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Something Old, Something New 48

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TRIBEZA Style Week 2014


Backyard Paella Party 76 From Paris With Love 84 Denim Forever 90


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on the cover: D e a n a s a u k a m ; p h oto b y m at t r a i n wat e r s


Social Hour


Profile in Style


Column: Kristin Armstrong


Behind the Scenes




Inspiration Board




Style Pick Last Look


Arts & Entertainment Calendar


Arts Spotlight



Column: The Nightstand

Without Reservations


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Bully of order cover courtesy of author, brian hart; alexandra valenti, photo by matt rainwaters; paris illustration by kelti smith; hotel saint cecilia breakfast photo by kate lesueur; photo by steven visneau, styling by james boone, hair by propaganda hair group, makeup by ashley raw hancock; gary massey photo by andrew chan, styling by graham cumberbatch.


Editor’s Letter

ur Style Issue coincides with our 11th Annual Style Week presented by Lexus, September 18–26 (see details on page 62), TRIBEZA’s most anticipated event of the year. Needless to say, in the last few months we’ve spent a lot

of time talking about Austin style—what it means and specifically how we at TRIBEZA want to tell that story. This discussion has unfolded at caffeine-fueled staff meetings, long lunches at Epicerie, and wine and cheese happy hours. To get to the essence of Austin style, we also solicited input from local tastemakers and fellow Austinites. We discovered that “style” is a funny word, open to endless interpretation. It runs the

TRIBEZA's new associate publisher, Timothy Dillon.

gamut from the patterns you favor to an artistic vision, or how you treat other people. Yet for most of us the phrase “Austin style” makes total sense, and suggests a particular aesthetic and way of living. And it’s likely the reason that many of us moved here, and made Austin the fastest-growing city in the country. To give this year’s Style Week an immediate sense of place, we chose eight talented locals who have helped shape the modern Texas style that’s become nationally recognizable as Austin cool. Larry McGuire’s pitch-perfect restaurants (heaven is a long, lunch at Josephine House) give us beautiful spaces to share delicious meals. Joshua Bingaman’s meticulously crafted HELM boots now shares the spotlight with that other iconic Texas boot. Many Austinites have grown up with By George and Katy Culmo’s sharp filter for casually classic pieces that suit any occasion. A fashion designer is an obvious source for our Style Issue, but Gail Chovan’s story is anything but ordinary. In “From Paris, with Love” (page 84) she tells how she navigated this past tumultuous year in her life, made it to Paris for her annual teaching gig at the Sorbonne, and why French style still inspires her. One of the best things about Austin’s easy style (rooted in our infamous music scene) is an unabashed devotion to blue jeans. Inspired by guitar-clad icons like Gram Parsons and Guy Clark, we salute that spirit in “Denim Forever” (page 90). In this month’s Austin Tables (page 76), I crash a lively backyard paella party hosted by musician Adam Ahrens and Rose Reyes, to sip potent sangria, consume sublime food, and discover why curious, talented musicians also make great cooks. Our brainstorm sessions have hatched big plans for the coming year, which is why we’re excited to announce the newest member of our team, Associate Publisher Timothy Dillon. Most recently, Tim was Director of Marketing and Media Relations at Ballet Austin, but with 18 years of sales, marketing, and editorial positions at the Chicago Tribune under his belt, he also has deep experience in journalism. We’re thrilled about the vision he’ll bring to our growing brand, and about his adorable dog, Winston, becoming our new office mascot. Join us as we celebrate the people and the passions that make our city so great. And by all means, come clink glasses with us at this year’s Style Week.

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Paula disbrowe photo by wynn myers; hair + makeup by franchska bryant. tim dillon photo by lisa haffelder. steven visneau photo by ashley horsley.


Photographer Steven Visneau braves the heat to get the last shot of the day for our september fashion shoot.



A u s t i n a r t s + c u lt u r e


Paula Disbrowe

art director

Ashley Horsley


Kristin Armstrong Claiborne Smith Illustrators

Joy Gallagher Kelti Smith WRITERs

Dalia Azim Stephanie Derstine MacKenzie Dunn Jaime Netzer S. Kirk Walsh Elizabeth Winslow Photographers

Miguel Angel Daniel Brock Andrew Chan Kate LeSueur Leah Overstreet Jessica Pages John Pesina Alysha Rainwaters Matt Rainwaters Bill Sallans Hayden Spears Steven Visneau


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Timothy Dillon

Events + Marketing Coordinator

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Senior Account ExeCutives

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“Inside Style Week No.11" Matt Rainwaters is a former high school teacher and hot dog stand owner. He started shooting full-time in the summer of 2008, and since that time his photos have been featured in British GQ, Esquire Spain, Texas Monthly, and The New York Times Magazine. In pursuit of documenting stories, he’s traveled to far-off places like Haiti, Guantánamo Bay, the Canadian tar sands, and Guatemala City. "For this feature I got to hang out in the studio with air-conditioning, and blast some of my favorite folks, and a few new friends, with a bunch of light." He lives in South Austin with his beautiful wife, Alysha Rainwaters (“Backyard Paella Party,” page 76), and their adorable two-year-old daughter. Smooch!

“Something Old, Something New” James Boone earned a degree in fashion design at FIT in Manhattan. She sharpened her skills at Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, and the avant-garde design house ThreeAsFour before launching her own clothing line, JamJam, in the fall of 2009. She styled and designed for many years in New York before moving to Austin to work for HELM Boots. Currently working as a freelance fashion stylist, James also teaches apparel design at the Austin School of Fashion Design.

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“From Paris, with Love” After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in studio art, Smith spent the next two and a half years studying fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design. She and her husband then moved their young family back to Austin. Smith currently works as a painter, illustrator, and mom raising their three kids at home.


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“Something Old, Something New” Born and raised in upstate New York, Visneau is a fashion photographer now based in and inspired by Texas. "So much about photography is the spontaneous creation of an image. Planning is essential, but letting the scene develop naturally without interference is how I like to work."

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Social Hour





Boyhood Screening with the Cast



The Austin Film Society and IFC Films hosted the cast and crew from the 12-year project of Boyhood for a special screening on July 13. Guests enjoyed an advance screening of the film and a Q&A with Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, and writer/director Richard Linklater.





Rae Cosmetics 2nd Street Grand Opening Party Rae Cosmetics held a grand opening celebration for the launch of its new studio on 2nd Street. Guests were treated to makeup applications with the Rae Cosmetics professional makeup artists, music by DJ Nabiya de Grace, fun photos in the Say Cheese photo booth. Grey Goose cocktails and sweets from Delish Bakery were served.

Boyhood: 1. Kendra Scott & Matt Davis 2. Ellar Coltrane & Richard Linklater 3. Zoe Graham & Emily Hardick 4. Danielle Thomas & Adam Garner 5. Vanessa Pla & EvaClaire AlbionWright Rae: 6. Lauren Lumsden & Rochelle Raen 7. Hunter Jones & Charles Runnels 8. Tracy Dombek, & Janelle Demerath 9. Olympia Sobande & Tory Vanosselaer 10. Jessica Huerta & Ann Elizabeth Chudy


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Austin Restaurant Week Wrap Party TRIBEZA celebrated the successful conclusion of this year’s Austin Restaurant Week with a pig roast and a variety of sides donated by Hardie's. Guests sipped drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka, and were serenaded with an acoustic set from Dan Dyer to cap off the



night. The highlight of the evening was the



presentation of the final donation check to Meals on Wheels and More for over $20,000. Sponsors for the week included Posh Properties, SWBC Mortgage, Zagat, Velocity Credit Union, and Better Bronze.

aGLIFF Film Festival Cocktail Party Frank Genco, Clay Smith, and Amanda Eyre Ward co-hosted a cocktail hour





for the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, which will be held September 10–14.





ARW: 1. Alex Choice & Simon Cawley 2. Nikki Bonner, Emily Galusha Ashmore & Jessica Fradono 3. Alina Poulsen & Alyssa Bunn 4. Michael Tashnick & Christina Shipley 5. Dan Pruett 6. Kevin Clancy & Timothy Clancy aGLIFF: 7. Bobby Beltran & Matthew Simpson 8. Anjelica Martinez & JD Perez 9. Kendall Miller & Alex Layman 10. Clay Smith & Gianna LaMorte 11. Natasha Note & Stephanie Owens 12. Benjamin Morton & Matt Hanger


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Black Fret House Party Black Fret hosted a house party to celebrate its newly established advisory board. The distinguished group of music industry veterans who have volunteered to serve as the Black Fret Board of Advisors gathered on Saturday, July 19, at a private residence and featured music from Black Fret nominees Elizabeth McQueen Music and Erin Ivey.







Ballet Austin fête*ish Happy Hour Ballet Austin hosted a happy hour at the newly renovated Truluck’s in downtown Austin in anticipation of fête*ish 2014. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and specialty Grey Goose cocktails were served as guests mingled. fête*ish will be held September 20th at the W Hotel.







Black Fret: 1. Claire Puckett & Dusty Rhodes 2. Leah Overstreet, Michael Worchel & Stacey Blackman 3. Paul Galvan & Angela Lancaster 4. Amanda Kitchens & Warren Smith 5. Alberto De IcaZa, Grover Bynum & Machine 6. Heather Wagner Reed, Matthew Ott & Weston McGowen fête*ish Happy Hour: 7. Kate Stoker & Hector Perez 8. Joe Keppler & Spring Weaver 9. Brian Alfrord & Sofia Avila 10. Justin Litchfield & Irina Litchfield 11. Meg Dowdy & Joanna Parigi 12. Kristen Carson & Priscila Mendez


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Pay It Forward with Daniel Curtis

On August 7 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, host Daniel Curtis invited guests to come raise awareness about the spinal-cord-injury community. The event was brimming with tastes from restaurants across Austin and featured an open bar


with eight specialty cocktails created


by David Alan, the Tipsy Texan.





Additionally, red, white, and sparkling wine was donated by RNDC, and locally crafted beer by Real Ale Brewing Company was also served.

Texas Book Festival Announcement Party Texas Book Festival announced

eight of the 2014 Festival headlining authors in late July at a private residence overlooking Lady Bird Lake. The festival


also unveiled this year’s poster, by Dan


Winters, and hosted a literary salon featuring James Magnuson. Guests enjoyed signature drinks by Austin Cocktails.




Pay It Forward: 1. Steve Rangel & Marissa Hollen 2. Claudia Blanchette, Courtney Knittel & Lindsay Hoffman 3. Danielle Kaplan, Courtney Knittel & Kayla Williams 4. Carissa Topham & Dwight Fisher 5. Jane Ko & Eric Yang 6. Cheyenne Baker & Paul Barnes Texas Book Festival: 7. Victoria Corcoran Neal & Marc Winkleman 8. Clay Smith & Steph Opitz 9. Kathryn Winters, Brett Kilroe, DJ Stout & Dan Winters 10. Hester Magnuson, Paul Stekler, James Magnuson & Nona Niland 11. Laila Peabody Scott, Heidi Marquez Smith & Heather Wagner Reed


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What to Wear BY K R I STI N ARMSTRO NG I llu s tr ation by Joy G a ll agh er

We don ’ t give up summer with a fight here in Texas. It isn’t

stolen from us prematurely, forcing abrupt changes in countenance or wardrobe. It lingers longer than in most places, the heat and humidity trailing, sticky and sultry, into early fall. In my youth, fall meant football games, sitting on chilly metal stadium benches, bundled up in layers and drinking hot chocolate from the concession booth. Now I watch my son play, as I sit sweating and sticking to the scorching bleachers, hair frizzing, fanning myself and dreaming of a shower, a cold beer, or an evening dip in the pool. Fall in Texas comes slowly, easing in, earned bit by bit. The first breath of it arrives on a breeze, a blessed shift in the stifling heat, a whispered promise of cool to come. While most of the country moves on, strutting into fall with cool boots and warm jackets, we are in fashion limbo. The magazines show bold black and white, an inspired splash of red, seventies-inspired bell-bottoms and pencil-thin pants tucked into go-go boots, large round sunglasses, shearling swing coats, and geometric patterns. The mirror shows I’m wearing my cutoffs (again). Really—I’m 43. It’s time to stop dressing like I’m a nanny, even if summer makes me feel young. My feet, toes painted pink and happily clad in flip-flops, are losing their beach tan. My flowing floral Free People tank tops aren’t looking as fresh as they did in early summer, and truth be told, neither am I. It’s time to shift gears. It’s high time for fall clothes. I eye my sexy over-the-knee boots and long for them, but somehow at 90 degrees they seem misplaced and miserable. My cashmere sweaters and scarves look suffocating. My skinny jeans are too confining. My jackets taunt me: You know you want to wear me. I am not only in fashion limbo with the weather—I am in fashion limbo when it comes to age. I’m pretty sure there is a point at which

women change from shorts into capris, from tank tops into sweater sets with three-quarter-length sleeves. At some point I will trade my bikini for a demure one-piece and a cover-up, or skip the pool altogether. My strappy heels will one day be replaced by serviceable walking sandals. But how do you know when it’s time? I don’t want to get lost in nowomansland between trying too hard and giving up too soon. If you look in magazines you can see sections like “What to wear when you are 20, 30, 40, and beyond.” I guess I am now in the beyond. It isn’t particularly helpful when the people in the articles are all models and the clothing is all designer clothing. What about real people wearing real clothes doing real-life stuff ? What is appropriate then? I know I’m no longer “it girl,” but I’m not yet “over it girl.” Whatever it is. Maybe the rules aren’t as rigid as they used to be, back when wearing white or patent leather was acceptable only between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Perhaps it’s time to rewrite the rulebook, from the wise and weathered perspective of “beyond”: Wear what looks decent and makes you feel good until it no longer looks decent or makes you feel good, then stop wearing that. It’s hard to smile, dance, or strut your stuff when your feet hurt. Jean shorts with a hint of bum showing are too short. Lulu does a booty proud. Less is more when it comes to makeup and accessories. When it comes to shoes, handbags, luggage, or lovers—quality lasts longer. Have a pair of jeans, a pair of boots, and a pair of earrings that go with everything. When in doubt, choose the white blouse or the black dress. If you aren’t comfortable in your skin, nothing fits. And if you still aren’t sure, solicit the opinion of a trusted and tasteful BFF, mother, sister, or daughter. Someone with the fashion sense, common sense, and cojones to say it like it is. Love her for it. And while you’re at it, love yourself too.

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s a child, Julia Poplawsky loved animals so much that her family was certain she'd grow up to be a veterinarian. Instead, she went to culinary school and became a butcher. After college, the Boerne native headed to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), in Hyde Park, NY, and discovered the nose-to-tail philosophy of cooking and eating espoused by English


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chef and restaurateur Fergus Henderson. It wasn't long before she realized that she wanted to focus on a career in butchery. After some research, she arranged a stage (a.k.a. stagiaire, the French term for a culinary apprenticeship) with Cesalee and Ryan Farr, purveyors of sustainably and humanely raised meats in the San Francisco area. At their 4505 Meats, Julia wielded her knife for long hours, breaking down animals into primal cuts and honing her skills to offer expertly butchered cuts for the home cook, sold at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and in the Farrs' brick-andmortar shop. The California Bay Area was a fantastic place to connect with talented artisans, but before a year was out, Julia, a Texas gal at heart, got homesick. Dai Due's Jesse Griffiths was looking for a skilled butcher to help him open his own long-awaited brickand-mortar Dai Due Butcher Shop and Supper Club (2406 Manor Road,, so Julia came down for a stage, and she was hired on full-time in April. She was drawn to Dai Due’s commitment to the community and Jesse’s laid-back, authentic approach to cooking. “At Dai Due, every day I look at the menu and say to myself, ‘Holy smokes, this is incredible!’ Dai Due is one of the most creative, yet down-to-earth restaurants I’ve worked with. We’re not doing a lot of fancy, modernist cuisine, but food that speaks to our region—it’s simple, delicious, and from the heart.” The menu at Dai Due will focus on food with Texas roots, incorporating elements of our German, Mexican, and Southern culinary history, and offer retail cuts of meat from local farms and wild game ranches, butchered in-house. Julia has a bright smile, wide eyes, a fresh, pretty face, and a cheerful belief in the power of American craft butchery to reconnect our communities to local farmers and purveyors and rescue us from the fate of mindless and soul-dimming over-consumption of factory-farmed meat. A brief conversation is all it takes to know that it will be all but impossible for even the most committed vegetarian or knee-jerk Costco bargain hunter to resist her. For a girl who once kept prairie dogs as pets, Julia’s choice of career is perhaps unexpected, but at the end of the day, a love for animals still informs what she's doing. We met up recently to talk about the connections between butchery and the humane treatment of animals, Frenching chops without a "butcher's build," and the pleasures of a good beef heart. e . wi n s low p h oto g r a p h y by j e s s i c a pag e s


8 Questions for julia What's the fundamental difference between what you do and the way meat is normally cut for home cooks? Dai Due is a “whole animal” butcher shop. We receive the animal in the most whole form possible instead of boxed or cryovaced in plastic. Beef comes in quarters; pigs come whole or in halves; goats, lambs, and chickens come whole. After receiving the animal, we break it down into portions for the customer. I also deal directly with the farmer and have visited most of the ranches and farms that we get our animals from. This just makes the relationship more personal for the farmer, the customer, the animal, and those who are working to connect the three. Why is what you're doing important? The act of eating together is a basic human need that has been lost over time. And when I say “eating together,” I don’t mean just at the dinner table. I mean it in a larger perspective of communities supporting each other to appreciate one another and the land that sustains us. Harvesting from the earth is another form of “the human touch”; it’s what connects us and it needs to be handled responsibly and respectfully. I think that butchering has allowed me to enter a community of people who are trying to reestablish that connection. As the great J. R. R. Tolkien once said, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” Have you found that there's much focus on your gender from the customer side? What about within the industry?

I think there’s an element of surprise I face when I tell people I’m a butcher. I’m 26 years old, 5’2” and 115 pounds, so sometimes I don’t think customers expect it. I haven’t ever experienced anything negative, more interest and support. I think that sometimes “local, sustainable, organic” food can be a bit intimidating, so I hope that my position in a more maledominated field will only make local meat more approachable. When I first started cutting meat, I remember, a position was available and I kept hearing the phrase “a butcher’s build”’ (implying a muscular male). That was the only time something got under my skin, but it also motivated me. However, one of the most beautiful aspects about being in the food industry is that hard work and persistence pay off. While men and women can have different experiences in the kitchen, I think opportunity and respect are granted to those who go for it and work hard, regardless of gender—or build. You've had a little time to explore the Austin food scene now. What are some of your favorite vendors and places and what do you love about them? Oh, jeez. Hard question . . . I ’ve mainly been get ting my produce from my friends’ farms, like Ten Acre Organic s and W hirlaway Farm. A nd I honestly think you can get some of the best food in Austin at HausBar Farms in the garage with Lola, Dorsey, and Samuel. I ’m also a sucker for hamburgers, tacos, and wine. I think Salt & Time has a great burger. It ’s all about the toasted bun . . . and throwing some sobrasada (S panish sausage) in the mix ain’t gonna hur t nobody. My hear t will always be with the Torres family at Mi Madre’s—you can’t go wrong with the #0 with extra Diablo sauce.

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Does your meat case have a personality? I’ve joked around about wanting a meat case that was set by an Italian grandmother. I want it to be rustic, simple, and something that rings familiar to the customer so that it’s accessible and not intimidating. Frenching chops is cool and all, but eating the meat off the bone from that chop is cooler—and tastier—and more fun. Besides Fergus Henderson, who are some of your " butcher heroes?" The people who inspire me the most are those that I have worked with and encountered on this crazy journey. I had the privilege to watch Oscar Yedra from Canyon Market in California break down a forequarter of beef, and he was like a meat magician. Three quick flicks of the wrist and he had broken down a quarter of a steer. And he’s incredibly kind and willing to teach his craft at any given moment. What are some delicious bits that normally get tossed out? For the people who enjoy offal, I would highly recommend beef heart. Marinate with garlic, olive oil, and herbs and you’ve got one incredible beefy steak. What is the one thing you wished people knew about meat? It’s not all about the meat—it’s more about supporting your local systems as best as you possibly can. I recently read an article that dropped a perfectly articulated, giant truth bomb: “Knowing where your meat comes from is a luxury.” It’s unfortunate that we live in a society that has polarized and exploited certain parts of today’s food reform. Outreach and education are essential. Even if it’s just a visit to the farmers’ market, creating and supporting a community is the most important part of meat. september 2014


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Entertainment Calendar Music ARETHA FRANKLIN

September 3, 6:30pm ACL Live at Moody Theater BRAD PAISLEY

September 4, 7pm Austin360 Amphitheater VINCE GILL

September 5, 6:30pm ACL Live at Moody Theater RUTHIE FOSTER

September 5, 8pm The Paramount Theatre JASON MRAZ

September 7, 8pm Bass Concert Hall DELTA SPIRIT

September 11, 8pm Emo’s Austin LATASHA LEE & THE BLACKTIES

September 12, 9:30pm Lambert’s THE NIGHTOWLS

September 12, 9pm Stubb’s Indoors KINGS OF LEON

September 13, 7pm Austin360 Amphitheater


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September 14, 7pm Stubb’s HAOCHEN ZHANG

September 17, 8pm McCullough Theatre CONOR OBERST

September 20, 7pm Stubb’s STORM LARGE

September 20, 8pm McCullough Theatre THE FLATLANDERS

September 20, 7pm The Paramount Theatre ACL TV TAPING: FUTURE ISLANDS


September 6 & 7 The Paramount Theatre aGLIFF FILM FESTIVAL 27

September 10-14 Alamo Draft House S. Lamar BLIND CHANCE

September 11, 7:30pm Marchesa Hall and Theatre Blow Up

September 23, 7pm Marchesa Hall and Theatre AUSTERIA

September 18, 7:30pm Marchesa Hall and Theatre FANTASTIC FEST

September 25 ACL Live at Moody Theater

September 18 – 25 Alamo Drafthouse



September 27, 8pm Bass Concert Hall


September 28, 6pm The Paramount Theatre


September 4, 7:30pm Marchesa Hall and Theatre

September 25, 7:30pm Marchesa Hall and Theatre


September 4-14 The Long Center


September 5 & 6 The Long Center


September 10-14 Oscar G. Brockett Theatre BA SETR ACK LIVE

September 11-13 McCullough Theatre


September 17-21 The Long Center


September 17 – October 18 ZACH Theatre


September 12, 7pm The Paramount Theatre


September 17, 7pm The Paramount Theater BILL COSBY

September 21, 3pm & 6:30pm Bass Concert Hall ODDBALL COMEDY FEST

September 21, 5pm Austin360 Amphitheater


September 2, 10am

French Legation Museum BUBBLE RUN

September 27, 9am Travis County Exposition Center



September 18 Commodore Perry Estate


September 18 - 26


September 21 Over 40 museums open their doors for free GARRISON KEILLOR

September 23, 7pm The Paramount Theatre


September 26, 7pm Austin Music Hall


September 27, 6pm Westin at the Domain

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Tracey Harris Opening Reception, 6pm Through September 27 SEPTEMBER 6


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Conspirare: “The Poet Sings” It will be simple and profound, limitless and pure. Every being shall have its rightful share of soil and life. —Pablo Neruda


Third Coast Artists “Making a Splash” Opening Reception, 12:15pm Through October 3

Conspirare has been giving world-class choral performances in Austin since 1991 in


an effort to “sing life.” This month, the acclaimed group will present “The Poet Sings,”


a concert set to Pablo Neruda’s texts. “I hope these works invite listeners to go beneath the surface and live in these words,” founder and artistic director Craig Hella Johnson says. “Choral music serves as a great gateway to literature. There is nothing like singing words to invite one to really inhabit them.” Johnson, known for crafting musical journeys for his audiences, strives to build deep connections between text, performance, and audience. “No matter the story or text, it needs to be able to hold some core essence of the universal. Underneath and transmitting from this work is a real sense of universality so any listener can be invited in an aspirational or reflective way. The words and music allow this to happen.” Johnson says it all began with a spark of inspiration that stemmed from his love of Pablo Neruda’s work. “I recognized a part of myself in those words. They gave me the feeling of taking in ocean air as I read the poems,” Johnson says. He began to build a concept that the poems could inhabit that was musically inspired by the piece “Ode to Common Things” by Cary Ratcliff. From there, he began formulating a story and contemplating how the audience would experience this unique concert. “In this case I decided it would be fun just to focus everything on this concert around the poet and his words . . . and just have a Neruda party.” m. dunn S e p tem b e r 18 & 19, 8-10:30 pm | con s pir a r e .org


David Johndrow: Natural Light Opening Reception, 6pm Through October 30

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Red Dot Art Spree Opening Reception, 7pm Through September 21


Jeb Loy Nichols – The Country Soul Brotherhood Through September 6 MASS GALLERY

2014 Hotbox Residency Through September 8 FLATBED PRESS

Flatbed Summer Selections Through September 13 BULLOCK MUSEUM

Texas Vietnam Veteran Heroes Through September 9 When Austin Got Weird Through September 14


Chimaera Through September 14


In the Company of Cats and Dogs Through September 21 DAVIS GALLERY AUSTIN

Death Came To Texas September 6 – October 12 Face Value September 6 – October 18 UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN

Margo Sawyer: Reflect Through October 19


Roy McMakin and Wayne Lawrence September 13 – November 8 MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM

Community Altars September 19 – November 25 Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art September 19 – November 30 HARRY RANSOM CENTER

The Making of Gone With The Wind September 9 – January 4 LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Sixty from the ‘60s Through January 4


Do Ho Suh September 20 – January 11 Richard T. Walker September 20 – January 11

photo courtesy of conspirare


Do Ho Suh

September 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015 On View at the Jones Center and Laguna Gloria

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Members’ Preview of Do Ho Suh 6–8P Jones Center

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 Visiting Lecture and Book Signing with Rochelle Steiner and Do Ho Suh 2P Jones Center

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 Austin Museum Day 12–4P Jones Center and Laguna Gloria

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 Book Talk: Lake | Flato Houses 5:30–7:30P Jones Center

Jones Center 700 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78701 Laguna Gloria 3809 West 35th Street Austin, Texas 78703 Do Ho Suh Exhibition Support: Korean Air, Agnes Gund, The Moody Foundation, Linda Pace Foundation Museum Support: Oxford Commercial, Pedernales Cellars, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Do Ho Suh, Specimen Series: Toilet, 348 West 22nd Street, APT. New York, NY 10011, USA, 2013. Polyester fabric and stainless steel wire. 44 1/10 x 33 1/10 x 38 inches. Edition of 3. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at

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The Harry Ransom Center Presents “The Making of Gone With The Wind”


eventy-five years after the 1939 premiere of Gone with the Wind, the Harry Ransom Center is preparing to roll out the red carpet for the American classic. Featuring more than 300 items entirely from the Harry Ransom Center’s collection, the exhibit will give viewers the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the film, with several never-before-displayed items, as well as Scarlett O’Hara’s infamous green velvet curtain dress, which has not been shown for more than 25 years. Steve Wilson, curator of film at the Harry Ransom Center, has arranged the collection chronologically, from the purchase of the book rights to the 1940 Academy Awards. “I wanted to present the collection in a way that’s never been done before,” Wilson says. “I also hoped to show the real guts of the movie.” Wilson says that his goal was for “people to leave understanding the huge impact this movie had on our culture. It really was a cultural phenomenon.” The exhibit offers a glimpse into the past by revealing stories from behind the camera and among the makers of the film. “The collection acts as a narrative that tells stories from yesteryear, including the lesser-known infamous countrywide search for Scarlett O’Hara that lasted several years before the movie began filming [and] how the cast and crew really felt about Vivien Leigh,” Wilson says. “These stories illustrate the impact Gone with the Wind has had on America.” Wilson adds that the movie remains an icon because “from the beginning people knew Gone with the Wind would be a success. Because of this, it became a very powerful medium for Americans to share their voice and their culture, and people wanted to help shape that.” m. dunn S ep tem b er 9- Ja n ua ry 4 | 300 W 21s t S t, Au s tin , TX 787 12 | h rc .utex a s . edu


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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 the contemporary austin: Jones Center

700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 Blanton Museum of Art

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

Bullock Museum

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

304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 French Legation Museum

802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5

George Washington Carver Museum

1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 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 LBJ Library and Museum

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

Mexic–Arte Museum

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

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

THINKERY Austin Children's Museum

1830 Simond Ave Hours: T-Fri 10-5, Sa-Su 10-6 Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

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

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Galleries Art on 5th

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 Artworks Gallery

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

austin galleries

5804 Lookout Mountain Dr.

(512) 495 9363 By Appt. Only

Austin Art Garage

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

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

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

Creative Research Laboratory

2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 322 2099 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–5 Davis Gallery

837 W. 12th St. (512) 477 4929

Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 Flatbed Press

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

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

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

2213 E. Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78702 (512) 826 5334 Hours: Th -Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 La Peña

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

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

1009 W. 6th St., #101 (512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 Mondo Gallery

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

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

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

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

1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell– Stephen L. Clark Gallery

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

1011 West Lynn Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 (512) 236 1333 Testsite

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

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& Galleries

1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5 Women & Their Work

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

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

Alternative Spaces ARTPOST: The Center for Creative Expression

4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin Presence

330 Bee Cave Rd., #700 (512) 306 9636 Hours: Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 Bay6 Gallery & Studios

5305 Bolm Rd. (512) 553 3849 By appointment only Big Medium

5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665

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

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

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

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

702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571 Roi James

3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only Space 12

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

Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY

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

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

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

214 W. Main St. (830) 997 9920 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5:30 LARRY JACKSON ANTIQUES & ART GALLERY

209 S. Llano (830) 997 0073 Hours: M-F 9:30-5, Sa 10-5


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Street style The autumn season is ideal bicycle-riding weather. As we’re nearing the end of summer, sweat out that residual heat and cruise into fall on a Papillionaire Classic. Dutch-inspired in its simple elegance and utilitarian style, this bicycle is a timeless piece that rides like a dream. ($549) To find out more, visit Windmill Bicycles on Manor. 2209B Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78722.

Kathie S e v er ’ s Wild Western Wear “I tend to fall in love with what I’m working on at the moment,” says Ka-

thie Sever, owner of Fort Lonesome Camp and Custom garments. It’s evident in each chain stich on her custom-embroidered Western wear that her craft is a labor of love. Inf luenced by the cowboy mentality she was immersed in while working on a dude ranch in Montana, Sever approaches her bespoke Western line with a detailoriented mind-set. Whether it’s restoring a found discarded pearl snap for her new “Camp” line (debuted this past spring) or designing a custom garment for a client, Sever works diligently on one piece at a time. “I feel strongly about connecting people with their clothing,” she says. And it’s deeper than a connection to the material being utilized. Sever works one-on-one with clients to capture their salient stories through thoughtfully designed and wearable garments. Sever has collaborated with the likes of Ben Kweller and Bob Schneider, and she continues to work closely with the LAND boys, Traveller Denim, Revival Cycles, and artists around Austin and beyond. This fall, Sever will be launching a collection with Shari Gerstenberger, owner of Charm School Vintage. She will also be hosting sewing workshops through the Austin Area Design Guild. To find out more, visit


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Carmichael, owners of Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors, are living the American Barista Dream. Wolfgang, an Austin transplant from Seattle, and Austinite Carmichael met in 2008 while working together at Thunderbird Coffee, and it didn’t take long for their love to bloom. “I played hardto-get, but she played harder. And she got me,” says Wolfgang. After a few years of slinging shots, Wolfgang went on to work for Houndstooth Coffee, and Carmichael moved to Cenote. Meanwhile both worked nights and weekends at East Side Show Room. When a space on 11th and Chicon opened up for lease late last year, the eager couple grabbed their opportunity.

A Wov en History

“A lot of what we did with the space we did ourselves,” says Carmichael. “We spent a whole month scraping paint off of brick

“I’ve been working with fiber art since I was five years old,” says Ashlie Adams, owner of

walls just to repaint them.” In early August,

Yard Fibers. It wasn’t until recently that Adams considered taking her fiber art work profes-

their love child was born. Representative of

sional. In 2008, she graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in fiber

the couple’s quirky taste, Figure 8 is full of

art. A few years later, Adams returned to college in Portland to study architecture. Though

found Texas treasures, from the “haunted”

she had a keen eye for architecture, she constantly found herself going back to her textile foundations. “I was always using components of fiber in my work,” Adams explains. Within a couple of years, she left Portland and moved to Austin to hone her fiber art weaving skills. “I wanted to do something that was bigger,” says Adams, alluding to her current tapestry business, Yard Fibers. Influenced by the cascading shapes and fringe-heavy tapestry style of the Alaskan Native American Chilkat tribe and the functional textural work of famous textile designer Anni Albers, Adams’s hanging tapestries are indigenous yet modern. At her home in Travis Heights, on an eight-harness floor loom, Adams weaves intricate tapestries small

antique mirror behind the bar to the repurposed conveyor-belt table. Proudly serving Tweed Coffee, Wolfgang and Carmichael have planted their coffee roots in East Austin soil. “All the money that has gone into this place came from us saving for a very long time,” says Wolfgang. “We really are two service kids who wanted to do this and take the next step.” For more

and large to install at shops around Austin. “It’s something that’s so natural to me,” she says.

information, visit figure8coffeepurveryors.

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Meet the Muses for TRIBEZA Style Week No. 11

b y p a u l a d i s b r o w e | p h o t o g r a p h y b y m at t r a i n w at e r s

September sets the stage for cooler temperatures, new trends in fall fashion, and of course, TRIBEZA Style Week presented by Lexus—our 11th annual celebration of Austin’s easy style. This year’s vision shines a spotlight on eight unique local style icons who have been influential in creating the modern Texas style that has become synonymous with Austin cool. We salute their personal vision, abundant talents, and passionate pursuits by placing them at the helm of our Style Week campaign. We hope you find inspiration in their individual style as we reveal the lineup of this year’s Style Week events. september 2014


alexandra valenti Photographer + Artist Contribution to Austin Style: Despite being told to move to LA to pursue my photography career, I stayed true to my creative instincts, stayed in Austin, and used Texas as my backdrop. I have collaborated with so many of my Austin friends/creatives to showcase my work, which got the attention of major national brands like Free People, Steve Madden, Hollister, Silver Jeans, Bona Drag, Samsung, and Sony Music. I fly to Los Angeles regularly to work, but I always happily come home to Austin. My Personal Style: I like a uniform these days. Denim-on-denim, black-on-black, gray-on-gray—you get the idea. I find something I like to wear, and I wear it for weeks on end. It’s easier when you travel as much as I do to keep it simple.

F r i d a y, S e p t e m b e r 1 9 SMOKED MEAT & METAL 5305 Bolm Rd. Friday, September 19, 7-10pm Tickets: $20 TRIBEZA’s popular men’s night returns to Bolm Road with Smoked Meat and Metal, co-hosted by Revival Cycles, Traveller Denim and HELM. Benefiting Project Loop, the evening will showcase half-pipe skating demos, a rum garden by Mount Gay Black Barrel, and a performance by Immortal Guardian. Guests will have the chance to view the latest offerings from a few of our favorite local artisans like Fort Lonesome, Beardbrand, and more. You’re Eating: Stiles Switch BBQ, ALC Steaks, Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden, Burro Cheese Kitchen. You’re Drinking: Austin Cocktails, Modelo, Pacifico, Rum Cocktails and tastings in the Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum Garden.


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aaron ross Professional BMX Rider; Co-owner, Burro Cheese Kitchen Contribution to Austin Style: I bring dose of funky Austin flavor to the international biking scene. BMX has been part of Austin’s culture since way before me, but since my video appearances in the Austin brand Empire BMX videos, and being a part of that team, we continue to put Austin on the map. With Burro Cheese Kitchen, I spread the gospel of grilled cheese goodness and contribute to our awesome restaurant scene that favors quality food in a laid-back setting. My Personal Style: I’m a casual, jeans and t-shirts guy all the way; nothing too flashy or fancy. Sporty sneakers and cool sunglasses are appropriate for any occasion as far as I’m concerned. What I wear reflects what I do and how I live my life, and that’s how it should be. Austin embraces that kind of independent attitude. september 2014


katy culmo Retail Merchant; Owner, By George Contribution to Austin Style: Running By George has meant 35 years of addressing the ongoing and changing style needs of Austin women, through an artistic vision (shared by my partner in crime Matt) and our expansive, refined collections that include Celine, The Row, Marni, Dosa, Helmut Lang and Dries Van Noten. My Personal Style: “Pulled-together” casual that relies on classic cuts, a mostly neutral palette, and comfortable fabrics…with a little residual hippie added to the mix. My go-to pieces usually include a scarf (I’ve Celine sneakers, and the perfect bag.


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amassed quite a collection over the years),

ben edgerton Co-owner, Contigo Austin and Gardner Contribution to Austin Style: Contigo represents many things that are wonderful and unique about Austin. It is casual, but curated. We have kids, dogs, dates, bachelorette parties, and grandparents all dining together in an open and inviting space. I’m hopeful that Contigo has helped solidify the unique intersection of quirky and traditional that makes Austin what it is. My Personal Style: I was raised in South Texas by a rancher. I channeled that heritage into the first restaurant we opened, Contigo Austin. Based on my background, I tend to focus on well made items. I like things that I can wear for 10 or more years. I prefer things I don’t have to worry about getting dirty. I also like pieces that are tailored, like my hat from Texas Hatters. My personal style is classic and simple. In keeping with one of my heroes, Guy Clark, I like “stuff that works”.

SOUTHERN BRUNCH Rain Lily Farm | 914 Shady Lane Sunday, September 21, 11am-2pm Tickets: $65 Nestled alongside fields of produce and wildflowers, TRIBEZA will host a stylish southern brunch (with table designs by Red Rover Alley) at Rain Lily Farm. Expect a lavish menu prepared by chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki, delicious brunch cocktails, live bluegrass music, and cool pop-up vendors (including Raven + Lily, Hip Humanitarian, Blanton Museum of Art, and Criquet shirts) to round out the sip-andstroll fun. This event will benefit Urban Roots. Sponsored by: The Catherine Luxury Apartments You’re Eating: Southern-style biscuits, glazed pork shoulder roast, griddled okra, and redneck cheddar grits. You’re Drinking: Austin Cocktails, Corona, Pacifico, The Botanist Gin cocktails. september 2014



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Cambria Harkey Owner of Cambria Handmade Leather Goods; Photo Director for C3 Presents

Contribution to Austin Style: I’m proud that I can create something that other Austinites want to use and wear, not only as part of their daily routine, but also to enhance their own personal style. It makes me

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happy to see someone wearing my bag and to see that it looks well worn. I’m also very proud of the stores and hotels that carry my pieces in Austin. It means a lot when a hotel wants to carry your work, be-

fashion show Fair Market | 1100 E. 5th St.

cause you represent Austin with what you make. The hotel wants your

Wednesday, September 24, 6-10pm

pieces to be a souvenir that guests can take away with them, and that

VIP Tickets: $125 | General Admission, Seated: $75 |

reminds them to return.

General Admission, Standing $40

My Personal Style: Style is so much more than clothing or the accesso-

This year’s fashion show will be even more curated and reflective

ries that you’re wearing. It’s how you carry yourself and, most impor-

of Austin style than ever before. Sip cocktails and prepare to be

tantly, how you treat people on a daily basis. It takes guts to step out of

mesmerized by a vast industrial space reimagined by Matt Fajkus

the trendy norms and be who you want to be, and wear what you want

Architecture. Stylist Sara Oswalt will thoughtfully select fashions

to wear. If I could dress the way I wanted to every day, I’d still keep

from our favorite local retail stores to tell the story of modern Texas

it simple and timeless, very well made, a little free-spirited, and not

style. VIP lounges sponsored by Turnquist Partners Realtors and

buttoned up. I’m not a fan of crazy prints, or anything tight around my

the Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. Hair and make up by Pro-

neck. Solids treat me fine, like thin white T-shirts that hang, feel, and

paganda Hair Group. Event proceeds benefit Dress For Success.

fit just right. Accompany that tee with an Arielle de Pinto messy chain necklace, a pair of fitted, well-worn jeans, and flip-flops (of course),

Sponsored By: Lexus of Austin

and voilà! that’s me. There’s also a side of me that loves timeless piec-

You’re Eating: Chinatown, Barlata, Fork & Vine.

es of any kind, and I’m a huge sucker for 1940s cocktail dresses and

You’re Drinking: Cointreau Rickeys, Austin Cocktails,

housedresses. I’ve started collecting vintage patterns for all the dress-

Corona, Modelo, and Pacifico.

es I’d like someone to make me one day.

You’re Listening To: The Nightowls september 2014


deana saukam PR, Media, and Events Director for Qui and East Side King; Professional Eater and Bon Vivant Contribution to Austin Style: For the last couple of years, my partner chef Paul Qui and I have been on a pretty fabulous culinary roller coaster, traveling the globe for Top Chef, food festivals, culinary inspiration, and pleasure. As a result of the international urban influences that we’ve been exposed to (and the Champagne-sipping life that we love), I’d like to think I bring a serious dose of fun to Austin’s red hot dining scene. My Personal Style: My fashion inspirations range from Beyonce to Fleetwood Mac, I adore bright colors, bold patterns, strappy heels, and daring designs with plenty of personality.

blooms + butter: A D inn e r wi t h G a b r i e ll e H a m ilton , own e r / ch e f of p r un e The Contemporary Austin Jones Center | 700 Congress Ave. Friday, September 26, 7-10pm Tickets: TBD The punctuation of Style Week will be a sumptuous dinner with Gabrielle Hamilton, best-selling author of Blood, Bones & Butter and the chef/owner of Prune restaurant in New York City. Cocktails and conversation with Hamilton (called a culinary Cormac McCarthy by The New York Times) will be followed by a menu prepared from her forthcoming cookbook, Prune, which features more than 250 recipes from her restaurant. Tables decked out by florist David Kurio and a fabulous backdrop of the light fading over Austin will round out a gorgeous evening devoted to the art of personal style. Event proceeds will benefit Creative Action. You’re Eating: Recipes from Prune prepared by Jeffrey’s & Josephine House You’re Drinking: Austin Cocktails, Modelo, Pacifico, Cointreau


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Musician Adam Ahrens prepares Spain’s iconic dish as well as he makes music.


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In South Austin, an album wrap party is celebrated with a sangria-spiked feast, and dessert happens when the guitars come out.

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Ahrens takes a break from the grill to play his late 50’s Airline Electric Guitar, recently purchased at Austin Vintage Guitars.

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usician Adam Ahrens is apron-clad in his backyard, care-

known for parties like this one—casual backyard fetes for musician

fully placing seasoned quail onto a hot grill and talking

friends, where the food is restaurant-worthy and the night ends in

about temperature inversion. He’s referring to the pael-

a song circle. “Food is central to Adam’s parties,” photographer Jody

la-in-progress that’s simmering in a large, shallow pan

Horton tells me. “He’s an accomplished chef and has truly mastered a

alongside the sizzling birds. “It’s all about the transfer of

handful of dishes. Most, including hoisin ribs, barbecue chicken, and

heat,” he explains between sips of sangria, “when the cooking stock

paella, rely on his considerable ability at the grill. His ribeye is nothing

meets the temperature of the sautéed rice. Choosing a fuel that can

short of perfection.”

burn for the appropriate cook time at a low to medium temperature for

Tonight they’re celebrating the release of Ahrens latest CD, Black

large or small pans is crucial.” His preferred fuel, he says, is oak lump,

Pepper Corn, an instrumental mix of original and cover songs and

because it’s “petroleum free and easier to control.”

his fourth studio album, as well as the end of a summer residency at

It’s not the type of obsessive food talk that you’d expect from a casual

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue (residency co-hosts Jazz Mills and Dan

barbecue alongside a gleaming Airstream (a.k.a. song-writing space,

Dyer are among the guests). Black Pepper Corn features a mix of roots

man cave, and occasional guest room) with colorful plastic Mexican

music influences: the acoustic fingerstyle playing and Hawaiian slack

banners dancing in the late-summer breeze. But Ahrens takes his cook-

key that have amassed a loyal fan base in Austin, along with the addi-

ing seriously. As a result, he and his wife, Rose Reyes, have become

tional sounds of accordion, ukulele, and the 10-string tiple. The diverse

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A pretty table on the back porch (decked with succulents and locally grown Mexican Marigolds) set the stage for an easy evening.

Timing is everything: Keeping pre-prepped paella ingredients (including homemade chicken stock) close at hand ensures easy assembly.

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Musician Jazz Mills (a co-host for Ahrens recent residency at Lamberts BBQ) sips Rose’s potent sangria.

Dan Dyer’s son Griffin takes a break and enjoys the ultimate backyard pleasure.

Rose Reyes greets guests with melon wrapped with prosciutto and mint.

Musician Dan Dyer (and daughter Ella Sophia) share a laugh over fresh blackberry cobbler.

range suggests that Ahrens’s passion for exploring various cultures and

la’s two-year-old son, Gael, drags a small toy suitcase around the living

perfecting a range of techniques has migrated from the studio to the

room. “Adam and Rose’s parties are so great because they love cooking


for us, which isn’t always the case being chefs,” Emmett says.

Adam and Rose met in 2003 through their mutual friend JT Van

When the paella has rested for a few minutes, allowing the rice to

Zandt (son of Townes, the legendary Texas troubadour). Rose has two

absorb any remaining pan juices, guests file through the tiny kitchen

daughters, Noel (who’s married to Will Bridges, the co-owner of Lam-

to serve themselves. Dinner is eaten on the back porch, with plates

berts) and Carmen Stricklen, and a son, Sam Stricklen.

perched on laps or a picnic table topped with ceramic pitchers of mex-

Rose is chief operating officer at Giant Noise, but she has serious

ican marigolds. The paella is perfectly cooked, and it’s nice to be with a

chops in the music industry. She’s managed artist Tish Hinojosa, pro-

Texas crowd happy to eat quail with their fingers and help themselves

duced the annual Folk Masters (including a Freddy Fender tribute con-

to seconds.

cert) series at the Paramount, and worked as director of music market-

Eventually the conversation gravitates to growing Austin, and the

ing at the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she promoted

disappearance (and uncertain future) of time-honored music shrines

the Austin music industry to the world. This is clearly a house devot-

like the Broken Spoke. It’s a debate where nostalgia usually rules, but

ed to music: vintage album covers are framed on the walls, alongside

Mills optimistically contends that the people who make music will still

concert posters of their friend JT and other musicians. An impressive

be here, they will simply find new venues. “People will always gather

collection of LP’s and vintage guitars share space with metro shelves

together to hear songs,” she says. Rose’s daughter Noel puts their back-

piled with cookbooks.

yard feasts in the same category. “If Rose and Adam moved, I would be

Adam got into serious cooking when he was living near Asti, eating there several times a week, and became friends with chef/owner Em-


devastated, but we’d still have all the memories of the good times we’ve had here,” she says.

mett Fox. Dinners at Fino—and dinner parties at the chef ’s house—

Before the fresh blackberry cobbler is finished, the guitars start to

were the gateway for a paella obsession (a dish Ahrens calls “a lifetime

come out. Dan Dyer sings a song about Marfa, and asks if anyone else


has had car trouble on the long drive out west (several hands shoot

His food mentors inspire tonight’s menu: Emmett and Lisa Fox are

up). Adam plays the slack key (which features a sticker of a hula girl)

guests, along with Daniel Olivella, the chef of Barlata. He’s got a strong

and sings a Hawaiian-influenced song and Jazz’s sweet, old-fashioned

dugout, but the chefs are not hovering around the grill—they’re sip-

drawl joins in. As their voices meld seamlessly and rise into the night

ping Rose’s boozy sangria (red wine, brandy, fresh citrus juice, and a

sky, you can’t help but think every once in a while Austin lives up to its

splash of cava) in lawn chairs, nibbling prosciutto-wrapped melon, and

fabled myth, and you’re lucky if you’re there to hear it. Especially when

dipping squares of Emmett’s Spanish frittata in romesco sauce. Olivel-

cobbler is involved.

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Story & Photography by Gail Chovan | Illustrations by Kelti Smith

One of Austin’s most beloved designers navigates a turbulent year with grace, makes it to the Marais, and tells why French style still inspires her. There is an expression in French that means “my fix”: ma dose.

My story with the City of Light goes back more than 40 years, and I don’t call it a “love story.” It is more a story of home: comfortable, accepting, productive, and yet cranky, admonishing, and gray. I want to cocoon in the arms of my home and feel the warmth, comfort, and understanding of a parent. And so, I do that. I go home to Paris every summer and stay for two months.

Like an addict needs his drugs, an alcoholic needs his drink, and

This year was harder, as my family was in turmoil: my mother

my husband needs the time to play his vintage guitars, I too need

died in January after a long battle with breast cancer—the same

ma dose. And the lovely drug that I need most is Paris.

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Chovan and son Creed stroll through

markets and the Marais each morning.

then in late March our daughter, Zelda, began a three-month stay

study design, and then stayed on years longer (after my visa had

in the hospital, following a seizure and subsequent botched sur-

expired) to live and work as a créatrice de mode. I disappeared into

gery, and 10 more operations followed. Each day that we watched

the heart of the “City of Light”. As a designer, I was born here, and

and waited for her wounds to heal and her infections to clear, the

to return to Paris is, for me, to be reborn and to be home again.

planned summer sojourn in Paris seemed less likely and yet more necessary.


Now, of course, I have a career and a family in Texas, and so the arrangement for getting my “fix” has become more complicated:

But my son, Creed, and I did get on the plane the day after Zel-

as with any addiction, the drug can be expensive and difficult to

da, his twin sister, was discharged from the hospital and two days

procure. I usually take both of our children to Paris with me for

after the interment of my mom’s ashes to be with my dad’s up at

the duration of my summer teaching assignment, always finding

the Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. I went to Paris to refresh my

an apartment in the Marais to accommodate us, and joined later

eyes for design and to return to the Sorbonne (now as a teacher

by my husband, Evan, who stays in Texas to work and maintain

instead of as a student). I teach fashion and design to internation-

our various projects.

al high school students who are in Paris to learn and absorb and

I am at home in France. I am not a good tourist. I draw my inspi-

become intoxicated as much as I did so many years ago. I came

ration from the streets, the light, the trash, the window displays,

here to get my master’s degree in the 1980s and then stayed on to

the Marché aux Puces, the cool gray air, and the anonymity.

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The things I see and feel here swirl inside me, and hopefully emerge later as designs for clothing that I will make back home. I live a day-to-day existence here: our days begin with waking in the morning, preparing lesson plans while Creed takes his breakfast of a tartine and juice. We take the Métro up to Barbès to check on any fabrics that have been dropped at our favorite shops. By lunchtime, we are back at our apartment, where Creed waits for our nounou, a lovely nanny who is French but speaks Creed relaxes in

four languages. I run off to work. Today should I tell my students

their Parisian apartment,

of the history of Paris fashion? Take them to the Dries exhibit

Gail looking chic in Mar-

at the Louvre? Or teach them to hand-sew 30 perfect stitches a

rakech during a side trip.

minute like the tailors in the 19th century before the invention of the sewing machine? For dinner, friends stop by for an apéro or we sit at the table and talk for hours. Creed and I miss Evan and Zelda every day. Design in Paris has been honed over centuries into two sometimes competing dialectical pursuits: to be daring and yet to be perfectly composed. I relate to both of these, thanks to my upbringing and the freedom given to me by my parents to be edgy and yet also timeless, to be raw but also highly finished. They The view

from Gail Chovan’s classroom at the Sorbonne.

supported me every step of the way. Parisians never look as if they don’t care—they look as if they don’t have to try to care. All of this is me. It’s what I do, it’s what I love. That, and sharing it with my children. This summer, Evan will bring Zelda to Paris after six weeks of recovery at home. Her strength and resilience can only accentuate how we choose to live our lives, as creatives—my husband as an artist and I as a clothing designer— and as an intrepid family inspired by what we see, what we feel, and the risks that we take. september 2014


Liz Kweller Mom, Real Estate Agent, Design Consultant What’s your favorite denim memory? Buying my first Levi’s jean jacket in 1985. I was 10 years old and ready to have a canvas for all my buttons. I was tiny and even the Small was huge on me, but I didn’t care. Do you have a denim muse? Definitely Farrah Fawcett circa ’77! I love high-waisted jeans, and she rocked them like no other. Favorite brand/cut/wash? AG always fits me like a glove. I also like J Brand, Joe’s Jeans, and vintage denim, of course. I tend to stay away from fancy modern washes. I’m a purist and want to By Pau l a D i s b r ow e | P h oto g r ap h y by A n d r e w C h a n St y l i n g B y G r a h a m C u m b e r batc h

start off with an even tone and let them wear in naturally. I can go boot cut, cigarette, straight leg, wide leg, flair, skinny, you name it. I have at least one of each of these in my closet right now. Canadian Tuxedo: Just wrong, or oh-so-right? Oh-so-right! I’m

B e c a u s e ( r e a l ly c o o l ) j e a n s a r e at t h e h e a rt

married to a guy who’s been wearing that uniform for years. What’s your approach to dressing up denim? What I love about denim is that you can take just about any pair of jeans and build out whatever look you’re going for. Add heels and a blazer and you’re dressy, add Converse and a T-shirt and you’re

of Austin’s easy style,

casual. I think that’s why it’s stood the test of time—denim is

we salute the Canadian

Do you have a jeans confession? High-waisted harem jeans by

T u x e d o —a n d t h r e e lo c a l s w h o lo v e to h av e t h e b l u e s .

the ultimate blank slate in fashion.

Z. Cavaricci . . . I was never fortunate enough to have my own in the eighties. I always had to borrow them from my friends and their sisters. I predict they will make a huge comeback. Anything else? Whether I’m getting down and dirty in a renovation project or showing properties to a client, running around with my kids or working on a design concept for my husband, Ben Kweller, no matter what hat I’m wearing, denim is my friend.


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Liz: Tank by Me & Arrow, $78, available at Olive; Hat by Rag & Bone, $175, Blouse by Elizabeth & James, $295, Jeans by Closed, $250, all available at By George; Shoes by Lucky Brand, $109, available at Stella Says Go. Judah (left): Tshirt, $9.95, Pearl Snap Shirt, $17.95, Jeans, $29.95, Sneakers, $12.95, all available at H&M Dorian (right): Sweatshirt, $9.95, Jeans, $29.95, both available at H&M; Shoes and Vest, Dorian’s own. september 2014


Thermal Shirt by RRL, $185, Jean Jacket by Imogen and Willie, $345, Sunglasses by Randolph Engineering, $150, Watch by Triwa, $288, all available at STAG; Vest by Save Khaki United, $230, Jeans by Fabric Brand, $400, both available at By George; Boots and Hat Gary’s own.


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What’s your favorite denim memory? Robert Plant in The Song Remains the Same. What’s the last pair of jeans that you purchased, and where did you buy them? A pair of used Levi’s 511’s from Buffalo Exchange (2904 Guadalupe St, to cut down into jorts. Do you have a denim muse? I’m not going to throw this one away on a witty quip. Back in July we lost drummer Tommy Ramone, the sole surviving original member of the Ramones. I don’t think any article on denim attire in popular culture can be complete without a nod to the punk pioneers from Forest Hills. Also an honorable mention to Austin’s own Bad Lovers, for repping the cut-off jean jackets. Canadian Tuxedo: Just wrong, or oh-so-right? Are you kidding me? The Can-Tux is like sex, or pizza, or the Thursday Night Social Ride: even when it’s bad it’s good! What’s your approach to dressing up denim? A roll of quarters in the pocket. Do you have a jeans confession? I never wash my jeans—just put ‘em in the freezer overnight to get the stank out. A great pair of jeans is like . . .catnip to the ladies. september 2014


Real Estate Agent

What’s your favorite denim memory? I was living in New York City in the late nineties and tried on my first pair of jeans with that touch of stretch, that special Lycra quotient. Most important discovery since penicillin in my book. What’s the last pair of jeans that you purchased, and where did you buy them? Crazy about my kind of slouchy, kind of skinny jeans by Won Hundred (brand) from Kick Pleat (918 W 12th St, Do you have a denim muse? YES! Lauren Phillips, who is a stylist at Sabia (1213 W 5th St,, is definitely a denim goddess. She hard-rocked some modern white overalls with a brass front zipper the other day, and she does that kind of thing all the time. What’s so important about having the perfect pair of jeans? The perfect pair of jeans will never let you down and will always get you out the door like a strong cup of coffee. I am a fan of uniform dressing, having a few really special pieces that you feel great in and can modify with shoes and accessories. Canadian Tuxedo: Just wrong, or oh-so-right? This is a deep topic with variables ranging from cloth weight to wash juxtaposition, and while it can be done right, it can also be disastrous. So, I say Cuidado! Proceed with caution! If you look in the mirror and your “uh-oh” button goes off, you need to rethink the outfit. What’s your approach to dressing up denim? Strappy Jimmy Choo high heels.


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Scarf by Officine, $340, Tank by Helmut Lang, $115, both available at By George; Booties by Loeffler Randall, $395, available at Valentines Too; Earrings by Fail Jewelry, $90, Bracelet by Seville, $84, both available at Eliza Page; Jacket and Jeans Elizabeth’s own. september 2014


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Ally Slapnicka and Cameron Drummond, the owners of Pure Pilates Austin, in front of their Clarksville home.


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Ally Slapnicka & Cameron Drummond O w n e r s , P u r e P i l at e s Au s t i n

Ally Slapnicka and Cameron Drummond,

warned me that their

Austin, explains Cameron.

workout would be difficult. The two recent transplants from Califor-

Armed with business savvy, the two negotiated with the inventor

nia opened a fitness studio in the West Campus area of Austin nine

of the Megaformer and settled on Austin as a potential market for

months ago, and business has been so successful that they plan to open

their studio(s), and they soon set up shop. Cameron speaks of suc-

two additional locations before the end of the year, one in The Domain

cessful studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco that are packed

and the other in South Austin. Pure Pilates offers high-intensity, low-

from early in the morning through late in the day. “We came to

impact classes centered on exercises done with a souped-up Pilates

Austin knowing that we wanted to open more than one studio,” he

machine called the Megaformer. To my core’s great distress (and

says, adding that they have no plans for further expansion after the

benefit), it was called upon to stay engaged throughout the entire

launch of the two studios later this year. “We don’t need to be world

45-minute class.

conquerors,” Cameron declares with a smile.

“It’s the perfect complement to all other forms of exercise,” says

Their charming home in Clarksville provides a calm respite from

Ally. She engages in the workout five to six times a week, in addition

their active lives. Their taste runs toward modern furniture with

to spinning, hiking, and boot camps. Both she and Cameron love to

clean lines, accentuated by bold geometric textiles. Their decor

swim and are exploring the various swimming holes in their newly

reflects a peripatetic lifestyle—a photograph of the Bay Bridge, a

adopted city. “I’ve never met so many people who do triathlons and

throw pillow with a map of California, and a large textual interpre-

run marathons,” Ally says. "In a city like Austin, a business like this

tation of New York City—with Texas represented by a luminescent

is sure to succeed."

wall hanging.

Ally and Cameron are partners in both work and life and exude

Ally and Cameron are excited about settling in here and building

the radiant energy of the dedicatedly fit. They live in Clarksville, not

a following for their business. They train their instructors them-

far from the original Pure Pilates location, in a charming enclave of

selves, and in that way have an even more intimate hand in the

historic West Austin, walking distance from a wealth of shopping

development of their studios. They are big believers in what they

and great restaurants. Ally and Cameron met in business school at

do and come to it from a place of passion. Ally, who left behind

UCLA and started dating after they finished their degrees. After

a financial sector career in strategy consulting, describes her new

Los Angeles, they moved up the coast to San Francisco, "where we

profession as “not stressful like my other job," adding rhetorically,

learned a lot about the business" they would eventually open in

"Why continue to do what you don't enjoy?"

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3. 1. The living and dining areas reflect the couple’s modern aesthetic; couch from Crate and Barrel; rug from West Elm. 2. Elements from nature enhance every room for these lovers of the outdoors; book from Book People. 3. Fresh flowers, like these bachelor's buttons, bring the outdoors inside; arranged in a simple mason jar. 4.Scattered shades of blue bring a casual, coastal touch to the living room; chair from West Elm. 5. An elegant bookshelf with books arranged by color. 6. Embracing


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5. the culture: a vintage marquee sign welcomes visitors and marks the spot of their new home in Austin, Texas; from Texas Vintage Lights. 7. Stripes and prints add texture and pops of color to the master bedroom. 8. A pillow with a map of California recalls the former home of these recent transplants. P h oto g r a p h y by j e s s i ca pag e s september 2014



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he Candy Jar ( in the Hill Country Galleria is truly a family-run business: mother Christine Messina is at the helm of the store, her brother-in-law handles

the day-to-day operations, her daughters (ages five and eight) do a bit of cleanup for the occasional allowance funds, and her husband acts as unofficial taste taster. And Christine Messina wouldn’t have it any other way. “The business is about the family,” Messina says. “It’s why we started it. We were traveling all the time for my husband’s job, and wherever we went, we would always stop at a candy store, whether it was Dillon’s in New York or this little place called the Sugar Shack in Rosemary Beach. It was in the Sugar Shack one spring break that we said to one another, ‘We need something like this in Austin.’” That idea became their spacious and bright store that’s brimming with confections big and small, unique and popular—the Messinas stock more than 1,200 varieties, and the neutral palette of the design allows the vibrant palette of candy to speak for itself. This was intentional, Messina explains: “Candy is colorful and fun on its own. We designed the Candy Jar to provide a clean, timeless, and aesthetically pleasing environment so the focus is on the


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Candy Jar owner Chrstine Messina says she opened the store so her family could build and share memories. Both of her young daughters help out for allowance money, and her husband acts as unofficial taste tester.

candy. We avoided the typical garish environment because so often it’s too overstimulating, too trendy, and not something you want to linger in.” P h oto g r a p h y by l e a h ov er s t r ee t


The candy is presented to customers with the same attention to

behind the scenes

There are over 1,200 varieties of sweets for sale at the Candy Jar.

style. No matter if you’re buying pounds of gourmet jelly beans or only a few gummy frogs, the Messinas package each purchase like a small, beautiful gift. And that’s because it is, Messina says. “If you’re going to have candy, then it is special, it is a treat. So we make it special by making the package pretty—otherwise, it’s just like grabbing Twizzlers from a convenience store.” Rounding out the store’s offerings are plenty of local and fair-trade sweets, a party room (where they’ve hosted myriad parties for “children” from four to 18), and counter service for genuine New Orleans– style snowballs, each crowned with a gummy on top. “Buying, receiving, or gifting candy should be special,” Messina says. “And the Candy Jar celebrates that fact.” j. netzer Counter service at Candy Jar includes New Orleans-style shaved sno cones, made with homemade syrups and served with a gummy on top.

six Candy Jar Facts to Sink Your Teeth Into 1. They carry artisan chocolate bars from Austin-based chocolatiers like Naked Fox Confections (try the salted caramel bar), Kiskadee Chocolates, and Maggie Louise Confections, among others . . . 2. . . . and they also carry 54 (count ’em!) flavors of salt water taffy. 3. The Wild Woman Truffle from Wiseman House (55% dark chocolate and two types of Belgium chocolate) is by far their most popular truffle. 4. Tiger’s Blood is the number-one-selling New Orleans-style snowball flavor, but close on its heels are Wedding Cake and Blue Bubblegum. 5. Younger patrons favor anything sour, squeezed out of a tube, or sprayed into their mouth. 6. The store opened last year at 10:00 a.m., on October 1, after pushing the schedule back two weeks—only to then find out that the time and date match a golden ticket from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. september 2014



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Claiborne Smith is the editor-in-chief of Kirkus Reviews and the former literary director of the Texas Book Festival.

The Nightstand Anyo n e wh o r e p o rts f o r a n y l en gt h of time

Keene Prize for Literature, which bestows $50,000 upon a University

on writers gets accustomed to reading those short author bios that ap-

of Texas student who shows early promise. It is one of the largest prizes

pear on the inside flap or the back cover of the book. Awards are cited

in the world given to writing students. “I didn’t know how to handle it,”

and prestigious publications they’ve written for listed. Writers who

Hart says now. “I’d never had anything like that.”

aren’t ashamed for anyone to know that they can’t make a living as a

The judges for the Keene Prize should feel vindicated for having

full-time writer (the fate of many) will sometimes publish a laundry

chosen Hart. His first novel, Then Came the Evening, received rave

list of day jobs they’ve held to make ends meet. Take Brian Hart, for

reviews, and The Bully of Order is already earning him comparisons

example, whose list reveals that he's worked “as a carpenter, factory

to . . . oh, a certain scribbler named Cormac McCarthy. Hart isn’t

boss, welder, drywall hanger, dishwasher, commercial fisherman, line

unhappy with the comparison, though he does say that “every time

cook, and janitor.”

I turn around it seems like I’m being bracketed with McCarthy.”

And framer of elevator shafts, as I learned after talking to Hart re-

That might be because the two writers share a rough-hewn lyri-

cently about his new novel, The Bully of Order. Hart is originally from

cism that’s deeply invested in depicting violence and its repercus-

a small town in Idaho but moved to Austin to study at the Michener

sions. The Bully of Order is set in Harbor, a fictitious logging town

Center for Writers. In 2006, his second year there, he was awarded the

in the Pacific Northwest, at the end of the 19th century. Dr. Jacob


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By C l a i bo r n e S m i t h


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Ellstrom has moved there with his wife, Nell, as the novel opens; they have a son, but Dr. Ellstrom, it’s soon revealed, isn’t a doctor at all. (He’s more of a charlatan.) Hart lets Jacob, Nell, and the small town’s union organizer, among others, each tell his or her own story in shifting points of view that create a dark, riveting kaleidoscope of a read. It’s also a read that isn’t always easy, though the those who persevere are rewarded with a richly emotional story. Hart acknowledges that he wanted to make The Bully of Order a “complex” novel without making it so dense that readers would be turned off. “My

Time Travel

favorite reading experiences are the ones you have to fight yourself

Hart’s previous novel, Then Came the Evening, has a more contemporary setting

into. That’s happened time and again with books I love—they de-

than his new novel. In The Bully of Order, Hart fully inhabits the late 19th century.

mand more,” Hart says. “If you do the work, you’re even deeper into

“Some of the other historical novels I’ve read have the time stamp, they get the

that world. That’s what I was after.”

facts right, but they’re so boring,” he says. Other recently published historical novels that persuasively pull off the trick of time travel include: Song of the Shank By Jeffrey Renard Allen Based on the actual life of Thomas Wiggins, a blind, autistic slave in antebellum Georgia who became a piano prodigy and international star who played for President James Buchanan, Allen’s novel is wise and imaginative. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 By Francine Prose Just before the Nazis rose to power, there was a decadent nightclub in Paris where misfits and rebels could gather. At the center of this atmospheric story is dancer, athlete, German spy and race car driver Lou Villars. Everything I Never Told You By Celeste Ng Set in 1977 as a teenage girl is found mysteriously drowned in a lake near an Ohio

Brian Hart, Author of the newly published The Bully of Order.

college town, Ng’s sensitive debut novel is about race and family but Ng keeps the suspense tightly wound as to why a girl who never liked the water rowed herself to the middle of that lake. – C.S. september 2014


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1. Handmade compass. This was made for me by a friend and peer Scott Sylvia. I have a strong love for handmade tools; they have a connection to the person who made them and remind me to go out and do things for myself. 2 . Bag of crimson red tattoo pigment. This pigment is part of tattooing. I don't use it in my tattooing but like to mix it in to some of my painting mediums. 3. Fuji x1pro. I love taking pictures. And this little camera is incredible. I couldn't live without a good camera because I like to keep records of my tattoos. 4. My tattoo machines. I use them every day and wouldn’t be able to do what I do without them. 5. Skull. Any of my skulls from my collection remind me of our impermanent nature and how fragile the system that supports our consciousness is. 6. Brushes, Pencil, and compass. I couldn’t live without these. I like to be very formulated and exact, but at the same time I like to erode and deform the structures and patterns I create. My tools usually end up receiving a lot of abuse and I use them until they have nothing left. 7. Black ink. Everything I do utilizes this substance, drawing, tattooing and painting. This blackness and its iconographic nature is constantly inspiring. The green bottle of sumi is one of my favorites. 8. Mandala stencil. Mandalas are used heavily in all of my work. This stencil was part of a project that I did whilst working at saved tattoo in Brooklyn. I love that place, and this a great reminder. 9. Old shell. This is a reference to sacred geometry. You will see it in all my work. 10. The rose. This flower is faultless and I have a constant draw to use it in my art. 11. Ink well and stipple rotary. This is a simple machine I modified to create dots on paper—something I use a lot in my art. 12. Skull rings. These I wear every day. They are created from drawings I made. I love how a 2d image of mine became a solid 3d object. For more information, contact Rock of Ages Tattoo. 2310 S Lamar Blvd #105, Austin, TX 78704. (512) 804-1213. Or visit september 2014



pick Founder Jessica Beattie had a hand in designing many items featured in the shop, including mouthblown glassware.

The HACIENDA Collection includes artisan wares crafted in Austin.

Beattie and her dog, Chloe, have traveled around the world curating goods for HACIENDA that capture a contemporary take on ranch-style living.

HACIENDA's vast collection reflects a lifestyle built on adventure and creativity.

Hacienda A n e w bo u t i q u e off er s a n u r b a n ta k e o n r a n c h l i f e .


ocal and exotic, creative and well crafted, HACIENDA mar- cially on locales that are the perfect balance of “rural and wild.” ries the best qualities in its curated collection of goods from From her ranch in Colorado to her storefront in Texas, she has an artists across the country—and in Austin’s own backyard. eye for one-of-a-kind treasures and accessible design. “Now setThe pretty boutique, which opened in the 2nd Street District last tling in Texas and launching a brand that celebrates the synergy of month, aims to give customers a departure from the everyday. The modern sophistication with relaxed ranch living in the Southwest, word hacienda means “estate” or “ranch,” and it’s an apt name for a [Austin] seemed like a natural fit,” says Beattie, who is enthusiastic shop that specializes in an updated version of ranch-style living for about carving out her own corner in Austin’s retail market. “While the modern urban dweller. Jessica Beattie, founder and curator of we appreciate a sophisticated sense of style, we also believe in comthe shop, says that in Texas, “Hacienda . . . seems to connote a very munity and hope to be a neighborhood ‘ joint’ or a regular point on traditional look, and that enables us to surprise people when they the lunch hour stroll. We’re excited to be an Austin-based brand focused on product and customer experience.” come in and see how we interpret this classic style.” Hacienda Beattie has traveled across the globe, focusing espem. dunn

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A sweet & memorable ending: the chocolate and raspberry panna cotta with sea salt, raspberries, and crushed walnuts.

Spain meets Austin: the pared-down décor of the rear dining room of Winebelly evokes a sophisticated charm.


One of the many tasty tapas on the Winebelly menu: the bruschetta of wild mushrooms, fresh ricotta, pinenuts, and delicate rings of pickled shallots.

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or three years, my husband and I lived in South Austin, and during that time, we took to a Sunday-morning ritual of going to the Green Muse Coffee Bar on Oltorf for a writing session and cappuccinos. We developed a penchant for a particular table in the corner, and our favorite baristas wound up helping us out with our eventual move to our new home, north of the old airport. And as happens with most moves, we found other favorite coffee shops and restaurants to frequent that were closer to our new neighborhood of Windsor Park. Since then, the Green Muse endured a fire, reopened, and closed again. One year ago, the space changed hands to new owners, the Tran family, who also operate the popular Vietnamese restaurant Hai-Ky, on East Oltorf. This newest incarnation, tucked in a less-than-spectacular strip mall, is called Winebelly and spotlights Spanish-style tapas and wines hailing from various regions (from Chile to the Willamette Valley). When I first arrived at the dimly lit restaurant, I


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couldn’t shake my reference to the Green Muse: the beige wooden bench that extended along the far wall was the same, and the owners took advantage of the former rear deck space for shaded alfresco dining. When my dining companion arrived, I quickly forgot about my memories trained my attention on the fairly extensive menu. There are traditional Catalan dishes, such as tomato bread (a tasty mix of crushed tomato, olive oil, and garlic smothered on thick slices of bread) and cured white anchovies marinated in vinegar and oil. In addition, Winebelly rotates items on its seasonal menu in order to take advantage of fresh ingredients from local purveyors, including Johnson’s Backyard Garden and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. We decided to start with bruschetta of wild mushrooms, fresh ricotta, pine nuts, and delicate rings of pickled shallots. The earthy, sometimes smoky, combination of flavors bloomed in my mouth with each bite. This was followed by a no-fail pleaser of Parmesan fries in truffle oil and

parsley, and then a creamy burrata complemented with seasonal tomatoes, basil pesto, and balsamic vinaigrette. We continued with the inventive—but not as successful—seared scallops encrusted with black sesame seeds and served in a flavorful pool of melon coulis. The scallop was perfectly seared, but its tenderness was overwhelmed by the multitude of sesame seeds. Next time I might try the grilled pork ribs or the Wagyu beef sliders. For dessert, we shared the chocolate-and-raspberry panna cotta with a confident accent of sea salt, creating the perfect counterpoint to the velvety textures of the chocolate and raspberry creams. Meanwhile, the collective din of our fellow diners increased, and the evening sun waned. By the end of our meal, I realized that the familiar space had transformed into a different kind of neighborhood gathering place, one that’s keeping apace with other Austin tapas establishments. Who knew that the distinctive flavors of Spain could thrive so well in South Austin? k. walsh P h oto g r a p h y by h ay d en s p e a r s

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Strap on your heels: In the spirit of Style Week, we rounded up our favorite restaurants worth getting dressed up for. ANNIE’S CAFE & BAR

From Easy Tiger and 24

dish, as are the potatoes

twists: The fried green


(512) 391 9300

319 Congress Ave

Diner’s ELM Restaurant

bravas. Reservations

tomatoes are the perfect

1200 W 6th St

Serving up Roman and

(512) 472 1884

Group, this recently



(512) 297 2525

Neapolitan style pizza

Locally minded

opened spot offers rich

Small and typically

from two specially de-

American offerings in a

French favorites and an



crowded, Clark’s’ exten-

signed brick ovens, Due

charming setting; per-

excellent wine list.

2024 S Lamar Blvd St

1519 E Cesar Chavez

sive caviar and oyster

Forni combines the art

(512) 394 8150

(512) 524 2523

menu, sharp aesthetics,

of simple, delicious food


Chef Bryce Gilmore

Wood-fired pizza in an

and excellent service

and timeless, easy wine.

fect spot for a decadent downtown brunch.

408 E 43rd St

offers small plates with

elegant, trendy vibe; get

make it a refreshing


(512) 451 1218

locally sourced ingre-

the Fresca pie.

indulgence on West



The chic little Hyde

dients which pair with

Sixth Street. Indoor


4800 Burnet Rd

Park trattoria offers

craft beers and fine


and outdoor seating is

1100 E 6th St

(512) 371 1600

delicious Italian cuisine,

wines, guests sit at com-

111 E Cesar Chavez


(512) 467 4280

Apothecary’s soothing

like saffron risotto with

munal high top tables.

(512) 478 2991

ambiance and excellent


wine selection make for


When you step inside,

Local chef Shawn


it’s like stepping into a


Cirkiel has turned what

200 Congress Ave

completely different era.

a happy spot to get wine


500 W 6th St

used to be a TGI Fri-

(512) 827 2760

Enjoy delicious vintage

and enjoy a quick bite

1500 S Lamar Ste 150

(512) 477 2377

day's into Austin's hot-

An upscale dining expe-

cocktails, ‘30’s- and

with friends.

(512) 473 2211

A rustic, underground

test new dining venture.

rience with great wine

‘40’s-inspired music,

Hoppin' Spanish tapas

restaurant owned by

Chavez boasts home-


and cuisine by Fermin


restaurant in a modern

Sandra Bullock serv-

made mole, tamales,

601 W 6th St

South Austin setting.

ing up French-inspired

and a view overlooking


head back to the small

(512) 992 2776

The octopus is a perfect

dishes with Southern

Lady Bird Lake.

106 E 6th St Ste 106

outdoor patio.

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EXPECT THE ABSOLUTE BEST Bob’s Steak & Chop House is not just a meal, it’s an experience. From the upscale atmosphere and top-notch service to the extensive wine list and prime ingredients, Bob’s exceeds its reputation from the moment you walk in the door. Visit your local Bob’s in the downtown Austin area.


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porch for people watch-

top-notch service, and

315 Congress Ave


ing on the East Side.

luxurious but welcom-

(512) 473 2279

2905 San Gabriel St

Oysters, cheese plates,

ing atmosphere that


Brothers Building in the

Cool jazz in a dark base-

(512) 474 2905

and nightly dinner

makes Jeffrey’s an old

400 W 2nd St

2nd Street District.

ment; go early for an

Mediterranean plates


Austin staple.

(512) 499 0300

intimate cocktail, or

for sharing. Sip a hand-

Delectable cocktails,


late for jams in a packed

crafted cocktail al fres-



tasty tacos and appe-

1807 S 1st St


co on the lovely patio.

tard. Tucked away in the historic Schneider


1601 Waterston Ave

tizers, delicious main

(512) 215 9778

7720 Hwy 71 W

(512) 477-5584

courses, all inspired by

A gorgeous spot to enjoy



(512) 852 8558

Rustic, continental fare

the hip and bohemian

a luxurious French-in-


2330 W N Loop Blvd

Savor country favorites

with an emphasis on

Condesa neighborhood

spired prix-fixe meal in

1501 S 1st St

(512) 459 4121

from Chef Jack Gilmore

fresh, local and organic

in Mexico City.

an intimate dining room

(512) 291 2881

An Austin institution

on the covered patio.

ingredients. Serving

A charming French-

for over 30 years, serv-

Vietnamese eatery with

ing up delicious interior

a colorful menu of pho, banh mi, and more. Vibrant and comfortable

and table that seats just

lunch, afternoon snacks,



and evening cocktails,

1501 E 7th St

Mexican menu and a

11506 Century Oaks Ter-

the shady porch is the

(512) 391 1888


killer brunch. Reserva-

race #128

perfect spot for a late-

This elegant French

310 Congress Ave

tions recommended!

(512) 834 4111

afternoon Paloma.

restaurant boasts an

(512) 472 7555 &

ever-changing menu of

10201 Jollyville Rd

The second restaurant

surrounding patio.

34 diners.


concept of Executive


seasonal ingredients

(512) 345 1042


306 E 53rd St

Chef and Partner Kent

4710 E 5th St

with an emphasis on

Definitely not your stan-

2307 Hancock Dr

(512) 459 1010

Rathbun, delivers a

(512) 385 2900

simple, yet soulful,

dard Tex-Mex, Manuel’s

(512) 371 6840

Small, neighborhood

unique array of tantaliz-

With its French bistro

dishes. Paired with their

hits all the right notes

A café and grocery with

restaurant in Hyde Park

ing dishes in a comfort-

fare, impressive cock-

extensive wine list, it’s

for its upscale Mexican

both Louisiana and

serving thoughtful,

able upscale setting. Go

tails, and charming dé-

the perfect setting to

cuisine, cleanly present-

French sensibilities by

locally-sourced food at

for the shopping at the

cor inside and out, Jus-

celebrate any special

ed in a chic setting.

Thomas Keller-trained

reasonable prices. Come

Domain, and stay for a

tine’s has Austin looking


Chef Sarah McIntosh.

early for Dollar Oyster

delicious dinner!

east. Expect a crowd, even late at night.

Tuesdays. JEFFREY’S



homemade ramen.


507 Calles St


(512) 236 1022

509 Hearn St


1204 W Lynn St


401 W 2nd St

Created by Rainey

(512) 236 0642

1209 E 11th St

(512) 477 5584

4917 Airport Blvd

(512) 494 1500

Street proprietor

A husband and wife

(512) 628 0168

This historic Clarksville

(512) 712 5700

Not your standard BBQ

Bridget Dunlap, Mettle

team cook up delicious

Hillside Farmacy is

favorite got a welcome

More than just sushi,

fare, meats are given

offers a diverse, often-

European-style dishes

located in a beauti-

facelift from Larry Mc-

this eatery serves up

an Austin twist, like

experimental menu

like pork schnitzel and

fully restored 50s-style

Guire, all while main-

Japanese comfort food,

the rib-eye glazed with

exciting for omnivores


pharmacy with a perfect

taining the execution,

including delicious,

brown sugar and mus-

and vegetarians alike.

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South Lamar oasis.


1917 Manor Rd

with a Thai spirit house,

1610 S Congress Ave

208 W 4th St

(512) 391 2337

makes for an unforget-

(512) 441 6100

table experience.

Daily rotating menus

Guests enjoy modern


(512) 322 9921

Salty Sow serves up cre-

Italian cuisine in a

3411 Glenview Ave

This rum bar nestled in

ative signature drinks,

sleek interior with slid-

(512) 467 9898

the bustling warehouse

including a yummy


season and the freshest

Celebrated Austin Chef

district downtown will


315 Congress Ave

from Vespaio’s bountiful

Shawn Cirkiel created

delightfully surprise

Thyme Smash. The

(512) 482 8842

garden and local mar-

this southern Italian-

you with rum-inspired

food menu, heavy with

Overlooking Congress

kets. A longtime Austin

style restaurant with a

cocktails, including rum

sophisticated gastropub

Avenue, Swift’s At-


menu that highlights

punches for the table,

fare, is perfect for late-

tic draws from global

local, seasonal ingredi-

and Cuban-style street

night noshing: think

inspirations and serves


ents and includes South-

food. The tropical slaw

triple-fried duck fat

up inventive cocktails

1315 W 6th St

ern and some Northern

with jerk chicken is a

fries and crispy Brussels

in a historic downtown

(512) 582 1027

Italian favorites. The

favorite! Open late.



Classic Italian fare

patio is the perfect spot




locally-sourced ingredi-

for a summer meal.

1600 E 6th St


12820 Hill Country Blvd

ents with a darling patio

(512) 436 9626

1600 S Congress Ave

Ste E105

on West Sixth.

ing doors that make for a seamless indoor/ outdoor space at this Domain standout. The fig and prosciutto pizza is the perfect mid-shopping snack! NOVA KITCHEN & BAR 87 Rainey St (512) 382 5651 Subtle design elements

beautiful tree-covered

make the space cohesive

made simply and with

and modern, and its


One year later, and Chef

(512) 447-3905

(512) 263 3200

creative twists on clas-

2043 S Lamar Blvd

Paul Qui’s HQ is still

A south Austin hotspot,

Upscale Japanese food


sic, comforting dishes

(512) 804 2700

one of the hottest spots

we recommend South

and a great ambiance

1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E

A brunch favorite em-

in town for Japanese

Congress Café’s legend-

make Tadashi the

(512) 482 8868

phasizing fresh and

food: an unparalleled

ary brunch: carrot cake

perfect spot for a date

Rooted in the traditions

local produce; an excit-

dining experience set

French toast and migas

night for those in the

of the slow food move-

ing and diverse menu,

under an airy, beautiful

are to die for. If you’re

Bee Caves and Lakeway

ment, come to Wink for

from foie gras to French


there for dinner, order


a truly farm-to-table

from a pork belly/sirloin burger to seasonally topped flatbread pizza are downright delicious. ODD DUCK 1201 S Lamar


the quail. RAMEN TATSU-YA

meal. Stop in for their UCHIKO

incredible happy hour,

(512) 433 6521


8557 Research Blvd Ste 126


4200 N Lamar Blvd Ste 140

or stay a little longer

Famed food trailer

301 E 6th St

(512) 339 0855

1417 S 1st St

(512) 916 4808

with the 5- or 7-course

turned brick and mor-

(512) 474 9898

Japanese comfort food

(512) 326 1999

The sensational sister

chef ’s tasting menu.

This downtown spot is

at its finest in Austin’s

The culinary mas-

creation of Uchi, helped

crowded, but the happy

first brick and mortar,

terminds behind La

by Top Chef Paul Qui.

hour–with half-price

ramen-centric eatery.

Condesa cook up Thai

Try the bacon tataki!

tar, Odd Duck was the first venture from acclaimed chef Bryce Gilmore. Expect seasonal fare and drinks with


offer the best of the

oysters and tasty cock-

cuisine with a modern

tails—is a local favorite.

twist. An intimate

september 2014

After all, tomorrow is another day.


This exhibition reveals why Gone With The Wind remains influential and controversial 75 years after it was released. View rarely seen items— photographs, storyboards, fan mail, and costumes including the green curtain dress—all drawn from the Ransom Center’s collections.

Free admission, donations welcome 21st and Guadalupe Streets 512-471-8944

P h oto g r a p h y by k at e l e s u eu r


l as t l o o k

Hotel Saint Cecilia 112 Academy Dr (512) 852 2400

Do Not Disturb: Breakfast at the Saint Cecilia

Lettuces from Francis & Thatcher Farms in Manor (

Few things are more contrary to our frenetic, fast-paced lives than a languid hotel breakfast. Served with a steaming pot of coffee, a slather of cultured butter and homemade preserves, and a hefty newspaper within reach, it’s a meal meant to unfold slowly, with plenty of refills. In the best examples, the meal is as transporting as the atmosphere, offering more panache than you’d ever achieve for yourself at home. In Austin, no one understands this better than Hotel Saint Cecilia (112 Academy Dr, Whether it’s served on a bistro table in the peacock-hued lounge, under sprawling live oak branches that reach across the stately patio, or across the starched white linen sheets in

Whimsical Finnish ceramics from Iittala (

bed, a Saint Cecilia breakfast speaks of a less harried time, and feels like an instant vacation. “We try to offer an experience for the guest that contributes to the senses the property inspires,” says Alex Gates, food and beverage manager at the hotel. The full spectrum of that experience includes the “fragrance and design of the luscious grounds and property, relaxed and elegant atmosphere, and nourishment of the soul,” she says. “The hope and intention are that the food, friendly service, and elegant presentation become an experience and a fond memory, as opposed to just another meal.” A thoughtfully curated presentation, from locally sourced ingredients (including seasonal produce, meat, and game from various Texas farms and ranches), and an eclectic mix of ceramics and linens create a mini stage set that’s about much more than breakfast—it’s a delicious still life that offers a luxurious refuge. p. disbrowe


september 2014

Ham and Gruyère crepes, topped with a sunny-side-up Vital Farms egg. Vintage flatware from a variety of local sources, including Uncommon Objects (

Shown: The quietly clean Bacon sofa.





115 West 8th Street Austin 512.480.0436