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Woman on a Mission THE CLOTHES BY MEGAN FULLERTON THAT YOU NEED IN YOUR CLOSET

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IN THIS ISSUE: SPIRITUALITY...82 ZOO...94 TRAVEL...112

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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

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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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Michelle Cromer

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David Parish

Andy Martinez

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Dr. Neha Sharma

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Jannet Bustillos

Krysta Ayers

Bobby Gallagher

Art Aguirre

Jesse Maynes

Elyse Simons

Dav Anmed

Joann Wardy

John Horta

Grace The Psychic Lady

Daniel Fuentes

Michael C. Graham

Alexis Marquez

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“Over the years, I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”

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- Yves Saint Laurent

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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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2017 | By: KRYSTA AYERS |

“Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About

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

changing environments.

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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Charity Register october Opportunities to Give & Support

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

New Location 5380 N. Mesa El Paso, TX, 915-500-4357 Mon-Sat 11-10 Sun 11-8

and the fun begins at nine in the morning. If you have a furry friend, bring them along too (as long as you keep them leashed).

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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October, 2017

Empowering Women, Improving

Community

Junior League of El Paso, Inc. | By: CLARISSA DE LA TORRE and KIM MCGLONE |

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

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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

Building Connections

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

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about any of our projects, please visit www.jlep.org or call (915) 584-3511.

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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:

Directions:

Apple cider - 1 gallon,

Pour the apple cider into a 32-quart stock pot with a strainer.

non-concentrated

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.

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Minerva

GENETICS H e a l t h

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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

is

a

Next

Generation

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

observed

how

being

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

suffer

from

diseases

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.

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Some patients might hesitate at the financial aspect of such a test. However, since Minerva Genetics

implements

Next

Generation

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. Bryan’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


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October, 2017 new members right here in El Paso. Many highly-trained

individuals

are

graduating

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Myth Fact

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

breast cancer.

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

breast cancer.

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.

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Myth Fact

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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

are healthy.

guidelines from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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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

breast cancer.

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

Myth Fact

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.

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a r e ñ a e c n i Qu Fashioning a

October, 2017

| By: ANDREA MACIAS |

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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,

two-piece gowns.

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

and

dresses

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.

daughters

designed

the

remains the same. So, as every female in

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OMPOUND

USA | By: KRYSTA AYERS |

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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

influenced them.

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

they’ve

been

designing

and

screen-printing their tees for a year now, they began to receive a lot of attention

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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 ‌ 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.

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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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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 times—from the funky synth rhythms to the catchy lyrics.

and

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

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| 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

0s

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.

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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.

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HIGHLIGHTING

CONTOURING | By: ELYSE SIMONS |

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t’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

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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

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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.

Favorite products Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder Senna Face Sculpting Kit Nars Sculpting Multiple Duo RMS Living Luminizer Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

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Long-Lasting Romance

Is It Possible? | By: JANNET BUSTILLOS |

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Love

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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

deep attachment.

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.

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The Power

to

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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

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Finding the

“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

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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


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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

Today

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

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Photo by: Victor Escamilla


October, 2017

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.”

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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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style Needed

W

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 doesn’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.

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Spooky

Facts the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You

to Know | By: LIZZIE MARTINEZ |

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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.

fitness

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.

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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

throughout Europe.

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 training—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 it’s key in providing the animals with the treatment and care they need.

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operant

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.”

of

the

zoo,

explained

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

operant conditioning.”

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

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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

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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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Thank You

Notes | By: JOANN WARDY |

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From restaurants, retail stores, musicians, jewelers and everything in between, we want you to decide who best serves and entertains El Paso.

Do you remember the last time you sent a “thank you” note? Sending “thank you” notes is a lost gesture and oh so very important.

Go to our website to vote now

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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

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IN

U-are Not A Unicorn Do I really need to say that this trend is out?

&

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.

different colors.

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

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His

Prerogative | By: ANDY MARTINEZ |

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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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hair in fall? Give your hair a pep-talk with this sea salt

to traditional moisturizers. Composed of minerals

spray and have yourself looking like you just spent a

and amino acids already present on your skin, this

morning walking through a sandy beach. The mixed

product only enhances what your skin already has

citrus scent keeps the smell of bright summer

instead of trying to mask dehydration with oils and

fragrances instead of the dark and spiced ones

lubricants. Use this when your skin begins to adjust

we’re used to smelling during this time of the year.

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The idea of a bar soap can be a turn-off for some,

about business trips with this garment bag. The

however, its moisturizing and exfoliating properties

bag meets domestic and international carry-on

distinguish it from the regular old drugstore bar soap

requirements, so pack it with a couple of suits and

that dad used to use. The jojoba spheres gently

your best shoes to not have to worry about having

brush away any dead skin and grime to reveal soft

your suits wrinkled or shoes misshapen when you

and fresh skin. Shea butter, it’s main ingredient, will

arrive to your destination.

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Ziggy’s Wish

Manager of the

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

Fernando Valenzuela.

Ziggy then stopped at a door. On it, a sign: ‘LAZARO

“ZIGGY”

CO-MANAGER,

usually bats eighth! By

Los

then,

Ziggy

had

worked

up

an

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…

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”Let’s just say, I would be Lasorda style!”

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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.

ay

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

Chef’s tip

| By: JESSE MAYNES |

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.

1/2 can white cannellini beans (drained)

2.

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)

4.

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.

6.

Remove mussels from heat and ladle into a bowl, top with bacon parsley mixture along with a side of baguette or sourdough.


Celebrity

Eats

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

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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

river walkers.

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

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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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Medical

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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

surgery.

This

procedure

will give you a flatter stomach and a more accentuated waist for a slimmer figure; breast reconstruction surgery patients who have the

Frank Agullo, MD FACS Humberto Palladino, MD FACS Southwest Plastic Surgery 10175 Gateway Blvd West, Suite 210 (915) 590-7900 swplasticsurgery.com

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

3. LIPOSUCTION

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,

their

reconstruction—because

of

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 |

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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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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

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investment

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

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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

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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

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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

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Oh Wonder

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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DOWNTOWN

DOWNTOWN

Anson 11 $$-$$$

Park Tavern

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 $$

International $$

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 Paso’s first rooftop

Indigo, The Downtowner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner - the only

bar. We’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

$$ - Medium Range Dog Friendly- DF

$$$ - High Priced $$$$ - Exquisite Dining Party/Private Room - PR Happy Hour - H

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WESTSIDE

Mi Piaci

WESTSIDE

Avila’s

$$$

$$

5411 N. Mesa, Suite 1 | (915) 875-0034

6232 N. Mesa St. | (915) 584-3621

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

and gently homemade pasta from Italy. O

lunch specials available daily and a convenient pick-up window is accessible for family dinners on the go. PR

Jerusalem Grill $$

Westside’s 3rd Hole

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

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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

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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

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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


UNIVERSITY/KERN

WESTSIDE

The Kitchen

Mesa Street Grill $$$

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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

EASTSIDE

Rulis International Kitchen

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4176 N. Mesa St. | (915) 313-4806

Cattleman’s Steakhouse

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

NORTHEAST

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


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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

Smallcakes...................................................................Pg. 123

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

Intraceuticals.................................................................Pg. 91

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

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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...