Austin Way - 2016 - Issue 3 - Summer - Art of the City - Jennifer Chenoweth

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When the sun goes down, Austin’s best view may be one of Evan Voyles’s neon signs. About 260 of them glow across the city, and his 27-year-old company Neon Jungle (i.e., Voyles and an assistant) has a backlog of orders.

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The native Austinite and self-taught artist doesn’t advertise; businesses find him. He’ll size them up with the light and traffic and sketch out his vision, ideally on a cocktail napkin. “I get my idea in the first five minutes or not

at all,” he says. “Clients become my friends: I eat at their restaurants, drink at their bars. I work for the pleasure of the tribe.” His favorite sign was his first, for Tesoros in 1994. Fashion designer and store general manager

Gail Chovan would call Voyles to fix the malfunctioning sign and “discuss my inadequacies.” The two are now married with 10-year-old twins. The sign glows on. Neon Jungle is housed in a century-old former

grocery store next to Chovan’s atelier. Voyles, a Yale liberal arts grad, gets a kick out of mixing art and commerce. “It’s hard to walk away from the bully pulpit of the street,” he says. “I get to make stuff that everyone can look at.”

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39 // listen uP!

Rare outtakes from Nirvana’s Nevermind shoot are available at Modern Rocks Gallery, one of the many delights at the Canopy complex of artist studios and galleries in East Austin.

Catch the music scene’s next big thing at the intimate 3TEN ACL Live, a blend of Austin City Limits’ two homes.

The future of Austin dining is now at Emmer & Rye, from its grain-based menu to its cart full of nightly surprises.

42 // readY PlaYer one Gamers from around the globe invade Austin this July for Rooster Teeth’s mega-popular RTX. Could it be the next SXSW?

44 // the ultimate austin summer Our guide to the best in music, art, film, and fun during the city’s hottest months.

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San Antonio native Jocko Sims returns to the small screen with the new season of The Last Ship.

Thanks to a growing millennial market, rosé has become the official sip of the summer—and beyond.

48 // our hero Actor and San Antonio native Jocko Sims of The Last Ship is truly a man on a mission.

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Jennifer Chenoweth’s recently completed XYZ Atlas project incorporates many elements associated with our sense of place.

50 // THE SWEET SPOTS

68 // IN THE ABSTRACT

These playful new eateries combine dessert menus with decadent cocktails for an adults-only sugar-rush.

Snap! Splatter! Pop! Declare your radical views—and avant-garde style—with vigorous expressionism.

52 // COUNTRY SUMMER IN THE CITY

70 // SPIN ME ‘ROUND

Savor the nostalgia of the season with these five Texas classics that get back to our roots.

Three of Austin’s hottest cycling studios offer unique ways to pedal out.

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Part-time Austinite Melissa Moriarty works with Colombian artisans on the beautiful line of Azulina ceramics, perfect for setting a summer table.

Danish artists add some fun to Laguna Gloria’s fountain terrace with “Lost Money.”

The signature kimonos from Liz Lambert’s hotels are the perfect summer robe for luxe lounging.

74 // H2OMMM 60 // SCENE: THE GUIDE The best of Austin’s entertainment, dining, and visual arts.

STYLE 65 // MAKING WAVES With Cove, Rebecca Yanoff has created a travel-inspired oasis in the heart of SoCo. 10  AUSTINWAY.com

World renowned Lake Austin Spa Resort taps the oh-so-soothing therapeutic properties of water in summer’s must-try regimen.

76 // NAILING IT The Austin outpost of New York’s Tenoverten salon has its finger on the pulse of summer’s manipedi trends.

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78 // THE NEW BRONZE AGE These aren’t your mother’s one-shade-suits-all facial tanners.

Capture the spirit of the season with summer’s most in-demand fashions.

80 // GOING FOR THE GOLD Swiss watchmakers and champion athletes team up for timepieces that offer split-second accuracy as well as winning style.

82 // STYLE: THE GUIDE From fabulous fashion and soothing spas to incredible fitness studios.

FEATURES 87 // ART OF THE CITY Our annual portfolio of the best, the boldest, and the buzziest artists from Austin and across the nation.

100 // AMERICAN IDYLL The spirit of the summer is blithe and ebullient, with sweeping silhouettes, billowy shapes, unrestrained stripes, and youthful florals.

SPACE B&B Italia’s grand new Austin showroom is the ideal showcase for the iconic UP chair and ottoman, designed in 1969 by Gaetano Pesce.

112 // UNDER THE CANOpY Some of Austin’s most exciting artists and galleries can be found at this renovated warehouse complex on the Eastside.

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SUMMER 2016 116 // CUCINA COUTURE Dolce & Gabbana redefines “cool” with its latest designer collaboration.

118 // RANCH, REIMAGINED A young family calls on architect Chris Sanders to work his magic on a fixer-upper in Tarrytown.

120 // TABLE ESCAPES Floral and fabulous ceramics line Azulina brightens tables and supports female artisans in Colombia.

122 // SUPERLATIVE SPIRITS Luxe up your bar cart with the best expressions of in-demand premier liquors.

124 // GO AHEAD, BLUSH Austin designers Heather Blue Harkovich and Meredith Ellis are in the pink this season.

128 // SPACE: THE GUIDE The best of interior design and showroom resources, hospitality spaces, and downtown living.

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on the cover: Jennifer Chenoweth’s Hedonic Map of Austin (2015) maps where locals have experienced their highs and lows across the city.

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LETTER From THE EDITor-IN-CHIEF

Within a five-mile radius in Austin reside 16-plus years of memories, from the first duplex I rented (my former backyard is now the South Congress Hotel) to where I got married (the French Legation) and where my son was born (St. David’s). Although we all love Austin for some of the same reasons, it’s a different city for each of us. Our life stories are layered on top of landmarks, restaurants, stores, streets, and parks. Look at the Capitol, and what do you see? I picture my son as a toddler gleefully rolling in the grass, the first Texas Book Festival my now-husband and I attended together after dating for a few weeks, and the hundreds of women in orange T-shirts chanting in the rotunda during Sen. Wendy Davis’s 11-plus-hour filibuster that hot June night in 2013 (find out what Davis is doing now on page 58). This fascination with place was one of the reasons I was drawn to local artist Jennifer Chenoweth’s XYZ Atlas project, whose Hedonic Map of Austin graces our cover. Chenoweth based her project on surveys that asked 500 Austinites where they experienced love, anger, embarrassment, and pure joy. The questions prompted me to delve deeper into my own associations.

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When I think of my happy places, there are the obvious: the hike-and-bike trail, Deep Eddy Pool, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Austin wouldn’t be my Austin without BookPeople, Justine’s Brasserie, the Paramount Theatre, Violet Crown, or any of the Alamo Drafthouses. My favorite rainy escapes are to the Blanton Museum of Art and the LBJ Presidential Library. Working on this issue cemented my strong affection for two other places: the world renowned Lake Austin Spa Resort (page 74), which truly is my idea of heaven, and Canopy in East Austin, an inspiring collection of artist studios and galleries as well as the sublime Sa-Tén café (page 112). Nothing spurs creativity and restoration quite like a location change, which is why summer vacations are so essential, but sometimes simply rediscovering an old favorite can do the trick. I hope this annual Art of the City issue reconnects you to those places that make up your Austin.

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from left: During my monthly segment on KXAN’s Studio512, I sat down with Rianna Alberty of Rimix Cosmetics (left), who was featured in our Late Spring issue, and fashionable host Amanda Tatom; Maya Payne Smart, writer and wife of UT Basketball Coach Shaka Smart, was my guest at our Women of Power dinner at the Umlauf.



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clockwise from top left: At our Second Annual Women of Power dinner with Late Spring cover star Regina King and Turk Pipkin; with John Wilkinson and Jackie Van Meter at the grand opening of SouthStar Bank’s Sendero Springs location; with Rebekah Leaver, Andy McCreadie, and Justine Mooney at Classic Jaguar; celebrating the success of Humane Society of the United States President Wayne Pacelle’s new book, The Humane Economy, featured across all of GreenGale’s titles in their Late Spring issues.

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sky, others are starting from the ground up, such as the Saint Elmo Public Market at South Congress and Industrial Boulevard. This unique retail and office space is designed to capture the essence of Austin’s creative vibe: housing, music, entertainment, and media technology entrepreneurs alike under one spectacular roof. Not to mention the new Domain Northside, which features local artist’ murals and street art woven through the amazing retail and residential addition to The Domain. While these new endeavors are exciting, we are sure to tip our hats to certain iconic Austin artists such as Evan Voyles. His trademark neon signs are a part of Austin on which new creative minds can keep building. And we will keep on applauding the past, present, and future artists that keep the Art of the City alive.

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This is Austin Way’s second annual Art of the City issue, and our editorial team, spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief Kathy Blackwell, is talking about all kinds of creative things happening in Austin. From the start, with Jennifer Chenoweth’s XYZ Atlas: The Hedonic Map of Austin on our cover, to the end with a stunning, modern design collection featured from B&B Italia on the back cover, Austin Way mirrors the city’s constant desire to keep art and design top of mind. Creative minds are emerging all over our city, showcasing their talents to enhance the Austin community. Art is being elevated, literally, as our city’s skyline becomes more dynamic and intriguing to match Austin’s energy. Weekend hotspot Rainey Street is being enhanced by CJ Sackman’s 70 Rainey, and another bustling nightlife destination, West Sixth, is gaining a dramatic new design concept known as Fifth & West. And let’s not forget The Independent, Austin’s Jenga Tower represented by Kevin Burns and Urban Space that will tower over our city’s core as the tallest residential building west of the Mississippi. As some set their design eye in the



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The author of Austin City Limits: 25 Years of American Music, John T. Davis has written about the music, personalities, and culture of Texas for publications including the Austin Chronicle and Texas Monthly for over 30 years. In this issue, he gives us an inside look at the not-to-be-missed country events of the season (page 52).

After leaving a job in finance and moving to Australia, Jenny Sathngam found her true passion: photography. Now based in Austin, the self-taught photographer has contributed to Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure, among other publications. See her work in the “Art of the City” cover story on visual artist Jennifer Chenoweth (page 88).

When did you know you wanted to be a writer? It happened in grade school, when my class took a field trip to the Dallas Morning News. There were guys wearing their hats indoors and smoking cigarettes and sassy dames cracking wise. Everyone was talking on the telephone. Teletype machines were going off in the background. I was hooked on the spot.

Since this is our “Art of the City” issue, do you have a favorite work of art or museum? My favorite artist of all time and mediums is David Hockney. The Harry Ransom Center is my favorite museum in Austin—they have the largest Magnum photography collection in the world, and the work is incredible and historically important.


photography by Mary Keating bruton (Davis), anthony MaDDolini (sathngaM), Chelsea laine FranCis (FauCett)

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A former fashion coordinator for GUESS, Todd Marshard found himself behind the camera after a decade in the styling business. Since then, he has shot for an array of clients including Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country. Marshard photographed the fashion feature “National Treasure” (page 100) for this issue of Austin Way.

Mimi Faucett is a design and lifestyle writer who calls on her background in interior design to contribute to publications like Architectural Digest and Luxe Interiors + Design, where she worked as a market editor. She explored a newly renovated ranch-style gem in this issue’s “Space” section (page 118).

What is the inspiration behind your shoots? Each time I shoot, it’s a creative exploration, and light is always my biggest inspiration. Natural light is magic if you use it in the right way.

What is your favorite thing about Austin in the summer? Let’s just state the obvious: Barton Springs Pool. A good book is better enjoyed on a blanket in front of the pool. Also, upon moving here I quickly discovered an Austin woman’s summer uniform: a flow-y dress and bright lipstick— to which I have happily adhered.

What are your plans for the summer? I plan on surfing as much as possible out in Montauk and making sure I take advantage of another summer!

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Regina King at the Women of Power dinner

Cover star Regina King returned to Austin to celebrate the launch of Austin Way’s Late Spring issue and the eight Women of Power featured. Joined by friends, fellow honorees, and 170 of Austin’s tastemakers, King celebrated at Austin Way’s Second Annual Women of Power dinner presented by Broadway Bank in the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. As guests arrived they were greeted with valet by Covert Lincoln, bubbles served by The Marvelous Vintage Tea Co., and the rare chance to adorn themselves for the evening in Copeland Jewelers’ power

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INVITED pearls for the evening. Also adding star power to the night were actress and playwright Holland Taylor (whose sell-out performances of ANN dominated the Zach Theatre through mid-May) and her girlfriend, lauded actress Sarah Paulson. Guests were served an intimate three-course dinner featuring some of Austin’s top female chefs: Sonya Coté of Coté Catering, Abby Yates of No Va Kitchen and Bar on Rainey, and Carly Rossmeissl of Juliet Ristorante. The beautiful details by Whim Rentals, Gypsy Floral, and The Marvelous Vintage Tea Co. complemented the stunning views of the garden.

2016 Women of Power Holland Taylor, Carla Umlauf, Nina Seely, Katie Kime, Regina King, Elaine Garza, and Lucy Jolis Liza Soklove and Valerie Newberg

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Sarah Paulson, Regina King, and Holland Taylor



INVITED Vico Sharabani, Artist Ronen Sharabani, and Adi Sharabani

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ART DINNER The most beautiful and connected Austinites gathered at Laguna Gloria for the 3rd Annual Art dinner celebrating the hundred-year anniversary of Clara Driscoll’s 1916 Mediterranean-style villa. A lavish garden party encompassing the Driscoll Villa and the 12 acres of surrounding sculpture park set the scene for the celebration as guests were treated by restaurateur Larry McGuire of McGuire Moorman Hospitality to ornate cocktails and dinner. Sotheby’s led the official Art auction, raising over $250,000 for Contemporary Austin’s upcoming shows and programs. The evening closed with the striking debut projection performance of Ronen Sharabani’s Matchbox made possible by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation.

Matchbox by Ronen Sharabani

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INVITED Mayor Steve Adler, Patty Griffin, Katie Stolp, and Alicia Flores

Ted Whatley, Jordan Olea, Gloria Perez, and Michael Griffith

Margaret Casey and Katie Stolp

Patty Griffin

BREAKTHROUGH CHAMPIONS CELEBRATION Hundreds gathered at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for an unforgettable evening benefiting Breakthrough Austin’s mission to create first-generation college graduates. The evening kicked off with a VIP cocktail party honoring founding board member John T. “Ted” Whatley featuring hors d’oevres and cocktails by Stubb’s. Crowds gathered afterward for a benefit concert by Austin’s own Patty Griffin.

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Sid Jawahar and Jessica Yates

Tim Angellilo, CJ Sackman, and Alfonso Castillo of Sourced Craft Cocktails A.J. Bingham and Shanleigh Wilson

Eric Vangoethem and Carrie McDonald Chef Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALBERTO JIMENEZ (BREAKTHROUGH); BEN PORTER (RAINEY)

70 Rainey and Austin Way welcomed guests into the new 70 Rainey sales gallery on Rainey Street. Sourced Craft Cocktails greeted guests into the beautiful space with custom cocktails as developer CJ Sackman introduced the inner workings of the impressive project and walked guests over to the featured Titans’ Dinner in the beautiful yard of the 70 Rainey offices. Chef Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic served up an elegant coursed meal under the Rainey stars, with wine pairings provided by Spicewood Vineyards. The evening celebrated the elegant side of Rainey that the new condo tower brings with beautiful rentals by Whim and Brass & Birch, and decor by Gypsy Floral.


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EASB LIVE! GALA The Elizabeth Ann Seton Board hosted EASB LIVE! TWENTY FIVE celebrating the 25th anniversary of the organization that aims to create a healthier Austin community. The evening was held under the stars at Camp Mabry with hundreds of guests enjoying live, silent, and online auctions, great food by Don Strange of Texas, and entertainment by The Bellamy Brothers. After raising over $1 million to support the building and equipment needs for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and mother/baby services at Seton Medical Center Austin, guests danced the night away to RadioStar at the official after party.

Bellamy Brothers

Allyson Hertel, Darby Berra, and Sarah Stotts with Lindsey Mabry and Ashley Mohundro

Music Under The Star is supported by Frost Bank. Education programs for Journey Into Big Bend sponsored by: Big Bend Chamber of Commerce; Forever Resorts, LLC; Gage Hotel; and Visit Big Bend. Support for the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: MARC SWENDNER

KLRU-TV, Austin, Photo by Scott Newton

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Elisabeth Anderson, Taylor Harper, and Lesley Pitts


Charity register OppOrtunities tO give. Austin BAt CAve story DepArtment: Best Frenemies Forever

spend the evening with notable Austinites as they tell their stories tailored to the theme for the month. the monthly “adults-only” event is hosted by the Austin Bat Cave to generate awareness and funds for programs that offer free writing programs for children and teenagers in Austin. this July the topic is “Best Frenemies Forever.” Admission is $10. When: July 12 Where: Homeslice pizza, 1415 s. Congress Ave., 512-444-7437 Contact: Katie Haab, Katie@austinbatcave.org White Linen night

2nd street District hosts the fourth annual White Linen night on August 6. the block party features bites from restaurants across the city and celebrates the unique shops housed by the district. guests gather from all over the city in their finest white attire to enjoy bites, sips, shopping and raffles throughout the block. tickets start at $35 and will benefit the sustainable Food Center (sFC). When: August 6 Where: 2nd street District Contact: shana Ogg Big Brothers, Big sisters iCe BALL

Big Brothers, Big sisters of Central texas kicks off Austin’s Fall gala season with the ice Ball at the Hyatt regency of Austin. this elegant gem features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a seated dinner, and live auction by the charming gayle stallings. One hundred percent of the evening’s proceeds benefit programs dedicated to creating life-changing one-to-one mentoring relationships for children and families in Central texas. tickets start at $250. When: August 20 Where: Hyatt regency Austin Contact: Brenda Lindfors blindfors@bigmentoring.org 512-807-3612

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LISTEN UP!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DUSTIN FINKELSTEIN/GETTY IMAGES FOR SXSW (HAWLEY); BROSKO (BACKGROUND)

CATCH THE MUSIC SCENE’S NEXT BIG THING AT THE INTIMATE 3TEN ACL LIVE, A BLEND OF AUSTIN CITY LIMITSÕ TWO HOMES.

The city’s newest listening room, 3Ten ACL Live, has already become a sought-after venue since its March opening, with bands like Son Volt and Grupo Fantasma bringing the crowds. A little sister to ACL Live at the Moody Theater (it’s next to ACL Live’s box office), 3Ten has space for 350, the same capacity as the original home of Austin City Limits before KLRU-TV moved production to the 2,750-capacity ACL Live. The new room, which opens onto a patio on Willie Nelson Boulevard, boasts the same impeccable sound as ACL Live as well as a similar décor, with velvet and brass accents. “Our true inspiration for the interiors at 3Ten is a room tucked [away] at ACL Live not many people get to see called the Partner Suite,” ssays Heather Plimmer, director of design for Stratus Properties. Bathrooms feature photographs of the 1970s Austin music scene by Scott Newton. “Scott’s work is an important part of the story for Austin City Limits and the team at ACL Live/Stratus,” Plimmer adds. In addition to private and KLRU events, 3Ten’s music lineup is strong, with Elizabeth Cook, Dylan LeBlanc, and more on the summer calendar. Colleen Fischer, ACL Live general manager, says to expect “a fairly eclectic programming schedule, not unlike our big place upstairs.” 310 Willie Nelson Blvd., 512-457-5595; 3tenaustin.com

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A charming culinary haven, Emmer & Rye brings a “choose your own adventure” dining experience to Rainey Street. Chef Kevin Fink and his team create an always-changing menu of seasonal items, supplemented by a rotating dim sum cart of dishes celebrating the daily haul of small farmers and foragers. “As a chef, you are always in pursuit of how to extract the best flavor of your product,” says Fink, a 2016 Food & Wine Best New Chef. This is why Emmer & Rye freshly mills heritage grains for pastas, breads, and desserts. An in-house fermentation program maximizes the life of produce and ups the flavor ante of dishes such as the supple Johnny Cake, filled with fermented vegetables and meats. “When you use acid through fermentation, there is an unexplainable vertical and horizontal flavor,” Fink explains. Pasta at Emmer & Rye centers around a dedication to relic grains and Fink’s tenure in Florence, Italy. Cacio e Pepe is a staple, made from Blue Beard Durum spaghetti and Challerhocker cheese—a creamy bowl of perfection. A bonein pork chop may be Emmer’s most elusive menu item, there until it’s gone with a rich umami flavor from two weeks of dry aging. If you miss the chop, a return visit to Emmer & Rye guarantees a whole new adventure. 51 Rainey St., Suite 110, 512-366-5530; emmerandrye.com

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“When you use acid through fermentation, there is an unexplainable vertical and horizontal flavor.” — chef

kevin fink

photography courtesy of emmer & rye

top: Kevin Stewart designed the rustic and welcoming Emmer & Rye, which opened to national acclaim in late 2015. bottom: Grains are celebrated in many dishes, such as the red fife and emmer grain salad with Pure Luck chèvre and cherry tomatoes.



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READY PLAYER ONE GAMERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE INVADE AUSTIN THIS JULY FOR ROOSTER TEETH’S MEGA-POPULAR RTX. COULD IT BE THE NEXT SXSW? What: RTX, the fifth annual three-day video game and online video festival, is the latest success of Austin-based video production company Rooster Teeth, best known for its insanely popular series Red Vs. Blue (which measures its web views by the billion) and the recent feature film Lazer Team. Don’t recognize those names? Ask the closest (male) neighbor kid with a smartphone. Where: On launching the festival in 2011, Rooster Teeth co founder Gus Sorola told Austin Convention Center officials his goal was to take over the entire complex in five years. He’s done it—an initial turnout of 4,500 has swelled to an expected 60,000 this year, with a satellite fest in Australia. Sorola is now exploring joint programming with Austin-based film heavies Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. “Maybe [only] 15 to 20 percent are from Austin,” he says of attendees. “They come from every continent except Antarctica because they want to meet the creators of content they love and make connections with other people like them.” You can expect: Appearances from game makers and online video and gaming personalities; a weekend-long virtual reality immersive adventure; and a classic arcade game wing to cater to those video game fans who just can’t let go of their love of Ms. Pac-Man or Centipede. No quarters required. July 1–3; rtxevent.com

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Among Rooster Teeth’s hits are RWBY, an animeinfluenced web series that debuted at RTX in 2013. Volume 4 will debut in the fall.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ROOSTER TEETH PRODUCTIONS

BY CHAD SWIATECKI



Scene HOTTEST TICKET

The UlTimaTe Austin summer Our guide tO the best in music, art, film, and fun during the city’s hOttest mOnths.

MUSIC: KGSR’s Blues On the Green Why go: The city’s largest free summer music series draws tens of thousands to Zilker Park. “People spend a lot of time talking about how Austin is different now, yet every summer, Blues On the Green looks a lot like the Austin people like to remember,” says KGSR’s Andy Langer. The dates: Wild Child with Max Frost (June 22); Hayes Carll with Carson McHone (July 13); and Sweet Spirit and The Suffers (August 3). Insider tip: Limited $100 VIP tickets help benefit nonprofits like the Austin Parks Foundation. Highlights: Carll is on a hot streak with his new record, Lovers and Leavers. kgsr.com

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ART: Goya: Mad Reason Why go: The summer arts scene will get a boost at The Blanton Museum of Art with this exhibit of nearly 150 prints and paintings by Spain’s Francisco de Goya, “an artist whose oeuvre touches on the very fabric of human nature,” says Blanton Director Simone Wicha. The dates: June 19–September 25. Insider tip: June 19 is also the day the Blanton’s SoundSpace series will celebrate the music of artists who have recently passed, including David Bowie and Prince. Highlights: Don’t miss Goya’s portrait of bullfight master Pedro Romero or Los disparates, a dark, dreamlike print series. blantonmuseum.org

The Paramount’s Summer Classic Film Series will feature special anniversary screenings of many favorites, including the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth, the 1986 fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

PhotograPhy by stanley bielecki movie collection/getty images

By Kathy BlacKwell


PhotograPhy by Do512.com (blues on the green); mark knight for W austin (Wet Deck)

FILM: The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series Why go: For 41 years, the century-old Paramount has offered respite from the heat with an expertly curated program of hundreds of movies. This summer brings a new sound system and digital cinema (DCP), but prints will be shown whenever possible. “DCP simply allows us expand the catalog, so look forward to seeing dozens of movies that have not been featured at the Paramount in quite a long time, if ever,” programmer Steven Jannise says. The dates: Memorial Day to Labor Day. Insider tip: Film Fan Club members can attend exclusive parties and get reserved seating. Highlights: Double bills like All About Eve and Double Indemnity (June 21, 22) as well as anniversary showings of films like the 60th birthday of Texas classic Giant (September 3). austintheatre.org FUN: The Wet Deck at W Austin Why go: The W Austin’s fourth-floor pool is the place to be during the summer, with the SoundWave pool party series featuring Bird Peterson and DJ Kurupt every Sunday from noon to sundown ($20 cover), and Sunset Sessions every weeknight from 4-7 pm, featuring drink specials, fashion pop-ups, and other surprises. Insider tip: Enjoy SoundWave in style by booking a cabana, starting at $200, and bottle service. Highlight: Luxuriate in poolside services from the adjoining Away Spa, from massages to sunscreen application for the ultimate in posh lounging.

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top: For more than a quarter century, music fans have flocked to Zilker Park for Blues on the Green (which spans many genres) on select Wednesdays each summer. below: The Wet Deck at W Austin beckons a party crowd every Sunday with beats and cocktails.

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“Rosé is different [from] reds and whites in the sense that it’s almost become more of a lifestyle brand,” says Paul Chevalier of Château d’Esclans, the winemaker behind such rosés as Garrus, Les Clans, Rock Angel, and Whispering Angel, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. “It’s this world-travelling group that drinks rosé, and now it’s spreading to broader demographics across the US.” Initially, US audiences shied away from the pink-hued summer sipper because of its reputation as being overly sweet, but no more—as palates have grown more sophisticated, Americans have embraced rosé in all its nuanced forms. “You’ve seen a great growth in the wine business as we’ve developed a stronger food culture in the US,” says Bill Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines, which has several rosés on its roster from the Belleruche, Sanford, and Il Poggione wineries. “People who are interested in food are driving [the demand for rosé], and to a large extent, those are Millennials.” That same group—which eagerly stocks rosé outside its traditional “season” from Memorial Day through Labor Day—is also spreading its enthusiasm through social media, with hashtags like #RoseAllDay. Says Terlato, “There’s no question that the color is striking, but ultimately, there wouldn’t be that kind of following if the quality wasn’t in the bottle.”

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Blush, baby! Rosé is a hit with foodies who are looking for something extra to set their dinner parties apart.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KNAPE/GETTY IMAGES

THANKS TO A GROWING MILLENNIAL MARKET, ROSÉ HAS BECOME THE OFFICIAL SIP OF SUMMER—AND BEYOND. BY JILL SIERACKI



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Our Hero

As Lt. Carlton Burk on Michael Bay’s hit post-apocalyptic series on TNT, The Last Ship, San Antonio native Jocko Sims is out to save the world. Since leaving Texas to pursue a theater degree at UCLA, Sims has appeared in Dreamgirls, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Masters of Sex, among many other roles. Austin Way caught up with Sims, who co hosts a weekly radio show with his mother, Apollo Night LA, before June’s third-season premiere of The Last Ship. On Lt. Carlton Burk: “His mission comes before everything. It [even] comes before family—and love.” Speaking of love…“I love my home state, but Austin feels like a portal to another world —a very forward-thinking, fun, heavily artsy, eclectic town.” Rap it up: After Sims learned how to rap for his role on the Starz series Crash, it’s now a fun hobby. “I’m creating a comedy series about a group of guys trying to make it in the hip-hop business, so I will be doing a lot more of it soon.” Favorite radio guest: En Vogue. “I grew up listening to them because my mom used to buy all of the tapes. It was surreal sitting with them.” What’s next? “I’m interested in doing more producing, and I’m also developing a sports-based talk show. Look out!”

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“Austin feels like A portAl to Another world.” —jocko sims

PhotograPher: Diana raglanD; groomer: Veronica arancibia; WarDrobe StyliSt: JorDan groSSman

Actor And sAn Antonio nAtive Jocko SimS of The LasT ship is truly A mAn on A mission.


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The SweeT SpotS Three playful NeW eaTeries combiNe desserT meNus WiTh decadeNT cockTails for aN adulTsoNly sugar rush. By Frani LieBerman

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semifreddo to an irresistibly innovative play on coffee and donuts; savory options like Wednesday-only fried chicken hold up well to their pastry counterparts. 1401 W. Sixth St., 512-628-0144; nightcapaustin.com The just-opened Prohibition Creamery serves up classic and alcohol-infused all-natural ice creams, sorbets, and floats. “Adults like ice cream too,” says Laura Aidan of her bar-meets-ice-cream parlor. “There aren’t enough ice cream shops where you spend time hanging out.” Half of the seasonal menu’s 12 rotating flavors are alcoholic (think Triple Bourbon Milkshake and Sake Lime Sorbet). Check the website for a secret “prohibition” flavor every month. 1407 E. Seventh St.; prohibitioncreamery.com

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from top: Whiskey chocolate ice cream—a decadent mix of top shelf bourbon and rich Valrhona chocolate—at Prohibition; the bar at Nightcap.

photography by Kristyn Miller (nightcap); nicolai Mccrory (prohibition)

One of Austin’s premier pastry chefs, Jodi Elliott recently opened the Mueller location of her popular Bribery Bakery, which moonlights as a nighttime destination where the bakery case stays open with the addition of plated desserts and a full bar. “I am into things that are fun and whimsical and full of things that I love, like pink bubbles with sorbet,” says Elliott. To stand up to treats like the pineapple brown butter blondie, boozy options such as the Frida (tequila, lime, and orange soda) are straightforward and unfussy. 1900 Simond Ave., No. 300, 512297-2720; briberybakery.com Dessert-focused evening spot Nightcap touts itself as “predominately pastry with a side of savory.” Classic cocktails pair with delectable sweets from white chocolate


SPLASH INTO SUMMER AT SONESTA Whether you’re feeling haute or hot this summer, Sonesta Bee Cave’s “Splash ‘n Shop” offer is just what you need to stay cool. The package is inclusive of accommodations, a $50 gift card for use at the Hill Country Galleria and exclusive discounts at Just for Fun Watercraft Rentals located at Lake Travis. Highlights of Sonesta Bee Cave Austin include: • Contemporary 195 guest room hotel • “15/15” - Located just 15 minutes from the exciting water sports at Lake Travis and 15 seconds from the shopping, dining and nightlife at the Hill Country Galleria • Meridian 98, Bee Cave’s hottest rooftop terrace bar and lounge overlookingTexas Hill Country • Outdoor pool and sun deck • Free self-parking • Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel • And much more! RATES FROM $159! RATES VALID FROM MAY 1 - SEPT 5, 2016. Book your room rates from $159. Use PROMO CODE SHOP to receive this great offer.

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SCENE SEASON Enjoy those wide open spaces this summer with a photo exhibit on Big Bend National Park at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and with the Dixie Chicks at Austin360 Amphitheater in August.

COUNTRY SUMMER IN THE CITY SAVOR THE NOSTALGIA OF THE SEASON WITH THESE FIVE TEXAS CLASSICS THAT GET BACK TO OUR ROOTS.

At Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Llano, where pork chops are as thick as a Russian novel, part of the ritual is selecting your own meat directly from the pit. But the pilgrimage to the Hill Country, though lovely, is no longer mandatory now that Cooper’s has opened an offshoot in the heart of downtown. The menu is full of the reliables, along with turkey and cabrito (that’s goat for you newbies), and a separate lounge offers a late-night menu. Valet parking for barbecue? We must be in Austin. 217 Congress Ave., 512-474-4227; coopersbbqaustin.com 2. WILLIE’S PICNIC

The first incarnation of Willie Nelson’s iconic Fourth of July Picnic was held in 1973. That means the evidently immortal Texas treasure has been throwing these rite-of-passage parties for more than half of his 82 years. Celebrate with Willie and friends like Kris Kristofferson and Alison Krauss at the Austin360 Amphitheater. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., 512-301-6600; austin360amphitheater.com 3. HONKY-TONK NIGHTS

Along with longneck beers and chicken-fried steak, another verity of the half-century-old Broken Spoke are the dancers, who seem to glide around the îî

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTIE GOODWIN/REDFERNS VIA GETTY IMAGES (DIXIE CHICKS); THOMAS J. AVERY/BULLOCK MUSEUM (CERRO CASTELLAN)

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O u r b i g s t a t e h a s a l o t t o o f f e r. F r o m t h e H i l l C o u n t y v i e w s o f A u s t i n t o t h e m e t r o p l e x e s o f D a l l a s , H o us t o n a n d San An to n i o. W h en i t c ome s to re a l e sta te ERIC CO PPER is y our truste d p rof essional.


SCENE SEASON floor like they’re on rails. From awkward first dates to golden wedding anniversaries, lifetime bonds are formed at the honky tonk. Want to join in? Terri White, daughter of Spoke owners James and Annetta White, teaches two-stepping lessons four nights a week. 3201 S. Lamar, 512-442-6189; brokenspokeaustintx.net 4. Big Bend dreams

Big Bend National Park may be on the West Texas map, but as anyone who has ever visited that Trans-Pecos landscape of sun-bleached Chihuahuan desert, floating mountains, and hidden canyons knows, it seems to exist on an otherworldly plane all its own. “Journey Into Big Bend,” an exhibit at the Bullock Texas State History Museum through September 18, is a collection of eye-candy landscape photography, oral history, artifacts, and archeological finds. 2800 Congress Ave., 512-936-8746; thestoryoftexas.com

There’s been a lot of water— some personal, some political—under the bridge since the last time the Dixie Chicks headlined a tour in Central Texas, where sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison live, as does Natalie Maines’ famous pop, Lloyd Maines. But the trio is back with MMXVI World Tour, landing on August 7 at the Austin360 Amphitheater. From their start busking on Dallas street corners through their platinum-selling heyday, the Chicks were not only virtuosic musicians, but empowering role models and a hell of a lot of fun onstage. There are some things time can’t change. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., 512-301-6600; austin360amphitheater.com

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top: Chris Stapleton was one of the performers last year at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic, which started in 1973 with friends like Kris Kristofferson (BOTTOM), who has played many of the picnics ever since, including in 2015.

PhotograPhy by gary Miller/getty iMages (staPleton, Kristofferson)

5. it’s a ChiCks thing


RADIOHEAD × MUMFORD & SONS × KENDRICK LAMAR × LCD SOUNDSYSTEM MAJOR LAZER × KYGO × WILLIE NELSON B × THE CHAINSMOKERS × FLUME

CHRIS STAPLETON A × M83 × HAIM × CAGE THE ELEPHANT × SCHOOLBOY Q

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB × LL COOL J FEAT. DJ Z-TRIP × BAND OF HORSES × YOUNG THE GIANT

LOCAL NATIVES × FOALS × DIE ANTWOORD × NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS

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COIN TOSS DANISH ARTISTS ADD SOME FUN TO LAGUNA GLORIA’S FOUNTAIN TERRACE WITH “LOST MONEY.” BY KATHY BLACKWELL

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About 700 coins are affixed to the terrace leading up to the fountain at The Contemporary’s Laguna Gloria—the century-old villa once owned by iconic Texas philanthropist Clara Driscoll—in a new installation by Danish art group Superflex.

“IT’S NOT EXPECTED ARTWORK IN A TRADITIONAL SCULPTURE PARK.” —LOUIS GRACHOS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN FITZSIMMONS

You want to pick the glittering coins up off the ground, but you can’t. For the new “Lost Money” installation at Contemporary Austin’s Laguna Gloria, Danish art trio Superflex, with the help of museum board members and staffers, randomly tossed 700 coins on the patio and terrace around Laguna’s lake-facing fountain; the artists then affixed the money to the ground exactly where each piece fell. The exhibit, one of several new installations at the 12-acre Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, takes about $2,000 worth of nickels, dimes, quarters, and rare coins out of circulation, playing on wishful coin tosses into fountains. “The bright Texas sky hitting the coins creates this beautiful, shimmering effect around the fountain,” says Contemporary executive director Louis Grachos, who was drawn to Superflex after seeing a major public art project they executed in Copenhagen last summer. As Grachos develops the garden’s long-term plan, he’s drawn to “generous and socialminded” artists like Superflex, whose “Lost Money” might become permanent. Adds Grachos: “It’s not expected artwork in a traditional sculpture park. We’re trying hard to make it a unique destination where art and nature intersect in interesting ways.” 3809 W. 35th St., 512-4588191; contemporaryaustin.org


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XYZ Atlas is the latest achievement in Jennifer Chenoweth’s art career, one that continually blurs the lines of the relationship between artists, their work and their audience. Chenoweth explores her art process through Fisterra Studio, where she makes contemporary art in any material that fits the idea, from drawings to large sculpture to interactive collaborative projects. Her personal style has earned her a reputation as a critically acclaimed figure in Austin’s art community, in part because of her ability to utilize visual art as a tool for social change through inspiration and connection. Jennifer is an artist that doesn’t fall neatly into any category, perhaps because she views her artistic inquiry as parallel to the philosophic inquiry of becoming and being. She works backwards from an idea and forwards from studio process — the art manifests somewhere in the middle. Chenoweth’s process evolves with her and has allowed her art to progress with technology. In addition to the XYZ Atlas, Chenoweth is also on a team for an ArtPlace project titled Drawing Lines, which will create an art piece that represents each of Austin’s 10 City Council districts as a catalyst for needed social and political change. In 2010, she founded a nonprofit, Generous Art, to empower artists and strengthen communities. She works actively in her studio and in her community to create change through inspiration and connection.

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above left: During her gubernatorial campaign, Wendy Davis says young women would approach her and ask what they could do to stand up for women’s rights, which is one of the reasons she started Deeds Not Words; the pink sneakers she wore during her 2013 filibuster have become a symbol for many who want change.

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Senator Wendy Davis’s 11-plus-hour filibuster of an abortion bill in June 2013 captured the attention of young women not just in Texas but across the country, her pink sneakers a symbol of standing for your rights. The former gubernatorial candidate remains a passionate women’s advocate; at South by Southwest, she rolled out a national initiative aimed at

millennials called Deeds Not Words to tackle issues like sexual assault and wage equality through a powerful network, campus chapters, and a website. As part of her next act, Davis sold her Fort Worth home and now lives in downtown Austin, where she’s close to her first granddaughter, born this spring. The origin of Deeds Not Words: “It was a

motto used in London and in the United States as part of the suffragette movement. We’ve had the right to vote for 95 years but have yet to fully realize equality.” On using Austin’s Guerilla Suit for the campaign’s branding and design: “When you want to talk to millennials, you go to millennials.” The filibuster turns three: “We would not be

talking about that day if it hadn’t been for the thousands of people who came and decided to literally cry out against what they saw as an injustice.” Style matters: “As silly as this sounds, on the days that I feel powerful, usually it’s because I have on some badass high heels, and I’m having a really good hair day.”

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SCENE: THE guidE the best of austin’s entertainment, dining, and visual arts.

ACL Live At the Moody theAter Kenny “babyface” edmonds, June 30; maxwell, July 18; Jonny lang, July 30; omara Portuondo and eliades ochoa, august 19. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd., 512-225-7999; acl-live.com

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dirty river boys, June 24; antone’s 41st anniversary Weekend—Chicago blues Weekend, July 1-July 3; 41st anniversary Week, “We Went live in ‘75!” with Jimmie vaughan & the tilt-a-Whirl band and special guests, July 15; dirty dozen brass band with bobby Patterson & the disciples, July 16. 305 E. Fifth St., 512-814-0361; antonesnightclub.com

Austin360 AMphitheAter Willie nelson’s fourth of July Picnic, July 4; the art of rap festival with Public enemy and doug e. fresh, July 17; modest mouse, July 23; dixie Chicks, august 7; gwen stefani, august 16. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., 512-301-6600; austin360amphitheater.com

BAss ConCert hALL Yanni, June 19; aC2: an intimate evening with anderson Cooper and andy Cohen, June 25; flight of the Conchords, July 9-10; Weird al Yankovic, July 12; todrick hall Presents: straight outta oz, July 22; steven tyler, July 26; frankie valli & the four seasons, august 11. 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive, 512-471-2787; texasperformingarts.org

the frAnk erwin Center James taylor, June 22; the Comedy get-down, July 16; drake, July 20. 1701 Red River St., 512-471-7744; uterwincenter.com

the Long Center mandy Patinkin, June 26; bob schneider with tosca string Quartet, July 15; The Addams Family The Musical, July 22-august 13; case/ lang/veirs (neko Case, Kd lang, and laura veirs), august 3. 701 W. Riverside Dr., 512-474-5664; thelongcenter.org

one worLd theAtre John mayall, June 23; gin blossoms, June 26; edwin mcCain, July 30; nick Colionne, august 12. 7701 Bee Cave Road, 512-3309500; oneworldtheatre.org

pArAMount theAtre summer Classic film series, featuring dozens of movies through labor day weekend. 713 Congress Ave., 512-4725470; austintheatre.org

stuBB’s BAr-B-Q Citizen Cope, June 24; feeding texas Presents the lone star beer texas heritage fest with shovels & rope, okkervil river, and girl in a Coma, June 30; violent femmes, July 20; fitz & the tantrums, July 24. 801 Red River St., 512-480-8341; stubbsaustin.com

ZACh theAtre One Man, Two Guvnors, June 1-26; Buyer and Cellar, June 8-august 14; Mary Poppins, July 20-september 4. 202 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-476-0541; zachtheatre.org

dine & drink BArLey swine now on burnet, this hometown favorite serves delicious plates inspired by local produce. 6555 Burnet Road, 512-394-8150; barleyswine.com

BuLLfight Popular chef shawn Cirkiel’s colorful menu brings spain

Iron & WIne at the Paramount Singer-songwriter Sam Beam returns to the Paramount Theatre for the annual Midwives Benefit Concert. Performing under the moniker Iron & Wine for over a decade, Beam has captured the hearts of listeners with his tender vocals and homespun indie folk. Contribute to a worthy cause and enjoy a night of Iron & Wine favorites. Saturday, July 23. 713 Congress Ave., 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org

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to Austin. 4807 Airport Blvd., 512-474-2029; bullfight-austin.com

Cafe No Se The South Congress Hotel’s continental café is ideal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512942-2061; cafenoseaustin.com

CeNtral StaNdard The New American bar and grill features an open kitchen, a raw bar, wine cellar, and a private dining room. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-942-0823; central standardaustin.com

Clark’S oySter Bar Another McGuire-Moorman brainchild, this chic raw bar raises seafood standards. 1200 W. Sixth St., 512-2972525; clarksoysterbar.com

CoUNter 3. fIVe. VII. The 25-seat chef’s counter creates an intimate and unforgettable dining experience. Its new cocktail program celebrates brown spirits. 315 Congress Ave. 512-291-3327; counter3fivevii.com

the drISkIll GrIll The historic hotel’s rrestaurant shines for its heritage charm and features an inspired menu by Chef Troy Knapp. 604 Brazos St., 512-439-1234; driskillgrill.com

emmer & rye The new Rainey Street restaurant has already garnered attention for its dim sum approach to New American cuisine and grainbased menu by chef Kevin Fink. 51 Rainey St., 512-3665530; emmerandrye.com

fIxe Southern food gets a luxe update at this chic eatery, with playful dishes like sweettea pickles. 500 W. Fifth St., 512-888-9133; austinfixe.com

foNda SaN mIGUel An iconic, traditional Mexican restaurant that boasts incredible Hispanic architectural design for a more authentic feel. 2330 W. North Loop Blvd., 512-4594121; fondasanmiguel.com

foreIGN & domeStIC Innovative chef Ned Elliott’s 47-seat mainstay is neighborhood dining at its very best. 306 E. 53rd St., 512-459-1010; fndaustin.com

fraNklIN BarBeCUe Declared the best barbecue in the country. Get in line early for their mouthwatering brisket. 900 E. 11th St.; franklinbarbecue.com

Jeffrey’S

tequila and mezcal selection. 400 W. Second St., 512-4990300; lacondesa.com

laUNderette Chef Rene Ortiz and pastry chef Laura Sawicki have created one of the best small-plate restaurants in town. 2115 Holly St., 512-3821599; launderetteaustin.com

leNoIr The dreamy, romantic interior is matched by the inspired menu of chef Todd Duplechan, and the wine garden is a slice of heaven. 1807 S. First St., 512-2159778; lenoirrestaurant.com

loNeSome doVe WeSterN BIStro

Located in the haven of the West Lynn district, this posh menu boasts elegance and ingenuity. 1204 W. Lynn St., 512-477-5584; jeffreysofaustin.com

Chef Tim Love’s uniquely Texan spot features dishes of wild game, including rattlesnake-rabbit sausage and kangaroo carpaccio. 419 Colorado St., 512-271-2474; lonesomedoveaustin.com

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Start your day by sprawling out on their grassy lawn with a house-baked pastry and fresh pressed juice. 1601 Waterston Ave., 512-4775584; josephineofaustin.com

With an award-winning mole recipe and a great downtown location, this Mexican fare is popular among meat and seafood lovers alike. 310 Congress Ave., 512-472-7555; manuels.com

JUNIper Uchi alum Nicholas Yanes upped the Italian game in Austin when he opened Juniper last year, with a focus on Northern Italian cuisine. 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 304, 512220-9421; juniperaustin.com

JUStINe’S BraSSerIe With an elevated French bistro menu and the best vinyl collection in town, the scene at this East Austin restaurant just gets better well into the night. 4710 E. Fifth St., 512-385-2900; justines1937.com

la CoNdeSa Contemporary Mexican is paired with an expansive

odd dUCk Brother chef-owners Bryce and Dylan Gilmore delight diners with unusual dishes (beef tongue Reuben) at this hot spot. 1201 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-433-6521; oddduckaustin.com

olamaIe Traditional Southern food for lunch and dinner with a sophisticated twist and national acclaim. 1610 San Antonio St., 512-474-2796; olamaieaustin.com

THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER W Austin’s popular downtown Sunday Funday pool party series, “SOUNDWAVE,” is back with a new name and a few new surprises. On Sundays and holiday Mondays, guests can hang poolside with beats from DJ Bird Peterson, drink specials, and more. Tickets are $20 (hotel guests are complimentary). Soundwave guests can take the elevator home by grabbing a room for $149 on Sunday nights. For information on tickets and cabanas, go to whotelaustin.com/soundwave

otoko This 12-seat, reservationonly omakase restaurant has a private bar for diners. 1603 S. Congress Ave.; otokoaustin.com

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El NaraNjo To help diners understand Mexican cuisine beyond tacos and TexMex, Iliana and Ernesto de la Vega have dedicated themselves to serving delicious Mexican specialties at El Naranjo. The menu, which changes frequently, features savory salsas and moles, and a variety of traditional dishes served with house-made corn tortillas. In an effort to provide a further understanding of Mexican food and culture, Iliana has begun offering culinary excursions

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Parkside The original Austin gastropub with a fresh, ingredientdriven menu. 301 E. Sixth St., 512-474-9898; parksideaustin.com

Perla’s Top-notch oysters are served on an expansive patio with shareable menu selections, including lobster mac and cheese. 1400 S. Congress Ave., 512-291-7300; perlasaustin.com

Prelog’s European-inspired cuisine encourages patrons to indulge in the well-curated cocktail pairings. The 360 Tower, 360 Nueces St., Ste. 10; 512-350-2895; prelogs.com

Qui Where you’ll find some of the most creative and inventive dishes in town. 1600 E. Sixth St., 512-4369626; quiaustin.com

second Bar + kitchen Inventive bites and a smart cocktail program draw a stylish crowd at this popular downtown restaurant. 200 Congress Ave., 512-8272750; secondbarkitchen.com

swift’s attic Whimsical small plates plus

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creative cocktails are the name of the game at this bustling gastropub. 315 Congress Ave., 512-4828842; swiftsattic.com

the carillon This New American grill is sometimes described as the best-kept secret in Austin. 1900 University Ave., 512-4043655; thecarillonaustin.com

townsend Congress’s newest addition boasts inventive cocktails crafted by Austin favorite Justin Elliott. 718 Congress Ave., Ste. 100, 512-887-8778; thetownsendaustin.com

uchi Chef Tyson Cole combines his extensive Eastern knowledge with exotic, high-quality ingredients at this landmark restaurant. 801 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808; uchiaustin.com

uchiko Designed to mimic a Japanese farmhouse, Uchi’s sister restaurant is popular for its vegetarian tasting menu and fried-milk dessert. 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808; uchikoaustin.com

wink A longtime favorite, diners can expect attentive service and top-notch, locally procured ingredients at this 15-table restaurant. 1014 N.

Lamar Blvd., 512-482-8868; winkrestaurant.com

wu chow From the creative minds behind Swift’s Attic, this downtown restaurant brings authentic farm-to-table Chinese food to downtown Austin. IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W. Fifth St., Ste. 168, 512-4762469; wuchowaustin.com

museums the Blanton MuseuM of art “Goya: Mad Reason” features 150 prints and paintings by the Spanish master. Through September 25. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 512-471-5482; blantonmuseum.org

Bullock texas state history MuseuM “Journey Into Big Bend” is a photographic and archeological exploration of West Texas’s natural wonder. Through September 18. 1800 Congress Ave., 512-9368746; thestoryoftexas.com

the conteMPorary austin (at Jones center) The downtown location is closed for renovations through the fall. 700 Congress Ave.,


512-453-5312; the contemporaryaustin.org

Room. 300 W. 21st St., 512-471-8944; hrc.utexas.edu

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Celebrating a century, the Driscoll Villa features the 12-acre Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park. 3809 W. 35th St., 512-458-8191; the contemporaryaustin.org

Explore the Texas-born president’s life and legacy, as well as the impact of the 1960s. 2313 Red River St., 512-721-0200; lbjlibrary.org

Since 1994, this gallery has specialized in fine-art photographs by artists such as James Evans, Bill Wittliff, and Kate Breakey. 1101 W. Sixth St., 512-477-0828; cowboy fineartphotographs.com

eLisabeT ney museum Elisabet Ney sculpted famous Texans in this studio-turned-museum. 304 E. 44th St., 512-4582255; austintexas.gov

george WashingTon Carver museum and CuLTuraL CenTer

Opened in 1984, this downtown museum celebrates traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture. 419 Congress Ave., 512-4809373; mexic-artemuseum.org

More than 50 artists are represented in two stories of exhibition space, with an emphasis on emerging and collected talent. 1201 W. Sixth St., 512-472-7428; wallyworkmangallery.com

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This museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, and exhibition of African-American historical and cultural material. 1165 Angelina St., 512-947-4926; carvermuseum.org

harry ransom CenTer While the gallery is closed for renovations until August 15, visitors can still see The Gutenberg Bible and other select items in the lobby as well as conduct research in the Reading and Viewing

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East Austin’s welcoming neighborhood gallery features monthly shows in a modernized, refurbished home. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St., 512-826-5334; grayduckgallery.com

The russeLL CoLLeCTion Fine arT gaLLery Boasting museum-quality work, this gallery is known for bringing in world-class artists. 1137 W. Sixth St., 512-478-4440; russellcollection.com

For more than 37 years, the nonprofit has focused on contemporary art created by women who live and work in Texas. 1710 Lavaca St., 512-477-1064; womenandtheirwork.org

yard dog arT gaLLery Known for its fine, folky, and funky art, Yard Dog showcases the work of artists who are also musicians, including Jon Langford, Tom Russell, and Bob Schneider. 1510 S. Congress Ave., 512-912-1613; yarddog.com

UmlaUf ScUlptUre Garden & mUSeUm Now through mid-October, visitors can experience a rare glimpse inside the mind of the late Charles Umlauf, the sculptor behind more than 160 figures on display at the iconic Barton Springs location, celebrating its 25th anniversary. Highlighting key moments from Umlauf’s life and work,

NONPROFIT WITH WINGS Foster Angels believes it’s that one moment of caring, given at just the right time, that often translates into a lifetime of difference for children in foster care. Every day they provide immediate care in the form of basic needs and life-enhancing experiences. Foster Angels has helped over 12,000 children, youth, and young adults since 2010. That moment of need for a child is not next week or next month; it’s right now. info@fosterangelsctx.org www.fosterangelsctx.org

“Studio in the Museum: An Interactive Recreation of Charles Umlauf’s Studio” showcases artwork and tools pulled directly from his private studio. 605 Robert E. Lee Road, 512-4455582; umlaufsculpture.org

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WITH COVE, REBECCA YANOFF HAS CREATED A TRAVEL-INSPIRED OASIS IN THE HEART OF SOCO.

As a college student, Rebecca Yanoff loved living on vibrant and eclectic South Congress Avenue, but she missed the type of high-low shopping she grew up enjoying in New York, where she could easily find chic labels mixed with less expensive, trendy pieces. Now Yanoff is filling that SoCo niche herself by opening Cove boutique, an airy, breathable space filled with upscale casual lines, swimwear, accessories, and stylish gifts. But Cove was several years in the making. After earning a liberal arts degree at UT and her master’s at St. Edward’s as well as taking time off to travel in Europe, Yanoff became a personal trainer at Castle Hill Fitness, where she developed important friendships. “You become close with your clients,” says Yanoff. “They pushed me to do more and knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur.” As Yanoff began developing her business plan, one fitness client in particular became essential: real estate developer Peter Barlin, who partnered with her to build a new structure on an empty lot on her SoCo street of dreams. Cove’s modern, sleek two-story building, designed by Austin’s Un.box Studio, sits on the hot corner of Gibson Street and South Congress, îî

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Cove beckons with inviting lounge areas; owner Rebecca Yanoff; swimwear and upscale casual clothing are showcased at the South Congress boutique.

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“PeoPle always say ‘I feel lIke I’m on a vacatIon’ when they come In.” —rebecca yanoff

a prime location for foot traffic. A lot of her regulars live in Travis Heights and Bouldin Creek (her store straddles both ’hoods), and she gets a stream of tourists from the neighboring boutique hotels. She actually started building her customer base six months before the building opened in January—weather had delayed construction, and with inventory to sell, Yanoff opened a pop-up shop at the church directly behind her new space. “The pop-up allowed me to work out the kinks, those mistakes you make in the beginning,” she recalls. Although located in the SoCo hustle, the light-filled, elegantly appointed Cove was designed to feel like a relaxing retreat. “People always say ‘I feel like I’m on a vacation’ when they come in, which is what I wanted,” says Yanoff, who cites travel as a primary source of inspiration and avoids anything too austere to encourage a welcoming vibe. That philosophy also applies to the brands she carries, including Rebecca Taylor, Cynthia Vincent, Zimmermann, Antik Batik, and Tularosa: “The aesthetic is a little boho but very wearable. It’s what Austin women wear on a daily basis.” Yanoff envisions building out the second floor, adding more gifts, and opening a café—making the Cove experience a destination like Dallas’s Forty Five Ten. SoCo seems ready for it, she adds. “Once I saw the opportunity of this location, everything opened up.” 1318 S. Congress Ave., 737-484-0267; coveclothing.com

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clockwise from top left: Cove’s dressing rooms; among the boutique’s lines is MISA Los Angeles, which features loose-fitting pieces in cool fabrics perfect for hot Austin summers; Yanoff expects to add more curated gifts to her inventory this year; beach photos adorn the walls over the racks.


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Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean Austinites take a vacation from working out—and indoor cycling is a perfect way to pedal up a sweat without facing the season’s sweltering heat. Three distinct cycling studios offer standout features that keep riders coming back for more. Love was founded by a group of successful friends, including Maria Groten and David Garza, who wanted to share their cycling passion. The studio focuses on inclusion, with classes designed for beginners as well as experts. Riders are rewarded with a refreshing eucalyptus towel for that post-workout cooldown. 507 Pressler St. No. 900, 512-7613398; lovecyclingstudio.com With studios in the Second Street District as well as the Hill Country Galleria, Ride is all about the music, with killer acoustics and special classes like “Rihanna vs. The Weeknd.” Instructors know their riders by name and aim to make each 45-minute session both a workout and a social event. 117 Lavaca St., 512-322-5252; Hill Country Galleria, 512-284-9888; ride-indoorcycling.com Launched by Maja Kermath in 2012, Kor180 pairs indoor cycling with high-octane Pilates interval training in workouts that make use of a machine called a KorFormer. In addition to its downtown location, Kor180 recently opened a studio near the Domain. 1161 W. Fifth St., No. 140, 512-243-7955; 11005 Burnet Road, No. 106, 512-7722541; kor180.com

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See campus in a whole new way: A Texas-sized collection of art curated for Austin

Photos, clockwise from left: Mark di Suvero, Clock Knot, 2007. Nancy Rubins, Monochrome for Austin, 2015. James Turrell, detail of The Color Inside, 2013. Photos by Paul Bardagy. Michael Seiben, It Will All Happen Again, 2014. Photo by Sandy Carson.

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The unisex Hotel San Jose Kimono Robe in pink serape (also available in blue serape), $180.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF CRAWFORD (KIMONO); MLENNY (LEFT DESERT); CHRIS CROSS (RIGHT DESERT)

Celebrated Bunkhouse hotelier Liz Lambert’s impeccable attention to detail makes it difficult to leave any of her acclaimed Texas properties, including Austin’s Saint Cecilia and San Jose hotels. One way to extend your stay, at least existentially, is to own a kimono designed by Lambert to match the personalities of each of her hotels. “When I started thinking about robes for Hotel Saint Cecilia, I became obsessed with vintage kimonos and yukatas,” Lambert recalls. “They’re glamorous and hippie at the same time, they are super comfortable, and they look good on everyone. We worked with textiles designers in India; the cotton is so soft and just gets better with wear. I chose a batik print for the Saint Celia robe, and we used a serape stripe for the San Jose to reflect the sort of Tokyomeets-Texas feel of the hotel.” Lambert also designed kimonos, which are made in a government sponsored co-op in India using indigenous weaving and dyeing techniques, for her other properties: San Antonio’s Latin-inspired Havana and Marfa’s psychedelic El Cosmico. The robes are gift shop best-sellers. Since the kimono arrived at the San Jose five years ago, guests often ask to buy the wash-andworn robes that are already in their rooms. With either the blue or pink serape-striped option, it’s the next best thing to scoring a late checkout. sanjosehotelstore.com


Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Although it’s more common in older women, ovarian cancer affects women of all ages, even in their 20s. There is no early detection test, and symptoms can be subtle. But while you can’t see it, you can take steps to get ahead of it by knowing your risk factors. Family history of cancer and presence of gene mutations like BRCA are risk factors, so talk to your family and your doctor. This information makes you less likely to ignore vague signs that could indicate disease. Meanwhile, promising collaborative research will continue to shed light on new advances in diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. To learn more about symptoms, risk factors and research go to SU2C.org/ovarian

Minnie Driver Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador Photo by Martin Schoeller

Stand Up To Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


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H2ommm WORLD RENOWNED LAKE AUSTIN SPA RESORT taps tHE OH-sO-sOOtHING tHERapEUtIC pROpERtIEs OF WatER IN sUMMER’s MUst-tRY REGIMEN. by KAThy bLAcKwELL

“Water quiets all the noise, all the distractions, and connects you to your own thoughts,” writes Wallace J. Nichols in Blue Mind, the recent best-seller that examines the science behind the healing effects of water. As the activities and fitness director for world-renowned Lake Austin Spa Resort, Cindy Present was inspired by Blue Mind’s pivotal research to create The Ripple Effect, a new series of more than 30 waterbased activities for overnight guests using the property’s three pools and lakeshore. It’s the latter that most excites Present, a true water baby: “There is no other destination spa in the world with the signature Lake Fit classes we have.” Set on the calming shores of Lake Austin facing the Balcones Canyonlands Nature Preserve, the 40-room resort beckons guests to enjoy the water with amenities that range from lakeside hammocks and outdoor dining areas to the pools and dock fully stocked with kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more. Its innovative health and wellness programming keeps the property at the top of “Best of” lists for destination spas. The Ripple Effect lineup includes instructor-led activities like the “On the Lake” cycling class, which involves highintensity interval training sets on hydrobikes, and the AquaStretch Myofascial Release, a massage service that

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“THE WATER CALMS OUR MINDS AND RESETS US TO OUR PURPOSE

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AND PASSION.”—CINDY PRESENT

relieves aches and tension in a warm pool. Present strongly recommends the Meditative Morning Pedal or Paddle, a group activity where guests can kayak, paddleboard, or hydrobike along the shores of the Nature Preserve. “The rhythm of the paddles or pedals is meditative; the water calms our minds and resets us to our purpose and passion,” Present says.

Instructors include Monica Gutierrez, the spa’s lead AquaStretch therapist, who conducts floating meditation classes in the New Englandinspired Pool Barn. Present, a watersports coach, leads the lake activities. “No matter what the activity or how hard I go at it, when I’m on the lake, I’m always more fulfilled and centered,”

says Present, who also volunteers for two nonprofits that use water activities to help people battling illness or stress. What would a typical “Ripple Effect” day look like? Start with a Morning Meditative Pedal or Paddle and breakfast by the lake at the outdoor dining arbor, followed by Boaga (a boat and yoga hike), then an

AquaStretch session. After a lakeside lunch, take a Lake Fit class like the kayak and waterfall hike and then indulge in a spa treatment like the Quench Body Wrap. Toast the day with a sunset wine cruise, which combines two of our favorite “w” words: water and wine. 1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd., 800-847-5637; lakeaustin.com

CLOCKWISE FROM OPPOSITE PAGE: Lake Austin Spa Resort guests can go sculling on the lake; browse the property at their leisure; or go for a swim in the covered Pool Barn. The menu showcases ingredients from local sources, including the spa’s organic garden.

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NAILING IT THE AUSTIN OUTPOST OF NEW YORK’S TENOVERTEN SALON HAS ITS FINGER ON THE PULSE OF SUMMER’S MANI-PEDI TRENDS.

“MOON MANICURES ARE ALSO A VERY POPULAR DESIGN, VERY PRETTY.” —NADINE ABRAMCYK

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After conquering the concrete jungle with four nail salons in New York, Texas natives Nadine Abramcyk and Adair Ilyinsky hand-picked the hip South Congress Hotel as the site for their first TenOverTen salon outside the Big Apple— and the salon’s emphasis on all-natural, healthy nails has made it a huge hit since its opening in the fall. One big difference Abramcyk has noticed between the two cities is that more Austin patrons request nail art; the salon here has several talented technicians on hand to meet that demand. “What I see as a big trend in nail art is ombré for manicures,” she says. “People love doing every finger a slightly different shade. Moon manicures are also a very popular design, very pretty.” The latter combines two colors: one as a crescent on the base, the other on the rest of the nail. Although many Austinites have opted for blue nails, a bright red shade with coral undertones is ideal for summer. “It is universally flattering for every type of skin tone,” says Abramcyk, who recommends the Ludlow shade in TenOverTen’s custom line of polish. When in doubt, customers can always stay classic with a fresh, nude tone on their hands and feet. “If someone doesn’t want to go bold, a chic summer nude can go a long way,” she says. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 469-660-1010; tenoverten.com

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: TenOverTen’s salon at the South Congress Hotel is its first location outside of New York; bright red with coral undertones makes Ludlow a favorite shade for summer; the salon’s interior; moon manicures are popular among Austin women.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MINTA MARIA

BY SAMANTHA REICHSTEIN



STYLE BEAUT Y Get glowing! Makeup artist Dick Page used bronzer at the Michael Kors Spring/ Summer 2016 show to create a look he describes as “pared down, clean, and healthy.”

STYLE TIP: Guerlain’s (ABOVE) Olivier Echaudemaison suggests applying bronzer with a big, fluffy brush in the shape of the number three from forehead to chin, but insists on keeping the application as “simple as possible.”

HIGH-TECH BEAUTY: Yves Saint Laurent’s Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones (BELOW) boast beauty-enhancing squalene—a fatty acid found in plants and vegetable oils—which leaves skin super moisturized.

THESE AREN’T YOUR MOTHER’S ONE-SHADESUITS-ALL FACIAL TANNERS. BY CHRISTINA CLEMENTE

If the past few years on the runway are any indication, au naturel skin tones are here to stay. “In the ’80s, an intense sun tan was the trend,” says Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain’s creative director of 16 years. “Today, [the look is] lighter and much softer. It needs to be elegant.”

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Newly released formulas pack hydrating extracts and ultra-fine pigments for a velvety but sheer finish. “There are far better texture and color options than the heavy, orange-y products of the past,” says Dick Page, who created this year’s fresh look at the Michael Kors Spring/Summer show. Yves

Saint Laurent’s new Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones ($55), a line of three creamy-matte powders, are micro-milled to create a silky consistency, while light enhancing agents deliver a glow-y finish. The first brand to introduce bronzer back in 1984, with its iconic

Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($53), Guerlain remains at the forefront of technology with four new shades to complement the paler rose and golden tones of blondes and brunettes. And if you are seeking something a little softer still, Guerlain’s Joli Teint ($54) contains less

intense pigments to create a natural glow. Because when it comes to faking the bronze, less is more. Yves Saint Laurent, Sephora, Barton Creek Square, 512-327-4600; sephora.com. Guerlain, Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 212341-4111; saks.com

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LAUREN CONRAD WANTS TO SAVE THE SEA TURTLES

Fishing nets used to catch some of our favorite seafood catch, injure and kill thousands of sea turtles every year. For species like the Kemp’s Ridley, extinction is too close for the government to ignore the problem. Stand with Lauren and Oceana. Help save sea turtles at www.oceana.org/saveseaturtles


STYLE WATCH

GOING FOR THE GOLD SWISS WATCHMAKERS AND CHAMPION ATHLETES TEAM UP FOR TIMEPIECES THAT OFFER SPLIT-SECOND ACCURACY AS WELL AS WINNING STYLE. BY ALDOUS TUCK

The origin of precision timing in sports is shrouded in lore, but we do know that in 1932 Omega sent 30 state-of-the-art chronographs to the Olympic games in Los Angeles, providing not only the first official timekeeping technology, but also the first record of 1/10th of a second timing. Over the following eight decades, a number of brands proved their expertise across the sporting spectrum in the role of official timer and through longstanding partnerships. From sailing and equestrian competitions to world-class tennis, golf, motor racing, and beyond, Swiss makers have pushed their technical know-how to the limit, building reliable instruments that help competitors of all stripes attain excellence— and perhaps even that elusive gold medal. For more watch features and expanded coverage go to austinway.com/ watches-and-jewelry

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Omega has been an official Olympic timekeeper for nine decades. In honor of this summer’s Games the brand has released the Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016” ($9,600), created with a blue leather strap that speaks to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games logo accented with yellow, green, red, and black stitching reminiscent of the Olympic rings. The watch features a central chronograph seconds hand and a 30-minute

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recorder at 12. A limited edition of 316 pieces were created. Available at Russell Korman Fine Jewelry, 5011 Burnet Road., 512-451-9292; omegawatches.com As the official timer at Wimbledon, Rolex has a deep connection to tennis plus a myriad of partnerships in the sporting world. The Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 in steel and yellow gold ($12,700) is a new

generation of a true classic that is constructed of 904L steel and 18ct. yellow or Everose gold. The watch is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. Available at Ben Bridge at The Domain, 512-491-8014; rolex.com With eight decades of aeronautics informing their designs, Breitling is the official timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, sponsors several aviation teams, and

collaborates with elite pilots. The Avenger Bandit ($6,015) debuted at this year’s BaselWorld watch fair and is officially chronometercertified by the COSC. It is self-winding, high-frequency, and features a one-quarter of a second chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers. The Cambered sapphire crystal is glare-proof. Available at Sam L. Major Jewelry, 2727 Exposition Blvd., 512-473-0078; breitling.com

TAG Heuer is synonymous with auto racing, and the new Carrera Heuer 02T ($20,200) keeps the brand on track. The COSCcertified automatic chronograph with tourbillon escapement is made from 5 grade titanium. The black skeleton bridges feature a chronograph minute counter at 3 and a chronograph hour counter at 9. The strap is matte black alligator on black rubber. Available at Ben Bridge at The Domain; us.tagheuer.com


Go ahead, be fabulous. Just protect yourself.

When you’re out in the sun be sure to protect your skin. Shade, sunscreen, and a cover-up can go a long way to helping your natural beauty shine through.

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STYLE: THE guidE The besT of AusTin sTyle, from fAbulous fAshion And sooThing spAs To incredible fiTness sTudios.

Boutiques Abbey Rose The mother-daughter-owned shop boasts a selection of highly curated casual womenswear. 3300 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 440, 512-770-6515

billy Reid The modern collection of mens- and womenswear has an emphasis on usA manufacturing and upscale textiles. 1122 W. Sixth St., 512-354-1884; billyreid.com

REDESIGNED, RESPONSIVE, REDEFINED It’s like seeing your favorite band. The night they became your favorite band. It’s like that with the 2017 Lincoln MKZ. The best performances are often the most unexpected. And perhaps that explains the allure of the new MKZ, which not only wears a refreshingly bold look on its face, but has an unforgettable 400 horsepower* engine at its heart. *2017 MKZ equipped with available 3.0L engine and AWD. Horsepower rating achieved with 93-octane fuel.

blAckmAil designer gail chovan’s edgy south congress boutique highlights chic noir style in fashion, accessories, and home goods. 1202 S. Congress Ave., 512-8045881; blackmailboutique.com

blue elephAnt This local favorite boutique and apothecary carries a selection of luxe brands, including Anna sui, lamb, and cass guy. 4001 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 510, 512-371-3259; shopblueelephant.com

byGeoRGe couture with a dash of Austin weird; think a boho-chic isabel marant frock alongside oversized Karen Walker sunnies. 524 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-5951;

1400 S. Congress Ave., 512-441-8600; bygeorgeaustin.com

consuelA Known for its colorful, vibrant bags, shoes, and accessories, consuela is all about fun and style. 912 Congress Ave., 512-8943600; consuelastyle.com

cove With highly curated items inspired by travel, rebecca yanoff’s new boutique is Austin’s it destination for effortless, elegant style. 1318 S. Congress Ave., 737-4840267; coveclothing.com

Ste. 5, 512-458-5407; gardenroomboutique.com

helm boots The rustic-chic shop boasts upscale leather footwear with timeless quality. 900 E. Sixth St., Ste 101, 512-6098150; helmboots.com

hoiden supply compAny Americana gets a modish upgrade with leather moto jackets and cheap monday denim. 2055 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-271-1426; hoiden supplyco.com

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stephanie coultress recently moved her chic womenswear boutique to Tarrytown. 2727 Exposition Blvd., Ste. 121, 512-236-0488; estilo boutique.com

This is the place to find south-of-the-border indispensables—from embroidered oaxacan dresses to linen spray from the yucatan peninsula. 215 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. C, 512-5790303; jmdrygoods.com

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JuliAn Gold

This charming shop is stocked with colorful statement pieces from milly and local favorite Kelly Wynne. 501 Oakland Ave., 512-3229494; foundaustin.com

The 70-year fashion cornerstone features luxury designers and collections from across the world. 1214 W. Sixth St., Ste. 110, 512473-2493; juliangold.com

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kick pleAt

This Austin staple has long been the go-to spot for upscale women’s clothing, accessories, and bridal trends. 1601 W. 38th St.,

Women’s retailer specializing in airy and chic clothing, shoes, and accessories to live in. 918 W. 12th St., 512445-4500; kickpleat.com

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Kit and ace Designed with functionality in mind, Kit and Ace offers Austinites fashionable clothing to match life’s hustle moments. Sophisticated silhouettes are constructed with breathable natural fibers and bounce-back technology to eliminate the need for wardrobe changes and provide some relief from the summer sun. Whether you’re looking for a hike-and-bike trail getup or a boardroom ensemble, Kit and Ace is the place. 608 W. Monroe St., 844-548- 6223; kitandace.com

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Masha Poloskova stocks her carefully curated sister shops with high-end selections and vintage pieces. 701-F S. Lamar Blvd., 512462-4667; shopgarment.com

outdoor Voices Active men and women can find the latest in technical fitness apparel, for yogis and basketball players alike. 606 Blanco St., 512-356-9136; outdoorvoices.com

redBird Boutique This Westlake women’s clothing and accessories boutique brings together fresh and edgy designers for any style. 3663 Bee Cave Road, Suite 2C, 512-5140027; shopredbird.com

sunrooM Now at the South Congress Hotel, this shop with an urban-coastal vibe is well-stocked with unique clothing and accessories from up-and-coming designers. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-524-2197; sunroomaustin.com

Zink collection Modern day-to-day leather and vegan handbags with a global aesthetic flair. 1601 W. 38th St., Ste. 11,

512-502-5836; zinkcollection.com

jewelry Bell and Bird This hidden gem specializes in its evolving collection of 18th- and 19th-century heirloom jewelry pieces. 1206 W. 38th St., 512-4078206; bellandbird.com

Benold’s Jewelers Wedding rings and easy-towear fashion pieces are the star of the show here. 2900 W. Anderson Lane, 512-4526491; benolds.com

copeland Jewelers Custom pieces run alongside a collection of select estate and vintage jewelry. 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512-330-0303; copelandjewelers.com

kendra scott From her newest Austin location, in the Lamar Union shopping center, Kendra Scott furnishes her fashionforward customers with stylish pieces made of natural stones. 1400 S. Congress Ave., Ste. A-170, 512-3544737; kendrascott.com

favorite RedBird Boutique, this vintage-inspired line features edgy, chainlinked pieces. lizabeth jewelry.com

nak arMstronG One of Austin’s most beloved designers, Nak Armstrong creates innovative women’s accessories with intricate metalworking techniques and imaginative style. 2900 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 105, 512383-9197; nakarmstrong.com

rsk Jewelry A stunning collection of estate jewelry, precious gemstones, and contemporary creations. By appointment only. 512694-9136; rskjewelry.com

shaesBy Each piece of timeless jewelry reflects a different element of Austin’s unique character. By appointment only. 512453-7671; shaesby.com

Zoltan daVid Award-winning designer Sir Zoltan David combines centuries-old techniques with modern technology for oneof-a-kind stunners. 12901 Hill Country Blvd., 512-372-8888; zoltandavid.com

liZaBeth Jewelry Now available at local

Eliza PagE A fixture in the Second Street District for more than a decade, Eliza Page offers a one-of-a-kind

selection

featuring

DIVINE DESIGN Austin designer Jean Jones crafts her unique line of luxury women’s clothes with patience, skill, and expertise. Her collections include highwaisted women’s trousers, classic white shirts, silk blouses and dresses, and accessories, as well as her hand-woven, silk-lined, quilted jackets. Jones, a finalist in the 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Competition, has been practicing the craft of hand-weaving and couture garment-making for over 25 years. Visit her website to shop the collection.

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Austin. Displaying new merchandise almost every week as well as hosting designer trunk shows, Eliza Page forgoes short-lived trends in exchange for thoughtful design, with a wide range of price points. 229 W. Second St., 512-474-6500; elizapage.com

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Urban betty Urban Betty, a shabby-chic salon in the heart of the 26 Doors Shopping Center, guarantees that there is an artist for every spectrum of client, from “rockabilly to soccer mom.” The salon, owned by recent Austin Under 40 honoree Chelle Neff, draws inspiration from alluring pinups of the early 20th century and offers the homey feel of a country cottage. Complimentary beverages, including beer and wine, are part of the package. 1206 W. 38th St., 512-371-7663; urbanbetty.com

Dr. Minas Constantinides, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, has joined Westlake Dermatology after practicing 20 years on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He trained at Harvard and NYU and served as Director of NYU’s Division of Facial Plastic Surgery. He has been listed as one of the best doctors in New York by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Town and Country, and now brings his facial plastics expertise to Austin at Westlake Dermatology. 5301 Davis Lane 512-615.2730 westlakedermatology.com

SPA & BeAuty away spa The W Austin’s spa is an urban retreat. Make a day of it and spend post-treatment time by the pool. 200 Lavaca St., 512542-3626; austinawayspa.com

Haute House LasH & Beauty Bar Specializing in lash extensions, this chic studio is a haven for all things beauty. 4410 Medical Pkwy., 512-628-0175; hautehouse beauty.com

Hiatus spa + retreat Encouraging spa treatments as a regular routine, this spa offers wellness plans for affordable pampering. 1611 W. Fifth St., Ste. 155, 512362-5777; hiatusspa.com

Jackson ruiz saLon The salon has been a mainstay at New York Fashion Week, styling hair for some of the top designers in the industry. 500 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-4787744; jacksonruiz.com

Jose Luis saLon With two popular locations and a third on the way, Jose Luis is an Austin style favorite. 1717 W. SIxth St., Ste. 123, 512-474-1146; joseluissalon.com

Lacquer This upscale nail salon features an array of highend polish brands and knowledgeable technicians. 210 Guadalupe St., 512-4761211; ilovelacquer.com

Lake austin spa & resort You’ll want to spend the entire day enjoying the breathtaking views and luxe amenities before or after your treatment. 1705 S. Quinlan Park Road, 800-847-5637; lakeaustin.com

propaganda Hair group This contemporary, stylish salon welcomes clients with an unpretentious vibe and professional stylists with rich experience. 1611 W. Fifth St., Suite 150, 512-473-0700; propagandahairgroup.com

naava saLon This sophisticated spa in the middle of downtown and the Arboretum features everything you need in haircare and dayspa services—a true high-end experience. 10000 Research Blvd, Suite 141, 512-813-1000; 300 W. Sixth St., 512-387-7000; naava.com

rae cosmetics Rochelle Rae’s mineral makeup line is a local favorite.

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237 W. Second St., 512-320-8732; raecosmetics.com

rimix cosmetics This new Austin luxury makeup brand is formulated to stand up against the Texas heat and now has a fullservice beauty bar at Bella Salon. 1221 W. Sixth St., 512-483-1678; rimixcosmetics.com

roar saLon This Rainey Street salon offers exclusive L’Oréal Paris Kérastase treatments. 43 Rainey St., Ste. 103, 512-4747627; roaraustin.com

tenoverten This highly conscious and luxe nail salon brings expert service and a comfortable setting to South Congress. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 469660-1010; tenoverten.com

travaasa Make a weekend out of partaking in all the amenities at this nature-inspired resort. 13500 FM 2769, 512-3640061; travaasa.com/austin

triage Lindsay Hoffman’s chic grooming lounge offers clients the full head-to-toe revamp in a beautiful space with a community vibe. 1000 E. Fifth St., 512-800-

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1882; needtotriage.com

Vain Salon Stylist Emily Hatfield always makes certain every client leaves the salon with the perfect cut and style. 1803 Chicon St., 512-524-1057; vainaustin.com

ViVa Day Spa With its third location opening in May, this locally owned retreat uses organic and natural ingredients. 215 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-2256; 1811 W. 35th St., 512-300-2256

W3ll people This salon features a skincare line focusing on minimalist, organic makeup. 215 S. Lamar Blvd., Unit B, 512-366-7963; w3llpeople.com

fitness Black SWan yoga Approachable, affordable, and community-driven, Black Swan is on a mission to make yoga easy and fun. 403 Orchard St., 512-710-5131; blackswanyoga.com

caStle Hill FitneSS With strength-training classes, yoga, and Pilates, this inviting, full-scale facility can

accommodate all your fitness goals. 1112 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-478-4567; castlehillfitness.com

corepoWer yoga Open your mind, heat up your body, and reconnect to your inner power at this Market District studio. 801 W. Fifth St., 512-542-9642; corepoweryoga.com

iloVekickBoxing auStin Find a bag and channel all your frustrations into one of their high-intensity, cardiointensive classes. 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 203, 512960-6069; ilovekickboxing austintx.com

kor180 Learn to live your life inspired by three Kor pillars: exercise, nutrition, and community. 1611 W. Fifth St., Suite 140, 512-243-7955; kor180.com

loVe cycling StuDio LOVE Cycling’s intense workouts are designed to inspire and move riders emotionally, physically—and spiritually. 507 Pressler St., Ste. 900, 512-761-3398; lovecyclingstudio.com

facial treatment after a workout at one of the few spas in town that offer the heavenly Vichy rain shower. 524 N. Lamar Blvd., Third Fl., 512-381-2680; meccagymandspa.com

MoD FitneSS Barre work, Pilates, yoga, strength training, and other techniques all come together for full-body wellness. 4406 Burnet Road, 512-765-5663; modfitnessaustin.com

pure pilateS With a second location at The Domain, Pure Pilates incorporates strength training and cardio intervals using the popular Lagree Fitness Method on the Megaformer machine. 2222 Rio Grande St., Ste. 105, 512-243-7510; The Domain, 512-551-9370; purepilatesaustin.com

riDe Austinites flock to Ride in part because of the nonstop music. Bikes fill up early, so online reservations are highly suggested. 117 Lavaca St., 512-322-5252; rideindoorcycling.com

Mecca gyM & Spa Treat yourself to a massage or

OrangetheOry Orangetheory, a fast-growing group fitness concept, will open 10 more locations in Austin by the end of 2016. Based on the physiological science known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory breaks its 60-minute classes into intervals of heart-rate monitored cardiovascular and strength training that boasts “The Orange Effect”—

THE REBEL GENTLEMAN Downtown Austin’s newest retailer is already an outlier - Bearing expertly crafted ready-to-wear and custom menswear, as well as a peerless shopping experience. The independent luxury menswear brand offers an experience tailored to the needs of today’s (warrior) gentleman. Boldly crafted suits and handmade shirts by League of Rebels’ very own European master tailors line the walls of the shop on 2nd. Their free suit dry-cleaning offer also adds a touch to its personal service. Bold craftsmanship. Bespoke fit. 411 W. 2 nd Street Austin, TX 78701 844.810.1916 www.leagueofrebels.com

more energy, visible toning, and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post workout. Various locations; orangetheoryfitness.com

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ART of the CITy 2016

This year, our exclusive and unique Art of the City portfolio presents a true celebration of the exceptional talent and diversity of our nation’s artists. In what has become one of the most exciting events in our GreenGale Publishing calendar, the 2016 lineup represents the best, the boldest, and the buzziest from each of our 11 cities. From Boston to New York City and the Hamptons, to Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami, Los Angeles, Aspen, Las Vegas, and Austin, we are showcasing this

spectacular array of artists in each of our magazines, on our covers, and through a series of exclusive events around the country, designed to connect our readers and communities with America’s art superstars. In addition—and to underscore our commitment to art awareness in our cities—this year’s featured artists have donated select works to charities to help provide much-needed support. Twyla Tharp said, “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Now, on your mark, get set… go!

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JENNIFER CHENOWETH NO ONE UNDERSTANDS AUSTINITES’ PASSION FOR PLACE LIKE THIS VISUAL ARTIST, WHOSE XYZ ATLAS SHOWS WHERE LOCALS HAVE EXPERIENCED THEIR HIGHS AND LOWS ACROSS THE CITY. BY KATHY BLACKWELL PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNY SATHNGAM

WHERE IN AUSTIN HAVE you laughed the hardest? Where did you fall in love? Where did you have your worst night? These types of questions are at the heart of XYZ Atlas, a collaborative multimedia project by local artist Jennifer Chenoweth that illustrates how we feel about places around the city—from the Capitol to the Continental Club—by using art, technology, and psychology. Over the course of three years, more than 500 Austinites responded to Chenoweth’s surveys. Based on a color wheel inspired by psychologist Robert Plutchik’s theory of emotions, (lemon yellow for joy, dark green for terror, and so forth) and employing GIS (geospatial information systems) technology, she created The Hedonic Map of Austin, depicting our emotional connections, good and bad, with places that matter to us. From her first version in 2013 through the final 3-D map she unveiled during May’s West Austin Studio Tour, Austinites’ happiest place has never changed: It’s right there in a lemon-yellow peak over Barton Springs and Zilker Park. “I thought people would just answer with two-word locations, but they told these rich stories,” says Chenoweth, 47. “Newcomers got to say why they picked being here—they came for an event or a vacation and they had these lifechanging events.” For natives and longtime residents, their answers were “a way to commemorate the spots where they’ve experienced their whole lives.” Chenoweth herself moved to Austin in 1996

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to earn her MFA from UT and entrenched herself in the local scene with her Fisterra Studios and by founding Generous Art.org, which sells original artwork and gives some of the proceeds to local charities. With Barton Springs as the high point on her Hedonic Map, she has worked closely with a favorite nonprofit, the Barton Creek Conservancy (bartonsprings conservancy.org), which hosted her XYZ Atlas finale in May as well as the summerlong exhibit at the Barton Springs Bathhouse. XYZ Atlas also includes temporary art installations, a digital platform, a new catalog, and Dance of the Cosmos, a large solar-powered sculpture that opens with the sun. The steel lotus flower, illustrating the emotion chart, was funded by a city grant and unveiled last spring at the Elisabet Ney Museum; it will move to its permanent home at Zilker Botanical Gardens this year. Robert Whitehurst, whom Chenoweth started dating weeks after launching XYZ Atlas, became the fabricator for Dance and other works; the two married in March. Chenoweth is applying for grants to help her fund the digital platform of XYZ Atlas so she can take it to other cities (she did a live mapping event at Texas A&M University last year). “The possibilities of art have completely changed through technology,” she says. Artwork from XYZ Atlas is on display through August at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center at Barton Springs Pool Bathhouse, 2201 Barton Springs Road; fisterrastudio.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNY SATHNGAM

Jennifer Chenoweth (LEFT AND BOTTOM) jokes that she feels like “a dinosaur” because she can use power tools and has classical training, but she is learning the computer graphics program Rhino in order to do 3-D design. “Digital prints help art be more affordable for more people,” she notes. Her XYZ Atlas project also includes small sculptures (BELOW) based on the flowerlike color wheel of emotions (RIGHT) that’s also at the heart of The Hedonic Map of Austin (2015 VERSION, ON THE COVER).


WASHINGTON, DC

RONALD B E VE RLY THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR IS DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS BY LOOKING TO THE ART FORM’S PAST IN ORDER

When it comes to photographic techniques, Ronald Beverly, the head of the photography department at Howard University in Washington, DC, is a film purist— except when he isn’t. He grounds his own art—and insists that his students ground theirs—in an understanding of traditional practices, darkroom and all, even if 90 percent of the work he is shooting right now is digital. “I’m always accustomed to the complete loop from beginning to end, from image capture to presentation,” Beverly says. Consider Nature’s Avatar, a kaleidoscopic series of digital giclées (printed on canvas) that look like something Google’s DeepDream program might generate. They scan plainly as landscapes and vaguely as natural: rectilinear mandalas that emphasize form, pattern, and fractal geometry. Obviously, these are digital transformations. But Beverly’s black-and-white silver gelatin landscape prints are no less sharp and craggy. Still, the 56-year-old artist is clear with his students that he prizes large-format film photography over digital. “It’s about craftsmanship first, and your meaning and message later,” he says. (Or as he likes to describe the digital-versus-film divide, “The microwave is quicker, but the food doesn’t taste as good.”) In the end, his overarching theme remains the same. “My goal,” says Beverly, “is to bring to light what we can’t see.” Ronald Beverly’s work will be on display at the MGM National Harbor when it opens this fall. 7100 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, 844-346-4664; mgmnationalharbor.com. boxlightstudios.prosite.com

Ronald Beverly’s digital giclée Over Time #2 (2009), from his Texture Series. The photographer prints his own images so viewers get to see his complete vision, “from image capture to presentation.” COVER, AT LEFT: Aurora Series #9 (2014), from Beverly’s Temporal Kinetics Series.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE ARTIST (AURORA SERIES #9 AND OVER TIME #2); TONY J PHOTOGRAPHY (BEVERLY)

TO SEE ITS FUTURE. BY KRISTON CAPPS


NEW YORK CITY

LISA SCH U LTE THE NEON ARTIST IS TAKING A POP-CULTURE MEDIUM AND BENDING IT INTO SOMETHING ENTIRELY UNEXPECTED.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BODE HELM

BY KARI MOLVAR

Lisa Schulte’s years of experience have taught her to “see” in light: “You just have to keep doing it... Then you have the natural feel to shape things within you,” says the neon artist, shown here with Untitled Wood Series #1 (2014). COVER, AT RIGHT: All Your Life You Were Only Waiting for This Moment to Arise (2015).

After a freak accident in childhood, Lisa Schulte lost her sight for three months. It was a moment that shaped the rest of her life. “One doesn’t take sight for granted when you get it back,” says the 60-year-old artist. “It changed my sense of light.” Now, as a visual artist known for her neon work, she’s constantly surrounded by an electric glow. “Many artists take a stab at using neon, but only a few in the world are true experts,” says Blair Clarke of New York’s Voltz Clarke Gallery, which will mount an exhibition of Schulte’s pieces this summer. Schulte is largely self-taught and came to neon through the event production industry—she had her own signage shop in Los Angeles, Nights of Neon, in the mid-’80s. “I just reached a point where I had so much experience in how glass works that I started creating three-dimensional sculptures with neon,” she says. These days, Schulte muses that she can literally “see” in neon—and she’s helping the next generation see it too, by donating a work of art to be auctioned for the artsmentoring nonprofit Free Arts NYC (freeartsnyc.org). “You just have to keep doing it, doing it, doing it,” she says of her work. “Then you have the natural feel to shape things within you.” “Summer Selections,” an exhibition featuring Schulte’s work, runs July 1–August 31 at Voltz Clarke Gallery, 141 E. 62nd St., Second Fl., 212933-0291; voltzclarke.com

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HAMPTONS

MICHAE L DWECK THE SURF-INSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHER RELEASES A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW EDITION OF HIS BELOVED BEACH-CENTRIC TOME. BY KARI MOLVAR

Photographer Michael Dweck captures the Montauk of his youth in The End: Montauk, N.Y., an ode to disappearing Hamptons surf culture. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Jessica and Kurt (2002); Dweck; Surfer, Ditch Plains (2002); Skinny Dipping, Cavetts Cove (2006). COVER, BOTTOM LEFT: Julia and Brittany, Hither Hills (2010).

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL DWECK (BEACH SHOTS); JUPITER JONES (DWECK)

When photographer Michael Dweck, 58, published The End: Montauk, N.Y., in 2004, an homage to the Hamptons’ surfing culture and sun-streaked landscape, the initial print run of 5,000 copies sold out in less than three weeks. Collectors will have another chance to grab the book this summer, though: In July, Dweck will publish 300 copies of a new edition of The End. The $3,000 clothbound volume includes 85 previously unpublished images, as well as an essay by photographer (and Montauk resident) Peter Beard and an 11-by-14-inch gelatin silver print (Surf’s Up, Adriana, or Lilla), numbered and signed. To celebrate its release and preserve the shorelines depicted in the pages, a portion of the proceeds of the book will go toward the Surfrider Foundation (surfrider.org), Oceana (oceana.org), and Splash (splash.org), which help maintain US waterways and beaches. For Dweck, the new edition is also a chance to expand on the book’s original narrative—the spellbinding allure of summer and surfing, and a way of life that’s fading away. “The work was my way of freezing Montauk from when I was a kid,” says Dweck, who grew up in Nassau County, Long Island, and began visiting the seaside community in the ’70s. “It was about a feeling—of what it’s like to be free, young, and 19 again.” The End: Montauk, N.Y. (Ditch Plains Press, $3,000) is available at ditchplainspress.com. michaeldweck.com

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LOS ANGELES

BILLY AL BENGSTON

Nicknamed “Rainbow” in high school for his multicolored outfits (“I’d do a complete wardrobe change at lunch,” he says), Billy Al Bengston, photographed in his Venice studio in front of Milwaukee Monster (2016, FAR LEFT) and Ascot (2016), has been a lively fixture on the LA arts scene for nearly 60 years. COVER, BOTTOM LEFT: Riders of Destiny (1966).

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BODE HELM (BENGSTON); BRIAN FORREST (RIDERS OF DESTINY )

AN L.A. LEGEND ARTS ON. BY MICHAEL HERREN In the pantheon of postwar California Cool artists— adventurers with names such as Ruscha, Price, Bell, Altoon, Irwin, and Graham—Billy Al Bengston is the trickster god. He’s one thing; he’s its other—an entertaining introvert who’s naturally the life of any party but who’s also a natural in his studio, alone, a party of one. A self-proclaimed pistonhead who has surfed toes-on-the-nose and raced motorcycles for cash and glory—and who then translated this love of speedy sleekness and slick sheen into motifs and finishes in his paintings. Born in Dodge City, Kansas, at the height of the Depression, Bengston and his family settled in LA in the late 1940s, just in time for high school, where he developed a passion for ceramics before switching to painting. He then proceeded to have five solo shows at the famed Ferus Gallery on North La Cienega Boulevard between 1958 and 1963, and at age 82 he continues to strive to paint a pretty picture—noting, however, that his idea of a pretty picture might not be yours. “Painting, it’s like self-flagellation,” he says. “You sort of like it, and hope other people like what you did while you were beating yourself.” Bengston is donating a hand-colored monoprint, Untitled (1972), which will be auctioned on July 16 at Summer on Seventh, the annual LA fundraisercum-arts happening benefiting Inner-City Arts (innercityarts.org), a nonprofit that provides underserved youth in Los Angeles with access to free arts education. Bengston’s work is featured in “Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection,” which runs April 27, 2016 through February 12, 2017, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., New York, 212-570-3600; whitney.org. billyalbengston.com

“PAINTING, IT’S LIKE SELF-FLAGELLATION. YOU SORT OF LIKE IT, AND HOPE OTHER PEOPLE LIKE WHAT YOU DID WHILE YOU WERE BEATING YOURSELF.” —BILLY

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MEG SALIGMAN THE CELEBRATED MURALIST HAS CREATED SOME OF THE CITY’S MOST ICONIC PUBLIC ARTWORKS. THIS SUMMER, SHE REIMAGINES TWO OF THEM. BY JOANN GRECO As the creator of such beloved Philadelphia images as Our Flag Unfurled, artist Meg Saligman has become an integral part of the vibrant cultural life that drew her to the city. Painted on the side of a warehouse near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the mural was an immediate response to the events of 9/11, but now Saligman, 50, is meticulously restoring Flag so it will be ready to welcome the thousands coming to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention in July. Then she will turn her attention to a new Project HOME residence to serve the city’s homeless: More than 100,000 prayer ribbons from the public installation she created for Pope Francis’s historic visit to Philadelphia last September will form part of the building’s façade. Saligman’s oeuvre has grown to include private commissions in Mexico City, Ecuador, Tanzania, and a handful of American cities. Last year she completed her largest work ever, the 42,000-square-foot M.L. King Mural: We Will Not Be Satisfied Until... in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a richly hued tribute to an AfricanAmerican neighborhood. “I’m very proud of my body of work,” she says. “It’s a great feeling when I drive by one and can say, ‘I did that!’” megsaligman.com

Participating in Philly’s Mural Arts program offers Meg Saligman “three things I absolutely love: painting on a large scale, being outside, and working with people,” she says. Seen here, Common Threads, an eight-story mural she painted in 1998, features local high school students mirroring the poses of antique figurines. COVER, BOTTOM LEFT: Our Flag Unfurled (2001).

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM CRANE (COMMON THREADS); MICHAEL SPAIN-SMITH (SALIGMAN); COURTESY OF SHERWIN WILLIAMS (OUR FLAG UNFURLED)

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LAS VEGAS

SUSH MACHIDA WITH HIS UNAPOLOGETIC EASTMEETS-WEST FUN FUSION STYLE, THIS POP MURALIST HAS LEFT A STRONG IMPRINT ON THE CITY. BY KRISTEN PETERSON

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

Japanese-born painter Sush Machida, 43, has made a distinctive mark on the city of Las Vegas with his brilliantly colorful Pop murals. His work includes the large-scale mural he painted with Tim Bavington on Downtown’s Emergency Arts building and 2,000 square feet of peaceful and happy murals for Hope Corridor at Clark County’s Child Haven, which he supports for its work in protecting children from abuse. Machida’s artistic lexicon is vast: Waves and clouds create minimalist forms that bring Japanese woodcut traditions solidly into the now; brightly hued tigers represent Japanese symbols of luck; and other works teem with colorful fish, air fresheners, perfume bottles, and cigarette packs. The pop muralist is making his mark on Las Vegas in other ways, too: Machida is donating a work of art through Vegas’s Art of the City project to assist in the massive fundraising effort to build The Modern (the modernlv.org), a contemporary art museum planned for Downtown’s burgeoning arts neighborhood. Of Machida’s work, renowned art critic David Hickey says, “It’s always kind of crazy, but it’s never too much, never more than you want. It’s just right—exquisite and graceful. It lives on the surface.” Machida’s work appears in “Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada” at the Nevada Museum of Art, August 5–October 23; nevadaart.org. sushmachida.com

Sush Machida’s exuberant style has earned him fans like Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel, who writes, “Pop art never looked more scorchingly gorgeous or wickedly Zen.” COVER, AT LEFT: Uneri-zu (2016).

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CHICAGO

NICK CAVE THE PERFORMANCE ARTIST AND SOUNDSUIT INVENTOR TACKLES TOUGH SOCIAL ISSUES WITH HIS STUNNING FOUND-OBJECT CREATIONS.

A must-have for any contemporary art museum or top-level collector, Nick Cave’s instantly recognizable soundsuits—exuberant, brightly colored wearable sculptures adorned with everything from buttons and hair to toys and other found objects— have made the 57-year-old professor in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s fashion design department one of the most sought-after artists in the world. Although festive in spirit, the multimedia creations are rooted in a dark moment: the 1991 police beating of Rodney King after a high-speed car chase in Los Angeles. Soon thereafter, Cave found himself gathering twigs and constructing a kind of protective garment-sculpture that served as a prototype for what he later termed soundsuits. He has made more than 500 of them since. Cave, who grew up in rural Missouri and began his studies at the Kansas City (Missouri) Art Institute, is part of a growing trend of community engagement in which an artist becomes what he calls a “cultural change agent.” Whether it’s with his soundsuits, sculptures, installations, or community projects, Cave seeks to transport people into a contemplative, healing, and transformative realm. “I’m creating this space,” he says, “that allows one to imagine.” “Nick Cave: Until” opens at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art on October 16. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 413-662-2111; massmoca.org. nickcaveart.com

With its roots in issues like gun violence and racial inequity, Nick Cave’s colorful art ultimately seeks to transport viewers into a realm that allows for healing and transformation. COVER, AT LEFT: Soundsuit (2015).

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEOF TEAGUE/WWW.GEOFTEAGUE.COM (CAVE; BACKGROUND); JAMES PRINZ PHOTOGRAPHY. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK (SOUNDSUIT)

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MIAMI

PETE R TU NNE Y WITH HIS GIANT POLAROIDS COLLECTION, THE ARTIST, PHILANTHROPIST, AND ENTREPRENEUR IS CAPTURING MOMENTS AND CREATING TREASURE. BY JON WARECH

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN REUTER (TUNNEY)

Peter Tunney is living in the present. His famed Grattitude, The Time is Always Now, and Enough is Possible paintings hang around the world. “The overarching theme is that I hate that we’re getting older, I hate that time is slipping by,” he says. “I really love being here.” Tunney’s obsession with time is what makes his latest project, Giant Polaroids, so interesting. It involves a large Polaroid camera—one of only five made, manufactured in the late ’70s and used by Andy Warhol and Chuck Close—that produces huge 20-by-24-inch photos. But film for the camera is running out. The 55-year-old artist takes pictures of “whatever comes into my mind that day” and has partnered with the estate of photographer Bert Stern to shoot Stern’s photos of Marilyn Monroe, the last taken before she died. “You’re like nose to nose with Marilyn Monroe telling you, ‘Come and get me, baby,’” he says of the process. Of course, long after all the film for the giant camera is gone, Tunney’s work will still be making its mark. As part of Ocean Drive’s Art of the City initiative, he has agreed to donate a work to benefit Artists for Peace and Justice (apjnow.org), a nonprofit that addresses issues of poverty around the world. “If we ran out [of film] tomorrow, then c’est la vie,” he says. “It would just make me treasure these pictures more, and would make me think I should have done more Marilyns.” Tunney’s studio is located at 220 NW 26th St., Miami, 646-245-7904; petertunney.com What Peter Tunney (ABOVE RIGHT, artdirecting Mr. Brainwash at a Giant Polaroids shoot) calls “stuff that I treasure”—from Cap’n Crunch boxes to bleached-out beer cans to a childhood Lassie book—has a way of becoming part of his art, which may explain how his paint-smudged jeans wound up in the piece Cailin Double Exposed in My Jeans (2015) on Ocean Drive’s cover (LEFT). BACKGROUND: A detail from Brillo (2016).


ASPEN

DICK CARTE R THE COLORADO ARTIST EXPLORES THE UNIVERSE—ONE BRUSHSTROKE AT A TIME. BY CHRISTINE BENEDETTI

The mandalas of Dick Carter, seen in his studio, have grown simpler over the years but retain their grounding in natural structures, from cherry blossoms to subatomic particles. ABOVE: Modern Mandala (2015). COVER, AT LEFT: Yellow X Mandala (2014). aspenpeak-magazine.com GREENGALE PUBLISHING, LLC

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHAWN O’CONNOR (CARTER); TONY PRIKRYL (MODERN MANDALA, YELLOW X MANDALA)

It’s been 40 years since artist Richard Carter was Herbert Bayer’s assistant in Aspen, but the Bauhaus architect and artist’s influence is clearly present in Carter’s newest series of works. “It’s in my blood,” he says of the modernist movement known for bold lines, stark shapes, and bright colors. Titled “Mandalas Considered,” Carter’s new exhibition is the fruit of two years of painting and drawing. “I got interested in the mandala, not in the spiritual way but in a formal way, the structure of it,” he says about the geometric pattern used to represent the universe in many Eastern cultures. A cofounder of the Aspen Art Museum, Carter, 70, is deeply rooted in the Aspen Valley’s arts scene, serving on the board of the Art Base, the nonprofit that will be the beneficiary of an Aspen Peak summer fundraiser where one of his pieces will be auctioned off. During a residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center last summer, he was inspired by Takashi Nakazato’s studio and created three mandala series with the Japanese symbol for a cherry blossom at their center. “They’ve evolved over different ways in the past two years,” he says, “but they all have some reference to scientific notation.” The new series visibly transitions from complex, physics-centered pieces to modern, simplified, more abstract works. The same could be said of Carter himself. “Mandalas Considered” runs June 3–25 at The Launchpad in Carbondale, 76 S. Fourth St., 970-9631680; launchpadcarbondale.com. “Drawings” runs June 10–July 1 at the Art Base in Basalt, 99 Midland Spur, 970-927-4123; theartbase.org. richardcarterart.com


BOSTON

R ACHE L PE RRY THE ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM’S ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE CREATES MASTERFUL ART FROM WHAT THE REST OF US THROW AWAY.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY (LOST IN MY LIFE SERIES); IAN TRAVIS BARNARD (PERRY)

BY LISA PIERPONT

A fruit sticker, a plastic twist tie, a price tag: Rachel Perry collects, cherishes, and creates world-class art out of them—thousands and thousands of them. The current artist-in-residence at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Perry, 54, has spent her career exploring how our identity is defined by modern consumer culture. She’s a collector first, hand-peeling labels and meticulously preserving them on wax paper; then, she is a sculptor, photographer, performance artist, and painter. Her mission: “What I am doing here is trying to comment on the daily life of one small life on this planet as it may relate to art, and that is all.” Born in Tokyo, Perry earned a BA from Connecticut College and a diploma and fifth-year certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She was honored with the Catherine Boettcher Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony and is a two-time winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award for Excellence in Drawing and Sculpture. Her work is displayed in numerous museums and private collections around the world. Her solo show, “What Do You Really Want?,” is currently on view at—literally on the outside wall of—the Gardner Museum. “Rachel Perry: What Do You Really Want?” runs through June at the Gardner Museum, New Wing Façade, 25 Evans Way, 617-566-1401; gardnermuseum.org. Perry’s work will also be featured at “First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA,” which runs August 17, 2016 through January 16, 2017, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., 617-478-3100; icaboston.org. rachelperrystudio.com

Rachel Perry painstakingly sculpts tin foil into letters. Language’s inability to really communicate “what we humans are trying to describe” is an ongoing fascination for the artist. ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Lost in My Life (fruit stickers) (2010); Lost in My Life (wrapped books) (2010). COVER, AT LEFT: Lost in My Life (silver twist ties #1) (2011).


American Idyll The spirit of the summer is blithe and ebullient, with sweeping silhouettes, billowy shapes, unrestrained stripes, and youthful florals. At the heart of those who identify: generosity, confidence, daring... all of which, like our national style, cannot be contained. photography by todd marshard styling by Faye power


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on him: Shirt, Salvatore Ferragamo ($1,690). Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; saks.com. Charles shorts, Onia ($130). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. on her: Jacket, Gucci ($1,450). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. One piece swimsuit, Marysia ($338). Everything But Water, Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd., 512-346-2682; everythingbutwater.com. Le Flare de Francoise jean, Frame ($249). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-719-1200; neimanmarcus.com. Cluster stud earrings, Pamela Love ($190). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. 18k yellow gold diamond bracelet, Roberto Coin ($1,580). Neiman Marcus; see above. Gold leaf bracelet, Jennifer Meyer ($325). barneys.com

opposite page: Blazer ($1,895), trouser ($895), shirt ($1,295), and canvas espadrilles ($575), Dolce & Gabbana. Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-719-1200; neimanmarcus.com


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Dress, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi (price on request). preenbythorntonbregazzi.com opposite page: Cashmere dress, Calvin Klein Collection ($1,195). Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-3414111; saks.com. 18k yellow gold diamond necklace, Roberto Coin ($1,900). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-719-1200; neimanmarcus.com. Diamond double heart ring ($750) and mini leaf ring ($325), Jennifer Meyer. barneys.com. Diamond Hex ring, Jennie Kwon ($655). Sunroom, 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-524-2197; sunroomaustin.com


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Top ($595) and skirt ($995), Suno. By George, 524 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-5951; sunony .com. Hat, Club Monaco ($99). clubmonaco.com. Libby oxfords, Michael Michael Kors ($150). The Domain, 512-835-6700; michaelkors.com opposite page: on him: The Classic swimsuit, Solid & Striped ($150). barneys.com. on her: Sequin top, Dolce & Gabbana ($4,995). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-719-1200; neimanmarcus.com. Yasmin Pucker swimsuit, Lisa Marie Fernandez ($445). Sunroom, 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-5242197; sunroomaustin.com


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Bomber jacket ($4,980), ladybug top ($1,900), and skirt ($1,890), Gucci. Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; gucci.com opposite page: far left: Rada dress ($725) and Nerbare slip dress ($875), Sportmax. us.maxmara .com. center left: Military tank top, Louis Vuitton ($800). The Domain, 512-832-0327; louis vuitton.com. Trousers, Hermès ($970). hermes. com. center right: Dress, Chanel ($11,600). chanel .com. far right: Blazer, Ermenegildo Zegna Couture ($3,195). zegna .com; Jeans, Gucci ($1,180). Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-3414111; gucci.com Styling assistance by Connor Childers Hair by Deborah Brider using Shu Uemura Art of Hair / T3 Tools Makeup by Bank using Dior Addict Models: Tarah Rodgers at VNY Models, Sam Gold at IconicFocus Models NYC, Dana Drori at Trump Models, Jon Hjelholt at One.1 Management, Tracy Stoloff, Maddy Welch at New York Models, Malcolm Evans at New York Models, Phil Sullivan at Ford Models Locations by Annee Elliot Productions Location: Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954, 631-668-2345; gurneysmontauk.com


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SPACE REAL ESTATE & DESIGN

CIAO, LUXE!

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF B&B ITALIA

B&B ITALIA’S GRAND NEW AUSTIN SHOWROOM IS THE IDEAL SHOWCASE FOR THE ICONIC UP CHAIR AND OTTOMAN, DESIGNED IN 1969 BY GAETANO PESCE.

During its half-century of high-end design, luxury furniture maker B&B Italia, which opened its spacious Austin showroom this year, has produced memorable pieces that stand the test of time. Among the store’s best-sellers are two pieces from the iconic Up Series, originally designed in 1969 by legendary artist and architect Gaetano Pesce, which not only celebrate the technological advances of that time but make a political statement as well—one that still resonates today. The voluptuously curved, womb-like Up5 chair and the round Up6 ottoman represent Pesce’s sympathy to the plight of strong women as prisoners of society’s prejudices and fears. “Along these lines, I liked the idea of giving this armchair a feminine shape with a ball and chain, the traditional image of the prisoner,” Pesce says. In 2000, the chair and ottoman set were reproduced with updated upholstery and new manufacturing techniques, and a few years ago B&B unveiled the Junior version designed for children ages three and up. Consider it the ultimate mother and child reunion. 1009 Sixth St. Suite 120, 512-617-7460; bebitalia.com

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B&B Italia’s Up Series armchair and ottoman, called “Woman and Child” as a set, $5,421, was designed by Gaetano Pesce (BACKGROUND).

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LEFT: Modern Rocks Gallery, owned by former Modern English guitarist Steven Walker, has received international attention for its collection by photographer Kirk Weddle of underwater outtakes from Nirvana’s shoot for their Nevermind album; Keith Kreeger’s dishes can be found in some of the best restaurants in Austin as well as around the country.

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Under the Canopy Some of AuStin’S moSt exciting And inSpired ArtiStS And gAllerieS cAn be found At thiS former wArehouSe complex on the eAStSide. By Kathy BlacKwell

Since opening in 2013, the 40,200-square-foot complex of renovated warehouses aptly called Canopy, which is anchored and run by the veteran Austin arts nonprofit Big Medium (creators of the East Austin Studio Tour), has attracted a whole palette of tenants to its 45 studios. Here, we look at five innovative members of the Canopy community. 916 Springdale Road; canopy.bigmedium.org Keith Kreeger

Background: Savvy Austin diners can easily spot a dish by porcelain artisan Keith Kreeger, who supplies pieces to Austin restaurants like Uchi and Olamaie as well as those in other culinary capitals. This spring, Kreeger and his team kept his kilns fired up as they completed 3,800 pieces for a new upscale New York City eatery. Now president of the board at Big Medium, Kreeger was among the first to sign a lease at Canopy; his multi-room space includes a workshop with a garage door for letting in the light and letting out kiln heat. Background Music: Leon Bridges on his vintage stereo. The Canopy Effect: “Before signing the lease, I wouldn’t have believed how big things would get.” keithkreeger.com

Diana greenberg

Background: The abstract artist, known for her paintings with circular pops of color (such as those on display at South Congress Hotel’s Café No Sé), has been at Canopy for a year. The former Dell employee likes to tell “a color story,” and is inspired by objects like an Hermès scarf or a dress. Although windowless, her small studio feels light and airy. Background Music: Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, and The Band (she cherishes a photo of the group she purchased from her neighbor, Modern Rocks Gallery). Quote: “I was drawn to Canopy by EAST [the East Austin Studio Tour] and the collaborative nature. It’s a true working space.” Greenberg’s solo show is July 7-25 at the Wally Workman Gallery, 202 W. Sixth St., 512-472-7428; diana-greenberg.squarespace.com MoDern rocKs gallery

Background: Steven Walker, the lead guitarist for Modern English for 15 years, is surrounded by music legends every day at his storefront, which features limited-edition prints of photographs of everyone from Bob Dylan to Guns N’ Roses. He’s attracted worldwide attention with his exclusive collection of neverbefore-seen outtakes from Nirvana’s Nevermind shoot, and he also works with local legend and Austin City Limits photographer Scott Newton to sell some of his rarely seen work. Background Music: David Bowie. The Canopy Effect: “Canopy is wonderful. I’m proud that I was a part of the start of it.” modernrocksgallery.com îî

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clockwise from left: Artist and gallery owner Bale Creek Allen’s “24 Karat Gold Tumbleweed on Car Hood;” Diana Greenberg’s “Splintered Sunlight” painting was inspired by lyrics from The Grateful Dead’s Box of Rain album; for her moving work, “Borders,” Jenn Hassin used rolled-up Israeli newspapers—the piece was showcased at the recent AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC.

Background: The Air Force veteran and 2012 graduate of St. Edward’s has a gift for inducing chills with her statement-making pieces using rolled pieces of paper. For example, her “Letters of Sacrifice,” a memorial on display at the Pentagon, is made up of condolence letter for each of the 6,858 servicemen and women killed in action since 9/11, and “A Battle Lost,” featuring rolled paper made of uniforms to represent veteran suicides. Hassin works out of her Canopy space but also holds paperrolling events at other locations, working with veterans and other people connected to her art. Background Music: Hassin likes to balance her solemn topics with upbeat music by artists like Taylor Swift. The Canopy Effect: “Being around other professional

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artists at work helps me think.” jennhassin.com BaLe Creek aLLen gaLLery

Background: Allen, who comes from a rich Texas legacy of musicians and artists, is a successful visual artist who has exhibited all over the world. He opened his gallery in March with a highly successful solo show by musician and artist Daniel Johnston. Behind the compact 400-square-foot gallery space, his private studio and office space is decorated with his art—and his drum kit. Background Music: John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. The Canopy Effect: “I love having a place where I can do whatever I want and [showcase] the artists I want.” The gallery in July will feature Boyd Elder, known for the painted skulls on many Eagles albums. balecreekallen.com

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CUCINA COUTURE DOLCE & GABBANA REDEFINES “COOL” WITH ITS LATEST DESIGNER COLLABORATION.

“We really do draw endless inspiration from Italy,” says Stefano Gabbana, half of the forever trendsetting duo behind Dolce & Gabbana, which, for the first time, has partnered with luxe Italian appliance brand Smeg on a limited-edition collection of hand-painted refrigerators. “Both Domenico [Dolce] and I love our roots and where we come from… it’s almost as if we are giving back to Italy everything we feel it has given to us.” Each of the 100 Fab 28 Smeg refrigerators is unique, handpainted, and signed by a Sicilian artist—including mother-daughter duo Adriana Zambonelli and Tiziana Nicosia; craftsmen Biagio Castilletti and Damiano Rotella; and brothers Antonio and Giuseppe Bevilacqua, both ceramics artists—and features iconic Sicilian images such as lemons, cart wheels, and the trinacria, the head of Medusa surrounded by three bent running legs. “Vibrant colors, references to the local culture—it’s everything that we love and that reminds us of Italy,” says Domenico Dolce of the refrigerators, which retail for €30,000 (approximately $34,000). “Much of our work is all about the details. That’s something that’s always present and part of our brand DNA—this project is no exception.” smeg.com

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A brush with history: Sicily (ABOVE LEFT) is a major source of inspiration for the refrigerators in the new Dolce & Gabbana collab with Smeg, which draws on the rich tradition of elaborately painted Sicilian carts. ABOVE RIGHT: A refrigerator designed by brothers Antonio and Giuseppe Bevilacqua.

“IT’S EVERYTHING THAT WE LOVE AND THAT REMINDS US OF ITALY.” —DOMENICO DOLCE

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clockwise from top left: The exterior of the Tarrytown home; the upstairs area centers around an open play area for the children; the dining room features a custom table from Weego Home; the upstairs terrace provides a peaceful retreat; outdoor entertaining space was important to the Chick family; a vinyl-covered breakfast banquette provides another dining option.

Ranch, Reimagined A young fAmily cAlls on Architect Chris sanders to work his mAgic on An outdAted fixer-upper in tArrytown. By MiMi FauCett photography By MerriCk ales

Austin’s tight real estate market is challenging homebuyers to be creative, especially those who want to stay in the urban core. Craig and Kate Chick were drawn to Central Austin’s historic Tarrytown for their growing family (they now have two children), but with limited options, they took a chance on a 1960s ranch-style home that was begging for a facelift. Built as a duplex, its past renovations were painfully evident in the mismatched flooring and oddly placed, light-blocking walls. The couple tasked builder Jason Miars and architect Chris Sanders with transforming the unsightly midcentury dwelling into a lightfilled, family-friendly home close to downtown Austin, where they both work. The unusual site presented early hurdles for Sanders. “The home had a pretty significant footprint, so we didn’t have any square footage that we could expand outward,” explains the architect, who actually had to reduce the first floor in order to build out the second story. The other problem was privacy. The couple wanted generous outdoor space for al fresco entertaining, but three of the sides faced the street. Rather than opting for bluntly protruding wraparound balconies, Sanders penetrated the building’s envelope with open-air lounge areas and took advantage of its wooded border. Determined to incorporate sunlight into all the rooms, Sanders centralized the home

office, kitchen, and enviable mudroom, and he cracked open the northern-facing roof with dormer windows that invite a soft glow into the sequestered spaces. Sunlight flows liberally through the connected common areas that surround its center, courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows. Although the homeowners describe their style as traditional, Sanders was quick to note their interest in a more modern aethetic. To merge these styles, the family enlisted interior designer Christen Ales. “We pushed them to keep the decor timeless,” recalls Ales, who cast traditional furniture silhouettes with punchy upholstery and dangled modern artwork above existing antiques. The architect intentionally left exposed roof joists and textured wood surfaces to “roughen up” the clean lines. The color palette is toned-down but fresh. Pops of blue-gray and yellow are set to a warm backdrop of knotty oak flooring and Sherwin-Williams Dover White. Ales appointed the space with kid-friendly materials like the FLOR carpet tiles in the living room and hard-wearing vinyl on the cocktail ottoman and breakfast banquette. Hints of glamour include snazzy light fixtures, many from Currey and Co. After a yearlong renovation, the family are now settled into their airy four-bedroom abode. “We love being close to downtown,” Kate Chick says. “It was never an option to move out of Austin’s urban core.”

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TABLE ESCAPES FLORAL AND FABULOUS, CERAMICS LINE AZULINA BRIGHTENS TABLES AND SUPPORTS FEMALE ARTISANS IN COLOMBIA. BY SAMANTHA REICHSTEIN

Why Azulina? “To play an active role in helping these artisans get their wares out into the world is so meaningful and brings a lot of joy to my life.” True community: She meets with her artisans regularly and is greeted with hugs. “They love knowing that brides register for Azulina [and] that our dishes are sold in places as far away as Hawaii.” Best-seller: The blue-andwhite floral Clásico line. “I am not shy about big patterns and color, so it’s a natural fit for my aesthetic.” azulina.com

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Owner Melissa Moriarty advises mixing and matching her pieces, which are sold online and in stores across the country; Moriarty with a mug from her company; the Clásico line of dishes is Azulina’s best-seller.

“TO PLAY AN ACTIVE ROLE IN HELPING THESE ARTISANS GET THEIR WARES OUT INTO THE WORLD IS SO MEANINGFUL.” —MELISSA

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What started with the search for a wedding gift in Colombia led to the creation of an international business centered on colorful, joyful, handpainted ceramics. Part-time Austinite Melissa Moriarty, who has a home in Bogota, launched Azulina in 2013 after walking into a shop in El Carmen de Viboral and finding stacks of blue and white dishes, all painted freestyle by hand. Moriarty now works with the female artisans on complete lines of dishware, many featuring patterns inspired by the floral countryside—perfect for summer dinner parties and bridal registries. Moriarty donates a portion of proceeds to the Marina Orth Foundation, which helps underprivileged schools in El Carmen.


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Space trend far left: Harkovich used blush and lavender accents in a client’s bedroom. “The softness of the blush velvet pairs beautifully with the antiqued mirror frame of this custom headboard,” which can be specialordered through her site, she says. left: The Flower Nest watercolor print ($649.99) by artist Elena Carlie is glass-encased in a double gold leaf and shiny lacquer frame.

“Natural stones add sparkle and texture to a space,” says Harkovich of this one-of-a-kind accessory ($149.99). “Celestite stones are known for their pristine and delicate blue color.”

Austin designers HeatHer blue Har vicH And MereditH ellis Are in the pink this seAson.

Summer rosé is not only the drink of the moment—it’s the color as well. Favorite Austin interior designers Heather Blue Harkovich of Heather Scott Home & Design and Meredith Ellis of James Showroom both are in love with sunset and blush tones this season. Here, they share their favorite ways to think pink this summer.

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For those who are drawn to the calming effect of blue and green tones, shades of blush can be a trendier alternative, Harkovich says. “Our favorite summer trends are blush tones as a romantic and playful pop of color. As the weather warms up, it’s fun to pull warmer color tones into your décor. Soft pinks and

corals pop beautifully against an otherwise neutral space. Blush tones are subtle, elegant, and serene.” To enhance the rosy glow, Harkovich is drawn to the current trend of picking statement pieces that feature semi-precious stones and crystals. “They add a touch of sparkle and interest to a space.” 10622 Burnet Road, 512-3426899; heatherscotthome.com

Harkovich looks for statement pieces like her retail shop's crystal blooms with amethyst (far left), $379.99, and large brass shell with Selenite crystals (left), $219.99. Of the latter, Harkovich says: “Turtle motifs are a classic home accent, but often coastal décor can lack flair or elegance. Turtle shells symbolize protection, safety, and, most importantly, home.”

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Harkovich favors functional accent pieces like her shop’s stylish white lacquered box with gold and crystal, $299.99.


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Not only have clients been requesting shades of pink in their décor schemes, but the designers Ellis carries in her smartly appointed James Showroom are producing beautiful fabrics and wallpaper in those soft tones as well. “I know that pink may surprise some people, and some might be afraid to use it, but pink is one of those great subtle neutrals,” Ellis says. “Pink has been scientifically proven to have a calming effect, and what

more do you want to do in the summer than relax and be calm?” 1411 W. Sixth St., 512-236-1006; jamesshowroom.com

This classic pink geometric Oscar De La Renta wool rug from Elson & Co., available at James, softens up cool wood and stone floors.

ABOVE: A James Showroom custom pink sofa in fabric by Kathryn Ireland is set off by Pink City wallpaper by Jennifer Shorto, which depicts the city of Jaipur, India, painted pink—the color of hospitality—to welcome the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria in 1876. “I’m not afraid of brown furniture, but it should be balanced by something modern. In the same breath, something extremely artistic and avant-garde needs something more tailored,” Meredith Ellis says. Look for orange to complement pink, advises Ellis, who is drawn to this ethnicinspired Mally Skok Ikat Crazy linen at James.

“We all tend to do a bit more entertaining in the summertime,” says Ellis, “and I absolutely adore these pale-pink Confetti Glasses from Hawkins at JM Drygoods.” 215 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite C, 512-579-0303; jmdrygoods.com

Ellis loves this hand-marbled Serpentine silk pillow in Canna Lilly by Rule of Three, available at James.

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YOUR WEEKEND GETAWAY STARTS HERE What to do with your 36 Hours in Waco Located only an hour north of Austin, make the historic town of Waco your next Texas Staycation. Below is our curated list of the top spots to explore during your trip.

SAVOR Milo Biscuit Company Round out your 8th Street Stop with something fresh and hearty from the Milo Biscuit Company food truck located behind Heritage Creamery. Milo serves scratch-made biscuit sandwiches and burgers unlike anything you’ve ever tasted! And we’re proud to source ingredients from local farms and producers, making it a true Waco experience!

SHOP Roots Boutique Roots Boutique offers an inspiring and peaceful oasis to shop the most on-trend fashion. At this one of a kind store, we carry purses, home goods, clothing and more to appeal to everyone’s style. Our unique and dreamy décor sets the perfect ambiance to take a break from your busy day and pamper yourself.

SIP Common Grounds Whether you’re craving a pour-over made with locally-roasted coffee, or something sweet like our famous Iced Cowboy Coffee drink, we’ve got something that will hit the spot and the cozy atmosphere to perfect it. Common Grounds has been a Waco tradition since 1994, and it’s a must on your 8th Street Stop. 1123 S. 8th St. Waco, TX 76706 | 254-747-2957

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SWEET Heritage Creamery

SEE Dr Pepper Museum

At Heritage Creamery, we churn all of our scratch-made ice cream in house, using locally and responsibly-sourced ingredients to make the best ice cream in town! Try it in a hand-spun shake, ice cream cookie sandwich, classic float, or a fresh-made cone; whatever you choose, we guarantee you’ll love it!

A museum dedicated to the nation’s oldest major soft drink - Dr Pepper! We offer two buildings of exhibits featuring many soft drinks and a selection of our massive soft drink memorabilia collection. Exhibits change regularly! You can visit our soda fountain and gift shop any time without paying admission.

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STAY Migel House Nestled in the heart of downtown, blocks from shopping and dining, sits the beautifully restored 10,000 square foot historical Waco mansion. Boasting several large entertainment areas, six fireplaces, a bowling alley, and stunning architecture in every suite, The Migel House is a true destination point. Enjoy hot breakfast on us every morning, at your designated time, as you gaze out on the stunning half acre of gardens. 1425 Columbus Avenue, Waco, TX 76701 | 254.523-6611


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HOME DÉCOR B&B ItalIa celebrating its 50th anniversary, the award-winning italian furniture brand opened a showroom in the city center earlier this year. 1009 W. Sixth St. Suite 120, 512-617-7460; bebitalia.com

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GORGEOUS GLASS Turn on the room with custom art glass lighting. The Hot Wrap design created by Wimberley Glassworks activates the space with playful touches of refracted light, illuminating surrounding surfaces. Blownglass lighting collections by the Glassworks’ Tim de Jong feature clean lines, textural glass in neutral tones, and brilliant palettes of color. Visit the gallery to experience the ambiance of decorative light and the art of glassblowing in a demonstration. 6469 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos, Texas 800-929-6686 wgw.com

what started as a small storefront in 1970 has grown into a local institution. in addition to hardware, breed & co. carries the finest tableware, kitchenware, and seasonal décor. 718 W. 29th St., 512-474-6679; 3663 Bee Cave Road, 512-328-3960; shop.breedandco.com

CalIfornIa Closets This established brand has served the hill country as an innovator in home storage solutions since 1983. 500 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-441-6061; 12532 FM 2244 No. 140, Bee Cave, 512-213-6349; californiaclosets.com

davId alan rugs Co. paul davison’s locally owned store offers fine oriental and decorative rugs to high-end designers and retail

clientele. 1009 W. Sixth St., 512-499-0456; davidalanrugs.com

four hands home four hands’ furniture offerings are refined and classic yet innovative and cool at the same time. 2090 Woodward St., 512-2250333; fourhands.com

haCIenda austIn you’ll find locally sourced and globally inspired custom furnishings for the modern ranch lifestyle. 204 Colorado St., 512-436-8870; hacienda austin.com

james showroom in her cozy, restored bungalow showroom on west sixth street, highly regarded designer meredith ellis stocks exclusive lines of fabric, wallpaper, rugs, and lighting. 1411 W. Sixth St., 512-2361006; jamesshowroom.com

jonathan adler beautiful, classic furniture and thoughtful accessories abound, all with a mod twist. 1011 W. Fifth St., Ste. 130, 512296-2507; jonathanadler.com

KatIe KIme This emerging lifestyle brand of fashion, furniture, and accessories revolves around Kime’s preppy-chic style and her celebration of prints. 500

N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 150, 512358-4478; katiekime.com

the menagerIe for 38 years, this beloved local store has been the go-to place for bridal registries, tabletop, jewelry, and engagement pieces. 1601 W. 38th St. Suite 7, 512-453-4644; themenagerie.com

nest modern with its new space on south congress, this store is a haven for midcentury modern furniture. 2603 S. Congress Ave., 512-6370600; nestmodern.com

supply showroom This stylish showroom upped the design ante in austin when it was opened last year by three new york city transplants. 2204 Lake Austin Blvd., 512-770-6211; supplyshowroom.com

HOTELS aloft austIn at the domaIn This four-star hotel is not only surrounded by upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment, but it’s pet-friendly to boot. 11601 Domain Dr., 512-491-0777; aloftaustinatthedomain.com

Kyle Bunting The use of hide in home décor is no longer reserved for cabins and cowboys. Kyle Bunting breaks the mold as he creates extraordinary works of art exclusively in hide, with over 100 colors and pieces in any shape or size to choose from. While there are standard collection designs offered, Bunting and his team also do extensive custom pattern work. Whether it is a rug, custom mural, or upholstery, Bunting’s work will elevate the feel of any space. 1340 Airport Commerce Dr. Bldg. 3. No. 325, 512264-1148; kylebunting.com

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Hotel Van Zandt Drift off to paradise for a night at Geraldine’s and Hotel Van Zandt’s monthly event “On Deck,” a Sunday night gathering that features a DJ set, special themed cocktails, and a fantastic view of the city. “Our pool deck is the perfect place to wind down from the week and rejuvenate for the next,” said Lauren Bucherie, director of Music & Social Programming. The event series is free and open to the public. 605 Davis St., 512-476-4755, geraldinesaustin.com

Archer hotel The eight-story hotel in The Domain is expected to open in August; it will also welcome the second location of chef David Bull’s Second Bar + Kitchen. 3121 Palm Way, 855-437-9100; archerhotel.com/austin

At&t conference center Enjoy a chic stay at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, nestled between the University of Texas Tower and the State Capitol. 1900 University Ave., 512-404-3600; meetattexas.com

the Driskill Experience a blend of timeless charm and modern sophistication in this 130year-old property on Sixth Street. 604 Brazos St., 512-439-1234; driskillhotel.com

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This resort-like haven overlooking Lady Bird Lake features 291 newly renovated guest rooms and luxury suites. 98 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-478-4500; fourseasons.com/austin

heywooD hotel Smack in the middle of hip East Austin, this modern boutique hotel features seven guest rooms and

custom furniture. 1609 E. Cesar Chavez St., 512-2715522; heywoodhotel.com

nightcap. 1316 S. Congress Ave., 512-852-2350; sanjosehotel.com

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hyAtt regency lost Pines

This new boutique hotel will feature 14 rooms, many with city views (now open). 1123 E. 11th St., 512-675-0011; hotelelevenaustin.com

hotel ellA With history dating back to the late 1800s, this renovated hotel offers 47 guest rooms and 10 suites. 1900 Rio Grande St., 800311-1619; hotelella.com

hotel grAnDucA This hotel in the West Austin hills recalls the Italian countryside. Visconti Ristorante, which features the North Italian cuisine of chef Tom Parlo, drives the feeling home. 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. B, 512-3066400; granducaaustin.com

hotel sAint ceciliA Named after the patron saint of music and the arts, this boutique hotel combines elegance with rock ’n’ roll. 112 Academy Dr., 512-8522400; hotelsaintcecilia.com

hotel sAn Jose Nestled among the shops and restaurants on South Congress, this cool boutique hotel features a patio perfect for happy hour or a

Spread on 405 acres, Lost Pines has everything for a fun family vacation, from golf and campfires to a lazy river. 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, 512-308-1234; lostpines.hyatt.com

intercontinentAl stePhen f. Austin This gem features an outdoor terrace on its second floor, perfect for watching the hustle and bustle of Congress Avenue in downtown. 701 Congress Ave., 512-457-8800; austin. intercontinental.com

Jw MArriott The largest JW Marriott in the country, this downtown property features 1,012 guest rooms conveniently located just two blocks from the Convention Center. 110 E. Second St., 512-474-4777; jwmarriottaustin.com

kiMber MoDern The Kimber is a boutique hotel designed for the independent traveler seeking a unique, Austin experience. 110 The Circle, 512-912-1046; kimbermodern.com

POP GENIUS One of the world’s most collected and significant pop artists, Nelson De La Nuez is a born iconoclast. Using his unique juxtaposition of pop culture and surrealism, blended with America’s rich culture and history, De La Nuez has created timeless works of art. De La Nuez, now represented at Russell Collection, took pop art far beyond where its roots began and made it all his own. 1137 W. Sixth St. 512-478-4440; russell-collection.com

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SoneSta Bee Cave The Sonesta features 195 guest rooms designed for leisure and business travelers. 12525 Bee Cave Pkwy., Bee Cave, 512-483-5900; sonesta.com/beecave

BARTON CREEK BEAUTY Gorgeous, Tuscan inspired architecture and lavish landscaping on a .86 acre corner lot. Expansive elegance begins in the exquisite master bedroom and en-suite and continues throughout the entire home. The impressive study, formal living, dining, wine room, and chef’s kitchen open to the great room on the main level. Upstairs features three additional bedrooms and a large, open game/media room. The backyard boasts a private oasis with a resort-size custom pool, spa, and putting green. Desmond Milvenan, CRS, GRI, CLHMS, RSPS, Realtor Private Office Advisor Engel & Völkers Austin desmond.milvenan@evusa.com 512-294-4740

South CongreSS hoteL This hip hotel features cool dining and shopping options as well as a rooftop pool. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-920-6405; southcongresshotel.com

W auStin Second Street’s W hotel puts guests in the thick of the sizzling music scene. Its popular Wet Deck is the perfect place to lounge in the sun. 200 Lavaca St., 512542-3600; whotelaustin.com

WeStin auStin doWntoWn The new Westin boasts 366 contemporary rooms and the city’s tallest hotel rooftop pool and bar, Azul, featuring cabanas and a fire pit. 310 E. Fifth St., 512-391-2333; westinaustindowntown.com

high-rise living auStin ProPer When it opens in the Second Street District in 2017, this 32-story complex will feature a hotel and 99 residences designed by the acclaimed Kelly Wearstler. 208 Colorado St., 512-384-1387; liveaustinproper.com

the auStonian Austin’s first true luxury high-rise has set the bar for sophisticated urban living, with 40,000 square feet of luxe amenity space. 200 Congress Ave., 512-8272700; theaustonian.com

FiFth & WeSt Among many new additions to Austin’s skyline, this 39story high-rise will host 154 units upon its opening in 2017. 501 West Ave., 512872-6616; 5thandwest.com

Four SeaSonS Private reSidenCeS The Four Seasons Residences provides understated elegance, stunning amenities, acres of parkland, and Lady Bird Lake as a backyard. 98 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-4222600; residences.fourseasons.com

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With the highest pool in Texas, the new Bowie features access to kayak and bike rentals for true urbanites. 311 Bowie St., 512-514-3556; liveatbowie.com

Among the amenities at these luxury apartments: a 24-hour concierge, valet dry-cleaning, an infinity-edge rooftop pool, a fully equipped catering pantry, and executive conference rooms. 110 San Antonio St., 512-559-7559; northshoreaustin.com

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Residents of the LEEDcertified luxury apartments at The Catherine can live a true outdoor lifestyle— whether going for a run on nearby Lady Bird Lake or walking to all the dining, entertainment, and shopping options downtown. 214 Barton Springs Road, 512-354-4452;

A modern high-rise of 220 ultra-chic apartment homes, Seven is located at the epicenter of Austin’s eclectic business and entertainment district and features complimentary Whole Foods delivery, a dog park, and terrace patios. 615 W. Seventh St., 512265-7650; sevenapts.com

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70 Rainey Rising up from the heart of The Rainey Street District, 70 Rainey is a 34-story luxury condominium development featuring 164 residences, onsite restaurant, more than 20,000 square feet of private outdoor residential amenities, 24-hour concierge, and breathtaking views of downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake, and the Texas Hill Country. With worldclass design lead by acclaimed interior designer Mark Zeff, 70 Rainey is now accepting reservations. 70 Rainey St., 512-476-7010; 70rainey.com

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Lone Star Court Go back in time at this fun and fabulous, retro-inspired hotel at The Domain, which feels like a modern motor court. 10901 Domain Dr., 512-814-2625; lonestarcourt.com


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Kimberly Kitlowski, Danielle Rivera, Darlene Fiske, and Lisa Russell

25 YEARS OF THE UMLAUF The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum celebrated 25 years of bringing beauty and art to the Austin area with the highly anticipated Umlauf Garden Party. Over 1,100 of Austin’s most elegant and philanthropic people gathered at the gardens for the occasion. Guests were greeted with Tito’s cocktails served out of the original travel bus and, upon arrival into the gardens, given their official Garden Party wine glasses for the assortment of Twin Liquors wine. Sounds by the Nash Hernandez Orchestra filled the air as people strolled along the garden paths where Austin’s hottest chefs were serving up an array of dishes. The evening was truly a celebration of Austin’s most beautiful people, scenery, and art.

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Executive Director Nina Seely toasts the Umlauf. Dr. John Hogg and David Garza with Venus and Bill Strawn.

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MJ&M In its fifth year, the Mack, Jack & McConaughey fundraiser kicked off with a gala and concert at ACL Live, where guests enjoyed dinner, a live auction, and performances by Kacey Musgraves and Dierks Bentley. The next day featured a golf tournament at Spanish Oaks Golf Club, while Camila Alves and Nordstrom hosted a stunning Veronica Beard fashion show at the JW Marriott. The Jack & Friends concert wrapped things up with Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, and Tony Joe White. This year’s MJ&M raised over $1.7 million for Cure Duchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center Central Texas, Heart Gift, just keep livin’ foundation, and The Rise School of Austin.

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The Austin Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha and Seton Breast Care Center hosted the 18th annual Celebration of Life Luncheon at the JW Marriott. Each year the luncheon beautifully celebrates survivors, their families, as well as supporters and benefits the programs at Seton Breast Care Center as well as the philanthropic work of the ZTA Foundation. This year, guests were treated to a brilliant Neiman Marcus style show featuring the latest spring fashions on a stunning video mapping backdrop. News anchor Terri Gruca emceed the afternoon and introduced touching stories told by those receiving services at the Seton Breast Care Center.

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and finally... During the warm months, tourists line the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge at sunset to watch the bats take off in search of their evening meal.

bat city When more than a million Winged nocturnal creatures summer in austin, things can occasionally turn upside doWn.

The sign outside Forever 21 at Barton Creek Square this spring couldn’t have been more blunt: for the safety of our customers, we are currently unable to open the store due to a bat.

Well, of course, due to a bat. Out-of-towners might have been befuddled, but to Austinites, nothing makes more sense than a store having to close because there’s a bat hanging out inside. Every year, from March through November, 1.5 million

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Mexican free-tailed bats summer beneath the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge (bat-friendly because of the many small built-in nooks and gaps). It’s the obligation of every tourist in town to line up along the bridge at sunset and applaud in wonder as the bats swoop out in one massive dark wave. Austin is the bats’ version of La Jolla. So, inevitably, they wind up in stores and restaurants. You’ll even see signs in the elevators at Seton Memorial Hospital:

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Construction workers replacing mortar on the West Sixth Street Bridge recently brought their work to a screeching halt when they ran into a bat colony; they had to switch up the pipes so the bats could get in and out safely. Yes, we Austinites truly love our bats. A bat statue at South Congress Avenue and Barton Springs Road honors our favorite winged mammal, as do sweet programs such as the nonprofit

Austin Bat Cave, which teaches children and teenagers to write. We are a city of nocturnal creatures. Just go to Sixth Street after 2 am and watch the masses trying to find their Uber. And then drive by Magnolia Café and note the line forming under the sorry, we’re open sign. But our bats serve a purpose that their night-loving counterparts do not (that we know of): They eat mosquitos. That’s definitely worth a statue.

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