TRIBEZA January 2022 Wellness Issue

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2727 Exposition Blvd #110, Austin, TX 78703


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EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Carrie Crowe

ART DIRECTION

October Custom Publishing DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER

Holly Cowart

DIGITAL EDITOR

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Social Hour p. 4 Tribeza Talk p. 10 Kristin’s Column p. 8 Karen’s Pick p. 54 Dining Guide p. 56 Arts & Entertainment Calendars p. 60 FEATURES

She and the Bees p. 18 Fitness Fanatics: 15-Minute Workouts p. 22 Leave Your Sleeping Bag at Home p. 34 Austin Eye View: Doctors p. 38 Adrenaline Junkie p. 46

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Meher Qazilbash

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

David Clough

COLUMNISTS

Kristin Armstrong Karen O. Spezia WRITERS

Ashley Brown Darcie Duttweiler Sam Lauron Tolly Moseley Bryan Parker Meher Qazilbash Amanda Ward

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PUBLISHER

Mark Fisher

DIRECTOR OF SALES

Krissy Hearn

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Julia Grisemer

DISTRIBUTION MANAGER

Paul Krushin

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Dylan Sack

PRINCIPALS

George Elliman – CEO Chuck Sack Vance Sack Michael Torres

COPY EDITOR

Ashley Brown

PHOTOGR APHERS

Jenna Brooke Clark Holly Cowart Jenna McElroy Bryan Parker Brittany Dawn Short CONTRIBUTING ARTIST

Shaylin Wallace

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ON THE COVER Erika Thompson, Texas Beeworks Photo by Jenna McElroy

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EDITOR’S LETTER

H P H OTO B Y J E N N A M C E L R OY

AS A BEE EVER LANDED ON YOU, AND INSTEAD OF GETTING

scared, you appreciate the possibility that you got confused for a flower? This is my new mindset as we enter 2022. Look at the positivity in the world around me. Shift my mindset. See life from a new perspective. Change conversations. View things differently. We kick off our wellness issue with Texas Beeworks — a beekeeping company on a mission to preserve, protect and increase bee populations by helping bees and beekeepers thrive. Beeworks’ founder, Erika Thompson, is all about hives before honey, focusing on the health and wellness of the hive, and maintaining a healthy honeybee population. Here’s a fun find: One out of three bites of food we eat is dependent on bees. Erika explains, “When you have an apple or a cup of coffee, you have a bee to thank for that. Also, 90 to 100% of the hive is female. Males don’t

defend the hive or contribute to food collection.” And this girl has guts (unlike me, in full beekeeper get-up). Erika is so in-tune with her bees and their behavior, that when it comes to a beekeeping suit, I guess you could say she goes “commando.” The proof is in the pictures. This issue continues to get your blood pumping with our feature on “Adrenaline Junkies.” Did you know a boost of adrenaline every now and then can be beneficial to your overall wellness? We spotlight skydiving, rock climbing, ziplining, Jiu-Jitsu, diving and boxing. We also include six 15-minute workouts with local trainers in our “Fitness Fanatics” series — covering everything from barre, pilates and cycling, to hardcore burn and HIIT. Wind down with a workout from Vino Vinyasa Yoga and read about two Hill Country glamping resorts that encourage you to get a taste of the wild life, while leaving your sleeping bag at home. Carrie Crowe Executive Editor tribeza.com

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Social

BLUE NORTHER GRAND OPENING PARTY Blue Norther opened its new HQ and warehouse event space to over 400 guests on November 5. Attendees enjoyed live music from Lewis Christian, Conner Stephens and Paul Val, tested their luck with Frick Frack Blackjack, shopped Passport Vintage and Bones Custom Made Hats, ate Granny’s Tacos and got tattoos by Miles Medina with free drinks all night. The bar included drinks made from Blue Norther, Still Austin Whiskey, Dulce Vida Tequila and Iron Wolf Ranch and Distillery.

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Royalty came to Austin at the opening of Koko’s Bavarian on December 3. The German brewery was created and named after Konstantin Prinz von Bayern, the Prince of Bavaria. Presenting an authentic Bavarian experience, the launch party featured Stein glasses, 30 beer varieties, sausages, pretzels, outdoor biergarten table seating, plus a large outdoor stage with a live polka band and a DJ set by Koko himself. BLUE NORTHER GRAND OPENING PARTY 1. Kali Lang & Guest 2. Emily Waldrup, Ausin T. Pittman & Guest 3. Conner Stephens 4. Frick Frack Blackjack 5. Chase Carlton, Traffic Lee & Guest DRISKILL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY 6. Alexis Burnett, Mike Burnett, Anna Burnett & Gabby Burnett 7. The Driskill Hotel KOKO’S BAVARIAN OPENING 8. Charles Attal, Konstantin Prinz von Bayern & Jesse Herman 9. Collin Young, T.J. Mathias & Andrew Blank 10. Katie Lowe 11. Shawn Bose, Scott Eastwood & Austin Adams 12. Elisabeth Garvin

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The Driskill tree lighting kicked off the holiday season on December 1. The Burnett family lit the 16-foot Douglas Fir tree which remained in the lobby for all of December. Accompanying the decorations were holiday cocktails and live music in The Driskill Bar, their gingerbread village and more. The Driskill hosted the ceremony with Austin American-Statesman’s Season for Caring program, benefitting Austin families in need.

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HOUR Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted the 2021 Ice Ball Gala virtually and in-person on December 4. Guests were invited to the Fairmont Hotel for an elegant and inspiring evening to make a lifetime of difference for children in our community. Offerings included cocktails, hors d’euvres, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and more. At this year’s gala BBBS celebrated their 50th anniversary.

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BLACK FRET BALL

The 2021 Black Fret Ball took place on December 4 at ACL Live where over $200,000 in grants was awarded to the nominees, including American Dreamer, BLK Odyssy, Clarence James, Darkbird, Deezie Brown, Eimaral Sol, Guy Forsyth & Jeska, Harry Edohoukwa, Jake Lloyd, James Robinson, Jon Muq, Jonathan Terrell, Lisa Morales, Motenko, Nané, Pat Byrne, PR Newman, Primo the Alien, The Reverent Few and Zach Person.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF GREATER TEXAS’ NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

Hundreds of Austin businesses and community leaders came together to raise over $850,000 in support of essential sexual healthcare and education for Texans on November 18. The evening included mission-focused inspiration and entertainment by local artists, the Tiarra Girls, Bob Schneider, DJ Cassandra and reproductive rights activist Paxton Smith. St. David’s Foundation was honored with the Robbie and Tom Ausley Leadership Award for their ongoing support of the community. ICE BALL GALA 1. Jamarr Brown & Shellie Hayes-McMahon 2. Emily Zipp & David Perez 3. Kevin & Paula Burns 4. Dr. Leah Meunier 5. Dr. Brent Fields, Dr. Achal Dhruva & Rajal Dhruva 6. Mark & Lori Ramseur BLACK FRET BALL 7. Jon Muq 8. Lisa Morales & Kevin Wommack 9. Fay Wells & Matt Ott 10. Clarence James Band 11. Harry Edohoukwa TEXAS’ NIGHT UNDER THE STARS 12. Ken Lambrecht & Mayor Steve Adler 13. Robbie Ausley, Lourdes J. Rodríguez & Bobby Ausley 14. Ray Benson & Peter Pincoff 15. Jehmu Greene, Karen Burgess, Lily Adams, Miranda Morton & Judge Elisabeth Earle 16. Laura Hernandez & Margaret Justus

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I C E B A L L G A L A P H OTO S B Y C H R I S C A S E L L I . B L AC K F R E T B A L L P H OTO S B Y A M Y P R I C E A N D DAV E P E D L E Y. P L A N N E D PA R E N T H O O D O F G R E AT E R T E X A S P H OTO S B Y B R YA N T H I L L .

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KRISTIN'S COLUMN

Hello 2022 By Kristin Armstrong Artwork by Shaylin Wallace Portrait by Laura Doss

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O YOU EVER NOTICE HOW PEOPLE TELL THE SAME STORIES over and over? A woman I recently met introduced herself by way of her tale of woe, how she was married for years when her husband told her he didn’t love her anymore and was, in fact, in love with someone else. How she was broken and betrayed and had never worked because she was busy taking care of the house and the kids, now grown and gone, so now she has no idea what to do. He always took care of the bills and the investments, the car and the yard. How he has some nerve to be happy. How her kids betrayed her too, because they actually like to travel and spend holidays with their dad and his new gal. “Oh my,” I said. “This is painful. When will your divorce be final?” “What?” She looked at me confused. “We got divorced twelve years ago.” I almost spit out my Sancerre. This woman has been telling this same sad story for TWELVE years?! The stories we tell about ourselves and our lives become our life story, whether we are talking to other people or even if it’s the voice in our head. We better be damn sure we like what we are telling. Some people use language to lay claim to their misery. My anxiety, my depression, my cancer, my fibromyalgia, my trauma, my alcoholic father, my horrible childhood, my grief, my divorce, my, my, my. My is like a cattle brand — it says You Belong To Me, and do not wander off. It leaves a mark. I wonder if we claim ownership and tell these same worn, victim-y stories because we aren’t sure what story we would tell otherwise. We aren’t sure who we would be without it, or if people would still offer comfort, camaraderie, interest or condolences.

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In the middle of a difficult season, if we were to write the story about our experience it would likely fill a book, or maybe even an anthology. As time passes, if we are healing and evolving, what was once fodder for a book becomes a chapter. If we keep growing and releasing, the chapter becomes a paragraph. Expanding ever still, the paragraph is edited down to a well-written sentence. Transcendence and freedom hone that sentence into a phrase with a comma. In 2003 I got divorced, … After my accident, I … After we filed for bankruptcy, we … After the funeral, I … When you get to phrase-comma status, you are owning your story. It is not owning you. It feels pretty amazing. A brand new year is a perfect time to start tuning in to the stories we tell ourselves and speak out loud to other people. If our story has no hope, no room to grow, no potential, no upward arc, then neither do we. Even if we are in the thick of it, in the process of recrafting our happier ending, we can state something like, “I’m learning so much right now” or, “I’m excited to see what happens …” This is not about toxic positivity, which is, well, toxic. This is about infusing the way we want to feel into our words, rather than spinning our wheels deeper into a rut by telling a story that has no traction. By the time my clients find me, they usually want to craft a new story, but they often don’t know how to get unstuck from the old one. How do I learn to let go? It is a very good question I get all the time. I usually ask next, “Have you learned everything you need to learn from this lesson? Or do you think there is anything left to learn?” We can camp out here for a while, unpacking and sorting. When we get to a place where we can separate the wisdom from the emotion, we can keep the former and release the rest. Then the letting go can happen. This is different for everyone, but I think the essence is a combination of intention and courage. When wanting something new, becoming someone new, or feeling better than we do right now overrides the perceived comfort of familiar pain. This births our intention. When it’s time, like all births, this requires some deep breaths and a big push. The courage is in the act of reaching for it. Like a trapeze artist high above the net has to let go of one bar in order to grab the next — this means a terrifying, exhilarating instant of air, hanging in the in-between. Right here, we meet ourselves, our destiny, our release, our freedom. Hello, 2022. What are you reaching for?


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T R I B E Z A TA L K

Organic Content 10 food, beverages and services to reset your body and soul in the new year

Goodbye holiday season, and hello 2022! With a new year always comes new year’s resolutions. Whether you’re looking to eat healthier, cleaner or more organically — or go meat or dairy free — there are always numerous amazing local Austin brands paving the way to make it easy. From plant-based noodles to at-home smoothie bowls, there are plenty of ways to make 2022 not only healthy but also tasty. Many of the products on these pages can be found at a grocery store near you, so there’s never been a better time to … well, just eat better. 10

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Fronks From soy to hemp, there are so many different types of dairy-free milk products out there, and it can be challenging to know what’s the right one to choose. Fronks offers small-batch simple nut milks made solely from organic sprouted almonds and cashews, and lightly sweetened from organic medjool dates. Plus, it’s free of preservatives or additives — making it delicious and as pure as it gets. Since there are no other sweeteners, it’s an easy way to cut down on your sugar intake. The glass bottles are also gorgeous in your fridge. freshfronks.com

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Chop Chop Like Fronks, Chop Chop is also a member of PREP ATX, a new Austin food community and the largest commercial kitchen facility in Texas. This plant-based noodle company is producing elevated instant noodles with 100% natural ingredients. The umami-forward flavor is devoid of any prawn or pork products and is instead seasoned with miso, kombu and a bunch of other natural ingredients. The cup o’ noodles also offer less sodium and more fiber than your average instant noodles. Flavors include Tom Yum, Korean BBQ, Tokyo Curry and Penang Curry. Simply add water, heat and enjoy. chopchop.cc

Blenders & Bowls Smoothie Bowls Blenders & Bowls has been a beloved smoothie and acai bowl shop for more than 10 years, but last spring, they debuted their products into grocery stores nationwide. The pre-blended smoothie bowls are available as pints with four servings, giving you the option to add your own toppings or adding a little bit of liquid to blend into a smoothie. The company also offers graband-go single serving smoothie bowls with gluten-free granola and a spoon inside the lid. All of their products are gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan and have no refined sugar, making them the ideal snack or breakfast. The Magic Dragon flavor is a personal favorite. Just make sure to let them thaw a bit before you nosh down. blendersandbowls.com

Yoshi-Cha Tea If you’ve had the luxury of snagging a seat at Otoko’s intimate omakase, you’ve seen zany Chef Yoshi Okai hard at work behind the counter. The outgoing chef is one of Austin’s most decorated culinary masters and has recently partnered with Portland, Oregon-based tea company Smith Teamaker to produce Yoshi-Cha, which blends Chef Okai’s signature Japanese and Texas influences. The traditional roasted green tea is complimented by yaupon, sage and a kick of sancho pepper, making it a punk rock version of traditional green teas and a perfect way to reduce your caffeine intake. Better yet: $5 from every tin sold will be donated to the Austin Asian Community Health Initiative, an organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of Asians in Central Texas. It’s available in the tea pairing at Otoko’s omakase and for purchase at the South Congress Hotel Lobby Shop, Mañana and online at Smith Teamaker. smithtea.com

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Mayawell Looking to elevate your sparkling water addiction? Mayawell is a line of bubbly prebiotic sodas that are good for the gut and better for the tastebuds. Unlike probiotics, which are beneficial live bacteria found in certain foods or supplements, prebiotics are types of fiber that feed the friendly bacteria in your digestive system. Put it this way: What’s good for your gut is good for your body. Not only does Mayawell offer four sparkling bevs, they also work closely with indigenous communities across Oaxaca to harvest their agave and donate 2% of profits to nonprofit Hermano Maguey. Pick up their newest flavor, Raspberry Cucumber. drinkmayawell.com Milk Run Delivery Although it originally started in Portland, MilkRun launched in Austin last November and now offers Austinites delivery of the best grocery staples sourced from small- to mid-size farms and producers located within 150 miles or less of the city. Committed to the highest sourcing standards, MilkRun ensures fresh, ethically-produced fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, coffee and more. Now that’s what we call farm to table! Even better? MilkRun pays 50 percent of revenue back to its farmers to ensure a sustainable local food system. localmilkrun.com

Luv Fats Ice Cream Who says ice cream has to be bad for you? Luv Fats is a smallbatch, dairy-free ice cream company founded by Chi Ndika that utilizes the healthy fats of avocados and coconut milk in its ice creams (not to mention love). Did you know that avocados have more potassium than bananas and are a good source of Vitamins K, E, B6 and B5? Ndika also celebrates her Kenyan and Nigerian roots in her flavors, which range from Kenyan Coffee to Soy Sauce (yes, really) and makes everything from fresh produce, nuts and herbs found mostly at local farmer’s markets. Get the goods at Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller on Sundays, Bee Grocery or Mozart’s Coffee. Their first ice cream cake, which is comprised of layers of vanilla ice cream, candied hazelnuts, stracciatella ice cream, chocolate cookies, dark chocolate, and pie crust crumbs, is available for pre-order on their website. luvfatsicecream.com

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M I L K R U N D EL I V ERY P H OTO CO U RT E S Y O F W YAT T YAT E S . M AYAW EL L P H OTO CO U RT E S Y O F K AY L A DAV I S . LU V FAT S I C E C R E A M P H OTO CO U RT E S Y O F C H I N D I K A . V I DA P U R A P H OTO CO U RT E S Y O F V ERO N I C A TO R R E S .V I TA L FA R M S EG G S P H OTO CO U RT E S Y O F V I TA L FA R M S . H U K I TC H EN P H OTO CO U RT E S Y O F M I R A N DA G A R D L E Y.

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Vida Pura Juicery Mi Madre’s Restaurant might not be known for healthy food, but that’s not stopping the owners’ daughter from providing cold-pressed juices and health shots with her company Vida Pura Juicery. If you’re looking to detox from over-indulging this December, Vida Pura offers two-day cleanse kits perfect for eliminating toxins from the body and giving your digestive system a rest. Everything is made fresh in-house with no preservatives. Although Veronica Torres closed her shop in December, consumers can purchase her juice cleanses and other products at Mi Madres or for delivery on her website. Stay tuned for a new store sometime this spring. vidapurajuicery.com

Vital Farms Eggs When eating healthier and more organically, that definitely boils down to your eggs, too. Whether you’re boiling, scrambling, frying or poaching ‘em, it’s easy to see the difference when you crack open a Vital Farms egg. The yolk is just so much more vibrant in color, and there’s definitely a higher quality taste. Not only are the eggs more delicious than others, but the chickens are happier, too. Every Vital Farms egg comes from a pasture-raised hen who enjoys a minimum of 108 sq. ft. roaming room with plenty of freedom to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Seriously, every carton of eggs includes a photo of the chicken of the month, so you can feel doubly good about what you’re about to enjoy. vitalfarms.com

Hu Kitchen Chocolate Bars You don’t normally think of candy bars as healthy, but Hu chocolate bars are free from dairy, GMOs, emulsifiers, soy lecithin, gluten, refined sugar, cane sugar or sugar alcohol, so to say they’re clean is an understatement — as well as healthy as a candy bar can get, considering it’s Paleo-friendly, too. Launched in 2013 in founder Jordan Brown’s apartment, the company now offers chocolate bars to grain-free crackers at thousands of stores nationwide. After recently relocating to Austin, the founder and his company have also recently released grain-free cookies to the market too. We’re partial to the hazelnut coffee chocolate bar. hukitchen.com

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Silver and Serenity L ACEY DUPRE OFFERS “NEEDLE FREE” ACUPUNCTURE ONLINE AND IN THE TE X AS HILL COUNTRY By Amanda Eyre Ward Photos by Jenna Brooke Clark

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HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WARY OF ACUPUNCTURE. I’VE GOT ACHES and pains and my share of stress from being middle-aged. I’m a working mom of three children and two miniature schnauzers, but every time a friend has suggested a session with a healer who would insert needles into my skin, I’ve nodded and muttered I’d “absolutely consider it ... soon.” “Rather than penetration,” Dr. Lacey Dupré of Jade Seed Wellness explains, “we access the Qi from the skin’s surface guided by our connection to Qi and our breath. The teishin is a big part of Japanese Acupuncture as insertion-free Acupuncture. The form I now practice, is the premier and superior form of Acupuncture and celebrated in Japan. I saw it as not only more gentle but also more effective.” Clarity and confidence…with no needles? That sounds pretty fabulous to me. “As a jeweler, I carve the teishin out of wax, using the lost wax casting method,” says Dr. Dupré. “The design is based on ancient manuscripts that mention this tool. I craft these in silver, bronze and gold.” Dr. Dupré also sets the teishin with a gemstone. “Currently I offer one yin stone: sapphire to help develop one’s wisdom, one yang stone: garnet, to help develop one’s creative passion, and one between yin and yang: tanzanite, to help develop one’s intuition. I do seasonal stones as well and am offering black spinel and emerald during the Holidays!” says Dr. Dupré. Dr. Dupré has devoted her practice to healing those she calls “Modern Leaders” — moms, visionaries and entrepreneurs. She offers virtual sessions as needed or in-person sessions in her San Marcos clinic. Dupré also integrates Stone Medicine, Herbal Medicinals, plus Sound and Medical Grade Light Therapy.

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“I love helping fellow moms who are always giving and not receiving enough. And as we know, we can only help our kids when we help ourselves!” she explains. “Also, there is a subconscious obstruction to the healing process that comes up when you are expecting to be poked, even if you know it may not hurt. My sessions are gentle, potent and connect you to that woman inside you feel you may have been left behind years ago.” “For busy Austinites,” Dr. Dupré continues, “we do ten session intervals of care, eight sessions online and two in-person. I can see patients while they lounge in their own beds!” I decided to give an online session a try during the busy Thanksgiving holidays. Between groceries and visits with family, I could have used a nap or a martini, but my house was loud and I quit drinking years ago. By the time I shut my office door and logged into my Zoom session with Dr. Dupré, I was — to put it kindly — frazzled.

CLARITY AN D CO N FI D ENCE…WITH N O N EED LES? THAT SOU N DS PRETTY FAB U LOUS “Usually, I would have you send me a photo of your face, tongue and ears,” explained Dr. Dupré. We spoke for a bit and decided to focus on my “emotional fatigue.” She had me press my fingers between my eyes — normally, I would use a teishin — and led me in gentle breathwork. My son burst into the room. I turned and hissed, “I AM WORKING!” He quickly exited. The schnauzers barked. At Dr. Dupré’s instruction, I pressed at my temples, then my clenched jaw. My daughter wandered into the room and I asked her politely to “GET OUT NOW!” “Yeesh,” said my daughter, leaving the room. I shut the door once again. Dr. Dupré read a lovely poem and we spoke about how she would plan further treatment to help me feel nourished and release anxiety. I did actually feel a bit calmer after the session, a miracle. The next time I see Dr. Dupré, I will probably leave my happy but crazy home and visit her spa-like clinic. I’m hoping to try her Gemstone Facial with hand-crafted botanical and gemstone-infused facial serums and elixirs. “When you heal, we all heal,” says Dr. Dupré. Wise words, indeed. Use the code TRIBEZALOVE for 20% off of your Hill Country AcuPackage. jadeseedwellness.com


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In Nurturing Hands

Prenatal massage specialist Becca Pride, who has been in the industry for almost five years, describes SPECIALLY TR AINED MASSAGE THER APISTS AT MANTIS her work with pregnant MASSAGE ENJOY A SUPPORTIVE WORKPL ACE THAT women as “sacred.” Her FOSTERS DEEP CARE FOR CLIENTS passion for massage therapy stemmed from a desire to work Words and photos by Bryan C. Parker with pregnant and postpartum people. With prenatal massage, Pride says, MASSAGE IS AN INCREDIBLY REWARDING ACT OF “There are certain pressure points we avoid, self-care — especially when it’s used not simply for relaxation and certain positioning that’s safer for blood flow but also to treat aspects of the body that need therapeutic to baby and mom.” Her specialized training puts healing. Mantis Massage, established by Kyra Matos in 2011, surpasses clients in safe hands, and she finds fulfillment in the others with their expert knowledge and tailored services, such as prenatal relief she’s able to provide. massage. The company also makes a special effort to invest in and nurture its “Someone who is pregnant is very deserving of a massage staff, which allows their therapists to pay forward that same care to clients. — there’s just so much discomfort, and it’s nice to be able to aid just a little Matos found her way to massage therapy after a job at a hospital, where bit in that,” she says. Pride first received training for prenatal massage with she worked in patient transport in the radiology department and became classes paid for by Mantis, who gives a stipend for continuing education to interested in x-rays and MRI results. After taking an anatomy class available all employees who work five days per week. That stipend also increases each to her through the hospital, she fell in love with the physiological structure year that the employee is with the company. of humans. “The fact that Kyra was willing to pay for that was huge, because I was “I love working with a body and feeling the little corrections happening able to work with the clients I wanted to work with,” Pride says. With Mantis’ in it,” Matos says. From deep tissue to trigger point to prenatal, the services stipends, she’s also been able to receive specialized training to provide facial offered by Mantis provide care designed to physically improve clients by admassages. The clinic’s investment in its employees results in knowledge that dressing individualized concerns. translates directly into better services for clients. “We’re problem solving your body,” Matos says. “We’re looking for why it is Those stipends are just one of the many ways Mantis invests in employyou’re coming in — what’s causing you or your muscles to stress or to ache.” ees. The company also provides full-coverage health care and pays the entire While she says a great spa massage premium for all full-time employees has its place for relaxation, Mantis by partnering with Austin-based WE’ RE PRO B LEM SO LVI NG YOU R BO DY focuses on “corrective care.” insurance company Sana, who speAfter more than a decade as a massage therapist, Matos has developed a cializes in serving small or less traditionally structured companies. remarkable ability to detect the sources of pain or tension based on what a “Mantis does all these wonderful things,” Pride says. “Most massage inperson does for work or simple daily routines — whether they’re on their feet dustry folks are contractors, but we’re employees and with that comes a 401k a lot or drive a car with a manual transmission, for example. However, if a matching program, for example.” However, Pride says the most supportive client simply wants a traditional Swedish massage, Mantis’ staff is more than aspect of working at Mantis is something intangible. capable of providing that. “They really encourage us to have our own style of talking with clients, of The company’s website maintains an updated list of staff bios complete massaging,” she says. “Kyra is so supportive of everyone just being themselves with specialized approaches and techniques. Clients can book with specific — that’s what keeps Mantis so successful.” That freedom to express individutherapists, or they can fill out a form, which the Mantis staff personally reads ality allows therapists to adeptly respond to clients’ unique situations. Mantis to best match clients with the right therapist for them. has cultivated a nurturing ethos for employees that ensures clients will find “We’re not one-size fits all — every session is tailored to what your needs themselves in nurturing hands when they arrive. are,” says Matos. mantismassage.com

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icture it with me: a beautiful spring day. A humble compost bin. A swarm of bees at the bottom. A young woman lovingly scooping said bees out with her bare hands. And finally, an ASMR-like voiceover from the same young woman, calmly explaining that these bees aren’t mad — they’re just looking for a new place to live. Erika Thompson occupies a place on the Internet that she never expected: social media stardom. “As a kid, I was in orchestra, I was the captain of my school bowling team, I was super into bugs. I’m still getting used to being popular.” TikTok’s a strange place (understatement of the year), and chief among its mysteries are why certain content producers catapult to fame. The cynic’s argument behind Erika’s popularity is that she’s beautiful, but I find that reductive. Photogenic people abound online, but not everyone’s videos get more views than the Super Bowl. And yet, during the spring of 2020, that’s exactly what happened to Erika, when she uploaded her first beekeeping (more specifically, bee removal) videos to TikTok. Why? Erika’s story is a classically Austin tale of working a day job (she used to be a communications director, working downtown), while hustling a passion on the side. In this case — stop me if you see this coming — beekeeping. “I’d heard that bees were in trouble, so I took a class on a Saturday, and just fell in love,” says Erika. “I started with one hive in my backyard, then a friend offered to let me keep hives on their land, so I kept getting more … and interest started to build. Folks would ask me, can you keep bees on my property for pollination? Can you do a live bee removal? I started to say yes! I was working nights and weekends, even leaving to go do bee services on my lunch break.” Maybe it’s not totally accurate, but what comes to mind is a polished professional, click-clacking down the stairs to the parking garage, tossing on jeans and

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a work shirt, and peeling down Congress Avenue to reach her beloved: all those honeybees, efficiently doing their work. She left the office job for good in 2019; two years later, she’s been on “Ellen,” “Good Morning America” and in the backyard of Jason DeRulo, who recently requested her bee services. “No one is more surprised at the attention my work has received than me,” says Erika — and I believe her. Her videos are decidedly not influencer in nature (“like and subscribe!”), but earnest and meditative, while she explains what we’re seeing on camera. There’s a hypnotic quality to it all: in one, the bees cover a patio chair, which in another person’s hands — a horror movie director’s, for example — would symbolize nature taking over. The futility of human leisure! First this chair, then your face.

But instead, we get Erika’s soothing voice, explaining how these bees just want to be with their queen, and build a home. (“I lifted the cover to reveal a beautiful hive that wrapped around the arm of a chair in the most extraordinary way,” writes her Instagram caption.) Covid has a lot to do with this story, like it has to do with all stories these days. When Erika was in Austin, she lived in a 16-block radius stretching only slightly outward from UT; now, she’s on a five-acre piece of property near Bastrop with millions of bees. And before March 2020, she had a string of IRL bee education opportunities lined up, speaking gigs and the like, but when the Covid curtain fell down, all that evaporated. She did like so many niche educators do, and turned to the Internet. There’s an evolution to Erika’s social game, one you can see for yourself on TikTok. Over April, May and June of 2020, her videos were mostly visual in nature, with either music or the bees’ natural buzz to accompany her work. But in July 2020, she started including voiceovers explaining each step of her process. Already accruing views in the millions, it was at this point those millions turned into double digits — and media came calling. “It felt like something different and special was going on,” says Erika. “My life changed overnight.” This feels like an appropriate time to pose my best theory around Thomson’s bee fame: her tender poise in the midst of a swarm. In fact, her voiceovers have become so recognizable they’ve spawned comedic imitators, like Max Clayton, who did a spoof of Erika subbing dried macaroni for bees (“I woke up one morning and my bed was covered in more cheese than usual”); this year, little girls dressed up as her for Halloween. But there’s real affection in these imitations, because people get a kick out of Erika and her bee reverence. On both sides of the political aisle, nature is so often framed as a threat: the climate is changing, floods are coming, snowstorms envelope us all. Even the nature-loving among us seem to fear it these days, cowed by its power, forgetting that we too are animals. And then there’s Erika, embedding herself with these creatures, devoid of fear. In video after video, she locates the queen and removes her to safer conditions. The other bees smell their queen on Erika’s hand, covering it whole. She doesn’t flinch. In a quick flick, those bees are off her hand, back to their duties. “One out of three bites of food we eat is dependent on bees,” Erika tells me, in a flurry of bee factoids. “When you have an apple or a cup of coffee, you have a bee to thank for that. Also, 90 to 100% of the hive is female. Males don’t defend the hive, they don’t contribute to food collection.” Sigh, men. Erika’s not a honey producer (each bee only makes 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime, she tells me), and she doesn’t travel the country offering mass pollination. Instead, she is an alternative to extermination: people have bees on their property, but rather than kill them, they call Texas Beeworks. This provides Erika the opportunity to do the thing she loves most: to learn about this particular hive, then educate us in the process. All while her phone is duct-taped to the wall. “I think we’re more similar to bees than dissimilar,” says Erika thoughtfully. “They built all of this sustainably, with the resources their bodies gave them. I always thank them after they’ve let me spend time with them.” texasbeeworks.com

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Fanatics 15-Minute Workouts Whether you want to ease into a new exercise routine or you’re a longtime athlete looking to elevate your workout, these six workouts designed by Austin trainers offer a little something for everyone By Sam Lauron / Photos by Brittany Dawn Short

RP STUART HIT Athletic / hitathletic.com RP Stuart is the Director of Programs at HIT Athletic where he acts as a head trainer, class instructor and personal trainer. A proud native Austinite, RP was fortunate enough to earn a D1 Scholarship to attend Louisiana Tech University to play football and study exercise science. When he’s not in the gym, RP’s favorite things to do are family walks in the park, maybe squeezing in some couch time and seeking out a new foodie and drink stop.

WORKOUT: ALL-IN FOR ALL LEVELS HIT Athletic offers a wide variety of training styles with classes ranging from Pure Strength to Strength & Conditioning to HIIT, and Sport Conditioning. This well-rounded workout is great for beginners and experienced athletes alike as it is easy to do anywhere and requires little equipment. “Someone new can move through the movements slowly and consciously while still feeling a pump and decent heart rate,” says RP. “Or, if you’re a more advanced exerciser, you can bump up the pace and challenge yourself for a quick burner.” Set up a clock for 15 minutes. Your goal is to complete as many rounds as possible using 2 dumbbells. • 15 Min AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) • Strength: Romanian Deadlift x5, Bent Row x5, Squat Press x5 • Heart Rate: Broad Jumps x3, Reverse Crawl to start line • Core: Sit-Ups x10 You’ll repeat this sequence as many times as you can during the 15 minutes. Your dumbbells do not need to be particularly heavy if you don’t have access to them. If they are light and you feel confident through the movements you can simply elevate your pace. If you are fairly new to training, take your time; a low amount of quality reps will always beat a high quantity of bad reps.

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STRENGTH: ROMANIAN DEADLIFT / BEND ROW / SQUAT PRESS

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Fanatics 15-Minute Workouts WORKOUT: DETOX TO RETOX In her signature Vino Vinyasa classes, founder Morgan Perry weaves wine education into the yoga flow so students learn fun wine facts while they practice. Each class then ends with a mindful, comparative tasting of two wines. This fast-paced Vinyasa-style flow is designed to get your cardiovascular system going and improve your blood flow. “While there may not be a lot of scientific proof that twists actually help your organs to detox,” notes Morgan, “twisting and movement in general supports the functionality of the organs in performing their normal detox processes.” Seated Twists • Start seated with your legs extended • Bend right knee, and place your right ankle on the outside of your left knee (option to bend both knees) • Bring your right hand behind you • Inhale and lengthen your spine, reach your other hand to the sky, exhale twist toward your right knee and hook your elbow outside your knee • Repeat on other side Move to hands and knees in a table top position for Cat/Cow

MORGAN PERRY Vino Vinyasa Yoga / vinovinyasayoga.com Morgan Perry is the founder of Vino Vinyasa Yoga. Morgan’s wine experience started in wine marketing and PR in New York City, but it wasn’t until she took a trip to Chile that she truly fell in love with wine. She returned to New York and began taking Wine and Spirit Education Trust classes to learn more. She now has her Advanced Certification, which she passed with distinction. After about six years of being a yoga student, Morgan took the next step in her practice and became a certified yoga teacher. Vino Vinyasa (formerly Yoga Unwined) was born in New York City in early 2017.

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Thread the Needle • From table top, lift one arm up toward the sky, then thread it under your body between your opposite hand and knee • Lower your shoulder and head toward the mat • Your opposite hand can stay on the mat, reach forward, or wrap around your back • Repeat on other side Sun Salutation with Vinyasa • Come to standing in mountain pose at the top of your mat • Inhale, lift arms, exhale forward fold • Inhale, lift halfway, exhale forward fold • Step your right, then left foot back to a plank pose • Inhale as you push onto your tiptoes so shoulders come in front of wrists • Exhale as you lower all the way down to the mat, keeping elbows near your sides, hands should stay under shoulders • Inhale as you lift your head, neck and chest up, leaving a bend in your elbows for a baby cobra


• Inhale as you lift up to downward facing dog, moving through plank or table top — lift your hips up toward the sky, arms stay straight and feet are hip distance apart. (Bend the knees to keep a flat back if you have tight hamstrings like me!) Easy Twist • Inhale to lift your right leg, then step your right foot forward into a runner’s lunge • Line up your left fingertips with right toes • Inhale as you lift right arm toward the sky; look up toward your fingers and breathe • Exhale, bring your right fingertips down; step forward into a forward fold

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Fanatics 15-Minute Workouts WORKOUT: CYCLE & CORE This workout combines cycling and core for a pumped-up cardio session. Start on the bike, either at home or at the gym, and get ready for climbs and sprints at a tension level that you’re comfortable with. Whether you choose a lighter tension or prefer to push it to the max, David’s pro cycling tip is to “lead the pedals around while going fast,” he says. “Lift up on 1 pedal as the other leg is driving down on the other!” Finish the workout with a quick 5-minute core sequence. Before You Begin: A Quick Guide to Tension Levels Climbs: Easy: Medium tension/gear holding around 80 rpms/Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) of 6-7 Medium: Heavy tension/gear holding around 60 rpms/RPE of 7-8 Hard: Maximal tension/heaviest gear holding around 40-50 rpms/RPE of 8-9 Sprints: Medium tension/gear holding around 100 rpms/RPE 9-10 Recovery: Easy pedaling focus on lowering heart rate RPE 3-4

DAVID GARZA Love Cycling Studio / lovecyclingstudio.com David is a father, triathlete and die-hard music lover. Passionate about cycling and inspiring people to be the best they can be, David incorporates fun, inspiration and killer music into every one of his classes. As a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, David has been in the fitness industry for close to 15 years and has been voted one of Austin’s Fittest by Austin Fit magazine, Best Cycle Instructor, Best Triathlete and Person of the Year by TRIBEZA. David is also a multiple Ironman finisher, an endurance athlete and working on his fifth year of sobriety.

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10 Min Cycling Workout • 2 Min Warm-Up • 2 Min Easy Hill Climb • 1 Min Sprint • 2 Min Medium Hill Climb • 1 Min Sprint • 1 Min Hard Hill Climb • 1 Min Sprint 5 Min Core Workout • 30 Second Plank Hold • 10 Knees to Elbows • 10 Alternating Side Planks • 20 Mountain Climbers • 20 Basic Crunch Hold with Toe Taps Repeat 2-3 Sets


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TARA HEAVNER barre3 / barre3.com/studio-locations/austin-downtown

Tara Heavner is a native Texan who grew up in Houston and went to Southwest Texas State. After a 12-year career in finance in both Austin and NYC, Tara left corporate America to bring barre3 to Texas in order to have a more fulfilling career. Together with her sister Kim, the two brought the first barre3 studios to Texas 10 years ago and have helped grow barre3 in the Austin area and around the country. A retired marathoner, she has completed 10 marathons which include Boston, Chicago and New York. Being a mother to a wonderful nine-year-old, Tara knows how important childcare is to moms, which is why barre3 offers a play lounge in the studio.

WORKOUT: FULL-BODY BARRE This 15-minute barre workout is designed to engage the entire body. A combination of strengthening, conditioning and cardio, the movements in this exercise sequence will leave you feeling strong and empowered from your head to your toes. Plus, the workout can be done anywhere, any time. Even if you aren’t in the mood to work out, Tara says, this workout will suit your needs. “However I am feeling, strong or tired, energized or exhausted, my barre3 practice meets me exactly where I am,” she says. Sumo Warm-Up • Arms back to front - 1 Min • Figure 8 - 30 Sec • Flat Palm Press - 30 Sec • Lateral Lean + Slide - 30 Sec • Row to T - 30 Sec 15-Minute Barre Workout • Crescent Lunge Burpees - 2 Min • Plank - 1 Min • Horse Pose with Lat Pulls - 2 Min • Rotate to Incline Carousel Horse (a signature barre3 posture) 2 Min each leg • Pulse + Tricep Taps • Horse Pulse with Biceps Trays - 2 Min • Incline Carousel Horse side 2 + Triceps Taps - 2 Min • Flat Back Core - Toe Taps with Chest Press - 2 Min Finish with a stretch for 3 minutes.

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BRITTAN MORRIS Atomic Athlete / atomic-athlete.com Coach Brittan has been coaching and programming for nearly a decade and has been with Atomic for the last five years. He managed Atomic Athlete HQ for three years before going into business with Atomic and becoming an owner of Atomic Outpost. Outside of the gym, Brittan also owns a Power Washing Company, Texas Forever Services, and is a professional Red Bull Ice Cross Athlete and competes all around the world.

WORKOUT: QUICK BURN Short on time but want to squeeze in a quick workout? This 15-minute workout can be done anywhere and does not require any equipment. The movements in this session are meant to be done as fast as possible while maintaining good form and full range of motion. If you have a little extra time beforehand, Brittan recommends a quick warm-up involving moving and stretching. “This workout looks short and sweet, but it will feel long and mean,” says Brittan. 5-Minute EMOM (every minute on the minute) Mini Leg Blaster • 5x Jump Squat • 5x Jump Lunge each side (10x total) • 5x Lunge each side (10x total) • 5x Squat 10-Minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) • 5x Burpee • 10x Bodyweight Getup • 15x Sit-Ups

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Fanatics 15-Minute Workouts Downward Dog Push-Ups Next, hold the downward dog and lift the heels. Do 10-15 slow push-ups in that position. Think about spiraling the elbows back toward the rib cage and pressing the shoulder blades away from the ears. You can keep both feet on the ground, or, for a more advanced position, hold one leg up in the air while doing the push-up. If lifting a leg, do 8-10 on each side. Glute Presses Press back into a child’s pose. Next, come on to the elbows and the knees for glute presses. Raise your heel up to the ceiling with the leg bent at a 90-degree angle. Lift and lower in parallel with the knee down to the floor, externally rotated with the knee flared outward to the back corner, internally rotated knee spiraled in toward opposite thigh, and straight out to the side of the hip in a “dog hike” position. Do 10 slow and controlled in each position. Optional: put a light weight behind the knee for additional strengthening.

CARISSA FISHER Shape Method / shapemethodpilates.com Carissa Fisher is a professional dancer and a Stott Pilates certified instructor that has been with the studio since 2012. She is known for her disciplined athleticism mixed with fluidity to produce sequences that are challenging yet approachable and never the same.

WORKOUT: SCULPTING PILATES FUSION This is a full-body Pilates fusion workout is designed to mobilize the spine and strengthen the small stabilizer muscle groups while sculpting the entire body and challenging balance, coordination and flexibility. Suitable for anyone — from total beginners to Pilates pros — who wants a short yet effective exercise. “This workout will leave you feeling lengthened, energized and centered,” says Carissa. “And sore in all the right places!”

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Leg Lifts Next, transfer to your side. Lean onto your elbow and hip with your legs out to the side for leg lifts. Lift and lower your leg slowly 15 times, then make 5 small circles (the size of an orange) in each direction. Optional: hold a weight in the top arm, parallel to the floor. Support the weight with the waistline and the upper back rather than the top of the shoulder. Repeat on the other side. From this position, lift yourself up onto your forearm for forearm planks. You can balance on both legs or modify with 1 knee down. Lift and lower your pelvis 10 times to work your side obliques. Next, slowly thread the needle 5 times, spiraling the rib cage down to the floor with the obliques. Option to finish with a single leg balance holding for at least 3 slow breaths. Swimming Lie down on your front for upper back extension. Arch your back up and stick your arms out in the fly position. Do 10 flies, then 5 sets of twists in extension, bringing the elbow to the side of the rib cage and spiral towards it. Optional: add weights for additional strengthening. Finish with swimming, lifting legs and upper back and paddling the arms and legs in opposition for at least 5 full breath cycles.


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Two glamping resorts in the Texas Hill Country give you a taste of the wild life … without having to unroll a sleeping bag By Amanda Eyre Ward Collective Hill Country photos courtesy of Collective Retreats Serana photos by Ashley Henderson

few years ago, I was tossing and turning inside a tent during a thunderstorm. My beloved family slept peacefully around me, but I was wide awake. My sleeping bag was too hot. There was some sort of gnarled tree root under my hip. I was hungry, and it was too dark to locate the half-melted Cliff bars I’d stashed in my backpack. Around three in the morning, I gave up on a good night’s rest. I dozed for a few hours in the backseat of our car, then watched the sun rise with the last few sips of cold coffee I’d discovered in my to-go mug from the day before. Soon afterward, I splurged on the thickest inflatable mattress I could find. For a few family campouts, I went red in the face inflating my “mom mattress,” but still, I tossed and turned, yearning for a bed, my hair sticky with marshmallows and pine sap. I loved adventure and stars and the smell of a fire, but I was starting to think I was just too old for camping. But just in time (for me), new “glamping” experiences have popped up in the Texas Hill Country. I explored two retreats — one to the west of Austin and one to the east — in the hopes of discovering a place where I could enjoy fresh air, a campfire and a starry night ... but also a comfortable bed.

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unique artistic scene in Austin and embraces the brand’s first winter retreat through color, using ample hand-dyed textiles, rugs, cozy blankets and throws. Collective Hill Country provides guests with a seasonal, immersive culinary experience that draws inspiration from Texas’ year-round growing season, farm-fresh produce and unique types and cuts of meat. Executive Chef Ezra Lewis n Wimberley, an hour west of Austin, Collective Hill Country is located on Montesino curated, in a custom box, all the ingredients needed for a loRanch, a 225-acre sustainable and eco-friendly destination made up of a working orcally sourced, delicious BBQ, including widely spaced grill ganic farm set along the Blanco River, with the retreat positioned above and overlookstations on the patio in front of Three Peaks Lodge. The ing a sprawling valley and rolling hills. The ranch is a secluded escape and a central featured dishes include whole smoked chicken, wild boar location for migrating birds, flora and fauna and a variety of animal sightings. sausage, venison sausage and shrimp. Accompanied sides Peter Meck, Founder and CEO, has had a passion for service to others since he was a teeninclude onion marmalade potato salad, goat cheese stuffed ager and first got his taste of hospitality working as a dishwasher at a hotel. He went on to baby sweet peppers and more, including a six-course Chef ’s graduate from Cornell School of Hotel Administration, then spent ten years Tasting Menu that embraces the heritage at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, cultivating brands like Westin, W Hotels and of Hill Country and the inspired setting on Collective Retreats St. Regis, and guiding strategy across marketing, loyalty and customer expeMontesino Ranch. was born out of that rience. After that, he joined Tough Mudder to oversee experience design and At Hill Country Collective, guests drive to create a better product, which meant he got to think about how to create new and innovacan enjoy an evening ritual by gathering tive obstacles and courses. Through his hospitality and experiential event and more inspiring travel around the campfire to reflect on the day expertise, Peter realized that hotels should be places to connect and explore and enjoy nostalgic s’mores with artisanal experience — rather than just sleep and shower. Collective Retreats was born out of that chocolate. Special experiences include drive to create a better and more inspiring travel experience. After scouring the country for the Bubbly & Branding Culinary Class, Charcuterie Journey, most stunning locations, he built retreats starting in Vail and Yellowstone, and has continued Collective Wine Pairing and horseback riding. In response to expand to new markets from there. to COVID-19, the retreat is also offering a “Work From Collective Hill Country boasts twelve Summit Tents each equipped with high-end amenities, Tent” package for remote workers and students. including 1,500 thread-count linens, plush king beds, an in-tent French Press coffee bar, a full collectiveretreats.com en suite bathroom in each tent, in-tent massages and spa services, outdoor dining, a private deck and more. Collective Hill Country also offers a Family Tent, which is a combination of a Summit Tent and Journey Tent where parents and children can have their own space to connect. Inspired by a whimsical bohemian aesthetic, the retreat décor draws inspiration from the

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Serana eading east of Austin to Paige, Texas, I found Serana, a 21+ getaway and communal retreat space. Serana offers three tiny cabins, five off-grid glamping tents, an outdoor gym, yoga deck, pool, bathhouse and outdoor communal kitchen. Guests can join Serana for Airbnb getaways, private retreat rentals and quarterly farm-to-table dinners. Zach and Carlyle purchased the land in 2019 and also live onsite full time. At age 27, they traded their city lives to plan and design Serana from the ground up, and knew that they wanted to commit to living at the property in order to really focus on building organically and working with the land as much as possible. “While our home is separate from the rest of the property,” explains Carlyle, “we are always around to make sure guests have a memorable experience and are adding thoughtful touches throughout a weekend stay. We don’t come from hospitality backgrounds, but are both so passionate about the importance of commu-

Guests are presented with a range of local goods during their stay ... nity, time spent in nature and the power of shared experiences, which has really guided us through this whole process.” Serana’s private 53 acres allows guests to unplug and reconnect with nature, while their communal style of hospitality allows guests to cook, make a drink, and meet new people in the communal kitchen and dining area while also enjoying private accommodations. Serana is designed to maxi-

mize guest interaction. Their unofficial motto is “We All Start Out As Strangers,” and guests typically end up cooking together, chatting around the bonfire and enjoying each other’s company throughout each night. Serana focuses on low-impact structures like small cabins and tents to minimize the footprint on the land, and sources all decor and accessory furniture second-hand to operate sustainably and intentionally. The result is a thoughtfully curated space with a unique design that makes guests feel as close to nature as possible. The Kampinas (cabins) have full electricity and AC/heat, while the canvas glamping tents are spacious and have wood burning stoves for cozy nights, offering guests a range of options to choose from for their experience. Guests are presented with a range of local goods during their stay, including Rambler sparkling water in the communal fridge, Madhu Chocolate in the welcome baskets, Cuvée coffee at the coffee bar and farm fresh eggs from nearby Mockingbird Farms. I’m thrilled to know I can still enjoy the glories of the Hill Country, even as my appetite for burned canned beans over a fire diminishes. For all of us Austinites who love the outdoors but wouldn’t mind leaving our tents at home, both Serana and Hill Country Collective await. One question: anybody want to buy an inflatable “mom mattress”? seranatx.com

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AUSTIN EYE VIEW DOCTORS

DR. RACHEL SHEPHERD OB/GYN at River Place OB/GYN riverplaceobg.com

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r. Shepherd grew up in Lindale, Texas. After earning a bachelor’s in Mathematics and a Master of Art in Teaching at Trinity University in San Antonio, she taught middle school special education for four years in San Antonio, southern India and Anchorage, Alaska. Always driven by the desire to form individual, long-term close relationships in service to others, she ultimately wanted a new challenge. Volunteering at Planned Parenthood led her to attend medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and she finished her residency at the Ivy League’s Brown University. She’s been an OB/GYN with River Place for five years, where she appreciates the opportunity to foster those relationships with patients that can last a lifetime — delivering babies, watching them grow up and providing individualized care for patients as they progress through life’s phases. How has healthcare changed over the last two years? “The pandemic has added a level of stress to the practice of medicine. We have had nursing shortages. Patient anxiety levels have noticeably increased. Politics has affected our ability to discuss certain aspects of reproductive care. However, I felt so much hope from my patients who have chosen to grow their families. It seems like a promise for the future.” What advice do you have for pregnant women about prenatal care? “Regular prenatal care has been shown to improve outcomes for mothers and babies.

Look for a practice that follows evidence-based medicine. Stay physically active throughout your pregnancy. Fill your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables.” What is most important to you when working with your patients? “The ability to communicate with them. I want them to understand their health and solutions to their health problems. I want them to feel heard and know that I understand their concerns. Communication allows for trust in your doctor.” If you could magically have everyone do one thing that would improve their health, what would it be? “Daily exercise would be my one choice. It is important for physical health, but I also believe it is crucial for mental health.” With regard to educating patients, what are the top three things you want all women to be aware of? “1. They have choices for contraception. There

are so many different options now, and they have the right to be happy with their level of protection without side effects. 2. Screening tests are important to prevent disease. These include pap smears, mammograms, blood pressure checks, physical exams and blood work. 3. For the most part, your vagina is a ‘self-cleaning oven’ and does not require products. Many over-the-counter products can disrupt the normal pH and affect the normal microflora that keeps the vagina healthy.” What’s your ideal day off in Austin? “A long run with my running partner. Then paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake with my husband, twins and dog Blue. Top off the day with chips and queso as a reward.”

I FELT SO MUCH HOPE FROM MY PATIENTS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GROW THEIR FAMILIES. IT SEEMS LIKE A PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE

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AUSTIN EYE VIEW DOCTORS

JOHN HOWARD, LPC, LMFT Psychotherapist at Presence Wellness presencewellness.co

CHARLOTTE HOWARD

Psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy deepeddypsychotherapy.com

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r. Charlotte Howard has been around psychology her whole life. Her parents were practicing psychologists, when there weren’t many in Austin when they started out 50 years ago. At Middlebury College she was granted permission to create her own major — “Therapy as a Synthesis of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Sense of Place.” She received a full fellowship to graduate school at the University of Iowa. Her internship was at the University of Texas Counseling & Mental Health Center working with students to address physical health issues that are tied to mental health. Charlotte co-founded Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, one of the largest and highest quality therapy practices in Austin with 60 top psychologists and therapists. John Howard is an internationally recognized therapist, wellness expert and educator who uses the latest science to help couples have stronger relationships. He is the author of the upcoming book “More than Words: The Science of Deepening Love and Connection in any Relationship.” He is the host of “The John Howard Show,” a wellness podcast, and the creator of the Ready Set Love series of online programs for couples. A Cuban-American, John has traveled extensively and his work draws on his studies of Indigenous and other multicultural traditions. He teaches at Dell Medical School in Austin, and in 2019, he developed Presence Therapy. John is also the CEO of PRESENCE Wellness Center in Austin.

Do you have a special area of expertise or focus within your field? Charlotte: “I work primarily with anxiety and helping people become more fully authentic. I created a 10-week course to help women learn to love themselves (YourselfTruly.com)”

as linked to one’s current or past life experiences. When our feelings or symptoms appear related to painful situations we face in our outer lives, working through those feelings, integrating them and feeling supported and connected can be the best medicine.”

How has the pandemic has affected mental health? John: “The pandemic has exacerbated many mental health conditions, from anxiety, to depression, to loneliness and isolation. Many people have been experiencing sleep problems, stress and a disconnect with their sense of purpose or will to live. Some couples have been arguing more. On a positive note, there is less stigma and more awareness of how important it is to care for our mental health.”

Have there been any recent advancements in your profession? Charlotte: “Our field has become much more aware of how racial injustice, culture and privilege affect us all and affect the therapeutic process. Realizing how white therapists have internalized white systems that perpetuate injustice and contribute to harm has been eye-opening, painful and humbling for me as a white therapist. I’m excited about the increasing diversity of our clinicians in the field and in the clients we can effectively treat.” John: “Neuroscience has helped us understand how to support both brain and mind in psychotherapy. We know more about the brain aspect of issues like anxiety and depression. And trauma work is more supportive and effective due to a

If you could magically have everyone do one thing for themselves that would foster good mental health, what would it be? Charlotte: “Allow yourself to fully feel your feelings. So many of us chronically repress our

feelings and lose touch with who we really are. Feelings are the emerging self, and we must pay attention to them and care for them to know and love ourselves. Research shows self-love, which begins with being present in the moment you are in, correlates with greater philanthropy and love for others as well.” What should people consider regarding medication when it comes to depression, anxiety or other mental/emotional problems? Charlotte: “As a psychologist, I can’t prescribe medication. Overall, research shows therapy and medication are about equally effective in treating many presenting concerns, and that together they are more effective. In my opinion, medication is good for severe or chronic issues that don’t seem

better mapping of the nervous system. Couples therapy involves more practice and less rote learning than it used to since many relationship habits come from automated parts of the brain.” Where do you see psychology going in the future? John: “The future is very exciting for psychotherapy. We are already seeing increased access and less stigma around mental health services. New technology can help track symptoms and help individuals stay in touch with their provider. There is always more to do to reach underserved populations, but insurance improvements are helping. While online options and apps offer convenience, deep healing still typically occurs in a close, trusted relationship with an experienced provider.

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AUSTIN EYE VIEW DOCTORS

DR. KELLY CUNNINGHAM Orthopedic/Sports & Regenerative Medicine at Austin OrthoBiologics austinor thobio.com

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hile in medical school and residency at Southwestern in Dallas, Dr. Cunningham felt the career pull of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He completed knee and U.S. Ski team/sports medicine fellowships with renowned orthopedic specialist Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colorado, as well as shoulder fellowship training in England and Vancouver, Canada. We all know sports, though healthy in so many ways, can take a toll on our joints and bodies. He has spent his career trying to lessen that toll for people who run, golf, ski and play tennis — as well as members of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Ski Team, Dallas Cowboys, Austin Ice Bats and numerous area high school and college athletes. He is dedicated to staying on top of cutting-edge technology, with a private practice emphasis on regenerative sports medicine. Dr. Cunningham is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, but always seeks the least invasive treatment. What led you to your particular field? “After more than two decades of orthopedic sports medicine practice, as my athletic patients grew more ‘seasoned,’ it became clear that the answer to every knee and shoulder joint problem was not surgery. With the desire of baby boomers to remain athletically active in a way that no previous generation had, there often needed to be a better answer than joint replacement. In other words, what would keep a ‘weekend warrior’ strong, fit and athletically active in middle age, that did not necessarily require (nor always improve with) surgery? I went to Europe to find the answer; Italy, Spain and France had

been using restorative and regenerative medicine techniques for years, with good supporting clinical studies and results. I began incorporating those innovative treatments into patient care in 2015. Today, regenerative medicine makes up half of my orthopedic practice.”

If you could magically have everyone do one thing that would improve their health, what would it be? “Factors that restore fit and function generally involve regular strength and low impact exercise combined with weight control.”

How has healthcare changed in the past two years, with regard to treating patients during a pandemic? “This philosophy of ‘non-surgical treatment first’ fit perfectly with the decrease in elective surgery necessitated by the pandemic. Even more successes were realized in a safe and effective manner, utilizing office-based procedures.”

Where do you see orthopedic regenerative sports medicine headed in the future? “Regenerative medicine does not yet fully regrow joint cartilage; that is the ‘holy grail,’ and is hopefully obtainable in the near future. For now, we refer to the field more as ‘restorative medicine,’ with the goal of providing significant relief from joint pain for prolonged periods. Likewise, continued advances in genetic engineering will allow us to treat potential arthritis at a younger and younger age. Perhaps one day, artificial joint replacement will make up the minority of our athletic medicine care.”

How has regenerative medicine advanced over the past few years? “In the six years that I have focused on regenerative medicine, great strides in ‘orthobiologic’ treatment of cartilage, tendon and ligament injuries and arthritic joints have been made. I use office- and surgical-based PRP/ platelet rich plasma, bone marrow concentrate

and adipose stem cell treatments, taken from the patient’s own sources, to treat these painful conditions. This cutting-edge care is becoming mainstream, and it seems that every year brings a new refinement of these techniques that are applicable to my patients.” What is most important to you when working with your patients? “I always try to present both surgical and nonsurgical options, often combining the two for maximum effect. But the patient always decides what is the best fit for them, based on current studies and previous series of treated patients.”

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DR. COURTNEY DUDLEY Pediatrician at Wildflower Pediatrics wildflowerpediatrics.com

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r. Dudley is an Austin native. She attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio in 2003 and completed her pediatric residency training with Ohio State University at Nationwide Children’s hospital in Columbus. Returning to Austin and the River Place Community in 2006, she joined a small private practice in the local area. After a rewarding 10 years, she decided to fulfill her life-long dream of establishing her own practice in 2017. She is driven to provide daily encouragement and support to her growing staff along with individualized care to patients and parents. Her goal is to form close, long-lasting relationships with families, while educating parents on the mental and physical development of their children and compassionately caring for them when urgent medical needs arise. When did you know you wanted to become a doctor? “I had an amazing high school teacher who taught biology, and she challenged every student to learn the subject to its fullest. After tackling the subject during my entire 11th grade year, she ultimately gave me the confidence to pursue a college degree in biology as well.” What led you to want to be a pediatrician specifically? “I was exposed to all types of healthcare training in medical school. I found myself most

comfortable speaking to children and forming a relationship with their parents. In pediatrics, most of our patients are too young to communicate, and I was pulled towards the pursuit of putting together the pieces of a puzzle to solve the medical issue at hand.” Have there been any exciting developments in pediatrics in recent years? “It has become more difficult over the years to find independently owned practices that offer extended visits with consistent providers, personalized care and education for child development. As a result, there has been a new movement of appreciation to utilize small private practices and receive a delivery of care that knows you by name and not by a number. I foresee this as a sustainable type of medical care outside of hospital based or corporate run practices.”

PEDIATRICIANS ARE NOT JUST THERE FOR THE FEVER AND BROKEN BONES BUT ALSO FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TO HELP WITH THE CHALLENGES THAT COME AS YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS...

What advice would you give to parents when it comes to the COVID vaccines and treatments for children? “The data on vaccine safety appears to be very promising. As time passes, more accurate information will be collected. The good news is that children continue to display mild symptoms when exposed to COVID-19 and rarely have life altering complications. We have administered hundreds of COVID-19 doses to children without any reported side effects or concerns thus far. There are no known treatments for COVID-19 in children and typically only supportive care is required.” What is most important to you when working with your young patients and their parents? “Trust is the key for both children and their parents. That trust is built on a relationship that can begin the day they were born. Having a relationship from the beginning allows me to intimately know the family well. I can quickly recognize when they don’t feel good, when they

are worried or when they are scared. It’s also rewarding when momentous occasions are shared during a visit with family pictures and videos.” If you could magically have everyone do one thing that would improve or maintain their child’s health, what would it be? “Recognize that it takes a village to raise your child, keep them healthy and protect them. You can’t do it alone and perfectly every time. Give yourself grace and ask for help. Pediatricians are not just there for the fever and broken bones but also for emotional support to help with the challenges that come as your child develops and grows through so many different stages.”

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ROCK CLIMBING

By Sam Lauron

Adrenaline Junkie

What is wellness without a healthy dose of heart-racing, blood-pumping activities?

drenaline, the hormone produced in the adrenal glands during times of stress or fear, is a critical component to the body’s safety system. However, the “fight or flight” hormone, as it’s known, can also be produced in short bursts during thrilling physical activities. Though it’s not advisable to permanently seek a heightened state of physical and mental alertness, a boost of adrenaline every now and then can be beneficial to one’s overall wellness. These six heart-pounding activities promise more than a boost of adrenaline. Life is all about balance, after all. Stimulating activities such as ziplining or diving can be the key to achieving a healthy and well-rounded wellness routine. These six heart-pounding activities promise more than a boost of adrenaline — they’ll leave you feeling more confident, motivated and on top of the world.

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Crux Climbing Center cruxclimbingcenter.com The 22,000-square-foot facility at Crux Climbing Center is a climber’s oasis. Founded by local climbers Matt Twyman and Kevin Goradia, Crux is a community-driven space that welcomes climbers at all levels, from those who are experienced to those who are curious about the sport. Crux offers a variety of climbing options from rock climbing with ropes to bouldering, and even has a fitness space for strengthening and yoga classes. Visit the original location in South Austin or Crux’s second, more central location in the Highland neighborhood.

ZIPLINING Lake Travis Zipline Adventures ziplaketravis.com Outdoor thrill-seekers should plan a visit to the longest and fastest zipline in Texas at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. The three-hour-long guided tour takes visitors across five zipline courses that fly high above the smooth waters and rugged canyons of Lake Travis. Let the adrenaline build up as you make the mile long hike uphill to get to the

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Austin Bouldering Project austinboulderingproject.com There’s nothing that will get the adrenaline pumping quite like gripping onto a rock wall over ten feet up in the air — without being strapped into anything. Bouldering, which is rock climbing without harnesses or ropes, is an adventurous way to test the limits of strength, movement and strategy. And Austin Bouldering Project (ABP) offers plenty of space to explore. With a 50,000-squarefoot facility, ABP is the largest bouldering gym in the U.S. The gym designs colorful rotating circuits on boulders that are anywhere between 13 to 17 feet high and range in difficulty level. ABP offers intro classes, memberships and day passes at its original facility on the East Side as well as its newly opened second location off of South Lamar in the Westgate Shopping Center.


starting point, and get ready to feel the rush just before you’re released onto the first zipline.

Boxing Club will leave feeling challenged and confident.

Zip Lost Pines ziplostpines.com Just a short drive away from Austin awaits a hill country adventure at Zip Lost Pines. Fly above the trees on the full tour, which comprises six lines and takes about two to three hours to complete, or the half tour which is three lines and takes up to two hours. The longest line is a quarter of a mile long and gets up to 40 miles per hour of speed, which promises breathtaking views and moments. Zip Lost Pines even offers a nighttime zipline adventure for those seeking an extra thrill.

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BOXING Archetype Boxing Club archetypeboxing.com Boxing goes beyond throwing punches. The sport of boxing is a full-body workout that offers immense physical conditioning that can lead to competitive sparring. But before you can step into a ring, you need the proper training, which is exactly what Archetype Boxing Club aims to provide. Whether you’re a first-timer or an advanced athlete, Archetype helps build a solid boxing foundation through classes that teach the fundamentals — from heavy bag and boxing ring training to partner work and speed bag training. Austin Women’s Boxing Club austinwomensboxingclub.com Founded by Julia Gschwind, Austin Women’s Boxing Club is the first and only women’s boxing gym in the city. Women from all backgrounds and experience levels can join the community to learn authentic boxing techniques from a team of female USA Boxing Certified coaches. Supporting its community with an empowering environment is a top priority for the South Austin gym. Whether the goal is to explore an adrenaline-pumping workout or to train for a competition, anyone who steps into Austin Women’s

Dive World Austin diveworldaustin.com From the open water to the deep sea, scuba diving offers an unparalleled adrenaline-filled experience, and Dive World Austin is Austin’s longtime go-to for all things diving. Dive World offers a range of instructional courses for beginners and experienced scuba divers alike. From a discovery course to an open water certification, and even a rescue diver course for those who want to advance their dive skills, there are plenty of opportunities to test the waters. Current owners Seth and Traci Wallace have also expanded Dive World’s offerings to include a shop that provides equipment rentals and dive gear, as well as a community space for year-round events.

JIU-JITSU Brazilian Fight Factory brazilianfightfactory.com Led by head trainer Rodrigo Cabral — who is the 2011 Brazilian National Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), among numerous other achievements — Brazilian Fight Factory provides top-level BJJ programs for people of all ages and

abilities. The north Austin gym offers a number of classes around the fundamentals of the martial art that will equip anyone with the ability to take the mat and confidently grapple. Atos Austin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu atosaustinbjj.com Located in Lakeway, Atos Austin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers an adrenaline-boosting workout for everyone in the family. Led by Gui Campos, who has been the coach for many World Champion competitors, Atos prides itself on teaching authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to its students and offers classes that are suitable for students of all ages and skill-levels.

SKYDIVING Skydive Lonestar skydivelonestar.com/tandem-skydiving Feel like free falling? Look no further than Sky Dive Lonestar, where you can tandem skydive from over 14,500 feet. The team at Sky Dive Lonestar is made up of highly experienced, licensed instructors that guide flyers through the entire experience, so first-timers can find comfort in the fact that they won’t be flying in the sky alone. With a free fall at 120 miles per hour, followed by a six-minute parachute flight, the breathtaking thrill will be one-of-a-kind. Skydive Spaceland San Marcos sanmarcos.skydivespaceland.com Skydive Spaceland San Marcos (formerly Skydive San Marcos) has been serving up thrills since 1984 and continues to be a top skydiving location in Central Texas. An adventure for beginners and experienced skydivers alike, Spaceland’s 134-acre facility has its own private airport and a large landing area that’s open to spectators. Whether you’re a first-time flyer or want to pick up a thrilling hobby, the 14,000 freefall at 120 miles per hour will be anything but boring.

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Therapy Tails T WO ANIMAL-ASSISTED HE ALING PROGR AMS ARE HELPING THOSE IN NEED By Darcie Duttweiler Photos by Jenna McElroy

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QUINE THERAPY ALLOWS US TO HAVE A SAFE SPACE TO practice the communication we need to live in a community with other humans without the baggage that comes with doing it with other humans,” Healing with Horses Development Director Arianna Roman explains. We’re in a pasture while 1,700-pound, 18-hand Percheron gelding — that’s all to say, he’s pretty dang big — Levi tries to push another horse out of the way to get her attention like a bratty kid brother would. Roman explains that horses are such communicative and social creatures that feed off of our own body language and energies. They make amazing therapeutic animals and teach students how to feel confident in voicing their boundaries and respecting others.

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“If they can tell Levi to get out of their space, that’s pretty empowering moving into the person-to-person world,” she says. Animal-assisted therapy has been said to lower blood pressure, help alleviate stress, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Much like horses, dogs are also effective therapy animals because of their sensitives to human emotions. When we pet animals, especially dogs, relaxing hormones are stimulated, which is why it’s so calming to be around friendly four-legged creatures. “Dogs just bring smiles to people’s faces!” Divine Canines Executive Director Max Woodfin says. DIVINE CANINES Formed by Tori Ott Keith and her dog’s trainer, the famed Lee Mannix, Divine Canines has been providing several programs to the Central Texas area for 18 years. Now comprised of more than 100 dog-handler teams, the program services more than 120 facilities and visits thousands of children, veterans, students and the elderly on a regular basis. Ott Keith was inspired to start the program one day when a little girl approached her huge Great Dane Eudora and asked if she could pet her. Eventually she started crying and then laughing and exclaimed how she was having one of the worst days and it was now one of the best. Meanwhile Mannix, who was internationally known for his exceptional training skills, had an experience at a hospital with a loud therapy dog and an unprofessional han-


dler that made him realize he wanted to create a program to do dog-assisted therapy the right way. Together, the two created several programs all with one goal: to make people feel better. “Truly anywhere there are people in need, we will consider going,” Woodfin says. That means the team goes everywhere from senior living centers, hospitals, the Austin State Hospital and Austin State Supported Living Center, rehab centers, VA outpatient facilities, schools, universities and more. The dogs help kids with learning disabilities through their Barking Book Buddies program, where the children read to the ever-patient pooches. They are also very popular with study break sessions for college students during strenuous finals. What makes a Divine Canine? According to Woodfin, any dog that can bring a smile but also be adaptable to different situations is the perfect therapy dog. Unlike other programs, Divine Canines does not discriminate against dog breeds or ages. “We don’t select dogs — we train them,” he says. Dogs and their owners go through a rigorous vetting and testing process to make sure they’re up to par, and all of the training is based on Mannix’s model prior to his untimely death in 2010. “Lee believed in gentle training. The training is based on treating the dog with kindness and gentleness, and that has remained our philosophy today,” Woodfin says. Be on the lookout for more information on this year’s Barks for Beers event, which takes place in May and is one of the organization’s largest fundraising efforts. divinecanines.org HEALING WITH HORSES Founded in 2011, Healing with Horses ranch was founded as a Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, Intl.) member center by Patty D’Andrea — a PATH Intl. Advanced Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Certified Equine Specialist. In 2018, the facility became a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center. All of this is to say, the program has been thoughtfully crafted for the sole purpose of changing lives of those in need. Like many other equine therapy centers, Healing with Horses follows the

PATH model, but the program developed by D’Andrea, a longtime advanced therapeutic riding instructor, was designed to be at least 90 minutes long to help develop the bond between student and horse. Nestled between Toll Road 130 and FM 973, the 43-acre ranch also has a robust five-mile trail system through a forest and over a peaceful brook, which means students aren’t just confined to a barn or riding arena — they get to commune with nature on their horse and deepen that relationship outside of the arena. “We really focus on the behavioral health and mental health of our students. No matter the reason the student is here, whether they’re here to work on gross motor skills or fine motor skills, we always focus on the behavior health aspect with every student,” Roman says. “Because we all could use a little behavioral health intervention in our lives.” Working with students of all ages (from six to 76), Healing with Horses offers programs with licensed counselors and PATH certified equine experts for at-risk youth, veterans and people with disabilities (even wheelchairs). The ranch currently has 19 horses in its herd, some of which were donated — Hercules is even a retired police horse. Classes include adaptive riding (where students learn the physical aspects of riding), equine assistant learning (in which students learn coping skills and resilience through horsemanship, like asserting boundaries and clear communication) and equine facilitated psychotherapy counseling programs. “Something we work on with our students is that they have boundaries and things, and the horses have boundaries and things, and they have to negotiate that,” Roman explains. “Sometimes you have to be a coach to your horse, especially when they have a behavior that is not good. Our horses are really great teachers — they don’t do exactly what we want them to do all of the time.” Those in need can apply for the programs on their website, but there currently is a lengthy waitlist due to COVID-related capacities and volunteer shortages. The nonprofit is always in need of enthusiastic volunteers, so Roman advises anyone to sign up, no matter what your horsemanship ability is. Healing with Horses will be celebrating its 10th anniversary all year long, with several big events slated for late January, a Donation Derby, and a big party at the ranch, so stay tuned for more. divinecanines.org healingwithhorsesranch.org tribeza.com

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The Sensual Chef KIELE JAEL IS ON A MISSION TO HELP WOMEN REDEFINE THEIR REL ATIONSHIPS WITH FOOD By Sam Lauron Photo by Brittany Dawn Short

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HEN KIELE JAEL INTRODUCES HERSELF AS A SENsual chef, she’s familiar with the curious expressions she receives. But as someone who has coined the term “sensual nourishment,” Jael is more than eager to introduce others

to the topic. As Jael describes, sensual nourishment means “experiencing life, using all of your senses, and living in gratitude daily.” She adds, “It’s the ability to nourish your whole self and soul with healing in mind.” And it’s the pillar of what she teaches other women as a certified nutrition chef and wellness culinary coach. Combining her culinary background with her passion for empowering women to transform their health, Jael’s investment in approaching health and nutrition in a holistic way stems from her own experience. In 2008, Jael was living and working as a handbag and accessories designer in New York City when, at the height of her career, she became seriously ill from what she later learned was nickel poisoning. The mysterious illness took a toll on her health and had doctors unsure of what to do other than prescribe medicines.

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“My entire life was turned upside down,” she recalls. “Doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me.” After having exhausted traditional medicines to no avail, Jael decided to seek out holistic healing methods and found that certain foods helped her to heal. It was this experience that sparked Jael’s interest in nutrition, specifically around the connection between food and healing. She made a career pivot and began her journey in nutrition at the Natural Gourmet Institute of Culinary Arts in New York City where she received her certification in culinary nutrition. From there, she went on to study alongside Eastern medicine professionals and expand her knowledge in traditional Chinese medicine. During this time, Jael saw a need for women to connect to their health in deeper, more tangible ways through food and cooking. Thus, her coaching practice Kiele Jael Wellness came to fruition. “My methodology is to teach women about ancient food wisdom, the healing properties of cooking and how to use their senses and intuition to create beautiful, delicious, healthy food in effortless ways,” she says. “The result is that cooking becomes sensual and enjoyable and pleasure filled.” Jael admits that there’s so much information about nutrition and food that it can become overwhelming and confusing. “One day tomatoes are good for you and the next day they’re bad for you,” she says. “One day wine is good for you, and the next day, it’s bad for you.” This overabundance of conflicting information is why she refrains from relying on the typical methodologies and health trends touted in diet culture with her clients. Instead, she encourages a more intuitive attitude around food and wellness. When working with clients, either one-on-one or in a group setting, Jael’s teaching starts from within. She helps women connect to their health by reframing their mindset and philosophy around nutrition and wellness. Then, she uses her culinary background to amplify those internal practices with external strategies around grocery shopping, food preparation and cooking — an element that is unique to her coaching practice. “In my experience working with women, cooking is one of the biggest barriers people have when it comes to their health,” says Jael. “But cooking has the ability to transform foods and make it more digestible, delicious and healing for your body. I take [my coaching] to the next level by actually teaching the healing energetic properties of cooking as well.” In addition to working with women on a personal level, Jael recently launched The Art of Sensual Cooking, a self-paced online course. The course is designed to give students the tools to learn about healing foods, implement at-home cooking techniques, and manage their own health and wellness through the act of cooking as self-care. “It’s amazing to help women feel confident to heal themselves,” she says. “[My clients] have been able to shift their mindsets and philosophies on how food and cooking show up in their lives, and that to me is so rewarding.” kielejael.com


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FOUR AUSTIN SKINCARE FOUNDERS TALK CLE AN BE AUT Y PRODUCTS AND THEIR L ASTING EFFECTS By Darcie Duttweiler

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HEN MOST OF US WERE growing up, we had to rely on beauty magazines to learn about skincare. Forget about TikTok or YouTube tutorials, let alone learning more about the ingredients that went into your favorite cosmetic or face wash. Nowadays, everyone is much more aware and informed about what they’re putting inside their body as well as on top of it, which is why “clean” or natural skincare is having such a moment. And, while the United States skincare and beauty industry is far behind its European counterparts, several local companies are hoping to spread awareness of natural ingredients and the gorgeous results they produce.

Raeka Beauty

For Raeka Panda skincare is personal. Not only do many of her products utilize ingredients that her mother and grandmother taught her to use, but they also have Ayurvedic properties that have been utilized in India for more than 5,000 years. When Panda lost her grandmother in 2015, she sought to connect with her by using the same ingredients from the kitchen her grandmother slathered

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on her while she was growing up. That tinkering, with turmeric and cardamom and other various spices and herbs, led to her hobby of making beauty products and eventually not only researching the various properties of what those ingredients can do but also the ingredients in the modern skincare she was using. This deep dive into the world of clean beauty (and discovering the higher standards of which European countries adhere to) led Panda to switch gears from law student to entrepreneur. “I felt like I had a mission to bring clean ingredients with unique South Asian influences to the forefront,” Panda explains. In 2017, she launched Raeka Beauty with the world’s first turmeric peel off mask before expanding to several other oils, face washes and serums. Panda uses clean and natural ingredients and tries to keep the ingredient list to a minimum to make it easier for skin to absorb the product and also bans parabens, synthetic fragrances and sulfates. The products are crafted by women in empowering cooperatives, where they are paid living wages, and everything is packaged with eco-friendly materials.

And, yes, many of her tinctures do indeed include turmeric. “In Indian culture, it’s very popular to use turmeric paste — it’s the answer to everything,” she laughs. Panda describes her skincare as the “new generation of Ayurveda,” in which she pays homage to the traditional methods of using these ingredients — typically used in a raw form — and combines them with modern skincare methods to create her products. “I feel so blessed to be able to incorporate things I grew up with and share that with so many people,” Panda says. While there are no new products announced just yet, Panda is hard at work on branding her line and creating new packaging in the near future. Must-Try Products • Golden Froth ($35) • India Gold™ Anti-Aging Serum ($56) • Turmeric Peel Off Mask ($29.50) raekabeauty.com

disco

The sleek and minimal packaging of the disco skincare line is so aesthetically attractive and inviting, women may not realize it was created specifically for men, and that’s just what founder Benjamin Smith had in mind when he created his business in 2019. “We want to be the company where the female partners steal their male partner’s skincare products,” he explains. Smith was lucky to have Dr. Eva Simmons O’Brien as a family friend growing up. The renowned dermatologist taught him how to take care of his skin by regularly using a cleanser, moisturizer and a sunscreen. But he found he was

often using lines that were made specifically for women, and, even worse, many drugstore products that had harmful chemicals in them. So when Smith sold his two boutique gyms in 2018 and was looking for something new, he knew he wanted to fill the gap in the market that excluded men, but he also wanted to use clean and natural ingredients and speak to customers in a fun and modern way by using unisex packaging. “Skincare brands usually have very masculine positioning and are either black or royal blue, so at the outset we decided to go against the grain, no pun intended,” Smith laughs. Smith teamed up with Simmons O’Brien to formulate the disco line, which upon launch, offered seven products to provide a full system for men looking to get into taking care of their skin. Smith explains that roughly only 20 percent of men use skincare regularly, and he wanted disco to be a one-stopshop for customers. It’s also important to him to use a minimal ingredient count and focus on active and natural ingredients, like aloe, charcoal, tea tree oil and more. He wanted to use less harmful and toxic ingredients as he’s always been mindful of the environment around him, especially what he puts into his body or onto his skin. That’s why the line uses natural scents, including organic eucalyptus oil, which gives the products a tingly feeling and a spa-like aroma that helped name the body wash on GQ’s list of the best grooming awards of 2020. In addition to launching at several new retailers in 2022, including Target,

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Smith plans to introduce a handful of new products this year, like a daily skin supplement, overnight blemish patches, and 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. Must-Try Products • Repairing Eye Stick ($34) • Hydrating Face Moisturizer ($26) • Charcoal Face Cleanser Stick ($18) letsdisco.com

Folk Potions

Back in her home state of Oregon, exfolk singer-songwriter Raina Rose used to spend her summers teaching teenagers all about native forest plants growing near the coast. It was during these summer months of foraging and practicing the healing matters of these flora and herbs that she became fascinated in the natural uses of these everyday plants. “It was magical to learn that you can mash up a bracken fern and put it on a bug bite to make it feel better,” Rose says. Fast forward to fall of 2016, and Rose was back in Austin after a 10-day tour that took her away from her husband and two sons, Emmett and Benny, who had just turned two years old, and only netted her $500. Donald Trump was just elected president, and the singer knew she had to do something else.

“I needed to do something with my hands in order to feel okay in a world that felt insane, so I just kind of started creating body butters and salves and selling them on Etsy,” Rose explains. So, Rose got to work making tinctures and oils in a gifted stand-up mixture, and when actress and fellow musician Megan Mullally, who Rose’s husband works with, posted about Folk Potions’ Magic Face Oil on her Instagram in 2017, the business exploded, and Rose has been happily fulfilling orders ever since. “People tell me they really love the products, and it’s so meaningful that something I’m doing is helping someone,” Rose says. In addition to Rose’s herbalism past, she especially wanted to create products that she could feel good putting onto her kids’ skin, so she focuses on organic and natural ingredients, including herbs, pure essential oils and beeswax. She calls Folk Potions “slow

Must-Try Products • Magic Hair Oil ($34) • Vagus Nerve Support Oil ($34) • Magic Face Oil ($34-$99) folkpotions.com

skincare” because it takes roughly six weeks to make her products, as the plant materials infuse through cold maceration. While people like Mullally swear by the Magic Face Oil for their skin, Rose reminds people that her products are not “anti-aging.” “My personal philosophy is that aging is a privilege, and all of my products are made with the idea that aging is a beautiful process,” she explains. “Caring for your skin is about feeling good as opposed to denying the aging process. We all get to grow old, and that’s beautiful.” Her products are available locally at Cute Nail Studio and through Farmhouse Delivery.

ways. In December 2020, the Robinson’s launched skincare line Blü Fern with their double cleansing system and a botanical facial oil. The line exclusively focuses on protecting the microbiome, the microbial community of our skin composed of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Their philosophy is to do no harm to the skin or the environment. Vivian says many “clean” skincare lines can still disrupt our body’s natural defenses, and Blü Fern’s approach is to establish an environment where natural microbial inhabitants can thrive while being permitted to per-

Blü Fern

While Vivian Robinson always had sensitive skin and was cautious about what she put on her face, it wasn’t until she and husband John became grandparents that they became very diligent about the things they were introducing into their bodies and onto their skin. When John retired from his job in microbiology-based animal nutrition, the couple began researching science-based skincare formulations that would nourish and protect skin in natural and healthy

form their purposes. Their skincare line uses natural ingredients, such as algae extracts, rosehip oil, green tea, chamomile, papaya seed oil and many others, to protect that balance and help to nourish the skin, with no artificial fragrances or synthetic chemicals. “It’s great for sensitive skin,” Vivian explains. “People don’t tell you that you should stay away from artificial fragrances if you have sensitive skin, so we’re very conscious about that, and all of our products are non-irritating.” In addition to their quest to protect skin naturally, the Robinsons also give back to the nature around them and donate some of their proceeds to organizations dear to their hearts, like The Trail Foundation, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and 1% for the Planet. “We wanted that connection to the places we love, and we wanted to support organizations that we feel are vital to the city and so tied to our communities,” Vivian says. The couple recently launched their latest product, the Blubiome Stem Cell Repair Cream, which restores skin tone and hydrates, which is especially important in the dry winter months. Must-Try Products • Blubiome Stem Cell Repair Cream ($95) • Nourishing Oil Cleanser ($42), and Hydrating Milk Cleanser ($42) • Botanical Facial Oil ($85) blu-fern.com tribeza.com

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Citizen Eatery Co-Owners Michael Moyer and Aimee Walden-Moyer

Citizen Eatery AN ALL-NEW APPROACH TO 100% PL ANT-BASED DINING IN A CASUAL, CONTEMPOR ARY SET TING By Karen O. Spezia Photos by Holly Cowart

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T’S A GREAT TIME TO BE A VEGETARIAN, BUT I’M OLD ENOUGH TO remember when it wasn’t — back when there weren’t as many meatless choices on grocery shelves and restaurant menus. If you’re a vegetarian now, options abound and the world is your oyster, so to speak. Historically, Austin has embraced healthy lifestyles and boasted more vegetarian options than most cities. Some, like Casa de Luz and Mr. Natural, have been around for over 30 years. But in the past decade, dozens of new choices have sprouted up like mushrooms. This exciting new crop of plant-based dining is a bit sexier than its predecessors. Less predictable. Today’s meatless diners are unwilling to settle for mundane tofu and sprouts and demand more varied, sophisticated cuisine and a vibrant dining experience. They want a place where they can take a date. Or have a boozy weekend brunch. Or meet up with their squad from work. Where everyone can enjoy themselves, regardless of their dietary preferences. Citizen Eatery is one of those places. As soon I walked in, I knew it was different. Just beyond the hostess stand is a bar. A real bar serving real cocktails. Not just mocktails or kombucha or biodynamic wine or gluten-free beer — although it offers all those things — but a full bar that mixes legit cocktails made with booze, fresh-squeezed juices and house-made syrups and shrubs.

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The restaurant is known for inventive and tasty vegetarian dishes, including seasonal menu items like this Teriyaki King Trumpet with Broccolini & Caulilini.

The libation theme continues throughout the menu. I was surprised and delighted that drink pairing suggestions accompanied each entree. Like an Austin Amber Ale with the Citizen Burger (more on that later). Or a Kris Italian Pinot Grigio with the Paleo Bowl. Or a spicy top-shelf margarita made with Xicaru reposado mezcal, French Bauchant orange liquor, house habanero shrub and fresh citrus paired with Chik’n Nachos. It’s obvious that Citizen likes to have a good time — and encourages its guests to do the same. The menu travels around the globe, starting with all-American flavors, then borrowing from Mexico, Italy, Asia and the Middle East. Breakfast is served all day, every day, and the chorizo omelet is a delicious way to start your day — or night. Fluffy plant-based JUST eggs are stuffed with zesty chorizo and cheddar cheese, then topped with sliced avocado, terrific homemade salsa verde and a drizzle of creamy garlic aioli. At lunch and dinner, appetizers include several deep-fried temptations, like spicy Cajun cauliflower nuggets and Southern-style hen-of-the-woods mushrooms served with a bold espresso BBQ dipping sauce. There’s also chips and salsa, guacamole and cheesy vegan queso. The Citizen Burger has inspired a cult following of sorts, with good reason. The succulent smoked green chile patty will make you forget about meat. It’s garnished with grilled caramelized onions, leaf lettuce and sliced tomato, then tucked into a soft wheat bun that’s smeared with garlic aioli. Served with your choice of fries, salad or coleslaw, I recommend the outstanding fries: they’re hot, crispy and just the right width, not too thick or thin. Other sandwiches include a grilled tofu sandwich with pecan pesto, a shredded soy BBQ sandwich, a BLT on sourdough, and a grilled bratwurst with sauerkraut. Of course, there are the requisite salads and power bowls, loaded with garden-fresh produce and protein-packed legumes and nuts. The Tikka Masala is a hearty stew of earthy, aromatic chickpeas and assorted veggies, served with rice and garnished with sliced avocado. Citizen’s desserts are worth the splurge. Its cheesecake is a perennial favorite, but the rich and creamy chocolate avocado mousse is fantastic, topped with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and sprinkled with smoked sea salt. Tucked away in a mixed-use building off Burnet Road that it shares with a jewelry store and medical offices, Citizen has triumphed in its unexpected location. Recently celebrating its five-year anniversary, this vegetarian destination is obviously doing something right. Owners Aimee Walden-Moyer and Michael Moyer designed the contemporary space, lined with soaring windows and clean white walls adorned with whimsical artwork and murals, illuminated by wicker chandeliers dangling from exposed industrial ceilings. It’s a stylish scene that reflects Citizen’s updated take on meatless cuisine. It ain’t your mama’s vegetarian restaurant. Instead, it’s a delightful new way of experiencing plant-based dining where everyone has a seat at the table. citizeneatery.com tribeza.com

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24 DINER

ASTI TRATTORIA

CLARK’S OYSTER BAR

600 N. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 472 5400

408 E. 43rd St. | (512) 451 1218

1200 W. 6th St. | (512) 297 2413

Chef Andrew Curren’s casual eatery promises delicious plates

This chic little Hyde Park trattoria offers essential Italian

Small and always buzzing, Clark’s extensive caviar and

24/7 and a menu featuring nostalgic diner favorites. Order up

dishes along with a variety of wines to pair them with. Finish

oyster menu, sharp aesthetics and excellent service make

the classics, including roasted chicken, burgers, all-day

off your meal with the honey-and-goat-cheese panna cotta.

it a refreshing indulgence on West Sixth Street. Chef Larry

breakfast and decadent milkshakes.

34TH STREET CAFE

McGuire brings East Coast-inspired vibes to this seafood

BARLEY SWINE 6555 Burnet Rd., Ste. 400 | (512) 394 8150

restaurant.

1005 W. 34th St. | (512) 371 3400

James Beard Award–nominated chef Bryce Gilmore encour-

COMEDOR

This neighborhood spot in North Campus serves up soups,

ages sharing with small plates made from locally sourced

501 Colorado St. | (512) 499 0977

salads, pizzas and pastas — but don’t miss the chicken picca-

ingredients, served at communal tables. Try the parsley

Hiding in plain sight on one of downtown’s busiest street

ta. The low-key setting makes it great for weeknight dinners

croissants with bone marrow or Gilmore’s unique take on

corners, Comedor is a restaurant full of surprises. Lauded

and weekend indulgences.

fried chicken.

chef Philip Speer delivers a menu that is equally clever and

ARLO GREY

BLUE DAHLIA BISTRO

111 E Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 478 2991

3663 Bee Cave Rd. | (512) 306 1668

Arlo Grey is the debut restaurant from “Top Chef ” 10 winner

A cozy French bistro serving up breakfast, lunch, and

EASY TIGER

and “Fast Foodies’’ star Kristen Kish. Found inside the LINE

dinner in a casual setting. Pop in for the happy hour to share

3508 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 964 8229

Hotel, the picturesque lakeside spot has received praise for its

a bottle of your favorite wine and a charcuterie board.

6406 N I-35 Frontage Rd., Ste. 1100 | (512) 494 4151

unexpected, with contemporary cuisine riffs on Mexican

intentional design and elegant, French-and-Italian-inflected take on Texas ingredients.

BUFALINA & BUFALINA DUE

culinary traditions.

1501 E. 7th St. | (512) 839 8523 Easy Tiger lures in both drink and food enthusiasts with a

6555 Burnet Rd. | (512) 215 8662

delicious bakeshop upstairs and a casual beer garden down-

This intimate restaurant serves up mouth-watering pizzas,

stairs. Sip on some local brew and grab a hot, fresh pretzel.

consistently baked with crispy edges and soft centers. The

Complete your snack with beer, cheese and an array of dip-

famous Neapolitan technique is executed by the Stefano

ping sauces.

Ferrara wood-burning ovens, which runs at more than 900 degrees. Lactose-intolerants beware, there is no shortage

ÉPICERIE

of cheese on this menu!

2307 Hancock Dr. | (512) 371 6840 A café and grocery with both Louisiana and French sen-

CAFÉ NO SÉ

sibilities by Thomas Keller–trained chef Sarah McIntosh.

1603 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 942 2061

Lovers of brunch are encouraged to stop in here for a bite on

South Congress Hotel’s Café No Sé balances rustic décor and

Sundays.

a range of seasonal foods to make it the best place for week-

ELDORADO CAFE

3300 W. Anderson Lane | (512) 420 2222 eldoradocafeatx.com Eldorado Cafe exemplifies old school Austin, resonating the beat of the early 90’s, sending out hot plates of the most decadently delicious and

end brunching. The restaurant’s spin on the classic avocado

FONDA SAN MIGUEL

toast is a must-try.

2330 W. N Loop Blvd. | (512) 459 4121 At Fonda San Miguel, authentic interior Mexican food is lov-

CICLO

ingly served inside a colorful hacienda-style restaurant. The

98 San Jacinto Blvd. | (512) 685 8300

art-adorned walls and indoor, plant-filled courtyard provide a

Ciclo is a modern Texas kitchen featuring locally inspired

pleasant escape in North Austin. Visit the Sunday brunch for

flavors and ingredients with a Latin influence, all brought

a new menu with the most delicious interior Mexican brunch

to life through a unique collaboration between Chef de

cuisine.

sometimes healthy eating you will find in Austin.

Cuisine James Flowers and world-renowned restaurateur,

Mexican style comfort food with a deep honor

Richard Sandoval. Ciclo’s name reflects its focus on menu

towards the historical eateries that have made

offerings that change seasonally from ceviches, crudos and

Austin great. Come see us.

grilled and smoked meats to inventive cocktails.

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FOREIGN & DOMESTIC

JEFFREY’S

LA BARBECUE

306 E. 53rd St. | (512) 459 1010

1204 W. Lynn St. | (512) 477 5584

22401 E Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 605 9696

Small neighborhood restaurant in the North Loop area serving

Named one of Bon Appétit’s “10 Best New Restaurants in

Though it may not be as famous as that other Austin barbecue

unique dishes. Chefs-owners Sarah Heard and Nathan Lemley

America,” this historic Clarksville favorite has maintained the

joint, La Barbecue is arguably just as delicious. This trailer,

serve thoughtful, locally sourced food with an international

execution, top-notch service, and luxurious but welcoming

which is owned by the legendary Mueller family, serves up

twist at reasonable prices. Go early on Tuesdays for $1 oysters.

atmosphere that makes it an Austin staple.

classic barbecue with free beer and live music.

GOODALL’S KITCHEN AND BAR

JOSEPHINE HOUSE

LAS PALOMAS

1900 Rio Grande St. | (512) 495 1800

1601 Waterston Ave. | (512) 477 5584

3201 Bee Cave Rd., #122 | (512) 327 9889

Housed in the beautiful Hotel Ella, Goodall’s provides modern

Rustic Continental fare with an emphasis on fresh, local and

One of the hidden jewels in Westlake, this unique restaurant

spins on American classics. Dig into a fried-mortadella egg

organic ingredients. Like its sister restaurant, Jeffrey’s, Jo-

and bar offers authentic interior Mexican cuisine in a sophisti-

sandwich and pair it a with cranberry-thyme cocktail.

sephine House is another one of Bon Appétit’s “10 Best New

cated yet relaxed setting. Enjoy family recipes made with fresh

Restaurants in America.” Find a shady spot on the patio and

ingredients. Don’t miss the margaritas.

GRIZZELDA’S 105 Tillery St. | (512) 366 5908

indulge in fresh baked pastries and a coffee.

LENOIR

This charming East Austin spot lies somewhere between tradi-

JUNE’S ALL DAY

tional Tex-Mex and regional Mexican recipes, each fused with

1722 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 416 1722

A gorgeous spot to enjoy a luxurious French-inspired prix fixe

a range of flavors and styles. The attention to detail in each

This wine-focused restaurant is complemented by serious

meal. Almost every ingredient served at Lenoir comes locally

dish shines and the tortillas are made in-house daily.

cocktails and a menu of approachable bistro favorites. Inspired

sourced from Central Texas, making the unique, seasonal spe-

by Paris cafes, Spanish tapas bodegas and urban wine bars,

cialties even more enjoyable. Sit in the wine garden for happy

June’s encourages sipping, noshing and lingering.

hour and enjoy bottles from the top wine-producing regions

HANK’S 5811 Berkman Dr. | (512) 609 8077

1807 S. 1st St. | (512) 215 9778

in the world.

Delicious food and drinks, an easygoing waitstaff and a

JUNIPER

kid-friendly patio all work together to make Hank’s a favorite

2400 E Cesar Chavez St #304 | (512) 220 9421

LIN ASIAN BAR + DIM SUM

neighborhood joint. With happy hour every day from 3-6:30,

Uchi Alumni Chef Nicholas Yanes fuses central Texas influenc-

1203 W. 6th St. | (512) 474 5107

the hardest task will be choosing between their frosé and fro-

es and local farm produce with Italian fare. Start with puffy

Located in a vintage West Sixth Street bungalow, Chef Ling

zen paloma.

potatoes and the Chef ’s Brand New Cadillac Negroni.

and her team create sophisticated Chinese dishes that draw

HILLSIDE FARMACY

JUSTINE’S BRASSERIE

during weekend brunch to taste the full mouthwatering dim

1209 E. 11th St. | (512) 628 0168

4710 E. 5th St. | (512) 385 2900

sum menu.

Hillside Farmacy is located in a beautifully restored

Justine’s is a quaint French brasserie deep in East Austin.

1950s-style pharmacy with a lovely porch on the East Side.

Don’t let the short drive deter you — the experience of eating

LICHA’S CANTINA

Oysters, cheese plates and nightly dinner specials are whipped

traditional French plates among exquisite works of art and

1306 E. 6th St. | (512) 480 5960

up by chef Sonya Cote.

decorative string lights makes for one idyllic evening with a

Located in the heart of East 6th, Licha’s is a quick trip to the

significant other.

interior of Mexico. With masa made fresh in house and a large

enthusiastic crowds day and night. Make sure to stop by

HOPFIELDS

range of tequilas and mezcal, Licha’s Cantina is a celebration

3110 Guadalupe St. | (512) 537 0467

KEMURI TATSU-YA

of authentic Mexican cuisine. The music, food and ambiance

A gastropub with French inclinations, offering a beautiful

2713 E. 2nd St. | (512) 803 2224

will get you ready for a night out on the town.

patio and unique cocktails. The beer, wine and cocktail options

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya is a Japanese-Texan mash-up that injects se-

are plentiful and the perfect pairing for the restaurant’s famed

riously good food with a sense of humor. The East Austin joint

steak frites and moules frites.

features Asian-inspired smoked meats and seafood, along with yakitori, ramen, and izakaya classics meant for sharing. Drinks are also an integral part of the meal, so come thirsty.

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LORO

ODD DUCK

2115 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 916 4858

1201 S Lamar Blvd | (512) 433 6521

Created by James Beard Award winners Tyson Cole and Aar-

Famed food trailer turned brick-and-mortar, Odd Duck is the

on Franklin, this Asian smokehouse is a welcome addition to

first venture from acclaimed chef Bryce Gilmore. Expect sea-

South Lamar. The expansive indoor-outdoor space, designed

sonal fare and drinks with a strong Texas influence sourced

by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, is welcoming and

locally whenever possible.

open, and unsurprisingly the food does not disappoint. Don’t miss out on the sweet corn fritters, smoked beef brisket, thai

PARKSIDE

green curry or those potent boozy slushies.

301 E. 6th St. | (512) 474 9898 Patrons flock to this downtown hideaway for its wide selec-

MATTIE’S

tion of oysters and other modern-American specialties. The

811 W. Live Oak St. | (512) 444 1888

6th Street locale is filled with industrial details and plenty

Mattie’s is a glorious urban paradise offering upscale Ameri-

of natural light, so it’s no wonder that reservations are often

can classics. While the cocktails are top-notch and the cuisine

necessary to get a table in the inviting space.

is nothing short of outstanding, Mattie’s ambiance and atmosphere are unmatched.

QI AUSTIN 835 W 6th St. #114 | (512) 474 2777 Created by visionary chef Ling Qi Wu, also the owner of the esteemed Lin Asian Bar, Qi Austin dazzles with its top-notch Chinese cuisine and vibrant artwork. Located in Shoal Creek Walk, Qi Austin is a restaurant that pleases the eye as well as the stomach.

THE PEACHED TORTILLA

WATERLOO ICE HOUSE Escarpment Boulevard: 9600 Escarpment Blvd | (512) 301 1007 Burnet Road: 8600 Burnet Rd | (512) 458 6544 360 & 2222: 6203 N Capital of Texas Hwy | (512) 418 9700 Southpark Meadows: 9600 S IH 35 Frontage Rd | (512) 292 7900 waterlooicehouse.com

Waterloo Ice House is an Austin original restaurant, serving up scratch-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner options as well as Insta-worthy

5520 Burnet Rd., #100 | (512) 330 4439

drinks for friends, families, and couples alike since

This cheerful spot is sure to clear your weekly blues with

1976. Come see how we keep Austin’s good vibes

friendly staff, fun food and a playful atmosphere. Affordably

alive at one of our four locations. Waterloo Ice

priced, you’ll find culinary influences from around the world

House; where neighbors become friends!

with a healthy dose of Asian and Southern options.

PICNIK 4801 Burnet Rd. | (737) 226 0644

GUSTO ITALIAN KITCHEN + WINE BAR 4800 Burnet Road | (512) 458 1100 gustoitaliankitchen.com

Nestled in the Rosedale neighborhood of northcentral Austin, Gusto captures the warm, comforting, every-day flavors of Italian cuisine. Dishes range from housemade antipasti to hand-

1700 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 293-6118

RED ASH ITALIA 303 Colorado St. #200 | (512) 379 2906 Red Ash Italia strikes the perfect balance between high-qual-

A perfect place to find wholesome food for any type of dietary

ity food and enticing ambiance. This Italian steakhouse is led

restriction in a bright and airy setting. This place truly lives

by an all-star team, including executive chef John Carver. Sit

out the “good and good for you” concept with paleo-friendly

back, relax and enjoy an exceptional evening.

options and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

POOL BURGER 2315 Lake Austin Blvd. | (512) 334 9747

ROSEWOOD GULF COAST CHOP HOUSE 1209 Rosewood Ave. | (512) 838 6205 Housed in a historic East Side cottage, this spot is quickly be-

Tiki meets Texas in this neighborhood burger bar. Located

formed pizzas, salads, panini, fresh pasta, entrees

coming a staple. Chef Jesse DeLeon pays outstanding homage

behind Deep Eddy Cabaret, crunchy crinkle-cut fries and

featuring Texas farm-raised meats and scratch

to his South Texas roots with seasonal offerings from Gulf

juicy burgers are served from the window of a 1968 Airstream

Coast fishermen and Hill Country farmers and ranchers.

desserts. Craft cocktails, beer on tap and boutique

Land Yacht.

wines. Open for lunch, happy hour and dinner.

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SUERTE

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

1800 E. 6th St. | (512) 953 0092

222 West Ave. | (512) 777 2430

Helmed by executive chef Fermín Núñez, Su-

11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Suite 100 | (512)

erte was inspired by extensive travels through

992-0685

Central Mexico. Artisanal masa is the high-

Inspired by Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflam-

light, made from local heirloom corn and used

matory diet, True Food Kitchen combines

in distinctive dishes rarely found on Austin

decadent favorites with health-conscious

menus. Order the delectable Suadero Tacos,

eating. The restaurant, located in downtown’s

perfect for sharing with friends.

Seaholm district, offers a full range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

TEXAS FRENCH BREAD 2900 Rio Grande St. | (512) 499 0544

UCHIKO

For decades, TFB has been a go-to destina-

4200 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 140 | (512) 916 4808

tion for high-quality European-style breads,

The sensational sister creation of Uchi and

pastries and seasonally inspired bistro meals.

former home of Top Chef Paul Qui and

Whether grabbing a coffee and pastry on the

renowned chefs Page Presley and Nicholas

fly, having casual business lunches with col-

Yanes, Uchiko is an Austin icon that everyone

leagues or enjoying the charming patio for an

should visit at least once. Try the bacon tataki.

alfresco dinner, this neighborhood spot is an Austin favorite.

THAI FRESH

VERBENA 612 W. 6th St. | (512) 991 3019 Located in downtown’s chic new Canopy hotel

909 W. Mary St. | (512) 494 6436

and designed by Lake Flato Architects, Verbe-

A restaurant, cooking school and market all

na offers vegetable-forward dishes that high-

in one place. When you’re done dining on tra-

light regionally sourced meat, fish and poultry.

ditional Thai favorites, stop by the adjoining

Chef Nic Yanes (Juniper, Uncle Nicky’s) is at

coffee bar for freshly brewed joe, homemade

the helm.

ice cream and an array of baked goods.

TINY BOXWOODS

VIXEN’S WEDDING 1813 E. 6th St. Suite A | (737) 242 7555

1503 W. 35th St. | (512) 220 0698

Vixen’s Wedding is a charming space creating

This Houston-based brand now serves its

something truly unique. Helmed by culinary

simple and delicious food in Austin’s Bryker

super-couple Todd Duplechan and Jessica

Woods neighborhood. Favorites include

Maher, the restaurant specializes in Goan cui-

house-ground burgers, salmon Provencal

sine, a cultural mash-up of bright and complex

salad and their chocolate chip cookies.

flavors.

WINEBELLY 519 W. Oltorf S. | (512) 487 1569 Named one of the top-20 wine bars in America by Wine Enthusiast, Winebelly boasts an international wine list and Spanish-Mediterranean small plates.The bistro maintains a local feel with its comfortable, laid-back interiors.

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Entertainment MUSIC

BRYCE VINE January 19 Empire Control Room

FREE WEEK January 6 – 9 Various Locations

THE WAR ON DRUGS January 19 ACL Live

KOOL & THE GANG January 7 ACL Live at the Moody Theater

ALLEN STONE January 21 Scoot Inn

BOWIELVIS FEST January 7 Far Out Lounge & Stage MOTHER MOTHER January 8 Scoot Inn MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE FOR KIDS January 9 Antone’s Nightclub PINK MARTINI January 12 Paramount Theatre BIG BAND OF BROTHERS January 14 Paramount Theatre TRAMPLED BY TURTLES January 14 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

AUGUSTANA January 21 Antone’s Nightclub SAMANTHA FISH January 21 Mohawk Austin STILL WOOZY January 21 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater ALL THEM WITCHES January 22 Mohawk Austin HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL January 27 Paramount Theatre

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SHEN YUN January 7 – 9 Long Center THE ADVENTURES OF TORTOISE AND HARE January 9 Paramount Theatre HADESTOWN January 11 – 16 Bass Concert Hall

THE CAT IN THE HAT January 28 – 30 ZACH Theatre

THE PINK FLOYD LASER SPECTACULAR January 29 Paramount Theatre

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BUN B W/ KYDD JONES January 29 Antone’s Nightclub

WASHED OUT January 14 Empire Control Room

SET IT OFF January 16 Emo’s Austin

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THE B-SIDE January 26 – 29 McCullough Theatre

CAT POWER January 29 Emo’s Austin

ROB BAIRD W/ PARKER CHAPIN January 15 Antone’s Nightclub

ESSENTIAL CINEMA: THE WORKS OF BILL MORRISON January 20 – March 12 AFS Cinema

THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF GEORGE MICHAEL January 28 Paramount Theatre

TWO FRIENDS January 14 Emo’s Austin

ASO: THE GREATS January 14 & 15 Long Center

BILL MORRISON & BILL FRISELL: THE GREAT FLOOD January 21 Bass Concert Hall

FILM MOVIE NIGHT: BATMAN (1989) January 5 Central Machine Works ATX SHORT FILM SHOWCASE January 10 The Ballroom at Spiderhouse

COMEDY KILL TONY January 3 – 31 Vulcan Gas Company MIKE CANNON January 6 – 8 Creek and the Cave TOM PAPA January 7 Paramount Theatre PETER SAGAL January 8 Paramount Theatre JO KOY January 9 Bass Concert Hall

LAST PODCAST ON THE LEFT January 13 Paramount Theatre

INTERNATIONAL GEM AND JEWELRY SHOW January 14 – 16 Palmer Events Center

CHRIS DISTEFANO January 14 & 15 Vulcan Gas Company

JACKSFILMS: YIAY LIVE! January 15 Emo’s Austin

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 January 16 Paramount Theatre DAVID SPADE January 21 Paramount Theatre TJ MILLER January 21 & 22 Creek and the Cave GUS JOHNSON January 23 Paramount Theatre ATSUKO OKATSUKA January 24 Antone’s Nightclub SEAN PATTON January 27 – 29 Creek and the Cave

OTHER MOZART’S 2021 HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW Through January 6 Mozart’s Coffee

CITY-WIDE VINTAGE SALE January 15 & 16 Palmer Events Center NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON January 18 Long Center AUSTIN MLK DAY January 20 Huston-Tillotson University PUNK ROCK YOGA W/ MERCER SMITH January 20 Mohawk Austin JHALAK DANCE COMPETITION January 22 Long Center LE GARAGE SALE January 22 & 23 Palmer Events Center 3M HALF MARATHON January 23 Downtown Austin

LUMINATIONS Through January 30 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

DR. JORDAN B. PETERSON January 25 & 26 ACL Live at the Moody Theater

FORTLANDIA Through January 30 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER January 27 Stateside at the Paramount

PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS January 14 & 15 H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

STAR OF TEXAS TATTOO ARTS REVIVAL January 28 – 30 Palmer Events Center

AUSTIN HOME & GARDEN SHOW January 14 – 16 Austin Convention Center

BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO January 29 & 30 Palmer Events Center


Arts WE ARE THE [HACKERS], BABY, [HACKERS] ARE WE Through January 8 Big Medium

Art SPACES PETER SHEN: DOORS Through January 29 Asian American Resource Center

WORN, TORN, CUT & CALLOUSED Through January 8 ICOSA Collective

ZOE WATTS: LOST BETWEEN Through January 29 Asian American Resource Center

OUTPOST Through January 14 Central Library Gallery

2021 TEXAS BIENNIAL Through January 31 Big Medium

CRIT NIGHTS January 15 ICOSA Gallery

MIX ‘N’ MASH LAS FLORES: LA VIDA EXHIBITION Through February 6 Mexic-Arte Museum

THE SQUARE HOUSE PROJECT Through January 15 Camiba Gallery POP CRÍTICO/ POLITICAL POP: EXPRESSIVE FIGURATION IN THE AMERICAS, 1960S-1980S Through January 16 Blanton Museum of Art BORDER VISION: LUIS JIMÉNEZ’S SOUTHWEST Through January 16 Blanton Museum of Art CRIT GROUP REUNION Through January 16 The Contemporary Austin Jones Center FLOURISH: GROUP SHOW Through January 22 Art for the People Gallery TOM JEAN WEBB: WILDFLOWERS Through January 22 Ivester Contemporary PRINTAUSTIN: THE 5X5 Through January 22 Ivester Contemporary COURTNEY EGAN: SUPERFLORA Through January 23 UMLAUF Sculpture Garden

PRINTAUSTIN: JIHYE LIM & LAURA POST January 8 – 29 Wally Workman Gallery LAND AS PERSONA: MY JOURNEY AS AN ARTIST January 12 – May 15 Neill-Cochran House Museum B. SHAWN COX January 15 – February 26 Davis Gallery LAURA BERMAN: TEMPORALITIES January 15 – February 26 Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking ARIEL RENÉ JACKSON January 15 – March 3 Women & Their Work ZOË SHULMAN January 20 – February 26 Camiba Gallery BILL MORRISON: CYCLES & LOOPS January 27 – March 12 Visual Arts Center WOMEN AND THE MAKING OF JOYCE’S ULYSSES January 29 – July 17 Harry Ransom Center

MUSEUMS BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART 200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 5482 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org THE BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM 1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 12–5 thestoryoftexas.com THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN–JONES CENTER 700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12–11, Th–Sa 12–9, Su 12–5 thecontemporaryaustin.org THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN–LAGUNA GLORIA 3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–W 12–4, Th–Su 10–4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 thecontemporaryaustin.org ELISABET NEY MUSEUM 304 E. 44th St. (512) 974 1625 Hours: W–Su 12–5 austintexas.gov/department/ elisabet-ney-museum FRENCH LEGATION MUSEUM 802 San Marcos St. (512) 463 7948 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 frenchlegationmuseum.org GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM 1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–W 10–6, Th 10–9, F 10–6, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/carver

HARRY RANSOM CENTER 300 W. 21st St. (512) 471 8944 Hours: Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5 hrc.utexas.edu LBJ LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5 lbjlibrary.org MEXIC–ARTE MUSEUM 419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6,  F–Sat 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–artemuseum.org O. HENRY MUSEUM 409 E. 5th St. (512) 974 1398 Hours: W–Su 12–5 THINKERY AUSTIN 1830 Simond Ave. (512) 469 6200 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa–Su 10–6 thinkeryaustin.org UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN & MUSEUM 605 Azie Morton Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: Tu–F 10–4, Sa–Su 12–4 umlaufsculpture.org

GALLERIES ADAMS GALLERIES OF AUSTIN 1310 RR 620 S. Ste C4 (512) 243 7429 Hours: M–F 10–6, Su 10-2 adamsgalleriesaustin.com AO5 GALLERY 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 ao5gallery.com

ART FOR THE PEOPLE 1711 S. 1st St. (512) 761 4708 Hours: Tu–Th 11–6, F-Su 11–7 artforthepeoplegallery.com ARTUS CO. 10000 Research Blvd., Ste. 118 (512) 761 6484 Hours: M–Su 12–6 artusco.com ARTWORKS GALLERY 1214 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1550 Hours: M–F 10–5, Sa 10–4 artworksaustin.com ATELIER 1205 1205 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 434 9046 Hours: Tu-F 11-4 atelier1205.com AUSTIN ART GARAGE 2200 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. J (512) 351 5934 Hours: Tu–Su 11–6 austinartgarage.com AUSTIN ARTSPACE 7739 Northcross Dr., Ste. Q (512) 763 0646 Hours: F-Sa 11–5 austinartspace.com AUSTIN GALLERIES 5804 Lookout Mountain Dr. (512) 495 9363 By appointment only austingalleries.com BIG MEDIUM GALLERY 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2 (512) 939 6665 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–6 bigmedium.org CAMIBA GALLERY 6448 Hwy 290 East, Ste. A102 (512) 937 5921 Hours: F-Sa 12–6 camibaart.com CENTRAL LIBRARY GALLERY 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 974 7400 Hours: M-Th 10-9, F-Sa 10-6, Su 12-6 library.austintexas.gov/ central/gallery

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CLOUD TREE STUDIOS & GALLERY 3411 E. 5th St. (512) 797 8852 By appointment only cloudtreestudiosandgallery.com CO-LAB PROJECTS 5419 Glissman Rd. (512) 300 8217 By event and appointment only co-labprojects.org CONTRACOMMON 12912 Hill Country Blvd. #F-140 Hours: M–F By appointment only Sa–Su 12-6 contracommon.org DAVIS GALLERY 837 W. 12th St. (512) 477 4929 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 davisgalleryaustin.com DIMENSION GALLERY SCULPTURE AND 3D ART 979 Springdale Rd., Ste. 99 (512) 479 9941 Hours: Th-Sa 10–6 dimensiongallery.org DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER 1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4000 Hours: M-Th 10–10, F 10–6, Sa 10–4 austintexas.gov/department/ dougherty-arts-center FLATBED CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING 3701 Drossett Dr. (512) 477 9328 Hours: W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5 flatbedpress.com FLUENT COLLABORATIVE 502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By appointment only fluentcollab.org

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GRAYDUCK GALLERY 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 826 5334 Hours: Th–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 grayduckgallery.com ICOSA COLLECTIVE 916 Springdale Rd. #102 (512) 920 2062 Hours: F–Sa 12–6 icosacollective.com IVESTER CONTEMPORARY 916 Springdale Rd. Bldg 2, ste. 107 (737) 209 0379 Hours: Tu–F 10-6, Sa 10-4 ivestercontemporary.com JULIA C. BUTRIDGE GALLERY 1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4000 Hours: M-Th 10–10, F 10–6, Sa 10–4 austintexas.gov/jcbgallery LA PEÑA 227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007 Hours: M–F 8–5, Sa 8–3 lapena–austin.org LINK & PIN 2235 E. 6th St., Ste. 102 (512) 900 8952 Hours: Th–Sa 1–5 linkpinart.com LORA REYNOLDS GALLERY 360 Nueces St., #50 (512) 215 4965 Hours: W–Sa 11–6 lorareynolds.com LOTUS GALLERY 1009 W. 6th St., #101 (512) 474 1700 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 lotusasianart.com LYDIA STREET GALLERY 1200 E. 11th St. #109 (512) 524 1051 Hours: Sa–Su 12–5, By appointment M–F lydiastreetgallery.com

MARTHA’S CONTEMPORARY 4115 Guadalupe St. (512) 695 1437 Hours: W-Su 12-7 facebook.com/ marthascontemporary MASS GALLERY 705 Gunter St. (512) 535 4946 Hours: F 5–8, Sa–Su 12–5 massgallery.org MODERN ROCKS GALLERY 916 Springdale Rd., #103 (512) 524 1488 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–6 modernrocksgallery.com MONDO GALLERY 4115 Guadalupe St. (512) 296 2447 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–6 mondoshop.com NEBULA GALLERY 217 W. 2nd St. (512) 239 9317 Hours: Tu–W 1–6, Th–F 1–7, Sa 12–7, Sun 12–6 thenebulagallery.com NORTHERN-SOUTHERN 1902 E. 12th St. Hours: Sa 3–6:30 northern-southern.com OLD BAKERY & EMPORIUM 1006 Congress Ave. (512) 974 1300 Hours: Tu–Sa 9–4 austintexas.gov/obemporium PREACHER GALLERY 119 W. 8th St. (512) 489 0200 By appointment only preacher.co/gallery PRIZER GALLERY 2023 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 575 3559 Hours: Sa 12–5 prizerartsandletters.org ROADHOUSE RELICS 1720 S. 1st St. (512) 442 6366 roadhouserelics.com

Wonderspaces Austin offers immersive art experiences. SOCO MODERN ART GALLERY 2900 S. Congress Ave. #100 (512) 409 9943 Hours: M By appointment only Tu–Su 11-7 socomodern.com STEPHEN L. CLARK GALLERY 1101 W. 6th St. (512) 507 0828 Hours: Tu-Sa 11–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com TIEMANN ART GALLERY 1706 N. Mays St., Round Rock (512) 551 9774 Hours: M–Sa 10-5 tagroundrock.com VISUAL ARTS CENTER 2300 Trinity St. (512) 471 3713 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa 12–5 utvac.org

WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY 1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–4 wallyworkman.com WEST CHELSEA CONTEMPORARY 1009 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: M–Su 12–6, By appointment 10–12 wcc.art WOMEN & THEIR WORK 1311 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–6 womenandtheirwork.org WONDERSPACES AUSTIN 1205 Sheldon Cove, Ste. 2-A Hours: W–Th 3–10, F 4–11, Sa 10–11, Su 10–8 austin.wonderspaces.com YARD DOG 916 Springdale Rd. #103 (512) 912 1613 Hours: F–Sa 1–5, yarddog.com

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CHRISTIAN-GREEN GALLERY 201 E. 21st St. (512) 471 0254 Hours: T & Th, 1-3 galleriesatut.org


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ART PICK

Legend Mosaics: Austin’s Courageous Female Leaders of Color THE MOSAIC INSTALL ATION IS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE CENTR AL LIBR ARY BR ANCH AT 710 W. CESAR CHAVE Z By Meher Qazilbash Photos by Christina Castro

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ITH THE PANDEMIC AMPLIFYING CONVERSATIONS surrounding race and gender inequities, artists have been galvanized to critique our society and push for change. Such advocacy in art can be found in Austin Public Library’s new permanent installation, Legend Mosaics: Austin’s Courageous Female Leaders of Color. Six Austin women, Dr. Martha Cotera, Dr. Teresa Lozano Long, Dr. Bertha Sadler Means, Sylvia Orozco, Cathay Revilla Vasquez and Peggy Vasquez, who each made our city a better place with their philanthropic contributions. The uplifting installation was produced in a collaboration between Latinitas, Austin’s only bilingual STEM nonprofit for 20 years and Austin artists Carmen Rangel, Lys Santamaria, Litzy Valdez, Lola Rodriguez and Veronica Ceci. Latinitas founder Laura Donnelly explains, “These women were fighting

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for equity in education, public leadership, the arts, technology and even public spaces long before the climate of listening we are experiencing now. They were the first of their communities to run for office, graduate with doctorate degrees and fight segregation in Austin’s most popular spaces.” These wonderful mosaics commemorate the struggles and successes of individuals who improved their corner of the world the best they could. Visit the installation to learn about those who paved the way to make Austin a city of opportunities and warmth, and to be ignited with an excitement to make your own contributions to the community. The mosaics remain on display at the Austin Central Library until later this month, where they will then be held at another location in the Austin Public Library system. library.austintexas.gov


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