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WELCOME TO THE ISSUE

CREATING

NEW BEGINNINGS ♦

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e’re thrilled to welcome you to 2013! We’ve

presented in Ten Ways to Create New Beginnings This

made it a goal to live well, and hope you’ll

Year (page 13). And being realistic, we have to face

accept our invitation to join us on this

the fact that sometimes an ending is a new beginning;

journey. Let’s set attainable but meaningful

Letting Go (page 18) may be part of the recipe for

goals to enrich our individual lives and from

success.

time to time access where we are on what shall prove to be remarkable journeys.

an active family in Austin, Texas.

Yes, creating new

Recognize that each tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow

beginnings can impact so many aspects of our lives

is a new beginning, a new journey, and a chance to start

and in the story Outdoor Living: Function, Beauty and

all over again. And who doesn’t love fresh starts. We’ve

Value (page 20), we’ll read how an Austin-based firm

heard it said that tomorrow can feel like a brand new

brings new life to a lifestyle outdoors.

robe when it is so soft to the touch and you just can’t wait to wear it – and we can’t wait.

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Our cover is a beautiful new beginning created for

Now is the time for creating new beginnings. The past is behind us, and it’s time for us to move forward. We

So, you’d like recommendations on how to create new

wish you a life filled with great love, joy and wondrous

beginnings? How about ten easy ways to do just that

new beginnings!

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attitude, you’ll begin to achieve in so many exciting ways.

You decide the crowning achievements; it’s up

to you to make them happen. If it means sacrificing and comprising for what you love doing, then so be it. Prepare yourself to do the work. Failure isn’t an option. Giving up shouldn’t be entertained. Conceive success in your spirit and embrace through your actions. This issue - with the theme "Creating New Beginnings" - explores how we know when it’s time to let go of an unhealthy relationship; to create a new beginning. Want to know how to keep our health regimen on track long term? We’ll learn how.

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what can be. Create new beginnings designed to make you think about what you really want out of life, and you should interpret them in a way that is appropriate

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t’s time for creating new beginnings and

to you. That way we make sure 2013 and beyond is

looking forward. As we add one year to

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our history books and greet a new one, we cannot but feel thrilled at aspects of

With My Very Best,

our ever-evolving lives. Take fashion for example. Yes I’m starting here because many are spellbound by this topic. The ritual is the same every year, but it always feels new and captivating. Dressing up has become

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more important, and it’s done by adding something surprising to the classics - like a pair of designer Ross Bennett’s leather gloves worn with a blazer and turtleneck for the guys. And for the ladies, an animal printed silk scarf draped around luxurious knitwear from Les Copains. As we begin this new year, let’s view 2013 as the year of renewal, revival, and restoration. Renewal and revival starts with having the right attitude. With the right

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

The New Year’s Resolution on myself when I would most likely fail. So, I was going to go with something so silly that I couldn’t possible mess them up. Then I started to think about our issue’s theme of Creating New

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Beginnings, and I knew I could probably do a little better

t happens every year.

The New Year.

January 1st is always hanging out right there after Christmas.

And, when each

January 1st creeps around, most of us are given that yearly reminder that we are failures at keeping promises to ourselves. It bums us out. That’s never a good way to start a new year. That’s why this year I have vowed to myself that I would, in fact, keep a New Year’s Resolution.

than that. After rereading this issue’s stories, I realize my resolutions don’t really resolve anything. I do all those things now. So, now I find myself wanting to create a new beginning. A few health tips couldn’t hurt. A few ways to help my home be the best home it can be might be good things to embrace.

Maybe a sprucing up of my accessory

wardrobe could be key to starting a new me in the new year. The possibilities are endless.

Then I started to think about what that resolution would be. Since, I have about a 100% failure rate in the resolution department, I decided to go small-resolutions that weren’t impossible to keep. I came up with a list of four resolutions that were doable by me.

I’m not sure what my resolution will be. I have a few days think on it. I hope you, too, take these first few days of 2013 to think about Creating New Beginnings in your own life. When I figure mine out, I will let you know. Let’s see if next year we can all wake up on the morning

Wash my hair at least once a week.

of December 31st feeling like we have kept our promises

Be patient in traffic to at least one day a month no

to ourselves!

matter how many bad drivers encountered. •

Eat one piece of fruit a month.

Brush my teeth at least four times a week.

Those were my resolutions. I knew that even if I never thought about them again, I still would succeed at all four resolutions.

I figure why put all the pressure of

Here’s to the next twelve months,

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C O N T E N T S

January / February 2013

IN F L U E N C E Ten Ways to Create New Beginnings This Year...12 LIFESTYLE

A New Image for A New You............................14 FASHION & STYLE

Jewelry Makes the Woman.................................16 FASHION & STYLE

Acceptable or Not? A Quick Refresher..................24 SOCIAL MEDIA

Five Tips to Keep Your Health on Track.............30 HEALTH & WELLNESS

Aging Gracefully................................................ 40 HEALTH & BEAUTY

Star Dust........................................................... 42 FASHION EDITORIAL

Influential Mind: New Beginnings ........................48 HEALTH & WELLNESS

IN T H I N G S STAR DUST Pg. 42

MARIA’S WINTER PICKS...........................50

FEATURES THE IN PLACES AND FACES LETTING GO ...........................................................................18 Knowing when to begin again

OUTDOOR LIVING: FUNCTION, BEAUTY AND VALUE ..................................20

Austin Social Planner Winter Gala Guide.........52 Full Tilt..................................................................54 Off the Vine with Rodeo Austin...........................56

Creating outdoor living spaces for both aesthetic appeal and functionality

SECURE WITH THE DYEZZ.....................................................34 Keeping the world safe and secure PUBLISHER’S NOTE.............................................................................4 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR...............................................................5 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS..................................................................8

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C O N T R I B U T I N G W R I T E R S

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MS. RACHEL BROCK

Writer | www.socialinaustin.com Rachel Brock is a member of SOCIAL Communications, a boutique agency specializing in social media, public relations and design, based in Austin, Texas. SOCIAL Communications offers all forms of public relations services, specializes in logo design, custom fliers, and have the expertise to craft unique and successful PR campaigns while maintaining a productive and intriguing presence in all realms of social media. The goal of the SOCIAL Communications agency is to act as a concierge that supports and relieves the stress of social media, PR and design so business owners can focus on their own passion – running their business.

MR. CHAD BYERS

Beyond Fit | www.beyondfitaustin.com Chad is the founder of Beyond Fit, in Austin, Texas. He graduated summa cum laude from Texas State University and earned a BS in Exercise and Sports Science as well as a K-12 Physical Education teaching certification. Chad is a vegan bodybuilder and fitness model who placed first in the 2012 Naturally Fit Super Show (Fit Model Class). He is also the fitness consultant for Christy Morgan’s Wellness Reboot program, a contributor to the Naturally Fit Magazine and has been a featured athlete on veganbodybuilding.com.

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Chief Holistic Beautifier | Esty Skin Studio | www.estyaustin.com Jessica Devon Chapman is the Chief Holistic Beautifier at the popular boutique spa, Esty Skin Studio, in Central East Austin. She has been an esthetician since 2003 and an active player in the spa industry since 1999. She has an all-natural approach to beauty while living the motto, “It’s beauty that captures your attention, personality which captures the heart.” She is passionate about educating her clients into making healthy lifestyle changes to better the appearance of their skin and promote vitality. Jessica also offers career coaching and internships for new and inspired estheticians in Texas.

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MS. GAY ISBER

Gay Isber Designs | www.gayisber.com A seventh-generation Texan who is also Canadian, Gay Isber says, "eh" and "y'all" equally. Having two MA's and a BA in journalism reassures her that being over-educated was just because she loves learning.¬The Sugar Factory in Austin is her third Sugar Factory. The original was a 1920's electric station restored into the area's first work / live space in an industrial zone. The second was a large penthouse in downtown Toronto that served as her home, her studio and a nightclub on the weekends. She loves being back in Texas.

MR. BRAD KENNINGTON

Executive Director | www.cedarspringsaustin.com Brad Kennington serves as the executive director of Cedar Springs Austin. Brad specializes in the treatment of eating disorders focusing on male eating disorders. Because of his work, Brad has been interviewed by Reuters, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and  GQ. Prior to joining Cedar Springs Austin, Brad designed, developed and served as the executive director of an eating disorder residential treatment program that treated both males and females. Brad currently serves on the board of directors for the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a member of the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals and vice president of Austin Eating Disorder Specialists.  

LOUIS TAYLOR, D.O.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry | www.doctortaylor.org Louis Taylor, D.O. earned his medical degree from the University of  North  Texas  Health  Science Center (Fort Worth) and completed his psychiatry residency at Scott and White (Temple, Texas) and Austin Medical Education Program (Austin, Texas). He then completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the UT Southwestern Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program at Seton Family of Hospitals.

His clinic is located off of Bee Cave Road. Visit the website DoctorTaylor.org for further information or to request an evaluation. Office hours are by appointment: (512) 522-5116.

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T E N WAYS T O C R E AT E N E W BEGINNINGS THIS YEAR

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for looking back to the past, and more

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importantly, forward to the coming

with a friend, reading a good book, spending time

year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes

with your parents or someone elderly. Even doing

ew Year’s Eve has always been a time

we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow

Do something that makes you feel better about yourself. Perhaps spending quality time

a spot of charity is just what the doctor ordered.

through on those changes as it is never too late to start fresh - creating new beginnings. How do we go about it? Here are a few tips! T E N WAY S T O C R E AT E N E W B E G I N N I N G S I N THE NEW YEAR:

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Makeover the way you look.

Try a new

hairstyle, new clothes, and that new footwear

you’ve been eyeing for months or anything that will make for a fresh start.

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Clear any clutter surrounding your life. Spring clean your house, re-arrange your cupboards

and throw out all the things you don’t use or need to make way for new, more useful things you plan to get.

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Clear your office space clutter, as well. Redo your cubicle with creative touches like a poster

or a unique calendar.

Don’t forget to clear your

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Sign up for a course that will improve your life skills. Did someone say a public speaking,

language, cooking or film-making course?

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Spend some time with young children.

This

could mean playing with them, reading to them,

or taking them out to the park. It could change your perspective on life in the new year.

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Give yourself a spa or movie treat. Go in for a foot massage and pedicure. Then watch a

movie that you’ve been dying to see and haven’t had the time until now.

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If you’re into a spiritual practice then try praying for the best results in the new year.

Or try something uplifting like listening to pleasant music. Aim to lift your spirits above the mundane for a brief period of time.

computer of unnecessary files. Create new beginnings designed to make you think

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Treat yourself to a decadent meal either on your own or with guests. Take the time enjoy

it. Forgive yourself just this once for breaking your diet.

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about what you really want out of life, and you should interpret them in a way that is appropriate to you.

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A NEW IMAGE F O R A N E W YO U ♦ WRITTEN BY

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Majorie Burciaga

ant an added edge professionally or

men, some work only with women, some work only

personally? Have you considered hiring a

with organizations, some work only with singles,

stylist or image and wardrobe consultant

or like me, some work with all ages, genders, and

but you’re not sure what they do?

organizations.

A stylist typically dresses one for a particular event

My youngest client is 13 and, my most mature client

or occasion. An image and wardrobe consultant can

is in their late 70s. Many clients are in their late 20s or early 30s, moving up the professional ladder and needing to update their wardrobes past their

What are you saying about yourself before you ever say a word?

college attire. They require a more professional,

One’s outward presentation needs to be

edge when going through the “rush” process.

polished look. Others are re-entering the singles scene and want to increase self-esteem. I have even helped college students going through sorority and fraternity recruitment who wish to have an added

compatible with who they are from the inside out.

Think golden arches and McDonald’s may come to mind. When seeing a polo player one may think Ralph Lauren. That is branding. We all brand ourselves in one way or another. Our image is what people see.

do that along with addressing your whole being.

Our brand is what people tend to remember.

Consultants in this field vary a great deal due to

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their own personal style, training received and the

What I often find is one’s outward presentation is

services they offer. Some consultants only work with

not consistent with one’s inner feelings. So one’s

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presentation is not helping to meet one’s goals.

what a client wishes to convey allows me to craft

Robert Pante, recognized as one of the leading

their wardrobe to be harmonious with the inner self.

image consultants for corporate personnel says, “The world treats you as you treat yourself.” Our outward presentation is our nonverbal way of telling others how we feel about ourselves.

With companies, I review and draft dress codes to meet their objectives. Companies are learning that this kind of investment in their employees is win-win. Anytime a person feels better about

I tell my clients everything in your closet and

themselves they are more productive, more apt to

drawers should make you feel great about yourself,

meet goals and maintain a sense of loyalty to the

including free “give me” t-shirts.

investment made in them.

Understanding

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Jewelry MAKES THE WOMAN ♦ WRITTEN BY

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Gay Isber

any women in history are known for their

adding a rope of pearls for vavoom could get you a

exquisite jewelry as it set them apart

second look.

from others.

Cleopatra was known to

dissolve rare pearls in vinegar to drink

As a jeweler who makes necklaces using exotic

them in front of others just to flaunt her wealth.

elements, I’m not thinking about who will want to

Wallis Simpson had the King’s jewelers creating new

wear it. I know it will find its rightful owner. Using

ways to display diamonds that included a menagerie

turtle shells, horns from around the world, plastic,

of animals. Elizabeth Taylor’s allure parleyed much

glittered rats, fossilized bones, rare crystals, teeth a

longer than it should have thanks to her collection of gems that included the rare Le Peregrina pearl, the most expensive pearl ever recorded.

when entering a room on a fine that - when entering a room on a fine neck - will cause a crowd to take

Statement necklaces have been making the trending

notice. No shrinking violet wears an elk horn covered

sites for years now.

in Swarovski crystals because it will definitely get

Art for your neck.

A simple

strand of pearls is not a statement necklace, but

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If you only can chose one statement necklace for the

I love it that my works come with a story. Nothing

season what would it be? Day or evening? Is there

makes me happier than to have a client come back

one daring outfit that is just begging for some wow?

to tell me of the great life the jewels have enjoyed

If you need a baby step between the avant-garde and

because they were worn so often.

art, think about converting a necklace you already love with a clip that sparkles or adding another layer of a chain.

Visit my studio, The Sugar Factory at 1800 West Koenig Lane in Austin, so I can whip up a new statement necklace to start your year off with more

Wearing jewelry that gets you noticed is addictive.

friends and more pizzazz around your neck. You can

When everyone talks to you because your gems are

also visit me at www.gayisber.com.

conversation starters then you don’t wear them and no one has a word to say to you, you will start wearing them more often. Just think of the new friends you will make just by adding one amazing trinket.

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LETTING GO ♦ WRITTEN BY

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Brad Kennington

ndings can be new beginnings. This

and reentering the dating scene can be daunting.

is true in many aspects of our lives,

The pain of that open space created by the loss

especially in relationships. How often

can be excruciating and can keep us clinging to

have you or someone you know held on

something that is holding us back.

to that special relationship a little too long past its expiration date when what used to be healthy and sustaining has now turned toxic and destructive? An ending, though painful, can be a door to move through to reach something new, something that you really need in order to grow into the person you most need to be.

When providing therapy to individuals struggling with the decision to go or stay, I encourage them to examine their relationship “ledger,” the measurement of entitlements (what we are expected to receive from our partner) and obligations (what we are expected to give our partner). Just what are these relationship expectations? According to Drs. Terry

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Knowing when to end the relationship is the hard

Hargrave and Franz Pfitzer, clinicians who have

part.   The guilt, the second guessing of yourself,

done extensive research in human relationships,

the “what-ifs” and the anxiety of going at it alone

these expectations are: respect, care and intimacy

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(sexual, emotional, intellectual and spiritual). And

provide the respect, care and intimacy I can expect

when this “ledger” is chronically out of balance,

in a relationship? Is this someone I can respect or

then expect chronic conflict.

care about or be intimate with? Often times we know the answers to these questions but choose

A relationship is always a give and take dynamic, but it may not always be in perfect 50-50 balance at any given moment. Instead, the reality and hope, is that the “ledger” is balanced over time where both partners are giving and receiving equally. There will be periods where you are giving more, but there need to be periods where you are receiving more, too.   If this does not occur, then it is hard to trust the relationship and your partner to meet your needs of respect, care and intimacy.  And when trust goes, then so goes the relationship.

to put the relationship in neutral, moving neither backward or forward, settling for the known instead of risking ourselves in the unknown. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to finally say goodbye, for we are not only saying goodbye to a person, but also all the energy and time and hope we invested in the relationship. Goodbyes can often leave an empty feeling, a space that longs to be filled.   Let the space be and allow yourself to feel what feelings are there.  But also know that you are not saying goodbye to the pleasant memories and

Trust is the lifeblood of a signification relationship. In

all the lessons learned that have made you who

the words of Terry Hargrave, PhD, “Trust is…the

you are today, someone who is better because of

primary relational resource from which we learn

the experience and better prepared for a new one.  

how to interact with others.” How much lost trust does it take to end a relationship?   It is hard to know.  Like individuals, relationships have different thresholds. And what are your limits?   Your

Endings can be a place where hope begins to emerge, where what we need finds us and we embrace the newness. But the route to “hello”

threshold? Some good questions to ask oneself

often begins with “goodbye.” As Sigmund

are: Is this someone I trust to see his/her part in the

Freud so wisely put it, “We become whole

problem? Is he/she willing to work on him/herself

through relationships and through letting go of

and to grow? Is he/she willing (or even able) to

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OUTDOOR LIVING:

Five years ago, partners

Function, Beauty and Value

turned combined expertise

Jose Roberto Corea and John

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mild

Hill

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Fitzpatrick

followed their passion and

into Austin Outdoor Design (AOD).

The thoughtful

approach,

signature

style and extremely high

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he

David

standards climate

and

beautiful surroundings make Austin the perfect place to live year-round – even,

they

share

have earned the firm a reputation of distinction and a portfolio filled with happy clients.

and especially, outside! So, it’s not all

The team at AOD recently collaborated with Austin

that surprising that design trends have followed

homeowners Louis and Monica Leichter to design

suit with experts creating outdoor living spaces

and repurpose their backyard. A top priority for

that rival or exceed their interior siblings for both

former chef Louis was the outdoor kitchen area

aesthetic appeal and functionality.

complete with two grills. Both he and Monica

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P H O T O S B Y Austin Outdoor Design

wanted plenty of safe, play space for their children,

into a space that interact with people through their

so another requirement was adequate seating to

senses,” explains Fitzpatrick. “It is our firm belief

provide sweeping views of the yard and, specifically,

that when these elements are properly placed into

the play area. The unyielding attention to detail

an outdoor space one’s life is enhanced for the

demonstrated by Corea and Fitzpatrick was what

better exponentially.”

ultimately won them the project. And the visually stunning results speak for themselves.

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just

completed

an

extensive

interior

remodel, the Leichters were especially concerned “Our design principles…introduce different elements

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the rest of their home. The AOD team focused on

Executive Vice President of the American Society

the transitions throughout the space by utilizing

of Landscape Architects. “Despite the economic

overlapping decks and a variety of tiers to create

climate, homeowners continue to reconnect with

points of interest.

their outdoor spaces.”

More and more, homeowners like the Leichters are

This is wonderful news indeed for the AOD team

choosing to reinvest in the properties they already own and are willing to spend money to create new, fresh looks within the existing space. The benefits of home improvement are two-fold: the upgrades provide pleasure for the current owner and also add value to the home for the next. The outdoor living concept in particular has become an

who have seen tremendous growth in both the residential and commercial sectors.

Corea and

Fitzpatrick approach each project as unique and each space as its own character. “We feel strongly that design is a part of everyday life; it touches (us) in more ways than we are aware of,” says Corea.

attractive feature for potential buyers with some

“It inspires, influences, molds, feels and constantly

experts seeing up to a 120% return on investment

changes.”

at time of sale. To

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learn

more

about

outdoor

living

spaces

“The American love affair with the backyard shows

and see more work by AOD, please visit www.

no signs of slowing,” says Nancy Somerville, the

austinoutdoordesign.com.

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A C C E P TA B L E O R N O T ? A QUICK REFRESHER ON SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTE ♦ W R I T T E N B Y Rachel Brock

L

ooking for a status update on social

distributed (and we wish there had), Chapter 1

media? Well, according to Forrester’s

should have simply been titled “ETIQUETTE.”

Research, 51% of all Americans who are online have joined a social network, and a

Etiquette is defined as personal conduct or

staggering 73% consume social content on a regular

behavior as evaluated by an accepted standard

basis. No doubt, our culture is hooked – checking

of appropriateness for a social or professional

in, posting, tagging, Tweeting, like-ing and Pinning,

setting. Those of us who are old enough to

24/7.

remember a world without cell phones may recall the new set of “rules” that popped up

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FACEBOOK is still the Goliath of the Internet

as their popularity and affordability increased.

and

the

There were plenty of opinions on time, place and

neighborhood of 1.4 billion users – oh yes, billion

conversation content associated with acceptable

with a big, old capital B. Any business without a

use.

presence in the social stratosphere is missing out

perception, impact and opinions by roughly half a

on quite a sizable audience. A medium with multi-

billion and we’re closing in on the importance of

generational use, and wide professional and personal

good taste associated with the use of social media.

appeal is bound to see some misuse every now

No time to discuss them all, so let’s just touch on

and again. Had there been a mandatory handbook

some common sense highlights:

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1 . U N D E R S TA N D E A C H P L AT F O R M A N D T H E

them privately and keep it to yourself. Period.

AU D I E N C E I T R E AC H E S .

The world of social networks is much like a large corporate organization with different department heads. While each plays a distinctive role, there is also a great deal of overlapping responsibility. The prime example is FACEBOOK vs. LinkedIn. If you’re unfamiliar with the difference between the two, do the homework. Many of your professional peers and

4 . U S E YO U R B I G B OY W O R D S .

A well-crafted message can sound personable and conversational without using poor grammar and slang. There are only a handful of industries where this would ever be considered humorous or appropriate, and (it has to be said) misspelled words are always a no-no.

clients can be found on both, but the expectation of message and purpose is very different. 5 . B E C A R E F U L , T H I S M AY S H O W U P O N YO U R 2 . U S E T H E H O L I D AY C A R D P R I N C I P L E .

PERMANENT RECORD.

Your accountant probably doesn’t send you a

Social networks have become somewhat of a litmus

Christmas card featuring his kids along with the

test for public character assessment. Whether

annual 3-page family letter – unless you’re related. He

you’re posting on your company's page or personal

likely shows an appreciation for your business with

page, put a little thought into what’s being said.

a more formal variation containing a rather concise

It’s important to remember just how many people

message. Similar common sense principles should

could potentially read it. Be assured, not all 1.4

be employed with posts, Tweets and messages sent

billion share your bawdy sense of humor. Is that

to professional contacts vs. your high school pals.

picture or post really something you’d want your current (or future) boss to read? Hmm. Maybe not.

3 . I F YO U D O N ’ T H AV E A N Y T H I N G N I C E T O S AY.

Perhaps you recognize the value of social

media, but aren’t sure how to best realize the full

Oh my. One would think anyone over the age of

potential without breaking a rule or two. Ask for

ten would know better; however, every day there

help! Modern public relations experts can either

is someone breaking this cardinal rule. It is never

provide a bit of training or handle it on your behalf.

appropriate to air one’s grievances (even in a vague,

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passive-aggressive manner) on social networks. In

Visit

life and in business there are unhappy customers

learn and see all the ways we keep our clients

and taxing situations from time to time. To avoid

appropriately relevant in the fast-paced world of

coming across as petty and unprofessional, handle

social media.

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How we help more than $1 million last year to LOCAL community clinics, hospitals, and healthcare organizations for breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Women and preventive care and treatment may access services through breast health providers in their communities. Your donations—whether through participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure or the Perfectly Pink Party, special fundraising events or private contributions—

We live here. We race here. We save lives here. One out of eight women will have to fight breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why, since 1999, Komen for the Cure has been hard at work here in the Austin

connect your Central Texas neighbors with vital breast health services.

area raising money to provide

Take care of your life

education, and medical services

1. Know your risk • Talk to your family to learn about your family health history. • Talk to your healthcare provider about your personal risk of breast cancer.

2. Get screened • Ask your healthcare provider which screening tests are right for you if you are at a higher risk. • Ask whether you should start getting mammograms, or other screening tests like MRI, before age 40. • Ask your healthcare provider to check your breasts at least every three years starting at age 20.

breast cancer screening, as well as financial and emotional support. In fact, 75 percent of the money we raise each year is put to work right here in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties to improve by this deadly disease. The remaining funds go to national research to find a cure for breast cancer once and for all.

3. Know what is normal for you • Tell your healthcare provider right away if you notice a change in the way your breasts look or feel.

4. Make healthy lifestyle choices • • • •

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Contact Information

Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas

Breast cancer education, patient navigation, referrals for no-cost screening mammograms and transportation services with a focus on African American populations.

Marva Overton, 512-494-0645, movertonaaahct@austin.rr.com

Breast Cancer Resource Centers of

Patient navigation and support groups. Bi-lingual services available. Serves Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis & Williamson counties.

Jessica Jones, 512-324-7992, jjones@bcrc.org

Texas

CommuniCare Health Centers

Patient navigation services and clinical breast exams. Referrals for nocost screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds. Serves Hays County.

Community Action Inc. of Central Texas

Patient navigation, support groups, transportation, emergency funds for women in treatment and post-treatment navigation & treatment plans. Referrals for no-cost physician consultations, clinical breast exams, ultrasounds, biopsies and screening & diagnostic mammograms, Bi-lingual services available. Serves Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays & Williamson counties.

Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled (H.A.N.D.)

In-home help with cooking, cleaning, shopping & personal care for breast cancer patients. Serves Bastrop, Hays, Travis & Williamson counties.

Eloise Morgan, 512-477-3796, eloise@handaustion.org

National Center for Farmworker Health

Breast cancer education and outreach for Hispanics. Enusre access to screening mammograms and patient follow-up. Serves Hays County.

Ramona Arredondo, 512-312-5466, arredondo@ncfh.org

Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region

Risk assessments, clinical breast exams, referrals for no-cost mammograms and follow-up diagnositc services. Serves Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis & Williamson counties.

512-276-8000

Samaritan Health Ministries

Patient navigation and clinical breast exams. Referrals for no-cost screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies. Serves Travis & Williamson counties.

512-331-5828

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Clinical breast exams and transportation. Referrals for no-cost screening & diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies. Serves Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis & Williamson counties.

Ruperta Chavez, 512-232-3900, rchavez@mail.nur.utexas.edu

Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing, Inc. (WINGS)

Breast cancer treatment and post-treatment follow-up care for survivors. Bi-lingual services available. Serves Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis & Williamson counties.

512-392-1718 (San Marcos) 512-268-8920 (Kyle)

Lydia Perez, 512-392-1161, ext. 322, lperez@communityaction.com Ana Sierra Berrios, 512-930-3281, asierra@communityaction.com Keri Worthy, 512-393-4764, kworthy@communityaction.com

Terri Jones, tjones@texaswings.org Alice Blanquiz, wingsclaims@gmail.com 210-946-9464

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F I V E T I P S TO K E E P YO U R H E A LT H O N T R AC K I N T H E NEW YEAR W R I T T E N B Y Chad Byers

A

ccording to the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45% of

Americans

make

New

Year’s

resolutions, and only 8% of these people

are successful in achieving their resolutions. Among the most commonly made resolutions are health and fitness related with the number one being to lose weight. As a conditioning coach and vegan bodybuilder, I often get questions about the best exercises to do and the best diets to follow. I have been vegan for over a year and while I believe that a plant-based whole food diet is by far the best diet in terms of achieving optimal levels of health and fitness, ultimately the best diets and exercise programs are the ones that you can follow and adhere to longterm. So, no matter which diet or exercise program you choose, the following guidelines will help keep you moving forward with you program throughout the new year.

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S TA R T N O W The time will never be just right to

portions larger and the unhealthy food portions

start a new health and fitness program. The time

smaller. Also, substituting with healthy comfort

between Thanksgiving and New Years is one of

food recipes can help make the transition easier.

the most challenging times to begin a program,

For some great plant-based recipes check out

because of all the holiday parties, vacations

engine2diet.com and happyherbivore.com.

and family get togethers. There will always be something that comes up or could prevent you

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from starting. So, start now and use the tools that

If you want something bad enough you will find

you have available to you. Do not wait for the time

a way to get it and if you do not want it then you

to be “just right�. It never will be.

will find an excuse. Nothing will keep you from reaching your goal more than excuses. If you find

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Be realistic with what you are

yourself making an excuse every time you are

currently doing and how much change you can

about to exercise, then you should probably find

handle. For example, if you have not participated

an activity that you enjoy, or explore some new

in any activity other than walking to and from your

types of activities. Group fitness classes and boot

car in the past year, then it might not be a good idea

camps are popular because they are challenging

to begin training for a marathon. Start by walking

and fun. These types of classes tend to have better

30 minutes, 3 times per week and progress from

attendance rates due to the group accountability

there. It is okay to start off slow, but the important

and social aspect.

S TA R T S L O W

thing is that you start something. 5 MAKE 3

H E A LT H

AND

FITNESS

A

PRIORITY

A D D I T I O N I N S T E A D O F S U B T R A C T I O N With my

Everyone gets the same 24 hours each day,

clients I find that the most challenging behaviors

but it seems like some people are just better at

to change are those related to diet. Some of my

managing their time than others. There are certain

clients have said that they will do anything I ask

things that we make a priority every day such as

of them during the workout, but they will not

our jobs and families. While these are important

give up their favorite foods at home. It really all

we must not forget that our health should be at

comes down to simply replacing bad habits with

the top of the list. Feeling healthy and energetic

good ones. But to most people who are addicted

will make you more productive at work and allow

to the Standard American Diet (SAD) getting rid

for more quality time with the family. Stress can

of certain foods is almost impossible. This is why

wreak havoc on your health, so having an outlet

I recommend adding more healthy food choices

to relieve stress can minimize sick days as well as

over time and eventually removing the unhealthy

help to relieve more serious health issues such as

ones. Try adding in a garden salad or a side of

hypertension. You only get one body so take care

fresh steamed vegetables with one meal a day for

of it and make your health and fitness a priority

the first week and then try it with two meals for the

this year.

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FEATURE

SECURE WITH T H E DY E Z Z ♦ W R I T T E N B Y Ashley M. Halligan P H O T O S B Y Adam Moroz of Adam Moroz Photography

verseeing the security of a handful of

September 11, 2001 was the inspiration for Dyezz

Austin’s most iconic businesses and

Surveillance. That particular day, he was scheduled

restaurants, along with area households,

for an employee review and realized, more than

John

Dyezz

ever, security would be becoming an integral part

Surveillance & Security, Inc. has become quite the

of people’s interest. With a familiarity with cameras,

Austin man himself. He says, “Dyezz was selected as

he had the foundation to progress his idea, now a

the name because an employee told him to change

decade-proven success.

O

Dyess

founder

of

the two ‘s’ to two ‘z.’ It throws a spin on it and words with a ‘z’ tend to be more powerful words.”

Surveillance was a natural choice for Dyess who has a background in both surveillance and cameras

Powerful is one descriptor of Dyess. Savvy,

at his former employer, Custom Sounds. Though,

thoughtful, focused, and driven are others. Having

he says, “Our product offering is moving into

started his business with only two cameras and

biometrics, fingerprinting and retinal scans.” And he

$400, Dyess has built his success on emphasizing

says, surveillance trends are on the rise, “Currently,

the customer. The business which installs video

about 10% of the homes in Austin have camera

surveillance equipment, provides technical support,

surveillance equipment. In about three to four years,

and gives full attention to the customer has, after

this percentage will rise to more than 30 percent.”

all, been successful for nearly ten years. Dyess relocated to Austin at 22 and admittedly

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Dyess’ philosophy: “I consider my business like a

fell in love. Arriving from El Paso he recalls, “I saw

five star restaurant. Every time I read an email, I’m

a variety of people. On 6th Street, the first guy I

concerned about what my customer is going to say

saw was the guy who wears a crown and plays the

about me, my business and our business practices.”

guitar.”

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He adds, “I’m very lucky to be in a place where the

Dyess has established a respected reputation in

economy is rocking.”

Austin and Houston, representing well-known clients like business partners Jason Carrier and Brad

On that note, his children are also rock stars to him. And it only makes sense that rocking is a common thread in Dyess’ love of Austin. Dyess is, in fact, a family man. Maintaining a work life balance alongside his business approach of customer nourishment, he and his wife strive to live and teach the value of family, tradition, and hard work. Dyess says, “A new arrangement I’ve designed is every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights are dinner nights with the kids no matter what. It is important to have vacation and relaxing [time] with the family.”

and Chad Womack and their respective businesses, among them: Dogwood and Kung Fu Saloon in Austin and Dogwood’s newest location in Houston. His 12-year-old son is proud of him, Dyess says with a smile. And clearly his business clients are, too. With an exponentially growing business, numbers (99 percent, to be exact) of satisfied customers - both commercial and residential a happy family, designated time for family, and valuing the importance of travel and experience, one can see exactly how Dyess began his enterprise...and his life.

Traveling is another family value he and his wife are passing along. Recalling a quote from a welleducated dentist in Capri, he reminisces, “The best

And it can be assumed that Dyezz Surveillance will continue to flourish through his bloodline,

education you can get when you’re a kid is a lot of

as his goal is to become a family business. Dyess

travel.”

intends for his children to be both well-educated and experience work in his warehouse for a holistic

He tells some of his own travel tales alongside the

perspective of the business.

children, “We take the children out to White Sands near El Paso and chat about why the sand is white.

Presumably, Dyess’ client base will continue to

We take them to an Air Force base and introduce

grow, and it’s quite likely that as the surveillance

them to aeronautics--as they may wish to fly planes

installation numbers also grow, Dyezz Surveillance

in the Air Force one day. It takes them away from

will be a promising local choice--representing

playing video games all day.”

dedication and Austin values.

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HERE'S TO CREATING NEW BEGINNINGS IN 2013! P H O T O B Y Rich Monyer of Paul Marcus Photos

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IN F L U E N C E : H E A L T H & B E A U T Y

AGING

GR ACEFU L LY ♦ WRITTEN BY

Jessica D. Chapman

he start of a new year is such an exciting

breakouts we find on the cheeks. A lack of proper

time to try new things, break bad habits

water consumption, too much caffeine and alcohol

and follow a healthier way of living.

can lead to breakouts on the forehead. Aim to have

In my experience, one of the most

at least 8 ounces of filtered water every day. Fish oil

important things in life is feeling good about you

supplements work in tremendous ways to hydrate

from the inside out. The face we see in the mirror is

the skin and prevent fine lines and sun damage.

easy to enhance in a graceful and natural way.

Eating healthy doesn’t just better your waistline;

T

people will notice the healthy glow that shows on Nutrition and hydration are the keys to the Fountain

your face as well.

of Youth. The first question you should ask yourself when you see a breakout is, “What have I been

Home care facial routines are beneficial in the anti-

eating and drinking?”

aging process, as well. Strive to use less abrasive ingredients such as retinols. These products, when

Many

40

times

of

used over time, can cause broken capillaries and

inflammation in the intestines. Food allergies

an advanced thinning of the skin. For best results

like dairy and gluten actually play a heavy role in

with your home care, cycle retinols 28 days on and

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28 days off. Coconut oil works as an effective anti-

protection is the ultimate level of self-care for

aging moisturizer for the face, body and hair; it has

the skin. Blackheads on the nose are a common

anti-fungal properties and is non-irritating to the

concern for the hot and sweaty environment we

skin.

Texans endure. The best method to remove them is with a professional facial. Believe it or not, men

Another great at-home exfoliant is fresh papaya

also love facials to ease the discomfort of ingrown

blended with honey. Apply it as a mask, and let it

hairs from shaving. I recommend both sexes receive

sit for 10 minutes before rinsing. The fruit enzyme

a facial every other month to keep pores clean, skin

Papain will clear away dead skin without the need

hydrated and pigmentation under control.

of manual scrubbing; all natural and costs less than 50 cents each time.

You only have one face. Treat it with love and care.

At the end of the day, facials are the equivalent of a personal trainer for your face. The professional cleanse, lymphatic

exfoliation, drainage

blackhead from

extraction

massage

and

and sun

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Dress and pants by Meagan Cortes, blouse by Jerry Matthews.

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White short dress and white asymmetrical dress and coral turban all by Jerry Matthew

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INFLUENTIAL MIND: NEW BEGINNINGS ♦ WRITTEN BY

S

Louis Taylor, D.O.

o am I crazy?” Politically incorrect as it

who provide medication management. There are

may be, this is something I am actually

some physicians who, as I do, see clients for both

asked as a psychiatrist. I think that the

medication management and therapies.

real question should be, “Should I see someone for treatment?”

H OW TO C H O OS E T H E R I G H T O N E ?

Assuming that the client sitting across from me

Ask around. Personal referrals are always a great

voluntarily made the effort to reach out and schedule

resource. Keep in mind, however, that not all

that appointment, the obvious answer (to the 2nd

providers are a good match for all clients. Mental

question not the 1st) is you already are.

health treatment is very personal, so it’s important that you feel comfortable with the provider you

Yes, I know, it sounds a bit flippant, but this

choose. If you are seeking therapies, trust your initial

reasoning is sound. It is used every day by people

impressions while understanding it’s completely

who use friends, family and coworkers as sounding boards. There is, however, a glaring difference between casual sounding boards and a trained

normal to be a bit wary of discussing deeply personal matters with someone you have just met even if they are a trained professional.

professional such as a psychiatrist and psychologist. A professional is objective and won’t just tell you

Psychiatrists and psychologists shouldn’t “pressure”

what you want to hear.

you into anything (unless, of course, it’s an extreme

W H AT ’ S T H E D I F F E R E N C E B E T W E E N A P S YC H I AT R I S T A N D A P S YC H O L O G I S T ?

situation in which safety or health are jeopardized). Even when it comes to medications, a physician’s recommendations are just that - recommendations;

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In general, psychologists use varying types of

the final decisions are up to you. Our role is to

therapies to help clients resolve troubling issues

work with you as a team to help you figure out an

and psychiatrists are physicians (MD or DO)

appropriate solution not to figure it out for you.

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influential-magazine.com W H AT I F M Y CHILD NEEDS TO SEE SOMEONE?

Choose a provider with

training

in

the area of child/ adolescent

mental

health. Psychiatrists sometimes decide to complete additional s p e c i a l i z e d training

in

and

Child

Adolescent

Psychiatry. quite

a

There’s lack

providers

for

population,

of this so

finding a provider can sometimes be challenging.

As

with

adults,

make

sure

your

child

is

comfortable

with

the

selected

provider. W H AT ’ S T H E POINT?

Well,

that’s

something discuss

with

to your

However, if you don’t understand, just ask!

psychiatrist or psychologist when you first meet. Take some control and express your goals. The

Trust your gut when choosing a provider, and

sessions should be about YOU, so don’t be afraid

clearly state your expectations from the get-go. My

to help guide the direction of treatment. The role

personal philosophy is that the goal of treatment

of the provider is to act as the team lead, so there

should be to eventually not need treatment any

are likely some very good reasons for the particular

more.

techniques or medications being recommended.

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IN THINGS KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR

IN STYLE

A stylish selection of new year favorites by fashion blogger Maria Orozova of fabisthenewblack.com

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G E T O R G A N I Z E D. Whether you like a digital calendar or you’re the pen and paper type, this is a great time to get your schedule in check. I love this agenda by Louis Vuitton because it will literally

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N E V E R B E C A U G H T U N P R E PA R E D . With this all-occasion set of Kate Spade cards, you’ll always have the perfect card ready to send in a flash, no matter the occasion.

last forever and all you need to buy are the refills (which are quite luxurious too).

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B LO C K T H OS E DA M AG I N G S U N R AY S . Not just a warning for the ladies or those who spend their days outside. If you sit near a window all day, spend time commuting to and from the office or spend your lunch break on the patio, you’re being exposed to

3 HIT THE GROUND RUNNING. And do it in a stylish new pair of kicks. Having new gear always makes me feel more motivated to get out and work hard.

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LOA D U P O N A N T I OX I DA N T S . You’ve heard over and over how good

G E T YO U R CABLES UNDER CONTROL.

green tea is for you, so it’s time

Lose the tangled mass

to actually start

of cords, instead keep

drinking it! It’s impossible not to fall

them neatly in line with

in love with at least

this adorable tie.

a few of the many flavors available, and it’s even better

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when sipped from this chic cup!

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G O R E D. If you are usually a neutral lip gloss type of gal, don’t be

WRITE IT

afraid to pump up

DOWN.

the volume in 2013 and try a glam shade

Make a habit of

of red. This is one of

placing a journal

my favorites because

next to your bed.

it’s matte and it lasts

Not only will it add

all day!

some color to your nightstand, but it also makes it easy to jot down those great ideas that drift in late at night and early in the morning.

9 K I C K T H E S O D A H A B I T. These new Perrier SlimCans come in delicious flavors and the added fizz makes it easy to transition from soda, so you can finally quit that nasty habit!

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WINTER GALA GUIDE JDRF Deal for a Cure Mad Style Winter Soiree

Feb. 9, 6 p.m.

Jan. 18, 7-10 p.m.

Renaissance Austin Hotel

Scottish Rite Theater

Rodeo Austin Gala Feb. 9, 6 p.m. Dell Children's Gala

Palmer Events Center

Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Austin Convention Center Blanton Museum of Art Gala Feb. 16 Blanton Museum of Art Austin Modern Home Tour Feb. 2 15th Annual Austin Under 40 Awards Gala Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m. Austin Music Hall Human Rights Campaign 17th Annual Austin Gala Dinner Feb. 9, 6 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel

Cattle Baron's Ball Feb. 23, 7-11 p.m. Star Hill Ranch

Visit www.austinsocialplanner.com to learn more about individual events and to get the scoop on everything going on around town!

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F U L L T I LT S E T S T H E B A R F O R R AC E W E E K E N D n Friday, November 16 2012, Austin

Melissa Shoes and its iconic collaborations with Jason

welcomed Full Tilt, a high octane Charity

Wu and Vivienne Westwood, among others, provided

Fashion show where International VIP’s,

high fashion footwear as presented by Houston luxury

dignitaries and the fashion elite mingled.

retailer LENNY e CIA. Coomi featured their breath-

The event kicked off the excitement surrounding

taking line of unique jewelry, exclusively sold at Julian

Austin’s F1 Grand Prix in high style and set the tone for

Gold. ADORN Jewelry featured antique objects giving

the rest of race weekend.

a contemporary edge to remarkable pieces from the

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past. Designers including Hugo Boss, Versace Collection,

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and Ermenegildo Zegna were presented by Keepers,

To entice the palate, guests enjoyed the extravagant

a premiere Austin men’s store. Austin designer, Linda

Full Tilt Fashion Show Champagne Brunch which

Asaf, presented her racing inspired Evolution of Glory

featured an array of salads (which included our

Collection. Austin retailers St. Thomas and Rare Trends

favorite - the grilled asparagus and artichokes drizzled

presented luxury fall women’s fashion.

with lemon oil and sea salt), seafood selections, a

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carving station featuring salt and pepper crusted beef

weekend. And, that bar was high.

tenderloin with truffle Hollandaise and, of course, Proceeds benefitted The Center for Child Protection,

scrumptious desserts.

a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center, The celebrity emcees of the afternoon were YNN’s

is the first stop for children in Travis County who are

Todd Boatwright and Anne Hudson who kept the crowd

suspected victims of sexual abuse, serious physical

energized and engaged. The show was beautifully

abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent

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Austin’s mission of promoting youth education and preserving Western heritage. Off the Vine featured national and Texas wineries paired with cuisine from some of Austin’s most acclaimed eateries. At the end of the evening guest’s votes for the best offerings of the night were calculated and the winners were: •

Best Red - G Wine Cellars

Best White - Wines of Dotson-Cervantes

Best Food - Plate by Dzintra

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