Articles | October 2014


Harvest Bound

Jack Gilmore’s new cookbook celebrates the bounty of Texas and lessons learned from the land. Jack Gilmore’s cooking career began in 1975, when he was recruited from bus boy to... Read on »


Think Pink

October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. AW compiled products and companies that are going pink to support breast-cancer research and awareness. BAGINSPIRATION Show your support for breast-cancer research in October with this... Read on »


Best of the Blogs: Style Du Jour

From DTK Austin Styling comes the Style Du Jour blog of Austin Woman’s wardrobe stylist, Ashley Hargrove. Featuring contemporary and up-to-date style advice from one of Austin’s top stylists,... Read on »


Dressed to Impress

Halloween is approaching quicker than a witch on her broomstick. Don’t let it find you with a boring costume! If you’re tired of donning that same sexy witch outfit... Read on »


The Don’t-Miss Halloween Event List

Our unique picks for making this year’s Halloween a fun-filled extravaganza. Halloween at Austin Roller Rink Oct. 31, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Austin Roller Rink At Austin Roller Rink’s... Read on »


Best of the Blogs: Little Tin Soldier

Organized by the five days of the week, Little Tin Soldier includes recipes, lifestyle posts, arts-and-crafts inspiration, photography and fashion ideas. The most intriguing part of this blog is outfit illustrations by Linda,... Read on »


Best of the Blogs: Motorista

When we think of blogging, the first things that come to mind are frequently recipes, DIY crafts and fashion. Breaking the mold is Motorista, a blog made for the woman who loves and... Read on »


Austin City Limits Music Festival Recommendations

With weekend one behind us and weekend two just hours away, here are Austin Woman’s top picks for who to see and what to do. What a whirlwind the first weekend... Read on »


Vibes: A Night to Feel the Music

A unique and interactive event for the deaf community in Austin. LatinWorks, the full-service cultural branding firm, and Domino’s Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, announced today they will... Read on »


Texas Book Festival Features Austin Female Authors

Details on 10 local writers’ new books and appearances at the 2014 fest. Natalia Sylvester: The Domino Effect Sunday, 1 to 2 p.m. Capitol Extension Room E2.010 Natalia Sylvester was born in Lima, Peru, before... Read on »


Best of the Blogs: My Very Veggie Blog

Megan Russell’s blog, My Very Veggie Blog, dives into the food culture of Austin. More specifically, she uncovers Austin’s best locations and recipes for vegan and vegetarian foods, from... Read on »


Best of the Blogs: The Fabulous Geezer Sisters

Between writing novels like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough and spending time with her husband in their condo in downtown Austin, Ruth Pennebaker finds time to run her blog, The... Read on »


Boost Love and Connection in Your Busy Life

Five tips for better communication to sweeten your relationship. With the hustle and bustle of life coming at us full speed, it’s easy to forget about the little things it takes to make a relationship work and flourish. Read on »


Contemporary Art Showcased at POP AUSTIN

International art show features more than 35 globally recognized and emerging artists. The inaugural POP AUSTIN International Art Show comes to a close after a weekend full of art viewing, purchasing and talks. Up... Read on »


Recounting the Onion Creek Floods

How a community came together to save hundreds of displaced animals. On the evening of Oct. 30, 2013, the Southeast Austin community was hit by a flash flood that would forever change the lives of... Read on »


Building Bridges: An Evening to Remember

The Arc of the Capital Area hosts its annual Building Bridges Art Auction. It was a big night of art, glamor and celebration. The Building Bridges Art Auction, hosted Oct. 22 at the Hyatt... Read on »


James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash)

The visual artist’s most recent exhibit at The Blanton Museum of Art. James Drake is a renowned artist native to Texas who has built a 40-year career with original sculptures and... Read on »


From the Editor

For me, October is the best month to be in Austin, Texas, for so many reasons. The weather is usually absolutely divine and it has cooled down enough for me to begin my... Read on »


Kristy’s Top 10

The buzz for October from 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas. Jacoby’s Jacoby’s isn’t too far off the beaten path, but the lakeside location and general ambiance... Read on »


The Sounds of Italy

Austin Classical Guitar opens its concert series with Eight Seasons. On Oct. 11, two Italian tango masters will come to Austin for an evening of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s... Read on »


Happy Birthday, Libra!

Sept. 22–Oct. 22 It’s time for you to leave behind your past and truly express yourself. Events in life force you to come to terms with your real identity. Express yourself.... Read on »


October’s Essentials

Must-haves from AW’s staff and contributors. Melinda, Publisher: “I’m a morning-smoothie fanatic, but always dreaded the drudgery of cleaning out the blender. The NutriBullet is small but powerful; ... Read on »


Hot off the Press

Check out these new books by Austin authors. The Heart of Annie by J.S. Foote J.S. Foote brings her love for the pulse of Austin to her newest book, The Heart... Read on »


Where is Roatan?

The Caribbean’s best-kept secret. The first time I went to Roatan was in 1987, and we flew in by seaplane. It was definitely off the radar of almost everyone except diving enthusiasts... Read on »


50 Shades of Gray

FASHION Elle Grey headband $20, Ulta Tory Burch Vanessa metallic flats $295 Dannijo Doma metal cuff $488 Glitter Guide for eLUXE T-shirt $45 La Mer gold volcano wrap watch $120 Outdoor Voices gray cropped leggings $100 Bird on a... Read on »


The Power of Gray

Learn how to utilize gray in your home décor with these suggestions from Austin interior designer Julie Evans. Initially considered dreary and sad, gray has completely transformed its image. Now embodying... Read on »


Five Minutes a Day

A recent study reveals it only takes five minutes of running per day to increase your life span. This August, researchers and doctors from Iowa State University, the University of South Carolina and... Read on »


Austin Innovators Who Are Making a Difference

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we wanted to highlight three Austin women who are making a difference for women with breast cancer. Cherie Mathews Designed Healincomfort Shirts to Provide Post-Surgical Dignity ... Read on »


Healthy Snacks On the Go

Get your cravings, mood and energy under control with five easy-to-make snacks. It’s no secret that many of us are always on the run. From home to work, work to the... Read on »


The Creative Worlds of Crook, Candler and McQueen

How three Austin women are living their dreams through literature, film and music. What do a novelist, a filmmaker and a musician have in common? Our three October cover women are all writers... Read on »


Breaking the Pint Ceiling

Women hold in fluential roles in Texas craft beer. It’s a man’s world. At least that’s what they say about the beer industry. It’s simple:... Read on »


Marital Bliss at ACL Music Festival

Sometimes a guy’s just gotta do what he’s gotta do. I am very grateful that when my wife and I first started dating, the Austin City Limits Music Festival... Read on »


The Healing Power of Music

Riders Against the Storm’s Qi Dada on music, healing and female empowerment. Ghislaine Mahone (known by her stage name, Qi Dada), the charismatic female member of spiritual and positive hip-hop duo... Read on »


Gloria Gaynor

Testament to the lasting power of an iconic song, I Will Survive. Almost as soon as the song was released in 1978, Gloria Gaynor started hearing stories from fans about how her disco hit,... Read on »


Heather Wagner Reed’s Siren Songs

How the lure of a love of music became a lifelong career. How’s this for a feather in a music lover’s cap? As Beyoncé Knowles was becoming a... Read on »


She’s a Maneater!

My date with Hall & Oates. My earliest memories are attached to music in some way, from listening to Mom’s 45s, to my Saturday morning Soul Train dance parties after cartoons.... Read on »