Articles | May, 2014


Old Settler’s

AW’s top picks for the 2014 music festival. By Sam Jackson Lake Street Dive Although not quite the top of the bill at Old Settler’s Music Festival, no act came … Read on »


Like Father Like Daughter

Twelve-year-old Sophia Kottke will be one of the youngest to compete in the Life Time Tri CapTex, alongside her Dad. Life Time Fitness will once again host the 2014 Life … Read on »


Cinco de Mayo

Where to eat and drink to celebrate the holiday. By Ricky Rodriguez With Cinco de Mayo now here, AW has compiled a list of Austin’s authentic Mexican restaurants that offer … Read on »


Glow Paddle ATX

Don’t miss out on Tyler’s fun philanthropic event benefiting The Flatwater Foundation. In anticipation of this year’s fifth annual Tyler’s Dam That Cancer, Tyler’s will host the first-ever Glow Paddle ATX … Read on »


Summer Road-Trip Destinations

Marfa Tucked away in the desert of West Texas, Marfa has become an oasis for patrons of the visual arts from throughout the world. Known for its art and creativity, … Read on »


What to Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Enjoy a stay-cation in Austin’s boundless backyard. By Amanda Sprague Not leaving town for Memorial Day weekend? You can still celebrate in Austin. From parties and entertainment to food and … Read on »


Five Music Events for Mother’s Day Weekend

Compiled by Molly McManus Pachanga Latino Music Festival May 10, Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. Pachanga Fest showcases Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food, showcasing the Latino influence … Read on »


Susan G. Komen Austin

The Perfectly Pink Party By Ricky Rodriguez For over 15 years, Komen Austin has provided the best in breast cancer education and medical services to local women. These services have … Read on »


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center opens Luci and Ian Family Garden

A dedicated space for families to play, explore and learn together this summer. By Rachel Merriman As Lady Bird Johnson said, “Every living person and thing responds to beauty. We … Read on »


Life Time Tri CapTex

Memorial Day, downtown Austin. Where can you go to see competitors who are a triple threat? The premier Texas triathlon, Life Time Tri CapTex. On May 26, participants will swim … Read on »


Baby Love

AW readers love their babies. Reid Leipsner channels his inner Bugs Bunny. Kendall Baker is pretty in pink. Austin Enrique McGehee is quite the dapper “monster.” Abigail Smethie may be … Read on »


And Baby Makes Three!

Recommended reading for pregnancy and beyond for moms and dads. By Erin Henry The Kind Mama – A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and … Read on »


Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses

Setting the scene for an elegant and stylish spring gathering. Excerpted from The Collected Tabletop by Kathryn Crisp Greeley May brings myriad occasions for entertaining, celebrations and family gatherings. From … Read on »


The Wolf of Industrial Drive

World Interiors is setting the bar for sustainable, compelling and one-of-a-kind designs. By Jacqui Devaney, Photos by Dustin Meyer Situated in a South Austin industrial park, World Interiors is anything … Read on »


Carry On!

These travel essentials will make your summer trip sunnier. Photo by Rudy Arocha Tumi Vapor “Are We There Yet?” continental carry-on by Jonathan Adler, $545, available at Neiman Marcus, 3400 … Read on »


No Accident

These floral scents for spring are gorgeous. Photo by Rudy Arocha Clockwise from top left: Van Cleef & Arpels Feerie Spring Blossom limited edition eau de parfum, $90 Jo Malone … Read on »


A Day of Beauty for a Deserving Mother

AW makeover for Anissa Gomez of the Jeremiah Program Photos by Elizabeth Shear Anissa Gomez is one of 15,000 single mothers living in Austin. She hopes one day to enter … Read on »



Simple and elegant French dining comes to East Austin. By Matt McGinnis One of the most hotly anticipated new restaurants of 2014, laV Restaurant & Wine Bar, has opened on … Read on »


Family-Friendly Cycling

Pedal your way to family fitness. By Sam Jackson As the summer begins and the kids escape from school, parents have to come up with some new ways to entertain … Read on »


Caring for Mom is Caring for Baby

Prenatal health and postpartum depression. By Jill Case When you fly, flight attendants tell you to put on your oxygen mask first so you can then care for your child. … Read on »


Snack Attack

Healthy treats for you and your family. By Andy East People say everything is bigger in Texas, but unfortunately, the old adage also describes Texans’ waistlines. According to F as … Read on »


China Smith

Moving Mountains Through Movement. “People underestimate the power of dance,” declares China Smith, a fire blazing behind her sharp brown eyes. Smith lives and breathes dance, bringing … Read on »


Pack the Kids and Off You Go

Favorite family vacations By Becca Hensley Does the phrase “family vacation” cause you to shudder with fear? It shouldn’t. Think of it as a play date with your brood, a … Read on »


Because I’m Happy to Go Back to Work

Or, the things I learned while unemployed. By JB Hager I’m not one to write about myself in a totally selfish way. I’m a bit of a Flaubert, fumbling through … Read on »


DWK (Dating With Kids)

Dating can be difficult for single moms. We’re here to help. By Kaneisha Grayson Question: I’m a recently divorced mother of two children under age 6. I haven’t dated since … Read on »


Be All That YOU Can Be 24/7

The First Person You Must Lead Is YOU takes leadership principles of the military and applies them to the civilian world. By Megan Russell To say that Becky Halstead has … Read on »


A Day in the Life

Entrepreneur Brooke Solis on balancing business and family. By Shelley Seale Having a full life of work, family and personal fulfillment is a major balancing act for any woman. When … Read on »


The Chick Ranch

Mother-daughter duo joins forces to create a dream venue in the heart of East Austin. By Ricky Rodriguez Mother-daughter duo Robin Hunt and Selena Souders are the proud creators of … Read on »


Coming Home

After loving the close-knit family the military offers, these veterans return home only to feel like strangers to their children and isolated from their country. By Megan Russell For veterans, … Read on »


My Favorite Family Getaway

Redefining vacation magic. By Carol Kim Some may think our favorite family getaway destination can’t possibly compete with such hubs of entertainment as the Magic Kingdom or other popular resorts. … Read on »