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FEATURES

COLUMNS

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Editor’s Letter

Nonprofit CEOs: Doing what they love and loving what they do

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Contributors

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What’s New

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Beauty

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Dollars & Sense

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Business Woman

26 PROFILE Dr. Jui-Lien “Lillian” Chou: Compassion coupled with cutting-edge technology

30 SA AT HOME Hill country holiday home reflects German heritage of stone and millwork

53 TEXAS HILL COUNTRY GUIDE The beauty of Boerne for the Holidays

60 HILL COUNTRY WOMEN Women find their niche in Boerne

64 DINING Pearl: Restaurant gems abound

90 WOMEN’S WELLNESS

SPECIAL SECTION

Spotlight 79

Women in Business

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Senior Living

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Top 10 Destressors

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Mommy Matters

106 Restaurants

39 HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE

CALENDARS

108 Weddings 51

Fashion

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Women on the Move

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AstroForecast

104 Entertainment

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Looking Back

110 Events

What to expect when you’re expecting

98 GUYS TO KNOW Dr. Luis Galvan, DDS: Something to smile about

100 ROLE MODEL Lindsey Roznovsky: A multifaceted talent

COVER

102 ARTBEAT

Photography Josh Huskin

Artist Sidney Sinclair: Paintings that give peace Dr. Jui-Lien “Lillian” Chou Cancer Survivor CEO, Aurora Cancer Clinic

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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013

Liz Garza Williams

As we approach the end of the year, we are reminded once more to count our blessings and think of others, especially those less fortunate than ourselves. In this issue of SAN ANTONIO WOMAN we pay tribute to women whose lives are dedicated to thinking of others — Gloria Kelly, CEO of Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives; Angie Mock, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio; and Major Tracey Czajkowski, associate area commander of the Salvation Army. All three are committed to creating a positive impact in situations where many others have thrown in the towel. All three have elevated their occupation to their way of life. Our Profile subject, Dr. Jui-Lien “Lillian” Chou, also spends her days caring for others. A cancer survivor, she has brought the latest in cancer-detecting technology to San Antonio as an investment in the health of the community. She is the medical director of the Aurora Breast Care Center. Join us on a tour of a holiday house in the Hill Country at Boot Ranch. The owners invite their family and friends to join them on these happy occasions in a house designed and furnished to make everyone comfortable. You can also take a virtual tour of the burgeoning restaurant scene at The Pearl, where food culture is taking hold. The Culinary Institute of America anchors the space, and nearly every month brings a new place to eat or drink. In this issue you’ll meet Role Model Lindsey Roznovsky, who left Nashville, where she was a Country Music Television reporter and producer, for San Antonio. Here she’s making a name for herself as a public relations manager for Roger Christian & Co. and an entertainment consultant for Spurs Sports and Entertainment. Women in Business introduces Anita Kegley-Deaton, Julissa Carielo, Maryanne Guido and Lisa Nichols, who’ve overcome the odds to succeed in the male-dominated field of construction. Guys to Know focuses on Dr. Luis Galvan, who came from a family of dentists in Mexico to practice the profession here, now at New You Smile Center. As you plan holiday dinners, consider serving rosé wine with the festive food. Wine suggests several vintages. Our Gift Guide includes tips for smart shopping and relaxing. Travel with us to the nearby town of Boerne, which celebrates Christmas in its own distinctive way. You’ll meet three successful businesswomen — Julia Grossman, Deb Colton and Beth Coyle — and artist Sidney Sinclair. Mommy Matters reviews the infamous Miley Cyrus appearance and offers advice on how parents can deal with behavior that crosses the line. Other articles cover CoolSculpting (a new fat reduction technique), pregnancy, how to choose an assisted living facility and financial basics for your business. It’s hard to believe SAN ANTONIO WOMAN is celebrating its eleventh anniversary with this issue. Many thanks to you, our readers and advertisers, who have made this success possible. As we count our blessings, we wish you a happy and blessed holiday season.

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Janet Rogers is a photographic master craftsman and holds an associate fellowship degree from Texas Professional Photographers. While best known for her portraits, she also enjoys her assignments for SAN ANTONIO WOMAN and 78209. She explains, "Although I've been making images as a professional photographer for over 30 years, I still look forward to my assignments for SA WOMAN. I am able to meet charming and artistic people, and I never know what the conditions of the session are going to be. I've worked with a young woman with a whale in the background and in a sophisticated art gallery filled with colorful impressionistic

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created. The food review is always a delight, with delicious food and grand atmosphere. I love this job!"

In addition to his columns for SAN ANTONIO WOMAN and 78209, Ron Bechtol muses about food, wine and spirits for The San Antonio Current, writes nationally for gayot.com and has contributed to publications such as Martha Stewart Living. An abiding interest in ethnic cuisines of all stripes is fueled by frequent trips to Mexico and elsewhere when desires can’t be satisfied at local Korean, Moroccan or Pakistani places — usually well off the beaten track. When not eating, drinking or writing about same, he plies his other profession, architecture, by working on residential and small commercial projects such as The Brooklynite, a craft cocktail bar now entering a second, successful year.

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WHAT’S NEW

Penaloza & Sons Acquires

manship. Together, they bring to life the

Club, limited to 60. For more information, or

Bertolucci Watch Collection

brand’s signature 4 C’s: creativity, curves,

to enroll, call (210) 494-3226.

comfort and construction. These visually

The Alley is located on Bitters Road.

stunning timepieces are irresistible to the discerning customer, and their designs will

Baptist Health System Launches

prove to be timeless.

BHealthy Baby App for Busy Moms-to-Be

Celebrating 55 years of serving San An-

Baptist Health System has launched its

tonio’s fine jewelry needs, Penaloza & Sons

BHealthy Baby App, making it the first

specializes in custom design and manufac-

health system in San Antonio to offer a

turing. It is located at 2001 Northwest Mili-

pregnancy app of this nature. Compatible

tary Highway and is open Monday through

with Android, iPhone, iPod and iPad, the

Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

free app gives busy moms-to-be access to

It’s a Candyland

formed and prepared to handle every stage

Christmas At The Alley

of their pregnancy.

tools and tips that will help them stay in-

Penaloza & Sons Jewelers in Castle Hills announces the acquisition of the Bertolucci

All the stores in The Alley will be featur-

Key features include entering your due

watch collection, renowned the world over

ing Christmas candy for The Alley Holiday

date to follow your baby’s development,

as the embodiment of the Mediterranean

Light Up on Nov. 9. Visit the area from 10

logging daily symptoms and weight, record-

spirit. Paul Penaloza says, “The addition of

a.m. until 8 p.m. for store giveways and a

ing your baby’s kicks and timing your con-

such a respected watch line is a perfect

happy holiday experience.

complement to the many other world-class jewelry manufacturers we represent.”

The Alley is also planning a series of four luncheons, which will include book signings,

tractions, taking photos to share with friends, contacting an OB/GYN at Baptist Health System and more.

Bertolucci fuses the world of Italian-in-

guest artists, dance and musical entertain-

The app is available at the iPhone App

spired elegant jewelry design with unparal-

ment and fashion shows. These are open to

Store and Google play. To learn more, visit

leled Swiss watch-manufacturing crafts-

members of the Saturday Ladies Luncheon

BaptistHealthSystem.com.

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WHAT’S NEW Carranza Jewelers Comes

Neonatal Intensive Care Now

To the Quarry Village

Available at North Central Baptist

Carranza Jewelers at the Quarry

To meet the increased needs of

Village is the Carranza family’s first

the Stone Oak community, North Cen-

retail establishment in the United

tral Baptist Hospital now welcomes

States, offering customers jewelry

patients to its new neonatal intensive

by such world-renowned designers

care unit (NICU). It is part of a $60

Forest Park Medical Center San Antonio

as Chimento, Damaini, Lazare Dia-

million six-floor tower expansion.

on schedule to open

monds, Mazza and Breuning.

A "topping out" ceremony at the construction site

The new Level IIIB NICU oper-

The firm began in Monterrey,

ates at the highest level, equipped

near IH 10 West and Loop 1604 rewarded the construc-

Mexico, in 1945 and now has seven

to care for babies born at any viable

tion team for their work as the last beam was put in place.

boutiques throughout the country.

gestational age, including micro-

The hospital is on schedule to open in the third quarter

Among its offerings are original jew-

preemies. It offers 60 new beds with

of 2014.

elry pieces and Damiani designs

24 private rooms to promote family

made in Italy and favored by many

and baby bonding. A state-of-the

stars for the red carpet.

art NICU simulation lab will be used

Their San Antonio leadership team consists of Julie Seale, CEO; Susan Mayfield, CNO; and Paul Abraham, COO. Seale has more than 22 years of health care management.

Carranza also sells the Lazare dia-

to train staff to meet any type of

Forest Park Medical Center San Antonio, a physician-

mond, the original ideal-cut diamond

owned hospital, will offer state-of-the-art medicine in a

using an exact mathematical formula,

In addition to the NICU, the hospi-

world-class facility with 40 beds, including family suites

which produces diamonds of unparal-

tal’s tower also houses a 28-bed on-

as well as 12 fully integrated operating suites.

leled beauty. Lazare was the first to

cology and surgical inpatient unit for

laser-inscribe diamonds and to brand

young adults, a 28-bed post-partum

its uniquely brilliant stones.

unit and a pediatric unit.

Forest Park Medical Center, a physician-owned hospital system, currently operates three state-of-the-art medical facilities in North Texas with new locations opening soon in Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio. For more information, visit the medical center’s website at www.forestparkmc.com

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Carranza will help shoppers create the perfect engagement ring, find unique jewelry pieces or discuss custom options.

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By BONNY OSTERHAGE

Photography by JOSH HUSKIN

Nonprofit CEOs:

Doing What They LOVE LOVING Ministering to gang members. Taking in children who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused. Leveling the playing field for children born into extreme poverty. These are just a few of the responsibilities and challenges faced by nonprofit CEOs Angie Mock and Gloria Kelly and Major Tracey Czajkowski, Salvation Army associate area commander. These three women spend their days fighting to create a positive impact in situations where many others have thrown in the towel. Why do they do it? Because they all share a passion that takes their roles in their respective organizations from simply “occupation” to “way of life.”

Angie Mock, CEO Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio

in San Antonio do not. I want to put those kids on a level playing field.”

Sometimes it takes a wake-up call to find your true voca-

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio have seven core

tion. Business owner Angie Mock received that call when her

branches and are in 43 schools. The organization currently

now 11-year-old twins were born extremely prematurely.

boasts more than 8,000 members (children ages 6 to 18).

“After going through something so traumatic, I knew I would

That’s up from 5,400 members in 2011. During the school

end up doing something to help others,” says Mock. “I felt it

year approximately 4,000 of those members can be found

was a calling.” Mock, who was born and raised in Tennessee, moved to

attending a Boys and Girls Clubs facility. “Even with that growth, we are still just scratching the surface,” says Mock.

Texas with her husband and babies when the twins were

Since taking over as CEO, Mock is doing her part to dig

just 18 months old. After serving on local boards and vol-

deeper. One change she has implemented is to follow the na-

unteering with various nonprofit organizations, she was

tional organization’s Formula For Impact at the local level. The

working as a local business consultant before being offered

formula is focused on three things that address the entire

the role of CEO with Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio

child: academic success, character and good citizenship and

almost three years ago. It was just the opportunity she had

a healthy lifestyle. “Basically, we have gone from being out-

been waiting for, and she jumped into the role with a con-

come intended to outcome driven,” she explains. “We are now

tagious enthusiasm.

clearly measuring how we are doing in those three areas.”

“Kids can’t help the circumstances that they are born

Mock is also focusing more on the daily attendance num-

into,” she explains. “Some hit the lottery, but far too many

bers. Studies have shown that children who attend the pro-

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gram three or more days a week have more successful outcomes than those who attend fewer than three days. In fact, 99 percent of Boys and Girls Clubs members were promoted to the next grade level on time or graduated on time. As impressive as that figure is, Mock wants more. She says that the biggest challenge she faces is how to continually raise the bar higher and set higher expectations on the desired outcomes and how to deliver them. She has taken steps such as installing vending machines with healthy snack options and adding new programs, including a partnership with the San Antonio Ballet, which was inspired by her own daughter’s love of dance. In what she deems a “Steve Jobs mentality,” Mock has made a concerted effort to surround herself with what she calls an “amazing” staff. “The best advice I ever received was to surround myself with the smartest and most passionate people you can find,” she says. “That’s what I’ve been doing for the past two years.” Her own passion for her work has created another challenge for Mock: balancing her home and work life. She manages this by trying to make sure she rotates both roles equally, and the twins often come to work with mom in the summer to play or attend field trips. It’s all part of her desire to make the world a better place for all children, including her own. “To go out of this world saying that I helped kids who wouldn’t have had the same opportunities otherwise, and to be a great mother and wife is really all I need,” she says. “That’s a powerful thing.”

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“Every child here has a story, and it is our job to find it and help them to start healing.”

Gloria Kelly, CEO, Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives (RMYA) Imagine a 16-year-old hydrocephalic boy being locked in a basement and denied his medication for days on end. Picture a little girl whose father forced her to kneel on uncooked grains of rice for hours as a form of punishment. These are just a couple of the horror stories that Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives CEO Gloria Kelly hears on a daily basis. “Every child here has a story, and it is our job to find it and help them to start healing,” says the San Antonio native. Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives has been helping children like these start the healing process since 1976, and Kelly has been a part of that process for the past 31 years. She began as the business manager before being named executive director in 1994 following the death of founder Roy Maas. She now serves as the organization’s CEO and has been recognized for her impact on the community with several honors and awards, including the prestigious Nonprofit Leader of the Year Award from the San Antonio Business Journal. Kelly says that she doesn’t do it for the recognition, however; she does it for the children in the spirit of founder Roy Maas. “I am blessed to have a job where every day I can make a difference in the life of a child,” she says. Over the course of her 31-year career, Kelly has watched RMYA grow into a multifunctional entity capable of helping children with a variety of needs. In San Antonio, facilities include counseling and administrative offices, a thrift shop, Turning Point housing for children who have aged out of the Foster Care program and, of course, the 24-hour emergency shelter known simply as The Bridge. “The Bridge was the first program established,” explains Kelly. “When the children come in here, they know they are somewhere safe, and they want to stay.” Children are typically housed at The Bridge for a two-week period, but in those two weeks, amazing things can happen.

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“We have kids who come by here all the time and tell us that they were brought to The Bridge 10, 15 or even 20 years ago and that they just wanted to say

Major Tracey Czajkowski, Associate Area Commander, the Salvation Army

‘thank you,’” says Kelly. In fact, two former residents of Major Tracey Czajkowski is a self-described “people person” who “loves helpThe Bridge volunteer their time to take care of the oring others.” One can only assume that’s what drove this petite blond to march ganization that took care of them. One 46-year-old into the apartment of a local gang member to fetch a teen who was supposed to male volunteers in the thrift shop, while another has be attending Bible study. “I never dreamed I’d be ministering to kids in gangs,” cooked a Thanksgiving dinner for The Bridge residents says Czajkowski. “But I started hosting a Bible study in my own home for them.” for the past 10 years. “Those two weeks really make an Not many women would take on that challenge, but then after speaking with impact on them,” says Kelly. Czajkowski for a few minutes, you realize she isn’t like many women. This dynamic In 1986, the Meadowland Campus in Boerne was major joined her husband in working with the Salvation Army in 1996 when she established with long-term residential care facilities for said she felt that God was calling her to the ministry. After becoming ordained both boys and girls. Six years ago, a charter school was and commissioned, she worked at the El Paso office before receiving her appointadded on campus, and it now serves grades one ment to San Antonio in 2012. through 12. The Salvation Army is located in 127 countries around the world and, alWhile the evolution of RMYA has been positive, as though not part of the military, it does follow a military structure. It comprises with any business, expansion comes with a price. Kelly many different ministries and programs, as well as hospitals, churches and shelsays one of the biggest challenges in her role is making ters. Czajkowski points out that the Emergency Shelter is one of the few emersure that there is enough money to meet growing gency facilities that keeps the entire family unit together. “Being in need of an needs. “The state pays only about 75 percent of what emergency shelter is stressful enough already without splitting a family up,” it takes to care for one child,” she explains, adding that she explains. one of her goals is to be able to increase the pay for Here in San Antonio, the emergency shelter averages 100 people per night. the people who work day in and day out with the chilThe average age of those people? Seven to 12 years old. The families live at the dren. “Theirs is a labor of love,” she says. “Our staff can shelter and establish a routine while trying to get back on their feet. Helping these get hit, spit on, cursed at, and yet they still show up families in that endeavor is a major component of the Salvation Army’s mission. the next day. They are my heroes.” Members work to help these people find employment and move into individual When she isn’t devoting her days to making the apartments through the Village Program, and then to an actual house through a world a better place for the children of RMYA, Kelly is program called Scattered Sites. The goal is to make these families functioning devoted to her family. Her husband (and high school and productive members of society who can take care of themselves. sweetheart), Bart, is a counselor at RMYA, and they “We don’t want to do a hand-out program, we want to give a hand-up,” says have a daughter, Whitney, and a new granddaughter, Czajkowski. Penny. Family dinners are a part of life, and when she Other programs include adult rehabilitation centers, men’s shelters, senior isn’t in the kitchen, you can find Kelly curled up with a programs, a women’s auxiliary and the familiar Red Kettle and Angel Tree progood book, preferably one with a happy ending. grams that take place during the holidays. The program of which Czajkowski is “If I want to read something sad, I can just look at most fond, however, is the Shoe-In. This program provides brand-new shoes to our case files,” says this dedicated CEO. “Personally, I children in the community, including those served by the Salvation Army. Last believe in happy endings.” year, approximately 3,035 children benefited from the Shoe-In. “The Shoe-In is my favorite program,” says Czajkowski enthusiastically. “It reminds me of being a kid on Christmas morning.” While there is not an area that Czajkowski has not worked in or will not serve, the one that she says touches her heart the most is Disaster Duty. She helped reunite parents with their daughter and new grandbaby in Baton Rouge during Hurricane Katrina, and following the shooting at Ft. Hood, Czajkowski went to the site to minister to those affected. “It felt good to be able to offer help to these people who were hurting,” she says. Czajkowski, who will receive a degree in Christian counseling in May of 2014, says she loves people and being able to help them in their times of need. “I enjoy the counseling part and helping people through their issues in life,” she says. “We all have them.” In her own life, Czajkowski is not only a wife but also a mother and a grandmother who is learning to play golf in her down time. Her work is her passion, however, and even challenges such as meeting the financial obligations necessary to run all of the organization’s many programs cannot deter her from her path. “This job is me; it’s in my blood,” she says with conviction. “It’s part of what I do and who I am.”

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By JASMINA WELLINGHOFF, Senior Writer

Photography by JOSH HUSKIN

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hen Marisela Villareal, 46, discovered a lump in her breast in 2010, she lost no time getting to a doctor. Several members of her family had died of cancer,

including her mother and two brothers. She was relieved to hear that

her lump was benign, but a year later it was still there and causing

pain. After a mammogram, the radiologist told her he had seen

“something” and wanted her to have a sonogram as well. But her regular doctor didn’t seem to be concerned. He said cancer didn’t hurt. “The same thing happened this year,” she notes. “If there’s something I fear in this world, it’s cancer, so I took it upon myself to go to the Internet to find specialized treatment. I typed in ‘breast cancer clinic,’ and one entry was the Aurora Breast Center in San An-

It’s the only such instrument in San Antonio. Not only is the imaging

tonio. I clicked on that and started reading, and I told myself ‘I need

resolution much higher than in mammography, but the MRI provides

to get there.’”

3-D images of the breasts, the chest wall and the lymph nodes for a

And she did. In fact, that’s where I have the opportunity to meet

complete picture of surrounding tissues. “It saves lives,” she notes.

her on a late October afternoon just after she has been examined by

“This MRI represents what I want to do for the community. It’s an in-

the clinic’s founder and medical director Dr. Jui-Lien “Lillian” Chou.

vestment in the health of the community.”

Though the doctor did not feel the lump during the physical exami-

Despite successes in breast cancer prevention and treatment, there

nation, she will not render a diagnosis until Villareal undergoes an MRI

are still more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the

scan. Still, she is reassuring. “You can tell your children that if there’s

United States and some 40,000 deaths. Since mammography became

a problem, it will be a small one,” says the petite, friendly physician.

widely available, the death rate has been reduced by about 20 percent,

Before leaving the clinic, Villareal says she already feels like she’s

says Dr. Chou, but “we want it to be at least 80 percent.” That’s where

come to the right place.

the dedicated MRI could be helpful. It can detect much smaller abnor-

Another frightened patient gets even better news. This woman

malities than what is typically picked up by a mammogram, and it’s

traveled from Mexico City to be checked after she had found a lump

especially indicated for women with dense breast tissue. Other women

under her left arm. The doctor invites all of us — the patient, her friend

who could benefit from it are patients whose physical examination and

and me, the journalist — into a darkened room to view the patient’s

mammogram do not point in the same direction and individuals with

MRI. “See, it’s beautiful, no cancer,” she announces, looking at the

a number of risk factors, especially if they are over 50 and have a per-

image on the screen where no white spots can be seen. “So, what’s

sonal or family history of breast, ovarian or colon cancer.

the lump under her arm?” I ask. “Fat,” is the doctor’s short answer. We all smile.

“Breast density awareness is important,” states the doctor. “Your physician gets the radiology report but rarely sees the actual mam-

The MRI in question is no ordinary whole-body scanner. It’s an Au-

mogram. The density is not disclosed in that report, and yet dense

rora Dedicated Breast MRI System, developed by Aurora Imaging

tissue can hide abnormalities, so a mammogram could be useless, but

Technology and Dr. Steve Harms, a well-known physician/scientist in

no one tells the patient. That’s one reason mammograms and sono-

the field of magnetic resonance imaging. Early in his career, Harms

grams detect only 70 percent of tumors; MRI detects 97 percent.”

worked with Paul Lauterbur, Ph.D., who won the Nobel Prize for the

(See sidebar on Henda’s Law.)

development of MRI. Dr. Chou decided to purchase the $1.2 million

Dr. Chou opened her first breast center in 2001 in Lubbock —

machine in 2007 after carefully researching available diagnostic op-

called Wellness Lubbock — and expanded into San Antonio in 2009.

tions and following her own bout with cancer (more about that later).

As a radiation oncologist, she treats all cancers, not just breast tumors,

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PROFILE Left, Dr. Chou with her husband, Dr. Peter Ming-Tao Ho, and their daughter, Julia Ho, who attends Washington University, St. Louis. Below, Dr. Chou confers with two of her colleagues: radiologic technologist Mitzi Stewart and Dr. David Mangold, breast surgeon.

1989 settled in Lubbock, where he joined the Texas Tech Ophthalmology Department and completed his residency. He has been in private practice ever since. Life was good, and Dr. Chou felt that as a physician she was doing the best possible job for her patients. Already thinking in terms of comprehensive care, she made sure that her first clinic had the best diagnostic tools available at the time, and she followed her own adwith a range of therapies and provides a vari-

on resettling in the States, and her baby

vice by getting both a mammogram and a

ety of scanning modalities in addition to the

needed more attention than a busy medical

sonogram every December. So when she felt a

breast MRI. In fact, the Aurora consists of three

resident could give her.

painful spot on her breast in September 2004,

“centers”: Cancer Center, Imaging Center and

“I wanted to do more and learn more,” says

only months after her last mammogram, she

the Breast Center. The clinic is also known for

Dr. Chou. “Taiwan’s a bit rigid, and the profes-

was shocked. There was no history of the dis-

following up on patients after the conclusion

sion is dominated by a hierarchy of male doc-

ease in her family, she was not a smoker, and

of active treatment. “I saw a need for a contin-

tors from established families. Also, it’s too

she followed a healthy lifestyle. “It was such a

uum of care,” says the founder, “from screening

small, and I was concerned about China’s

shock that I cried for two weeks,” she admits.

and diagnosis through treatment and follow-

threats to take over Taiwan. I was serious

Worse, the pathology report indicated that the

up, all under one roof.”

about what I wanted to do. I guess I am not a

cancer might be aggressive and in multiple

Dr. Chou commutes between Lubbock and

traditional wife,” she concludes with a chuckle.

sites. No MRI was available to her back then to

San Antonio, but associate physicians and a

Fortunately, Dr. Ho changed his mind, and

provide a more accurate picture of her breast,

Angelia

the family was reunited in Texas. Two more

so she opted for a mastectomy, followed by

Berkowitz, are always on the premises. In addi-

children were born in the U.S. as the Hos in

months of chemotherapy.

Ph.D.-level

nurse

practitioner,

tion, three radiologists, including Harms, serve as consultants. Other qualified physicians can also practice at the Aurora — and use its hightech equipment — because the facility is “an open-staffed center,” explains Dr. Chou.

SHE, TOO, IS A CANCER SURVIVOR Born in a small rural community in Taiwan, young Jui-Lien decided early on to pursue medicine as a career. She received her medical degree from the College of Medicine at the National Taiwan University in 1980 and later came to the United States, where she specialized in radiation oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Before the move, she had already married fellow physician Dr. Peter M.T. Ho and had her first baby, but they did not accompany her here. For one thing, her husband wasn’t sold

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And that was not the end of her ordeal. In 2005, as she was hearing more about MRI

HENDA’s LAW

technology, she decided to have a breast MRI/ whole-body scan (as the specialized breast instrument had not yet hit the market). To her horror, a tumor showed up in her remaining breast. Neither the mammogram nor the sonogram had picked it up. “I was totally worn out from the chemo, and I found myself facing another cancer,” she recalls. “This time I was devastated.” Though she underwent a second mastectomy, that tumor was later revealed to be benign. “You can see why I am so pro-MRI, espe-

Dense breast tissue may make it difficult to detect abnormalities on a mammogram. The new Henda’s Law requires all mammography facilities in Texas to post the statement below. If your mammogram demonstrates that you have dense breast tissue, which could hide abnormalities, and you have other risk factors for breast cancer that have been identified, you might benefit from supplemental screening tests that may be suggested by your ordering physician. Dense breast tissue, in and of itself, is a relatively common condition. Therefore, this information is not provided to cause undue concern, but rather to raise your awareness and to promote discussion with your physician regarding the presence of other risk factors, in addition to dense breast tissue. A report of your mammogram results will be sent to you and your physician. You should contact your physician if you have any questions or concerns regarding the report.

cially pro-Aurora system,” says the doctor. In and provides sun exposure.”

retrospect, she thinks her mastectomies could

and five siblings in growing their own food,

have been avoided had the more advanced

so she has transplanted the idea to a 250-

Asked what she is looking forward to, the

imaging tool been available. Spurred by her

acre farm in Lubbock, which grows organic

doctor hardly hesitates: “Being a cancer sur-

own experience, she redoubled her efforts to

produce to sell to the community and serve

vivor, you live a day at a time. I am only re-

offer patients early detection and compas-

as an educational environment for children

sponsible for today. It’s important to focus

sionate care. And that includes survivors. The

and adults who want to learn about urban

on what’s important. God gave me this op-

Aurora Foundation, a part of the Ho-Chou

agriculture. “You are what you eat,” she says.

portunity to be a cancer doctor, and I con-

Family Foundation, is a nonprofit organization

“People think they have to go to Timbuktu to

sider it fortunate that I had breast cancer

she founded to support and improve the qual-

plant a garden, but you can do a lot in your

because I might not have been as passionate

ity of life of cancer survivors.

yard — plant four or five trees, and you’ll have

about breast cancer care as I am now, and I

Dr. Chou is also a great believer in healthy

fresh fruit for your family, not to mention that

might not have acquired the (specialized)

eating. As a child she used to join her father

working outdoors is fun, fights depression

MRI that helps so many people.”

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Photography by AL RENDON

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HILL COUNTRY HOLIDAY HOME Reflecting the German heritage of stone and millwork

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redericksburg has long been recognized as a fun weekend destination for San Antonians. Great food, art and Hill Country beauty draw people year round. With the advent of new residential developments, such as Boot Ranch just north of the city, many people are finding the area a wonderful place to live.

One San Antonio couple discovered the natural beauty of Boot Ranch and decided

to build a second home there. Their estate lot sits at the top of a hill, bordering the private golf course, and has an amazing unobstructed view of the Texas Hill Country. “We built this home as a retreat,” the homeowner says. “We needed lots of space for entertaining because this is where we spend our family holidays. Our son, his family, nieces and their children, in-laws and close friends — they all come for these special occasions. We built the house with them in mind.” Courtney Walker of Courtney & Company Interior Design helped the homeowner with the design. The two have been best friends for years and have decorated several homes over the years. San Antonio builder James Seiter and award-winning architect Don McDonald rounded out the team that built this fabulous home. The team met at the site every two weeks for months to discuss the floor plans, look at the natural lighting at different times of the day and share ideas. It took three years to complete the house, but the team enjoyed every minute of the project. The house is tailored to the homeowners’ love of cooking, entertaining and the great outdoors. The Romanesque Revival-style homestead was inspired by the stone and millwork of the German homes and businesses in the Fredericksburg area.

This retreat for a San Antonio couple in the Boot Ranch development near Fredericksburg takes its cues from the homes built by German settlers in the 1800s. Stone for the Romanesque Revival home was quarried locally. The lot, near the golf course, offers unobstructed views of the Texas Hill Country.

The team wanted the house to meld into the landscape and chose locally quarried stone for the home’s exterior.

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COMPOUND HOME

so this circular room resembles a silo tower.

Those two table lamps were once old Chi-

The home is actually a compound of

Natural lighting over the sink leads the eye

nese print rollers. If we could reuse materi-

three living areas linked by loggias or paths.

up above tall windows to the impressive

als, that’s what we did.”

From a gravel courtyard, the front door

conical lapped-board ceiling. In its former

The massive dining table seats at least

opens into a small foyer that offers a taste

life, the carved stone sink was an old Chi-

12 people. It was originally a single pedestal

of the treasures inside. The iron chandelier

nese watering trough. The light fixture is of

table that seated eight. Because of the

is an antique from Leon, Spain. The chair

verdigris and came from a Dallas antique

need to accommodate more people, Walker

and daybed beneath the staircase came

store. Storage is provided by a set of an-

had another table made to match the an-

from South America, and the occasional

tique file cabinets, perhaps once the prop-

tique. Chandeliers by Niermann Weeks pro-

table is Chinese. “The staircase is a work of

erty of a lawyer. A tin water tank filled with

vide lighting.

art in itself,” says Walker. “Byron Bueche of

straw holds rolls of toilet paper.

hasn’t a nail in it.” Library shelves line the wall alongside

On the east side of the room, a wall of French doors provides a view of the valley

San Marcos built it. It’s built from ash and

MAIN HALL REPURPOSES MATERIALS

below. On the west side, the kitchen is flanked by a butler's pantry and breakfast room.

the bookcase. To provide more lighting for

To the left of the staircase is the large

The homeowner is a well-known San An-

the two-story space, Walker custom-made

main hall, whose mortised wood columns

tonio cook who gave lessons in her home

sconces by hollowing out several books and

and beams recall the homes of the Ger-

for many years. She copied her San Antonio

stowing the electrical parts within the cov-

mans who lived in this area. The floor is re-

kitchen in this home so she could give les-

ers. “That’s just one example of the whimsy

claimed wood from old Pennsylvania barns,

sons at Boot Ranch.

Courtney brings to design,” the homeowner

and the timbers came from warehouses in

says. The riding boot affixed to the wall at

the Carolinas.

the bottom of the staircase is another. It’s a part of an old English bootmaker’s sign that Walker polished up and gave the homeowner as a housewarming present.

“We used as many reclaimed materials in this house as we could,” Walker says.

Central to the kitchen is a 13-foot narrow stainless steel island. A six-burner gas cooktop is located in the center, across from a large sink and the Sub-Zero refrigerator. An-

The furniture is a prime example, the

other sink is located in the counter on the far

homeowner’s husband says. “The chairs

side of the kitchen. “We designed this kitchen

The powder room is an amazing piece of

came from our lake house, and this table

so I don’t have to walk a lot,” the homeowner

architecture. The homeowners wanted to

came from my home at Greenwood Farms.

says. “This arrangement lets me teach 20

stay true to the German farmhouse theme,

The sofa table was our daughter-in-law’s.

people or entertain a crowd. The materials

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The comfortable living area is furnished with pieces from the homeowners' other residences. The chandelier is from Niermann Weeks. Opposite, the kitchen is arranged so that the homeowner can give cooking lessons to as many as 20 people. The space also accommodates crowds for holiday gatherings.

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are easy clean; the cabinets are painted beech wood, and the countertops are granite.” The butler’s pantry accommodates overflow and can serve as a bar during parties. A 10-foot pharmacy table runs down the center of the room, providing storage for wine, liquor and accoutrements. The pantry contains a large sink and tall windows looking out over the hillside, a full-size refrigerator, a wine refrigerator and another dishwasher. A golf ball collection contains a ball from every 18-hole course the homeowner has ever played. The far side of the pantry holds built-in cabinets for office equipment. A special piece of chain art hangs from the ceiling. “That’s made from every breakfast taco wrapper James ate while building the house!” laughs the homeowner’s husband. “It was a lot longer, but our dog ate some of it.”

SWEET SPACE FOR GUESTS

jacks hangs in the corner, just waiting for a

Several guest suites are located upstairs.

giant ball to come bouncing through. A col-

One has its own exterior staircase for privacy.

orful primitive painting of people on their way

Each suite has its own private bath and

to a festival hangs nearby; it was painted by a

mounted flat-screen television. Each room

bartender in San Miguel.

contains some special detail. The headboard in one room is built into the wall and has floating

THIS IS A BARN?

bedside tables. The elegant crewel bedspread

Out back is the barn. The bottom floor is

is from India. In another room, the beautiful

a traditional garage; the upstairs is a beautiful

bed coverings were once dining room curtains

guesthouse. “This space is a marriage of the

that were saved and repurposed.

homeowners’ history together,” Walker says.

The playroom is a practical space with bunk beds for the grandchildren. A child-sized

“It contains so many things they’ve collected during their 46 years of marriage.”

antique table and chairs provide room for cre-

A steep set of stairs leads to a landing

ative endeavors. A set of colorful oversized

with a bedroom on either side. A large middle

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Meals can be enjoyed indoors or outside. At top, a small breakfast room; below, the dining area adjoining the living room.The table, which can seat 12, was originally a single pedestal table; another was built to match it.


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SA AT HOME At left, one of the guest suites, each of which has its own private bath and mounted flat-screen television. Below, the dining area in the guesthouse located in the barn. The adjacent living room is where visiting kids can congregate away from the adults.

room serves as a dining hall, with a small powder room to the left and a galley kitchen to the right. Windows let in natural light. Because old German homes didn’t have built-in closets, Seiter built large armoires to hold bedding and other items. In one corner of the dining hall hangs a heavy wooden chain that came from Round Top. “It’s carved from a single piece of wood,” the homeowner says. Beyond the dining room is a comfortable living room furnished with a large leather sectional, built-in shelving and a large flat-screen television. “This is a good place for all the kids to hang out and get away from the adults,” the homeowner says. “They can make all the noise they want up here, and it won’t bother us at all.”

The central room of the suite is the dressing room. Marble countertops against the wall feature double lavatories. Borrowing an idea from

MASTER SUITE OFFERS ROOM WITH A VIEW The master suite is a separate small house, accessed via a breezeway from the main house. This cottage was the first piece of construc-

the kitchen, the homeowner added a dressing room island that serves as a makeup station. The walk-in closet offers plenty of room to store clothes and bedding.

tion completed on the property, and it was built so the homeowners had a place to stay when they drove up to view the project’s progress.

THREE YEARS OF DEDICATION

The front door opens into a comfortable living area furnished with

This Boot Ranch home took three years to complete. Few home-

a couch, chairs and a television. A small sink and microwave serve as

owners would be so patient. “This was a labor of love from the begin-

a minikitchen. Beyond the living room is the large master bedroom,

ning,” the homeowner says. “We had great fun doing it. We were

with a majestic view of the golf course and valley through two walls

blessed with a beautiful site to build on and an architect and builder

of windows.

who understood our vision and became our friends in the process.

The master bath is a suite of rooms. The wet room contains the tub

Courtney knew how to use and repurpose our treasures from our other

and separate walk-in shower. The half-walls are of limestone quarried

homes. We didn’t discard our history when we moved here; we brought

near Fredericksburg. Wooden windows are set at 6-foot height to pro-

it with us.”

vide privacy and natural light.

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CANCER CENTER COUNCIL PARTNERS SHOPPING CARD RECEPTION 1. Anne Gamboa, Anne Campbell and Suzanne Baur 

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2. Katherine Howe-Frilot, Terri Millmeyer

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ECUMENICAL CENTER FOR RELIGION AND HEALTH ART HEALS HEARTS EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION

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4. Beverly Purcell-Guerra, Marti Raba and Sara Kliewer 5. Mary Beth Fisk with Pat and Kelley Frost 6. Mark and Lori Wright with Don Anderson

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EVA’S HEROES PrESENTS CELEBRITY CASINO NIGHT 1. Edy Ganem, Christiane Perkins-Garcia,

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Eva Longoria and Judy Reyes

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2. Sarah Forgany and Mat Garcia 3. Christiane Perkins and Rene Garcia

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4. Dr. Huw Thomas, Dr. Adriana Segura, Dr. Maria Cervantes and Antonio Piña 5. Robert Dominique and Harriet Martin with Barbara and Michael Gentry 6. Emily Watters with Mark and Kristy Riniker (holding son Aden), Nupur Agrawal, Anna Haring and Colleen Myers

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CREATE-A-CANDLE tm "Home of the 3-minute candle" features on-site candle making and wax chips for your simmering pots. Whether attending a candle party or recycling your old candle containers, CREATE-A-CANDLE is destined to become your new source for candles in San Antonio.

Create-A-Candle (210) 404-9100

555 W. Bitters road

www.create-a-candle.com

Back Alley Antiques The Elegant Peacock Repurposing unique left-behinds into unusual and elegant gifts as well as new items and vintage collectibles. Come in and see our Adopt a Toy section. You'll find a large selection of leftbehinds as well as ready-to-be-adopted.

The Elegant Peacock (210) 492-4494

555 W. Bitters road

theelegantpeacock@hotmail.com

4000-square-foot showroom filled with an eclectic mix of American, French, Industrial antiques, quilts, jewelry, grand pianos, Life magazines, records and first edition books. We will help you find that perfect addition for your home or gift for someone special!

Back Alley Antiques (210) 494-5902

555 W. Bitters road


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Many Hands Gallery tm MANY HANDS GALLERY features one-of-akind items made in Texas by Texas artists. From contemporary fine art to everyday-use ceramics you will find special gifts for those special people. Jewelry, sculpture, wood turning, photography and batik art are just a few of the treasures you will find at MANY HANDS GALLERY.

Originals Jewelry, Beads & Gifts With two stores, Originals is a true gem. A place to buy hand-crafted Navajo and artisan jewelry, beads, stones, crystals, minerals and tools. Come take a class and discover the joy of creating handmade jewelry.

Many Hands Gallery (210) 391-1959

555 W. Bitters road

Originals Jewelry, Beads & Gifts 555 W. Bitters road, #108

(210) 490-7625

418 Villita, Bldg.7 La Villita

(210) 226.7625

Total Harmony Yoga Give yourself or someone you care about the gift of peace, relaxation, and wellness this holiday season. Give the gift of Yoga! Visit our website for more information and current class specials.

Total Harmony Yoga

Uptown Gypsy

(210) 748-8247

Whether you are looking for an eclectic outfit for yourself or a unique and hard-to-find gift for that someone special, Uptown Gypsy is your one-stop shop! Uptown Gypsy is a fun, sexy, artistic boutique located at The Alley on Bitters.

555 W. Bitters road

www.totalharmonyyoga.com totalharmonyyoga@gmail.com

Uptown Gypsy (210) 978-6546

555 W. Bitters road #106

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Peñaloza & Sons Whether it's ruby, rubellite or rhodolite, celebrate RED, the accent color of the decade. Experience fine jewelry in diamonds and all the colors of the rainbow. For the holidays and everyday it's PEÑALOZA & SONS.

Peñaloza & Sons (210) 340-3536

2001 N.W. Military Hwy.

www.penalozaandsons.com

Grand Monaco Grand Marnier raspberry peach and Chandon sparkling brut combined with fresh raspberries make for an elegant aperitif and are conveniently packaged and priced together. Choose from this or 17 other Cocktail Combo Packs – great for gifting or grabbing on the go. $44.99. Chandon Sparkling Brut, 750ml, 13% abv Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach, 750ml, 40 proof

Twin Liquors

TwinLiquors.com

9 locations throughout San Antonio

INCA Boutique The most un-ordinary and one-of-a-kind women's fashions. Whether you need a skirt and blouse, a belt, or any sort of smart accessory to complete your wardrobe, enjoy relaxed, intelligent shopping at Inca Boutique. All items 25 percent off.

Inca Boutique (210) 599-2904

2015 Northeast Loop 410

ACEQUIA® Bath and Body All-natural bodycare, handcrafted with nature's soothing oils, emollient-rich botanicals and blissful butters to nurture healthy, happy skin. Artisan-made in San Antonio. Available locally at Central Market, Sloan/Hall, Kathleen Sommers, Wild Birds Unlimited, and at fine retailers across Texas.

Unique Jewelry made in Texas Exclusively for the Native-Born Texan. There is something special about being born a Texan. Texas is steeped in a unique history, beautiful geography and exceptional citizens. For those who can prove they were born in this great state, there is a way to show your pride every day. Custom Jewelry created by Texans and made in Texas for Texas! Custom Texas golf hats coming soon.

Natives of the Republic rena@Nativesoftherepublic.com www.Nativesoftherepublic.com

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Javelina Harley Harley-Davidson leather jackets are more than just for safety, they're a great way to keep warm and look great doing it. It's the perfect gift for your Harley enthusiast.

Javelina Harley (830) 755-5202

29078 Interstate 10 W  Boerne, TX 78006

www.javelinaharley.com

Salado Creek Boutique @ Los Patios Draftmark Home Tap System Draftmark is an affordable, simple and low-maintenance tap system that puts beer fans in complete control of their draught beer experiences at home, from choosing the style of beer to pulling their very own tap handle. Costs approximately $49 for system, $14 for each one-gallon refill. Available throughout San Antonio.

Imagine a place as beautiful as Los Patios, then imagine that beauty and serenity inside a boutique of ladies fashions, leather goods, jewelry, and unique gifts. Soothing music, friendly people, comfortable surroundings. Your view of shopping will be changed forever.

Salado Creek Boutique @ Los Patios (210) 590-4844

2015 NE Loop 410

www.saladocreekboutique.com

Draftmark Home Tap System

Draftmark.com www.facebook.com/Draftmark 1-877-97-DRAFT

Creations by Jeanna Parrish & Company Give him a gift he’ll never forget – the Big Green Egg all-in-one oven, grill and smoker. This is the only outdoor cooker he will ever need and it is a gift the entire family will enjoy for a lifetime!

Parrish & Company (830) 980-9595

26995 Hwy 281 N.

www.parrishandcompany.com

You deserve unique handcrafted jewelry. Creations by Jeanna designs handmade jewelry with quality materials, natural gemstones, crystals and pearls. Request a custom order for that special outfit or occasion. Specializing in one-of-a-kind bridal creations.

Creations by Jeanna CreationsbyJeanna.Etsy.com www.facebook.com/CreationsbyJeanna

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Sushi Zushi

Ranger Creek Whiskey Give the gift of Texas whiskey this holiday season. Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling handcrafts two premium sipping whiskies right here in San Antonio. Purchase them straight from the distillery for $29/bottle on Saturdays between 2:00 and 5:00 or at your favorite local liquor store.

Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

New! Send a Sushi Zushi e-Gift Card instantly via sushizushi.com/egift or purchase at any of 8 Sushi Zushi restaurants in Texas. Share the Joy! Make your Holiday parties easy with Sushi Zushi Party Platters!

Sushi Zushi

8 Locations in Texas: San Antonio: Lincoln Heights, Colonnade, Stone Oak and Downtown. Austin: 5th Street or The Domain. DFW: West Village in Dallas or Southlake Town Square.

www.sushizushi.com/egift

www.drinkrangercreek.com (210) 775-2099

South Texas Saddlery Gifts for office, travel and field. All handmade, one stitch at a time, right here in Texas using durable soft all-leather construction. Complimentary onsite personalization.

South Texas Saddlery (210) 824-8800

6450 N. New Braunfels

www.southtexassaddlery.com

Lipo Laser of San Antonio Wrap up your Christmas shopping early! With our Body Contour Wrap Holiday Special, maximize inch loss (4 - 14" guaranteed!), reduce embarrassing cellulite while detoxifying the tissue—all in one hour! $99 for 3 Gift Wrap Certificates, regularly $85 each-OR- 6 for $198 and get a Complimentary Wrap for yourself!!

LipoLaser of San Antonio (210) 201-5476

4865 Fredericksburg rd.

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Scentchips Scentchips are the original fragrance melt. Handcrafted in San Antonio since 1979. Create your own custom blend and choose from an extensive selection of stylish warmers. Wrap up your holiday shopping with the gift that makes scents!

Scentchips

www.scentchips.com

800-4SCENTS (472-3687)


San Antonio

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December 5 Neiman Marcus Akris Punto Styling Event Resort Collection

November 13-16   Andie & Barbara Ming Wang Trunk Show Machine Wash and Dry Knits For Night, Day and Travel  

December 5-6 Julian Gold Miriam Haskell Trunk Show Jewelry

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December 11 Neiman Marcus Mackenzie Childs Event With Creative Director Rebecca Proctor

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November 22-23 Julian Gold Basler Trunk Show Sportswear

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The Beauty of Boerne FOR THE HOLIDAYS OR FOREVER, BOERNE IS BEWITCHING Photography courtesy of Boerne Convention and Visitors Bureau and City of Boerne Parks and Recreation

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WEIHNACHTS Boerne residents and visitors line the streets anticipating the annual holiday parade. This year German town takes on an English air for the “Dickens on Main” festival, when it’s transformed into a Victorian London-like setting.

Charles Dickens never made it to Texas, but if somehow

1800s, and in many ways it still holds tightly to its German traditions

he magically appeared in the little Hill Country town of Boerne during

and roots. However, each year, all along the Hauptstrasse (Boerne’s

the holidays, he would surely feel right at home. Why? Well, for the past 13 years, the good people of Boerne have

German name for Main Street), locals and visitors flock to see the town transformed into a Victorian London-like setting straight from

embraced a rather English tradition — an annual “Dickens on Main”

the pages of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol — a place where the shops,

festival each holiday season, with a tip of the hat to Charles Dickens

sidewalks, streetlamps and store windows are decked in their finest

and his legendary literary characters like Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob

shimmering holiday splendor with broad green garlands, twinkling

Cratchit and Tiny Tim.

white lights, candy-cane stripes and oversized red bows. Horses

Boerne (pronounced “Burr-nee”), a historic hamlet less than 30 miles from San Antonio, was founded by German settlers in the mid-

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Holiday shopping in Boerne? While some shops stay open all weekend, MySanAntonio.com reports that more than 33 percent of shops in Boerne are closed on Mondays. Sundays, too, are never a sure thing, so weekdays may be your best bet for a Boerne shopping trip. Most shops open at 10 a.m. and close by 5 or 6 p.m., and on weekends some extend their hours. Second Saturdays are the best time to shop since almost everything’s open. To avoid crowds, shop Boerne on Tuesdays or Wednesdays to see what new inventory has just arrived.

Rev up your Valentine’s Day Each February the “Valentine’s Day Massacre” motorcycle rally rolls through Boerne. Don’t miss the big ride.

God bless us everyone This year during two weekends (Nov. 23-24 and Nov. 30-Dec. 1), Boerne will

What ever shall we do? For info on where to go, what you’ll find there, and when to shop Boerne, see www.shopboerne.org, vis-

be home to shopping, carriage rides, re-enactments of A Christmas Carol

itboerne.org

scenes, “fire jugglers” and other family-friendly entertainment during the Dick-

Boerne_Texas/Shopping.

ens on Main festivities. They’ll even host a “Weihnachts” night parade on Dec. 1

and

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Visit the Boerne Downtown Merchants’ Association online — they offer coupons for shoppers at

— the only night that snow isn’t in the forecast for Boerne during the festival. www.shopboerne.com.

Let it snow! Yes, that’s right — Santa guarantees snow this year, thanks to the Christmas Shoppe on Main Street, which sponsors the “snow show” each evening on the south end of Main Street during the festival. The snow will begin promptly at

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas Past See Boerne at its best during the 13th Annual Dickens on Main events, to be held this year on Nov. 2324 and Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Visit www.shopboernefirst.com

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A shopper’s paradise Boerne is also a popular place for shopping. With dozens of boutiques, art galleries, clothing stores, antique

Country life, close to the city

stores, consignment malls, home décor shops, kitchen gadget stores and more, Boerne draws shoppers from all

Hugging the northwestern rim of San Antonio, just north of Loop 1604 along

over the state. Most boutiques line Boerne’s Main Street,

Interstate 10, Boerne is a delightful destination, and not just during the holidays.

but even side streets hide little not-to-be missed treas-

All year, the town is an ideal weekend getaway or day-trip destination; and be-

ures. There are also bakeries, fudge shops, wine bars, beer

cause Boerne is so close to San Antonio, it’s becoming more and more popular

gardens, restaurants, cafes and more. During the holiday

as a bedroom community with an easy commute. It’s the perfect place to build

season and all year round, don’t miss the Christmas

a sprawling Hill Country home in areas like Cordillera Ranch and Fair Oaks

Shoppe on Main Street with its vast array of ornaments,

Ranch and provides a good school district for the kids.

lights and decorations.

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TEXAS HILL COUNTRY GUIDE Follow the Art & Wine Trail Besides its eclectic calendar of events, shopping and dining options and its famed getaway lure, Boerne is also proud of its art galleries. To showcase its town’s talent, Boerne offers a popular Second Saturday Art & Wine trail on the second Saturday of each month from 4 until 8 p.m. A free “hop on/hop off” trolley ensures a pleasant ride for shoppers

along

Main

Street, too. Not fond of shopping? Take a nice stroll around this little town anyway: Visit its limestone Episcopal church, the historic Ye Kendall Inn and its Main Plaza Park bandstand — features which give Boerne an appealing Bedford Falls-like small-town touch.

Boerne’s natural beauty There are also many natural wonders to enjoy near Boerne, including the Cave Without a Name, Cascade Caverns, the Kruetzberg Canyon Natural Area, the River Road Park, Cibolo Nature Center, the Kuhlmann-King Historical House, Enchanted Springs Ranch, Joshua Creek Ranch and the Guadalupe River Ranch Resort & Spa. Bicycle around downtown, canoe, kayak or have a picnic on the banks of Cibolo Creek, or ride horseback on a trail ride. With restaurants, day spas, wine bars, cabins and B&Bs, hunting leases and fishing spots, Boerne offers many things to do. Whether you’re heading to Boerne for Dickens on Main, exploring its Second Saturday Art Trail, making a day trip to shop for antiques or relocating there for a lifetime, you’re sure to enjoy Boerne — a place where even a humbug like old Mr. Scrooge would feel welcome.

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HILL COUNTRY WOMEN

By BONNY OSTERHAGE

Photography BY CASEY HOWELL

Boerne Building a Business in

Women Find Their Niche in Hill Country Community

Just a short trip up Interstate 10 can transport you from the urban jungle of downtown San Antonio to the Texas Hill Country charm of Boerne. Settled by German immigrants more than 150 years ago, Boerne has a heritage that is reflected in everything from the shops and restaurants that line the quaint main street to the more than 140 historic structures that grace the cityscape. But don’t let the old-fashioned, small-town feel of this unique city fool you. Alongside the antique dealers and specialty shops are trendy boutiques, fashionable cafes, urban coffee bars and hip wineries. There is no shortage of things to see and do in Boerne, and businesses thrive. The three women featured here have all left a big imprint on the small town that they call home, and they continue to embrace the culture and community that have made them successful.

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“We wanted to create a place where young people could hang out in a safe and healthy environment.”

JULIA GROSSMAN, OWNER, KELANI YOGURT

Nine flavors ranging from tart to sweet are offered daily, and cus-

One of the newest businesses on Boerne’s Main Street, Kelani (for-

tomers can mix and blend their own unique concoctions. All the fla-

merly Kuhl) Yogurt is quite literally one of the coolest places in town.

vors are gluten-free, most are fat-free, and the tart flavors and sorbets

Every afternoon the self-serve shop is packed with kids and families

have the added benefit of being all-natural. Once customers have se-

enjoying healthy and delicious frozen treats in an environment that

lected the flavors, then comes the real fun: choosing from the more

invites them to kick back and stay a while.

than 100 toppings. From granola and fruit to cereal and candy, there

“We wanted to create a place where young people could hang out

is a topping for every taste bud. Grossman says it is really all about

in a safe and healthy environment,” says owner Julia Grossman, herself

balance. “The yogurt provides a healthy alternative, but you can top

the mother of one middle-school and one high-school student. She

it off with something more decadent,” she says.

traveled all over the world as an international business manager be-

Other Kelani favorites include smoothies, shakes and hot and cold

fore marrying and settling with her family in Boerne. She explains that

coffee drinks made with illy coffee. They are created by a friendly

they chose the Hill Country city for its idyllic setting and small-town

staff, which consists mostly of young people in the community. “I feel

values. “After living all over the world, those qualities were very ap-

strongly about serving as a mentor and coach to our youth,” says

pealing to me,” she says.

Grossman of why she prefers to hire the teens. “I can share with them

However, it wasn’t long before the California native noticed the

what owning and running a small business is all about.”

conspicuous absence of a “froyo” shop, something that was a promi-

Part of what it is all about is managing growth. In the less than

nent feature in her home state. “Whenever I went back to California to

three years since its doors opened, Kelani Yogurt has expanded to

visit, I noticed the self-serve yogurt business really taking off,” she says.

include two shops in Kerrville, one in Fredericksburg and one slated

Realizing the potential for such a business in Boerne, Grossman

to open in the Dominion Ridge. In addition, Grossman took over a

secured the Main Street location and set about creating the perfect

Heavenly Yogurt in Spring Branch and is gradually converting it to

“hangout.” Rather than embrace the bold, stark, environment of other

her brand.

trendy yogurt shops, Grossman incorporated her own personal style.

Grossman gives back to the communities in which she opens her

Walls are painted in pink, turquoise and lime green. A living room area

shops by supporting the organizations that are important to her cus-

is outfitted with sofas, comfy chairs and big pillows for lounging and

tomers. Through the “My School is Kuhl” program, Grossman do-

watching the large flat-screen television. “We want people to feel at

nates a portion of sales to a designated area school, and the

home here,” says Grossman of the interior design.

business also supports local teams and youth organizations. “Being

She also wants them to have fun while enjoying a healthy snack. Grossman spares no expense when it comes to offering her customers

able to give back to the community is so important and rewarding to me,” she says.

the highest-quality product. All of the Kelani yogurts have live and

The biggest reward for Grossman, however, comes in the satisfac-

active cultures, exceeding the national recommendations for probi-

tion of providing what she deems a “happy” business. “The best thing

otics by at least 10 percent. “This is not just low-fat ice cream that we

is when people tell me how much they enjoy the yogurt,” she says. “It

are calling yogurt,” she says proudly.

is gratifying to have a business where people come in happy.”

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“We work hard at finding what looks good on our customer because you have to be comfortable in what you wear.”

DEB COLTON, OWNER, TRADITIONS AT THE DEPOT Many women look forward to retirement as a time of rest and relaxation. Not Deb Colton. When this feisty executive retired after 32 years with USAA, she quickly realized that business was in her blood. With limited experience in retail, she and a former business colleague purchased Traditions at the Depot, a Main Street staple in Boerne. Within less than two years, she had transformed the shop into a fashion destination for

that she had to be all the departments at once. “You have to wear so

women who travel from all across the state to let Colton help them look

many different hats while trying to appeal to as many customers as you

their best.

can,” she says. “ You have to keep up with trends and stay in touch with

“I’ve always been interested in fashion,” says the stylish Colton. “I love

customers. Social media helps, but it’s still a challenge.”

putting outfits together and helping ladies look their best.” That love of

Colton has never been one to shy away from challenges. While work-

fashion combined with her business acumen acquired during her years

ing at USAA, this, at the time, single mom put herself through college by

at USAA has helped her create a unique environment where women can

attending night school for eight years. She overcame a diagnosis of

feel comfortable. The large five-room shop is filled with everything from

Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 19 and is a 13-year breast cancer sur-

clothing to shoes, accessories and even home décor and gift items. Her

vivor. It was the latter that inspired her to start the charity tennis tourna-

shop is now the only Brighton store in Boerne, and she carries such high-

ment, Game. Set. Cure, now in its 13th year. The tournament is held in Fair

end lines as Claudia Lobao, Frank Lyman and Finley. “We focus on casual contemporary fashions and try to appeal to a

Oaks Ranch, but is open to all communities. Next to her business, it is the accomplishment of which she is most proud.

wide range of body types,” says Colton, adding that the bulk of her cus-

“The tournament has been a tremendous success,” says Colton, herself

tomers are in their 30s to 40s and beyond. “We work hard at finding what

an avid tennis player. “It has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for

looks good on our customer because you have to be comfortable in what

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

you wear.”

Drawing on her life experiences has given Colton a certain advantage

While going to market and shopping for customers is fun, Colton says

when dealing with her customers. She describes her store as the culmi-

the biggest challenge of owning her own business is juggling all of the

nation of all she has done in her life, and she takes great pride in helping

roles. She explains that in a large corporate environment like USAA, you

women feel good about themselves. “We are a service company, and we

have a vast support system through the various departments. She says

are here for the ladies,” she says. “This is a feel-good industry, and the

that the biggest adjustment for her as a business owner was realizing

biggest reward for me is seeing happy, satisfied customers.”

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"I learned a lot of business principles while working in my family's business from the age of 6 until I was 17."

With their roles firmly in place, the Coyles quickly grew their business to the point where they required more office space. Rather than pay rent to someone else, they purchased a building and leased a portion of it to an insurance company. This led to the development of 4C Property Management, the second company the Coyles founded together. The name BETH COYLE, CEO, COYLE SDA

represents the couple and their twin daughters. Through this company,

At the age of 6, when most little girls want to spend their days jump-

the Coyles purchase and lease properties to professional service tenants.

ing rope, Beth Coyle was happily learning the ropes of her family’s cattle

Often these tenants have either worked together or with the Coyles,

auction business in Bryan. Little did she know at the time that she was

which creates a synergy between them. Since its inception in 1999, 4C

developing all of the necessary skills to become a highly successful and

Property Management has grown into its own thriving entity.

well-respected businesswoman in her own right.

“It’s really all just started because the engineering company needed

Coyle and her husband, Mike, are the founders of Coyle Engineering

more space,” laughs Coyle, adding that they could not have grown into

Inc., a company they began in 1995 and recently sold to Spalding

this second venture without the help of a very strong support team con-

DeDecker Associates Inc. In addition to staying on with the company and

sisting of a CPA, a business adviser and a corporate attorney, to name a

continuing to serve as CEO, Coyle and her husband also own and operate

few. “Anyone even thinking about starting their own business must have

a property management company, and she is the sole proprietor of her

a good team in place. You really can’t do it alone,” she comments.

own photography business. It’s a very full plate for this former head

In between juggling the responsibilities associated with owning and

coach and yearbook advisor at San Antonio Christian School, who would

operating two companies, Coyle found the time to devote to what she

go on to be profiled in Forbes Magazine. But Coyle, who cut her teeth in

calls her true passion: photography. Beth Coyle Photography began in

business, makes it all look easy. “I learned a lot of business principles while working in my family’s

1997 with Coyle shooting family portraits. But like the other businesses, it has evolved over the years and now consists of fine art photos as well

business from the age of 6 until I was 17,” says Coyle, who holds a BA in

as corporate and architectural commissions. Coyle is a member of the

communications from Texas A&M University. One of the things she

Boerne Professional Artists, and her work is featured in the Daily Grind

learned was how to be taken seriously as a woman in a male-dominated

Coffee Shop on Main Street.

industry. Her mother set the tone, having what Coyle describes as the attitude of a “kindly nurse dealing with a mental patient.” Coyle, who admits that it was difficult for her in the beginning, tried to take that same approach. She recalls how, nearly 20 years ago, she re-

“My favorite is the fine art photography,” says Coyle, whose office features some of her work from her travels in Italy. “I like to capture slices of life from all over the world and bring it back to show people how others live.”

ceived her fair share of “honey,” “sweetie” and “darlin’” from the men in

Both the property management company and the photography busi-

the field. “You can’t get offended or riled up,” she says. “You just have to

ness are what Coyle calls “backups.” She and her husband have only

get cheerfully firm with them. It only has to happen one time, and they

three more years left in the terms of the contract with SDA before they

realize that they can’t take advantage of you because you are a woman.”

are free to “retire.” Of course, retirement to this driven businesswoman

Another valuable lesson that Coyle learned at the knees of her par-

doesn’t mean the same thing as it does to most people. In addition to

ents was how to live and work together. She watched her mother and fa-

traveling, attending Spurs and Aggies games, tending to the family’s

ther create harmony by taking on separate roles within the business. That

home with its 31-acres of wildlife management and serving on numerous

is something that Coyle and her husband have emulated. “There has to

boards and committees, Coyle will focus her attention on the other two

be a division of labor, and there has to be respect,” she states. That meant

businesses once retired.

that she left the engineering and technical roles to her husband, while she took care of the financial, business and marketing aspects.

“Another important lesson I learned from my parents is that every business has an end,” she says. “You have to have something to retire to.”

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By RON BECHTOL

Photography JANET ROGERS

The Pearl: A Primer Restaurant Gems Abound

S

an Antonio has never been the

ment, built on the bones of a once-proud

teria Il Sogno — Italian and casual but still

kind of city with concentrations of

brewery. Vision secured as an anchor a

rigorous in its dedication to serious eating.

ethnic restaurants in defined loca-

branch of the prestigious Culinary Institute

Relocation of The Sandbar Fish House and

tions. We have no Little Italy, no Chinatown,

of America. Foresight made sure that there

Market, Le Rêve’s seafood-centered sibling

no Baby Bavaria. Sure, there may be more

was a built-in audience of resident diners.

with its equally impressive dedication to the

Mexican restaurants on the West Side than

And the market did the rest.

likes of skate and scallops, quickly followed.

elsewhere, but enchiladas aren’t constrained

The ripples continue to spread from the

by geography. And, yes, there’s the River

seed that is Pearl, but one thing is already

Walk, but the focus there is as much on the

clear: A new kind of ghetto has emerged,

There are risks in any kind of planned

place as it is on the eclectic food.

one dedicated not to a particular culture

place making, especially with a place as

Immediately, or so it seems in hindsight, Pearl became a dining destination.

Five years ago, no one might have

but to food culture itself. It didn’t hurt that

tightly focused as Pearl. But what might at

thought that this long-established dining

one of Pearl’s first tenants was Andrew

first seem artificial and contrived can take

dynamic was about to change — but

Weissman, a chef who had already upped

on an organic life of its own. Organic in

change it did. And the change was brought

the city’s culinary reputation with his first

every sense is Pearl’s Saturday farmers’

about not by a wave of immigrants bringing

restaurant, French-themed Le Rêve. In

market, both a celebration of ever-changing

their cuisine with them as they fled repres-

abandoning downtown for Pearl, Weissman

local produce (and thus a tacit foundation

sive regimes but by an influx of imagination.

signaled that he was willing to wager on an

for surrounding restaurants) and a savvy

Imagination brought us The Pearl develop-

untested idea, and his first bet was with Os-

way of getting a wider audience involved in

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the evolution of an idea. The development

equation that had emphasized afternoons

of the Pearl Stable building into an event

and evenings. With the opening of NAO,

tenders at Blue Box, Pearl’s only stand-

center was another means of attracting an

the CIA’s Latin-themed restaurant and bar,

alone bar to date, also create new cocktails

otherwise unaware population to the area,

not only did students have a forum for put-

to satisfy an increasingly sophisticated

and that function has generated its own

ting their newly learned skills to the test,

market. You want a bespoke drink featuring

spin-offs.

but the public was given an opportunity to

bourbon? Coming right up. Appropriately

the likes of Pisco sours and more. The bar-

Initially involved as an approved caterer

explore all the cuisines of the Americas in

for a project sprung from a historic brew-

for Stable events, chef Johnny Hernandez,

synch with the students. Upcoming attrac-

ery, beer is the focus at The Granary ‘Cue &

a Hyde Park CIA graduate, decided to put

tions include Spanish-Caribbean in Decem-

Brew, a restaurant and microbrewery fash-

down permanent roots with La Gloria, a

ber, Brazil in late January and Argentina in

ioned from the cottage once the home of

riverbank restaurant pushing the local en-

March, and menus will change accordingly.

Pearl’s cooper. Chef Tim Rattray and his

velope with a version of Mexican street

The drinks menu at NAO’s bar reflects

brewmaster brother Alex have paid appro-

foods, many of which were totally new to

the restaurant’s culinary focus with riffs on

priate homage to history with a menu that

San Antonio. The ‘hood was heating up — and not just with ambitious restaurants. Melissa Guerra’s Tienda de Cocina was one of many early retail outlets contributing to the lively mix at Pearl, but it was no accident that its selection of pots, pans, knives and other cooking implements reinforced the culinary subtext. Meanwhile, the CIA continued to expand its curriculum, moving from the early focus on classic techniques to also embrace the cuisines of Latin America. A coffee shop and bakery opened, drawing attention to the school’s pastry program (think glossy Opera cakes and lapidary fruit tarts) and bringing morning hours into an

Opposite: An interior view of Boiler House restaurant and one of its featured entrees, pan-roasted salmon with creamed spinach and pickled asparagus. This page: Blue Box, Pearl's first stand-alone bar, where you can order a Pimm's Cup, right.

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springs from (but is hardly limited to) Central Texas barbecue and brews that reflect time, place — and some occasional whimsy. Unique and hard-to-find wines are the libation foundation at The Boiler House. Occupying the former facility that gives it its name, Boiler House offers everything from sandwiches and skewers to serious steaks in addition to offbeat wines, and in sharing a patio with NAO, it helps enliven Pearl’s pedestrian spaces as well. The shaded arcade that gives Arcade Midtown Kitchen its moniker also provides outdoor seating at this bustling new restaurant and bar run by prodigal son Jesse Perez. After cutting his culinary teeth at Francesca’s at Sunset under Southwestern guru Mark Miller, then getting additional exposure on the West Coast and in Atlanta, Perez has returned with a bang to focus on local eats with a sophisticated edge — lobster soft tacos among them; the bar here is no slouch either. But if more proof were needed to underline the diversity that has come to characterize Pearl, right around the corner can be found newcomer One Lucky Duck, a small but intensely focused shop featuring juices such as the Thai Green (greens, pineapple, cilantro and lime), shakes, wraps, salads and other raw and vegan products. But the Duck only takes one step further the options already offered by local favorite Green Vegetarian Cuisine, which has brought its mushroom stroganoff and Raw Deal wraps to a location across from the CIA Café & Bakery. We can’t give Pearl’s planners too much credit for knowing what would happen just outside the development’s borders, but it was perhaps predictable that its magnetism would attract serious comers such as Bakery Lorraine, which took up residence in a renovated cottage on Grayson Street. Run by two partners with experience at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery in Napa Valley, Lorraine turns out authentic baguettes, a bread that has been in seriously short supply hereabouts, in addition to exquisite tarts and pastel-hued macarons. Also open on Broadway is a branch of Brown Coffee, a bastion of the bean that extols both provenance and process. Soon to open across the street from Brown is SoBro Pizza; its impressive oven is already installed. And bringing a touch of eclectic Asia to the mix is Tuk Tuk Taproom, the result of a peripatetic chef’s travels in search of the

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quintessential green papaya salad and fragrant pho. Not to be outflanked, early-adapter Weissman has opened his own place on Pearl’s northern border. Minnie’s Tavern has taken over the leaning and much-loved location of the old Liberty Bar (since relocated to King William), and gussied it up just enough, while installing a menu that plays on a more casual version of his successful Le Rêve concept. Do not miss the bone marrow. And the end is not in sight. The new Kimpton Hotel currently being forged from the old Pearl brewhouse will sport a high-end restaurant and its own brewery; it’s forecast to open in 2014. Diners needn’t wait quite so long to see the results of the adaptive reuse of Pearl Brewery’s original administration building — “the heart and brain” of the historic property, according to chef Steven McHugh, most recently of Lüke on the River Walk. McHugh’s concept for Cured, scheduled to open in late November or early December of this year, includes a focus on “utilizing and curing the entire animal” as well as making his own vinegars, pickles, sauerkrauts and the like. “There’s no such thing as a pork belly farm,” he says in reference to the current popularity of that singular part of the pig. There’s apparently also no such thing as a limit to San Antonio’s fascination with Pearl and the culinary appetite it has awakened.

Opposite: The dining area at NAO, the Latin-themed restaurant and bar at the Culinary Institute of America. Above, a Peruvian tacu tacu rice cake made with fava beans and garden peas, topped with a poached egg and pea shoots, as served at NAO.

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THERE’S A NEW, COOL WAY TO LOSE YOUR “MUFFIN TOP”

THROUGH COOLSCULPTING

Sometimes, even when you watch your diet and work out, there are those areas of, OK, fat that just won’t go away. It may be the “muffin top” bulge over the jeans or the thunder thighs. There are several choices of procedures to eliminate the fat in those hard-to-get-rid-of places. Some are used externally, like creams or rollers. These may or may not work. Or they are just temporary fixes. Others are surgical procedures, requiring anesthesia and the use of scalpels or other invasive utensils. These methods usually involve some bruising and pain. Relax! There’s a newer, kinder, gentler way to rid yourself of ugly bulges. It’s called CoolSculpting. It’s not only newer here in the United States, it’s also quick and easy. It’s FDA-approved for those stubborn pockets of fat that remain no matter how lean you become. Maybe some of us are just born that way, or our metabolism has slowed down over the years. I guess you could call CoolSculpting a shrinking process, using a fat-cell-dumping procedure. Yes, you read it right. This procedure will actually kill off fat cells. Permanently. “How,” you might ask, “does this work?” Your dermatologist or other medical professional who is trained in this procedure will use a hand-held device, or a larger one for larger areas, which is placed against the target fatty area. This computer-controlled device, developed and patented by Harvard Research, will be programmed to cool down those unwanted fat cells in your “spare tire” or other area down to the specified temperature, where it will remain consistent during the treatment. The targeted area will be gently “pulled into” the device and cooled to the point that is known to destroy the fat cells beneath the skin. Wait a minute! This sounds like it might be painful. However, the procedure is considered quite painless, with only a temporary, very cold sensation. Remember, there is no use of anesthetic, needles or cutting, and there is no scarring with CoolSculpting. It doesn’t even harm your skin or underlying tissues.

This is an exciting technology that is evolving. It is an ingenious procedure that freezes fat at a slightly higher temperature than other tissues in the body, which are water based. This leads to fat cell death and reabsorption by the body. I used the word evolving because initially Coolsculpting was developed to treat people that were fit, with stubborn areas of fat resistant to exercise. However, we have found that we can employ multiple treatments to transform excessive areas of fat. Being one of the first in San Antonio to offer this technology, and the largest provider in south Texas has enabled us to become skilled at assessing and implementing this technique for optimum results. William Parsons M.D. Dermatology Associates of San Antonio november/december 2013 | 69


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BEAUTY And yet, there’s more. There’s no downtime ... you could do it during your lunchtime! No, you

We are very selective about the products and procedures we recommend. We know our reputation is built by

can’t eat your lunch while the fat cells are being

one satisfied patient at a time. That is why we feel confi-

murdered, but you can kill time. You can work on

dent recommending cool sculpt to our patients. The pro-

your computer or iPad, watch television, read, lis-

cedure really works to decrease fat in stubborn areas that

ten to music or catch up on your sleep during the

are resistant to diet and exercise with no time off from your hour or so the treatment lasts. Upon completion

busy routine. We offer informational sessions to educate those interested in cool sculpt and also offer free consul-

of your CoolSculpting, there’ll be a gentle mas-

tations with Dr. Owens or Dr. Vogel.

sage, and then off you go to participate in your normal activities with no downtime.

Dr. Nicole Owens / Dr. Paula Vogel Skin Specialists of San Antonio

You can see results in as little as three weeks. The dead fat cells will continue to crystallize, shrink and gradually be eliminated naturally over a period of about two months. Results are said to look very natural and very noticeable. Again, the process is safe and effective. In addition, since new fat cells are no longer produced once you reach adulthood, they won’t come back. Of course, if you eat like there’s no tomorrow, your tomorrow might include seeing those remaining fat cells in other parts of your body that were not killed off get larger, as our fat cells do when we gain weight. Some dermatologists are using CoolSculpting to “spot reduce” unsightly, saggy areas of the upper arms and neck. Some may also be targeting “back fat.” Testimonials

from

those

who

have

had

CoolSculpting include comments like they look and feel better in their clothes, they are flatter, firmer and happy with the procedure and would

With CoolSculpting, there are no “shrinkles,” a fun word coined for the sagging skin following severe dieting or surgery for weight loss.

do it again. Some CoolSculpting professionals will sometimes offer a savings event. Ask around. Sign me up! Although it sounds almost too good to be true, CoolSculpting does appear to be one of the best options available for safe and effective fat reduction. Get started by finding a professional trained and experienced in this procedure, usually a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Ask your friends or family for references. Call for an appointment for an evaluation and answers to your questions, including costs. Stay cool.

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Keep in mind: • CoolSculpting is designed for use on small, targeted areas, not for large or all-body reduction. At least, not at this time. • Do not try to do this yourself at home using ice. The applicator is computer-programmed to constantly regulate the temperature in a specific way to maximize the benefits and minimize the risk of overdoing or undergoing the coolness. Do yourself a favor by maintaining your healthy diet and exercise routines. • Costs will vary from one place to another, but I found a cost range on the Internet of $500 to $2,000, depending upon the size of the area.

The best candidates for CoolSculpting are those who don’t have a significant weight problem; rather they have fat in localized areas that has been unresponsive to diet and exercise.

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Financial Fitness for Your Business Pay attention to the details KNOW YOUR ROLE IN THE BUSINESS When I meet with clients, I am astounded at how often I hear business owners talking about frustrations with day-today tasks in the business. As a business owner, it is essential that you approach your daily tasks with an overriding strategy and vision that drives your future success. Strike the proper balance between managing your routines, empowering and developing your staff, enhancing your customer experience and setting goals for growth and improvement. Just as with your personal health, your business’s financial health includes administering to current needs while properly preparing for the long term. KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR FINANCIAL PULSE Of course, staying financially fit and healthy requires a con-

Running shoes. Check! Workout gear. Check! Healthy diet plan. Check! We all know the right ingredients needed to keep our bodies healthy and our minds sharp. But do you know the right ingredients when it comes to keeping your business healthy and on the right track? Much as with our lifestyles, all too often as business owners we find ourselves reacting to our daily surroundings when we should be executing a well-defined plan.

sistent look at the numbers as a part of your routine. On a regular basis, examine your cash position or what your cash level is this month compared to last month and the months before. Generally speaking, you should always see an upward trend in your cash position to ensure solvency. If your cash position is squeezed, it won’t be able to get through a tough quarter, let alone a tough couple of years. Reviewing your financial statements on an ongoing basis can help you see where you can tighten up on your working assets while also monitoring overhead. Retaining your earnings and consistently reinvesting in your business helps keep debt under control and allows for quicker reactions to the changing market.

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Here are some key elements in a business’s finances that are critical to maintaining success and are often overlooked: • Employ consistent tracking. Make sure you are consistently tracking your finances so you can observe trends within your business. Over time you may find that the erratic nature of your accounts receivable or inventory levels may actually have a pattern. If you identify the pattern, then you can better prepare your business for the fluctuations and utilize the pattern to your advantage. • Keep a close eye on your payables. Supporting your vendors so that they can support you is essential to keeping your business thriving. • Maintain a healthy gross margin. It is important to understand the cost of doing business and know how to price products or services accordingly. If you aren’t able to profit, then you are not going to survive. IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT FINANCES Other areas of your business, such as human resources, marketing and operations, may be seen as separate from your financial strategy, but in reality they can directly impact your finances in a big way. Make sure to have a financial mindset about these other aspects of your business as well to keep your business healthy. In most cases your staff is your most critical resource. Turnover and training are costly, so hire great people and pay them properly for their services. As you grow, you may want to hire contractors or temps to perform some tasks until you can determine whether you can sustain that next full-time position. Don’t allow yourself to become complacent! Ask questions about your business on a regular basis: Have you made it easy for a customer to do business with you? Does your market fully understand who you are and what you do? Are you utilizing technology to your benefit? Have you provided as many means as possible for your customer to purchase your products or services? Do you know why your existing customers chose to do business with you? With the right resources and principles in place, you can improve the financial health of your business in a meaningful way. After all, I know that you want it to live a long, strong and financially healthy life. Now let’s lace up those shoes and get out there! Steve York is executive vice president and commercial banking division manager at Broadway Bank.

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BUSINESS WOMAN SPOTLIGHT

Jacqui Lugar Jacqui Lugar State Farm Insurance Owner

What do you do? Auto, home, life, health and business insurance along with providing banking and financial services for my clients. Length of time at this job: Three years. What is it that you like best about your job? The ability to help my clients with their needs as their life changes. Education/Major: Licensed to sell insurance in the state of Texas, mortgage licensed, series 6 and series 63 license, currently working on my CLU designation through the American College.. What career path led you to where you are today? I was a single mom of three daughters for 10 years, and during that time I was in sales for Keith Zars Pools. I enjoyed working with people, so I knew that was what I wanted to do. As my children were moving on to college, I looked at the State Farm agent opportunity and decided this was for me, and so did State Farm! Would you encourage your children to go into the same field? Absolutely; it is challenging and satisfying work. As a matter of fact, I talk to my girls about it now. In addition, being a State Farm agent is a great opportunity financially to provide for one’s family. Who were your mentors? My personal mentor is my best friend and husband, Garry. He has loved and encouraged me even when I thought there was no way I could do something. He is the reason I am where I am in my life now. God is my mentor too … I wouldn’t be where I am now without putting him first! What person do you most admire? Sheryl Sandberg. She wrote Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, a must-read for all women in business.

Photo By Casey Howell

What do you enjoy doing on a day off? I love working out whether it is in the gym or outdoors on a bike or walk. Exercise is my Prozac! I also love spending my weekends with family and friends. I love going to sporting events, so I try to do that too.

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What is your favorite vacation? Oh, I love to travel. This past summer we went on a Mediterranean cruise and to Germany. My bucket list includes Australia and Bora Bora. I guess my favorite is being at a beach somewhere! What do you like most about San Antonio? I love the Hill Country feeling of San Antonio and, of course, the people. Raising my daughters here was the best thing I ever did.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Well, I plan on learning to play golf. Listening to music, swimming. Who has been the biggest influence in your life personally and professionally? Personally, my husband, Garry. What books have you read lately? Lean In. Right now I am reading books related to work like Paycheck and Playchecks: Retirement Solutions for Life; however, I love reading all sorts of books on the best-seller list when time permits. What’s the best movie you have seen in the last year? I just saw the Tom Hanks movie, Captain Phillips. It was so good. My favorite is the Iron Man series — just love it! To make you laugh, We Are the Millers, that movie was surprisingly great. Garry and I go to Alamo Drafthouse a lot. What is you all-time favorite movie? Probably Pretty Woman or Eat Pray Love. What type of music do you like? Classic rock, alternative rock, jazz — I like it all. I listen to music as much as I can. I go to the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin with my daughters every single year. I am going to see Harry Connick, Jr. at the Majestic in November. He is so great! What brought you to San Antonio? Business. I grew up in Houston. What community groups or not-for-profit groups are you involved with as a volunteer? I am a member of San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce. Do you have a favorite restaurant? Yes, for simple Mexican food I love Chuy’s. How do you find balance in your life – career, community and home life? Well, at work I am building a team that will allow me to spend more time in the future with my family and allow me to commit more time to my community. Starting a new business is hard work, so finding the balance has been very challenging. What is your favorite relaxation strategy? Getting a great massage! What are your goals? To be the No. 1 State Farm agent in San Antonio and continue to work at being the best Mom and Grandma in the world! What is the best advice you have ever received? To have faith and live by the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would have them treat you.


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AROUND TOWN

MILITARY CIVILIAN CLUB OPENING COFFEE AT THE ARGYLE 1. Beth O'Brien, Pat Bose and Cory Bakke

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3. Rebecca Hermanson and Barbara Zars

SAN ANTONIO SPORTS DIRECTOR SUSAN BLACKWOOD RETIREMENT PARTY 2

4. Kelli Epp, Chris Shields, Susan Blackwood,

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Mary Ullmann Japhet and Patti Larsen 5. Renee Thiebaud, Sheryl Sculley and Rosemary Kowalski 6. Mary Rose Brown, John Clamp and Joanna Weidman

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"Women are really more suited to careers in construction than people might think because women in general seem to be more organized and are better communicators."

ANITA KEGLEY-DEATON, PRESIDENT KEGLEY, INC.

Years in the construction business: 35 How she got started in construction: “I married a man in the construction business. “The most rewarding part of this career is having a physical presence of your efforts, and the most challenging part is being a woman in a man’s field.” Construction was traditionally considered a man’s profession — how is that changing? “I am not sure that it is changing. I was just at a reception tonight and got asked the same questions I did 35 years ago. It’s still considered a business of men. There are more women taking charge and being successful, but it continues to be a man’s world. “Women are really more suited to careers in construction than people might think because women in general seem to be more organized and are better communicators. For a successful project, communication is essential

STEEL

MAGNOLIAS San Antonio women with careers in construction

in all areas of construction.” Keagley-Deaton values the love and support of her husband, Chuck Deaton, and children:

Anthony

Matthew

Kegley,

Charles

Deaton and Amanda Deaton. She also has beloved pets: a dog, Prissy; and a cat, Peaches. She enjoys going to church, golfing, snow skiing, shooting guns, traveling, scuba diving and listening to music. She loves San Antonio because it is a big small town: “It is a blessing to be a part of a

Hard hats, scary heights, concrete and construction sites, steel beams and steel magnolias, macho men, heavy metals and more: Each day women with careers in the construction business tackle all these challenges and then some, not to mention dealing with old stereotypes and the demands of work in a maledominated field. We spoke to four San Antonio women who seem to handle with aplomb the tough challenges of their careers in construction while juggling family life as well. We took a minute to ask each how she began, what she does and why she loves calling San Antonio home.

city where you can get as involved as much as you want and do as much as you can. When there is a greater cause for the city, the walls come down, and the people of this city unite and take care of whatever needs to be done. It is amazing to be able to work around the great leaders of San Antonio such as Red McCombs, Lila Cockrell, Susan Reed, Leticia Van De Putte, etc.”

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"When we hire a new employee or small business vendor, we are helping our community. Our company is located in a historically underutilized business area of San Antonio, and we make it a priority to employ people from these areas."

“Women are really more suited to careers in construction than people might think because we construction women are dedicated to providing a good product, we pay attention to details, we listen, we care to do what is right, and we make sure that our staff is on the same page. My staff is expected to have the same passion I do in keeping our clients happy.” Carielo values the love and support of

JULISA CARIELO, PRESIDENT TEJAS PREMIER BUILDING CONTRACTOR, INC. Years in the construction business: 18

pany is located in a historically underuti-

her husband, Oscar, and sons Oscar, 11,

lized business area of San Antonio, and we

and Hector, 9, and says, “They truly are

make it a priority to employ people from

the loves of my life! I came from a big

these areas. I want Tejas Premier to make

family, and having my family support

a difference in our city’s economy, and I

makes it a lot easier for me to branch out.

believe we can do it by building relation-

In addition, my employees immediately

ships with our employees and vendors.

become an extension of our family. It’s

“The most challenging part of my ca-

easy to get ahead when we are all taking

How she got started in construction:

reer is diversifying my business. In my in-

“I previously worked with a prime con-

dustry it is important to diversify our

She enjoys surprising her husband by

struction contractor that gave me shared

clientele list from local, state and federal

taking him on a movie date during an ex-

responsibility in making sure that his busi-

markets. I am always looking for ways to

tended lunch, going fishing with her boys

ness was profitable. This gave me the ex-

offer additional services.”

at Canyon Lake, coaching their soccer

care of each other.”

perience I needed to build the confidence

Construction was traditionally consid-

team and having a margarita and mojito

necessary to start my own construction

ered a man’s profession — how is that

moment now and then with her college

company. I love the industry, and I enjoy

changing?

and soccer friends so they can catch up.

building relationships with vendors and

women like me are in business meetings

Carielo loves San Antonio because it’s

clients. I like hearing about their business

proving ourselves. We are making sure

a beautiful city and has always been

history and how they got started.”

that we are heard and respected, and the

home: “My favorite thing about San An-

“Every

day,

construction

Carielo says the most rewarding part

greatest feeling is that men are recogniz-

tonio is its diversified cultures. I work with

of this career is creating jobs and helping

ing that we are at the forefront of our busi-

a diverse group of folks, and I am in-

build our community: “When we hire a

ness and involved throughout each and

volved in our community with beautifully

new employee or small business vendor,

every project we undertake. Most of all, we

diverse business owners. San Antonio is

we are helping our community. Our com-

enjoy the challenge!

the place to be!”

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MARYANNE GUIDO, CEO GUIDO & COMPANIES, INC. (INCLUDING GUIDO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, GUIDO LUMBER & BUILDING MATERIALS AND GUIDO MANAGEMENT SERVICES)

Years in the construction business: 20

How she got started in construction: ”I began my career at USAA as an actuarial analyst, having studied mathematics, statistics and economics in college. When I resigned from USAA, my husband, Tom, suggested I pursue something I always wanted to do but had not had an opportunity to try. My creative side led me to the continuing career/education program at St. Mary’s University in interior design. After completing the program, I formed Guido Interiors, Inc., which specialized in small commercial and residential design and construction. In 1993 I was offered a position as a project manager with Guido.” She says the most rewarding part of her career is identifying new talent and mentoring and

Construction was traditionally considered a man’s profession—how is

growing a team into the future leaders her com-

that changing? “Every business in the country is recognizing that women

pany will require.

are 50 percent of their natural resources. By not utilizing women in the

The most challenging part of her career is los-

workforce, businesses are seriously limiting their potential.”

ing a project or a good employee, and she says

Guido says she would not say women are better suited to this career

she is competitive by nature. However, she

than men; rather, she would describe women as “well suited” or “equally

chooses to use each of these experiences as an

suited” to this career. “Most women are highly organized, able to multitask

opportunity to understand how her company can

and detail-oriented by their very nature. Construction is creative problem

improve as an organization.

solving, project management, schedule and budget maintenance, client interfacing, team building and more — not just physical labor. Any smart human being can be successful in these roles.” She values the love and support of her husband, Tom; their father,

"Every business is recognizing that women are 50 percent of their natural resources. By not utilizing women in the workforce, businesses are seriously limiting their potential."

Cosmo Guido, Sr.; their siblings and their adult children and grandchildren, including son Christopher and wife Adrienne; grandsons Max and Maverick; daughter Lauren; son Cosmo; and son Michael, who was recently engaged to Katie Wadsworth of Boston. Guido enjoys many and diverse hobbies, including travel, cycling, skiing, reading, gardening, cooking, playing bridge and drinking great wine. She loves San Antonio because of its diverse culture and warmth and the genuine kindness of its people: “I also value that San Antonians in general recognize and affirm the importance of the family and its role in creating great future citizens.”

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"I really love attending all of the selection meetings with our clients to help them marry all of the details together to build a beautiful and unique home."

LISA NICHOLS, OWNER NIC ABBEY LUXURY HOMES BY LISA NICHOLS

Years in the construction business: 25

How she got started in construction: “I started my business in 2002. We are a custom home building and remodeling company, and my job responsibilities include creating opportunities for our company in home building, remodeling and land acquisition. I also work with our clients on an individual basis from land procurement, home design and selections and construction to completion. I built my first house for my family because I could not find a home that met our needs. I was searching for a home that would cater to the way my husband and two children and I live. Throughout the process, I realized how much I enjoyed it from beginning to end and realized there is a need for homes designed to accommodate a modern family’s needs.” Nichols says the most rewarding part of this career is “creating beautiful homes for our amazing homeowners. Each home is completely original and is built with the finest building materials. Our attention to detail is unsurpassed in the market. “The most challenging part of my career is the way that

She values the love and support of her husband, Mitch, whom

home building is a very competitive business with a great deal

she’s been married to for more than 20 years, and their two chil-

of corporate and personal liability.”

dren, a daughter, Embrey, who left for college this year, and son

Construction was traditionally considered a man’s profession — how is that changing? “I have spent the last 25 years of

Mitchell, a junior at Alamo Heights High School. Mitch has worked in medical sales for most of his career.

my career in the male-dominated fields of home building and

Nichols enjoys spending time with family and friends. and

multifamily developments. A woman’s point of view can be a

says she is also lucky to live in the same city as her parents, her

benefit to families and helps to set me apart in this male-domi-

sibling, nieces and nephews. “I also have many aunts, uncles and

nated industry. As a woman, I may see things and details in a dif-

cousins who live in San Antonio, so holidays are always fun,” she

ferent way than a man. My attention to all of the little details and

says. She also loves to travel, read, shop and eat Mexican food.

my caring about the importance of client development really

She loves San Antonio because it is a great city in which to

helps to set my company apart in this industry. I really love at-

live and work. “San Antonio has grown into the seventh-largest

tending all of the selection meetings with our clients to help

city in the U.S. but has kept its unique small town feel and cul-

them marry all of the details together to build a beautiful and

ture. I love that I can get to almost anywhere I need to go in less

unique home.”

than 10 minutes,” says Nichols.

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By WENDY HUSTON

SENIOR LIVING

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What’s Out There For Seniors?

Choosing an assisted living facility

If you have decided that in-home

pendent living with a support structure that

care or family assistance no longer

can check in on the elderly residents on a

works well for your loved one and

given schedule, monitor the taking of med-

you are concerned about his or her

icines and provide a level of service de-

safety, assisted living facilities may be

pending on the personal needs of each

an answer for you.

resident, such as bathing or dressing.

Obviously, moving out of one’s

So, how do you know if an assisted living

home is traumatic at any age. Yet if

facility is the best choice for your loved one?

your loved one is dealing with de-

First, consider whether he or she requires a

My next installment of What’s Out There

mentia or Alzheimer’s, the realization of

high level of care or support or is basically in-

for Seniors deals with various areas of as-

needing to move can be extremely confus-

dependent but may have issues of maintain-

sisted living. In the last issue I discussed the

ing and emotional. You need to be aware

ing a home or need reminders. Think about

advantages of residential care homes as a

of what is available for seniors in order to

whether his or her lifestyle has become a

relatively new form of assisted living. There

find the best care.

safety question. Does your loved one have

are other choices of assisted living that you

It is important to know that assisted liv-

trouble with stairs or remembering to turn

might consider when looking for help for

ing homes and facilities are not the same

off water or stove burners or to lock or un-

yourself or your loved one.

as nursing homes. Assisted living is inde-

lock doors? These are things to consider

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when deciding that an individual needs care outside of the home. You can benefit greatly by using a professional locator service to help you find the assisted living environment that provides the senior with the right level of independence, yet offers enough support to meet his or her needs. Families often need professional services to help them find what is appropriate and also to help them deal with making decisions that will affect their loved one and the family. You don’t want to choose a facility based on how pretty it is or merely because the next door neighbor said her uncle is there. Each facility is different, and you need to choose one based solely on the needs of your loved one. Choosing the right place is essential to avoid having to move because it really wasn’t the place for your senior. Careful planning ahead of time can make the transition a lot easier for the senior and the family. So what do you look for in a facility? Cost will certainly be a factor. Some facilities cost more than others and can provide more activities and staff. Understanding your budget or the budget of your loved one is vital, as you don’t want to consider a facility that is beyond your budget and that might cause another move at a later date. Be aware that costs can also change, often based on the level of care needed now and in the future. The assisted living facility you choose needs to provide what is best for your family member. Cost is important, but so is the need for social activity and, of course, the food provided. Make sure you take time to visit the facility a couple of times before you make the final decision. Pay attention to the staff as well, noting how visible

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Knowledge of what’s out there is extremely important when handling the next life stage of your loved one. Consider using professional services to take on the legwork for you and steer you in the right direction toward assisted living situations that best fit your family member.

they are. Check out the dining room and stay for lunch to make sure the food is what your loved one needs. Talk to the staff about meals that your senior might need because of special diets or diabetes. If it is difficult to get him or her to doctors’ appointments, check to make sure transportation is provided. Location of the facility may also be a consideration for your loved one, who may want to stay in a familiar part of town or be close to relatives. Understand that the facility will become the senior’s home, and you can’t ask too many questions or check everything too carefully before you make the decision to move your loved one. It is very important that he or she be happy and, above all, safe and secure. If your senior is able to help in the decisions, consider his or her feelings regarding the facility. Always remember there are choices, so don’t just settle because you think there aren’t other alternatives. Knowledge of what’s out there is extremely important when handling the next life stage of your loved one. Consider using professional services to take on the legwork for you and steer you in the right direction toward assisted living situations that best fit your family member. You will save a tremendous amount of time and effort by contacting a professional service rather than trying to take on this important decision by yourself. There’s a lot out there!

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By ANNE MOORE

WOMEN’S WELLNESS

Oh, baby!

W H AT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE

EXPECTING

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he test strip turned blue, your monthly “visitor” stayed home, whatever ... you think you’re pregnant. The 40 weeks of pregnancy are grouped into trimesters. We’ve got the low-down on what you can come to expect during this time, some things to look out for and helpful tips on when to call your doctor.

1 TRIMESTER

During the first trimester, weeks 1-12, many changes occur in your body that may necessitate changing your daily routine – eating earlier or eating smaller meals more frequently. Symptoms of pregnancy experienced in the first few weeks, mostly due to hormonal changes, include: • Nausea and/or vomiting • Frequent urination • Fatigue or headaches • Food cravings or aversions and heartburn • Mood swings • Dizziness or lightheadedness • Weight gain or loss

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TRIMESTER

Weeks 13-28 will usually be easier than the first. Your abdomen will expand as the baby grows. Nausea and fatigue may be replaced by some of the following:

During weeks 29-40, some of the discomforts you experienced in the second trimester will continue. You may begin to find breathing difficult and may urinate more frequently because the baby is getting bigger, may have trouble sleeping and develop hemorrhoids. The baby may move lower in your abdomen.

• Body aches in your back, abdomen, groin or thigh areas • Stretch marks could appear on your abdomen, breasts, thighs or buttocks • Appearance of a line on the skin running from your belly button to your pubic hairline • Formation of dark patches of skin, equally distributed over the cheeks, forehead, nose or upper lip, known as the “mask of pregnancy”

Symptoms that should be checked out quickly by your doctor: • Heavy bleeding with cramping, abdominal pain • Feeling faint • Severe nausea

• Numbness or tingling of hands

• Less energetic baby movement

• Itching on the abdomen, palms of your hands and soles of your feet

• Contractions. Unpredictable, nonrhythmic contractions that do not increase in intensity are called Braxton-Hicks contractions and will probably subside soon. Labor contractions will be at regular intervals and will increase in intensity.

• Swelling of your ankles, fingers and face


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Oh, baby! What to expect... Obesity. weight gain and other health problems Recent studies show that the heavier a woman is before she becomes pregnant, the greater her risk of pregnancy complications, resulting in increased use of health care and physician services and longer hospital stays at delivery. Health problems occurring during pregnancy can involve the health of the mother, the baby or both. These must be addressed to decrease the risks. Some more common problems follow: Anemia means having lower than the normal number of healthy red blood cells, causing you to feel tired and weak. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection in the urinary tract. Symptoms include: • More frequent, painful or burning urination that can put pressure in your lower belly • Fever, fatigue or shakiness • Pressure in your lower belly • Urine that is cloudy, reddish or smells bad • Nausea or back pain

Follow

These symptoms and signs of pregnancy complications require immediate attention: • Ectopic pregnancy occurs if the egg attaches in a location other than the uterus, frequently the fallopian tube. Symptoms include sharp pain in the abdomen or pelvis, vaginal bleeding and/or weakness or fainting.

your baby’s development, research names, get a quick list of signs and symptoms or track your contractions. Whatever you’re looking for to navigate your way through pregnancy, there’s an app for that. Here are a few we found online: BabyBump Pregnancy PRO iPhone + Android

• Gestational diabetes mellitus occurs when the body cannot effectively process sugars and starches, leading to high blood sugar. Unusual thirst and increased trips to the bathroom, fatigue, nausea and blurred vision are symptoms. If not controlled, GDM can cause an early delivery, caesarean birth, a big baby or a baby born with low blood sugar, breathing problems or jaundice. • Preeclampsia is also known as toxemia or pregnancy-induced hypertension. High blood pressure can result in low birth weight in babies. Severe preeclampsia can result in life-threatening problems.

Im Expecting iPhone + Android

My Labor Bags iPhone

Pregnancy Sprout Lite iPhone

Pilates for Pregnancy iPhone

Pregnancy Assistant • Hyperemesis gravidarum is a more severe form of nausea. It can cause dehydration and weight loss. Symptoms include constant nausea and severe vomiting.

Android

iContraction iPhone

• Depression or other mental health conditions during pregnancy can make it hard for a woman to care for herself and her unborn baby. If you’re depressed before pregnancy, you’re at higher risk to suffer postpartum depression. Symptoms of depression are: • Low or sad mood • Loss of interest in fun activities • Changes in appetite, sleep, energy • Problems thinking, concentrating, making decisions • Feelings of worthlessness, shame or guilt • Thoughts that life is not worth living

If you experience any of these problems, be sure to talk to your physician about medicines you are taking or any health problems you experienced in a former pregnancy.

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Oh, baby! What to expect... Additional pregnancy complications requiring urgent attention: Miscarriage is the name given to the loss of a pregnancy in the first 20 weeks caused by chromosomal abnormalities in the fertilized egg that keep the embryo from developing. Vaginal spotting or bleeding is the first sign. Premature labor and birth. Regular contractions before 37 weeks indicate you’re having premature labor. Babies can have serious health problems if they are born too early. The more mature a baby is at birth, the more likely he or she will be healthy. Twins and other multiple births. Over the last two decades, the number of twin births has increased by 70 percent and the number of three or more births has quadrupled. Factors contributing to a multiple pregnancy: • Heredity, usually from the woman’s side of the family • Race, particularly women of African descent • Number of prior pregnancies, especially multiple pregnancies • Age-related hormonal changes that affect older women, making them more likely to have multiple pregnancies • Infertility treatments, including fertility drugs or in vitro fertilization.

You may be expecting a multiple birth if you experience : • rapid weight gain in the first trimester • severe morning sickness • more than one heartbeat • active fetal movement • abnormal results on tests/screenings

Medical, logistical, financial and emotional challenges are present with multiple births. Multiple pregnancies are always considered high risk, since multiple babies are generally underweight because of their early arrival. Preemies are associated with long-term health problems, developmental delays and other disabilities and usually require a C-section procedure for a faster, healthier delivery. More of everything will be required ... more visits to your doctor, more tests and monitoring, more rest, more concern for diet and weight gain of mothers and babies.

Play it safe. When you or a loved one becomes pregnant, see your doctor, follow his or her advice, read publications and search online resources for additional information. Take your vitamins, rest and line up some help. Really. Enjoy your little bundle, or bundles, of joy.

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By LAURA REAGAN-PORRAS

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10 TIPS

Take a walk in one of San Antonio’s many parks or even venture over to the Pearl for some R&R.

2.

Enjoy some silence. Our lives can be so noisy. We may not realize how the constant bombardment of media can stress us out. Breathe deeply. Do some yoga.

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Buy a holiday CD. Download to your phone or iPad for a day trip — shopping in Boerne or iceskating in Fredericksburg.

Go to a grown-up movie all by yourself or grab a friend. Destressing doesn’t have to be a solo adventure!

Browse a travel magazine or book about a place you’ve always want to visit. Start making plans to go there in 2014!

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6.

Go to the bookstore and browse, get a coffee. Buy that book you’ve wanted to read forever and do it!

7.

Create! Write a poem or song, paint a canvas, compose and take a photo.

Indulge yourself — get a pedicure, a massage or take a nap.

8.

9.

Buy a poinsettia or Christmas cactus just for you, just because.

10.

Take a long, hot bath with lit candles instead of electric lighting.

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Performance Blurs Lines

Teach children what is acceptable behavior By BONNY OSTERHAGE

It was the shock heard ‘round the world when a scantily clad

smile and a snake for her MTV performance of I’m A Slave 4 U? And

Miley Cyrus and her foam finger pranced and “twerked” her way

speaking of Britney and Madonna, let’s not forget the famous kissing

across the stage of the MTV Video Music Awards as Robin Thicke

incident. The bottom line is that bad behavior at these shows is not

watched lasciviously and sang about Blurred Lines. The performance

uncommon, so why are we hanging Miley out to dry? She actually

was the topic of water cooler and social media chatter ad nauseam,

had on more clothing than Lady Gaga. Is it because she was once

and the outcry seemed to be the same: “What was she thinking?”

the innocent Hannah Montana? Is it because we are afraid that our

“What does this say to our daughters?” “What kind of role model is

daughters will emulate this behavior?

she?” But perhaps the bigger question should be: Why were your kids watching?

BOYS WILL BE BOYS

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN

eous in our indignation over

Before we get too right-

Ever since Elvis first wiggled his hips in a manner that some

Miley, is anyone pointing the

found “sinful,” rock and roll has been pushing the proverbial enve-

foam finger at Robin Thicke?

lope. Remember the 1980s,

Our daughters aren’t the only

cavorted

ones in jeopardy here. What

around in a wedding gown,

does Thicke’s behavior, as well

sang Like a Virgin, and gyrated

as the lyrics to his song, say to

when

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Madonna

on the floor in a way that let

our sons? That even if a girl

you know that virginity was

says no, she still “wants it”? That women are nothing but sex toys

the last thing on her mind? Or

put here solely for the pleasure of men? Then there is the fact that

how about Britney Spears ap-

he is old enough to be her father, which simply adds to the “ick” fac-

pearing in little more than a

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made the Internet rounds, very little was made of Thicke’s contribution to the act. In fact, male rappers and pop stars have been singing about and simulating sex on stage for years, but thanks to our “wink wink, nudge nudge” mentality regarding sexual stereotypes, that doesn’t often make headlines.

BLURRING THE LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY The sad fact is, we live in a time where our children are saturated with mixed messages and blurred lines regarding sex. “Raising a child in the digital age is a perilous journey fraught with minefields for even the most conscientious and attentive parent,” says San Antonio dad Grant McFarland. “Artists like Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke don’t make navigating it any easier. “ But is it the job of entertainers and sports figures to make our jobs as parents easier? Are they really expected to be the role models that our kids look up to? Or is it up to us as parents to work even harder to police what our children are exposed to and to have conversations about what is and is not appropriate behavior when it comes to interacting with members of the opposite sex? “Didn’t the Mileys of our day exist?” questions San Antonio mom Cris Bregman. “Didn’t us girls know right from wrong no matter what was on MTV? Maybe it just falls back on the parents.” Let your children learn how to behave from YOU rather than pop stars. Explain to them that in the digital world in which we live, mistakes and poor choices can follow them around for a lifetime, hurting their chances for

Rather than blur the lines on our own expectations with our children by allowing some things to slide but not others, be clear about what is and is not acceptable behavior for BOTH genders.

school acceptances, job promotions and more. Finally, if they cross the lines, be ready with an appropriate consequence. Remember, you are the parent. While it is the right of actors, entertainers and sports figures to do and say what they want, it is your right and responsibility to change the station or channel if you find it offensive or inappropriate for your family. november/december 2013 | 97


Guys to Know:

Dr. Luis Galvan, DDS

Something to Smile About


By COURTNEY BURKHOLDER

Photography by CASEY HOWELL

GUYS TO KNOW

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hen it comes to a healthy mouth, Dr. Luis Galvan has something to smile about. One of six highly specialized dentists at the New You Smile Center in San Antonio, Dr. Galvan spends his days changing peoples’ lives, one tooth at a time. Born, raised and educated in Mexico City, he first practiced general dentistry in Mexico, where he became interested in implant dentistry at the cusp of its inception. In 1995, he came to the United States to complete a residency in general dentistry and went on to earn his DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, graduating magna cum laude. Now professionally affiliated with ICOI, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, he has received numerous awards for his work in the field of implant dentistry and has dedicated his life to improving the oral quality of patients all over the world as well as in San Antonio. I caught up with Dr. Galvan to find out a little more about his passion for patients and what brought him to our fair city. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Q: How did you become interested in dentistry?

Q: You are known for taking complicated cases that no one else

A: Dentistry has been a way of life for me. Both of my parents are

will take. Why is helping people so important to you?

dentists, as were my grandparents and several aunts and uncles. I fell

A: I had been seeing those difficult cases since I was a little boy watch-

in love with the profession when I was young and knew I wanted to be

ing my father practice dentistry in Mexico. I have 11 years of dental

a dentist when I grew up. As a small boy, I remember playing with my

training as well as 15 years in practice. Now it is my turn to help, do

Star Wars figures and using endodontic files as swords!

what I know and exploit all that training. If not, what a waste, don’t you think?

Q: Cosmetic dentistry is often associated with making pretty people prettier, but much of what you do changes lives. Can you elaborate?

Q: Aside from an improved smile, what other benefits do your pa-

A: I love engineering, mechanics and biology, and I love helping

tients receive from your services?

people and giving them a better quality of life. When I discovered

A: They are able to eat the foods they were unable to eat before; they

implant dentistry, it blended all those specialties together in one pro-

no longer have to use the denture glue (which is nasty!); and they can

fession. With this technology, I could finally help people who had

kiss their loved ones with confidence. I give them health, aesthetics,

been miserable. I could increase their confidence, self-esteem and

confidence, the opportunity to have a good job and a return to their

ability to eat, and give them a longer, healthier life.

romantic lives. Those little screws bring about many good things!

Q: One aspect of your business that sets you apart from other den-

Q: Many people avoid seeing the dentist like the plague. What

tists in town is your desire to serve patients no matter what their fi-

would you tell someone who desires your help, but fears the den-

nancial situation. Why is this so important to you?

tal chair?

A: A human being should never be deprived of a technology that could

A: The great majority of my patients are ready, so we just help them

change his or her life because of limited finances. I became a doctor

with sedation dentistry to calm them down at the time of the proce-

to help people, and life is priceless. I also believe in hard work, and

dure. Today’s procedures are painless and fast; we can do a full arch in

that God will provide to those who work hard. I have never viewed

as little as 40 minutes, with the majority of cases taking approximately

dentistry as a business, and because of that, I have always been suc-

one hour and a half. So come on in and change your life!

cessful in business.

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By PAULA ALLEN

ROLE MODEL

Photography JANET ROGERS

A Multifaceted Talent She’s been a journalist, pro-sports cheerleader, singer/songwriter, dancer and director

LINDSEY ROZNOVSKY Occupation: Public relations manager/ entertainer/entertainment consultant. Age: 30 Why she’s a Role Model: Hasn’t let a hearing impairment stop her from singing, dancing and broadcasting. Personal: In a relationship, has two miniature schnauzers, rescued from a puppy mill. Her own Role Models: Both parents — “my biggest supporters, helping me achieve my goals” — and her dance teachers, “strong women who know how to motivate.” Goals: Continual growth — “I’ve never been one to sit still.” Best advice ever given: Singer Tim McGraw told her, "I wake up every morning and I decide to do the best I can, knowing that at least one good thing is going to come of it.” Favorite relaxation strategy: Power yoga classes — “I’m learning to be OK with what I can do in this moment.” People would be surprised that I… “There are times I can be uncomfortable in a social setting. It’s easy for me to be in the spotlight, but I don’t always seek it out.”

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ot just because she’s a dancer,

Roznovsky says. A series of surgeries

Lindsey

constructed an outer ear for her, but

Roznovsky

knows

when and how to move — on,

away or upward. Just 30, she’s already been a na-

tional entertainment journalist, prosports

cheerleader,

she elected not to have surgery that would open an ear canal. “One slip,

dancer

and my eyesight might be damaged,” she explains.

and

With the support of her parents,

director. Formerly based in Nashville,

Roznovsky was determined at an

where she was simultaneously a CMT

early age not to let her disability be

(Country Music Television) reporter

her destiny. She took her first dance

and producer and a Tennessee Titans

lessons at age 2, starting with ballet.

cheerleader, she’s now a public rela-

“After that first year, I told my mom

tions manager for Roger Christian &

ballet was too quiet,” she says, smil-

Co. and an entertainment consultant

ing. “I started taking tap and loved it,

for Spurs Sports and Entertainment.

because I could feel the rhythms.” En-

Originally from Lake Jackson,

couraged by her mother, a dancer

Roznovsky didn’t grow up planning

and high-school cheerleading coach,

any one single career. “I’ve always set

she attended dance camps and con-

short-term goals,” she says. “What’s

ventions, learned jazz and other

important to me is to do something

styles of dancing and made the dance

that makes people smile.”

teams in middle and high school.

Her success as a dancer and broad-

“Everything I learned in the dance

caster represents a twin triumph over

world — the precision, the routine and

expectations. Born without a left ear,

the discipline — has carried over into

she has no hearing on that side. “The

my professional life,” she says. She

doctors told my parents there were so

chose, however, not to pursue dance

many things I wouldn’t be able to do,

— “too limiting” — at Texas A&M Uni-

including learning to talk properly,”

versity, where she earned her bache-


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gery, she did a stint as a Rampage Ice Girl

publicist; you’re so good at talking to peo-

and co-host for the San Antonio hockey

ple.’” Her current job turned out to be a

basics at A&M and as a reporter and pro-

team and has since been hired by the

good fit: “Having been a reporter and pro-

ducer for a news-talk station in the

Spurs as an entertainment consultant.

ducer, I know what they want in music

Roznovsky learned her broadcasting

Bryan/College Station area. After gradu-

For her full-time job, Roznovsky works

ation, she decided to take her skills to

as a public relations manager for Roger

She also works as an instructor and di-

Nashville. For a singer “with a voice peo-

Christian & Co., where she takes the lead

rector for a dance company. “My mental state now is that I’ve moved to the other

stories.”

ple like to listen to” who also writes songs,

on the agency’s largest account, Armed

Music City seemed like a good fit. “I didn’t

Forces Entertainment. Reporting to the

side,” she says. “I can’t watch a routine

necessarily see a (singing) career,” she

Department of Defense, her client sends

without thinking about it from the direc-

says. “I just wanted to see what path life

entertainers to military installations, in-

tor’s side.”

would take me on.”

cluding remote places where “there are

Currently in a relationship with some-

only 25 people who haven’t seen anyone

one who’s “equally busy,” she’s happy

but those 25 people for months.”

“juggling a lot at one time.” Looking

Starting as an intern, she found success at the division of CMT that supplies country-music entertainment news to

The move to public relations was a

ahead, Roznovsky still doesn’t want to

nearly 300 radio stations. There, she

natural progression. “While I was at CMT,

pick just one profession: “I’m happy when

wrote, produced and co-hosted shows,

people would tell me, ‘You should be a

I diversify myself.”

averaging five celebrity interviews a week. As crowded as her CMT schedule was, Roznovsky wanted to return to performing and auditioned to become a Tennessee Titans cheerleader. She made the team in April, went to boot camps in June and July, then practiced four nights a week. For an eight-month period, she was going in to work at CMT at 4 a.m. to do live radio later in the morning and leaving at 6 p.m. for her other job. Fortunately, “CMT loved the fact that I was dancing for the Titans. It gave artists another way to relate to me.” Although she could have tested her vocal

skills

at

open-mike

nights,

Roznovsky decided against it. “That was the time when women my age, like Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, were becoming stars.” she says. “I listened to their voices and thought, ‘They really have it.’” During

her

time

in

Nashville,

Roznovsky started dating a close relative of a country-music star based in San Antonio. The couple planned to marry, and “We wanted to raise our children here.” At the same time, she had done nearly everything possible in her job at CMT, including marketing and promotions, so “I felt it was OK for me to leave.” Although

she

and

her

former

boyfriend broke up only two months after she moved to San Antonio, Roznovsky decided to stay in Texas. Still recovering from a knee injury incurred in her last year

“Everything I learned in the dance world – the precision, the routine and the discipline — has carried over into my professional life.”

as a Titans cheerleader, she tried out for the San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers and made the finals. While healing after sur-

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ARTBEAT

By JASMINA WELLINGHOFF

Photography JANET ROGERS

Artist Sidney Sinclair, who taught art in the schools for 10 years, now teaches adults in her studio in Boerne. She is also a member of Boerne Professional Artists.

Paintings that give

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peace

Boerne artist depicts crosses and landscapes

he first thing I notice upon entering Sidney Sinclair’s studio is a fairly large square painting of a cross, which, while recognizable as such, is also a free interpretation of the subject rendered in multihued patches of purple, yellow, coral and cream against a coral background. It looks like this cross is bursting out of its physical limits to reveal its inner self.

Does it have a title? I ask. Though it is to be shown only a couple of weeks later at the Hill Country Invitational Art Show

and Sale, Sinclair has not gotten around to naming it yet. But she has given great names to other cross paintings, such as The Road Less Traveled, From the Earth and Spirit of the Southwest. Though she had done similar paintings before, her focus on crosses sharpened recently following a trying period in her life when she was diagnosed with kidney cancer, lost a kidney and underwent a year-long recovery process. Now more than ever she wants her work to reflect her gratitude to God and the beauty of his creation, the latter depicted in her other favorite subject — landscapes.

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W joyed snapping pictures for a while. Still, that was not her calling. Painting was. Once started on that path, she never looked back, pursuing hands-on instruction from wellknown artists who also worked in the representational style, such as the late Warren Hunter and J. Hester, with whom she studied for 17 years. “I started a little later than most artists, but I have been so fortunate to have good teachers and cheerleaders along the way,” notes the artist. When she felt confident enough, Sinclair showed her work to NanEtte Richardson, who has run a successful commercial gallery in San Antonio for decades. Despite many sales since that time, it is always a thrill to see that others want something you created and are willing to pay for it. “It’s a great feeling of satisfaction. I’ve never gotten over the “I bring my spirituality to these pieces,

self, which develops slowly as intuition and

excitement of it,” admits Sinclair honestly. If

but the people who like them and buy them

principles of balancing color fields combine

there are no takers, she’s philosophical

bring theirs,” says the Boerne-based artist,

through her brush strokes. These are her

about it, telling herself that the right person

who is represented by the J.R. Mooney Gal-

“abstracts,” she says, because they are more

just hasn’t come by yet.

leries in both San Antonio and Boerne.

color compositions than straightforward

“Painting has more meaning to me now than

representations of the sacred symbol.

Following years of commuting to Boerne to work with Hester, Sinclair convinced her

a year ago. I want people to see the hand of

In addition to the Hill Country Invita-

husband that they should move to that

God in my paintings, to see something that

tional mentioned above, Sinclair is also get-

town, which they did in the mid-2000s. Now

gives them peace.”

ting ready for two other special occasions

it’s Lee who is commuting to his job as a

Both her landscapes and crosses sell

this fall: the closing exhibit at J. Hester’s

civilian lawyer for the Department of De-

well. While a few traditional landscapes in-

Highland House Gallery, which has carried

fense in San Antonio. For an artist, Boerne

spired by Hill Country sights are lined up

her work since its opening, and then a

is a nurturing place, she feels. Boerne Professional Artists, of which she is a member,

against a cabinet in the studio, there are no

show at the Boerne branch of Mooney Gal-

older examples of crosses because they

leries. Her work is also available at the Wor-

organize art events throughout the year, in-

now hang in other people’s homes. So she

rell Gallery in Santa Fe. Then closer to

cluding the fall Invitational, the Parade of

whips out an iPad to show me photos of

Christmas, she expects to have brand-new

Artists in the spring and a monthly Second

earlier paintings. With her finger pointing at

pieces for the public to see.

clair explains that it was bought by a man

Saturday Art & Wine day a la San Antonio’s First Friday. When she was ill last year, her

one done in predominantly red tones, SinLIFE AS A PAINTING

colleagues volunteered to set up her personal display for the fall exhibit.

who later invited her to see her handiwork

Though her educator parents appreci-

hanging in his home. “It was so perfect on

ated the arts, Sinclair did not discover her

Sinclair has also returned to teaching,

that wall that it looked like he had commis-

own aptitude until she took an art class her

albeit only twice a week and only adults

sioned me to make it for him,” says the

senior year in high school. She credits the

who gather in her studio. “What I say to my

artist with satisfaction. Another one, My

teacher, Betty Briggs, for seeing something

students is that you can make a living with

Blue Heaven, is an elongated, skinny,

in her that she hadn’t yet seen herself. Upon

art, but you have to think in terms of what

mostly-blue specimen that seems to derive

graduation, the young woman went on to

the public wants to buy. Artists don’t like to

its energy from its very simplicity. Yet an-

study education and art at Trinity, subse-

think that way, but that’s reality,” she ob-

other glows in the center as if illuminated,

quently working for many years as an art

serves. And she also imparts to them

with surrounding rioting colors nearly ob-

teacher. But 10 years into the job, “I was

something that a teacher taught her. “He

fuscating the basic shape.

burned out, teaching some 260 kids a day,”

said, ‘You need to look at life as if it were a

She approaches each blank canvas by

she says. It was time for a change, yet freed

painting.’ So I started looking at things and

first creating a distribution of textured areas

from teaching, she found herself at loose

thinking, ‘How would I paint that?’ If you

using a special soft paper, wetted, crushed

ends. When her husband, Bob Lee — to

look at life from that perspective, you be-

and applied with glue. Next comes all-over

whom she has been married since 1974 —

come more observant and you learn to

background color, followed by the image it-

bought her a camera, the budding artist en-

enjoy life more.”

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Italian Scuzzi’s 4035 N Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX (210) 493-8884 ALDINO AT THE VINEYARD ALDO'S RISTORANTE BRAVO CUCINA ITALIANA CAPPARELLI’S ON MAIN CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL CERRONI’S PURPLE GARLIC DOUGH PIZZERIA IL SOGNO OSTERIA LORENZO’S LA FOCACCIA ITALIAN GRILL LITTLE ITALY LUCE RISTORANTE E ENOTECA LUCIANO’S MICHELINO’S MILANO RISTORANTE

1203 N. Loop 1604 W. 8539 Fredericksburg 15900 La Cantera Pkwy. 2524 N. Main 12507 IH-10 W. 1017 Austin Hwy. 6989 Blanco 200 E. Grayson, #100 8032 Fredericksburg Rd. 800 S. Alamo 824 Afterglow 11255 Huebner 849 E. Commerce 401 South Alamo 521 River Walk 11802 Wurzbach 1907 Nacogdoches

340-0000 696-2536 877-9300 735-5757 694-4191 822-2300 979-6363 223-3900 692-9900 223-5353 349-2060 561-9700 223-0500 888-7030 223-2939 493-3611 821-6373


PAESANOS PIATTI PICCOLO’S POMPEII ITALIAN GRILL RISTORANTE LUCIANO SCUZZI’S ITALIAN GRILL TRE TRATTORIA

555 E. Basse 111 W. Crockett Loop 1604 at N.W. Military 255 E. Basse 5703 Evers Rd. 16019 Nacogdoches 7400 San Pedro 4035 N. 1604 W. 4003 Broadway 401 S. Alamo

828-5191 227-2782 493-1604 832-0300 647-5524 946-5518 377-0022 493-8884 805-0333 223-0401

Mediterranean

DEMO’S BIN 555 COOL CAFÉ COPA WINE BAR GREEK TO ME JOHN THE GREEK MIMI & DIMI’S PAPOULI’S GRILL

7115 Blanco 2501 N. St. Mary’s 555 Bitters 12651 Vance Jackson 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy. 5440 Babcock Rd. 16602 San Pedro 7159 W US Hiwy 90 8250 Agora Pkwy., #120 255 E. Basse, #384 11224 Huebner, #201

342-2772 732-7777 496-0555 877-5001 495-2672 699-6688 403-0565 674-3464 659-2244 804-1118 641-1313

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CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN FLORIO’S PIZZA GRIMALDI’S PIZZA GUILLERMO’S MISS ELLIE’S SORRENTO TRILOGY PIZZA BISTRO VOLARE GOURMET PIZZA

11745 IH-10 W. 255 E. Basse Rd. 7701 Broadway 330 E. Basse, #101 618 McCullough 903 E. Bitters Rd 5146 Broadway 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy. 5054 Broadway

699-4275 424-2014 805-8646 832-8288 223-5587 499-1258 824-0055 404-1818 828-3354

Seafood FISH CITY GRILL FUSION SEAFOOD, STEAK LANDRY’S SEAFOOD PAPPADEAUX SEAFOOD OSTRA ON THE RIVER WILDFISH SEAFOOD GRILLE

18130 Hwy. 281 N. 11703 Huebner Road 517 N. Presa 76 N.E. Loop 410 212 W. Crockett 1834 N.W. Loop 1604

495-3474 694-4201 527-1845 340-7143 396-5817 493-1600

Mexican/Latin Southwestern El Jarro 13421 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 494-5084 ÁCENAR MODERN TEX-MEX AJUÚA! CUISINE DE MEXICO ALAMO CAFÉ

146 E. Houston 11703 Huebner 10060 IH-10 W. 14250 San Pedro ALDACO'S 100 Hoefgen 20079 Stone Oak Pkwy. AZUCA NUEVO LATINO 713 S. Alamo CASA RIO 430 E. Commerce BETO’S 8421 Broadway CIELITO LINDO 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy. EL CHAPARRAL 15103 Bandera 2838 N. Loop 1604 EL JARRO DE ARTURO 13421 San Pedro EL MIRADOR 722 S. St. Mary’s EL MIRASOL ALTA COCINA 13489 Blanco FRIDA’S MEXICAN CUISINE 3023 Thousand Oaks IRON CACTUS MEXICAN GRILL 200 River Walk LA FOGATA 2427 Vance Jackson LA FONDA ON MAIN 2415 N. Main LA FONDA SUNSET RIDGE 6402 N. New Braunfels LA FONDA OAK HILLS 350 Northaven LA HACIENDA DE LOS BARRIOS 18747 Redland Rd. LA MARGARITA 120 Produce Row LOS BARRIOS 4223 Blanco MAMACITA’S 8030 IH-10 W. MI TIERRA CAFE AND BAKERY 218 Produce Row ORIGINAL MEXICAN 528 River Walk PALOMA BLANCA 5800 Broadway PALOMA RIVER WALK 215 Losoya PAPPASITO’S CANTINA 10501 IH-10 W. PERICO’S BAR AND GRILL 10820 Bandera 1439 E. Sonterra Blvd. PICANTE GRILL 3810 Broadway PICO DE GALLO 111 S. Leona RIO RIO CANTINA 421 E. Commerce ROSARIO’S 910 S. Alamo SALSALITO’S 14535 Nacogdoches 11523 Bandera SAZO’S LATIN GRILL 101 Bowie SOLUNA COCINA MEXICANA 7959 Broadway TOMATILLOS CANTINA 3210 Broadway URBAN TACO 290 E. Basse, #105

CALIZA GRILL CANYON CAFE FRANCESCA’S AT SUNSET ORO RESTAURANT AND BAR 222-2362 877-0600 691-8827 495-2233 222-0561 494-0561 225-5550 225-6718 930-9393 545-6965 695-8302 490-8302 494-5084 225-9444 479-8765 496-3023 224-9835 340-1337 733-0621 824-4231 342-8981 497-8000 227-7140 732-6017 341-5424 225-1262 224-9951 822-6151 212-0566 691-8974 684-5376 402-6006 822-3797 225-6060 226-8462 223-1806 646-8088 558-6788 223-1000 930-8070 824-3005 332-5149

420 W. Market 225 E. Basse 16641 La Cantera Pkwy. 705 E. Houston

224-6500 225-0722 558-6500 225-5100

Steaks Chama Gaucha 18318 Sonterra Place San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 564-9400 Fleming’s 255 East Basse Rd. San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-9463 ANTLERS LODGE THE BARN DOOR BOLO’S ROTISSERIE GRILLE CHAUMA GAUCHA FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE GREY MOSS INN KIRBY’S STEAKHOUSE LITTLE RHEIN STEAKHOUSE MORTON’S STEAKHOUSE MYRON’S STEAKHOUSE OUNCE STEAKHOUSE THE PALM PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE RUTH'S CHRIS

9800 Hyatt Resort Dr. 8400 N. New Braunfels 9821 Colonnade 18318 Sonterra Place 255 E. Basse 10901 Scenic Loop 123 N. Loop 1604 E. 231 S. Alamo 849 E. Commerce 10003 NW Military 1401 N. Loop 1604 W. 233 E. Houston 15900 LaCantera Pkwy 7720 Jones Maltsberger 600 E. Market Street

520-4001 824-0116 691-8888 564-9400 824-9463 695-8301 404-2221 225-1212 228-0700 493-3031 493-6200 226-7256 558-6161 821-5051 227-8847

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WEDDINGS


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Mr. and Mrs. Abel Roman (Tara Duska) September 25, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Guinan (Patrice Ortiz) August 2, 2013

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Boys & Girls Club Casino Night November 1 UIW Rosenberg Sky Room (210) 436-0686 Say Sí Muertitos Fest 2013 November 1-2 Say Sí Central (210) 212-8666 Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA) Donate Life Texas Walk/Run November 2 Los Patios (210) 618-5052 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Purple Stride SA 2013 November 2 Retama Park (210) 542-3860 Christian Senior Services and Tesoro 10th Annual Party in the Pasture November 3 Rio Cibolo Ranch (210) 735-5115 Chi Omega Brunch 6th Annual Wish Luncheon Benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation November 6 Home of Dr. & Mrs. Bernard Swift (210) 287-6582 McNay Art Museum Annual Gala Visions: Dressing the Part November 6 McNay Art Museum (210) 805-1761 San Antonio Food Bank Wine, Women & Shoes November 6 Blue Star Art Compex (210) 431-8306 Alzheimer’s Association Educational Symposium November 7 Whitely Center at Oblate School of Theology (210) 822-6449 March of Dimes Signature Chefs November 8 Westin La Cantera (210) 515-4844

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SA Women’s Chamber of Commerce Constellation of Stars Gala November 8 Institute of Texan Cultures (210) 299-2636 SA Botanical Garden Society Family Flashlight Night November 8 SA Botanical Garden (210) 207-3250 Dress for Success and Career Gear A Taste of Success Casino Night November 8 Sheraton Gunter (210) 737-1515 Catholic Charities 12th Annual Fandango Under the Stars Benefiting Guadalupe Home November 9 Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch (210) 242-3110 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 65 Roses Gala November 9 Westin La Cantera (210) 829-7267 The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Cuentos Y Suenos November 9 The Sheep Ranch (210) 271-3151 Cancer Therapy & Research Center Book & Author Luncheon November 12 Marriott Rivercenter (210) 567-1206 Opera Guild of San Antonio Fall Event Honoring Drs. Harriet and Ricardo Romo November 12 St. Anthony Hotel bcinkley@aol.com

November / December Transplants for Children 7th Annual Gayla’s Gala November 14 Leon Springs Dance Hall (210) 949-1212 San Antonio Zoological Society 31st Annual Zoobilation Ball November 14 San Antonio Zoo (210) 734-7184 x1049 Blue Star Contemporary Art Center 2013 Fall Gala November 16 Blue Star (210) 227-6960 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame 13th Annual Gala November 16 Retama Park (210) 651-7000 Bexar County Medical Association Women in Medicine Shopping Extravaganza November 19 The Club at Sonterra (210) 301-4373 Family Services Association Festival of Lights November 21 The Witte Museum (210) 299-2409 Mind Science Foundation Night of Mystery Gala November 21 The Argyle (210) 821-6199 Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Hecho A Mano Boutique November 23 – December 24 Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (210) 271-3151

Respite Care of San Antonio 26th Annual Luncheon November 14 Pearl Stable (210) 737-1212

San Antonio Food Bank The Great Turkey Challenge 5K Run/Walk November 28 HEB Arsenal (210) 431-8309

Texas Biomedical Forum Lecture Luncheon November 14 The Argyle (210) 258-9419

Mission Road Ministries Grand Western Shindig December 3 Cowboys Dance Hall (210) 334-2455

The Woman’s Club of San Antonio Christmas in the Mansion December 3-6 The Woman’s Club (210) 732-4811 HeartGift San Antonio Skeet Shoot December 5 San Antonio Gun Club (210) 299-7666 McNay Art Museum Holiday Brunch December 8 McNay Art Museum (210) 824-5368 Friends of Hospice Benefiting CHRISTUS VNA Hospice Poinsettia Ball December 10 Hyatt Regency Riverwalk (210) 785-5850 Sembradores of San Antonio Posada 2013 Gala December 13 Omni Colonnade (210) 733-6619 Kappa Kappa Gamma Christmas Tea December 21 The Argyle (210) 324-8923 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo 6th Annual Cowgirls Live Forever Style Show and Luncheon January 16 Pearl Stable (210) 225-0612 Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities 51st Annual Western and Heritage Art Show Preview Party January 17 Pearl Studio in the Full Goods Breezeway (210) 226-4651 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Let’s Rodeo Ball January 18 Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum (210) 225-0612 Kappa Kappa Gamma 17th Annual Tablescapes Benefiting Morgan’s Wonderland January 27-28 San Antonio Country Club (210) 859-0057


AROUND TOWN AugustHeart presents 3rd Annual Hearts of Texas A Night of Texas Music to Save a Life

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Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Present 2013 Trefoil Award

San Antonio Symphony League 2013 Season Opener

Dore and Bart Koontz

Danielle Gutierrez, Carri Baker Wells, Irene Sauceda and Rose González Pérez

Steve Seidel, Denny Ware, Agnes and Jim Lowe

Koontz’s daughter and friends

Elaine Mendoza, Carri Baker Wells and Fred W. Heldenfels IV,

Vickie and David Kinder

Bobby and Stephanie Cavender

Aaronetta H. Pierce and Charline McCombs

Kiki and Albert Lymberry

Jamie and Phyllis Browning

Jennifer Moriarty, Steve Arnold and Jackie L. Gorman

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WOMEN ON THE MOVE

Lorena Allen

Tracey L. Burke

Mary Beth Fisk

Debra Gutierrez

Emily Kidd, M.D.

Julie Seale

Lorena Allen has been named vice president of mortgage services for Security Service Federal Credit Union. With more than 25 years’ experience in mortgage lending, Allen formerly served as vice president of the Florida Credit Union Real Estate Network and as a member of the advisory board of the Florida State College School of Banking, Real Estate and Insurance. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida.

Hill & Ford P.C. announces that Tracey L. Burke, CPA, CFP, has joined their team as a tax manager. Her background includes 25 years working with local and national firms as well as several years with a large corporation. With expertise concentrated in tax compliance and planning, she enjoys working with all types of entities, including individuals, businesses, trusts, estates and not-for-profit foundations.

Mary Beth Fisk is the new CEO and executive director of the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health. Formerly head of the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, she initiated programs that still stand today, including the Texas Cord Blood Bank and GenCure (the regenerative medicine arm) and led many collaborative efforts with academic, corporate and other not-for-profit agencies. She also developed an international tissue donor bank and actively shepherded new legislation for medical needs at the state and national levels.

Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) announces the promotion of Debra Gutierrez to area manager of its west district, where she will be responsible for overall operations, member service and meeting strategic goals. A 2008 graduate of the South Chamber Leadership Academy, she participated in the Credit Union Executive Society University for several years. She joined SSFCU in 1992 as a part-time teller and has moved to positions of increasing responsibility.

Emily Kidd, M.D., assistant professor of Emergency Health Sciences at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, was appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council. The NAC works to ensure effective coordination of federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters. Dr. Kidd is one of 10 new appointees to the 33-member committee, selected from 500 applications. She will serve a three-year appointment.

Julie Seale has been appointed CEO of Forest Park Medical Center’s new San Antonio campus scheduled to open in 2014. With more than 22 years in health care, she comes from Methodist Hospital, where she was director of physician initiatives for South Texas. Her experience encompasses equipment and facility planning for hospitals and physicians, strategic managed care contracting and revenue cycle management. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, Arlington.

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ASTROFORECAST

By LANCE K. RODRÍGUEZ

SCORPIO October 23-November 22 You really want to implement time-tested priorities, yet you’re unsure they will work with current circumstances. Perhaps a little experimentation and innovation can break the deadlock. The end of November will work better for you, as you will be less self-critical and more earnest in what true results can be produced. You may stand up for a friend who is experiencing personal attacks involving snide remarks. A new financial phase kicks in in December.

SAGITTARIUS November 23-December 20 Domestic and family concerns are on the front burner for you over the next five months. Review what really works in these areas and toss out the useless. A psychological introspective time period orients you to shared family values; otherwise you may have to start your own traditions. The most dominating parent has always grabbed your attention; pay attention to the low-key parent, as subtle messages worth their weight in gold are being imparted.

CAPRICORN December 21-January 19 Your mantra for the next couple of months: “Yes I can!” Muster all your efforts to make it so. Revamp your appearance with new clothes, a new hairstyle and the most valuable of them all — a new attitude! End of December witnesses a personal evaluation of your own worth and self-esteem. Challenges in relationships teach you the essence of diplomacy, tact, mutual consideration and the ability to reach new consensus levels with ease and joy.

AQUARIUS January 20-February 18 A close friend of yours can experience a double tailspin involving a relationship and/or finances. This friend is more than likely depressed and may even require professional counseling. There may even be some form of abuse as the source of these frustrating issues. A martyr/victim syndrome is pointless and useless, as it will more than likely suck the lifeblood out like a vampire. A healthy spiritual direction and development will be the key.

PISCES February 19-March 20 How does a trip to a tropical isle with all the amenities and luxuries at your beck and call sound for you right now? Take that trip or plan for it as you are overdue to enjoy it. Be careful about lower-back strain, bladder problems or the kidneys, as medical crises can pop up suddenly; they are acute in nature, not chronic. On the career side of life be watchful of pronouncements made by management that are half-truths, propaganda or outright lies and deception.

ARIES March 21-April 20 Roll those sleeves up, crack the whip and get the ball rolling with tasks, duties and responsibilities that you know you can complete either at the workplace or at home. Efficiency and streamlining are appealing to you right now, so go with the momentum and realize you can accomplish much when your motivation is high and excitable. Be careful driving over the holidays, as mishaps and accidents mar the joyous season. Partners are very assertive at end of year.

TAURUS April 21-May 20 The last couple of months of the year 2013 will find you looking at your future aspirations, goals, visions and ideals. All of them involve labor and dedication on your part. You will also review your attitudes, perspectives and philosophies of life. Do you see the glass half-empty or half-full? You may have to make commitments to individuals whom you are not very fond of, yet there are some life lessons to be learned. Two steps forward and then one back!

GEMINI May 21-June 21 Your greatest lesson to learn: Accept yourself, warts and all! Self-perfectionism saps all your mental strength, leaving you as a dry husk. Sometimes an imperfection is perfection. You may have to go to draconian levels to master your personal budget, as financial challenges will ensue without any relief. Workplace crises emerge because of the lack of details involving projects that have lost their rudder. Two heads are better than one.

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CANCER June 22-July 22 Announcements can be made that have bone-chilling consequences. Fate and destiny hang in the air waiting for your initial reaction, and then your personal initiatives will be the more important. Events that occurred approximately 19 years ago will really make you gyrate, and above all, remember kindness and forgiveness as the most soothing of balms. You will only make things more intense if you back off, recoil and avoid confronting reality.

LEO July 23-August 22 Waking up in the middle of the night wondering what those darned dreams are all about? Your subconscious is deeply involved in resolving issues from the conscious world. If you have a sibling, talk to the one who is open to dreams, their imagery and their content, and you may be surprised what comes out that will provide great insights. Making great promises to a child and then no delivery of said promises will cause negative repercussions.

VIRGO August 23-September 22 Quit festering over issues that make you too obsessive/compulsive. Stick with goals you know you can handle as well as the goals that have future viability. You’ve been on the brink of chaos and instability; this too shall pass. Awaken a liberation consciousness within you to free you from past ruts, routines and monotony. Realize that you graduated from primary education involving survival; you are now ready to attend the college of thriving!

LIBRA September 23-October 22 It is strongly recommended that for this holiday season levelheadedness is required to exert financial discipline with your expenditures. Yes, you do love the finer things in life and you are generous in your gift giving, but if you sink yourself into enormous debt now, it will rock your financial boat later. Concern involving an elderly family member requires immediate attention. Family values and traditions experience a review and updates.

Lance K. Rodríguez is a professional Astrology/Tarot consultant as well as a Usui/Karuna® Reiki Master. He can be reached at AstroLance.net.

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LOOKING BACK

1946 Billing itself as San Antonio's Most Beautiful Nightclub, Club Sevenoaks was originally located at 5130 Broadway in Alamo Heights and offered dancing to the music of touring bands and fine foods in a refined atmosphere.

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San Antonio, Texas Lifestyle magazine for women, 11th Anniversary Issue, Dr. Jui-Lien Chou, Boerne, Texas

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