Articles | November 2014


Tiny Houses, Big Hearts

Innovative communities help get homeless off the streets. There is no denying there’s a homeless problem in Austin. Throughout the city, people can be seen sleeping on benches and under highway... Read on »


Thanksgiving with Camille Styles

Celebrate with Thanksgiving Day recipes from former AW cover woman’s new book, Camille Styles Entertaining. Brussels Sprout And Apple Salad With Cider Vinaigrette Serves 8 Salad Ingredients: 1 cup golden raisins 2 pounds Brussels... Read on »


Happy Birthday, Scorpio!

November shares its intensity of emotion with the other zodiac signs. The conflict between the desire for stability and the craving for adventure is as old as time, but this month, verbal and... Read on »


Best of the Blogs: The Decorista

After completing design school in Texas, blogger Ashlina Kaposta headed out to LA for experience in the design world. Eventually, she ended up in New York City, where she started her own design... Read on »


‘Home’ Takes on a New Meaning: AIA Austin Homes Tour 2014

Tour highlights 11 private residences designed by Austin’s premium architectural talent. The definition of house, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “a building in which a family lives.” It seems... Read on »


Get the Right Look Every Time

Five interior-design musts for timeless style for your home. When it comes to decorating your home, there is one question that is often asked by many of my clients: “How can I... Read on »


Inspired Entertaining

Lifestyle blogger Camille Styles launches her new book with dozens of recipes, decorating tips and more. Read on »


Best of the Blogs: Austin Gastronomist

Kathryn Hutchison originally created a blog in 2003 to keep connected with family and friends after moving to Austin. Eleven years later, her blog, Austin Gastronomist, has transformed into a resource full of culinary... Read on »


Best of the Blogs: Hilah Cooking

Hilah Johnson is a chef, blogger and comedic innovator shaking up the Austin food-blogging scene. Along with her partner, Christopher Sharpe, she’s been making cooking videos on her web show, Hilah... Read on »


Best of the Blogs: The Clothes Make The Girl

CrossFitter, retired Texas Rollergirl and paleo-diet enthusiast Melissa Joulwan creates delicious and inventive grain-free, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes on her blog, The Clothes Make The Girl. Even with dietary restrictions, Joulwan delivers delicious... Read on »


A New Take on Fighting Autoimmune Diseases

Dr. Amy Myers’ new book, The Autoimmune Solution, discusses alternative measures. From mid-August to November 2014, more than 1,100 people throughout 47 states have had respiratory infections caused by Enterovirus D68. While enterovirus was the... Read on »


New Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

Celebrate Thanksgiving with volunteer opportunities throughout the community. Each holiday season, communities begin to count their blessings, whether it’s for the homes they live in, the clothes they wear, the food... Read on »


Get Crafty: Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market

This year, take a break from Black Friday megamall shopping to support local artisans and get in touch with your inner Martha Stewart. In an age of instant everything, whether it be food,... Read on »


Empty Bowl Project Fights Hunger with Pottery

The 18th annual event succeeds in providing for those less fortunate. Community service and volunteer opportunities abound in Austin, both during the holidays and the rest of the year, offering myriad ways for... Read on »


From the Editor

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward I make it a point to say thank you... Read on »


Kristy’s Top 10

November’s to-do list from 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas. 18th Annual Austin Empty Bowl Project Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Marchesa Hall, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road The Austin Empty Bowl... Read on »


Baby, Let’s Celebrate

On Nov. 14, Hand to Hold hosts its inaugural Baby Shower luncheon honoring the families who have experienced life in the NICU. For most people, having a baby instills a variety of emotions: excitement,... Read on »


Home for the Holidays

AW’s staff and contributors share their favorites when it comes to decorating and entertaining. Molly, Associate Editor “My baby cactuses from East Austin Succulents are so cute and make great... Read on »


Orange Crush

Flirt with this fall’s offbeat hue. Clockwise from top: MAC Cosmetics eye shadow in Orange, $16 Bobbi Brown high-shimmer lip gloss in Citrus, $25, available at Neiman Marcus Kevyn Aucoin pure powder glow... Read on »


Runway Report from New York Fashion Week

Exclusive preview of the trends for spring 2015 from Fashionably Austin. Every season, the designers put out their best work, the models strut down the catwalk, photographers click the camera buttons and journalists get... Read on »


The Vision of Austin’s Isabella Rose Taylor

The designs of the youngest designer ever to show at New York Fashion Week light up the Style 360 runway. Talk about an AW Young Woman to Watch. Isabella Rose Taylor has been on... Read on »


Kim Lewis

One of Austin’s leading designers on top kitchen and bathroom trends. Born in Tyler, Texas, and now a full-time Austinite, Kim Lewis is one of five handpicked trend spotters for Silestone,... Read on »


Reinventing Young Style

The founders of home-décor website Remodo share their tips on how to create a beautiful place that you can call your own. The story goes like this: You’re about... Read on »


Artist’s Choice

Four women participating in the 2014 East Austin Studio Tour serve as inspiration for home décor through their creativity, experience and art. Living in one of the most creative cities in the... Read on »


Design Update 101

The latest trends in patterns, colors and fabrics that are all the rage this holiday season, from experts at Bolt Fabrics. If your home is in dire need of a makeover but you... Read on »


A Twist on a Traditional Thanksgiving Menu

Entertaining with former AW cover woman Camille Styles. People often ask me if Camille Styles’ beautifully curated look at the world really looks as it does in the scenes from her wildly... Read on »


Kitchen Must-Haves

Ease into the holiday season with essential items every kitchen should have. Autumn is a wonderful time of year that kicks off many of the festivities we look forward to all year round.... Read on »


Dining Out on Thanksgiving

Whether you’re far from home or can’t stand to cook another turkey this year, we’ve got the best restaurants to visit for the holiday. Black Sheep Lodge 2108... Read on »


Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2

The long-awaited follow-up to the documentary that brought juicing to the heart and waistlines of Americans. Juicing fans will remember when the craze hit Austin, or at least gained popularity, about four years... Read on »


The Growing Risk of Developing Diabetes

What you and your family should know to prevent and manage this debilitating disease. Often, we see the media reporting on diseases and conditions that affect people in a way that exaggerates the... Read on »


At Home with Shauna Martin

The Daily Greens founder on her home, surviving cancer and the power of green juice. Nestled deep in the winding, oak-lined streets of historic Travis Heights, Shauna Martin’s 1938 bungalow is quintessentially... Read on »


Eco-Friendly Wonderland

With the help of Ali Tayar of Parallel Design Architecture and Christine Ten Eyck of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Kim Dowling brings New York City modernism to Tarrytown. After 15 years in the Big... Read on »


Entertainer’s Dream Home

How my vision for Gatsby lawn parties turned into a petting zoo. My wife and I always fancied being entertainers in our home. A few years ago, we finally bought a home worthy... Read on »


The 2014 Texas Conference for Women

Bigger and better than ever, this must-attend event will motivate and inspire you. With more than 100 speakers and 30 sessions, the only problem you will have when you attend the Texas Conference for Women... Read on »


Once Upon an Interior Design

Is it possible to juggle owning your own business, creating innovative designs and having a family? Just see how Amanda Stephenson does it. Not everyone can say they began their professional career at 15,... Read on »


Birds of a Feather

What I love about my neighborhood. When I bought my first house last year, I did it very much like I have handled pretty much everything in my life thus far: impulsively. I... Read on »