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MAKE YOUR WORLD A GREENER PLACE ED BEGLEY JR. & RACHELLE CARSON-BEGLEY
AT HOME WITH THE FIRST COUPLE OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING
DAY IN AUSTIN
KEEPIN’ IT WEIRD IN THE LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S TALIESIN WEST
FEEL THE WARMTH OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE WINTER GETAWAY
BACKSTAGE AT AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
EXPERIENCE THE DESERT MASTERPIECE
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26 | DAY IN AUSTIN Spend the day in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and learn why this town’s unofficial motto is “Keep Austin Weird.”
THE DRISKILL HOTEL - 28 THE HATBOX - 30 TORCHY’S TACOS - 31 LAGUNA GLORIA - 32 THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN - 34 DANDY’S THE GENTLEMAN’S STORE- 35 RANCH 616 - 36 LA CONDESSA - 38 CONGRESS AVENUE BATS - 39 THE BROKEN SPOKE - 40 6TH STREET - 43
FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESK As we enter the holiday season, we invite you to take time to relax and spend a little time with us. Maybe you found us at Barnes & Noble, select Whole Foods, or Books-A-Million. You might have seen us at the reception area of your Health Care professional or on the coffee table at your favorite salon. Perhaps you saw our network television series Health Beauty Life with Patrick Dockry, or you came across us at: HealthBeautyLife.com Regardless, we’re glad you’re here. As you may have noticed, we’re not the same as most of the magazines on the newsstand. As one of very few fully integrated national magazines, we offer a mix of media that includes network television, online and high definition video. To make the articles come alive, scan the QR codes or visit us at HealthBeautyLife.com to become a VIP, win prizes and shop. Our feature celebrities, Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson Begley, define us perfectly. By showcasing their influential dedication to ecological sustainability and healthy alternatives, we share and inspire greener decisions in your home, diet and lifestyle.
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As always, our “day in" feature takes you along on a carefully selected collection of once-in-a-lifetime experiences in two of America’s most popular cities. In this issue, we share “The Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin, Texas and “The World’s Most Western Town,” Scottsdale, Arizona. Join us as we discover the hidden jewels that have put these two towns at the top of everyone’s destination checklist. And, for a little local flavor, we stop by the kitchens of each city’s most respected chefs to show you how to prepare their signature dishes. Of course, we’ll keep you fit with lifestyle advice from leading health & fitness experts, and current in the world of beauty & fashion with insider tips, and how-to videos. Until next time,
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Fabulous Meet JJ Virgin, one of the nation’s foremost fitness and nutrition experts. This accomplished public speaker and media personality is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Certified Health and Fitness Instructor with advanced certifications in Nutrition, Personal Training and Aging, and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. Smart, fit and absolutely glowing, JJ looks as young as women half her years. But, don’t let the pretty persona fool you - she’s a proud member of Mensa and a UCLA graduate who has worked hard to earn her stripes. A self-professed chronic student, JJ has taken over 40 graduate courses from six different graduate and doctoral schools, including Biomechanics from California State University Northridge, Sports Medicine from University of Miami and doctoral level courses in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Aging from USC. For the past decade of her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, JJ has concentrated on holistic nutrition and functional medicine. While conducting food sensitivity tests in doctors’ offices as a graduate student, JJ had a breakthrough. She noted that people who were complaining about common symptoms such as fatigue, bloating, joint pain, moodiness, and inability to focus had certain types of foods that were consistent in their diets. When these foods were eliminated, the symptoms subsided practically overnight, and as a side effect, weight seemed to melt off.
Your body is not a bank account. It’s a chemistry lab.
By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of JJ Virgin
Over time, JJ came to understand that people can have intolerance to some foods, which can be caused by genetics, hormones or the individual’s immune system. By removing certain foods from the diet for a period of about three weeks, it permits the immune system to cool down, hormones to rebalance and cravings to diminish, effectively allowing the body to reset. Foods can be slowly re-introduced or "re-challenged" as JJ calls it, making lateral swaps to better choices so the symptoms can be kept at bay and weight can be lost and/or managed. This concept is the foundation of JJ’s New York Times best-selling book, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, which has earned her recognition as the go-to weight loss expert. She has since delivered her no-fail approach to weight management to groups and individuals from around the world, including high performance athletes, CEO’s, and A-list celebrities. She has turned even the most challenging cases into successes helping clients become lean for life. Today, JJ offers a line of wellness, nutrition and fitness products and plans to clear up the false beliefs and conflicting advice about diet and exercise, and ground a new healthy lifestyle in science and long-term results.
Patrick Dockry joined JJ Virgin in her home in Rancho Mirage, California where they chatted about health, fitness and the research behind her diet plan as she whipped up some yummy shakes for the Health Beauty Life crew.
The Virgin Diet Shake à la Patrick Dockry makes 1 serving
∙ 2 scoops Virgin Diet All-in-One Shake Vanilla ∙ 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk ∙ 1 cup of frozen organic strawberries ∙ 1 handful of frozen spinach or kale ∙ 1/2 of a small ripe avocado, peeled ∙ 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (add more if you like it thick!) ∙ 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water
PREPARATION Combine the shake powder, coconut milk, strawberries, spinach or kale, avocado, chia seeds, and 1/4 cup water in blender. Blend on high until smooth and serve. Thin with additional cold water if desired. For more shake-inspiration, see the entire interview with JJ Virgin. Scan QR to watch now.
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Battling Juvenile Arthritis Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability, attacking 50 million adults and 300,000 children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 5 adult Americans and 1 in 250 children suffer from some form of arthritis. This complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consists of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage, and other connective tissues, hampering or halting physical movement. Juvenile arthritis (JA), an umbrella term used to describe many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, develops in children ages 16 and younger. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), formerly called Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is considered the most common form of arthritis. Pediatric Rheumatologists also treat other rheumatic diseases in which arthritis is either the primary component or a symptom of the underlying disease, including Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, and Spondyloarthritis. No known cause has been pinpointed for most forms of juvenile arthritis nor is there evidence to suggest that toxins, foods or allergies cause children to develop the disease. Some research points toward a genetic predisposition, which means the combination of genes a child receives from family members may cause the onset of arthritis when triggered by other factors. 12 | Health Beauty Life Magazine
Treatment Unfortunately, there is no cure for juvenile arthritis. The goal of treatment for JA is to relieve inflammation, control pain and improve the childâ€™s quality of life. Most treatment plans involve a combination of medication, physical activity, eye care and healthy eating.
Moving Forward The Arthritis Foundation leads the way in helping people with arthritis live better today and create better tomorrows through new treatments, better access and, ultimately, cures. This includes funding life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades, fighting for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions of Americans with arthritis and partnering with families to provide empowering programs and information. facesofarthritis.org
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BookReview By Kelly Taggart
ital to losing weight, becoming more productive at home or at work, sparking a community movement or building innovative ideas and flourishing businesses, success in life has everything to do with understanding human nature.
In each chapter, Duhigg explains a different aspect of why habits exist, how they operate and how top achieving people have transformed habits into personal successes - people like Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and civil-rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. The Power of Habit also takes us inside in the inner workings of top performing companies, a winning NFL team, a leading house of worship, even one of the nationâ€™s largest hospitals to see how implementing keystone or foundation habits can earn top profits, win at sports and generate life-altering successes. One of the most interesting aspects of the book involves how companies use the science of habit formation to study and gain influence over what we buy, as well as how and when we make purchases. It covers everything from the real reason why we are willing to pay top dollar at a specific gourmet coffee retailer, to harnessing the market of expectant mothers and new homebuyers. It reveals how drawing attention to an everyday occurrence and then tapping the triggered response launched the toothpaste industry, and how a near flop household cleaning product went from almost going bust to a billion dollars in annual sales with just a few tweaks in advertising.
Credits: By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Elizabeth Alter
Over 40% of actions people perform each day are not as much a product of decision-making, but are actually habits.
In the book The Power of Habit by award-winning New York Times business reporter, Charles Duhigg, scientific finds are unveiled that describe what habits are, why they exist and how they can be altered. According to the author and respected investigative journalist, we can transform any aspect of our lives from personal to business by simply embracing the science of human behavior and understanding the fundamentals about how habits work.
Duhiggâ€™s The Power of Habit is truly a fascinating, well-written read. Backed by research and captivating examples, it clearly and concisely outlines the science behind human nature and the potential that can be achieved in any aspect of our lives by simply understanding and altering our own habits. A Random House publication, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg is available through your favorite bookseller.
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Ed Begley Jr.
ne look at a photo of Ed Begley Jr. and most people experience the same reaction. Instant recognition followed by the realization that they are looking at the face of someone who has been front and center on their TVs and movie screens for decades. In parts large and small, Begleyâ€™s performances are distinctly memorable, perfectly nuanced and understated. Frequently, he presents an expression of quite exasperation, with a look that says, come on, donâ€™t you get it?? More than an actor who, through hard work and talent, has reached a level of rarefied celebrity, Begley, together with his beautiful wife and partner, Rachelle Carson-Begley, have successfully channeled their star power to become two of the leading activists for sustainability and green energy. In fact, Begley is universally considered the de facto poster boy for all things green.
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Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of Ed Begley
A Life on the Stage and Screen Starting with his earliest appearances as a guest actor on Maude, Begley has created a Whitman Sampler of memorable roles on some of Hollywoodâ€™s most enduring productions. For decades, Begley has lent his unmistakable brand of dead-pan everyman with a cerebral twist, to seminal game changers like Mary Hartman-Mary Hartman and Arrested Development, episodic masterpieces like Six Feet Under and The West Wing, or you may remember him as the six-time Emmy nominated Dr. Victor Ehrlich, from the landmark television series, St. Elsewhere. On the big screen, Begley has delivered a spectrum of solid performances within the ensemble casts of fearlessly exploratory director, Christopher Guest, with signature roles in Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration and, what many consider the funniest rock movie ever made, This is Spinal Tap. Recently, Begley killed it as Dr. Al Chadwick on Guestâ€™s delightfully off-center improvisational HBO series, Family Tree. All of the elements of his talent, celebrity and avocation merged on his reality television series, Living With Ed on HGTV and Discovery's Planet Green channel, which also features Rachelle Carson-Begley. BTW, since 2000, the ubiquitous Mr. Begley has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Simply stated, if Ed Begley calls, Hollywood picks up the phone.
Green Living Starts at Home The Health Beauty Life crew had the distinct pleasure of getting to know Ed and Rachelle at their cozy LA home. Small and lovely, the house is on an inconspicuous corner in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood and does not immediately scream “off the grid.” It’s not until we greet Ed himself that the various efficiencies and energy saving elements come to light. The fence that surrounds the entire home is made from recycled plastic milk jugs (but looks exactly like a wooden fence.) The lawns have been replaced by draught tolerant plants, herbs and fruit trees. Even Ed’s dog was rescued, or “recycled” as Ed puts it. Once on the grounds, it becomes clear that this is an example of permaculture, a system that takes care of the earth by utilizing natural resources while reinvesting materials back into the ecosystem. The result is beautifully lush, smells great and uses very little water. Entering the home reveals an additional benefit from Ed’s application of easy and affordable energy efficient elements. The living room is unmistakably quiet, as street noise is completely eliminated through double pane windows, recycled denim in the attic and cellulose insulation in all of the exterior walls. The place is calming and Zen, bathed in the soft light of energy efficient bulbs from all interior lamps.
The kitchen makes great use of non-electric Soaltube daylighting and the counter tops are beautiful and sparkly; all rendered from recycled Coke bottles. Of course, all of the appliances are low energy rated and power comes from conventional solar panels and a sun-chasing solar station on the roof. The backyard is beautiful, well maintained and comfortable and includes a nice sized area of plastic grass for lawn chair sunning. There are well fertilized vegetable gardens aided by the nutrients generated by mulching yard waste and other organic materials. Irrigation is supplied through an underground 500-gallon tank for the collection of rain water, which is easily distributed to the plants and veggies by an old fashion garden hose.
On Begley Street ON BEGLEY STREET is a weekly web show that chronicles the Begleys’ journey to build the greenest, most sustainable home in North America under LEED Platinum-certified standards. Watch each Sunday as Ed and Rachelle try to balance sustainable living with living comfortably. Each episode explores sustainable living while balancing comfort with consumption, and the Begleys’ adventures are often heightened by comical mistakes, which often result in their inimitable style of playful bickering.Be sure to keep an eye open as Ed and Rachelle’s high-profile friends stop by, only to be coerced into an afternoon of hard labor. Of course, there’s lots of how-to information for do-it-yourself projects that are as much about living and building sustainably. Mostly, it’s about the Begleys and their 12-year-old daughter, Hayden, as they struggle to do the right thing for the environment, themselves and the future. Although the show will often be laugh-out-loud funny, On Begley Street is illuminating, quirky, informative, playful … and very Begley. Join Team Begley and become a part of the mission to build a better future for planet Earth.
Named for (the other) Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, the hugely influential book that launched the contemporary environmental movement (and effectively ended the use of the pesticide DDT for agriculture in this country.)
When asked recently about how to affordably change to a more sustainable life, Ed always suggests that people do as he did in 1970 when he was 20 years old and totally broke. And that is to pick the low-hanging fruit first. What he means by that is to do all the stuff that’s cheap & easy: • Switch to energy-saving light bulbs • Install an energy-saving thermostat • Install weather stripping around doors & windows • Use Public transportation, if available • Ride your bike, if weather & fitness permit • Garden at home and compost • Recycle Then, if you save money on that (and you will!), you can move up the ladder and do other things that cost a bit more, and save more money (like a solar oven, and good insulation.) And if you save money from that (and you will!), you can move up again, and who knows, perhaps one day drive an alternative fuel car, or add solar panels!
The point is to do something, ONE thing for today. Then, tomorrow, do some more.
Clearly, it is understating the obvious to point out that she was meant to serve as an ambassador for arguably some of our world’s most important initiatives and together, with Ed is literally changing the world. How great is that? A shining star in her own right, Rachelle Carson-Begley is an accomplished and hard-working actress with dangerous comic chops. Check out her demo reel at rachellecarson-begley. com/rachelle-carsons-demo-reel/ and get ready to laugh as she steals the scenes from some of Hollywood’s most bankable leading men.
Green Living Starts at Home Not content to spend his time as a highly in demand working actor, and in the midst of major construction of his new completely sustainable, fully re-purposed dream house, Ed’s changing the world through his laser focused enthusiasm and practical application of all things green. He is an entrepreneur with an ever growing line of all-natural products, the latest being “Begley and Bill’s 100% All Natural Sodas - Nature's Flavours.” Created with his pal Bill “The Flavor Guy” Sabo, the sodas are deliciously green and USDA Certified organic, not to mention Vegan, Kosher, gluten and alcohol free and non-allergenic. With 10 flavors to choose from, they’re available in traditional flavors like root beer, cola and cream soda, but also in more exotic formulations like Pomegranate and Banana’s Foster. Each is delicious with a delicate touch of nature that comes through in every sip.
If one way be better than another, you may be sure it is nature's way.
Nature's Flavours has been creating from the essence of nature for over 25 years. With over 8,000 natural and organic products, Nature's Flavors is a leader in nutritional wellness, bringing life to culinary creations with their pure, honest approach to gathering the natural, nutritional gifts nature provides.
Cultivating right from earth's rich and abundant natural source, Nature's Flavors' Bill Sabo, “The Flavor Guy”, travels across continents to find and learn about the endless array of ingredients and combinations to bring to Nature's Flavors. From Anise Oil to Ylang Ylang Oil, Nature's Flavors is always crafting and creating flavors for your wellness and enjoyment. For more information, we encourage you to visit: NaturesFlavors.com. Ed and Bill "The Flavor Guy" Sabo
If you’ve got someone in your life who appreciates being on the front side of what’s trending this holiday season… (and, who doesn’t?), you’re in luck! That’s because the Style Elves at Health Beauty Life and ShopMahattanite.com, the premiere online destination for trendsetting fashionistas, have teamed up to select festive and fashionable gifts and goodies for that special someone.
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Holiday get-together not quite together? Here’s a stylish and sticky solution to keep tabs on the situation. This sticky set is a “timely treat” for grocery lists, to-do lists, wish lists and, guest lists. Ideal for that hard working someone in your life, this quirky gift set will put a smile on her face with a note for her to-do list, whether it’s today, soon, someday or never. An indispensable accessory for the desk, office or kitchen counter. Whenever Stickies Set
Holiday travel on the agenda? Seasonal weather and holiday travel are an unpredictable combination. Keep her dry and chic with our most popular umbrella. The Tray6 Grass Green Stick Umbrella offers exceptional coverage with a sturdy, wind-resistant fiberglass rib frame, auto-open mechanism, and smooth rubber-coated ergonomic handle with strap. Tray6 Grass Green Stick Umbrella
Ariel Gordon Slim Signet Ring
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Ok, she’s organized, cozy and warm. Now it’s time for a little slight-of-hand accessorizing with the modern take on the classic signet ring. The Ariel Gordon Slim Signet Ring is hand engraved in a lovely script font with 3 letters engraved (you can also do 2 letters for $30 less.) The oval is 1/2” wide and is available in Sterling Silver, Yellow Gold, and Rose Gold.
Need a stocking stuffer for your bestie? For work, travel or play, this convenient yet hip pouch can be turned into a clutch, makeup bag or accessory holder for a variety of uses. My Other Bag Olivia Pouchette
Don’t forget your best (furry) friend this season. This K9 ski vest is durable, reversible, and insanely stylish. It’s just the thing to keep your pooch cozy, well-appointed and oh so fashionable. Woof! Purple/Black Reversible Peace Sign Ski Vest
We think the holidays are best when you’re cozy, warm and fabulous. Here’s the perfect sweater to add to your winter wardrobe! The Elan Aztec Chevron Hooded Sweater features a geometric chevron design with blanket stitched seams and pin closure. Made of acrylic, wool, and nylon knit. Elan Aztec Chevron Sweater
Got a crafty baker on your holiday gift list? This elegant apron says how much you appreciate her handcrafted confections and sweet, sweet ways. Vintage Bordeaux Apron
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elcome to Austin, Texas.
Austin is a state of mind in the southwestern state of Texas. It is legendary for its live music, one of a kind cuisine, art, architecture, and culture. It has a rich history that, like most American cities, colors and informs what it is today. But, unlike most American cities, there exists a vibe in Austin that is unique and unmistakably different. After all, the city’s unofficial motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” and the town wears it on its sleeve like a badge of honor. You can feel it as you walk down 6th Street or cross the Congress Street Bridge as a bazillion bats fly out for their evening meal. You can see it in the green rolling hills, gently flowing rivers and wide Texas sky. You can hear it in the city, in honkytonks, dance halls, and bars. Music is alive in Austin, and the town is an epicenter for music of every stripe, and style. Yep, there is plenty of country, and Texas Swing and dance halls that are so authentic and pure that they can make a grown man cry and we’ll take you to the granddaddy of them all, The Broken Spoke.
We will also visit the unimaginably hip, historically dense shrine to every conceivable musical genre, Austin City Limits in the spectacular Moody Theater, and as a special treat, we head back stage. There is so much art in Austin, it’s more than a little overwhelming. Literally, everywhere, there are statues and architectural embellishments that delight and inspire. To put it all in perspective, we take you to not one but two magnificent centers: “The Contemporary” Austin’s downtown museum and “Laguna Gloria,” the art filled villa nestled on beautiful Lake Austin. Austin cuisine is like no other, from traditional Bar-B-Que and nouveau chic, to roadside food trucks, to everything betwixt and between. Austin is a foodies paradise, and we serve up some of the best in town. So get ready to get weird. Come along with us to share Austin…in a day.
The Driskill • The Hatbox • Torchy's Tacos • Laguna Gloria • The Contemporary Austin
Dandy's • Ranch 616 • La Condesa • Bats • Broken Spoke • 6th Street
The Driskill The Legendary Landmark of Texas Hospitality
A s one of the most significantly iconic buildings within
the Austin skyline, The spectacular Driskill Hotel provides guests the opportunity to sample the the opulent hospitality of yesteryear coupled with the amenities of contemporary world-class lodging. Built in 1886, the stately Driskill was immediately frequented by guests from the nearby Capital and eventually became a destination for travelers who arrived first by horse and buggy, then by early automobiles. Today, it carefully preserves that history with 189 guestrooms and suites with two distinct wings and award winning dining establishments. The signature suites each have a story to tell. For instance, the Cattle Baron suite was built for the hotelâ€™s founder, Colonel Jesse Driskill. Governor Jim Hogg stayed here during his tenure from 1891 to 1895, with his wife, daughter and dog, whose presence started the pet-friendly policy that remains.
WATCH ARTICLE Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street Austin, TX 78701 (512) 439-1234 driskillhotel.com
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Lyndon B. Johnson considered the hotel lucky, as the place where he discovered that he won a Senate seat in 1948, the Presidency in 1964, and where he won the heart of his future bride, “Lady Bird” Johnson. Romance prevails at the Driskill, as the opulently appointed hotel caters to couples, weddings and vacations. While honoring the past of Austin, the Driskill manages to celebrate the modern as well. Welcoming the energy of the live music for which the city is known, the Driskill Grill and 1886 Café and Bakery reward visitors with Texan cuisine that is as delicious as one would expect from such a distinguished destination.
For example, burgers satisfy the comfort food requirements of late-nighters, as specialty cakes—like a University of Texas tower cake—recognize special occasions. Whether relaxing under the 18-foot custom-carved ceilings, on guestroom or suite balconies overseeing the city or in the grand lobby, visitors are sure to make their own history at the Driskill.
Many events have defined the legendary Driskill over its 127 years with the fine reputation it retains today. Here are just a few: • The hotel was built on Congress Street, now Brazos Street, and 6th Street for the state capitol.
• The grand lobby hosted the first outbound phone call made in central Texas.
• The Driskill Mezzanine was originally designed as a large open area overlooking the grand lobby to allow air circulation before air conditioning was introduced.
• The Jim Hogg suite hosted Texas rangers before they pursued Bonnie and Clyde.
• The ballroom was built as the dining room, the Maximilian suite was the gentlemen’s parlor and the Jim Hogg suite was the ladies’ parlor.
• The hotel was saved from demolition by the citizens of Austin in 1969. • The hotel placed mirrors from the imperial palace of Emperor Maximilian I in his namesake suite, which some say reflect the spirit of a woman in white.
The Hatbox From Arts to Hats A Modern Haberdashery
Credits: By: Aaron Brown Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of The Hatbox
In a world where baseball hats rule, the traditional hat stores of the past seem non-existent. Not the case in Austin. With the belief that hats nowadays represent the opposite of blind conformity, and a confident style and a dashing personality, the Hatbox is a keeper of traditions and a modern day hat wonderland.
The Hatbox began in 1974 in Houston, Texas and now has two locations serving the Austin area. Although the invention of hats can be traced back to 3200 BC, today Hatbox features classics like “The Bowler,” “The Top Hat,” “The Boater,” “The Newsboy,” and of course, “The Fedora.” Once inside the Hatbox, visitors will be treated to a vast array of fashionable and functional headwear. In fact, there are so many hats it might make you mad as a hatter trying to find the perfect one. That’s where the Hatbox’s specialty milliners (someone who sells or makes hats) step in to help. Experts in the trade, these friendly associates can take one look at you and find the perfect hat for your face and head shape, and for your personal style desires.
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Don’t see the hat you want on the sales floor, then step through the red velvet curtains and find yourself in the VIP area of hat rooms. With custom made designs and quality of hats that would make any hat aficionado melt with desire, this specialty room is open to all who wish to enter. So, the next time you find yourself in Austin, make sure to drop in and visit the Hatbox. We promise you won’t be disappointed with your new look.
Hatbox Downtown Store 115 E. Sixth St. Ste N. Austin, TX 78701 Phone: 512-476-1203 Hatbox.com
Whether you’re looking for dangerously delicious barbeque, four-star dining or downhome southern comfort, Austin has a culinary array to satisfy every palate.
Out of this insatiable desire for tasty, yet unpretentious food, and born from the original Texas cattlemen’s rolling kitchens known as chuck wagons, the modern food truck has become part of the Austin landscape with an estimated 2,000 four wheeled establishments from which to choose. For some of the best truck chow in town, we suggest that you mosey on over to The South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery and sidle on up to Torchy’s Tacos for their signature “Damn Good Tacos.”
Of course, like late-night television talks shows during an election year, Torchy’s is fair, balanced and politically correct. So, if you feel more comfortable ordering up “The Republican,” served on a flour tortilla and featuring jalapeno sausage and a poblano ranch sauce, or “The Independent,” which features fried Portobello mushrooms with ancho aioli, served on a flour tortilla, either one is flat out amazing. Be sure to leave a little room for dessert – the homemade brownies and deep-fried chocolate chip cookies are crazy good! Check out TorchysTacos.com for locations and hours.
With multiple locations sprinkled across Texas, and four in and around Austin, The South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery is our fave. The menu includes 14 different, handmade tacos, all of ‘em delicious.
Torchy’s Tacos The South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery 1311 S 1st St Austin, TX 78704 TorchysTacos.com
Credits: By: Kerri-Lynn Swanson
Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of Torchy's Tacos
Laguna Gloria The Italianate-Style Villa on the Shores of Lake Austin
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WATCH ARTICLE A n Italian Villa in the heart of Texas, Laguna Gloria is a unique gem nestled in 12 acres of lush foliage on Lake Austin.
Laguna Gloria was built in 1916 by Texas legend Clara Driscoll and her husband, Hal Sevier, to resemble the villas of Lake Como, Italy where the couple honeymooned. Clara and Hal frequently enjoyed hosting large soirees in the lakeside villa and on the expansive grounds. The front of the villa faces the lake to welcome guests who arrived by boat, which was the most common form of transportation in the region at that time. In 1943, Clara donated Laguna Gloria to the Austin community as a place to enjoy and appreciate art. Today, Laguna Gloria is a beautiful sanctuary for artists and art enthusiasts. Whether strolling through the Four Season’s Garden or touring the Italian Villa, Laguna Gloria is the perfect setting to cultivate creativity for your own artistic concepts. For 50 years Laguna Gloria has inspired budding artists at The Contemporary Austin Art School, located on the 12-acre estate. The art school uses the natural setting to nurture creativity and “enhance visual awareness.” The Contemporary Austin: Laguna Gloria, invites you to enjoy a day at the historic villa.
Laguna Gloria 3809 W. 35th Street Austin, TX 78703 thecontemporaryaustin.org
Credits: By: Candice Munro and Greg Root Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of Laguna Gloria
The Contemporary Austin The Spectacular Museum WIthout Walls
Credits: By: Candice Munro and Greg Root
Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of Contemporary Austin
I n Austin, art is everywhere. Whether you are an art aficionado or someone who just appreciates beauty in all its forms, make time to visit the spectacular downtown museum known as The Contemporary Austin. There are sculptures and murals throughout the city, and live music can be found in abundance. In fact, the art of Austin is somehow more present, more available and more eclectic than you will find in most cities in the country. Therefore, in true Austin style, The Contemporary Austin takes great pride in bringing a rich and varied mix of International Contemporary Visual Art to a city already known for its vibrant art community. Located within The Jones Center, a few blocks from the State Capitol building and the historic Driskill Hotel, the space proudly anchors the corner of 7th Street and Congress in the heart of Austin’s vibrant downtown.
The building itself holds a special place in Austin’s history; built in 1851, it was the first three-story brick building in the city and has been home to several establishments over the years, most notably, The Queen Theater. Unveiled to the public in 2010 by the AMOA-Arthouse, and guided by a vision to create a “museum without walls,” the entire structure, and most prominently, the striking glass-walled lobby and unique rooftop theater is a visual delight that reflects the eclectic and culturally diverse fabric of the city. Looking out to the street from inside the glass-walled lobby is like watching art in motion – the sidewalks bustle with cultural diversity. Make sure to take in the view from the beautiful rooftop deck for a bird’s eye view of The Driskill Hotel, Austin’s State Capitol, and the historically significant Paramount and State Theaters. Side note: The Norwood Tower, home to Luci Baines Johnson, President Lyndon Johnson’s daughter, is next door. The Contemporary Austin is a must see on your Day in Austin.
Dandy's Custom Turn of the Century Appeal
Credits: By: Aaron Brown Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of Dandy's
I f you are looking for something as unique as the city
of Austin itself, then look no further than Dandy’s, The Gentleman’s Store. Here in this modern day haberdashery, you will meet Chris and Wendy, who in 2011 opened Dandy’s doors. This one of a kind store features custom, turn of the century designs, from an era of when being a gentleman meant you dressed like one. Your experience at Dandy’s will take you back in time, when shopping for a suit was like finding the perfect counterpart to your personality, and not just a garment you would wear. Begin your custom tailored fitting with a two finger glass of your favorite adult indulgence, and then have the finest fabrics and designs laid out before you. Choose the specifics you’d like, get measured, and finally its time to accessorize your new look. Dandy’s feature a vast array of bow ties, suspenders, hats, and trinkets galore such as cigarette cases, flasks, watches, lighters and such that will suit a gentleman’s fancy.
If you are not in the market for a turn of the century suit, don’t worry, Dandy’s also custom makes modern day threads, with a bit of Dandy’s own twist. Plus, you never know what else you might find. So the next time you are in Austin and are looking for a fun shopping experience or a serious suit fitting, you will definitely want to stop by and say hello, at Dandy’s. Anything less would not be very Gentlemanlike, or Ladylike for that matter.
Dandy’s The Gentleman’s Store 411 Brazos St. #110 (Corner of 5th & San Jacinto) Austin, TX 78701 Phone: 512-999-9196 DandySuit.com
Cooking From the Gulf Coast to the Border Towns of Texas
WATCH ARTICLE Ranch 616
Credits: By: Kerri-Lynn Swanson Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of Ranch 616
Founded by Chef and Owner Kevin Williamson over 15 years
ago, the restaurant was inspired by the Ice Houses in south Texas where hunters would bring their game to be dressed and packed, whether wild boar, venison or beef. In this tradition, Ranch 616 features a variety of proteins that represent Texas fauna from the Gulf Coast to the hill country, served up in a typically untypical Austin restaurant that defies definition and screams eclectic individualism while promising to deliver an experience that is delicious as it is unique. Together with Chef Tony, Chef Kevin created a menu that is not Tex-Mex and not Southern, but rather, is a fusion that merges the tastes and flavors found across the great state of Texas. In addition to their extensive lunch and supper menus (with dishes such as Jalapeno Maize Trout and Texas Back Angus Rib eye,) the restaurant also produces seasonal and daily dinner specials, inspired and sourced from local market finds. Everything is big in Texas. True to form, Ranch 616 features a Texas-sized Tequila and Mezcal list featuring over 47 varieties, along with an extensive selection of wines, beers and handcrafted cocktails, to compliment any of their signature dishes and entrée’s.
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616 Nueces Street Austin, TX 78701 Phone: (512) 479-7616 TheRanch616.com
When it comes to selecting proteins for the restaurant, Chef Tony is certainly the right man for the (meat) job. Serving not only on the Texas Beef Council, he’s recently become a United States Meat Export Chef, where he travels the world teaching other cultures his techniques for the proper preparation for various cuts of meat. From quail to trout and everything in between, the menu’s flavors are as eclectic as the décor. From Grilled Duck Breast with Chinese 5 Spice, Bok Choy and Ban Bang Thai Noodles to Ancho Honey Glazed Pork with Poblano Mashed Potatoes with Pico de Gallo, all of the flavors in each dish perfectly complement the accompanying proteins and vegetables. Once you taste the food, experience the ambiance and meet the staff (who make everyone feel like regulars), it is easy to understand what makes this place so popular. In fact, the restaurant’s signature tomatillo sauce is in such demand that the restaurant will soon begin bottling and selling it to eager fans (old and new) across the country. If that is just not enough, and you want to treat yourself to a real Ranch 616 menu, the staff and crew are available for catering ANYWHERE. If you cannot bring yourself to Ranch 616, then check out the catering page on their website to learn more about brining Ranch 616 to you! To learn even more about the restaurant, or to make reservations check out their website, www.TheRanch616.com.
Make reservations for Ranch 616 through OpenTable.com. Health Beauty Life Publisher, Patrick Dockry and Chef Tony got to spend some time in the kitchen preparing two of the restaurant’s most popular dishes: Sugar Cured Quail and Texas Black Rib eye accompanied with fresh enchiladas and tomatillo sauce and sautéed vegetables….and, Chef Tony was kind enough to share the recipe (minus a couple of secret ingredients) with our readers. Launch the video, head to the kitchen, and whip up a little Ranch 616 sugar-cured Quail and Texas Rib Eye of your own! As Chef Tony likes to say…Buen Provencho!
If you find yourself hungry in downtown Austin, you must make your way to La Condesa. Located just across the street from the world-famous Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits, La Condesa is not your traditional Mexican restaurant. Headed by Executive Chef Rene Ortiz and Pastry Chef Laura Sawicki, they have put a fresh and modern twist on traditional Mexican fare.
Using only the freshest ingredients, everything from their tacos to their tortas are worth trying, again and again and again. It is quite easy to get addicted to the fresh corn and flour tortillas loaded with marinated and freshly grilled meats. And with toppings such as habanero mustard and white butter beans, nothing on the menu is worth passing up. And when all of the mouthwatering food has left you a bit parched, La Condesa also features the largest selection of Tequila in Austin. If Tequila just isn’t your thing and your heart is set on a cocktail or craft beer, then you have nothing to worry about. The bar program is headed by Cocktail World Cup Champion Nate Wales. Nate and his bar staff have created several cocktails as well as a nice beer and wine selections that complement the fresh and delicious food coming out of the kitchen.
Of course, having an in-house pastry chef allows you to offer much more than handmade tortillas. The dessert menu at La Condesa is just as unique and amazing as the rest of the food offered here. From a goat milk ice cream sandwich (yummy!), to the beet cake with chocolate mousse or the more traditional Dulce de Leche, Chef Laura’s unique creations fit right in and are a perfect end to any of La Condesa’s delicious meals. Patrick hung out with Chef de Cuisine Rick Lopez for a tutorial on how to make one of La Condesa’s signature dishes, Acapulco Ceviche. Check out the video to see Chef Rick in action and try your hand at this cool, refreshing Mexican seafood treat!
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400A West 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701 (512) 499-0300
Why Austin Calls Itself the Bat Capital of America
Should you find yourself exploring Austin between
March and October, we suggest making your way to the Congress Avenue Bridge on Lady Bird Lake to experience a strangely beautiful event that is unique to the city. Headlining this nightly, crowd-drawing spectacle are 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats, the largest urban bat colony in North America. They inhabit the Congress Avenue Bridge by day and put on a show at dusk as they emerge from under the bridge in spectacular masses to forage for food. Swarming out in steady droves for 45-60 minutes straight, the bats travel at 60+ miles per hour, blanketing the sky in 2-mile high rhythmic flight patterns. Watch them from atop the bridge, on the sides of the lake, or from a boat. Just donâ€™t miss out on this unusual and unforgettable experience.
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The World Famous Broken Spoke
"Blood, Sweat and Beersâ€Ś" Keepin' it Real on the South Side of Austin
WATCH ARTICLE I n a world filled with slick, Hollywood style Country
Music Stars and multi-million dollar concert venues, The Broken Spoke stands alone as the last of an era.
James and his '54 Coupe De Ville
Like a well-worn pair of Levis, warm and faded by the Austin sun, The Broken Spoke is 100% authentic, unchanged by time or the vagaries of fashion, country radio or the digital age. Austin, is known as the Live Music Capital of The World, and the â€˜Spoke offers visitors an opportunity to experience all the music, dancing and excitement of an honest to goodness, neon lit, cold beer and chicken fried steak, side-of-the-road, honkytonk in all of its glory. Simply stated, The Broken Spoke is the last of the true Texas dance halls and an absolute must-see for anyone visiting Austin.
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Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
This place represents a musical history that dates
back to 1964, when owner/founder James White visualized the “red rustic building next to the big old oak tree” that became what is universally known as the quintessential Austin honky tonk. Born and bred in Austin, James not only serves up cold beer, hot food and great music, he is a historian, and curator of his very own museum. Known as “The Tourist Trap,” the museum is filled with a dizzying array of artifacts and ephemera that range from the whimsically obscure (Bob Wills’ half smoked Cigar) to much more historically significant items like Lyndon Baines Johnson’s 10-gallon hat.
James White and George W. Bush
We’ve got cold beer, good whiskey, good lookin’ girls to dance with…what else do you need?
Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson
The list of country luminaries that have graced or continue to grace the stage at the far end of the old dance hall is impressive. The Broken Spoke has been host to the originator of Texas Swing, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Tex Ritter, Randy Travis, Roy Acuff and George Strait (who, with his band Ace in the Hole, played the place early in his career, among others) “The Spoke is a favorite hangout of most of Austin's "real" country musicians. Don't call 'em "Hat Acts," around here. The hats you see on stage at the Broken Spoke are as traditional as the music echoing off the walls.”
James White and Willie Nelson
Broken Spoke 3201 S. Lamar Austin, TX 78704 512-442-6189 BrokenSpokeAustintx.com
Credits: By: Greg Root Photos: Allen Carrasco and Special thanks to Rick Henson for his outstanding photographs. RickHensonPhoto.com
Two household names in Country Music: James White and Wurlitzer
6th Street Where Music, Dining, Dancing, and Atmosphere Intersect
A s the streetlights of the city begin to glow, it’s time
to step out for an evening stroll along historic 6th Street. Austin’s music scene is legendary, and 6th Street, in the heart of Austin’s live entertainment district, is where music, dining, dancing, and atmosphere intersect. In fact, Austin’s official motto of “The Live Music Capital of the World” is due in no small part to this only-in-Austin mashup of musical genres for every taste. From vintage country twang to Texas Swing, blues, jazz, and down and dirty rock and roll, 6th Street has sights, sounds and experiences for every taste.
Credits: By: Greg Root
6th Street is more than a portal to Austin’s eclectic music and dining. The street is infused with Austin’s unique architectural gems, historic homes, storefronts, hotels, and bars, many dating to the 1800s and all spectacularly maintained. Over time, 6th Street has become the perfect backdrop and gathering place for many of the events that have come to define Austin’s world-class eclecticism. From film, Interactivity and music events, like the mega popular South By South West festival to the recent addition as a stop on the Formula One Racing circuit, 6th Street welcomes and embraces visitors with typical Texan charm.
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Thanks for joining us on our unforgettable Austin adventure. Naturally, a city whose culture is as rich and eclectic as this one, there is much more art, music, and food that begs to be explored and experienced. We hope to have inspired you to want to “get weird” in Austin soon. A huge thanks to everyone who made our “Day in Austin” possible. Shilpa Bakre, Senior Communications Manager, ACVB James White/The Broken Spoke The Roberts Family/Saltlick BBQ Giant Noise Sharilyn Mayhugh/Austin City Limits Rachel Malish/Whole Foods Market, Southwest Region Tony Vidal/Ranch 616 Torchy's Damn good tacos The Driskill Hotel The Contemporary, Austin
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AMERICAâ€™S HEALTHIEST GROCERY STORE VENTURE INSIDE FOR A TRULY WHOLESOME EXPERIENCE! With corporate offices in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market is known for offering top-notch natural and organic foods, and for being the first of its kind to take its offerings into a large-scale operation.
Whole Foods Market was established when four Austin-based businesspeople decided that the natural foods industry was ready for a supermarket format. With less than half of a dozen larger natural food stores in the United States at the time, the founders opened their original location in 1980 with a staff of only 19 people. Despite a few rocky points in the beginning, Whole Foods has since successfully grown domestically and has expanded abroad with 352 locations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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First Whole Foods Market, Austin Texas
David Matthis and John Mackey for Houston's Shepherd opening (1984)
In addition to a commitment to nurturing the demand for organic products, Whole Foods Market touts the strictest quality standards in the industry and demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture by supporting organic farmers, growers and the environment.
We try to bring in as much seasonal product as we can and to source as local and fresh as possible.
Whether in their 80,000 square foot flagship store in Austin or elsewhere, Whole Foods Market only sells products that are "natural," which the company defines as minimally processed foods free of hydrogenated fats as well as artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, and preservatives. In addition to providing a wide variety of non-GMO products, they also offer USDA-certified organic foods and products that aim to be environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible. All of Whole Foods Market’s meat comes from animals raised as nature intended – without antibiotics or added hormones. And the beef, pork, chicken, and turkey come from farms certified according to Global Animal Partnership’s animal welfare standards.
Working with whole foods, healthy fats, as well as nutrient rich and plant strong ingredients, our in-store Health Starts Here program guides customers to healthier eating options.
This mission-driven company has been ranked among the most socially responsible businesses and has proudly placed fourth on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of Top 25 Green Power Partners. But, it doesnâ€™t stop there. In addition to a whole slew of domestic and international programs, they also host quarterly Five Percent Days, where they give back at least five percent of its after-tax profits to charitable organizations in the communities it serves, in addition to donating products and services to worthy local causes.
Wander in and experience the delightful sights and scents while shopping a wide array of incredibly fresh offerings from produce to seafood. Talk with a cooking coach, plan healthy meals and even source smaller quantities using bulk bins for smarter shopping. When it comes to plentifully fresh fare, Whole Foods Market is the place to be!
By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy ofWhole Foods Market
Cadence & Craftsmanship Musical Instrument Museum
A Virtual Tour of The World Through Music Opening its doors in 2010, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) celebrates music as a sustaining human gift and enriches world culture by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting a wide variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country of the world. MIM fosters an appreciation of diverse cultures by showing that mankind does innovate, adapt, and learn from one other to create the universal language of music. The 200,000 square-foot space in Phoenix, Arizona is bright and open, providing visitors with a warm and comfortable environment to learn and explore. Guests are welcomed through the Orientation Gallery on the first floor, which offers an introductory film showcasing the artistry, diversity, and progress of musical instruments from around the world.
By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of Musical Instrument Museum
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WATCH ARTICLE Before heading upstairs to the main exhibits, guests are encouraged to visit the Experience Gallery where people of all ages can enjoy a fun-filled hands-on encounter with many diverse even unique instruments. A couple of steps away, the Artist Gallery showcases numerous celebrity musicians such as Elvis, Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, Carlos Santana and even Taylor Swift, to name a few. Each artist has loaned or donated instruments to the museum, even articles of clothing that were worn during various performances.
Heading upstairs, Geographical Galleries are bursting with musical wares from Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Asia and Oceania. The overall collection includes instruments from more than two hundred countries and territories in the world, many bringing both historic and artistic significance.
Wireless headsets and Wi-Fi hot spots provide loops of streamed music and immerse guests in the sounds of musical instruments throughout the expansive facility. As museum visitors approach each display, they can hear the instruments being played, either solo or as an ensemble, as well as witness it on video through high-resolution flat screens. Signage with information about the instruments, along with maps for orientation, allows guests to tour the many displays of each country in the world. More than 350 exhibits are spaced to provide comfortable viewing and an uninterrupted wireless signal. Whether youâ€™re a musical aficionado, cultural enthusiast or simply appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into instruments of all types, MIM is definitely worth a visit!
Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050 480.478.6000 MIM.org
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Born and Raised in Arizona…
Their motto is simple: to offer fresh, creative, sustainable, delicious and affordable food in a warm friendly setting. As Charlene puts it, “Whatever they (the local farmers) call and tell me they have is what ends up on the menu.” Because of their commitment to fresh, local ingredients, their lunch and dinner menus change daily. At lunch, they feature one sandwich each day and everyone has their favorite, from house-made brisket to ooey-gooey juicy hamburgers like “The Wexler”. Wanna know what FnB is putting on their lunch plate today? Head on over to their
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Facebook page to check out postings of what they have to offer that day, not to mention the mouth-watering photos that will make you want to take the closest train or plane straight to the restaurant. (Just be sure to make reservations first!) Their commitment to remain local does not end at the plate. Pavle Milic does a fantastic job pairing locally produced wines with the dishes that come out of Charlene’s kitchen each night. There are approximately 68 federally bonded and licensed wineries in the state of Arizona, giving Pavle a great variety of local blends and varietals to choose from.
Located in old town Scottsdale, Charlene Badman and Pavle Milic have been serving up their take on the fresh local produce, proteins, cheese and wines since late 2009. Since then, they have earned the praises of top food critics and have been featured in some of the most reputable food and wine outlets such as The New York Times and Food & Wine magazine.
… just like Charlene likes to source locally when it comes to the produce and some of the proteins, we try to bridge the gap with FnB by also trying to source the beverages locally.
The intimate atmosphere, and the popularity of Charlene’s one-of-a-kind dishes make reservations at this eatery a must. FnB is open Tuesday - Sunday for lunch and dinner with late night seating on Saturdays. But wait! There’s more to FnB than just amazing food and wines! Charlene hosts cooking classes and demonstrations to teach people how to prepare delicious meals with the foods that are local and available to them while passing on useful skills like chicken butchery. If cooking isn’t really your thing or you are looking for busy weekday meal solutions that are fresh and healthy, head on over to 5th Street and check out Charlene and Pavle’s Bodega Market. Featuring the same local produce that Charlene uses in the restaurant along with locally sourced breads, produce, eggs and cheese one can find everything
they need to throw together a quick, healthy and delicious meal. The Bodega also features hard to find proteins and fresh, ready-made sauces (think Jidori chicken and chimichurri), making it a great foodie find! As Pavle puts it, “We are trying to showcase what a lot of our farmers and everyone is doing here (in Arizona)." For those who enjoy a nice bottle of wine with dinner, you can head right on over to AZ Wine Merchants once you are finished at the Bodega Market. Curated by Pavle Milic of FnB and Brian Reeder, this unique wine shop showcases a variety of amazing wines that are being produced in Arizona along with a special selection of wines representing some of the best and most popular wine-producing regions across the world and is a definite must for anyone on the hunt for great Arizona wines.
Socca with Chickpea Relish This gluten-free (and vegan) dish is great to serve during those warm summer months. Donâ€™t be afraid to mix it up and substitute the ingredients listed with what is fresh, local and available in your area.
INGREDIENTS For the Socca 1 cup 1-2 1 tbs. 3 tbs. 1 cup
chickpea Flour small spring onions, sliced paper thin fresh rosemary, chopped extra virgin olive oil, divided water
For the Chickpea Relish
2 cups 1 1 Pinch 2 1 1 tbs. 3 tbs.
chickpeas, cooked and drained spring onion, sliced shishito pepper, thinly sliced kosher salt small heirloom tomatoes, coarsely diced small zucchini, thinly sliced fresh lemon juice extra virgin olive oil
PREPARATION Sift chickpea flour into large bowl. Add onions, rosemary, 2 tbs. olive oil and water. Stir with a whisk to combine, making sure there are no lumps. Heat a well-seasoned cast iron skillet (or a non-stick oven-proof skillet) over medium-high heat and add remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Once the skillet and oil are hot, add the batter to the skillet, rotating to evenly distribute the batter. Once the edges begin to bubble, place the skillet in a 350Â° oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. While the socca cools, prepare the chickpea relish. In a large bowl, add the sliced onion and pepper and sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt. Next, add tomatoes and zucchini and stir to combine. Add fresh lemon juice and olive oil and toss to coat. Remove socca from the skillet onto a cutting board and slice into 6 even wedges. Place two pieces of socca on a plate and top with 1/3 of the chickpea relish. Finish the plate with a fresh-riped basil or mint leaves and ENJOY!
at Desert Brunch Lake’s Splash Roosevelt Rabbit Island Forget everything you thought you knew about brunch. Desert Splash Adventures has teamed with the culinary talent of FnB to bring you a truly exquisite, one-of-a-kind brunch experience. Your journey starts at the Scottsdale Airport where you board a 9-passenger Cessna Caravan Amphibious Sea plane flown by Carl, a fourth generation bush pilot. Heading eastbound over the McDowell Mountains for a pre-brunch excursion, you’re given unparalleled access to the sites below.
Relax while floating over the Apache Trail and alongside the Indian ruins. Marvel over the breathtaking views and dramatic rock formations while building up an appetite. The plane touches down in Roosevelt Lake on the shore of Rabbit Island where you’ll find an elegant spread waiting just for you. You’re warmly welcomed by your group of hosts: FnB chef, Charleen, co-owner, Pavle, and two special guests- an Arizona wine maker and a local farmer/food artisan. Indulge in spectacular food, drink, and friendly conversation before another scenic flight home. You’ll never forget this unique experience that supports and celebrates local Scottsdale business owners, and the beautiful state of Arizona.
The Dust And The Glory Credits:
By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of Bob Bondurant
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Best known for winning the GT class at Le Mans in 1964 and the 1965 FIA World Championship, Formula One driver Bob Bondurant had a dream to build the worldâ€™s best driving school. Bondurant served as a technical consultant for the film Grand Prix and trained actor James Garner to drive Formula cars in the race sequences. He borrowed from this experience to develop The Bondurant Method of training and has since instructed actors Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Robert Wagner, Tim Allen as well as Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage for other big screen productions. Officially founded in 1968, the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving was first located in California, but eventually put down roots with an elaborate 400-acre purpose-built training facility in sunny Phoenix, Arizona in 1990. Specializing in racing, karting, teen driving, and law enforcement driving education, the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is now the largest driving school of its kind in the world. It boasts a 15-turn, 1.6-mile road course, an 40-acre asphalt pad for advanced training, and more than 200 race-prepared vehicles, sedans, and open-wheel cars. A staff of long-term, knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructors teach everything from beginning to competition driving, police pursuit maneuvers, evasive handling for chauffeurs and bodyguards, and stunt driving.
At 80, you can still see the great Bob Bondurant completing a Hot Lap in his 500hp Cobra or showing off his prize Ford GT that took the win at La Mans in 1967. When asked why he doesn’t slow down in his golden years, this tough-as-nails guys’ guy proclaims,
I do it to keep my mind sharp and because I love it. I always say, as long as you are doing things that you love, at 80 or whatever, don’t retire!
The Bondurant Method Experience the thrill for yourself! Ride along with an instructor as they describe their efforts, pointing out shifting and turn-in points, lap after lap, until the racing line becomes a sense-memory in your subconscious. Later, in your car of choice, follow your instructor as they round the circuit with you falling into line behind. Discover from behind the wheel that it’s not as easy as your instructor makes it sound. This is when you realize that your brief-yet-informative class training is the key to your success on the track. Drive a multitude of scheduled hours of track time, shifting up, shifting down, braking, turning, practicing heel-and-toe, trail-braking, and pushing your abilities. It’s here you discover that your own limits, and the car’s, are higher than you had ever imagined. Next, your instructor rides shotgun for one-on-one instruction; their words individually tailored to your driving style and ever-increasing abilities. Positive traits are reinforced, while areas of needed improvement and suggestions as to how to achieve the desired results are clearly outlined. Your fluidity of movement and confidence in your abilities increase with each passing lap. Every revolution of the track peels away mystery and adds mastery until you reach (and repeat) that perfect lap. This is The Bondurant Method! Developed over four and a half decades, The Bondurant Method has served nearly half a million students from around the world. From the Teen Driving programs to Formula Mazda, from Executive Protection to Special Forces and security professionals training, for brand-new drivers or NASCAR stars who have come to refresh their skills ahead of the season’s road races, the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has the learn-by-doing program for everyone!
Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving 20000 S. Maricopa Road, Gate #3 Chandler, Arizona 85226 1-800-842-RACE (7223) Bondurant.com
Bob and Pat Bondurant
Backstage at Musicâ€™s Best Address
For fans of all kinds of music, a visit to Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a one-of-a-kind Austin experience. The Moody Theater is the home of the deeply influential television series, Austin City Limits (ACL) and where live, original musical performances from both up and coming and accomplished artists are broadcast live. The show airs every week on PBS stations nationwide, as it has since 1974 when a young Willie Nelson kicked off what would become the longest-running music program in television history. With more than 800 concerts recorded, ACL has captured performances from legendary artists such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Emmylou Harris and Leonard Cohen as well as many of our most compelling contemporary performers including Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Norah Jones, Robert Earl Keen and Lucinda Williams. It just goes on and on. The intimate setting and straightforward production style create performances that are mutually enjoyable for the artists as well as the audience, and the pin drop acoustics and state-of-the-art hardware make every seat great. In 2011, Austin City Limits moved production to ACL Live at The Moody Theater, a full-time music venue and art production facility with a 2700-seat capacity and a LEED certification for sustainable development. 64 | Health Beauty Life Magazine
ACL Live at The Moody Theater is much more than a concert venue. The tour includes jaw dropping photo galleries by two of the world’s most famous music photographers. The Mezzanine Level of the theater features work of longtime Austin City Limits’ House Photographer, Scott Newton. Newton’s photos represent over 37 years of unlimited access to many of the world’s most iconic musical stars and his style captures and shapes the vibe that makes the place extraordinary and unique. The Balcony Level presents the “Jack & Jim” Gallery, a spectacular exhibition from the estate of legendary photographer Jim Marshall. Known as the “Godfather of Music Photography,” Marshall’s work represents over 500 album covers captured over a career that spanned 50 years. It’s easy to see why Jim Marshall’s work is widely recognized as photography that changed the way we see many of the most influential musicians of our time. Included in the spectacular array of photos is a famously incendiary shot of Johnny Cash at San Quentin Prison, iconic portraits of Janis Joplin, and The Beatles walking off the field at their last concert in 1966. Additionally, Marshall was the chief photographer at Woodstock where his unfettered access and unflinching lens created images that are as historically significant as they are breathtakingly beautiful. Don’t miss it. Tours of ACL Live at the Moody Theater run Monday through Friday, 11:00am – Noon.
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. Austin, TX 78701 Venue: (512) 225-7999 Tickets: (877) 435-9849 acltv.com & acl-live.com
By: Greg Root Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of Austin City Limits, Scott Newton, Jonathan Jackson and Jim Marshall LLC.
A Delicious Family Tradition
n the small town of Driftwood, 25 miles southwest of Austin, The Salt Lick has been turning out barbeque the Roberts Family way since 1962. Originally nothing more than a roadside stand, The Salt Lick has blossomed from a tiny eatery to a full-fledged restaurant that draws more than 650,000 people per year. Locals and visitors kid that you don’t even need directions – just follow the smell of the smoke from the ancient stone barbeque pit that dominates the kitchen and perfumes the air for miles in all directions. Scott Roberts and his family may have opened the restaurant in 1962 but their Driftwood Texas roots run much deeper. Originally a cotton field, the Roberts family has owned the land that is home to The Salt Lick since 1902. When Scott’s father and mother returned to the United States after World War II, they came home to Driftwood with Scott’s father traveling across the state as a bridge builder. Wanting to find a way to stay in Driftwood, the family created a list of 54 things that they could do to make money in their hometown. The restaurant was #14 on the list. Thankfully for everyone, the family decided to give the restaurant business a try. Using stones native to the farm, they built a wood fire pit near the side of the road and began slinging barbeque and traditional sides like coleslaw and potato salad to the motorists lucky enough to find themselves passing through. As demand grew, they returned to the field, gathered more rocks and began building walls around the pit. 68 | Health Beauty Life Magazine
The first restaurant seated only 12 people, had no electricity or running water; in fact there were not restrooms at the restaurant for more than five years. As Scott’s father, Thurman would tell patrons “I have 1,000 oak trees; you can help yourself to any one”. And although the restaurant has grown significantly – they can accommodate up to 800 guests at a time – the Roberts Family stays true to what they know. They have used the same recipes and cooking technique for all of their meats and still grill the food and prepare the fixins “on demand” for eager (and hungry) guests.
The Roberts family can trace their roots back to “The Old Three Hundred,” the first settlers to receive land grants for Stephen J. Austin’s first colony in Texas, settling in Driftwood between 1850 and 1880.
It's All About the Grilling Process Just as important as the wood fire pit is the grilling process, a process that’s been perfected over generations and gives the meat the signature “Salt Lick” flavor. Seared over hot coals to help the spices adhere and caramelize, the meat is then cooked long and slow over indirect heat. Once the meat is nearly done, it is removed from the heat and placed in a blast chiller for 24-48 hours to enhance the flavor. As Scott explains, “Our meats & beans taste better the second time. They taste better after you refrigerate it overnight.” Once the meat has rested, it comes to the pit where the real magic happens!
The pit helps impart the distinctive flavor profiles that make The Salt Lick famous. First, the meat is basted in their signature barbeque sauce and allowed to caramelize on the wood-fired grill. While the meat cooks, the juices from the meat land on the coals and flare up imparting an oak-y smoke flavor. And when those flare ups need to be tamed, the kitchen staff will use pecan hulls soaked in water to calm the flame and send a delicious pecan flavored smoke to the meat as it grills.
Just like the meats, the fixins are made from the same recipe that made the roadside stop famous. Because there was no refrigeration in the beginning, all of the recipes are very simple (and mostly vinegar based). The pinto beans are chilled for a day (just like the meat, they taste better the second time!) and the coleslaw and potato salad are prepared fresh, not just fresh but batch by batch; there is nothing on stand-by. When the coleslaw or potato salad is getting low, the chef simply makes another batch. That process will continue until the last happy patron has had their fill.
Beyond the Pit Once you have eaten all you can eat (The Family Style meal comes with refills!), your Salt Lick adventure continues. Be sure to check out the rolling green hills, huge sandbox and playscapes at the Kid’s Ranch or spend a little quality time at the one of a kind Hammock Ranch. After several patrons jokingly said all they needed “was a wheelbarrow to take me to my car and a hammock to lay down,” Scott ordered 20 hammocks and suspended them in the trees. As Scott puts it, “We try to make our guests happy” and they have certainly accomplished that. Who wouldn’t be happy, after all, eating a Texas sized helping of delicious Salt Lick barbeque and sleeping it off in a shady hammock? As part of your day in Austin, we recommend that you take the scenic drive to Driftwood and visit Scott and the amazing staff at The Salt Lick for some of the best barbeque in Texas and one of the most unique dining experiences anywhere. Visit their website to learn more about the restaurant, their unique event facilities and accommodations (they do weddings!) or to pick up your very own copy of their first cookbook “Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family and Love” along with some of their signature rubs and sauces to treat yourself to a little Driftwood cooking at home.
The Salt Lick – Driftwood 18300 FM 1826 Driftwood, TX 78619 (512) 858-4959 saltlickbbq.com
By: Kerri-Lynn Swanson Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of The Salt Lick
For the batter:
For the batter:
1 cup ¾ cup ½ Tbs. 1 1 ½ oz. 4 oz. 2 oz.
flour sugar baking powder egg evaporated milk water melted butter
For the peach filling:
3 lbs. fresh peaches – if frozen, thawed ½ tsp. vanilla extract ½ tsp. lemon juice, fresh squeezed Pinch nutmeg (fresh ground if available) Pinch clove 2 pinches cinnamon ½ cup sugar ¾ cup water
Unlike many traditional cobbler recipes, The Salt Lick’s Peach Cobbler is a delicious buttery, fruity delight featuring a pastry that rises from below the fruit. The resulting cobbler has a golden, buttery pastry top that is laced with sliced peaches. Don’t be intimidated by its good looks. This gorgeous cobbler is easy to make and is the perfect end to any meal! For the peach filling:
In a bowl, mix together all ingredients adding water last. Spread mixture evenly over batter being careful not to mix the two. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 45-50 minutes more until done. Recipe courtesy of Salt Lick Cookbook A Story of Land, Family and Love
By: Greg Root Photos: Allen Carrasco and courtesy of Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
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elcome to Scottsdale, Arizona, the Valley of the Sun. Once the home of the Hohokam and Pima Indians, Scottsdale is an ancient place with vestiges of its past etched dramatically into the landscape. These vistas, desert mesas and wide expanses frame Scottsdale’s big city vibe and opulent swagger, but also lend an unmistakably magical vibe. Located in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert and nestled next to the majestic McDowell Mountains, this is an excellent basecamp for your Arizona getaway. This town is an oasis that literally shimmers in the Sonoran sun. It beckons and invites visitors to savor the unlimited poolside sun, four star dining, picture perfect golf courses, and magnificent resorts. Simply stated, the town is a haven for family vacations, couples getaways or anyone looking to have a good time, eat well, play hard, and relax. Shopping in Scottsdale is revered by locals and visitors as almost mythic experience. The entire valley is dense with sun-drenched promenades and upscale fashion centers featuring a mix of who’s who International retail and exclusive local treasures. So, be sure to bring an extra suitcase to cart home the loot. We started early to catch the sunrise from a hot air balloon above the Sonora, visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Taliesin West, made friends with Arizona racing legend Bob Bondurant and dined with some of Arizona’s most influential culinary wizards. We experienced the beautiful Botanical Gardens and chilled poolside at one of their most beautiful resorts. And now, we invite you to relive it all with us. Come along as we go from a spectacular Sonoran sunrise to a breathtakingly beautiful desert sunset with as much fun and excitement as we could fit in between. So grab a hat, dress lightly, bring plenty of H20 and don’t forget the sunscreen, Welcome to Scottsdale…In a Day.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess The Ultimate Desert Oasis
Imagine a picturesque desert setting where sun-washed stone and bright green cottonwoods rise up to meet the pale-blue sky and majestic purple mountains.
By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
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Set against the backdrop of the beautiful McDowell Mountains and paying homage to Arizona's Spanish Colonial heritage, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is the gateway to everything Scottsdale has to offer. Minutes away from shopping centers and within a day's drive from Sedona and the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale is a bustling cultural center home to the Phoenix Open, Spring Training Baseball, Arabian horse shows and more. From art walks and culinary festivals to hot air ballooning and jeep tours, guests travel from all over to vacation in style at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
Award-Winning Facilities The grounds at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess include a mystical landscape of lagoons, fountains, waterfalls, fire pits, date palms and other colorful desert plants, expansive green spaces, and present lush contrast to the desert surroundings. This magnificent 65-acre resort in the heart of the Sonoran desert offers world-class hospitality and is a proud recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award. A favorite place to meet, play or simply relax, this breathtaking destination offers five award-winning restaurants and lounges, state-of-the art indoor and outdoor meeting facilities and wedding venues and all of the superb amenities you’d expect to find at a world-class resort. Enjoy the lavish Well & Being Spa at Willow Stream Spa, a modern fitness center, two championship-level TPC golf courses, five sparkling heated pools, as well as outstanding dining, entertainment and recreation for the whole family. Kids can venture out to Trailblazers Kids Club, visit the desert tortoise habitat or swim in the Sonoran Splash Pool – a 6,000-foot complex with two 200-foot slides for the big kids and pop jets for the little ones. Families can also enjoy catch-and-release fishing in the stocked lagoons or even experience a taste of the 1800’s complete with Western gunslingers, working blacksmiths, happening bands and even tasty barbecues at Crown Coral, a fun private venue facility. Adults looking to unwind can be pampered poolside, take in a yoga class, enjoy a massage and other lavish spa treatments, or dine in style at any of the award-winning eateries. Enjoy a cozy dinner for two at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, sample exotic potions mixed up by a certified Tequila Goddess at La Hacienda, take a romantic stroll around the waterfall oasis or even take an evening dip at the adult-only rooftop zero level pool at the spa. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess truly has something for everyone!
After a great day in the sun, visit La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval, and enjoy signature lobster tacos and any of 240 tequilas.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 7575 East Princess Drive Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 (480) 585-4848 scottsdaleprincess.com
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Credits: By: Tawny Pierce Photos: Allen Carrasco
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How to create a smooth and frizz-free Blow Dry. Always angle blow dryer in the direction the hair grows. This will keep the cuticle laying downward & hair smooth & shiny.
Hot Air Ballon Expeditions Start Your Day on a High Note
o begin your day in Scottsdale right, we recommend a sunrise flight over the beautiful Sonoran desert with the crew of Hot Air Expeditions. Our one-of-a-kind experience began at daybreak with a great flurry of activity, as the majestic balloons are dramatically inflated while the staff and crew ready their crafts for flight. In a matter of minutes, the balloons are ready for take-off. Passengers step into the roomy hand crafted baskets (some of which carry as many as 24 riders) followed by a silky smooth lift-off and a graceful ascent to a cruising altitude of just under 9,000 feet. Once aloft, the views and photographic opportunities are spectacular, as the balloon gently glides over the immense Sonoran landscape.
Hot Air Balloon Expeditions 7575 East Princess Drive Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 800 831 7610 HotAirExpeditions.com
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By: Greg Root Photos: Allen Carrasco and Courtesy of Hot Air Ballon Expeditions
Affording a 360 degree view of the horizon, native flora and the occasional desert creature below, the early morning balloon experience is at first exhilarating, then serenely paced, tranquil and relaxing. WE FOUND IT THE IDEAL WAY TO BECOME ACCQUAINTED WITH THE MAGNIFICENT SONORAN DESERT ON A TYPICALLY BEAUTFUL SCOTTSDALE MORNING. During the flight, the skilled pilots point out and identify landmarks, share information about the sights below and enhance the experience by explaining the mechanics of balloon flight, as they conduct the necessary adjustments to guide the craft safely along.
In addition to jackrabbits, coyotes, and roadrunners, wild deer, burros and javalina are common sights from above. At the conclusion of each excursion, after gently touching down, riders are treated to a delicious catered meal and a glass of celebratory champagne. All of the menu items are prepared by Vincent Guerithault, a nationally acclaimed chef, known for his classic yet rustic Southwestern cuisine. The meal, champagne and attentions to detail perfectly complement the Hot Air Expeditions experience. Donâ€™t miss it.
Desert Botanical Garden Central Park of the Desert A Place to Gather
compelling attraction that brings to life the many wonders of the desert, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of 20 botanical gardens in the United States accredited by the American Association of Museums. It’s the only one in the world whose mission is to focus solely on desert plants and one of only a few whose collections include a library, herbarium, living specimens as well as rare and endangered plants.
Sitting on 140 acres in the Sonoran desert in Papago Park, the Garden offers more than 50,000 desert and desert adaptive plants on display. It’s home to one of the finest and most diverse collections of succulent plants including rare, threatened and endangered species from around the Southwest. The Living Collection contains over 21,000 accessioned plants including some in danger of extinction from the world's deserts.
For nearly 75 years, the Garden has been teaching and inspiring visitors to understand, protect and preserve the desert’s natural beauty for future generations.
A collection of preserved plant specimens, the Garden’s herbarium serves to house reference material, to provide means of plant identification, as an arbiter of correct names, and as a databank of the diversity and distribution of regional vegetation. It contains over 51,000 accessioned
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By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Allen Carrsaco & Courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden
specimens and houses important collections of early Arizona botanists as well as current research staff. In addition to permanent exhibits and seasonal programs, special events and specialized tours, the Garden also offers a variety of lectures and workshops on desert landscaping and horticulture, nature art and photography, botanical art and illustration, health and wellness as well as natural history.
Desert Botanical Garden
Stop by and take in the amazing facilities, enjoy any of the five thematic tours, grab a bite at Gertrudeâ€™s, browse the gift and plant shops, or take part in any of the many captivating activities or events.
1201 North Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008 (480) 941-1225
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Gertrude's A Fresh New Food Experience Tucked away inside the lush surroundings of the Desert Botanical Garden is Gertrude’s Restaurant. Named after Gertrude Divine Webster, the founder of the Desert Botanical Gardens, the restaurant is a perfect fit for the beautiful botanicals that surround it. Opened by Alan “Skip” Hause and his wife, Chantal, the goal of Gertrude’s is to showcase the freshest ingredients that the Southwest has to offer, paired with excellent libations, a friendly and knowledgeable staff and a beautiful garden setting.
Gertrude’s Restaurant Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008 (480) 719-8600 gertrudesrestaurant.net
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Chef Stephen K. Eldridge and his amazing culinary staff have created unique lunch and dinner menus that reflect their farm and pasture to table approach to food. The vegetables and herbs are grown right next door to the restaurant on the grounds of the garden and proteins are carefully sourced ensuring that only the freshest selections are available to guests. The chef sources many of his prime cuts of lamb and pork from Niman Ranch, a collective of over 700 independent farmers who believe that all-natural, humane and sustainable farming and husbandry methods produce the best possible flavor. Everything is made in-house from the pickled onions and sauces to smoked bacon and sausage ensuring the highest level of quality and consistency for each dish that leaves the kitchen. In addition to lunch and dinner, Gertrude’s is also open for breakfast and features fresh pastries and breads from the restaurant’s own in-house pastry chef, Marisa J. Lown. From warm banana bread with sea salt whipped butter to fresh brioche, toast with homemade jam, this is one breakfast that you do not want to miss out on. Of course if early mornings aren’t your thing, Chef Marisa’s pastries are also featured on the Sunday Brunch menu.
For more information on the restaurant and its amazing team, be sure to visit the restaurant’s website, www.gertrudesrestaurant.net. Reservations are recommended and can be made by phone or online through opentable.com. Patrick and the Health Beauty Life crew were fortunate to spend some time in the kitchen with Chef Stephen where he prepared three amazing dishes. Patrick got to enjoy the Swine Dish (Pork & Beans), Lambcetta-Wrapped Lamb Loin with Braised Greens and Farro, as well as the Grilled Salmon with Roasted Poblano and Coconut Mole with Mussels, Shrimp and fresh herbs. We were lucky enough to have Chef Stephen and Gertrude’s share their Grilled Salmon recipe with our readers! So check out the video to see Chef Stephen in action and watch first-hand how deliciously easy this fresh, flavor meal is to prepare.
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Taliesin West Harmonious Convergence
n your day in Scottsdale, be sure to make time to visit Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright's personal winter home, architectural campus, and studio. More than a must-see for architectural aficionados, Taliesin West is a tranquil oasis that offers visitors an opportunity to slow down and experience. Located just northeast of downtown Scottsdale, the National Historic Landmark is the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. It is where Wright studied, taught, and applied visionary innovations from 1937 until his demise in 1959 at the age of 92.
By: Kelly Taggart & Greg Root Photos: Allen Carrsaco & Courtesy of Taliesin West
Taliesin West 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale, Arizona 85259 (480) 627-5340 franklloydwright.org
Rising invitingly from the beautiful Sonoran desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, Taliesin West, named after Wright's summer home, Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin, is a testament to Wrightâ€™s game-changing ability to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces.
Wright, who utilized native materials in design and construction, incorporated natural ambient light for all interior illumination through translucent covered skylights, generous windows and site orientation. The result is calming and warm, with each room bathed in the soft natural light that Wright desired. 84 | Health Beauty Life Magazine
Taking inspiration from the long, low, sweeping lines and up-tilting planes of desert landscape, as well as the surface quality and color palette of its richly patterned wildlife, Wright fashioned a masterpiece that must be experienced to truly appreciate.
History Starting in 1933, Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship would travel to Arizona each winter for the warmer climate. Several years later, after paying a mere $3.50 an acre, he purchased a 500-acre plot of desert land on a southern slope of the McDowell Range overlooking Paradise Valley outside Scottsdale. Wright believed this to be the perfect spot for his beloved Taliesin West; a place of residence, a place of business and a place to learn.
Creating an Architectural Masterpiece From 1937 to 1941 when much of the original construction took place, Wright, who favored using readily available materials opposed to those transported to the site, built the structure's walls from native desert rocks stacked within wood forms and filled with concrete. The flat surfaces of the rocks were placed facing outward and large boulders filled the interior space to conserve concrete. You can feel the spirit of Wright throughout the campus as his personal touch is inescapable. In addition to the primary structures, he designed all of the furniture and decorations with the majority being built by apprentices who resided on the campus in tents and who studied and worked under the strict tutelage of the master.
Upon every return after a summer in Wisconsin, Wright would grab a hammer and immediately make his way through the Taliesin West complex to make improvements or expand the facilities. Throughout the years, he extended the dining room and added the cabaret theatre, music pavilion, and numerous other rooms. The site offers a broad range of public tours every day, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, from 9 am to 3pm. Tours range from one to three hours long. Taliesin West is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the months of July and August.
Constructed in 1957, the pavilion was designed for Wrightâ€™s wife and daughter for the purpose of dance. Sporting Wrightâ€™s signature Cherokee red color, it offers translucent lighting from above, a deep stage and removeable panels that revealing an orchestra pit below.
The living room was often referred to as the garden room as it opens to a garden on the east and to the horizon on the south.
Arnold Roy, who joined the fellowship in 1952, at his desk in the drafting room
Taliesin Origami Chair
Another feature is the magnificant sculpture garden with pieces designed by long-time Wright employee and former apprentice, Heloise Crista.
A Space of "Inspiration, Magic and Bliss" in Old Scottsdale
or a little local history and a one of a kind shopping experience, check out JAM Artisan’s Boutique on the west side of Goldwater Street in “The New Scottsdale.” It’s funny, but stepping out of your car at JAM in the Historic Charles Miller Square feels a lot like Austin, and with good reason. JAM is the brainchild of Shauna Jean Kupetz, who developed her razor sharp design aesthetic while a college student in Austin, and whose product offerings and retail space veer strongly from the conventional with a distinctly Austin flavor. Named to honor Shauna Jean’s brothers, Jonathan and Max, JAM is a place to stock up on Scottsdale souvenirs that are designed to become lasting mementos or treasured gifts by celebrating, promoting and stocking a quirky mashup of local artisan’s work in an environment that itself, radiates a funky, artful vibe. 88 | Health Beauty Life Magazine
the porch of his Early photo of Charles Miller on photo from the Bungalow house in this undated Scottsdale Historical Society
More than a typical boutique, JAM is a statement, a historic example of Scottsdale’s wild past, an ever-changing palette of art and gifts created by (local & beyond) artisans, and hand selected to reflect the unique homegrown vibe that is refreshingly eclectic and fun. The space occupies the original and charming Charles Miller home.
Purchased by mail order from the Sears and Roebuck 1913 catalog, the rustic little house now sits smack dab in the middle of the pioneering West side of Goldwater Street in what many refer to as “The New Scottsdale.” The fact that the home originated in 1913 is key in that JAM was founded on the notion that bringing the community together while appreciating the historic sense of place of Charles Miller Square are integral to the JAM experience.
To ensure visitors always have new and original items to browse, Shauna Jean uniquely houses a pop-up space that welcomes different specialty niche stores as on a revolving basis. It’s a piece of vintage Scottsdale, POP-UP culture, local art and one of a kind shopping all blended together under one roof to create a “Place of Heart with a capital ART.” Check it out.
By: Greg Root Photos: Allen Carrsaco & Courtesy of JAM
Everything in JAM is handmade, homemade, reused or repurposed. We call it rustic couture.
JAM 6938 E 1st Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 522-5410 JamminLifestyle.com
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lbeit our favorite form of tired, a day full of fun and sun can be draining. To infuse a little vitality back into your life, we suggest the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, where “great escapes become grand experiences.”
However, the innovation behind Willow Steam’s philosophy is its most impressive feature. This is not your average spa. Fusing spa and wellness into one unique and profoundly personal experience, Willow Stream understands that complete wellness is achieved through more than just a massage.
Step inside where style meets comfort and immediately feel yourself melting into R&R mode. Inspired by a hidden oasis deep within the Grand Canyon called Havasupai, Willow Spa is designed with nature’s primary elements in mind- air, water, earth, wood, and fire.
Combining the powers of progressive treatments such as Ariel Hammock Yoga with a new, evidence-based approach to nutrition and exercise, Willow Stream assures a truly one-of-a-kind, inside-out rejuvenation.
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hanks for spending the day in Scottsdale with us. This swanky desert haven sure knows how to entertain and relax vistors with its glimmering pools, four-star dining, abundance of shopping and stimulating activities. We left Scottsdale feeling completely satisfied, with suntans, full stomachs, and suitcases that were bursting-at-the-seams. Next time you’re planning a family vacation or weekend getaway, we urge you to consider the Valley of the Sun! Thanks to everyone who made our “Day in Scottsdale” possible: Taliesin West Emily Breidenbach Arnold Roy Scottsdale Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Tatum Luoma FnB Restaurant Pavle Milic Charlene Badman Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving Bob and Patricia Bondurant Lindsey Rodrian Austin Robison John Prumatico Museum of Musical Instruments Erin Miller Desert Botanical Gardens Bitsy Susich and Brian Kissinger Gertrude's Restaurant Fairmont Desert Princess Valerie Lee Hot Air Baloon Expeditions JAM Shauna Jean Kupetz
Confident Smiles Thanks to Invisalign Find out first hand how well the Invisalign system works so you too can flaunt a picture perfect ear-to-ear smile.
The Invisalign treatment begins with an initial consultation in which the doctor discusses the case in detail to determine if the patient is a good candidate for the system. They take x-rays, pictures and impressions of the patient’s teeth, which will be used to create a digital 3-D image. This process helps map out a precise action plan, including the exact movements of the teeth with each stage of treatment. A series of custom-made, clear aligners is produced using a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate cheeks and gums, as many traditional metal braces tend to do. Patients simply wear the aligners throughout the day for at least 22 hours and remove them when eating and to brush their teeth. As each set of aligners is worn, usually without anyone noticing them, teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. Approximately every two weeks a new set of aligners is introduced advancing patients to the next stage of the treatment. Occasional checkups monitor the progress and at every stage, patients are able to see how much closer they are to having a confident smile. While every case is unique, treatment typically takes about a year for adults. For teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of braces, but since wires and brackets don’t cover their teeth, they’ll be able to see improvement much sooner. 92 | Health Beauty Life Magazine
Our publisher, Patrick Dockry, found out first hand how well the Invisalign system works. About a year after starting treatment, he now flaunts a perfect ear-to-ear smile. The Invisalign system is offered in more than 45 countries and has been used to treat more than 1.5 million patients so far. Take the online Smile Assessment to see if Invisalign is right for you. invisalign.com/smile-assessment
What you hear is true. Austin offers miles of running and biking trails for showing off your athletic prowess. And youâ€™ll never know just who will be in the audience. AustinTexas.org/outdoors
Take a look at this behind the scenes shoot with the beautiful DJ G-Love as she gets ready for her new music video.
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YOU WILL NEED Blow Dryer, Flat Iron, Round Brush or Paddle Brush, & Comb
STEP1 Apply a quarter-size STEP 2 Divide hair into 3 amount of ENJOY Leave-In Conditioner.
STEP 4 Blow dry one section at a time using a large STEP 5 Gently glide ENJOY paddle brush (use a round brush if hair is naturally wavy or Flat Iron over 2" vertical curly to give extra smoothness). sections to give extra smoothness.
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YOU WILL NEED Clips, Comb, & 1.5" Curling Iron
STEP 4 Let hair cool while secured for 10 minutes.
STEP1 Generously mist hair with ENJOY Thermal Spray.
STEP 2 Rolling the hair
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STEP 6 Finish by
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Effortless & Elegant, this simple updo is not only easy to create, but beautiful for your most glamorous night out.
STEP 1 Start with hair loosely pre curled.
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You will need:
2 Rubber Bands & Bobby Pin s
STEP 4 Wrap bottom ponytail around
itself and secure with bobby pins. Repeat STEP 3 Divide on top section. Finish with a light mist of ENJOY Super Hold Hair Spray. remaining hair into 2 equal sections, ponytail each section.
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Moisture for Dry Hair & Skin
NOURISHING MOISTURIZING OIL
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