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Woman on a Mission THE CLOTHES BY MEGAN FULLERTON THAT YOU NEED IN YOUR CLOSET
IN THIS ISSUE: SPIRITUALITY...82 ZOO...94 TRAVEL...112
Connecting the Dots RICHARD DAYOUB’S POSITIVE EFFECT ON EL PASO BUSINESS
Female Empowerment HOW THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF EL PASO IS IMPROVING OUR COMMUNITY
Minerva Genetics CHANGING THE MEDICAL FIELD IN THE SUN CITY
By: MARIE MOORE
By: CLARISSA DE LA TORRE and KIM MCGLONE
By: STEPHANIE AVILES
By: KRYSTA AYERS
Here and Now
6 Busted Myths WHAT’S TRUE AND WHAT'S NOT ABOUT BREAST CANCER
Street Style THE GUYS PUTTING TEXAS ON THE MAP FOR STREETWEAR
Hidden Gem DOWNTOWN SHOPPING HAS NEVER BEEN THIS CUTE
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“Over the years, I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”
- Yves Saint Laurent
EDITOR -IN - CHIEF
ince it’s our fashion issue, I thought I should first talk about the importance of work-place attire for a minute. We’ve all heard the saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the one you have.” I can’t stress how important it is,
as a business owner, for professionals to invest in key pieces and dress up for not only the job that they have, but the job that they are working towards. This doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy an expensive wardrobe, it just means to invest in some classic pieces (a black blazer, a nice black skirt, etc.) and mix those with inexpensive pieces that you can quickly find. With that being said, our cover star, fashion designer Megan Fullerton, has accomplished professional edgy attire with the line she is creating. The sleek structure of her designs and the entire motto behind her brand, “A Woman on a Mission,” are exactly what young professionals need in their wardrobe. Having been showcased at Saks Fifth Avenue and the SCAD Museum of Art, Megan living and designing from her showroom in El Paso is something that we should all consider a blessing. In this issue, we also talk about how empowering women in our community (through the Junior League of El Paso) is so crucial to our environment. Also crucial, is the effect that Richard Dayoub has had in our community. If you haven’t heard his name before, he is the long-time president and CEO of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, with a recent resignation announcement. You can read more about him and all the significant things that have occurred in the city under his leadership on page 34. There are so many good stories to read about this month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so look for stories about courage, strength and advice. We also have great fashion advice and beauty tips for both men and women that are must-reads. So, read up on El Paso as you sit back and flip through these pages.
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suddenly Tom comes home to find Karen missing—her purse and
My Family You Might Relate To” by Annabelle Gurwitch
belongings still in the house. Finally found after being admitted into
We can all relate to having a family that we don’t want to be related to
the hospital, Karen is faced with accusing questions from the police
or associated with. Annabelle Gurwitch tells hilarious and sly stories
and memory loss from the event. Someone has been in her house
about her family and growing up wishing to be the secret daughter of
and there are things people might be keeping secret.
Joni Mitchell. Through her life she has picked up different families to be a part of, like a group of theater folk, a band of cosplaying furries, a
“Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance
UFO cult and more. Read this for a unique look into what it means to
Included in many book clubs around the country, there’s a reason why
be a family, blood related or not.
“Hillbilly Elegy” is being read. Never before have the real and intense struggles of the white working class been looked at and written about
“Are You Anybody?: A Memoir” by Jeffrey Tambor
like they have in this book. J.D. Vance gives a first-hand account on
Emmy-award winning actor, Jeffrey Tambor, has become a television
growing up dirt poor in a Rust Belt town. Get an insight into poverty
legend and a Broadway sensation, yet the question still remains—
from a different part of the country and go back in time as this Yale
who is Jeffrey Tambor? In his memoir, he speaks of his struggling
Law School graduate takes us to his childhood.
beginning—having a lisp and being an outcast—and learning from the best in the business, like Al Pacino and Gary Shandling. It’s a
“Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
refreshing reminder that even success and fame do not come without
The year is 2044 and reality is brutal. As an escape, someone has
failures and imperfections.
created a virtual utopia known as OASIS. Our protagonist, Wade Watts, only feels alive when he’s strapped into the game, and soon
“A Stranger in the House” by Shari Lapena
learns that people will readily kill someone to win the prize of the
If you’re into mysteries and suspenseful reads, this is more up your
game. If he wants to survive, he’ll have to win the game and go back
alley. Karen and Tom are living a happy life in upstate New York when
to the reality that he’d been trying to escape the entire time.
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egan Fullerton is dressed in her designs when I meet her—a structured powder blue, two-piece power outfit that she later tells me makes her feel good.
We are in her work room, which happens to
be a bedroom in her apartment, that is filled
with designs, magazines, patterns and two mannequins. Her spring collection, on a rack behind me, is bright, colorful and demands attention. Though she has had a successful run as of lately, her journey into the fashion world has not been easy. Before studying fashion, Megan began her college career pursuing a degree as a nurse practitioner while living in her hometown of Atlanta. After starting classes and acting as president for the fashion organization at the university, she had a change of heart and decided to apply to Savannah College of Art and Design. “It was the best and hardest three years of my life,” she recalls. It was there that she learned pattern making, sketching and the fine art of tailoring. Her senior project, a minimalist collection of wearable art that she poured her heart into, was featured at Saks Fifth Avenue in Savannah and was also featured in the SCAD Museum of Art— where Vivienne Westwood (British fashion designer) received the André Leon Tally lifetime achievement award. As Megan talks about her work, her warmth and passion becomes contagious. You can sense the pride that she has for what she creates and you immediately want to root for her.“ [This business] can make or break you. There’s no guidebook.” She smiles then adds, “I can’t imagine doing anything else.” Even after a failed attempt at mass
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] s i n o i s s i m y “[M g for the n i n g i s e d ” . n o i s s i m a n o n a m wo lerton l u F n a r meg Designe show. With just two months until the show,
For her upcoming fall collection, she shares
producing her designs through a partnership
Megan produced eight more outfits in order
that it will be all about metamorphosis.
out of China—losing all of her original sketch
to show her designs down the runway and
This collection is for the women that “wear
work, patterns and fabrics—she kept creating
make her mark in El Paso.
multiple hats.” Whether you are going from
and pushing through in hopes of becoming
a day to night look, or going from business
successful. She is extremely hands-on with
to girl outing, Megan promises clothes
her designs with a goal of crafting a look
that are transitional and go along with your
especially tailored for the women that will be
wearing them. Months after that first fiasco, Megan tells me that through serendipity she
She tells me that her designs are special and
met a seamstress who was able to help
very limited. Once the striped navy crop top
produce her Spring collection (which launched
is sold, it’s gone and you can’t get another.
on April 28, 2017), the bright and easy-going
She has sold at trunk shows, like one she
collection that hangs on a rack in her work
did at Tres Mariposas, and has also sold her
room. Finding this seamstress was the
clothes at the local boutique, On and Off
happy accident that she needed to keep her
Showroom, and a boutique in Atlanta called
collection on track and to keep creating for the
Rose Couture. Just this year, she also got
future. “I wanted something carefree, calm
her website up and running, which is another
but so beautiful. I didn’t want [that] decision
option for buying.
of what to wear this summer.” As I combed
Her collections embody something special.
through the rack, I could sense that exact vibe
When I ask Megan who she designs for,
“Beautiful clothes are beautiful, but it’s
which she worked so hard to create.
she pauses and then says, “[My mission is]
knowing I’m creating emotions through my
designing for the woman on a mission.” This
designs [that I love].” These are the clothes
For being in El Paso for such a short time,
is the same statement that you’ll see on her
that start a conversation, that have people
Megan can already say she has been a part
Instagram page and her website. “I try to
asking, “Where did you get that from? Where
of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show. It was
think about where she’s going, what she’s
do you shop?” Megan is giving El Paso a
doing.” She adds that the women she designs
unique perspective into luxury ready-to-wear
for are bold, powerful, have integrity and
clothes that you won’t find from anyone else
another hurdle that she had to glide over, but
confidence, but also have that self-doubt and
in the city, let alone any major retail store.
Megan’s passion has pushed her to persist
are emotional. Her Spring collection embodies
So, when you’re ready to feel confident in
when it comes to achieving goals. When she
this with great bold structures and lines and
the clothes you wear and channel your inner
originally approached the show’s producers,
bursts of color. “When I wear my clothes, I
Beyoncé (or whoever your queen is), look
they loved her designs, but unfortunately,
feel good, like I can do anything,” she says.
into Megan Fullerton’s design and be that
eight pieces were not enough to walk the
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Groove and Glow 5K This annual “Fun-K” is helping to promote health and wellness and you’ll want to be sure to participate. The registration fee is only $25 and will take place on October 7 from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Join in for the fun music and dance along to 70s, 80s, and 90s music. This will be held at The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain campus.
Awesome 80s Gala Hosted by the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Bank, this gala is a fun way to spend your night on October 14. With a live performance from PRIME 80’Z, you’ll be sure to want to dress in your best 80s attire and be there for the live and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Bank.
Sunshine Tennis League Sponsoring Food Drive For El Pasoans Fighting Hunger The Sunshine Tennis League is sponsoring a food drive to benefit El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. For the month of October, and until December 13, you can make your non-perishable food donations to Tennis West, Coronado Country Club, El Paso Country Club and El Paso Tennis Club.
Walk for Kids Benefitting RMHC of El Paso On Saturday, October 7, enjoy a morning at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino for a one-mile fun walk to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso. Registration is just $20
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Let’s Run To End Alzheimer’s For the second annual year, you can join this 5k run/walk to help end Alzheimer’s disease. Join the great cause on October 14 at 8 a.m. at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Registration is just $25 and you’ll receive a T-shirt.
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t’s been 14 years since Richard Dayoub assumed a leading role at the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. He joined as Chief Operating Officer but became President a year later. In 2007, he added CEO to his business card. From the start, his priority was to impact the face and destiny of this city with his organization.
Under Dayoub’s leadership, the chamber sold a Lomaland property (a former Levi Straus facility) retiring chamber debt and grew financial reserves for the chamber and its foundation. They reached an agreement with the city to accept the Star on the Mountain as a gift to the community, ensuring its well-maintained and protected future.
“Meanwhile, chamber volunteers led efforts to transform us from a primarily economic development organization, to one focused on public policy. We’ve evolved into the ‘go to’ organization for public policy issues in our community.”
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Dayoub also noted this occurred simultaneously with the responsibility of economic development policy being transferred to El Paso’s Regional Economic Development Corporation (REDco). As a result, the chamber strengthened its credibility in the public policy arena, developing strong working relationships with city, county, state and federal elected/ appointed officials. Most significant was the chamber’s leadership role in the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Without their involvement, Fort Bliss may have been drastically reduced in size. Today, Fort Bliss represents a $6 billion annual infusion into El Paso’s economy. Relationships developed during that period and since remain, affording Dayoub the ability to communicate with top Army leadership in the Pentagon and across the US That translated into a special dinner for Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta being hosted here—a real first for El Paso!
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“We’ve also achieved great strides in education. Vast improvements were made to the ‘Leadership El Paso’ program. In its 39th year, it’s been expanded to include high school juniors in a separate, abridged program called ‘Junior Leadership.’ In fact, we’ve become the private sector organization of choice in partnering with the education community.”
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“Currently, we hold one of only two private sector seats in the El Paso
Chamber Executive Designation (fewer than 100 American Chamber
Collaborative for Academic Excellence. Part of our partnership with
CEOs have). His certifications reflect dedication, long hours of study
UTEP, El Paso Community College and Region 19, sees us facilitating
and successful completion of rigorous testing.
positive outcomes for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), contributing to increasing numbers of El Paso students entering
Indeed, dedication is a word synonymous with Dayoub’s career so
post-secondary institutions and successfully completing degrees.”
many were shocked to hear that he’s resigning from the chamber this year. But, learning that he’s chosen to continue serving his beloved El
“Our ‘State of the City’, county, military and education events are the
Paso with an innovative and unique business venture was no surprise.
best attended symposiums in this business community and chamber membership has grown from 600 to 1,650 members.”
Thunderbird Management Consulting will launch as soon as Dayoub’s obligation to the chamber expires. His company’s greatest resource will
The Chamber’s Board of Directors has also stretched in size and
be the years of accumulated experience, countless relationships and
diversity. More than 100 current directors include women and young
wisdom acquired by Dayoub himself. Its purpose will be to share his
adults. This compares favorably to 2003, when most US chambers
wealth of information in the form of common sense business advice.
were heavily populated by older white men. Dayoub modestly attributes, “ALL of our successes over these past fourteen years to the commitment of our engaged board of directors and dedicated staff.” Dayoub’s leadership has not gone unnoticed. He was “most honored” to be named ‘Fort Bliss Citizen of the Year’ (2009), and was later inducted into the Fort Bliss Hall of Fame in 2013.
“I was pleasantly surprised when asked to be the first El Paso Chamber CEO to serve as chairman for the Texas Metro 8 Cities Chambers and chosen from more than 3,000 members to be Vice Chairman of the Association of Chambers of Commerce Executives, overseeing diversity and inclusion.“
“Helping companies navigate the maelstrom that is city, county, state and federal government, connecting them to key departments and leaders and teaching them about the impact of public policy on private sector business, is really about being able to pay forward what I have learned.” “In addition, there are about 18,000 chambers across the US, but I’m guessing half of them struggle with organization, board management and meeting the minimum criteria established for non-profits by state and federal governments and the IRS. “Audits, legal diligence and filing ‘990’s’ containing critical operational details are three areas where most chambers could improve, and my goal is to offer them a complete training program.” No one else in our region provides this level of service but it’s also fair
“I also served on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s private sector task force. But being recognized by the local Child Guidance Center and most recently, named as the recipient for The League of Women Voters’ Life Time Achievement Award, is a truly amazing honor!” Dayoub graduated from the US Chamber’s Institute of Organizational Management at the University of Arizona, and received the Certified 38
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“I don’t really believe in retirement. As an A-type personality, I’m just not the kind of guy who sits on the sidelines. So besides sports (tennis, golf) my beautiful wife and my children, my passion for life is that I love what I do and if I can help someone avoid the landmines, I’ve done a great service to the career and profession I’m so proud of.” “My wife and I have been very privileged and blessed. We’ve traveled extensively and everywhere we go—I love it! But we always compare these destinations to home and I don’t know any other place that can compare to El Paso. It’s not just the (great) weather and the beautiful culture or that most of our friends live here too … it’s just home.”
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Empowering Women, Improving
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In 1901, the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements was founded by 19 yearold New York debutante Mary Harriman. Unable to ignore the suffering she observed among immigrants living on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, she organized a group of 80 young women to improve child health, nutrition and literacy in those neighborhoods. The passion and dedication of those young women sparked a movement that has become one of the largest and most effective volunteer organizations in the world, the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). AJLI coordinates 291 Leagues throughout four countries and has a collective membership of over 150,000 women. Together, their dedicated volunteers continue to tackle the toughest and most critical issues facing their communities. As the Junior League of El Paso, Inc. (JLEP) enters into its 85th year of service to the El Paso community, this commitment stays at the forefront through the effective action and leadership of our trained volunteers. In response to input from our El Paso community and direction from our Junior League women, the impact area for our 2017-2018 projects focuses on promoting the awareness and embracing of mental and physical health through projects such as Fresh Beginnings: From Farm to Table, Building Connections, Girls Going the Distance and Spotlight on Mental Health. 42
Girls Going the Distance Girls on the Run International is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating
Fresh Beginnings: From Farm to Table
a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. JLEP committee members will partner with the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (CASFV) to bring a Girls on the Run council to El Paso. JLEP committee members will then team with female
JLEP has partnered with the YMCA in an effort to strengthen
participants in third to eight grades from CASFV in a mentoring relationship
the El Paso community through youth development, healthy
centered on running. The program will teach life skills through dynamic,
living and social responsibility through Fresh Beginnings,
interactive lessons and running games. Running is used to inspire and motivate
a project that incorporates community education and
the girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness and build confidence through
participation in selecting, growing and preparing nutritious
accomplishment. In addition, important social, psychological and physical skills
meals. The project will focus on areas in El Paso where
and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the project.
many live below the poverty level.
Spotlight on Mental Health Emergence Health Network (EHN), in collaboration with JLEP and cooperation
from local television stations, proposes to produce a special television
JLEP is focused on “Building Connections” through Parent
with mental health illnesses. This project will provide El Pasoans information
Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). PCIT is an evidence-
regarding the availability of local resources for the early identification and treatment
based parent-child treatment program for young children,
of mental health illnesses, the opportunity to have questions answered by a panel
ages two to seven years, who experience emotional and
of mental health professionals and insights into events and programming for
behavioral problems (e.g. temper tantrums, hitting, kicking,
individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).
“Community Mental Health” program that aims to reduce the stigma associated
not following directions). Children exposed to traumatic events such as physical abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence are served by this project. The program’s focus
JLEP is a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism,
is to improve the relationship between the caregiver
developing the potential of women and improving the community. For more than 80
and child through developing positive and supportive
years, JLEP has led efforts to improve the El Paso community through numerous
communications, modifying behavior patterns through
and various projects implemented by our dedicated volunteers and with financial
teaching effective discipline and supportive communication
support from the community. We invite you to support these projects by attending
and modifying behavior patterns through teaching effective
our fundraising events. JLEP kicks off the “Merry & Bright” holiday season as we
discipline and child management skills.
proudly present the 44th year of “A Christmas Fair” in November – our largest and longest running fundraiser. Then, join us again in April for the 7th annual “Storytellers” – a unique concert experience. If you are interested in joining JLEP or have questions
about any of our projects, please visit www.jlep.org or call (915) 584-3511.
It’s no secret, cancer is a terrible thing. It is even worse when someone you know and care about finds out they have it. Being on the outside looking in, it can be difficult to see them going through treatments and feeling like there is nothing you could do to help. You both know the chemo treatments are needed, but it doesn’t change the fact the symptoms afterwards can be their own kind of hell. Taking active steps to ease the process is always important, even if it is just to relieve discomfort like nausea. The smallest bits of help can make a big difference. While this is no cure, this recipe can make that battle a little less difficult.
RECIPE FOR KICKIN’ CHEMO: A NATURAL NAUSEA REMEDY Ingredients:
Apple cider - 1 gallon,
Pour the apple cider into a 32-quart stock pot with a strainer.
Add the ground ginger, cinnamon sticks, star anise, whole
*Do NOT use vinegar!
cloves and fresh ginger at a medium heat. Let it boil and then
1 cup honey or agave nectar
reduce the heat. Let steep covered for about 10 minutes. Turn
5 cinnamon sticks
off heat and continue steeping while covered for another hour.
whole cloves, about 2 tablespoons 1-2 inches fresh ginger root
Add honey (or agave) and let steep uncovered over low heat
(peeled and chopped or sliced thinly)
for another hour. Strain again. Pour into mason jars using jelly
1 tablespoon ground ginger
strainers if possible. If not, strain it through a regular strainer and
2-3 star anise
store it back in the juice bottle with a little left over. Drink this either heated like a tea, or over ice for a couple of sips. If you plan on freezing, store in smaller jars, leaving enough headroom to prevent glass from breaking.
GENETICS H e a l t h
K n o w l e d g e
| By: STEPHANIE AVILES photography by: JOHN HORTA |
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ighting l l n e a h r a u t t t h of m r a t e d by t h e w ar e g r e e h nding t eir u r ro u s s s wa l l s ai l a t l g e c o m i n g f ro m t h e it y d r u c e p ite s ted by ol e e ted r r g o o s c l e es re a r a a u u o y. Yo sy b b d a o l e hir l i t m s e f ec t i o u s th n i f t o s t up so e mo u t h o y t n e ill tak es i d e wi t h r w t t s fir t ha e s c s. i h r t t e o n Ge vat nd a e i l v e er lf he l t n i i to uw r, M o e y t e r n e www.thecitymagazineelp.com e Ce r. Th h o t o l f
inerva Genetics, or rather the idea for it, first came to El Paso six years
ago, when co-founders Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Bryan moved here and Dr.
Mitchell worked as the senior director of genomics at Texas Tech University. After working for Texas Tech for three years, and for a clinical diagnostic lab in Las Cruces for nearly two, Dr. Mitchell decided that El Paso needed a clinical diagnostic lab that could offer prompt turn-around times and employ graduate students from UTEP and other local institutions who are frequently forced to move outside El Paso to find employment. Being self-funded, Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Bryan wanted to prove their metal by utilizing their own personal savings, along with working with good friends out of Houston, to get started. Being a start-up of six, who consider themselves jacks of all trades, Minerva Genetics
Sequencing clinical diagnostic lab that reaches out to hospitals and personal physicians as clientele to provide them with genetic test kits for their patients. The client then submits that kit back to Minerva Genetics for analysis and processing. Dr. Mitchell
isolated geographically, since the closest labs are in Phoenix and Albuquerque, would be beneficial to the patients and the employment rate in El Paso to run those tests locally and in a timely manner. As many may know, if family members
like breast cancer, they might fear whether or not it will affect their own life as well. With this being the case, this testing can also mean the difference between catching these diseases just in time or catching them when it is too late. This type of information can help make decisions on whether extreme measures are necessary, like mastectomies, or whether a simple additional visit every year is all that is needed.
M i n e r va G e n e t i c s
M i n e r va G e n e t i c s
Some patients might hesitate at the financial aspect of such a test. However, since Minerva Genetics
Sequencing, that is not the case. NGS provides a clinical diagnostic setting that has ushered in an era of personalized medicine that was impossible in the past, doing what took fifteen years to analyze in one day. Because of this, Minerva Genetics can provide inexpensive tests for patients. Minerva Genetics was built because of the local need for better, faster and more personalized medicine. NGS lends itself to offer fast and comprehensive genetic analysis, which can improve treatment safety and minimize health care costs. Even as a start-up faculty, they have already made world-changing developments in the medical field. For the last several years, Dr. Bryanâ€™s research has focused primarily on treating an aggressive and commonly misdiagnosed cancer called angiosarcoma. His research into the repurposing of propranolol as treatment has had huge impacts on patient survival and is now considered the standard of care in the European Union. Wanting to make similar impacts here, Dr. Bryan is currently working on publishing additional work in this area of research in the next few months. Despite these advancements, Minerva Genetics is still looking to flourish, and are looking for www.thecitymagazineelp.com
M i n e r va G e n e t i c s
October, 2017 new members right here in El Paso. Many highly-trained
each year from amazing graduate programs at UTEP and other institutions. Sadly, many of these individuals are leaving El Paso to search for suitable employment elsewhere. Minerva Genetics aims to offer high quality employment options for these individuals to encourage them to remain here in El Paso.
EAT ON THE E DGE
Dr. Bryan has already begun to cherry pick top students at UTEP. This method is how he found their current clinical analyst, Thuraieh Khayou. After seeing Dr. Bryan’s brilliance and passion, Thuraieh asked to volunteer for the company and was later offered a part time job while she finishes her master’s degree at Texas Tech.
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businesses like Minerva Genetics. “It all starts with a thought like Minerva Genetics. We must support something that starts locally, especially in a place like El Paso. Nothing is more beautiful than something that blooms in the desert.” Seeing the passion and intelligence first hand has driven Thuraieh to make El Paso healthier. This is what ultimately makes Minerva Genetics unique. They have room to grow with such passionate goals. With quotes like, “If you can dream it you can do it” by Walt Disney and “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive and determination of the people who do it as it is about the product they sell,” by Elon Musk being painted outside Minerva’s office space, there’s no shortage of motivation. In the end, what the team would like the people of El Paso to remember when they think of Minerva Genetics, is that health comes from knowledge. Having a clear understanding, even of your genetic composition, can lead to better health for not only you, but for those who love you.
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6Busted October, 2017
Breast Cancer Myths A
| By: DR. NEHA SHARMA |
bout one in eight US women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Breast cancer death rates are higher than those of any other cancer for women in the US, and besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. When it comes to breast cancer, it is extremely important to distinguish facts from fiction. Here is the real deal behind some of the most common myths.
1 October, 2017
Six Breast Cancer Myths Busted
Myth Fact Only women with a
Family history is definitely a risk factor for breast
family history of breast
cancer but not having a family history does not
cancer are at risk.
eliminate the chances of developing breast cancer. If
a first-degree relative has a history of breast cancer, your risk of developing the disease approximately doubles. Having two first-degree relatives with the
disease increases your risk even more. In reality however, only five to ten percent of breast cancers
are thought to be hereditary. The other 90 percent are largely due to lifestyle and environmental factors.
Wearing an underwire bra
There is no scientific evidence that supports
or deodorant increases
this claim. No conclusive data has linked the
your chances of getting
use of underwire bras and deodorants to
Myth Fact Only women are affected
Although rare, breast cancer can also occur in men.
by breast cancer.
The lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast
cancer is about 1 in 1,000 in men. Symptoms of
breast cancer in men are similar to those in women.
The most common symptom is a lump on the chest. Unlike women, men tend to delay going to the doctor
until they have more severe symptoms, like bleeding from the nipple. This leads to delayed diagnosis and treatment and higher mortality rates.
You do not need
All women should follow the screening guidelines regardless of health
a mammogram if you
status. Preventive efforts are key to early diagnoses. The most recent
guidelines from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
suggest that women at an average risk of breast cancer should be offered
screening mammography starting at age 40. If they have not initiated screening in their 40s, they should begin screening mammography by no
later than age 50 years. The decision making process about screening, however, should be shared between the patient and the health care provider and the focus should be patient-centered.
Myth Fact There is nothing you can
As mentioned above, about 90 percent
do to lower the risk of
of breast cancers are largely due to
environmental and lifestyle factors. To keep your risk as low as possible, maintain a
healthy weight, engage in regular exercise
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6 October, 2017
Six Breast Cancer Myths Busted
The first sign of breast
A lump is one of the most common
cancer is always a lump.
symptoms but not all breast cancers
may present with a lump. Other symptoms include change in size,
shape or skin texture, redness or a rash, pain or swelling. It is important
to look at and examine your breasts regularly so you know what your baseline is and report any changes to your doctor immediately.
a r e ñ a e c n i Qu Fashioning a
| By: ANDREA MACIAS |
ou wake up to see your mom hunched
rhinestones at the top with ruffles spilling
became shorter, or were replaced for halter
over the kitchen counter, shredding the
out the bottom, waves from inside the
and strapless designs. Girls also began to
last of the brisket she cooked over night.
glass display of one shop while a teal ball
add extra personalized elements such as:
You hear your aunts cackle as one stirs the
gown, finished with a puffy bottom made
embroidered flowers, sparkles or hints of
frijoles charros sitting atop the stove while
of tulle, also seeks your attention in another.
color to their gowns.
the other one is pretending to look busy. To-
From every color of the rainbow, there is
day, you are celebrating your quinceañera.
an unlimited amount of designs a girl can
Presently, dresses are tailored to the girl’s
After months of preparation, the invitations
choose from. Unlike the basic styles of the
individual style, theme or favorite color.
have been delivered, the decorations have
past, it is apparent that these dresses are
There is nothing a quinceañera can’t wear.
been made and your dress waits patiently to
evolving, transitioning and growing in change
Some may opt out of these characteristics
be worn. Yes, that special dress that took you
just like the girls who wear them.
completely and go for a short prom-like inspired dress for their celebration. With
weeks or maybe even months to find, stares back at you as it lays out on your bed above the
In the past, most dresses worn were either
popular trends, such as crop tops, girls are
pair of matching shoes that are hidden below.
white or a pale pink—they were formal, long
reinventing the classic design and are buying
and cut very simply. In certain instances,
For anyone in El Paso, this is not a foreign
rather than buying pre-made gowns, mothers
concept—it may in fact bring back some old
Much like everything else in the fashion
memories of your own experience. For those
themselves which included high necklines
industry, the fashion behind a quinceañera is
who still may be unfamiliar, the celebration
and long sleeves made out of silk. Often, the
also changing. Whether you are looking for
commemorates a young girl’s childhood
quinceañera dress was accessorized with
a timeless look of the past, or a bright and
transition into womanhood.
gloves, a fan, a tiara or flower crown.
inspired piece of the present, the purpose
However, the staple piece to any quinceañera
As time progressed, dresses grew in size,
your family scrambles into your bedroom to
is the dress. Trek to downtown El Paso,
but mostly maintained light and delicate
stuff you into your dress, with your face full
take a gander and you’ll notice a museum
colors. Voluminous skirts, flounces and
of makeup, remember that you are part of an
of dresses dedicated for girls to discover.
furbelows were attached to this new
experience and tradition that is unique to our
A pink and peachy dress, embellished with
style. The necklines deepened as sleeves
border town of El Paso.
remains the same. So, as every female in
USA | By: KRYSTA AYERS |
F October, 2017
or many artists, finding a way
brands, they are either on the West or East
in May during Neon Desert Music Festival
to express yourself in every element
coast. “Texas [needs] something to represent
(NDMF) where they sold their clothes. After
is crucial. This is especially true when
itself,” he adds.
being approached by Patrick McNeil, one of the festival’s organizers, they produced a huge
talking about style—the clothes you
decide to wear to present yourself to the
The brand is very much based on both Erick’s
collection of T-shirts to sell and did really well
world. In the case of André Fella and Erick
and André’s graphic design art, finding
during the two days. It was during NDMF that
Hernandez, they knew what they wanted to
inspiration in the everyday interactions
they were photographed by Vogue Mexico and
wear. So, when you know what you want
with people, architecture, street artists and
featured online. “My goal has been to be in
to wear but no one is supplying it, the only
high-end designers like Dior. They both say
Vogue; that’s something I’ve always wanted,”
thing left to do is make it yourself. From high-
that growing up with a DIY mentality and
says Erick. Both him and André still seem in
end fashion labels like Alexander McQueen
their experiences definitely shape the way
disbelief that the largest published magazine
and Dior, to major streetwear brands like
they approach things and their willingness
Supreme and The Hundreds, there was a
to create something of their own. The
need for a creator to make the clothes that
skateboarding and music scene has also
they wanted to wear themselves or see on
other people. Enter Compound USA, the streetwear brand that André and Erick started
“We’re not designing [only] for ourselves.
in order to provide the street clothing that no
We want people to be comfortable and
one was making for them.
confident [in our clothes],” says André. At the same time, Erick adds, “If we wouldn’t
“It’s hard to relate to other brands nowadays,”
wear it, we’re not going to put it out. We’re
says André on why he wanted to start the
not going to put out mediocre stuff.”
brand. If you look into other streetwear They go ahead and describe one of their designs, a geometric shirt they say is Cindy Crawford. “I have an obsession with Cindy Crawford,” André laughs. Everything from the color schemes to the name, and the art screen-printed on the shirts, all link and were carefully curated by the two designers. They explain that the name Compound comes from the definition of coming together to form one. “It’s more about different cultures creating a lifestyle,” says André. “Even the friends we hang out with have their own style,” adds Erick. Though
screen-printing their tees for a year now, they began to receive a lot of attention
October, 2017 has featured their clothing. Since then, they’ve been approached by photographers to participate in collaborations. “[I think] elegance is lacking in culture,” explains Erick about their designs. He goes on to say that while their designs and brand are still very underground and have a certain grit to it, there is also a very elegant side to it—which you can see in the photographs they have taken on their Instagram. Each time they talk about their work, you can tell that they are very involved, passionate and are still getting a grip on what their brand really is. They will soon be dropping a winter collection to include more articles of clothing,
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new material and four to six new designs. They express that over time they have become more concise and their direction has become clearer as to what they want to produce. “We need to be us [and the brand] needs to show who we are,” says André.
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Though a lot of their photos feature guys, this brand is for anyone. The shirt I bought at NDMF features a woman in a dress, with a red overlay and the words, “The rich live the same all over the world.” Not only do their designs stand as statement pieces, but the shirts are comfortable and offer a sense of coolness and laidback lifestyle. The two designers have also made it apparent that they hope they can be the streetwear brand
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Now, behold the beauty that awaits in the following pages as witnessed in the passion and drive for beautifying our lives both inside and out â€Ś Present and past.
The Ivy 518 W San Antonio, Ste. H El Paso, Texas 79901 (915) 533-3790
The Ivy Hair Salon As the beauty world becomes more and more
only in El Paso to use the Davines hair line, an Italian
advanced with techniques, products and technology,
hair care line that encourages sustainability.
The Ivy hair salon is going a step further for El Paso by also becoming more environmentally friendly. For
Apart from moving into a greener environment, Ivy
the past four years, the hair salon has been servicing
stresses the importance of feeling good when you
clients in their downtown location at Union Plaza.
walk into the salon’s doors saying, “I really like that
In a welcoming and personalized environment, the
we serve a wide range of ages; it’s not just one look
team at The Ivy will now be ready to take a greener
or trend.” The salon has a manicurist and offers cuts,
approach to hair styling.
color, styling and make-up application and has just paired up with Le Trendy Nail Bar, who specializes
The salon’s owner, Ivy Lizzaraga, is currently
in nail art. Just a year ago, the salon expanded,
integrating the salon with Green Circle Salon, an
acquiring the boutique space that was next door.
environmentally friendly group that is able to recycle
The unique experience, downtown presence and
about 80% of the material and products that are
environmentally-conscious mindset are exactly what
used—even the coloring foils. The salon is also the
sets this place apart from everywhere else.
By: KRYSTA AYERS photographed by: KELIA HERNANDEZ
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Elyse Simons Beauty Though Elyse Simons isn’t from El Paso, she’s definitely making an impact when it comes to the beauty and fashion world. As a professional makeup artist and nail technician, she has 26 years of experience and continuous learning under great mentors such as James Vincent, Terri Tomlinson and Michael DeVellis. Her expertise and focus are concentrated in creating a “better version of you” with natural, clean looks. Heavily influenced by her East coast roots, she is able to give a unique approach and cater to each individual experience. Elyse is an active member of The Powder Group, a community of nationwide artists. Traveling for her craft, she has also worked New York Fashion Week, and has become a valuable makeup artist for brides, business people, print and video and special events. Elyse’s access to exclusive brands in the beauty world has also allowed her to work with great high-end products not readily available to consumers in regular retail stores. Her work ethic and passion have led her to establish longevity in her field. With her camera-ready makeup looks and engaging personality, you will want to have Elyse by your side to make your best self shine through.
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By: KRYSTA AYERS photographed by: DAVID PARISH
Nicholas Reyes Hair Salon Nicholas Reyes Hair Salon has become
salon are also continuously learning,
a top choice for women deciding where
receiving training from celebrity stylists
to get their hair done. Their laid-back,
such as Tracy Cunningham (Jessica
inviting atmosphere welcomes people
Biel, Emma Stone).
in, and the stylists remain consistent in providing cuts, colors and styling that
By the end of the year, you can expect
clients are happy with.
to see Nicholas Reyes Hair Salon at the Montecillo. This new location will
Recently, the salon has switched over to
maintain a comfortable and relaxed
ammonia-free hair color, with an oil base
atmosphere for the wide array of
that lasts longer and leaves hair shinier
clients that the salon caters to. No
and in a healthier condition than before.
matter your hair type or style, Nicholas
As the only salon in El Paso carrying
Reyes Hair Salon is the professional
R + Co. hair products,
and experienced salon that you need.
they have also added a treatment-based line, Kevin Murphy, to their shelf. Since
Nicholas Reyes Hair Salon
they specialize in all types
6633 N. Mesa St., Suite 204
El Paso, Texas 79912
Balayageâ€”their expertise, as
well as the products they use,
are very important. Stylists at the
By: KRYSTA AYERS photographed by: DAVID PARISH
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In Loving Memory of our client
Crissela Lorraine Ortega February 12, 1980 – September 12, 2017
Slay Beauty By Crissela Ortega On Friday, September 8, 2017, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Crissela Ortega for this showcase. As the only certified micropigmentation specialist in El Paso, this talented artist was also certified in microblading and spray tanning, and was a licensed tattoo artist as well. Crissela also spent 16 years of her productive life in the medical world and had just happily retired from her full-time position to follow her passion for the beauty business. Her vision was to one day bring to our Sun City a one-stop destination for her areas of specialty and to provide local beauty enthusiasts with a novel concept unlike our city’s ever seen. A few short days later, Crissela was suddenly hospitalized and tragically passed from complications. What we’re left with is the memory of a woman who dearly touched our lives. She leaves behind a precious 9-month-old daughter, a handsome 17-year-old son and an adoring mother and family. I’m also left with the memory of an interview that truly left me leaving her salon inspired by her ambition and drive, as well as genuinely grateful for the new and wonderful client I had just made my own. Crissela was an angel on earth who has now gone on to be in her heavenly home. May she rest in peace.
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16th Annual Dinner & Roast
President & CEO of El Paso Electric Thursday, October 26, 2017 El Paso Country Club 5:30 pm Cash Bar | 6:30 pm Dinner and Roast Ticket prices: $125 per person | $1,250 for table RSVP by October 9th
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Cynthia Conroy Bill Kipp
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80s 90 | By: KRYSTA AYERS |
Recently, I was sitting at a local bar
with TV screens mounted on the walls. Aside from a sporting event and a
cooking show, a third screen showed music videos from the 80s and 90s to go along with their hip-hop (also R&B)
night. These two decades of music
were profound and quintessential in defining their timesâ€”from the funky synth rhythms to the catchy lyrics.
The more videos that played, though, I realized that what stood out the most was the fashion. Every outfit was colorful, exciting, expressive and bold.
Taking from these two decades, a lot
of styles have already been brought back (i.e., crop tops, overalls). Looking into the different fashion trends and
things that artists wore, we should definitely take more of those looks into our closets. Here are some 80s and 90s
music video inspired items that we can
get on board with.
fa s h i o n i s ta
| By: KRYSTA AYERS |
TLC “Baby Baby Baby” The 80s and 90s were known for their bright colors. For anyone that ever throws a “90s Party”, you can expect guests to come in with track jackets full of colors and or brightly colored separates. That’s what made things fun and bold. We still see a lot of color-block items in fashion. Since we’re not going to go completely back into time, take this color-block trend in pieces. When you think of bringing the iconic looks of the Fresh Prince or the ladies
of TLC in this video, think mixing bold colors with your regular office attire or daily wear. You can stick with mixing primary colors or sticking with different shades of one color.
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9 80s Cameo “Single Life”
There are two major looks we can get from Cameo’s “Single Life” video. There is the edgy, all black with metal details look and then there is the more casual, high-waisted linen pant look. You have to find a balance when implementing the 80s all-black style into your outfit. Keep the metal details subtle, like a skinny belt or simple
spikes on your leather jacket—otherwise you can easily look like Cyndi Lauper or Madonna and that’s not a good look for anyone
right now. The high-waisted linen pants are a much easier item to add to your closet. You’ve probably already seen them all over
the stores and internet. Pair your loose, high-waisted pants with a comfy tee or a more structured top.
fa s h i o n i s ta
90s Mary J. Blige “Reminisce”
In this music video Mary J. sports high-waisted white pants, a yellow bralette and a long flowy button-down. Though we
shouldn’t copy her complete outfit, the long button-down has made its way back and we are here for it. Since it’s October and the weather is changing, this is the perfect thing to add to
your look. WhoWhatWear has a line with great color and pattern options of these. Pair it with some skinny jeans, ankle boots and a simple top and you’re set. If you’re thinking of wearing
the ginormous hoop earring that Mary J. rocks, don’t even think about it—you can leave those in the 90s. If you do want to
rock some hoop earrings though, opt for a thinner version that doesn’t fit around your wrist.
There’s a lot that we can steal from the epic music videos of the 80s and 90s. Next time you’re on YouTube (since MTV doesn’t
play music videos anymore), pay attention to the fashion and take bits and pieces of it to add into your wardrobe. Whether
it’s the bright colors, the oversized jackets or the linen pants and crop top combo, we can bring these fashion trends back with welcoming arms.
CONTOURING | By: ELYSE SIMONS |
tâ€™s hard to believe that before the year 2012 we were blissfully unaware of a little-known technique called highlighting and contouring. Kim Kardashian tweeted a photo of herself pre and post contouring and a new craze was born. Before the Kardashians, before the trend of filtered Instagram selfies and clownish face painting tutorials, highlighting and contouring was a much subtler technique used by many makeup artists and stage performers out of necessity, rather than a desire for a super-sculpted face. The art of highlighting and contouring began as early as the mid-1500s; stage actors would apply chalk and soot to their faces so the audience could read their facial expressions more clearly. Contouring made its way to the film industry in the 1920s with stars like Marlene Dietrich, who was said to believe in accentuating the natural lines of her face with shading and sculpting. Legendary Max Factor released the first step-by-step tutorial on how to contour your face in 1945. In the 1950s actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor were photographed featuring subtle contouring and shading techniques. In the 1990s celebrity makeup artist, Kevyn Aucoin, made a subtle sculpted and chiseled face his signature look on clients like Cindy Crawford and Janet Jackson. www.thecitymagazineelp.com
Today, highlighting and contouring has turned into a cultural phenomenon with everyone from Instagram and YouTube stars trying out the age-old makeup artist technique. This subtle trend has now turned into something at times a little more garish, but I don’t think this trend is going away anytime soon.
Follow these techniques to subtly and naturally enhance your best features. Contouring is THE anti-aging secret makeup artists use to lift, tighten and give shape to the face when needed. • First, apply a matte contour shade with a light touch just underneath the cheekbones. • Next, shade the rest of the hollows of your face: the sides of the nose (if too wide), the eye sockets and under your jawbone (to decrease the look of a double chin). Highlighting offsets contouring by accentuating areas of your face that naturally catch the light. • Now, apply the highlighter or illuminator just above the contouring you’ve created: upper cheekbones, above the brow bone, the bridge of the nose and just above the lip. • TIP: The more metallic the highlight, the more it can make expression lines on the face more prominent, so use it wisely. For more mature skin, it’s often best to use a shade of foundation or concealer two shades lighter than your skin tone rather than a sparkly highlighter. 76
Remember, too much contouring and you’ll likely be mistaken for a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and too much highlighting will make you look like you fell into a tub of sparkles. Just the right amount of highlighting and contouring and everyone will think you’re a sculpted, lifted, more healthy looking beauty.
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Is It Possible? | By: JANNET BUSTILLOS |
The feeling of elation that comes with romantic love is deeply embedded in our brains. Everyone strives to be in a healthy long-lasting relationship in which they feel valued and loved. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and author of “Anatomy of Love”, has done significant research to help decode some of the toughest questions we have about love. Helen was able to find a connection between processing romantic love and regions of the brain that are linked with drive, craving, obsession and motivation. The results gave her an insight into what makes a relationship last. It is a combination of many things, but ultimately stems down to three basic brain systems for mating and reproduction.
Sex Helen suggests you have sex with your partner. Seems simple right? This may not be a simple task for some, but it is important you set time aside for making love. Incorporating cuddling will boost a sense of attachment that drives up the dopamine system, allowing you to sustain feelings of romantic love.
Do novelty Words of thingstogether affirmation In order to uphold intense feelings of romantic
We all love getting compliments, especially if it’s
love, you must do novelty things together.
coming from your partner. Helen recommends you
This doesn’t necessarily relate to making
tell your partner at least five nice things every day.
love. Novelty things have to do with you
Incredibly, not only does that make them feel wanted,
two doing things together that will help you
but it has amazing health benefits for both of you. It
bond. This can be anything from scheduling
helps reduce their cholesterol and cortisol, which is
date nights, reading to each other in bed, or
a stress hormone, and boosts both of your immune
simply taking a walk together and holding
systems—a win-win for both you and your partner.
hands. Helen reiterates the fact that these
Your brain will sustain a happy long-term partnership
novelty acts preserve feelings of intense
if you focus on what you do like in your relationship,
romantic love—this will create feelings of
instead of what you don’t. Express empathy for your
partner. Control your own emotions and embrace your partner and the love you feel for them. We are all born with the gift to love.
| By: GRACE THE PSYCHIC LADY |
Heal October, 2017
to explore other options and methods to help
ave you ever felt like you were
healing. Some of the better-known alternative
getting sick and told yourself,
“I can’t right now, I have too
much work,” then luckily enough
conventional treatments vital in healing, but
medicine approaches are acupuncture, Reiki,
other alternatives are key in fighting cancer.
pranic healing and Chinese medicine. It is also noted that faith, the power of positive
you didn’t get sick after all? Or
have you thought, “I don’t feel too great, I
After having lost several family members to
thinking and determination are other strong
may be coming down with something” and
cancer, I have come to realize a few things.
weapons to our well being. Your faith is a
then woke up the next day to a cold? These
First, you should be an informed patient and
powerful tool in any struggle and can give
instances are not luck, coincidence or chance.
study the specific type of cancer. This helps
you a sense of peace.
Often, it’s the superpowers of your mind that
you understand the illness and treatment
play a direct role in our overall well-being.
options. Knowledge is power and beneficial
Finally, tried and true methods are simple and
The human mind has been described as the
in helping you face things head on. Next, find
helpful. It is important that we avoid sugar
“world’s most powerful super computer,”
a doctor who answers your questions and
and processed foods, work physical activity
able to perform a multitude of functions
concerns and build a relationship with them.
in and find ways to limit stress.
simultaneously to allow us to live life normally.
Finally, seek out a second opinion to confirm diagnosis and explore your options.
Personally, I have found that cancer deeply changes you to your core upon the realization
Louise L. Hay wrote the book “Heal your Body” and reviewed the mental causes for physical
Have a support system of family members,
that life will never be the same again. On a
illness and the metaphysical way to overcome
friends or coworkers. Many people also
positive note, it made me aware of how to
them after healing herself of cancer. Her belief
seek out counseling if they are afraid of
be alive and live each day to its full potential
is that cancer is caused by unresolved deep
worrying their family members. Knowing
and to not take one day for granted. Life can
hurt or grief eating away at one’s self.
you aren’t alone when fighting, as well as
change in the blink of the eye, we should all
communicating about what you are going
live each day as if it were our last.
Almost everyone today has been touched in
through, has healing benefits. Carpe Diem.
some way by cancer. Some causes may be lifestyle, diet, genetics and negative thoughts
Complimentary medicine is on the rise while
and feelings. I believe that, not only are
going through cancer treatment and it is good
“At first I was afraid, I was petrified,” Gloria Gaynor, “I Will Survive.” This is the song I was listening to when I received the phone call from my doctor. I don’t remember much about what he said. All I remember were those three devastating words: “You have cancer.” The opening line of Gloria Gayor’s song summed up my exact feeling—petrified. After I hung up the phone, I made a choice. I knew the opposite of fear was courage. I realized that to get through this adventure I would need to surround myself with family and friends who would not only support and encourage me, but would also help me stay in my joy. The deep sorrow of any illness carves a hole into our being, but that hole leaves space for joy. Sorrow and joy are a package deal.
Before with suspicious “freckle”
When one is in your kitchen, the other is asleep on the couch. I learned that joy is an everyday magic—it grounds me, it lifts me, and expands my mind and spirit. And I learned that a daily affirmation helped me to stay in my joy. I would look in the mirror at the scars that six surgeries and 64 stitches left on my face and I would say out loud: “My scars are only skin deep. Cancer cannot break my heart, it cannot rob my spirit, and it cannot touch my soul. Today I choose to stay in my joy.” There were days that were challenging to be joyful. I had a nuclear
breakdown when I heard about John McCain’s brain cancer. He too, had the same kind of melanoma as me and I wondered if my cancer would spread. Waves of emotion crashed over me. I couldn’t breathe. I went down the street to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and sat in the back row and prayed for John McCain, for me and for anyone going through cancer. Then I sang—out loud—in the www.thecitymagazineelp.com
CANCER | By: MICHELLE CROMER |
beautiful acoustics of this 103-year-old church, “Let it Be”—which had been my theme song throughout my cancer journey. When I left the church, I checked
Facebook and one of my oldest and dearest friends had posted a video of three men sitting in a cathedral singing, “Let it Be.” This confirmed to me that God/The Universe was always speaking to us, sending us little messages, creating serendipities, reminding us to stop and to breathe. Reminding us to believe in something else, to believe in something more and to remind us that we are never alone. Last month was my one-year cancer-free anniversary. I uncharacteristically did not want a party nor did I celebrate in a grand way. I didn’t buy an expensive item to mark the occasion. Having cancer has changed me. Surviving cancer didn’t give me a fresh start on life; it gave me a chance to understand what it means to live. It wasn’t a challenge to be dealt with, conquered or overcome. I realized a complex view of myself was required to work through my fears and having cancer has provided me a level of maturity I had never before experienced. I am now weathered, solid, shaped by my sorrow and pain as well as by my success and joys. Cancer is a process that allowed me to open doorways and turn the lights on to the inner rooms of my soul. The gratitude I feel will be burned into my consciousness forever. I will never forget it because I will never be the same. And now the darkness is over. In its place is the illumination of a bright new path that lights the way for the rest of my life and for the joy that surrounds me—always. michellecromer.com @emichellecromer michellecromer www.thecitymagazineelp.com
| By: ANDREA MACIAS |
Photo by: Victor Escamilla
alo Elan is a treasure trove of magic. White walls surround the boutique, allowing delicately crafted jewelry to illuminate the muted room. The earthy scent of oils and scrubs fill the air as shopper’s rummage through the racks of clothing
“When I was in high school I used to make raver
hanging in the corner. Established in November of last
jewelry, like ‘kandi jewelry.’ And then I started making
year, Lalo Elan has opened its doors to anyone looking to
hemp necklaces,” explained Elena as she sat on one of
fulfill their gypsy hearts with one-of-a-kind items.
her yellow velvet chairs she thrifted.
Nestled on Santa Fe street, beside Dream Chasers Club
Taking mini breaks between high school, college and
in downtown El Paso, Elena Ruiz’s boutique, Lalo Elan,
after graduation, Elena’s style would change but her
provides El Pasoan’s with a unique selection of jewelry,
desire to create things would flare up time after time.
vintage threads, local beauty products and coffee. “I started seeing more jewelry coming out on the internet Elena grew up in El Paso and began making jewelry
and I got inspired. I was like, ‘What am I doing?’ I want to
when she was 12-years-old. Influenced by her cousins
make so much stuff! So I started making jewelry again
who made beaded jewelry, Elena found entertainment
and it was really awesome. I got inspired by seeing new
in creating things with her hands.
products you can use like chains and glues and resins—I changed my whole style from what I used to be.”
This style now translates into the unique design that makes up Lalo Elan. Applying geometric shapes, jewels and always a touch of magic, Elena claimed an earthy, desert gypsy aesthetic into the boutique. Shoppers can easily spy this aesthetic while looking for those special items to amp up their wardrobe. Using a lot of brass and, very rarely, silver tones, Elena completes her looks using pieces she finds at second-hand shops, garage sales and estate sales. She recycles old chains and mixes and matches them with newer stones and crystals she finds online.
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hen it comes to cancer, one of the first symptoms we
think of is hair loss. And for many, especially women, this
can be a hard hit. However, that doesnâ€™t mean they are any
less beautiful. Some even take it a next step further with colorful scarves, beanies, hats and any other head piece that radiates their personality. While some can pull off the bald look, not everyone is as glamorous. So, for those who want to rock a kaleidoscope of styles, here are a few head wrap techniques to get started.
Facts the Food Industry Doesnâ€™t Want You
to Know | By: LIZZIE MARTINEZ |
owadays a lot of us have become more health conscious and aware about what goes in our food, but can we honestly find all the information
we need in nutrition labels? While knowing the carbs, proteins, sugar, sodium, etc., might help, there are issues and secrets in the food industry you may not be aware of.
2. When a product is labeled “low-fat” or “fat-free,” it doesn’t always mean that it’s healthier. When food companies create a reduced-fat version of certain foods, they usually add in extra sugar or sodium to make it taste better. Make sure you read the nutrition facts label
The USDA recently started “The Smart Snacks In School” nutrition standards which set rules on limiting fat, sugar, sodium and calories in the food children can get at school. They have also banned all junk food from vending machines and lunchrooms.
before buying the product. Also, we shouldn’t
1. Sugar causes dependency. In our United States supermarkets, more than three out of every four food items contain added sugar. Food companies are adding this for a reason. In the brain’s reward center, sugar stimulates dopamine, and dopamine drives reward. Feeling a sense of reward makes you crave the feeling again, but
be scared of some fats. Healthy fats can help keep us from feeling hungry and can lessen the risk for heart disease.
To avoid this “health food trap,” buy natural versions of the food with no added sugar and some healthy fats.
because dopamine down-regulates its own receptor, you’re going to need MORE sugar to generate less reward—which will keep on building until you’re eating a whole lot of sugar and getting almost nothing for it. Food companies know that when they add sugar, you’re going to keep coming back for more.
To avoid added sugar, check the label for ingredients ending in “ose”: glucose, sucrose, dextrose, etc., because they are all forms of added sugar.
4. In the U.S. we consume ingredients that are illegal in other countries. For example, BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) are contained in many of our chips, sausages and cereals. This is a waxy substance that acts as a preservative to keep food from becoming rancid. These ingredients have been shown
3. Food Companies know how to market junk food to kids.
to raise cancer risks in animal tests, according to the U.S. national Toxicology Program. Both
A study written in “Pediatrics: Official Journal
of these ingredients are banned in foods in
of the American Academy of Pediatrics”
New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Japan and
showed that children preferred and chose
foods more often when the packaging had a fun cartoon character on it. The scary part about this is that when kids had to choose based on taste, they preferred the most energy-dense and nutrient-poor foods.
To avoid this, look at labels to ensure those ingredients are not added. There are so many chip and snack options now that are heathier and lack these ingredients.
Thankfully policies and efforts are starting to form to counter this.
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ake a visit to the El Paso Zoo and you might find a zookeeper in or
near an animal exhibit, holding a long wooden stick
with a red ball at the end of it. If you do, that keeper is
in the middle of training. However, they are conducting a specific type of trainingâ€”operant conditioning. What is operant conditioning? It is a type of training where you reward animals with treats after completing a requested task. At the El Paso Zoo, they use this type of training with all their animals and itâ€™s key in providing the animals with the treatment and care they need.
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Mandy Stansbury, a keeper in the Americas
conduct voluntary ultrasounds and blood
draws,” said Mandy. “Because of our use
conditioning through her current use of it
of operant conditioning, our animals are
with one of the guests’ favorite animals.
not just willing, but want to participate in
“When LB, our sea lion, does behaviors that
their examinations, which makes the entire
he has learned, such as when he moves
examination process safer for both our
closer to our keeper so we can take a look
medical team as well as our animals.”
at his eyes, we give him some of his favorite foods. By giving him things that he likes, we
While operant condition clearly motivates
make desired behaviors more likely to occur,
the animals physically, it is also helpful in
and that’s what all animal training is. That’s
keeping them mentally and behaviorally
stimulated. When LB works with his trainers, they are asking him to move
Operant conditioning is not limited to an
around physically, but they are also asking
animal doing a desired action. It can also
him to use his mind to make decisions and
mean an animal moving towards a target.
process information. Mandy knows that this
A target, like the wooden stick with the ball
is another reason why operant conditioning
at the end of it, is an object meant to show
is such a critical part of how the zoo
an animal where to go or touch. For smaller
functions. “It is a way that keepers make
animals, the target shows where the keeper
sure to stimulate his mind, because operant
wants them to move. For larger animals, it
conditioning is critical thinking in action. And
shows where they should touch or place
it has proven to be one of the best ways that
their body part. For example, an elephant
keepers can bond with an animal.”
keeper may use a target to ask an elephant to move forward and turn their head so a
When we asked Mandy about her favorite
keeper or veterinarian can examine their ear.
part of this type of training, she said, “It’s
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something different every single day. What Another tool of operant conditioning is what
you expect going into a session is never
they call the bridge, and it is what links the
how it ends up going. LB, particularly is an
request and the reward. A bridge is a whistle
extremely smart animal and you can go in
or clicker, and the noise made by that bridge
with a plan and think that you have a great
indicates to the animal that they completed
puzzle set for him, and he tends to figure
the requested task or movement. The
it out within a day. He always thinks a step
animals then correlate that act and noise
ahead and keeps us on our toes a lot.”
combination was what is necessary in getting a treat, making that behavior more
All animals at the El Paso Zoo go through
likely to be repeated.
this type of training, from animals smaller than a frog to the Asian elephants, Juno
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This type of training is critical for the medical
and Savannah. This training is beneficial
care the zoo provides. Gone are the days of
because it requires the willing participation
when discipline was the motivating factor
of the animal. If an animal does not feel like
in getting animals to move or behave in a
training, then the training session is over.
particular way. For zoos and aquariums
This training fosters a trusting relationship
accredited by the Association of Zoos and
between the zoo’s keepers and the animals.
Aquariums (AZA), operant conditioning is
“Operant conditioning is great because it
how animals are moved on and off exhibit
lets the animals take an active role in their
and how keepers allow for easier medical
own care,” said Mandy. “It makes it so that
examinations. “We are asking the animals
they can voluntarily chose what they take
to allow us to check their eyes, their mouth,
part in—they can choose. It puts the power
their overall body condition, flippers and to
in their hands.”
GETTING WELL BY FIXING THE CELL | By: DR. DAVID WARDY |
Could invisible toxins be taking your life? You haven’t been feeling well and you can’t figure out why. You have been tested, medicated, and have a diagnosis or two, but you still don’t feel well. Energy is low and you may be having trouble losing those unwanted pounds no matter what you try. Sound familiar? If I just described you, then reading this article right now may offer you the cause and the solution you have been looking for. First, ask yourself two questions: 1. Are you addressing the cause? 2. Are your current methods working? If you answered “No,” you have missed the most common overlooked cause. Conventional methods are not prepared to identify or correct the equivalent of the latest plague: TOXICITY. The craziest part, is toxic people don’t usually know they’re toxic. Symptoms such as headaches, achy joints, problems with teeth and gums, or a sense that your brain is running off half of its power capacity. I’m not done — it goes even further with poor sleep, lack of sex drive, reduced performance, irritability, muscle fatigue and the classic, “I don’t feel well.” These symptoms can all be outcomes of toxic invasion. The good news? There is a way to support your body to remove toxins safely and effectively. Imagine your body as a bucket. These toxins that surround us in daily life are the liquid that slowly fills that bucket. Each day, your body accumulates liquid drop by drop and your bucket becomes full. A drop here or there is no big deal; however, chronic exposure to an onslaught of chemical, physical and emotional stressors fill up your bucket each day and eventually the bucket begins to overflow. It can take decades for your bucket to fill up and overflow but once it does, cellular inflammation is triggered and unwanted symptoms come along with it. To achieve positive health outcomes, detoxification and healing must take place at the cellular level. Our bodies are made up of a community of over 70 trillion cells that have to work together synergistically with great amplitude to achieve optimal performance for your body. The symptoms I listed above are the result of this cellular community being bombarded daily by stressors in our environment. No matter how clean of a lifestyle we try to lead, we are constantly being dosed with toxins from all angles. If you want to get well, then you have to fix the cell. True cellular detox takes place upstream at the cell, all other detox is downstream. Whether you’re having trouble losing weight, experiencing intense lulls of energy, or simply feel the effects of aging, our modern world today ensures that your body is harboring toxins......the key to restore you to your “best” lies in true detoxification of the cell. For more information you can call Wardy Wellness at 915-760-4700 or text the word “TOXICITY” to 44222
Dr. Wardy practices with his wife Clarissa in Westside El Paso and also coaches clients virtually. Dr. Wardy is 1 of 60 doctors who is a Cellular Healing Specialist. We address the true cause in order to create the natural solution to allow the power of your own body to heal itself. We teach and empower you to have the knowledge to continue to take care of your own health. He has over 10 years of experience in his functional approach to spinal correction, nutrition, and cellular detoxification. CALL US TODAY: 915.760.4700 | 5744 Tablerock, El Paso, TX.
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I cannot emphasize this enough. Whether you have been a guest of honor at a party, an overnight guest, received a gift for whatever occasion or flowers, food, religious services or a note of condolence, it is essential to acknowledge with a written or typed “thank you” note. Personally, it reflects courtesy, education and good upbringing. In business it can make a world of difference in boosting your professional career. Remember to use quality stationery, check your spelling and, if handwritten, make sure it is legible … oh, and don’t forget your return address. Joann Wardy owns and directs “The School of Etiquette and Enrichment” and was certified at “The Protocol School of Washington.”
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Soy Generous, Soy Good A room that smells great is always in. Buying soy candles instead of wax gives you more burning hours and give you more bang for your buck. The Little Market, which was cofounded by The Hill’s star, Lauren Conrad, sells an assortment of soy candles with the proceeds going back to Prosperity Candle to help out female refugees—because helping out is also always in.
Hair Bling Kick your hair up a notch and add some hair jewelry to it. If you’re sporting a French braid or a simple braid to the side, adding some simple jewelry will instantly create some fun. If you’re not into braids, or if your hair is too short, you can also wear some statement headbands, or strategically place some jeweled bobby pins in your hair.
Gender-less (Fashion) (Without getting too in depth)—genderless fashion is important and should definitely stay. Guys—this means that wearing kiltish skirts and rocking some purses is A.O.K. Women already pushed the boundaries long ago by wearing trousers, it’s now the time for men to wear whatever they want to without being 100
constricted by society.
U-are Not A Unicorn Do I really need to say that this trend is out?
OUT Keychain Pom Poms Michael Kors, Kate Spade and countless other retailers put out the popular pom pom—
Now that the fall is coming in, opt for more
you’ve seen them on a keychain, clipped onto the
natural hair colors. If you need a new fix to
side of many purses sported by women of all ages.
your look, ask for a balayage and be grateful
Can we all agree that it is now done and over? Not
for the more low-maintenance look. You’ll
only do they become a cesspool of germs, they
not only look great, but people will take
have just become so overly used that their
you more serious than if your hair was 20
time is now done.
All Black Everything Hear me out—of course, wearing all black will always be a statement and will never go away. For this month—and the rest of fall—implement some color into your wardrobe. Red was just declared the official color of fall, so be bold with it and make that your statement piece. Ladies, a red blazer or red nail polish are classic and easy ways to wear this. Guys, try wearing red sneakers for an edgy, rock star look. www.thecitymagazineelp.com
Prerogative | By: ANDY MARTINEZ |
or some of us, saying goodbye to the summer
heat is a sign of better times to come. The terror of scorching leather seats, the threat of the soles of our shoes melting on the asphalt and the overwhelming bouts of anxiety that no matter how much sunscreen we slather on, the sun’s rays will still manage to sear our exposed skin—all of these are things we can bid farewell to, if only for a few months. However, summer style really doesn’t go away, especially in our neck of the woods, er, desert. Transition your look seamlessly into the cooler months, only this time, expect to have it accompanied by the breeze-induced goosebumps.
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EL PA SO | By: ROBBIE AARON |
Today was the best day of my life,
El Paso native Lazaro “Ziggy” said.
Ziggy, 11, whose wish to be manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers for a day and was featured on ESPN’s “My Wish” series in July, has battled a progressive muscular disease since he was born. A life-long Dodgers fan, Ziggy shouted, “This is our year!” as he rode in a limo with his family to Dodger Stadium. With his lineup card in hand, Ziggy was ready and excited to meet his favorite team and watch his favorite player, Clayton Kershaw, on the mound that day. Ziggy arrived at the stadium at 2:30 p.m. and was met by the ESPN crew. They put a mic pack on Ziggy and the fun began; they toured the stadium and experienced the spectacular view from the press box. Ziggy’s eyes were wide as he walked down the same hallways that the players walk through on game-day. There were posters, photos, Gold Glove awards, Silver www.thecitymagazineelp.com
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Slugger awards and of course, the two
was introduced to their new co-manager.
Ziggy then took the field for batting practice,
World Series trophies all on display. Ziggy
Ziggy shared that outfielder Joc Pederson
where he interacted with many of the
was quietly taking it all in.
told him he was happy because Ziggy put
players and also met legendary pitcher,
him as number two in the lineup when he
Ziggy then stopped at a door. On it, a sign: ‘LAZARO
usually bats eighth! By
Angeles Dodgers.’ Wow! Ziggy knocked
Ziggy then entered the press room for his
appetite. During the pre-game meal, the
on the door and it was opened by the man
pre-game interview with the media. He was
treats kept coming.
himself, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts.
decked out in his official Dodgers jersey,
His smile and warm handshake put Ziggy
complete with his name on the back. He
After dinner, it was time to get back on the
at ease and the two got down to business,
sat next to Dave, who introduced Ziggy to
field for his managerial duties. He took his
discussing the lineup Ziggy had prepared and
the press and jokingly deferred any difficult
place with the team for the National Anthem,
their strategy for the day.
questions to him. Ziggy was asked how he
performed by actress Holly Robinson Peete.
would handle the umpires in the game if
The last official pre-game duty as co-manager
Ziggy and Dave headed back down the hall
they made any bad calls on Clayton Kershaw.
was to walk the lineup card to home plate.
to the Dodgers Clubhouse where the team
Ziggy’s response brought down the room…
”Let’s just say, I would be Lasorda style!”
Since Hall of Fame broadcaster, Vin Scully,
who was sporting an arm wrapped in ice.
retired, to keep his tradition alive, a VIP gets
He jokingly apologized to Ziggy for having to
to say a certain five words that start every
come out of the game so soon. The pitcher
game. Ziggy and his family were taken to
then showed Ziggy how to grip the baseball
home plate and Ziggy loudly proclaimed, “IT’S
for some of his signature pitches. The two of
TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL!” Cheers
them hit it off.
from the crowd erupted and the game began. Together, they watched the Dodgers blank As Ziggy was getting into position in the
the Rockies 4-0. Winning pitcher was Clayton
owner’s box, Hall of Fame legend, former
Kershaw. In his final act as co-manager, Ziggy
Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda appeared.
took the field to high-five the team.
holid r u o y k Boo
He chatted with Ziggy and signed his jersey. They took their seats and settled in.
Ziggy asked to say goodbye to Dave. He had a thank you card for his co-manager and he
Dave spoke with Ziggy throughout the game,
asked him to be sure and share it with the
and in the sixth inning, they made the decision
team. Dave promised he would.
to pull Clayton Kershaw from the game. He had thrown a lot of pitches and the managers
While in the limo riding back to the hotel,
knew it was time. Ziggy and his family were
Ziggy was asked what his favorite part of the
taken back into the Dodgers Clubhouse for
day was. Without hesitation, he exclaimed,
a private conversation with Clayton Kershaw
“Everything! My wish changed my life!”
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STEAMED S MUSSELS with CANNELLINI and October, 2017
eafood in El Paso can be a rare but achievable treat. Mussels are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with and they’re easily overlooked. You can find them at your local grocery store or fishmonger for under $6 a pound
–that’s more than enough to feed two people for a nice dinner at home. It is not typically a “go-to” when it comes to home cooking but don’t be intimidated—they’re easily prepared with minimal skill in the kitchen. The most important part of cooking mussels is building the flavors. It’s a one-pot process that’s so easy and customizable,
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you’ll find yourself headed right back to the seafood counter time after time. Mussels are the main ingredient here, but definitely not the star of the dish. The broth that comes with cooking everything together is what really makes this a memorable experience—packed with butter, shallots, bacon, green onion and garlic, the natural
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juices that come from the mussels will combine to form something special. The broth alone is the best sidekick for a fresh baguette. Use it to mop up all the left over liquid once you’ve worked your way through all the tender mussels. It’ll leave you with warm feelings
1 pound fresh mussels (scrubbed, rinsed, de-bearded) 1 pound bacon 1/2 bunch fresh parsley
Use different ciders for different flavors.
inside that makes you do your happy dance around the kitchen.
For the mussels:
4 stalks green onion (ends removed, thinly sliced)
1/2 can white cannellini beans (drained)
Heat a medium-sized pan on medium-high heat and cook bacon until crispy, remove from pan and set aside. Strain and reserve fat. Warm 1 tablespoon of bacon fat in a medium shallow saucepan. Add the 2 tablespoons of butter, minced
1/3 cup heavy cream
shallot and garlic. Stir to distribute evenly and caramelize on medium heat (roughly 10 minutes).
2 tablespoons butter
Halfway through the cooking process throw in your bay leaf and green onion. Stir to distribute and let it
1/2 cup pear cider
cook for the remaining 5 minutes. 3.
1 bay leaf
While the shallot and garlic caramelize, transfer your mussels to a colander. Under cold running water, scrub, rinse and remove the beards. Look through
1 small shallot ( half minced, and half sliced)
them and discard of any dead ones or mussels with cracked shells.
3 cloves garlic (minced)
While your shallots and garlic continue caramelizing, turn your heat on high and add your mussels to the
1 loaf baguette or sourdough loaf
pan. After one minute, pour in the pear cider, heavy cream and cannellini beans. Cover the pan with a lid
salt/freshly ground black pepper
and let it steam until the mussels open. 5.
CHop it like it’s hot
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While the mussels steam, chop the cooked bacon into small pieces, finely chop the parsley and combine them with the thinly sliced shallots in a bowl and stir until they’re evenly distributed.
Remove mussels from heat and ladle into a bowl, top with bacon parsley mixture along with a side of baguette or sourdough.
E stela Casas | By: ELAINE GORDON |
ABC-7 broadcast journalist, Estela Casas, has shared one
of her favorite recipes with us—“Chile con Crema”. Estela was born and raised in El Paso and is a first generation El Pasoan. Among her many earned titles, such as mother and cancer survivor, she still holds strong ties with her community. When she is not interviewing former President Barack Obama about border issues, covering two Papal visits to Mexico, or investigating stories from visits with inmates at Cereso prison, she is reporting on border politics and women’s health issues. Estela is also a wonderful writer, and when she’s not writing for her blog, “Opening
Estela Casa’s Chile con Crema Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of roasted and
1 onion, sliced
peeled chiles from Hatch (cut into
4 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 inch. pieces)
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tub of Crema Primavera (I like
1 tablespoon of olive oil
the brand because it is slightly
Salt to taste
sweet and creamy) Directions: Sauté onions and garlic in the olive oil until they turn yellow. Then, add the chopped chiles and salt to taste. Cook for two to three minutes on medium-high heat and then add the chopped tomatoes and more salt to taste (I like to salt in layers). Next, add the whole tub of crema and cook for another five minutes. Finally, serve with tortillas as a meal or with tostadas as an appetizer.
Up,” she spends time cooking her favorite recipes, like this one she stirred up to share with us. Bon Appétit!
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like to walk. In my life I have
Next, we walked in wonder on the Weeping
walked with a map tucked under arm through
Rock Trail. After nearly 1000 years of filtration
quaint, historical villages; strode with shopping
through Navajo Sandstone, Weeping Rock drips
bags in one hand and a coffee cup in the
rivulets of ice cold, mineral filled waters down
other down modern city sidewalks; trekked in
mossy, hanging gardens, splashing quirkily
hiking boots up hilly, country paths and carried
onto your head. Mother Nature’s ‘mister’ is a
my flip-flops along pink, sandy beaches. Now,
welcome reprieve from the afternoon sun.
thanks to a recent trip to Zion National Park in Utah, I can now say I’ve walked for miles,
Riverside Walk is a wheel chair accessible,
over sometimes slippery and scary rocks, up
two-mile stroll that starts at the Temple of
to my ankles, calves and knees in the fast-
Sinawava rock formation (last stop on the
moving waters of the Virgin River.
shuttle bus tour) and passes by a sunshine filled river valley to where the Canyon walls
It was a bit reckless I suppose, but I am
become too close for the paved and dirt paths
proud to say I have joined the ranks of Zion’s
to continue. Along the way, we saw people
swimming in calm pools, trapped next to the riverbanks by fallen rocks.
The adventure began on a somewhat crowded shuttle bus, caught at the Zion
As we neared the end of the path, the waters
Canyon Visitor’s Center. First stop: The
flowed increasingly faster. The Zion Narrows
Emerald Pools Trail. This one-hour, two-mile
is billed as, “An unequaled adventure into
hike, took us up 100 feet of elevation, through
a river system cradled by 1500-foot tall
lightly wooded, mountain side terrain and
sandstone walls.” In order to reach the
ended at a beautiful waterfall. On the way
unbelievable slot canyons ahead, you must
back, we sat on polished, round rocks and
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Water levels vary through the seasons and weather, like rain, has a dramatic impact on flash flows, which can result in chest-high depths. Hikers are warned of impending showers and storms that are literally miles away—as their waters move quickly through Zion and rage through the narrows with surprising force. It’s the sound of the water pushing against you, the haunting call of a falcon and the streams of light that bounce on river marked rock; it’s the pride that swells in your chest when you look over your shoulder and realize how far you’ve come; it’s the faces of unknown companions reflecting our shared adventure in meeting the Virgin River’s challenge … that make this walk an unforgettable experience.
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MORE WOMEN UNDERGOING COSMETIC PROCEDURES WITH BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY | By: SOUTHWEST PLASTIC SURGERY |
1. “TUMMY TUCK” (OR ABDOMINOPLASTY) Breast cancer survivors undergoing breast reconstruction surgery and who have a bit of a “pooch” or “pouch”—due to pregnancy, weight loss, or obesity— can also have a “tummy tuck” while they are still under anesthesia from their reconstructive
will give you a flatter stomach and a more accentuated waist for a slimmer figure; breast reconstruction surgery patients who have the
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tummy tuck procedure will enjoy having their selfesteem boosted and feel better about their figure.
2. BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION Also known as buttock enlargement and butt lift, a buttock augmentation simply enhances and shapes the buttock or gluteal area for a firmer, shapelier appearance. There are three techniques to this procedure: a Brazilian Butt Lift (buttock augmentation with fat injections), buttock augmentation with
When it comes to breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy for breast
implants and a buttock lift with augmentation.
cancer, it’s sometimes hard to think about
the results, much less the idea of adding
Integrating a liposuction procedure to your reconstructive
more procedures to your surgery. However,
breast surgery can enhance your overall shape, get rid of
more and more women are undergoing
excess fat and help you to regain more of what your pre-
plastic surgery options like liposuction and
mastectomy body looked like. Liposuction can be done in
tummy tucks while already under anesthesia
many different areas of the body, including the lower abdomen,
for reconstructive breast surgery—or even
the “love handles”, thighs and buttocks.
months or years down the road following how
The breast reconstruction surgery process is being recognized
wonderful the initial surgery made them feel
across the country as an option for women who have gone
about their new post-mastectomy body.
through breast cancer treatments and mastectomies. In fact,
every year Drs. Agullo and Palladino of Southwest Plastic There are many cosmetic procedures
Surgery celebrate their breast reconstruction patients and
you can opt for while undergoing your
dedicate “BRA” Day (Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day) in
reconstructive breast surgery, including
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Best Performing Asset Classes | By: TRAVIS HUGHES, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER |
Fund Flows. In January 2017, investors added $10 billion to mutual funds, a significant shift from the $56 billion they had taken out of mutual funds the month before. Source: Investment Company Institute, 2017
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According to Yale University’s Crash Confidence Index, about 24% of investors believe the stock market will crash sometime during the next six months.”1
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annual return of 9.1%. By comparison, bonds returned 6.3% and cash 2.2% during the same time
frame. During that 20-year stretch, stocks outperformed bonds and cash in 14 years out of 20.2 But the stock market is volatile. Between October 9, 2007, and March 9, 2009, the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index shed well over half its value. But then the S&P 500 started clawing its way back and ended 2010 within 20% of the October 9, 2007, close.3 If the impulse to be safe keeps investors out of the stock market, it may also keep them from taking advantage of the potential returns the stock market has to offer.
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Fund Owner. In 2016, nearly half of U.S. households — 44% — owned shares of mutual funds. That’s an estimated 55.9 million households. Source: Investment Company Institute, 2017
Changing Lead The asset class that performs best one year doesn’t necessarily do so the next.2
Cash alternatives — the most conservative of the three investment classes — outperformed stocks and bonds only once during the 20year period.2 A sound investing strategy considers short-term volatility without losing sight of long-term objectives. A sound strategy can involve diversifying capital between different classes of investments. That way, under-performance in one type of asset may be offset by the performance of another. Bear in mind, though, that diversification and asset allocation are approaches to help manage investment risk. They do not eliminate the risk of loss if a security price declines. The asset class that performs best one year may not do so the next. Diversifying your holdings among several different investment types and understanding that asset classes can move in and out of favor may help you manage the risk in your investment portfolio.
1. Yale University, 2017 2. Thomson Reuters, 2017, for the period December 31, 1996 through December 31, 2016. Stocks are represented by the S&P 500 Composite index (total return), an unmanaged index that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. Bonds are represented by the Citigroup Corporate Bond Composite Index, an unmanaged index that is generally considered representative of the U.S. bond market. Cash is represented by the Citigroup 3-Month Treasury-Bill index, an unmanaged index that is generally considered representative of short-term cash alternatives. U.S. Treasury bills are guaranteed by the federal government as to the timely payment of principal and interest. However, if you sell a Treasury bill prior to maturity, it could be worth more or less that the original price paid. Index performance is not indicative of the past performance of a particular investment. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index. 3. Standard & Poor’s Corp, 2017. The high of 1565.15 was recorded on October 9, 2007 and the low of 676.53 was recorded on March 9, 2009. The S&P 500 Composite index (total return) is an unmanaged index that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. Index performance is not indicative of the past performance of a particular investment. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index. The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite is not affiliated with the named broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information, and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Copyright 2017 FMG Suite. Securities and advisory services are offered through Cetera Advisors LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity.
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Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango ::: October 7
8:00 p.m. The Plaza Theater Don’t miss the celebration of Aregentina with six worldclass Argentine-tango couples. Admission: $45 Info: elpasolive.com
7:00 p.m. Tricky Falls Splendid Sun Productions presents slow-grooving duo, Oh Wonder and it’s an anticipated show you don’t want to miss. Admission: $20 Info: trickyfalls.com
El Paso Fashion Week Presents: Into the Woods ::: October 7
6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. 8023 San Jose Road Join the kick off for El Paso Fashion Week with great local designers, photographers, artists and more. Admission: $10, VIP $50 Info: visitelpaso.com
7:00 p.m. Abraham Chavez Theatre Concerts for refugees is raising money and awareness to support education for displaced people with performances by Joan Baez, Patty Griffin and more. Admission: $30 Info: facebook.com/jrsusa
Way Out West Fest ::: October 14
4:00 p.m. Southwest University Park Put on your boots and get ready for El Paso’s country music fest. Admission: General Admission $30, VIP $120 Info: visitelpaso.com
Russian Grand Ballet Presents Swan Lake ::: October 22
6:00 p.m. The Plaza Theatre This is the only opportunity to catch the Russian Grand Ballet’s full production of the most classical ballet. Admission: $28 Info: RussianGrandBallet.com
Portugal, The Man ::: October 13
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The Plaza Theater Enjoy Portugal, The Man live at The Plaza Theater as they perform dance-y hits like, “Feel it Still.” Admission: $25 Info: Ticketmaster.com
LAMPEDUSA: Concerts for Refugees ::: October 14
::: October 13
El Paso Wine Fest ::: October 14
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Keystone Heritage Park Try out all the different wine our region has to offer and taste some great food as well. Admission: $100 Info: elpasowinefest.com
Azealia Banks ::: October 23
7:00 p.m. Tricky Falls Come watch as rapper, singer and songwriter, Azealia Banks hits the stage at Tricky Falls. Admission: $25 Info: trickyfalls.com
::: October 23
7:00 p.m. The Lowbrow Palace Australian indie rockers come to El Paso to play their popular songs like, “Trojans.” Admission: $20 Info: lowbrowpalace.com
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots ::: October 27
8:00 p.m. The Plaza Theater Welcome back Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots as they perform on the Plaza Theater stage. Admission: $30 Info: elpasolive.com
Shopkins Live! ::: October 25
6:30 p.m. The Plaza Theatre This is a family event that your kids will surely enjoy as the Shoppies perform their songs and dance. Admission: $27 Info: Shopkinsliveontour.com
Franco Escamilla ::: October 29
7:00 p.m. The Plaza Theater Popularly known as “Master of Sarcasm”, Franco Escamilla comes to entertain us with his comedy and musical performance. Admission: $40 Info: elpasolive.com
Last Thursdays Art Walk ::: October 26
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Downtown El Paso Enjoy local art around the downtown area as local artists showcase and sell their work. Admission: Free
Ringo Starr and His All-Star Band ::: October 30
8:00 p.m. Abraham Chavez Theatre The Beatles’ Ringo Starr is joined with a team of all-star musicians to play classics like “Photograph” and “Little Help From My Friends.” Admission: $87 Info: ringostarr.com
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Bartender Challenge AUGUST 23, 2017 | at THE VENUE AT UNION PLAZA | Photographed by BOBBY GALLAGHER
Feasts with Beasts Sponsored by the el paso Zoological society AUGUST 25, 2017 | at THE EL PASO ZOO | Photographed by DANIEL FUENTES
September ISSUE LAUNCH PARTY SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 | at PARK TAVERN | Photographed by JESSE MAYNES
Power of the Purse SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 | at EPIC RAILYARD CENTER | Photographed by JESSE MAYNES
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Anson 11 $$-$$$
303 N. Oregon St. Ste. 110 | (915) 504-6400
204 E. Mills Ave. | (915) 228-9050
Anson 11 is two exceptional dining experiences dedicated to the
From the same people that brought you 150 Sunset, Park Tavern is a
military man, the gentleman and the food connoisseur that was
new lunch and dining experience in downtown. With many options
Anson Mills. For a downtown dining experience like no other, Anson
available, from creamy chicken pasta to buttery fried fish, this new
11 is the restaurant to go to. PR, H
addition to the block is a welcoming place to satisfy your cravings.
The Downtowner $$
325 N. Kansas St. | (915) 532-5200
114 A. Mills Ave. | (915) 355-7281
Eat like a downtowner. Found on the ground floor of the Hotel
Grab a carefully crafted cocktail and meet us on El Pasoâ€™s first rooftop
Indigo, The Downtowner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner - the only
bar. Weâ€™re located in the heart of downtown, with views of San Jacinto
breakfast spot available in downtown El Paso. The restaurant delivers
Plaza, so join us for delicious food and drinks. We have everything
great American taste with a twist of our Southwest flair. Savor the
from crispy Brussels sprouts in bacon jam to a classic cheeseburger
amazing dishes offered on the menu and enjoy a cold and carefully
with agave-chipotle pickles. On Taco Tuesdays enjoy $2 tacos and
crafted cocktail while enjoying the gorgeous views of downtown.
drink specials and a newly added brunch menu for the weekend that
includes tasty El Paso-inspired dishes with a complimentary mimosa. Enjoy the big city feel right here in downtown. O, DF Prices: $ - Low Priced Patio/Outdoor Seating - O
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Join Mi Piaci Ristorante Italiano for lunch or dinner with Chef/Owner
Winning Best Taco for Best of The City 2015 and Best Chips
Cosimo Baltaglia, who hails from Calabria, Italy, for the freshest
and Salsa in 2014, Avila’s has a savory Mexican menu that will
seafood, gourmet hand-cut Angus reserve steaks aged 21 days,
satisfy your cravings. We’re open for weekend breakfast, have
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lunch specials available daily and a convenient pick-up window is accessible for family dinners on the go. PR
Jerusalem Grill $$
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5380 N. Mesa St. | (915) 500-4357
1035 Belvidere Suite 168 | (915) 584-5577
Jerusalem is a low-key eatery where you can find authentic gyros,
There’s no better place to relax and grab a bite to eat than W3H. Nominated
baba ghanoush, shish kababs and more. Their appetizer combo is
as El Paso’s best tacos, stop by today and see why we’re becoming El
complete with hummus, baba ghanoush, grape leaves, spanakopita
Paso’s go-to spot for catching a game and eating some good food. “We
and falafel. Your tastebuds will enjoy this retreat to an amazing
saved you a seat.” Now with NFL Sunday Ticket on all screens. O, H
array of dishes. Serving El Paso Authentic Italian Cuisine since 1948 • Private Party Room • Beer & Wine • Outside Dining • Live Music Thur. to Sat. • We cater large or small events
The State Line
1222 Sunland Park Dr. I (915) 581-3371 Enjoying delicious authentic BBQ from The State Line. Based on four principles: offer the highest quality smoked BBQ, provide generous portions at affordable prices, offer friendly table and bar services and celebrate the heritage of Texas. Come on by to enjoy!
Italian Kitchen West
450 Thorn Ave. | (915) 842-0775 Enjoy boundless savory Italian classics either at their outdoor Italian.Kitchen. Westpatio
or intimate and comfortable atmosphere inside.www.theitaliankitchenelpaso.com Italian Kitchen West m is doling out classic pizzas, mouth-watering pastas with great wine pairs and Italian meat entrees. Stay local, but enjoy the cuisine from an ocean away. O, PR
Mesa Street Grill $$$
150 Sunset | (915) 585-0801
3800 N Mesa St., Ste D1 | (915) 532-1881
Whether you’re looking for brunch, a quick lunch or a nice sit-down dinner
Mesa Street Grill introduces their newest dessert creation – the Pineapple
with views of El Paso’s sunsets, you will find all that you need at The
Crostata. This refreshing blend of pineapple, cinnamon and nutmeg is
Kitchen at 150 Sunset. Be sure to also check out our special wine dinners,
crowned with a cashew crumble and handmade sugar garnish. Taste this
with a specially curated menu and wine pairing. Come and treat yourself.
dessert once and it’s sure to become a summertime favorite. O, H, PR, H
P, H, DF, PR
Rulis International Kitchen
4176 N. Mesa St. | (915) 313-4806
Take a bite out of any of the delicious plates being served at Rulis’ $$$
3450 S. Fabens Carlsbad Rd. Fabens, TX 79838 | (915) 544-3200
International Kitchen. As winners of Best Beer Selection for Best of The City 2015, there’s also a good reason to stay and drink. On Sundays try their savory Paella dish or stop in for Happy Hour Mon.
This is a family-style restaurant located on a 46 square mile working
- Fri. 4 – 7 p.m and Th-Sat 9 – 11 p.m. O, H, PR, DF
ranch. Come savor our famous juicy steaks and mesquite-smoked BBQ while enjoying miles of desert scenery and spectacular sunsets! PR, O
King Crab $$$ 1700 N. Zaragoza Suite 154 | (915) 849-8697
Edge of Texas
8690 Edge of Texas St. | (915) 822-3343 You can’t get seafood like this anywhere else in El Paso. With Chef Pierre bringing his Cajun home-style cooking from New Orleans, the seafood
Located in the far east, this is definitely worth the drive! Eat the best steak
boils and dishes will leave your mouth watering for more. Fresh seafood
you’ve ever had and enjoy the saloon.
is brought in twice a week. Come in and try for yourself. PR, H
OcTOber Advertiser INDEX 150 Sunset..................................................................Pg. 107
Nicholas Reyes Hair Salon.....................................Pg. 17, 131
Adiuvare Healthcare....................................................Pg. 136
Ray Borrego Real Estate Group.....................................Pg. 99
Casa Buenavista..........................................................Pg. 4, 5
Sin Vodka...................................................Pg. 53, Back Cover
CT Construction.............................................................Pg. 63
Edge of Texas Steakhouse Saloon................................Pg. 51
Southwest Plastic Surgery..............................................Pg. 9
El Paso Child Guidance Center......................................Pg. 69
Southwest University at El Paso.................................Pg. 2, 3
Elyse Simons Beauty.....................................................Pg. 56
Southwest University Park............................................Pg. 41
Fox Auto Group.........................................Pg. 111, Front Fold
Spectrum Technologies...............................................Pg. 119
GECU..........................................................Inside Front Cover
Stonewood Modern Grill.....................................Pg. 128, 129
Grace the Psychic Lady...............................................Pg. 116
Sugar Skull Fashion Boutique........................................Pg. 59
Hal Marcus Gallery........................................................Pg. 51
Table Occasions.............................................................Pg. 77
Hotel Indigo...................................................................Pg. 40
The Hospitals of Providence..................................Pg. 13, 104
Hughes Financial Group.................................................Pg. 96
The Italian Kitchen West................................................Pg. 63
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino...............Pg. 11
The State Line...............................................................Pg. 76
The Venue.....................................................................Pg. 57
Jerusalem Grill...............................................................Pg. 32
Tom Lea Institute...........................................................Pg. 45
Junior League of El Paso, Inc........................................Pg. 19
Vanities Jewelry & Gifts, Inc............................................Pg. 1
Mattress Firm............................................. Inside Back Cover
Walgreens...................................................................Pg. 6, 7
Mesa Street Grill..........................................................Pg. 117
Wardy Wellness Chiropractic........................................Pg. 97
Mix/Milan Salon and Spa...............................................Pg. 89
Wyatt Underwood Trial Lawyers...................................Pg. 33
“SO GOOD IT SHOULD BE A SIN”
Published on Oct 9, 2017
From the Editor in Chief: Since it’s our fashion issue, I thought I should first talk about the importance of work-place attire for a minute...