of Ingrid Vanderveldt, one in particular … Read on »


On The Avenue

Photos by Deano Jones Austin Woman talks with five South Congress business owners, some who have been working on the busy strip for nearly 20 years, and others who are … Read on »


To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Unleashing my inner entrepreneur. By JB Hager; Photo by Rudy Arocha I’m quite the entrepreneur. When I’m sound asleep. For whatever reason, I’m often starting companies in my sleep. When … Read on »


He Paid. Does He Get Laid?

Obligations vs. expectations. By Kaneisha Grayson; Photo by Nick Paul. In this issue of Austin Woman, our curiosity got the best of us. We asked AW and ATX Man Relationship … Read on »


Natalie Kennedy

The founder and CEO of Kennedy Creative Events talks business, leadership and the snowball effect of the entrepreneurial spirit. By Molly McManus As an event planner, you start from scratch … Read on »


Trail to the Top

Whether they’re at the top of the business world or the top of a mountain, these women are experts on what it means to be a successful leader. By Megan … Read on »


Austin Woman Reader- Nominated Entrepreneurs

By Rachel Merriman LibbyLu Photography Though her portrait photography business, LibbyLu Photography, is just a year old, Kim Willis has been behind the lens since she received her first camera … Read on »


Sandra Spalding

Combining a job she loves with a passion she can’t ignore. By Megan Russell Women who are driven and successful know how to make choices in life. Every day, they … Read on »


Living the Entrepreneurial Life

Fighting the fear is all about finding your passion. By Melinda Garvey; Illustration by Sarah Quatrano. I was recently asked to speak to a group about courage. “Courage?” I asked. … Read on »