April Style Issue 2014
By all accounts, it’s been a long winter. Sure, Texas may have had it easier than other subzero regions of the country. But still, we weathered snow days, scraped ice from windshields, and threw old sheets over young citrus trees in the backyard.
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Style Social Hour 18 Profile in Style 82 Column: Kristin Armstrong 26 Behind the Scenes 86 Exposed 30 Inspiration Board 90 TRIBEZA Talk 42 Street Style 94 Style Pick Arts Arts & Entertainment Calendar 34 Artist Spotlight 38 Last Look APRIL 2014 tribeza.com 98 108 Dining Dessert Pick 12 100 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: street style photo by jessica pages; art of style photo by andrew chan; evan voyle's boot photo by jessica pages; 5x7 art photo by nicole mlakar; crawfish boil photo by kate leseuer; dolce neve gelato photo jessica pages. Contents B y all accounts, it’s been a long winter. Sure, Texas may have had it easier than other subzero regions of the country. But still, we weathered snow days, scraped ice from windshields, and threw old sheets over young citrus trees in the backyard. Rising temperatures and the intoxication of spring bring more than bluebonnets—they welcome the season of festivals and garden parties (like the Umlauf Garden Party on April 24, complete with alfresco art accompanied by cocktails and snacks from great restaurants). Spring also stirs our senses, so it’s a delicious time for the Austin Food & Wine Festival to roll into town and fire up its grills (and our appetites), April 25–27. Globe-trotting television host Andrew Zimmern, one of the festival’s headliners, is also an old friend and one of my favorite people, so I asked him about Austin’s food scene, his travel essentials, and the tacos on his horizon (page 30). It’s the perfect time of year to eat outdoors and savor the evening air. In the new column Austin Tables (page 58) we explore the lovely and unique ways Austinites come together over a meal. I can’t think of a better start than a rowdy crawfish boil on an East Austin farm. For more refined occasions, we asked expert party host and blogger Carla McDonald how to set the perfect spring table (page 108). As we shed winter’s layers, we’re drawn to the fresh styles of spring. In “The Art of Style” (page 46) we took inspiration from The Contemporary Austin's upcoming "Five x Seven" show and created playful ensembles inspired by specific works from the exhibition. I hope you’ll join me at the show at Brazos Hall on April 2. To ensure that you step out in style, we asked five local tastemakers for their footwear essentials in “Best Foot Forward” (page 68). Their inspired picks run the gamut from lace-up gladiators to the perfect nude ankle boot (warning: a shopping spree might ensue). We also chat with some of the Austin’s most thought-provoking designers, who are inspired by everything from well-constructed menswear to Japanese denim, including Richard Cole from Paleo Denim (page 90) and Esby’s Stephanie Beard (page 82). What I love most about Austin style is that it’s not stuffy or serious. It’s not “Fashion” with a capital F. Instead, we cherish interesting, locally made treasures, a spirit of individuality, and a little bit of funk. I can’t think of a better example than the staff at Cheer Up Charlie’s (page 94). (No, their hip crew is not from Central Casting—they really are that adorable.) Which is why Carly Beiler, one of their bartenders, inadvertently landed on our cover. With this issue we bid a sad farewell to Staley Hawkins, our marketing events coordinator, who is as kind and impossibly cheerful as her golden retriever, Stella. Staley has creatively staged countless Tribeza parties over the last two years. We’re proud that she’s chasing her dreams to Los Angeles, but we’ll miss her terribly. Parting after a job well done and with a legion of fans—that’s my idea of style. 14 APRIL 2014 tribeza.com Paula Disbrowe firstname.lastname@example.org paula disbrowe photo by wynn myers, hair and makeup by franchiska bryant; staley and ashley photo by jessica pages; kate and david photo by ashley horsley Editor’s Letter Top: Staley Hawkins and art director Ashley Horsley see petals at the "Best Foot Forward" shoot. Bottom: Kate LeSueur photographs farmer David Burk at Rain Lily Farm. Keep Austin Beautiful. Hire an Artisan. www.dalgleish.net BRAND NEW Boutique Apartment Living in Downtown Austin A u s t i n a r t s + c u lt u r e PUBLISHER George T. Elliman EDITOR-in-chief Paula Disbrowe art director Ashley Horsley Events + Marketing Coordinator Staley Hawkins contributing editor Leigh Patterson Senior Account ExeCutives Ashley Beall Andrea Brunner principals George T. 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TRIBEZA is a proud member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. the mark of responsib le forestry 111 Sandra Muraida Way | Austin, TX 78703 866-995-0871 | gables.com/parktower social hour austin Social Hour 1 6 2 7 4 3 5 10 9 8 Art Night Austin HELM Boots Redesign Party The Art Alliance Austin curated a night of food, film, art, music, and HELM Boots launched its brand redesign with a Fourth Friday event at their theatre with Art Night Austin, a location-spanning event hosted at both East Sixth Street storefront. The redesign, undertaken by local designer Chris Women & Their Work gallery and the Scottish Rite Theatre. For 64 Bilheimer (see page 86), included changes to HELMâ€™s logo, website, signage, and years, the Art Alliance has been dedicated to ensuring that the roles of art boot packaging. and creativity have a place at the core of the city's identity. Art Night: 1. Connie Freeman & Lauren Hoffer 2. Amy Bresnen & Olivia Cuenca 3. Natalia Luczynski & Phillip Wozny 4. 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Elevate Austin Austin Tidbits hosted a night of "cocktails, conversation, and carnitas" at its SXSW party, #ElevateAustin, where 5 6 guests rang in SouthBy with PureWow and CBS Local at La Condesa's Malverde lounge. CUSP on Rainey CUSP by Neiman Marcus hosted a VIP SXSW party on Rainey Street, featuring live music from Atlantic Records and celebrating women who are "rocking the fashion, music, and tech scenes." 9 10 11 12 Austin Film: 1. Ria Manuel, Martha Gonzalez & Joel Nolan 2. Celine Adams & Sam Elkin 3. Katie Sweeten & Taylor Hight 4. Lauren Reed & Todd Johnston Elevate: 5. Dani Lachowicz & Katherine Spiller 6. Amanda McArthur & Anne Campbell 7. Ricardo Dias & Rebecca Wallace 8. Edward Kim, Lillian Brown & Kelsey Whitaker CUSP: 9. Laura Villigran Johnson & Larissa de Luna 10. Chris & Abby Hendel 11. Camille Styles & Wynn Myers 12. 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This is the time of year when nature goes through a transformation, breaking out of dormancy and bursting into color and new life. The air smells different. The light looks different, and green returns. The season tastes different, with new spring foods coming along. The world sounds different in the mornings, too, when we wake up to the chatter of the early birds again. It’s time to stretch and shake off the winter, come out of hibernation and renew ourselves inside and out. Spring is a wake-up call to remember what it means to feel beautiful and fully alive. But there is no amount of style that can make a woman lovely on the outside when she doesn’t feel loved and lovely on the inside. There is no dress that can make us confident. No manicure color that can make love ooze out of our hands when we touch the lives of our people. No shoes that can make us walk the walk or truly stand tall. No wrap can cover us from the chill of loneliness when our heart is running on fumes. No sunglasses can cut the glare of selfishness and help us really see people. No lipstick can make our smile real, our words kind, or our laughter contagious. No watch can keep us from wasting precious time by not being present and authentic. No lingerie is as sexy as genuine generosity, loyalty, and warmth. No earrings can sparkle the way a woman does when she really listens. No handbag is big enough for the woman who refuses to shed her baggage and travel light. What I’m saying is this: we spend time and money making the outside pretty, and that’s not a bad thing. But what if this spring we spent some time (and maybe money?) making the inside fresh and absolutely gorgeous. I know some women who are good-looking people, but nowhere near beautiful because their hearts aren’t right. I also know some average-looking gals who are stunning, gorgeous and a magnet to men, women, children, and dogs everywhere they go—because they radiate beauty from heart center. I have a hard enough time understanding and applying this wisdom to myself, let alone translating it to my daughters as they walk the bouncy rope bridge between girls and women. But I try to convey the absolute necessity of being our real selves. I tell them that being free, open, and at ease in our own skin is the best outfit. I try to explain that we get more beautiful when we seek what is beautiful—when we do what we love, when we see the humor, when we embrace the light in ourselves and in one another. I tell my girls that when we stare at oceans, mountains, trails, sunrises, sunsets, stars, flowers, fireworks, and tables at farmers’ markets, we can’t help but absorb all of that beauty in our bones. I explain that of all the things you do to get ready to face the world, the most important thing is to brush your teeth, because a smile is the finest accessory of all. Being really beautiful—I mean being an absolute stunner, an eye-popper, a neck-twister, a knockout, a perfect ten—is well within the reach of every woman. Because the secret (shhhh!) of beauty is not the thing you think people remember about you. Beauty is a little bit about what you look like, but it’s everything about the way you make people feel. i l lu s t r at i o n by j oy g a l l ag h er For a limite d- e dit i on p r int , c onta c t jo ygall agh e r@g m ail .c om . tribeza.com APRIL 2014 27 www.poshpropertiesaustin.com 512.947.9684 community profile exposed Andrew Zimmern BIZARRE FOODS A ndrew Zimmern calls Minneapolis home, but the James Beard Award–winning host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern has clocked some serious time eating his way through Austin and Texas. I know this firsthand—Andrew is an old friend, and for two episodes of Bizarre Foods America I played tour guide, drove him around the back roads of the Hill Country (in a vintage canary yellow pickup, sans power steering), and feasted on belt-busting amounts of smoked brisket in Lockhart. Zimmern returns to Austin this month for the Austin Food and Wine Festival (austinfoodandwinefestival.com), April 25– 27, when he’ll join chefs like Tyson Cole and Tim Love (along with top winemakers and sommeliers) for hands-on grilling demos, the crazy competitive “Rock Your Taco,” and a knockout feast under the stars. Given his significant time on the road (Zimmern travels about 240 days a year), I couldn’t resist asking about how he plane-hops in comfort and style— and about the dishes on his Austin short list. p. di s b row e 9 Questions for andrew What do you look forward to eating when you touch down in Austin? Frankly, belt-busting amounts of brisket . . . I also love exploring the places my local food-focused friends send me. I always want to hit Barley Swine, Uchi and Uchiko, and Foreign & Domestic to see what my chef pals are up to. This year, of course, I am going to check out Qui and Rene Ortiz’s new menu at Fresa’s. Why do you think Austin food is in the national spotlight? Austinites don’t mind being experimented on in restaurants. They are patient with works in progress, and they don’t hold grudges for a misstep. There are several cities like this across America, and it keeps creativity at a highly ramped level. Over time, it creates an atmosphere for great dining to thrive. Tell us a few don’t-miss moments at the Austin Food and Wine Festival. 30 APRIL 2014 tribeza.com The taco competition is unlike any taco events at any of the big fests. The level of creativity and expression of “taco” blow my mind. It’s superb. The music attached to the events is beyond cool, and the intimacy of the festival makes it one of my favorites. What makes AFW unique and particularly fun for you? The intimacy, the immediacy, the meat always roasting in the center of the tented site, the easy laughter of the crowd, the insanely cool lineup of local chefs that I only get to see here, the Food Republic lounge, where I get to answer questions about REAL FOOD ISSUES that other places don’t ask me. Eating pretzels from Easy Tiger . . . I could go on forever. You’re a voracious reader. (A) When do you have time, and (B) what’s on your nightstand? I am, but I’m also a workaholic insomniac with a hard-on for literature. I am just finishing Command and Control, Eric Schlosser’s riveting new book about nuclear warheads aimed at our faces. I love short fiction, and George Saunders’s Tenth of December is insane. Check out William Boyd’s new Bond book. I have that started on my iPad. What can we expect from you in 2014? Hopefully more of everything! I am expanding my AZ Canteen restaurant work, and I have a new line of kitchenware coming out based on oven/fire/ stove-to-table products that I have seen around the world. I’m also expanding my production companies’ work and will be producing more talent that I find around the world . . . and I am working on several new shows for myself, along with more Bizarre Foods. What are you most proud of? My wife and son, and playing in this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game Celebrity Softball event. Of all the places you’ve traveled, where would you like to buy a few acres to retire on? Colombia is a place I just visited, and there are some pretty amazing islands just off the coast of Cartagena. I can’t resist this question: Who is at the table at your dream dinner party, and what’s on the menu? I would host a stag including Teddy Roosevelt, Truman Capote, my kid but 20 years from now, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, Winston Churchill, John Lennon, Leonardo da Vinci, and a few others I’m blanking on. We’re probably dining on take-out Chinese and hopefully playing cards late into the night. p h oto COURTESY OF AUSTIN FOO D & W INE FESTIVAL exposed Andrew's Style Essentials 1. 3. 2. 6. 4. 7. 5. 1. Baseball Cap: my Goorin Bros 'cock' hat is always on my head when my NORTH hat isn't. 2. Music: The last few years have all been about Alt-Country for me, Beck's latest (Morning Phase) is blowing my mind these days and I can't stop listening to it. Every day last week I listened to Girl From the North Country, the dylan/cash/perkins version. Something is happening to me in my old age. 3. Kicks: I collect Pumas and have to be wearing them almost all the time when I travel. The Super TT CC is a great one. 4. Skincare: I'm a Kiehls guy. The men's anti wrinkle and facial fuel energizing moisturizers are superb, all with SPF because I am always outdoors. 5. Magazine: Monocle. Addicted. I do everything on my iPad except Monocle because I just love the layout, design and the weight of it in my hands. 6. Scent: Hotel rooms can't help but smell like hotel rooms and since I spend 240 days in a year in them I like to use a room scent to keep things peaceful. Jo Malone makes several that are favorites. Pine from last year is my fave. Lime basil mandarin from this year is great too. 7. Jeans: My new obsession are my Joe's Jeans. The Brixton is my favorite pair. Goes anywhere. tribeza.com APRIL 2014 31 I've raised my children with you. We have so many great memories. – Settled in Westlake We get it. You and your dream house: it’s a love story. In our 27 years, Moreland has matched more than 20,000 Austinites to their ideal homes. Let us help you find yours. ® ® 512.480.0848 austin 512.263.3282 lake travis moreland.com april Calendars arts & entertainment Entertainment Calendar Music AN EVENING WITH JULIO IGLESIAS April 1, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater WHITE DENIM April 3, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS April 4, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ GROUPLOVE April 5-6 Stubb’s BBQ LOCAL NATIVES April 9, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ OLD SETTLER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL April 10-13 Salt Lick Pavillion April 11-12 Long Center AUSTIN CITY LIMITS TV TAPING LOS LOBOS April 14, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater PET SHOP BOYS April 16, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater THE NATIONAL April 21-23 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater HAIM April 23, 8pm Stubb’s BBQ VAMPIRE WEEKEND April 24-25, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ SHERYL CROW & JACK INGRAM April 10, 10am Hotel San Jose April 24, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater JENNIFER NETTLES ALICE IN CHAINS JAZZ BRUNCH April 10, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater THE MAVERICKS April 11, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater 34 SOUNDTRACK SERIES APRIL 2014 tribeza.com April 28, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater THIEVERY CORPORATION April 29, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ Film METROPOLIS April 2, 7pm Stateside at the Paramount DR. BRAIN GREENE: ICARUS AT THE EDGE OF TINE April 10, 7pm Paramount Theatre THE BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR April 13, 6pm Paramount Theatre THE 2014 AUSTIN FLY FISHING FILM TOUR April 17, 7pm Paramount Theatre Theatre STOMP April 1-6 Paramount Theatre IN THE HIGHTS April 9-19 B. Iden Payne Theater MOTIONHOUSE April 11, 8pm Bass Concert Hall Comedy GEORGE LOPEZ April 12, 7:30pm Bass Concert Hall AZIZ ANSARI April 18-19 Bass Concert Hall MOONTOWER COMEDY FESTIVAL April 23-26 Various Locations Children SESAME STREET LIVE “MAKE A NEW FRIEND” April 3-6 Frank Erwin Center CEDAR PARK SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA April 13, 2pm Elizabeth Milburn Park PINOCCHIO April 18-May 24 Zach Theatre Other FIVE X SEVEN April 2, 6:30pm Brazos Hall THE LAWN PARTY April 3, 5pm The French Legation Museum THE ONE PARTY April 4, 11am Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa AUSTIN UNDER 40 AWARDS April 4, 5:30pm Austin Music Hall LUMINARIA April 4, 6pm Four Seasons Hotel Austin PETCASSO April 6, 6pm AT&T Conference Center JILLIAN MICHAEL April 6, 7pm Long Center THE CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT April 8-10 LBJ Presidential Library UNITED WAY FOR GREATER AUSTIN ZINE RELEASE PARTY April 10, 6pm Delta Millworks ELIZABETH ANN SETON BOARD LIVE! GALA April 12 Camp Mabry AUSTIN RECOVERY SPEAKER SERIES FEATURING MATTHEW PERRY April 15, 11:30am ACL Live at the Moody Theater WOMEN ON THEIR TOES April 17, 10:45am Hyatt Regency AUSTIN FASHION WEEK April 24-May 3 Various Locations arts & entertainment C A l e n da r s Arts Calendar APRIL 5 WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY WOMEN & THEIR WORK GALLERY ART ON 5Th THE CONTEMPORARY Mallory Page: Married in a Fever Opening Reception, 6pm Leslie Wilkes: Optic Verve Through May 15 The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective and Charles Long International Touring Exhibition Through April 20 Opening Reception, 7pm RUSSELL COLLECTION FINE ART GALLERY Marking Time Opening Reception, 6pm DAVIS GALLERY Second Nature: New Works by David Everett and Billy Hassell Opening Reception, 7pm APRIL 25 FLATBED PRESS AND GALLERY Time and Weather Opening Reception, 6pm APRIL 26 SUNSET VALLEY Sunset Valley Art Festival, 9am WOMEN & THEIR WORK GALLERY Star Bash Ongoing DAVIS GALLERY Living in Layers: Peggy Weiss and Micky Hoogendijk Through April 5 36 APRIL 2014 tribeza.com BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt Through May 18 Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance Through May 18 Between Mountatins and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes Through August 17 HARRY RANSOM CENTER The World at War Through August 3 GALLERY SHOAL CREEK Milt Kobayashi: New Works Through April 12 event picks 16th Annual Umlauf Garden Party Insp i rat i on and L i bat i ons on the L awn O ne of the most popular fetes of the season offers a chance to frolic on the lush and lovely grounds of Umlauf Sculpture Garden on April 24. Charles Umlauf’s sculptural talents will be enhanced by more than twenty top Austin restaurants serving samplings of their cuisine, along with wine pairings provided by Twin Liquors. The evening party, an annual gathering of Austin’s most passionate art patrons, benefits Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum’s education programs and long-term restoration. Honorary Chair Will Meredith, Event Chair Emily Pratte and Co-Chair Ashley Holt ensure you won’t want to miss what featured Artist Margo Sawyer plans to unveil. Additional works from Umlauf and other artists will be on display at an additional event at the Hotel Ella (1900 Rio Grande St) Art Exhibition Opening Event on Tuesday April 29 from 6-10pm. The event is the official unveiling of the art exhibition currently being showcased around the grounds and throughout the hotel. More information at umlaufsculpture.org. p. disbrowe photography courtesy of umlauf sculpture garden APRIL 12 January 18 – April 20, 2014 Charles Long CATALIN and Pet Sounds Jones Center and Laguna Gloria May 3 – August 31, 2014 Opening Weekend Events, May 2–4 A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection Jones Center and Laguna Gloria Orly Genger Current Laguna Gloria Jones Center 700 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78701 Laguna Gloria 3809 West 35th Street Austin, Texas 78703 thecontemporaryaustin.org Director’s Circle: Michael and Jeanne Klein, Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth, Michael A. Chesser, Johnna and Stephen Jones, The Still Water Foundation, Melba and Ted Whatley, Anonymous 2014 Exhibition Sponsors: Deborah Green and Clayton Aynesworth, Susan and Richard Marcus, Jane Schweppe, Diane Land and Steve Adler, Sue Ellen Stavrand and John Harcourt, Don Mullins, Amanda and Brad Nelsen, Pedernales Cellars, Gail and Rodney Susholtz, Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee, Janet and Wilson G. Allen, Shalini Ramanathan and Chris Tomlinson, Teresa and Darrell Windham, Austin Ventures, Oxford Commercial, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Lindsey and Mark Hanna Additional Support Generously Provided By: ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Pedernales Cellars, Luxe Interiors + Design, The Texas Tribune, Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel San Jose, W Austin, Four Seasons Hotel Austin, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, The Austin Chronicle, KUT/KUTX This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com. museums & galleries Art Spaces Museums The Contemporary austin: laguna gloria 3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–W 12-4, Th-Su 10–4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 thecontemporaryaustin.org. the contemporary austin: Jones Center exhibition spotlight Mallory Page at Wally Workman Gallery M allory Page tells a story with every brushstroke that she paints. Color to canvas, there emerges a pure sensory image that the eye can experience. It is by means of this same process that Page has fashioned her latest collection of works, premiering as the exhibit “Married in a Fever” at Wally Workman Gallery on April 5. “Married” tells the story of love through sensory, often monochromatic fields. Each painting is simple upon initial observation but, upon further reflection, reveals its intricacies through light, color, and layering. That is the beauty of much of Page’s work: subtle complexity. “Over the years I studied artists’ writings and discovered how they have interpreted and used love,” Page says. “Some were historically reckless, using the fuel from one new love to another. New love, crazy love, true love, self-love, love lost, and passion—each holds a different connotation of profound inspiration. Love can compel feelings that can be intensely moving or profoundly destructive.” Page calls New Orleans her home, but it’s safe to say that Austin is more than happy to have her and her work. The show will run at Wally Workman until April 26. More information at wallyworkmangallery.com and mallorypage.com. e. banks 38 APRIL 2014 tribeza.com 700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 thecontemporaryaustin.org Austin Children’s Museum 201 Colorado St. (512) 472 2499 Hours: Tu 10–5, W 10–8, Th–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 austinkids.org austin galleries 5804 Lookout Mountain Dr. (512) 495 9363 By Appt. Only austingalleries.com Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–6, Su 12–6 thestoryoftexas.com Elisabet Ney Museum 304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 ci.austin.tx.us/elisabetney French Legation Museum 802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 frenchlegationmuseum.org George Washington Carver Museum 1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/carver Harry Ransom Center 300 E. 21st St. (512) 471 8944 Hours: Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5 hrc.utexas.edu LBJ Library and Museum 2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5 lbjlibrary.org Mexic–Arte Museum 419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6, F–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–artemuseum.org O. Henry Museum 409 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1903 Hours: W–Su 12–5 Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum 605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: W–F 10–4:30, Sa–Su 1–4:30 umlaufsculpture.org image courtesy of mallory page arts & entertainment arts & entertainment Galleries Art on 5th 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 arton5th.com The Art Gallery at John-William Interiors 3010 W. Anderson Ln. (512) 451 5511 Hours: M–Sa 10–6, Su 12–5 jwinteriors.com Artworks Gallery 1214 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1550 Hours: M–Sa 10–5 artworksaustin.com Austin Art Garage 2200 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. J (512) 351-5934 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 austinartgarage.com Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios 7739 North Cross Dr., Ste. Q (512) 771 2868 Hours: F–Sa 11–6 austinartspace.com capital fine art 1214 W. 6th St. (512) 628 1214 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 capitalfineart.com champion 800 Brazos St. (512) 354 1035 By Appt. Only championcontemporary.com Creative Research Laboratory 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 322 2099 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–5 uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab Davis Gallery 837 W. 12th St. (512) 477 4929 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 davisgalleryaustin.com Flatbed Press 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 477 9328 Hours: M-F 10-5, Sa 10-3 flatbedpress.com Gallery Black Lagoon 4301-A Guadalupe St. (512) 371 8838 Hours: Sa 1-5 galleryblacklagoon.com Gallery Shoal Creek 2832 MLK Jr. Blvd. #3 (512) 454 6671 Hours: Tu–F 11–5, Sa 10–3 galleryshoalcreek.com grayDUCK gallery 608 W. Monroe Dr. (512) 826 5334 Hours: W 11-6, Th 4-8, F-Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 grayduckgallery.com Jean–Marc Fray Gallery 1009 W. 6th St. (512) 457 0077 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 jeanmarcfray.com La Peña (512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 lotusasianart.com Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com Mondo Gallery 1011 West Lynn Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 (512) 236 1333 studiotenarts.com 4115 Guadalupe St. Hours: Tu - Sa, 12- 6 mondotees.com The Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery 6500 St. Stephen’s Dr. (512) 327 1213 Hours: M-F 9-5 sstx.org Okay Mountain Gallery 1619 E. Cesar Chavez St. Sa 1-5 or by appointment (512) 293 5177 okaymountain.com Wally Workman Gallery 1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5 wallyworkman.com Women & Their Work Pro–Jex Gallery Yard Dog 1710 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. C (512) 472 7707 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–4 Red Space Gallery 1203 W. 49th St. By appointment only redspacegallery.com Russell Collection Fine Art Lora Reynolds Gallery sofa 1009 W. 6th St., #101 502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By Appt. Only fluentcollab.org 1710 Lavaca St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–5 womenandtheirwork.org 1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–collection.com Lotus Gallery Testsite 1118 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1831 Hours: M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-4 Positive Images 227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007 Hours: M-F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena–austin.org 360 Nueces St., #50 (512) 215 4965 Hours: W-Sa 11-6 lorareynolds.com studio 10 1319 Rosewood Ave. By appointment only sofagallerytx.com Stephen L. Clark Gallery 1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828 1510 S. Congress Ave. (512) 912 1613 Hours: M–F 11–5, Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 yarddog.com Alternative Spaces ARTPOST: The Center for Creative Expression 4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. artpostaustin.com Austin Presence 330 Bee Cave Rd., #700 (512) 306 9636 Hours: Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 austinpresence.com M u s e u m s & Ga l l e r i e s Bay6 Gallery & Studios Roi James 5305 Bolm Rd. (512) 553 3849 By appointment only bay6studios.com 3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only roijames.com Big Medium Space 12 5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 bigmedium.org Clarksville Pottery & Galleries 4001 N. Lamar Blvd., #550 (512) 454 9079 Hours: M-Sa 11-6, Su 1-4 Co-Lab Project Space 613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By appointment only colabspace.org farewell Books 913 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 476 DOMY Hours: Mon-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 domystore.com Julia C. Butridge Gallery 1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9:30, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/ dougherty/gallery.htm Pump Project Art Complex 702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571 pumpproject.org Quattro Gallery 12971 Pond Springs Rd. (512) 219 3150 Hours: M–Tu 10–3, W–Sa 11–4 quattrogallery.com 3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 T-F 10-5 space12.org Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY 208 E. San Antonio St. Hours: M-Sa 10-5 (830) 990 1727 agavegallery.com ARTISANS AT ROCKY HILL 234 W. Main St. (830) 990 8160 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 11-3 artisansatrockyhill.com FREDERICKSBURG ART GALLERY 314 E. Main St. (830) 990 2707 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 12-5 fbartgallery.com INSIGHT GALLERY 214 W. Main St. (830) 997 9920 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5:30 insightgallery.com WHISTLE PIK 425 E. 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In ikat weaving, the threads are dyed individually and then woven together on a hand loom.” Girl sGuild Keych a in “My friends Cheyenne and Di- IN MY BAG : Jen Lewis of Purse and Clutch Jen Lewis was frustrated with working in the nonprofit world when she “accidentally” started a fair-trade retail concept that directly benefits international artisans. Last year, one of Lewis’s college friends asked for help selling bags made by artisan groups in India. “People associate a certain ‘look’ with fair trade,” Lewis says, “but I looked at these bags and realized that they were totally beautiful and contemporary-looking; they just needed to be marketed differently.” Enter Purse and Clutch, Lewis’s new venture that offers fair-trade bags in an online, user-friendly marketplace. Since launching the site in April 2013, Lewis has started working with ten international artisan groups. “My goal is to meet the need of buyers who want something stylish, but want to be able to support economic growth in ana are the GirlsGuild co-founders [a local organization that pairs girls with creative and entrepreneurial female mentors; girlsguild.com]. Cheyenne designed the P&C logo, and Diana was instrumental in our About page. I love the reminder on my key ring of the amazing collaborative community we have here in Austin.” Book “I never want to be that girl engrossed in her smart- phone while waiting for a meeting. I usually have a book of some sort with me and am currently loving this philosophical read reminding me to focus on the present. "On the Shortness of Life: Life is Long if you Know how to Use It" by Seneca, a Spanishborn philosopher of Rome who lived in the first century A.D.” Paper & Pen “I have the worst memory of anyone I know. Having a place to jot down things as they come to mind is imperative in running a business.” developing countries,” Lewis says. 42 APRIL 2014 tribeza.com briggo.com p h oto g r a p h y by m i c h a el a . m u l l er SM A LL BATCH , BIG FL AVOR S tephan i e M c C lenny of C onf i t u ras On the heels of a third Good Food Award (for pickled blueberries!) and in anticipation of the East Austin Urban Farm Tour (eastaustinurbanfarmtour.com) on April 13, Stephanie McClenny of small-batch jam and preserves kitchen Confituras shares a special recipe with TRIBEZA, and dishes on how she plans to literally preserve local canning history. Q: Tell me more about pickled blueberries. A: These sweet yet tangy preserves have a cult following when they come out every July! They are delicious when served on a charcuterie plate with cheese and pâté. Q: Can you share a bit of canning wisdom for an amateur? A: Our best advice is to keep it small. You really can make just a few 1. Heat berries and water in a medium saucepan over high heat until boiling, then lower heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the berries have lost most of their color. 2. Strain berries out (save them to make jam!) and return berry-colored water to pan. add sugar. bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved (you will no feel grit on the bottom of the pan) and the syrup has thickened somewhat. 3. Taste the syrup at this point to determine if you like the level of rosemary infusion (remember, a little goes a long way!). you can do this bringing a teaspoon of syrup to room temperature quickly in the freezer on a plate. 4. Add a few drops of red wine vinegar at this point (if using) to make a tangy 'shrub', or fruit vinegar. 5. If canning, pour mixture into hot jars and process for 10 minutes in a hot water bath. alternatively, allow to cool and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. 6. To serve, place 1-2 ounces syrup in 6 ounces Topo Chico, cava, or other sparkling wine. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary. jars of jam at a time. Also, use high-quality, fresh ingredients (local if you can get them), and follow recipes and instructions to the letter at first. You must know the rules before you can break them. aus tin obsession s Q: What are you working on right now? T h r ee lo c a l t h i n g s A: We are very excited about our new project: Preserving Austin. We recently won the top grant from the Austin Food & Wine Alliance and will be using it to collect and archive oral histories from local canners with assistance from Foodways Texas. Preserving Austin also includes the process of building out a 1979 VW Transporter van—our “ConfiTour-Bus”—complete with a recording booth for the oral histories, a small jam-making demo kitchen, and a traveling canning museum that will visit farmers' markets, schools, fairs, and other events. Learn more about Confituras and where to pick up their delicious and seasonal preserves at confituras.net. TOMS S hoe s founder B l a k e M yc o s k i e can ’t get enough of 1. Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar “Whenever [my wife] Heather and I are in town, we always make time for Perla’s: have to order the fish tacos and oysters. ” 2. Uchiko: “A favorite sushi spot: we order the Brussels sprouts cooked with fish caramel, the Madai Japanese bream, and the P–38 roll with Japanese yellowtail. 3. By George str awberry rosemary syrup/shrub 2 pounds fragrant, local strawberries 2 cups sugar 1 quart water 1 small bunch fresh rosemary red wine vinegar to taste (optional, to make a 'shrub' or tangy fruit vinegar) i l lu s t r at i o n s by a s h l e y h o r s l e y | b l a k e p h oto co u rt e s y o f g e t t y i m ag e s “I love stopping by and checking out what new stuff they have. It’s always a great stop whether I’m looking for something for myself or a gift for my wife.” The popular shoe and eyewear company TOMS opened its second U.S. brick-and-mortar location last month in Austin (1401 S. Congress Ave.). During SXSW, TOMS also announced the newest component of the brand’s charity-driven umbrella: TOMS Roasting Co. 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On the following pages you’ll find unique, quirky ensembles that are each inspired by a specific work of art in the museum’s fifteenth annual exhibition, where hundreds Top by Aeron, $349; of artists create and sell unique five-by-seven inch pieces. The art- Necklace by Growing work is all displayed anonymously and priced at $150, with the artist’s name only revealed after the purchase. Jewelry, $175, both available at Kick Pleat. Pants by The Row, $890; Shoes 46 Af t e r t h e b i g r e v e a l o n Ap r i l 2 , v i s i t T R I B E Z A .c o m t o by Givenchy, $770, d i s c o v e r w h i c h a r t i s t s c r e at e d t h e “ F i v e X S e v e n ” both available at w o r k s t h at i n s p i r e d o u r s p r i n g fa s h i o n p i c k s ! By George. april 2014 tribeza.com 48 april 2014 tribeza.com Top by Parker, $187; Pants by Theory, $265, Jacket by Theory, $415; all available at Neiman Marcus. Hat by Etudes, $318; Shoes by Dieppa Restrepo, $243, both available at Kick Pleat. tribeza.com april 2014 49 Blazer by Joie, $288; Dress by Alexander Wang, $295; Sandal by Vince, $125; Earrings by Oscar de la Renta, $345; all available at Neiman Marcus. Top by Maiyet, $525; Pant by The Row, $2,290; both available at By George. Necklace by Last Horizon, $353, available at Kick Pleat. 52 april 2014 tribeza.com tribeza.com april 2014 53 Dress by Aeron, $397; Necklace by Double Take, $331; Shoes by Ancient Greek, $243; Bag by Clare Vivier, $201; all available at Kick Pleat. tribeza.com april 2014 55 56 april 2014 tribeza.com Overalls by Townson, $143; Shirt by Rebecca Taylor, $325; Shoes by Rag and Bone, $495; Earrings by Oscar de la Renta, $345; all available at Neiman Marcus. As light fades on Rain Lily Farm, a table laden the Southâ€™s ultimate springtime feast beckons friends around the table. 58 april 2014 tribeza.com aus tin tables b y p a u l a d i s b r o w e | p h o t o g r a p h y b y k at e l e s u e u r In East Austin, friends welcome spring with a crawfish boil, verdant fields, and potent rhubarb margaritas (pooches welcome, no utensils required). tribeza.com april 2014 59 au s t in t ab les Sometimes all you need is a margarita in a mason jar and a porch on which to sip it. here were plenty of things to like about work- Rain Lily Farm with partner Kim Beal, was in need of a farmer. ing the land in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. In “I’ve wanted to work and run Rain Lily for some time,” David fact, it was the prospect of the fertile soil, cool, says. “When I was working at Montesino, I’d deliver vegetables moist air, and the local abundance (berries, hazelnuts, seafood, and here. I’d walk around the property because I love its smallness, Pinot Noir) that first enticed David Burk and Melody McClary to and it’s clean and pretty. It’s a quaint garden with flowers planted leave their jobs as property managers at Montesino Ranch in Wim- in front of the rows and an opportunity to grow great food, but berley and move west in 2012. it’s manageable—no tractors, no long-distance driving to sell my But after a couple years, the couple started to pine for friends in 60 goods.” Texas and the community that they’d developed in Austin. Family As luck would have it, Farmhouse Delivery, Scherzer’s company also played a part; David’s sister, Amanda, was about to have her that delivers local produce and foodstuffs to your doorstep, was first baby. Almost immediately after they started to ponder the idea also looking for a buyer. Proximity to Austin, a manageable lot, of coming home, they learned that Stephanie Scherzer, who owns the opportunity to do what they do best . . . sold! april 2014 tribeza.com Fresh squeezed lime juice and rhubarb syrup create the tart-sweet base for the perfect spring cocktail. When in doubt, serve free hot dogs and cold draft beer. Shirt ($79) and rattlesnake Lucchese boots ($999) from Allens Boots. The essentials for any good boil: plenty of red spices, aromatics like onion and lemon, and potatoes and corn to soak up the seasonings. *Get the recip e f or Rhu barb M arg aritas at T r i b e za .co m tribeza.com april 2014 61 au s t in tab les A branch of fresh bay leaves add an herbaceous perfume to the pot. 62 april 2014 tribeza.com Hot, spice-infused vegetables cool while the crawfish simmer; a 25-pound bag of Louisiana mudbugs. A field of sprouting leaves makes a dreamy backdrop for an easy evening; David scratches a show-stealing puppy named Little Fannie. tribeza.com april 2014 63 Farmhouse Delivery colleagues and cans of local beer round out Melody and David’s (center) peel-and-eat feast. So in January they loaded Melody’s 1996 Volkswagen Golf with pearl snap shirts and jeans, flip-flops and cowboy boots, babies and the cookbooks, plants, and an old iron fan, and David packed his 1971 Ford occasional squawking chicken—that the folks at Farmhouse Delivery pickup truck. “We were both worried about each other’s car breaking do best, and an extension of their deep commitment to building com- down, but not our own,” David says with a laugh. The highlight of the munity through food. trek was driving through Flagstaff at sunrise (even though it was 10 degrees outside and the Golf had no heater). 64 While the mudbugs are purged in a tank of cold water, Melody prepares tart-sweet rhubarb syrup that will infuse margaritas made with These days, David and Melody once again find themselves living silver tequila and lime juice. A bowlful of fragrant red spices is poured alongside green and purple rows of sprouting produce. As the farmer, into the rolling boil, along with a tumble of potatoes, onions, corn, and David spends his days pruning olive and fig trees, as well as tending lemon. After the vegetables are tender, the crawfish are plunged into chickens, ducks, and a goat named Magpie. He grows plants from seed, the spicy bath. keeps up with the hoeing and weeding, and occasionally plays a lit- When the light begins to fade, the food is ready. The entire meal is tle Ping-Pong. As the buyer for Farmhouse Delivery, Melody procures spread over an antique German table covered with butcher paper, and produce, meats, and bakery items, and builds relationships with their everybody rolls up their sleeves and digs in. A blue heeler puppy scam- community of farmers, ranchers, and suppliers. pers around and an old ranch dog snoozes on the porch. A table along- Each spring, David’s birthday coincides with crawfish season in side a field is a familiar pleasure for David and Melody, but this par- Louisiana, so they typically celebrate with a spicy boil. After all, ev- ticular meal has something extra-special—it tastes like coming home. eryone knows things taste better outside, particularly when eaten with “I’ve always loved this time of year,” David says. “It’s almost spring and spice-dusted fingers, shoulder to shoulder with friends, and with a ba- everybody is ready to get outside and enjoy the weather. If the food is sin of iced beer cans waiting nearby. It’s the kind of casual gathering— good, then life is good. It’s easy for us that way.” april 2014 tribeza.com aus tin tabl es A vintage German beer garden table (scored from Round Top) holds wildflowers cut from the farm; friends gather under a pecan tree for one of springâ€™s fleeting pleasures. tribeza.com april 2014 65 au s t in tab les Newspaper or butcher paper make the best tablecloth; order your Louisiana crawfish at Quality Seafood (5621 Airport Blvd, 512.861.7020). 66 april 2014 tribeza.com tribeza.com april 2014 67 68 april 2014 tribeza.com b y pa u l a d i s b r o w e | p h oto g r a p h y b y j e s s i c a pag e s styling by ashley horsley T o k i c k o f f t h i s s e a s o n o f s t r a p p y s a n da l s , s p o r t y e s pad r i l l e s , a n d c r i s p w h i t e Va n s , w e a s k e d f i v e s h o e - o b s e s s e d lo c a l ta s t e m a k e r s to s h a r e w h at t h e y w i l l b e s t e p p i n g o u t in this spring. Their personal styles run the gamut from c l a s s i c to c o w b oy to s n e a k e r s â€” s o f r o m h e e l s to h i g h to p s , w e â€™ v e g ot yo u c o v e r e d tribeza.com april 2014 69 Inneva Wovens ($200) nike.com Breathable and lightweight, Inneva Wovens can take you from the gym to out at night. One of the most eye-catching shoes you’ll see, thanks to the woven detailing. O w n e r , A potheca r y C a f é a n d W i n e B a r t h e s n e a k ER f r e a k Potent espresso drinks, a simple menu of freshly prepared foods, a carefree spot to sip wine and a dog-friendly patio create a laid-back atmosphere at Apothecary Café and Wine Bar (apothecaryaustin.com). It’s no coincidence that this vibe matches owner Niraj Mehdiratta’s personal style, which he describes as clean and minimal. “I gravitate toward Runner Alloy ($265) brands that emulate this aesthetic and focus on fit and construction, etq-amsterdam.com labels like A.P.C., Acne Studios, Our Legacy, and Public School,” he says. “A great pair of sneakers, like the ones from Common Projects, Menswear aficionados are coveting Amsterdam-based ETQ and its spring collection of footwear. Check out these suede can get me from an early photo shoot in the morning to behind the bar trainers, a perfect complement to spring- at Apothecary in the evening to promoting and catching a show with weight T-shirts and jeans. my Holy Mountain crew at night.” (Mehdiratta is also a co-owner of the music venue Holy Mountain.) Chuck Taylor High Tops ($75) eastdance.com Because no sneaker collection is complete without. I love this all-black-everything pair from Converse. Common Projects Original Vintage Low ($449) needsupply.com Common Projects are the Holy Grail, my favorite line of sneakers, hands down. They’re luxe with impeccable construction and a minimal aesthetic—perfect for a night out. *Nice Kicks (2815 Guadalupe St) has a wide range of Nikes and Vans. Check out By George (524 N Lamar Blvd) for a selection of Common Projects. 70 april 2014 tribeza.com White Vans ($45) zappos.com When it comes to classics, nothing says spring like a crisp pair of white Vans. Theyâ€™re easy to wear with anything, look great as they age, and are super-affordable. tribeza.com april 2014 71 Suede-Heeled Sandals ($59.90) zara.com I find Iâ€™m wearing these Zara suede sandals with everything! The blue serves as a neutral, and the lower heel gives me height (something I desperately need!) without being uncomfortable. These shoes easily go from day to night. Delman “Darci” Bootie ($498) nordstrom.com These lace-up suede booties make me so happy! When they’re worn with shorts and skirts, the nude color really helps elongate your legs. I’d wear these with everything from cropped jeans and a blazer during the day to a mini skirt at night. st y l e d i r ecto r f o r goti d bits .com t h e pa r t y g i r l Copper Caprio ($110) There are worse things than a job that demands attending a vincecamuto.com steady stream of fabulous parties. That’s the lucky charge for I just ordered these and cannot wait to wear them every day to the pool with jean shorts. Anne Campbell, the style director for gotidbits.com, a website that delivers “the inside scoop for the gal about town” on everything from lipstick to cocktail spots. Campbell’s functions and fetes require shoes that are both fetching and comfortable. Soludos Espadrilles ($43) soludos.com I’m a mom of two by day, and these cute Soludos espadrilles allow me to get the kids in and out of car seats comfortably. Black Gladiator Heels *Also available at Adelante (1206 W 38th ($129) St), Dog & Pony (2712 Guadalupe St), and macys.com I’ve added some gladiator sandals to my wardrobe, and I find that I put them on more than any of my other shoes. Black goes with everything. Saint Bernard Sports (401 W 3rd St). Vivi Yellow Espadrille ($32) valentinashoes.com I think I may love dressing my two daughters even more than I enjoy dressing myself! I adore these yellow espadrilles from local Valentina Shoes. The golden color is so reminiscent of summer . . . I may have to get them in pink, white, and red too! tribeza.com april 2014 73 Chippewa Engineer Boot ($300) stagaustin.com I gravitate toward black and classic, generally. ow n e r , the n eo n j u n g l e t h e URBAN COWBOY As a kid, Evan Voyles divided his time between Austin and his family’s ranch in the Hill Country. So it’s no surprise that the talent behind the Neon Jungle (theneonjungle.com), a custom shop devoted to the iconic imagery of American roadside signage, is almost always clad in cowboy boots (custom-made, created from his own designs). But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t succumb to seasonal whimsy. “For spring I will switch to my green pair of boots, and retire the winter reds for the moment,” he says. The Dash ($369) helmboots.com Black SeaVees Army Issue Low ($43) stagaustin.com A new twist on an old style of what I call tennis shoes. 74 april 2014 tribeza.com Helm’s lace-up desert-style boot has a kind of two-tone texture in an espresso color with milk-white soles. Many of my friends swear by their Helm boots and shoes, as does my wife, designer Gale Chovan. Custom Cowboy Boots (from $1,095) kimmelbootcompany.com Kimmel Boots tribeza.com april 2014 75 Common Projects Modern Leather Slide ($375) kickpleat.com I feel that this is a modern take on the flip-flop. ow n e r , k ic k p l eat Clio Wedge Ancient Greek Sandals ($260) t h e MIMIMALIST kickpleat.com With regular appearances in Lucky and Vogue, Wendi Martin has created a local niche and a national following for Kick Pleat, her urban-chic boutique. Her flawless eye for classic pieces This is such a simple and lovely spring/ summer shoe. I like that the foot looks naked. Also there is the ever-so-slight wedge, so they are flattering on the leg. (from both up-and-coming designers and internationally known The nude color works with just about brands) have made her a favorite with local fashionistas. Kick anything—black, white, and color—so Pleat’s newly expanded shoe section is an extension of Koletar’s these shoes are very versatile. well-edited aesthetic. “I am a casual person, and while I love to wear beautiful things, they have to be comfortable,” she says. “For spring I am drawn to a shoe that is simple, works with many items and dimensions, and of course works with our weather.” Rachel Comey Mars Common Projects Low-Heeled Ankle Boot ($386) Strap Sandal ($459) kickpleat.com kickpleat.com This is leather with no dye or color, so the shoe I like the accessible heel that is comfortable and will age beautifully as you wear it. I like where wearable. I also appreciate that the shoe is femi- this bootie hits, low on the ankle. That makes nine and minimal. Shoes have been quite chunky it wearable with many bottoms and flattering for a while, and although I like that too, this feels on the leg. The wooden heel is beautiful and refreshing because there are thin, simple straps. the nude color makes it wearable with any These shoes are timeless. color. I would wear this shoe year-round. 76 april 2014 tribeza.com Robert Clergerie Frak Platform Sandal ($520) kickpleat.com The platform shoe can elevate many outfits. I like that theyâ€™re casual and comfortable, but still stylish. Theyâ€™re flattering on the leg and wearable with pants, skirts, dresses, and jeans. If I have a difficult dimension to deal with, like an oversized pant, I just add these guys and it all works. tribeza.com april 2014 77 The Christophe Spat Boot ($199–$299) dandysuit.com Boots that are as cozy as socks, and a style you don’t see around anymore. Plus they’re casual and affordable. Dandy’s reproduced the first ready-to-wear button-up spat boot on the market two years ago. Jeffery West Lemmy Boot ($575) jeffery-west.us Beautiful and entirely unique English shoes. ow n e r , d a n d y ’ s t h e s o u t h e r n da n dy Stacy Adams Madison As the owner of Dandy’s, a downtown boutique that Boot ($199) specializes in turn-of-the-century gentlemen’s wear stacyadams.com This is a classic, comfortable, and afford- (think suits, bow ties, even ye olde mustache wax), able cap-toe boot that has been made Chris Bykowski knows a thing or two about channeling since the 1870s. Some people are intimidat- your inner Gatsby. His proclivity toward classic, time- ed by the shine, but after you get yourself less construction will transform any dude into a proper a pair and break them in/rough them up a little, they look amazing. Southern gent, and extend well beyond wildflower season. “I’m not the type of guy to wear linen shorts, bright colors, and canvas deck shoes in the spring,” he says. “I wear boots all year long. It’s a lifestyle.” The Strand Cap-Toe 78N Hobnail Boot ($385) dandysuit.com The most durable work boot I’ve ever seen, and at a great Oxford ($365) dandysuit.com A beautiful, classic cap-toe brogue; my favorite on the market. price. Dandy’s can order these for you from England, handmade to your specs. tribeza.com april 2014 79 20 14 austin RESTAURANT WEEK PRODUCED BY T R I B E Z A P H OTO G R A P H B Y E VA N P R I N C E Join us for special prix fixe menus at restaurants across town! For every Austin Restaurant Week meal purchased, $2 is donated to Meals on Wheels and More. For sponsorship opportunities contact: firstname.lastname@example.org DINE OUT. DO GOOD. M AY 1 1 -1 4 | 1 8 -2 1 R E S TA U R A N T W E E K A U S T I N .C O M Check in. Then check out. ÂŠ2014 Omni Hotels & Resorts Experience a personal spring escape for the mind, body and spirit at Three Springs Spa. SPRING FLING from $ 866-572-7369 â€˘ bartoncreek.com *Promotion valid daily through May 15, including weekends. 200 * Signature Facelift Facial and Mimosa Champagne Sugar Scrub (50-min. each), plus lunch A unique blend of antiques, one-of-a-kind furnishings, lighting, gifts and accessories for the home. Custom work and design services available. 1 5 1 2 W. 3 5 T H S T. C U TO F F, S U I T E 1 0 0 | 5 1 2 . 2 8 4 . 9 7 3 2 | W E N D O W F I N E L I V I N G. C O M Stephanie is wearing the esby Westlake Dress in over-dyed black ($250). profile in style Stephanie Beard Women’s clothing with a menswear sensibility. That’s what Austin designer Stephanie Beard set out to create in the inaugural collection esby (said like the phonetic pronunciation of “SB,” Beard’s initials), her first clothing line, which offers timeless, season-less pieces for women that emphasize comfort and proper fit. Originally from North Carolina, Beard moved to New York in 2003, and gained a technical background in the children’s design department at Tommy Hilfiger. From there, she went on to work at Levi’s and eventually Converse, where she spent the majority of her New York career in the menswear department. “I worked a lot on the Converse One Star line, which is sold at Target,” Beard explains. “Being involved in the whole process, from fabrics and wash to factory communication, I really focused on what you could do to get as much value as possible in a piece of clothing.” After five years at Converse, Beard left the East Coast in 2012, in search of a place that would allow her to live more affordably and throw all her energy (and savings) into her own clothing line, an idea that had been simmering in the back of her mind for years. Enter Austin. At home, Beard speaks with an easy drawl about her own style. Her daily “uniform,” she explains, is a mix of comfort, proper fit, and a handful of specific pieces that she’s overly sentimental about: for example, a light and perfectly versatile chambray shirt; high-waisted skinny jeans that she pairs with a blousy top or tunic; a couple of Australian-discovered basics that just have, she says, “the best weight.” Her one-bedroom apartment in southeast Austin, which she shares with her boyfriend, Nick Boyles, is similarly utilitarian. “Simple can still be interesting,” she says. And at 650 square feet (“believe me, it feels huge compared to the 250-square-foot place I lived in before this”), Beard has made the most of it, creating a home that feels consistent with her design principles. “In New York, I had a friend build me some great reclaimed-shelving units that are the central part of the living space,” she explains. Many of the pieces inside have a similar provenance, made either by friends or by Beard. The neutrality of the wood furniture is balanced by a healthy number of plants (Beard rattles off: “I’m obsessed with desert plants, clay-textured pieces, cactus, succulents . . .”) and textiles, vintage or purchased from “seriously weird rug websites,” like the gorgeous white-and-dark-brown-patterned Moroccan rug in her bedroom. It’s this same mix of personality and function that drives esby, which Beard funded in March through a Kickstarter campaign. This allowed her to quit her day job at STAG and dive into her dream—the first run of her line is being produced in a small factory in New Orleans and will be released in boutiques and on her website this summer. And despite the line’s underlying simplicity, esby isn’t just for the minimalist: “Busy women need to feel confident in what they’re wearing,” Beard says. “It takes me fifteen minutes to get ready and feel good because everything that I’m wearing just fits! That’s what I’m about—cutting out what’s unnecessary and figuring out what works.” Learn more about Stephanie, follow the development of esby, and preorder season one of her collection at esbyapparel.com. l . patterson P h oto g r a p h y by w y n n m y er s tribeza.com april 2014 83 profile in style 3. 1. 2. 4. 1. Bookshelf mementos: A painting of Beard’s dog, Pete; a hand-sculpted sandstone piece Beard made in college; a vintage Woodworks lamp. 2. Beard’s business card holder, from a sample she got while working at STAG. 3. The [esby] “East End Tee” ($150) in sky grey. “One of my favorite pieces from season one because it goes with everything.” 4. Raw North Carolina cotton piled in an IKEA basket. 5. “[Beard’s boyfriend] Nick and I built this eight-foot, two-seater desk with stained wood and plumbing piping so we both have enough room to work in our apartment.” 6. “Most of my jewelry pieces were gifts from friends traveling the world. The 9. 7. 5. 6. 8. 10. leather cuff is from the San Telmo street fair in Argentina.” 7 “I bought this hat by Scala while living in NYC, but I wear it more since I've moved: it's a great Austin hat.” 8. “The [esby] large scarf in the blue floral Indian Ikat pattern ($98) is just as great used as a park blanket during warmer months.” 9. A headboard Beard made from found pallets painted with a whitewash stain. Hung above the bed is a cactus print from Mercury Design Studio. 10. Pete the Boston Terrier. P h oto g r a p h y by w y n n m y er s tribeza.com april 2014 85 style “My biggest vice is buying design books,” he says. “They are always inspiring, and each page is a unique lesson in problem solving.” behind the scenes The Look Maker C h r i s B i l h e i m e r designs a l b u m co v ers f or bands l ike R . E. M . and G reen Day, and creates the hip v ibe behind some o f A u stin ’ s coo l est brands. Y ou might not know Chris Bilheimer's name, but you’ve probably held his work in your hands. The designer has been R.E.M.'s art director since 1994, and he's been the creative force behind all of Green Day's releases since 1997's Nimrod. The albums he's designed have garnered combined sales of more than 30 million copies and have received three Grammy nominations for packaging. How did the road to rock stars start? In 1989, Bilheimer was a 23-year-old student pursuing an art and painting degree at the University of Georgia. In the small town of Athens, it was no big deal to run into Michael Stipe at a bar called the Globe or at the 40 Watt Club, a popular music venue. He eventually met Stipe through a mutual friend at the end of R.E.M.’s Green tour, and after a life-changing road trip (see opposite page) he was hired by the band full-time. So while his friends were washing dishes in restaurant kitchens or pulling pints of ale to make ends meet, Biheimer was hanging with one of the hottest bands on the planet. When it comes to college jobs, he hit the lottery. His fortuitous friendship and talent led to a 20-year staff position that was a springboard for an impressive career. Since then he’s worked for dozens of bands, including Nirvana, Weezer, Beck, and Smashing Pumpkins, and has designed for comedians David Cross, Sarah Silverman, and more, as well as for film and television posters and campaigns. To create the merchandise, Web design, and packaging that surround a new album, Bilheimer spent years flying back and forth to Los Angeles to camp out in the art department of Warner Brothers, and work with other major labels, among them Dreamworks, Capital, Geffen, and Interscope, creating the array of items like billboards, canvas banners, stand-up cardboard CD holders, and window clings (as well as other crazy stuff like View-Master cartridges and random inflatables) that Bilheimer’s basement studio. 86 april 2014 tribeza.com would announce a new album. The industry has changed a lot since P h oto g r a p h y by l e a h ov er s t r ee t the intimacy and immediacy of those days. “Now it’s pretty common for me to design an album for a band I’ve never met,” he says. He admits he misses some of the ephemera, and the crescendo of a project, but that nostalgia is tempered by a lack of waste. “It's a bummer to see so much paper and plastic end up in the garbage,” he says. Bilheimer and his wife, Hillary, moved to Austin three years ago. She was determined to learn the art of creating handmade shoes. Through six degrees of an album cover that Bilheimer designed, they met Joshua Bingaman, the owner of Helm Boots. That led to Hillary becoming Helm’s brand manager and Bilheimer’s latest project of rebranding the boot company. “The boots that Helm has designed for the future are evolving the American heritage aesthetic into newer territory, and I wanted a design that would match that,” he says. “It should feel new and Hand-drawing the type for a poster for Billy Reid's SXSW showcase. modern but with a classic foundation.” Ultimately the artist sees himself as a problem solver. “Every job is a collaboration,” he says. “I’m a conduit for other people’s visions.” Chris and Hillary love Austin because it feels like “a big metro Athens.” After being in such a small college town, where everyone is abuzz with more or less the same cultural events, “I actually love the fact that a band like the Pixies can blow through town and we don’t even know about it.” p. disbrowe Best Michael Stipe Moment “There are too many to count, but one is in 1993. I flew to L.A. and met up with Michael and we drove across country back to Athens. We spent five days driving and meeting people and taking photos. It was on this trip that we saw a bunch of old road signs that inspired Michael for some T-shirt designs. After the trip, I was hired to design the shirts, since I had seen exactly what he was talking about and that led to my full-time job. In Utero by Nirvana had just come out, and we listened to it the entire trip. On cassette.” Left: Some of his favorite possessions: a Steve Keane painting of his American Idiot album cover and a thank-you note from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross of Mr. Show. Right: “I took thousands of Polaroids over the years. Some became album covers. This batch is from an exhibit in Athens in 2011.” His recently adopted pooch, Nina. tribeza.com april 2014 87 FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS In 1989, we set out to change the way child abuse cases were handled. Since then, we have provided 71,823 services to children, 41,700 services to adults, and 13,322 forensic interviews. Thank you Austin for your unwavering support of abused children in our community. www.centerforchildprotection.org H AN R O Exceptional Service for Exceptional Clients AUSTIN SHADEWORKS 92 Red River St. 512-472-1768 www.austinshadeworks.com style i n s p i r at i o n b oa r d I ns pi r at i on B oa r d : Richard Cole, Paleo Denim For denim designer Richard Cole, creating the perfect pair of jeans is like paleontology. As a child growing up outside Cleveland, Cole would accompany his father—an amateur paleontologist—on fossil-hunting adventures. “On those trips you get plenty of opportunities to broadly ponder evolution and the changes in time,” he explains. “Also, no tools that you bring survive the quarries—they’re too tough—so whatever gear you bring gets torn up and changes on a much faster scale.” For Cole, these early observations evolved into an overarching philosophy about work and craft, and a personal interest in intricate craftsmanship and old-school techniques. His ultimate medium of choice? Denim. His Austin-based line, Paleo Denim, officially launched last year after a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. In Paleo, Cole aims to create a ready-to-wear line of jeans that regards every element—from stitching to cut—with a history-influenced but local sensibility. “In general, I’m inspired by anything that explores or exposes time,” Cole says. “Denim is so transfixing because it is in constant flux and only gets more beautiful as it ages. The pair of jeans you bought last year is not the same as the one you have now.” Cole is a self-taught designer; his mother showed him how to sew when he was home on college break as a film major at Syracuse. The process sparked an obsessive interest: “I started tearing apart old Levi’s for the patterns and hunting down industrial sewing machines,” he says. Inspired by meticulous, intricately stitched Japanese denim and old-school construction methods that allow for lengthy labor time (“If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well”), Cole spent the last four years in Austin learning more about the craft, hauling a growing collection of vintage sewing machines with him along the way. Researching denim and the best way to source it has taken him from West Texas to North Carolina to Japan. He spent 2013 figuring out how to transform Paleo from a hobCole is currently in a development phase of creating two new styles: a skinny and tapered leg. His jeans—as well as small leather goods and bike accessories—can be by to a full-time endeavor. Cole recently showcased his wares at found at paleodenim.com. Paleo also has a drop-off box for denim repair that chain- several artisan markets and pop-up shops and has since seen the stitch hemming at Sam Hill vintage menswear (1710 E. 2nd Street ). project evolve from “three machines and a kitchen table to a full production workshop.” L . patterson richard's 2. 4. 3. 1. Inspiration Board 14. 15. 8. 5. 13. 7. 11. 6. 10. 12. 9. 1. Traditional Hmong Batik Textile “A beautiful piece from Laos, batik-dyed with natural indigo. This dyeing method has been used for thousands of years; it really helps put the American obsession with denim into perspective.” 2. 1960s Union Special Parts Manual “It contains hand-drawn technical illustrations of every variant of every component in the machine.” 3. 12.5-Inch Wiss #20 Fabric Shears “It might seem strange but I'm very partial to these shears—they've cut almost every pair of jeans I've ever made.” 4. Samurai 5000XX, Lot 11 Jeans “The first pair of Japanese jeans I ever purchased. The construction and fabrics were far and away better than anything I had ever handled.” 5. Key Ring and Thread Snipper “Daily tools; the snipper is my constant companion in the shop.” 6. Lightning Magazine “The Japanese obsession with Americana has brought the craft of denim to new heights. Short of visiting Okayama prefecture, Lightning magazine is the best place to see otaku-grade denim.” 7. Selle Anatomica Saddle “A great hybrid of traditional leather and modern design. It looks great and handles 10 miles of commuting a day.” 8. Grandfather’s drafting tools “My grandfather was an engineer and I use his tools when drafting patterns.” 9. Hiawatha vintage tobacco tin “I love the typography [on the exterior] but what’s really inspiring is the attitude that nothing should be designed to be immediately disposable.” 10. Vintage Oil Can “I use it to oil the sewing machines at the start of every day.” 11. Motorcycle Windscreen Shard “From my first motorcycle trip when I was 19.” 12. Union Special Receipt “I bought my Union Special overlocker from the original owner and it came with a wealth of documents in the drawer. This receipt is dated June 14th, 1960. Little things like this make tracking down the old machines worth it.” 13. Fern fossil from St. Clair, PA “This is the kind of thing my father and I would look for on our fossil-hunting trips. This fern imprint has survived 300 million years but it’s still amazingly fragile.” 14. Gold Thread “The cotton/poly core base thread for all my jeans, a custom thread color I developed with American and Efird of Mt. Holly, NC.” 15. Tan Thread “A waxed polyester five-cord thread for all of my leather work, sourced in Maine.” photography by bi l l sa l l ans tribeza.com april 2014 91 THURSDAY APRIL 24, 2014 6: 30 –9: 30 PM FEATURED ARTIST Margo Sawyer HONORARY CHAIR Will Meredith EVENT CHAIR Emily Pratte EVENT CO-CHAIR Ashley Holt MUSIC BY Nash Hernandez Orchestra Tim Lopez and Friends RESTAURANTS OPENING NEW PATHWAYS Benefitting Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum’s education programs and long-term restoration Eddie V’s / Finn & Porter / Goodall’s Gourdough’s Public House Green Pastures / Houndstooth Coffee Maudie’s / Moonshine / North Italia P.F. Chang’s / Pinkberry / SATAY Truluck’s ...and many more! 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The bar has created its own fun, bold, and characterfilled voice in Austin’s nightlife scene, and if the line that winds down Red River to get in on a Saturday night is any evidence: it’s working. This is the welcoming committee: From vintage Jammerz pajama pants to re-imagined Callahan’s General Store cowboy boots, Cheer Up Charlie’s colorful cast of barkeeps defines Austin cool. Think wardrobes where wacky Goodwill scores meet Diane Von Furstenberg, where more is definitely more, and where every article of clothing—from a black T-shirt to a turquoise pinky ring—has a story attached. l. patterson 900 Red River St. | cheerupcharlies.com Dustin Gaudet Gradfather’s vintage Levi’s jean jacket, Nudie jeans, T-shirt from 1995 Houston Mogwai concert, laceless Asics Tiger sneakers, and a “sound guy hat.” Maggie Lea Madewell shirt, Urban Outfitters jeans, ASOS shoes. 94 april 2014 tribeza.com Cole Evans His mom’s fishpatterned shirt, Levi’s 511 jeans, and Sperry Topsiders. P h oto g r a p h y by j e ss i c a pag e s Candice Bertalan All vintage—found at Austin thrift stores—with H&M jeans. Brian Almaraz Vintage Diane Von Furstenberg short-sleeve sweatshirt, late 1980s Jammerz pants from Prototype Vintage, vintage leather oxfords, “Neopolitan ice cream jacket” from Treasure City Thrift Store, sunglasses from Buffalo Exchange, and “a gold chain a friend left at my house.” Max Beiler Vintage camo jacket, Fresh Jive jeans, BDG T-shirt and hoodie, Tretorn shoes. Paul Schmidt Shiva Lingam necklace from Nature's Treasures, vintage gold bolo tie, black turtleneck from Blue Velvet, suede jacket and circle sunglasses from Buffalo Exchange, boots from Callahan's General Store. David Dubois Kill City Black Jeans, combat boots, BloodMilk cross necklace, Ethiopian and Tuareg jewelry, Ray Ban sunglasses. P h oto g r a p h y by j e ss i c a pag e s India Gail Shirt from a friend’s clothing swap, Urban Outfitters bell bottoms, Steve Madden platform shoes. tribeza.com april 2014 95 A New World of Timeless Furnishings Transitional Hand made Pieces from Mexico, Peru The Mediterranean The Orient & Texas too! 12600 Hill Country Blvd., Ste R-140 • Bee Caves, Texas 78738 512.454.8603 • Mon-Sat 10am- 9pm • Sun 12pm - 6pm www.cierrainteriors.com The World at War, 1914–1918 Drawing on the Ransom Center’s extensive collections, this exhibition illuminates the experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers, preserved through letters, drafts, and diaries; memoirs and novels; and photographs and propaganda posters. Through August 3, 2014 21st and Guadalupe Streets Free admission, donations welcome www.hrc.utexas.edu 2 346 G UADAL UPE ST REET | 5 12.236.1435 Find Us On Facebook & Instagram @cjaneaustin style pick Ethiopian Leather tote, with a hand-carved Indian wood bangle and a hand-beaded Kenyan shimmer bangle. Each piece is made by women employed through R+L. The Spring '14 Lookbook, shot by Dickerson's husband, Brandon, while visiting R+L's newest partnership with the Maasai tribal women in Ambolselli, Kenya. The R+L Distressed Leather tote from Ethiopia, with a plant-dyed North Indian scarf, and Indian wood and metal tassel necklace. Raven + Lily Raven + Lily's CEO and Co-founder Kirsten Dickerson in the brand's new brickand-mortar storefront on Manor Rd. Charity- dri v en brand gets a loca l face with new M anor Road storefront T Part of a growing group of businesses opening or relocating east to he work of 800 international women showcased in a humble space on Manor Road. Such is the brick-and-mortar face of Ra- Manor Road this year, Raven + Lily will neighbor Sugar Mama’s Bakeven + Lily, the Austin-based, socially conscious lifestyle brand shop and Jesse Griffiths’s anticipated Dai Due restaurant. Inside, the founded by Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Lin, which opens its first store- shop will stock its own brand as well as homewares and accessories from like-minded companies. front on Manor Road on April 2. The design of the shop was conceived by Austin architects Matt The company, Dickerson explains, was born out of a desire to combine her passions for both style and ethical design. Started in 2008, Raven + Garcia and Bart Whatley, with an eye toward creating a storefront to Lily takes a fashion-forward approach to artisan-made products, high- “showcase our commitment to being an ethical brand,” Dickerson says. lighting and directly benefiting particular regions or women’s groups All the furniture pieces and fixtures are handmade by U.S. and international artisans, and many of the design details were undertaken by through one-of-a-kind apparel, jewelry, and accessories collections. Dickerson, who is the brand’s CEO, has spent 20 years in interna- local artists and designers, from Joe Swec’s hand-painted exterior sign tional humanitarian work, but she also has experience as an art direc- to Dave Massman’s walnut, metal, and brass studio tables to Ramona tor and stylist (often for the music videos and films made by her hus- Press’s screen-printed shopping bags and wrapping paper. They also band, local filmmaker Brandon Dickerson). Raven + Lily, she explains, partnered with the Royal Design Studio to create hand-painted murals perfectly combines the two worlds. From the start, Dickerson has been based on Raven + Lily stencils, which “help raise funds for skills training intentional about contextualizing the company’s role, straddling both of women in Ethiopia,” Dickerson says. And with plans to hugely expand the company this year—the goal is to the trend-driven retail world and the growing genre of socially driven lifestyle brands. “People want to wear Raven + Lily and buy our prod- double the number of artisans the company employs by the end of 2014—a physical store is just the latest incarnation of this local face uct not even knowing the ethical value behind it,” she says. 2406 Manor Rd. with with global intentions. l. patterson “Though everything is truly story-driven design, it has to ravenandlily.com be competitive and fashion-forward to be sustainable.” 98 april 2014 tribeza.com P h oto g r a p h y by m i c h a el A . m u l l er april SPA FOR THE EARTH M a l lory Pag e Book any Hiatus Essential Service and receive H-circle member pricing of $69. For more details visit hiatusspa.com/spafortheearth Wally Workman Gallery 1202 W. 6th St. Austin, TX 78703 512.472.7428 wallyworkman.com Tues-Sat 10-5 Image: Need your company (detail), acrylic, 60x48 inches 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE EARTH MONTH FUND HIATUSSPA.COM | 1611 W 5TH # 155 | 512.362.5777 dessert pick Dolce Neve Gelato A mong the many recent imports to Austin’s booming restaurant scene, it’s hard to imagine a more purely pleasurable addition than Dolce Neve, a new gelato shop located on the increasingly bustling strip of South First Street. Dolce Neve (Italian for “sweet snow”) is housed in a quaint, cheery bungalow designed by Austin legend Dick Clark. But inside the doors the vibe is pure Italy, with an authentic gelato experience (complete with fedoras and charming accents) scooped up by people who have it in their DNA. Say “Ciao” to Francesca, Marco, and Leo, a trio of Italian entrepreneurs with a penchant for silky frozen sweets. Francesca Ferrarese, the store’s Gelato Maestro, trained at Carpigiani Gelato University and refined her skills at Pisa’s Gelateria De’ Coltelli, one of Italy’s most famous gelato shops. Along with her brother, Marco Ferrarese, and her fiancé, Leo Silvestrini, she brought her expertise to Austin to fulfill their shared dream of starting their own gelateria. So what’s the big deal—and the big dif- 100 april 2014 tribeza.com Crisp cones bring out the kid in everyone. A clean, well-lighted space makes for a cheery refuge on South First. Make mine a double: chocolate and pistachio nirvana. ference—between gelato and ice cream? It comes down to the process and the ingredients. First of all, gelato is churned slowly and incorporates less whipped air, which results in a denser, silkier texture and more-concentrated flavors. And unlike ice cream, gelato is made with less cream and fewer, if any, egg yolks, resulting in a lower fat content. But let’s face it, we’re not counting calories here; gelato is all about pleasure. On any given day Dolce Neve features about 20 different flavors ($3.95 a single scoop, $4.90 for a double) each made in small batches to ensure freshness. There are classics like pistachio, hazelnut, and stracciatella, the Italian take on chocolate chip. There are also seasonal blends like cream with strawberries or dark chocolate with black cherries. You’ll also find modern combinations like carrot with blood orange, and ginger, ricotta with honey and pistachio, and goat cheese speckled with Texas pecans. It’s hard to go wrong with the flavor of the moment--salted caramel—but the best option 1713 S. 1st Street 512.804.5568 www.dolcenevegelato.com might be the namesake flavor, Crema Dolce Neve, a rich, decadent egg custard brightened with a kiss of lemon. The refreshing sorbetto selections feature punchy citrus like Texas grapefruit and Meyer lemon. Adventurous eaters will enjoy trying savory gelatos, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, and the occasional vegan and dairy-free offerings. Careful attention is paid to how the gelato is stored and displayed. Don’t expect a garish carnival of colors under plastic sneeze guards. Instead, as in many of Italy’s finest gelaterias, selections are displayed in a sleek pozetti cabinet. Each flavor is covered with a fitted stainless-steel lid, protecting it from the harmful effects of sun, air, heat, and humidity and preventing it from forming an unappetizing film on top. In addition to cones and cups, Dolce Neve offers frozen novelties like pretty gelato sandwiches ($5.10), granitas, and gelato-on-a-stick treats. There’s even affogato, one of my favorite Italian dessert “drinks”—a shot of hot espresso poured over two scoops of gelato. It’s hard to imagine a better end to an evening. k. spezia P h oto g r a p h y by j e ss i c a pag e s TRULUCKâ€™S DOWNTOWN IS NOW OPEN! T H A N K Y O U F O R Y O U R PAT I E N C E D U R I N G O U R R E M O D E L Riley Hutton General Manager Austin Downtown Our new restaurant features an expanded lounge, additional private party rooms, an elegant dining room and panoramic views of the Austin skyline. We look forward to serving you! Downtown 4th and Colorado 512 482 9000 Arboretum 183 and Great Hills Trail 512 794 8300 Make your reservation today at www.trulucks.com Dinner & Drinks dining guide From brisket to brussels sprouts, our picks of the best places to eat and drink 219 WEST APOTHECARY CAFÉ THE BACKSPACE and bar hotspot stays octopus is a perfect dish, BLUE DAHLIA BISTRO 612 W 6th St AND WINE BAR 507 San Jacinto open until 2am on the as are the potatoes bravas. 1115 E 11th St (512) 474 2194 4800 Burnet Rd (512) 474 9899 weekends. Reservations recom- (512) 542 9542 Lively warehouse district (512) 371 1600 Delicious thin crust pizza mended. A cozy, French-inspired hangout, with a rooftop Apothecary’s calm ambi- and wine selections in a BAR LAMAR bar and some of the best ance and excellent wine cozy setting. (at the downtown Whole BARLEY SWINE happy hour tapas in town. selection make for a classy Foods Market) 2024 S Lamar Blvd St 34TH STREET CAFÉ fast, lunch, and dinner. spot to get wine and a BANGER’S SAUSAGE 525 N. Lamar Blvd (512) 394 8150 BOTTICELLI’S quick bite with friends. HOUSE AND BEER (512) 345 5000 Chef Bryce Gilmore offers 1321 S Congress Ave GARDEN Grab a bottle and a snack small plates with locally (512) 916 1315 1005 W 34th St (512) 371 3400 ARRO 79 Rainey St to share, then the Whole sourced ingredients which An inviting trattoria with Consistently good Ameri- 601 W 6th St (512) 386 1656 Foods bartenders will pair with craft beers and warm Tuscan colors. can fare that toes the (512) 992 2776 Banger’s brings the Ger- uncork it and provide fine wines, guests sit at Small bar up front and casual/fancy line—good From Easy Tiger and 24 man biergarten tradition glasses for you at no extra communal high top tables. cozy booths in back. for weeknight dinners Diner’s ELM Restaurant stateside with an array of charge. and weekend indulgences Group, this recently artisan sausages and over alike. Order the chicken opened spot offers rich 100 beers on tap. piccata. French favorites and an excellent wine list. 360 UNO TRATTORIA 102 bistro serving up break- BENJI'S CANTINA BAR MIRABEAU BOULDIN CREEK CAFÉ 716 W 6th St 1900 S 1st St 800 W 6th St Ste 100 (512) 476 8226 (512) 416 1601 BAR CONGRESS (512) 436 9633 Rooftop dining on West Affordable wholesome 200 Congress Ave Another unique addition 6th, Benji’s offers a fresh, vegetarian cuisine, includ- & WINE BAR ASIA CAFÉ (512) 827 2755 to Austin’s dining scene innovative approach to ing soups, salads, and 3801 N Capital of TX Hwy 8650 Spicewood Springs A classy middle ground from Chef Parind Vora. A Tex-Mex where seafood sandwiches. (512) 327 5505 Rd, Ste 115 between downtown eater- diverse and approachable and Mexican influences Great espresso bar and a (512) 331 5788 ies Second Bar + Kitchen, menu with rice bowls, adorn the menu. mostly-Italian wine list, Authentic Chinese cuisine and the upscale Congress sandwiches, cioppino, and complete with an outdoor in a comfortable atmo- restaurant, Bar Congress more, with a patio offering BESS BISTRO (512) 382 1189 patio for sipping. sphere. stirs up classic cocktails a view of bustling down- 500 W 6th St Argentinean specialties and delicious upscale fare. town Austin. (512) 477 2377 like meat sandwiches on A rustic, underground baguettes, empanadas, BUENOS AIRES CAFÉ 1201 E 6th St ANNIE’S CAFÉ & BAR ASTI TRATTORIA 319 Congress Ave 408 E 43rd St BAR CHI SUSHI BARLATA restaurant owned by and tasty pastries. Inti- (512) 472 1884 (512) 451 1218 206 Colorado St 1500 S Lamar Ste 150 Sandra Bullock serving mate patio seating. Classic American offer- The chic little Hyde Park (512) 382 5557 (512) 473 2211 up French-inspired dishes ings in a charming spot; trattoria offers delicious A great place to stop when Hoppin' Spanish tapas with Southern twists: The BUFALINA perfect spot for a decadent Italian cuisine, like saf- you’re going out for a night restaurant in a modern fried green tomatoes are 1519 E Cesar Chavez downtown brunch. fron risotto with seafood. on the town, this sushi South Austin setting. The the perfect indulgence. (512) 524 2523 april 2014 tribeza.com v i e w t h e e n t i r e r e s ta u r a n t g u i d e o n l i n e at t r i b e z a .co m CURRYOSITY EAST-SIDe SHOWROOM Mexico’s interior. Dine al cocktail al fresco on the 1100 E 6th St fresco on the charming lovely patio. (512) 467 4280 Rainey Street patio. Wood-fired pizza in an sharp aesthetics, and elegant, trendy vibe; get excellent service make it a the Fresca pie. refreshing indulgence on (512) 574 3691 West Sixth Street. Indoor An exploration of aromat- Delicious vintage cocktails CAFÉ JOSIE and outdoor seating is ic curries across the Asian in an eccentric space. ELEPHANT ROOM 616 W 34th St 1200 W 6th St available. continent, from India to Enjoy local art, music, and 315 Congress Ave (512) 420 8400 Thailand. cuisine by Sonya Cote. (512) 473 2279 Fresh, inspired sandwich- Cool jazz in a dark base- es, soups, and salads in EASY TIGER ment; go early for an inti- a charming, refashioned 709 E 6th St mate cocktail, or late for cottage and porch. (512) 614 4972 jams in a packed house. (512) 322 9226 Innovative and flavorful CONGRESS plates with fresh ingredients. 200 Congress Ave (512) 827 2760 2209 E Cesar Chavez St DARUMA RAMEN 612-B E 6th St FOODHEADS CANTINA LAREDO An upscale dining expe- (512) 369 3897 201 W 3rd St rience with great wine Rich chicken broth-based Delicious bake shop up- (512) 542 9670 pairings. ramen and a simple, stairs and beer garden ELIZABETH STREET 2330 W N Loop Blvd veggie-friendly menu from downstairs. Enjoy the CAFÉ (512) 459 4121 An excellent upscale FONDA SAN MIGUEL Mexican restaurant with a CONTIGO the owners of the popular signature house-made 1501 S 1st St An Austin institution for late-night happy hour. 2027 Anchor Ln Kome Sushi Kitchen on sausages. (512) 291 2881 over 30 years, serving up (512) 614 2260 Airport Blvd. A charming French- delicious interior Mexican EDEN EAST Vietnamese eatery with menu and a killer brunch. 755 Springdale Rd a colorful menu of pho, Reservations recom- (512) 428 6500 banh mi, and more. Vi- mended! Weekends at the farm brant and comfortable surrounding patio. Chavez Ranch-to-table cuisine 111 E Cesar Chavez and an elegant take on (512) 478 2991 bar fare. Local celebrity chef Shawn DRISKILL HOTEL BAR 604 Brazos St (512) 391 7162 Cirkiel has turned what COUNTER CAFÉ With a blend of his- have never been more deli- used to be a drab TGI 626 N Lamar Blvd tory, class, and charm the cious: Chef Sonya Cote of Friday's into Austin's hot- (512) 708 8800 Driskill Bar is unbeatable Hillside Farmacy teamed EPICERIE (512) 653 1187 test new dining venture. It’s nothing fancy, but if you want a classic, old- up with Springdale Farms 2307 Hancock Dr Crowned Best BBQ Res- Chavez boasts homemade this tiny shotgun-style school Austin experience. this year to create a (liter- (512) 371 6840 taurant in America by Bon mole and tamales, and a diner has some of the city’s al) farm-to-table concept A café and grocery with Appetit, Aaron Franklin’s gorgeous view overlooking best breakfast offerings restaurant on the East both Louisiana and eponymous eatery is a Lady Bird Lake. (and the lines outside to side, serving a seasonal French sensibilities by true Austin institution. Go prix fixe menu under a the Thomas Keller-trained early and be prepared to Sarah McIntosh. wait! (It is worth it.) Due Forni 106 E 6th St Ste 106 match). Both the pancakes (512) 391 9300 CHINATOWN and hamburger are leg- Serving up Roman and canopy of a majestic Texas 3407 Greystone Dr, (512) endary. Neapolitan style pizza elm tree. from two specially de- 343 9307 & 107 W 5th St (512) 637 8888 COUNTER CULTURE signed brick ovens, Due Some of the best tradi- 2337 E Cesar Chavez St Forni combines the art of (512) 524 1540 simple, delicious food and town. Fast service in the An East Austin haven for timeless, easy wine. dining room and delivery vegans and vegetarians. tional Chinese food in is available. CRU WINE BAR EAST SIDE KING 1618 E 6th St 900 E 11th St FABI + ROSI EL ALMA 509 Hearn St 1025 Barton Springs Rd (512) 236 0642 (512) 609 8923 A husband and wife team Chef-driven, authentic cook up delicious Europe- Mexican cuisine. an-style dishes like pork schnitzel and paella. EL NARANJO CLARK’S OYSTER BAR 238 W 2nd St (512) 422 5884 85 Rainey St FINO RESTAURANT 1200 W 6th St (512) 472 9463 Chefs Paul Qui, Moto (512) 474 2776 PATIO & BAR (512) 297 2525 An excellent place for a Utsonomaya and Ek Tim- Husband and wife team 2905 San Gabriel St date; drink a bottle of rek offer out-of-this-world Iliana de la Vega and (512) 474 2905 crowded, Clark’s’ extensive wine at one of the cozy pan-Asian food from three Ernesto Torrealba serve Mediterranean plates for caviar and oyster menu, sidewalk tables. trailers. up authentic cuisine from sharing. Sip a handcrafted Small and typically FRANKLIN BARBECUE Frank 407 Colorado St (512) 494 6916 Their official motto proclaims, "Hot dogs and cold beer," and...yep, that's basically it. Bacon-infused bloodies, a dozen different artisan hot dog options, and one of the best beer lists in town: Frank is both a markedly more civil alternative to dirty downtown night and your hangover's best friend. tribeza.com april 2014 103 v i e w t h e e n t i r e r e s ta u r a n t g u i d e o n l i n e at t r i b e z a .co m FRESA’S 4800 Burnet a spontaneous night out. JUSTINE’S BRASSERIE Delectable cocktails, tasty LUCKY ROBOT 915 N Lamar Blvd (512) 458 1100 Fresh and simple. Try the 4710 E 5th St tacos and appetizers, 1303 S Congress Ave (512) 428 5077 Upscale-casual Italian; roasted olives and the kale (512) 385 2900 delicious main courses, (512) 444 8081 Tasty chicken al carbon, solid pasta specials, in- salad too! With its French bistro all inspired by the hip and A futuristic dining experi- refreshing agua frescas, and credible desserts (orange fare, impressive cocktails, bohemian Condesa neigh- ence on Congress, inspired the best guacamole around. olive oil cake!), and an JACK ALLEN’S and charming décor inside borhood in Mexico City. by the vibrant culture and interesting wine list. KITCHEN and out, Justine’s has Aus- 7720 Hwy 71 W tin looking east. Expect a LAMBERTS DOWN- crowd, even late at night. TOWN BARBECUE LUCY’S FRIED 401 W 2nd St CHICKEN GOODALL'S KITCHEN AND BAR HAYMAKER (512) 852 8558 1900 Rio Grande St 2310 Manor Rd Savor country favorites (512) 495 1800 (512) 243 6702 from Chef Jack Gilmore KOME (512) 494 1500 5408 Burnet Rd Modern spins on Ameri- It's comfort food meets on the covered patio. 4917 Airport Blvd Not your standard BBQ (512) 514 0664 & can classics and locally- sports bar meets beer (512) 712 5700 fare, meats are given an 2218 College Ave sourced veggie sides inside pub in Cherrywood, an JEFFREY’S BAR More than just sushi, this Austin twist, like the rib- (512) 297 2423 the new Hotel Ella. easygoing place to get a 1204 W Lynn St eatery serves up Japanese eye glazed with brown This year the South Con- craft beer and elevated bar (512) 4775584 comfort food, including de- sugar and mustard. Tucked gress favorite opened a G’RAJ MAHAL food. Get the namesake: This historic Clarksville licious, homemade ramen. away in the historic Schnei- new outpost off Burnet 91 Red River St The Haymaker is an open- favorite got a welcome der Brothers Building in the Road. Different loca- (512) 480 2255 faced roast beef sandwich, facelift this year from KOREA HOUSE RES- 2nd Street District. tion, same straight-up With an extensive yet topped with flavorful slaw, Larry McGuire, all while TAURANT & SUSHI BAR cozy covered patio, G’Raj tomatoes, a fried egg, deca- maintaining the execu- 2700 W Anderson Lane LA TRAVIATA Moon pies to fried green Mahal offers a surprising dent gruyere sauce, and— tion, top-notch service, Ste 501 314 Congress Ave tomatoes to corn muffins amount of ambiance for a wait for it—french fries. and luxurious but wel- (512) 458 2477 (512) 479 8131 to the crème de la crème: coming atmosphere that Grab a four-top and cook Authentic Italian in a cozy fried chicken. HILLSIDE FARMACY makes Jeffrey’s an old your own bulgogi in the downtown setting; known GREEN PASTURES 1209 E 11th St Austin staple. middle of the table. for their wickedly rich and MANUEL’S RESTAURANT (512) 628 0168 delicious Spaghetti alla 310 Congress Ave 811 W Live Oak St Hillside Farmacy is locat- JOSEPHINE HOUSE KORIENTE Carbonara. (512) 472 7555 & (512) 444 4747 ed in a beautifully restored 1601 Waterston Ave 621 E 7th St Feast on continental 50s-style pharmacy with (512) 477-5584 (512) 275 0852 LENOIR (512) 345 1042 brunch under the patio’s a perfect porch for people Rustic, continental fare Healthy, tasty Korean 1807 S 1st St Definitely not your stan- majestic oaks. Try the watching on the East Side. with an emphasis on fresh, options like bulgogi and (512) 215 9778 dard Tex-Mex, upscale milk punch: it’s legendary! Oysters, cheese plates, and local and organic ingredi- curry dishes all served up A gorgeous spot to enjoy a Manuel’s hits all the right nightly dinner specials. ents. Serving lunch, after- by the friendly staff. luxurious French-inspired notes for it’s upscale Mexi- prix-fixe meal in an inti- can cuisine, cleanly presented in a classy setting. food trailer. GUERO’S TACO BAR 1412 S Congress Ave & 4800 Burnet Rd (512) 447 7688 No frills tacos and one of the most famous patios on South Congress. Try the Queso Flameado with chorizo and jalapenos. 104 cuisine of Tokyo. HOPFIELDS 3110 Guadalupe St (512) 537 0467 A gastropub with French inclinations, a beautiful patio, and unique cocktails. HOUSE PIZZERIA 5111 Airport Blvd GUSTO ITALIAN (512) 600 4999 KITCHEN & WINE BAR A choice pizza place for noon snacks, and evening Southern goodness, from 10201 Jollyville Rd cocktails, the shady porch LA BARBECUE mate dining room and table is the perfect spot for a 1200 E 6th St that seats just 34 diners. late-afternoon paloma. (512) 605 9696 LOBBY LOUNGE AT JULIO’S La Barbecue whips up THE FOUR SEASONS (512) 236 1022 4230 Duval St classic barbecue with free 98 San Jacinto Blvd Created by Rainey Street (512) 452 1040 beer and live music. (512) 478 4500 proprietor Bridget Dun- Pass time in the luxurious lap, Mettle offers a diverse, An old school, family-run 507 Calles St Tex-Mex favorite in Hyde LA CONDESA confines of the Four Sea- often-experimental menu Park. Cash only! Order the 400 W 2nd St sons’ lobby bar, where they exciting for omnivores and green chicken enchiladas. (512) 499 0300 whip up both classic and vegetarians alike. adventurous cocktails. april 2014 tribeza.com METTLE In the heart of South First, P E R F E C T LY SATURDAY, MAY 31 CO-CHAIRS: DEB DAVIS GROVES & MARTHA COONS Brazos Hall • Downtown Austin PRESENTED BY: BENEFITING PA R T Y Tickets and sponsorship available at komenaustin.org/perfectlypinkparty Chef Ned Elliot of Foreign & Domestic SWBC MORTGAGE + FROST PRESENT TRIBEZ A Spring SERIES M O N DAY, A P R I L 1101 W. 3 1 ST 7 S T. AT 7 P M 78705 FOOD BY FOREIGN + DOMESTIC For ticket info visit: tribeza.ticketbud.com/ spring-supper-club INVEST SPONSORS: 97 DEGREES WEST CABIN 21 FILMS RED FAN COMMUNICATIONS STERLING AFFAIRS v i e w t h e e n t i r e r e s ta u r a n t g u i d e o n l i n e at t r i b e z a .co m MOONSHINE homes. A spacious patio QUATTRO GATTI for late-night noshing: SOUTH CONGRESS straight from Naples and 303 Red River St overlooks Lady Bird Lake. RISTORANTE think triple-fried duck fat CAFÉ classic antipasti. 908 Congress Ave fries and crispy Brussels 1600 S Congress Ave sprouts. (512) 447 3905 THE CLAY PIT A south Austin hotspot, 1601 Guadalupe St (512) 236 9599 Both a popular din- PARKSIDE (512) 476 3131 ner and brunch spot, 301 E 6th St Downtown Italian restau- Moonshine’s decadent (512) 474 9898 rant dishing up delicious SALVATION PIZZA we recommend South (512) 322 5131 Southern comfort food is This downtown spot is antipasti and huge por- 624 W 34th St Congress Café’s legend- Zip in for a buffet-style a downtown favorite. crowded, but the happy tions of Italian fare; great (512) 535 0076 ary brunch: carrot cake lunch or settle in for a long hour–with half-price oys- date-night spot. A cozy spot that serves up French toast and migas dinner of contemporary delectable flavor combina- are to die for. Indian cuisine. THE DOJO SAKE BAR NORTH ters and tasty cocktails—is 11506 Century Oaks Ter a local favorite. QUI tions of New Haven style 1600 E 6th St pizza pies in an inviting PÉCHÉ SWAY Guests enjoy modern (512) 436 9626 bungalow. 1417 S 1st St AND IZAKAYA Italian cuisine in a sleek 208 W 4th St Chef Paul Qui’s new HQ (512) 326 1999 9070 Research Blvd interior at this Domain (512) 494 4011 is one of the hottest new SANTA RITA TEX-MEX The culinary masterminds (512) 458 3900 standout. Enjoy prohibition-style spots in town for Japanese CANTINA behind La Condesa cook It's small plates and (in- cocktails at Austin’s first food: an unparalleled 1206 W 38th St up Thai cuisine with a tentionally) slow service at NO VA KITCHEN & BAR absinthe bar, alongside dining experience set (512) 419 7482 & modern twist. An intimate the Dojo, a new Japanese 87 Rainey St standout dishes of smoked under an airy, beautiful 5900 W Slaughter Ln outdoor area, complete izakaya restaurant near (512) 382 5651 duck salad and citrus- backdrop. Ste 550 with a Thai spirit house, Burnet and 183. A great, Subtle design elements dusted salmon. (512) 288 5100 makes for an unforget- vegetarian-friendly spot to RAMEN TATSU-YA Fresh ingredients, tradi- table experience. go with a group and order 8557 Research Blvd Ste 126 tional recipes, and out- (512) 339 4440 make the space cohesive and modern, and its PERLA’S SEAFOOD & creative twists on classic, OYSTER BAR (512) 339 0855 standing margaritas com- SWIFT’S ATTIC all of the kimchee-rice comforting dishes from a 1400 S Congress Ave Japanese comfort food at bined with bright décor, 315 Congress Ave dishes are superb, and the pork belly/sirloin burger (512) 291 7300 its finest in Austin’s first attentive service, and solid (512) 482 8842 beet and avocado tempura to seasonally topped flat- A South Congress staple: brick and mortar, ramen- menu offerings. Overlooking Congress is a deep-fried treat worth bread pizza are downright Expect the freshest fish centric eatery. Avenue, Swift’s Attic indulging in. delicious. and oysters flown in daily SECOND BAR + draws from global inspira- from both coasts, carefully RANCH 616 KITCHEN tions and serves up inven- THE GROVE WINE BAR OLIVIA prepared with simple yet 616 Nueces St 200 Congress Ave tive cocktails in a historic 6317 Bee Cave Rd 2043 S Lamar Blvd elegant flavors. Go early (512) 479 7616 (512) 827 2750 downtown building. (512) 327 8822 (512) 804 2700 on a nice day to eat oysters Eclectic and spicy! Mmm, Another venture from A brunch favorite em- and people-watch on their the crispy oysters, or the Chef David Bull, Second TAKOBA wine bar and Italian phasizing fresh and local fantastic front porch. Ranch Slice of Ice, best offers a swanky bistro 1411 E 7th St restaurant. The wine list in town. experience in the heart of (512) 628 4466 boasts more than 250 the 2nd Street District. Bold, authentic flavors wines by the bottle. produce; an exciting and diverse menu, from foie POLVO’S gras to French toast. 2004 S 1st St SALTY SOW Lively, popular Westlake with ingredients imported (512) 441 5446 1917 Manor Rd SIENA RISTORANTE straight from Mexico; cozy TRACE PAGGI HOUSE Between the salsa bar, (512) 391 2337 TOSCANA outdoor seating. 200 Lavaca St 200 Lee Barton Dr patio seating, and deli- Salty Sow serves up cre- 6203 Capital of Tx Hwy (512) 473 3700 cious margaritas, this is ative signature drinks, (512) 349 7667 THE BACKSPACE At W Austin, TRACE Eclectic fine dining in an one of Austin’s beloved including a yummy Blue Set in a Tuscan-style villa, 507 San Jacinto St focuses on responsibly- and inviting setting of one of Tex-Mex icons. berry-Lemon Thyme Siena captures the essence (512) 474 9899 locally-sourced ingredients Smash. The food menu, of its namesake region. Exquisite pizzas hot out of from Texan farmers and ar- the wood-fired brick oven tisans. Great outdoor seat- Austin’s famous landmark heavy with sophisticated 106 everything on the menu; gastropub fare, is perfect april 2014 tribeza.com (512) 542 3660 ing and excellent service. P O P - UP P I C N I C A BENEFIT FOR TH E WALLER CREEK CON SERVAN CY PALM APRIL 12 6:30 PM PARK PICNIC BASKETS FOR TWO CONTIG O COUNTER CULT URE HILLSIDE FARMACY LA V HOME SL ICE EA SY TIGER JEFFREY ’S LUCY ’S FRIED CHICKEN ELIZABETH STREET CAFE JU STINE ’S BRA S SERIE SALT LICK BB Q L AUNDERET TE ST. PHILIP WALLERCREEKPICNIC.ORG SPONSORED BY: Blast PR, Moreland Properties, Pentagram, Public School, Spacecraft, and Urbanspace Food provided by Jeffrey’s style last look 3. 1. Setting the Perfect Spring Table She had us at cold gin, an abundance of orchids, and the tagline “I feel a party coming on.” We’ve written about Carla McDonald, noted local hostess extraordinaire, philanthropist, and businesswoman, before. So we were de- 6. lighted (but not surprised) when she spun her 2. penchant for entertaining into her whimsical new blog, The Salonierre (thesalonniere.com). Named after 17th- and 18th-century Parisian women who knew a thing or two about throw- 5. ing a grand fete, The Salonniere celebrates the art of hosting and attending (etiquette, proper dinner party seating) grown-up parties. Evoca- 4. tive photos from Hollywood’s Golden Era and a friendly, conversational tone connect McDonald’s tips and observations on everything from flower arrangements to potent elixirs, and topics ranging from ball season in Vienna to the lore behind the original margarita. 8. With more than 20 years of experience in public relations and event planning (when she threw parties for everyone from Luciano Pavarotti to George Clooney), McDonald has plenty of parties to draw from. Which brings us to her inspiration 7. 9. for spring. After a long, cold, icy winter in Austin, she’s ready “to celebrate the bright, fresh citrus colors and tastes of spring.” What follows? Her personal picks for decking out an alfresco table with the best looks of the season. Don’t forget your perfectly paired playlist, with selections like Herb Alpert’s “Tangerine” and “Lemon Tree,” Katy Rose’s “Lemon,” REM’s “Orange Crush,” etc. You get the picture: have fun—and feel your own party coming on. p. disbrowe 108 april 2014 tribeza.com 1. A handwritten note on “hello, darling” cards ($40 for 10, dempseyandcarroll.com) 2. Gin: Halcyon organic distilled gin ($34); it’s bright and citrusy, perfect for spring cocktails. 3. Linen napkins: Sferra Festival in Tangerine (4 for $58 at Feather Your Nest, 3500 Jefferson St, Austin, featheryournesthome.com) 4. Citrus-inspired centerpieces. 5. Après-dinner seating: fun grassy ottomans (GH Design, gh-design.net) 6. Flatware: Modern Flatware in gold, so fresh for spring! ($29-$104 at westelm.com) 7. Dessert plates: Hermes Jardin Orchid Collection. I like to use a different dessert plate to wake up the senses after dinner. (The Menagerie, 1601 W 38th St, Ste 7, themenagerie.com) 8. Candlelight: Go for simple white, unscented candles in classic glass hurricanes ($19-$39 at westelm.com) 9. “Make Mine a Double” Grasshopper cocktail napkins to get everyone in the mood. ($32 for 4 at augustmorgan.com) Shown: refined Corte 1251 chairs. PERHAPS IT’S TIME TO RETHINK YOUR USUAL DINNER PARTY ROSTER. 115 West 8th Street Austin 512.480.0436 scottcooner.com