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IF THIS BAR COULD TALK FOR 140 YEARS, IT SERVED THE GREATS OF NEW YORK, BUT NOW THE BAR FROM THE LEGENDARY CEDAR TAVERN HOLDS COURT AT AUSTIN’S NEW EBERLY.
You know at first glance that this majestic bar at the Eberly’s new Cedar Tavern—named for its original home in New York-—has a storied history. And what stories they are. The dark mahogany bar served the counterculture of ’50s and ’60s New York: Jack Kerouac, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Jackson
Pollack. But its history goes back yet another century, to 1866, when woodworkers carved it out of mahogany shipped from Honduras, the same wood used by the British and Spanish for boats, furniture, and palaces. It was wood meant to last. During its legendary, 140-year run, the Cedar
Tavern attracted devoted regulars. Among those in the early 1990s were Stubb’s Bar-B-Q co-founders John Scott and Eddy Patterson, along with Bobby Patterson, Eddy’s artist brother (and a Pollack fan). They later settled in Austin, but Bobby died in 2004. After Bobby’s friend Tom Maitland told Scott and
Patterson about the Cedar Tavern’s closing in 2006, they tracked down the bar in a basement, bought it, and moved it in more than 100 pieces to Central Texas. A master carpenter put it back together with the help of only two photos. “It was like the ultimate jigsaw puzzle,” says Maitland, now Eberly’s operations
manager and resident historian. The bar, with its stunning Tiffany windows, gargoyles, rosettes, and one-way mirror, now sits like a shrine in a tiled, airy space. Says Maitland: “It was all about showcasing the beauty of this historic bar.” 615 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-9169000; eberlyaustin.com
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Built in 1866, this historic bar is now treated like a shrine at the Cedar Tavern at Austin’s new Eberly restaurant and event space on South Lamar Boulevard; in the ‘60s, the Cedar Tavern attracted counterculture heroes like Bob Dylan; bartenders Ryan Foster and Jim Ross.
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CONTENTS WINTER 2016
Award-winning musician Ryan Bingham will help Willie Nelson ring in 2017 with three shows at ACL Live.
06 // FRONT RUNNER 18 // LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 20 // LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER 22 // THE LIST 27 // INVITED
SCENE 35 // AULD LANG WILLIE 5 reasons (besides the obvious) why you can’t miss the annual New Year’s celebration with Austin’s favorite resident at ACL Live.
38 // SIBLING REVELRY!
The sisters behind Austin Cocktails make celebrating easy.
40 // STATE OF THE ART The Contemporary’s Jones Center goes to the next level with landmark exhibits and a stunning canopied rooftop.
46 // THE VOICE Legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli—with guest star Katharine McPhee—serenades Austin this season.
48 // EAT. DRINK. LOVE! Celebrate the diverse offerings at Domain Northside with a culinary tour.
52 // ART-A-‘DILLO The beloved, 41st annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar auctions off a mosaic masterpiece.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY WYNN MYERS (DRINKS); BY STEFAN HOEDERATH/REDFERNS (BINGHAM)
The supercool sisters behind the brilliant Austin Cocktails get into the holiday spirit.
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54 // SCENE: THE GUIDE
64 // DOUBLE VISION
The best of Austin’s entertainment and dining.
Hip eyewear brand Warby Parker opens its first Austin retail stores on SoCo and at Domain Northside.
STYLE 57 // UNDER THE SURFACE Escada folds four decades of heritage into a modern resort collection that shimmers in shades of water, sun, and sand.
60 // GLAM, BAM, THANK YOU, MA’AM! Top Austin makeup experts reveal the how-to behind their favorite looks for the season.
62 // MORE TO LOVE With a much larger space, the artfully designed Kick Pleat catches up to the fashion-forward vision of owner Wendi Martin.
66 // LET’S HAVE A PARADE! Macy’s celebrates its 90th Thanksgiving Day spectacle with a fancy Rizzoli tome and in-store events from coast to coast.
68 // SAVING FACE A groundbreaking new treatment makes the dreaded double chin a thing of the past.
70 // STYLE: THE GUIDE The best of Austin style, from fabulous fashion and soothing spas to incredible fitness studios.
Austin tastemaker Wendi Martin has moved her fashionforward boutique Kick Pleat to a deserving new home.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAGNY PIASECKI (KICK PLEAT); MICHAEL ABERMAN (JIM HODGES, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (A WORK IN PROGRESS) (DETAIL), 2014. MIRROR POLISH STAINLESS STEEL, DICHROLAM, ACRYLIC, AND ENAMEL PAINT. INSTALLATION VIEW, ASPEN ART MUSEUM, 2014)
This piece by Jim Hodges will be part of this season’s reopening of the newly renovated Contemporary Austin’s Jones Center.
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FEATURES 76 // INSTA-AUSTIN! They snap, we follow: Go behind the feeds of our city’s buzziest social media all-stars.
82 // INTO THE WOODS The latest fine jewelry collections set an enchanted scene of shimmering flora and fauna.
86 // FORCES OF NATURE
10 ways our city is leading the way in medical innovations, from genetic breakthroughs to stayyoung skin and mental health.
The giddy days of ski bunnies in neon hues are giving way to a modern mood on the slopes.
The athleisure avalanche clears a path for slimmed-down silhouettes and stretch fabrics in a quietly powerful palette of earth tones, metallic, and polar blacks and whites.
95 // AUSTIN’S HI-TECH HEALTH LEADERS
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WINTER 2016 100 // SELF: THE GUIDE
Select resources for overall health, specialists, dental, and skincare.
This rare contemporary home on the market in Spanish Oaks was inspired by the Glass House in South Africa.
SPACE 109 // GREATER GIFTS These four beautifully curated boutiques are the whole package for holiday shopping.
112 // A FLAME REKINDLED As Austin welcomes its first Diptyque boutique, the luxury candle company introduces its textile collection.
114 // UNDER AUSTIN SKIES Inspired by the famous Glass House in South Africa, a contemporary home capitalizes on the Hill Country’s breathtaking views.
116 // THE ART OF LIVING The stunning, massive new RH Gallery at Domain Northside was designed to inspire and elevate the home retail experience.
120 // SPACE: THE GUIDE The best of interior design and showroom resources, hospitality spaces, and downtown living options.
AND FINALLY… 136 // OUT OF OFFICE
ON THE COVER: Austin photographer and Instagram all-star Jackie Lee Young took this photo of a visiting friend from Brooklyn enjoying his first night in Austin.
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With the holidays upon us, Austin is all play and no work until the legislature meets in January.
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
My friends and family know the drill when we’re eating: They don’t dare touch the food or drink until I’ve whipped out my iPhone and snapped a pic. My patient husband now instinctively knows to move condiments out of the frame and to bring the flowers closer. Even my 10-year-old understands how we dine in the Insta-age: “Foodies are people who take pictures of their food. I don’t think they have to eat it.”
Although I’m a writer and a word editor, I love the thrill of telling visual stories about how we live. It’s such a simple way (depending on your filter skills) to communicate, but it can be incredibly inspiring in the hands of people who know what they’re doing. For this Winter issue, we selected five Austin Instagrammers whose photography goes to the next level. Scrolling through their feeds, I am amazed by how they can make me see something familiar in a whole new light. Learn more about them starting on page 76, including their tips and favorite places across the city. Another art form we use to elevate our daily lives is music, of course. I was lucky enough a few weeks ago to attend the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, with Willie Nelson performing for each honoree. Like all good Austinites, I get chills every time I see him. Once again, our favorite stranger will ring in the new year with three shows at ACL Live—we give you five other reasons to go on page 35. Before we welcome the new year, we’ll have the chance to say goodbye to late music greats, including some of
2016’s biggest losses. Austin musicians will share music and stories about the legends they worked with, including Charlie Sexton on David Bowie and Redd Volkaert on Merle Haggard, in an evening called “True Stories, Sordid Confessions & Music from the Heart of the City” to benefit the SIMS Foundation, which helps local musicians with mental health and recovery. To learn more about this only-in-Austin event, directed by Adrian Quesada (whose Grupo Fantasma played with Prince), see our Charity Register on page 128 and check out my online-only interview with Sexton on Austinway.com. Whether it’s through Instagram, music, or more traditional formats, Austin embraces and inspires storytelling. Make sure to follow Austin Way’s story on Instagram @austinwaymag, and keep up with fresh, online-only stories—including extra tips from our cover story Instagrammers—on Austinway.com.
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Me and the boys: (clockwise from top left) With actor Glen Powell at the Austin Film Festival; enjoying Ballet Austin’s Fete with my husband, Steve Scheibal; interviewing Ryan Hahn (left) and Taylor Rice at the Austin Way Artist Shack during the ACL Music Festival; celebrating the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame with KLRU CEO Bill Stotesbery (left) and host Nick Offerman.
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This is a particularly special issue of Austin Way because it marks the completion of our second full year of publishing in Austin. There are so many supporters to thank for a great second year. Specifically, we are grateful to a number of partners who stepped up as sponsors for some of our magazine’s most dynamic events, including: the grand re-opening of Antone’s way back in February with my friend Will Bridges; our star-studded Women of Power dinner at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in April with executive director Nina Seely; Austin Way’s Art of the City summer event featuring Jennifer Chenoweth and co-sponsored by HEB and the University of Texas College of Fine Arts; our Fall Fashion Drivers of Style runway show with Chris Hendel at Neiman Marcus and Vicki Roberts and Cassie LaMere at Lexus of Austin & Lakeway; and, most recently, the Austin Way Formula One Mansion party at the brand-new Eberly, sponsored by Broadway Bank and Kristi Lee at Sprezza Custom Menswear. A special thank you goes out to all of these partners for recognizing the value of these experiences and helping us
make these amazing events happen. This is also the perfect issue to include our first major feature on health care and highlight how Austin is leading the way in medical innovations. From breakthroughs in tattoo removal and Dr. Bruce A. Levy’s state-of-the-art HyGIeaCare colonoscopy prep to innovations in skincare at Westlake Dermatology and the technology used by Dr. Michael Moossy in cosmetic dentistry, our healthcare evolution is yet another reason to be proud to live in this great city. There are many things in Austin that add to the quality of life here, but knowing that we are the hub of so many important breakthroughs in medical technology—and are now home to the new the new UT Dell Medical School--is certainly something to be thankful for. Happy holidays, everyone, and we look forward to sharing an exciting 2017.
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Welcoming Mayor Steve Adler to the Formula One Mansion at Eberly; the Austin Way team during F1 Weekend; toasting the grand opening of the brand-new RH Gallery at Domain Northside with CEO Gary Friedman and Editor-in-Chief Kathy Blackwell. below: Celebrating our Formula One Mansion with my wife, Meredith, Kendra Scott, and Matt Davis.
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TAYLOR SWIFT IS VICTORIOUS AS COTA ATTRACTS A RECORDBREAKING CROWD.
Taylor Swift wows fans at Circuit of the Americas Superstage.
In her only concert of 2016, Taylor Swift took over the Circuit of the Americas, which attracted almost 270,000 people over three days. The weekend closed with another win by Late Fall cover star Lewis Hamilton and a performance by The Roots and Usher.
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The Austin Way Formula One Mansion presented by Broadway Bank took over the Cedar Tavern at Eberly to kick off the US Grand Prix weekend. Over 400 guests, including Mayor Steve Adler and Bryan and Rebecca Hardeman of Mercedes-Benz of Austin, came to celebrate the Men's Issue (featuring winner Lewis Hamilton) with delectable sliders, seafood, and pastries by Eberly’s Jim Tripi and Natalie Gazaui. The stunning space was transformed into an oasis for partygoers starting with the wooden step-and-repeat by Panacea with a red carpet by the elegant Kyle Bunting. The 300 West Sixth Patio Retreat featured NAAVA Salon’s beauty bar while Sprezza decked out the Study featuring bespoke suits and Beam Suntory's Jim Beam Black bourbon tastings. A VIP speakeasy hosted the ReMax/Posh Properties neon Smilebooth and Breakaway Records spun tunes on authentic vinyl.
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Usher performing with The Roots at COTA.
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Danielle Harkness in one of Fall’s hottest trends, the floral high-low romper.
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Fans of all ages enjoying the 15th year of ACL.
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Susto in the Austin Way Artist Shack.
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DOMAIN NORTHSIDE GRAND OPENING Domain Northside hosted the ribbon-cutting celebration marking the grand opening of one of the largest retail projects to come to Austin. Endeavor Real Estate Group hosted guests to a balloon launch celebration on the main lawn as shoppers lined up outside of the new stores including Nordstrom, Sephora, Restoration Hardware, and Frye Company. An exclusive champagne toast then commenced at Second Bar + Kitchenâ€™s patio at The Archer as partners on the project, including Jeff Newberg and Ben Bufkin of Endeavor, toasted to the welldeserved celebration. Domain Northside has brought a new level of class and sophistication to the retail experience in Austin.
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SEPHORA GRAND OPENING AT DOMAIN NORTHSIDE Sephora celebrated the opening of the brand’s new store at Domain Northside with Austin Way. Shoppers gathered in the morning for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and in the evening for the official grandopening celebration. Guests had the opportunity to explore Sephora’s latest product lines and were treated to a special gift bag with select purchases. DJ Emily Rabbit kept the crowd energized with fun beats, while shoppers sipped on champagne, enjoyed sweet treats by Kellie’s Baking Co., and smiled for the camera for Smilebooth photos.
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AULD LANG WILLIE 5 REASONS (BESIDES THE OBVIOUS) WHY YOU CAN’T MISS THE ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION WITH AUSTIN’S FAVORITE RESIDENT AT ACL LIVE. BY KATHY BLACKWELL
In what’s become an Austin tradition, Willie Nelson is once again playing his annual New Year’s shows, bringing three nights of music and only-in-Austin revelry to ACL Live. But if that’s not enough to persuade you to snap up tickets, here are five other reasons – in no particular order – to belt out “Auld Lang Syne” along with Austin’s favorite son. (Not in town over the holiday? You can watch Willie ring in the new year with legends including Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson on a special episode of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, which KLRU and other PBS stations will broadcast across the country New Year’s Eve.)
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1. FATHER TIME’S GRAND ENTRANCE
Recalling the New Year’s Eve shows by the Grateful Dead in which legendary promoter Bill Graham played Father Time, Tim Fischer (husband to Colleen Fischer, ACL Live’s general manager and director of booking) has taken on the Father Time role for every Willie NYE show.
Whiskey River: Willie Nelson will once again ring in the new year with three nights at ACL Live.
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Inspired by Graham’s midnight entrances – he once came in on a giant joint – Fischer has descended on the stage on everything from a longhorn skull to an armadillo. How will he enter this year? “I can’t reveal how I’m arriving … but it will be death-defying,” Fischer promises. 2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SISTER BOBBIE!
January 1 is the birthday of one Bobbie Nelson, Willie’s beloved piano-playing sister. To celebrate, her brother goes right from “Auld Lang Syne” into “Happy Birthday” as they bring out a cake, says Austin media personality Andy Langer, who emcees the show every year. 3. VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
You never know who will show up on stage to perform (or play Baby New Year), although ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons is a regular. Says Langer: “Willie on New
Year’s, home in Austin, with a Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer-—and one of the most immediately identifiable Texas musicians ever-—sitting in on guitar? That’s special, even if it happens almost every year.” 4. THE BEST SONG EVER
There is no better song to start a new year with than “Whiskey River,” which is the traditional first song of every Willie show, complete with the giant Texas state flag as the backdrop. 5. ALSO ON THE BILL
Did we mention that the Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham will be Nelson’s special guest each night? Bingham will perform, as will Willie’s son, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. December 29-31, tickets $99-$157, ACL Live, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd., 877-435-9849; acl-live.com
Singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham, who has both an Oscar and a Grammy, will perform all three nights on the bill with Willie and special guests.
PHOTO BY STEFAN HOEDERATH/REDFERNS (BINGHAM); GARY MILLER/GETTY IMAGES (OFFERMAN); LEIGH VOGEL/GETTY IMAGES (GUITAR)
If you can’t make his shows at ACL Live, you can watch Willie, along with hosts Megan Mullaly and Nick Offerman, on the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame special on PBS stations New Year’s Eve; right: Nelson’s guitar, Trigger.
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SIBLING REVELRY! THE SUPERCOOL SISTERS BEHIND THE BRILLIANT AUSTIN COCKTAILS GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT.
Sister Act: Jill Burns and Kelly Gasin k started Austin Cocktails as a way to simplify happy hour. top right: Fred’s Ruby Red, named after their grandfather, combines vodka, grapefruit, lime, mint, and agave.
Throwing a memorable holiday party doesn’t mean you have to work Santa-like hours. Just ask Jill Burns and Kelly Gasink, the sister entrepreneur team behind this season’s coolest line of specialty craft beverages, Austin Cocktails. Their bottled cocktails were inspired by a summertime tradition Burns and Gasnik remember fondly from childhood. At 5:30 every
night, their grandfather Fred, a farmer, would drop everything and gather his family for what he liked to call Cocktail Time. “It’s the backdrop for all of our most beautiful memories,” says Gasink, remembering how aunts, uncles, and cousins (sipping Shirley Temples) would unite to enjoy the good things in life. Thirty-plus years later, Burns and Gasink decided to bottle their grandfather’s
inspiration and founded Austin Cocktails. “We’re trying to make a really beautiful craft cocktail as easy as nice wine or beer,” says Burns. “We build everything out with natural ingredients sourced from all over the world.” These cocktails come in five distinct varieties, including Cucumber Vodka Mojito, Bergamot Orange Margarita, and the festive Fred’s Ruby Red—a mix
of vodka, grapefruit, lime, mint, and agave that will look fabulous under the mistletoe. “Our idea really is to simplify entertaining,” explains Burns. And when wowing your guests with a perfectly mixed drink is as easy as twisting a bottle cap, you’ve got lots more time to enjoy your own party. Available at Twin Liquors stores and other retailers; austincocktails.com
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STATE OF THE ART THE CONTEMPORARY’S JONES CENTER GOES TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH LANDMARK EXHIBITS AND A STUNNING CANOPIED ROOFTOP.
The Jones Center reopens after a monthslong renovation with Habitat, the largest US solo exhibit by Polish artist Monika Sosnowska.
“THE IMPROVEMENTS EMPOWER US TO SAY YES TO GREAT THINGS BEING OFFERED.” —louis grachos
After months of renovations, The Contemporary Austin’s Jones Center is ready to reach its full potential. The downtown museum will reopen on November 22 with Habitat, the largest US solo exhibition by Polish artist Monika Sosnowska and a symbol of what’s to come at the renovated space. Designed by Paul Lewis, the same architect who oversaw the original renovation in 2010, the expansion has increased gallery space to 7,000 square feet, along with other significant improvements to the museum’s infrastructure, including invisible but important details like the addition of a formalized HVAC system and a scissor lift that allows large-scale art to be transported to the second floor in one piece. Being able to control the humidity and handle large-scale pieces gives the Jones Center access to top-notch art. “The improvements empower us to say yes to great things being offered,” explains museum Executive Director and CEO Louis Grachos. Some of the major changes will be front and center. The museum’s roof will feature a stunning 21-foot open-air canopy, allowing for the popular space, overlooking iconic Congress Avenue, to host many more events. Also, beginning in December, artist Jim Hodges’s large-scale, outdoor structure “With Liberty and Justice For All (A Work in
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Jim Hodges’ “With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress),” shown wrapped around the bottom of the Aspen Art Museum in 2014, will soon be installed at Austin’s Jones Center, only this time it will hang more than 50 feet above ground.
This year’s renovations at the Jones Center include installing a canopy over the roof’s popular event space, as shown in this rendering.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DEMIURGE (HODGES); CHRIS GARZA (RENOVATIONS)
Progress)” will extend across the roofline. Seven-foot-high letters coated in iridescent dichroic film will be lit at night from within, spelling out the powerful message “With Liberty and Justice For All.” The letters, installed 51 feet above ground over Congress and Seventh Street, will appear to shift colors when the light changes or depending on where a viewer is standing, creating an interactive experience for those down below. Says senior curator Heather Pesanti: “The space will be conducive to more complex and expansive ideas within the entirety of the Jones Center.” Sosnowska’s work, for example, is large and structural, inspired by Soviet-era architecture of 1960s and 1970s Warsaw. It plays with the viewer’s perception of structure and material, twisting and distorting impressions of simple elements such as rails and beams. The two-floor exhibit would have been nearly impossible to pull off at the Jones Center pre-renovation. As for the powerful Hodges piece, the Jones Center plans to engage Austin on all levels with this exhibit, including through community discussions with adults and school-age children. Says Grachos: “[Hodges] has always told me [that] execution of work itself is half the job. The other half is really providing the platform and the arena for the conversation to happen afterwards. Part of that deal is that we engage our community.” 700 Congress Ave., 512-453-5312; thecontempo raryaustin.org
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THE VOICE LEGENDARY TENOR ANDREA BOCELLI—WITH GUEST STAR ATHARINE MCPHEE— SERENADES AUSTIN THIS SEASON.
“KATHARINE MCPHEE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY AND ECLECTIC TALENT.” —andrea bocelli
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The best-selling classical solo artist of all time, Italian singer Andrea Bocelli has enchanted international audiences, from popes to presidents. The 58-year-old tenor chose Austin as one of seven stops in a special concert series featuring arias, crossover hits, and selections from his 15th studio album, Cinema, which includes songs from legendary films. Austin Way spoke with the famous tenor about the show, which will feature duets with special guest Katharine McPhee. ON CINEMA: After studying classic film songs, he built his own interpretation of each “so as to not betray the songs, but to restore their freshness through new orchestrations.” TRANSLATION: Bocelli, who freely
shifts between five languages, gravitates toward the one that has the “different expressive nuances and musicality” that fits the arrangement of a particular song. DREAM DUET: “Katharine McPhee is an extraordinary and eclectic talent, a force of nature with exceptional vocal and acting skills,” he says.
of my existence paying tribute, through singing, to the power of love and thus to life, which is the greatest of gifts. Love is the fire, the engine of the world: without it life would not make sense.” 7:30 pm, December 8, Frank Erwin Center, 701 Red River St., 512-471-7744; uterwincenter.com
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Downtown goes north: The second location of popular restaurant Second Bar + Kitchen shines in the new Archer Hotel at Domain Northside.
EAT. DRINK. LOVE! CELEBRATE THE DIVERSE OFFERINGS AT DOMAIN NORTHSIDE WITH A CULINARY TOUR.
Behold the new Domain Northside, a bustling land of retail, entertainment, and upscale dining. Here, we present a culinary-tourde-Domain Northside and its main artery, Rock Rose Avenue. Our evening guide begins with an aperitif and ends with a nightcap--and the option to continue into the wee hours.
Best Aperitif: 77 DEGREES
Aptly named for the most idyllic cocktailing temperature, this three-story rooftop bar with exotic rum drinks and sharable bites is the perfect spot to start your night. Enjoy the sunset while sipping on the Cayman Account, a rum-based tiki cocktail with fresh-squeezed
pineapple and orange juices, refreshing ginger beer, and a hand-carved pineapple parrot garnish. It’s potent enough to mentally transport you to the Caribbean. 1500 E. Rock Rose Ave., 512-5892925; 77-degrees.com Best Appetizers: THAI-KUN
version of the popular Thai street food truck, East Side King’s ThaiKun has already become a vibrant hotspot. Two standout appetizers are the Moo Satay, a snack-on-a-stick of marinated pork skewers served with flavorful peanut curry and ajaat salad, and the Thai-Kun chicken wings, the
perfect combination of crispy and sweet with spicy and dreamy, tossed with tamarind and Thai-chili. 11601 Rock Rose Ave., 512-719-3332; thaikun.com/-rock-rose Best Entrée: SECOND BAR + KITCHEN
Cold winter evenings call for luscious dishes like braised short ribs, and Chef David
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My Thai, your Thai: For the perfect sharable appetizer, try Thai-Kun’s Moo Satay, pork skewers served with peanut curry and ajaat salad.
Best Dessert: GENERAL TSO BOY
A fast-casual establishment serving up Chinese flavors on French bread, General Tso-Boy began as a flea market pop-up in the Big Apple by owners Jessica and Gary Wu, who moved to Austin to open the brick-and-mortar version. General Tso Boy’s softserve ice cream is made fresh from Mill-King Dairy,
and weekly rotating flavors include complex combinations that are wildly delicious, like Black Milk Tea and Toasted Bread. 11501 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 152, 512-339-6959; generaltsoboy.com Best Nightcap: ST. GENEVIEVE
End your night at St. Genevieve, an upscale lounge featuring a house DJ, inventive shared plates, and original cocktails. Watch the late-night crowd come alive in this blue-tinged space with Mediterranean-style ceilings and a circular bar. While you’re at it, indulge in a sweet-and-sultry take on a classic nightcap, the Cobbler Old-Fashioned, with bourbon and peach bitters, cinnamon, brown sugar syrup, and muddled peaches. 11500 E. Rock Rose Ave., 512-659-5537; stgen.com
Nectar of the gods: The Cobbler Old-Fashioned (top) is this ideal nightcap at Domain Northside hotspot St. Genevieve (shown).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DENNIS BURNETT (COBBLER OLD FASHIONED, ST. GENEVIEVE); MARK WEATHERFORD (MOO SATAY)
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Austin is rapidly changing with each passing year, but for 11 days each December, there’s a place we can go that reminds us of why we’ll never leave. Now in its 41st year, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, December 14-24 at the Palmer Events Center, is a down-home market that celebrates not only the holidays, but the spirit of the city itself. This year’s music roster includes Grammy winners and local legends, from Marcia Ball and Asleep at The Wheel to Jimmy LaFave and Dale Watson. Add dozens of art, jewelry, and food vendors, and you have yourself a beloved Austin tradition. “When I think about the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, I think about family, connection to Austin, music, art and self-expression,” says Terra Firma Studios artist Aly Winningham, who was commissioned this year by the festival to create a piece of art inspired by the spirit of the armadillo. Her piece, aptly titled “Home” in bold black tiles, captures Austin in a colorful mosaic of symbols near and dear, from a guitar and piano keys to our favorite armored animal. The mosaic will be up for bid through a silent auction at the Armadillo from December 14–23, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Texas CASA, which helps children entering the foster system. 900 Barton Springs Road; armadillobazaar.com
“Home” by Aly Winningham will be on display at Wild About Music, 615 Congress Ave., until it moves to the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar on December 14. Bidding starts at $1,500.
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SCENE: THE GUIDE THE BEST OF AUSTIN’S ENTERTAINMENT AND DINING.
LIVE SHOWS ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER Ms. Lauryn Hill, November 27; Jim James, December 13; Patty Griffin, December 17; Louis C.K., January 4–7; Don Henley, January 14. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd., 512-225-7999; acl-live.com
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Israel Nash, December 7; Cracker, December 10; Marcia Ball Holiday Show, December 17; Sara Watkins, February 9; Bear’s Den, February 11. 305 E. Fifth St., 512-814-0361; antonesnightclub.com
BASS CONCERT HALL John Cleese & Eric Idle, November 30; Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, December 6–11; Jerry Seinfeld, January 13; Mamma Mia!, January 27–28. 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive, 512-471-2787; texasperformingarts.org
THE FRANK ERWIN CENTER Dolly Parton, December 6; Andrea Bocelli, December 8. 1701 Red River St., 512-4717744; uterwincenter.com
THE LONG CENTER Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker, December 3–23; Neil Degrasse Tyson, January 18; Austin Opera’s The Daughter of the Regiment, January 28–February 5; Anton Nell, January 29; Ballet Austin’s Belle Redux/A Tale of Beauty & The Beast, February 10–12; Once, February 18–19. 701 W. Riverside Dr., 512-474-5664; thelongcenter.org
ONE WORLD THEATRE David Bromberg, December 7; Al Jarreau Duo, December 9; Suzanne Vega, February 16.7701BeeCaveRoad,512-3309500; oneworldtheatre.org
PARAMOUNT THEATRE Hayes Carll, November 25; Tig Notaro, November 27; Anna Kendrick, November 30; Gary Clark Jr., December 4–6; Priscilla Presley, December 14; Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, December 17; Gad Elmaleh, January 28; Bridget Everett, February 16. 713 Congress Ave., 512-4725470; austintheatre.org
ZACH THEATRE A Christmas Carol: A Rockin’ Family Musical, November 23–December 31; The Santaland Diaries, November 23–December 25; The Great Society, January 25–March 5. 202 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-4760541; zachtheatre.org
DINE & DRINK APIS The 30-mile drive to this finedining gem and apiary tucked away in the Hill Country is more than worth it. 23526 Texas 71, Spicewood, 512-4368918; apisrestaurant.com
BARLEY SWINE This hometown favorite serves delicious plates inspired by local ingredients. 6555 Burnet Road, Ste. 400, 512-394-8150; barleyswine.com
BOILER NINE Chef Jason Stude has made this Seaholm Power Plant restaurant one of the hottest in town. 800 W. Cesar Chavez St., 512-220-9990; boilernine.com
BULLFIGHT Popular chef Shawn Cirkiel’s colorful menu brings Spain to Austin. 4807 Airport Blvd., 512-474-2029; bullfightaustin.com
CAFÉ NO SÉ The South Congress Hotel’s continental café is ideal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-9422061; cafenoseaustin.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
CULINARY DROPOUT/ FLOWER CHILD Two new concepts from Sam Fox, Culinary Dropout brings a rock/punk vibe to dining out, while Flower Child next door is all about peace, love, and healthy food. Domain Northside, 480-905-6920; culinarydropout.com; 512-7772493, iamaflowerchild.com
DAI DUE Chef-owner Jesse Griffiths showcases the best of Texas at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2406 Manor Rd., 512-524-0688; daidue.com
THE DRISKILL GRILL The historic hotel’s restaurant shines for its heritage charm and features an inspired menu by Chef Troy Knapp. 604 Brazos St., 512-391-7162; driskillgrill.com
EMMER & RYE This exciting Rainey Street restaurant has garnered attention for its dim sum approach to New American cuisine and grain-based menu by chef Kevin Fink. 51 Rainey St., 512-366-5530; emmerandrye.com
FIXE Southern food gets a luxe update at this chic eatery, with playful dishes like sweet-tea 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 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
JUNIPER Uchi alum Nicholas Yanes upped the Italian game in Austin when he opened Juniper, which focuses on Northern Italian cuisine. 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 304, 512-220-9421; 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 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., 512-215-9778; lenoirrestaurant.com
L’OCA DORO This Mueller neighborhood gem celebrates the best in Italian comfort food. 1900 Simond Ave., 737-212-1876; locadoroaustin.com
MANUEL’S The Mexican menu at this downtown staple is beautifully executed. 310 Congress Ave.; 512-472-7555; manuelsaustin.com
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
on an expansive patio with shareable menu selections, including lobster mac and cheese. 1400 S. Congress Ave., 512-291-7300; perlasaustin.com
SECOND BAR + KITCHEN Inventive bites and a smart cocktail program draw a stylish crowd downtown, and now Chef David Bull has opened a second location at Domain Northside. Archer Hotel, 3121 Palm Way; 200 Congress Ave., 512-827-2750; secondbarkitchen.com
SWIFT’S ATTIC Whimsical small plates plus creative cocktails are the name of the game at this bustling gastropub. 315 Congress Ave., 512-4828842; swiftsattic.com
TOWNSEND Across from the Paramount, this beauty 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., 512-9164808; uchiaustin.com
This 12-seat, reservationonly omakase restaurant has a private bar for diners. 1603 S. Congress Ave.; otokoaustin.com
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
The original Austin gastropub with a fresh, ingredient-driven menu. 301 E. Sixth St., 512-474-9898; parkside-austin.com
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
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LACQUER LACQUER upscale nail salon has opened a second location at 11005 Burnet Rd (near the Domain). The new location will feature the same clean and modern décor as the ﬁrst, and will have an expanded services menu, including waxing. LACQUER specializes in natural nail care and hand-painted, custom nail art. LACQUER is the only Certiﬁed Safe Salon® in Austin. The entire staff at both locations have completed extensive training to provide healthful services performed with the highest levels of sanitation and safety. Downtown: 210 Guadalupe St North: 11005 Burnet Rd (512) 476-1211 ilovelacquer.com
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UNDER THE SURFACE ESCADA FOLDS FOUR DECADES OF HERITAGE INTO A MODERN RESORT COLLECTION THAT SHIMMERS IN SHADES OF WATER, SUN, AND SAND.
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While many fashion houses come and go or change direction with each new in-house designer, Escada is approaching the grand age of 40 without losing sight of what makes it special in the eyes of its faithful followers, while simultaneously offering “classic cool” to seduce younger fans. “In fashion, reaching 40 years is a great accomplishment,” says Escada’s fashion director, Daniel Wingate, of the label’s upcoming milestone. “It’s an honor that so many women still love the brand and turn to Escada to make them feel beautiful.” With that in mind, Escada has created a bright, vivacious resort collection laced with modern elements that translates the brand’s heritage for today’s woman. Wingate turned to David Hockney’s celebrated pool paintings—those modernist emblems of 1960s California cool—for his initial inspiration. Describing the collection as a “wink to the bygone era of famous swans like Babe Paley and Jackie Kennedy and the glamorous days of Hollywood,” he embraced super-fresh colors with names like Melrose pink and Mimosa yellow, along with shades of blue (a particular obsession in Hockney’s
Moments in the sun (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): For its 2017 resort collection, Escada modeled a yellow frock after Kim Basinger’s 1998 Oscar dress; the collection also includes coats and gowns in iridescent fabrics as well as metallic slides and kitten heels.
here and right: Daniel Wingate, a 14-year veteran of Escada who has been fashion director since 2013, inflected the 2017 resort collection with mod touches, such as blacks and whites and pencil pants. below: The color-blocked ML40 bag ($1,295).
“IT’S AN HONOR THAT SO MANY WOMEN TURN TO ESCADA TO MAKE THEM FEEL BEAUTIFUL.” —daniel wingate
aquatic series). Key pieces include pencil-striped coats with matching dresses and cigarette pants worn with fortune cookie-shaped tops tied at the waist with karate-style belts. Wingate’s other inspiration, of course, is the “Escadettes”—the designer’s name for his loyal clients— who look to the brand to expand their wardrobes as they prepare to winter in toasty, sun-filled resorts. “They’re adding some wonderfully feminine but simple shapes in vivid, fresh colors, the head-to-toe tonal ones and the white and black grouping, along with the striped pieces that bring in all colors of the collection,” he says. “It’s also time to be more playful with your clothes.” To that end, he encourages his clientele to try a jumpsuit, belt the waist over a coat, and even experiment with a top worn back to front. The collection, which makes stylish dressing practically foolproof, also borrows from the past—specifically, the custom-made mint cowl-neck gown that Kim Basinger wore when she won the Oscar for best supporting actress for L.A. Confidential in 1998. Wingate has adopted the flattering neckline for a Mimosa yellow dress as well as for hip-length, waist-skimming tops with deep backs that can be worn with conservative white slacks or chic anklelength pencil pants. And peeking out from both pants and dresses are metallic slides in silver, gold, or bronze that Wingate calls “Frank Gehry build ings for the foot.” Although accessories are minimal, Escada has introduced its chic new ML40 handbag—available in eye-popping colors—to commemorate the company’s upcoming 40th birthday and recognize Escada’s founder, Margaretha Ley. While the 2017 resort collection has pieces reminiscent of a more unhurried age, when women seemed to have all the time in the world to get themselves together, it’s still as modern and polished as the woman who wears it today—one who needs to keep it stylish but without overthinking her wardrobe. For Wingate, it amounts to a simple design credo: “Be relevant.” Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; us.escada.com
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GLAM, BAM, THANK YOU, MA’A M! TOP AUSTIN MAKEUP EXPERTS REVEAL THE HOW-TO BEHIND THEIR FAVORITE LOOKS FOR THE SEASON. BY HANNAH SHIH
LOOK: Angel Face EXPERT: Gertie Wilson A former ballet dancer, Wilson is the mastermind behind the new Elevé Cosmetics, a vegan, Austin-based beauty line. Wilson recommends a lit-from-within, bright-eyed look to make you the angel of the ball. Combine a
tinted moisturizer with her line’s Luminizer for a natural bronze glow, and top it off with a festive burgundy blush across the apples of your cheeks. Defined brows frame the perfect winged eye, which Wilson achieves by angling clear tape beneath the lower lash line toward the
end of the brow as a stencil. For mistletoe-ready lips, use a smudge-free lip stain in cherry red or sultry scarlet. elevecosmetics.com LOOK: Sparkle and Shine EXPERT: Brittany Bell Spencer Spencer recently returned to Texas after working in New
York, where she prepared everyone from Broadway stars to jewelry designer Kendra Scott for red carpets and photo shoots. She recommends “a frosty lip and bright eye that really makes you look sparkling and special.” Play up your eyes with a soft matte brown shadow, smoky black liner,
and false eyelashes, and finish with a white or nude eyeliner to your waterline to fake the sleep you haven’t been getting. Forgo the red lip for a frosty or metallic shade that won’t need constant reapplication after your second martini or a stolen smooch. brittanybell spencer.com
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Makeup artist Brittany Bell Spencer; Lip Luv lip treatment and Lip Dye lip stain in sultry Seattle from Austin’s Elevé; artist Gertie Wilson uses a trick to form a winged eye on our writer; festive colors.
STYLE EXPANSION “I DON’T WANT TO GO FOR THE TREND; I WANT TO GO FOR THE ITEM YOU WILL LOVE FOREVER.” —wendi
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The much larger space at Kick Pleat’s new home is the ideal gallery-like showcase for the impeccable selections by owner Wendi Martin (right).
It was 13 years in the making. Located in the one of the most visible corners of the city – right there among local icons Waterloo Records, Book People, and the Whole Foods flagship—is the airy, gallery-like new home of Wendi Martin’s Kick Pleat boutique. With 5,000 square feet, more than triple Kick Pleat’s
former space six blocks up, Martin finally has the store she envisioned when she first opened her fashion-forward shop in a South First bungalow in 2003. Not only does the store’s design by architect Jamie Chioco artfully showcase Martin’s intelligent, modern lines like Dusan, Nehera, Issey Miyake, Veronique
Leroy, and Jil Sander, but it has office space for Kick Pleat’s bustling online operations. “We were growing and growing, but our space remained the same size,” recalls Martin, who opened her first store outside of Austin, also designed by Chioco, this summer in Houston’s River Oaks district. A
true visionary who has developed a fiercely devoted clientele, Martin says she has always stayed true to “quality, timelessness, and comfort” when selecting pieces for Kick Pleat. “I don’t want to go for the trend; I want to go for the item you will love forever.” 624 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-445-4500; kickpleat.com
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WITH A MUCH LARGER SPACE, THE ARTFULLY DESIGNED IC PLEAT CATCHES UP TO THE FASHION-FORWARD VISION OF OWNER WENDI MARTIN.
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DOUBLE VISION HIP EYEWEAR BRAND WARBY PA ER OPENS ITS FIRST AUSTIN RETAIL STORES ON SOCO AND AT DOMAIN NORTHSIDE. BY ANDREA GUZMAN
and teenagers across the city. Warby Parker’s South Congress shop carved out space for a dedicated writing center to be used by the ABC, which each year publishes an anthology of its students’ work (the books are on sale at the store). The sleek new boutique is designed to look like a library, making for an authentic collaboration. Says ABC’s outgoing Executive Director Katie Haab: “It feels like a very wonderful romance.”
Both new stores feature a photo booth, a bonus exclusive to Austin. The city has been an ideal partner for Warby Parker’s quirky aesthetic since its retail trailer (the Class Trip Bus) came to town in 2014, says co-CEO Dave Gilboa. “[We] knew then that we’d be missing out if we didn’t set up shop more permanently in this unique city,” he adds. 1317 S. Congress Ave., 512-640-7708; Domain Northside, 512-371-6151; warbyparker.com
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Warby Parker’s Duckworth glasses for women and Winston glasses for men; the new store on South Congress; a pair from the X Kill Screen series; the Percey glasses for men and the Banks glasses for women.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF WARBY PARKER
No, you’re not seeing things. Hip eyeglass purveyor Warby Parker has opened not one but two brick-and-mortar stores in Austin—one on trendy South Congress Avenue, the other at the new Domain Northside. In keeping with the brand’s socially conscious roots (for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is donated), Warby Parker has partnered with local nonprofit Austin Bat Cave (ABC), which offers free writing instruction to children
LET’S HAVE A PARADE! MACY’S CELEBRATES ITS 90TH THANKSGIVING DAY SPECTACLE WITH A FANCY RIZZOLI TOME AND IN-STORE EVENTS FROM COAST TO COAST. BY JILL SIERACKI
When the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way down New York’s Central Park West and Sixth Avenue on November 24, the celebration is set to be even more exuberant than usual to mark the 90th edition this year. “We like to make sure nothing is duplicated— we’re giving people a full breadth of entertainment from the moment the turkey crosses the starting line to the time Santa
officially rings in the holiday season,” says Amy Kule, executive producer and parade official. The parade reaches 50 million viewers with its nationally televised NBC broadcast, and 3.5 million line the streets in New York to witness it live. As part of this year’s milestone, Rizzoli has introduced the coffee-table book Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: A New York City Holiday Tradition, which captures
the history and scope of the spectacle and features a foreword by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and afterword by Macy’s Chairman and CEO Terry J. Lundgren. “The parade’s halo effect becomes a tangible reality for shoppers at their local Macy’s store and macys.com,” says Lundgren. “They expect the parade’s perfectly choreographed execution to translate into a seamless shopping experience.”
Across the country, in-store celebratory events and products will be unveiled— and a new app even allows users to create their own Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “This is a milestone for Macy’s, but I think it’s a milestone for every fan we have across the country,” says Kule. “This is not a New York parade; this is America’s parade.” Barton Creek Square, 512-2392300; The Domain, 490-3300; macys.com
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Sky’s the limit! Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is filled with its signature floats, balloons, and novelty “bloonicles” and “trycaloons” (balloonvehicle hybrids). Launched in 1924 by Macy’s employees, the parade only took a hiatus during World War II. BELOW: The new Macy’s coffee-table book ($30) from Rizzoli.
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SAVING FACE A GROUNDBREAKING NEW TREATMENT MAKES THE DREADED DOUBLE CHIN A THING OF THE PAST.
A recent survey by the American Society for Dermatological Surgery revealed that nearly 67 percent of us are as bothered by double chins as we are by lines and wrinkles around the eyes. But while there are several options for smoothing out the crinkles, a quick fix for a shimmying chin has always proved elusive—until now. Beauty-minded pharma company Kythera Biopharmaceuticals has debuted Kybella, the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for that under-the-chin wobble—or, in medical terms, submental fat. Utilizing precise injections of deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells, Kybella, which enjoyed phenomenal success during clinical trials, has emerged as something of a miracle fix—for the appropriate patients, of course. “It’s a great product in the right circumstance, but the patient selection has to be correct,” says Dr. Stephen C. Adler, a Miami-based facial plastic surgeon. “It’s best in younger patients between 30 and 45 [who have] some fullness under the chin but otherwise good skin texture and tension.” Viva Day Spa’s new location at Domain Northside (512-300-2256; vivadayspa.com), which includes Kybella in its med-spa menu, recommends two to three Kybella sessions a month apart. Raves co-owner Shannon Mouser: “It’s a fantastic solution for men and women who are looking for an improved chin profile. Best of all, the results are permanent.” Treatment programs start at $1,100; mykybella.com
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STYLE: THE GUIDE THE BEST OF AUSTIN STYLE, FROM FABULOUS FASHION AND SOOTHING SPAS TO INCREDIBLE FITNESS STUDIOS.
The mother-daughter-owned shop boasts a selection of highly curated casual womenswear. 3300 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 440, 512-770-6515
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
FLORENCE ARTISAN Local artisans in the San Niccolo region of Italy have been crafting worldclass leather goods for generations. It’s no surprise that League of Rebels sources its limited edition leather collection from there. LOR continually scouts the globe for the best mills, raw goods, and skillful artisans to bring its designs to life. The Niccolo Weekender Bag ($1,050) is a piece that showcases the skills from these Italian artisans and is perfect for the luxury craving jetsetter. 411 W 2nd Street Austin, Tx 78701 www.leagueofrebels.com 512-721-9903
A sweet boutique named after two style icons, its selections include Johnstons of Elgin cashmere, Ginette fine jewelry, Alexandra Von Furstenberg, and Estella Baby New York. 3300 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 620; 512328-1208; audreykelly.com
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
Boot-worshipping Austin is now home to a brick-andmortar store by this footwear icon. Domain Northside, 512-836-3793; thefryecompany.com
THE GARDEN ROOM
This Austin staple has long been the go-to spot for upscale women’s clothing, accessories, and bridal trends. 1601 W. 38th St., Ste. 5, 512-458-5407; gardenroomboutique.com
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., 737-484-
The rustic-chic shop boasts upscale leather footwear with timeless quality. 900 E. Sixth St., Ste 101, 512-6098150; helmboots.com
CONSUELA Known for colorful, vibrant bags, shoes, and accessories, Consuela is all about fun and style. 912 Congress Ave., 512-
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
The iconic American store caters to men and women in the heart of downtown Austin. 101 W. Sixth St.,
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Stephanie Coultress’s chic boutique in Tarrytown caters to the busy Austin woman. 2727 Exposition Blvd., Ste. 121, 512-236-0488; estilo boutique.com
This charming shop is stocked with colorful statement pieces from Milly and
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
JULIAN GOLD The 70-year fashion cornerstone features luxury designers and collections from across the world. 1214 W. Sixth St., Ste. 110, 512473-2493; juliangold.com
SAINT BERNARD Texas retailer Saint Bernard, a brand known for its sport, ski, and sun selections, is not only celebrating its 10th anniversary as an anchor in downtown’s Second Street District, but it has expanded its reach in Austin with its new store at Domain Northside. The new, 12,500-square-foot space features a full-service ski and snowboard shop as well as a men’s lounge complete with sofas, espresso, and draft beer. 401 W. Third St., 512-320-1999; Domain Northside, 512-710-3710; saintbernard.com
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local favorite Kelly Wynne. 501 Oakland Ave., 512-3229494; foundaustin.com
KICK PLEAT Women’s retailer specializing in airy and chic clothing, shoes, and accessories to live in. 624 N. Lamar Blvd., 512445-4500; kickpleat.com
LEAGUE OF REBELS With offerings such as custom suits and hip off-the-rack pieces, this menswear shop has everything for the on-trend Austin man. 411 W. Second St., 512721-9903; leagueofrebels.com
MOSS/GARMENT 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
POLO RALPH LAUREN The classic luxury brand is always in style. The Domain, 512-490-0812; ralphlauren.com
RAVEN + LILY Committed to empowering women workers around the world, Raven + Lily features beautiful clothing, accessories, and home decor. Domain Northside, 512-7661821; 2406 Manor Road, Ste. C, 512-236-1378; ravenandlily.com
REDBIRD BOUTIQUE This Westlake women’s clothing and accessories boutique brings together fresh and edgy designers for any style. 3663 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 2C, 512-514-0027; shopredbird.com
SPREZZA CUSTOM MENSWEAR
choice for handcrafted bespoke tailoring. 706 Rio Grande St., Ste. B, 512-5356989; sprezza-usa.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
KENDRA SCOTT The Austin-based jewelry designer has built a national empire on her timeless, stylish pieces. The Domain, 512-8793174; 3800 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-879-3422; 1400 S. Congress Ave., Ste. A-170, 512354-4737; kendrascott.com
LIZABETH JEWELRY Available at local favorite RedBird Boutique, this vintage-inspired line features edgy, chain-linked pieces. lizabethjewelry.com
This delightfully appointed, locally owned store is curated for men, with everything from clothing and shoes to gift ideas and grooming. Domain Northside, 512-852-9869; weatheredcoalition.com
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
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
ELIZA PAGE This mainstay of the Second Street District is a wellcurated shop of luxurious, custom jewelry. 229 W. Second St., 512-474-6500; elizapage.com
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. 512-453-7671; shaesby.com
ZINK COLLECTION Modern day-to-day leather and vegan handbags with a global aesthetic. 1601 W. 38th St., Ste. 11, 512-5025836; zinkcollection.com
ZOLTAN DAVID Award-winning designer Sir Zoltan David combines centuries-old techniques with modern technology for one-of-a-kind stunners. Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave, 512-372-8888; zoltandavid.com
FOR THE STYLISH MAN WC is a locally owned and operated men’s lifestyle shop that opened early this year at Domain Northside. Neighborly service and the forging of community are top priority. Guests are given the chance to explore personal style in a digniﬁed environment, discover new brands, and enjoy a complimentary beverage. Find the perfect gift for him, with an offering that includes apparel, denim, footwear, leather goods and luggage, grooming and apothecary, and even home goods. 11601 Rock Rose, Domain Northside 512-852-9869 weatheredcoalition.com
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LACQUER In less than two years, Lacquer has become the go-to nail salon downtown, and now it’s expanding up north with a new space near the Domain. Similar in look and feel to the original location, the Burnet Road salon offers more services, including waxing. Lacquer, which carries more than 400 colors from lines such as Kendra Scott, Chanel, and Dior, prides itself on its staff’s extensive training in healthful practices and use only the highest-quality products.
Austin fashion designer Jean Jones always features at least one item with roses in her collections. This collectible silk scarf, in Jean’s custom print, features her signature rose imagery, along with Texas poppies, on a rich ivory background. The scarf border is inspired by both Jean’s collection of jacket trims and an antique gold mirror that hangs in her home. 36” square scarf, 100% silk twill fabric. $175 www.jeanjones.com
210 Guadalupe St. and 11005 Burnet Road, 512476-1211; ilovelacquer.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
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 three locations, including its newest space at Domain Northside, Jose Luis is an Austin style favorite. 1717 W. SIxth St., Ste. 123, 512-474-1146; 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 2135, 512-474-1147; Domain Northside; joseluissalon.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, 800847-5637; lakeaustin.com
NAAVA SALON This sophisticated spa with two locations features high-end haircare and spa services. 10000 Research Blvd., Ste. 141, 512-813-1000; 300 W. Sixth St., 512-3877000; naava.com
PROPAGANDA HAIR GROUP This contemporary, stylish salon welcomes clients with an unpretentious vibe and professional stylists with rich experience. 1611 W. Fifth St., Ste. 150, 512-473-0700; propagandahairgroup.com
RAE COSMETICS Rochelle Rae’s mineral makeup line is a local favorite. 237 W. Second St., 512-3208732; 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., 512483-1678; rimixcosmetics.com
ROAR SALON This Rainey Street salon offers exclusive L’Oréal Paris Kérastase treatments. 43 Rainey St., Ste. 103,
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
URBAN BETTY This salon, owned by Chelle Neff, guarantees highly knowledgable stylists with fun, big-family energy. 1206 W. 38th St., Ste. 1107, 512-371-7663; urbanbetty.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 three locations, this locally owned retreat uses organic ingredients. 215 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-2256; 1811 W. 35th St., 512-3002256; Domain Northside, 512-300-2256; vivadayspa.com
W3LL PEOPLE This salon features a skincare line focusing on minimalist, organic makeup. 215 S. Lamar Blvd., Unit B, 512-366-7963; w3llpeople.com
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2ND STREET DISTRICT GIFT GUIDE
Look no further than the 2nd Street District for all of your holiday shopping and entertainment needs. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Austin, 2nd Street District boasts some of the ﬁnest fare, upscale retailers and exquisite nightlife that the city has to oﬀer.
1. III FORKS
2. ELIZA PAGE
3. CON OLIO OILS & VINEGARS
III Forks USDA Prime grade Bone-in Ribeye - 18 oz. finely marbled beef $52.
Find the perfect new pair of earrings this holiday at Eliza Page! We’re obsessed with these triangle-cut emeralds and our signature pave diamond studs. Shop our Holiday Gift Guide or create a Wish List online. Now open at 2 locations: 2nd St District Downtown + Domain Northside.
Show your loved ones how much you care this holiday season with this gorgeous gift basket! Gift set includes a 200 ml of our Organic Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and a 200 ml of our Traditional Balsamic Vinegar along with two tapi pour spouts. Pick this up today at one of their Austin locations or order online at www.conolios.com
www.3forks.com 111 Lavaca St Call 512.474.1776 for reservations.
www.Elizapage.com 512.474.6500. $410 circles $487 stars, $750 emeralds. All 14k gold.
215 Lavaca St 512.474.1776
5. RAE COSMETICS
6. SAINT BERNARD
Unusual weaves that mix 2 colors creating these one of a kind pieces neutral new and fresh color palette. MINERAL light blue with soft grey, BLUSH pink with soft grey and BEIGE with soft grey. 100% baby alpaca, made in Peru. Soft, chic, warm and durable.
The Endless Summer Bronzer Collection will keep you glowing all winter. The lightweight, perspiration and smudge resistant mineral formulas were specifically created for active lifestyles and perfect for even the most sensitive skin. The award winning, professional makeup artists at the Rae Studio can help pick out the perfect product or get you party ready.
Just as tough as the Original Hopper, the Yeti Hopper Flip 12 is an everyday workhorse ready to withstand serious abuse in the field.
Gift Cards make the perfect Holiday Gift! Ask Banquet Manager Shawn Farmer how to book III Forks for your next catered event.
Elliot Blankets & Throws 415 W 2nd St 512.276.2830 www.areahome.com
237 W 2nd St 512.320.8732 www.raecosmetics.com
Available at Saint Bernard for $279.99 401 W 3rd Street 512.320.1999 www.saintbernard.com
Experience the 2nd Street District: ACL Live, Anne Taylor LOFT, Austin Java, Austin Rocks, Authentic Smiles, Ballet Austin, Bang & Olufsen, Bar Chi, Blu Dot, Bonobos, The Bonneville Restaurant, Cafe Ruckus, Cathy’s Cleaners, Con Olio, Cru Wine Bar, Daily Juice, Finley’s Barber Shop, FLOR, Francesca’s, Hacienda
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Look no further than the 2nd street district for all of your holiday shopping and entertainment needs. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Austin, 2nd street district boasts some of the ﬁnest fare, upscale retailers and exquisite nightlife that the city has to oﬀer.
7. DOVETAIL GLOBAL
8. LEAGUE OF REBELS
9. LACQUER NAIL SALON
DOVETAIL GLOBAL is an art consultancy/brokerage company that promotes emerging collegiate artists as well as master Texas visual artists. Brick and mortar space located in 2nd Street Distrtict is open by appointment only through December 2016.
Crafted by artisans in the San Niccolo region of Florence, Italy. The Niccolo Weekender bag embodies the craftsmanship one may expect from a city steeped with a history rich in creative traditions, where old techniques are still used today. Limited Edition. $1,050
Intimate Vegetism by Ryan Davis 60” x 72” $3,000
411 W. 2nd Street 512.721.9903 www.leagueofrebels.com
Luxe lip & nail lacquer and a posh pedi make great gifts this season with a gift certificate to upscale LACQUER nail salon. LACQUER carries the full, vegan, gluten and paraben-free, Smith & Cult collection at both locations. Looking for a quick gift? Gift certificates are available for purcahse online.
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210 Guadalupe St - Downtown 11005 Burnet Rd (near the Domain) - North 512.476.1211 | ilovelacquer.com
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All of the music on earth, in every room of your home, wirelessly. Sonos is the smart speaker system that streams all your favorite music to any room, or every room. Control your music with one simple app, and fill your home with pure, immersive sound.
ModCloth is the go-to spot for fashion as unique as you. From vintage-inspired styles to perfectly modern pieces, their exclusive collection is available in sizes XXS through 4X. They also carry a curated selection of vintage styles, local wares, and great gift ideas that are popping with personality.
Celebrate your sexiest self this season with Andres Sarda. With a deep plunging neckline and accent bows in the center and on the straps, this sensual style is perfect for special occasions. Available in black or crimson, the fishnet fabric and open-strapped band give this sexy set a unique, edgier flair. Naughty would be nice this season!
www.modcloth.com 200 West 2nd Street
221 West 2nd Street www.teddiesforbettys.com 512.815.9868
450 W 2nd Street 512.476.7000 www.austinmacworks.com
Experience the 2nd Street District: Hemline, Jo’s Hot Coffee, La Condesa, Lamberts, Luxe Apothetique, Mama Fu’s Asian House, Royal Blue Grocery, SALON by milk + honey, Mercury Design Studio, ModCloth, Numero 28, PRIZE, RIDE, Sikara & Co, Swatch, Taverna Pizzeria & Rissoteria, Toy Joy, Violet Crown Cinema, Wee, Which Wich, W Austin
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They snap, we follow: Go behind the feeds of our city’s buzziest social media all-stars. by KATHY BLACKWELL
WE CAN’T CLICK ON THOSE HEARTS fast enough. When Austin’s creative energy is funneled through the Instagram feeds of visual visionaries, magic happens. We look to them to see the best of our city through their filters. Here are four of our favorite ‘Grammers who have attracted legions of fans with their unique takes on fashion and food, music and design. Wherever they go, we follow. JACKIE LEE YOUNG | MUSIC, FASHION, PORTRAITURE @jackieleeyoung
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Even the photos Jackie Lee Young takes here in Austin have a far-away feel on her Instagram feed, undoubtedly influenced by her upbringing overseas, where she traveled extensively with her family, a disposable camera in hand. Profoundly influenced by a Seydou Keita book of portraits given to her by a professor at St. Edward’s University, Young started focusing on fashion editorials in 2014. Now the social media manager of Bunkhouse Group, which manages hotels like the San Jose and Saint Cecilia, Young was drawn to Instagram instantly. Her following exploded when Instagram featured her early on, but the reaction to her edgy, ‘70s-soaked images wasn’t all hearts. “People were yelling at me through comments saying nasty things … but I never tried to change my style,” recalls Young, who now boasts 87,000-plus followers. She has spent much of the year focusing on music photography: “The New York Times found me via IG, and I’ve worked with them through the platform as well as a surprising music branch of a career as well.”
clockwise from top left: Jackie Lee Young’s selfportrait at Austin restaurant Launderette; James Turrell’s Skyspace, “The Color Inside,” shot during a thunderstorm; her best friend, Andrew, visiting Austin from Brooklyn;
her friend Alec Friedman wearing one of his many robes at his Marfa home in front of artwork by Marfa’s Sam Schonzeit; a car decked out with giant wheels at the old Highland Mall shot during the Texas Relays.
Favorite photogenic spot: The James Turrell Skyspace installation, “The Color Inside,” at UT at sunset. Everyone must go and lie on the ground and sit through the sequence. Prime people watching: Tillery Street Plant Company. Everyone loves plants, so you’re getting a variety of people at that place. On weekends you’ll find me: at Hotel San Jose. Not only is it beautiful and extremely photogenic, they have amazing workshops there seasonally and a reggae DJ. It rules. Austin holidays aren’t complete without: a trip to the Trail of Lights. For more on Young’s best of Austin, go to austinway.com
Sisters who travel together and eat together naturally must Instagram together. What started on a whim while Lindsay and Morgan Vandygriff were on vacation two years ago, @EatingATX now has more than 33,000 followers who are drawn to the twentysomething sisters’ food adventures. “In no way are we professionals…but we have found a love for getting creative and trying out new ways to make the food look its best,” says Morgan, a full-time finance senior. It comes with a price, though: The pleasure of eating food while it’s still warm is just a memory now, and salads are bypassed for choices like the more Insta-appealing lobster mac and cheese. Adds Lindsay, who works full-time at accounting firm Holtzman Partners: “We take all of our photos with our iPhones. It still is only a hobby for us; the only difference is that now tens of thousands of other people are watching our hobby, which still blows our minds!” Most photogenic restaurant: Elizabeth Street Café--with bright colored walls, pastries, cute furniture, and uhhhhmazing food, it is definitely perfect for the ‘gram. Prime people-watching: The downtown farmers’ market on Saturday morning. Grab a cup of coffee and pastries and watch people haggle over veggie prices. On weekends you’ll find us: at brunch on South Congress. It’s a requirement for all millennials in Austin to brunch on weekends. Favorite bites: kimchi fries at Chi’Lantro BBQ and tacos at Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ. For more on the Vandygriffs’ best of Austin, go to austinway.com
clockwise from above: Fig and jelly pastry from the creative, farm-to-table restaurant Odd Duck; a Torchy’s Trailer Park Taco during a UT football game at Darrell K Royal Stadium; strawberry Thai-style ice cream topped with rainbow sprinkles from the unique food truck Holla Mode; soppressata pizza and pasta dishes from downtown Italian hotspot Italic.
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CHARLES REAGAN HACKLEMAN | MUSIC @charles.reagan Charles Reagan Hackleman has always enjoyed looking at life through the viewfinder. As an Austin TV reporter for almost a decade, the UT grad never had trouble getting a photo pass, which he’d use to indulge his hobby. After shooting the Fun Fun Fun Festival in 2012, he decided to take the leap into fulltime photography. “Becoming a full-time freelancer is hard, and will always be hard. You have to find a way to stand out from a very large crowd,” he says. Instagram, which featured him early on, has done much for Hackleman, who remembers his first Insta image as a photo of a “I voted for Obama” pint of beer. “Instagram became my go-to promotional tool,” he recalls. “I was traveling a ton and loved having a virtual gallery to show people.” Now a staff photographer for Lollapalooza and the ACL music festivals, he saw his followers swell after a musician with 2 million followers posted a photo of Hackleman’s with proper credit, which doesn’t always happen.
clockwise from top left: Musician J. Roddy Walston of J. Roddy Walston and The Business performs at the Historic Scoot Inn in April (Hackleman shot this purely as a music fan); Austin band Black
Pistol Fire is a favorite of Hackleman’s because of moments like this stage trust fall; Hackleman managed to get just a few frames of this rainbow over the ACL Music Festival before it faded away.
Favorite photogenic place: Zilker Park during ACL, in a bucket 80 feet in the air, with 30,000 people below you while the sun is setting and the skyline is sparkling. Prime people watching is at: ACL, hands down. I get paid to literally watch people until that perfect moment, which hopefully I captured. On the weekends you’ll find me: on the Greenbelt, or outside of Austin in the Big Bend area. The holidays in Austin aren’t complete without: a fancy hotel bar hop. For more on Hackleman’s best of Austin, go to austinway.com
CHASE DANIEL | DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE @thevuvobandit Favorite photogenic spot: The 360 Bridge overlook (also known as the Pennybacker Bridge). To avoid the sunset crowds, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a sunrise all to yourself. Prime peoplewatching: South by Southwest has to be one of my favorite times of the year to walk around downtown and just observe. On weekends you’ll find me: with my wife Lauren perusing estate sales, walking around plant nurseries, and going on breakfast dates. The holidays in Austin aren’t complete without: a trip to the Christmas light show at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters! It’s a really cool show played to holiday music--and you can enjoy some warm hot chocolate as you watch. For more on Daniel’s best of Austin, go to austinway.com
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While studying architecture at Virginia Tech, Chase Daniel actually fell in love with photography because of Instagram. “What started as driving back roads in Virginia taking pictures with my iPhone has now turned into my favorite hobby and career.” The Dallas native, who now works at Michael Hsu Office of Architecture in Austin, sometimes works with spirit brands and furniture makers, but recently most of his photography clients have been local architects. Through his artful and intelligent Instagram feed, which has more than 43,000 followers, Daniel has met friends and added a whole new layer to his career. “I enjoy combining my passion of photography and architecture by telling well-crafted stories through capturing beautifully designed spaces,” he says. “This all started with a desire to go out and Instagram things.”
clockwise from top left: Poolside at the South Congress Hotel; the wall outside the Contemporary Austin’s Jones Center downtown; unplugging in a yurt during a staycation at Austin’s Green Acres
Glamping Retreat; a full spread of Southern eats, including grits and a shrimp boil, at Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery in San Antonio; antique cars are a favorite subject of Daniel’s; a weekend getaway at the lake.
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Between top-tier research at the new University of Texas Dell Medical School and ongoing breakthroughs made by the Livestrong Foundation, Austin is undergoing a healthcare revolution. As medicine and wellness become increasingly reliant on technological advancements to move forward, and as Austin becomes an increasingly larger hub for the best minds working in tech, our city is poised like never before to be a leader in medical innovations. We talked to medical experts and healthcare professionals across all fields about the intersection of technology and healthcare in Austin. From allergies to aging, here are 10 ways that our city’s healthcare advancements and willingness to embrace technology are setting a healthy example for the rest of the country. 1. WEARABLE HEALTH: UNDER ARMOUR
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enough resources, patients, or clinical trials to do something as simple as select and then optimize a treatment plan for the individual patient.” To treat each patient as an individual, he explains, you have to have a theory that allows you to make predictions. Yankeelov’s team uses incredibly advanced imaging to collect data that more accurately predicts a tumor’s potential size and growth. This process is similar to the one a meteorologist uses to predict the weather. And it can have a major impact on cancer treatment. As he puts it: “If you can predict outcome more accurately, then you can intervene more intelligently.” dellmedschool.utexas.edu
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“Cancer is not a single disease,” says Dr. Thomas Yankeelov, a cancer researcher who holds a dual appointment in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Dell Medical School. “There are not
“What’s limited in technology is not technology limitations—it’s the limits of human thinking and aspiration,” says Nick Reddy, chief digital officer for healthcare technology at Baylor Scott &
White. “The art of possibility is so amazing today.” That attitude is what Reddy brings to Baylor Scott & White’s digital and innovative approach to health care. The largest nonprofit healthcare system in Texas and one of the largest in the country, Baylor Scott & White uses technology to give patients the highest level of convenience and choices available, offering services such as online booking and video visits. The innovation team is creating Artificial Intelligence platforms that can serve as a resource for doctors, using algorithms to help mine data to make evidencebased decisions about a patient’s health. baylorscottandwhite.com 4. MENTAL HEALTH: DR. CHRIS BEEVERS, UT’S INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH
Dr. Chris Beevers, director of the Institute for Mental Health Research at UT, is spearheading two projects aimed at improving
the treatment of mental health. The first is a web-based intervention, “similar to a mini-course online,” in which those seeking treatment can learn many of the cognitive behavioral principles shown to be effective in a clinic. The other phase of his research involves creating machine-learning models—essentially offshoots of Artificial Intelligence—to predict who is most likely to respond to the treatment, the idea being that not everyone who participates will respond or get better. Explains Beevers: “If we can identify people from the outset who are especially likely to benefit, we can steer them towards [the web-based intervention] and direct others who might not benefit towards other treatment.” liberalarts.utexas.edu/imhr 5. DENTAL: DR. MICHAEL MOOSSY, MOOSSY GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY
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6. GENETICS: SPENCER WELLS
Only in Austin would one of the owners of an iconic music venue—Antone’s—also be one of the world’s leading geneticists. Spencer Wells played a major role in kicking off the consumer genealogy trend (think 23andMe)
as the former director and founder of the Genographic Project at the National Geographic Society. “The first day we launched, we sold 10,000 kits” remembers Wells. While the industry has expanded rapidly, Wells is looking to make genetic testing even more accessible and “take it mainstream” with his new upcoming Austin-based startup, Insitome. Through a partnership with Helix—a company in the process of building “an app store” for genetics—Wells is hoping to help consumers discover information not only about their health in a clinical sense through their genome sequencing, but also learn ways to enrich their overall wellness. insito.me 7. TATTOO REMOVAL: DAVE MCKENZIE, LASER FOCUS
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Austin is also leading the charge in tattoo removal. Dave McKenzie is a big part of that—he uses the most advanced tattoo removal technology in the world: a PicoSure laser. The laser pulses much more quickly than older technology and uses less heat, meaning it’s more effective—requiring half as many treatment sessions—and less painful. McKenzie has begun using the laser on sunspots as well. “The laser is too darn good to pass up what we can do with it,” explains McKenzie. 6911 Ranch Road 620 N., Ste. B201, 512-551-8418; laserfocustattooremoval.com 8. COLONOSCOPIES: DR. BRUCE LEVY’S HYGIEACARE
“The number one reason people refuse to get colonoscopies,” explains Dr. Bruce Levy, “is prep.” Austin HyGIeaCare Center, which opened in the past year, was designed to change
10. ALLERGIES: DR. RONALD COX
Austin is infamous for its yearround allergy seasons, so allergist Dr. Ronald Cox uses technology to help his patients fight back. His offices are stocked with iPads featuring a program by ContextMedia Health to better inform each patient about their specific treatment. Coming just for an allergy shot? You’ll check-in with the innovative tool Rosche, which identifies who you are and green-lights you into the shot room, helping to increase patient safety. 6611 River Place Blvd., Ste. 305, 937-321-6018; austinallergist.com
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dental practice”—there’s no paper. Everything, from charting to X-rays, has been digitalized. “We’re not a clinic,” explains Dr. Moossy of his practice. “We get to know each and every patient.” Cutting-edge technologies in dentistry offer a more personal and customized experience. By using extraoral and intraoral cameras (the intraoral camera is like a tiny wand), Dr. Moossy is able to show patients exactly where their issues are and prioritize by “fixing the worst first.” 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 145, 512-459-5437; drmoossy.com
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If “time is your most precious gift,” then these elegant, locally owned shops should be top of mind this season. With their diverse and thoughtful inventory, you can knock off your gift list in no time. (And don’t forget to treat yourself. It will be our secret.)
AUDREY KELLY This West Lake Hills boutique is all about timeless elegance (3300 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 620, 512-3281208; audreykellyaustin.com). Owner’s Pick: Cashmere wraps from Johnstons of Elgin ($580) are “the ultimate luxury,” says Johanna Vernick. Most Unique Gift: The lightweight, water-resistant neoprene totes from Italy’s Save My Bag ($130) are a go-anywhere essential. Treat Yourself: The Cypres candle ($70) from Rigaud was the scent of Jackie Kennedy’s White House and Diana Vreeland’s Vogue offices. HACIENDA Adding global inspiration to the modern ranch lifestyle, Jessica Beattie’s Second Street staple offers a distinctive aesthetic—it also features its own line of Hacienda Collection products. (204 Colorado St., 512-436-8870; haciendaaustin.com). Most Unique Gift: The glam jewelry box from R&Y Augousti Paris ($240) is made from stingray leather.
Serving Austin since 1978, the 1,600-square-foot Menagerie is designed to offer shoppers a luxurious yet intimate experience.
SPACE SHOP clockwise from top left: Audrey Kelly offers classic gifts with a touch of whimsy; every item in Raven + Lily’s flagship at Domain Northside was made by a marginalized artisan who receives a living wage; Jessica Beattie, owner of Hacienda in the Second Street District.
THE MENAGERIE Owner Vickie Roan is the tour de force behind this Jefferson Square institution, hand-selecting every piece in the store (1601 W. 38th St., Ste. 7, 512-453-4644; themenagerie.com). Owner’s Pick: A diamondstudded, Baroque-style cross necklace with diamonds from Odelia ($2,825) brings meaning to everyday luxury, Roan says. Local Love: Whimsical hand-embroidered cocktail napkins from Kate Hersch’s August Morgan ($32 for four) make a fun stocking stuffer. Giving Back: Calaisio’s
hand-woven rattan salad bowl ($90) benefits the artisans’ villages in the South Pacific. Treat Yourself: Diamond earrings from Odelia ($5,000) feature a detachable chandelier.
RAVEN + LILY The modern, minimalist products at Raven + Lily are handmade by 1,500 marginalized global artisans who receive a fair wage (Domain Northside, 737-209-1072; ravenandlily.com). Owner’s Pick: Made by women in Los Angeles transitioning out of homelessness, the gold-leafed soy candles ($24) with a sweet bamboo and lemongrass scent are “the perfect holiday gift,” says founder and CEO Kirsten Dickerson. Giving Back: Every offering is philanthropic. One popular option: the tribal-print Ashoka Organic Travel Tote ($35), made by women who escaped from sex trafficking. Treat Yourself: Raven + Lily’s herbal soaps are handmilled in the Himalayan Mountains. Try a set with comforting lavender and honey oat scents ($18).
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Local Love: The elegant Zada necklace from Monica Ruiz’s Pharao jewelry ($60) is handmade in Austin. Giving Back: Hacienda Collection partnered with Newton Supply Co., which works with Open Arms to help refugees, on a waxedcanvas dopp kit with a custom Texas print ($60). Treat Yourself: The organic, locally made Hacienda Collection Body Butter ($24) features a Texas wildflower scent.
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A FLAME REKINDLED AS AUSTIN WELCOMES ITS FIRST DIPTYQUE BOUTIQUE, THE LUXURY CANDLE COMPANY INTRODUCES ITS TEXTILE COLLECTION.
The new, updated 34 Collection from Diptyque includes, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Reflet Photophore ($160, fits all 34 Collection pillar candles); Essences Incensees (Rose de Mai) Eau de Parfum ($180 for 120 ml.); and, for the first time, textiles in the form of pillows ($90), totes ($58), and pouches ($45), each of which come in one of three prints: Legende (teal), Paladin (red), or Pretorien (purple).
Diptyque is synonymous with luxury candles, but the perfumery’s origins are rooted in textiles. Its first shop, which opened in Paris at 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain more than 50 years ago, was a bazaar that showcased the fabric designs and travel finds of founders Desmond Knox-Leet, Christiane Gautrot, and Yves Coueslant. In honor of its origins, Diptyque has added fabric accessories to the latest edition of its 34 Collection, first introduced in 2014, which Myriam Badault, the brand’s creative director, calls “a red line throughout years.” The most unexpected element of the collection are its pillows, totes, and pouches. “Fabrics are really part of the brand aesthetic,” says Badault, who enlisted illustrator Charlotte Gastaut to create fresh takes on the original Légende, Prétorien, and Paladin patterns. According to Badault, the pieces are a tribute to the 1960s, “with a hint of modernity.” The collection also includes fragrances, a candle holder that boasts a customized mirror, and a glass candle holder that comes with three paper shades. The updated 34 Collection comes just as Austin get its first Diptyque boutique at Domain Northside. Says Donna DiDonato, the brand’s US managing director: “Austin is a thriving, creative city, an eclectic place that truly embraces the craftsmanship and innovation that diptyque stands for.” Domain Northside, 512-873-7680; diptyque.com
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SPACE SURREAL ESTATE clockwise form top left: On the market for $2.9 million, this home at 4512 Spanish Oaks Club Blvd. features drought-resistant landscaping; an infinity pool and spa; glass doors in the dining room open up the patio area; walls of windows offer stunning Hill Country views.
UNDER AUSTIN SKIES INSPIRED BY THE FAMOUS GLASS HOUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA, A CONTEMPORARY HOME CAPITALIZES ON THE HILL COUNTRY’S BREATHTAKING VIEWS.
In a private, West Austin community known for its traditional luxury estates, the Spanish Oaks home of Nandan and Jyostna Arora stands out, not only for its modern architecture but for its use of light and space. Each room in the 8,609square-foot home—even the laundry room—features a breathtaking view of the Hill Country. It also has a soundtrack: the rippling sounds of Barton Creek from more than 50 feet below. Now on the market for $2.9 million, the two-story contemporary home, built in 2013, was inspired by the work of South Africa’s Nico van der Meulen Architects, known for the stunning Glass House in Johannesburg. Jyostna Arora wanted a
wide-open environment with an abundance of natural light. Some of his favorite memories include “sitting by the large windows in comfortable chairs looking out at the Longhorns below the cliff, or watching it rain, or reading, curled up with a cup of tea enjoying the view,” he says. Wrap-around glass doors open up onto outdoor entertaining space, including an infinity-edge pool, spa, and fire pit, as well as ample balconies. When you want to feel more tucked away, the property features two casitas, each with their own entrance. Melissa Roberts and Bailey Perkins of Realty Austin, 512-228-1834; realtyaustin.com
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SPACE GRAND OPENING The first floor of the new RH Gallery features the RH Interiors collection.
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THE STUNNING, MASSIVE NEW RH GALLERY AT DOMAIN NORTHSIDE WAS DESIGNED TO INSPIRE AND ELEVATE THE HOME RETAIL EXPERIENCE.
Among the new high-end stores at Domain Northside stands the four-story, 60,000-plus-square-foot RH Gallery, which, with its Venetian plaster exterior, cypress trees, and Juliet balconies looks like an inviting Italian villa. Designed by award-winning architect James Gillam of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger, RH Austin (formerly Restoration Hardware)
offers a floor dedicated to its RH Modern line of home furnishings and accessories that launched last year, along with the RH Contemporary Art collection showcasing emerging global artists; it also includes a full-service Design Atelier, the Ben Soleimani Rug Showroom, and a standout 11,000-square-foot rooftop park complete with banana palms,
sculptural evergreens, and topiary. We caught up with Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman, who came to Austin for the grand opening this fall. What do you want to inspire in clients with the magnitude and design of the new RH Gallery at Domain Northside? We want to create one-of-a-kind
retail environments that blur the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, physical and digital---spaces where we can showcase the comprehensive breadth of our offerings in dramatic and aspirational installations unseen before. Your opening-night party brought out a who’s who
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SPACE GRAND OPENING clockwise from top left: With more than 60,000 square feet, the store is topped by a stunning rooftop patio; the RH Design Atelier offers custom services; a bedroom display designed to inspire.
How was the service experience crafted to help guide new customers through the space? What we do is create an environment that’s both inspiring and intuitive at the same time. It allows people to explore and experience
[the store] in a realistic and abstracted manner. That’s why we call it a gallery— there’s an ability to connect and see it in your space, but it’s abstracted from real life. We support that with the design team that helps people bring it to life in a personal way in their own homes. We want to inspire people first. Then our design consultant is there to understand the opportunities or problems that our guests are trying to solve... and help them imagine a way to amplify their space at home. Domain Northside, 512-342-0614; restorationhardware.com
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of Austin’s tastemakers, including Camila Alves. What was that like? I was very excited about the response to the evening. We had well over 2,000 people turn out. It appears everyone was having a good time. Of course, they were all drinking Cipriani Bellinis, so that could have contributed to it!
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ENGEL & VÖLKERS AUSTIN NEW LOCATIONS: DOMAIN NORTHSIDE AND THE OAKS IN LAKEWAY Engel & Völkers Austin, the prestigious real estate company owned by topproducing residential real estate advisors Michele and Steve Turnquist, plans for two new locations: Lakeway at The Oaks opening in early-November and Rockrose at the Domain Northside opening in midNovember. Engel & Völkers will be the only real estate tenant in both The Oaks in Lakeway and the Domain Northside.
Interior designer Annie Downing’s new flagship storefront and showroom brings a unique combination of vintage pieces and modern-day goods to downtown Austin. 509 Powell St., 512-524-0061; anniedowning.com
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., Ste. 120, 512-617-7460; bebitalia.com
BREED & CO. 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
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 custom furnishings, pieces by diverse local artisans, and an organic body care line designed by owner Jessica Beattie. 204 Colorado St., 512-436-8870; haciendaaustin.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 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. Ste. 7,
NEST MODERN This South Congress store is a haven for Midcentury Modern furniture. 2603 S. Congress Ave., 512-6370600; nestmodern.com
RH AUSTIN, THE GALLERY The 62,000-square-foot store, formerly known as Restoration Hardware, opened this fall at Domain Northside and features a floor devoted to RH Modern and a rooftop park. Domain Northside, 512-342-0614 restorationhardware.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
ALEXANDER MARCHANT For 14 years, Alexander Marchant has been the premier supplier of architectural, hardware, and plumbing fixtures in the Austin area, and now it adds another line of products to its carefully curated selection. The showroom, started by Susan
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Alexander and Laurie Marchant, is now the only Texas resource for Kreoo, the upscale Italian brand celebrated for its creative marble innovations. Look for its selections in plumbing, shelving, seating, tiles, and more in the Austin showroom. 1114 W. Fifth St., Bldg. A, 512-462-1444; alexandermarchant.com
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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL After unveiling its beautifully renovated ballrooms during the fall social season, the Four Seasons has much to offer for the holidays, from
21–December 25, to Teddy Bear Teas. And The Spa at Four Seasons is celebrating the Rodgers + Hammerstein musical Cinderella at Austin’s Bass Concert Hall with two inspired treatments: The Magic Pumpkin Facial and the Glass Slipper Pedicure, available from December 1–15. 98 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-4784500; fourseasons.com/austin
Domain Dr., 512-491-0777; aloftaustinatthedomain.com
ARCHER HOTEL The eight-story, wellappointed hotel is located in the hub of Domain Northside and features the second location of Second Bar + Kitchen. 3121 Palm Way, 855-437-9100; archerhotel/ austin.com
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
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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
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
HOTEL ELEVEN This new boutique hotel features 14 rooms, many with city views. 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. 31900 Rio Grande St., 800-311-1619; 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
LIVE THE RANCH LIFE HACIENDA features locally sourced and
cap. 1316 S. Congress Ave., 512-852-2350; sanjosehotel.com
HYATT REGENCY LOST PINES 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
HOTEL VAN ZANDT Enjoy music in all its forms at this new Rainey Street District hotel, which features 319 guest rooms, including 41 suites, and a fourth-floor pool deck. 605 Davis St., 512-542-5300; hotelvanzandt.com
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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
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
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 night-
The largest JW Marriott in the country, this downtown property features 1,012 guest rooms conveniently located
globally inspired home décor and gifts for the modern ranch lifestyle. The ever-evolving collection includes custom furniture, lighting, rugs, Turkish towels, handmade glassware, bedding, fragrances and organic body care products, and well-curated assortment of jewelry, leather accessories and gifts for men, women and children. 204 Colorado St. (512) 436-8870 www.haciendaaustin.com
SPACE THE GUIDE 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
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LIFE ABOVE ALL YOU LOVE IN AUSTIN Nestled above Austin’s vibrant Market District neighborhood, Fifth & West is the city’s newest collection of boutique residences, beautifully crafted to provide a warm, inviting retreat from the bustle of downtown. Exclusive owner amenities include the stunning sky deck with resort-style pool, indoor pet verandah, and yoga studio. Fifth & West is thoughtfully designed to complement and reﬂect Austin’s singular atmosphere, blending the eclectic, outstanding, and familiar. Live it up at Fifth & West. www.5thandwest.com
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
OMNI BARTON CREEK RESORT & SPA This picturesque getaway perfect for families features four golf courses, tennis courts, and the luxurious Three Springs Spa. 8212 Barton Club Dr., 512-329-
WESTIN AUSTIN DOWNTOWN
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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
The Four Seasons Residences provides understated elegance, stunning amenities, acres of parkland, and Lady Bird Lake as a backyard. 98 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-422-2600; residences.fourseasons.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
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
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
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
With the highest pool in Texas, the new Bowie features access to kayak and bike rentals for true urbanites. 311 Bowie St., 512514-3556; liveatbowie.com
THE CATHERINE 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; thecatherineaustin.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., 512-8726616; 5thandwest.com
NORTHSHORE Overlooking Lady Bird Lake and Austin’s thriving Second Street retail district, Northshore luxury apartments lie in the heart of Austin’s most vibrant upscale dining and entertainment hotspots. Amenities include 24-hour concierge service and an infinity edge pool with private cabanas. 110 San Antonio St., 512-559- 7559; northshoreaustin.com
RISE ON 8TH Scheduled for move-ins in November, Austin’s newest luxury apartment concept offers three floors devoted solely to amenities for work, play, and fitness. 805 Nueces St., 512-402-7452; riseliving.com
SEVEN 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
70 RAINEY In addition to 164 stunning residences, this development will boast more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor amenity space, more than any other high-rise in town. 70 Rainey St., 512-476-7010; 70rainey.com
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FILM, FOOD, AND EPIC FUN IN AUSTIN The Austin Film Festival overtook the city’s theaters, hotel lobbies, and beyond for another impactful year. Things kicked off with the Film & Food VIP evening at the Driskill highlighting Austin’s culinary talents while Jack Ingram serenaded attendees and Phil Rosenthal, the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, served as the celebrity host. Highlights from the festival included the Texas premiere of Loving by Austin director and writer Jeff Nichols, as well as the world premiere of Brave New Jersey with Tony Hale (Veep), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), and other stars in attendance. A true writer’s festival, AFF honored Paul Feig of Bridesmaids, Spy, and Ghostbusters and Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of Friends. Attendees packed panels by actor and writer Jason Segel, as well as one focusing on his epic TV series, How I Met Your Mother, with co-creator Carter Bays.
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For the third year, POP Austin turned all eyes toward Fair Market as the international art show outdid itself with not only pop-up art exhibits, but pop-up events throughout the week. Things kicked off with a curator’s preview benefiting the Texas Cultural Trust followed by a VIP event filled with the city’s elite art collectors, enthusiasts, and socialites. The weekend continued with art education discussions on-site and POPtalks, and rounded out with another exciting debut of the Parisian DJ set Nonotak. POP Austin continues to push the boundaries of the art world in Austin and bring world talent to the heart of our city.
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For the first time ever, The Contemporary Austin hosted Camp Contemporary for over 400 guests spanning two activity-filled days on the Laguna Gloria grounds. The weekend began with a VIP overnight stay in luxury tents on the lower lawns for notables like Brooklyn Decker and Ben Kweller. Day 2 featured camp activities ranging from wood burning to a giant paint-by-numbers mural and the always exciting Vannagram & Co photobooth with Austin Way. Chefs Lou Lambert and Larry McGuire treated guests to Vaca y Vino as everyone enjoyed DJ Dangit of Breakaway Records on the Tito’s camp stage.
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The SIMS Foundation will bring together top local musicians and storytellers, including Redd Volkaert, Erika Wennerstrom, Charlie Sexton, and many more for a “Moth Radio meets Rock Show” event called True Stories, Sordid Confessions & Music from the Heart of the City. Inside stories and the music of musicians lost this year like David Bowie and Prince will be delivered by Austin musicians who were lucky enough to play with them. Tickets on sale at simsfoundation.org/heartofthecity. Where: Emo’s, 2015 E. Riverside Dr. When: December 3 Contact: Heather Alden, heather@sims foundation.org; 512-472-1008
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JONES CENTER GRAND REOPENING
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Contemporary Austin members and special guests will be the first to experience the newly renovated Jones Center and its stunning Moody Rooftop. The evening will feature rooftop music, food, and drinks in celebration of the site’s inaugural exhibition by Monika Sosnowska, as well as a new installation by Jim Hodges that stretches nearly 145 feet across the museum façade, towering over Congress Avenue. Memberships start at $50. Visit thecontemporaryaustin.org/join to attend. When: December 16 Where: The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. Contact: Caroline Smith, membership@ thecontemporaryaustin.org 2017 BLANTON GALA
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Ballet Austin took Austin on a trip down the rabbit hole with this year’s Fete & fete*ish gala. Over 700 attendees gathered at the JW Marriott, which was transformed into a real-life Wonderland that would have thrilled Alice. Guests enjoyed the wild scene while raising over $400,000 for Ballet Austin’s education programs.
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Celebrating the unveiling of the museum’s renovated and reimagined permanent collection galleries, gala guests will have the opportunity to preview this dynamic new presentation, titled You Belong Here: Reimagining the Blanton, and enjoy an elegant dinner in the galleries. Austin community leaders Jeanne and Michael L. Klein will be honored. Tables for 10 and corporate sponsorships are available at four levels: $100,000; $50,000; $25,000; and $15,000. When: February 11, 2017 Where: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Contact: Sarah Burleson, gala@blanton museum.org; 512-475-6013
MARDI GRAS MAGIC SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2017 HYATT REGENCY AUSTIN For tickets and sponsorships, visit TownLakeLinks.org
MARDI GRAS MAGIC is the annual fundraiser of the Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a women’s service organization. Our members volunteer more than 3,295 hours annually to help Austin’s most vulnerable communities. We’ve also donated more than $130,000 to feed hungry local children and awarded more than $300,000 in 4-year college scholarships. We invite you to join us at MGM, a celebration of Austin’s commitment to greater inclusivity, connection and prosperity for all. Proceeds beneﬁt our programs, which provide local students with nutritious meals to enhance their ability to learn, enhanced skills to pursue careers in STEM disciplines, and much-needed funds to attend college despite ﬁnancial hardship.
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LUXE GIVING Austin Way’s Annual Gift Guide is a collection of items that are perennially in season, ﬁnely curated by Austin’s most esteemed experts.
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For the woman who’s got it all… help her carry it all! Make her life easier with a Clarksville Carryall, the bestselling style from Austin designer Kelly Wynne’s new Dear 512 line. Holiday bonus: this 2-in-1 soft, structured tote has interior hooks to convert it to a smaller, sophisticated style! $398
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Don’t miss Creative Action’s signature event, Big Hair Country Fair! Dine on carnival treats, get a complimentary hairstyle, win at wild carnival games, and enjoy drinks from our sponsors Deep Eddy Vodka, Mighty Swell, High Brew Coffee, and Austin Eastciders. Have fun and support Austin’s leading arts education provider.
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And yet, more than 30% of all lung cancer patients still don’t know about the therapies, specialists, and clinical trials available to them. Tony Goldwyn Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador
Lung cancer is a formidable foe, but we are ﬁ nding new ways to ﬁ ght it. Please visit SU2C.org/LungCancer for questions to ask your health care professional and to learn about options that may be right for you.
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Three of downtown’s hottest buildings are coming together to throw this season’s best office holiday party on Dec. 14th 2016. 600 Congress, 300 W. 6th and Frost Bank Tower, an exclusive trio offering tenants the best in work and lifestyle amenities will host the first annual Frost Fest featuring live music, photo booths, food and specialty drinks all benefiting Austin’s Operation Blue Santa.
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OUT OF OFFICE WITH THE HOLIDAYS UPON US, AUSTIN IS ALL PLAY AND NO WORK UNTIL THE LEGISLATURE MEETS IN JANUARY. BY HELEN ANDERS
Now that Austin’s cluster of fall festivals is out of the way, we can finally get some work done around here. Right? Well, no. Because nobody’s at work. Ping a contact via e-mail, and an out-of-office reply immediately pops into your inbox. Phone calls zip straight to voicemail. Nobody works in December in Austin. The University of Texas is on break starting early in the month, and state government offices are mostly closed. Then, factor in the public school closings in mid-December and stack it
all against the holiday break, and suddenly a good chunk of the city is off ice skating at Whole Foods or spinning around under the lights of the Zilker Tree. So much for any infinitesimal hope of even a planarian-sized particle of productivity during the first two weeks of December. And once January arrives, we are too weary from New Year’s revelry (nobody revels like an Austinite) to go back to work quickly, so nobody answers e-mails then, either. Not until the Legislature convenes January 10.
In fact, our state legislators, who meet only for five months every other year (barring the dreaded special session), have probably influenced our approach to work more than any other group: You work hard, work quickly, eat a lot of steak, attend fabulous parties, and then take off more than a year to recover. That sounds about right. So really, there’s only one thing this time of the year is good for: holiday parties. Have one. And invite your boss. Rest assured, she’s not getting any work done, either.
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