Articles | December 2014


Get the Look for Less

Get your money’s worth out of your fashion budget every time. Who doesn’t love a bargain? To me, designer fashion is more of an inspiration. Not all of us... Read on »


Understanding Suicide

Education and communication are the keys to prevention. When actor and comedian Robin Williams died by suicide in August, people were saddened and stunned. Everyone knew him as a funny, talented man, and... Read on »


Best Books and Albums to Give for the Holidays

Must-reads and must-hears for everyone on your list. Read on »


Best of the Blogs: GivingCity Austin

Thankful vibes don’t have to end on turkey day with a full day devoted to volunteering. There’s a day dedicated to giving thanks, a day to shop until you... Read on »


From Dishes to Drinks

The staging process at ESSR. When you attend some of the expanding mixology bars in Austin, you start to see a certain pattern among the mixologists. They have an air of confidence and... Read on »


Kin & Comfort Brings New Meaning to Fusion

North Austin’s hottest foodie destination is creating quite the buzz around town. In the rapidly growing food scene in North Austin, two chefs are beginning to make a lot of noise... Read on »


Top Parties to Ring in the New Year

Still deciding what to do for the big night? Here is our list of five noteworthy events that you can still attend to guarantee your best New Year’s Eve yet. Read on »


From the Editor

What ties the holidays and food together for me are the memories of holiday traditions, and often, the memory of food associated with those holidays: the smell of apple cider spiced with nutmeg,... Read on »


Kristy’s Top 10

December’s to-do list from 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas. St. Philip Pizza Parlor + Bakeshop This pizza parlor is the brainchild of Uchi’s former executive pastry chef, Philip Speer,... Read on »


Heart and Sole

The eighth annual fashion luncheon benefits the RISE School of Austin. Heart and Sole benefits the RISE School of Austin, which provides educational services for children ages 18 months to 6 years old with Down... Read on »


Happy Birthday, Sagittarius!

It’s a generous and happy-go-lucky month, enjoyable, comfortable and a little lazy and self-indulgent, although out-of-the-ordinary projects and events are attractive too. It’s also a great time for communicating,... Read on »


Must-Have Gifts

AW’s staff and contributors share our favorite gifts we love to give and get. Silvana, editorial intern “I just think these Fujifilm Instax MINI 25 Instant Film Cameras are the coolest... Read on »


Terra Toys

Conquering the world, one toy at a time. In 1978, Charles Edwards and Romalda Allsup, two graduates of the University of Texas at Austin with a passion for welldesigned, hand-carved toys, founded a small... Read on »


What a Girl Wants

North, South, East or West, there is a spa gift for every woman on your list. There once was an ad in which a harried housewife sunk into a tub filled with bubbles,... Read on »


Haute Holiday Hair

Glamorous styles for every holiday occasion. It’s that time of year again when top beauty and fashion leaders debut their highly anticipated holiday looks. Our holiday hair collection from the stylists... Read on »


Who Needs a Partridge in a Pear Tree?

Give your true love something she will really appreciate: 12 days of fashion. On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… 12 Must-Have Purses 1. Balenciaga Giant 12 Nickel City bag, $1,895, available... Read on »


What’s Your Christmas Style?

Tell your decorating story while keeping it timeless. When it comes to the holidays and the hustle and bustle of getting everything prepared, sometimes the task of decorating your home can become a... Read on »


Culinary Delight

Central Market celebrates its 20th anniversary with its first cookbook. H-E-B opened the first Central Market store in Austin in 1994, and the unique food emporium quickly gained popularity as a destination for everyone... Read on »


Favorite Neighborhood Foodie Destination

The best-kept secrets, new favorites and neighborhood staples to be found on Burnet Road. With a plethora of delicious food and drink options in this fine city, it’s, at times, overwhelming... Read on »


Best New Fitness Gear

The latest fitness products will get you on track for a healthy 2015. If you are like the rest of us, you are starting to figure out what your New Year’s resolutions... Read on »


DIY Healthy Gifts to Give

Break the mold this holiday season with healthy and easy DIY gifts. Instead of spending an arm and a leg on gifts for friends and family this holiday season, try creating your own... Read on »


Chef Sarah McIntosh of Épicerie Café & Grocery

Bringing a little New Orleans to Rosedale’s favorite neighborhood restaurant. Chef Sarah McIntosh likes to play with her food. The chef-owner of Épicerie Café & Grocery loves experimenting with... Read on »


Best of Austin 2014

With a wide array of great restaurant and bar choices in Austin worthy of any night out on the town, we were curious to know: Where do Austin’s industry insiders go when they’re not working? To get to the heart and soul of the food and beverage scene, we sought help from chefs, servers, bartenders, business owners, wine experts and writers to compile an authoritative guide to 14 of Austin’s best offerings in 2014. Read on »


My Charlie Strong Decision

A better me is on the horizon. When Coach Charlie Strong came to town to take the helm of the Longhorn football program, I was skeptical, as were many fans. Times had changed,... Read on »


Best of the Food Blogs

The best local sites for cooking advice, new recipes and restaurants to try. Jane Ko: A Taste of Koko Food blogger Jane Ko launched A Taste of Koko in 2010. Although she currently lives... Read on »


The New Norm

How the women of East Side Show Room are redefining the workplace. What happens when crafting cocktails spills over to changing the workplace? With almost every major role being dominated by a woman,... Read on »


Give Back

Five ways anyone can be a philanthropist. A friend recently confided in me that she feels like a failure because she does not give enough to charity—not enough money because she... Read on »


Daniela Marcone’s Dream Job

Why Andiamo may just be Austin’s best-kept secret for family-style Italian dining. Daniela Marcone initially got a job at Andiamo Restaurant simply by virtue of being Italian. It was 2004, and the... Read on »


How I Have a Perfect Holiday Season

In my mind’s eye, my holiday season would always be beautiful, a happy, laughing family gathered around a glittering tree, the smell of a feast scenting the house, a bounty of... Read on »