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From the Editor by Missy Sharpe


President’s Welcome by Julie Hall


Community Impact Groundbreaking by Rekha Akella

A Christmas Affair 2017 PROGRAM GUIDE 27

A Day in the Life of a Member of The Junior League of Austin by Rekha Akella

From the A Christmas Affair Chair by Stacy Reed


Event Information: Parties and Children’s Events | Raffles | Market Day Hours | Tea Room


Community Spotlight: Sustainable Food Center by Karen Killough


A Christmas Affair Sponsors & The Junior League of Austin Donors


Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts by Kelly Cripe


Merchant Map


Investing in the Community Together by Rekha Akella


Merchant Directory


Sustainer Spotlight: Past A Christmas Affair Chairs by Kelly Cripe


The Junior League of Austin Programs & Community Projects


Letter from the Sustaining President by Morgen Hardin



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2017 - 2018 Capitalines Committee ------------------Editor Missy Sharpe Editor-Elect Kendall Guinn Head Designer Sun Connor Ad Sales Chair Kristen Harmon Head Writer Kelly Cripe Designers Paige Canady Sarah Heidler Ad Sales Jessica Price Rachel Rogers Melissa Ulrich Writers Rekha Akella Karen Killough Photography Sandra Nava Sustaining Adviser Andrea Lofye

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Letter from t he Editor

CAPITALINES FALL 2017 Dear Readers, As a proud volunteer of The Junior League of Austin for seven years, I am thrilled to serve as the 2017-2018 Capitalines editor. It’s a joy to highlight the outstanding work of our members in the community and beyond. The thrill of being a JLA volunteer is that we not only serve our time and give our resources to make our community a better place, but we are also a training organization. Our members become leaders the minute they become provisionals. In that way, our theme “Bigger Than Us,” highlights the potential of members to not only think of themselves as members of The Junior League of Austin, but changemakers to grow a better Austin. We volunteer to inspire others to be better people.


In this issue, you’ll learn more about our outstanding members and sustainers that truly make a difference in the world. You’ll also learn about how our members have helped to keep #TexasStrong and provided services and supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims. There is also the tradition that comes with A Christmas Affair, and celebrating and supporting the event over the years. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about The Junior League of Austin and its mission.


Missy Sharpe Capitalines Editor 2017-2018

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Front Row (L-R): Elizabeth Andrews, Administrative VP, Amanda Eldridge, Community VP, Laura Lee Daigle, Communications VP, Julie Hall, President, Amy Hurt, President Elect, Michelle Lupton, Technology Chair, Nicole Elliott, Nominating Chair, Araminta Sellers, Member-At-Large, Morgen Hardin, Sustaining President Back Row (L-R): Carrie Semple, Membership Development VP, Lauren Price, Recording Secretary, Ann Townsend, Treasurer, Tania Leskovar-Owens, Member-At-Large, Leslie Moore, Strategic Planning Chair, Shannon Creekmur, Fund Development VP, Ashley Hight, Bylaws, Genny Hill, Treasurer Elect


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Letter from the President

On behalf of The Junior League of Austin we welcome you to A Christmas Affair 2017 – Haute Holiday. This year our 77 volunteers have lined up a terrific group of merchants and five days of events that includes something for everyone.

While the calendar year is coming to a close, The Junior League of Austin is busy planning for 2018. First off will be Austin Entertains, a culinary experience led by Austin’s greatest female chefs, which will be held at Fair Market on February 22. Austin Entertains will be quickly followed by the family favorite Bunny Brunch on March 24, 2018. Both of these events are expected to sell out so please visit our website for more information.

In addition to delighting the 25,000+ patrons who join us yearly to kick off the holiday season, A Christmas Affair is our largest fundraiser and our best opportunity to showcase The Junior League of Austin’s impact in the local community. The funds raised throughout this five day event help us to achieve our mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

This year alone, our 2,500 volunteers will donate more than $815,000 to our community and log 160,000 volunteer hours. We will distribute 35,000 coats through our Coats for Kids program in early December and will deliver more than 47,000 backpacks of food to elementary school students facing food insecurity in Del Valle ISD. Photo by: Susan Hoermann, Evergreen Studios Additionally, we will partner with 35 local nonprofits to provide funds and volunteers in support of their specific missions. Fall 2017


Lastly, after years of working closely with the City of Austin and our extensive project team we will be hosting an official groundbreaking for our new Community Impact Center on January 18, 2018! This new space, located on the corner of 360 and Bluffstone, will position the JLA to do more of what is does best – impact the Austin community by providing funding, volunteer power, and the strength of women qualified to lead and serve. We want to thank each and every one of you for your support as we kick off the 42nd year of this treasured tradition. Happy Holidays,

Julie Hall

2017-2018 President,

The Junior League of Austin

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Breaking Ground by Rekha Akella

The Junior League of Austin’s current headquarters, at 5416 Parkcrest Dr., has been home to the League for decades. As the League’s membership has dramatically increased over the years, it is now time for the League to transition to a larger location to better serve Austin. The future headquarters, named the Community Impact Center, will not just be a place for League members but also a space utilized by local non-profits. “I love the idea that we can use the Community Impact Center as a congregation point for multiple non-profits to come together and solve problems,” said JLA President Julie Hall. The League plans to have a public groundbreaking at the new location, located on Bluffstone Cove in Northwest Austin, on January 18, 2018. “Once we break ground, we can start thinking past the building and continue to increase our impact in the community,” Hall explains. Breaking ground does not mean the work needed to bring the Community Impact Center to life is complete. The League still needs to secure interior design plans, and additional funding. Most of this work is done through the Capital Campaign, which is the League’s program designed to help transition the current headquarters to the Community Impact Center. While League members have donated to the Capital Campaign, contributions from the public are also needed to turn the Community Impact Center into a reality. Hall wants Austinites to know that the building is not solely for League members. The Community Impact Center is for the betterment of the entire Austin community.

"It's not just a building - it's what's happening inside the building." - JULIE Hall

“It’s not just a building—it’s what’s happening inside the building,” said Hall. To learn more about the Community Impact Center and the Capital Campaign, please visit: capital-campaign. Fall 2017


“I guess you can say that serving on A Christmas Affair committee runs in the family. It's a special time for me;I feel so honored to be on the committee this year, especially since my mother was once on the committee. I have been attending ACA since I was three. My mother was on ACA in the early 90s, and that year everyone on the committee wore matching poodle skirts.” -- Sheridan Butler

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FITting Everything In A Day in the Life of a Member of The Junior League of Austin by Rekha Akella

Every member of The Junior League of Austin knows about FIT-Food in Tummies, a program designed to provide weekend nourishment to children in economically disadvantaged situations.

What’s the secret to her time management? “A calendar,” she laughs. “And strategic planning. Taking it one day at a time.” Leising color-codes her calendar to make sure she keeps track of her social, JLA, family and work responsibilities. She also credits the current and former members of the FIT committee for helping her with their support and reliability.

As the FIT Chair-Elect, Carrie Leising is one of the people who ensures that the large-scale program runs smoothly. For Leising, this entails planning meetings, visiting the schools served by FIT and organizing volunteers. However, even with the enormous responsibilities that come with being the FIT Chair-Elect, like many other JLA members, Leising still maintains a full-time work schedule, family responsibilities and social schedule.

"I love FIT," Leising said. "Seeing the immediate impact of the volunteer work that I FIT Chair-Elect Carrie Leising and FIT Chair Katy Andre do with JLA in our community is heart-warming and life changing for the kids, their families, the schools and the volunteers. To see this program so successfully do what it's supposed to do, As a Cochlear Implant Consumer Specialist for means so much to me." Advanced Bionics, busy days are a regular occurrence for Leising. She often finds herself in multiple cities Leising has learned much from her time volunteering within a 12-hour period. Recently, Leising woke up and offers advice to new members trying to find their in Cedar Park with her husband and baby daughter, footing in the League. Laurel, spent the morning working from home, and by lunchtime, she was on the road to Del Valle to help plan a presentation introducing FIT to the 2017-2018 Provisional class. Afterward, Leising headed to San Antonio for work-related meetings. At 5 p.m., Leising’s day was not over—she was driving back to Austin to attend a dinner party. For Leising, days like this are not uncommon.

“Say yes to any opportunity! Just try everything and see what you can do.”

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Community Spotlight

Locally Grown Volunteering by: KAREN KILLOUGH

Sustainable Food Center and The Junior League of Austin volunteers share their passion about the importance of local food.

Next Saturday morning when you venture out to pick up locally grown foods at the downtown or Sunset Valley farmers’ markets, you just may run in to a volunteer from The Junior League of Austin. These farmers’ markets are just one of the community-focused programs managed by the Austin-based non-profit, the Sustainable Food Center, or SFC.

to Johnson, volunteers at the Taste the Place booth collect samples from various vendors and farmers — “everything from fruits and vegetables to the most amazing creamed honey, sausages and sauerkraut,” Johnson says. League volunteers then prepare and present the items at the booth for shoppers to sample and try. On any given Saturday, volunteers can be found chopping vegetables, slicing fruits, plating samples of local cheeses and sharing these fresh, locally grown foods with shoppers and the Austin community.

The mission of the SFC “is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food.” SFC provides the community with information regarding food access, health and nutrition, sustainable agriculture, organic food gardening, and projects such as farmers’ markets and farm to school.

“We've gotten pretty creative with some of the dishes we've whipped up on one burner with some salt and pepper,” said Johnson. The SFC Farmers' Markets are one of a handful of projects of the Sustainable Food Center. SFC also operates Grow Local, which focuses on educating Central Texas residents about growing their own food; Farm Direct, which connects local growers to schools, worksites and foodservice operations; and The Happy Kitchen, which teaches individuals and institutions to make lasting dietary and behavioral changes. SFC’s Double Dollars program matches the amount, up to $30, of SNAP, WIC and FMNP vouchers to allow families to purchase more fruits and vegetables at SFC Farmers’ Markets.

“The Junior League of Austin provides a work force to keep one of the SFC’s biggest weekly offerings going for the community with our volunteer work at the farmers' markets,” said JLA Project Chair Chelsia Johnson. That work force includes an energetic group of 24 volunteers who are passionate about local food. Each committee member donates 50 hours of their time to staff the farmers’ markets, either at the information booth or the Taste the Place booth, for a total of 1,200 volunteer hours per year. In addition, the JLA provides $5,400 in funding to help keep these local markets running smoothly.

SFC’s mission complements the League’s own mission to create a food-secure community through its FIT – Food In Tummies program. The League is proud to partner with an organization that truly believes that healthy food is for everyone.

At the information booth, volunteers help to direct shoppers to booths and provide more information on the mission and programs of the Sustainable Food Center. According

At the Farmer’s Market Info Booth, League volunteers Elizabeth Lee, left, and Tracy Howard provide shoppers with more details on the Sustainable Food Center’s mission and programs.

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Project Chair Chelsia Johnson, left, and JLA volunteer Cassie Ross gather samples from vendors and farmers and turn them into small bites for shoppers to sample at the Taste the Place booth.


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RELIEF EFFORTS By: Kelly Cripe While Austin was spared major damage from Hurricane Harvey, the category 4 storm caused catastrophic flooding in Houston and devastation along Texas’ Gulf Coast. To provide support to the affected areas, The Junior League of Austin partnered with KW Cares and The Salvation Army to collect and distribute needed supplies. “We are thrilled to leverage their existing infrastructure to maximize our impact in these communities,” said Julie Hall, president of The Junior League of Austin. League members were encouraged to donate supplies at JLA Headquarters and at the September 5 General Meeting. Members were asked to donate a variety of necessities and needed supplies. The League’s membership enthusiastically responded by donating batteries, pet food, flash lights, cleaning supplies, clothes and personal hygiene items. “Immediately following Hurricane Harvey, I wanted to donate in some sort of way but wasn't quite sure what to give or where to take it. Once JLA shared a list of supplies most needed, and where to donate them, I knew I could rely on them to get my donations to those who needed them most,” said JLA Active Member Kelly Davison. “It was really important for me to teach my son that in times of need we help others.” Elizabeth Andrews, JLA’s Administrative Council Vice President, helped coordinate the League’s relief efforts. “I'm so proud to belong to an organization that responds to needs in our own community and doesn't hesitate to aid other communities that are also in great and immediate need,” said Andrews. When Operation Warm, a PennsylvaniaFall 2017


based organization that provides brand new winter coats to children in need, learned of the League’s donation drive, they generously contributed 2,500 coats. “I am proud of what this says about The Junior League of Austin’s reputation,” said Holly Priestner, JLA Training Curriculum Chair and KW Cares board member. “Our volunteers know how to identify those in need, can problem solve quickly and are good stewards of resources. If any resource is shared with us, we will ensure that the maximum impact will be made!” Volunteers from KW Cares, Keller Williams Realty’s charitable organization, helped to unload the nearly 700 boxes of coats into JLA’s headquarters. JLA will store the coats until the weather cools and the more immediate needs of Hurricane Harvey impacted areas are met. The coats will then be transported by KW Cares for distribution in Houston. The Junior League of Austin also made a monetary donation from its operating fund to League chapters in areas impacted by the deadly hurricane. “Many of our members come from Houston or the Gulf Coast or have family and friends in the area, and we are eager to offer our support,” said Hall. “The overwhelming desire of JLA members to offer assistance is amazing, though we expect nothing less from our incredible membership.” Hall adds that it is through events like Hurricane Harvey when the League’s motto, The Strength of Women, The Power of Community, truly shines through.


“We can do more when we do things together.� Meagan Longley, an Austin native and an Active member of The Junior League of Austin, strongly believes in this principle, and it shows through her charitable efforts. Longley serves the community through her extensive volunteer efforts in the League as the Chair of the Provisional Committee and also through her professional work with the Austin Community Foundation as Executive Vice President of Community Impact. The Austin Community Foundation helps countless Austinites each year by acting as a charitable bank. Donors can pool their resources and make a greater impact by identifying larger opportunities to make a real difference in the community. The creation of a network of resources helps amplify the impact of the funds. The Fall 2017


2017-2018 Provisional Committee Top Row, L to R: Siiri Marquardt, Vanessa Fuentes, Kimberly Galloway, Donna Ingram, Arden Wimberly Middle Row: Natalie Smith, Stephanie Winfrey, April Michaud-Willis, Kristen Reynolds, Emily Russell, Carrie Dyer Front Row: HIllary Deck, Emily Doran, Yvette Ruiz, Meagan Longley, Jeni Williams, Robin Burch, Courtney Goodings Foundation strives to learn the needs of the city and help meet those needs. By being directly responsive to its needs, the Foundation promotes the overall health of the community. Philanthropic dollars are provided to organizations and projects that can assist where help is most needed in Austin. Local nonprofits can apply for grants from the Foundation. The Foundation gives grants to nonprofits that focus on areas the Foundation identifies as needing assistance and promoting the welfare of the community. One of the organizations the Foundation invests in is The Junior League of Austin. The Foundation contributes to core League programs, such as FIT-Food in Tummies, Coats for Kids and the Capital Campaign.

Even after 40 years in Austin, the Foundation regularly creates new programs to address the continuously changing needs of the city. Recently, the Foundation launched a program called the Hispanic Impact Fund. This fund has already achieved broad community support from large companies such as Google, Rackspace and JP Morgan, among many others. Longley played a key part in the creation of the fund. Prior to the creation of the Hispanic Impact Fund, Longley and her coworkers spent countless hours researching the needs of the Latino community. The key part of this research was frontline investigation. “The data is only as good as the reality on the ground, so it was important for us to talk to the Latinos in the community and ask what they need and how can we be a part of the solution,” Longley explains. Studies show that in a few years, Austin is slated to become a city in which the majority of inhabitants are minorities— also known as a “majority-minority” city. This makes the Hispanic Impact Fund even more critical to the city, as the success of the Hispanic demographic is directly related to Austin’s success. “[The Hispanic Impact Fund] is about the community seeing the Hispanic community as a change vehicle for all of us,” Longley emphasizes. Longley hopes that the fund will give the local Latino population the tools and resources they need to improve lives in Austin by addressing a variety of needs. Education, health and poverty are some of the main problems faced by the Hispanic community in Austin that the fund aims to alleviate. Longley learned many alarming facts during her research. “You have many people who are just one health crisis away from financial ruin,” she said. “We have to strategically think about the best way to address this need.” Addressing health and wellness concerns is critical to ensuring that people can work and provide for themselves and their families. Thus, the Hispanic Impact Fund also aims to enable Latino families who may currently hold low wage jobs to acquire living wage jobs by promoting job skills and entrepreneurship. Often, once families sustain economic stability, focusing on other needs, such as education for their children, becomes easier. The importance of early childhood education in promoting future success cannot be understated. Fall 2017

2017-2018 Provisional Committee “Research shows that if you’re not reading at grade level by the time you’re in third grade, your trajectory is pretty dismal,” Longley shares. The Hispanic Impact Fund aims to invest in the education of Austin Latino children. The Austin Community Foundation believes that this will promote a thriving future for Austin. In this same vein, the Austin Community Foundation heavily invests in women and highlights the fact that promoting women is crucial to a whole city’s development. “Investing in women can alleviate poverty in a whole community,” Longley emphasizes. “Women’s issues are community issues, and women carry a disproportionate burden of the poverty in the community.” Longley adds that studies show that bringing a single woman and her children out of poverty can greatly contribute toward ending the cycle of poverty. Longley’s strong passion for promoting the betterment of Austin takes up much of her time. Managing all her commitments—work, family and social—while also holding a key role in the League can be challenging. However, Longley feels strongly that it’s important to make time for philanthropy and helping others. “We don’t volunteer because it’s convenient,” she states. Longley feels fortunate to work for the Austin Community Foundation because of its strong commitment to charitable work in her hometown. She hopes to continue working toward building a stronger Austin throughout her career. For more information about the Austin Community Foundation and the Hispanic Impact Fund, visit


Sustainer Spotlight:


The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair is an annual event and tradition more than 40 years in the making. Since 1976, when Anne Carlson chaired the very first A Christmas Affair, the League’s biggest fundraiser is planned and implemented entirely by volunteers serving on the ACA Committee. Each year, these committee members are led by the ACA Chair. We are shining the spotlight on past ACA Chairs and current Sustaining Members Melissa Jackson, Sheri Krause and Betsy Kirksey.

Melissa Jackson, 1986 ACA Chair ACA Theme: A Nutcracker Christmas What are you most proud of from your time as ACA Chair? I am most proud of the work of the 1986 ACA Committee. A modest committee of 21, from diverse backgrounds, came together to raise funds to give back to the Austin community. Last December, the committee got together and celebrated the 30th anniversary of “A Nutcracker Christmas”. I will always be grateful for their hard work, creativity and friendship. What is your fondest memory of ACA? I had danced in “The Nutcracker” as a teenager. I had fond memories of “The Nutcracker” and thought it would be wonderful to partner with the Austin Civic Ballet (now Ballet Austin). The organization was so generous and shared a beautiful backdrop and props with us to use for decorations. The night of the Preview Party, dancers entertained the 2,000 guests with a rendition of the Snow Scene from “The Nutcracker”. It was truly a community effort and proved that other non-profits were willing to partner for the good of the community What is your advice for this year’s ACA Committee? Remember that you are doing something special for the community. Embrace the past, but be open to new ideas. Times change and the League must change with the needs of the membership and ACA attendees. Work hard, treasure new friendships, learn and have fun!

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Sheri Krause, 1997 ACA Chair ACA Theme: Heavenly Holidays What was your biggest accomplishment from your time as ACA Chair? I would have to say my proudest moment was sharing with the membership that we had a net income of over $1 million after it was all said and done. To put that much work into something and realize not only the relationships and experiences you have gained, but also to know we were successful in raising enough money to really make a difference for our community projects is an amazing feeling. As ACA Chair, what was the biggest challenge that you faced? I think one of the biggest challenges of being ACA Chair is the incredible number of decisions you have to make...the buck, quite literally stops the ACA Chair’s desk. One of the most surprising things I learned about being Chair was the fact that it is really a human relations job. You have a large group of committee members, each of whom are incredibly talented and dedicated to the area they are working in whether it be decorations, merchants, public relations, ticket sales, sponsorships or tea room. Each person wants to do their very best job at making their area successful. What is your funniest memory of ACA? For sure the funniest memory was our committee trip to Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

Betsy Kirksey, 2006 ACA Chair ACA Theme: Home for the Holiday, Christmas in Austin As ACA Chair, what was the biggest challenge that you faced? Starting Girls Night Out. We didn’t have any idea if it would be a hit or not. We hoped to sell 100 tickets then became overwhelmed when we sold 200! Girls Night Out sold out more quickly than the brunch that year, which historically sold out first. What was your biggest accomplishment or what are you most proud of from your time as ACA Chair? Aside from the overwhelming success of Girls Night Out, I am proud we sold out of the Christopher Radko Ornament for the year. Because we created an ornament from scratch, we had to commit to an order of 2,000. I was nervous we wouldn’t sell that many and planned to buy the leftovers to use as gifts for as many years as I needed to have them gone! Fortunately, the ornament resonated with the members and the public and we sold them quickly. It also helped that Christopher Radko came to the ACA Gala and signed ornaments. Do you still attend ACA? I attend ACA every year. I sell tickets out of the aprons for ticket sales, one of my favorite things to do, ever!

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Fall 2017


Programs and Community Projects

Bigger THAN Us The Junior League of Austin











Community Project Partners



American Red Cross



Austin Children’s Shelter



Austin Humane Society



Austin YMBL Sunshine Camp



Austin Zoo



B.I.G. Love Cancer Care Services






Breakthrough Austin



CASA of Travis County



Center for Child Protection



Center for Survivors of Torture



Children’s Diabetes Camp of Central Texas



Drive a Senior Network



Girl Scouts of Central Texas



Girl Empowerment Network (GEN Austin)



Little Helping Hands






Meals on Wheels and More



Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin



Partnerships for Children



R.O.C.K., Ride on Center for Kids



Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas






Shoal Creek Conservancy



Sustainable Food Center



Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid



Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired



The Arc of the Capital Area



The Christi Center



The Salvation Army



The Settlement Home for Children



The Thinkery



Westcave Preserve



YMCA of Austin



ZACH Theatre



Coats for Kids






FIT (Food in Tummies)



Playhouse Singers



Spanish Immersion “Si”



Programs of The Junior League of Austin

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UT Spring Project


Con Mi MADRE Scholarships


TOTAL 2017-2018 Community Volunteers & Contributions



The Junior League of Austin would like to thank

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Letter from the Chair

A Christmas Affair 2017

Photo by: Susan Hoermann, Evergreen Studios

On behalf of The Junior League of Austin, we are thrilled to welcome you to Haute Holiday! For this year’s A Christmas Affair (ACA), we’ve added a dash of glamour to the holiday season while celebrating The Junior League of Austin’s impact on our community. We are excited to begin the holiday season with themed special events in our beautifully decorated holiday market. We have carefully selected more than 200 merchants, both local and national, that will present unique gift items. Ten special events, including long-time favorites such as brunch, have joined new programs to offer a variety of experiences for all to enjoy. I would like to thank the Austin community for supporting this truly unique event for 42 years. Your attendance at A Christmas Affair is what enables The Junior League of Austin to make its local impact. Fall 2017

Page Sponsored by Kendall & Andrew Guinn

Proceeds from A Christmas Affair directly benefit our Central Texas community, supporting more than 35 area non-profits with financial resources and trained volunteers each year. Internal programs such as FIT-Food In Tummies and Coats for Kids are supported as well. FIT volunteers provide weekly nourishment to elementary-aged children who qualify for free or reduced lunches. The FIT program will provide approximately 1,400 backpacks over 34 weeks to the entire student population of two local, low-income elementary schools. Coats for Kids is in its thirty-first year of operation. We expect to distribute more than 35,000 coats to local families in need this December. This event would not be possible without the dedicated members of the ACA Committee, who have contributed thousands of hours to ensure its success. It has been an honor to serve with such a talented and committed group of women whose drive and dedication reflect the mission of The Junior League of Austin. A special thank you to all of our sponsors for their financial contributions, which make this world-class event a success. Your generosity and support has enabled us to transform A Christmas Affair from a vision into reality. Thank you for joining us for this year’s A Christmas Affair, Haute Holiday, and helping us build a better Austin.


Stacy Reed

A Christmas Affair

2017 Presenting Committee Chair: Stacy Reed | Chair Elect: Lyndsey Crawford

Front Row: Malia Muir, Tori Grady, Ilissa Nolan, Natasha Tichelbaut, Ashley Collins, Kirstin Harrell, Second Row: Laura Cesaro, Ashley Bias, Caitlin Bauer, Beth Bowers, Jennifer Holt, Caroline Dickerson, Katherine DeFoe, Anna Geismar Hallmark, Alisa Cohen Victoria, Ashley Anderson Third Row: Stacey Chamberlin, Courtney Kees, Lia Truitt, Rebecca Azari, Stacy Reed, Sarah Nigrini, Andrea Pratt, Libby Miller, Alana Alexander Back Row: Megan Fescenmeyer, Tedrah Roberts, Meredith Ankenbauer, Lindsay Roberts, Amanda Powell, Alice Billingsley, Mimi Braun, Lyndsey Crawford, Melissa Tait, Yael Rackley, Jennifer Kalinowski, Elisabeth Spring , Kari Smith, Staci Betzen Not Pictured: Arielle Alviar, Ali Bill, Donna Cowling, Amber Duke, Patricia Ephlin, Danielle Faulkner, Susan Armstrong Fisher, Amy Hadju, Hadley Hempel, Jenny Holm, Anaam Mahdi, Holly Mace Massingill, Levente McCrary, Paige Smith Morgan, Julia Null, Leslie Pardue, Elissa Pate, Emily Rice, Jennifer Sutherland, Gayle Vickers 28

Photo by : Susan Hoermann, Evergreen Studios

Photo by : Susan Hoermann, Evergreen Studios

Front Row: Berenice Craig, Flannery Bope, Whitney Klenzendorf, Haley Marozas, Mari Myers, Ellie Falcao, Erin Mooney, Valerie Cavitt, Amanda Sharbutt, Rachel Roumaya, Carissa Milam Back Row: Bethany Weigl, Blair Hunter, Brittany Ward, Hollie Collins-Dean, Sheridan Butler, Meredith Spears 29



Friday Cocktail Party 7:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Preview Party VIP Reception

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Private Shopping 7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.

Bring your favorite snow bunny to our cozy and eventful ski lodge-themed soirée. Ticket includes all-day access to market shopping.


Sponsored by: CenterPoint Energy Media Sponsors: Tribeza Catered by: P. Terry’s Burger Stand and The Mighty Cone Entertainment by: DJ Reckshop Attire: Mountain Chic

per guest

ticket required

Shop while we take you on a culinary journey enjoying hors d’oeuvres that reflect the “Four Corners” of fashion — the four cities around the world where Fashion Week is held — New York City, London, Milan, and Paris. Catered by:Dagar’s Catering Attire:Red Carpet Ready (Black Tie Optional)


VIP Reception Sponsored By: Capitol Chevrolet PP Sponsored By: AT&T Media Sponsor: Entercom Austin-Majic 95.5 & Mix 94.7

Sunrise Sip and Shop 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.



Enjoy private shopping for two hours before the Market opens to the public.

Ladies’ Brunch 9:00 a.m. - noon

Join us for a delicious brunch buffet and hot “Cocoa Chanel” catered by Kurant Events while enjoying three hours of private shopping before A Christmas Affair opens to the public. A reserved table for 10 can be purchased for $1,500. Brunch Sponsored By: Brandywine Realty Trust Brunch Parking Sponsored By: Keller Williams Realty International Media Sponsor: iHeartMedia

Media Sponsor: Austin Way Magazine

Tween Party

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Just for teens, tweens, and their moms. Put on a boa and some pearls for a fashion show with models of all ages and clothes by WORTH.

Girls’ Night Out

7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Catered by:Word of Mouth Attire:Fashion Festive Entertainment by: The Nightowls

Media Sponsor: Emmis Radio: 93.3 KGSR & 103.5 BOB FM Catered by: Sterling Events Treats by: Nothing Bundt Cakes Attire: Fashion Forward

Enjoy delicious treats and cocktails and dance to Austin’s own The Nightowls. Make a memory in the exciting photo booth. Purchase a surprise box from Kendra Scott and bid on silent auction items perfect for everyone on your list. Ticket includes all-day access to market

shopping. Media Sponsor: Austin Woman Magazinea

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The Haute Tribe

Santa’s Fab Farm Friends Sunday, Nov. 19

Friday, Nov. 17

11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

Grab your tribe for breakfast with Santa. A local favorite, Joe McDermott, will perform and a craft will be provided. Austin’s award-winning baker, Jennifer Bartos of Make It Sweet, will be on hand to help with cookie decorating. Sponsor: Randalls Media Sponsor: Austin Kids' Directory

Fashionably Frozen

Join Santa’s fabulous farm friends from the Tiny Tails Petting Zoo. Staci Gray will perform. Lunch and a craft will be provided.

Children’s party ticket holders will have private access to Santa’s Corner for photos during events.

Saturday, Nov. 18

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Join Elsa and Anna as they dance to the music of the Que Pastas. Jennifer Bartos of Make It Sweet, will help the children transform their Gingerbread houses into Posh Pads! Sponsor: Randalls Media Sponsor: Austin Kids' Directory

Posh Pads

Friday, Nov. 17

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 19

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Be entertained by Staci Gray while the children decorate gingerbread houses with tips and tricks from Jennifer of Make it Sweet. A breakfast buffet will be served. Sponsor: Randalls Media Sponsor: Austin Kids' Directory

Santa’s Corner will be open and available for photographs during Breakfast and Lunch with Santa and during the following hours:

Saturday, Nov. 18

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 19

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Photography packages are also available for sale online at Check or credit card only, no refunds. Santa's Corner Sponsor: St. David's Healthcare Santa's Corner Media Sponsor: Austin Family Magazine



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Browse more than 200 carefully selected local and national merchants at our elegantly decorated holiday market.

Christmas Tree Sponsor : Whole Foods

Thursday, Nov. 16 noon - 9:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A Christmas Affair tickets are available for purchase online at All tickets purchased before Nov. 15 will be e-tickets. Subject to availability, tickets may be purchased at Palmer Events Center during the event. All tickets are non-refundable and support the mission of The Junior League of Austin.

Coat check is available for $3.00.

Parking Free parking is available at Barton Creek

Square Mall with complimentary shuttle service to and from Palmer Events Center. Limited parking is available at Palmer Events Center for a fee. Parking is prohibited in the neighborhoods surrounding Palmer Events Center during the event.

Thursday Photo Keepsake by the Tree: Sponsored by St. David's Healthcare 32

Ticket Includes

A complimentary shuttle ride to and from Barton Creek Square Mall and Palmer Events Center. Children five years old and under may enter at no charge during regular market hours. Tickets are required for special events and parties. Strollers and pull carts are not permitted inside Palmer Events Center. For assistance purchasing tickets, please call (512) 888-9021 or email the Tickets Team at

Page Sponsored by LLB Designs

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Thursday, Nov. 16


per guest plus tax ticket required

Join us in our beautifully decorated tearoom and enjoy one of our mouth-watering menus, including fresh seasonal salads, warm soups, and entrées to satisfy even the most distinguished of taste buds. While dining, enjoy entertainment by some of Austin’s best musicians. Tickets are non-refundable.

Media Sponsor:Austin Monthly Magazine Catered by Sterling Affairs Catering and Events

TeaRoom Menus Friday, Nov. 17

Saturday, Nov. 18

noon - 2:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sterling Salad Tuscan Quiche or Vegetarian Quiche House Baked Lemon Pound Cake

Tomato Basil Soup Asian Shrimp Salad or Vegetarian Shrimp Salad Italian Cream Cake

Spinach Salad Deli Ham & Turkey, Swiss Cheese Sandwich or Hummus & Grilled Veggie Wrap Raspberry Bavarian Cream Cake

Bar & Lounge Media Sponsor: Brides of Austin

Add Haute Holiday to your tree! Purchase a 2017 A Christmas Affair ornament designed exclusively for The Junior League of Austin by Christopher Radko. The ornament can be pre-ordered online at


DECORATIONS RESALE Bring a piece of Haute Holiday home with you at our exclusive after market decorations sale held at The Junior League of Austin Headquarters: Friday, Dec. 1

The Junior League of Austin’s Headquarters

5416 Parkcrest, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Pre-orders for decorations may be placed online at or at the Decorations booth located in the southeast corner of the main tree at A Christmas Affair.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.




WIN AN AUCTION ITEM OF YOUR CHOICE BEFORE THE PREVIEW PARTY Purchase two raffle tickets for $50 or five for $100 for your chance to win your top choice of the A Christmas Affair Preview Party auction items. Raffle tickets will be on sale online from November 1-15. The lucky winner will pick their favorite auction item on November 15.


A Christmas Affair

Past Chairs 1976

Anne S. Carlson

A Christmas Affair


Nancy Buford

A Christmas Affair


Bitsy Henderson

A Charles Dickens Christmas


Amy Jenness

A Texas Christmas


Ellen Yarrell

A Christmas Affair


Libby Malone

A Christmas Confection


Mary Herman

Fiesta de Navidad


Anne Winn

A Country Christmas


Susan Baker

Christmas Around the World


Chris Attal

A Colonial Williamsburg Christmas


Melissa Jackson

A Nutcracker Christmas


Nancy Nation

Fete de Noel


Patty Huffines

A New York Christmas


Lucie Taylor

Twas the Night Before Christmas


Susan Parker

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree


Donna Stockton-Hicks

Christmas and All That Jazz


Celeste Stark

The Magic of Christmas Past


K. K. (Katherine) Rice

A Christmas Affair to Remember


Nancy Prideaux

An Enchanted Christmas


Amanda Beck

Christmas in the Mountains


Julie Oles

An Old World Christmas


Sheri Krause

Heavenly Holidays


Hillary Anderson

A White Christmas


Elizabeth Ateyeh

Celebrate the Season


Lisa Rodman

A Bon Voyage Christmas


Sharman Reed

Deck The Halls


Laura Mauro

A Royal Holiday


Beth Plater

Christmas in the Quarter


Tamra Beasley

Bellissimo Natale


Sandy Alcalá

A Classic Hollywood Christmas


Betsy Kirksey

Christmas in Austin: Home for the Holidays


Kelly Goulding

The Gift of the Magi


Gayla Zachry

Noel de Paris


Stacy Dollar

It’s a Wild Holiday


Cathy Northcutt



Trish Koester

The Magic of Christmas


Marilyn Orr Willson

The Twelve Days of Christmas


Holly Mace Massingill

Winter Wonderland


Tina McCutchin

Christmas in the City


Holly Priestner

'Twas the Night Before Christmas in Texas Y'all!


Leslie Moore

Merry and Bright


Sponsors & Donors A Christmas Affair and The Junior League of Austin The Junior League of Austin thanks the following sponsors for their support of our charitable work in the community. League volunteers serve the community through well-known programs such as Coats for Kids and FIT - Food In Tummies, and also projects with non-profits, increasing their capacity with our members as a volunteer workforce. With every dollar raised for community programs, the League triples its impact when combined with the commitment of our trained volunteers. Thank you again to all of our donors and sponsors! IBC Bank IBC Bank’s philosophy of “We Do More,” reflects its dedication to the growth and success of not only its customers but the communities it serves as well. Serving customers for 50+ years, IBC continues to work relentlessly to give back to the community on a local level through philanthropic and volunteer endeavors. Since 2009, IBC Bank has been an annual sponsor of The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair, and looks forward to another Haute Holiday as a supporter of our League’s mission and work throughout our community. Randalls Randalls Food Market is a committed community partner, working together with its customers to support programs that improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. Randalls is known to get behind non-profit organizations that are important to its customers and their families. Randalls Food Market is proud to be a long-time supporter of The Junior League of Austin working together to enrich the lives of those in our community. Randall’s believes that The Junior League of Austin’s programs and remarkable volunteers are a tribute to the strength of women and the power of community.


Whole Foods Whole Foods Market is proud to be working with The Junior League of Austin's FIT – Food In Tummies Program for the 2017-18 school year to help support Del Valle schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools, and educators, the Whole Kids Foundation® works to provide children with access to fresh, nutritious meals with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Whole Foods Market’s support of the FIT Program is a great opportunity to help fulfill this mission within the Austin community. Brandywine Realty Trust As one of the largest real estate companies in the United States, Brandywine Realty Trust works to shape, inspire and connect with the communities in which its employees live and work. A key component of Brandywine's mission is active support of the community. This core principle is fully embraced by corporate management as well as all employees, through service initiatives and financial support of events like A Christmas Affair. With the continued support of Brandywine Realty Trust, it's sure to be a Haute Holiday. CenterPoint Energy ​ enterPoint Energy is there in everything we do--from C 24-hour-a-day television broadcasts, to gourmet gas kitchens, comfortable gas heating, hand-held computers and cellular phone connections. In addition to its commitment to deliver safe and reliable electricity and natural gas, CenterPoint Energy actively engages in addressing the needs of the communities where they live and work. The Junior League of Austin and A Christmas Affair are excited to have CenterPoint Energy return as a generous sponsor of A Haute Holiday.


Capitol Chevrolet Owned and operated by the same family for more than 75 years, Capitol Chevrolet is the original Austin Chevrolet dealership. This deep heritage rings true in Capitol Chevrolet's commitment to the community. As a valued local employer, Capitol Chevrolet applauds the hard work and leadership training taking place among the women of The Junior League of Austin. A Christmas Affair--another beloved tradition here in Austin--is excited to have Capitol Chevrolet as one of the event's top sponsors on this Haute Holiday.

St. David's HealthCare With more than 110 sites across Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare includes seven of the area’s leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas. Since the inception of St. David’s HealthCare in 1996, more than $412 million have been given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of people in Central Texas. St. David’s HealthCare is proud to partner with The Junior League of Austin for the third consecutive year in support of A Christmas Affair. SPIRIT 105.9* SPIRIT 105.9, The Spirit of Austin, features Adult Contemporary Christian music where listeners enjoy a fresh variety of music surging in popularity. SPIRIT 105.9 is an encouraging, familyfriendly radio station aiming to be a beacon of light to the city of Austin. With live and local programming, families of Austin and Central Texas are kept in mind. The Spirit of Austin fully supports the community they serve and is proud to partner with The Junior League of Austin to support A Christmas Affair for the fourth consecutive year. iHeartMedia* iHeartMedia and all of its broadcast radio stations are dedicated to inspiring and creating positive change that improves the lives of others. The mission of iHeartMedia Communities is to galvanize local radio and outdoor resources to educate and inspire residents to make a difference within their own communities. Dedicated to supporting non-profits throughout the Austin community, iHeartMedia is proud to support A Christmas Affair year after year and is looking forward to a Haute Holiday. Majic 95.5 and Mix 94.7 return to A Christmas Affair this year, supporting The Junior League of Austin in its mission to train women and support the community. 38

Entercom- Majic 95.5 & 94.7 Entercom is the fast-growing, best performing radio company in the country with a vision to entertain, inform and serve fans. Above all, Entercom is committed to making a positive impact on the community. Majic 95.5 is proud to kick off their 24-7 holiday music season on site at A Haute Holiday. Entercom's enthusiasm helps support the League's 36 community partners. *media in-kind sponsors

Sterling Events Sterling Events is the caterer of choice for the most stunning and spectacular events in Central Texas. For over 21 years Sterling Events has created unparalleled events for Austin’s social calendar whether it be weddings, social and corporate events, or fundraisers. From groups of 20 to 2000, the experienced team at Sterling Events has a long history of executing fabulous social functions of all kinds. From tapas to tents and HVAC too; Sterling Events has everything you could possibly need for your event!

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Bank of America helps improve communities by addressing issues fundamental to economic health and sustainability. Needs addressed include: workforce development issues and education, community development, and basic needs. Not only does the Bank of America Foundation help address the immediate need, the foundation helps create a longer term solution for the issue addressed. The foundation plans to invest $2 billion over ten years. Bank of America has been a long term supporter of our FIT program and has made a significant difference in the depth of services we can provide through the JLA FIT program. AT&T AT&T is committed to improving the communities in which they live and work. From supporting the troops to empowering their employees to volunteer their time and to engage in sustainability and disaster relief efforts, this commitment is evident across all aspects of AT&T's business. Their companywide effort encourages employees to commit to regular, measurable actions that are good for themselves, their communities and/or the company. 39

Sponsors & Donors A Christmas Affair and The Junior League of Austin Benefactor IBC Bank Randalls Food Markets Whole Foods Market Entercom Austin-Majic 95.5 & Mix 94.7* SPIRIT 105.9 The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Champion Sterling Events Grand Capitol Chevrolet Bradywine Realty Trust Centerpoint Energy St. David's Healthcare AT&T iHeart Media* Patron Tide Dry Cleaners Keller Williams Realty International Austin Way* Austin Woman* Tribeza Magazine* Emmis Radio- 93.3 KGSR & 103.5 BOB FM Austin* Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) Perfect Cuts of Austin, LLC Maxwell, Locke, and Ritter LLP* Neiman Marcus* The Grainger Foundation HEB* Marquee* Tribute Bloody Revolution James Robertson Quatro Austin-Miranda Darr Austin Family Magazine*

Brides of Austin* Kendra Scott Design Fastsigns* Fairmarket Hall* Upstream Investment Partners Contributor Austin Sports Therapy Austin Monthly* Diane Grant Lisa Kennedy The Sherrill Family FoundationDeborah Courtney FunFlicks Outdoor Movies of Texas* Beth & Bryan Plater Cindy and Greg Kozmetsky Betsy and Chris Kirksey Amanda Beck Foster Holly and Kevin Priestner Wilhelm Law Firm Andrea Jacobs Design* Tina McCutchin, Amanda Spearman and Patsy Sharbutt Nancy Edsel Austin Kid's Directory* Kurant Events* PPD Development, LP Bethany Arazoza Antler Mini Storage The Barilla Foundation Denise Breeden Lauren Corbett* UT Football Wives EPIC Event Design Supporter Miriam Campbell Jones Kay Guleke Marcia and Bob Bailey Jenefred and Roland Davies and Family Paula and Dan Herd 40

Leslie and Jonathan Moore Dana Fisher Abby Raines* Life in Davenport Rob Roy Living* Mary Scherer Cowgirls and Lace Frank Garcia Austex Moving* Traci Vickers Friend Amy and David Dunham Helen Dale Simons Melissa Jackson Carolyn Waddle Ford Marjorie Hooper Ann Moody Michele P. Just-Linder Kelly Breeden Lauren Amador Jennifer Kaufman Premium Products Usa inc* Tiffrany McMillan Muse Med Spa* Ballet Austin* Morgen and Alllen Hardin Nancy Townsend Mary Walcutt Maudie Tex Mex* Reddy Ice Incorporated* Make It Sweet* Nothing Bundt Cakes* Amanda and Jordan Spearman* * In Kind sponsor

Auction Donors LOVE Cycling MOD Fitness The Bar Method South Congress Hotel/ New Waterloo Mauro Pilates Stinson's Bistro Tito's KimberleeArtworks Blanton Museum Beau Theriot - Owner of Villas Las Colinas Alcopulco Texas Rowing Center Dry Society Styling Lounge Kate Winternitz Embellish Nails & Boutique Kerr Street Candles William and Chris Vineyards Foxbrim Core Power Yoga The Rowing Dock Stinson's Bistro Zach Theatre Island Explorers Fixe Austin Sports Therapy Alamo Drafthouse Blanton Museum Freeb!rds World Burrito Ballet Austin

Shirley McPhail School of Dance Soul Cycle Austin Eats Food Tour Barefoot Provisions Kendra Scott Shelley Rutherford (JLA member) Kerr Street Candle Co. The Coop- Austin Yarn Store Shop Underwear Slic Designdiptyque Bits of Courage May Designs Hyde Park/Dane's Body Shop


A Christmas Affair 2017 MERCHANT MAP El Patio GiftsBejeweled Laredo

Georgian House Antiques

C O AT & B A G C H E C K



TeePees from Rattlesnake Crossing

One Minute Manicure







Go Rings


Hip Together




Zah Crystal Manicure Files

Posh Play







Brushes and Bows

Carmie’s Kitchen

Good & Golden Designs









Carry It Well!


Jon Jahraus Cartoons

Lucky Thread

Christi Lang Handbags

The Shoe Club

Sogno Toscano Tuscan Dream

Metro Man Gifts

A Spice Above

The Dainty Doe

Cool Corks




Pure & Simple Soy Candles





Embellish Nails & Boutique











Dish Envy

Fisk and Fern

Safari Jewelr

DIVA, The Ultimate Design Studio











The Shine Project

Killer Pecans





Austin Fine Jewelry

D-Patt Wine Bottle Stoppers


High Cotton Home & Design

Molly Phillips Jewelry

Only Little Once


Jacqueline B Bespoke Provisions Inc.

Mishu Designs

Wimberly, Inc.













Nectar of the Vine














Northwest Hills Pharmacy

Adelante Boutique




Soy Austin

Initially Yours

Grace and Lace


BOND STREET Kendra Scott








Maggie Louise Confections

Sort of Cool

Taylor and Tessier

Burton’s Maplewood Farm


The Sassy Chic Boutique!





Pony Pal Stable

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Bird Dog Bay



419 Oh Yeah





Clayton & Crume

Ace & Everett

Mana Culture Boutique

Glam Girls!






Savannah Bee Company








Treestump Woodcraft



No. 4 St. James




The Write Designs

Amber Marie & Company



517 Daily Juice Cafe

PK Fine Imports










Batch Austin

Shirley’s Potpourri

Cassandra Collections & Pharaō Jewelry

Texas Hill Country Olive Company





Dog Collar World



Perfectly Smitten




Julie’s Boutique Discovery Toys

3 Sassy Chicks Boutique




The Stocking Stuffer










The Wired Canary





FASHION AVENUE Flower and Vine

Under Wraps

Jessica Thompson Design

Southwestern Elegance







Austin Cake Ball Usborne Books & More -Lakeway



Sterling Brooke Co.

Quality Pennants

Bear Creek Smokehouse




BedHead Pajamas & Kiki Bean Elizabeth Cates Interiors

Cane Run Road






Brookwood In Georgetown



South Austi Galler

Viajera Imports


The Guayab Shirt Sto




Mom’s Enterprises

707 The Distillery



What’s Cookin’

713 Wiseco, Inc.

K4 Christmas Carvings Etc.

Freeman Service Desk

719 Luna Tigre

Two Pearls Inc.

Looking Ahead : A Christmas Affair 2018 November 14 - 18, 2018 Chair: Lyndsey Crawford


Page Sponsored by AQUILA

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Sarah Briggs Jewelry





DGZ Chocolates








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Smith Map Studio



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Ambriz Jewelry The Black Market






Urban Rocks Jewelry Collection

Kinda Krazy Kids & Kompany

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Erin’s Earrings






Adorn Boutique



Twisted Simplicity








Less Is More Jewelry

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Roaming Wild

Texas Toffee







Arboretum Skincare

The Pajama Princess




L & D Events

Make It Sweet






Holiday Highlights

Fred Stockbauer Goldsmith

Baba & Pop’s Handmade Pierogi


Gourmet Blends











Bullseye Bow

14 Districts








Eric Doggett Studios

Smart Cookie Barkery

Longhorn Fashions

Haus of Growlers

Grate Roots Premium Horseradish

Tiger Jaw








345 The Giving Manger


Miss Rose Sister Violet

Limbo Jewelry



Be Wee

Buy Me Brunch

Longhorn Racing Academy

THE MAGNIFICENT MILE 439 Nancy's Santies







Joe Koen & Son Jewelers

BMiley Designs


Bits of Courage



Happy Notes Paper Co.

Knotty Kid


Julie B Great Rocky Mountain Fur Company




The Treasured Accessory

Pearls for Girls





The Embellished Cottage
















Fat Rat Family

Nannie & Pal


539 Pony O

Monogram Lady




Laguna Ranch Designs











Susie's South Shopaholic Forty Sanctuary Confections

Pink Armadillos

Minnie Belle Jewels




All Stars Dips

Michele’s Antiques I



i.m. keepsakes





Bird and Pear

Annie’s Metal Outlet

Lil Rodeo






Three Sisters Bows



437 Iona Handcrafted Books



Chocolaterie Tessa

Baby Bee



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Holiday Fried Pecans

bera ore



Little Bow Diddly

Manos De Sur





Naked Body & Bath

Jess’s Dresses

Cheryl Long Designs Pure West/Pure Vintage





Brit & Belle

Mi Casa Tamales









Harlee Rae Designs

Puzzle Tracks

The Limoges Lady

Heidi Carey

Deep South Barrels



Laugh Out Loud Expressions



Something New International


RODEO DRIVE 729 Team Victorious




Nellie’s Scottish Shortbread

Rosse & James

Trends and Traditions Boutique


String Theory Jewelry

K8 Helene Thomas Jewelry and Accessories




Paloma Loco

Good Gifts

Barbecue Wife

Santa’s Corner & Couture Café Located upstairs off the back lobby 43

K9 Willigan’s Island



Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design

2017 A Christmas Affair

Merchant Directory 14 Districts Carmel, IN A mix of California cool and boho chic, 14 Districts offers cozy, wearable luxury from west coast designers. Booth: 350; 352; 354 3 Sassy Chicks BoutiqueNEW! San Antonio, TX Beautiful fashion for women and kids, unique jewelry and accessories as well as one of a kind gifts. Booth: 616; 618; 620 A Spice Above- NEW! Crown point, IN Gourmet, all natural, no preservatives, no MSG, and gluten free dip mixes and dessert mixes. Booth: 216 Ace & Everett- NEW! New York, NY A collection of socks focused on injecting a sense of fun and excitement back into the world of traditional menswear. Booth: 423 Adelante Boutique Austin, TX An eclectic mix of women's apparel, gifts, jewelry & home accessories. Contemporary, Bohemian and Modern looks. Fun! Fresh! Feminine! Booth: 307; 309; 311 Adorn Boutique Lakeway, TX Sporty, casual women's clothing, jewelry, accessories & unique gift items. Booth: 153; 155; 157

AJ's Plentiful Pantry Houston, TX Cheesecake, Lemon Bars, Cherry Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake, Apple Crisp, gourmet cobblers..easy as pie (or easier), just add butter and water! You'll invent special events so you can treat your family to these confections. Booth: 135 All Stars Dips Kansas City, MO All natural, gluten-free gourmet dip and dessert mixes. No preservatives - no MSG- no sugar. Booth: 545 Amber Marie & CompanyNEW! Tulsa, OK A gift focused boutique carrying the latest trends in clothing, accessories, and novelty gift items. Booth: 600; 602 Ambriz Jewelry Fredericksburg, TX Make it look like you've spent a lot of time shopping by purchasing a handcrafted, unique personalized piece of jewelry or gift. Booth: 143; 145 Annie's Metal Outlet League City, TX Featuring the latest & greatest seasonal and home decor including hundreds of Christmas ornaments. We personalize for FREE! Booth: 559; 561; 658; 660 Arboretum Skincare Austin, TX Artisan soaps and skincare formulated with the finest ingredients. Handmade in Austin, Texas. Cruelty Free. Booth: 340 44

Arloom- NEW! Wimberley, TX Pairing unique Guatemalan textiles with high-quality leathers, arloom designs and produces a collection of handmade, oneof-a-kind handbags, jewelry and accessories. Booth: 122; 124 Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design- NEW! Denver, CO Jewelry that is inspired by global travels and features diamonds, pearls, gemstones, leather, gold and silver. Layer them from dayto-night enjoying the feminine edginess of timeless piece. Booth: 635 Austin Cake Ball Austin, TX Special bite sized confections in a wide variety of flavors. Booth: 613 Austin Fine Jewelry- NEW! Austin, TX Unique selection of sterling silver and gold jewelry in original contemporary and classic antique styles. Booth: 213 Baba & Pop's Handmade Pierogi- NEW! Denver, CO Unique, delicious, from-scratch, handmade polish dumplings that are sold frozen by the dozen! Booth: 251 Baby Bee- NEW! Dallas, TX Classic and Vintage-inspired clothing and accessories for women and children. Pretty, whimsical, romantic and unique. Booth: 337

Barbecue Wife Austin, TX "Junk Free" Cocktail Mixers handcrafted in Austin, Texas. Booth: 755 Batch Austin Austin, TX Curated selections of locallymade goods. Batch connects you to Austin by telling the makers' stories. Batch boxes are the perfect way to share a taste of the city. Booth: 601 Be hippy Denver, CO A Colorado based Lifestyle Brand. PEACE. LOVE. BE HIPPY! Booth: 161 Be Wee Austin, TX An eclectic collection of vintage, modern & bohemian gifts for every girl on your list. Locally crafted leather bracelets, scarves, hair clips & jewelry. Booth: 355 Bear Creek Smokehouse Marshall, TX Hickory smoked meats and gourmet delicacies for the holidays. Booth: 716; 718

Bird and Pear- NEW! San Antonio, TX Handcrafted home and fashion accessories made from upcycled Mexican textiles. Cheerful gifts and fun things! Booth: 557

Brushes and Bows Hurst, TX Trendy fashions for girls (Size 3 mo-10) casual and holiday. Dance and Gymnastics wear ( 4-10), Hip chic accessories and dazzling stocking stuffers. Happy Holidays! Booth: 105; 107

Bird Dog Bay Chicago, IL Sophisticated yet whimsical men's accessories and traditional clothing. Booth: 510; 512

Bullseye Bow- NEW! Dexter, KS Toy Bow with soft foam Arrows. Booth: 253; 255

Bits of Courage Austin, TX Let us personalize your list! Oilcloth, drinkware, stationery, throws, & more. Booth: 453; 455 Blue Sky Pens- NEW! Austin, TX Luxury writing gifts handcrafted from fine woods, unique mineral components, and regal cigar bands! Booth: K3 BMiley Designs Houston, TX Religious statues, Sacred Heart, Angel Art, Holiday Cloches and Ornaments, Framed Crosses, Faux Taxidermy and Whimsical Canvas Art. Booth: 441; 443

BedHead Pajamas & Kiki Bean Venice, CA Pajamas for the family made in glamorous Los Angeles. Jammies and jewels for all. Booth: 621; 623

Brit & Belle Boise, ID Specializing in affordable luxury, we have the perfect handbags and jewelry for everyone on your list. Booth: 651; 653

Bespoke Provisions Inc Boulder, CO Kitchen and home items including a curated sea salt collection and soy candles featuring wood wicks. Booth: 316

Brookwood in Georgetown- NEW! Georgetown, TX Unique ornaments, beautiful pottery, and delicious fudge-all created by adults with special needs. Booth: 724 45

BURLEBO- NEW! Dripping Springs, TX Local brand from Austin, TX! Casual outdoor apparel perfect for all the hunters out there! Youth and adult sizes available! Booth: 305 Burton's Maplewood Farm Medora, IN Texas Straight Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup. www.burtonsmaplewoodfarm. com Booth: 504 Buy Me Brunch- NEW! Austin, TX Dangerously comfortable clothing that makes a scene. Edgy, hilarious, ultra-soft graphic tees, tanks, and hoodies. Booth: 357 Cane Run Road- NEW! Dallas, TX Kantha quilts, vintage sari and suzani totes, boho pillows, block print robes, market baskets and nostalgic jewelry. instagram/ canerunroad Booth: 722

Caracaise- NEW! Mandeville, LA Caracaise boxes are the best way to travel with jewelry- no more tangled necklaces. Booth: 111 Carmie's Kitchen Wylie, TX Gourmet food products including dip mixes, soups, cheeseballs, and olive oil seasonings, as well as holiday gift items! Booth: 101; 103 Carry It Well!- NEW! Waco, TX Fabulous hanging garment bags for ladies and men in fun, trendy fabrics. Booth: 109 Cassandra Collections & PharaĹ? Jewelry- NEW! Austin, TX One-of-a-kind jewelry inspired by world travel and modern taste. Design your own or purchase a bold statement or dainty piece., Booth: 608 Cheryl Long Designs Pure West/Pure Vintage- NEW! Bastrop, TX VINTAGE RE-INVENTED: antique textile accessories/clothing. Vintage Jewelry, furs, medallions and charms. Embroidered clothing and vintage Turquoise. Booth: 740; 742 Chocolaterie Tessa Austin, TX Award-Winning chocolate company specializing in Boxed Chocolates, Salted Caramels, Holiday Moulds and Chocolate Covered Snacks. Booth: 339

Christi Lang Handbags- NEW! San Antonio, TX Italian leather handbags that are exquisite and organized! Keep every item within reach. Never dig through your bag again! Booth: 119 Christmas Carvings, etc. Lockhart, TX Handmade wooden Christmas Santa's, ornaments, and dolls. All items are hand carved and painted by local Texas artisans. Booth: K4 Clayton & Crume- NEW! Louisville, KY Exceptional handcrafted leather goods and accessories. The perfect gifts for men and women. Booth: 421 Cool Corks Dallas, TX Custom printed bulletin boards and coasters. Booth: 222 D-Patt Wine Bottle Stoppers Leander, TX Whiskey Towers are one-of-a-kind dispensers that will hold any size bottle and with a gentle pull of a keg handle the spirits flow... Stop by and see us! Booth: 209; 211 Daily Juice Cafe Austin, TX Fresh juices and smoothies plenty of FREE samples! Learn about a juice cleanse reboot. Booth: 517 Dandy New Orleans, LA Individually handcrafted ceramic jewelry paired with antiqued brass chain and supple leathers, including earrings, bracelets, necklaces, leather cuffs, and rings. Booth: 243 46

Deep South Barrels Pearland, TX We offer the most unique experience in drinking; by aging your own whiskey, bourbon, scotch, rum, tequila, wine and more at home you control the taste and quality of your alcohol. DeepSouthBarrels Booth: 752; 754 DGZ Chocolates Houston, TX We manufacture Toffarazzi, our award winning version of toffee. We also have many other confectionery gifts as well as personalized items. Booth: 144; 146 Discovery Toys- NEW! Lewisville, TX Award winning educational and developmental toys, books and games for children of all ages. jenniferruss Booth: 612 Dish Envy- NEW! Colorado Springs, CO The finest Polish pottery worldwide! Exquisite hand-made designs direct from the families of Boleslawiec, Poland. We are Addicted to Dishes! Booth: 125 DIVA, The Ultimate Design Studio Georgetown, TX Custom floral arrangements, ornaments, accessories, nativities, garlands, candles, reindeer, Santas, angels, and other home decor. Booth: 224; 226; 228 Dog Collar World- NEW! College Station, TX A variety of unique and fashionable pet supplies, including on-site embroidery on our collars. Booth: 519; 521

El Patio Gifts- Bejeweled Laredo- NEW! Laredo, TX A wide variety of unique jewelry from all over the world. You can find one of a kind timeless but trendy hand crafted pieces. Booth: 106 Elizabeth Cates Interiors- NEW! Austin, TX Handmade leather jewelry with vintage brooches, fetishes, and artifacts including leather cases and more. Booth: 720 Embellish Nails & Boutique Austin, TX Stylish clothes, jewelry, gifts, and holiday decor from an Austin-based, women owned boutique; bling, glitter and holiday cheer abound! Booth: 206; 208; 210 Eric Doggett Studios Austin, TX Fine art paintings and photography celebrating Austin families and the city they love! Booth: 257 Erin's Earrings Georgetown, TX Uniquely handcrafted jewelry with semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, and crystals. Booth: 234; 236 Fat Rat Family Frisco, TX Whimsical resort/lounge wear and accessories with superior construction and an ultra-comfy feel. Cast in vibrant hues, and playful prints. A great find for apparel and home accessories! Booth: 535; 537 Fisk and Fern Austin, TX Dish towels & kitchen gifts, with fun & happy foodie characters such as Queso, Wine, Margaritas, & Ramen! Booth: 127

Flower and Vine- NEW! Austin, TX Paper goods company with a focus on Texas and floral themes. All designs are made from original watercolor artwork and reproduced on note cards, calendars, tea towels, and other gift items. Booth: 611 Fred Stockbauer - Goldsmith Wimberley, TX Handcrafted gold jewelry, mounted with precious gemstones, cast by the ancient lost wax process in our studio. Booth: 249 Georgian House Antiques Baton Rouge, LA Antique English & Children's Prints, Antique English & Oriental China, Napkin Rings, Small Silver, Books, Golf Memorabilia & Gifts. Booth: 102; 104 Glam Girls!- NEW! Bellaire, TX The latest trends in boutique clothing and personal shopping experiences for the everyday woman. Junior, Misses and Plus sizes! Facebook: Glams Girls Texas Booth: 518; 520; 522 Go Rings- NEW! Austin, TX Handmade jewelry with a beautiful mission. Simple, classic, high-quality pieces at giftable price points. Preview us on Instagram: @go_rings Booth: K1 Good & Golden Designs- NEW! Austin, TX Unique, handmade jewelry using vintage findings, gemstones, natural stones, and leather. Timeless pieces that will become your new favorite. Booth: 204


Good Gifts- NEW! Lamar, CO Simply Fit Boards & Play Clay Factory. Fun, Fantastic creative gifts for everyone. The most successful Shark Tank product ever! Booth: 753 Gourmet Blends Torrance, CA We are dedicated to bringing you the best balsamic vinegar ever along with the most delicious herb/fruit infused olive oils. ​w Booth: 342; 344 Grace and Lace Cedar Park, TX As seen on ABC's Shark Tank! On trend and versatile women's apparel, scarves, boot cuffs, boot socks, and more. Booth: 319; 321 Grate Roots Premium Horseradish- NEW! Scottsdale, AZ World Famous horseradish! Premium quality & texture! Handcrafted in 5 delicious varieties. Great recipes & serving suggestions included with purchase. Custom gift packages available! Booth: 358 Great Rocky Mountain Fur Co. Saratoga, WY Offering the latest trends in fine, luxury fur outerwear and accessories as well as timeless, traditional styles since 1981. An amazing collection of jackets, coats and vest in styles to fit every woman, and price points for every budget. Booth: 538; 540 Gussied- NEW! Corpus Christi, TX Gemstone. Leather. Metal. Tassels. Eclectic and stylish statement jewelry, handmade in Corpus Christi, Texas. Booth: 525

Happy Notes Paper Co.- NEW! Hattiesburg, MS Greeting cards, amongst other fine paper products, comfy tees, hats and other gift items all featuring original happy notes designs. Booth: 457 Harlee Rae Designs- NEW! Georgetown, TX A trendy women's boutique featuring everyday modern apparel, fauxleather jackets, fair- trade handbags, & hand-crafted jewelry. Booth: 655 Haus Of Growlers- NEW! Dallas, TX Marketplace for craft beer and Texas lovers. We sell fun, creative, unique growlers and Texas themed t-shirts. Booth: 356 Heidi Carey- NEW! Hillsborough, CA Necklaces that are handcrafted jewelry of exceptional quality featuring bold yet classic designs and semi-precious gemstones. Booth: 661 Helene Thomas Jewelry and Accessories- NEW! Austin, TX Handmade modern bohemianinspired bracelets, natural stone necklaces and earrings. Python and hair-on-hide clutches are must have holiday items! Booth: K8

Holiday Fried Pecans- NEW! Alexandria, LA A lightly sweet, lightly salty gourmet fried pecan with a great crunch! A dangerously delicious snack, topping on your favorite foods and makes great gifts. Booth: 734 Holiday Highlights Houston, TX Lighted, embroidered holiday aprons and stockings. Booth: 245
 I.M. Keepsakes- NEW! Austin, TX A beautiful collection of sterling silver charms and simple, everyday jewelry to embody the things in life that matter most. Booth: 652 Initially Yours Cypress, TX Specializing in unique monogrammed and personalized gifts for you or the special ones in your life or yourself! Create thoughtful gifts that they will remember. Booth: 317 Iona Handcrafted Books Austin, TX Heirloom quality journals, sketchbooks, & photo albums. Perfect gift for the creative, sentimental person on your list! Handcrafted in East Austin! Booth: 437

High Cotton Home & Design Austin, TX The unique finds you’ve been looking for! Home décor, accessories, the perfect gifts, and so much more. Booth: 217; 219

Jacqueline B Thousand oaks, CA Up to the minute clothing at great prices. Look 10 lbs slimmer in our leggings! Booth: 227; 229; 326; 328

Hip Together- NEW! Mansfield, TX Trendy Fashions for the entire family including our signature patchwork and mommy and me designs. Booth: 116; 118; 120

Jess's Dresses- NEW! McCalla, AL Clothing for ladies who love to wear boutique clothing that reflects their personality! We provide affordable and trendy styles! Booth: 643; 645 48

Jessica Thompson Design New York, NY Beautiful, timeless, jewelry & accessories with a vintage & antique twist …including vintage textiles & interior collectibles from all over the world. jessicathompsondesign Booth: 708; 710 Jimmy's Vault New Orleans, LA Something for everyone with a focus on handmade jewelry, gifts, men's, and kids. Handmade leather bracelets, keychains, coasters, and koozies. Booth: 238; 240 Joe Koen & Son Jewelers Austin, TX A unique collection of Fine, Fun, Holiday and Collegiate Jewelry and Gifts. Austin's Oldest and Finest Jeweler. Family Owned and Operated Since 1883. Booth: 445 Jon Jahraus Cartoons- NEW! Parkville, MO Humorous editorial illustrations drawn to order. Booth: 113 Julie B Smithville, TX Upscale emporium of designer jewelry, clothing, to traditional & eclectic giftware. Shoes, stationery giftware & everything in between. Booth: 449; 451; 548; 550 Julie's Boutique Charlotte, NC Trendy women's apparel and accessories at prices you will love! Booth: 527; 529; 626; 628

Kendra Scott- NEW! Austin, TX Big Dreams, Colorful Confidence & Inspired Design. Booth: 323; 325 Killer Pecans- NEW! Dallas, TX Specialty Pecan Roaster famous for sweet, spicy Killer and Smokin' Pecans also Cinnamon and Rosemary Pecans and Killer Pecan Shortbread. Booth: 207 Kinda Krazy Kids & Kompany Austin, TX Christmas Smocking and PJs, Kickboard Scooters, Swurfer Swings, Stocking Stuffers, Advent, Santa tableware, and more!! Booth: 242; 244 Knotty Kid Memphis, TN Knotty or nice and fun for all, find the perfect gift from a unique and edgy assortment of hand-made monsters, ornaments, costume-wear and toys! Booth: 459 KOSMIMA- NEW! Denver, CO The premier importer of fashion jewelry from Athens, Greece. Exquisite designs, reasonably priced. Booth: 148 L & D Events Germantown, MD Luxurious and oh-so-soft fur and fur trimmed garments to wrap yourself up in. Booth: 239; 241 Laguna Ranch Designs- NEW! Corpus Christi, TX Hand crafted, one-of-a-kind, and heirloom quality mesquite wood art pieces. Booth: 541; 543

Laugh Out Loud ExpressionsNEW! Bellaire, TX Whimsical quirky gifts for ages 3-93! Dancing Santa's, singing reindeer, holiday headbands and flashing necklaces! Meet our celebrities from Elmo to Elvis! Booth: 756; 758 LEANING R Salsa Austin, TX Gourmet salsas with fresh and versatile flavors for discerning food lovers. Uniquely savory, our salsas are sure to please. Booth: 640 Leftovers Brenham, TX Antiques, Christmas decor, apothecary, unique gifts, books, birdseed gifts, and much, much more... Booth: 401; 403; 500; 502 Leighelena- NEW! Austin, TX Handcrafted in Austin, uniquely "Texas" and totally luxurious, Leighelena specializes in exotic skin jewelry for fashionable ladies around the world. Booth: 348 Less is More Jewelry- NEW! Palo Alto, CA Handcrafted jewelry for the kindhearted woman. We donate a meal to someone in need for every piece of jewelry sold. Booth: 159 Lil Rodeo- NEW! Dallas, TX Girls vintage inspired styles with lace and denim; sizes 3 mos-tween. Fun boys’ apparel newborn-18 mos. Booth: 654; 656


Limbo Jewelry Austin, TX Handcrafted in ATX using ethically sourced materials, Limbo's designs celebrate simple and beautiful accessories that not everyone else has. Booth: 349 Little Bow Diddly Broussard, LA Fun and unique items for babies and young children, including a large selection of various gifts and accessories. Booth: 637; 639; 641 Longhorn Fashions Austin, TX Shop our locally made gifts, Texas jewelry, fun Tees, stylish sweaters, hook pillows, and Austin prints! Booth: 261 Longhorn Racing Academy San Marcos, TX A high performance driving school that puts drivers behind the wheel of exotic supercars around real racetracks! Booth: 359; 361 Lucky Thread San Antonio, TX Fun Gifts for everyone on your list! Lots of “grab and go items” with initials, perfect for hostess gifts or stocking stuffers. NEW: pick-a-patch hats! Booth: 117 Luna Tigre- NEW! Pflugerville, TX Hand Poured high quality soy candles in Austin, Texas. There is a scent for everyone with twenty unique fragrances. Booth: 719

Maggie Louise Confections- NEW! Austin, TX Handcrafted confections combining nostalgic flavors, modern design, and meaningful bespoke details. Made in Austin and packed with personality, MLC chocolates and candies are gifting perfection. www.MaggieLouiseConfections. com Booth: 405 Make It Sweet Austin, TX Your Austin retail store with tools, supplies, ingredients and classes to make beautiful and delicious cakes, cookies & candies. Booth: 235; 237 Mana Culture Boutique Austin, TX A curated collection of boho chic jewelry, along with our own handmade designs. Booth: 524 Manos De Sur- NEW! Atlanta, GA Unique handmade men's gifts, bar accessories, alpaca throws & blankets, vintage pillows, Fair Trade horn jewelry, alpaca animals. Booth: 736; 738 Metro Man Gifts San Francisco, CA Voted Best Men's Product ACA '16! NFL,MLB & NHL-authenticated quality, fun gifts your MEN will love you for! Booth: 212 Mi Casa Tamales Boerne, TX Texas size homemade tamales, gourmet foods and mexican inspired gifts and decor. Booth: 748; 750

Michele's Antiques I Austin, TX Large selection of fine estate/ antique jewelry, sterling silver flatware, holloware, Christmas ornaments and designer purses. Booth: 648; 650 Minnie Belle Jewels- NEW! Marietta, GA "The Selection of Unique Jewelry." Featuring many one of a kind pieces that are timeless, modern and luxurious. Exquisitely crafted and affordable. Booth: 642; 644 Mishu Designs Woodmere, NY Magnetic Photo Cables, Wall Stickers, Magnets and Unique Gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Booth: 312 Miss Rose Sister Violet Carmel, CA Lovers and creators of sophisticated whimsy! We design giftware, home wares, clothing & children's products with love! Booth: 351; 353 Molly Phillips Jewelry- NEW! Austin, TX Molly Phillips jewelry is known for her brilliant use of colors, tassel textures, and luxury gemstones. Booth: 225 Mom's Enterprises Elmhurst, IL A family owned business that creates one of a kind family and holiday decor. Booth: 703; 705 Monogram Lady- NEW! Austin, TX Gifts for everyone, many of our products can be personalized. Jon Hart stamping and vinyl monograms done while you shop. Booth: 636; 638 50

Musee Madison, MS Hand-pressed bath balms made from natural ingredients. Soak in Life! Booth: 320; 322; 324 My Team Boutique Cedar Park, TX A southern-style boutique with a focus on local collegiate colors, taking you from tailgating to twostepping. Booth: 137; 139 MYdrap- NEW! Spring Lake, NJ Luxury Cotton and Linen table napkins and placemats in seasonal colors and holiday prints, perforated on a roll for easy tearoff convenience. An affordable, elegant and stylish alternative to paper. Booth: 341; 343 N-Vites- NEW! Brandon, MS Unique, handmade one of a kind items including holiday decorations, monograms, yard art and canvases. Booth: 744 Naked Body & Bath Houston, TX Give comfort from NAKED body+bath. Purveyors of scrumptious, handcrafted soaps and body care. Also featuring coveted comfort accessories. Booth: 649 Nancy's Santies- NEW! Georgetown, TX Handmade Santa Claus' from 2 to 6 feet in size. Santas made from your favorite Football team's fabric, cowboys, Santa Fe Santas and golfers. Theses Santas are a labor of love! Booth: 439

Nannie & Pal Cedar Park, TX An Austin based business specializing in Children's Holiday apparel for boys and girls as well as fun shirts and gifts for mamas. Booth: 634

Oh Yeah Bee Cave, TX Shop our trendy collection of clothing, accessories, gifts and baby! Cute FREE tote bag with purchase! Booth: 417; 419

Nectar of the Vine- NEW! Burton, OH Prepackaged gourmet wine slushy mixes in 21 delicious flavors! Stop by for your FREE wine slushy sample! Booth: 318

One Minute Manicure Houston, TX It keeps getting better!!! Come and see what we have made special for you! Experience our One Minute Sensational Skin Care Products. Booth: 108; 110

Nellie's Scottish Shortbread Tyler, TX A delicious buttery shortbread cookie made in Texas from a 200 year old family recipe! Booth: K6

Only Little Once Tomball, TX Designer/Manufacturer of Vintage and European inspired girls clothing and holiday apparel. Booth: 221; 223

No. 4 St. James Austin, TX Original products inspired by life in Texas, including our best selling Bourbon Bombs, Texas Brand Coffee, and more. Booth: 501

Paloma Loco- NEW! Austin, TX Outdoor Apparel, Gear and Gifts for Men founded by two Texas brothers born and raised in Austin. - Enjoy the Chase Booth: 749

Northwest Hills Pharmacy Austin, TX A delightful selection of gifts for those special people on your list... handmade morse code necklaces (custom orders welcome!) Mark Roberts Fairies, whimsical headbands & eyewear, fun barware and tabletop, comfy pj's, and MORE! Booth: 301; 303 Nothing Bundt Cakes Austin, TX Made fresh daily using only the finest ingredients. Offering individual size ‘bundt’ cakes in 5 amazing flavors. ‘Hole’ Lotta Yum! Booth: 516

Pearls for Girls Parker, CO Authentic Cultured Pearl Jewelry all designed and made by Julia. All types of pearls, shapes & colors. Profits donated to save girls from sex trafficking. Booth: 542; 544 Perfectly Smitten- NEW! Austin, TX Boutique that specializes in stylish & unique gifts, toys, holiday items & home accessories for designfocused families. Booth: 523 Pink Armadillos Montgomery, TX "Spreading Southern Sunshine" is our goal at Pink Armadillos® through our graphic tee shirt and accessories line. Booth: 549; 551 51

Pizzazzzz Chesterfield, MO Winner of BEST HOLIDAY GIFT BOOTH 2016! Super ornaments, gifts and decor. Booth: 200; 202 PK Fine Imports Palm Springs, CA Fine handcrafted Mexican pewter serving pieces and gifts at remarkably low prices. Booth: 509; 511; 513 Pomegranate Moon Roland, AR Hand felted gifts and accessories for women, children and pets. Felted Christmas decorations. Artisan handmade bags and jewelry. Booth: 158; 160 Pony O- NEW! Conifer, CO Pony O and Bun Barz are unique, patented hair accessories that hold every hair type securely and comfortably. Booth: 539 Pony Pal Stable Austin, TX Pony Pals are for children of all ages. Unicorns, zebras and ponies in four colors. Made with metal frames and beautiful plush bodies. Booth: 411; 413 Posh Play Fort Worth, TX Stylish, wipeable play mats, totes, diaper clutches, lunch sacks and bibs. Booth: K2 Prickly Pear La Grange, TX Unique gifts, trendy tee's & home decor. Booth: 150; 152

Pure & Simple Soy Candles Round Rock, TX Hand poured soy candles, melts, body butters and scrubs. Preservative free products that are hydrating and nourishing for your skin. Booth: 220 Puzzle Tracks- NEW! Lexington, KY Fun and educational toys for kids 3-8 Booth: 657 Quality Pennants Georgetown, TX Framed pennants of colleges, professional sports teams, military, Rock 'N Roll and much more. Booth: 619 Roaming Wild Valley Mills, TX A wildly unique collection of women's clothing, handmade jewelry and home decor. Roaming Wild seeks to provide our kindred Roamers with trendsetting exclusive pieces. Booth: 258 Rosse & James Austin, TX Designed and handmade in Austin, pavé diamonds, raw chunky gemstones, delicate bracelets, lariats, chokers, baroque pearls, beaded & layered necklaces. Booth: K7 Safari Jewelry- NEW! Santa Barbara, CA Silver and Gold bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces made to resemble the traditional African Elephant Hair jewelry made by natives. Booth: 129 SARAH BRIGGS Jewelry Waxahachie, TX Texas handmade jewelry line of timeless yet modern pieces designed to marry a high-fashion aesthetic with your everyday wardrobe. Booth: 132

Savannah Bee Company Hardeeville, SC Artisanal rare honeys and natural, award-winning, hive ingredient based body care products. Booth: 425 Scrap-Work- NEW! Earling, IA A fun collection of women’s and junior clothing! Stop by and find your new favorite outfit at the show!! Booth: 201; 203; 300; 302 ShannieGirl- NEW! Houston, TX Unique women’s wraps, capes, shawls and ponchos in a variety of styles and gorgeous colors. Booth: 604; 606 Shirley's Potpourri Canton, TX Handcrafted potpourri, refresher oils, garland & wreaths made with dehydrated fruits and vegetables. Stick your nose in our business. Booth: 603 Shopaholic Sanctuary- NEW! Bellaire, TX Unique online boutique offering an eclectic mix of hand selected clothing, the latest in jewelry, beautiful handbags and playful gifts that are as much fun to give as they are to receive. Booth: 555 Smart Cookie Barkery- NEW! Denver, CO Handmade small-batch dog treats and food truck for dogs. Booth: 259 Smathers and Branson Bethesda, MD 100% Hand-Stitched Needlepoint Belts and Accessories. New this year: Can Coolers, Bracelets & NFL Products. Booth: 141 52

Smith Map Studio- NEW! Liberty Hill, TX Local artist Christopher Smith creates hand-drawn maps by using pen & ink with acrylic paints on engraved board. Booth: 156 Sogno Toscano Tuscan Dream- NEW! Tempe, AZ Outstanding quality Italian gourmet specialties from our family farm on the seaside of Tuscany, Italy. Booth: 123 Something New International Woodstock, GA All-natural metal and jewelry cleaner. Go green by going pink! Booth: 760 Sort of Cool- NEW! Fort Worth, TX Texas' favorite place to buy REALLY COOL art & signed prints. Booth: 407 South Austin Gallery- NEW! Austin, TX A husband & wife team creating products that capture our customers memories using our own iconic photography; coasters, cutting boards, ornaments, magnets, etc. Booth: 629 Southwestern Elegance Kerrville, TX Home decor and gifts from around the world. Shop with us for the different and unique item. Booth: 702; 704; 706 Soy Austin Manchaca/San Leanna, TX 100% Luxury Soy Candles you can personalize/customize on the spot, purchase unique containers, soaps/ bath bombs & home decor! Booth: 313

Sterling Brooke Co.- NEW! Destin, FL Classic goods. Uncompromising standards. For men, women, everyone. Sterling Brooke Co. is a name synonymous with quality and good taste. Booth: 617 String Theory Jewelry- NEW! Houma, LA Jewelry made with guitar strings embellished with crystals, pearls and gems that will tug at your heartstrings. All handmade in the New Orleans area. Booth: 745 Susie's South Forty Confections Midland, TX Try our Famous Pecan Toffee, Texas Trash, Chocolate Rocks, assorted barks and our creamy KICKERS praline. Booth: 553 Taylor and Tessier Carbondale, CO Our aesthetic is formed through a unique combination of hide and exotic leathers, wire wrapping, coral, and semi-precious gemstones and crystals, for a look that is both modern and organic. Booth: 409 Team Victorious- NEW! Austin, TX Original pencil fine art entailing a sports theme by artist Nick Johnson of Austin, TX. Booth: 729 Tecovas- NEW! Austin, TX Handmade, high-quality western boots at half the price of retail. Tecovas makes luxury affordable by cutting out retail middlemen and selling directly to you! Booth: 625; 627

TeePees from Rattlesnake Crossing Ormond Beach, FL Hand-painted, child sized TeePees & safe bow and arrow sets to spark every child's imagination. Booth: 112 Texas Hill Country Olive Company- NEW! Dripping Springs, TX Family-owned business committed to supplying the highest quality olive oil produced in the United States. Booth: 610 Texas Toffee- NEW! Plano, TX A gourmet toffee using timehonored techniques to produce an extraordinary candy; the perfect gift for any occasion. Booth: 260

The Embellished Cottage- NEW! Austin, TX We strive to grace you and your home with style by offering the best in vintage decor and women's apparel. TheEmbellishedCottage/ Booth: 556; 558 The Giving Manger- NEW! Austin, TX A Christmas tradition that helps families focus on giving and the true meaning of Christmas. Booth: 345 The Guayabera Shirt Store Austin, TX Fine Guayabera Shirts and beautiful linen nighties. , Booth: 728

The Barton Table Austin, TX Delicious, small batch dessert sauces made in Austin, Texas. The perfect addition to any dessert. Booth: K5

The Limoges Lady Houston, TX Specializing in authentic, hand painted, porcelain Limoges boxes from France. Booth: 659

The Black Market Lubbock, TX Old Gringo Handmade Boots. All Ladies and Men's sizes available. Booth: 149; 151; 248; 250

The Pajama Princess Westlake Hills, TX Mother-Daughter PJ’s, Father-Son Lounge Pants & Boxers, Sleepwear for family, Teens, Sleep-shirts, Ladies cozy PJ’s & Nighties, Blankets, Robes and Slippers. Austin Based and woman owned company for over 14 years. Booth: 334; 336; 338

The Dainty Doe- NEW! Round Rock, TX Dainty + Simple + Pretty handmade jewelry including: hand stamped necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets. On trend, beautiful, and perfect for giving. daintydoejewelry Booth: 218 The Distillery- NEW! Austin, TX We curate vintage and antique jewelry from around the world, dating from the 1700s to MidCentury. Booth: 707 53

The Sassy Chic Boutique!- NEW! Mico, TX Unique children's clothing and toys handmade deep in the heart of Texas. Booth: 506; 508

The Shine Project- NEW! Phoenix, AZ The Shine Project employs inner city youth in America to hand make our jewelry to help them become first generation college students. Meaningful gifts, stackable jewelry items, and special holiday finds that make the perfect gift. Booth: 205 The Shoe Club- NEW! San Antonio, TX Stylish yet comfortable shoes with must have apparel and accessories for the season. Booth: 121 The Stocking Stuffer Norwalk, CT Unusual and wacky stocking stuffers for everyone on your list! We are in the business of smiles on Christmas Morning! Booth: 622; 624 The Treasured Accessory Calabasas, CA Beautiful of the moment jewelry from Calabasas, California. Booth: 552; 554 The Wired Canary Friendswood, TX Hand stamped vintage silverware, functional and inspirational. Great gift ideas and gift sets. Booth: 700 The Write Designs Carrollton, TX Decorative styrofoam, frost flex and stadium cups, napkins and koozies with fun sayings from everyday to holiday. Great gifts for hostess, teachers and coworkers or just for your everyday use. Custom printing available! Booth: 503; 505; 507 Three Sisters Bows Weatherford, TX Texas made Bow Boutique! 4 sizes/ 50 different colors and monogramming! Boutique headbands. Trendy Monogrammed caps. Booth: 536

Tiger Jaw- NEW! Cross Roads, TX Easy ratcheting tools that rachet just like a PVC pipe cutter, reducing trauma to the plant. Tiger Jaw garden tools do the work for you so you don't need to work your muscles. Booth: 360

Usborne Books & More-Lakeway Lakeway, TX You'll be sure to find something for every child on your list. Our books are award-winning, engaging and educational. They open a world of imagination! Booth: 712

Treestump Woodcraft- NEW! Tumacacori, AZ Kitchenware & furniture inlaid with Turquoise & river stone. From spoons to bowls, you can find your Christmas gift needs! Booth: 304

Viajera Imports Santa Barbara, CA Ethical fashion from around the world. Exclusively designed and handmade by Viajera Imports, partnering with global artisans. Booth: 726

Trends and Traditions Boutique- NEW! San Marcos, TX Influenced by the Texas Hill Country lifestyle, offering artful clothing, soulful jewelry and collectable folk art. www.trendsandtraditionsboutique. com Booth: 741; 743 Twisted Simplicity Frisco, TX Affordable, unique, fresh fashion for women, along with some holiday cheer. Booth: 254; 256 Two Pearls Albertville, AL Beautiful “REAL“ pearl earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings at “UNREAL“ prices. Booth: 721; 723 Under Wraps Dallas, TX Designer gift wrap, gable boxes, and tulle, raffia, and wired ribbons at wholesale prices for over 40 years. Booth: 605; 607; 609 Urban Rocks Jewelry Collection The Woodlands, TX Accessorize your life with wearable art that encapsulates urban chic and casual elegance. Onyx, Turquoise, Pearls and other semi-precious stones. Booth: 252 54

What's Cookin'- NEW! Hot Springs, AR Gourmet soup, chicken salad, pasta, sides and dessert mixes are quick and easy to prepare to make your life easier. Booth: 709; 711 Wildtree- NEW! Sugar Land, TX Certified organic, subscription-free customized menu planning + grocery lists. Allergen-friendly. Gluten-free options. Grapeseed oils, spices, sauces, marinades, dressings! Booth: 560 Willigan's Island Austin, TX Award Winning Local Garlic, Jalapeño, Pickled Green Beans and Okra for the perfect Bloody Mary, Michelada, or Dirty Martini. Island Time! Booth: K9 Wimberly, Inc. Austin, TX Beautiful agate, druzy and wood jewelry. Personalized charms, gemstone jewelry, custom handbags and totes. Hand assembled with love in Austin, TX! Booth: 306; 308; 310

Wiseco, Inc. Austin, TX Handmade gadgets for everyone from the gardener to the BBQ master. Booth: 713 Zah Crystal Manicure Files- NEW! Columbia, SC Hand painted and decorated crystal manicure & pedicure files with everlasting filing surface. Booth: 128


Coats for Kids Partners A Special Thanks Jack Brown Cleaners Established in 1935, Jack Brown Cleaners is dedicated to providing convenient, quality products and service to its customers. Jack Brown Cleaners is the original partner of Coats for Kids, providing the collection, counting and free cleaning of each donated warm winter coat. Through Coats for Kids, Jack Brown Cleaners is committed to making a difference in Central Texas. 98.1 KVET Austin country music radio station 98.1 KVET has a commitment to community service that is unwavering. By partnering with 98.1 KVET, Coats for Kids is able to reach children all over Central Texas to distribute nearly 35,000 warm winter coats each year. KVUE Austin Since signing on in 1971, community service has remained a cornerstone at KVUE. For 29 years KVUE’s partnership with Coats for Kids has helped in the collection and distribution of warm winter coats to children in Central Texas each year.

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COATS FOR KIDS DECEMBER 9, 2017 Volunteer Registration: Oct. 6-Dec. 8 Coat Drive Competition: Nov. 13-Dec. 1 Community Coat Drive: Nov. 13-Dec. 6 Coat Sorting Week: Dec. 5-8 Distribution Day: Dec. 9

VOLUNTEER for Sorting Week and Distribution Day DONATE $15 to help buy a brand new coat for a child in need DROP OFF gently used coats to any area Jack Brown Cleaners ORGANIZE a Coat Drive with a group, office or school


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The Junior League of Austin Letter from the Sustaining President The holidays are marked by the warmth of a fire, the sweet smells of homemade treats and the annual celebration of The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair! This community tradition allows The Junior League to support 33 partner agencies along with League signature programs such as Coats for Kids and FIT - Food in Tummies. As former active members of the JLA, we Sustainers have been trained to give back as effective volunteers and community leaders. The League asks its Sustainers to promote the development of women by being advisors, generous donors and mentors to the active membership. The Sustaining membership includes women who credit the League with providing the inspiration and training that have lead them to professional and community service successes. It

is a membership rich with experience and collective wisdom that continues to multiply each year. A Christmas Affair is 100% volunteer run and we are grateful to our members, donors, and supporters for the difference they are making in the Austin community. Congratulations to the Active, Provisional and Sustaining members who have made this A Christmas Affair possible. As you walk through the aisles enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the holdays, you will be supporting your community – which is one of the greatest gifts we can give.

Morgen Hardin Sustaining President 2017-2018

2017-2018 Community Advisors ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN



President, Elizabeth Christian and Associates Public Relations

President, Bank of America Austin

Principal, RonKesslerGroup, LLC



JOHN-MICHAEL V. CORTEZ Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Steve Adler

Director of Intergovernmental Relations & Policy Oversight, Austin ISD

Executive Director, Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation




Global VP of Business Development, Whole Foods Market

Senior Partner, Cambia Information Group, LLC

CEO, Leadership Austin

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Past Presidents The Junior League of Austin Gladys Greenlee Bowman+ Ruth McCelvey Bremond+ Mamie Ray Earnest+ Julian Devereux Weeks+ Margaret Ann Caldwell Scarbrough+ Ina Williams Walker+ Hilda Rudd McElhenney+ Frances Coopwood Morgan+ Mary Tucker Muse+ Julia Matthews Perry Robinson+ Virginia Nalle Page+ Elizabeth Schneider Rogers+ Mary Helen George Ammann+ L. Ellen Steck Ross Carter+ Eleanor Niggli Tyler+ Frankie Gist Peterson+ Eleanor Stayton Gammon+ Mary Ireland Graves Dougherty+ Mary Lee Wilson Crusemann+ Hallie Groos Slaughter * Elora Watt Smith Sue Kone Drake Beverly Nash Bell+* Mary Lucile Wicker O’Brien+ Elinor Willis Pittman+ Marjorie Dodge Granger+ Irene Hopkins Harwood+ Alice Kleberg Reynolds Meyer+ Nancy Price Bowman+ Barbara Louise Davis Neff+ Eugenia Betts Miller Shelby Reed Hearon Diane Hierholzer Finch Grant* Marian Marley McCrummen Alison Gray Kimberlin* Josephine Klotz Roche Josephine Drake McRee+ Barbara Leonard Smith* Margaret Craig Cowden Susan Dean Stayton* Susan Page Driver Carolyn Kellam Curtis Marilla Black King Nancy Chapman Collins Ann Johnston Dolce

1933-1934 1934-1935 1935-1936 1936-1938 1938-1940 1940-1942 1942-1944 1944-1946 1946-1947 1947-1948 1948-1949 1949-1950 1950-1951 1951-1952 1952-1953 1953-1954 1954-1955 1955-1956 1956-1957 1957-1958 1958-1959 1959-1960 1960-1961 1961-1962 1962-1963 1963-1964 1964-1965 1965-1966 1966-1967 1967-1968 1968-1969 1969-1970 1970-1971 1971-1972 1972-1973 1973-1974 1974-1975 1975-1976 1976-1977 1977-1978 1978-1979 1979-1980 1980-1981 1981-1982 1982-1983

Clare Ritchie Hudspeth Regan Kimberlin Gammon Mary Gideon Herman* Elizabeth Snyder Malone Pamela Pitzer Willeford Cynthia Hendrick Kozmetsky Christina Kazen Attal Judith Allen Shelton Elizabeth Walters Atherton^ Melissa Owens Jackson Paula Thompson Herd Kristen Jones Holland Cookie Gregory Ruiz Hallie Powell Cardwell Emily Heebner Baker Nancy Cummins Prideaux Nancy Schoenvogel Edsel MariBen Ramsey*^ Joan Granger Talley Amy Johnson Dunham Suzy Balagia Diane Catalani Falkenberg Laura Wolf Beth Nance Smith KaLyn Laney Melissa Greenwood Morrow Kathi Livingston Haralson Sandy Segura AlcalĂĄ Morgen Cesarano Hardin Cathy Knapp McHorse Kelly Breeden Gregory Noack Casie Kaluza Wenmohs Sarah Moore Valenzuela

1983-1984 1984-1985 1985-1986 1986-1987 1987-1988 1988-1989 1989-1990 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

* Denotes additional service at the regional level ^ Denotes service on the AJLI Board of Directors + Deceased

PRESORT STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO 1261 AUSTIN, TX 78731 5416 Parkcrest, Ste. 100 Austin, TX 78731-4935

Jennifer Wu and Melody Birdsong at Coats for Kids

Jordan Watson, Shannon Creekmur, and Ashley Nwonuma at a JLA meeting

Carrie Dyer volunteering at The Thinkery


Mission Statement The Junior League of Austin is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

New members of The Junior League of Austin gather at Provisional Orientation

Shelly Johnson volunteering with the Salvation Army

Packing FIT - Food in Tummies bags with St. David's Healthcare