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hen I first moved to Austin, I settled off South Congress in an apartment building my friends affectionately nicknamed, “Melrose Place.” It was the perfect place for a newbie since the laguna-like pool allowed me to get to know my new neighbors while lounging in the sun, sipping Lone Stars. A few years later, I moved to the east side where my neighbors were construction workers, baristas, pedicab drivers, and families who had lived on the street for generations.

Photographer Annie Ray wrangles neighbors in East Austin for "Here Comes the Neighborhood" page 66.

Cover model Lauren Wolf and I met in graduate school at UT. Her

This was the inspiration behind this month’s cover. Photographed by Annie Ray, the whimsical photo features Lauren Wolf and Justin David Cox, both creative powerhouses. Wolf, an intrepid journalist and fierce writer who most recently served as lead fact checker for Lawrence Wright’s groundbreaking Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief, is also mother to 1-year-old James Atlas Cook, and lives with her family in Travis Heights. Meanwhile east side resident Cox is a sought-after designer, founding member of Public School, and owner of cover dog Blue Jean. Cox is also, as you will learn on page 66, a skilled party thrower. Inside, you will find stories from small parts of the city that resonate in big ways. On page 58, Dan Gentile’s story about three very different east side churches tackles the changing nature of East Austin in a new and refreshing way. Jaime Netzer examines a group of Austin families who created their own neighborhood on a patch of land in Llano on page 75. We also visit neighbors near Mount Bonnell and in Westlake Hills to find out how they celebrate community, and meet the Barkleys, a family who has been quietly preserving some of Austin’s most beautiful early 20th century architecture. Whether you live in Windsor Park or Westlake, Allandale or Oak Hills we hope these stories remind you why we’re all lucky to call Austin home.

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More than 300 guests gathered at The Belmont to sip signature cocktails like the “Plan B’s Knees” and the “Condom Sense Cocktail” at the sixth annual Cocktails for a Cause. The record-setting event raised more than $70,000 for Planned Parenthood healthcare and education services throughout Central and North Texas.

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Austin’s finest fashionistas gathered on the 55th floor of The Austonian for cocktails to celebrate the launch of Austin’s new custom menswear company, Andre Phillipe. Sunflowerman created a beautiful fine art painting that was auctioned off at the end of the evening to benefit Con Mi Madre, and an exciting raffle sent one guest home with a custom Andre Phillipe suit.

Cocktails for a Cause: 1. Ethan Brown & Tessa Baker 2. Kondja Kamatuka, Katherine Kinney & Sean Kinney 3. Wendy Davis & Alan Schoenbaum 4. Ted Parken & Sarah Phillip 5. Kelly & Kathrin Schneider Andre Phillip: 6. Will Emery, Angela Neal & Byron Austin 7. Jason Smith & Jonathan Phillips 8. Stephanie Woodruff, Isa Flores & Carlos Gonzalez 9. Swati Koul & Marta Gnatowska 10. John Andrews & Olivia Barnard

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Guests gathered at KLRU Studio 6A for a fun evening celebrating the 12 winners of the 2015 AIA Austin Design Awards. Design winners included spots like east side restaurant Gardner (Baldridge Architects) and the new Austin Community College Highland Campus (BGK Architects).

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year

The 7th annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year grand finale celebration had more than 350 guests dressed to the nines gathered to support South Central Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, food, and music while celebrating the Man and Woman of the Year, Rylan Reed (Stryker) and Shannon Wolfson (KXAN).

AIA Awards: 1. John & Nikki Cameron 2. Ingrid Spencer & Julia Higginbotham 3. Johanna Reed, Ryan Martinez & Beau Frail 4. Carrie Kirkpatrick & Ingrid Gonzalez Featherston 5. Kit & Debra Johnson LLS Man/Woman of the Year: 6. Kiley Batjer, Abbi Miller & Kim Akel 7. Zach Ellis & Krystal Lucero 8. Lauren & Darin Muse 9. Jenny Peck, Shari Ledbetter & Allie Alter 10. Amy Goins & Olivia Chriss

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Art Bra Austin

A sold-out crowd at the Austin Music Hall enjoyed bites from Cipollina, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, and more as 70 feisty models walked the runway in bold and artful bras designed by local artists. The pieces, modeled by breast cancer survivors, were auctioned off to benefit Austin’s Breast Cancer Resource Centers.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles!

Lines were around the block for the opening day of Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library. Guests enjoyed a first look at the exhibit — which includes over 400 pieces of Beatles memorabilia — as well as live music by The Eggmen and bites from local food trucks. The exhibit runs through January 2016.

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Eager and stylish shoppers flocked to NEST for an all-day modern marketplace. Local artists like Hip Haven, Huichol Love, Kathleen Rabe, McKinnley Mizar, and Noah Marion displayed and sold their work in the bright new multilevel showroom on South Congress Avenue.

Art Bra: 1. Kaily & Blake Seick 2. Adam Hochmam & Nicole Elmurr 3. Kody Gibson & Jenny McClure 4. Simon Windel & Ellen Sheppard The Beatles Opening: 5. Evelin Krueger & Olga Afanasyeva 6. Audrey Welu, Nate Welu & Drew Price 7. James Pound & Olivia Frierson 8. Kaitlin Piraro & Kia Duran NEST: 9. Matt, Max & Amanda Short 10. William Pool & McKinley Mizar 11. Martha Grable & Laura Grable 12. Jeremy Williamson & Lauren DuBois

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New South Fest After Party

Cartoonists, illustrators, and print lovers of all kinds celebrated the first annual New South Festival with an after party at Public School, co-hosted by illustrators Penelope Gazin + Tuesday Bassen. Guests enjoyed drinks by Karbach Brewing Co. and played around in a photo booth from Big Cartel. New South’s goal is to celebrate all kinds of print culture, from indie literature to alternative comics and cartooning.

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A Taste of Texas

Presented by TRIBEZA and Llano Estacado, A Taste of Texas was a chance to enjoy an evening of great wine, food, and company. Guests mingled at the lovely and tranquil Vuka, sipped on delicious Llano Estacado wines and enjoyed bites from Contigo.

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An intimate crowd celebrated the release of TRIBEZA’s June Outdoors Issue in the Texas Hill Country at Oohla Bean. Guests sipped on Texas favorites like Shiner and Texas Keeper Cider, and snacked on light bites while enjoying Live music from Taylor & The Wild Now.

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New South Fest 1. Natalie Reed & Danithan Mejia 2. Steph Beasley & Adeena Reitberger 3. Emily Sides, Hayley Shade & Kayla E. 4. Jack Sjogren, Rand Renfrow & Hallie Bateman A Taste of Texas: 5. Richard Romeo & Corey Grundy 6. Cameron Ripley & Adrian Becerra 7. Kendall Kelton & Audrey Ponzio 8. Jackie Fitzgerald & Linda Wagner Celebrate Outdoors: 9. Christa Lea Berry & Alexis Lanman 10. Mikela Floyd & Baines Kinnison 11.Taylor Baker & Drew Walker 12. Chris Holston, Blythe Bailey & Derek Van Wagner

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Embracing the Heat BY K R I STI N ARMSTRONG I llu s tr atio n by Joy G a ll ag h er

At the first sign of oppressive heat, say when sweat sticks my thighs to the hot leather seat of my car, when I must stop wearing silk, when I look for parking spots in the shade even if it means walking farther to the store, when I time my errands to avoid going anywhere between the hours of noon and 8 pm, when I run at zero dark thirty to avoid being scorched and suffocated, when my dogs pant all day long, when going to the movies always sounds like a good idea, when my grass withers and browns, and when going outside feels like walking into an open oven, that is precisely when I make my summer exodus. From early June through August, I get the heck out of dodge until I have to return so Luke has parental supervision between football practices. I do realize how lucky I am because all I need for work is a laptop and my brain. In California, I have a little oasis where I escape the heat and all semblance of a routine. I don’t see people I know at the grocery store (and I dress like it). I don’t wear a watch because I don’t care what time it is. I also don’t particularly care when, where or what we eat for dinner. I sleep as late as I want, stay up as late as I want, and run until I’m tired. It’s a free-for-all and it’s heavenly to me. I like myself better when I’m not overheated and over-structured. It fills my emotional cup. Shoot, it fills my emotional pitcher (with margaritas) and equips me to pour myself out for the rest of the year. This summer, however, is going to look a little different. My son Luke tried, in the kindest, most graceful way possible, to draw a line in my Santa Barbara sand. He sweetly acknowledged that while most of the free world would probably love to jet between seeing mom in California

and dad in Colorado, he was over it. He wants to be a teenager, stay home, sleep in, be bored, play Xbox, see his friends, lift weights with his teammates, eat Tex-Mex, and go out on the lake. He wants to sit in the pool all afternoon with his buddies and talk about things I don’t want to hear. I get it. I remember when my parents wanted to take us to Europe after my junior year of high school. I had never been, but I refused that trip faster than you could say non merci. Forget Paris, what about my boyfriend and my friends and that party at so-and-so’s house when their parents leave town? I wanted to be home where I belonged. Today, I could pretend to be too old to remember how that felt, but I’m not. I do remember. And I love that kid more than I love my comfort. And so, instead of my exodus, I accept the genesis of a new kind of summer. Home base will be here, in the heat and in my ‘hood. I will escape, but for short weekends rather than whole months. I will host housefuls of sweaty, hungry boys. I will faithfully restock the refrigerator and pantry. I will dry countless loads of wet pool towels. I will kick out cute, bikiniclad girls by 11 pm. I will endure what will surely feel like an endless kid-weekend. I will be cheerful and grateful (and sweaty). I will find ways to amuse myself and keep my cool (with margaritas, and Luke can drive). With only a few summers left until my empty nest turns into a raft, I will go with the flow and enjoy the sunshine — the good company of my people.

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eorge Brickhouse is the kind of man with whom even the Dali Lama feels a connection. After the legendary Four Seasons doorman greeted His Holiness, the Secret Service agent assigned to accompany the Dalai Lama returned to say how happy the monk was to meet him. “It tripped me out,” Brickhouse says, laughing. Anyone who has walked through the doors of Austin’s Four Seasons Hotel understands what the Dalai Lama was feeling. For nearly two decades, Brickhouse has served as Austin’s unofficial ambassador, welcoming out-of-towners and locals alike with a mixture of friendliness and professionalism. In May, friends, colleagues, and locals organized a celebratory luncheon for Brickhouse on the lawn of the Four Seasons for no other reason than they just like him that much. “I have a lot of friends I don’t consider guests, I consider friends.” A Wichita Falls native, Brickhouse landed in Austin when his first wife came to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Texas. Having worked in various service industry jobs in his hometown, Brickhouse eventually landed at the Renaissance Hotel where he quickly rose to the role of guest services manager. After Brickhouse was named Austin’s best hotel employee in 1996, the Four Seasons came knocking. “Craig Reed was the general manager here, and he came over and said, ‘George, you have to come work at the Four Seasons.’ All they had was an overnight bellman [position].” He applied and five interviews later, Brickhouse landed the gig. Today he is as synonymous with the Four Seasons as the crunchy bar mix they serve with cocktails. In addition to devoting his career to the service industry, Brickhouse is a devoted Christian, husband, father, and grandfather. When he remarried his second wife (they met while working in a hotel, naturally), Brickhouse inherited five stepchildren and, eventually, 17 grandchildren. Despite a busy home life, Brickhouse has no plans to retire. “I enjoy the service industry,” he explains. “I love the people, especially getting to know the people.” k. friel

5 Questions for george What is the best part of your day? I will come home … I’ll say, ‘Hola, baby!’ and [my wife will] say, ‘Hola!’ and I’ll give her a kiss. If she’s got her workout clothes on, I know we’re going to work out. Every time I come home, there is always something prepared and I always ask her how her day was. Then we’ll go workout, come home, and eat dinner. Who is your hero? My mom and my dad… I call my mom every day.

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Leisure and hospitality services account for more than 100,000 jobs in Austin making it one of the top five industries in the city. What advice would you give to someone looking for a lasting career in the service industry? Number one [thing] you have got to remember: it’s not about you. It’s not about you. If you can get past thinking it’s about you, you will get your focus and attention off of yourself and focus on the client and their needs. Don’t focus on the money — the money will come — focus on the client. Don’t worry if they’re angry or rude, you don’t know what they’re going through. You may be the one person who can help their day get a little bit better. You have to have a sense that you enjoy serving others cause that’s what we do.

Who is the most famous person you’ve met? The Dalai Lama. So, the Secret Service brings him in, he comes up to me and asks, ‘Are you from Mexico?’ and I laughed and said, ‘No, I’m from right here in Texas.’ And we had a couple more words and the [Secret Service agent] who was with him came back down and he asked, “George, what did you do man? The Dalai Lama, all he was talking about was you!” What’s next? I always tell people this: as long as the Four Seasons will have me, I will be here. There is a scripture that says, “If a man does not work, he should not eat.” And I stay hungry all the time.

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After 11 years in their downtown location, NEST Modern recently moved to a fresh new space on South Congress complete with three gorgeous levels of showroom and a bright backyard event space. The new showroom is illustrative of the company’s unwavering sense of style, full of rich colors and clean lines that work well together. NEST has always been more than a home furnishing store — it’s a design resource, and a big part of that comes from the smart and friendly team at the helm. Even though they’ve just moved in, the NEST team is already hard at work helping design visions become realities. To help celebrate the big move, the team shared design tips, styling rules and where they find inspiration.

Th er e ar e no r ul es “Use books as side tables, hang a floor mirror on its side on the wall, put your art leaning on the floor. Let the space and the pieces you like dictate the design.” – Rebecca “You always need to stay true to yourself, and that can encompass many different things. Mix pieces you love, no matter what style they fall under. Use family heirlooms, favorite finds, and any piece that shows your personality.” – Leticia

Keep it Cl ean “If you are in doubt about a piece, don’t put it in the space. I always err on the side of too little versus too much. And for finishing touches, organic materials are timeless and go with everything.” -Emilee

Favor ite Rooms “I have created my ideal lounge area in my bedroom. One of my favorite things to do is lounge in there and listen to records. An oversize, white, circular, shag rug and low bed make the room the perfect place to relax.” -Gilbert “My room is the kitchen. It is where I spend most of my time when I am at home. The kitchen has so many memories of my time with my grandmother and learning to cook from her. With each recipe she shared the stories of her life as we mixed, stirred, and tasted.” -Douglas

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july Calendars arts & entertainment

Entertainment Calendar Music C3 Presents: Little Hurricane W/ Young Buffalo

July 1, 8pm Stubb’s Inside Summer Night Swing with the Hot Sardines

July 7, 7:30 pm The Long Center

Brownout | Sweet Spirit

July 10, 6pm Bullock Texas State History Museum Julian Ascota

July 11, 9pm Stubb’s Inside

KUTX Presents: First Aid Kit

July 16, 7pm Stubb’s Outside Buddy Guy

July 17, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater

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Iron & Wine

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July 24, 2015 Bullock Texas State History Museum

July 17, 8pm The Paramount Theatre

Cameron Folkcore

July 17, 6pm Bullock Texas State History Museum The Midnight Stroll Featuring Aaron Behrens Of Ghostland Observatory

Golden Dawn Arkestra

Faith No More

July 26, 7pm Austin Music Hall

Film Sleepless in Seattle

July 18, 8pm Historic Scoot Inn

July 3, 8pm South Shore District

Blues on the Green:

Cinema East

Bob Schneider

July 22, 8pm Zilker Park

Stephen Stills

July 23, 8pm Paramount Theatre Ray Wylie Hubbard

July 23, 8pm Shady Grove

Rasputina

July 23, 8pm The Parish

July 12, 7pm French Legation Museum

Hard Proof

July 29, 6pm The Long Center

Summer Free Family

Theatre The Night Alive

July 9 – August 8 Hyde Park Theatre

Duke Ellington's

Ghostbusters

July 15 – August 23 ZACH Theatre

Comedy Alex Reymundo:

July 11, 7pm Stateside at the Paramount

featuring Latasha Lee & The Black Ties

July 15, 6pm The Long Center

The Grim Game

July 19, 7pm Stateside at the Paramount

Series: Tale Of Despereaux

July 11, 2pm Bullock Texas State History Museum

Other

Sophisticated Ladies

Red-Nexican Tour Sound & Cinema:

July 11-19 The Long Center

Michael Ian Black

July 16-19 Cap City Comedy Club

Children Pollyanna Theatre

Sound & Cinema: The

Company Presents:

Naked Gun featuring

Sarah the Dinosaur

Anthony Bourdain: Close To The Bone

July 9, 7:30pm Bass Concert Hall Quesoff V

July 11, 2pm Mohawk

Rhythm on Stage: Videodance, Michael Jackson’s “Bad”

July 21, 7pm The Long Center

Hotter Than Hell Burlesque

July 25, 8pm Stateside at the Paramount


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Natalie Frank's work reimagines classic tales from the Brothers Grimm.

artist spotlight

Natalie Frank

A nd t h e a r t o f co m i ng h o m e aga i n

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ustin-born Natalie Frank has always known she was an artist. “My grandmother said, ‘All you wanted to do as a child was pick up rocks and inspect things.’ I think [my career] was probably foreshadowed in my childhood,” she laughs. In middle school, Frank’s parents separated and she moved with her mother to Dallas. Frank says she didn’t really fit in at school and so, with the support of her parents, she began to explore her interest in art. “I started really seriously figure drawing when I was 12 or 13,” says Frank. “I would go with my mother to draw nude models in this woman’s garage cause it wasn’t allowed in school. It was considered inappropriate.” Though she found support at home, Frank’s school leaders were less than thrilled with their student’s interest in drawing the human form. When she was 15, Frank’s parents sent her to the Slade School of Fine Art at University College of London to spend a summer studying with the

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masters. “They have an amazing tradition and history of figurative artists,” explains Frank. “I just fell in love with that place.” Though she may not have realized it at the time, London proved a pivotal place for the young artist. During her undergraduate studies at Yale University, Frank returned to London to continue studying at the Slade. After graduation, Frank moved to New York to pursue her MFA. Around that time, she befriended London-based artist Paula Rego, who was the first to encourage her to explore the Brothers Grimm. “I had never worked from stories or literature before and [Rego thought] I would love that,” says Frank “She thought the narrative surrounding women and the body and sexuality and violence and humor would be right up my alley — and it was.” And so, four years ago, Frank retreated to her Brooklyn studio to begin work on illustrating Tales of the Brothers Grimm. “This was the first time I was like, ‘I’m going to trust my imagination to see what this world can become,’” explains Frank. The result is an epic tome filled with gorgeous drawings illustrating some of the most iconic stories in modern literature. But make no mistake; This doesn’t look like your childhood copy of Grimm’s fairy tales. In her version, Frank explores themes of gender, sexuality, and domestic abuse in a fantastical and stunning world. It was precisely this world that led the Blanton Museum of Art to curate Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm, an exhibition running July 11 through November 15 and featuring more than 30 pieces of Frank’s work. The event, a partnership between the Blanton and The Drawing Center, also marks the New York-based Frank’s first big show in her hometown, the place where her father and much of her family still lives. Says Frank, “I associate being a child with living [in Austin]. It felt appropriate… I think a lot of what is in these stories about play and beginning to see life through stories, that’s how you understand life. That’s what the Grimms are.” Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm, runs July 11 through November 15 at the Blanton Museum of Art. For more information go to blantonmuseum.org. k. friel p h oto g r a p h by da n i el b ro ck | a rt wo r k co u rt e s y o f t h e b l a n to n


This exhibition is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Generous support for the exhibition is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding for this exhibition at the Blanton is provided in part by the Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation, the Scurlock Foundation Exhibition Endowment, and an anonymous donor. Media Sponsor: Univision Francisco Oller, Hacienda La Fortuna, 1885, oil on canvas, 26 Ă— 40 in., Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Lilla Brown in memory of her husband John W. Brown, by exchange. Brooklyn Museum photograph.

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Robert Therrien, No title (folding tables and chairs), 2008. Painted steel, aluminum, and fabric. Installation view, Robert Therrien, The Contemporary Austin — Jones Center, Austin, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

ON VIEW AT THE JONES CENTER

Robert Therrien MAY 9 – AUGUST 30, 2015

ON VIEW AT THE BETTY AND EDWARD MARCUS SCULPTURE PARK AT LAGUNA GLORIA

New Acquisition: Tom Friedman: Looking Up New Works by John Grade and Monika Sosnowska

Jones Center 700 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78701 thecontemporaryaustin.org

Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park / Laguna Gloria 3809 West 35th Street Austin, Texas 78703

Robert Therrien Exhibition Support: Linda L. Brown, MaddocksBrown Foundation, Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman, Gagosian Gallery, Vision Fund Leaders and Contributors Museum Support: Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Austin Community Foundation, Bank of America, Oxford Commercial, Pedernales Cellars, Vinson & Elkins LLP This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.


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arts & entertainment

Arts Calendar

Art Spaces

july 10 Pump Project

Special Blend: Teen Artists + Mentor Program Opening Reception 7-9pm July 11 The Blanton

Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm A Conversation with Natalie Frank 3 pm Through November 15 July 11 Wally Workman Gallery

Diana Greenberg: Solo Show Opening Reception 6-8pm Through August 8

Ongoing Lora Reynolds Gallery

Colby Bird: Hope Goes with Man to the Foot of the Gallows Through July 25 UMLAUF Sculpture Garden

Eve & Shive Through August 30

The Contemporary Austin — Jones Center

Robert Therrein Through August 30

Blanton Museum of Art

Impressionism and the Caribbean Through September 8

LBJ Presidential Library

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles! Through January 10, 2016

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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

700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 thecontemporaryaustin.org BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

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

BULLOCK 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 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

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

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

1830 Simond Ave (512) 469 6200 Hours: T-Fri 10-5, Sa-Su 10-6 thinkeryaustin.org UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN & MUSEUM

605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: T-F 10-4, Sa–Su 12–4 umlaufsculpture.org

Galleries art at the den

317 W. 3rd St. (512) 222 3364 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-6, Su 12-5 artattheden.com Art on 5th

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 arton5th.com ARTPOST:

THE CENTER FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION

4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. artpostaustin.com

ARTWORKS GALLERY

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

AUSTIN GALLERIES

5804 Lookout Mountain Dr. (512) 495 9363 By appt. only austingalleries.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


arts & entertainment

BIG MEDIUM GALLERY AT BOLM

5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 Tu-Sa 12-6 bigmedium.org

BIG MEDIUM GALLERY AT CANOPY

916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101 (512) 939 6665 Hours: Tu-Sa 12-6 bigmedium.org CAPITAL FINE ART

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

CO-LAB PROJECTS: N SPACE

905 Congress Ave. at Nelsen Partners (512) 300 8217 Hours: W 5:30-8 co-labprojects.org

CO-LAB PROJECTS: PROJECT SPACE

austintexas.gov/ department/doughertyarts-center EAST SIDE GLASS STUDIO

3401 E. 4th St. (512) 815 2569 Hours: Tu-Sa By appointment only eastsideglassstudio.com FAREWELL BOOKS

913 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 473 2665 Hours: M-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 farewellbookstore.com FIRST ACCESS GALLERY

2324 S. Lamar Blvd (512) 428 4782 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-7, Su 12-5 firstaccess.co/gallery FLATBED PRESS

2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 477 9328 Hours: M-F 10-5, Sa 10-3 flatbedpress.com GALLERY 702

613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By event and appt only co-labprojects.org

702 San Antonio St. (737) 703 5632 Hours: Tu-Su 10-6 gallery702austin.com

DAVIS GALLERY

GALLERY BLACK LAGOON

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

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4000 Hours: M-Th 10-9, F 105:30, Sa 10-2

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

2213 E. Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78702 (512) 826 5334 Hours: Th -Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 grayduckgallery.com kathryn goodnite fine art

1207 W. 6th St. Austin, TX 78703 (281) 799-9367 By appt. only kathryngoodnite.com

JULIA C. BUTRIDGE GALLERY

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–2 austintexas.gov/ department/ doughertygallery LA PEÑA

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

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

1009 W. 6th St., #101 (512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 lotusasianart.com MASS GALLERY

507 Calles St. (512) 535 4946 Hours: F 5-8, Sa-Su 12-5 massgallery.org

MONDO GALLERY

4115 Guadalupe St. (512) 296 2439 Hours: Tu-Sa 12- 6 mondotees.com NJ WEAVER

4620 E. Cesar Chavez, Bldg. B (512) 663 6690 By appointment only njweaver.com PUMP PROJECT ART COMPLEX

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

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

1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–collection.com SPACE 12

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

1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com STUDIO 10

1011 West Lynn Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5

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

(512) 236 1333 studiotenarts.com TINY PARK GALLERY

1101 Navasota St. #2 (512) 809 3242 Hours: Sa 12-5 and by appt. TESTSITE

502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By appointment only fluentcollab.org VISUAL ARTS CENTER

2300 Trinity St. (512) 232 2348 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa 12-5 utvac.org WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY

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

WOMEN & THEIR WORK

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

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

Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY

208 E. San Antonio St. (830) 990 1727 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 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 LARRY JACKSON ANTIQUES & ART GALLERY

209 S. Llano (830) 997 0073 Hours: M-F 9:30-5, Sa 10-5 larryjacksonantiques.com THE GALLERY AT VAUDEVILLE

230 E. Main St. (830) 992 3234 Hours: M 8-6, W-F 8-6, Sa 8-9, Su 8-5 vaudeville-living.com

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TRIBEZ A Talk

treetop 'hood

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 .

by n i c o l e b e ckl e y

Creating Public A rt

View From The Top

“You have to think of public art as having some sort of permanence, it’s

On Highway 71, about 30 miles west of downtown Austin, in

going to be there for quite a while,” Sun McColgin says. For over a decade

between a bend in the Pedernales River, you’ll find something

he and wife, Ryah Christensen, have been creating work for private resi-

you may have only dreamed of as a kid: a spacious treehouse.

dences and public spaces throughout Austin. “I always liked to make really large works,” Christensen says. Working in mosaic, Christensen designed a wall in the Spring Condominiums and

The Lofthaven II, one of four treehouses operated by Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, is a bedroom built for two around the trunk

earlier this year installed a piece in the Second Street District, which uses

of a cypress tree. Suspended 35 feet in the air, the furnished room

local limestone and glass to depict life along the Brazos River. McColgin

was designed for a romantic getaway, with a 60-foot long bridge

created the mosaic "Urban Canyon" piece on Second Street, though he of-

connecting it to a bathhouse with a built-in waterfall. Relying

ten works in metal, creating sculptures like the steel "Invisible Womb" for

on the shade of the trees to keep it cool (there’s no A/C), there

a Lake Austin residence. In May, the couple was commissioned to create a piece for Eilers Park near Deep Eddy pool. “It’s part of this magical place that’s been used by people for 100 years, and hopefully some of that will come through,” Christensen says. For more information, visit 1180pandora.com

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is electricity and lighting; the comforts of home even in the tree tops. For more information, visit cypressvalleycanopytours.com


Waller Park Pl ace , Red River at Cesar Chavez.

Par t of a two million square foot project next to the Austin Convention Center, this 46-story condo building will be one of the development’s three towers, including an office build-

On A Ro l l

ing and mixed-use space.

Even if you’re not headed to the East Coast this summer, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience a taste of New England. Since first launch-

Skyhouse , 51 Rainey St. This 23-story apartment building

ing Garbo’s as a food truck specializing in lobster rolls in 2013, Heidi

includes 320 units, a rooftop deck and pool, and Rainey Street

Garbo expanded into the brick-and-mortar space with her Wells

outposts for Salvation Pizza and Royal Blue Grocery.

Branch restaurant last year and in May added on a wine and oyster bar. With the addition of the new space, Garbo also launched a Sunday brunch menu including poached eggs and wild Maine blueberry pancakes. “We’re in the middle of a neighborhood,” Garbo says. “It’s nice to have something that people can bike to on a Sunday morning for brunch around here.” You can also get your seafood fix at Wonderland on East Sixth Street, where one of Garbo’s trucks took up residence in June serv-

Seaholm Residences , 222 West Ave. Part of the

public-private repurposing of the Seaholm Power Plant, this 30-story high rise boasts 280 residences (all under contract), a 10th floor skydeck, and easy access to Trader Joe’s, Austin Music Hall, and the Second Street District.

ing spicy scallop tacos and fried clam fritters. “It’s funny how this cuisine — especially lobster rolls — is pretty nostalgic,” Garbo says. “It’s really gratifying because I like Austin, it’s my home now, but I’ll always miss New England a little bit.” For more information, visit garboslobsteratx.com

A New View

Au s t i n ’ s C hang i ng S kyl i n e With a host of new residential towers slated to be built, here’s a look at the future of the Austin skyline. The Independent, 301 West Ave. Set to open in 2018, the

5th & Br a zos , Fifth Street at Brazos. Under development

from TBG Partners and the Magellan Development Group, this mixed-use tower will include 329 apartments, 333 hotel rooms, and two restaurants.

Seven , 615 W. Seventh St. The 220 one-and two-bedroom

luxury apartments in this 24-story building have views of downtown Austin, access to a sun deck, and a short walk to the bars and restaurants on West Sixth Street.

staggered white tower is expected to be Austin’s tallest building with 58 stories containing 370 condo units. Construction should begin this fall.

The Residences At Austin Proper Hotel , San

Antonio Street at Cesar Chavez. Part of the redevelopment of Seventy Rainey Residences , 70 Rainey St. With 164

residences, this condo building incorporates the outdoors with vertical gardens climbing up the lower floors of the building’s base and an infinity pool overlooking Lady Bird Lake.

the Green Water Treatment Plant, the 35-story tower is set to open in 2017 with 120 residences, 250 hotel rooms, and two rooftop pools. Designed by Handel Architects, who worked on NYC’s National September 11 Memorial and the Trump SoHo Hotel.

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b y k at i e f r i e l p h oto g r a p h y by j e s s i c a pag e s

T h i s co u p l e i s k e e p i n g Au s t i n ’ s m os t b e au t i f u l h i s to r i c p ro p e rt i e s a l i v e

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John and Medora Barkley in their North University home.

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T h e r u g w a s o r i g i n a lly p u r c h a s e d b y J o h n a n d g i v e n to a f r i e n d. K n o w i n g J o h n lo v e d the rug, his friend returned it as a wedding present when the B a r k l e y s m a r r i e d.

T h e r e i s a s m a l l , somewhat secret club in town, a sort of frater-

of their apartments and saw original hardwood floors, 1930s vintage

nity for the bohemian set. There are no meetings, and most members

hardware, and a black and white bathroom filled with vintage white

are only revealed to one another when asked a single question: “Do

tile. I instantly knew I was home.

you live in a Barkley House?”

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And I am not alone. For nearly four decades, hundreds of Austinites

The Barkley Houses are beautifully restored, mostly pre-war prop-

have been proud members of the Barkley House club. Owned and op-

erties peppered throughout Central Austin in neighborhoods like

erated by John and Medora Barkley, a couple who have called Austin

Cherrywood, West Campus, and Clarksville. Their inhabitants vary

home since the 1970s and 1980s, respectively, the properties are as

from eager graduate students to renowned artists and filmmakers to

much a reflection of their owners as they are of our city’s history.

families drawn to the aesthetic of early 20th century architecture. Be-

Like most good ideas, it was never John Barkley’s intention to be-

fore we go any further, I should disclose that I am member of this club.

come a bellwether of Austin’s hippest neighborhoods. If things had

I have lived in a Barkley House since 2013 when I walked into one

gone according to plan, John Barkley probably wouldn’t live here at

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Daughter Eleanor h a s a l r e a dy r e q u e s te d to l i v e i n t h e B a rk l e y H o u s e s ’ v i n ta g e 1 9 1 6 S p e e d w ay d u p l e x during college.

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all. The son of a farmer, John originally came to Austin to attend St. Stephen’s Episcopal School. After graduation, he studied furniture design at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and earned a degree from Vassar College. “I had applied for a fellowship to go study in Japan, and didn’t get it,” says John, who wanted to study furniture making with Japanese masters. “I didn’t want to use my savings for that, so I came back to Texas and got a job working in the oil field.” An accident took him out of the oil field, and by the late 1970s, he was working with a friend to restore old houses on Lake Buchanan. “We worked our butts off and I ended up with more money than I needed for this Japan idea,” explains John. “I had come to understand something about these houses I was working on [in Lake Buchanan].” And so when they returned to Austin, his friend bought a Porsche and John bought a duplex in Cherrywood. John moved into the ground floor, rented out the top, and began restoring his new home. Just as he was getting ready to finally head to Japan, the duplex next door came up for sale and he snapped it up. “I just liked the way they looked,” he says. “They were sturdy.” This cycle continued for the next three years. John would make plans to go to Japan only to see a must-have property pop up in the neighborhood. With renters in place, John was able to buy the properties that attracted him, the houses, cottages, and apartments that were often looked over by other buyers, but in which John saw the good bones and impeccable attention to detail that made them different from the more modern homes nearby. “Wood-frame houses with a Barkley resident M i c h e l l e Fa i r b a n k s

lot of lumber, well-built, windows that opened onto yards with trees,

in her Cherrywood

[these are] the kinds of things that appeal to me,” he says. Plus, in

home.

the late 1970s John Barkley already had an idea about the future of the city. “I was thinking I really liked Austin, Austin was a really cool place, and it was getting to be changing,” John says. “Traffic was al-

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Whenever possible, the Barkleys use original m at e r i a l s t o r e p l a c e h a r dwa r e t h ro u g h o u t their properties.

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Original wood moldings, brick, and s c o n c e s a r e t h e s ta r of this 1930s house n e a r H y d e Pa r k .

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ready getting to be a problem, and I realized because of that it was going to put pressure on the inner city.” Over the next decade, John continued to work long hours renovating and managing properties, stopping only to sleep or grab breakfast at Trudy’s on 30th Street. He drove to places like Gonzales in search of original parts. With all his work, Barkley Houses continued to attract students, artists, and creatives from Austin’s booming bohemian subculture. “I was working on all of this myself, I wasn’t interested in more modern ‘60s and ‘70s stuff,” he says. “Because of that inclination, I ended up in these older neighborhoods with these inner city houses, and the people that liked those houses and wanted to rent them from me were kinda like me and had the same aesthetics and values.” Those “people” include local artists, renowned filmmakers, and more than a few writers (ahem). The Barkley Houses’ Guadalupe Street offices are filled with artwork given to them by tenants, and the company even calls on Austin artist Jennifer Chenoweth (another former resident) to help pick out paint colors. By the late 1990s, Austin was changing, and so too was John’s personal life. In 1998, he was set up on a blind date with the sister of his friend. A Laredo native, Medora had grown up about 90 miles away from John. As their relationship unfolded, the pair discovered they had more in common than their South Texas roots. Despite running in the same circles, both being in Los Angeles during the 1992 riots, and attending a bamboo festival here in Austin, they had never met. “Soon after we met we started working together,” says Medora. They married shortly after and welcomed a daughter, Eleanor, in 2008. Over the past 17 years, the couple has kept the business a family affair. With only a very small, tightly-knit staff, John is still a familiar face to Barkley dwellers, and is often the first to respond to requests to

T e n a n t K r i s St e v e n s i s a m a r k e ti n g m a n a g e r f o r G r av e s D o u g h erty and is the board chair of G e n e r o u s A r t. S h e i s a l s o o n t h e b o a r d s o f Ko m e n , W o m e n Sy m p h o n y ’ s L e ag u e, a n d Au s t i n P u b l i c L i b r a r y F r i e n d s F o u n d at i o n .

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Ac t r e s s M y l i n da R oy e r l i v e s i n t h i s Clarksville duplex with her husband a n d s o n . T h e f a m i ly w i l l w e lc o m e a n ot h er child this summer.

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The homes are mainta i n e d b y a s m a l l s ta f f, a n d i t ’ s n ot u n u s u a l t o see owner John Barkley s h ow u p to r e p l ac e a lo o s e f lo o r b o a r d o r fix a finicky freezer.

make repairs. Though they have all but stopped buying properties, when a can’t-miss house becomes available, they pay attention. In the fall when a 1916 German made duplex on Speedway came on the market, John raced over to see it. Says Medora, “He called me and said, ‘Honey, you’ve got to come see this.’” I hadn’t heard him like that in a long time.” They made an offer, and a few days later that Speedway duplex was a bonafide Barkley House. While there may not be many new additions to the Barkley Houses roster, John and Medora say they will continue to maintain their properties. Almost 40 years after John purchased that first Cherrywood duplex, Austin has transformed from a small city into a booming metropolis with major housing issues spanning from downtown to the city limits. The Barkleys say they are thinking of ways to help combat those issues, whether through partnerships or infilling. However they choose to do it, it will be with the same sense of history and respect for beautiful spaces that make a Barkley House a home.

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Ebenezer Baptist Church warmly welcomes all visitors.

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“It’s an important anchor for the community, but as the community changes, the church has to change.” Ebenezer Baptist Church The first thing to know about Ebenezer Bap-

of the many signs that demographics have

ing together to rid the community of crime

tist Church is that the congregation is relent-

shifted. Only half of Ebenezer’s congregation

and encourage business. Ebenezer helped

lessly welcoming to visitors. There will be no

of 500 still lives in East Austin, and many are

achieve these goals through participation in

sliding in a side door and slinking into a back

now commuting from as far away as Pfluger-

the city-run Austin Revitalization Authority

pew. Expect a handshake and hello from liter-

ville. But as much as a visit to Ebenezer brings

and its own Economic Development Corpora-

ally every single member of the church.

up questions of race, what’s more striking is

tion, but the resulting landscape is one where

The experience is akin to visiting someone’s

the disparity in age. Nearly the entire congre-

for many transplants, brunch is the new

home, and in a sense anyone who walks down

gation is over the age of 50, and approaching

church. “There was an era when there weren’t

the East End District is a guest in Ebenezer

a stage in life when fixed incomes and rising

many other things you could do on Sunday

territory. Since their founding in 1875, the

property taxes can take a serious toll on a

other than worship. How we adapt to that —

predominantly African-American church has

community.

that’s the dilemma,” says Freeman.

been a literal and figurative cornerstone of the neighborhood.

The church is working to develop a strate-

Freeman, a disarmingly straight-talking pas-

gic plan for the future, but in the meantime

Though the modest chapel is tucked back

tor who took over leadership of the church

prospective members should know that de-

on the corner of 10th and San Marcos streets,

in 2012 after spending 30 years preaching

spite the older congregation, there are sur-

the church’s property encompasses a stretch

on Chicago’s South Side. He’s reverent of

prisingly liberal undertones. Ebenezer is rare

of 11th Street that includes landmarks like

Ebenezer’s past, but a large part of his mission

amongst Baptist churches in allowing the or-

the mosaic at Urdy Plaza and the Texas Music

is to attract a younger crowd to help write the

dination of women and in the willingness to

Museum. Across the street, the historic brick

next chapter of the church’s history.

explore alternative readings of the Bible, such

Street-Jones Building (it now houses MiJo’s

“Institutions like this demonstrate lon-

as a path to salvation for those in remote parts

and other businesses) is named for two prom-

gevity and commitment to the values of the

of the world who haven’t been introduced to

inent members of the church: one was one of

church,” says Freeman. “It’s an important an-

Jesus Christ. “I try to push to see the range of

Austin’s first black architects and the other a

chor for the community, but as the commu-

interpretations of passages and to be able to

Deacon who smoked barbecue on 11th Street

nity changes, the church has to change. The

adjudicate between them,” says Freeman.

in the 1950s.

people around us require different delivery


Balancing the static nature of scripture and

systems and different ways to be active in the

ideas of inclusiveness is an ambitious order,

church and do ministry.”

but just like moving into a new community, a

These days the most popular barbecue joint on the block is no longer linked to the church, and its fanatical brisket devotees are just one

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Helping to make sense of it all is Dr. Ricky

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In the ‘90s and early ‘00s, that meant band-

handshake and a warm hello work wonders.


Reverend Ricky Freeman looks out over East 11th Street from the mosaic at Urdy Plaza. On May 17 the women of Ebenezer donned traditional ribboned hats for Women’s Hat Day.

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Sam Romo is a fixture on the front steps of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Parishioners gather for services in both English and Spanish.


“You’ll notice that people don’t go home right away.”

o u r l a dy o f g u a da l u p e c at h o l i c c h u r c h When the Virgin Mary appeared in the Villa

a large part in church. Parishioners arrive

Street near Republic Square Park. Downtown

de Guadalupe outside Mexico City in 1531,

early in the morning to cook fresh flour tor-

development sent the congregation to East

she looked like an Aztec. The local bishop

tillas for everything from the yearly bazaar

Austin, and now nearby development is once

was skeptical until a witness brought a cloak

to more somber events. When parishioner

again testing the strength of the community.

of roses picked during the dead of winter.

Jesse Castro passed away on May 28 at the

Another element that bonds members of

When the roses were removed from the cloak,

age of 72, a group of several hundred gath-

Our Lady of Guadalupe together is the sense

they revealed an image of the Blessed Mother.

ered the following Tuesday to celebrate his

of social identity provided by project-specific

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

life over fried chicken, picadillo, brisket,

ministry groups. Each service organization

in East Austin honors its patron saint with

and plenty of desserts. Castro, who owned

has their own focus, ranging from organizing

a humble patch of roses in front of its tall

Atlas Cleaners, was known as an outgoing

the patron’s feast day to helping the sick.

brick chapel at Ninth and Lydia streets. The

greeter before mass, and a jack of all trades

But whether you’re a Guadalupana or

flowers are hard to see after mass because of

capable of both fixing church bells and man-

Carmelita, everyone is encouraged to vol-

the large groups of families that mill about

ning a grill. “His family ran the hamburger

unteer their personal talents. Sometimes

outside. “You’ll notice that people don’t go

booth at the church bazaar. People would

that means painting a statue of the Blessed

home right away,” says Albert Banda, a Pas-

come just for the hamburgers! Even if you

Mother for the courtyard, or building a can-

toral Council Member who has been attend-

didn’t know his name, you knew him from

opy over that statue for the humble purpose

ing the church for 55 years. Although that

the hamburgers,” says Teri Aguallo, a fourth

of keeping the birds from “going you-know-

sounds like an exceptional tenure, it’s actu-

generation member of the church.

what on it.” That type of grandmotherly af-

ally the norm. Entire family lineages hover

Families like Aguallo’s form a cherished

fection runs throughout the church, down

on the church steps until the crowd clears to

communal history that keeps the church

to the greeting you receive when you arrive

head next door for a breakfast plate of torti-

united despite shifting neighborhood demo-

for the first time.

llas, eggs, chicharrones, beans, and nopales

graphics. Before the 1950s, the city’s Mex-

“We say this is your Mom’s home,” says

topped with two strips of bacon.

ican-American community was centered

Ramon Gomez, chair of the Pastoral Coun-

around their former church on Guadalupe

cil. “Welcome home to Guadalupe.”

As with any family gathering, food plays

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“Liturgy means work of the people, so whatever you’re passionate about and whatever you’re good at, just bring it to the table.”

v ox v e n i a e When you walk into Vox Veniae, you are likely

ia-ish, well, it is. There’s a crew of baristas

The church was non-denominational from

to meet Chissy. It’s hard to tell her age, but it’s

manning fancy Chemex coffee makers at the

2006 until 2011 when the congregation decid-

clear from her erratic voice that she has seen

entrance, a three-piece band kicks off the mu-

ed they wanted to become part of something

hard times. Pastor Gideon Tsang explains that

sic with a dissonant swell of feedback and a

larger. Vox decided to join the Evangelical

she’s sometimes homeless and has struggled

pulsing synth organ, and the crowd is filled

Covenant Church, a loose collective of con-

with addiction. Most members of the church

with fashionable twenty-somethings. But de-

gregations formed in 1885 by Swedish immi-

treat her like family.

spite the hip window-dressing, this is a church

grants whose diversity spans from typical sub-

— and a very devoted one at that.

urban churches to an intentional community

Chissy’s struggles are a harsh reminder of the church’s proximity to the intersection of

Once services start, the unity is palpable,

12th and Chicon streets, an area that strug-

from the chorus of voices raised in song, to the

gled with drugs and prostitution in the past.

rapt attention paid to the guest speaker who is

“In my opinion, the one distinction about Cov-

But the area’s reputation sharply contrasts

visiting from a partnering NGO in New Del-

enant is that they’re adamantly pluralistic about

most everything else about Vox. Its chapel oc-

hi. Pastor Gideon Tsang, a tattooed 41-year-

Christian tradition. So the things that different de-

cupies the main room at Space 12, a former

old in selvedge denim and tightly-rolled shirt

nominations split over, they refuse to,” says Tsang.

nightclub on Airport Boulevard renovated to

sleeves, asks the guest a series of questions

While Vox Veniae’s decidedly Millennial ap-

look torn straight out of the pages of a design

about schooling disabled children in a for-

proach has succeeded in creating an environ-

magazine.

mat that wouldn’t be out of place on NPR. It’s

ment where young people feel at home, they

The exterior is covered in minimal geometric

no surprise that the tone carries over to their

face the opposite problem confronting other

murals created by an in-demand local design-

weekly podcast in which scripture is peppered

congregations: they need older members. Near

er, the interior is walled with Pinterest-worthy

with pop culture references.

the end of the mass, Tsang makes a blunt appeal

purse for 50 years.

shelving housing a library for community service

“We really see this as a group art project,”

to the crowd about recruiting older Christians

project Inside Books, and ambiance is provided by

says Pastor Gideon. “Liturgy means work of

looking for a parish. “If I’m your ceiling of wis-

strands of tastefully strung Christmas lights fulfill-

the people, so whatever you’re passionate

dom, you’ve got a problem,” says Tsang. They

ing the religious context of their name.

about and whatever you’re good at, just bring

may be the hip new kids on the block, but they

it to the table.”

aren’t too cool to respect their elders.

If the whole thing sounds a little Portland-

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Pastor Gideon Tsang encourages church members to share their artistic talents. The mix of DIY construction and thoughtful design creates a casual atmosphere.

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Th ree h os ts. Th ree pa rt i e s. Th ree ways to b r i n g a n ei gh b o rhood tog e t h e r.

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What is your go-to record?

I have a few — I really love Boom by The Sonics and it gets a ton

East Austin

of play. Same goes for Otis Redding’s Pain in my Heart. What spirit do you try to always have in your house?

Generally there is a bottle of Bulleit Rye and a 6-pack of Hops and Grains Zoe handy. Wine is a very rare thing for me, but there is normally a bottle of Le Grand Pinot Noir. It’s inexpensive, easy to find and generally gets a good response from guests. Tell me about your neighbors.

I’m fairly new to the neighborhood, but I was lucky to have a lot of friends already living in East Austin and a few are just a few minutes (if not seconds) away by foot. Most of the people in my immediate vicinity are friends I’ve made in the creative community. Jess Rose Clarke and Mason McFee — two amazing creatives I’ve know for a very long time — live a block away. Christie Young, another designer/illustrator I’ve known for close to 10 years, lives in the studio behind them. Sarah Natsumi Moore lives two houses down. She’s a talented commercial and editorial photographer I met through mutual friends. We realized we had both moved onto the same block within a few weeks of each other. open door dog policy.

Dogs are always welcome here — whether its just a playdate with Blue Jean (my Texas Heeler) or as part of a larger gathering. What makes a party a really good party?

A good party always comes down to the people, and I’ve managed to surround myself with some amazing friends. If you have a group willing to let their guard down and engage with each other without pretense, everyone is going to have fun and enjoy themselves. I try to make my home an open and inviting place so I love when my Sarah Wolf sneaks Tater Tot a snack.

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friends introduce new people to our gatherings. I’m a firm believer that good people attract other good people.


Justin Cox (standing) frequently hosts “Vinyl y Vino� nights at his East Austin bungalow.

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Virginia Strama usually hosts friends at her Mount Bonnell home for cocktails before heading out to dinner.

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Mount Bonnell Do you serve a signature cocktail?

In my experience, I’ve found that a well stocked bar keeps everyone happy. It’s nice to be able to serve guests their favorite drink. Is there a bottle of wine/rose/ prosecco/beer you always have in your fridge?

MiMi Rosé is my new summer favorite. What is the last thing you do before guests arrive?

Light a candle and hide all my kids’ toys in the playroom! In your opinion, what is the one thing that makes a night special?

Good friends. Do you serve a signature appetizer?

I always serve hummus and chips and a cheese tray. And adding fresh fruit provides beautiful color and a seasonal touch. you frequently do ladies’ night at Epicerie. what’s your go-to dish?

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you and your husband, bill, own more than 100 acres here. What is your favorite thing about your property?

The creek and my horses. I feel like I am transR.J. (left) and Cooper (right) enjoy being on the water with their “Annie” and “Poppy”.

ported to another world as soon as I start the walk down to the pastures and the beautiful, crystal clear Barton Creek. What do you always have on hand for guests?

A saddle for riding horses, a raft, and a pair of walking shoes. You spend a lot of time with your family. What are some of your favorite things to do together outdoors?

We love to cook out, gather around the pool and eat too much. What do you keep in that beautiful basket?

The baskets holds lot of goodies and snacks as a respite to the many activities that take place by the creek. An ice cold drink, cheese, crackers and fruit, or Goldfish, depending on the age of the adventurers.

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The Schneiders frequently run into neighbors out on the creek.

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Four Austin couples found t h e i r d r e a m va c a t i o n s p o t — to g e t h e r .

The main living space is shared, offering the couples a chance to cook and relax together.

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Each of the four cabins boasts its own unique rainwater collection system in the form of 100-gallon tanks.

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Interior material choices like unfinished concrete floors and fir plywood loan the main living space a rustic and comfortable feel.

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n May, a story about a group of friends who share property

Three hundred feet of the property graze the banks of the Llano

together in a small Central Texas town began circulating on-

River, and the topography imbues a sense of privacy. One of the

line. It was furiously shared on social media and reported on

owners, a retiree who splits his time between Austin and Llano,

by news outlets across the world. The story of the sprawling

says, “When you’re alone in the cabins, you don’t know that there’s

10-acre site in Llano resonated with people not only because

anything around you.” At night, he says, it’s so quiet that you can

of its Matt Garcia-designed architecture and picturesque locale,

hear the small rapids just upstream on the river as you gaze into

but because who doesn’t want to live next door to their best friends?

the dark Texas sky.

Though the idea of the compound began nearly two decades

Tucked into the expansive landscape are four cabins that feel a

ago, it came to fruition in 2011 after three of the couples visited

perfect blend of solitude and companionship. Also on the proper-

another friend with property in Llano. On their way home, they

ty, which is jointly owned by four couples, is a spacious common

noticed a “for sale” sign and pulled over. They agreed on the spot

building equipped with a full kitchen, living area, and plenty of

that this was the place.

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Each cabin was designed so that its small porch overlooks the river while also providing privacy.

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A tucked away curtain allows for even more privacy around the queen bed.

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The four small cabins overlook the Llano River. At night, the balconies provide easy access to unparalleled starscapes.

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Love seats in each cabin double as sleeper couches.

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“It’s perfect for cooking big meals for family and friends, hanging out and watching the sun set every night from expansive windows that reach all the way to the high ceiling.” - Melissa Segrest

Garcia designed the cabins with utility and sustainability in

used in the building, and says the finishes are some of his favorite

mind. Butterfly-shaped roofs of galvanized metal collect rainwa-

elements of the project. “With the exterior, they can get the hose

ter into 100-gallon tanks beside each cabin, so that the couples

out and simply hose it down, and they never have to worry about

don’t have to rely completely on well water. The idea, says Garcia

painting or retreating it,” he says. “But the interior is a complete

of Matt Garcia Design, was a cold exterior to help battle the Texas

180. We put fir plywood on the walls and the ceiling, so it’s an

heat, but a warm, rustic interior, “a modern style, but still cabin-y.”

incredibly stark contrast from the outside to when you walk in.”

Cabin doesn’t quite describe it, says co-owner Melissa Segrest.

Segrest adds that when the couples are on the Llano property

“They are small, identical, [but] have touches of simple beauty

together, the common area has a strong social pull. “We always

and little bits of luxury throughout,” she says. “They feel much

find ourselves there,” she says. “It’s perfect for cooking big meals

larger inside than they look.”

for family and friends, hanging out and watching the sun set every

Each of the cabins boasts a queen size bed, a loveseat that

night from expansive windows that reach all the way to the high

doubles as a sleeper, a stand-up shower, a small kitchenette,

ceiling.” Plus, there’s the expansive back deck, which “lets us all

and an outdoor patio. “They wanted something with an indus-

wind up the evenings looking at a night sky filled with stars you

trial feel,” Garcia says. “Still modern, but a little bit more no

cannot see in Austin.”

maintenance.” Details like unfinished concrete floors, plate

The couples make it out to the property together at least three

steel stock shelves and inexpensive pipe-fittings for towel rods

or four times a year, but far more often on their own. “Legally it’s

help create the desired effect. The cabins are a little less than

like owning a condominium,” says one owner. “There’s some joint

400 square feet, while the common room boasts 1600 square

ownership and some individual ownership. But in this case you

feet of room to stretch out and move around.

have to get along with everybody.”

But just because the cabins are small in size doesn’t mean they aren’t luxurious. Garcia paid special attention to the materials

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And get along they do. Says Segrest ,“[We’ll] be hanging out here well into our ripe old age.”


West-facing windows and an expansive deck create an inviting dinner spot.

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lo c a l r e a l e s tat e experts share their perspective on buying i n t h e i r f av o r i t e ‘hoods.

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kevin burns Kevin Burns of Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors wants you to know that downtown is hot. “It’s because of the great quality of life and ease of living,” he says. “So many things are at your fingertips.” For example, in the Seaholm District (which spans the area west of San Antonio Street, east of Lamar Boulevard, north of Cesar Chavez and south of Fifth Street), Burns notes that residents have access to three different grocery stores, trails, lakes, shops, restaurants, bars, and more. “It’s the overall vibe of the neighborhood, too,” he added. Burns says he has seen year-over-year appreciation greater than 10 percent since 2010, and that all of his most recent buildings have been completely reserved in less than a week.

Secret Spot “Most of the spots aren’t all that secret anymore,” Burns jokes. “But I think that Numero 28 has the best pizza in town. I love that the owner gives you a big hug every time you walk in the door.”

Insider Tip “Buy early in the process and be ready to wait,” Burns advises, noting that he thinks The Independent in the Seaholm District would be the perfect

b u r n s d ow n tow n i n

choice. “Buying prior to completion of construction is when you get the

t h e u r b a n s pac e r e a l

best value.”

e s ta t e + i n t e r i o r s office.

512.848.8722 | Kevin@urbanspacelifestyle.com

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e k a l t s We ills H cindy goldrick Cindy Goldrick, owner of Wilson & Goldrick Realtors, has lived in Westlake since 1995, and she says it’s easy to sell clients on her favorite neighborhood in Austin. “I have a private, quiet acre with a great view,” she explains, “but I can be downtown in the heart of the city in 10 minutes.” The City of Westlake is a small, close-knit community with highly ranked schools. “The school district is a real value,” Goldrick notes. Plus, the “spectacular views of the city skyline from the hilltops” are hard to beat. According to Goldrick, houses in the area range from $500,000 to “well over $5 million.”

Secret Spot Goldrick loves Las Palomas, “a little restaurant owned by the Dale family.” Says Goldrick, “It opened in 1983, and the owner still meets and greets you at the door.”

Insider Tip “There’s a sleeper street called Wildcat Hollow and another called Nob c i n dy a t a n ot h e r

Hill,” says Goldrick. “The new houses being built are architecturally stun-

neighborhood

ning,” and the views are beautiful. Whether you’re buying a house on those

fav o r i t e , w e s t b a n k f lo w e r m a r k e t.

streets or just coming to watch the sunset, it’s the place to be. 512.423.7264 | cindy@wilsongoldrick.com

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kumara wilcoxon Kumara Wilcoxon with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty knows exactly why Clarksville/Old West Austin is in such high demand: “It’s because of its proximity to downtown and urban walkable lifestyle,” she says. “They have everything one would expect in a true neighborhood,” Wilcoxon adds, including a homegrown organic grocery store, a specialty coffee shop and some of the best local dining spots in town. “It’s downtown living with a historic neighborhood vibe,” she explains. “Once you move there, it’s very hard to live anywhere else.” The high-quality school districts make the area even more desirable. “Homes in Clarksville/Old West Austin average around $800,000,” Wilcoxon said, noting that in the adjoining neighborhood of Old Enfield, they average around $2 million.

Secret Spot Wilcoxon says Josephine House is her best kept secret, but well known in the neighborhood. She adds that it’s her favorite spot because it’s comfortable and casual with an inviting lawn, outdoor patio and great food. “I love to swing by ‘Jo-house’ for lunch with friends, weekend brunch, a glass of wine or an afternoon cheese plate with my son.”

Insider Tip This neighborhood might be known for fine dining, but it also boasts a throwback full-service drug store, soda fountain and grill, Nau’s Enfield Drug, that dates back to 1951. “When you walk in, it takes you back in time. Belly up to the counter and order away: milkshakes, fried egg sandwiches and burgers,” reveals Wilcoxon. “And don’t forget to grab some old-fashioned candy on the way out!”

kumara and her son relax on the front porch of one of her f av o r i t e lo c a l s p ot s , josephine house.

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chad hits up the neighborhood coffee bean for

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a quick break in between his circle c showings.

chad goldwasser Chad Goldwasser is the founder of Pure Gold Realty, an author and public speaker. Circle C Ranch, a master planned community is South Austin, is one his favorite neighborhoods in town. “With the addition of the Alamo Drafthouse, NXNW Restaurant and Brewery, as well as the other amazing parks, golf clubs, grocery stores, great schools and awesome community centers, this is a great family area,” says Goldwasser. “There is so much to love about Circle C and the great people that live here. Come check it out and you will fall in love.” Though home values range from $300,000 to $1 million, the median price is $524,000. There were 282 sales in Circle C last year with an average sales price of $429,679 and homes spent an average of 31 days on the market. Explains Goldwasser, “The homes that are priced well and prepared and marketed correctly sell immediately.”

Secret Spot “When you come to Circle C, do not miss the gorgeous running and biking trails hidden in the woods of beautiful Circle C Park,” says Goldwasser. “There is normally flowing water in the creeks and beautiful nature to enjoy.”

Insider Tip “When you move to Circle C, get involved,” advises Goldwasser. “There is a Circle C running group, swimming group and you can access it all through our informational — and fun — Facebook page.” 512.750.8333 | chad@pgraustin.com

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Lake s Travi todd grossman Todd Grossman of Realty Austin describes the Lake Travis area as “Ivy League meets Dazed and Confused.” Sure, you’ll find plenty of executives who live in the area — but they’ll be wearing shorts and flip-flops as well as a laid-back attitude. The area, which is 30 minutes away from Austin, is a hot market right now, with luxurious waterfront homes, giant live oak trees, championship golf courses, marinas and fine dining. The shoreline homes are, of course, the hottest higher-end options, and Grossman says prices will only continue to increase in this seller’s market. Lake Travis also boasts one of the highest rated school districts in Central Texas.

Secret Spot One of Willie Nelson’s favorite spots, The Backyard, calls Lakeway home. Locals have been flocking to the music venue for years to see local and national musicians play in a picturesque outdoor setting.

Insider Tip Grossman says that the Lakeway City Center is the brand-new hub of the

to d d h i ts u p t h e

city, and when it’s finished, it will offer fantastic shopping, dining and recre-

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ational amenities right in the community’s backyard. 512.919.6524 | todd@realtyaustin.com

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Amy Reinarz a d el an te (1) My go-to spot for retail therapy! Whether I need something burnt orange for game day or a cute clutch for a night out, Adelante always has something new, stylish and fresh! moz art ’ s (2) Hard to beat sitting on the shady tree filled dog-friendly deck, coffee in hand visiting with friends and enjoying Lake Austin. My kiddos love the Christmas music and light show — a family tradition indeed. L a dy B i r d L a k e T r a i l (3) Nothing embodies Austin quite like the Hike and Bike Trail. Hands down, still my absolute favorite place to set the playlist, tune out the world and take in a run.

787 Realty | (512) 589 0953 | amy@amyknowsaustin.com

Dana Twombly eastwoods park (4) This lovely park is a hidden gem and the oldest park in Austin. It is filled with the laughter of children playing in splash-pads; birthday celebrations; students playing tennis or a pick-up game of basketball on the half court or folks enjoying a delicious barbecue on the 4th of July. Quacks (5) Long considered “Austin’s counterculture HQ”, this delicious neighborhood bakery in Hyde Park has great coffee and danishes. Also known for sumptuous vegan pastries, it is a fun place to meet your friends or get a caffeine jolt before work. hyde park market ( the flag store) (6) With the multitude of colorful flags that adorn the front the inside is an intricate maze of everything you could ever need. From drinks on tap, to candy in bulk, rude birthday cards and Halvah, it is the best place to explore. Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty | (512) 417 0736 | Dana.Twombly@SothebysRealty.com

Wendy Griessen jacoby ’ s r e stau r a nt & mercan ti l e (7) It’s hard to choose a favorite restaurant these days with so many new ones popping up! My newest favorite is Jacoby’s. Excellent service, incredible food, and really warm and inviting atmosphere. c yc l i n g i n th e h i l l co un try (8) My favorite outdoor activity is cycling around town or through The Hill Country. I especially love it when I go early enough on a Saturday morning to make it back in time for the farmer’s market downtown.

Matt Easterling maudie ’ s (10) If I skip the chips and order Skinny Sheryl’s plate, I reward myself with two (or three!) Gill’s margaritas. lake austin (11) In what other city can I leave my downtown office, head straight to Oyster Landing, and be cruising past the “No Wake” buoy in less than 20 minutes?

z ac h scot t t h e at e r (9) My favorite entertainment venue is Zach Scott Theatre. I am blown away by the local talent every time I go!

v iolet crown cinema (12) They have carefully selected the best arthouse and mainstream movies. Be sure to choose the front row seats — they are the insanely comfortable kind that you are too embarrassed to put in your house. Go early for a craft cocktail and homemade spring rolls. Free parking validation in the garage at their backdoor.

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Allison Olson hu l a h u t (1) It is an old school Austin classic spot. I love taking friends and family from out-oftown here. Make sure to sit out on the dock, grab a drink, and toast the sunset with some chips, a bowl of queso, and their yummy salsa.

Deep eddy cabaret (4) Granted I only go there every few years, but it is consistently a night to remember with cold pitchers of beer, individual bags of chips, and great people watching. It is like stepping back in time when Austin was still a town.

ac l l i ve m o o dy t h eater (2) It’s a fabulous spot to see and hear musicians from all around the world, and in an intimate setting. It has excellent lighting and sound, and a fun atmosphere, too. Try to score tickets to a taping if you can.

the boardwalk trail at lady bird lake (5) My favorite mornings are Tuesday and Friday because I meet my friends at Lady Bird Lake to run the trail…the new boardwalk makes you want to run the longer loops!

c l a r k s vi l l e spl a sh pad (3) Cool off from this Texas heat at our family’s favorite splash pad located at 1811 W. 11th St. It is fun for kids of all ages.

winflo (6) My favorite date night dinner — darling interiors, close to my house, good food, outdoor seating for a pretty night, and although I have yet to enjoy it, live music downstairs.

Realty Austin | (512) 694 2251 | Allison@realtyaustin.com

Mason Quintana a l l a n da l e & b u r n et road (7) Along with NW Park, large lots, mature trees, and great schools, the beauty of Allandale is that most of the shops and restaurants are in adjacent neighborhoods. It’s almost as if they exist to service Allandale. c ycl i n g o n s h oa l creek (8) Any given evening you will find tons of cyclist and runners cruising the threemile loop. p in th o u s e pi zza (9) Great pie and tons of craft beer made in house. What more could you want?

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Stacy Wiltshire LOVE cycling studio (10) Opening early fall 2015 — stay tuned for the best and most fun you have ever had on or off a bike! starbucks at westbank market (11) I’m always greeted with a smile and a great coffee with steamed breve! Froyoyo (12) Austin’s Frozen Yogurt is the best way to end my day ... and since I am over 50, I can eat yogurt for dinner if I want!

Wilson & Goldrick | (512) 423 1170 | stacy@wilsongoldrick.com

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$348,201 Average price for single-family homes, seven percent more than May 2014.

Vivia Robertson “It’s wonderful ending the day with a glass of wine and homemade pasta from Siena in Northwest Hills.”

3,865 New single-family home listings on the market, three percent less than May 2014.

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“It’s no secret that Galaxy Cafe is off the charts yummy. The Galaxy fish wrap with homemade jalapeno-lime sauce is my personal favorite lunch when I am down south in my ‘hood. Add a mimosa and it’s a double delight!” Realty Austin 512.576.4564 Christinerhode@realtyaustin.com july 2015 tribeza.com

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Briar Bonifacio muralist When muralist and Austin native Briar Bonifacio first met Cheer Up Charlie’s owner Tamara Hoover, they were working at a Daily Juice together. “She told me she was going to open up a little spot,” says Bonifacio. “She had seen my art and she wanted me to design it.” His bright and colorful pieces helped define the fun, quirky vibe of Cheer Up’s original East Sixth Street locale, and when the bar moved to Red River in early 2014, Bonifacio’s art became a fixture there, too. His newest mural at the bar features two of his cartoonish-like “characters” including “Wasabi,” a pale green blob-shaped face floating on a cherry red background. True to his style, his latest work is both skillful and playful, and brings to life the characters he has been creating since childhood. “I found some doodles from when I was three, and they look so similar to what I’m doing now,” says Bonifacio. “It was really weird to find those.” In high school, Bonifacio and his friends used to skate around, sharing a can of spray paint and creating street art all over Austin. Now, Bonifacio is in charge of restoring Daniel Johnston’s mural, “Hi, How Are You,” whenever someone spray paints over it. He laughs about the fact that it’s pretty much the antithesis of his high school hobby. Bonifacio’s work has been shown in New York, San Francisco and even Hong Kong, and he has a show up this summer at the Little Pink Monster Gallery in Canopy Studios. But his preferred medium is still outdoors — especially on the east side, where he has been hanging since his childhood. “I’m not competing with an interior,” he explains of his outdoor murals, “I can do what I want.” For a complete list on where to find Bonifacio’s public art, head to www.tribeza.com. s. sokolove

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The shop's eclectic selection of fabric, home furnishings, and baby gifts includes many handmade and salvaged items from as far as Denmark and Japan.

After meeting at the age of twenty, Fenves and Thiras spent time developing individual careers in California before relocating to Austin and opening Walker Hall Design.

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hough their cozy-chic boutique Walker Hall Design is less than round a corner. “I wanted to put them up like a little pack,” laughs Thiras, five years old, co-owners Carmel Fenves and Deborah Thiras have “so they’re all looking at you.” From the simple linens to the blue and white known each other for what feels like forever. “We met in textile plates to the baby clothes, everything in the store emphasizes craftsmandesign school when we were twenty,” explains Thiras, who owned a furni- ship and quality materials. ture store, Ashland & Hill, for 15 years in Santa Monica, California before It’s that sort of playfulness and thoughtfulness that makes Walker Hall Demoving to Texas. sign stand out. “It’s been a great adventure,” Fenves says. “And we each get The two friends like to call themselves displaced Californians. Fenves different things out of the store.” For example, Fenves, a talented quilter, gets came to Austin first, about seven years ago, with her husband Gregory L. the chance to introduce people to sewing. With an eye for beautiful fabrics, Fenves. (Yes, that Gregory L. Fenves just named the new president of Uni- Fenves has devoted an entire plush corner of the store to displaying rolls of versity of Texas at Austin.) After visiting Austin a few times, Thiras made carefully chosen fabrics sourced from as far away as Japan. the leap a year later, leaving behind rising California prices for a cute little That sense of artistic community was a driving force for both Fenves house in Clarksville. and Thiras to open Walker Hall Design. “To reach out and get to know Tucked away near the Castle Hill neighborhood, Walker Hall Design people who were into creative things was an important goal of ours. We feels a lot like what you might imagine from two hip and artistic Califor- wanted to provide raw materials, to give [inspiration] and to have fun.” nians who now call Austin home. It’s quirky but curated, and the light- Almost five years later, the shop’s aesthetic continues to inspire guests and filled room has a laid-back vibe. On one shelf sits a crew of Fenves and Thiras are looking towards the future. “Oh, 904 W 12th St miniature, cast-iron dog statues that feel classic, not kitschy. we always have big plans,” laughs Fenves. “We definitely (512) 499 0484 “We’re always trying to find old materials,” Thiras says. The are always thinking, it’s just part of our little creative display is also adorably arranged, peeking up at you as you brains.” s. sokolove

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New owner Cody Taylor and Executive Chef Todd Havers have worked at the restaurant for years.

Cafe Josie serves seasonal fare alongside classic dishes.

Cafe Josie

1200 W Sixth St cafejosie.com

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ere’s an idea: Instead of Ubering across town to experience Austin’s Next Big Thing, stick close to home and dine at your favorite neighborhood joint, a gem in your own backyard like Café Josie. Ensconced in a quiet pocket of Clarksville, this West Austin eatery has been satisfying friends and neighbors for almost twenty years. Reflective of Clarksville’s Craftsman architecture, the restaurant’s century-old bungalow sits under a canopy of shade trees in historic Pecan Square, tucked behind a beauty salon, an oyster bar, and one of the city’s best art galleries. Inside are original brick floors, antique doors, soaring ceilings, and a cozy little four-seat bar. Intimate yet relaxed, its casually chic dining rooms are illuminated by dappled sunshine at lunch and flickering votives at dinner. There’s even a rustic patio outfitted with wooden picnic tables like those in Clarksville’s nearby parks. The menu is globally inspired with regional, fresh ingredients. We started with beer-battered

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soft shell crawfish, which are dipped in tempuralight batter and fried until golden brown, served atop creamed corn and confit fingerling potatoes, then drizzled with sweet chili sauce. Next came fried Brussels sprouts, tossed in a Dijon rum glaze and studded with rum soaked cherries and crunchy candied pecans. Chilled gazpacho was the soup du jour and had big, bold flavors while retaining its brightness and zing. Although seasonally rotating, the menu includes a few mainstays, like the goat ribs —and for good reason. Savory, succulent ribs were braised until tender and falling off the bone, and bathed in a rich, exotic mole sauce. The sea scallops were also a standout. Plump and sweet, they were seared to a golden crust and nestled in medley of zucchini, mushrooms, shishito peppers, and blue corn puree, and topped with a hint of achiote spice. Broiled tilefish with mixed vegetables in an aromatic broth was a refreshingly light nightly special. Portions at Café Josie are generous, so we barely had room for dessert. Forcing ourselves to share

a crème brulee, we quickly regretted not ordering our own. Decadently rich and creamy, infused with ginger and vanilla bean, and topped with poached blackberries, it’s one of Austin’s best. Serving beer and wine only, Café Josie has a notable wine program. We enjoyed a Brocard Kimmeridgien Chardonnay from Burgundy, a quirky Serjina BaRose Nebbiolo rosé, and with dessert, a silky glass of Italian vin santo. Once a month, visiting winemakers showcase their wares and cohost wine dinners at the restaurant. Although Café Josie has been a Clarksville institution for almost two decades, it remains fresh and relevant. A new generation recently took over the reigns from founder Charles Mayes, whose daughter is the restaurant’s namesake. Already familiar to Café Josie patrons, new owner Cody Taylor and recently appointed Executive Chef Todd Havers rose up the ranks after being with the restaurant for years. They are slowly putting their own mark on this Clarksville favorite, while still keeping things familiar and neighborly. k. spezia

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dining guide Dining out in Austin is always a treat, but there’s something especially charming about having a great meal just a few minutes from home. In that spirit, we rounded up some of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. 34TH STREET CAFÉ

(512) 542 9542

COUNTER CAFÉ

EASY TIGER

1005 W 34th St

A cozy, French bistro serving up breakfast,

626 N Lamar Blvd

709 E 6th St

(512) 371 3400

lunch, and dinner.

(512) 708 8800

(512) 614 4972

1914 East Sixth St

Delicious bakeshop upstairs and beer gar-

Consistently good American fare that toes the casual/fancy line—good for weeknight

BUENOS AIRES CAFÉ

It’s nothing fancy, but this tiny shotgun-

den downstairs—this is the kind of place

dinners and weekend indulgences alike.

1201 E 6th St

style diner has some of the city’s best

where you can relax while sipping a local

Order the chicken piccata.

(512) 382 1189

breakfast offerings (and the lines outside

brew on the patio as the warm aroma of

13500 Galleria Circle

to match). Both the pancakes and ham-

croissants and freshly baked pretzels waft

ANDIAMO ITALIANO

(512) 441 9000

burger are legendary.

over you from upstairs.

2521 Rutland Dr

Argentinean specialties like meat sand-

(512) 719 3377

wiches on baguettes, empanadas, and

COUNTER CULTURE

EL ALMA

This neighborhood restaurant located in

tasty pastries. Intimate patio seating.

2337 E Cesar Chavez St

1025 Barton Springs Rd

(512) 524 1540

(512) 609 8923

an unassuming North Austin strip mall offers delectable, homemade Italian fare

BUFALINA

An East Austin haven for vegans and veg-

Chef-driven, authentic Mexican cuisine

that is both fresh and locally sourced.

1519 E Cesar Chavez

etarians.

with unmatched outdoor, patio dining.

(512) 524 2523 ASTI TRATTORIA

Wood-fired pizza with an elegant, trendy

DRINK.WELL.

ELIZABETH STREET CAFÉ

408 E 43rd St

vibe; Insider tip: get the Fresca pie.

207 E 53rd St

1501 S 1st St

(512) 614 6683

(512) 291 2881

(512) 451 1218 The chic little Hyde Park trattoria offers

CAFÉ JOSIE

Located in the North Loop district, Mi-

A charming French-Vietnamese eatery

delicious Italian cuisine, like saffron ri-

1200 W 6th St

chael and Jessica Sanders bring craft

with a colorful menu of pho, banh mi, and

sotto with seafood.

(512) 322 9226

cocktails and American pub fare to drink.

more. Vibrant and comfortable surround-

Innovative and flavorful plates with fresh

well. Menu changes seasonally. Snacks to

ing patio.

AUSTIN LAND AND CATTLE

ingredients in a quaint and intimate at-

try include fried chickpeas and Twinkies.

1205 N Lamar Blvd

mosphere.

(512) 472 1813

2307 Hancock Dr

The Capital's only independent and fami-

CONTIGO

106 E 6th St Ste 106

(512) 371 6840

ly-owned steakhouse serves beef aged the

2027 Anchor Ln

(512) 391 9300

A café and grocery with both Louisi-

same way they have for over 17 years. Make

(512) 614 2260

Serving up Roman and Neapolitan style

ana and French sensibilities by Thomas

sure to order a fresh seafood appetizer;

Ranch-to-table cuisine and an elegant

pizza from two specially designed brick

Keller-trained Chef Sarah McIntosh.

you won't regret it.

take on bar fare. Take your pick from the

ovens, Due Forni combines the art of sim-

exquisite cocktail menu and grab a spot on

ple, delicious food and timeless, easy wine.

BLUE DAHLIA BISTRO 1115 E 11th St

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FOODHEADS 616 W 34th St (512) 420 8400


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Fresh, inspired sandwiches, soups, and

GREEN PASTURES RESTAURANT

A gastropub with French inclinations, a

Salty Sow serves up creative signature

salads in a charming, refashioned cottage

811 W Live Oak St

beautiful patio, and unique cocktails.

drinks, including a Blueberry-Lemon

and porch.

(512) 444 4747

Thyme Smash. The food menu, heavy with

Feast on continental brunch under the pa-

JOSEPHINE HOUSE

sophisticated gastropub fare, is perfect for

FOREIGN & DOMESTIC

tio’s majestic oaks. Try the milk punch; it’s

1601 Waterston Ave

late-night noshing.

306 E 53rd St

legendary!

(512) 477 5584 Rustic, continental fare with an emphasis

SWAY

Small, neighborhood restaurant in Hyde

HAYMAKER

on fresh, local and organic ingredients.

1417 S 1st St

Park serving thoughtful, locally-sourced

2310 Manor Rd

Serving lunch, happy hour, and dinner, the

(512) 326 1999

food at reasonable prices. Come early for

(512) 243 6702

shady porch is the perfect spot for a late-

The culinary masterminds behind La

Dollar Oyster Tuesdays.

It's comfort food meets sports bar meets

afternoon paloma.

Condesa cook up Thai cuisine with a mod-

(512) 459 1010

ern twist. An intimate outdoor area, com-

beer pub in Cherrywood, an easygoing FRESA’S

place to get a craft beer and elevated bar

LENOIR

plete with a Thai spirit house, makes for

915 N Lamar Blvd

food. Get the namesake: The Haymaker

1807 S 1st St

an unforgettable experience.

(512) 428 5077

is an open-faced roast beef sandwich,

(512) 215 9778

Tasty chicken al carbon, refreshing agua

topped with flavorful slaw, tomatoes, a

A gorgeous spot to enjoy a luxurious French-

VINO VINO

frescas, and the best guacamole around.

fried egg, decadent gruyere sauce, and—

inspired prix-fixe meal in an intimate dining

4119 Guadalupe St

wait for it—french fries.

room and table that seats just 34 diners.

(512) 465 9282

4616 Triangle Ave

HENRI’S CHEESE & WINE

LUCY’S FRIED CHICKEN

sic, dimly-lit wine joint offers exceptional

(512) 323 9494

2026 S Lamar Blvd

5408 Burnet Rd | (512) 514 0664

shared plates and has the some of the

1000 W Lynn St

(512) 442 3373

2218 College Ave | (512) 297 2423

friendliest service around.

(512) 478 3434

Equal parts charcuterie, cheese, and wine

Two locations, same straight-up Southern

Feature menu options that surpass the

shop, Henri’s offers a cozy space to explore

goodness, from moon pies to fried green

WINEBELLY

typical café, combining deli style favorites

new wines or take a bottle home.

tomatoes to corn muffins to the crème de

519 W Oltorf

la crème: fried chicken.

(512) 487 1569

GALAXY CAFÉ

Two words, Mussels and Fries. This clas-

with comfort food. Bonus points for serving breakfast until 4pm on weekends.

HILLSIDE FARMACY

Tapas on Oltorf in a cozy setting: rich

1209 E 11th St

OLIVE & JUNE

small plates are spins on old favorites and

G’RAJ MAHAL

(512) 628 0168

3411 Glenview Ave

the wine cocktails are a welcome surprise.

73 Rainey St

Hillside Farmacy is located in a beauti-

(512) 467 9898

(512) 480 2255

fully restored 50s-style pharmacy with a

Celebrated Austin Chef Shawn Cirkiel cre-

WINK

Growing from a sprawling food trailer,

perfect porch for people watching on the

ated this southern Italian-style restaurant

1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E

G’Raj Mahal’s new dine-in space still of-

E\east side. Oysters, cheese plates, and

with a menu that highlights local, seasonal

(512) 482 8868

fers the tasty Indian fare that built its rep-

nightly dinner specials.

ingredients and includes Southern and

Rooted in the traditions of the slow food

some Northern Italian favorites.

movement, come to Wink for a truly farm-

utation as the Rainey Street go-to. Grab a beer or wine at the indoor bar or enjoy

HOPFIELDS

people watching over a generous helping

3110 Guadalupe St

SALTY SOW

happy hour, or stay a little longer with the

of your favorite Masala from the patio be-

(512) 537 0467

1917 Manor Rd

5- or 7-course chef ’s tasting menu.

fore calling it a night.

to-table meal. Stop in for their incredible

(512) 391 2337

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style

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taylor livingston in a hat by Gladys Tamez Millinery in LA and clogs by No. 6.

nick & zelda arthur

w h at au s t i n i s w e a r i n g t o. . .

Deep Eddy Pool Warm weather means locals of all ages are flocking to this Austin spot. Deep Eddy swimmers prove that when it comes to summer style, less really is more. alexia brown in a top from ASOS. Blanket from her own shop, Byron & Blue.

Ph o t o g r a p hy by a ly s h a r a i n w at e r s

chanel dror in a jumper from Free People.

kristin haver in a swimsuit from Anthropologie.

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Shown: the ultra-tasteful Varenna kitchen.

NOW THEY’LL NEVER SUSPECT YOUR

DIRTY LITTLE

BOX-WINE

SECRET.

115 West 8th Street Austin 512.480.0436 scottcooner.com


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