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s Martha and the Vandellas (or Van Halen or

spice up your travels with places to see and things to

Mick Jagger and David Bowie) sang to us,

experience. This issue is all about making the most out of

“The summer’s here, and the time is right for

a season that could easily be spent just sitting by the pool

dancin’ in the streets.” And they were sure

or cooling off in front of the TV (which we offer advice

right. Summer is here. And, there is more

on how to do in the best possible way). Of course, those

to do than just dance in the streets. The weather wraps itself around your shoulders and

aren’t such bad ways to spend your days. But, why stop there!

gives you a squeeze. The sun stays up late enough to

Influence your summer! Make it your best one yet. We

greet the fireflies. Sudden summer sprinkles decide to

hope to give you a hand in having a healthy and action-

pay us all an afternoon visit on occasion. Waves become

packed summer! Soon enough winter will rear its frozen

our summer buddy. And air conditioning beckons us into

head. So, melt away all your worries while you still can.

a dreamy calmness just when we think we can’t sweat

And, honestly, while you don’t have a choice!

another drop. All the things we love of summer are here to greet us with every chirping bird and every mosquito

Welcome to our issue!

bite. And we at InFluential Magazine aim to make sure each and every reader makes the most of their lazy days and decedent nights. This issue we hope to influence your entertainment this summer. We have tips to take your party from a get together to a splendid soiree. We hope to help you with

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your summer wine selections with advice from Austin’s

Editor-in-Chief

top Sommeliers.

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K A N D Y G L A S S Make-up Artist and Skin Care Specialist | www.facekandy.com Kandy Glass is an award winning make-up artist and skin care specialist. She has spent the past thirty plus years creating beauty, sharing knowledge and empowering women. Her company, FaceKandy provides beauty services for all occasions, including but not limited to, weddings, special events, proms, portraits, and galas anytime you want to look and feel your best! Always happy to share her knowledge, she teaches individual and professional make-up lessons. Kandy can be found in her studio downtown Austin, 1500 West 6th St, Thomas Saverio Salon, 5416 Parkcrest, and occasionally at a Bobbi Brown or La Prarie counter in the central Texas area.

P E T E G O M E Z Wireless and Technology Professional Pete Gomez is an influential wireless and technology professional with over ten years of experience in the wireless telecommunication device, marketing, training, lifestyle and retail industry. Pete brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for his field and is considered a wireless product and technology specialist/ guru not only because of his experience but by actively staying ahead of the curve by continuously researching current and upcoming market and new product trends.

A D R I A N N A K I N A L Blogger of AA Kinal | www.aakinal.com Adrianna Kinal is a Polish / Canadian fashion artist working and creating in Los Angeles. She has worked as a designer, creative director, photographer, stylist, graphic designer and marketing media director. AA Kinal is a site where she shares her discoveries, curiosities, and thoughts on fashion, art, design, architecture, travel, her fondness for femme fatales and fascination with everything from the 1920's and 30s. The name – AA Kinal is an abbreviation of her full name – Adrianna Aleksandra Kinal. AA Kinal is also the name of her jewelry line.

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N A D I A D . L U N A Senior Copy Writer, Soto & Co | www.missmoon1201.wordpress.com Hailing from the border town of Eagle Pass, Nadia relocated to Austin and earned her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Texas. A college friendship developed into a creative and professional relationship when she was roped in to help Richard Soto with his then fledgling men’s collection. Drawing from a strong passion to read, she has helped create the voice of Soto & Co and looks forward to being a part of its continued growth. She considers herself quite the food, fashion, and wine connoisseur. You can follow her not-so-professional escapades through her lifestyle blog at missmoon1201.wordpress.com.

A N T H O N Y M A N Z O Protocol and Corporate Etiquette Consultant | www.moderngentleman.net Blogger and writer Anthony Manzo is a Protocol and Corporate Etiquette Consultant. After a long career as an entrepreneur and corporate banker, Anthony decided to transition his career to what he deemed “an area of essential need in the new and younger corporate world.” Anthony has dedicated the remainder of his free time and energies to defining who the gentleman is, who he has become, and to developing and introducing a “Code of Conduct” to help re-develop the “Modern Gentleman.” He is working on a book about how to be a gentleman in today's ever-changing, fast-paced world.

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. Visit Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. at jmccullarlaw.com.

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C O N T E N T S

July / August

2014

IN F L U E N C E During Summer, It's the Wine ........................................14 LIVING WELL

Don't Ruin Your Cookout! .............................................16 LIVING WELL

Smart Sizzlin' Summer ..................................................18 HEALTH & WELLNESS

Boundaries: The You and Me of Relationships ..................20 HEALTH & WELLNESS

Modern Hairstyles in Ten Minutes or Less ........................24 BEAUTY

Kandy's Summer Secrets ................................................26 BEAUTY

Scents of Adventure ......................................................28 BEAUTY

Jose Luis Buitron

FEATURES

Men, Flaunt the Flower................................................30 FASHION & STYLE

Definition of a Modern Gentleman ................................32 HEALTH & WELLNESS

STAGING FOR YOUR SUMMER SOIREE ............10 Bring Style and Delight to Your Summer Get-Togethers

Justin Does.... Nantucket ...............................................44 TRAVEL

JOSE LUIS BUITRON .................................................34 Maintains His Cutting Edge

STYLING & PROFILING ............................................38 SUMMER'S HOTTEST LOOKS ................................40 Featuring swimwear by Mar de Rosas

6 Things You Should Know About UV Radiation and Your Eyes .............................................................46 HEALTH & WELLNESS

Is It Time? ...................................................................48 LAW

Mid-Summer Pairings ..................................................50

IN S O C I E T Y Summer Event Guide .............................................................52 The Party is Perfect Every Time ..............................................56

IN D U L D G E D-I-G-I-T-A-L L-I-F-E ........................................................58

LIVING WELL

A Fresh Palate Just a Hop and a Skip Away ...................52 LIVING WELL

William Jackson Appointed Board Member of the Austin Child Guidance Center .......................................55


CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

J U S T I N A . M C N U L T Y Founder & Editor of JustinDoesBlog | www.justin-does.com Justin has been an avid traveler since he was a kid. Having attained his first elite status with an airline when he was a freshman in college, he now travels close to 100,000 miles a year spending around 50 nights a year in hotels. Justin has been to 48 states in the United States and almost 30 countries on four continents. Justin enjoys sharing his experiences, tips, and tricks he has learned while both at home and on the road. Follow his adventures on Facebook (facebook.com/JustinDoesBlog) and Twitter (@ JustinDoesBlog).

D A R R E N M . S C O T T Beverage Manager / Lead Sommelier, laV Restaurant & Wine Bar | www.lavaustin.com

Raised in Austin, Darren M. Scott cut his teeth on wine in New York City where he started working at a boutique wine shop in Brooklyn. Later advancing to Sommelier at Morrell Wine Bar & CafĂŠ Rockefeller Center, he developed a solid foundation of wine knowledge. His knowledge of wine continued to expand through his experience as Sommelier at Mario Batali's Babbo in Greenwich Village. Relocating back to Austin in early 2014, Scott helped to open laV where currently he oversees a wine program with over 1,200 labels. His experience and education has earned him the rank of Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

R A E W I L S O N Wine Consultant | www.wineforthepeople.net | @wine4thepeople Rae Wilson is a wine consultant and writer, passionate about food and wine connected to the hands that produce it. Her business, Wine for the People, provides professional consulting services helping cultivate and enrich the Austin culinary scene. She learned the microbrew business in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri and has made wine in California, Europe, and the Texas Hill Country. Holding certifications from both the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, she currently sits on the judges panel with the Texas Wine Journal and is excited to be establishing a vineyard for rosĂŠ production in the Texas Hill Country.


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FEATURE

S TA G I N G F O R Y O U R SUMMER SOIREE WRITTEN BY

C O L I N C O W I E • P H OTO G R A P H Y C O U R T E SY O F C O L I N M I L L E R

It’s time for outdoor summer soirees that begin by the pool and end at a bonfire. I love the thought of no-fuss, barefoot nights, but there’s still a bit of planning required when it comes to outdoor parties. Here are my favorite summer outdoor entertaining tips:

MAKE BATCHED DRINKS

Instead of slaving away creating custom cocktails

SUMMER-IZE TABLES

throughout your celebration, pre-mix drinks and place

Think coral, driftwood, sunflowers, fresh herbs or troughs

them in large beverage servers for serving. Stock plenty of

of hardy succulents that will withstand the summer heat.

glasses, ice and garnishes so guests can help themselves.

Japanese eggplants or artichokes are a colorful option, too. (Today’s centerpieces are tomorrow’s lunch, right?)

KEEP BUGS AT BAY

Bright patterned table cloths or vibrant cloth napkins are

For starters, place a few bottles of insect repellant, like Skin-

also incredibly chic and will add a ton of color to your decor.

So-Soft, throughout the space, so it’s easily accessible.

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To keep your guests from turning into an all-you-can-

PREP YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE

eat buffet, invest in a quality mosquito net, and drape it

Spray your outdoor space two to three days prior

over your table umbrella for dreamy, functional decor.

to your event to prevent bugs from crashing your

You can also place a citronella candle underneath your

party. There are a ton of natural foggers on the

tables to keep mosquitos away from your guests’ ankles.

market that are great for patios and smaller spaces.

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GROW FRESH HERBS

If you’re still terrified mosquitos will be feasting on your guests, use basil. It’s a natural mosquito repellent and the aromas are amazing for an outdoor summer

celebration.

Plant

seeds

in

advance,

and you’ll have delicious herbs all summer long. PURCHASE FUNCTIONAL DÉCOR

Invest in tiki torches infused with citronella oil and place them throughout your venue. When combined with citronella candles, this tropical inspired décor will definitely heat up cool summer nights.

KEEP IT COOL

If

your

the

sun,

outdoor be

sure

celebration to

have

begins

sunscreen,

under

aloe

and

shady areas for your guests to keep cool.

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TAKE A SEAT

While

the

idea

of

dining

on

lounge

chairs

is

glamorous, it can be tough to maneuver when you’re nursing

rosé

and

appetizers.

Create

fun

lounge

areas with coffee tables or set up picnic benches throughout the space for rustic-chic decor. THINK MINI

Warmer weather means smaller clothes and even smaller appetites. Serve your guests bite-sized appetizers, so they can have a little or a lot, whichever they prefer. HAVE A PLAN

A smart host is one with a plan and a backup plan. If the skies open up for a summer storm or  your strategic attempts to ward off swarms of mosquitos are futile, have an outdoor tent ready or a space indoors that can accommodate your guests. If neither of these things are possible, you may want to consider a rain date.

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COLIN COWIE CELEBRITY EVENT PLANNER & CEO OF COLIN COWIE ENTERPRISES WWW.COLINCOWIE.COM

Colin Cowie is on fire with an events business that travels the four corners of the world doing everything from intimate birthday celebrations to iconic weddings to corporate bashes, a hot new website on weddings and a consulting business that works on international hospitality and design projects for hotels, retailers and airlines. Layer on top of that his being a regular contributor to NBC’s The Today Show, a popular personality on HSN with home and lifestyle collections, and his ever-growing collection of lifestyle and entertaining books. The party planner of choice for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian, what sets Colin apart is his experiential approach to design; what you smell, touch, taste, feel and hear are carefully orchestrated to create the ultimate experience for Colin's clients. IN FLUENTIAL 13


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DURING SUMMER, IT’S THE WINE WRITTEN BY D A R R E N M. S C O T T

D

rinking wine during the summer is different. It's not because the food is different or the temperature is warmer. It’s different because it’s the thing to do. Summertime is meant for vacations, graduations and poolside parties. It means dressing down and

slowing down. Fortunately, the level of anxiety dips, and we’re a little less formal. Our palates still want to experience greatness, to be enticed and inspired by wines that greet us with mystery complemented with delightfulness and refreshment.

laV Restaurant

InFluential Magazine asked me to recommend four selections

& Wine Bar

which complement nicely the energy of summer. My selections will definitely provide certain mystery and will excite the palate; while at the same time will be gentle to the wallet.

CREMANT DE LIMOUX BRUT “CUVÉE ROSÉ” DOMAINE COLLIN NV (LANGUEDOC) HISTORY:

After honing his craft at his family’s business in Champagne (oenophiles

will recognize the name Ulysse Collin as one of the top récoltant-manipulants in the region), Phillipe Collin decided to strike out on his own in the early eighties.

Seeking his

fortunes elsewhere in France, he settled in the vicinity of Limoux in northwest Languedoc a couple of hours inland from the Mediterranean Sea.

The cooler climate of the area

is suited to the traditional varietals of Champagne, and Collin makes this cuvee from a majority of Chardonnay with a bit of Chenin Blanc with some Pinot Noir for color. TECHNICAL

NOTES:

The wine is made in the traditional method of Champagne,

with secondary fermentation occurring in the bottle and all riddling performed by hand. TASTING NOTES:

The result is a complex and aromatic sparkling wine with notes of wild

strawberry and a crisp, refreshing finish. This wine makes a wonderful aperitif on its own – perfect for sharing with friends on a hot summer day. 14

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GETARIAKO

TXAKOLINA,

AMEZTOI 2013 (GETARIA)

TASTING

H I S T O R Y : Txakoli (pronounced

food,

cha-ko-lee) is the national drink

fare

this like

NOTES:

A

bottle

marries

wine well

that with

demands summer

scallops,

lobster,

and

roast

chicken.

of Basque country in northern Spain, where countless glasses

NEBBIOLO

are quaffed in the pintxos bars

VIETTI 2010 (PIEMONTE)

of the region every summer.

HISTORY:

Based

commune TECHNICAL NOTES:

Made

Falletto

from

grape

the

the

obscure

“PERBACCO,”

of in

Barolo

the

a

the seaside village of Getaria

owned

is typically made in a light,

their

low-alcohol style with a slight

single-vineyard

effervescence

(think

Spain’s

analogue

Vinho

Verde).

to

heart

is

family-

famous

traditionally

of

Vietti

third-generation estate

the

Castiglione

zone,

Hondarrabi Zuri, the Txakoli of

in

for

produced wines.

TECHNICAL NOTES:

Perbacco

is

sourced

from

The wine is redolent of fresh citrus

a variety of the Barolo crus and produced in a similar

and possesses a briny salinity that reflects its maritime

method as its big brothers, seeing nearly two years of

origin – ideally suited for drinking near water and a

aging in large casks before release.

sensational pairing with raw seafood dishes like ceviche.

“baby Barolo” shows notes of red fruit, menthol, and

TASTING NOTES:

As a result, this

spice, with tannins that are present but not aggressive. MÂCON, HERITIERS

Although Barolo wines are not

DU COMTE LAFON

TASTING NOTES:

2012 (BOURGOGNE)

generally consumed during the summer, this bottling shows

Considered one of

the softer side of the grape and makes a great companion to

the top winemakers in France,

grilled and smoked meats – staples of summer barbeques.

HISTORY:

Dominique coveted

Lafon (read:

produces extremely

THE WINE PROGRAM AT

expensive) white wines in the Cote

LAV RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

d’Beaune village of Meursault, an

Curated

area famous for bold, voluptuous

laV Restaurant & Wine Bar features everything from

styles of Chardonnay.

prestigious wines from the classic regions of France,

he

purchased

In 1999

vineyards

by

Advanced

Sommelier

Vilma

Mazaite,

in

Italy, and the United States to unique, off-the-beaten-

Mâcon, an area of Burgundy

path selections. With upwards of 1,200 labels, the list

located to the south of the

features something for every palate and price range.

Cote d’Beaune, in an attempt to

realize

the

potential

of

the

region.

With an eye to offering exceptional pairings, some of the list will change frequently to complement the season and

TECHNICAL

NOTES:

Here, he has taken grapes

showcase matchless wines from across the globe.

from an undervalued area and made wine in the same method as his flagship bottlings, producing a wine of extraordinary richness and depth for the price. IN FLUENTIAL 15


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D O N ’ T R U I N YO U R CO O KO U T ! W R I T T E N B Y M A U R I C E V A S S A R C A P TA I N W I T H T H E C I N C I N N AT I , O H I O F I R E D E PA R T M E N T

hile all cookouts remain under the constant

W

threat of rain and ant invasion more

ALWAYS make sure your grill is stable. A grill that can be easily tipped over is a huge burn hazard.

serious threats are often ignored. It is our inattention towards these dangers that

usually keep them alive and viable. By

ALWAYS keep pets and children at least 3 ft. away while grilling.

taking the time to plan our cookout in such a way as to avoid foreseeable hazards we will only need to concern

ALWAYS clean your grill. A buildup of grease on your

ourselves with our ongoing battle against those dreaded

grill will serve as fuel and contribute to dangerous

ants and sudden precipitation.

flare-ups.

Here are a few basic reminders:

ALWAYS use spoons, forks, tongs and etc. with long handles to avoid burns and splatters.

ALWAYS grill outside, away from the house and open windows. The accumulation of carbon monoxide

NEVER leave your grill unattended.

NEVER attempt to move a hot grill.

ALWAYS, after grilling, let coals cool before disposing

from a grill can be deadly. •

ALWAYS make sure the lid is open before lighting your gas grill.

of in a metal container. •

ALWAYS have a fire extinguisher ready. Know how to cut fuel, extinguish the fire, and call the fire department.

NEVER grill drunk! You need a clear head to keep that fire under control.

If you use lighter fluid ALWAYS use charcoal starter

At the beginning of the cookout season be sure to check

fluid to start your fire, NEVER use gasoline or any

your propane grill for leaks. A solution of light soap and

other fuel. (Try using a charcoal chimney starter that

water when applied to the hose and fittings of a propane

uses newspaper instead of lighter fluid to start the

tank will reveal any hidden leaks. Also be aware of the

charcoal.)

smell of propane as an indication of a leak. Have leaks repaired before using your propane grill. If you encounter

NEVER leave the fire unattended. Designate one

a leak that doesn’t stop when you shut off the propane at

person as in charge of the fire.

the tank, call the Fire Department immediately.

ALWAYS make sure your grill is placed away from combustibles branches, etc.)

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Captain Maurice Vassar is a 30 year veteran with the Cincinnati Fire Department and is a certified Paramedic. Captain Vassar currently works in Cincinnati's Fire Prevention Bureau where his duties include educating the public on safety. Captain Vassar has also worked as a radio talk show host and a high school teacher.

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SMART SIZZLIN’ SUMMER WRITTEN BY C H L O E S C H E L L E R

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ustin, Texas can be found at the crossroads

means you can host a BBQ and step away from the grill

of

to actually enjoy a conversation and a plate of food with

where

technology

meets

food,

particularly food that is covered in BBQ

your guests.

sauce. So when John Kestner, graduate

Born from his wife’s love of rare steak, John sought

from the MIT Media Lab and founder of

out to create a kitchen assistant that would eliminate

Supermechanical, set out to solve the daily kitchen

the stresses of preparing a great tasting, safe-to-eat

stresses of the average Jane and Joe, he couldn’t have

meal. Range has done just that, boosting the confidence

picked a better place to do it.

of both the everyday cook and the professional chef.

Supermechanical is a company composed of designer-

Range acts as a real-time feedback device as it graphs

engineers who create everyday objects that make

the temperature of your food over-time and retains the

modern life easier. Their recent invention, Range, is

memory of your cooking process. This allows you to learn

a smart thermometer that provides a more accurate

how to avoid past mistakes or to recreate the refreshing

temperature reading on food compared to the standard

home brew you concocted last weekend.

food thermometer. Range also allows for a stress-free

With all cooking there are more risks than just ruining

cooking experience by providing temperature remote

your recipe. In fact, the number one leading cause of

alerts to your iPhone or iPad from any distance. That

house fires starts at the heart of the home: the kitchen.

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Range will notify you if a temperature is too high long

Similar to Range, it will supply temperature readings and

before your roast bursts into flames or your pot of caramel

graphs. Even better, though, is that the ever ominous

boils over. Using Range leads to a happy, healthier and

question "Did I leave the oven on?" will exist no more.

safer cooking experience altogether.

Range Oven Intelligence will alert you if the oven is on

Currently, Range is available in two affordable iOS

as you are leaving the house. That equals peace of mind

thermometers, the Ember Range and the Aqua Range.

for you when you are in rush to get out the door or if you

The Ember Range is suitable for meats, whether in an

have to return to the grocery store for a forgotten item

oven or grill. The Aqua Range is perfect for beer brewing,

on your list.

baking, as well as candy and cheese making. With

Like Range, Range Oven Intelligence will allow you to

durable, clip-on silicone handles, both thermometers are

receive a more accurate temperature reading than your

safe for food and are heatproof up to 450°F. The Range

oven thermometer that can often be up to 40°F off.

thermometer connects right to the Range app on your

This new kitchen device should be available just in time

electronic device, and you can forget about batteries

for Thanksgiving so you can stress less about impressing

or wireless troubleshooting; you will need neither with

your in-laws this year, at least when it comes to the

Range. Whether a foodie or a takeout regular, Range can

kitchen.

make you the smartest chef on the block and the host with the most memorable BBQ this summer. John revealed  that there is another smart kitchen

You can find Range and other Supermechanical products on Amazon, at the Austin Homebrew Supply or at Supermechanical.com.

solution up Supermechanical's sleeves this year. In its Kickstarter phase is the Range Oven Intelligence that will serve as an oven implant working off of Bluetooth. IN FLUENTIAL 19


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B O U N DA R I E S : T H E YO U A N D M E O F R E L AT I O N S H I P S WRITTEN BY B R A D K E N N I N G T O N, L M F T, L P C

I

t’s that time of year again—summer.

private landscape of your feelings, your thoughts and

Temperatures are heating up and so are

memories, and your hopes and disappointments. And

romances. As the air heats up, pools and

like physical boundaries, you determine how much you

lakes are not the only things folks are

share. You have the final say regarding who knows what

jumping into. A lot of people will be diving

about you and when they know it.

head first into new relationships.

Time boundaries, separating what was from what is,

Maybe it’s the carefree spirit of the season combined

can be the most challenging and elusive boundaries to

with more exposed skin that make this time of year

create and maintain. Often times we expect our new

popular for new flings. Whatever it is, summer romances

partner to make up for the past mistakes and hurts from

can be just as hot and intense as the midday sun. And

our ex-partners or even our parents. We project the old

as I have learned, the faster things heat up, the easier it is

onto the new. And what does this get us? A coupling

to get burned. So, how do we reduce the risk of getting

that feels chaotic and crazy.

emotionally toasted in relationships? Boundaries.

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A friend of mine recently met someone who he is really

Boundaries are like SPF for the self. They help protect

excited about. That’s good, right? Well, the weird thing is

us while allowing us to connect to others. When it comes

this new person wants my friend to be a real jerk. It seems

to relationships, I like to think there are three types of

when my friend is attentive, the other person shows little

boundaries in play: physical, psychological and time.

interest in my friend. When my friend is dismissive and

Physical boundaries are pretty easy to grasp.

Your

rude, well, guess who comes a calling? Sounds crazy,

body and physical space belong to you, and if you wish

I know. The dynamic is pretty clear: the object of my

to share them with someone else, you have every right to.

friend’s desire is stuck in the then and not focused on the

You determine how much is shared and when and how.

now, projecting the past into the present, trying to turn my

As the passion heats up, you still control the closeness

friend into someone he isn’t so they can get from my friend

based on your comfort level.

what they failed to get from the original jerk (probably a

The same holds true for psychological boundaries.

parent or ex-boyfriend). Our past prologue rings true until

The terrain behind your psychological boundaries is the

we edit our own stories, closing chapters and letting go of

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some characters before embracing the new. Boundaries also tell us how far is too far and when it’s time to risk a little more. The trick is to know when our

BRAD KENNINGTON

boundaries are too rigid, leaving us isolated and lonely,

LMFT, LPC

and when they are too loose, leaving us wide open to be burned. I remember seeing the movie Jerry Maguire and

Brad Kennington, LMFT, LPC is a

listening to Tom Cruise’s character utter that breathtaking

therapist in private practice at Brad

line, “You complete me.” Those words took my breath

Kennington & Associates. He provides

away but not for sentimental reasons.

You complete

therapy to individuals, couples and

me? Really? I get the dramatic intent of the line, but it

families and focuses on disordered

seems a lot of folks are looking for someone to do just

eating, anxiety, grief & loss and

that: complete them. If you complete me, then who was

relationship issues. Because of his

I before I met you? Half of me? A third of me? And

expertise with eating disorders and

please do not expect me to complete you. No thanks! I

relationship issues, Brad has been

complete me and you complete you and together we can

interviewed by satellite radio and has

have a more whole relationship.

been quoted by Huffington Post. Brad

It’s basic relationship

arithmetic.

is a board member of the National

As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke once wrote, “All

Association for Males with Eating

companionship can consist only in the strengthening of

Disorders, a clinical fellow with the

two neighboring solitudes…and when two people both

American Association for Marriage

give themselves up in order to come close to each other,

and Family Therapy and is the

there is no longer any ground beneath them and their

president of Austin Eating Disorder

being together is a continual falling.” Robert Frost sums

Specialists. To contact Brad, you can

up the idea of boundaries quite nicely: “Good fences

reach him at bradleykennington@

make good neighbors.”

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MODERN HAIRSTYLES IN TEN MINUTES OR LESS W R I T T E N BY L E O N A R D O D ’ A L M A G R O • P H OTO G R A P H Y C O U R T E SY O F J O R G E R I V A S

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ith a few (and only a few) key products and

best suited for straight to wavy hair with thin to medium

styling tools, you can quickly give yourself

texture. Fuentes recommends performing the following

a salon-worthy ‘do. And hey, if you don’t

on dry hair that has been round brushed or smoothed

care for it, try a different one. At least

with a flat iron. Additional tools include bobby pins and

you haven’t blown 70 bucks and an hour

elastics that complements your hair color. A good firm

of precious time. We’ve consulted with Dallas-based hairstylist Walter Fuentes for those modern hairstyles which are versatile and so easy to achieve.

hold hairspray adds the finishing touch. Consider these as tips to extend the life of your blowout from a blow dry bar or from your hairdresser.

Fuentes’ technique works on all hair types, but its

V O LU M E B LO W O U T Step 1: Squeeze a small amount of the styling foam into your palm. Step 2: Rub your hands together and evenly work the styling foam through damp hair. Step 3: Blow dry your hair with a round brush.

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D R E S S Y P O N Y TA I L Step 1: Gently backcomb the root area for added lift. Step 2: Gather your hair in a low ponytail and using elastic, hold in place at the base. Step 3: Gently smooth flyaways and ends. Step 4: Wrap a small piece of your ponytail around the base to hide the elastic and pin it in place.

M O D E R N B O U F FA N T Step 1: Gather your hair at the nape and twist your hair in a counter clockwise direction. Step 2: Lift the ponytail as you twist keeping it close to the scalp. Step 3: Pin with grips to hold shape.   Step 4: Tuck any excess into the twist for a smooth finish.

HALF UP / HALF DOWN Step 1: Section hair from ear to ear and pin the top section to create volume. Step 2: Gently smooth flyaways and ends for a classic look.

Hair and Make-Up: Walter Fuentes • Model: Tara Oefinger courtesy of The Dragonfly Agency

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K A N DY ’ S

SUMMER SECRETS WRITTEN BY K A N D Y G L A S S

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rotecting the skin from the intense summer

It is necessary to replenish the moisture loss in the

sun is important in the prevention of skin

skin due to sun exposure and summer temperatures. I

cancer and premature aging. I prefer using

prefer using face and body oils on damp skin to seal in

a natural sunblock that provides a physical

the moisture.

protection over chemical sunscreens that

can have potentially harmful side effects.

Here are a few of my summer "must haves" that are great for both men and women, children included.

N E U T R O G E N A B O DY O I L Instantly seals in moisture leaving skin soft and supple. $7 - $32

J A N E I R E DA L E L I P D R I N K Provides sun protection and a drink of moisture for the lips. $12

J A N E I R E DA L E P OW D E R - M E S P F Sunscreen for the entire family.

B O B B I B R O W N FAC E O I L

Use on body, face and scalp.

Immediately moisturizes the

$45.50

face. Can be worn under makeup. $62.

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SCENTS OF ADVENTURE S TO RY & A R T BY A D R I A N N A K I N A L

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few years ago for our anniversary, my

to be stimulating and helps sharpen our minds. Lavender

husband presented me with an intriguing

is best known for promoting sleep and relaxation.

bottle of perfume called Cosmic by the

Rosemary relieves anxieties and clary sage works to

incredible London-based jeweler Solange

focus thoughts and refresh our minds.

Azagury Partridge. At first I was divided

As I escape on an aromatic rendezvous through this

whether I liked the fragrance or not. However, after every

season’s captivating scents, these are my top picks:

spritz the scent held my interest. It was inexplicably

(from left to right):

mysterious, taking my nose and me on a bold and enchanting adventure.

• Silk Blossom $120 for 3.4oz, Jo Malone, white pepper, bergamot, apricot mix with jasmine and rose for a vibrant

Today, as I walk into exclusive perfume shops researching summer’s newest interpretations, it quickly

spritz. • La Panthère $135 for 2.5oz, Cartier, chypre, gardenia,

becomes evident that no one

musk, combined with rhubarb,

wants to discuss the notes of the

strawberries and dried fruits for

perfume but rather the emotions

a sensual and bold floral scent.

it evokes. For example, if you’d

• Geranium Odorata $98 for

like a perfume that makes you

3.4oz,

feel sunny, radiant, and jovial try

geranium, pink pepper, tonka

Hermès latest Jour d’ Hermès. For

bean mix with vetiver and cedar

a touch of youth, innocence, and

for a fresh aromatic scent.

romance, Dolce & Gabbana’s latest successful

bergamot,

• Dolce EDT $112 for 2.5oz,

Dolce will do quite nicely. Most

Diptyque,

Dolce

&

Gabbana,

white

fragrance

amaryllis, daffodil and papaya

brands realize smell has deep

flower blend with neroli leaves

ties with sentiment. A scent can

for a youthful floral fragrance.

recount a memory, an adventure,

• Jour d’ Hermès $149 for

a singular story. Or it can capture a mood, an ambiance, or intensely felt emotion.

2.9oz, Hermès, gardenia, sambac Rosabotanica EDP $100 for 1.7oz, Balenciaga, rose, grapefruit, white amber, cedar, vetiver and patchouli for a fresh sheer fragrance.

mix with jasmine and apricot flower for a radiant floral scent.

Research from Swiss fragrance giant Givaudan points

• Néroli & Orchidée EDT $75 for 2.5oz, L’Occitane,

out that our nose houses scent receptors, that upon

orange and mandarin join orchid and iris in this ultra-

detecting a fragrance, send signals to our olfactory

feminine spritz.

bulb (the part of our brain that is responsible for our

• Good Girl, Gone Bad $245 for 1.7oz, Kilian, jasmine,

sense of smell) and limbic systems where our moods

osmanthus, Indian tuberose, narcissus blend with amber

and emotions are regulated. The rapid response to your

and cedar for a warm sultry fragrance.

mom’s perfume, for example, might give you an instant

As much as I love new scents, the one that remains

sense of comfort. Likewise, the smell of an ex, well, just

a constant is Cosmic. Having become my signature

might make you cringe.

perfume, it reminds me of that perfect anniversary day,

Studies have shown, generally, citrus notes such as lemon and mandarin make us more energetic. Fresh cut

bringing me back to feelings of love – the best adventure after all.

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MEN, F L AU N T T H E F LOW E R WRITTEN BY N A D I A D. L U N A

ost men have donned the obligatory ribbon-wrapped rose pinned to their tuxedo lapel at prom or a

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wedding but are hesitant to incorporate it into their everyday wear. Lately, we’ve witnessed a resurgence of the accessorized man, mirroring the gentleman of years past, enabling the boutonnière to branchout from formal events to now occupy space in the dapper, modern man’s repertoire. The boutonnière is intended to be worn through the suit buttonhole of the left lapel, bud exposed with the stem tucked

neatly behind to secure it in place – no exposed stalks and no pin-stick worries. In other words, you have always worn it wrong. Originally thought to ward off evil spirits and foul odors from unkempt grooms, the boutonnière and other lapel decorations such as the Ivy League pin, grew to represent status and exclusivity, sealing its place in the fashion realm.

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The male silhouette has always maintained its form,

Soto & Co understands the history of male fashion, its

always returning to the classic, tailored pant, shirt and

evolution, and the pieces that have staked their claim for

jacket. Through the years, less structured attire has become

centuries and centuries to come. Unlike real buds, artificial/

fashionable; lapels narrowed, laid flat against the breast,

cloth flower lapel pins retain their shape and vibrancy.

and buttons were left undone providing the boutonnière a

Because durability is a key characteristic of his company,

permanent home.

Ricky Soto, owner and lead designer of Soto & Co,

Men’s fashion today continues to stay true to this standard

handcrafts and hand sews each flower lapel pin that makes

model by taking the classic figure and adding a few updated

its way into his clients’ wardrobes. For the adventurous

pieces to create contemporary looks. Hip-hop’s influence

male, a wide array of colors, fabrics, and textures are

on fashion and design is undeniable. With men like Andre

available to tailor the individual item to the individual man

3000 and Kanye West, who are unafraid to push limits and

– a statement piece to add just the right amount of je ne

cross boundaries, at the forefront of American fashion, it is

sais quoi to perfect an outfit. A man’s commitment to his

inevitable that clothing for the masses would follow their

appearance is a true testament to his character. A Soto &

lead. With their abandonment of the track suit and the

Co custom flower lapel pin, fashioned with either a pin or

always sagging pants, a refocus has been placed on the

a hand-sewn button, represents an appreciation for culture

chic gentleman. Suits now sport tapered fits and a feminine

and sophistication. A man should be unafraid to flaunt the

touch, so it is no surprise the flower lapel pin has made its

flower – Soto & Co is the modern man’s florist.

reappearance even being seen nightly on athletes such as Jalen Rose with his namesake rose lapel pin.

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definition of

A MODERN GENTLEMAN WRITTEN BY A N T H O N Y M A N Z O

o understand what makes a “Modern

T

he values and respects others.

Gentleman,” we must first know the history

A gentleman is well-mannered and knows what is

and make-up of the gentleman. Historically,

appropriate. He is able to navigate various social and

a gentleman was any man with an income

professional settings with ease and proficiency.

He

derived from property or legacy and was

embraces all people - those from cultures that differ from

thus independently wealthy. The definition then expanded

his own, as well as, from various social and economic

to include any well-educated man from a good family

backgrounds.

manifesting courteous conduct. As world aristocracies

A gentleman possesses a strong work ethic. He takes pride

declined, the term became a social word of politeness

in his labor and strives to give his very best. He is trustworthy,

as in the term “ladies and gentleman.” One thing is now

loyal and the majority of people speak well of him.

certain, however. Not all men are gentleman.

A gentleman is confident.

The evolution of the term gentleman has made it extremely difficult to properly define or thoroughly understand.

His posture and body

language communicate a strong personal presence. A gentleman is well-dressed. He knows how to select

Only when we learn the qualities of a

clothing that is appropriate for any occasion and will

gentleman can we confirm its proper use. There are finite

assist him in accomplishing his goals. He is well-groomed

principles which govern the qualities that a man must

and practices good hygiene. He understands his personal

possess in order to be labeled a gentleman.

appearance – the way he chooses to dress, groom, and

The “Modern Gentleman” is an idea and a movement

carry himself – opens the door to new opportunities.

that has been a long time coming. This is not just about

A gentleman is well-spoken and a generous listener.

how men treat women but how everyone should be

He knows how to efficiently connect with others and

treating each other. Being a “Modern Gentleman” isn’t

communicate his message.

just about proper behavior and etiquette. It is a drive that

A gentleman is known for his integrity. He is a man of his

compels you to be one of proper behavior and etiquette.

word and follows through with his commitments whatever

The best way to know if you are a “Modern Gentleman” is to evaluate yourself based on the tenets of a gentleman. As recognized by etiquette experts, customarily a gentleman of influence will contain a portfolio of qualities recognized the world over:

A gentleman needs to embrace humility. He knows it is not a weakness but a strength. A gentleman embodies chivalry; qualities such as bravery, courtesy, honor and gallantry toward others.

A gentleman is generous with his time, wisdom, and resources.

the cost. His actions reflect who he has chosen to be.

He willingly serves others and extends his

hand to those in need.

Historically, a gentleman would do things that would be totally out of place in today’s society. Covering a puddle with a cape or cloak or standing every time a lady enters

A gentleman possesses a positive outlook on life. His

a room are not common practices in modern times. While

humor and constant encouragement attracts others to him.

these and other antiquated gestures may be out of fashion,

A gentleman is a lifelong learner.

He maintains a

teachable posture and embraces change for the better. A gentleman models civility in how he treats others. He

demonstrates

respect,

restraint,

and

personal

responsibility in all his interactions. He is honorable, and

others will remain stalwarts of the gentleman’s code. Being a “Modern Gentleman” is not something that comes easily. You must embrace change for the better and strive for daily growth and improvement. It is a commitment; you must strive to be a better person every day. IN FLUENTIAL 33


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JOSE LUIS BUITRON

MAINTAINS HIS CUTTING EDGE WRITTEN BY W I L L I A M J A C K S O N

t's about creating a hairstyle that separates

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clients from the crowd. Jose Luis Salon, the acclaimed downtown Austin salon, owned by Jose Buitron is chic, elegant and bustling with the conversations

of socialites, blow dryers humming, shears snipping, and the relaxing scent of lavender mixed with hair conditioner and skin care products.

The beauty guru has been

commissioned to style the luxurious locks of ladies like Kristen Bell, Molly Sims, and Natalie Martinez.

Those

gentlemen touched by Buitron’s “Golden Comb” include Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer, Michael Pena, and Dax Shepard. All will tell you, “Jose is a gift bestowed on just a few." Immediately upon entering the salon it is obvious his team of beauty experts are about making every client famous or otherwise - feel influential. It is as if all their clients deserve a coveted spot on Hollywood Boulevard. Buitron’s signature style is smooth while exacting architectural precision as he understands texture and the shape of a face. He is known for his trendsetting vision

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Jose Luis Buitron

and extraordinary cutting technique, making each cut the

partner Bill Pitts are armed with a sharp business mind,

most perfect accessory. “I just want to help people feel

a strong work ethic, driving discipline and meticulous

and be their best,” says Buitron.

attention to detail. Remarkably, these strong qualities are

Buitron’s clients come to him time and time again not

balanced with humility and gratitude. Buitron is adamant

only for the personalized attention he gives to their overall

that he could never achieve any measure of long-term

beauty but for the experience of pampering and luxury

success without the cooperation of and collaboration

not customarily found at neighboring salons.

And his

with his amazing team. “My energy and inspiration comes

beauty empire is expanding. A second salon is planned

from surrounding myself with successful people. I strive to

for fall with the opening of the Lamar Union development.

create an environment where my team can be successful,

As Buitron puts it, “The concept and décor will present

and when they achieve success then I am successful. I am

something Austin has yet to see.” Making its debut this

inspired to be better,” says Buitron.

past June was the Jose Luis Agency, an elite team of

The son of an industrious family who valued a college

hairstylists and makeup artists specializing in television,

education, Buitron was expected to complete college.

film and editorial work. The search for a third location is

As he is the type of person who doesn’t like to wait for

underway currently, and Buitron has his eyes set on north

things to happen, but wants to make things happen, the

Austin.

structured four year college plan was a challenge.

Buitron has spent the last 35 years cultivating his talent,

developing

his

ever-growing business.

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technique

and

building

Several friends encouraged Buitron to join cosmetology

his

school. And because this plan agreed with his need to

Buitron and business and life

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his decision, Buitron quit college to attend beauty school. And the rest, shall we say, is history. Upon completing cosmetology school and a brief stint in corporate America, Buitron set out on his own with his first salon, a small house located near the popular University of Texas - Austin. Though he was by himself, it was important to build his business from the ground up. Buitron says, “If you want to do business then create your business without taking someone else’s business.” A belief system he maintains to this day. Building a brand, a loyal following (many of Buitron’s clients have been with him for over 25 years), and creating a constant buzz requires more than just chance. Buitron attributes this to “the manner in which I conduct business. I believe in excellence and customer service is our highest priority. Also, it is very important to share our successes with the community and through our many philanthropic efforts; we hope we are making a noticeable positive

My energy and inspiration comes from surrounding myself with successful people. I strive to create an environment where my team can be successful, and when they achieve success then I am successful. I am inspired to be better.

After an intense conversation with his family to explain

impact.” Jose Luis Salon epitomizes that exceptional personalized service, VIP treatment, and professionalism are attributes that every client appreciates and every team member takes their part in this responsibility seriously. Buitron is a gift. He has qualities which extend beyond being a talented stylist.

He creates a uniquely personalized

experience for every one of his clients.

This admiration

also extends to his team. When asked what he hopes his team says about him he says, “I hope they recognize I will always be available for all of their needs. I hope they know I view them as family members whom I cherish.” There is no doubt; Jose Luis Buitron is an amazing stylist. But, far more important is the fact he’s an amazing human being. This is how he maintains his cutting edge. When you have the opportunity to experience Jose Buitron, you’ll swear you’re the only one who has received this gift. But, alas many are thankful this amazing person has the desire and the ability to share with so many more. Actually, a gift bestowed thankfully on more than just a few! Learn more about Jose Luis Buitron and the Jose Luis Salon by visiting www.joseluissalon.com.

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FEATURE

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STYLING & PROFILING This Summer’s Most Stylish Hairstyles for Men

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3

CLASSIC

QUIFF

A '20s-inspired, side-parted, slick

Basically, mohawk + pompa-

and meticulously placed style

dour + flat-top = quiff. The look

for a man who means business.

is music / rock-inspired, great for any hair texture and is in-

Style by Ryan Claudon.

fused with attitude.

Ryan’s Style Tip: Apply product

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from roots to ends and set hair

Style by Brittany Bell Johnson.

KRISTA DELAROSA

in place from front to back first

Brittany’s Style Tip: She applied

using the wide tooth part of the

V76 ultralight gel and strong

The expert staff at Jose Luis Salon shares

comb. Then set in place using

hold styling cream to towel

with us their top picks of stylish hairstyles

the fine tooth side of the comb.

dried hair and gently diffused

for men this summer season.

To maintain this style, he recom-

with fingers and a blow dryer.

mends visiting the salon every

To maintain this style, she rec-

four to six weeks to keep the

ommends visiting the salon ev-

look polished.

ery four to six weeks.

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PUSH-UP

5

FA U X H AW K

Great for all ages and hair types,

LO O S E P O M PA D O U R

this structured-yet-versatile look

This modern update on the

meet to make the faux

isn't trying too hard; as if the guy

men's pompadour hairstyle from

hawk.

just used his hands to push up

the '50s is cool, loose, and per-

for a bit more length in

his hair in the front.

fectly imperfect.

the front for a low-main-

The

push-up The

and style

quiff allows

tenance but strong style. Style by Mandy Denson. Mandy’s Style Tip: Blow dry hair

Style by Blaine Morgan. Style by Michael Zuniga.

forward from the back and up in the front, then finish with a medium or firm hold pomade. Mandy always recommends clients come in for a neck trim halfway between appointments to keep look fresh.

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SUMMER'S

HOTTEST

LOOKS Swimwear: Mar de Rosas Swimwear • Model: Xenia Deli - Elite Model Miami Production: Juliana Uribe • Photography: Esteban Escobar Fashion Designer: Carolina Ramirez • Collection 2014: Wonderful Nature


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JUSTIN DOES…

NANTUCKET WRITTEN BY J U S T I N M C N U L T Y P H OTO G R A P H Y C O U R T E SY O F L A U R I E W R I G H T OF WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

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he day I sat down to write this article, I

and can be reached by car, local shuttle bus, or by a bike

received my monthly Pottery Barn catalog

path that leads right to the beach. Madaket Beach is the

in the mail. That’s when it hit me. SUMMER

best spot on the island for admiring the sunset.

IS HERE! And then I panicked—I had yet to

Bike the Island. I could spend a whole day just touring

plan my summer vacation. Where should I

the island on a bike. There are plenty of bike trails that

go? Should I do a beach vacation? Perhaps a hiking trip

will take you around the island and even to some of the

to the mountains?

famous lighthouses.

Flipping through the Pottery Barn catalog, however, gave

Whaling Museum. A 43-foot finback whale skeleton

me an idea. Their summer wares of outdoor furniture, al

greets visitors to the Whaling Museum. The artifacts in

fresco dining sets, and beach-themed party settings made

this museum should give you a sense of the history of the

me reminisce of my childhood and summer break. And

island and surrounding region. For more information visit

then I got an idea. I should plan a vacation to somewhere

www.nha.org/sites/

that is truly an American classic: Nantucket Island.

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No trip to Nantucket is complete without eating some

Nantucket is about 30 miles south of Cape Cod,

fresh seafood. Lobster (pronounced lahb-stah), clams,

Massachusetts. For almost 150 years — from the early

and bluefish are served at pretty much any restaurant you

1700s to the 1840s — Nantucket was the whaling capital

visit.

of the world. Now, Nantucket is one of the most popular

No trip to Nantucket is complete for me without a

and attractive summer destinations in the world. The little

lobster roll. I also have to have at least one meal at Lola 41

“elbow of sand,” as Moby Dick author Herman Melville

(www.lola41.com). The menu offers cuisine from countries

described it, is one of the finest surviving examples of

around the globe that are on the 41st parallel. My favorite

a late eighteenth and early nineteenth century New

is The Lola Burger topped with Cabot cheddar cheese,

England seaport town.

red onion compote, and foie sauce.

The population of Nantucket is just over 10,000 people,

There are several ways to get to Nantucket. I usually

but this swells to over 50,000 people during the summer

fly into Nantucket Memorial Airport (airport code ACK)

months. I decided that I would be part of that swelling

(www.nantucketairport.com). You can also take one of

population. Here’s what is on my list to see and do when

several ferryboats from Hyannis, Massachusetts (www.

Justin Does…Nantucket.

hyannistonantucket.com).

After

you

complete

your

Beach Time. Nearly Nantucket’s entire 110-mile coastline

summer vacation, let me hear all about it. Should you

is open to the public. I recommend staking claim at Madaket

choose to visit Nantucket, I hope you find my experiences

Beach. Madaket Beach is on the western coast of Nantucket

live up to the hype.

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6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT UV RADIATION AND YOUR EYES WRITTEN BY D R. C O L L I N T A M, T H E R A P E U T I C O P T O M E T R I S T

T

he heat of long summer days is nearly upon

are generally at their highest and most dangerous levels

us. As the sun’s rays intensify and people

during peak sun hours, usually between 10:00 a.m. and

spend more time outdoors in the sunshine,

3:00 p.m.

it is very important to be aware of the

There are two types of UV rays that can harm your sight:

potential damage exposure to the sun can

1. UV-A rays can cause damage to your central vision.

have on your eyes. Here are six things you should know about ultraviolet rays and how important it is to protect your eyes from the sun year round. Exposing your eyes to UV rays can harm your vision

front of your eye. The best way to protect your eyes from the sun is by wearing sunglasses or eyewear that absorbs UV rays along with a wide brimmed hat.

and cause a number of eye issues such as cataracts,

UV protection is the most important factor when

corneal sunburn, macular degeneration, pterygium and

purchasing sunglasses. Here’s what you should look for:

skin cancer around the eyelids.

You want eyewear that filters 100% UV-A and UV-B rays

Everyone, including children, is at risk for eye damage

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2. UV-B rays can damage the cornea and lens on the

which provides you with maximum protection.

from UV radiation. Those who work or play in the sun,

Eyewear that reduces glare and does not distort color.

or are exposed to the sun for extended amounts of time

Important to know: UV protection is available in some clear

are at the highest risk for damage to their eyes or vision

lenses as well as sunglasses. The choice can be confusing

from UV rays. At 20 years of age the average person has

if you do not have some background information. Not all

received 80% of their life’s UV exposure. Children have

lenses are equal in terms of UV protection. For example,

more transparent lenses in their eyes and more sensitive

cheaply made UV400 sunglasses have a spray-on coating

skin on their bodies. As a result, they are at great risk

that will wear off with cleaning and give you a false sense

of experiencing adverse effects of over-exposure to UV

of security.

light. The effects of overexposure to UV light at a younger

One thing we know is that UV risk to the eye is not

age may not show up until later in life with higher risk of

greatest when the sun’s energy is strongest. Because they

cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. This is

are set into the orbit and protected by the upper lid, the

why it is critical to effectively protect our eyes from the

eyes are shielded from direct sunlight when the sun is

sun.

high in the sky which is when it causes the most damage

UV rays come from the sun but also reflect off other

to the skin. For the eyes, the greatest risk is when the sun

surfaces such as: water, snow, sand, and the ground. They

is a bit lower in the sky- midmorning and midafternoon.

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These are the times when people are less likely to where sunglasses. Hence, the need for UV protection in not limited

DR. COLLIN TAM

to sunglasses; people need to UV protection in every pair of

THERAPEUTIC OPTOMETRIST

lenses they wear outside. Direct UV exposure is not the only danger. Indirect UV

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(when it is scattered by clouds and reflected from the ground and other surfaces) actually account for nearly half of an

Dr. Collin Tam, optometrist, was born and raised in

individual’s annual UV dose. Indirect UV is a particular threat

San Francisco, CA and has been an Austin resident

to spectacle wearers because UV coming from the side and

for 20 years. He is a graduate the University of

behind the wearer can be reflected into the eye by the back

Houston College of Optometry and his dedication

surface of the spectacle lens. High quality lens materials do

to the profession is apparent with his volunteer

a good job of blocking UV transmission, but they still reflect

work with optometry missions to Central and

a significant amount of UV from the back surface of the lens

South America as well as vision screenings for

directly into the eye. Traditional anti-reflective or No-Glare

schools in Austin. He is well versed in many new

lenses actually reflect up to 50% of indirect UV. This allows

advances in optometry including glaucoma and

for the most complete UV protection on all glasses.

diabetic management, LASIK surgery and Corneal

Don’t take any shortcuts when it comes to protecting your

Refractive Therapy (CRT). When not at work, he

eyes from the sun. Stay indoors during peak sun hours. If

enjoys the many outdoor activities and events

you have to go out be sure that your eyewear blocks UV

Austin has to offer and spends his downtime as a

rays, so you can protect your eyes and your vision.

connoisseur of fine foods.

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IS IT TIME? W H E N T O C O N S U LT W I T H O R H I R E A D I V O R C E L AW Y E R : T O P 5 C O N S I D E R AT I O N S WRITTEN BY J A N E T M C C U L L A R, T R I A L A T T O R N E Y

hen it comes to divorce, most people will

divorce. This allows some privacy and flexibility. Even if

have thought about divorcing their spouse

you never actually divorce, understanding the process

for at least a year before they actually call

can help a person decide whether it is time to stay or go.

and meet with a divorce lawyer. Leaving a

Consideration Number 2: I’ve learned my spouse has

marriage is one of the toughest decisions a

seen a divorce lawyer. If you discover your spouse has

person can make, and meeting with a divorce lawyer adds

been to visit a divorce lawyer, you have a couple of

a level of reality that their marriage is failing which many

options. Of course, the first thing you can do is ask your

people would rather continue to deny.

spouse about the consultation. If you’re reluctant to do

W

A divorce impacts a person emotionally, physically and

so, or you see the handwriting is on the wall, then you

spiritually, and that’s before children are added to the

may want to consult with a divorce lawyer about your

equation.

options. Understanding your rights and options are two

Filing for divorce is a very personal decision, and no lawyer can tell a person whether a divorce is the right

Consideration Number 3: I’ve been served! If a constable

thing to do or when the time is right. However, there are

or a private process server has delivered divorce papers

some times when it is advisable to consult with a lawyer,

to you, it is time to see a divorce lawyer! When legal

and a few rare circumstances where filing for divorce can

documents are delivered to you, important deadlines

make a difference.

have started. You should see a lawyer immediately. In

Consideration Number 1: I’m thinking about divorce,

addition, the documents can require you to refrain from

but I’m not sure. If you are thinking about divorce, but

certain action, and in rare instances, may exclude you

are not certain you actually want to divorce your spouse,

from your home or access to your children. It is perfectly

it is a good time to consult with a divorce lawyer.

A

acceptable to call your spouse’s lawyer and let them

consultation is a time to meet with a divorce lawyer,

know you have received the papers and you will let them

learn about the process, and ask questions about your

know as soon as you have hired a lawyer.

situation. Often a lawyer can help dispel fears a person

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important purposes of seeing a divorce lawyer.

Consideration Number 4: I think my spouse is cheating

may have about what will happen with their property

on me, financially!

or their children. Consulting well in advance allows a

devastating, but may not mean a trip to see a lawyer.

person to understand their options and can allow for

Maybe a counselor or other advisor should be seen first

some strategy. For example, a person may be advised to

in that situation. However, if you suspect your spouse

set up their own bank account and set aside money for

is cheating on you financially by hiding or diverting

expenses. This is not setting up a secret account because

away assets, you should see a lawyer immediately.

all accounts must be disclosed during the process of

spouse is cheating financially, it may be advisable to file

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for divorce in order to get certain protections that are

or an hourly rate for a consultation. The hourly fee can

automatic from the court. These protections are designed

range from $250 to upwards of $500. Divorce lawyers

to preserve and protect property but are only available if

charge for consultations because it is some of the most

a divorce is filed. These situations merit a meeting with a

valuable time with a potential client and to screen out

lawyer who can quickly assess whether filing immediately

people who are simply trying to block their spouse from

is necessary.

hiring a particular lawyer.

Consideration Number 5: My spouse is threatening to

If you’ve decided to hire a divorce lawyer, the best way

leave the state with the children! Any threat to leave with

to find one is to ask another lawyer who they recommend.

the children should be treated with the utmost concern.

If you don’t know a lawyer, ask a friend.

Each biological parent generally has the right to take

internet searches, though, since a tech savvy lawyer is

the children anywhere in the universe without the other

not necessarily a good lawyer and vice versa. There are

parent’s permission. The only way to get protection for

a few organizations that can be searched. High quality

the children is to file a lawsuit to obtain some protection

lawyers can be found through the American Academy of

from the courts.

Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The AAML is a group of

Bonus Consideration: Most divorce lawyers charge for consultations!

Most lawyers charge either at a flat fee

Be wary of

the nation’s top divorce lawyers and is a great resource to find a quality lawyer.

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MID-SUMMER PAIRINGS WRITTEN BY R A E W I L S O N

n abundance of “top wine” lists dominate

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foodie headlines with every change of season, and summer is no exception. Neighborhood block parties, concerts in the park, and any excuse to get beach or

poolside have us slowing down and craving the brightest, freshest flavors to compliment the heat. It’s the time to give yourself a break and take wine a little less seriously. Rather than another list of seasonal standards, I’m going to share some out-of-the-way wines and regions in a hope to provide inspiration to create, congregate or even migrate during this summer season. The highly-regarded, yet little-known cuisine of Basque country in Northern Spain is most famously paired with Txakoli (pronounced CHAH-ko-lee), the lean and racy wine of the region. Most are white and lightly effervescentalthough the rosés are a special treat- and make a perfect pair for most things salty like olives, anchovies, or charcuterie. Naturally low in alcohol, they make a brilliant warm weather refresher. Although limited, a good wine shop will generally have at least one. Look for producers like Ameztoi and Arregui and bring out the tapas!

throughout both productions and most emphatically

California is home to the most-traveled wine regions

in every sip of her bracing, yet elegant expression of

in the U.S. but venture off the main corridors and

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Sauvignon Blanc.

you’ll find many “garagiste” micro-producers making

Southern California’s Santa Barbara County is often

some remarkable wines without the big names. French

overlooked for the crowded wine trails of Napa, but

winemaker Christine Barbe now leads the production

the industry buzzes with adoration for the nuance and

at the Coquerel Family Estate (coquerelwines.com) in

style that pours from these tanks. Helping build this

northern Napa Valley, as well as her own label, Toquade

reputation are Eric Railsback and Justin Willett of Lieu

Sauvignon Blanc. (toquadewines.com) “Toquade” is

Dit Winery (pronounced Loo Dee) (lieuditwinery.com).

French for “infatuation,” and hers shows undeniably

The production focuses on varieties from the Loire Valley

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of France - Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet

the wine is made by pressing the juice from red grapes

Franc - grown in cool Santa Barbara vineyards made with

before tinting can occur from skin contact, resulting in a

minimal processing. Clean and bright with precision, yet

light salmon color.

a relaxed manner; the entire line is perfectly suited for summer pleasure.

While the classic is hard to beat, there are now endless amounts of producers making excellent examples from

As many beautiful wines exist in the world, none

a myriad of origins. It’s about time you go explore your

compare to the one that shines pink in a Texas heatwave,

summer. Look for Domaine de la Fouquette Côtes de

or at least that’s my motto. Provence, home to the

Provence, Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence, and

quintessential style of rosé, evokes Cote d’Azur beaches

Domaine de la Bastide Côtes du Rhône.

and the Mediterranean sun. Soft, silky-textured, and dry,

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A F R E S H PA L AT E J U S T A H O P A N D A S K I P AWAY WRITTEN BY C H L O E S C H E L L E R

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estled on a cozy hill lies Travaasa Austin,

Travaasa Austin owns and manages their own farm.

the ultimate Austin getaway without the

The working farm is 3.25-acres and rests at the bottom of

crowds or the kids. Owning 210 acres of the

the hill leading to the resort. The farm grows the highest

unspoiled Balcones Canyonlands Preserve,

quality produce in the region. With all organic practices,

Travaasa Austin is a home away from home.

the farm provides healthy foods and herbs to both the

It's the perfect escape for the Austinite who doesn't want

restaurants and spa located within the resort. The farm

to travel far but still wants distance from the inevitable

has more than eighty varieties of vegetable crops. Peren-

stress of city-living.

nial fruit orchards, native pecans, edible flowers and both

Travaasa Austin has a lot to offer to their guests: an

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culinary and medical herbs also lie within its gates.

award-winning spa, an infinity pool, secluded hikes,

The primary goal of the farm is to be sustainable in

ziplining, a popular equine experience; the list goes on.

all that they do. From planting and harvesting to using

However, what is particularly unique about Travaasa Aus-

seeds from previous season's harvest, the farm aims to

tin is where its food is sourced.

keep a cycle in place that relies on its own farming tech-

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niques whenever possible. On the farm stands a chicken coop with a recent addition

organic, farm-to-table foods of the freshest seasonal ingredients. You can relax outside and enjoy the view, find a

of a hundred new hens. Every day the hens provide anti- welcoming spot in the restaurant or even sit at their newly biotic-free, fresh eggs to the resort's restaurants. Travaasa completed bar featuring a beautifully designed wall used Farm also offers a number of classes for those who want

to store and display the herbs grown from Travaasa Farm.

to learn from the farm's practices. Two of the most popu- With organic Texas craft beers, organic wine and straightlar classes are on growing medicinal herbs and managing

from-the-farm garnishes, even a drink won't grant you an

chicken coops. Visitors can also learn about seeding, iden- ounce of liquid guilt. After all, there are plenty of adventifying edible plants, and composting. Soon to be added to

tures awaiting once you finish your meal and head out into

the list is a class on bee-keeping, as the farm has a newly

the fresh air.

added bee farm to source honey and help pollinate the herb garden.

You can learn more about Travaasa Austin at their website www.travaasa.com/austin/ and can follow Travaasa

To get a taste of the farm's food, step into the resort's Farm's blog to get tips and tricks to growing an organic, restaurant, Jean's Kitchen, which offers a daily menu with

sustainable farm.

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S UMM ER

EVENT GUIDE W Austin’s On Deck Series Starts Thursday, July 3 - August 28, 5-6 PM 200 Lavaca St • Austin, TX

Austin Social Affair Summer Wine Tasting Event Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:30pm-10pm 404 Atlanta St. • Austin, TX

38th Annual Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks Friday, July 4, 2014 Begins 8:30pm Circuit of The Americas Austin, TX

ACHE Summer Social Event Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Begins 6pm Crave restaurant - 340 E. Second St. • Austin, TX 78799

Unplugged at The Grove April 10-September 18 Begins at 8pm • Austin, TX

Austin Ice Cream Festival Sunday August, 9 10am-7pm Fiesta Gardens - 2101 Jesse E Segovia St. • Austin, TX

Visit www.austinsocialplanner.com or the The New York Social Diary to learn more about individual events and to get the scoop on everything going on!

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WILLIAM JACKSON APPOINTED B OA R D M E M B E R O F T H E AU ST I N C H I L D G U I DA N C E C E N T E R P H OTO G R A P H Y BY A N D R E W S T E R L I N G O F S T E R L I N G I M A G E S

ur publisher, William Jackson,

O

has been appointed board member of the Austin Child Guidance

Center.

The

mission of the Center is to improve the mental health of children and their families through early intervention, diagnosis and treatment to help them develop the emotional skills for meeting life’s challenges. about

the

Mr. Jackson is thrilled

opportunity

to

lend

his

talent and expertise to further the mission of the Center.

Learn more about the Austin Child Guidance Center and how you may contribute by visiting www.austinchildguidance.org.

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T H E PA R T Y I S P E R F E C T E V E R Y T I M E Susan G. Komen® Austin Raises Over $367,000 at Third Annual Perfectly Pink Party P H OTO G R A P H Y C O U R T E SY O F KO M E N AU S T I N A N D W I L L I A M JAC K S O N

usan

S

successfully

behalf of Susan G. Komen® Austin in the past year:

raised over $367,000 at the nonprofit’s

G.

Komen®

Gary and Stacy Mefford, who were honored with

third

an

the Ana Sierra Warrior Award. Rick Reeder, who was

annual fundraising gala held on Saturday,

honored with the Outstanding Volunteer Award.

annual

Austin

Perfectly

Pink

Party,

May 31 at Brazos Hall. Of the $367,000

Wells Fargo, which was honored with the Community

raised, 75 percent will remain in the Austin community,

Partner Award. Megan Hancock, who was honored with

with the remainder contributing to Susan G. Komen®’s

the Outstanding Philanthropist Award. Community

national cancer research. Over 400 guests attended the

Action Inc., which was honored with the Outstanding

event presented by Texas Oncology and Texas Breast Specialists.

Advocate Award • A live auction, which featured Gayle Stallings of

“In our third year of hosting the Perfectly Pink Party, I’m amazed to see the new and continuous support we receive from sponsors, volunteers, event co-chairs and committee members, board members, staff and,

FUNauctions • Signature Pink & Pizzazz giveaways sponsored by Kendra Scott Jewelry • A Club PINK After-Party with DJ Johnny Bravvo

of course, the Perfectly Pink Party-goers, to make this

sponsored by Four Hands Home

annual fundraiser such a success,” said Christy Casey-

Moving was Kari Blythe, a breast cancer survivor and

Moore, executive director of Susan G. Komen® Austin. The Party consisted of a few thrilling and engaging activities, including: • A VIPINK

local advocate, who was featured as the guest of honor. It was inspiring to chat personally with cancer survivors who were thrilled to dedicate their time and spirit at the

Cocktail

Reception

sponsored

by

Lexus of Austin

Party, certainly driving home the importance of battling this fight.

• Dinner and signature cocktails courtesy of Sterling Affairs

Event co-chairs, Deb Davis Groves and Martha Coons

• The PINK Diamond Awards ceremony sponsored by

thank all of the generous sponsors, volunteers, the Susan

St. David’s HealthCare and St. David’s Foundation,

G. Komen® Austin staff, board, interns and volunteers,

which

committee members, and esteemed guests for making

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for

the their

following many

individuals

efforts

made

and on

this special evening possible.


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1 1. William Jackson, Publisher of InFluential Magazine 2. Christy Casey-Moore, Executive Director of Komen Austin with Co-Chairs Martha Coons and Deb Davis Groves 3. Miguel Perez, Vice President of the Susan G. Komen Affiliate Network 4. Sponsors Don and Janice Roesle

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IN D U L G E

M OTO 3 6 0 BY M OTO RO L A

D - I - G - I -T- A - L L - I - F - E WRITTEN BY P E T E G O M E Z

T

echnology is a key component of the very

on Android or iOS, which provides access to addition-

fabric of our lives. We’ve come to rely on it

al security features. Whether you’re at home or on the

to make us better, faster and smarter and

go, arm or disarm Digital Life via the app. Check in with

with new technology emerging almost dai-

video cameras and program the system to send a text

ly, it’s thrilling to find out just how our lives

or email alert when motion is detected then look in to

can be enhanced.

see what happening. Multiple entry access codes can be

In this issue of InFluential Magazine, we learn about

programmed for children, grandparents, and the babysit-

new technology in the fields of security, wearables eco-

ter which provide peace of mind. Digital Life even keeps

system and entertainment. Which, if any, is a good choice

the monthly bills low because you can control energy in

for you? The wonder of technology is, the choice is yours.

your home like lights, temperature and even shut down the water if a leak is detected.

HOME SECURITY AND AUTOMATION: DIGITAL

For homes with an existing security system, setup is

LIFE BY AT&T

minimal as existing hardware can be incorporated. For

Digital Life from AT&T connects you to and helps keeps

new customers, installing Digital Life is easy, and knowl-

things safe at home while you’re away. Home security

edgeable consultants are available locally to provide ex-

access and automation tailored to your needs is avail-

pert assistance.

able through your cellular phone, tablet, or computer via

How much does all of this cost? Fees vary depending

the AT&T network or existing home internet connection.

on customized options. But, for a measure of peace of

Digital Life features 24/7 professional monitoring, rapid

mind Digital Life provides, it is overall a small cost. Learn

emergency response time, and remote access to arm or

more about Digital Life at www.my-digitallife.att.com.

disarm the system, as well as 24/7 monitoring of windows, doors, and movement sensors throughout your

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home.

This year one of the HOTTEST topics in technology has

Digital Life also features an easy to use app, available

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been wearable technology, and Motorola has surely been


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Moto 360 was to celebrate that history as we reimagined the wristwatch for the future.“

light or dark environments. A highly innovative, industry-specific Screen Innova-

Moto 360 also responds to your voice. Just say “Ok,

tions design and engineering team works to constantly

Google” to ask questions like who won the Stanford vs.

evolve the category in order to effectively bring projec-

New Mexico game or what time your flight leaves or to

tion to the mainstream. By operating under the principle

get stuff done like scheduling an appointment, sending a

that “No matter the budget, Screen Innovations has the

text, or setting an alarm.

best available screen solution to suit your needs,” SI aims

Moto 360 is available in a variety of styles. To learn more about Moto 360 and stay up to date on product

to resolve the issues that have historically hamstrung the projection screen industry.

news check out www.moto360.motorola.com or Android

What was once an attraction to big and bright LCD

Wear www.googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/sharing-

or LED screens the projector and projection screen ex-

whats-up-our-sleeve-android.html.

perience has become better than you can experience in your local movie theater. It is in the comfort of your own

HOME

ENTERTAINMENT:

BLACK

DIAMOND

home and is affordable. With online streaming services

ZERO EDGE SCREEN BY SCREEN INNOVATIONS

like Netflix or HBOgo you can view HD quality movies

Screen Innovations (SI) is a leading manufacturer

and shows streamed to your projector via HDMI straight

of projection screens and associated technologies for

to your breathtaking Black Diamond Zero Edge screen

residential and commercial applications made and built

by Screen Innovations.

in Austin, TX. Best known for Black Diamond™, the

If you’re looking for a new home theater experi-

world’s first and only multi-directional ambient light re-

ence right in your very own living room I would high-

jection projection screen technology, SI  has effectively

ly recommend checking out the Black Diamond Zero

revolutionized the two-piece projection category by

Edge

producing screens that deliver unparalleled images in

by visiting www.screeninnovations.com/.

screen

by

Screen

Innovations.

Learn

more

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