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[Photo: Cast of Something Rotten! Photo by Jeremy Daniel]

Lexus Broadway in Austin, presented by Texas Performing Arts, debuts the premiere of the completely original new musical Something Rotten! The magic happens May 30 – June 4, 2017 (Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7p.m.) at Bass Concert Hall / 2350 Robert Dedman Drive in Austin, TX.

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those...

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It’s almost summer.. are you prepared for all the fun and games ahead? Here’s a few products to make your summer as sensational as ever.

POSH PICNIC

THE LORENZI PICNIC SET IN A LEATHER CASE for two place settings is briefcase style case with lock and key closure. Cocktail shaker, cocktail fixings and chic tableware make this an easy decision for all outdoor activities.. $5,031.34/ At Luisaviaroma

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It happens every spring. This year the 19th Annual UMLAUF Garden Party welcomed over 800 guests to the sculpture garden for an evening “Under a Texas Sky” on Thursday, April 27. Twenty-five restaurants served delicious bites while Twin Liquors showcased some of the season’s best bubbles and wines.

The museum raised more than $300,000 in its biggest fundraiser of the year, under the direction of Nina Seely, Executive Director and Allyson Maxey, the 2017 Garden Party chair. The money the event raised contributes to cultivating Art, Culture...

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With the bright spring sunshine casting the right light on you, why not sparkle even more? Here are just a few selections we’re recommending to go with those last gala gowns of the season.

WINNER BY A NECK

Sharon Khazzam Bessy Necklace is styled with a removable pendant, Sharon Khazzam's Bessy necklace features a variety of multicolored gemstones on an 18k white gold double-strand ball chain. With its many colored gems, it’s perfect with any outfit. $28.800. At Spring.

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It’s a story that we can all relate to. In fact, all of us have experienced walking into a room where we have felt like a fish out of water and sought a way to blend into an environment that is outside our usual comfort zone. Rob Giardinelli, a technology sales and marketing executive turned expert social chronicler and Senior Social Editor of The Society Diaries magazine, has spotlighted many of these experiences among the high flying Jet Set– and the life lessons he’s learned from them in his new book.

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THE SCENE: The 1856 Neill-Cochran House Museum recently hosted a benefit cocktail reception in the Museum’s Centennial Garden to honor Austin builder, contractor, and historic preservationist Joe Pinnelli with the Abner Cook Award. A capacity crowd celebrated Pinnelli’s long career in historic preservation and his dedication and careful recent restoration of the Neill-Cochran House. Supporters and guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from Word of Mouth Bakery, cocktails, wine and music performed by jazz band.

THE VIBE: Luminaries in attendance included...

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It’s almost Mother’s Day and time to celebrate our favorite ladies, isn’t it? We love that you want to shower them with gifts to show your love, so here are a few hand-selected ideas to inspire your shopping....

EARS TO YOU, MOM

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Magic Alhambra gold, onyx and mother-of-pearl earrings, in yellow gold. Defined by the lucky charm motif that would become a house signature, the Alhambra collection was launched by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1968 and has been a symbol for fortune, health...

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We love that Austin Fashion Week, Fashion X Dallas and Fashion X Houston is, for the first time ever, is going international. At this one-of-its-kind black tie exclusive event at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, guests will get to view the best of Mexican luxury with front row-only seating.

The finest in fashions from Mexico will be seen by designers Abel Lopez, Paco Mayorga, Benito Santos Mexico, Amor & Rosas and Olmos & Flores. It will be a night of high style and then some.

All tickets include open bar featuring tequila and mezcal cocktails, heavy appetizers from The...

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Fashion is big business. We all know that. It’s especially big business at the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute 2017 gala that saluted the high style of Commes de Garcon’s Rei Kawakubo’s inimitable Asian design aesthetic. It’s on the second time in the organization’s history of honoring a designer in his lifetime (Yves St. Laurent was honored in 1983).

Although few celebrities and supermodels actually wore Kawakubo’s clothing in homage, the grand and architectural point of view that’s made Commes so famous was on full display on the red carpet before guests entered the $30,000...

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It’s almost here. The 9th Annual Austin Fashion Week, the brainchild of Matt Swinney, will feature a fresh lineup of events including Moda X Mexico, a black-tie affair, spotlighting prominent Mexican jewelry and apparel designers.

A portion of Runways & Gallery “Style Setter” and Brunch tickets will be donated to local organizations: Ballet Austin, Center for Child Protection, Darrell K. Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease, The Kindness Campaign, and YMBL Austin Sunshine Camps in honor of five chic individuals who have been contributing to the Austin...

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As the last push of spring’s high social season happens, the ballroom is aflutter with the swoosh of gowns and the whisks of tuxedos. Here’s some of our top favorite gowns to buy and dazzle ‘em all....

SPRING’S FLING

We can’t get enough of this embellished off the shoulder gown with gorgeous beading throughout. With a plunging neckline and keyhole back, of course. It has a concealed back zip closure and is fully lined. By Marchesa at Saks Fifth Avenue. $8995

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Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts spotlights Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The magic begins April 19 – 30, 2017 on Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.; Thursday (April 20) at 1 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. at Bass Concert Hall / 2350 Robert Dedman Drive in Austin, TX.

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera opens with Austin’s premiere engagement at Bass...

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