Articles | December 2015

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Ballet Austin keeps the VIP Mother Ginger tradition alive

Ballet Austin continues a two-decade tradition of casting local celebrities and VIPs as Mother Ginger, much to the delight of audiences. Read on »

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Contain Yourself

Nothing says cute and thoughtful quite like a gift packaged in a mason jar. Here are six ideas to win over every personality on your list. Read on »

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Book Review: Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes

In her new cookbook, Chef Laura Frankel brings more than 120 simple, elegant and family-pleasing recipes to the table. Read on »

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Holiday Cookies for Special Diets

Host an uncontested, sweets-filled and worry-free holiday party with these tasty, homemade cookies that are great for guests with food sensitivities. Read on »

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All Abuzz

Here are nine new holiday-themed cocktail concoctions to help you get into the holiday spirit. Read on »

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I’ll Call Home for Christmas

Connecting with loved ones through the holidays can be difficult. These apps make it easier. Read on »

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If you only watch one documentary with your family this holiday season, this is the one

Important environmental documentary gets global airing, thanks to the Discovery Channel. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos may get another Oscar nod for Racing Extinction. Read on »

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New Year’s Eve in Austin

Here are the best places to celebrate the start of 2016. Read on »

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From The Editor: December 2015

Richard Bach once wrote, “true love stories never have endings.” And so, in agreement, I begin this, my last letter from the editor, by saying although I am leaving Austin Woman,... Read on »

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Kristy’s Top 10: December 2015

December’s to-do list from 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas. Read on »

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Reaching New Heights

Austin native Faith Dickey, 26, has captured national media attention again with her latest feat: crossing a 70-foot-long highline across 2,769-foot-high Pedra da Gávea, a mountain on the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in a pair of bright-pink kitten heels, no less. Read on »

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Real Estate For A Cause

Incorporating philanthropy and real estate, give realty seeks to change the world. Read on »

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Taking Care of Business

With the most women admitted to the 2017 class at the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business in the MBA program’s history, Austin Woman goes inside one of the nation’s highest-ranked business schools to introduce three of tomorrow’s business leaders. Read on »

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The Dog Whisperer: Christie Miller Trains the ‘Untrainable’ Dogs

After multiple training sessions and attempts to stop them from fighting, the dogs weren’t improving. The dogs, which belong to Christie Miller and her husband, fought with each other at such... Read on »

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Sara Rodell of Loop & Tie

How to give a gift you can be sure the receiver will actually use. Read on »

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When You Want the Fairy Tale

Go ahead and admit it: Everyone who ever watched Vivian (Julia Roberts) as she stepped out of that stretch limo in that beautiful red gown and matching ruby necklace perfectly complemented by those... Read on »

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Books to Give and Get

Great gift ideas for the bibliophiles on your list. Read on »

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Holiday Bazaars and Gift Ideas Straight Out of ATX

We’ve curated the ultimate guide to unique gifts for friends and family. Read on »

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All That Glitters

The holidays are your time to shine, so stand out in sequins. Read on »

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Treat your hostess like gold

Stir up conversation at your next holiday soiree with one of these 15 gasp-worthy gifts. Read on »

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Fashioning the Future

In a city overflowing with eyes-on-the-prize entrepreneurs focused on the next big idea and even bigger profit ratio, Jessica Honegger is doing much more than simply making her mark as a financial success story. She’s changing the world, one accessory at a time. Read on »

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To Thine Own Self Be True

What defines an Austin woman? Read on »

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Gourmet: Live Like Royalty

The holidays are ripe for indulgence. It’s a perfect time for pampering family, friends and yourself. The ultimate culinary extravagance is the pairing of Champagne and caviar: bliss! Both are tiny festive balloons bursting with joy, just for you. Read on »

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Health News You Can Use

The latest studies that impact your health. Read on »

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Wishful Thinking

Check out our top holiday gift picks, guaranteed to please any outdoor enthusiast or fitness fanatic. Read on »

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The Passing of a Great Lady and Austin Patron of the Arts

Jo Anne Christian, known as one of the triumvirate of the three Js, leaves a marvelous legacy in The Long Center, Austin Opera and many other Austin cultural institutions. Read on »

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Memo from JB: The Company Party

It’s that time of year again when we all head to the gratuitous work holiday party. yea! I don’t mean to bring everyone down, but I’ve been... Read on »

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Horoscopes: December 2015

Happy birthday, Sagittarius! Nov. 22–Dec. 21 This month’s spotlight shines on travel and relationships, no surprise in a busy holiday season. The surprise is in how you relate to your travel... Read on »

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The Joy of Giving

I read a short story when I was very young. A boy was asked, “What is this thing called the joy of giving?” He didn’t know how to answer... Read on »

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