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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: florals from the phillips wedding, photo by the nichols; marnie o'donnell and keith duncan wedding photo by the nichols; matt cook and lauren wolf photo by andrew chan; odd duck photo by bill sallans; the cummings' home photo by casey dunn; photo courtesy of jason urban.

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Editor’s Farewell Letter A look back on 8 years

Left: I can't thank my best friend and husband of almost 10 years, Bennett, enough for all of his love and support. He brings me peace, inspiration, and happiness everyday. Right: Becoming a mother to my daughter Ellie almost two years ago is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

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n a sunny day in April 2006, I meticulously laid out my clothes for the next day—black pencil skirt, black silk blouse, red heels (come on, it was 2006). I was going to lunch with Zarghun Dean, the founder and then owner of TRIBEZA. We had never met before, but I had been working as a freelance writer for the magazine and had just turned in an entertaining feature about a dinner party I’d thrown in my backyard. We went to Cantina Laredo, and over guacamole and chicken tacos, he took me by surprise and hired me on the spot. And just like that, my life changed. After college, I had followed the advice of one of the letters to the editor I received in response to one of the weekly fashion columns I wrote for the Texas A&M newspaper (the column was called “Campus Couture,” and my thoughts on style tended to rile my fellow Aggies). It said, “If you like Austin so much, you should just move there!” Before I was hired at TRIBEZA, I had lived in Austin for only two years and had very little understanding of the city. But from virtually my first day on the job, I started to meet the extraordinary citizens of this town, who generously shared their stories with me, allowing us to feature their incredible creative pursuits in the pages of the magazine. Over the years, I learned to trust my intuition about what kinds of stories I felt would resonate most with readers, and it was such an honor to play a small role in documenting a piece of Austin over the past eight years.

It feels special that my farewell issue marks the magazine’s 150th edition. I can’t wait to see where the magazine’s new editor, Paula Disbrowe, will take it. In my last few days in the job, I feel nothing but gratitude for the opportunity I was given and for all the unique characters of Austin that I got to meet who taught me the greatest lesson of all—to be no one but myself.

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Ellie on set for this month's cover shoot (facing page) and sharing a high five with Chef Paul at Qui between shots for our article on the opening of the restaurant.

I am forever grateful to co-workers and dear friends like Ashley Horsley (who always took time to make a craft with Ellie in the office) and Staley Hawkins (a truly joyful person who always sees the best in people) for supporting me as a working mom and letting Ellie come along for the adventure.

Styling my two favorite fellas Michael Thad Carter and Marques Harper for a story was a ball.

I have met some of my very best friends through this job and shared many fun experiences with them along the way.

Artist and former TRIBEZA designer Joy Gallagher has encouraged me professionally and personally many times throughout the years.

My mentor Pam Colloff who always shared wisdom and gave me the courage to grow as an editor and person.

I must admit sitting next to my ultimate childhood crush Mark Paul Gosselar (also known as Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell) felt like a dream come true.

Collaborating with the many talented photographers who shoot for the magazine was one of the best parts about this job. After interviewing legendary shooter Dan Winters in 2008, we became friends and have since collaborated on many projects. He has been a great teacher and inspiration to me.

When George bought the magazine in 2011, he gave me the best gift of all—creative freedom. I will always be grateful.

The best experience of all was getting to interview Willie Nelson backstage before his opening night at ACL Live. It felt like an out of body experience to be cheek to cheek with an icon.

Gail Chovan's fashion show at Delta Millworks with Anne Campbell (right) and Camille Styles (I will be joining her site, CamilleStyles.com, as editor-inchief) was a particularly fun night.

I got to spend time interviewing many people I have long admired.

Left: Interviewing Zac Posen before his Look for Love Fashion in 2006; Right: A moment with Bob Schneider at the Saxon Pub. photo by Matt Rainwaters.

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The Man for Us BY K R I STI N ARMSTRO NG I llu s tr ation by Joy G a ll ag h er

After a decade of being a single mom, I must pause and celebrate the wisdom I have received from my children on the subject of love. There are many schools of thought on divorce, dating, and children. Some people are of the mindset that their children will never meet anyone they date unless they are totally in love and convinced this is the person they are going to marry. My kids, Luke in particular, gave that theory the stink eye early on. “Mom,” said little Luke back in the day, “I don’t want any surprises. Don’t say, ta-da, this is my boyfriend, don’t you love him too? I want to meet people when you meet them, so I can decide at the same time as you.” So we have had a No-Ta-Da policy in effect for many years. And they have had plenty of opinions. There was one man who got the boot because he didn’t like dogs. Another because he “talked funny” when he spoke to them, the dismissive baby talk that people use when they don’t have, don’t understand, or don’t particularly like children. Kids can sniff that out a mile away, and eye rolls and silent gagging gestures ensue. There was one guy I really wanted to love. I liked his kids and my kids liked him. I tried, I really did. Grace just could not understand what my problem was. “Mom,” she said. “Just try a little harder. And keep trying. Remember how I didn’t used to like green beans? And you made me keep trying them and now they are okay? Well, pretend he is green beans.” She paused, and thought for a second. “But if he is asparagus, just forget it. I understand.” (He was asparagus.) There was even a time when Luke picked out a guy for me. We met him in a grocery store parking lot, as we were loading groceries into the back of my VW and he was loading groceries into the back of his pickup truck, filled with surf boards. We made some chit chat about going to the beach and later on, what do you know, he showed up…with two darling kids in wet suits, carrying surfboards over their heads. Luke spotted him first, and started a conversation to stall him until I came back over. The cute guy asked if I liked to surf, and Luke said smoothly, “Yes, she loves it.” What? I hate cold water! I don’t surf! What the hell, Luke? I panicked and glared at my son. He glared back. It was a challenge and I could not back down. I stuffed myself into Grace’s size ten wetsuit, so tight I could not move my arms or take a full breath but I was not about to touch that freezing water with bare

skin. I was abysmal; I think I drank more waves than I caught. Luke loves this story­—especially because the guy had lots of tattoos and we learned he is a rescue paramedic fireman, specializing in getting injured people off mountains. Luke reminded me of my Navy Seal obsession and pointed out this was probably as close as I was going to get unless I follow through on my plan to fake a swimmer’s cramp off the coast of San Diego in hopes of Seal rescue. He also reminded me that to meet new people, you have to try new things. High five, Luke. My children are wise old souls, emotional Yodas. After a painful experience with an unhealthy man, my daughter sat me down for a talk. I will be able to picture this talk for the rest of my life. She was fresh from the shower, wet hair over her shoulders, wearing a huge T-shirt for pajamas. She sat cross-legged on my bed right in front of me, took a deep breath and said, “Mom, we need to talk.” Aren’t I supposed to be the one saying these things? She was eleven for crying out loud. And when I tell you what she said next, unless you know her, you might think I’ve edited her words. But I can’t even write as well as she spoke. She grabbed my hands and looked at me, her gaze direct, “Mom. It’s over. Whether you think it’s over with him or not, it has to be over.” “Let’s see,” my diminutive Dr. Phil went on. “How can I explain this? Okay. Think of a puzzle with hundreds of little pieces. He has his puzzle. We have ours. Our puzzle is pretty good. We have the edges, the corners and some of the middle done. It’s not perfect. Pieces get popped out; we mess up and have to put them back. But we are doing fine.” She paused. I nodded to let her know I was with her so far, with her no matter what. “But Mom, his puzzle is a disaster. There are pieces on the table but most of them are on the floor, behind the sofa, all over the room, all over the house. Some are lost for good. This is why it can’t work, why it won’t ever work. If he mixes his mess of a puzzle in with ours, we’re screwed. No matter how much you try, you cannot fix his puzzle. Besides, we need you working on ours.” It turned out he had puzzle pieces all over the country, she was right. This much I know for sure, if my three children all agree on the man for us—it will be forever. Our man will know that while, yes, he got rather lucky with the woman who is his wife, his greatest gift, his blessing beyond measure, are the children who welcome him home.

i l lu s t r at i o n by j oy g a l l ag h er For a limite d- e dit i on p r int , c onta c t jo ygall agh e r@g m ail .c om .

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he front room of Coco Paloma Desserts, where owner, pastry chef and artist Paloma Efron meets with clients to discuss her custom cake designs, feels a bit like a sweet culinary confection itself: The high ceilings are topped in crown molding and the walls are painted a sugary shade of pink. Efron, whose longtime dream was to open a pastry shop, says she still occasionally pinches herself. “There are days when I just stand here and look around and think, 'This is mine. I did this,'” Efron says. Efron comes to cake making by way of graphic design. Though she worked in her former field for years, she found herself baking in every spare minute. So she took a leap, enrolling in Le Cordon Bleu pastry arts program in London. Upon her return stateside, she immediately landed a gig at the Driskill, and while there, she crafted as many cakes as possible. And then in 2006, she opened her own shop. “The best part of it is not so much the physical end product, but instead the feeling that you’re a part of somebody’s celebration,” Efron says. “That’s what I get joy out of. I’m creating a product that’s actually an important part of someone’s life.” J. N e t zer

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wedding cakes on display in Harrods and fancy department stores. They’re crazy about cakes there. If you could choose another career, what would it be? I would love to be a dessert historian, or a dessert anthropologist. I would travel the world, trying different desserts everywhere and writing their histories. I don’t know if dessert historian exists as a job, but why not? What could be better? How does your graphic design background affect your work now? I approach cake design the same way I approach graphic design. The cake is a blank sheet of paper to me. I start to make a plan, and then I take away everything that’s not necessary. In design, you try to keep your work concise. My teachers used to say, “You don’t need that there; you don’t need that line, take it away.” I do the same in my cake designs.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome? It’s one I’m still working on: work-family balance. I have two girls aged six and nine and I’m not home on Saturdays. I have to plan my weeks really well. What is perfect happiness to you? Watching my children discover the world, seeing the light go on when they learn something new. It was amazing to see it when they were babies, but even now, there’s still this whole world for them to discover piece by piece. London is going to be an amazing experience for them. Describe your style in four words. Restrained whimsy, colorful, graphic What’s the best kept secret in Austin? The Elisabet Ney museum in Hyde Park. She was this talented German-born sculptress with a long, romantic life story. It’s this amazing historic gem right in Hyde Park—and it’s a castle! How cool is that? p h oto g r a p h y by n i co l e m l a k a r


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february Calendars arts & entertainment

Entertainment Calendar Music JONATHAN BISS

February 7-8, 8pm The Long Center for the Performing Arts GLORIA TREVI DE PELICULA TOUR 2014

February 8, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater

GORDON LIGHTFOOt

February 11 ACL Live at the Moody Theater

BOB SCHNEIDER AND THE MOONLIGHT ORCHESTRA FT. THE TOSCA STRINGS

February 14 ACL Live at the Moody Theater

REBIRTH BRASS BAND

February 15, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL

February 17 and 18, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP

February 19, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater IMAGINE DRAGONS

February 20, 7pm Frank Erwin Center

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JONNY LANG

February 20, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater MENUHIN COMPETITIO

February 21-March 2 The Long Center for the Performing Arts

THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE: HERE TO STAY

February 22, 8pm The Long Center for the Performing Arts

DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES

February 23, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS

February 26, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater AMOS LEE

CASA NOSTRA

February 26, 7pm Violet Crown Cinema PIT STOP

February 28, 7pm Violet Crown Cinema

Theatre WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

February 9 The Paramount Theatre IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY

Through February 23 Zach Theatre OTHELLO

February 13-March 2 The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Comedy

February 27, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater

STEVE RANNAZZISI

RAY BENSON CD RELEASE PARTY WITH MILKDRIVE

THE TRUTV IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TOUR FEATURING THE TENDERLOINS

February 27, 8pm The Paramount Theatre

Film

February 5-8 Cap City Comedy

February 8, 7:30pm The Paramount Theatre KEVIN NEALON

THE BIG FIX

February 14-15 Cap City Comedy Club

THE GRADUATE

LIVE NATION & MOONTOWER COMEDY PRESENT NICK OFFERMAN

February 4, 6:30pm The Paramount Theatre February 6, 7pm The Paramount Theatre

February 15, 7pm The Paramount Theatre MAC-N-CHEESE

February 26 Cap City Comedy COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD: TWO MAN GROUP

February 27. 8pm The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Children STORY TIME AT THE FRENCH LEGATION

February 4, 10am The French Legation Museum CREATIVE ACTION FRIEND FEST

February 8, 11am Central Market

FAMILY DANCE WORKSHOP – HANSEL AND GRETEL

February 9, 2:30pm Ballet Austin

TRUDY’S BOWL FOR KIDS

February 28, 3pm Highland Lanes

Other CHARITYBASH MASQUERADE BALL

February 7, 7pm The Mansion

RODEO AUSTIN GALA

February 8, 6pm Palmer Events Center

THE GREAT GATSBY GALA & CASINO

February 8, 6pm Four Seasons Hotel Austin PEKING ACROBATS

February 9, 3pm The Long Center for the Performing Arts THE NOBILITY PROJECT FEED THE PEACE AWARDS

February 9, 6pm Four Seasons Hotel Austin

NIGHT OF 50,000 LIVES

February 13, 6pm Sway

THE GLASS PROJECT

February 14-16, 8pm The Long Center for the Performing Arts HEART OF THE CITY: A CELEBRATION OF SOUL

February 15, 8pm Scottish Rite Theater

CASINO ROYALE GALA

February 22 Austin Country Club

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February 22, 6pm Four Seasons Austin

GO RED FOR WOMEN SUMMIT

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Arts Calendar FEBRUARY 1 WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY

YARD DOG ART

FEBRUARY 14-15 FLATBED PRESS

LORA REYNOLDS GALLERY

Flatbed Contemporary Art Fair FEBRUARY 22 DAVIS GALLERY

Living in the Layers: Peggy Weiss and Micky Hoogendijk Reception, 7-9pm

Ongoing WOMEN & THEIR WORK GALLERY

Yuliya Lanina: Arcadian Rhapsody Through February 6 DAVIS GALLERY

UT Printmaking: Working Generations Through February 8 GALLERY SHOAL CREEK

International Printmakers Through February 22 FLATBED PRESS

Broken Brushes: German Expressionist Prints by Hitler’s Degenerate Artists Through April 5 THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN

Charles Long Through April 20

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Deborah Mersky “Eve’s Necklace: New Prints and Objects” Through February 15 Alexandra Grant: Century of the Self curated by Sarah C. Bancroft Through March 15 Vishal Jugdeo: A Weight Dangles Above Your Head curated by Sarah C. Cancroft Through March 15 BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM

Battleship Texas February 1-April 13

BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes February 1-August 17 Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt February 23-May 18 Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance February 23-May 18 ART ON 5TH GALLERY

Gabe Leonard One Man Show February 17-March 15 HARRY RANSOM CENTER

The World at War, 1914-1918 February 11-August 3

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“Living in the Layers” Peggy Weiss & Micky Hoogendijk February 22-April 5 at the Davis Gallery 837 W. 12th Street

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omance, surrealism, and intentional discomfort combine in “Living in the Layers,” this month’s Davis Gallery show from Austin photographer and collage artist Peggy Weiss and Dutch photographer Micky Hoogendijk. The show, inspired by “dreams, memories, and the vulnerability of man,” the gallery explains, is a multifaceted mixed medium exploration of image, collage, photography, video, and installation pieces, intended to speak to both a dreamlike, ethereal place as well as the complexities of everyday life. The exhibition also brings together old and new figures in the Austin art scene: Weiss has been a familiar name in the city since the mid-1970s, initially as the owner and operator of Jeffrey’s restaurant before making a name as a photographer and artist whose work has been shown internationally. Hoogendijk moved to Austin in 2011, having previously worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Netherlands, and has also worked as a model and actress. Now shifting behind the camera lens, her images and portraits in the Davis Gallery show, inspired by the Dutch masters, are quietly elaborate; in sum, a deeply conceptual and often jarring exploration of hypnagogic beauty. l. patterson

photo by Micky Hoogendijk, "Regal Blond," 2013.

Jason Urban: Solo Show Reception, 6-8pm


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Art Spaces Museums The Contemporary austin: laguna gloria

3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–W 12-4, Th-Su 10–4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 thecontemporaryaustin.org. the contemporary austin: Jones Center

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Jason Urban

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econdhand experience, idealized cliché, and meticulous monotony are all driving forces in the work of Jason Urban, an Austin artist, UT printmaking instructor, and the founder of Printeresting, a website he co-founded to share creative uses of print media. Urban’s latest show at Wally Workman Gallery begins with an exploration of computer desktop backgrounds. As he explains, these images typically depict scenes of idealized nature: from dramatically lush rainforests to the isolated Mohave at sunset, they’re places that feel familiar even though we’ve likely never experienced them firsthand. “Some of my work deals directly with clichés,” Urban says. “What we think of when we say the word ‘apple’ is an idealized, perfect apple. If you go to the grocery store and look at a bin full of apples, few of them are actually ‘perfect.’ They all have their various idiosyncrasies…I think I'm drawn to images of sunsets and other clichés because they seem boringly familiar but they're actually rare.” His work—rooted in an awareness of art’s working through this imagined, disconnected lens—incorporates various print processes and utilizes repetitive motifs, a process Urban finds satisfyingly meditative. Through gradients and color shifts, he channels the pixilation of digital mediums through which we experience nature. “I have a seemingly endless appetite for repetition,” Urban, who holds a BFA from Kutztown University and his MA and MFA from the University of Iowa, writes in his artist’s statement. “It's this inclination that has led my work to embrace printmaking, the very essence of repetition: obsessive compulsive work.” Urban’s show at Wally Workman Gallery runs February 1-22. For more information, visit Jasonurban.com or Printeresting.org. l. patterson

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700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 thecontemporaryaustin.org Austin Children’s Museum

201 Colorado St. (512) 472 2499 Hours: Tu 10–5, W 10–8, Th–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 austinkids.org Blanton Museum of Art

French Legation Museum

802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 frenchlegationmuseum.org George Washington Carver Museum

1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/carver Harry Ransom Center

300 E. 21st St. (512) 471 8944 Hours: Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5 hrc.utexas.edu LBJ Library and Museum

2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5 lbjlibrary.org

Mexic–Arte Museum

200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org

419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6,  F–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–artemuseum.org

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

O. Henry Museum

1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–6, Su 12–6 thestoryoftexas.com Elisabet Ney Museum

304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 ci.austin.tx.us/elisabetney

409 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1903 Hours: W–Su 12–5

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: W–F 10–4:30, Sa–Su 1–4:30 umlaufsculpture.org

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Galleries Art on 5th

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 arton5th.com The Art Gallery at John-William Interiors

3010 W. Anderson Ln. (512) 451 5511 Hours: M–Sa 10–6, Su 12–5 jwinteriors.com Artworks Gallery

1214 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1550 Hours: M–Sa 10–5 artworksaustin.com

Austin Art Garage

2200 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. J (512) 351-5934 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 austinartgarage.com Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios

7739 North Cross Dr., Ste. Q (512) 771 2868 Hours: F–Sa 11–6 austinartspace.com capital fine art

1214 W. 6th St. (512) 628 1214 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 capitalfineart.com champion

800 Brazos St. (512) 354 1035 By Appt. Only championcontemporary.com Creative Research Laboratory

2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 322 2099 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–5 uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab

Davis Gallery

837 W. 12th St. (512) 477 4929 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 davisgalleryaustin.com Flatbed Press

2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 477 9328 Hours: M-F 10-5, Sa 10-3 flatbedpress.com Gallery Black Lagoon

4301-A Guadalupe St. (512) 371 8838 Hours: Sa 1-5 galleryblacklagoon.com Gallery Shoal Creek

2832 MLK Jr. Blvd. #3 (512) 454 6671 Hours: Tu–F 11–5, Sa 10–3 galleryshoalcreek.com grayDUCK gallery

608 W. Monroe Dr. (512) 826 5334 Hours: W 11-6, Th 4-8, F-Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 grayduckgallery.com Jean–Marc Fray Gallery

1009 W. 6th St. (512) 457 0077 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 jeanmarcfray.com La Peña

(512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 lotusasianart.com

Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com

Mondo Gallery

1011 West Lynn Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 (512) 236 1333 studiotenarts.com

4115 Guadalupe St. Hours: Tu - Sa, 12- 6 mondotees.com The Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery

6500 St. Stephen’s Dr. (512) 327 1213 Hours: M-F 9-5 sstx.org Okay Mountain Gallery

1619 E. Cesar Chavez St. Sa 1-5 or by appointment (512) 293 5177 okaymountain.com

Wally Workman Gallery

1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5 wallyworkman.com

Women & Their Work

Pro–Jex Gallery

Yard Dog

1710 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. C (512) 472 7707 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–4 Red Space Gallery

1203 W. 49th St. By appointment only redspacegallery.com

Russell Collection Fine Art

Lora Reynolds Gallery

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1009 W. 6th St., #101

502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By Appt. Only fluentcollab.org

1710 Lavaca St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–5 womenandtheirwork.org

1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–collection.com

Lotus Gallery

Testsite

1118 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1831 Hours: M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-4

Positive Images

227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007 Hours: M-F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena–austin.org

360 Nueces St., #50 (512) 215 4965 Hours: W-Sa 11-6 lorareynolds.com

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1319 Rosewood Ave. By appointment only sofagallerytx.com Stephen L. Clark Gallery

1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828

1510 S. Congress Ave. (512) 912 1613 Hours: M–F 11–5, Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 yarddog.com

Alternative Spaces ARTPOST: The Center for Creative Expression

4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. artpostaustin.com Austin Presence

330 Bee Cave Rd., #700 (512) 306 9636 Hours: Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 austinpresence.com

M u s e u m s & Ga l l e r i e s

Bay6 Gallery & Studios

Roi James

5305 Bolm Rd. (512) 553 3849 By appointment only bay6studios.com

3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only roijames.com

Big Medium

Space 12

5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 bigmedium.org Clarksville Pottery & Galleries

4001 N. Lamar Blvd., #550 (512) 454 9079 Hours: M-Sa 11-6, Su 1-4 Co-Lab Project Space

613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By appointment only colabspace.org farewell Books

913 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 476 DOMY Hours: Mon-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 domystore.com Julia C. Butridge Gallery

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9:30, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/ dougherty/gallery.htm Pump Project Art Complex

702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571 pumpproject.org

Quattro Gallery

12971 Pond Springs Rd. (512) 219 3150 Hours: M–Tu 10–3, W–Sa 11–4 quattrogallery.com

3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 T-F 10-5 space12.org

Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY

208 E. San Antonio St. Hours: M-Sa 10-5 (830) 990 1727 agavegallery.com ARTISANS AT ROCKY HILL

234 W. Main St. (830) 990 8160 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 11-3 artisansatrockyhill.com FREDERICKSBURG ART GALLERY

314 E. Main St. (830) 990 2707 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 12-5 fbartgallery.com INSIGHT GALLERY

214 W. Main St. (830) 997 9920 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5:30 insightgallery.com WHISTLE PIK

425 E. Main St. (830) 990 8151 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 To have your gallery considered for listing in the Arts Guide, please send a request to events @tribeza.com.

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TRIBEZ A Talk A n i n s i d e r ' s g u i d e to A u s t i n ' s h i d d e n g e m s .

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two questions for chef Michael Fojtasek, who has worked with the likes of Thomas Keller and Jonathan Benno, and whose newest restaurant project, Olamaie (1610 San Antonio St.), will bring elevated Southern cuisine to central Austin this spring. More at olamaieaustin.com. Q: Please define "Modern Southern."

A: We define [it] as taking ideas from southern culinary heritage and reinterpreting them in a way that reflects our background and perspective. [Olamaie co-principals] Grae Nonas, Ben Hickerson and I were trained at restaurants where classical technique was combined with modern presentation. It doesn’t mean you will see us hang bacon on a wire. “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” […] Q: Olamaie is named after four generations of women in your family: What meals do you associate with the original Olamaies?

A: I didn’t know my great-great grandmother, obviously, or great grandmother, but I did live with my grandmother as a child. Big Ola was her nickname; she was smaller than my mother, Little Ola.

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There’s no month like February for getting inspired to put pen to paper and send out a heartfelt card. We spoke with Perry Nelson of Nicely Noted—a local stationery subscription service that delivers a monthly assortment of hand-pressed cards to your doorstep—about the magic of snail mail.

Q: tell me about your history with writing letters: what do you love about sending and receiving them?

She could talk in her beautiful Tennessee accent for days and took even longer to eat a meal. Her specialty was TV dinner in front of an episode of “Magnum P.I.” Sometimes, she’d bake a ham, but it wasn’t ever a culinary adventure. My mother, on the other hand, is one hell of a cook…Whether it was marinating birds in Crystal Hot Sauce and milk for fried chicken or supping at The Cupboard in Memphis, food is and was always the central part of our lives.

A: I send several notes a month, typically thank yous, an occasional birthday card, and some notes to say hello to friends far away. What I love about sending and receiving notes is the physical manifestation of sentiment. You think about someone and put words to paper that arrives at their doorstep days or weeks later. The discovery of a letter in your mailbox is a joy. And, the fact that you can rediscover that same letter over and over again tacked to the fridge or hidden away in a box filled with memories is pretty incredible. I often return to Bryon's statement, "Letter writing is the only good device for combining solitude with good company." nicelynoted.com

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Three things to be e x c i t e d ab o u t t h i s month in Austin :

Good because: While we wouldn’t necessarily give up our favorite local spots for futuristic coffee, sometimes that’s not an option. And so much cold robot love for making good-tasting, customizable coffee more accessible. briggo.com

1. New products from Milk and Honey: The Austin favorite for day spa indulgence recently launched its own line of bath and body products, available at their three locations and on their website. Good because: From bath soaks to home fragrances, the entire line is natural, organic, and nicely packaged: everyday luxuries we can get behind. milkandhoney.com 2. This excerpt from a 1965 letter from Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse: “Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rumbling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleywaysneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just DO!” Good because: It’s part of “Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt,” on display at the Blanton Museum February 23–May 18. This new exhibition will celebrate the friendship between Hesse and LeWitt, two of the most significant American artists of the post-war era, by featuring work of both artists and intimate glimpses of their relationship. blantonmuseum.org

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au s t i n o b s e s s io n s with austin mar athon director jon conley Wherein we ask locals what they are loving right now in our city

1. Running at the Austin High School Track “There is no prettier place to watch a sunrise over the city or see the sunset glinting off of the skyline. The colors and city view are different every day.”

2. The Austin Film Festival “While I don’t always go to the films themselves, I love the random celebrity sightings and the feel-good buzz in the air. Conley Sports Productions is also a sponsor of the Film & Food Gala benefiting the Young Filmmakers Program.”

3. Briggo Coffee: the world's only "Robotic Coffee House." Yep. Installed first at UT's Flawn Academic Center (and with forthcoming kiosks in the works at Austin airport and several local corporate offices), Briggo allows for "over-the-top specialty coffee that you would see at a very high-end coffee shop" to be made-to-order via smartphone, says Marketing VP Dan Lowden. To get a coffee, place your order online or at the machine, then watch the Briggo make your drink, type in a confirmation number, and ta-dah! With the swivel of a Lazy Susan turntable, your Americano with a splash of two percent is ready.

3. The Sustainable Food Center’s downtown Austin Farmers Market “I love the local foodie atmosphere and I love buying interesting locally-raised meats from a guy named Sebastien [Bonneu of Countryside Farm]. He is a one-of-a-kind ambassador for buying locally sourced meats. John Conley has been the race director of the Austin Marathon for 17 years, and also serves as director of the 3M Half Marathon, Cap10K, and is the CEO of ConleySports. The 2014 Austin Marathon takes place Feb. 16. More at youraustinmarathon.com tribeza.com february 2014

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K e l ly C o l c h i n + J o n at h a n S k a g g s

T hey fell in lov e as s t u den ts at UT, t hen s p en t n in e y ears in Sa n F r a n b e f or e m ov in g b ack to Au s t in in 2 01 2 . Sin c e dat e n ig hts are a p rec io u s fe w a s pa r e nts to a to ddler, t hey savo r s p ec ial n ig hts o u t.

“Like most new(ish) parents we probably don’t get as many nights out as we might like, so we keep the love alive close to home during the week. We have fun grilling in our backyard, opening a bottle of wine and watching a movie, or meeting for a lunchtime yoga class at our favorite studio, Yoga Con Amor. That said, we truly cherish a real date night. When we can get a sitter we head back to the Hotel San Jose bar, hit happy hour at Uchiko, savor a meal outside at Justine’s, or catch a movie at the Alamo

Jonathan and Kelly taking a break from two-stepping with a round of whiskey at the White Horse.

Drafthouse. After dinner, it’s fun to take it down a notch at the White Horse Saloon. We are novice two-steppers and there’s always a band playing there. The divey little honkey-tonk is the perfect ending to an evening—they have pool tables, a taco truck for late night, and most importantly, whiskey on tap. You can’t beat that!”

Jonathan Skaggs is a geologist and member of Austin band, My Golden Calf. Kelly Colchin is an art director, artist, and doting mom. tribeza.com

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Lauren and Matt enjoy vino before dinner at Enoteca.

M at t C o o k + L a u r e n W o l f A writer couple always finds good conversation and delicious food over dinner at their favorite SoCo spot.

“A perfect date night includes a place where we can talk to heart’s content over a delicious dinner, and for us that place is the charm and comfort of Enoteca. The restaurant has a warm, friendly neighborhood vibe, including the people who work there. It’s also kind of our Peach Pit or Central Perk, where we’ll randomly meet up with our friends during the week and stay way too late. We first tried Enoteca this past August when we moved back home to Austin from Los Angeles, and we found it to be immensely romantic because it just felt like ‘home.’ It’s so consistently good, never pretentious, and the kind of place where you can really focus on your company. On date night we stroll there

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from our home in Travis Heights and often sit at the bar. We’ll share the caprese salad and almost without fail Matt will order the amazing Rigatoni con Polpette, and I usually try one of their specials. An Italian wedding cookie adds the perfect touch of sweetness before we head to Donn’s Depot, where we danced together to “Georgia on My Mind” on our first date six years ago.”

Matt is a screenwriter for film and television. He has multiple projects underway including “Triple Nine,” which has John Hillcoat set to direct, and Casey Affleck, Cate Blanchett, Christoph Waltz, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael B. Jordon attached to star. He is also adapting the Vietnam novel “Matterhorn”, by Karl Marlantes, into a screenplay he will direct. Lauren is a writer and researcher. She was most recently the research assistant for Pulitzer-Prize winner, and Austin local, Lawrence Wright’s book, “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief.” She is currently writing a script with actress Nia Long about the inspiring life of the local boxing champion and trainer, Ann Wolfe.


This fun and energetic pair likes to enjoy their favorite bottle of wine and a pizza from Little Deli for a date night on the water.

M at t + J a k i L o ck w o o d

Native Austinites and high school sweethearts find time to reconnect on the water.

“Our favorite date night has always been one spent out on Lake Austin. We both grew up spending time out on the lake with our families, so…[the lake] has always been a shared passion: Matt even proposed to me while we were there. During the summers, our favorite date is usually an early Saturday morning to beat the weekend crowds: a thermos full of coffee, our dog Brooks, and a quick wakeboard/ski session followed by breakfast at Ski Shores or Mozart’s. When the weather starts to get colder, we usually head out on a Friday night all bundled up, pick up our favorite pizza from Little Deli, and grab a great bottle of wine in time to catch the sunset. It’s the place where we can just be truly uninterrupted and finally catch up together from the chaos of the week, where we come up with our best ideas, next adventures, or finally resolve our recent disagreement…If the weather isn’t cooperating, then we usually head to one of our two favorite spots— Home Slice or Enchiladas Y Mas, followed by a quick round of bowling at Dart Bowl.”

Jaki Lockwood is a nurse practitioner at AAOBGYN, and Matt is a project estimator for DPR Construction. They have enjoyed married life together for three and a half years. tribeza.com

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Perla’s is where the sparks first flew for this chic pair, so it will always be a favorite date night spot.

R o r y McN e i l l + Gabriel Rodriguez A happy couple with busy schedules seeks out clever ways to feel like they are on vacation in their own city.

“Perla’s was our first date. It was a beautiful night in Austin and being a Hill Country boy, nothing beats sitting under their big oak trees. We love the quality of food and attention to detail. We are a relaxed couple and enjoy the East Coast beach vibe here. I must confess a big draw is having the ability to walk from our home on Rainey and bring our two pups along with us for brunch or dinner…We love the Grand Platter because they spend a good 20 minutes meticulously preparing a variety of raw and cooked seafood. It is so fresh and beautiful that I will never tire of it. We always pair it with a bottle of crisp French Rose.”

Rory is the founder of ROAR Salon, and Gabriel Rodriguez is a Managing Partner at Empiric Institutional.

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Kate LeSueur and David Phillips were married at Laguna Gloria in a beautiful ceremony filled with natural details that honored the setting. tribeza.com

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K at e L e S u e u r + D av i d P h i ll i ps September 7, 2013

This foodie couple with an eye for design knew Laguna Gloria was the only choice for their picturesque nuptials. “It was the first place we saw together,” Kate recalls. “And it felt right and exciting…we could easily imagine it all.” The bride, a freelance food and lifestyle photographer, met her groom, David, on a blind date over three years ago. Their first seven-hour date set the tone for a romantic courtship that led to a surprise engagement followed by a picnic David threw at the French Legation. When it came to planning the wedding’s look and feel, they had a strong vision from the beginning. “We wanted things to feel generally natural, loose, a little wild, but still classic and sort of understated. We love hosting, and wanted everything to look and feel like us,” Kate says. “Since it was a party in a garden, essentially, outdoors, no tents, so much green around, we wanted everything to feel as natural to the venue as possible.” After the

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ceremony in front of 165 guests, the couple snuck upstairs into the house to have a private, quick meal together. Kate recalls: “I have never been so thrilled. Ever. We likely would never have otherwise had those few minutes together just after the ceremony, eating, and being able to get a quick glance out over the whole of the reception. It was pretty surreal.” Then, the couple was off on their month-long honeymoon that David single-handedly planned as surprise for Kate; they spent time in Istanbul, Nice, Cote D’Azur, Corsica, and ended the trip in Italy. 1-3. The bride envisioned using mostly greenery for decor, and worked with Stems Floral Design on a scheme using lots of bay laurel and varieties of eucalyptus. 4. The dashing groom and groomsmen. 5. The bride’s stunning custom-made gown met all her requirements—“as comfortable as possible, have straps, a low back, and hints of lace.” 6. The couple’s nuptials were officiated by Rev. David Boyd of St. David’s Episcopal Church. 7. The foodie couple worked with Meg Schwarz of Spoon & Co. on a menu that the bride describes as “locally-sourced, simple, unpretentious, seasonal, room temperature, and mostly just delicious!”

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Caroline Far mer + Matth e w Reckli ng December 7, 2013

After a horseback riding on a Texas ranch, Matthew surprised Caroline, an Austin native and Westlake/UT grad: a campfire outfitted with rocking chairs and blankets, street signs he had made with both of their names, a plaque with pictures of them together, and one of their favorite quotes by John Wooden based on 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7. The bride remembers “He then said many sweet things, prayed, and got down on one knee and popped the question!” They were married at First United Methodist with a reception at Four Seasons Austin. They shared a sweet first dance to Keith Whitley’s “When You Say Nothing At All” before joining their guests for dinner of a tasty menu that the bride describes “a little bit of everything,” featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, salads, truffle mac and cheese, and stations for dishes like beef tenderloin, pasta, and a candy bar. Even with 800 guests in attendance, the bride has one favorite memory of the night—“I got to marry my best friend!” 1. The couple honeymooned at Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas and now reside in Houston where Matthew is an Analyst at Barclays, and Caroline works at Greenwood King Properties. 2. The happy couple with the bride’s family. 3. The Cake Plate made the bride’s six-layer traditional wedding cake with a hint of almond. 4. When it came to flowers, Caroline put all her trust in the master himself, David Kurio, and let him lead the design for awe inspiring arrangements. 5. The bride’s Rivini’s Dari dress featured a trumpet silhouette and was made out of tiered lace. 6. The athletic pair (he was a baseball player at Rice University), and she a cheerleader at UT, exited the wedding after dancing the night

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Jane Fischer + Paul Baudoiun n ov e m b e r 9 , 2 0 1 3

This creative couple’s wedding at Green Pastures Restaurant was full of unique details that captured their sweet love—their Corgi, Button, was ring bearer; the bride, a graphic designer/chalk artist/letterer (check out her work all over Central Market Westgate where she is the store artist), painted the lyrics to “In a Sentimental Mood” on a piece of stained plywood and designed the invitations, programs, cups, and custom matchbooks; and they exchanged personal gifts on their wedding day, him giving Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” on vinyl and she gifting a green Scalamandre Zebra Print Tie (the wallpaper pattern featured in one of their favorite movies, “The Royal Tennenbaums.”) The couple met through a mutual friend in 2006 while attending TCU and were engaged while on vacation in Tulum, Mexico. Married under the sprawling oak trees of Green Pastures in front of a crowd of 275 guests, they started off the festive party with a first dance to Billy Holiday’s “The Very Thought of You.” Baudoiun, who works at C3, calls the dance the best memory of the night—“I finally got her to dance with me! She’s more of a solo dancer. But also because it was really cool to say, “I just danced with my wife.’” 1. The bride wore the Gemma dress by Hayley Paige—an ivory, strapless gown with silk organza brocade in a subtle floral pattern. 2. The couple worked with Posey Floral and Events to create the table arrangements that used garden roses, tea roses, scabiosia, peonies, ranunculus with garden greens, and herb accents. 3. Baker and friend of the couple’s, Alice Crow, made delicious cakes like a pistachio cake with chocolate ganache filling and a vanilla orange buttercream frosting. 4-7. They chose Green Pastures Restaurant for its amazing backyard and oak trees. The bride says: “I wanted a garden wedding with lots of greenery. I love the idea of this gorgeous historical home that’s tucked away in a cute little neighborhood. It’s like a

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Izzy Kerr & John Schulte M ay 1 1 , 2 0 1 3

The whimsical wedding of Izzy and John was perfectly Texas and just what she had always imagined. The venue was an easy choice—“Kerplunk,” Izzy’s family river property in Hunt, Texas. Kerr had dreamt of having her wedding there since she was a little girl, and with the help of her family and a lineup of talented vendors, her dream nuptials became a reality. She, a senior consultant with Deloitte Consulting, and John, an attorney with WattBeckworth, exchanged their vows standing in front of a simple Cedar

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cross, accented with flowers on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Local bluegrass musicians played river-themed gospel hymns to complement the setting. It was important to Izzy to share with guests “how magical that part of the country is,” so she invited guests to stay at nearby Camp Waldemar, which became the center for activity for the wedding weekend as guests slept in cabins, ate in the dining hall, competed in lawn games, and enjoyed swimming, canoeing, and floating on the river. Kerr and Schulte’s 15-month engagement allowed the couple to develop a number of custom design details—bridesmaids wore custom made dresses by Chloe Dao, guests entered the property through a handmade cedar archway, and traditional place cards were replaced with heart-shaped rocks Kerr’s family gathered on a trip to Maine (her sister hand-painted each guest’s name on the rocks). The couple enlisted Susan Johnson of Don Strange Catering to create a delicious Hill Country menu with locally sourced ingredients like peach and goat cheese salad, beets, and radishes, mashed cauliflower, rosemary lamb chops, and chayote squash. Instead of the traditional cakes, they went with miniature pies like pecan, blueberry apple, and lemon chess served on vintage pressed glass pie plates. “Our favorite memory of the night was looking around the dance floor and seeing all of our siblings and best friends dancing, laughing, and celebrating,” Izzy says. “Spending that joyous and festive moment with those dearest to us was a memory we will never forget.” 1. Izzy and John posed for photographs following the ceremony while relaxing by the Guadalupe on a hammock. 2. Guests enjoyed the “summer-camp” themed weekend with lawn and river games at Camp Waldemar. 3. A Bride versus Groom kickball game was held the morning of the wedding to create a fun and exciting tone for the day.

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4. The BBQ Welcome Dinner held at Camp Waldemar featured Texas beers and Topo Chico served from a canoe. 5. Izzy and friends danced the night away to music performed by Got the Motts of Austin. 6. Flower girl Brooklyn Nelson, the groom’s niece, held a bouquet of roses and dusty miller arranged by Viridian Design Studio. 7. Guests wrote well-wishes on rubber intertubes, which remain at the river house as a favorite memorabilia from the wedding. 8. Parents of the bride, Mimi and Rob Kerr, celebrated their walk down the aisle following the ceremony. 9. Izzy and John swayed to “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes for their first dance.

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Kerri Holden + Trevor Sholly september 7, 2013

They started their friendship in the mountains while working at Yosemite National Park in 20013; it was only fitting that they would tie the knot with the majestic high altitudes of Big Sky, Montana as a backdrop. “We have always shared a love for nature and the outdoors and knew we wanted to get marred outside,” Kerri says. The bride, who works in public relations, walked down the aisle in an all-lace ivory gown by Mori Lee on the lawn outside the Big Sky Chapel. The couple brought many special design details in to their special day with mason jars, rustic crates, handmade wooden signs, and off-white burlap table runners. The intimate group of 80 wedding attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner of bison spring rolls, grilled pork tenderloin marinated in honey-sage cider vinaigrette served atop roasted apple-mashed potatoes with a red currant demi-glace. Before jetting off to on their honeymoon Bora Bora, they danced the night away. The groom says: “Dancing with all of our guests (ages 3-83) late into the night is something that I will never forget!” 1. The couple resides in Austin, where Kerri work in public relations and Trevor in renewable energy. 2. The lawn outside the Big Sky Chapel was the perfect setting for this outdoor-loving couple. 3. The lovely bride walks down the aisle with her father. 4. The groom’s Scrabble cake was a nod to one of the couple’s favorite table games. They had a selection of flavors like Chocolate Stout with Bailey’s Irish Cream Buttercream Cupcakes, Southern Carrot Cake, and Southern Red Velvet. All desserts were made by Cakes by Jenn of Big Sky, Montana. 5. The “Stop by” and “Say hi” signs hung from the back of the couple’s chairs and encouraged guests to stop by and chat during dinner. 6. The couple worked with Bloom, a floral design studio in Big Sky, for the decor of the event. 7. The bride and flower girl share a Texas mo-

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Marnie O’Donnell + Keith Duncan n ov e m b e r 9 , 2 0 1 3

It all started at a Killers concert at Madison Square Gardens: Marnie, owner of MOD Fitness Studio, and Keith, VP of Sales at Retailmenot, were introduced by a mutual friend in New York City in 2008 (who ended up officiating the ceremony!), but for their Austin wedding looked to the West Coast for inspiration. “Being from California,

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[Laguna Gloria is] the perfect mix of Napa’s elegance and sophistication with a combination of Palm Springs’ glamour and fun,” Marnie explains. The night was classically formal—Marnie in a stunning embellished Marchesa dress—and lush, with layers of romantic blooms and cabbage roses in blush, greens, mints, and ivories curated by Posey Floral and Event Design. Under festoon lights and surrounded by candlelight, guests dined family-style on long tables, enjoying seasonal salads, wood-roasted vegetables, and mesquite-smoked beef tenderloin with gorgonzola butter catered by Primizie. After dessert from Polkadots Cupcake Factory, dancing, and belting out the words to Journey songs, the end of the night came full circle to the couple’s first night together: one of their mutual friends, a NYC singer-songwriter, performed several songs at the reception. One of her song picks? “Read My Mind” by The Killers. 1. The couple shared a “first look” before the ceremony, strolling down 2nd Street District and stopping at one of their favorite spots, La Condesa. 2. The bride enjoying the moment with family and friends before becoming Mrs. Duncan. 3. Dinner was served under festoon lighting and candlelit tables overlooking Lake Austin.

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4. The bride and groom made their exit through a sparkler send off before hitting the after party. 5. An assortment of hydrangeas, peonies, roses, dusty miller, lisianthus, garden berries, pears made up the table arrangements by Posey Floral & Events. 6. Adorable flower girls. 7. The bride in a stunning Marchesa gown. 8. Guests toasting to the start of the evening. 9. A delicious assortment of sweets and cake by Polka Dots Cupcake Factory. tribeza.com

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J u s t i n S t e p h e n s + N at e M i c h a u d n ov e m b e r 9 , 2 0 1 3

This handsome couple’s sweet love first began in 2006, and they became

joyed a first dance with their moms to Aretha Franklin’s “Angel.” Then,

engaged when Nathan, the director of diversity at St. Andrew’s Episcopal

they got the crowd moving for an epic dance party with songs like Rupaul’s

School, proposed in Rome, Italy. “I had studied in Rome in high school

“The Beginning” and Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” and celebrated late

and college and fell in love with the city. I decided that someday I’d come

in to the night before jetting off on their honeymoon to the island of Saint

back to propose to the man I wanted to marry,” he says. “Each day I had se-

Barthélemy in the French West Indies. Nathan remembers: “For me, the

cret talks with the hotel concierge in Italian and she helped me plan elab-

best part of the night was just having so many friends and family in one

orate, romantic proposal scenarios all over the city...but I got too nervous

place celebrating—it was such a happy time. It’s not often in your lifetime

every time! I ended up proposing on the terrace outside our hotel room

you can have a gathering of that many loved ones.”

on Christmas Eve, which turned out to be perfect.” They chose Nathan’s parents home overlooking Lake Travis as the wedding venue and first exchanged vows at the McGill Chapel at St. Andrew’s in front a group of 150. They went with modern decor, featuring simple, elegant touches like luminaria lining the steps down to the lake. “We really wanted to throw a great party for our friends and family so we put most of our energy into making that happen,” he says. “It came down to music, food, and friends.” One of the most memorable moments of the night happened when the guys en-

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1. The couple looked dashing with Justin (left) in a gray Zegna suit and Tom Ford tie and Nathan in a charcoal Armani suit paired with a black Gucci bow tie. 2. Nathan’s parents lake house was transformed into the location for the ultimate dance party. 3. The playlist, created by Justin (a former DJ), was made up of a lot of Beyonce, Michael Jackson, and Earth, Wind & Fire. 4. Nathan sharing a quiet moment with his mother during the first dance. 5. The guys didn’t want to interrupt the flow of the party, so skipped a sit-down meal for hors d’oeuvres guests could easily access from the dance floor throughout the night. 6. Stylish wedding guests. 7. A sweet moment during the ceremony at the McGill Chapel at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, where Nathan works.


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Laura Gordon + Connor Taylor n ov e m b e r 9 , 2 0 1 3

It was love in the Chicago O’Hare arrivals lane for Laura and Connor Taylor. Laura explains: “[In 2010], one of his best friends from Indiana University was marrying one of my roommates from UT…Connor’s flight for the wedding weekend got in at the same time as mine so we carpooled together. We hit it off and he asked me for my number at the end of the reception.” Shortly after, Connor moved overseas for work, but they kept up their relationship via Skype and letter-writing before he moved back to Austin. Three years after they first met (to the weekend!), the couple married (on Connor’s birthday) at Winfield Inn in November. Unseasonably chilly weather be damned, the couple moved their 200 guests into the venue’s pavilion (“along with all the space heaters in Central Texas,” Laura laughs), which she explains actually ended up making the ceremony extremely intimate and cozy. “Everyone [was] bundled up in pashminas that we had set out, sipping on hot cocoa, and snuggling with their dates while we said our vows,” she explains. With a floral palette of whites, corals, and lots of greenery executed by the Nouveau Romantics, guests dined on farm-to-table fare catered by the venue. And along with the traditional white wedding cake from Coco Paloma Desserts, the couple chose a groom’s cobbler: berry cobbler topped with a big scoop of Blue Bell ice cream. Before flying out to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the night ended with a dance to ‘their song,’ Ben Rector’s “Forever Like That.” 1. The bride, in her BHLDN gown, and her mother share a moment before the ceremony. 2-3. The couple worked with Nouveau Romantics on a creative floral design scheme in mostly whites, creams, soft coral, lavender, and greenery. 4. Coco Paloma Desserts made a delicious white wedding cake with French vanilla buttercream frosting. 5. After dancing in to the night, the couple headed to Riviera Maya, Mexico for their honeymoon. 6. The couple prepared for the cold weather with pashminas for the bridesmaids (and extras for the guests) as well as a hot cocoa bar with a station to customize warm drinks with Bailey’s or whiskey. 7. The charming Winfield Inn and its grounds in Kyle, Texas made the perfect backdrop for photos.

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Caroline Huddleston + Brian Haley October 26, 2013

After one of the bride’s cousins thought Caroline and Brian should be friends because of their shared background in politics, they met for lunch at Galaxy Café. “It was unclear whether it was a date or a friend-date, but when Brian didn’t offer to buy our lunch, it became apparent,” Caroline recalls. Of course, Brian still argues to this day that the restaurant’s pay-as-you-order set-up caught him off guard. They stayed in touch over the next six months before starting to date in November 2011. Six months later, they were engaged and plans for their truly stunning and

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special nuptials were underway. They chose the Salt Lick Vineyards at the venue because they wanted to share “the best of Austin with their out-of-town guests.” Between Caroline’s impeccable eye for design and music accompaniment by the Texas Boys Choir, the outdoor ceremony was magical. The bride worked with Angelina Mata, a bespoke designer in San Antonio, on her beautiful silk satin gown that featured subtle hip pads in a nod to Alexander McQueen, the fashion house where Caroline interned in the summer of 2011 (she has also worked for House & Garden, Vogue Living, and in the White House social secretary’s office). She also wore a family veil of Brussels lace that has been wore by over 15 family members, including her mother. Following the ceremony, guests strolled down a row of the vineyard toward the reception, where a grand, covered outdoor pavilion, outfitted with sparkling chandeliers, was erected especially for the event. The group of 300 enjoyed a seated dinner of a Texas-inspired vineyard, farm-to-table menu prepared by Chef Tripe at Spanish Oaks and the Salt Lick team. Caroline has always had a particular love of vintage details, especially silver and linens, so she brought in family touches like a sterling silver Victorian nut bowl that belonged to her great-grandmother, filled with hand-sculpted marzipan fruit at the top of the bride’s cake. The couple shared a first dance to “How Sweet It Is,” and soaked in the night, as they greeted guests who had travelled from around the world to be there. After an unforgettable night for everyone in attendance, they jetted off to Nicaragua for a stay at the Mukul Resort. 1. Caroline is a Project Manager with Terrace Mountain Investments, and Brian is a Vice President at Limestone Capital Advisors. 2. The bride’s godchildren were the ring bearer and flower girl. 3. At the ceremony, the bride wanted decor to be simple, celebrating the natural beauty of the setting. There was a cross of vines, white chrysanthemums, and white roses at the foot of the ceremony area and chrysanthemum petals lining the aisle.

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4. The guests walked through the vineyard to an outdoor cocktail hour before dinner. 5. Chrysanthemum wreaths greeted the guests at the gates to the vineyards. 6. The bride’s father selected the pink champagne guests enjoyed upon entering the reception. 7. The flawless table setting. 8. Polka Dots made both the bride’s almond flavored vanilla cake with sliced strawberries between the layers and white-butter frosting as well as the groom’s chai flavored spice cake with cream-cheese icing, caramel drizzle, and toffee crumbles 9. For the reception, Caroline wanted the guests to feel like they were walking into someone’s home with warm, gracious hospitality. Floral designer David Kurio found fabulous glass hurricanes and crystal urn vases that lined the tables. There were arrangements of peonies, garden roses, chrysanthemums, and parrot tulips as well as tall arrangements of fruiting pomegranate branches. tribeza.com

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and personal as possible by having dear friends participate in the ceremony, being wrapped in the groom’s dad’s tallit during the Jewish ceremony, and toasting with champagne glasses that belonged to Adam’s mom. Alex, the founder of Citizen Generation and Adam, who works for Bazaarvoice, were introduced by mutual family friends Susan and Bobby Epstein and were engaged on the beach in St. Thomas. The event was produced by Caplan Miller Events and guests dined on a 100 percent vegan meal by Kurant Events—passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour (like a spring roll inspired by Adam’s favorite at Elizabeth Street Café), a salad (inspired by Alex’s favorite at Uchi), plus melt-in-your-mouth mushroom ravioli. Late night food included sliders and sweet potato fries. They started the dancing off with “You Are the Best Thing” sung by their friends Reid and Jena Umstattd and danced well in to the night before heading out on their Napa Valley honeymoon. 1. The Winkelman family—Elisabeth, Marc, Alex, Adam Zeplain, Suzanne, and Jake 2. Adam and Alex walking down aisle after tying the knot. 3. Sharing a moment on rooftop of Brazos Hall, location of cocktail hour.

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Noel Pitts + Will Bridges December 14, 2013

This lovely couple is no stranger to throwing a memorable event, so when it came to their wedding, every detail was in order for an epic night. Noel and Will have been friends since grade school, but it turned in to something more in 2010 when they co-hosted a Memorial Day barge party. He proposed at his family ranch in April 2013 and planning for the party of their lives was soon underway. They were married at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church where candelabras and votives warmly lit the aisles. Then, the party began at the Blanton Museum of Art, along with 300 of their closest friends and family members. The evening called for “festive black tie attire,” so the couple used lots of red, gold, and black and white striped details in décor. Guests dined on a feast of holiday comfort food like brisket, roast chicken, smoked salmon, mac and cheese, cornbread muffins, and seafood tower of oysters, jumbo shrimp, ceviche, and king crab that was prepared by Lamberts (Will is a co-owner) and McGuire Moorman Hospitality. After dancing to the sounds of The Motts, guests were treated to a late-night snack of Lamberts’ famous Frito pies served in mini Frito bags. It’s hard for the couple to pick just one favorite memory of the night. Noel says it’s a toss up between the couple dancing with their 90-year-old grandparents and coming down the Blanton’s grand staircase for their entrance in to the party to the beautiful music of San Antonio-based all female mariachi band, Las Alteñitas. 1. The couple jetted off on their honeymoon to Princeville Kauai, Hawaii. 2-3. The bride says she worked with “event guru Fallon Gaskamp, chefs Zach Davis, Rebecca Meeker, and Reid Guess, and Casey Gage and the rest of the Lamberts team who went above and beyond to make our special day deliciously one-of-a-kind and unforgettable.” 4. Jeffrey’s pastry chef Michelle Arcilla made a three-tier carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for the bride and a chocolate on chocolate sheet cake for the the groom, which were accompanied by matching cupcakes, handmade chocolate truffles, bacci cookies, and Mexican Pan de Polvo. Groomsman Larry McGuire also supplied his signature bourbon eggnog made from scratch. 5. The bride was a vision in a lace trumpet gown with a sweetheart neckline and custom bolero jacket.

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“Whoever said that pleasure wasn’t functional?” Architect Kevin Alter is quoting a magazine quoting Charles Eames. “I think I read that in a design magazine…but you understand the sentiment,” he explains. “There are things that add value to a home that don’t have to do with square feet; it has to do with how a space is used.” And to borrow from the Eames’ famous sensibility, form absolutely follows function in the house Alter is referring to, a compact 1921 Clarksville residence he remodeled—and lived in for nearly a decade—before selling it to its current owner in 2010, graphic designer Molly Cumming. The property, a cozy, unassuming home perched on a narrow lot, is modest at just under 1600 square feet, but inside feels much bigger. Walking in through the front door, the living, dining, and a small sitting room/ office share an open space that is loosely delineated by pine half-walls, all parts of its original footprint. Occupied by a legal office before Alter bought the house, it was “an architect’s dream project,” he explains, referring to the fact that structurally, the house was very good, and the front half didn’t require major renovations at all. But as for the rest of the house, there was work to be done and room for Alter to flex his architectural prowess within a confined space.

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Walking clockwise as you enter, the dining room leads into a tidy kitchen, where heavy steel countertops and a deep sink meet tons of stacked cherry wood


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Cumming has carried over the aesthetic sensibility, with very few of her personal affects on display aside from art objects and an extensive collection of books— from cookbooks to design tomes—peppering corners of each room.

Second lesson: Seize every opportunity for natural light

Past the kitchen is the true focal point of the house: a 360-degree library occupying a rectangle smack in the middle of the home, with cherry floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a mounted ladder for accessing hardto-reach books. And what do you do to maximize light when you can’t build out? You build up. Alter designed the library ceiling so it extends through to the roof, where natural light streams in through two skylights. He also placed cut-outs on the short ends of the room so the light isn’t boxed into the library, but extends into other parts of the house, reaching into the kitchen, opposing hallway, and spilling into the living/dining rooms. And with big windows in the front and back, even on the dreary day we’re touring the space, it is awash with a particular glow, originating from the myriad ways outside light can penetrate and cross through the house. Stur dy ste e l co un -

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master bedroom, library, and guest room. It allows the

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careful thought that went into making every inch livable. Subsequently, Cumming has made very minimal changes since she moved in, with one of the only modifications she cites painting the brick fireplace in the front room white (“I always wanted to do that when I lived here,” Alter laughs). Cumming’s own personal touches, however, add their own degree of warmth, with patterned area rugs, classic furniture pieces, and large, framed paintings and photographs—many gifts or trades from artist friends—adding splashy color to the otherwise neutral palette of white and wood. “You can live really well in a small space,” Alter posits, and the care with which the home was put together is evident in the details he casually points out from room to room: perfectly flush corners on kitchen cabinets, an enamel tub he tracked down and scrubbed clean from a salvage furniture source in Gonzales, TX, and a row of pear trees he planted on the north side of the house, which when in bloom create a lush wall separating the house from its neighbors. So while the overall feeling of the house—natural light, integrated storage, the utilization of natural materials—are overt architectural decisions, what the house’s character largely comes from are the more subtle Alt e r d e si g n e d the ho use to h ave p l e n ty o f b uilt- in s to rag e, l i ke the se c h e r ry wo od c a b i ne ts in the mas t er be droo m. Quilt fro m M oc k i ng b i rd Do m e stic s.

choices that, as Alter explains, don’t add overt “value” to the property but increase the quality of life in more intangible ways. Or, to borrow again from Charles Eames: “The details are not the details. They make the design.”

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Laurie and her husband Mark moved from the Bay Area to Houston in the mid-90s, and “it didn’t take long to realize we needed to get ourselves to Austin,” Laurie laughs. They both got jobs in tech management in Austin in 1999, deciding “this was a destination for us and [we] would live here until we dropped dead.” Today, their careers have taken them in pointedly different directions: Mark now manages individuals’ personal investments for Wells Fargo Advisors and Laurie is a full-time artist. Residing in an angular Bouldin neighborhood home designed by local architect Chris Krager of KRDB, the Frick’s modern home in many ways feels like a gallery space. The walls are lined with big, bold art pieces and colorful objects (many of which have personal connections, like the large portrait of Laurie taken by photographer (and friend) Leon Alesi that hangs in the front office); stark concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a narrow floorplan add minimalist drama to the compact 1600-square-

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foot house. And while its modern design definitely stands out aside its 1930s cottage-style South Austin neighbors, the house exudes a welcome, unobtrusive freshness and inside is warm and comfortable despite being built from predominately glass and steel. When we meet, Laurie is on the heels of a deadline for a show at Texas State University and her athome studio is tidy chaos, with separate stacks of nearly-completed works on all corners of the room. Much of her portfolio reflects a relationship with data and the way we understand it, all manifested in big, conceptual pieces that draw parallels between aesthetics and numbers. “I play with the fantasyfuture, and as an artist get to imagine what it would be like to live with wall-size patterns based on your personal data,” she explains. Through this, Frick’s work illustrates topics as varied as sleeping habits to annual travel, heart rates to email correspondence. “Literally everything that could be captured about you,” she says.

The 1816 Margarita at Sazón 1816 S Lamar Blvd "Ask for half the simple syrup and it’ll be perfect."

For one piece in her upcoming show, she is visually representing personal computer data, collected for over two years with a time management software called ManicTime. The program charts the amount of time spent in various computer programs—“every click, every website, every document, image, literally everything I touch online”— which Frick in turn translated into neat stacks of carved, hand-painted twoby-four-inch wooden blocks. In other words, it’s a physical model of her digital behavior. Next, she’ll work on an iPhone app “that tracks where you’ve been and makes little ‘hand-drawn’ patterns of your travels.” Mark and Laurie also lead the Austin chapter of Quantified Self, a meet-up group for others who regularly track data, from self-diagnoses to personal investigations. Mark explains that with a career now in finance, his job is “all about numbers,” and that the group discussions about data and figures help him better understand himself and his own habits. So despite careers that theoretically seem far from the tech word, the industry’s influence—and the

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unique perspective it has given the pair—is clear. Or in Mark’s words: “It’s just math.” Maybe so. But from art to investments, the Fricks’ interpretation and self-awareness about what this math means, how it can be contextualized, and to what purpose is certainly an inspiring and intriguing proposal. l . patterson P h otog r ap h y by j essica pages

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1. Used bits of pastels organized by color and size inside a little box Laurie found at the Bemis artist residency in Omaha, NE. 2. Child’s Guatemalan huipil discovered among a big pile of used clothes at a little shop in Antigua, Guatemala last fall for $4.50. “It looked like art to me,” says Laurie. “I brought it home, washed it, pressed it, and hung it in my little gallery.” 3. Figure sculpture by Nicholas Nickson, carved from a piece of firewood he found on the street in New York. 4. Carved Balinese funeral procession above the bed: “It was priced at $37.50, we bargained the price to $35.00, and then went to a lot of trouble to ship it home.” 5. A painting by Chicago artist Carlos Rolon, or Dzine, who started out as a teenage graffiti artist tagging trains, and now has a significant international reputation. The piece is made of spray paint cans and hundreds of spray nozzles attached to a painting made entirely of spray paint. 6. Piece in progress in Laurie’s studio, based on capturing and logging exactly what software and applications you use on your computer, minute-by-minute. 7. Laptop wallpaper detailing one of Laurie’s art pieces that uses little colored squares to track where you’ve been based on location data. 8. Painting by Amber Dubois. “She painted her studio walls bright pink and sat friends down for couple days and painted a bunch of these incredibly fast,” Laurie explains.

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The Sweet Science of Chocolate

The science of chocolate is all about temperature: Lawrence aims for pliable chocolate that hardens into a shiny, not dull, finish.

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There are no Bunsen burners in Steven Lawrence’s North Austin

Chocolate Makers Studio kitchen, but there are plenty of other unusual gadgets: veterinary syringes, used to pipe ganache into hollow chocolate shells; a vibrating device for making dentures that Lawrence instead uses to help shimmy liquid chocolate into every last crevice of a mold; and something called a guitar, which is basically an elaborate paper cutter-like device named for its taut strings, which slice through chocolate with precision and ease. According to Lawrence, proper chocolate crafting is all about time, temperature, and movement. In his studio, a large vat swirls milk chocolate continuously over itself and around in a circle, practically begging to be sampled. Lawrence explains that chocolate changes in structure and shine on a molecular level depending on heat, and all makers aim for a finished product that is firm but not dull. He dips a ganache-filled treat into the vat of melted chocolate, covering both sides, lingering for the precise amount of time

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strip adorned in a bit of 24-karat gold. For a little added pressure, he uses his son’s wooden alphabet block. Several minutes later, he peels the sheet off, and the gold remains: a beautiful, tasteless delicacy atop a sinfully good treat. But those are actually the very final steps. Before any of the artistic work of adorning his chocolates and bars, which Lawrence says he loves, he first roasts beans from exotic, equatorial locales in his oven. They’re run through something called a Crankenstein, separating the nib from the rest of the cocoa bean. Later, they’re milled with a device traditionally used for grain, turning the nibs into a liquid. All

Chocolate truffles, seen here in the middle of this box, get their name from the species of mushroom they resemble.

of this careful, complicated work brings Lawrence joy. And you can taste that joy in the results: peanut butter and jelly chocolates, cardamom and honey caramel chocolates, orange peel dipped in chocolate, truffles filled with port-wine ganache. A long-time pastry chef, Lawrence first started in chocolate in Seattle, at Fran’s chocolates. There, his job was to monitor the chocolate conveyer belt—“just like in ‘I Love Lucy,’” Lawrence explains. A job offer for his wife eventually brought Lawrence to Austin, where he hopes to soon open a retail shop. “Making chocolate is very much like making art to me,” Lawrence says. “That’s what I love about it.” j. netzer Lawrence uses acetate sheets with real 24k gold to make transfers. The gold is odorless and tasteless—the perfect touch of fancy.

Lawrence often incorporates sea salt into his chocolates. “I never get tired of working with chocolate,” Lawrence says. “It's more like play. It seems that the combinations of flavors, textures and shape that I can use are endless.” tribeza.com

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Inspiration Board: Jess Williamson and Matthew Genitempo When talking about creative couples in Austin, we immediately thought of Jess Williamson and Matthew Genitempo, whose combined talents span music to photography to graphic design. Williamson, a singer, songwriter, and photographer, is currently focusing on finishing her first full-length album, “Native State.” “There is a handmade component to this record, so there are lots of hours going into finishing everything,” she explains. “I did a Kickstarter to raise the money for the recording and production of this album, so I am focusing this month on finally getting all the backer rewards mailed to everyone who helped me make this possible.” Genitempo has taken the last year to focus his attention on photography, spending time traveling and gaining “a new appreciation for places I had been before and explor[ing] new places I had been curious about,” he says. The combined inspiration board they shared with TRIBEZA illustrates a mix of creative influence, from Western relics to travel souvenirs, from gifts to and from each other to nostalgic pieces out on b y l e i g h p a tt e rs on | pho to g raphy by bill sa lla ns

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The owners of Garage— Connor Oman (left), Bron Hager (right), and William Ball (not pictured)—collaborated on design to honor the historic place.

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Top dish: Carrots roasted in hay, cream cheese, and pistachio crumb. Bottom dish: Almond tart with Meyer lemon curd and sage meringue.

But don’t let the homey interior fool you: Odd Duck still serves some of the most sophisticated food in town. Gilmore is a master at turning simple, local ingredients into something complex, under the guise of comfort food. His menu changes with the seasons, but always features small, sharable plates of farm-to-table inventions. Almost everyone orders the Parker House rolls—for good reason. Warm, slightly sweet buns are stuffed with succulent pulled pork derived from the pig’s head. The chicken fried egg sits atop a pool of hot sauce, its golden yolk oozing onto a nest of pea tendrils and sautéed mushrooms. A pleasingly-bitter salad is tossed with arugula, radicchio, shaved fennel, sunchokes, and bacon and served with a swipe of creamy chevre. I’m not a big fan of foam or carrots, but Gilmore won me over with his delicious dish of hay-roasted carrots topped with carrot foam, crunchy pistachio crumbs, and rich cream cheese. Baked sweet potato chunks are topped

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with yogurt, peanuts, cilantro, nori, and ancho chili paste. Grilled cow’s tongue is another popular dish, as is the shrimp and grits, grilled quail, spiced redfish, and for larger parties, sizable entrees like roast chicken and lamb shoulder. For dessert, banana bread comes a la mode with crunchy butter pecans and a mini macaroon. Rarely a dessert fan, this was my husband’s favorite dish. As with all Gilmore ventures, the beer list is one of the best in town. Wines are equally exciting, with lots of goodies offered by the glass and bottle, including a deliciously versatile La Filere Barbera. The cocktail list competes with treats like a refreshing Moscow Mule made with homemade draft ginger beer. Currently serving dinner only, Odd Duck plans to eventually open for lunch and latenight dining. The new space seats 120 diners, including an outdoor patio with downtown views. But like the old trailer, there’s often a wait to sample the tasty fare. Some things never change. And that’s a good thing. K. Spezia P h otog r ap h y by bill salla n s


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(512) 477 5584

My choice pizza place

Vino Vino 4119 Guadalupe St. (512) 465 9282 Two words, Mussels and Fries. This classic, dim-lit wine joint offers excep-

Clark's oyster bar 1200 W. 6th St. (512) 297 2525 Never disappoints. This cozy, chic spot always has a nice crowd. Try the oysters, the fish special of the night, or the hamburger!


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Vespaio

Fresa's

Street Café

1610 South Congress Ave.

915 N. Lamar Blvd.

1501 S. 1st St.

(512) 441 7672

(512) 428 5077

(512) 291 2881

A classic on S. Congress.

Tasty chicken al carbon,

Fun, casual, low-key. Try

Try the carpaccio, and the

refreshing agua frescas,

the Vietnamese coffee,

spaghetti alla carbonara is

and some of the best gua-

spring rolls, or pork and

delicious!

camole around have all the makings for a perfect

shrimp crepe Gusto 4800 Burnet Rd. (512) 458 1100 A regular for me. Fun interior, great patio, and attentive service. Try the polenta fries, the black drum, and the flourless chocolate torte. Ranch 616 616 Nueces St. (512) 479 7616 Eclectic and spicy! Mmm, the crispy oysters, or the Ranch Slice of Ice, best in town. Trento 3600 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. (512) 328 7555 Fun bar, cozy booths! Must start with a whiskey jacket cocktail, then try some calamari and the brisket ravioli.

l au ren smith ford editor +

picnic. Justine's

creative director

4710 E. 5th St.

Fabi + Rosi

The people watching

509 Hearn St. (512) 236 0642 He goes for the hearty schnitzel + spatzel, and I can never resist the scallops. The dimly lit, intimate dining room space always brings good conversation over a linger-

(512) 385 2900 alone draws us in every time. I will always feel nostalgic for our prebaby late night dinners over steak frites. Salvation Pizza 624 W. 34th St. (512) 535 0076

ing and delicious meal.

A cozy spot that serves up

Fonda San Miguel

tions of New Haven style

2330 W. North Loop Blvd. (512) 459 4121 Sitting in the bar, where you can order from the

delectable flavor combinapizza pies in an inviting bungalow.

Austin’s prime spot for prime steaks. We know you’ve heard about us … the food, the

atmosphere, the service. Bob’s Steak & Chop House exceeds its reputation from the moment you walk in

the door. Come in and see for yourself. Don’t be the last one to become addicted to Bob’s.

full menu, has become a favorite date night spot.

301 Lavaca Street Austin, TX 78701 512-222-2627

It never fails to feel festive, and the rellenos never disappoint.

www.bobs-steakandchop.com

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