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beer—with only six weeks of payroll in the books. Luckily for cinephiles everywhere, showings of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery brought in crowds, and movie sing-alongs, the Quentin Tarantino Festival, and Butt-Numb-A-Thons raised the cinematic bar for what a movie theater could be.
“We know what we want when we go to the movies,” says Tim League, “and we know a lot of people feel the same way we do.” The original Alamo closed 10 years ago, but now there are more than 25 locations across the country, including Austin’s family-friendly Alamo
Drafthouse Mueller, which opened in March and sports the playful Barrel O’ Fun bar and event space. This year, expect the Alamo to celebrate its 20th year as only it can. Tim League—now CEO of the chain as well as founder of its film distribution arm, Drafthouse Films, and the 12-year-old
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10 // FULL FRONTAL 24 // LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 26 // THE LIST 29 // INVITED
For true gourmands, the Feast Under the Stars prelude event is the ideal way to kick off the Austin Food + Wine Festival.
SCENE | STYLE | SPACE 41 // SERVED TWO WAYS The Grazer and Gourmand’s guide to the Austin Food + Wine Festival.
44 // HER HAPPY PLACE Austin lifestyle guru Camille Styles reveals the secrets behind her outdoor living space.
46 // THE PARTY CIRCUIT Have sushi with the mayor or meet the new UT football coach at one of Toast of the Town’s intimate, exclusive events.
Actor Pierce Brosnan stars as the Texas patriarch in AMC’s new series shot in Austin and based on the masterful novel.
49 // MODERN CHARM
Austin boutique Esby features the natural, menswearinspired collections by owner and designer Stephanie Beard (center).
Sarah White designs her collection of tote bags, clutches, and backpacks with the working woman in mind.
A Bouldin Creek bungalow on Preservation Austin’s Historic Homes Tour takes on space without losing its character.
50 // BACK IN FASHION Get carried away with Texas designer Sarah White’s convertible backpack.
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53 // A SMOKIN’ TIME Barbecue master Aaron Franklin is curating the new Hot Luck Festival—and we can’t wait!
54 // COLLAGE OF MEMORY In The Secret Life of Lance Letscher, lauded film editor Sandra Adair follows the artist as he takes on a SoCo Mural.
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56 // DESERT FLOWER Colors of the Southwest influence designer Stephanie Beard’s latest Esby collections, which now include swimwear and menswear.
57 // LA VIE EN ROSÉ Celebrating the 10th vintage of its buzzy flagship rosé, Château d’Esclans brings a taste of St-Tropez to the states.
FEATURES 60 // DOMESTIC GODDESS What can’t she do? As if being an actress, home designer, social media star, and philanthropist wasn’t enough, Austin’s Brooklyn Decker can now whip your wardrobe into shape, too.
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THE SOURCE 81 // SCENE.STYLE.SPACE Your guide to Austin’s finest entertainment, shopping, and more!
WORD ON THE STREET 104 // WHITE HOT The best of the Blanco Street blocks, from oysters to graffiti.
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I know I’m not supposed to have a favorite issue—that would be like picking a favorite child—but the Late Spring issue is always the most inspiring to put together. For three years, we’ve dedicated this particular issue to Austin’s women of power, from easily recognizable names to leaders who work their particular brand of magic behind the scenes. Narrowing our list down to just eight women can be
challenging, though, so this year, I made the job a tad easier by selecting women who are leading the way in arts and entertainment. Meet five of these inspiring creative players in our “Renaissance Women” package (page 74). We also learned how to relax in style with perpetually busy lifestyle guru Camille Styles, a well-known Austinite who is the creative director of her eponymous and widely popular website. Another Austin
woman everyone should know is film editor Sandra Adair, Oscar-nominated for Boyhood, who recently hit a career milestone when she debuted her first documentary, on local collage artist Lance Letscher, to rave reviews at March’s South by Southwest. Rounding out the eight women of power is, of course, cover star Brooklyn Decker. The Austin-based actress, philanthropist, home designer, and mom has become the city’s leading lady in so many ways. But her talents don’t stop there—she recently co-created a website and app that helps you virtually organize your closet, which is pure genius. She’s doing all of this while renovating her home and appearing on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, which stars two other powerful women: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. One of the best parts of my job (besides out-of-office activities like enjoying a cocktail with Decker at South Congress
Hotel, that is) is asking people about their favorite Austin places and service miracle workers, from restaurants and stores to salons and dry cleaners. In this vein, we recently launched “Secret Source,” in which we ask six notable Austinites to reveal their most treasured places in the city. In keeping with this issue’s theme, we asked six wildly talented and inspiring women to let us in on their favorites. (Not to worry: The men will get their turn in the Late Fall issue.) You’ll find them throughout “The Source,” starting on page 81, and, if you’re like me, you will immediately start adding to your Austin bucket list. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a Peruvian restaurant to try for lunch and a new park to discover with my dog.
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MARCH’S ULTIMATE FESTIVAL BRINGS THE PARTIES, CELEBS, MOVIES, AND MORE TO TOWN.
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South by Southwest took over Austin for 10 days in March, with hot-topic panels on journalism, technology, health, and more as well as world premieres of star-studded films, music for miles, and foodcentered festivities. Everyone from the New York Times Magazine and Armani to Pandora and A-List Communications hosted top-notch parties, and the red carpets were rolled out for Jon Hamm, James Franco, Octavia Spencer,
INVITED and many more. When they weren’t at movie premieres or private parties, celebs were spotted at restaurants, bars, and downtown streets. As the week went on, music showcases took over, with the likes of Spoon, Garth Brooks, and The Roots playing to fans at venues across the city. Dave Franco, James Franco, and Seth Rogen
The band Temples
Octavia Spencer and Michael Vartan
Dean Baquet, Meredith Levien, and Jake Silverstein
Chefs José Andrés and Aaron Franklin
Ben Wheatley, Sharlto Copley, and Armie Hammer
Terry Matthews, Pierce Brosnan, and Gracey Jarosek
Young fans at Cartoon Network’s event
Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, and Ansel Elgort
Dhani Jones, Marcus Lemonis, Danisha Danielle, Tilman Fertitta, and Jim Ackerman
BJ the Chicago Kid
Nick Offerman and Brett Haley
Rooney Robert Schwartzman and Eleanor Coppola
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Richard Linklater and Michael Fassbender
Lana Carlson, Alexander Koffler, and Jonas Koffler
Mark Hamilton and Abyah Wynn
Justin Haynes, Reem Amara, Steve Carlson
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Soren Aandahl, Julian Jacobs, Jaclyn Iseler, and Lauren Saldo Party exterior Laura Odegaard and Courtney Moreau
Mayra Garza, Kimberly Schmid, and Christina Abboud
Ysabel LeMay and Carla Click Taking in the art. Danika Boyle, Thomas Bercy, and Marc Piatkowski
POP AUSTIN UNVEILS ART HANG FOR SXSW
Mary Mandel with Bale Creek Allen and Allison Walton
The Pop Austin International Art Show brought worldclass art to South by Southwest with the official Pop Austin Art Hang during the entire week with a beautifully curated space right in downtown. The free event kicked off with a VIP party on March 10 to showcase the art and get everyone in the festival spirit.
Calvin Chen and Jaime Delgado
Frederika Middleton, Simone Wicha, and Sabrina Brown
Janet and Wilson Allen
Jeanne and Michael Klein
Judy Wolf and Kelli Blanton
THE BLANTON MUSEUM’S BEAUTIFUL NIGHT Dan and Jean Rather A.J. Bingham and Amy Mills
Jack Shear, Alice Walton, Suzanne Deal Booth, and LeMel Humes
Adriana Corral and Vincent Valdez
Marilyn Johnson Greg and Carmel Fenves with Stacey and Dan Branch
Judy and Charles Tate
Trevor and Marice Brown, Mark Mai, Mary and Greg Clay, and Kate Mai
Stephen Touzalin and Suzanne McFayden
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Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi
The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas hosted an elegant gala honoring Jeanne and Michael Klein, two longtime supporters, and celebrating the reopening of its second-floor galleries, home to the museum’s permanent collections. Notable guests from around the state raised more than $1 million in essential funding for the Blanton’s exhibits and educational programs.
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The runway show finale
CELEBRATION OF LIFE LUNCHEON AND RUNWAY SHOW The 19th annual Celebration of Life luncheon, hosted by the Austin Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha to benefit the Seton Breast Care Center and the ZTA Foundation, drew 650 guests to the JW Marriott for an inspirational day of friendship and fashion. The lunch, featuring gifts for everyone from jewelry designer Kendra Scott, followed a Neiman Marcus Spring/Summer trends runway show.
Neiman Marcus runway show
Viki Chupik, Maureen Staloch, and Patti Rogers
Pauline Meyerson and Rachel Meyerson Jamail
Shelli Pauly, Elizabeth Adams, and Emily Apollo
Helia Callender, Phyllis Jones, and Dawn Flores
Karen Draker, Mary Herr Talley, Melissa Levine, and Maria Groten
Pam Crowther, Kendra Scott, Susan Lubin, Marcia Levy, and Lisa Youngblood
Geri Wilson and Nancy Houston
INVITED Chef Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye
Renee Hanson Malone, Brittany Golden, and Joanna Vega
Mark Zeff and C.J. Sackman
Pierre Cloutier, Matthew Layman, and Donny Carlyon Shannon Elizabeth and Kelli Blumrosen Sarah Elliott and Kris Vermelis
Steve Roberts and Joseph Pettyjohn
Nicco and Rebecca Azari
Melissa Benson and Allie Messenger
70 RAINEY OPENS NEW SALES GALLERY
Leah Pigg, Lisa Matulis-Thomajan, and Jennifer Ladner
Austin Way and Sackman Enterprises welcomed select guests to the new sales gallery for 70 Rainey, the 34-floor development going up in the heart of Rainey. Guests enjoyed delicious bites from award-winning restaurant Emmer & Rye and drinks from Sourced Craft Cocktails. Renowned interior designer Mark Zeff was on hand to talk design and answer questions.
Cici Zhu and Lin Teng
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Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, and Jeff Nichols
TEXAS FILM AWARDS HONOR BEVY OF STARS Stars from Texas and beyond filled the hangar at Austin Studios for the Austin Film Societyâ€™s glamorous annual fundraiser. Presenters like Nick Kroll, Michael Shannon, Robert Rodriguez, Henry Cisneros, and AFS founder Richard Linklater honored documentary filmmaker Hector Galan, producer Sarah Green (Loving, Song to Song, Tree of Life), director/writer Jeff Nichols (Mud, Loving, Midnight Special), Rising Star Tye Sheridan, and the legendary Shirley MacLaine as well as her classic Texas film, Terms of Endearment. The poignant and moving ceremony also included tributes to Debbie Reynolds and Bill Paxton, who were honored in taped segments by Kevin Bacon and Tom Cruise. Hector Galan and Henry Cisneros Sarah Green and Nick Kroll
Missy and Jeff Nichols
Shirley MacLaine and Richard Linklater
Tara and Rob Feinstein
Zoltan Tizna, Greg Karim, and Teresa Green
Mela Sarajane Dailey, Peter Bay, Stephanie Walser-Robert, Vincent Balagia, and Karen Bernstein Heath Riddles and Marcus Sanchez
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Cullen Greentaner and Rhan Jackson
Susanne Tetzlaff, Linda Van Bavel, Julie Zitter, and Stephanie Walser-Robert
Amir Rostami and Michelle Ramirez
Dr. Michael Moossy, Dr. Nahal Delpassand, Abigail Kurp, and Tony Pacheco with Dr. Stacy Weil and Tom Weil
Sloane and Andy Silverman
Mela Sarajane Dailey with the UT cello quartet
Scott Way with Kenny and Liz Howard, Kelli Bauch, and Carmin Way
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Austin Way and Austin Symphony Maestro Peter Bay hosted an intimate evening at the home of Johanna and Mitch Vernick to raise money for next yearâ€™s Bernstein100 celebration in Austin. The University of Texas Cello Quartet and Mela Sarajane Dailey performed the songs of Bernstein, whose centennial in 2018 will be marked with full-scale performances of his epic MASS along with accompanying programming throughout the city.
Serene Warren, Tara Weingartner, and Johanna Vernick
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Austin Way hosted another memorable Titans’ Dinner as it welcomed B&B Italia and guests to the private dining space at Juliet Ristorante on Barton Springs. Chef Jacob Weaver pulled out all the stops on a family-style, five-course dinner, including every dessert on the restaurant’s menu.
Camille Styles and Adam Moore Katie Kime, Kirstin Ross, and Sarah Wittenbraker
CAMILLE STYLES HOSTS INFLUENCERS DURING SXSW Camille Styles’s House In The Hills evening event during South by Southwest was Austin chic at its finest. Guests sipped punch poolside and enjoyed French Vietnamese bites from Elizabeth Street Cafe. DJ Honeycomb brought the beats, as guests toasted with Veuve Clicquot to a beautiful evening. The rooms were filled with a beautiful scent—Diptyque’s Figuier candle—selected for the event. Fellow Austin influencers showcased some of Kate Spade New York’s finest looks.
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AMY EDWARDS’ CD RELEASE PARTY AT ESTILO
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To mark the February release of her latest CD, Little Birds, popular Austin musician Amy Edwards performed at a launch party at Tarrytown’s Estilo Boutique. To make the occasion even more special, she was joined by her daughters/backup singers, Gigi and Sidney, along with Kevin McKinney on guitar. Drinks and cookies were served, and there was makeup for everyone: RIMIX products for adults and face painters for children. Little Birds marks the fourth album for the Austin singer/songwriter.
THE UMLAUF GARDEN PARTY
“Under a Texas Sky” is the theme of the 19th annual Umlauf Garden Party, which will include a beautiful evening of dining and drinking under the stars, with chefs from 25 of Austin’s finest restaurants serving bites throughout the garden. Guests can also visit the current exhibit featuring the work of Farrah Fawcett. Tickets are $175; VIP available. WHEN: April 27 WHERE: Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum MORE INFORMATION: development@ umlaufsculpture.org EASB LIVE!
The Elizabeth Ann Seton Board will host EASB LIVE! from Camp Mabry celebrating its 26th year of creating a healthier community. This year’s gala will benefit building and equipment needs for the Marialice Shivers Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and mother/ baby services at Seton Medical Center Austin. Chaired by Brittany Bailey and Jamie Chandlee, the event will include a live performance by Anderson East. Individual tickets are $500. WHEN: April 29 WHERE: Camp Mabry MORE INFORMATION: supportseton.org
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Legendary football coach Mack Brown, award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey once again bring their weekend of music, golf, and fashion to Austin with the annual MJ&M, which raises money for organizations that empower Central Texas children. This year, country superstar Miranda Lambert will play the gala on April 20; and on April 21, designer Jason Wu will present a fashion show, followed that night by Jack & Friends, featuring Ingram and other big names in music. WHEN: April 20–21 WHERE: ACL Live, JW Marriott, and Spanish Oaks Golf Club MORE INFORMATION: mjm2017.com
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After the rainout of the 2016 Austin Food + Wine Festival, C3 Presents brings back a highlight of Austin’s spring social calendar April 28–30. As always, the core Texas chef lineup will be complemented by appearances from national luminaries like Christina Tosi, Ludo Lefebvre, and Ming Tsai. With two options for tickets— The Weekender ($250) and The All-In ($625)—the fest appeals to Grazers and Gourmands alike.
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Big bites: The Weekender pass provides access to daytime events at Auditorium Shores on Saturday and Sunday, so head straight for the Chef Showcase. On Saturday, make a beeline for the trio of Supper, Stiles Switch, and Southerleigh; Sunday’s worthy stops include newcomers The Brewer’s Table, Fukumoto, and Bonhomie by Uchi veteran Philip Speer, who says: “It will we great to show people who we are. It’s an awesome opportunity in one four-ounce bite.” Hot topics: Another signature feature of the festival are chef “fire pits.” Gather around the flames and ask questions of Bryce Gilmore (Odd Duck), Sonya Coté (Eden East),
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Head to the Chef Showcase for delectable bites; Austin Food + Wine Festival co-founder Tim Love won the last Rock Your Taco contest with a fried beef tendon taco, made of braised oryx and pickled vegetables; pastry chefs will dish out the sweets; as a prelude to the fest, the five-course Feast Under the Stars is a separate ticketed event on Thursday night, featuring a course each from star festival chefs.
SCENE HOTTEST TICKET If the festival itself isn’t enough, snap up a ticket to the Feast Under The Stars prelude event on Thursday night. below right: Returning chefs include Austin’s Drew Curren (left) and California’s Jonathan Waxman. Sweet treats (below left) are always a hit.
and Michael Fojtasek (Olamaie) as they grill on the fly. Learn something: Seminars fill up early, so plan ahead. Catch Food & Wine’s Ray Isle for witty, practical wine advice, and learn from local Master Sommeliers Craig Collins and Devon Broglie during their deep dives on California’s Paso Robles region. Must-see chefs include California cuisine godfather Jonathan Waxman and Food Network star Aarón Sánchez. Dance and dine: The final blowout is the Grand Tasting Tent, a collection of wines, spirits, and light bites served to danceable sounds from Austin’s DJ Mel, famous for serving as former President Barack Obama’s regular DJ.
“I’M FROM TACOTOWN, USA, AND I’M READY TO BRING THAT GUITAR BACK TO WHERE IT BELONGS!”—jason dady
Love fest: The All-In pass, which includes everything mentioned above, is a foodie’s dream. During the day, Lonesome Dove chef Tim Love (a festival co-founder) presides over his grilling workshop in grand fashion: ZZ Top is played, and Tuaca shots are inevitable. Night delights: Two evening parties cater to celebrity chef spotters. Taste Of Texas combines top-tier Austin talent with notable chefs from across the state. Festival veteran Diego Galicia of San Antonio’s Mixtli says: “Taste of Texas gathers the best Texas chefs and guests with the best palates, so the pressure is on.” Saturday’s Rock Your Taco is the most competitive event of the weekend. San Antonio restaurateur and Iron Chef: Gauntlet star Jason Dady’s thoughts? “Everyone walking through that door wants the title. I’m from Tacotown, USA, and I’m ready to bring that guitar back to where it belongs!” Dady is joined by national stars like Amanda Freitag, Hugh Acheson, and Alon Shaya in the showdown, judged by Graham Elliot and Food & Wine’s Nilou Motamed. Since 15 tacos can be a bit much, try sharing or prioritizing your favorite chefs. austinfoodand winefestival.com
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SPACE PATIO LIFE WOMEN of POWER
HER HAPPY PLACE AUSTIN LIFESTYLE GURU CAMILLE STYLES REVEALS THE SECRETS BEHIND HER SPRUCED-UP PATIO AND OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE.
Afternoon delight: Camille Styles relaxes with a cocktail poolside on her RH Outdoor Marbella Teak Daybed ($4,495).
When you’re the woman behind a powerhouse brand, you need a place for an easy escape. In addition to her role as owner and creative director of CamilleStyles.com, lifestyle expert Camille Styles is testing recipes for her second book, renovating her new headquarters in a 100-yearold bungalow in the heart of downtown, and planning her second annual Get Healthy Get Together free fan event later this spring. But she can leave it all behind, even if just for an hour, by stepping out onto her peaceful back patio. Inspired by her travels to Italy and the Mediterranean, Styles’s backyard getaway is just as clean and polished as the content on her blog, with simple lines and neutral colors. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area open up to a space made welcoming by some wellchosen pieces from RH Outdoor that invite you to stay a while: a low-slung Marbella teak sectional and coffee tables, with a matching daybed out by the pool. “We love a minimalist design that is still very warm,” says Styles, who renovated the terrace and pool area last summer after living in her home for five
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BY MADDY HILL
“PART OF THE REASON WE LOVE ALL THE NEUTRAL COLORS IS TO LET THE BEAUTY OF NATURE COME THROUGH.” — camille styles years. “We incorporate a lot of neutrals and love white and gray, but bring in woven pillows and little touches of pattern and texture. We like a serene color palette, so it feels very relaxing.” Ceniza Lumbar Pillows from The Citizenry and rattan chairs from Serena & Lily add an exotic flair to the minimalistic design, but the most eye-catching details come in the form of jasmine blooming along the eaves of her roof and impeccably landscaped shrubbery. “Part of the reason we love all the neutral colors is to let the beauty of nature come through,” says Styles. “We love having lush plants and flowers, letting the green plant life take center stage. My husband is always planting and pruning— it’s his weekend passion.” This picture-perfect space is an escape from the everyday for Styles’s family and friends, who paint the patio with laughter and joy during long summer nights. “My favorite days of the summer are when we have other families over, and we are out here swimming in the pool all day,” says Styles. “We throw food on the grill at night and make margaritas so it feels like a vacation in our own home.” Domain Northside, 512-3420614; restorationhardware.com; the-citizenry.com; serenaandlily.com
clockwise from left: The sectional and coffee tables (two are pushed together) from RH Outdoor’s Marbella Teak collection make for an inviting area under the covered patio; fruit and tropical leaves are a natural centerpiece; RH’s Aegean Teak rectangular table and matching armchairs are ideal for dining al fresco; a rattan chair from Serena & Lily and a fiddle-leaf fig tree create a cozy nook.
SCENE GIVING BACK
THE PARTY CIRCUIT HAVE SUSHI WITH THE MAYOR OR MEET THE NEW UT FOOTBALL COACH AT ONE OF TOAST OF THE TOWN’S INTIMATE, EXCLUSIVE EVENTS.
Toast of the Town, a series of 20 exclusive parties over six weeks in Austin, has included (FROM TOP) a dinner at the home of Mayor Steve Adler (this happens again May 1); a private concert; and a “Studio 54” party at a private airplane hangar.
Go ahead, pick your party. Instead of one big gala, the St. David’s Foundation offers a series of exclusive celebrations all over the city April 15–May 13 as part of its Toast of the Town fundraiser. The series comprises 20 uniquely intimate events, from wine tastings to a shooting gallery honky-tonk, all benefiting the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship program for Central Texas students (last year, Toast of the Town raised $1.5 million). Over the course of six weeks, there’s sure to be an event to please your philanthropic palate. Buddy up to new head UT football coach Tom Herman at a Texas Stampede shindig (May 9) or give a warm welcome to Edith Royal, accompanied by Bevo XV and the Texas Cowboys, at a Westlake Hills backyard buffet (April 30). If you’re hungry for Austin’s finest, Uchi’s Chef Tyson Cole will serve his sashimi at the home of Mayor Steve Adler (May 1), and Chef David Bull of Second Bar + Kitchen will host a dinner on the terrace at the Archer Hotel at Domain Northside (May 11). To feed your belly and your brain, skip the line at Franklin Barbeque with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush (May 11), or chat with author Philipp Meyer about the AMC television show based on his epic Texas novel, The Son (May 4). For more info on these and other soirées, go to toastaustin.org
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THE SON RISES ACTOR PIERCE BROSNAN STARS AS THE TEXAS PATRIARCH IN AMC’S NEW SERIES SHOT IN AUSTIN AND BASED ON THE MASTERFUL NOVEL. BY KATHY BLACKWELL
The epic novel The Son by Austin’s Philipp Meyer became an instant Texas classic when it was published in 2013. The saga of six generations of the McCullough clan was adapted by Meyer and showrunner Kevin Murphy into a 10-episode season for AMC that debuted in early April. Shot in the Austin area using a lot of local talent, The Son stars Irish actor Pierce Brosnan as patriarch Eli McCullough in a role meaty enough to persuade the former James Bond to return to TV for the first time since the 1980s’ Remington Steele. “Eli and I met at a very good time in life,” says Brosnan, who returned to Austin for the series debut at South by Southwest, when he talked to Austin Way over coffee at the Four Seasons. INSTANT ATTRACTION: “When The Son
came out... I bought it and loved the book. So when the offer came out of left field last summer, I was very intrigued. I was heartened by the adaptation and that Philipp was going to be at the helm.” CONNECTION TO ELI: “I love riding horses, and I know something about weaponry, about being a father and having sons, and the loss of life. I also know something about being an immigrant.”
for the accent, and I listened to various accents of politicians, musicians, and country folk.”
Larger than life: Pierce Brosnan as Eli McCullough in AMC’s new series, The Son.
BOARD MEETING: “I love Lady Bird Lake, and I have my own paddleboard down at the Austin Rowing Club.” For the full interview, along with insight from Meyer and Murphy, go to austinway.com
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MODERN CHARM A BOULDIN CREEK BUNGALOW ON THE PRESERVATION HOMES TOUR TAKES ON SPACE WITHOUT LOSING ITS CHARACTER.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREA CALO
BY CHUCK ANSBACHER
With their charm, location, and unique footprints, the 1930s bungalows in South Austin’s Bouldin Creek neighborhood are some of the most soughtafter real estate in the city. But they’re not without their challenges, as architect Elizabeth Baird knows well. “They’re great and have a lot of character,” says Baird, who has worked on a number of bungalows in the area, “but they’re kind of dark, the rooms and closets are small, and a lot of them don’t have much connection to the outdoors.” One of her recent projects, 907 West Annie for homeowner Georgia Keith, will be featured April 29 on Preservation Austin’s 25th annual Historic Homes Tour. “She loved the house and just wanted to celebrate it and make it a little more modern,” explains Baird. A 300-square-foot master suite and sitting room addition on the back of the house brought the total square footage to 1,300, and opening access to the backyard. A wood-tiled demi-wall in the room caters to Keith’s love of art. Other changes include exposing and painting the original shiplap, removing a wall between the dining room and kitchen, and an outdoor shower off of the master bath. “Nothing feels too precious,” says Baird. “It feels lived in and modern but not too slick. It has character.” April 29; preservationaustin.org.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: This Annie Street Craftsman home is part of the “Bouldin Years’themed Historic Homes Tour by Preservation Austin; architect Elizabeth Baird updated the cozy kitchen; a demi-wall separates the bedroom from the sitting area; the home, built in 1935 by an elevator operator, features shiplapped walls and original floors.
STYLE L’OBJET The Sarah White Convertible Backpack is available in persimmon (left) and dove gray (below right). The Texas handbag designer also offers convertible clutches (right) with detachable chains. All of her pieces feature tailored pockets (center) for easy organization.
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The backpack is all grown up in a beautifully crafted version by Texas designer Sarah White. White, who got her start with Liz Claiborne and went on to launch Fossil’s leather accessories collection, introduced her own eponymous line of handbags, backpacks, and clutches last year. “The most important aspects of a bag are quality, functionality, and versatility,” says White of her convertible backpack, a top-seller at Austin boutique Julian Gold. Color appeal: The bag’s rich persimmon color is perfect for Austin, with its love for all things burnt orange. “I am inspired by colors found in nature, and I have a persimmon tree in my yard,” says White. “It is a timeless color and looks great with everything.”
Other options include bright cerulean and soft dove gray. Material girl: Water-repellant and scratch-resistant Bella Pelle leather is sourced from a familyowned tannery in Biella, Italy. Durable Microsuede tightly lines the interiors and protects your electronics. Interior dialogue: The bag fits a 13-inch laptop, iPad, and smartphone, with additional pockets for maximum organization. Carry on: With its adjustable straps, you can wear the bag over one shoulder or use top handles to carry it like a proper handbag when needed. The Sarah White Convertible Backpack can be purchased at Julian Gold, 1214 W. Sixth St., 512-473-2493; juliangold.com and sarahwhite.com
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Fresa’s avocado margarita (right), shown with its sister limon and prickly pear margaritas, is a creamy dream. below: La Condesa’s eponymous margarita is perfection in a cactus-salt-rimmed glass.
SALUTE MAY 5TH WITH AUSTIN’S MOST EXQUISITE, INVENTIVE MARGARITAS. BY KATIE FRIEL
From behind one of the most beautiful bars in Austin, La Condesa mixes up some of the finest drinks this side of the border. We’re partial to Margarita La Condesa, combining Cimarron Blanco Tequila, Damina Liqueur, and pineapple and lime juices. 400A W. Second St., 512-4990300; lacondesa.com
avocado nieve is best enjoyed on the expansive patio. 1703 S. First St., 512-992-2946; fresas chicken.com/south-first 3. EL DIABLO AT STAY GOLD
If spicy margaritas are your go-to, El Diablo is your savior. Habaneroinfused Milagro tequila gives this cocktail a real kick, while muddled blackberries add balance. 1910 E. Cesar Chavez St.; staygoldaustin.com
2. FROZEN AVOCADO MARGARITA AT FRESA’S CHICKEN AL CARBON
4. 310 MARGARITA AT MANUEL’S
The South First outpost of Fresa’s serves up a scrumptious version of this Austin favorite. Creamy and rich, Fresa’s
A must for margarita purists, the 310 Margarita has been the most popular drink served at the Congress Avenue
locale since 1984, and the recipe (Don Julio Silver, Bauchant, house-made sour mix, and fresh lime juice) has never changed. 310 Congress Ave., 512-472-7555; 10201 Jollyville Road, 512-3451042; manuels.com 5. SEASONAL MARGARITA AT LICHA’S CANTINA
Housed in an intimate bungalow on the East Side, Licha’s serves up traditional margaritas to complement their Interior Mexican fare. The ever-rotating seasonal option (think muddled jalapeño and watermelon) is a can’t-miss. 1306 E. Sixth St., 512-480-5960; lichascantina.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JODY HORTON (LA CONDESA)
1. MARGARITA LA CONDESA AT LA CONDESA
A SMOKIN’ TIME BARBECUE MASTER AARON FRAN LIN IS CURATING THE NEW HOT LUCK FESTIVAL—AND WE CAN’T WAIT! BY TOM THORNTON
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN VALLS (FOOD); JEFF STOCKTON (FRANKLIN)
James Beard award-winner Aaron Franklin isn’t one to ruin a good thing—there’s a reason that Franklin Barbecue has never expanded. So March’s announcement of the new Hot Luck food festival May 18–21 at various venues by Franklin, Feast Portland co-founder Mike Thelin, and The Mohawk’s James Moody got our attention. Over a morning espresso, Franklin told us what to expect. Friends and food: “Moody called this the best organized tailgate party you’ve ever been to. All the chefs were personally invited by me. We’re not looking for somebody with a TV show-—we’re looking for the best talent, and the guy who does the best chicken wings.” Intimate inspiration: “Our Friday event, the Hi-Lo, is about core influences. Mine is my grandmother’s pot roast-— that’s what got me into cooking brisket.” Dressing down: “This is super laid back. It’s the anti-food festival food festival, because all are welcome. The chefs will hand you your food. By nature, it should feel like Austin.” Into the night: “The idea for after-shows came from [Moody’s] Fun Fun Fun Fest. We wanted people to get a wristband for coming, then use that to go out later for parties. There’s rock, country, and lots in between.” hotluckfest.com
Aaron Franklin (INSET) is one of three founders of the new Hot Luck Festival, which bills itself as the anti-food food festival.
SCENE MOVIE WOMEN of POWER
COLLAGE OF MEMORY IN THE SECRET LIFE OF LANCE LETSCHER, LAUDED FILM EDITOR SANDRA ADAIR FOLLOWS THE ARTIST AS HE TAKES ON A SOCO MURAL.
“WE JUST DON’T KNOW THE ARTISTS THAT LIVE AMONG US.” —sandra adair
When Oscar-nominated film editor Sandra Adair first met Austin collage artist Lance Letscher, she immediately felt compelled to tell his story. “There’s something about the way he can find pieces that speak to him,” says Adair, “little tiny pieces that attract him, and he cuts them out and makes something larger with a whole other intent for the material. It’s so akin to what I do as a film editor.” And so Adair, a longtime collaborator of Richard Linklater’s, decided to make her directorial debut by following Letscher for several months at a pivotal time, as he prepared to take a huge departure from his intricate work with paper to create Big Eye, a metal outdoor mural on the side of the South Congress Books building. “We just don’t know the artists that live among us,” says Adair, who sees Letscher—an internationally shown artist—as somewhat of a hidden Austin treasure. “I don’t know how many people that actually live here know about Lance and the work that he does. I know as an Austinite, I didn’t,” says Adair. After premiering the 90-minute documentary, which features music by Austin’s Graham Reynolds, to rave reviews at South by Southwest in March, Adair hopes the film can be distributed to wider audiences. “It’s important to tell those stories, and bring them to the forefront of people’s consciousness,” she says. lanceletscherdoc.com
clockwise from top left: Anxious Astronaut, a collage by Lance Letscher; Sandra Adair prepares to interview Letscher for the documentary; a detail of Letscher’s Big Eye mural; material for Big Eye; in the artist’s studio; Letscher at work on Big Eye.
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Esby owner and designer Stephanie Beard; the Darby shirtdress in olive; concrete blocks and other touches give the boutique an industrial feel; the Sara button-down paired with the Lucia pant in navy; more of Esby’s natural interior.
DESERT FLOWER COLORS OF THE SOUTHWEST INFLUENCE DESIGNER STEPHANIE BEARD’S LATEST ESBY COLLECTIONS, WHICH NOW INCLUDE SWIMWEAR AND MENSWEAR. BY MADDY HILL
Esby’s brick-and-mortar store is a study in contrasts, the monochromatic concrete softened by the racks of linen and cottontextured gauze that make up owner and designer Stephanie Beard’s spring and summer collections. The subtle V-neck of the Duffy jumper and long hem of the Darby shirtdress
mark a feminine turn in Beard’s menswear-inspired design style, which earned Esby its reputation of being a high-quality, no-frills label since its debut in 2014. Saturated colors like clay and olive accent the neutral palette, all with a desert vibe. Beard, who designed for houses like Tommy Hilfiger
in New York, is drawn to the aesthetic of her adopted hometown, especially Austin’s better known boutique hotels. “I was inspired not only by the Hotel San Jose and Hotel Saint Cecilia, but the succulents and dry desert beauty that’s found in Austin,” Beard says of her newest collections.
Her pieces continue to be about versatility and comfort, which seeps into Beard’s latest endeavors— menswear and swimwear. “I don’t think it’s very easy to feel confident when you’re not comfortable,” she says. “You want to have something that looks good, feels great, and is easy to wear.” Pieces like the Blake henley
and the Lifetime crew T-shirt are unisex, while double-lined swimwear pieces can be mixed and matched, depending on how much coverage you want. Beard hopes women will feel secure in the swimsuits—while still showing off their shape. 1601 S. First St., 512-2438901; esbyapparel.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAUREN SLUSHER (PORTRAITS); ANDREA CALO (INTERIORS); ESBY APPAREL (CLOTHING)
LA VIE EN ROSÉ CELEBRATING THE 10TH VINTAGE OF ITS BUZZY FLAGSHIP ROSÉ, CHÂTEAU D’ESCLANS BRINGS A TASTE OF ST-TROPEZ TO THE STATES.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF CHÂTEAU D’ESCLANS
BY MURAT OZTASKIN
Great wine hinges on four elements, says rosé producer Sacha Lichine, the bon vivant owner of St-Tropez winery Château d’Esclans: the soil (that ineffable quality called terroir), the grapes, the climate, and, finally, the winemaker, whose craft harmonizes all the other elements. The problem, he adds, is that rosé is the most difficult wine to make well. Luckily for Château d’Esclans, Lichine is perhaps the most prominent producer in the world. Ten years ago, winemakers, restaurants, and distributors could barely give rosé away. But exports of Provençal rosé to the US increased by more than 900 percent between 2006 and 2015, with a 58 percent increase between 2014 and 2015 alone. Now in its 10th vintage, Château d’Esclans’s flagship rosé, Whispering Angel, has come to epitomize the classic dry Provençal style. Much of the complexity is owed to bâtonnage, whereby fine lees, or dead yeast cells, are stirred back into the wine, while new technologies, including advanced refrigeration systems and pneumatic presses, keep the processing precise, all crucial to the production of “a product that is very easy to make average,” Lichine says. “The perception of rosé in America has changed dramatically,” says Aldo Sohm, chef sommelier at New York’s Le Bernardin, whose acclaimed wine program is central to its three Michelin stars. “There’s a real following of rosé now, which didn’t exist a few years ago.” Perhaps Château d’Esclans’s greatest achievement, says Lichine, has been creating wines whose experiences are evocative of St-Tropez itself—clean, crisp, sophisticated, and fun. “What we’ve done,” he says, “is create a taste.”
Think pink! Château d’Esclans’s Whispering Angel epitomizes the classic dry style of Provence, where the wine has been produced for 2,600 years, and continues to lead the growth of rosé’s booming popularity in the US.
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Easy, breezy: Nico long-sleeve maxi dress, Natalie Martin ($340). Sunroom, 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-524-2197; sunroomaustin.com. Livi earring, Kendra Scott ($75). The Domain, 512-879-3174; kendrascott.com Location: Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Rd., 512-445-5582; umlaufsculpture.org. Interior photo taken at the Umlauf’s current exhibit, “Mentoring a Muse: Charles Umlauf and Farrah Fawcett,” running through August 20.
WOMEN of POWER
DOMESTIC GODDESSS What can’t she do? As if being an actress, home designer, social media star, and philanthropist wasn’t enough, Austin’s Brooklyn Decker can now whip your wardrobe into shape, too. by KATHY BLACKWELL photography by SHAYNA FONTANA
TO KNOW BROOKLYN DECKER, you simply have to scroll through her flawlessly unfiltered Instagram and Twitter feeds, and it’s all there. She’s a woman who embraces the goofy expression, the sans-makeup selfie, the sly political statement, and the occasional homage to bathroom humor. “I joined Twitter in 2009 when I was exclusively modeling, and as a model at that time, you didn’t have a voice,” says the former Sports Illustrated cover star over an afternoon cocktail at the sundappled South Congress Hotel bar. “People didn’t know who you were, so there were a lot of judgments made based [only] on image. I loved having a tool to say what I wanted to say. I see it as so liberating because you can just put yourself out there.” What started as a mode of self-expression is now a vehicle for her many passions. The actress, who stars in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, is her own interior designer for the West Austin home she shares with tennis champion Andy Roddick and their toddler, Hank. In between the red carpet photos you’ll find a sketch of a sink, a snapshot of newly installed windows, and a whimsical portrait of Decker, wearing all black, wrapped around her brand-new bath fixtures, a la John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Rolling Stone (“Hello, new bath taps. You are the Yoko to my John,” reads her playful caption). Decker’s followers (which on both channels combined surpass 1 million) also know that she has helped expand the philanthropic reach of the Andy Roddick Foundation, which provides after-school and summer programs for children from low-income families. And they recently followed along as she unveiled the new tech startup Finery, an app that virtually organizes your closet. Decker, the site’s chief design officer, and close friend Whitney Casey, founder and CEO, launched the “world’s first wardrobe operating system” in March during a media tour that included a panel at South by Southwest. “My day job—acting-—is wonderful, and I love it,” says Decker. “[But] when you’re tied to a show and you’re not working, you can’t really do anything else... so I have a lot of downtime in Austin.
And while I love that, I get a little stir-crazy. I’m a bit of a workaholic.” In addition to Finery’s launch, spring also saw the third-season debut of Grace and Frankie. In the middle of this whirlwind, Decker turned 30 on April 12, a birthday the North Carolina native shares with her mother and maternal grandmother. Decker’s looking forward to her next decade: “I am having more fun as I’m getting older, so I’m excited about it. I’m in a really fortunate place right now, so going into 30, I have zero complaints.” Her role as Fonda’s daughter on the critically acclaimed Grace and Frankie solidified Decker’s transition from model to actress. With her quirky sense of humor, Decker is drawn to comedy and admires the work of women like Dolly Parton, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy. “That doesn’t necessarily mean I’m very good at it,” she adds with a smile, “but I’ve found it to be a comfortable medium for me. I audition for dramatic parts, and I still find the comedy in scenes where it might be inappropriate but for me feels very natural.” Not only has the actress learned much on set from the seasoned cast, which also includes Sam Waterson and Martin Sheen, but being around the show’s powerful women has made an impact on Decker politically and professionally. “They’ve really set a standard for their work,” she says of Fonda and Tomlin. “We’re in this really charged political climate, and they’re strong, iconic feminists, so it couldn’t be more fascinating to be on set with them during this time. They’re just incredible women to be around.” She also enjoys a special chemistry with June Diane Raphael, who plays her sister, Brianna. “[Raphael] is fiercely confident with what she throws out there, and sometimes it falls flat on its face, but she usually gets something great out of it,” says Decker. “A lot of comedy is being fearless with what you throw out there, and it usually works. If you’re confident, people believe you.”
Strong roots: V-neck jumpsuit, Nomia ($450). Kick Pleat, 624 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-445-4500; kickpleat.com. Palm hat, St. Tropez ($78). Sunroom, 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-5242197; sunroomaustin.com. Modern Craft II earrings, Lizzie Fortunato ($196). Kick Pleat, see above. Corda clog, Reinhard Plank ($395). Sunroom, see above
Modern muse: Hungry Caterpillar top ($1,395) and Wrap pant ($1,195), Rosie Assoulin. ByGeorge, 524 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-5951; bygeorgeaustin.com. Crater earrings, Lizzie Fortunato ($184). Kick Pleat, 624 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-445-4500; kickpleat .com. Tondalawrap heels, Manolo Blahnik ($645). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-7191200; neimanmarcus.com
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Like a rainbow: Linen culottes ($475) and belt ($150), Tibi. Kick Pleat, 624 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-445-4500; kickpleat.com. Infinite bandeau, Electric Feathers ($160). Sunroom, 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-524-2197; sunroomaustin.com. Marble frame sunglasses, Linda Farrow ($650). Sunroom, see above. Jasper double ring, Quarry ($283). Kick Pleat, see above. Dalilow sandal, Christian Louboutin ($745). Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; christianlouboutin.com. Crinoline armchair, Patricia Urquiola (price on request). B&B Italia, 1009 W. Sixth St., Ste. 120; 512-617-7460; bebitalia.com Styling by Cristina Facundo Hair by Kelsey James using Oribe Makeup by Erin Lee Smith using CHANEL Les Beiges at Atelier Management Photo Assistance by Cecilia Alejandra
“WOMEN WILL SPEND TWO HOURS A WEEK WORRYING ABOUT WHAT TO WEAR, AND WE WANT THEM TO USE THAT TIME WORKING OR GETTING A DRINK WITH FRIENDS OR SPENDING TIME WITH THE KIDS.” Another role model in confidence is her husband, a former Grand Slam champion. “We approach things so differently. Where I can have a hard time with a scene or feel like I’m not making something funny enough, he’s like (here, she lowers her voice): ‘Well, just make it funny.’ He’s played tennis since the age of 3 or 4, so it’s second nature to go out and just do it. Where for me, acting’s a fairly new skill set.” Decker also misses some of Roddick’s pop cultural references. Her parents didn’t allow her to watch television until they gave into her grandfather’s wishes and got basic cable when she was 14. While that might seem an unconventional background for a TV star, it doesn’t faze Decker, who is actually more surprised at the evolution of her home design “hobby” into a full-fledged, profitable passion. “It’s turned into this weird thing where Andy and I will get a house, and I’ll update it and then someone will want to buy it, even though we didn’t mean to sell. It’s like flipping, but unintentional flipping.” They have no immediate intention of selling their current home in Bee Cave, which they bought almost four years ago. In fact, they’re making changes with the future in mind, turning their master bedroom into a mother-in-law suite and adding a new master bedroom as well as renovating the kitchen and building a wine room (“drinking is a big hobby of ours in general,” she jokes). After learning from interior designers on previous projects, Decker has now renovated three homes on her own and is building a vacation home in Cashiers, in her home state of North Carolina. Decker fills her home with Austin treasures, including the work of ceramics artist Keith Kreeger (“We have so much of his work in our house, it’s actually embarrassing,” she notes) and wallpaper by UT grad and floral photographer Ashley Woodson Bailey. She shops at Wildflower Organics for furniture, Mercury Design Studio for European paintings, and David Alan for rugs. For unique finds, she’ll hit Uncommon Objects on South Congress and the overwhelming maze of The Austin Antique Mall. Like all local design fanatics, she’s obsessed with the twicea-year Original Round Top Antiques Fair in the Hill Country. “I moved to Austin from New York. When you’re used to New York antiquing, coming to Austin feels like a very reasonable shift—it’s a nice break from those New York prices.” Decker’s eye for design extends beyond home décor. In her role at Finery, she oversees the user experience and the design of the website. Although she loves fashion, the idea behind the site— to save busy women time and make the most of their clothing investment—is her big motivator. “I thought it was crazy that women will spend more money on their wardrobe than they’ll
spend on their education, not because they love fashion, but because being naked isn’t an option,” she reveals. “Even if you’re not a fashion lover you have to get dressed every day. Finery works behind the scenes to make your life easier. Women will spend two hours a week worrying about what to wear, and we want them to use that time working or getting a drink with friends or spending time with the kids, so the idea is that this will give you your time back. I don’t know why this hasn’t been done before.” Finery tracks the clothes you buy, helps you create a wish list, and even arranges for refunds when a recently purchased item goes on sale. It gives you outfit ideas based on the weather or an event on your calendar. Decker has wanted to work on a project with Casey since meeting her in Austin years ago. Casey is often in New York, which is where the Finery team is based. “The fashion technology hub is New York, so we want to be entrenched in that,” Decker says. Although Decker spends time in New York and Los Angeles, Austin is her home base. Over the past year or so, Decker, who is a longtime global ambassador for the Special Olympics, has become a much more visible presence for the Andy Roddick Foundation. What her husband started 17 years ago has morphed from raising money for other children’s charities to overseeing its own programming to help Austin kids when they’re not in school. It works with the Austin Independent School District, Austin Parks and Recreation, and other groups to create enriching experiences for children with limited resources. Decker has tapped into her creative connections like Kreeger, Woodson Bailey, and leather artisan Cambria Harkey to not only reach out to younger donors through events like an annual luncheon, but to share their talents with the kids as well. “Andy’s long-term vision is that ARF will be the go-to out-of-school program for all schools in the state of Texas,” Decker confides. For the next few months, she’ll commute to Los Angeles for the workweek with Hank, returning to Austin for the weekends. Although Mallory is a stay-at-home mom, Decker finds a lot to relate to in her character: “Her challenges are different because she’s a mother with no career and four children who is trying to find herself in her mommy-ness.” She adds: “Any new mom can completely relate to being overwhelmed by that responsibility, and the responsibility they have to themselves, their partner, and their profession or their life. It was really easy to connect to that.” For more on Decker’s favorite Austin stores, boutiques, and restaurants, see “Brooklyn’s Austin” on austinway.com
GOLD RUSH This season’s tough metallics give gritty glamour to worn-in leathers, butter-soft suedes, and sensual (though not slouchy) silhouettes. photography by JEFF CRAWFORD styling by CONNOR CHILDERS
opposite page: Bustier top, Victoria Beckham (price on request). victoriabeckham.com. Trousers, Michael Kors Collection ($795). The Domain, 512-329-5444; michaelkors.com. Fringe earrings, Ralph Lauren Collection ($650). The Domain, 512-490-0812; ralphlauren.com. Lars Leather Lounge Chair, Room & Board ($1299). roomandboard.com
this page: Mini-Falabella box bag, Stella McCartney ($975). Nordstrom, Barton Creek Square, 604-699-2100; stellamccartney.com. Large Dome bangle, Alexis Bittar ($245). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-719-1200; neimanmarcus.com. Hadley Bermuda bag, Michael Kors Collection ($990). The Domain, 512-329-5444; michaelkors.com. Ravello sandal, Bottega Veneta ($670). Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; bottegaveneta.com. Sunglasses, Tomas Maier ($230). see above
Jacket ($2,200), bralette ($480), and skirt ($1,800), Bottega Veneta. Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; bottegaveneta.com. O-ring stud earrings, Eddie Borgo ($90). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above; eddieborgo.com. Hammered bronze necklace, Ashley Pittman ($695). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-7191200; ashleypittman.com. 18k yellow-gold and tiger’s eye Perlée ring, Van Cleef & Arpels ($2,200). vancleef arpels.com. 18k yellow-gold guilloche and diamond Amulette de Cartier ring, Cartier ($5,500). cartier.us. Rafia sandals, Weekend Max Mara ($245). maxmara.com. Lars leather lounge chair, Room & Board ($1,299). roomandboard.com
Cordelia gold bag, Bally ($1,395). Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-3414111; bally.com. Sunglasses, Prada ($360). Sunglass Hut, The Arboretum, 512-338-8948; sunglasshut.com. Large medicine pouch, The Row ($3,150). therow.com. Rafia sandals, Weekend Max Mara ($245); maxmara.com. Chet velvet minaudiĂ¨re, Eddie Borgo ($1,490). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above; eddieborgo.com
Dress, Marni ($5,660). ByGeorge, 524 N. Lamar, 512-472-5951; marni.com. 18k yellow-gold Perlée rings ($850 and $1,350), Van Cleef & Arpels. vancleefarpels.com
Belt, Gucci ($420). gucci.com. Peking headdress necklace, Lele Sadoughi ($495). Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; saks.com. Bag, Giorgio Armani ($2,495). armani.com. Nile small bracelet bag, ChloĂŠ ($1,450). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-719-1200; neimanmarcus.com. Twisted Abaca Rug, Serena & Lily ($798â€“$2,598). serenaandlily.com
Dress ($3,250) and hammered-metal earrings ($495), Proenza Schouler. Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; proenzaschouler.com
Rope Monogram Petite Malle, Louis Vuitton ($6,600). The Domain, 512-832-0327; louisvuitton.com. Lucia bag, Dolce & Gabbana ($2,295). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-7191200; dolcegabbana.com. Sandal ($740) and bracelets ($600 and $750), HermĂ¨s. hermes.com. Knot earrings, Loewe ($450). ByGeorge, 524 N. Lamar, 512-472-5951; loewe.com. Twisted Abaca Rug, Serena & Lily ($798â€“$2,598). serenaandlily.com Hair by Andrea Wilson using T3 tools, Living Proof, and NARS Makeup by Ricky Wilson at Ivy Eleven agency using Dior Manicure by Michelle Matthews using Chanel Le Vernis Model: Daria Zhemkova at Muse NYC
WOMEN of POWER JENNIFER RANSOM RICE The Advocate
Personal mission: Rice’s family believed in the importance of arts education, so she took lessons in piano and
These five women of power are taking Austin’s arts and culture scene to the next level. by MADDY HILL AND HANNAH MORROW photography by DAGN Y PIASECKI
ballet from a young age. “My parents always made sure we were involved in and exposed to the arts,” says Rice. “To broaden our minds and look at the world in a different way was very important.” Business sense: The arts, a $5.5 billion industry in Texas, deserves more funding from the government, Rice says. “Business, development, and progress—which we need for our city to grow—has to be done responsibly and collaboratively with our arts and entertainment industry,” she says. website: txculturaltrust.org twitter: @txculturaltrust
HAIR BY RAVEN CAMACHO; MAKEUP BY ALICIA BELLER; SHOT ON LOCATION (EXCEPT FOR SMART) AT THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN’S JONES CENTER
In session: As executive director of the Texas Cultural Trust, Jennifer Ransom Rice recently wrapped up the 2017 biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, which honor the best in the state across all disciplines and philanthropy. With that big production in her rearview, she is focusing the rest of the current legislative session on funding for the Texas Commission on the Arts and its Cultural Districts Program.
SUZANNE DEAL BOOTH The Philanthropist
Blank canvas: Suzanne Deal Booth’s career has spanned the globe and art world alike. An art historian, conservationist, and philanthropist, the native Texan serves on a number of museum boards and is co-founder of the Friends of Heritage Preservation. Mentor musings: She tributes her longtime mentor, art collector and philanthropist Dominique
de Menil of Houston’s Menil Collection, for her love of classic and eclectic culture. “There were objects from all different centuries that she would pull together, like a puzzle, and tell a story in a room,” says Booth. Magnum opus: Since settling here nine years ago, Booth has been investing in Austin’s visual art scene. Her latest endowment, in association with The
Contemporary Austin, is the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize: a biennial award of $100,000 and a solo exhibit to an artist of any age. “The arts are a critical part of what determines who we are and how we address our history,” she says. “There’s room in Austin to encourage the next step: an enlightened cultural environment.” website: sdbooth.com
WOMEN of POWER
BURRIDGE The Newcomer
Brava performance: Impressed by her success with Opera Philadelphia, where she increased fundraising by 183 percent over seven years, the Austin Opera last fall picked Annie Burridge as its new general director. Burridge, one of just four women in the US to hold the general director title for an opera house, has dreamed of running an opera since her teenage years. Crunching numbers: “One thing I’ve thrown myself into throughout my career is being relentless in the pursuit of consumer information and audience information,” says Burridge. “Making data-driven decisions will lead us to serve as wide and diverse a demographic as possible.” Audience outreach: Burridge would love to expand the Austin Opera, which performs three operas each season at the Long Center. The recent $1 million endowment from Dr. Ernest C. and Sarah G. Butler could help make this possible. “There is potential for more collaboration artistically and in unexpected ways,” she says. “My passion project is to figure out how to add to what we are doing so our programming footprint aligns with the ways Austinites love to experience entertainment.” website: austinopera.org twitter: @austinopera
“There is potential for more collaboration artistically and in unexpected ways.” —ANNIE BURRIDGE
MAYA PAYNE SMART
PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAKEEM ADEWUMI
The write stuff: When she’s not serving on boards like the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation or the Texas Book Festival and Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, Maya Payne Smart can be found reading and writing inspired content for her powerful lifestyle blog. On MayaSmart.com, she tackles hot topics with social commentary, interviews, and book reviews for “worldchanging women.” In the (library) cards: “One thing I’m particularly excited about in Austin is the New Central Library, opening later this year,” says Smart, wife of UT Men’s
Basketball coach Shaka Smart. “It’s a really phenomenal building with a lot of cool features in terms of sustainability.” The library, which is pursuing platinum-level LEED certification, will house a Recycled Reads boutique and a cookbook-themed cafe run by ELM Restaurant Group. The next generation: Smart spends time talking about books and ideas with her daughter. “I want her to grow up in a world that is better than the world I grew up in,” says Smart. “I want her to have the kind of skills and perspective she needs to contribute to a better world.” website: mayasmart.com; twitter: @mayasmart
WOMEN of POWER
MELA SARAJANE DAILEY The Voice One-woman show: Personable, fearless, and talented, Mela Sarajane Dailey has tried, and succeeded, at it all: radio host on KMFA Austin, partner at Merick Strategies consulting firm, soprano with the Grammy-winning choral ensemble Conspirare, and wife to Peter Bay, conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Behind the curtain: A busy calendar reflects her work ethic: “Keep chopping wood and carrying water.” Practicing her discipline consumes much of her day, so Dailey chooses her endeavors carefully. “I only do projects that mean
something to me and that will leave a legacy that makes my son proud and his world better,” says Dailey. The crescendo: Alongside her husband, Dailey is producing Leonard Bernstein’s MASS in 2018 in honor of the composer’s centennial. An immensely ambitious show about “a community that lifts someone up during a crisis of faith”, MASS will feature over 250 musicians, dancers, and singers from Austin companies, including herself. “We want to build each other up, so why not do that on a world stage?” website: meladailey.com instagram: @meladailey
“We want to build each other up, so why not do that on a world stage?” —mela sarajane dailey
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WHERE TO EAT, DRINK, AND PLAY IN AUSTIN...
THE COOL FACTOR YETI KEEPS IT FRESH AT ITS NEW FLAGSHIP STORE AND EVENT SPACE.
It’s a space befitting one of Austin’s coolest companies (literally). Yeti, the hip maker of premium coolers, opened its 8,000-square-foot flagship in late February on a prime corner just south of the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. It’s more than a store—it’s an event space (with live music), a place to have a drink at the “Barrr” (the “a” in the sign goes out periodically), and a tribute to the spirit of innovation, with installations including Aaron Franklin’s original backyard barbecue pit. Austin branding agency McGarrah Jessee commissioned local neon artist Evan Voyles to create three playful signs, and 11,000 beer bottle caps come together to form the Texas flag. Says Yeti CEO Matt Reintjes: “It’s a gathering spot for locals and out-of-towners to enjoy a cold beer, listen to music, watch a film, or learn from a pro.” And you can customize your cooler while you’re at it. 220 S. Congress Ave., 512-640-7249; yeti.com
Half store/half museum: A vintage Coors rodeo barrel and a photo of a Yeti-branded cowboy are all part of the interactive experience at the cooler company’s new flagship.
The SOURCE: SCENE
APIS RESTAURANT & AVIARY Many trusted local foodies will tell you that Austin’s best restaurant is outside the city limits, tucked away in the Hill Country along the Pedernales River. Trust us: The 30-mile drive to this fine-dining gem is more than worth it. 23526 Texas Hwy. 71, Spicewood, 512-436-8918; apisrestaurant.com
BARLEY SWINE Under the helm of native Austin chef Bryce Gilmore (Food & Wine Best New Chef, class of 2011), this warm and attentive restaurant gets it right every time with its 10-course tasting menu showcasing the best of local farms. INSIDER TIP: Take it up a notch with the pairing menu, which features craft beer along with delightfully surprising wine choices. 6555 Burnet Rd., Ste. 400, 512-3948150; barleyswine.com
BOILER NINE With three options for eating and drinking, each with its own menu— the subterranean Boiler Room
cocktail bar, the rooftop Deck Nine Observatory Bar, and the main act, the Boiler Nine Bar + Grill—the former Seaholm Power Plant has been transformed into one of the hottest night spots in town. 800 W. Cesar Chavez St., 512-220-9990; boilernine.com
CAFÉ NO SÉ One of the most charming spots along SoCo, the South Congress Hotel’s continental café is ideal for lunch or brunch. Go light with the big-eye tuna poke bowl or go all in with the satisfying cheeseburger. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-942-2061; cafenoseaustin.com
DAI DUE Chef-owner Jesse Griffiths showcases the best of Texas at breakfast/lunch (same menu) and dinner. Nightly options include an a la carte menu or the Supper Club Menu, which is a nod to the restaurant’s origins as a sought-after supper club. INSIDER TIP: Friday nights, the Supper Club Menu is built around a Gulf seafood dinner for two. 2406 Manor Rd., 512-524-0688; daidue.com
EBERLY From historic roots grows something completely new to Austin. Named after Angelina Eberly, the woman who fired the cannon to help stave off Sam Houston, Eberly features several beautiful spaces for dining, lounging, and drinking. It’s also home to the historic Cedar Tavern Bar of Greenwich Village. INSIDER TIP: When drinking at the beautiful, 150-year-old bar, beware that you’re sitting in front of a secret two-way mirror. 615 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-9169000; eberlyaustin.com
EMMER & RYE Chef Kevin Fink’s grained-based menu has upped the culinary ante on Rainey Street. Select a few items off the dim sum cart, and you’ll know why Bon Appétit named Emmer & Rye one of the 50 best new restaurants of 2016. 51 Rainey St., Ste. 110, 512-366-5530; emmerandrye.com
Not only is Fonda San Miguel one of the best interior Mexican restaurants in the US, but it’s an Austin institution as well. You can’t be an Austinite until you’ve experienced its
edwards.com). INDIE SPIRIT: “As an artist, it’s crucial to me to give back to the artistic community. I am a leader of the INDIEs committee for the Austin Film Society, and we’re working toward opening AFS up to a new generation of supporters. Their new AFS Cinema (6226 Middle Fiskville Rd., 512-322-0145; austinfilm.org) is going to be incredible for film lovers like myself.” RAW LOVE: “Austin is a known sushi city, and my longtime love for Musashino has been rekindled since they moved into their new space last year (2905 San Gabriel St. Ste 200, 512-795-8593; musashinosushi.com). We take the kids, sit at the bar, and see the chefs at work. It’s casual but still fantastic for a sushi fix.” STYLE SEARCH: “Day-to-day looks are always great from Estilo (2727 Exposition Blvd. Ste. 121, 512-236-0488; estiloboutique.com). For the unique find, I’ll head to Garment Modern + Vintage (701 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-462-4667; shopgarment.com), which mixes architectural new merchandise with amazing hand-chosen vintage, like my 1960s-era fringed vest in this photo!”
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC Innovative chef Ned Elliott’s 47-seat mainstay is neighborhood dining at its very best. Expect elegant but hearty fare that celebrates the best of each season. 306 E. 53rd St., 512-459-1010; fndaustin.com
FRANKLIN BARBECUE Aaron Franklin serves the best barbecue in the country, period. Bring your folding chair and prepare to meet new friends as you wait in that now-legendary line. INSIDER TIP: As soon as you get in line, have someone in your group walk over to nearby Blue Dahlia Bistro for coffee and a chocolate hazelnut croissant to help tide you over. 900 E. 11th St.; 512-653-1187; franklinbarbecue.com
MATTIE’S FONDA SAN MIGUEL
WHO: Musician, writer, podcast host, actress, and DJ (realamy
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legendary Sunday brunch buffet. 2330 W. North Loop Blvd., 512-4594121; fondasanmiguel.com
The historic Green Pastures estate and event venue, complete with those beloved peacocks, is set to reopen in March with the new Mattie’s restaurant, featuring seasonal cuisine and genuine hospitality. INSIDER TIP: The restaurant’s name isn’t the only throwback feature. Mattie’s cocktail list, created by beverage director Jason Stevens, is inspired by Green Pastures’ long history of revelry. Think frosted juleps in pewter cups, bright and convivial punches, and the original milk punch recipe dating back to 1965. 811 W. Live Oak St., 512-444-1888; greenpasturesaustin.com
JEFFREY’S/JOSEPHINE HOUSE Boasting elegance and ingenuity, Jeffrey’s has attracted Austin’s movers and shakers for decades. Its charming sister, Josephine House, offers an eclectic menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. INSIDER TIP: Josephine House makes Mondays more tolerable with Steak Frites Night, featuring salad or soup, your steak choice, and dessert. 1204 W. Lynn St., 512-477-5584; jeffreysofaustin.com
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JUNIPER Uchi alum Nicholas Yanes upped the Italian game in Austin when he opened Juniper, which focuses on Northern Italian cuisine in an upscale setting. 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 at this always-crowded Second Street District mainstay. 400A W. Second St., 512-499-0300; lacondesa.com
LAUNDERETTE Chef Rene Ortiz and pastry chef Laura Sawicki have created one of the best small-plate restaurants in town. Although it’s lively at night, the East Austin restaurant is an ideal place for lunch meetings. 2115 Holly St., 512-382-1599; launderette austin.com
Mueller is packed almost every night, attracting neighbors and people from further out with its celebratory Italian menu. INSIDER TIP: For diners with little ones, L’Oca d’Oro offers one of the most inventive kid menus around. 1900 Simond Ave., 737-212-1876; locadoroaustin.com
MANUEL’S L’OCA D’ORO This recent and welcome addition to
The Mexican menu at this Austin staple is expertly executed. Although business diners and tourists alike love the downtown location, its beautiful patio at its Great Hills branch is hard to resist. 310 Congress Ave., 512-4727555; 10201 Jollyville Rd., 512-345-1042; manuels.com
ODD DUCK Brother chef-owners Bryce and Dylan Gilmore delight diners with unusual dishes (beef tongue Reuben) at this hot spot for both lunch and dinner. Service is attentive and extremely knowledgeable. 1201 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-433-6521; oddduckaustin.com
OLAMAIE From the charming old home to the refined but hearty menu steeped in tradition, Olamaie is Southern dining at its finest. INSIDER TIP: Don’t forget to ask for the off-menu biscuits. You won’t be sorry. 1610 San Antonio St., 512-474-2796; olamaieaustin.com
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PAUL MARTIN’S AUSTIN GRILL
Just in time for patio season, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill recently opened its fourthfloor Deck Nine Observatory Bar, whose menu of snacks includes crispy chicken wings with peanut sauce and coconut-lime slaw (ABOVE). Located in the historic Seaholm Power Plant (ABOVE RIGHT), Boiler Nine’s full restaurant includes an open kitchen.
Restaurant concept king Paul Fleming (P.F. Chang’s, Fleming’s) and partner Brian Bennett have brought their Paul Martin’s American Grill to Domain Northside, but with a local twist in the name. With an emphasis on New American cuisine, the menu features classic dishes for lunch and dinner. 3120 Palm Way, No. 130, 512-953-8800; paulmartins americangrill.com
PERLA’S Top-notch oysters are served on an expansive patio along South Congress with shareable menu selections, including lobster baked shells and cheese. 1400 S. Congress Ave., 512-291-7300; perlasaustin.com
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WHO: VP brand marketing, Tito’s Handmade Vodka (titosvodka.com) and co-owner of Spartan Pizza (1007 E. Sixth St., 512-484-0798; spartanpizzaaustin.com) AL FRESCO FAVE: “There’s always magic in the air at Justine’s Brasserie (4710 E. Fifth St., 512-385-2900; justines1937.com), especially when you dine outside. It feels just on the edge of wild, as though anything could happen at any moment. I love to go there with my husband when we need a real grown-ups’ night out without the kids.” GET YOUR FREAK ON: “Honk!TX (honktx.org), a free festival that happens after South by Southwest, is like the alternate universe version of SXSW. It brings out the weird, the freaky, and the fabulous for a few days of interactive street band performances.” KEEP CALM: “As Austin grows, quiet places are few
INSIDER TIP: Like the exhibits themselves, the museum’s gift shop is carefully curated, making it a great resource for unique gifts. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 512-4715482; blantonmuseum.org
BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM Learn the story of Texas while also enjoying smart, diverse exhibits that make you think. Look for special concerts and monthly films about the state. The Bullock’s IMAX Theatre is the first and only Laser IMAX theater in Texas. 1800 Congress Ave., 512-936-8746; thestoryoftexas.com
and far between, but Emma Long Metropolitan Park (1600 City Park Rd., 512-974-1831) continues to be a lush sanctuary. You’re sure to run into other hikers, usually with their dogs.”
SECOND BAR + KITCHEN Inventive bites and a smart cocktail program have drawn a stylish crowd downtown for years, and now the same thing is happening at Domain Northside, where Chef David Bull has opened a second location at the 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, second-floor gastropub in the heart of downtown. 315 Congress Ave., 512-482-8842; swiftsattic.com
UCHI Chef Tyson Cole combines his extensive Eastern knowledge with exotic, high-quality ingredients at this landmark restaurant that set the standard for innovative dining in Austin and attracts everyone from celebrities to families. 801 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808; uchiaustin.com
UCHIKO Designed to mimic a Japanese farmhouse, Uchi’s sister restaurant is popular for its vegetarian tasting menu and fried-milk dessert. Expect
to see one of the more stylish crowds in town. 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808; uchikoaustin.com
WU CHOW From the creative minds behind Swift’s Attic, Wu Chow brings authentic farm-to-table Chinese food to downtown Austin. Another favorite with visiting celebs, this spot has a sophisticated yet laid-back vibe. 500 W. Fifth St., Ste. 168, 512-4762469; wuchowaustin.com
OUT AND ABOUT ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER Home of the historic Austin City Limits tapings, this state-of-the-art live music venue brings in a wide variety of touring acts, from classic rock bands to the hottest comedians. Don’t miss the Willie Nelson statue outside. INSIDER TIP: Spot up-and-coming greats at ACL Live’s little sister club, the more intimate 3Ten ACL Live, which is on the ground floor. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd., 512-225-7999; acl-live.com
ANTONE’S NIGHTCLUB Austin’s iconic home of the blues was founded by the late Clifford Antone in 1975 and has seen all of the greats in those 40-plus years. Now co-owned by hometown hero, the Grammy-award winning Gary Clark Jr., Antone’s has live music every night, from free weekly residences to hot touring acts that sell out quickly. 305 E. Fifth St., 512-814-0361; antonesnightclub.com
BASS CONCERT HALL With seating for 2,9000, the University of Texas’s premier performance venue brings the best in comedy, music, and Broadway to Austin. INSIDER TIP: Want to eat before the show without rushing? Each performance features a limited dinner menu with a special cocktail or wine pairing in the third-floor dining area. 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive, 512-471-2787; texasperformingarts.org
THE BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART The University of Texas’s world-class art museum boasts an impressive array of Latin American art. Its recently renovated second-floor galleries are home to its permanent collections, while carefully selected visiting exhibits are found on the first floor.
THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN Contemporary Austin’s newly renovated downtown location at the Jones Center features some of the most exciting artists from around the globe as well as a canopied rooftop patio, perfect for parties. Meanwhile, its Laguna Gloria location at the centuryold Driscoll Villa features the 14-acre Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park. 700 Congress Ave., 512-453-5312; 3809 W. 35th St., 512-458-8191; thecontemporaryaustin.org
THE FRANK ERWIN CENTER Music’s biggest names come to the UT arena, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The Erwin Center is also home to the UT Longhorns basketball teams. VIP suites are available for each event. 1701 Red River St., 512-471-7744; uterwincenter.com
HARRY RANSOM CENTER Housing the archives of some of the world’s most celebrated writers and artists, from Gabriel Garcia Marquez to David Foster Wallace and the Magnum Collection, this internationally known humanities research center and museum puts together compelling exhibits. It’s also home to one of the five complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible in the US. 300 W. 21st St., 512-471-8944; hrc.utexas.edu
“Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan,” guestcurated by the guitar legend’s brother, Jimmie Vaughan, is one of the current exhibits at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. The exhibit will be on display through July 23.
THE LONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS The Austin Symphony, Ballet Austin, and the Austin Opera all call this beautiful facility home, as so do local resident companies like Austin Shakespeare and the Grammy-winning Conspirare. Its “Terrace Ring” outside overlooking the shores of Lady Bird Lake offers some of the most beautiful views of the city. 701 W. Riverside Dr., 512-474-5664; thelongcenter.org LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Explore the Texas-born president’s life and legacy, as well as the impact
of the 1960s, at this state-of-the-art presidential museum. INSIDER TIP: When you are in the Oval Office, know that on the other side sits the real offices LBJ used, preserved and intact and used for very special events. 2313 Red River St., 512-7210200; lbjlibrary.org
MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM Opened in 1984, this invaluable downtown museum celebrates traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture. Its well-appointed gift shop highlights Mexican and Mexican-American fine art. 419 Congress Ave., 512-4809373; mexic-artemuseum.org
PARAMOUNT THEATRE Austin’s historic downtown theater, more than a century old, is the jewel of Congress Avenue. Join its seasonal series for access to the best tickets, and don’t miss annual events like its Summer Classic Film Series, the Moontower Comedy Festival, and more. INSIDER TIP: Legends like Carol Burnett and Woody Allen have signed the performers’ wall backstage. 713 Congress Ave., 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN & MUSEUM This urban oasis is home to the largest collection of work by the late American sculptor Charles Umlauf,
who taught at UT for many years. Opened 26 years ago, the Umlauf’s grounds are ideal for quiet walks or festive events. INSIDER TIP: Relax outdoors with yoga classes in the garden on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 605 Robert E. Lee Rd., 512-445-5582; umlaufsculpture.org
ZACH THEATRE Expect top-notch local theater at this essential Austin nonprofit. The professional theater company is the longest, actively running in Texas, and one of the 10 oldest in the country. 202 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-476-0541; zachtheatre.org
WHERE TO SHOP, REJUVENATE, AND GET FIT IN AUSTIN...
IN GOOD COMPANY
SBJ AUSTIN DESIGNER AND BYGEORGE VETERAN MALLARY CARROLL OPENS HER OWN WELL-APPOINTED BOUTIQUE.
Tops, bottoms, and dresses made of woven fabrics are the hallmark of SBJ Austin. The line’s designer, Mallary Carroll, recently opened her first boutique, Good Company.
Designer Mallary Carroll found an enthusiastic customer base when she launched her SBJ Austin line of women’s clothing six years ago, with tunics, dresses, and other pieces made of natural fabrics in designs flattering to women of all shapes. SBJ was available exclusively in Austin at ByGeorge, where Carroll worked in retail sales for seven years before opening her own boutique, Good Company, in March. Located in the former Kick Pleat space just off Lamar Boulevard, her store features SBJ products, jewelry, and select home goods as well as lines like Roberta Furlanetto and Mes Demoiselles Paris. Carroll’s goal? “A woman can walk into her closet and see all of her favorite things,” she says. 918 W. 12th St.; goodcompany.shop
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The SOURCE: STYLE BOUTIQUES BROOKS BROTHERS Zac Posen is the creative director of womenswear for this iconic American brand. Its downtown location is perfectly suited for men and women. 101 W. Sixth St., 512-476-2359; brooksbrothers.com
BYGEORGE Austin’s most fashion-forward shopping destination, established in
1979, is now under the direction of owner Larry McGuire and creative director Kristen Lee Cole. The Lamar flagship and South Congress store offer apparel, accessories, and housewares from European and American designers including Celine, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Rosie Assoulin, Nak Armstrong, and Brunello Cucinelli. 524 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-5951; 1400 S. Congress Ave., 512-441-8600; bygeorgeaustin.com
COVE With carefully curated items inspired by travel, Rebecca Yanoff’s beautifully designed boutique is Austin’s It destination for effortless, elegant style. Lines include Rebecca Taylor, Eberjey, and Cynthia Vincent. 1318 S. Congress Ave., 737-484-0267; coveclothing.com
ESBY Designer Stephanie Beard’s menswear-inspired apparel for women is effortless and chic. Her
latest collections include swimwear and unisex pieces as well, and it’s all showcased at her airy, comfortable boutique. 1601 S. First St., 512-2438901; esbyapparel.com
ESTILO Stephanie Coultress O’Neill’s chic boutique in Tarrytown takes you from the boardroom to the ballroom with lines like Joie, J Brand, Krisa, and Mara Hoffman. INSIDER TIP: O’Neill recently debuted her eponymous line of light and easy organic cotton leisurewear. 2727 Exposition Blvd., Ste. 121, 512-236-0488; estiloboutique.com
THE FRYE COMPANY Boot-worshipping Austin is now home to a brick-and-mortar store from this footwear icon. Unique design touches include four guitars inspired by Frye’s Originals, custom-made by the local Moniker Guitars, and a refurbished Wurlitzer jukebox. INSIDER TIP: Exclusive to the Austin store is a line of Western boots reimagined from Frye’s archives. Domain Northside, 512-8363793; thefryecompany.com
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With lines geared toward women in their 40s and up, The Garden Room is an Austin staple. Patty Hoffpauir stocks her boutique with special-occasion dresses, seasonal shoes, and feminine lines such as Babette and Sympli.
THE GARDEN ROOM The generous and philanthropic Patty Hoffpauir has helped dress generations of women at her upscale boutique featuring colorful and flattering women’s clothing, accessories, and bridal trends. 1601 W. 38th St., Ste. 5, 512-458-5407; gardenroomboutique.com
HELM BOOTS This rustic-chic favorite reinterprets classic shoe and boot styles and gives them an edge. Designed in Austin and made in America, Helm shoes can be re-soled in-factory if they become worn out. 1200 E. 11th St., Ste. 101, 512-609-8150; helmboots.com
JULIAN GOLD For 70-plus years, this fashion cornerstone has featured luxury designers and collections from around the world. INSIDER TIP: The handbag collection from Texas designer Sarah White features luxe, fashion-forward backpacks. 1214 W. Sixth St., Ste. 110, 512-473-2493; juliangold.com
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WHO: Owner of Mirror Mirror Salon (4410 Burnet Rd., 512-420-8868;
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mirrormirroraustin.com) SHELL GAME: “I have yet to find a better place for oysters than Clark’s Oyster Bar (1200 W. Sixth St., 512-297-
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2525; clarksoysterbar.com); you must try the affogato for dessert.” CHILD’S POSE: “Even my wild toddler loves The Little Yoga House (1211 Parkway, 512-861-5639; thelittleyogahouse.com), and I’m dying to try out the aerial yoga class with my 5-year-old!” CHEFS AND CHARITY: “The March of Dimes Signature Chefs fundraiser (October 26; signaturechefs.marchofdimes.org) features delicious food from Austin’s most notable chefs.” ICED, ICED BABY: “The Iced Turbo coffee drink with chocolate, hazelnut, and cream at Jo’s (1300 S. Congress Ave., 512-444-3800; joscoffee.com) is my favorite indulgence, and that tiny ice makes it super slushy.” SHOPPING MECCA: “I spend hours at Domain Northside (domainnorthside.com). I can’t resist popping by Kelly Wynne handbags (512-491-0052; kellywynne.com) or indulging in a massage at Viva Day Spa (512-300-2256; vivadayspa.com).”
Owner Wendi Martin now has a showroom worthy of her impeccable taste. Her lines, including ATP, Jil Sander, and Humanoid, transcend trends and are made to last. Kick Pleat’s shoe collection is almost museum-worthy. 624 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-445-4500; kickpleat.com
Active men and women can find the latest in technical fitness apparel, for yogis and basketball players alike, at Tyler Haney’s innovative and global-minded boutique. 606 Blanco St., 512-356-9136; outdoorvoices.com
LEAGUE OF REBELS With offerings such as custom suits and hip off-the-rack pieces, this menswear shop in the Second Street District has everything for the on-trend man. INSIDER TIP: Owner M. Ato (call him Ato, please) can advise you on the perfect custom suit. And the whiskey bar is always open. 411 W. Second St., 512-721-9903; leagueofrebels.com
MOSS/GARMENT Masha Poloskova stocks her carefully curated sister shops with high-end selections and couture vintage pieces. INSIDER TIP: Don’t miss that must-have Chanel jacket or Etro blazer: Moss posts many of its finds on Instagram, so follow along at @mossclothing. 701-F S. Lamar Blvd., 512-462-4667; shopgarment.com
3663 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 2C, 512-5140027; shopredbird.com
Wedding rings and easy-to-wear fashion pieces are the stars of the show at this Austin mainstay, which opened in 1929 and has been family-owned for decades. 2900 W. Anderson Lane, 512-452-6491; benolds.com
COPELAND JEWELERS Known for exceptional colored gems in custom settings, as well as a large estate and vintage selection, Copeland resonates with Austinites, who have been coming here since 1983, when it was founded by Debra and Clay Copeland. INSIDER TIP: Many of the staff have been with Copeland for more than 25 years, so expect expert service. 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512-3300303; copelandjewelers.com
The Domain’s location of this sophisticated sportswear brand pays homage to the Southwest both in terms of decor and with its selection of leathers and suedes in a variety of styles. The Domain, 512-490-0812; ralphlauren.com
Texas retailer Saint Bernard, a brand known for its sport, ski, and sun selections, not only recently marked its 10th anniversary as an anchor in downtown’s Second Street District, but it has expanded its reach in Austin with its new 12,500-square-foot store—complete with a fullservice ski and snowboard shop—at Domain Northside. 401 W. Third St., 512-320-1999; Domain Northside, 512-710-3710; saintbernard.com
RAVEN + LILY
Committed to empowering women workers around the world, Raven + Lily features beautiful clothing, accessories, and home décor. Visit the flagship at Domain Northside or the intimate location in East Austin. Domain Northside, 737-209-1072; 2406 Manor Road, Ste. C, 512-2361378; ravenandlily.com
This fun shop brings an urban-coastal vibe to the South Congress Hotel. Lucy Jolis’s well-stocked boutique features unique clothing and accessories from up-and-coming designers such as Electric Feathers, Collina Strada, and Vivien Ramsay. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-524-2197; sunroomaustin.com
Maureen Staloch’s Westlake boutique showcases fresh and edgy designers for any style, from casual to cocktail, in a friendly and accessible environment.
This delightfully appointed, locally owned store is curated for men, with everything from clothing and shoes to gift ideas and grooming. Domain
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DIAMONDS DIRECT An independent business that eliminates the middleman in the diamond-buying process, Diamonds Direct is all about education, value, selection, and passion. Its store at The Domain is staffed with experts who can help you choose the right diamond for any occasion. The Domain, 512-691-9950; diamondsdirect.com
ELIZA PAGE This mainstay of the Second Street District is a well-curated shop of luxurious, custom jewelry. And now Elizabeth Page Gibson has opened a second location at Domain Northside. 229 W. Second St., 512-474-6500; Domain Northside, 512-373-3910; elizapage.com
KENDRA SCOTT The Austin-based jewelry designer has built a national empire on her timeless, stylish pieces. She has multiple locations across Austin, including the new flagship on North Lamar Boulevard as well as her
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RSK JEWELRY A concierge for jewelry, Robin Hancock offers a personal shopping experience and a stunning collection of hard-to-find estate jewelry, precious gemstones, and contemporary creations. By appointment only, 512-694-9136; rskjewelry.com
ZOLTAN DAVID Award-winning designer Sir Zoltan David combines centuries-old techniques with modern technology for one-of-a-kind stunners. His shop has served the Austin area for more than 30 years. Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave, 512-372-8888; zoltandavid.com
Jose Luis is one of Austin’s premier salons, featuring master stylist Jose Buitron and skincare expert Bill Pitts. 1717 W. Sixth St., Ste. 123, 512-474-1146; 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 2135, 512-474-1147; Domain Northside, 512-474-1146; joseluissalon.com
LACQUER Lacquer has become the go-to nail salon downtown, and now it has expanded up north with a space near The Domain that offers more services, including waxing. Carrying more than 400 colors from lines such as Kendra Scott, Chanel, and Dior, Lacquer prides itself on its staff’s
extensive training in healthful practices. 210 Guadalupe St., 11005 Burnet Rd., 512-476-1211; ilovelacquer.com
LAKE AUSTIN SPA & RESORT Whether you’re visiting the day spa or staying for a week (highly recommended to take full advantage of the classes, treatments, and so much more), this impeccable retreat on the shores of Lake Austin will leave you refreshed and inspired to face the real world. 1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd., 800-847-5637; lakeaustin.com
PROPAGANDA HAIR GROUP This stylish, contemporary salon welcomes you with an unpretentious vibe and professional stylists with rich experience. Co-owner Sara Domi is a highly sought-after makeup artist with prestigious national clients. 1611 W. Fifth St., Ste. 150, 512-473-0700; propagandahairgroup.com
TENOVERTEN This highly eco-conscious and luxe nail salon that originated in Brooklyn chose the South Congress Hotel for its first outside-of-NYC location. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 469-660-1010; tenoverten.com
SPA & BEAUTY AWAY SPA The W Austin’s spa is an urban retreat of the best kind. Make a day of it and spend post-treatment time by the pool. INSIDER TIP: Try the Ashiatsu Massage, in which the therapist uses her well-trained feet on your back. 200 Lavaca St., 512-5423626; austinawayspa.com
HIATUS SPA + RETREAT This downtown retreat’s expert staff is all about pampering, from facials to massages. Hiatus’s annual membership program, The H-Circle, is one of the best spa packages in town. 1611 W. Fifth St., Ste. 155, 512-362-5777; hiatusspa.com
JACKSON RUIZ SALON This longtime favorite Austin 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., Ste. 120, 512-478-7744; ruizsalon.com
JOSE LUIS SALON With three locations, including its newest space at Domain Northside,
With the recent opening at Domain Northside, Jose Luis Salon now has three locations across the city.
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The SOURCE: STYLE URBAN BETTY This salon at the 26 Doors shopping center in Central Austin is staffed by highly knowledgeable stylists with fun, big-family energy. 1206 W. 38th St., Ste. 1107, 512-371-7663; urbanbetty.com
VAIN SALON Owner Emily Hatfield always makes certain that every client leaves the salon with the perfect cut and style. INSIDER TIP: For
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festival-perfect braids, ask for Jessie. 1803 Chicon St., 512-5241057; vainaustin.com
VIVA DAY SPA With three locations, this locally owned retreat uses organic ingredients. Its newest address, at Domain Northside, features a med-spa menu with many appealing treatments. 215 S. Lamar Blvd., 1811 W. 35th St., Domain Northside, 512-300-2256; vivadayspa.com
WHO: CEO and founder of the Austin-based skincare brand Trufora (available at HSN.com and trufora.com; 866-660-0740). CURRY ON: “The incredible flavors at The Clay Pit (1601 Guadalupe St., 512-322-5131; claypit.com) are reminiscent of some of London’s Brick Lane curry houses that I used to frequent growing up. Hands-down favorites
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are the vegan Bhindi Masala and the Vegetable Biryani.” DATE NIGHT: “My husband Chris and I love ACL Live at the Moody Theater (310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512-225-7919; acl-live.com). It’s
• Muddy Waters' acoustic guitar played at the Newport Folk Festival • Hand-drawn map of Woodstock • John Mellencamp's corduroy jacket worn at Farm Aid
intimate and lively, and the artists who come through are incredible.” LAKE LIFE: “We love to walk the hike and bike trail at Lady Bird Lake with our daughters and three rescue coonhounds, and rent paddle boards at the Rowing Dock (2418 Stratford Dr., 512-459-0999; rowingdock.com).”
• Photographs and videos of the top music festival performances of all time, and much more!
I started raising money for homeless shelters when I was a teenager. The work in Austin that Alan Graham and his team at Mobile Loaves & Fishes (mlf.org) and Community First!
Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio. Support for the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.
Village are doing is incredible. Our family participates in a MLF food truck run where we are able to serve meals to the homeless and those in need.”
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SERVING THE COMMUNITY: “Growing up in London,
W3LL PEOPLE After winning national acclaim for its skincare line focusing on minimalist, organic makeup, W3LL People has not only opened its second location, at Domain Northside, but its products have recently become available at Anthropologie, Whole Foods Market, and Target stores across the country. 215 S. Lamar Blvd., Unit B, 512-3667963; Domain Northside, 800-790-1563; w3llpeople.com
studio is truly about community, with a team of passionate owners and instructors. 507 Pressler St., Ste. 900, 512-761-3398; lovecyclingstudio.com
MOD FITNESS Barre work, Pilates, yoga, strength training, and other techniques all come together for full-body wellness. 2041 S. Lamar Blvd., 4406 Burnet Rd., 512-765-5663; modfitness.com
FITNESS COREPOWER YOGA Open your mind, heat up your body, and reconnect to your inner power at this Market District studio. 801 W. Fifth St., 512-5429642; corepoweryoga.com
CRUSH FITNESS Power couple Lander Peerman and Noah Wright’s “crush” on each other sparked the opening of Crush Fitness, based on a workout format with equal-length intervals of cardio on a treadmill and weight training and resistance exercises in a group setting. Classes are held in a clublike environment with pumping music, flattering lights, and a trainer to help you burn up to 800 calories in an hour. 300 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. O, 512-480-0077; crushfitness.com
KOR180 Founded by Maja Kermath, Kor180 focuses on the three pillars of wellness: exercise, nutrition, and community. With two locations, Kor180 combines Pilates with cycling for an invigorating workout. 1611 W. Fifth St., Ste. 140, 512-243-7955; 11005 N. Burnet Rd., Ste. 106, 512-7722541; kor180.com
LOVE CYCLING STUDIO Love Cycling’s intense 45-minute workouts are designed to inspire and move riders emotionally, physically, and spiritually. This
With a dozen studios in Austin, Orangetheory’s concept of interval training is clearly catching on. Its classes are based on the physiological principle known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, so its 60-minute classes are all about intervals and the use of heart-rate monitors, so you can still burn calories up to 36 hours after class. Various locations; orange theoryfitness.com
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PURE PILATES Pure Pilates incorporates strengthtraining and cardio intervals using the popular Lagree Fitness Method on the Megaformer machine. 2222 Rio Grande St., Ste. 105, 512-2437510; The Domain, 512-551-9370; purepilatesaustin.com
RIDE Austinites flock to Ride, founded by Kim Dowling, in part because of the nonstop music. Its slogan, after all, is “Ride. Rock. Repeat.” Look for themed classes, all using top-of-the-line Schwinn bikes. 117 Lavaca St., 512-3225252; ride-indoorcycling.com
The New York City-based spin studio came to Austin last year with its first space at Domain Northside, and now it has opened a 56-bike studio downtown right along Congress. You can burn up to 700 calories in these highpaced, 45-minute classes. Domain Northside, 512-384-7685; 401 Congress Ave., 512-265-7500; soul-cycle.com
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Venerable venue: Green Pastures, complete with the reimagined restaurant Mattie’s, is open again after a yearlong renovation.
One of the most beautiful and charming restaurants and event spaces in Austin, the historic Green Pastures reopened in March after a 13-month renovation, complete with a new name for the restaurant. The dining space is now called Mattie’s, an homage to the mother of Mary Faulk Koock, who in 1946 turned the 1893 estate into a restaurant and event venue. The menu by Executive Chef Joshua Thomas, which celebrates regional cuisine with historical influences, is best enjoyed on the expansive patio, where you can watch the property’s famous peacocks roam the live oak-covered grounds. The changes are still coming: Owner Greg Porter and co-developer Jeff Trigger of La Corsha Hospitality Group plan to open a hotel on the grounds next year. 811 W. Live Oak St., 512-44418888; mattiesaustin.com
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WITH ITS REIMAGINED RESTAURANT, MATTIE’S, THE HISTORIC GREEN PASTURES ESTATE REOPENS AFTER A YEARLONG RENOVATION.
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in the 2nd Street District features custom furnishings and pieces by diverse local artisans, and an organic body care line designed by owner Jessica Beattie. 204 Colorado St., 512-436-8870; haciendaaustin.com
of fabric, wallpaper, rugs, and lighting. Look for woven fabrics from Rebecca Atwood, Belgian linens from Lisa Fine Textiles, and Mally Skok wallpaper. 1411 W. Sixth St., 512-236-1006; jamesshowroom.com
In her cozy, restored bungalow showroom on West Sixth Street, highly regarded interior designer Meredith Ellis stocks exclusive lines
It’s all about American glamour with this national brand. Beautiful, classic furniture and thoughtful accessories abound, all with a mod twist. 1011 W.
Fifth St., Ste. 130, 512-296-2507; jonathanadler.com
KATIE KIME This local lifestyle brand of fashion, furniture, and accessories revolves around designer Katie Kime’s Southern preppy-chic style and her celebration of prints. Her intimate boutique is stocked with clever accessories, from bar-cart décor to stationery, clothing, and design
B&B ITALIA The award-winning Italian furniture brand opened its grand showroom in downtown last year, filling a need for high-end, modern furniture perfect for all of the new luxury homes and condos popping up across the city. 1009 W. Sixth St., Ste. 120, 512-6177460; bebitalia.com
BAY HILL DESIGN + SHOWROOM This showroom and design studio is Westlake’s resource for well-chosen art, accessories, and home furnishings, including antiques and one-of-a-kind items. Lead designer Brooke Anderson has owned the business for over a decade. Seasonal decorations and the custom-pillow selection are worth a stop as well. 3663 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. 4C, 512-3740210; bayhilldesign.com
BREED & CO. What started as a small storefront in 1970 has grown into a local institution. In addition to practical hardware, Breed & Co. carries the finest tableware, kitchenware, and seasonal décor. Its expert staff can advise on everything from bridal registries to linens. 718 W. 29th St., 512-474-6679; 3663 Bee Cave Rd., 512-328-3960; shop.breedandco.com
Annie Downing Interiors, which opened in an Austin bungalow last year, looks more like a lived-in house than a showroom, with beautifully furnished nooks and spaces.
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FOUR HANDS HOME Four Hands’ furniture offerings are refined and classic yet innovative and cool at the same time. 2090 Woodward St., 512-225-0333; fourhands.com
HACIENDA AUSTIN Curated for the modern ranch lifestyle, this eclectic, high-end shop
The SOURCE: SPACE square-foot store, formerly known as Restoration Hardware, with four floors, including one devoted to the RH Modern collection, and a stunning rooftop park that showcases its outdoor collections. Domain Northside, 512-342-0614; restorationhardware.com
THE MENAGERIE For almost 40 years, this beloved local store has been the go-to place for bridal registries, table-ware, jewelry, and engagement pieces. Delightful owner Vickie Roan can expertly navigate you through your choices. 1601 W. 38th St. Ste. 7, 512-453-4644; themenagerie.com
The family-owned luxury linen company out of Dallas opened its first Austin design studio in early April, adding to Peacock Alley’s other studios in Dallas, Nashville, and Atlanta. The heritage brand of bed and bath linens since 1973 is sourced from responsible mills around the world and crafted in Dallas by local artisans. 13010 W. Anderson Lane, Unit K; peacockalley.com
RH AUSTIN, THE GALLERY AT THE DOMAIN You can’t miss it when you arrive at Domain Northside. What looks like a Tuscan villa is the new 62,000-
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SUPPLY SHOWROOM This stylish showroom upped the design ante in Austin when it was opened by three New York City transplants: Kim West, Callie Jenschke, and Kristin Gish. Tucked away in a 1930s bungalow, Supply has exclusive-to-Texas trade lines, rugs, wallpaper, lighting, and more. 2204 Lake Austin Blvd., 512-770-6211; supplyshowroom.com
HOTELS ARCHER HOTEL The new eight-story Archer Hotel Austin offers 171 luxury rooms in the heart of the new Domain Northside. For a true local touch, esteemed Austin chef David Bull and La Corsha Hospitality Group chose the Archer for the second location of popular downtown restaurant Second Bar + Kitchen. Thoughtful touches include locally made surprise treats at turndown service such as Crave
Artisan Chocolate and Fat Belly manchego-chili pretzels, and an inroom Nespresso machine for espresso anytime you wish. 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. Don’t miss the elegant Carillon Restaurant. 1900 University Ave., 512-404-3600; meetattexas.com
THE DRISKILL Experience a blend of timeless charm and modern sophistication in this 131-year-old property on Sixth Street. The rooms and much of the hotel were recently updated with modern touches while still maintaining a rich sense of history. Chef Troy Knapp creates an elegant experience every night in the Driskill Grill. 604 Brazos St., 512-439-1234; driskillhotel.com
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL On the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the Four Seasons is the classic, grand Austin hotel. With recently renovated ballrooms and other updates, the hotel
WHO: Author of the novel Chasing the Sun and owner of Inky DREAMS: “I grew up having home-cooked Peruvian meals every night while secretly craving the burgers and tacos that seemed exotic I-35 Frontage Rd. Ste. 1550; 512-323-5404; limacriolla.com) anytime I’m craving Lomo Saltado or Frijol con Seco. Their pisco sour bar is not to be missed.” HAPPY TRAIL: “I love public parks, and one of my favorites is Dick Nichols District Park (8011 Beckett Rd., 512-9746700). It has a long trail with plenty of trees for shade. But my favorite
With history dating back to the late 1800s, this historic renovated hotel, complete with a sweeping veranda and lawn by the University of Texas, offers 47 guest rooms, 10 of which are suites. INSIDER TIP: The hotel’s Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar is an under-the-radar spot for intimate happy hours; the Old Fashioned is one of the best in town. 1900 Rio Grande St., 800-311-1619; hotelella.com
HOTEL GRANDUCA This beautiful hotel in the West Austin hills recalls the Italian countryside. Like its sister hotel in Houston, every detail has been considered and easily transports you to another world. Visconti Ristorante, which features Northern Italian cuisine, drives the feeling home. INSIDER TIP: On Thursdays, enjoy happy hour Italian style, with themed live music, cocktails, and regional bites. 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. B, 512-306-6400; granducaaustin.com
HOTEL SAINT CECILIA Named after the patron saint of music and the arts, this boutique hotel combines elegance with rock ’n’ roll. Choose one of the indulgent suites, studios, or poolside bungalows. The well-appointed bar and patio are for guests only, making for a truly private escape. 112 Academy Dr., 512-8522400; hotelsaintcecilia.com
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vibrant bursts of life.” THE ART OF GIVING: “Museum gift shops
Nestled among the shops and restaurants on South Congress, this cool boutique hotel (the older sister to the Saint Cecilia) features a patio perfect for happy hour or a nightcap. 1316 S. Congress Ave., 512-8522350; sanjosehotel.com
are my go-to—I love finding gifts that are unique and express my love for design. The Blanton Museum Shop (200 E. MLK Blvd., 512-4756406; blantonmuseum.org) has such a fun selection, and I love how many of their toys have a bookish bent to them, perfect for my nieces.”
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to me. Now that I get plenty of the latter, I go to Lima Criolla (6406 N.
is the premier spot for weddings, galas, and more. Its restaurant, Trio, is a pure delight. INSIDER TIP: Every Wednesday, Trio offers its “Boug.e Burgers & Bottles” event, where you choose from three burgers, each paired with a selection of pours of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and other big wines. 98 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-4784500; fourseasons.com/austin
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The Hotel San José hosts many special events. This month, it will be the setting for a wreath workshop on April 30 by designer Kelly DeWitt of KKDW, complete with coffee and mimosas.
HOTEL VAN ZANDT Enjoy music in all its forms at this bustling Rainey Street District hotel, which features 319 guest rooms, including 41 suites, and a fourth-floor pool deck. Its restaurant and bar, Geraldine’s, features live music every night. INSIDER TIP: There are playlists designed for each area of the hotel, including underwater, so take a dip in the pool for something truly unique. 605 Davis St., 512-5425300; hotelvanzandt.com
INTERCONTINENTAL STEPHEN F. AUSTIN This gem features an outdoor terrace on its second floor, perfect for watching the hustle and bustle of Congress Avenue downtown. 701 Congress Ave., 512-457-8800; austin.intercontinental.com
JW MARRIOTT The largest JW Marriott in the country, this downtown property features 1,012 guest rooms conveniently located just two blocks from the Convention Center. Its restaurants and bars are always a fun scene. 110 E. Second St., 512-474-4777; jwmarriottaustin.com
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W AUSTIN The 2nd Street District’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., 512-542-3600; whotelaustin.com
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This hip hotel features cool dining and shopping options as well as a rooftop pool. Fun amenities include electric bike and motorcycle rentals, and each room comes equipped with Apple TVs and Google Chromecasts, with access to the movie library of Drafthouse Films (courtesy of Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse movie theaters). 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-920-6405; southcongresshotel.com
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myself and friends.” PRE-SHOW RITUAL: “My husband and I regularly attend shows at ACL Live, and we always kick off the night at Fixe (500 W. Fifth St., 512-888-9133; austinfixe .com) with a few glasses of wine and split the fried chicken plate. it’s our favorite!” WEEKEND EXTENDER: “Sunday nights at The Saxon Pub (1320 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-448-2552; thesaxonpub.com) with Austin band The Resentments remind me of my favorite things about Austin.”
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THE BOWIE With the highest pool in Texas, located on the 31st floor, the new Bowie features access to kayak and bike rentals for true urbanites. The luxury high-rise’s public spaces were designed by esteemed Austin architect Michael Hsu. 311 Bowie St., 512-514-3556; liveatbowie.com
THE CATHERINE Residents of the LEED-certified luxury apartments at The Catherine can live a true
Krystle Copulos outdoor lifestyle—whether going for a run on nearby Lady Bird Lake or walking to all the dining, entertainment, and shopping options downtown. Amenities include the Rooftop Private Sky Lounge, an infinity pool, and a fully equipped fitness center. 214 Barton Springs Rd., 512-354-4452; thecatherineaustin.com
FIFTH & WEST This 39-story high-rise in the Market District will feature 154 boutique residences upon its opening this year. Highlights include a yoga studio, indoor pet veranda, and a resort-style pool. 501 West Ave., 512-872-6616; 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 hot spots. Amenities include
24-hour concierge service and an infinity-edge pool with private cabanas. 110 San Antonio St., 512-559-7559; northshoreaustin.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., 512-265-7650; sevenapts.com
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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. With world-class interiors led by acclaimed interior designer Mark Zeff, 70 Rainey is now accepting reservations. It’s expected to open in late 2018. 70 Rainey St., 512-476-7010; 70rainey.com
A true Austin treasure, the Barton Springs Bathhouse by architect Dan Driscoll turns 70 this year and is need of repairs and updates. To continue preservation efforts, the Barton Springs Conservancy will throw two parties; The 70th Birthday Bash fundraiser and dinner at The Driskill Hotel on May 11, and on May 13, the whole city is welcome to the free 70th Birthday Splash for a parade that will end in a group plunge into Barton Springs. 2100 Stamford Ln., 512-934-7079 bartonsprings conservancy.org
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clockwise from top left: Clark’s Oyster Bar; the Blanco Street sign; Outdoor Voices; the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery; the Hope Outdoor Gallery graffiti wall under the former Texas Military Institute castle.
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When parking is a fruitless gamble and traffic jams occur like clockwork, the key to a stress-free Austin day is sticking to one neighborhood. Take Clarksville, the neighborhood south of Enfield Drive that fills the gap between Lamar to MoPac. Historic, walkable, and quaintly upscale,
Clarksville has enough eats and treats to occupy your time. Blanco Street is Clarksville’s Fifth Avenue, a focal point of the area and home to neighborhood highlights. Where the action is: a sharp right off West Sixth Street. What you’re wearing: The Weekender line of athleisure cult
phenomenon Outdoor Voices (606 Blanco St., 512-256-9136; outdoor voices.com). What you’re tossing back: a shuckload of oysters and a Blanco Mule from Clark’s Oyster Bar (1200 W. Sixth St., 512-297-2525; clarksoysterbar.com). What you’re perusing: Russell Collection Fine Art
Gallery (1137 W. Sixth St., 512-478-4440; russellcollection.com) and its permanent collection, including original works from Rembrandt, Picasso, and Matisse. When you just can’t choose: Ask for one of everything at Café Josie (1200 W. Sixth St., Ste. B, 512-322-9226; cafejosie.com) during
“The Experience,” the unlimited chef’s tasting menu. What you’re Instagram-ing: an abandoned construction site-turned-large-scale art project, the Hope Outdoor Gallery (11th and Baylor streets, hopecampaign.org) is a graffiti masterpiece and an Austin sacred site.
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