Articles | January 2015


Bright and Sunny

A snapshot into Chikage Windler’s dream job as chief meteorologist for KEYE-TV. Growing up in Oklahoma, the middle of Tornado Alley, both terrified and inspired Chikage Windler, chief meteorologist for KEYE-TV. ... Read on »


Do You Need A Life Coach?

Ann Daly on when to seek advice and how to know if you need a life coach. Have you stumbled upon a crossroads in life? Are you unsure of what comes next, what... Read on »


Fitness Steals and Deals

Looking to get fit in the new year? Here are our top picks for jump-starting your workout routine on a budget. Read on »


New-Year Rituals

 With the start of 2015, we examined five traditions from across the globe to further our understanding of how the year’s cycles are celebrated throughout the world.  Many new-year traditions... Read on »


Ladies Who Lift

Samantha Lower redefines strength for women as a national competitor in Olympic weightlifting. Read on »


Interior Design for 2015

Mixing new trends with forever-classic designs.  The new season is here and there are some classic design elements that are continuing to stay strong while some fun new trends are making a... Read on »


100 Days of Music

Launched in September 2014, the 100 Days of Music series hosts concerts at Aloft Hotels throughout the world, showcasing emerging local talent through intimate, acoustic performances. Read on »


From the Editor

New year, new look, fresh content and design: We’re starting up a brand new day! As we go to press on this issue, there are some pop songs that I can... Read on »


From the publisher

Last year, at the dawn of 2014, I was apprehensive about what the new year would bring. Things were changing in Austin and the magazine business, and for the first time in a long... Read on »


Kristy’s Top 10

Polar Bear Swim at Barton Springs Jan. 1, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. (The official plunge takes place at 10 a.m.), Barton Springs Pool, 2101 Barton Springs Road. Free admission. For 35 years now, Austinites willing... Read on »


Happy Birthday, Capricorn!

Dec. 22–Jan. 20 Your month: This year, a major sweep through the closet of your unconscious mind demands you take a hard look at what’s been hiding in there. Focus on... Read on »


RESOLVED: Must Relax and Recharge in 2015

Sage Hill Inn Above Onion Creek is the perfect place to escape for a day. What do Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates have in common? They all valued and made a... Read on »


The Pursuit of Happiness

How a social-media challenge can improve your daily outlook. The holidays have just ended, and you’ve gone around the dinner table one too many times stating why you’re blessed... Read on »


Get Organized

These five apps will help keep 2015 productive and organized. Once all the holiday festivities come to an end, it’s time to start thinking about how to make 2015 the best year yet.... Read on »


Fewer Clothes, More Style

Caroline Rector, creator of the minimalist fashion blog Unfancy, shows how to simplify and beautify your wardrobe this year. Retail therapy no more! This year, have a fresh start by pairing down your... Read on »


Marsala: pantone color of the year

Spice up 2015 with this rich, earthy hue. Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 876 Trafalgar, $60, availavle at Saks Fifth Avenue. MAC Blush in Animal Instincts, $22. Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in burgundy, $19, available... Read on »



Take your fear of wearing white in winter and let it go. Akris Punto sheath dress, $1,190; Oscar de la Renta beige Sabrina pump, $750; gold and silver pave bracelet, $390; gunmetal starburst earrings, $85, available at... Read on »


Freshen Up

Little changes can make a huge difference. The first time I meet with homeowners interested in my design services, there is generally a lot of nervous laughter. I often hear, “It was... Read on »


Lap of luxury

Five throws to keep you toasty. Clockwise from top left: Brunello Cucinelli plaid-print cashmere throw, $2,890, availavle at Neiman Marcus; Missoni Nadal throw, $1,999, available at Stardust; Desiree fur throw in mahogany, $25,000, availavle at Frette;... Read on »


Recipe Revealed

Recreate Roaring Fork’s irresistible comfort food dish. Green Chile Mac & Cheese Makes approximately four servings. Ingredients: 1 pound cooked elbow macaroni 1 small onion, diced 2 medium Johnson’s Backyard Garden organic... Read on »


Health News You Can Use

The latest studies that impact your health. For Safety, Babies Need to Be Put to Bed With a Fitted Crib Sheet and No Other Bedding Researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the... Read on »


Thick and Tired: Maintaining Your Weight-Loss Goals in the New Year

Dr. Beth Miller has some sound advice on how to lose weight and keep it off. It’s a new year, and you know what that means: a new you! It&rsquo... Read on »


The Many Facets of Camila Alves

Wife, mother, daughter, friend, philanthropist, businesswoman, model and designer: The art of juggling multiple roles and shining brilliantly. Read on »


Your Year to SHINE

How to have the best year ever. With every new year, there’s an opportunity for a fresh start. Somehow, when the clock strikes midnight, something magical happens: You’re suddenly... Read on »


A Forrest Gump Revelation

Is she just like me or…? One of the best scenes ever in a film took place toward the end of Forrest Gump. Forrest, a less-than-intelligent, low-IQ man with a big heart,... Read on »


Shining Stars

Inspiring designs and words of wisdom from five talented jewelry makers. Read on »


The Power of Second Chances

The most important second chance is the one you give yourself. A few years ago, I made a deal with a runner friend: If she would do something life changing, I would run... Read on »