Proud in tradition, over half a million gathered from all corners of the Lone Star State and past our borders to celebrate the 113th commemoration of our first president. Noted as one of the most elegant ceremonies of the season, the Martha Washington Ball invites their guests to peruse Laredo’s...more
BY: LANCE AVERY MORGAN
Life is chock-full of simple truths. For instance, the fact that there are socialites and there are, well, social heavies. Think of it asTastes Great versus Less Filling, like the popular beer commercial illustrated. We’ve chronicled prolific social success and...
American Fashion Menswear
By Robert E. Bryan; Assouline. $50.
In conjunction with the Council of Fashion Designers, American Fashion Menswear expertly showcases the trends and themes worn by American men throughout history. Focusing on the past 100 years of men’s style, the book is divided...
It seems every year something in the fashion world reignites the fire of the rhinestone. Mad Men has undoubtedly influenced designers from the runway to the red carpet this season with sleek hair, classic lines and sumptuous statement pieces, making their way into every...more
What Ned Rifkin lacks in pretense, he makes up for with abundant modesty and humor. The new director of the Blanton Museum of Art is a philosopher, professor, ingenious wordsmith and Austin’s neo-it-guy. As the former undersecretary for art at the Smithsonian Institution,...more
New Year, New You
Every year on New Year’s Day, my spiritual teacher delivers a message to live by throughout the coming year. The 365 days ahead of us are an amazing gift given to use any way we want. She suggests that we use them to the utmost – making the most of these precious 12 months...
The More You Get
There are times when less is more. But then, there are times when more is exactly what it sounds like, which is precisely the philosophy of Hutton Wilkinson in his new book, More is More. As the successor of legendary decorator and jewelry designer Tony Duquette, “subtle”...more
Jack of All Trades
Sophisticated enough for a woman, but made for a man, Jack Black specializes in high-quality grooming products designed with guys in mind. Their no fuss, no frills approach has garnered success and a steady following (including a few celebrity fans). With simplicity and...more
For The Boys
Admit it fellows: you've stealthily hijacked a few products from your woman's medicine cabinet. Those pretty, pristine bottles and tubs of mystery cream seem to look, smell, and work better than your usual haphazard drug store purchases. Finally, it's time to freshen up with...more
Beauty, brains and talent make for a triple threat. There’s no denying that Kelsey Moore, a 6-foot-2, volleyball playing blonde bombshell, deserved the crown as Miss Texas USA 2010. In an exclusive to Brilliant, the drop-dead gorgeous gal reveals how she survived the runway and...more
Who doesn’t love a round of golf on a beautiful day? With golf season quickly approaching across the Texas Hill Country, and preparations to achieve the best possible game in full swing, Austin’s Barton Creek Resort & Spa is teeing up “The Game Changer,” an intensive four day golf program...more
Just when we thought the fine art of letter writing was a thing of the past, we just learned it has returned in a very fashionable way with Heather Brooke, who has founded HB Designs near Dallas.
What do we love best? Fabrinery is their signature note card line with tons of design...more