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IN FLU E N C E 6 Ways to Wear a Scarf .................................................14 FASHION & STYLE
Taking Stock in Sparkle.................................................16 LIVING WELL
It's More Than Skin Deep .............................................18 HEALTH & WELLNESS
Feminine Strength .......................................................26 FASHION EDITORIAL
Make a Family Fitness Resolution .................................32 HEALTH & WELLNESS
Time for a Makeover: A Fresh Start in the Kitchen .........34 LIVING WELL
Destination Makeover .................................................36 TRAVEL
5 Tips for Moving on After Divorce ..............................38 HEALTH & WELLNESS
THE ULTIMATE MAKEOVER ..................................10 Chose your own life theme
PUTTING YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD ...........22 The when, where, and how of your makeup routine
Have the Third Plate ...................................................45 IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Daily Greens to the Rescue ..........................................48 IN THEIR OWN WORDS
THE POWER OF PAIN .............................................40 Focusing pain in the right direction
IN N E T WO R K
5 LESSONS LEARNED TO INVIGORATE YOUR LIFE ...................................................................42
People You Should Know ........................................12, 30
Fill your 2015 with more joy and less stress
IN S O C I E T Y InFluential Presents Peace, Love & Happiness ..............52 Winter Events Calendar ..............................................54
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J O A N N A H AT H C O C K Makeup Artist | www.joannahathcock.com Joanna Hathcock is an accomplished makeup artist based in Dallas and, more recently, Austin. She has been beautifying faces professionally since 2002, having lent her eye and skill to a diverse range of magazines, fashion shows, advertisements, catalogs, and private clients. Her passion for makeup emerged naturally from her background studies in skin care (she’s a licensed esthetician), art and photography, and her long career as a fashion model.
J A N E T M C C U L L A R Trial Attorney | Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. www.jmccullarlaw.com Janet is a nationally-respected trial attorney board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She was also selected to be a fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an organization of the nation’s top divorce attorneys. Janet is a frequent author and speaker on divorce and custody issues. Away from the office, Janet, a wife and mother of three children, has a passion for physical fitness, reading, the arts, traveling, and community service. In the recent years, Janet has enjoyed learning to sail.
L E S L I E M O N T OYA Life Coach & Emmy Award Winning TV Host | Univision www.univisionaustin.univision.com Leslie Montoya is the host and producer of Univision 62’s morning show “Despierta Austin” (Wake up Austin). Recently, Leslie was nominated for and was the recipient of an Emmy from the National Academy of Television & sciences Lone Star Emmy Awards. Leslie is in the process of acquiring a certificate as a life coach at the Robbins-Madanes institute. This would allow her to positively motivate and inform the Hispanic community with the use of the communication platforms.
S H A N E W H I T E H E A D Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Work It Personal Training | www.workittraining.com. Shane is originally from Pennsylvania and joined Work It in early 2010. Shane graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from James Madison University where he worked as an intern with athletes in the strength and conditioning program. Shane was also named Strength and Conditioning Intern of the Year in 2009 at James Madison University. Shane is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).
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ell, here we are, my InFluentials, together
the best dang go of it we can muster. I know I’m going to
again at the start of a new year. Now, to be
do just that. Now, that doesn’t mean that I won’t spend a
honest, my year was busy, full of fun, and rife
day or two binging on TV shows on Netflix (whom I thank
with work. But, it wasn’t the most exciting
wholeheartedly for the Gilmore Girls and Orange is the New
year I’ve had. No major events. No crazy
Black binges). I can’t say I won’t lounge around playing
adventures. But, then again, no major drama. All in all, say
Candy Crush on a random weekend night because I just
that makes for a great year! Sure, I didn’t win the lottery, but
don’t feel like putting on pants. I can’t say I won’t spend
also there were no skinned knees. What about you? Did
way too long in the bathtub reading a random novel that I
anything make your 2014 fantastic? Not so fantastic? Or
just can’t put down. But, I can say that I will throw a bit of
just a year of not so living dangerously like mine?
adventure in the mix. I hope you do the same thing. I mean,
us InFluentials have to get out there. How else will others But, having a relatively uneventful year isn’t bad. It’s just not
know how special and InFluential we are?
much to write about. But, being an InFluential, sometimes we must make something to write about! And, in 2015, I
So, welcome to the new year. Let’s make it fabulous one.
sure hope all of you will join me in creating, constructing,
And, if you’re feeling a little bored, lazy, or just unexcited,
and living out a year to remember. This time next year, let’s
look to us to give you a boost in the fun direction. I plan on
see if we can’t fill the first issue of InFluential of 2016 with
doing just that. You should join me.
all our exploits. Or I hope you will take a minute by the end of the year to stop and read about mine! As my first New Year’s Resolution, I plan to make 2015 a rip-roaring, sassy pants, do something new kind of a year! I hope you, too, will do the same! Happy New Year! So, I vote right now that we take a little advice from the
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T H E U LT I M AT E M A K E O V E R WRITTEN BY B R A D K E N N I N G T O N, L M F T, L P C
omeone once wrote “Home is where your
heard? Maybe you found yourself taking on the “hero”
story begins.” Our homes, our families of
or “rescuer” roles, overachieving and saving others from
origin, are where our stories begin, where
the themes that shape our lives, for better
“scapegoat,” the one who wasn’t afraid to bring attention
or worse, first find their way into our own
to all that was seemingly wrong with the family drama by
What kind of beginning was your
Then again, maybe you were more of the
acting out in dangerous and self-destructive ways.
story? And how does your story continue today? There are no right or wrong or good or bad answers to
What were the original themes you first encountered? Did
these questions. Instead, the answers to these questions
you learn trust and safety early on? Or maybe you became
can help us understand where we have been so we know
too familiar too quickly with loss and betrayal. Were your
where it is we most need to go. As any student of history
needs met more than not or was there a constant fear
will tell you, it often repeats itself. But revisiting our own
there would never be enough? And what role did you play
story, recognizing its themes and understanding our part in
in your original story? Were you the one who strived to
the unfolding drama, can serve as a compass to help guide
keep the peace, making sure everyone was happy, or the
us through the relationships we choose for ourselves as
one that rocked the boat, making waves and not really
adults. So, even if our early histories knew more pain than
caring what others thought so long as your voice was
pleasure, we are not necessarily programmed to repeat
story lines. But the choice is ours.
your story, to go where you want to go, to experience the ultimate makeover, than you.
In our families we observed and experienced what intimacy looks and feels like for the first time. The relationships we had with our parents and caretakers, and the one we observed between them, help mold us into who we are today, teaching us how to engage or disengage from others, even from ourselves. Families are unique relational systems, ever evolving and intensely emotional with the ability to leave their mark on our psyches for a long time. Our families of origin are powerful teachers whose lessons can leave us scarred and wounded or strong and wise. None of us chose the families we were born or adopted into, but we do choose what we do with what we learned about ourselves and relationships from our earliest experiences. BRAD KENNINGTON
Think back to your own family. Did you experience the
freedom to pursue and develop your own identity, to
Therapist & Author | Brad Kennington & Associates
be who you wanted to be?
Or were the boundaries in
your home more rigid and the culture more controlling, leaving you with the message “Be quiet and be who the family wants you to be.” Maybe you grew up in a home environment that helped you develop a strong sense of
Brad Kennington, LMFT, LPC is a
self. Or maybe your environment was scary and hurtful
therapist in private practice at Brad
and one you just tried to survive — and did!
Kennington & Associates. He provides therapy
Our earliest experiences, in some sense, become part
families and focuses on disordered eating,
of our “psychological DNA.”
But unlike the biological
anxiety, grief & loss and relationship
strands that dictate our physical makeup, we can shift our
issues. Because of his expertise with
“psychological DNA” in a way that allows us to edit out the
eating disorders and relationship issues,
parts of our stories we don’t want to repeat and expand
Brad has been interviewed by satellite
on those we want to explore. As an adult, we have the
radio and has been quoted by Huffington
advantage of looking back so we can see forward. We
Post. Brad is a board member of the
can take what we learned from our family (e.g., the value
of hard work, giving back to our community, and faith)
Eating Disorders, a clinical fellow with
and remove those that now get in our way (e.g., taking
the American Association for Marriage
responsibility for someone else’s behavior, blaming others
and Family Therapy and is the president
for our issues, or being too scared to risk being ourselves).
of Austin Eating Disorder Specialists.
You no longer have to be held captive to the content of
To contact Brad, you can reach him at
yesterday’s story, doomed to replicate roles and old plots.
Instead, you can shred that old script and write a narrative that truly reflects who you are. I tell my clients in therapy, “You are the expert on you.” And who better to write IN FLUENTIAL 11
IN N E T W O R K : p e o p l e y o u s h o u l d k n o w
D AV I D Y E O M A N S METEOROLOGIST | KXAN NEWS | AUSTIN, TX WHO HE IS:
The weekend evening and weekday noon
meteorologist on KXAN (NBC) Austin. A relative newcomer to the world of TV weather, Yeomans is humbled by the vast experience and talent of his coworkers. He never takes himself too seriously and always tries to remember that it’s okay to laugh at himself when he makes a mistake. THE
There is plenty of adrenaline during
breaking severe weather events. Tornadoes, hail and floods that put lives and property in danger reminds Yeomans of the importance of being part of a team that people turn to when bad weather threatens. During calm weather there’s no adrenaline, but you can always find something interesting happening in the sky above you. IMPORTANCE OF GIVING BACK: A television station is only as valuable as the community that props them up. Yeomans is lucky to work for a station that is constantly trying to make Central Texas a better place via multiple philanthropic efforts. Personally, emceeing the Big Brothers Big Sisters gala this year was an incredible honor as attendees donated over $500,000 to help children reach their full potential. ON THE HORIZON FOR 2015: Television contracts are finite, so Yeomans is unsure where he’ll land during the coming year. He’s excited by the world of possibilities the future holds… but it would be hard to top the friendly faces, beautiful outdoors, and interesting weather he finds in his hometown — Austin, Texas.
K AT H L E E N KENNEY LUCENTE F O U N D E R & P R E S I D E N T | R E D FA N C O M M U N I C AT I O N | A U S T I N , T X WHO SHE IS: A former journalist, Kathleen made a mark as one of the first women to write about breakthroughs in the high tech industry. It wasn’t long until PR firms sought her because of her uncanny ability to transform complex ideas into something tangible and interesting to diverse audiences with different capacities for technology. Kathleen became well-versed in public relations by working at some of the top PR firms, serving as the director of corporate marketing and communications for JPMorgan Chase Asia Pacific and later as the president and founder of her own boutique public relations firm, Red Fan Communications. WHY SHE’S EFFECTIVE IN PR STRATEGIES: Kathleen and the Red Fan team take a different approach to public relations. Instead of solely focusing on media coverage, they seek to understand the whole picture of a company. By gathering this information, Kathleen and her team can provide thoughtful suggestions that complement the company’s business model to best communicate their story. Acting as an extension to their clients’ executive teams, Red Fan leads the brand’s communications efforts. Instead of throwing darts at the wall, Red Fan maps to business goals, crafting the right message to the appropriate audiences with measurable results. EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP:
Since the public relations
industry is fast-paced and time intensive, Kathleen expects her employees to fully engage with their clients and think proactively. Kathleen aims to build an environment that fosters creativity and collaboration, allowing clients to step into a space that helps them think differently about their brand. DEFINING SUCCESS: While there are many types of success, Kathleen’s view is seeing a happy staff, interacting with smart and creative clients, day in and day out. Her proudest moments are when the Red Fan team score points on the board for their clients. Outside of the office, Kathleen takes pride in being a role model for her son and daughter and spending time with her husband trying new foods and wine in Austin. IN FLUENTIAL 13
IN F L U E N C E : f a s h i o n & s t y l e
6 WAY S T O W E A R
WRITTEN BY K E L S I T R I N I D A D
esides a warm winter coat and polar bear repellent, a scarf is a gentleman’s best defense against the elements. But, a
scarf can be so much more than just frostbite protection. The right scarf knotted the right way can add boatloads of charm and personality to your look—a great consolation during those frigid, unforgiving months of winter (or any windy, rainy, or chilly night). We’ve put together six of our favorite scarf knotting methods to illustrate the classic options a man should consider when bundling up.
THE CITY SLICKER
THE IVY LEAGUER
When out and about in the crisp city
This scarf style is the perfect balance between
Look like a regular Harvard man with this
air, this classic knot is a no-nonsense
put together and laid-back. Drape the scarf
elegant and studious scarf style. The Ivy
choice that keeps your scarf neat and
around your neck leaving one end shorter
Leaguer can go from very formal to a
stylish with no fuss. Simply fold the
than the other. Wrap the longer end loosely
casual day look depending on the outfit
scarf in half length-wise and wrap it
around your neck once or, if you would like
and scarf itself. There are two variations:
around your neck, pulling the loose
a more bundled look, wrap it around twice
the scarf draped over the blazer (like
ends through the loop that was created
with both ends lying in the front. Allowing
step 1) or tucked under the lapel (like
by the fold. The City Slicker knot
one end to be slightly longer than the other
step 3). This style can be worn with
instantly adds a clean, put-together
gives a more natural and spontaneous look,
an opera scarf over a tuxedo or with a
shape to your outfit, whether that be
but the length can be adjusted to your
blazer and sweater.
a cozy sweater and chinos or a dapper
preference. The Sophisticate style can be
paired with anything from a winter coat to a T-shirt and cardigan. Everyguyed.com calls this look the Once Around.
THE CONNOISSEUR Because The Connoisseur is reminiscent of an ascot, it is perfect for a man who enjoys the finer things in life. To create The Connoisseur, lay the scarf around your neck so both ends are even in the front. Bring one end over and under the other like a single knot. Drape the front end over the back and adjust length to your liking. This style can be worn loose (like step 4), but also looks great when tucked into a blazer or a v-neck sweater. The Connoisseur gives a refined air to your everyday garb.
THE JET SETTER Adopting this classic scarf style will give an effortless feel to your outfit. First, drape the scarf around your neck with one end shorter than the other. Next, wrap the longer end of the scarf across the front of your neck and let it hang over your opposite shoulder. If the scarf is extra-long, wrap it around your neck once before placing it behind your shoulder. The Jet Setter will have you looking like a globetrotter in no time.
THE WEEKENDER Like its name suggests, The Weekender is a more casual scarf knot that looks both contemporary and nonchalant. Start with one end in the front, close to your neck, and wrap the long end around your neck until it is short. Tuck both ends into the wrapped scarf and fluff out for preferred volume.
As you can see, wearing a scarf is a great way to accessorize
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IN F L U E N C E : l i v i n g w e l l
TA K I N G S T O C K
IN SPARKLE WRITTEN BY L I N D S E Y J. W I E S E
rom a first set of tiny solitaires for newly pierced ears, family heirlooms passed down between generations, to a surprise engagement ring; it is said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. However, when a woman reaches a certain level of taste and means, she’s able to select her own set of sparkly friends and curate a personal collection of fine jewelry reflective of her own individual tastes.
InFluential Magazine tapped Milton Doolittle, owner of Austin’s
own Benold’s Jewelers, to engage a trusted source on how to get
accordingly. It is better to [start with] one piece of fine jewelry
started. We’re not talking Valentine’s Day gifts from boyfriends
that is timeless and functional for your lifestyle. Through personal
or pearls inherited from Grandma, these are tips for selecting
experience, I have learned to begin with the basics. The core pieces
pieces meant for the modern independent woman…hello, left-
of any collection will be timeless and the most wearable. Start with
hand ring bling!
your diamond solitaire stud earrings, solitaire necklace, bracelet or
Consider your lifestyle & career and buy
cuff, pearl stud earrings, delicate gold necklace, or hoop earrings. InFluential Magazine: If a lady is looking to begin building her fine jewelry collection, what are the first steps to consider?
InFluential: Can you recommend some example diamond solitaire
MD: Jewelry tells a story and holds a memory. A woman can wear
stud earrings, left-hand rings & necklaces? What characteristics
a pair of earrings with a white t-shirt & jeans and feel wonderful
would you suggest?
because the piece of jewelry reminds her of the experience. It is the ultimate accessory that lasts a lifetime. So many tech/luxury goods have a usable lifespan and degrade beyond repair.
InFluential: Of all the core pieces which one has the most “makeover” appeal?
MD: diamond solitaire earrings
What’s your favorite to see a woman buy herself?
I would have to say earrings are transformative and my
favorite to sell because they frame the face and are easy to put on. But really any piece of jewelry is my favorite!
MD: One of the best things about diamond solitaire earrings is the ability to upgrade them every year. Our store offers a tradein policy allowing you to increase the size & quality every year. You can start with a budget of $300 for a 1/4 CTW pair and have a beautiful and sparkly pair to wear daily. We recommend the near colorless range of G through J and SI1/SI2 for clarity with a very good cut for maximum sparkle.
I love to recommend thin gem-studded rings as an alternative Bezel Solitaire Necklace $463
choice for the right/left hand. I also love stacking rings. In my opinion, stacks are the new black! You can express individuality
InFluential: What are the fresh trends in the fine jewelry category
and style while remaining professional.
that are new & exciting for 2015?
gem-studded rings There are so many choices for a simple, delicate diamond necklace but I like to recommend a simple bezel set solitaire necklace. It is so classic and it quickly becomes a top favorite.
14K white gold diamond bar necklace .25 CTW $963
InFluential: What makes fine jewelry a great starter investment
MD: I see the strong use of rose gold in fashion and bridal. I
into the luxury goods category?
am anticipating the continuing trend of geometric shapes in
Why not go with a couture
handbag, shoes, or a timepiece first?
necklaces, earrings and rings, and yellow gold with colored stones, too.
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IN F L U E N C E : h e a l t h & w e l l n e s s
IT'S MORE THAN SKIN DEEP WRITTEN BY D R. C O L B Y E V A N S, M D
rom serious medical issues to an inconvenient pimple, we all face challenges with our skin that can make life more challenging. It can sometimes be hard to know what requires medical care, what can be improved but does not have to be treated, and what to just live with gracefully. Our current media environment - which is both full of images of physical perfection as well as direct-to-consumer
pharmaceutical advertising - doesnâ€™t make this any easier. Use this start to the new year as a time to take a fresh look at the way you care for your skin since the effects of its appearance are often more than skin deep.
Sun damage, wrinkles, and sunspots affect most of us
While there are treatments for these cosmetic effects
by a certain age, especially if you had a lot of sun as a
of the sun, including laser resurfacing, chemical peels,
child or pursue work or hobbies that keep you outdoors.
and Retin-A, it is important to assess how much they
Wearing a hat and sunscreen (SPF 30+) can help keep
bother you to decide how much money, time, and risk
these from getting worse but will not reverse the previous
you want to invest in treatment. No procedure will make
effects of the sun.
you look 16 again, but more aggressive treatments can often be more expensive and risky but also show more
There is a cosmetic side to sun damage that is often
improvement. It is essential before you discuss your
upsetting including blotchy skin coloration and wrinkles.
concerns with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic
surgeon to know which changes (sun spots, motion and
severe psoriasis are at 46% increased risk for diabetes.
smile wrinkles, smoker’s lines around the mouth, red veins
Although we are still just learning about some of these risk
on the nose, etc.) really bother you so you can target
factors, it does seem that successfully treating psoriasis
your treatments, and your cosmetic budget, for the most
substantially decreases these risks.
benefit. Watching the skin can provide information about your The other and more worrisome side of sun damage is skin
overall health just like watching your blood pressure or
cancer. Even if you are not concerned cosmetically about
cholesterol. Since there are potentially many causes of all
these skin changes, it is important to watch for:
of these symptoms, see your dermatologist if they arise.
• Spots or bumps that grow, are frequently irritated,
Lastly, we often treat skin problems for the psychological
damage that they cause. Anyone who suffered from
• Moles that change color or shape
substantial acne as a child, vitiligo (loss of skin pigment),
• Sores that do not heal in a month or two
or rashes on the hands or face can attest to their sometimes devastating impact on social, romantic, and
These may not just be annoyances but potentially serious
skin cancer that can threaten the look and function of your ears, nose, or other skin and even your life. Since all
Adolescents, who are still developing their self image,
skin cancer is more easily treated if caught early, never
are particularly susceptible. For example, 44% of patients
hesitate to see your dermatologist for a concerning spot.
with acne reported significant anxiety and nearly 1 in 5 showed signs of depression. Patients with psoriasis are at
Another reason to investigate and treat skin conditions is
double the risk of suicidal thoughts and also at increased
that some may also be a window into underlying illnesses.
risk for social isolation and alcohol abuse. There can also
Persistent rashes, hair loss, or itching can indicate a variety
be a vicious cycle as stress from severe skin disease can
of medical conditions that can be mild to life-threatening,
make it worse, leading to more isolation and depression.
If your skin condition is causing you or your child serious psychological stress, it is more than “just pimples,” and
• Thyroid problems - hair loss, dry skin
you should discuss treatment with your dermatologist.
• Autoimmune diseases - sun sensitivity, persistent
There is good evidence that improving these skin diseases
rashes, hair loss with scars • Diabetes - darkening of the neck or underarms, psoriasis
quickly alleviates the associated depression and negative psychological consequences.
• Liver disease - many broken blood vessels on the skin, persistently red palms, yellow skin • High cholesterol - yellow growths on the eyelids or elbows and knees • Cancer - dramatic thickening of the palms and soles, bizarre and persistent itching or rashes
It can be hard to know if something is “just something to live with” or a treatable skin condition. A good relationship with your doctor can help you get answers to these questions, find treatment for bothersome issues, and know when your skin challenges are potential signs of serious underlying disease.
We also know that the inflammation associated with some common skin diseases may herald damage to other
Cheers to a new year in which you make caring for your
organs in the body. For example, people with psoriasis
skin a priority, improving the way you look, the way you
(which affects about 7 million Americans) are at over 50%
feel, and your overall health!
increased risk of stroke or heart attack and those with
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P U T T I N G YO U R
BEST FACE F O R WA R D WRITTEN BY J O A N N A H A T H C O C K
hen you are getting ready for
with how you look, so you might as well choose
your day, or your evening, part
that something consciously. It may not tell your
of the process always involves
whole story, but like the opening line of a novel,
deciding what to wear. There are
it sets the tone for what's to come.
many considerations that affect your decision.
There are practical factors like the weather and
So if you choose your clothing based on the
temperature, and what will be most comfortable.
context of your activities and what you want to
There are social and cultural factors to take into
project to the world, why wouldn't you give as
account as well.
And on a more subtle level,
much consideration to how you should adjust
you are probably considering the message that
your makeup for different situations? Your face
you want to send through your appearance. Do
is how others recognize and connect with you,
you want to come across as sophisticated? Hip?
and through it you convey a lot: your mood, your
Youthful? Sexy? Artsy? Professional? For better
relative age, your ethnicity, and even clues about
or worse, you are communicating something
your lifestyle and how healthy you are.
Day Time Makeup Left Makeup: Joanna Hathcock Model: Hasmik Shaw with Kim Dawson Agency Photographer: Chris Ossenfort
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Day Time Makeup | Makeup: Joanna Hathcock
| Model: Alex Long with Kim Dawson Agency | Photographer: Dixie Dixon
The first thing to consider, just like with your outfit, is how casual or formal the setting will be. A picnic or sporting event will call for the least makeup. A business meeting will mean a medium amount of makeup, where your look is polished but not excessive. An event where a cocktail or evening dress is required means that you can really pull out the glamour. Another very important factor is the kind of lighting you'll be in. Natural daylight, especially bright sunlight, reveals everything. The more makeup you wear in this kind of light, the more obvious it will be that you are, in fact, wearing a lot of makeup. For daylight it's best to choose products that are lightweight and sink into the skin. Go light on the powder and turn to blotting papers to keep oil in check. A dewy texture is great, but stay away from an overabundance of shimmers, frosts, and glitters on the skin. For lips choose a sheer formula of lipstick, a gloss, or a tinted balm or stain.
Night Time Makeup | Hair/Makeup: Joanna Hathcock | Model: Tori Taylor with Kim Dawson Agency Photographer: Naomi Vaughan
Nighttime lighting brings with it a whole different set of
coverage foundations that have adequate moisture for
makeup rules. Lower light, like what is typically found at
maturing skin, let go of girlish frosts (shimmers and finely
most restaurants and parties, and bright artificial light, such
blended pearl textures are okay on areas like the brow
as camera flashes and stage lighting, both call for bolder
bone and cheeks), and wear minimal shadow or liner on
makeup. Contouring helps to keep facial dimension visible
the lower lash line. Time and gravity may do their thing,
under bright lights, but be sure you apply and blend it well
but you can lighten at least the look of their load with the
so you look flawless and sculpted from all angles.
Reflective pigments in certain makeup are flattering in
There is yet another way that time can guide your makeup
continuous lower light, but they can really "blow out"
choices, and that's the season of the year. You can let the
when hit with a camera’s flash. We've all seen that reverse
unique beauty of each season inspire you to harmonize
raccoon eye effect in photos from concealer and highlighter
your own beauty with it. Celebrate the arrival of spring by
that's too reflective (instead of subtly diffusing).
playing with bright pops of color. In the summer let your look evoke fun in the sun by using the sheerest makeup
It's also very common for women to get caught in a routine
and the glow of bronzer. Let the rich, warm palette of
regarding their makeup. If you haven't adjusted your
autumn’s colors show up in your makeup. Then dip into
look in many years, you are likely sending the message
cooler, moodier makeup that echoes the darker months
that you are stuck in the past. Have you been using the
of winter, while elevating your spirits with jewel-toned
same products and techniques year in and year out? If
accents, especially around the holidays.
you answered yes, chances are it's time for a change. If making a change feels intimidating, book a session with a
No matter what time of year, what setting, or what stage
professional makeup artist you trust for guidance.
of life you’re in, there's always an opportunity to express yourself to the world at large. Your face communicates
In general, it is usually recommended that you soften your
a great deal, and makeup is a tool that can increase the
makeup as you get older.
odds that you are received the way that you intend.
Choose products that don't
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FEMININE STRENGTH DESIGNER | SAMANTHA PLASENCIA S T Y L I S T | G R I Z E L DA G A R Z A MODEL | CHRISTI SCHAEFER P H O T O G R A P H E R | M AT W U L F F H A I R | M AT W U L F F M A K E U P | B R I T TA N Y K E N D R I C K J E W E L R Y | FA B I O L A L E A L
ollege and my future were not things I ever thought about until teachers brought it up to me upon my high school graduation. I knew I wanted to further my education doing something I loved. That was fashion design. I was a creative kid growing up with a vivid imagination. But I had no idea that fashion was something I could do for a living.
I was the first in my family to go to college. I went into college not even knowing how to thread a sewing machine. I left college as the best at construction in my graduating class. My hard work paid off, and I knew I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. Iâ€™ve been persistent in pursuing my dreams, and it has gotten me places I never thought I could reach. One of these dreams is being able to compete with the best young, emerging talent from across the US. After three tries, I made the cast of Project Runway which has opened my eyes to new things. It was the greatest experience I have ever had. I hope I can share my story with as many people as I can in order to let them know anything is possible with determination and persistence.
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R I C K B R I S TOW F O U N D E R A N D C E O | WAY WA R D C H O C O L AT | A U S T I N , T X
WHO HE IS:
Rick is a true entrepreneur who has been
developing consumer products since 1990. In fact, Rick has previously noted as one of the top entrepreneurs in the state of Missouri by St. Louis Magazine before making the move to Austin, Texas. He loves the process of creating new ventures — everything from identifying an opportunity to launching and nurturing a new business and is motivated by the economic reward and personal satisfaction that result from it. WHAT INSPIRES HIM:
Rick saw the opportunity to start
Wayward Chocolat when he read an article that reported: “Gourmet artisan chocolate is a new awareness here in the U.S. It’s like Napa Valley was in the 1960s for wine. It is just beginning.” His goal in creating Wayward Chocolat was to make the best tasting and most nutritious chocolates possible. KEEPING UP THE MOMENTUM: Every time someone new tastes Wayward, they are wowed and almost always say, “This is the best chocolate I have ever had.” His customers’ love for his products is what keeps Rick’s enthusiasm at peak levels and reinforces his motivation for Wayward to be recognized as the finest chocolate in the United States. BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BRAND: Rick believes a successful brand is the result of assembling a talented team. Together with the chocolatiers who craft Wayward’s chocolates and his business partner, Wayward’s co-owner and COO, Don Holt, accomplish what it takes to make this Austin-based gourmet chocolate company a success. WELCOMING 2015:
In the New Year, Rick aspires for
Wayward to become nationally recognized as the best tasting, most satisfying, and healthiest dark chocolate to be had and enjoyed.
DEBORAH A R GY R O P O U LOS A RT I ST | D E B O R A H A R GY R O P O U LOS FINE ART | AUSTIN, TX WHO SHE IS: Argyropoulos is a prolific and multifaceted painter who is renowned for creative style.
More than a
talented painter, she is well known for her ability to magically combine different art styles and media into works of fine art of exquisite beauty. With a career that has moved in many dynamic directions, with painting always being a constant, Argyropolous’ artistic prowess has earned her accolades in photography, silversmithing, and printmaking as well. WHY
Argyropoulos is compelled to create from within. She believes it to be her identify so much so that if she isn’t able to create, she would feel invisible. She derives great joy from seeing how her art affects people in positive ways. Their joy, laughter and astonishment are food for Argyropoulos’ soul. The need to create is innate and so strong, it’s impossible to be ignored. DEFINING SUCCESS:
To Argyropoulos, the ultimate
achievement of success is being able wake up and doing what she loves most, painting. She also enjoys the warm comfort of sharing and absorbing life with family and friends. There must also be opportunities to give back, to pay it forward. She values the gift of being able to willingly donate time and resources to a number of charities and efforts aimed at inspiring and supporting others to excel. As a large portion of her success depends on taking opportunities aimed at inspiring others, one can never be too successful. HOW ART ENRICHES SOCIETY:
Art, whether visual or
musical is an essential part of who we are. Arte is an essential part of the way we express our thoughts and feelings and the way we make sense of our world. Art can spark our creative, stir our curiosity, provoke lively discussion and trigger memory.
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FAMILY FITNESS RESOLUTION WRITTEN BY K Y L E G O L D E N & S H A N E W H I T E H E A D
aking the decision to get in shape does not have to require hours in the gym, taking you away from quality family time. One of the best decisions you could make is to involve the entire family on a path to fitness and actually exercise together. Make a pact to put away the distracting technology for just a little bit and get the blood flowing. Head to a park, the backyard, or even in the living room on a rainy day. There are plenty of exercises you
can do with your bodyweight or minimal equipment that will challenge even the strongest of people. Bodyweight exercises are great for adults, as well as kids, since they teach body awareness and there is minimal risk of injury. If you are consistent, spending just 20 minutes 2-3 times a week is enough to make significant improvements in your strength. To do this you will need to select the best "bang for your buck" exercises that will use as many different muscles as possible.
One fun thing to do could be to go to a local park and think of exercises you all can do on the playground. You may not have tried crossing the monkey bars or climbing a tree lately, but these can be quite challenging. Climbing is one of the most basic, functional exercises so try to do it as much as possible. Let your kids come up with their own exercises, too, and involve them in the planning process. It will be much more fun for them and you might be surprised at the creativity. It can be good for the body and mind.
If you want a structured workout with more options, you may want to consider purchasing some basic equipment.
Resistance Bands - Resistance bands are inexpensive and can Jungle Gym XT Bodyweight Suspension Trainer
be used just about anywhere. You can anchor them to a door, around a railing, or even just stand on them. They come in different resistance levels and you can also double them up to increase resistance for stronger people. Most also come with exercise guides giving you a ton of ideas.
When you head out to exercise make the workout engaging, maybe even a game. Challenge each other to do a little bit better each time and perhaps have a family reward for reaching goals together. Remember to always be supportive even if you don’t think there is progress being made. Here are workout routines you and your family could do almost anywhere.
• Jog to the Park (or around the block)
• Perform all the exercises below then repeat twice for a total of 3 sets each
• 10 Pushups – 20 Lunges – 10 Tricep Bench/ Resistance Bands GoFit 30 lb Power Tube from Academy Suspension Trainer - These strap systems are great because you can easily adjust the difficulty of an exercise by moving forward or backward with them. Most suspension trainers
Chair Dips – 20 Squat Jumps – 30 second Core Plank – 10 Resistance Band Rows – 5 Pullups (if there is a bar, assist your kids) – 20 Russian Core Twists
can mount to a door, but you can also put them on a pole for stronger individuals who need a greater challenge. Take them to the park, attach them to the monkey bars, and see what you
• Jog or Walk Back Home (or around the block again)
can come up with on your own
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TIME FOR A MAKEOVER A Fresh Start in the Kitchen with SERVE: Gourmet, Gadgets & Goods
WRITTEN BY W I L L I A M J A C K S O N
015 has arrived, and it’s often a time in which those reflect on the past year and more importantly, explore their intention for the new year. The basic guides and criteria to new lifestyle aspirations are set by those who desire to implement change into their lives. Popular resolutions often include spending more time
with family & friends, ambitions for consistent exercise schedules, a plan to streamline and de-clutter or frequently a chosen intent to eat healthier. As quickly as resolutions are made, life inevitably presents temptations, distractions or prohibiting schedules contributing to a lack of success in pursuing or completing original goals. When beginning a lifestyle change, finding a fresh start in the kitchen is the place to begin a new year makeover. In Downtown Austin, settled along 2ND Street District, SERVE: Gourmet, a local kitchen gadgets & goods store provides resources to elevate a cook from any level; a sanctuary for those seeking tools to ease their duties in the kitchen and an inspiration to give, entertain and enhance their lives through a shared meal. It’s easy to get caught up in filling a kitchen space with all of the fun and unique gadgets, but when starting anew it’s important to focus first on a priority toward choosing items that simplify often performed tasks. When asking the local store owners at SERVE: Gourmet which items are necessary to change the kitchen scene in 2015, the gadget and goods that topped the list were tools that enabled quick, easy and efficient skills:
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D E S T I N AT I O N
M A K E OV E R Map and Resolve to Take a Trip
W R I T T E N BY J U S T I N A . M C N U L T Y F O U N D E R A N D E D I TO R O F J U S T I N D O E S … J U ST I N D O E S B LO G .CO M
he start of a new year brings change in the lives of many people. Most people will make a promise to
do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, which is traditionally known as a New Year’s Resolution. Popular goals include resolutions to improve physical well-being, improve finances, improve mental well-being, or to take a trip. Because I’m all about travel, I challenge you to make a resolution to make over your mental mind by taking a trip this year.
Don’t let planning a trip overwhelm you and keep you
your trip and put them on your calendar. Research the
from taking your vacation. Here are five easy tips to help
attractions you want to see to make sure they are open
make that vacation happen.
when you want to travel.
Brainstorm vacation ideas. First, figure out where you want
Logistics: Budget. How much will it cost you? Be sure to
to go. List five or six favorite destinations. Think big and
factor in all travel costs: air tickets, hotels, taxis, rental cars,
small (i.e., identify countries, states, cities, etc.).
meals, clothing, entrance fees, etc.
Research. The Internet is filled with a plethora of
Book your trip. Secure your airline tickets, make your
information—some good and some bad. Make sure you
hotel reservations, and arrange ground transportation.
compare notes of the various sources you research so you
Be sure your reservations cover the days you actually
can weed out the good tips form the bad tips. Over time,
want to travel. Nothing is worse than showing up to your
the best options will jump out at you.
hotel only to find out that your reservation is actually for next week.
Logistics: Time. When can you go and can you get there
and back in time? Find some dates that you could take 36
Have a great trip!
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5 TIPS FOR MOVING ON AFTER
WRITTEN BY J A N E T M C C U L L A R
ust as the New Year brings an onslaught
are more than ready to have the process finished.
of divorce filings from couples who decide they canâ€™t take another holiday together,
The New Year also brings with it piles of magazines
the end of the year brings with it the
filled with articles about nifty storage ideas, guaranteed
boxing up and tying it up with a bow the
weight loss plans, and crockpot casseroles, and while
gift of â€Ś.the Final Decree of Divorce. Not necessarily
those may be useful to the newly divorced, here are
the best gift that can be given, even for those who
some ideas to help you move forward after the divorce.
Tip 1: Process the Grief. A divorce, even if badly
plans. Try a new restaurant with friends. Join a
wanted or needed, is a major life changing
book club. Take a walk. Learn a new skill. Fill
experience. When my client’s are going through
in some of that new found emptiness with some
the process they can be so focused on the details
small thing that will bring you joy, and if not
of the division or property or tending to the
joy, the satisfaction of getting back out into the
children that little time is spent reflecting on the
loss. There are many good books on this subject,
If life hands you tomatoes and onions, Or better yet, go salsa dancing!
but taking time to acknowledge the grief is a healthy step in the process of moving forward in
Tip 4: Resolutions or Goals…Write them Down!
The New Year is a time of resolutions, but studies show that people who write down their goals
Tip 2: Write an Obituary…of Yourself. Macabre?
tend to achieve them. For me this means finding
Maybe, but you might be surprised what you learn
some quiet time to think about what I want to
about yourself in this sort of exercise. I did this once
do in my work, home, physical, and spiritual life.
on a retreat, and it really helped me focus on what
Once I write down the big idea, I work back in
was important to me and earning another accolade
time to think what would need to be in place, or
was not among them. So if you’re willing, take a
what steps would need to be taken to accomplish
moment, and write your obituary.
Not the first
the goal. Break it down into small steps and be
part about who you are and who you left behind…
specific. If you dare, share it with a friend who
get into the middle part. How do you want to be
can give you feedback on what might be missing
remembered? What was most important to you?
from your plan.
Tip 3: Make Adjustments…and Get a Hobby!
Tip 5: Take Good Care of Yourself. This doesn’t
children are involved, this can mean filling in
mean to schedule that much needed pedicure or
some new space. Separation from the children
massage; I’m talking about paying attention to
has a downside, but it also provides some new
your emotional needs. Take the time to notice
what you are feeling, acknowledge it, write about
caring for your children. Even if you don’t have
it or share with a friend or trusted advisor. Rest.
children, your usual routine has changed. For me,
Feed yourself well. Sip a glass of champagne and
this means getting a planner, and well, making
make a toast to you!
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THE POWER OF PAIN W R I T T E N B Y L I F E C O A C H & E M M Y AWA R D W I N N I N G T V H O S T L E S L I E M O N T O Y A
ain is an emotion most people avoid at any cost
exhausted. Finally, the time to get my grades had arrived. Upon
without realizing it can help us accomplish goals
opening the envelope with my shaky hands, the most discouraging
that seem impossible. As crazy as it sounds, once
thing happened. The results did not reflect the extensive amount
you learn to focus pain in the right direction, you
of time I had dedicated to my studies. I broke down in tears. At
will have control of your decisions. As a life coach,
that moment, I considered myself a failure and an uncontrollable
I have had the opportunity to confirm this theory with many of my
force of pain and fear embraced me.
clients, as well as with myself. It was thanks to pain I accomplished one of the most challenging goals in my life.
Many negative thoughts invaded my mind such as It was not worth it, all the time I invested, maybe there is something wrong with
Newly wed and with the goal in mind of continuing my college
me, and why canâ€™t I learn English? Am I stupid? These destructive
education is how I arrived to Michigan back in the summer of 2003.
thoughts were in my mind day and night. I was debating between
I enrolled on Eastern Michigan University. I knew it was going to
continuing or quitting school. It was painful to continue my college
be a challenging endeavor since most of my formal education was
education because the challenge was more complicated than I
received while I lived in Mexico. Additionally, I was transferring
initially thought. At the same time, the idea of quitting without
from a community college on the border of south Texas where the
accomplishing my goal seemed to be even more painful than
majority of the students are Hispanic; therefore, I did not have to
continuing. With the support of my husband and friends, I decided
speak much English outside of class.
to keep fighting for what it looked like one of the most challenging goals to accomplish in my life.
At first, everything was tough in Michigan especially understanding the locals since their accent was quite different from that on the
According to the motivational speaker Anthony Robbins, there are
border of south Texas. I thought I would get used to it in a couple
two major forces that drive the human being, the force to avoid
of months. Unfortunately, that didnâ€™t happen. I realized my English
pain and the force to seek pleasure. Your inner voice tells you to
vocabulary was not as extensive as I thought. It was then that the
avoid something since the idea of been hurt or rejected seems even
dictionary became my best friend.
more painful. The worst part is no matter what your situation is, you end up not feeling satisfied because your emotions controlled
Due to my lack of vocabulary, I forced myself to dedicate extra hours to every single course. By the end of the first semester, I was
you instead of you controlling them.
What to do? Here are four quick steps to start.
the rest of my life. When I evaluated both options, either continuing or quitting, quitting made me feel even worse.
Chose the action or actions you want to change What would the pleasure be if you decided to go for it? Write a list of the things you would like to change. Choose something you have been putting away for a while. In my situation
Write a list of the possible positive outcomes that you will obtain
back in Michigan, I chose to stay in college in spite of the massive
by committing to your goals. The visual image of me wearing
amount of work that it represented.
the cap and gown in front of the American flag, the day of the graduation, was enough reason to keep going. For me, that was
Once you have your list, write the reasons of why it is painful doing it
the representation of victory.
Analyze your answers, and you will find the courage and Be as clear and honest as possible. For me, the most painful
determination to pursue your goals. It is all about what you focus
ideas about continuing college were the amount of extra hours
your attention on. If you let your brain link pain to the things that
I had to dedicate after school and the embarrassing moments
are going to help you grow, chances are that you are not going to
I had to go through every time I had to present in front of the
class. It took me three years to graduate with a major in marketing (I
Ask yourself this question and write the answer down: how
graduated with honors). The pain of putting the extra hours and
would it make you feel if you decided not to take action?
the difficult moments that I had to go through every time I had to present in front of the class, not only pushed me to reach my
How would you feel in one, five, or ten years if you do not
dreams but also forced me to give it my best. Graduation day
take action? The sole idea of my family feeling sorry for me
arrived, and as I had visualized it many times before, I wore my cap
because I could not graduate due to my limited English
and gown in front of the American flag while the photographer
was killing me. I could not imagine feeling sorry for myself
was asking me to smile. I thank God for that blessed moment.
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5 LESSONS LEARNED T O I N V I G O R AT E YO U R L I F E , R E L AT I O N S H I P S , A N D C A R E E R I N 2 0 1 5
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perspective, we worked way too much and seemed overly
tribulations, and I am glad it has come to a
stressed. When we started to share our dreams for the
close. As the New Year approaches, it’s a
future, they began to understand that we were working
good time to pause and take stock of lessons
for something bigger than ourselves and wanted to
learned so that 2015 can be filled with more joy and less
contribute their ideas. Involve your family in the process
stress. This year, I am collaborating with my husband Frank
of setting goals and enable them to be present with the
to share our top 5 lessons learned in life, relationships, and
achievement toward them as it may bring you all closer
career. We are a dual career couple, founders of a start-up
software company, community volunteers, and the proud parents of a college freshman and middle schooler. After
Set boundaries on work. Our boys have grown up in the
much thought, here are the top five things we want to
shadow of two “A” type entrepreneurial parents. Most
share with you:
nights, we bring work home and forget to shut off and be parents. We've missed some key moments in their
Set big goals and share them with your family. Frank
lives that can never be recovered. While we always attend
and I have no fear in setting big audacious goals, but we
their football games and band concerts, we were always
often forgot to share them with our children. From their
in a hurry to get back to work. In retrospect, life is more
Frank & Linda Ginac
enjoyable when you set boundaries and be present in
Get away from your everyday routine with special events
those precious moments with your family.
and trips. We take time out every week for “Sunday Fun Day” to barbecue, roast marshmallows, roller skate, or
Leave technology out of the bedroom. Work will always
watch a football game. If you have a significant other, we
need you, phones calls need to be returned, emails
advise a mini-trip once a quarter to focus exclusively on
answered, and text messages require your immediate
response. When you take technology into the bedroom, you replace intimacy with distraction, serenity with anxiety,
Adjust often and persevere. The best laid plans need to
and relaxation with urgency. This is a recipe for disaster.
be adjusted. Life throws us plenty of curve balls and timing
We learned to leave smart phones and computers in the
never works out the way we want it to. Sometimes it feels
kitchen and made our bedroom into a sanctuary.
like your marching up a hill in the dark and you have no idea if the top is three feet or five miles away. Even if you
Make time for fun. Surround yourself with friends who
get knocked off the hill before you’ve achieved your goal,
make you laugh and feel good. People who focus on
never give up. Even if you never make it to the top, those
positive life events, share their triumphs, and celebrate
extra steps you took will help build endurance for the next
your successes can get you through many stressful times.
hill you choose to climb.
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THIRD PLATE T H E J A M E S B E A R D AWA R D - W I N N I N G D A N B A R B E R INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY W I L L I A M J A C K S O N
Barber has received multiple James Beard awards
executive chef of Blue Hill and Blue
including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the
Hill at Stone Barns, and the author of
country's Outstanding Chef (2009).In 2009 he was
the book, The Third Plate (The Penguin
named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential
Press). His opinions on food and
people in the world.
agricultural policy have appeared in the New York Times, along with many other publications.
In early December of 2014, Barber made his first-ever Texas appearance during Edible Austin’s 7th Annual
Appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on
Eat Drink Local Week, the publication’s annual
the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports
homage to locally sourced food and restaurants.
and Nutrition, Dan continues the work that he
It was thrilling to learn more about this talented,
began as a member of Stone Barns Center for Food
award-winning chef and we’re just as thrilled to
and Agriculture's board of directors: to blur the line
bring our interview to you.
between the dining experience and the educational, bringing the principles of good farming directly to the table.
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in their own words
InFluential Magazine: How do you describe Dan Barber?
InFluential: Of all of your achievements to date, is there
Chef Dan Barber: It’s 9 a.m. which means I am probably
one which holds extra special meaning? And if so, why?
DB: My book The Third Plate holds special meaning if only because I spent nearly ten years writing it and because
InFluential: At what age did your interest in being a chef
the process of writing it changed my ways of thinking and
cooking so completely.
DB: Age nine – my first omelet for my aunt. InFluential: What does it mean to you to be recognized InFluential: What is your hallmark approach to cuisine?
as one of the world’s most influential people?
Blue Hill is about supporting the ecology of the
DB: I think it speaks to chefs’ platform of influence — their
Hudson Valley. That means more than just sourcing local
potential to influence the food system and inspire a new
ingredients; it means trying to create a real cuisine based
paradigm of eating.
on what the land can readily provide. InFluential: As you and your wife, Aria Sloss, share similar InFluential: We’ve read where you place importance on
interests as writers, how has she encouraged you in this
bringing the experience of good farming directly to the
DB: Aria is the inspiration behind — and infallible editor
What are principles of good farming? Why is it
important to bring these principles directly to the table?
of — everything that I cook and write.
DB: My hope is that when people sit down for dinner they’re not just thinking about the food on their plates —
they’re seeing the history behind it. A juicy and delicious
industry, what would that include and why?
leg of lamb? It turns out that it was not so much the
DB: I think I’d begin by breaking apart our food industry
workings of a great cook but of a great farmer taking
and creating many food industries — regional networks of
advantage of great pasture. The recipe for great flavor
famers, plant breeders, processors, millers, maltsters, and
begins long before the kitchen. And it’s that kind of
distributors, each adapted to their locality and working
recipe—the ecological recipe—that we need to honor at
together to maximize ecology, economy, and flavor.
If you had to do a makeover to the food
the table. InFluential: What is the legacy you wish to leave to your InFluential: Tell us about what guests should expect from
family and the food industry?
the dining experiences at Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone
between sustainability, pleasure, and good food.
Hopefully, I’ve helped to show the relationship
DB: At Blue Hill at Stone Barns there are no menus. In place of an à la carte system, we serve only multicourse
InFluential: How do you define success?
tasting menus — sometimes 30 to 40 courses — that range
DB: A dinner at home with my wife and daughter.
from single bites to more composed dishes. The goal is to tell the story of the farm just outside the dining room, and
InFluential: Peer into the not too distant future and tell
the surrounding landscape.
us what you see? DB:
The rise of microcuisines — diets that take shape
Of course, that’s the goal for Blue Hill New York, as well,
around specific regions. Those kinds of distinctions have
but the style there is much more casual and in keeping
blurred over time — and, in the case of America, they often
with the setting (a former speakeasy in Greenwich Village).
never existed in the first place. But in the near future we'll
It has the feel of a neighborhood bistro.
see the revival of this kind of place-based cooking.
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DAILY GREENS TO T H E R E S C U E INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY W I L L I A M J A C K S O N
t age 33, Daily Greens founder Shauna Martin
her story has positive impact on others.
was diagnosed with breast cancer. With a young family in her care, Shauna struggled
InFluential Magazine: Who is Shauna Martin?
to recover from the challenges related to
Shauna Martin is the Founder and CEO of Daily Greensâ„˘,
multiple surgeries and the toxic effects of chemotherapy.
a juice formulated to be an integral part of a long-term
Shauna attributes her complete recovery from breast
approach to a healthy lifestyle. Because it is packed with
cancer, in part, to her healthy lifestyle which includes a
vitamins and minerals, it serves well as a meal replacement,
daily green juice. The green juice is formulated to be
especially breakfast, and contributes to an immediate
an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. She has parlayed
boost of energy and hydration.
her knowledge and personal experience into a thriving business.
InFluential: Being a vegetarian and in good health for most of your life, physically and mentally, how did you
What a pleasure it was to chat with Shauna to learn more
reconcile the diagnosis of breast cancer?
about her, her healthy lifestyle, and how she hopes sharing
SM: I had no family history of breast cancer until my sister
and I were simultaneously diagnosed with breast cancer
InFluential: We’ve read were being diagnosed with breast
nine years ago — years before our doctors would normally
cancer was a wakeup call for you. Would you elaborate on
start screening us for breast cancer. Our mother and
what you meant by this statement?
grandmothers never had breast cancer. In fact, no one in
SM: When you have a small child and a loving husband you
our immediate family tree ever had any type of cancer. I
do whatever it takes to stay alive. Unfortunately, breast
have been to at least a half-dozen doctors who really had
cancer is one of those dreaded cancers from which you
no answer for the “why.” Most agreed that it was probably
are never considered cured. It can rear its ugly head at any
somehow genetic, although they admitted they were
time, and often does for those of us diagnosed at such
stumped by the fact that both my sister and I had tested
young ages. For that reason, I must always stay the course.
negative for the known genetic mutations for breast
Each day when I drink my daily green juice, I reaffirm my
cancer. Most just threw up their hands and said we would
dedication to my diet, to my healthy way of life, and to
probably never know. They confirmed that not enough
staying alive for Cooper and Kirk. They need me. Plain
information is known about the genetic predisposition
and simple. I am so blessed to be able to share my story
to breast cancer and certainly not enough information is
and the healing power of green juice with the world. I am
known about the environmental and food-supply factors
confident that this is the answer to the “why.”
that could potentially cause breast cancer. It has now been over nine years since that fateful day
InFluential: During this period juicing became an integral
when my doctor told me I had breast cancer, and I finally
part of your daily routine. Why?
know the answer to the “why?” I was meant to have
SM: The first milestone in my journey for answers was
breast cancer so that I would go on a journey in search
to read everything I could get my hands on about the
of answers. That journey would not only change my life,
connection between food and disease, and in particular,
but also allow me to touch and educate others, to assist in
the connection between food and cancer. As it turns out
the growing movement to change the way America thinks
there is a huge connection. Finally, I had found something
about food and diet.
that was completely under my control and within my
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power. From my research, I believed I could not only heal
being sold at most Whole Foods Markets and many other
my body from breast cancer treatment but could also help
national and specialty stores. For a location near you check
prevent a recurrence of my breast cancer. I was sold. I was
out or location finder: www.drinkdailygreens.com/locations/
willing to try anything that could increase the chances I would be around to see my beautiful son Cooper grow
InFluential: How do you believe you have a great impact
up. I would become vegan and even consume a diet of
on others, influencing them to live their best lives?
only raw vegan foods if that was what it would take to
SM: I no longer ask myself, “why me?” I know now it was
get me healthy. I would start drinking a green juice every
my destiny to battle breast cancer at thirty-three. It made
morning. I would eliminate all animal products from my
me who I am today. It created in me a burning desire to
diet, including my beloved cheese. I dove into the deep
not only help other young women battling breast cancer
end immediately ordering a simple two-speed Breville
but to help anyone with a desire to gain control of their
destiny to get healthy and stay healthy. For that reason, I have told my story and shared my juice, food and cleanse
The results of drinking a simple green juice every day were
philosophy with the world in my upcoming book Daily
amazing. I had an incredible amount of energy all the time.
Greens 4-Day Cleanse, out March 15, 2015
My immune system —which had been completely wiped out by the chemotherapy — rebounded in record time. My
InFluential: Tell us about Pink Ribbon Cowgirls and its
skin glowed, and my hair (which was finally growing back)
impact throughout the community?
was black and shiny once again. Mentally, I was sharp and
clear. And I was happy. I realized the daily flush of nutrients
founded an organization in Texas known as the Pink
from my green juice was like the fountain of youth.
Ribbon Cowgirls. It is a program that provides a social
During my own battle with breast cancer, I co-
network and support services to young women battling InFluential: What have you found to be most beneficial
breast cancer. The concept grew out of the support and
companionship my sister and I were able to provide to
SM: Over time, I realized I no longer needed coffee and
each other during our two years of treatment together.
dropped it in favor of green tea. I also realized I did not need anything else to eat until lunch. This created a “mini-
Over the years, the Pink Ribbon Cowgirls have provided
fast” each day from dinner the night before until I ate solid
support and sisterhood to hundreds of young women
food at lunch the next day. This daily mini-fast allowed my
battling breast cancer. Resources for young women
intestines to cleanse my body of all the toxins that had
battling breast cancer are still scarce in this country —
built up over the years of bad eating. Nine years later, I still
despite the increase of breast cancer in young women
drink a green juice every day. I am certain it has changed
— and the cancer found in these women is often more
the outcome of my life. I am not just surviving my breast
advanced and aggressive, all too often leading to the
cancer but thriving in every way.
untimely death of young mothers and wives. For this reason, we set aside a portion of all revenues at Daily
InFluential: Besides the Farmer’s Market, where else can
Greens to help fund organizations that provide services to
consumers find Daily Greens?
young women battling breast cancer.
SM: We sold our products at the local Farmers markets for almost 2 years but have recently opened a juice bar
Shauna's book, Daily Greens 4-Day Cleanse is available
at our production facility so have replaced those at the
from the publisher, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
markets with the juice bar located at 979 Springdale Road. In addition, we now have national distribution including
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Peace, Love & Happiness WRITTEN BY W I L L I A M J A C K S O N P H OTO G R A P H Y C O U R T E SY O F O F J O I F A L T E S E K O F Z A P P Y S P R I N G S P H OTO G R A P H Y
n Wednesday, December 17, 2014 InFluential
and exclusively selected paired drinks featuring Santa Azul, many
Magazine hosted InFluential Presents Peace,
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Love & Happiness at Cantina Laredo in the trendy
forward to enjoying during many more occasions. The Courtney
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Santana Duo provided the live musical entertainment gifted all
wonderful evening featured a four course dining experience
party goers with a complimentary download of her latest single,
paired exclusively with Santo Azul Tequila. As the main course,
a revisit of â€œDo You Know Where You Going To.â€?
guests were invited to choose from Halibut in Banana Leaf or Ribeye con Hongos. Each was mouthwatering and beautifully
The evening culminated with each guests receiving a stunning
gift of jewelry from Jamie Batiste, founder of Rejected Heart Club jewelry. The gentlemen received cufflinks and the ladies earrings.
In addition to the InFluential Magazine team, our exclusive guests included contributing writers, members of our design team The
InFluential Presents Peace, Love & Happiness was our way
MOD Studio, local fashion designers, food critics, media, and a
of saying Thank You for all of the love and support focused in
host of influential guests.
our direction. From the team of writers, photographers and designers to the advertisers and our delightful readers, InFluential
InFluential Magazine has been published for three exceptional
Magazine could not be as successful without so many amazing
years, and it was an honor to share highlights of those years
people. Thank you to BA Synder and her industrious team at
from the celebrity guests to the award-wining cover and content.
Veritas Group for the superb planning. Thank you to team at
The highlights were complemented by a showing of all of our
Cantino Laredo for being the most gracious hosts. Thank You
gorgeous, award-winning covers.
to the team at Santo Azul Tequila for allowing us to feature their
Also presented was an
introduction to Santo Azul Tequila by founder Alejandro Cardenas and sales and marketing manager Bryan Windsor. After a tasting
1. James Nelson, Leonardo Dâ€™Almagro & Marcia Nelson 2. Teresa Hayes 3. Maria Orozova, Justin McNulty, Bianca Krause & William Jackson 4. Jamie Batiste of Rejected Hearts Club Jewelry 5. Rhonda K. Hyatt & Guest 6. Laura Suarez & Leonardo Dâ€™Almagro 7. Shari Arnold & Justin Caudill 8.. Mark Hamlin & Kyia Kenann White
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