By Jake Gaines Photography courtesy of IT Cosmetics
Problem skin is something we all face, literally. Day and night, each year through and through. Harsh sun, pollution and cold weather can take its toll on a complexion. Then, there’s the aging factor. Of course, we know beauty starts from within and transpires outwardly. But some of us are born with perfect skin (few) and then there are those on a quest to create, then maintain it (most).
The solution, literally, is IT Cosmetics and it’s the brainchild of media personality Jamie Kern Lima, the IT Cosmetics™ co-founder, CEO and original IT Girl™. "I pour my heart and soul into...more
By Jake Gaines Photography courtesy of Thames & Hudson USA
We love a curated collection, don’t you? We also love that a collector since his childhood, Gaston-Louis Vuitton (1883-1970) accumulated thousands of objects over his lifetime. His wide-ranging interests and voracious curiosity were intimately bound up with the future of the family business and with travel. The extraordinary compendium of rare objects collected by Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of Louis Vuitton, the founder of one of the world’s most famous luxury brand is seen in the new Cabinet of Wonders tome. Just in time to add to your book collection this fall.
By Jake Gaines Photography by Joan Marcus
We love that The Long Center for the Performing Arts will debut Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, in Austin this summer at the Long Center, August 11 - 13.
We all know that Fun Home was the hit of the 2015 Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical and making history along the way as the first show written exclusively by women to win theater’s highest achievement. In fact, it was named to all of the major top 10 lists including...more
By Lance Avery Morgan
Book Signing Event Promoting New Book Being In The Room by The Society Diaries’ Rob Giardinelli
THE SCENE: Recently, The Society Diaries’ Senior Social Editor Rob Giardinelli was the guest of honor at a book signing event at Estilo boutique in Austin. The glam event was hosted by Stephanie O’Neill, Cassandra King Polidori and Kirstin Ross. The new book,...more
By Lance Avery Morgan Photography courtesy of Great Age Movement
When we were invited to attend a luncheon in Houston recently that celebrates people who have lived long and full lives, we jumped at the chance to support it. With more than 200 in attendance set inside the jeweled ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel, The Great Age Movement’s first fundraiser spotlighted some of Houston’s most valuable gems. Peter Martino co-chaired the event with Carolyn Farb, and Tony Award-winning actress Liliane Montevecchi. Under the Swarovski crystal lights, in the midst of all of these jewels, Fritz McDonald took center stage.
For almost 20...more
By Jake Gaines Photography courtesy of The Long Center, Austin
Mark your calendars. The Long Center for the Performing Arts just announced its 2017 Summer/Fall Season of programming and we can’t wait. This year, they’re excited to offer a refreshed approach to season tickets that they feel confident their patrons will embrace: they have split their annual program into two seasons—Summer/Fall and Winter/Spring—to allow for more shows during the year, a shorter window of upfront commitment, and a simpler process for becoming a season ticket holder.
There’s a stellar line up of shows and Austin premieres this season, including the...more
By Jake Gaines Photography courtesy of Casa de Montecristo
The grand opening of Casa de Montecristo, a luxury cigar store and lounge, happens this Friday 6/16 and Saturday 6/17 from 5-9pm, Davenport Village, 3801 N. Capitol of Texas Hwy. The event will be evenings of hosted cocktails and hors d'ouevres, plus gift bags provided by Altadis USA.
Casa de Montecristo is a premier modern cigar store featuring a large selection of premium cigars from brands such as Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Arturo Fuente, Macanudo, and more. In addition to cigars, you'll find accessories like lighters from Colibri and Xikar.
The new 3,800 sq. ft....more
By Lance Avery Morgan
GOING MY WAY?
Who needs another set of luggage when you can have a Louis Vuitton traveling trunk? This jaw-droppingly cool Louis Vuitton dandy shows the right way to travel in style. It can also do double duty as a coffee table in the library, too. $4225. Available at Viyet
IT’S ALL IN THE WRIST
Your pop will pop his top with these sapphire & diamond cufflinks that 18K yellow gold cufflinks featuring blue sapphire at...more
By Lara Shriftman Photography courtesy of Harrison Shriftman
(Photo: Lucas Barcardi Shriftman and guests at the Seedlings Kids Club at the 1 Hotel)
My favorite pint-sized athlete, Lucas Bacardi Shriftman, chose to celebrate his 9th birthday at the Spartan Gym at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. He previously hosted an event at the Seedlings Kids Club at the 1 Hotel for Best Buddies and loved it.
The Seedlings Program offers families and children ways to connect with the local flora and fauna as well as the best in eco-minded, organic amenities. The activities and adventures created are focused on bringing children closer to nature...more
By Lance Avery Morgan
[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...more
By Lance Avery Morgan
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.
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
By Lance Avery Morgan Photography courtesy of Exposed by Light and Jonathan Garza
[Photo: Allyson Maxey and Nina Seely]
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...more