December 2011

Where Are They Now

We catch up with a few familiar faces from the People Issues of years past.

Kyle Chandler graced the cover of our December 2007 issue, and this year he won a much deserved Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work in season five of the Austin-filmed Friday Night Lights. He even thanked Austin, Texas in his acceptance speech…what a gent!

When we photographed Taylor Kitsch for the cover of our December 2008 issue, we knew there was a star in our midst. He made our hearts skip a beat as loveable bad boy Tim Riggins on Friday Nights Lights, and 2012 is going to be his year as the lead in both John Carter of Mars for Disney (March 2012) and Battleship for Universal (May 2012). Despite the international fame that awaits, Kitsch still calls Austin home.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

November 13, 2011 - February 12, 2012
Dallas Museum of Art

Fun Fun Fun Fest

The music was not the only thing that rocked during the festival at Auditorium Shores. Here are some of our favorite looks from the shows. 

Claire Evans, 26, LA at the fest to perform with her band Yacht.

Matt Draper, 24, LA his highlights were watching Def Heaven, Youth Brigade and Pictureplane.

Peter Nussbaum, 25, Venice, wearing an Actual Pain T-shirt and vintage Calvin Klein glasses. Owner of Crap Eyewear company.

Alexis Florio, 30, LA, has to wear her comfy shoes when she goes to music festivals.

The 10 Austinites of the Year: Brian Sharples

Co-Founder and CEO, HomeAway
Helping others find their home away from home, this visionary found a way to call Austin home.

Chances are, if you’ve taken a family vacation or traveled with a group of friends in the past few years, you’ve either used or thought about using a service like HomeAway. Offering an innovative yet intuitive way to find and book vacation rentals online, the Austin-based company is revolutionizing the modern travel experience. The service now boasts over 625,000 property listings in over 145 countries around the world. Founded in 2005 by Brian Sharples (Chief Executive Officer) and Carl Shepherd (Chief Strategy and Development Officer), HomeAway was an instant hit, catapulting to early success.

The 10 Austinites of the Year

The inspiring resilience of one author's literary life

A recent Tuesday morning found the writer Dagoberto Gilb at a quiet café on South First Street, not far from his home west of Interstate 35. He wore a heather-gray zippered sweater and faded jeans. His black wavy hair, flecked with silver strands, was pushed away from his forehead. Cutting a formidable frame with a broad chest and wide shoulders, it wasn’t hard to imagine Gilb as a competitive athlete during his youth and then later, two decades as a laborer and union high-rise carpenter in the construction trade. After having suffered a stroke in his home during the early-morning hours on April 29, 2009, being physical has taken on new meaning for the author.

The 10 Austinites of the Year: Ellen Jefferson

Executive Director, Austin Pets Alive
She may not wear a cape or mask, but the number of animals she’s saved should earn her super hero status.

The 10 Austinites of the Year: April Thomas Rose

Executive Director, Treefolks
Austin's top arborist gives us shade.

The 10 Austinites of the Year: Kat Edmonson

“Lucky” is just a song title for Austin’s talented and savvy jazz darling.

With her big blue eyes, disarming smile and unforgettable voice, which in conversation is soft and almost girlish, it’s not hard to imagine how Kat Edmonson has won over music lovers in Austin and beyond, including the likes of Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. And while her charm and talent earned her debut album a place near the top of the Billboard and jazz radio charts as well as top seller status on Amazon and iTunes, it is her business savvy, determination and ingenuity that has made her soon-to-be-released second album possible and will ensure the future of her career.

Vino Vino

Tis the season for Vino Vino! This incredibly likable hybrid wine bar/shop/bistro is the perfect December antidote. Looking for a spot to meet friends for some holiday cheer? Vino Vino’s your place. Need a last-minute gift for your wine-loving boss? Vino Vino sells every bottle it pours, all priced to go. Got a bad case of holiday fatigue? Vino Vino’s far from the maddening crowds.

Tucked along an oft-forgotten stretch of Guadalupe in Hyde Park, Vino Vino is a civilized oasis in a sea of restaurants amped-up on holiday overdrive. Step inside its warm wood paneling and you immediately relax. Cocktail lamps cast a warm glow along the bar and communal tables rest beside floor-to-ceiling wine racks. It’s like you’ve nestled into someone’s private wine cellar.

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