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Cover Photo by Brandi Nellis. Summer McInerney, Mondie McFaddin, Amy Weldon and Kelsi Little were photographed by Brandi Nellis on the grounds of Cypress Valley Canopy Tours. They are all breast cancer survivors. Cancers of all varieties are a nasty business but breast cancers that are treated with mastectomy represent a fundamental assault on the feminine self. All those affected by the disease are forced to reexamine assumptions about what it means to be a woman and to be a beautiful woman. This cover and their survivor profiles spearhead our Reflections on Beauty.

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Summer McInerney, Mondie McFaddin, Amy Weldon and Kelsi Little were photographed
by Brandi Nellis on the grounds of Cypress Valley Canopy Tours. They are all breast
cancer survivors. Cancers of all varieties are a nasty business but breast cancers that are
treated with mastectomy represent a fundamental assault on the feminine self. All those
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14 Waterways | Fall 2014
A
MY WELDON was having lunch with a friend in December of
2010 when she noticed a small bandage on her friend’s cleav-
age. “I asked her if she was trying to grow a third one, and she
told me she just had a biopsy. She had
found a lump, but that everything was
okay. Then she asked me when I had my
last mammogram.”
Amy’s grandmother, aunt, and sister all
had breast cancer, so from age 24, she had
been conscientious about getting regular
mammograms. She realized she was about
6 weeks late this time. On December 22
nd
Amy went with her husband for what she
expected to be a routine mammogram.
However, the day after Christmas, Amy
received a call asking her to return for a
diagnostic mammogram.
After the procedure, the radiologist asked Amy to bring her husband
into the room. “They told us they found something that they felt was serious
and recommended a needle biopsy. They said it could wait 4 to 6 months,
and I said, ‘Are you kidding?’ I offered to come back in on New Year’s Eve.”
While waiting for the results of her biopsy, Amy and her husband prayed a
lot. “I couldn’t have cancer, it wasn’t in my plan.” But on January 2
nd
Amy’s
doctor called her to confirm her fear - she did indeed have breast cancer.
“My doctor called and said we need to get chemo started right away. I asked
him if I was going to die from this and he said, ‘Well, we hope not.’” A short
time later the doctor called back to tell her there had been a mistake. “I
thought, okay good, I don’t have cancer!” But the mistake was that the
tumor was not nearly as large as first thought. Amy still had breast cancer.
“When you are diagnosed, it’s like you learn a whole new language, and
your life becomes consumed with doctor’s appointments.” Amy was next
sent to see a surgeon who reassured her that her cancer had been caught
very early and that she would not need chemotherapy. Fortunately, Amy’s
tumor was cleanly removed and she was eligible for MammoSite targeted
radiation therapy. Instead of 30 days of radiation, Amy would only need
treatment twice a day for six days. “I was really fortunate that I didn’t have
to have chemo.” But the radiation treatments were exhausting. “They don’t
really tell you that or that the breast they radiate is going to shrink and get
smaller. It changed my appearance.” Amy met with Dr. Scott Haydon who
suggested a reduction to help her regain symmetry. “The one hour proce-
dure, done on my birthday in 2011, was a great gift.”
“Having breast cancer changes your outlook. I can find beauty and
humor in just about anything now. There is something fabulous about
everyone and every day is amazing.” As a survivor, Amy loves helping oth-
ers by volunteering with Susan G. Komen
®

Austin. “They are a super group,
and they make everyone feel welcome.” She has helped with fundraising
for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
®
Austin, and last year she was
named one of Susan G. Komen
®
Austin’s Fab 15, a group who helps to raise
awareness about the race and the services that Susan G. Komen
®
Austin
helps fund in the community.
“Had it not been for my friend asking me, I might have waited another
six months for a mammogram. Early detection equals an early cure…I’m
living proof.”
O
N A Christmas trip to Disney World with her family, Kelsi
Little received the call informing her that she had stage 2
breast cancer. “I had gone in for a mammogram last July and
was told that everything was fine.” However, due to the density of her
breast tissue, she was advised to have an ultrasound. Kelsi called her
doctor, “My doctor told me that, at my age, it wasn’t a major concern, but
I should see if my insurance would cover it. I decided that if the mam-
mogram didn’t show anything, my doctor didn’t think there was a major
reason for concern, and there was a question as to whether or not my
insurance would even pay for the ultrasound, then I probably shouldn’t
worry about this. No one expressed any sense of urgency.” But later that
year, Kelsi wasn’t feeling well, and during a self-exam she discovered a
lump in her breast.
The cancer had spread to Kelsi’s lymph nodes, and her doctors started
her on chemotherapy right away. After 4
months and two different chemo plans,
Kelsi was told she falls within the 10% of
patients whose tumors do not respond to
chemotherapy, and the focus of her treat-
ment plan shifted to surgery. While her
surgeon is confident that the tumor is gone,
Kelsi’s treatment still involves radiation,
and she is hoping to be included in some
clinical trials that will keep her cancer-free.
Kelsi is the mother of a 2-year-old son,
and she believes she will get through this
“because this is not going to be my son’s
story. He is my inspiration to get out of
bed.” A 2
nd
grade teacher at Lake Travis Elementary, she credits her chil-
dren for helping her through the hard parts of her treatment. She recalls
trying not to cry when she told her students that she would be leaving for
surgery, and she remembers how their innocent questions made her laugh.
They asked her if she would have hair next year, and one little girl told her
that her grandfather must have also shaved his head, but only down the
middle. “That’s why I kept working during my treatment- they kept my
mind off the bad stuff.”
While both physically and emotionally draining, the treatments also
took a toll on Kelsi’s self-image. “The first thing you lose is your hair. I
had long blonde hair. It challenges you to find other ways to feel beauti-
ful. I discovered that you can walk tall and still put a smile on your face
every day. Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I get stressed, but then
I remember that I am still me. I have the same spirit, the same attitude,
and the same love for the world.” Kelsi receives tremendous support from
her husband, “We have only been married for a couple years, and I have
already pushed the “in sickness and health” test to the limit. He holds
my hand at my doctor’s appointments, and he finds a way to make me
take a deep breath and find something to laugh at. He tells me daily how
beautiful I am and that he loves me dearly. Words can sometimes give you
strength that your body needs.”
“The love and support of my family, friends, and the Lake Travis com-
munity have been unbelievable. My family and I have been so blessed by
their generosity. It takes a village to raise a child but it also takes a village
to beat cancer.”
Breast Cancer Survivors Share the Stories of Their Struggles
PROFILES BY AVA LOVE HANNA | PHOTOS BY BRANDI NELLIS
15 Fall 2014 | Waterways
M
ONDIE MCFADDIN first
learned that she had breast
cancer the day after Mother’s
Day. “I was 35 years old with a husband, a
2-year-old son, and a 9-year-old daughter.
We were living in a new city and did not
know many people at the time. I was so
scared, confused, and worried about what
the future held.”
Before her diagnosis, Mondie knew
something wasn’t right. “I had been
experiencing abnormal bleeding, and the
obstetrician I saw gave me a prescription
for birth control to attempt to curb the
bleeding.” But it was a simple self-exam that revealed the hard knot in her
breast. “It felt like a marble. I had always heard that if a lump doesn’t hurt
it can be bad. This didn’t hurt. I was nervous. I just knew it was cancer.”
A mammogram, an ultrasound, and a visit to a surgeon for both a needle
biopsy and a core biopsy all failed to diagnose her illness. It was only after
her admission to MD Anderson via a self-referral that Mondie first heard
the words, “You have breast cancer.”
Mondie met with her oncological surgeon to discuss her options, and
they agreed on a double mastectomy. “I didn’t want to lose one breast,
so I decided to have them both removed. I have two kids. I decided that
if this was going to save my life, then I would do whatever it took.” The
surgery for the double mastectomy and the removal of four lymph nodes
was followed by four rounds of chemotherapy. “Before chemotherapy,
I had very long hair. I remember 14 days after the first round of chemo
my hair started falling out in clumps. That was one of the hardest parts,
standing in the shower and seeing all my hair around my feet. I had
already lost my breasts and now my hair. I almost didn’t feel female
anymore.” Losing yet another aspect of her identity had almost been too
much to bear. Mondie felt an immense sadness at the loss of her hair,
but then she had an important realization: hair did not define her. “I
took control and shaved my head, but did not wear a wig. I wanted to
be a positive example for all the women out there facing the same battle
and show them that bald is beautiful. My motto became ‘Don’t Stare…it
is Only HAIR.’”
Now, five years after her diagnosis, Mondie continues to be an example
to other women. She has participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the
Cure
®
Austin, attended the first Susan G. Komen
®
Austin Perfectly Pink
Party, and volunteered as a committee chairman for the party the past two
years. She is passionate about helping other people who are struggling
with this illness. “I want to help, whether it’s watching their kids or mow-
ing their lawn. Sometimes they just can’t afford a babysitter, or need help
with medical bills.” Mondie also urges women to trust their intuition. “I
tell people all the time, if you feel like something isn’t right, go in and have
it checked. The best thing is early detection. Also, don’t settle. If you aren’t
comfortable, get a second opinion.”
For Mondie McFaddin, Mother’s Day now has an even greater signifi-
cance. Each year, it is an anniversary of trusting her intuition and seeking
care for her health because of the important role she plays. “I was vigilant
about my health because I have kids; I have to be here for them.”
S
UMMER MCINERNEY knew that she had a family history that
included breast cancer, and that she faced an increased risk for
developing the same cancer. Knowing her family history made
Summer vigilant about regular mammograms and cancer screenings. “I
knew I needed to be on the lookout. I had a really good team of doctors who
were monitoring me, and when they saw a tiny change, we jumped on it.”
Because of this vigilance, Summer was able to be treated exclusively via
surgery. She had a bilateral prophylactic (preventative) mastectomy and
reconstruction. “The important thing from my perspective is that women
know what their options are. I had a double mastectomy and reconstruc-
tion using my own abdominal tissue, all
in one surgery. Most women don’t know
that’s possible.” Summer feels fortunate
that her surgery was so successful ; how-
ever, she did deal with a feeling of loss. “I
liked my breasts! When you’re growing up
and you get breasts, it’s kind of exciting. I
didn’t realize how much I liked mine until
I fully realized they were going away.”
While Summer was fortunate to not have
to undergo any further treatments – like
chemotherapy – that can dramatically
alter a woman’s appearance, she does have
physical scars. “The scars are pretty signifi-
cant: I have one that goes from hip to hip, where the surgeon harvested the
abdominal tissue for the reconstruction, and there are smaller scars on my
breasts.” Summer’s husband of 17 years, Brendan, has a different outlook
on the scars. “He tells me, ‘Those scars are beautiful because they represent
the sacrifice that you were willing to make to stay with our family longer.’”
Summer admits that a big part of the psychological trauma of dealing
with cancer is the feeling of not being in control. “It’s important to grasp
any modicum of control that you can.” As a child, Summer had watched her
mother dealing with her own treatment and saw that she worked as a part-
ner with her doctors. “She would listen to their counsel, but she was the one
who gave the go-ahead. My doctors and I developed a plan together, and
as soon as we saw a change, we put that plan into action.” She also advises
women to utilize the resources that are available for early detection, includ-
ing reviewing family history and utilizing genetic testing. “You should take
advantage of any genetic tests available to you. Testing is an important tool
that we didn’t have until recently.”
Summer doesn’t want breast cancer to define who she is as a person.
As the mother of two sons, and a second grade teacher at Kirby Hall, she is
thankful to be able to live a normal life. With early detection and the treat-
ment she received, Summer has very little concern about breast cancer in
the future. “I’m just glad to have a functioning body. I’m really a fan of my
body now – not just its appearance, but that it works!” She also believes
that removing the stigma of talking about breasts and breast cancer will
help other women. “Back in the seventies when Betty Ford spoke publicly
about her breast cancer and mastectomy, she broke a big taboo. Women
were afraid to talk about their body parts.” She urges women to trust their
instincts about their bodies: “One thing I’ve learned over time is to trust
your instincts. If you feel that there’s been a change in your body, don’t
ignore it. Trust your instincts and trust your body.”
Breast Cancer Survivors Share the Stories of Their Struggles
MAKEUP BY ASHLEY BITTLE, STUDIO ELITE; HAIR BY MOLLY RUNDLE, STUDIO ELITE;
WARDROBE BY DONCASTER, HILL COUNTRY GALLERIA
16 Waterways | Fall 2014
I
T IS A sorority no woman wants to join. Nevertheless, one out of eight
women will be inducted into a global sisterhood of warriors who will battle
breast cancer during their lifetimes. And each year, a growing number of
men are also diagnosed with breast cancer.
It is true that a national emphasis on education, screenings for early detec-
tion and new treatments have led to dramatic
increases in the numbers of breast cancer survi-
vors over the past several decades. However, there
are many types of breast cancers, including some
that are extremely aggressive and intractably diffi-
cult to eradicate. Make no mistake…breast cancer
is still a killer. The remarks made by Miguel Perez,
Vice President of the Susan G. Komen
®
Affiliate
Network, about the loss of his beloved big sister
reminded guests of that sobering fact. He remem-
bered the moment when she told him, “We have
hit the wall.” At the time, he was incredulous. “I
don’t hit walls,” he confided. “I tear them down,
jump over them, go around them.” His work with
Susan G. Komen
®
is an ongoing effort to blow up
that wall, a wall that still takes loved ones from
their families. The Pink Diamond Warrior Award
was renamed in honor of one of these. Ana Sierra,
a Komen client and breast cancer victim, lost her
fight against the disease earlier this year.
Deb Davis Groves is the fourth woman in her
mother’s family to confront breast cancer. For any
survivor, receiving a second diagnosis is a terrify-
ing experience, and Deb Davis Groves shared that
receiving her second diagnosis created a sense of
panic within her. She took that panic and harnessed
it to service to Komen Austin, first as an office vol-
unteer and then as Co-chair for three years for the
The 3rd Annual
“Perfectly Pink Party”
STORY AND PHOTOS BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
Jennifer Stevens, Board
of Directors President
Bidding war!
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Jennifer Elliott, Amber Gonzales
Event Co-chairs Martha Fletcher Coons,
Deb Davis Groves
Karin Foster, Rachel Foster
Daniel Kuehm, Atomic Picnic; Christy Casey-
Moore, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen
®
Austin; Emily Cropper, Pink Party Committee

To celebrate Toast of the Town’s 30 years of fine dining, wining
and fun, our generous sponsors, hosts, partygoers and special
guests helped raise more than $1.4 million for the St. David’s
Neal Kocurek Scholarships. Since 2005, 285 area students have
earned the scholarships to study health-related careers in Texas
colleges and universities. Thank you to all for supporting our
community’s new generation of health professionals.
Our 30th Year Was an
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Perfectly Pink Party, beginning with the inaugural party in
2012. Her dear friend, Martha Fletcher Coons, who lost her
mother to breast cancer at a very young age, has also served
as Perfectly Pink Party Co-chair for three years.
Since its inception in 1999, Susan G. Komen
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has raised over $14 million to provide free breast cancer
screenings, education and medical services, as well as
financial and emotional support in the Austin area. 75% of
monies raised work to serve residents of Bastrop, Caldwell,
Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. The remaining
funds are dedicated to global research.
For more information about the orga-
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Chris and Brooke Dahlberg, Paul and Lauren Cooley, Jason Barany
Iris Davis urges the crowd to be generous!
Mike and Karen Shultz, Board V.P. Erin Jolly, Danielle Kress, Cassie LaMere Bethany Noble, David Wellinton-Finch, Scott and Christy Hoffman
Randy Groves, Iris Davis, Deb Davis Groves
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VIPink Cocktail Reception Co-chairs,
Karina Machnacki, Mondie McFaddin
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SUMMER 2011–PRESENT
BY BRANDI NELLIS
What is the indispensable beauty aid or
routine you absolutely depend on?
Amy: I avoid soft drinks in favor of lots of water and never go to bed with
makeup on my face. I use sunscreen and exfoliate and moisturize daily. Plus,
the folks at Milk & Honey work hard to keep me looking my best! Mondie:
I use Melaleuca Face Products every day. I use the toner, skin revitalizing
serum, age defying serum and daytime delivery cream with an SPF. Kelsi:
Six months ago I probably would have given a different answer than I would
give today. I have become very fond of lip gloss. I have bought new lip gloss
often over the last few months to remind myself to smile even when things
might be difficult. Summer: A good night’s sleep.
Which person best represents a vision of
beauty that you find inspirational?
Amy: My grandmother (also an Amy)! It was her Southern charm, ready
wit, and genuinely kind demeanor more than her physical appearance that
made her attractive. Her attire and her minimal makeup were impeccable.
Her attitude was bright, intelligent, and cheerful despite her ongoing battles
with cancer, which ultimately claimed her. Mondie: My mother. She was
so beautiful inside and out. She suffered severe burns when she was five
and had scars on her side and arm. People stared at her all the time. She
taught me never to stare, and that beauty was in the eye of the beholder.
She believed external beauty can be destroyed by an ugliness of spirit. RIP
Jenny Dulin Eckert. Kelsi: My grandmother was a vision of pure beauty.
She was a kind, generous woman that taught me the importance of family.
She had a wonderful laugh, which helped me to learn not to take life too
seriously. Summer: Joan Jett and Sigourney Weaver. Neither of them is
conventionally beautiful, but both are uniquely beautiful. Each has taken
ownership of her uniqueness and made it a source of pride and confidence.
Their confidence in who they are and passion for what they believe is the
source of their true beauty.
What advice do you have for others as
they deal with aging?
Amy: Embrace it! Find the great things in your life (faith, family, career, etc.)
and let those define you instead of your looks. Youth and beauty compare
poorly with wisdom and grace. Consider the alternative to aging and be happy
to have those smile lines! Mondie: Love yourself and live life to the fullest. I
appreciate every single day I wake up and am breathing. Make an impact on
people in your life and live with no regrets!!! Help others, lend a hand to those
who need it. Be a blessing. Kelsi: Sometimes with such busy lives, we have a
tendency to cut short our sleep. People, who know me well, know how much
I value a good nap! Summer: Physical beauty is a fluid concept; it evolves
throughout life. Graceful aging goes hand-in-hand with grateful aging. Your
body is a phenomenon, and each scar and wrinkle is a story that helps make
you who you are. Appreciation for the body you have helps you welcome each
new phase, and allows you to focus on nurturing your inner beauty.
Reflections on
Beauty
WATERWAYS COVER MODELS ANSWER THREE QUESTIONS
ABOUT WHAT BEAUTY MEANS TO THEM
Spring 2014 Cover Model Eloise DeJoria, Cover Photographer, Brandi Nellis
This Issue’s Cover Models:
Breast Cancer Survivors Summer
McInerney, Mondie McFaddin,
Amy Weldon, Kelsi Little
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VER THE years, Waterways has featured dozens of cover mod-
els, but this issue is particularly special because the four women
on the Fall 2014 cover, Amy Weldon, Mondie McFaddin, Kelsi
Little, and Summer McInerney, are breast cancer survivors. They have each
struggled to deny cancer the ability to alter their self-image, digging deep to
uncover just what it means to be beautiful. Their path has given them a dif-
ferent perspective on beauty. Their answers to Waterways’ three questions
about beauty are especially insightful, as are the comments of our other cover
models.
Our beauty rituals, whether it’s a day at the spa or salon or amidst the
racks at our favorite boutique, keep us feeling beautiful. Read on for wisdom
and tips from the strong, vibrant, and yes, beautiful, people who have graced
Waterways covers through the years.
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What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely depend
on? Our most indispensable beauty aid is a healthy glow! To achieve this we
workout at our fitness center, Atlas Fit, and take high quality pharmaceutical
grade supplements, including fish oils, vitamin
D3, probiotics, and wellness greens. When you
feel good, you look good.
Which person best represents a vision of
beauty that you find inspirational? The
most beautiful person we know is our little girl
who always inspires us to do our best. We use
our fitness knowledge in parenting, feeding
her organic foods and children’s supplements
also available through Atlas Fit.
What advice do you have
for others as they deal with
aging? Sleep is the best bang
for your buck when it comes to
anti-aging. Sleep is a no-cost
method of achieving a growth
hormone response from the
body. We always shoot for a
minimum of eight hours and
prescribe the same for clients.
Resistance training, with loads
and rest intervals to elicit spe-
cific hormonal responses, also
triggers the body to produce
natural growth hormones.
Eloise DeJoria Spring 2014
What is the indispensable beauty aid or
routine you absolutely depend on? Paul
Mitchell Blonde Shampoo, of course! And I
love the intense hydration of Sephora’s Pure
Marula Facial Oil. In addition to a healthy
diet, a variety of exercises, and meditation,
an important element of my beauty routine
is based on loving relationships with others.
Giving and receiving love and affection to and
from others makes me feel beautiful. So I start
each day in the presence of
my sweetie, and then JP and I
often end the day sharing our
experiences and relaxing in a
lavender bath together.
Which person best repre-
sents a vision of beauty that
you find inspirational? My
mother! She is 96, and she
does her hair and cares about
her dress. She is not only beau-
tiful but also super kind and
sweet!
What advice do you have
for others as they deal with
aging? Stay in the moment...
that is where you will find
spontaneity, joy and abun-
dance.
Jamie Steiner Winter 2013
What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely
depend on? My hair stylist, Thomas Watson!
He has been cutting and coloring my hair for
several years now. He does a great job of styl-
ing my hair so it is virtually maintenance free,
which is a must for me!
Which person best represents a vision of
beauty that you find inspirational? Amber
Snyder, a college student that rodeos for Utah
State University who was paralyzed from
the waist down in a car accident in 2010. She
was determined to continue
to compete with her college
team at the same high level.
Amber never gave up, and I
am inspired by her amazing
achievements. She is not only
beautiful on the outside, but
gorgeous on the inside!
What advice do you have
for others as they deal with
aging? I truly believe that we
are only as old as we feel. My
advice for dealing with aging
is to stay active. Do the things
that you love and make you
happy, and that happiness will
shine through to everyone.
Shanan and Tucker Phillips Fall 2013
What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely
depend on? Exercise. Whether it’s jogging, strength training, or yoga, I
always feel better after a good sweat. It energizes me!
Which person best represents a vision of beauty that you find inspira-
tional? I am inspired by others living and enjoying a healthy lifestyle. I find
it very inspirational when I see people out and about being active. It makes
me think that I need to get out and go!
What advice do you have for others as they
deal with aging? Surround yourself with posi-
tive people. It makes getting older little more
tolerable.
Tucker: Try not to take life so seriously. Stop
and enjoy what you have.
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What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely depend
on? Moisturizer, sunscreen, and a healthy vegetarian diet. I am working on
finding more time to exercise because the benefits are so enormous.
Which person best represents a vision of beauty that you find inspi-
rational? My mom taught me about nutrition
and being active from an early age. She enjoys
life, challenges herself, and dedicates time and
energy to helping others.
What advice do you have for others as
they deal with aging? I try to be grateful for
every moment and get as much joy out of my
life as I can. Appreciate your loved ones. The
most beautiful people of any age are those who
practice compassion and grace.
Christine Perez Summer 2013
What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely
depend on? A daily dose of cold-pressed vegetable juice and yoga helps me
take care of my body, but when I need put my best face forward, a little mois-
turizer, lipstick and mascara never hurt!
Which person best represents a vision of beauty that you find inspi-
rational? Audrey Hepburn. She was
beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated
and, most admirably, a passionate
humanitarian. She’s a wonderful rep-
resentation of timeless beauty both
inside and out.
What advice do you have for oth-
ers as they deal with aging? I truly
believe it’s all a matter of perspective.
I once came across a quote that read
“Do not regret growing older. It is a
privilege denied to many.” If you are
fortunate enough to
age, age gracefully.
We may be limited
in controlling how
our body ages, but
we can keep our
spirits young with
lots of humor, a
little adventure, and
much gratitude for
the many blessings
we have.
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What is the indispensable beauty aid or
routine you absolutely depend on? My
favorite regimen is simple, detoxifying and
energizing: one fresh squeezed lemon in a
large glass of room temperature water first
thing in the morning!
Which person best represents a vision
of beauty that you find inspirational?
Annelie Nabban, personal trainer
and founder of the Superwoman
Program! She is a natural beauty,
beaming with joy, and an inspiring
role model both for young women
and those graced with age. Her
workout regimen is efficient and
effective for all ages and abilities.
What advice do you have for
others as they deal with aging?
The most beautiful people are
those with compassion, joy and
contentment. Most often the signs
of aging mean people have experi-
enced the journey of life and have
the beauty of WISDOM to share.
My advice: share your smile! Those
lines just mean you are aged with
wisdom, and your smile enlightens
one’s day! Smile lines on any face
are beautiful!
Shelia & Bill Parodi Fall 2012
What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely depend
on? Favorite products in my beauty war chest: Murad Renewing Cleansing
Cream (to remove makeup—every night, without fail!); MyChelle Perfect C
Serum and MyChelle NoTox Anti-Wrinkle Serum (organic!); Cosmedix Serum
16 (Rapid Renewal Complex featuring LG-Retinex); Dr. Hauschka Rose Day
Cream (for deep hydration). And I exfoliate at least 2 to 3 times a week.
Which person best represents a vision of
beauty that you find inspirational? Cindy
Crawford. She is as beautiful today as she
was when she first started in the modeling
industry.
What advice do you have for others as they
deal with aging? Love yourself and embrace
it! Always have a positive reflection within, and
keep a beautiful smile on your face for others!
Cherish your friends and family! Look for the
humor in aging, especially when you find a
new wrinkle and
realize that it may
be time to pull out
the turtle necks!
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What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely
depend on? If I had to choose something I’m passionate about that affects
my sense of well-being and my appearance , it would be healthy eating. I cook
mainly organic and fresh foods and only drink water throughout the day—no
sodas or sugar drinks.
Which person best represents a vision of beauty that you find inspira-
tional? Gabrielle Reese! She was my volleyball idol when I was growing up,
and I think she is such a class act.
What advice do
you have for others
as they deal with
aging? I’m still try-
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but one grandma
always told me to
“wear sunscreen”
while the other told
me “tan fat is better
than white fat”! So, I
try to find the happy
medium when taking
care of my skin while
trying to be cute in
the summer!
Leslie Trammell Spring 2012
What is the indispensable beauty aid
or routine you absolutely depend on?
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and body product that moisturizes, restores
and maintains a protective skin barrier with
ceramides and hyaluronic acid. And it’s avail-
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Which person best represents a vision
of beauty that you find inspirational? To
me, there is nothing more beauti-
ful than a beautiful spirit. Three
women have inspired me with the
beauty of their spirit: my mother,
Liz O’Neill who always sees only
the best in others; her best friend
Janette Dixon who was so full
of peace and joy and June Stock
who has mentored twenty young
women for over 10 years with
weekly Bible Study, prayer meet-
ings and friendship!
What advice do you have for
others as they deal with aging?
Aging happens...so invest in what
lasts. At the end of our lives, are we
going to be reminded of what beau-
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Or who we loved and who loved us?
Jana Babinski Fall 2011
What is the indispensable beauty aid or
routine you absolutely depend on? My
necessity in life is absolutely exercising! I love
to run/hike outside. Even going to the gym is
sufficient. It is such an incredibly good feeling
to accomplish a workout and clear your mind.
It’s amazing how less stressful one feels after
a solid workout!
Which person best represents a vision of
beauty that you find inspirational? Hands
down my mom is the inspirational beauty in
my life. She has a natural beau-
ty that comes from the inside
out. I have always admired the
way she can handle herself like
such a confident woman.
What advice do you have
for others as they deal
with aging? The best advice
I could give is to be content
with yourself...Inside and out.
I think loving who you are is
the most attractive quality a
woman can have!!!
Holly Mills Gardner Summer 2011
What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely
depend on? My hair stylist, Fran Massey at Studio Elite. I have extremely
thick, long hair that requires a lot of TLC because of the damage it goes
through from work, the sun and Texas heat. We have worked on the perfect
shades of blonde highlights and lowlights for the last 5 years together, and
I’m obsessed with Fran’s talent!
Which person best represents a vision of beauty that you find inspi-
rational? I have to go with my dear and longtime friend, Eva Longoria! Not
only is she stunning inside and out but she works each day to use her bless-
ings to make a mark on the world and in the lives of others! She is the epito-
me of “beauty is as beauty does!”
What advice do you have
for others as they deal with
aging? My MOTTO: “Age is just
a number…live YOUNG in mind,
body and spirit, and you won’t
care how old you are!”
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What is the indispensable beauty aid
or routine you absolutely depend on?
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the sun!) is what I truly depend on for all
around beauty. You just can’t beat a good
tan and real sun-bleached hair. Sean: My
cowboy hat!
Which person best represents a vision
of beauty that you find inspirational?
My great grandmother was truly an inspira-
tion to me. She lived to be 100. She taught
me to be basic. That
less is more, and I live
by those words every
day. Eat right and work
hard, spend time out-
side, smile, be true, and
be yourself, always. She
told me, that in that,
you will always be beau-
tiful.
What advice do you
have for others as
they deal with aging?
My advice to people
who are dealing with
aging (we all are!): “If
you climb in the saddle,
be ready for the ride.”
April Womack Winter 2009
What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely
depend on? Sunscreen! I am fair so I have learned the hard way that apply-
ing sunscreen daily to my face, hands and décolleté is the best thing I can do
for my skin and skin’s health.
Which person best represents a vision of beauty that you find inspi-
rational? My mom, of course! She takes excellent care of her skin and is all
about using great products. She has taught me not only to stay out of the sun
but to use Retin-A, C-complex, and great moisturizers daily.
What advice do you have for others as they deal with aging? SMILE
and take care of your teeth.
Everyone looks and feels
younger with a beautiful smile
and what better way to look
young than with a big smile
with beautiful teeth!
Ellie Block Summer 2009
What is the indispensable beauty aid
or routine you absolutely depend on?
As a hairstylist at Luxe, a boutique salon
in Lakeway, the health, color and cut of my
hair take top priority on my beauty agenda.
I think it sets the foundation for your look
and how you feel.
Which person best represents a vision
of beauty that you find inspirational?
Angelina Jolie! She is beauti-
ful on the inside as well as on
the outside. She is stunningly
gorgeous, involved in count-
less charities, raises six chil-
dren and has a very successful
career. That’s pretty amazing
to me.
What advice do you have
for others as they deal with
aging? My best advice for aging
is to learn to take care of your-
self. Exercising and eating well
are such a huge part of that, but
I also think it’s important to
treat yourself with facials and
to get your hair done so that
you can look and feel beautiful.
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success of Maria & Kyndal’s Boutiques in Westlake and Lakeway, inspired
Maria Harrington to open yet another of her signature stores this summer
at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama. And in mid-August, Maria opened The Duchess
of Lakeway. Located just two doors down from Maria & Kyndal’s at the Town Center off
Lohmans Crossing in Lakeway, The Duchess of Lakeway presents even more irresistible fash-
ion temptations for women in this area and will offer merchandise at a lower price point than
Maria & Kyndal’s.
This talented mother-daughter team has put together a collection of hip looks and great
brands at all four stores with considerable diversity in lines and price points to appeal to
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own physical and spiritual beauty.
Which person best repre-
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What advice do you have
for others as they deal with
aging? We know the outcome
of the Wars of Preservation.
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over “How does it look?”
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What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely depend
on? My beauty aids (note there are more than one) that I can’t live without are
my eyelash curler, eyeliner and mascara. Otherwise, I don’t look like I have
any eyeballs. My favorite beauty routine would definitely be Zumba. It keeps
my body moving, the stress level to a minimum and a big smile on my face.
Which person best represents a vision of beauty that you find inspira-
tional? I have always found Tina Turner and her story of overcoming domes-
tic violence to be a real inspiration. Everything about her I find interesting and
unique from her exotic look,
her crazy wild hair, her amazing
raspy voice and her sexy legs
that don’t seem to ever get old.
She’s simply the best!
What advice do you have
for others as they deal with
aging? Aging Shmaging! I
believe that if you continue to
stay active and keep your body
moving, continue to learn new
things to keep your brain sharp,
have a great spiritual journey
and always remember to laugh
A LOT then you will not become
that old, grumpy fuddy duddy.
We may get wrinkles as our
outer package starts to age but
with a happy outlook on life, I
believe it will keep us youthful.
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WATERWAYS CONTRIBUTORS SHARE THEIR BEAUTY SECRETS
Tarja Parssinen Contributing writer
What is the indispensable beauty aid or routine you absolutely depend
on? I’d like to say sunscreen and sleep, but exercise wins. Running, pilates,
whatever! If I sweat for an hour a day, I’m happier and more confident and
that makes me feel BEAUTIFUL.
Which person best represents
a vision of beauty that you
find inspirational? Tina Fey.
You know the American Express
magazine ad with Tina sitting on
her kitchen counter? One daugh-
ter in her lap, the other standing
behind her holding their dog, lap
top open, the kitchen an explo-
sion of pancake mix, breakfast,
Starbucks, and chaos. Tina looks
beautiful: a mom, a writer, a
comedian, all of it.
What advice do you have for
others as they deal with aging?
Hey, go ahead and get the neck lift
if it makes you happy, but when in
Rome…eat spaghetti! It’s not all
about upkeep, it’s about living.
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What is the indispensable beauty aid
or routine you absolutely depend
on? Highlights—my one beauty extrav-
agance! Love Moroccan oil spray, to
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conditioner. I like Wella and the Wash
by Paul Mitchell.
Which person best represents a
vision of beauty that you find inspi-
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because she’s not a slave to style’s tradi-
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What advice do you have for others
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Lake Travis – A Place
To Call Home
STORY BY KIM HEINEN
PHOTOS COMPLIMENTS OF CAPITAL CITY SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
AND MORELAND PROPERTIES
O
NCE IT was a collection of quiet communities on the out-
skirts of Austin, but now it is a flourishing and vibrant area
with a diverse population of young and old…this is Lake Travis.
Retirees, young families, working professionals, and second-home owners
enjoy the relatively rural feel of the Lake Travis area with all the nearby
conveniences of the big city. According to a recent Lake Travis Economic
Impact study, the Lake Travis area had a population of 12,772 residents
with 5,413 households in 1990. The areas included in this study cover Lago
Vista, Lakeway, Volente, Briarcliff, Jonestown, Point Venture, and Village
of the Hills. In 2010, this same area had a population of 45,547 residents
and 18,093 households with the estimated number of households expected
to increase to 22,079 by next year.
Many people, both locally and nationally, are taking notice of our area
and all it has to offer. The Lake Travis area has seen an explosion in hous-
ing developments. From reasonably-priced production homes to specialty
custom homes, diverse master-planned communities abound in the Lake
Travis area. Area job growth, award-winning school districts, and easy
access to Lake Travis draw people to the area who are looking to escape
the big city but still want access to all the amenities these areas have to
offer. Recently expanded options in shopping, entertainment, dining, and
medical care have all added to the quality of life in the Lake Travis area. In
addition to the lake, nearby parks, trails, and golf courses afford residents
convenient access to enjoy outdoor hobbies whether it’s hiking, cycling,
running, water sports, or golf.
THE LUXURY MARKET
Texas generally, and Austin specifically, weathered the Great Recession
far better that most areas. Although real estate in Austin did not suffer the
knock-out blows that struck California and Florida, it emerged from the
ring of the recession with its share of lumps and bruises. The luxury mar-
ket is now experiencing a wonderful recovery from the dip caused by those
recent economic woes.
“Last year, we observed that the luxury sector led the overall market
recovery, making insights into the purchasing behavior of high net worth
consumers critically important”, said Philip White, president and CEO,
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. According to the Sotheby’s
International Realty
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Luxury Lifestyle Report, the top desire of wealthy
Americans when it comes to purchasing a home is that of a “lifestyle prop-
erty”. A lifestyle property, simply put, is a home which has one or more
unique characteristics that enhance the quality of life for its inhabitants.
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Of those surveyed, a common and important theme arose as it relates to a
lifestyle property, which is the desire of affluent Americans to purchase a
waterfront home. Additionally, a concurrent study of search activity on the
Sotheby’s International Realty website indicated ‘waterfront’ was the top
lifestyle search in 2013. “This research confirms the important role lifestyle
plays in the purchase of a home,” said J Kuper, Owner/Broker, Capital City
Sotheby’s International Realty and Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. “We
understand the unique attributes and lifestyles offered by the Austin market
and are well-positioned to showcase our clients’ properties to a global audience
of consumers not only on our primary websites but also on our lifestyle specific
websites.” Examples of some of Sotheby’s International Realty luxury lifestyle
properties are featured here.
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The target market of the Sotheby’s International Realty survey con-
sisted of high net-worth consumers and the focus was on their home buy-
ing behaviors. It was determined, across the board, that these consumers’
buying decisions were based on lifestyle habits, family needs, and return
on investment. The results concluded that wealthy Americans planning to
purchase a lifestyle waterfront property have the desire to make this their
primary residence. Additionally, a majority of those respondents expect to
make this a legacy home purchase which is intended to stay in the fam-
ily or be gifted to children. Another important factor cited in their buying
decision is the desire to add to their real estate portfolio as those surveyed
understand the important role real estate plays in building wealth.
LUXURY WATERFRONT AND THE HEALTH
OF OUR WATERWAYS
So luxury waterfront holds a prominent position in the market share
strategies of any serious brokerage, all of whom have their luxury special-
ists. The health and well-being of the lakes and waterways which provide
the views and water access for homes nestled on their shores is of critical
importance, not only as a source of drinking water, but as an economic
engine for real estate and other businesses. An Austin original since 1986,
Moreland Properties, a Christie’s International Real Estate Exclusive
Austin Affiliate, has been a waterfront leader for almost 30 years. At any
one time, Moreland showcases an extensive selection of properties in the
Lake Travis area, including luxury properties with direct lake access. It
was concern for the health of Lake Travis and other Highland lakes that
prompted Emily Moreland to support the initiatives of the Central Texas
Water Coalition (CTWC) and its President, Jo Karr Tedder. Moreland
recently hosted an event for clients to hear Jo Karr Tedder speak about the
current water situation and what needs to be done to protect water supply
and our lakes.
In recent years, growing concern for the low lake levels and contin-
ued drought conditions may have created a perception to people outside
our area that Lake Travis is a dry bed, and the area is desolate and life-
less. While the low lake levels are of major concern and must be carefully
addressed by proactive planning that will protect recovery when it hap-
pens, Lake Travis is a thriving area and still has highly desirable properties
on the lake with direct access to docks and the water. Examples of some of
Moreland’s stunning waterfront listings are pictured here. With spacious
custom floor plans, lakefront views, carefully designed landscaping, and
oversized pools, these are the type of luxury lifestyle properties affluent
buyers are seeking.
Lake Travis has traditionally been a source of highly sought after
waterfront and water access properties. The recent threats to its viability
imposed by the drought and past management of water resources not only
affect the area’s water supply but also have the potential to directly impact
property values and the area’s economy as a whole. In order to remain
stable and sustain positive economic impacts, Lake Travis’ level should
be at 660 or above. The historical high elevation for Lake Travis was 710
feet in 1991 and the historical low was at 614 feet in 1951. For the past
year, Lake Travis water levels have hovered between 620 feet and 630 feet.
Conservation efforts have been put into place but the main factor contrib-
uting to the lake’s low water levels is the lack of rainfall into its watersheds,
which are the areas where rain runs off into the rivers and creeks that feed
into the lake. Inflows (water entering the lakes) have been at or near his-
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combined with LCRA’s past decision to continue with releases to down-
stream interruptible customers in 2011 caused the current crisis to Lakes
Travis and Buchanan.
With the rapid increase in development and
population in the Lake Travis region, coupled
with low-water levels, the role of the Central
Texas Water Coalition (CTWC) has become
increasingly important. According to CTWC,
their primary mission is to advocate for and pre-
serve the Highland Lakes’ role as an irreplace-
able natural resource that drives an important
regional economic engine for the State of Texas,
and to bring together concerned citizens as a
constituency of the Highland Lake Interests.
The Highland Lakes refer to Lake Travis, Lake
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Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, and Inks Lake. Together,
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to broaden support for lake interests. While the CTWC is a relatively young
organization, its leaders are diligently working to make long term, sensible
water planning a reality.
The growth in the Lake Travis area
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crown jewel. Given the area’s strong
economy, low crime and unemployment
rates, family-oriented mindset, and
active outdoor lifestyle the growth trend
in the area is not expected to slow down
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reasons described above. This makes
water policy a critical component in both
immediate and long-term planning for
the inevitable growth occurring in the Lake Travis area and central Texas
in general.
The CTWC is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization with Friends of CTWC,
a 501(c)(3)that is tax-deductible. To help continue funding their important
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agent. Cara’s leadership will advance the Westlake market center and enable the next generation of
Realty Austin to be the luxury market leader.”
Driven by a vision to increase its luxury marketshare, the company
has grown to a team of 263 agents and 32 support staff since its incep-
tion in 2004. Closing over $1.3 billion in sales in 2013, Realty Austin
now ranks as Austin’s second highest producing agency. It was awarded
the #1 Best Place to Work in 2014 for companies with over 250 employ-
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the Young Business of the Year award from the Lake Travis Chamber of
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Realty Austin
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A
MBER MAY Hart and David Dashiell Lyne exchanged wedding vows on July 11, 2014 on the
terrace overlooking El Arco, the famous arch rock formation that juts out of the ocean where
the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific. This spectacular oceanfront view at the southern tip of the
Baja California peninsula offered the ultimate romantic setting. Family and friends of the bride and groom
celebrated their marriage at the Riu Palace Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The bride, an award-winning Realtor
®
with Keller Williams Lake Travis Market Center, is a graduate of
Lake Travis High School and Baylor University. The groom, a graduate of Stratford High School and Sam
Houston State University, is the owner of VII Custom Homes. The couple lives in Lakeway.
Amber Hart and
David Lyne Wed
IN ROMANTIC CABO
STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN | PHOTOS BY ALEC & T PHOTOGRAPHY
David Lyne, Rob Lyne
Amber Hart
Amber Hart,
Lakeway Chief of Police
Todd Radford
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A
N AIR OF anticipation has blown into town. The fields of Zilker
Park have been closed to the public in order to preserve precious
grass growth. Across the city, signs advertising a certain three-
day event have suddenly appeared. All of this can mean only one thing:
Austin’s most loved music festival, Austin City Limits, is back.
Along with the excitement of ACL come some less than thrilling aspects
of hosting the festival, including a number of less-than-pleasant sights,
sounds, and smells. Here is my list of best and worst things to look forward
to…and to dread…at ACL 2014.
NOTORIOUS TRAFFIC
Con: The tidal wave of cars, buses, and bicycles that
engulfs half of downtown Austin, adjacent highways, and
every crawl space in between, will create toxic conditions
for navigation. Whether you are attending the festival
or simply live within a twenty-mile radius of downtown,
be prepared to endure a number of road closures and an
inexorably frustrating morning commute on Mopac. So
go ahead, drink that extra cup of coffee with the double
espresso shot the morning of Friday, October 3. You’re
going to need it.
Pro: If you absolutely must drive your car through
an impenetrable crowd of young people pouring out of
Zilker, a hazy, happy crowd of concert-goers returning
from a Beck performance is as good as any. No fear of
angry mobs here. The most threatening comment you
may receive would be, “Hey man, you should get a more
eco-friendly ride.”
THE “OUTSIDERS”
Con: If Austinites are famous for anything other than
gluten-free restaurants and live music, it is the dread of
sharing the many pleasures of their city with the thousands of visitors who
will pour into Austin for two weeks of musical festivities…and the terror
that these visitors may decide to become residents! The t-shirt with the
message “Welcome to Austin! Please don’t move here, I hear Dallas is
great” says it all.
Pro: The presence of hundreds of people craving a brew and some
tasty late night snacks post-ACL is always good for our independent
business owners!
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THE CROWD
Con: ACL rivals Coachella for assembling more plaid shirts and hipster
mustaches in one field than anyone would ever care to see. Of course,
twenty-five year old men in ironic glasses are almost always prefer-
able to fifteen-year old shirtless boys with flasks hidden in their shorts.
Especially when those fifteen-year olds almost always crowd surf, fre-
quently elbowing other concertgoers in the face while trying to wave at
their teenage girlfriend in the high-waisted Levi’s. If you plan on attending
ACL this year, be warned. Do not go anywhere near Skrillex’s performance
if you fear intoxicated teens.
Pro: At least it’s not the Coachella crowd.
THE LINEUP
Con: Speaking of Skrillex, some of Austin’s more seasoned concert goers
will agree that the 2014 lineup caters to a distinctly younger crowd. With
major acts including Eminem, Calvin Harris, Zedd and Lorde, the lineup
essentially encourages the rowdy, bro-tank wearing teenagers to join
in the mix this year, ready to “turn up.” While there’s no denying
that dancing to Calvin Harris’ bass-heavy mixes will be a blast,
it is a bit of a shame that the alternative, rock and folk genres
are neglected among this year’s headliners.
Pro: Outkast will most likely succeed in unify-
ing the younger and older crowds at ACL. All you
thirty-somethings can gladly relive the teenage
days that you spent groovin’ to “Ms. Jackson”.
Meanwhile, many Millennials will sway con-
fusedly throughout the concert until the very
end, when Outkast plays “Hey Ya!” and they
loudly exclaim, “Oh my God, this is my jam.” Skrillex
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Call & Response
LTLOV DONATION DRIVE
STORY AND PHOTOS BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
L
TLOV CALLED out the melody and a generous community
responded. Members and supporters of LTlov brought their dona-
tions to the home of Pete and Michelle Zogas, President of LTlov for
an evening “giving party.” Four members of the Lady Cavs Basketball team
(pictured top left) volunteered to segregate and pack up the wealth of dona-
tions. The drive allowed LTlov to donate 64 pairs of new children’s pajamas
to Peaceful Dreams, as well as a two month supply of personal care items to
the Lake Travis Crisis Ministry. Caring Hand of Spicewood Crisis Ministry
received enough personal care items to serve 50 clients, including a two month
supply of diapers. In addition, all three charities received equal shares of the
$1,585 LTlov received in donations of cash and gift cards.
In its recent Annual Grants Report, the nonprofit reported
it invested $51,735 into the Lake Travis community through
its Annual Grants Funding and Senior Scholarship Program.
Recipients include:
Central Texas Lions KidSight Foundation ($4,000-Pedia
Spot); Youth & Seniors ($1,400-Giving Program); RED
Arena ($3,000-Scholarships); Grace Ministries of Austin
($3,600-Backpack Program); Partners in HOPE ($4,800-Project
Resources); Kids Free Dental Day ($2,400); Skiin’ with
the Galilean ($2,100-Special Needs); Boy Scout Troop 441
($2,585-Camper Fees); Spicewood Helping Hand ($4,300-Basic
Needs); Project Graduation ($750-
10 Scholarships); Lake Travis
Crisis Ministries ($4,600-Basic
Needs); Cheyanna’s Champions-
4-Children ($2,000-Medical
Travel); Center for Child Protection
($2,500-Emergency Funds); Dream
a Dream Therapeutic Horsemanship
($2, 400-Schol arshi p); The
Joyful Horse Project V*E*T*S
($3,500-Rehabilitation); Bright
Horizons ($3,300-Music Therapy)
Lady Cavs volunteers, Audrey Cardle, Natalie Paxton, Betsy Welborn and Nikki Paxton pack up the donations.
Shannon Hill, Lori Kehr, Geri Gabriel
Kim Kahle, Joan Aydam, Andrea Connell
Brenda Gerland, Bill Hyche
Maureen Gunderson, Deborah Sheldon,
Melinda Osborn
Maureen Gunderson,
Deborah Sheldon,
Melinda Osborn
Caroline Miller, Helping Hand Crisis Ministry Spicewood; Leigh Ann
Kenyon, LT Crisis Ministry; Marty Miller, President, Helping Hand Crisis
Ministry Spicewood; Michelle Zogas, President LTlov
Bickford Shar, President, LT Crisis Ministry,
Victoria Shaw
Pete Zogas, Greg Crouch
George and Donna Ferie, Sheryl Kelly
KEEPING HEALTHY & FIT
THE DISTORTED PRICE OF CANCER DRUGS
STORY BY AVA LOVE HANNA
F
OR MANY Americans diagnosed with cancer, the biggest chal-
lenge they face in fighting their illness is not physical, but financial.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, “The average
price of 1 year of treatment with a new cancer drug now exceeds $100,000.”
In their article, “Cancer RX: The $100,000 Myth,” Drs. Donald Light and
Hagop Kantarjian state that as the costs of cancer drugs rise, many patients,
even those who are well-insured, find them unaffordable. They also argue
that drug companies are
artificially inflating the
prices of life saving cancer
drugs claiming high costs
for research and devel-
opment. “The industry
argument that high prices
reflect huge research and
development costs does
not hold up . . . the actual
dollars that companies
have put into research
from 1995 to 2010 have
generated six times more
revenue – a sign that they
are charging too much for
little patient benefit.” Dr. David Pfister agrees. In his article for the Journal
for the American Society of Clinical Oncology, he states that “’what the mar-
ket will bear’ seems to be a central pricing consideration and priority among
pharmaceutical companies.”
Physicians treating patients with cancer are concerned that as drug prices
continue to rise, many patients will be forced to stop life-saving treatments
due to financial concerns. According to Mary Ann Burg, MSW, PhD, director
of the Social Work Oncology Research Group, “the number of cancer patients
dealing with financial concerns about their care is on the rise. When we asked
social workers what percentage of their patients stopped treatments, skipped
medications, or missed doctor’s appointments due to the financial burden,
the answer was 49%. And that’s the numbers we know of. There are many
more that never even start treatment because of the catastrophic costs of can-
cer care.” For doctors like Dr. Brian Druker, director of the Knight Cancer
Institute, the prices are unconscionable and he asks, “When do you cross the
line from essential profits to profiteering?”
While there is no immediate solution to the high costs of cancer drugs,
patients needing assistance can turn to programs like the American Cancer
Society’s Health Insurance Assistance Service (800-ACS-2345) which can
provide information about programs that can help cover the cost of copays
for some medications. The rising costs of cancer drugs must be addressed;
patients facing the challenge of overcoming cancer should never have to
worry that a life-saving treatment is out of reach due to cost.
BioFIT Medicine
FEW PHYSICIANS TODAY have a broader array of medical experience
than Dr. Kevin Hoffarth. “We would dramatically alter the top 10 diseases
of the U.S. today if a healthy lifestyle was the focal point of today’s medical
practices. I am passionate about helping people feel their very best.” Through
a team-oriented approach, BioFIT Medicine embodies this very principle.
Having practiced most of his career in California, Dr. Hoffarth has
facilitated the care of patients in Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, ER, Hospital
Medicine, Surgery, and Pediatrics and also has specialty expertise in GI
Disorders. Dr. Hoffarth also has advanced training in Age Management
Medicine through world-renowned, Cenegenics.
Using methods typically only afforded to top athletes, Dr. Hoffarth
embraces an approach dedicated to goal-oriented results with a concurrent
goal of eliminating as many medications as possible for his patients.
It is Dr. Hoffarth’s view that this can be achieved through the use of
Bioidentical Hormones; identifying problem areas using a DEXA body com-
position scan; understanding your cardiac efficiency with VO2 max testing;
utilizing genetic screening panels to pinpoint your cardiac risk factors then
actively manage them, and applying cutting-edge medical weight loss tools.
For patients with chronic health care needs, Dr. Hoffarth’s Concierge
Medicine model helps with the ongoing care of Diabetes, Hypertension,
Coronary Artery Disease and other chronic illness. Dr. Hoffarth will man-
age your medications and will coordinate care among your other health care
providers. BioFit welcomes your visit to our new location at 3813 Juniper
Trace in Bee Cave behind the Hill Country Galleria. Open and now accept-
ing new patients.
3813 Juniper Trace, Bee Cave, Texas 512-800-3197
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Achieve Manual Physical Therapy
ACHIEVE MANUAL PHYSICAL THERAPY (AMPT) is an outpatient
physical therapy clinic established in the Fall of 2007 by owner and director,
Leilani M Connors PT, FAAOMPT.
AMPT specializes in orthopaedic, manual physical therapy. To main-
tain the highest standards of care, AMPT currently employs a staff of only
fellowship-trained physical therapists. In addition, AMPT serves as a clinical
site for The Manual Therapy Institute. The Manual Therapy Institute offers
a program of post-professional clinical and didactic education that prepares
the clinician for the subspecialty of orthopedic manual physical therapy.
Beginning May 2013, AMPT will offer PT with advanced training in Women’s
Health specializing in the evaluation and treatment of low back, pelvis and pelvic
floor region. Women’s Health PT focuses on females with a variety of conditions:
pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence/bowel incontinence to
include stress, frequency, urge, or mixed incontinence, vulvodynia, pregnancy-
related or post-partum pain, chronic back pain, constipation, dyspareunia,
rectocele, cystocele, or urine prolapse, IC, lichen sclerosis, coccyxdynia.
The clinic is equipped with state of the art unloading machines to facili-
tate functional return to work or sport. The open clinic design meets the
educational needs of a subspecialty clinical site, promotes professional col-
laboration with senior staff and fosters motivation with fellow patients.
AMPT seeks to provide comprehensive, highly skilled care utilizing the
current best evidence based treatments. Patients are seen by the same fellow-
ship trained physical therapists, from initial evaluation to discharge. Patients
are not simply passed from PT to PT or to therapy techs once an evaluation
is performed. This type of clinical experience provides continuity of care, a
thorough delivery of therapeutic intervention and more efficient outcomes.
1310 RR 620 S, Ste. B-10, Lakeway, Texas 512-263-1795
www.achievempt.com
[email protected] • www.achievempt.com
1310 Ranch Road 620 South Suite B-10
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THE NEW SILVERADO MEMORY CARE Community in Bee Cave will
serve a growing need for dementia care.
A new, state-of-the-art Silverado Memory Care Community is set to open
this summer in Bee Cave. Silverado is focused exclusively on enriching the
lives of memory-impaired residents, their families and its associates. The
company’s approach to memory care results in evidenced-based clinical out-
comes for those with memory loss. Their distinctive model combines the social
benefits of a community lifestyle with the support of world-class care—includ-
ing around-the-clock licensed nurses and industry-leading medical directors.
Each Silverado community features elements that are specifically
designed to benefit those with memory impairments—from memory boxes
that help enhance residents’ social value, to natural lighting and outdoor
walking paths that give freedom of movement throughout the large grounds.
The Residents feel purpose again through engaging music programs, cooking
clubs and other experiences—all designed to enhance quality of life for the up
to 90 residents the community will serve.
Award-winning assisted living administrator Rose Vera leads the opening
of this new community.
“What I quickly learned after joining Silverado was that the company’s
ability to constantly innovate comes from its vision to change the way the
world cares for those with memory impairments,” shares Vera. “It’s a privi-
lege to be a part of that vision, and to bring Silverado to the city of Bee Cave
and surrounding lake Travis community.”
Silverado Bee Cave invites all members of the greater community to drop
by for a visit to experience the life-enriching care for themselves. In addition
to memory care, Silverado offers hospice care throughout the Austin area.
14058 A. Bee Cave Pkwy, Bee Cave, Texas 512-263-2544
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Beansprout Pediatrics
BEANSPROUT PEDIATRICS OFFERS complimentary prenatal visits,
routine newborn care, well child care, camp/sport physicals, diagnosis and
treatment of illness, ADHD consultation and management, minor wound
care, allergy testing and management, concussion testing and many other
services. They are open 8am–6pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am–4 pm
Fridays and offer a walk-in clinic daily for acute sick visits of low complexity.
Dr. Danielle Grant opened Beansprout Pediatrics in Lakeway in 2010. To
accommodate the rapid growth of their practice, Beansprout Pediatrics relo-
cated to 13917 TX-71, the former Urgent Care building in front of the Field
Of Dreams on Hwy 71 W near the Hamilton Pool Rd intersection. With more
exam rooms and larger separate well and sick areas, this vibrant office caters
to patients from newborns to adolescents.
Dr. Grant is a mother of three and an active member of the community.
She graduated from UConn Medical School and completed her Pediatrics
residency at Baylor/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. She was in private
practice in Dallas prior to moving to this area.
Dr. Temple joined Beansprout Pediatrics in 2013. He was in private prac-
tice in Oregon for 5 years and is board certified in pediatrics and attended
residency at Texas Children’s Hospital with Dr. Grant. He enjoys travel medi-
cine and dedicates time to disaster relief, helping underserved populations
around the globe.
Beansprout welcomed the addition of Jesse Zaitchik, male pediatric nurse prac-
titioner, in February of 2011. He has a focus on adolescent and sports medicine.
All three providers are accepting patients currently. Please call to make
an appointment.
13917 W. Hwy 71, Ste. A, Bee Cave, Texas 512-610-7030
www.beansproutpediatrics.com
Separate Well and Sick Areas
New extended hours:
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Walk in hours every morning 8–9am
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New convenient location: 13917 TX-71, Bee Cave, TX 78738
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Care Way At Home ofers a variety of services to help you
or your loved one within the comforts of your home on
your own terms. Whether it is simple companionship,
helping with housework a few hours a week or something
more hands on. From light housekeeping to medication
reminders or Alzheimer’s Care, we are available 24 hours a
day, seven days a week to assist with your needs.
Providing Quality In Home Care for Seniors
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Care Way At Home
CARE WAY AT HOME is part of Care Way Senior Living which provides
a variety of services in the senior care industry. Based in Austin, TX, their
mission is to serve seniors and their families by improving their quality
of life.
Care Way At Home offers the highest quality of in-home care for seniors
available by providing a staff of meticulously trained caregivers and excep-
tional customer service. They also offer a variety of shifts to cover a multi-
tude of needs, with services that range from cooking and light housekeeping,
errands, respite care, companionship, activities, medication reminders,
bathing, dressing, grooming, and Alzheimer’s care.
Every caregiver completes extensive and ongoing trainings in the com-
pany owned Assisted Living communities with real life residents. All care-
givers also receive monthly continuing education in order to stay current
on the latest information in the health care industry. Before being hired,
each applicant must pass thorough state and national criminal background
checks, driving record checks, Texas Board of Nursing checks, and continued
random drug testing. Every caregiver is insured and operates as an employee
and not as an independent contractor.
Care Way At Home also offers 24 hour a day access to a Registered
Nurse.
Care Way At Home is licensed and regulated by the State of Texas and
the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). License
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plate cosmetic treatments. The image they see in the mirror no longer
matches how they visualize themselves. One option to consider is a filler.
Fillers are synthetic substances which are injected into or under the skin
to replace lost volume. Regardless of what happens to our weight, most
women lose 30-40 milliliters of volume in their face by 40 years of age.
Loss of volume causes the skin to sag, creating deep lines around the nose
and mouth. Replacing lost volume can soften the lines and restore the
normal proportion to the face. There are many options when it comes to
fillers, so how do you know which one is right for you? The guide below
is a brief introduction to the various fillers on the market. To learn more,
schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr.Thrash of
Fresh Dermatology.
Belotero: hyaluronic acid based, this very thin filler is perfect for super-
ficial lines such as those that occur around the mouth, and can be used to
replace volume around the eyes.
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work well for folds between the nose and mouth, and to add volume to thin
lips.
Radiesse: more long lasting than the hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesse is
great for the fold of skin which occurs between the nose and mouth, called
the nasolabial fold.
Sculptra: Sculptra is used to replace lost volume in the cheeks and tem-
ples. It forms a scaffolding onto which the body builds collagen, lifting the
skin from underneath.
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Hill Country Apothecary
HILL COUNTRY APOTHECARY opened its original location in Lakeway
just a few months ago. Since then, the growth has been so tremendous that a
new location has just opened up to serve the communities in and around the
Four Points area. Like the original Lakeway location, the new location, locat-
ed at 6611 River Place Blvd., specializes in pain therapy, bioidentical hor-
mone replacement, veterinary and pediatric medication and has an extensive
supply of high- end, pharmaceutical-grade, natural whole food nutritional
supplements. Hill Country Apothecary offers both traditional and compound
medications in the form of liquids, topical creams, ointments, lozenges and
even lollipops, providing patients an alternative to swallowing pills.
In addition to opening a new location, Hill Country Apothecary has also
expanded its Wellness Department. HCA is excited to introduce their newest
family member, Michelle Beaman who is uniquely qualified as an Integrative
Esthetician and Wellness Consultant. Michelle’s focus is merging anti-aging
skincare with nutritional counseling to bring beauty and vitality right down
to the cellular level. She is offering skin analysis treatments, product recom-
mendations and grocery store tours. She uses all natural products that are
free of dyes and fillers, gluten, parabens and preservatives that are concen-
trated and work in tandem with the skin and body. You will find these in the
pharmacy. Call today to schedule a skin scope analysis and find out the best
products for your skin!!
HCA also offers free monthly education seminars on a variety of topics
and invites the entire community to attend. To learn about upcoming top-
ics, suggest a topic or to sign up for email notifications about events, email
[email protected]
6611 River Place Blvd., Ste. 103, Austin, Texas 512-487-5759
www.rxhca.com
Ken Mannas DDS
A LIFETIME OF EXCELLENT dental care begins with your first visit.
For over 25 years, Dr. Ken Mannas has treated every patient with the
individual care they deserve, personally providing cleanings, diagnostics
and treatment himself to every patient so he knows their needs and can
meet those needs effectively and cost efficiently. He manages schedules to
see almost every patient on time, every time. When was the last time you
waited an hour and still never saw the dentist? That will never happen with
Dr. Mannas.
Easily accessible from Lakeway and Steiner Ranch (across from the
new Lexus dealership on 620), Dr. Mannas’ office is an oasis of calm under
century-old oak trees, yet stays abreast of the newest technological develop-
ments in dental practice. Dr. Mannas serves children to adults to seniors,
with simple cleanings to whitening, complex crown and bridge, and high
restoration implants with complimentary consultations. His goal is to have
every patient healthy and happy, addressing their needs strategically yet
never being overly aggressive with care. Since graduating from the Baylor
College of Dentistry, a highly prestigious dental school in Texas, Dr. Mannas
has developed patient relationships lasting decades.
Dr. Mannas has restored my comfort in going to the dentist. His gentle
touch and sure knowledge put me at ease and I have come to look forward
to each dental visit. –Barb
I have been seeing Dr. Mannas since 1995. We never have to wait for our
appointment and his prices are very reasonable. Always great service and
family friendly! –Julianne
15401 Nightingale Lane, Lakeway, Texas 512-266-1339
www.mannasdds.com
• Over 25 years in Lakeway
• Children to Adult to
Geriatric Patients Welcome
• Affordable Oral Health
• Complimentary Consultations
• Online Appointment Scheduling
15401 Nightingale Lane (Located off 620 across from the new Lexus dealership)
www.mannasdds.com
“We value your time. Tat’s why we see one patient at a time, on time.”
512-266-1339
Natural Bio Health
NATURAL BIO HEALTH is a Lakeway medical clinic offering natural
solutions to health concerns. Board certified physicians are on site and quali-
fied to treat all family members.
Natural Bio Health has been treating Texans for hormonal issues and
weight loss for 15 years. The clinic offered bioidentical hormone therapy
before Suzanne Somers wrote her first book touting the benefits of bioiden-
tical hormones including protection against heart disease, Alzheimer’s dis-
ease, breast cancer, prostate cancer and diabetes.
In the early years, the clinical practice served primarily female clients
who were menopausal, suffering from hot flashes, low energy, poor sleep
and excess belly fat. The clients would then refer family members and friends
who were enduring various conditions like difficult periods, migraines, poor
sleep, infertility, weight struggles, low energy and low sex drive. Many of
these women were using anti-depressants and other pharmaceutical drugs
and wanted to stop taking them.
Over the years, many female patients would refer their husbands to the
clinic. As increasing numbers of men began to understand the benefits of
hormone therapy, particularly testosterone, the number of male patients
increased. Natural Bio Health now serves a patient population that is made
up of 40% men and 60% women. The client list ranges in age from pre-teens
to post baby boomers.
Excess body fat is a serious health concern for adults and children. Natural
Bio Health offers weight loss programs that focus on behavioral changes and
a determination of the underlying reasons leading to excess body fat. Free
medical assessments are offered.
211 Ranch Road 620 South, Ste #220, Austin, Texas 512-266-6713
www.NaturalBioHealth.com
Are you tired of excess body fat?
Do you have low energy?
Poor Sleep?
Low Sex Drive?
Are you looking for a medical clinic with Board Certified Physicians on site
who are qualified to treat the whole family and the whole person?
Natural Bio Health has been treating the women and men of Texas for 15 years.
www.NaturalBioHealth.com
211 RR 620 South, Suite 220 Austin, TX 78734
Schedule a FREE Medical Assessment.
Call 512-266-6713
Austin’s Spider and Varicose Vein Experts
Board Certifed Surgeons
Emery W. Dilling, M.D.
Jeffrey M. Apple, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Contracted with all major insurance carriers.
A division of CTVS serving Central Texas since 1958.
512-452-VEIN
www.VeinSolutionsAustin.com
VeinSolutions
VEINSOLUTIONS AUSTIN BRINGS together a group of experienced
and specialized board-certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons dedi-
cated to using the latest technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of vari-
cose and spider veins.
VeinSolutions is a division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons
(CTVS) Austin’s leading surgical group that has been serving Austin and
Central Texas for more than 50 years.
The concept is simple: they want you to look as good as you feel. They
are experts at combining the precise aesthetics and medicine together in the
comprehensive care of cosmetic and therapeutic vein problems.
They have created a warm, comfortable environment with a professional
staff who is ready to answer all your questions.
Emery W. Dilling, M.D., a board-certified and fellowship-trained cardio-
thoracic surgeon, says the discomfort that often accompanies varicose veins
comes from elevated pressure inside the veins, and if left untreated, the dis-
comfort can become severe and lifestyle-altering.
Jeffrey M. Apple, M.D., FACS, board-certified and fellowship-trained
vascular surgeon, encourages primary physicians to refer patients with
symptomatic varicose veins as soon as the patient presents with pain. These
patients, he explains, receive maximum benefit both medically and finan-
cially when they are sent immediately to a practice that specializes in treating
venous disease.
VeinSolutions contracts with all major insurance carriers (including
Medicare) resulting in smaller out-of-pocket expenses for patients and elimi-
nating the need to pay out-of-network costs.
1010 W. 40th Street, Austin, Texas 512-452-VEIN (8346)
www.veinsolutionsaustin.com
Lakeway Orthodontics
BRACES, INVISALIGN AND retainers never seemed like so much fun as
they do at Lakeway Orthodontics. Jeff Dykes DDS, MS and team consistently
wow patients while delivering perfect smiles in a fun and laid back office
atmosphere. Dr. Dykes has undergone extensive masters level education
while studying Orthodontics beyond the regular dental school curriculum
at the University of Texas Dental School in Houston. Dr. Dykes makes your
top priority his top priority to provide the most ideal smile and bite result
possible. He also utilizes the latest technological instruments such as, low-
dose X-Ray imaging and 3D virtual treatment software to provide a safe
and comfortable treatment experience for every patient. Patients are always
remarking how they feel like they are visiting good friends when they come
to each appointment!
The spacious treatment area is neatly decorated in the modern hill coun-
try decor that makes one feel like they are anywhere but a doctor’s office.
Family and friends are always invited to join the team and patients while at
each appointment, in the clinic, but the reception area is a comfortable oasis
all it’s own. The beverage center serves up coffee, tea, and water for those
enjoying the comfortable quiet in the reception. The free Wifi is not only reli-
able but fast to allow simple browsing or heavy duty work emails to be done
with ease.
The experience is made extremely convenient for busy families by the
central location of the office at the corner of Lakeway Blvd and 620 South
next to Moreland Properties.
Call Lakeway Orthodontics for your complimentary Orthodontic consul-
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1007 RR 620 S, Ste 201, Austin, Texas 512-263-2993
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One of the leaders of the industry is Dr. Todd Ehrlich. Dr. Ehrlich has been
on the forefront of digital dentistry for 15 years and is a consultant for the
biggest and most innovative companies in dentistry. His passion for high-
tech dentistry has given him the opportunity to lecture across the U.S. and
internationally. He completes live patient demonstrations at the annual
American Dental Association meeting where thousands of dentists discov-
er the attributes of digital dentistry. As in any industry, dentistry benefits
by going digital. Dr. Ehrlich explains:
“Patients want the best technology, and I believe digital dentistry is the way
to go. We no longer need impressions or two visits to complete our crowns
and veneers. We simply scan the teeth into a computer, design the restora-
tions in a computer program, and then mill them. It is simple, fast, and
extremely accurate. The best thing is that the patient does NOT have to
come back. No temporary! Done! My favorite cases are our one-day make-
overs: veneers in a day!”
Digitally milled ceramic crown in one visit.
STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
PHOTOS BY BRANDI NELLIS AND SMILE DESIGNS
DIGITAL DENTISTRY
IS BASED RIGHT HERE
IN BEE CAVE.
11813 Bee Caves Road
Bee Cave, TX 78738
www.smiledesignsbeecave.com
(512) 263-8332
Todd Ehrlich, DDS
Custom digital restorations by Dr. Ehrlich.
Digital dentistry also includes techniques for diagnosing: X-rays. Digital x-rays have
come a long way and most dentists are using them, but what makes Dr. Ehrlich stand
apart is that he utilizes three-dimensional x-rays much like a CT scanner. This allows him
to digitally plan dental implants and diagnose tooth problems that are very difficult to see
on traditional x-ray views. He is one of the few general dentists in the US to even have
this capability.
Dr. Ehrlich and his wife Kristine opened their practice in Bee Cave in 2000 when there
was not a lot of activity out here. He explains,”I remember driving through the area and
thinking that this would be a great place to live. The day I saw the ground break for the
HEB in Bee Cave, I knew the area was going to explode, and it did! I am glad to call the
area my home and help my neighbors with the highest technology in dentistry.”
68 Waterways | Fall 2014
ASPIRA PLASTIC SURGERY & MED SPA
Dr. Venkata Erella, one of the top plastic surgeons in Austin, understands
that each person is unique. At his practice, Aspira Plastic Surgery and Med
Spa, he and his staff are focused on ensuring that every client receives the
highest level of personalized care. He is dedicated to providing his clients a
comfortable, anxiety-free experience and beautiful, natural-looking results.
Double board certified in both Surgery and Plastic surgery, Dr. Erella
is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Fellow
of American College of Surgeons (FACS), and the American Society of
Bariatric Plastic Surgeons. Trained in some of the most respected medical
institutions in the world and highly skilled and experienced, Dr. Erella has
been named one of the Leading Physicians of the World, one of the Top
Plastic Surgeons in Austin and one of America’s Top Surgeons, as well as
being published in numerous medical journals.
Dr. Erella moved into the Austin area four years ago. He loves the
Lakeway/Bee Cave area and says that it is the perfect location for him both
personally and professionally. He was looking for a great community in
which to raise his three young chil-
dren and has found this area to be a
perfect fit. Professionally, Dr. Erella
is happy to be able to offer his broad
skill set to the community. “We are
excited to be in this area and look
forward to serving patients in need
of Reconstructive, Cosmetic and
Med Spa services.” His office is con-
veniently located for patients in the
Lakeway, Bee Cave, Steiner Ranch,
Spicewood and Austin areas.
At Aspira Plastic Surgery and
Med Spa, Dr. Erella and his staff
offer the most advanced, state of
the art techniques in both surgi-
cal and non-surgical aesthetic
enhancement. “Our main goal is to
bring out the beauty in every client we serve and make a difference in their
lives.” They are committed to ensuring that every client gets the personal
care they deserve and the procedures that will help them to attain their
goals and boost their self-esteem.
Dr. Erella promises each client that he will care for them before, dur-
ing, and after treatment. He will take the time to listen to their needs,
fully explain their options, give honest opinions and suggest alternatives
while designing a personalized treatment plan. He will provide attentive
and compassionate care, safe and effective treatment, and natural-looking
results. After surgery, he and his staff will provide the highest level of care
until the client is fully recovered. “Everyone on our team is focused on pro-
viding you with the best personalized care possible, and an overall pleasant
experience. At Aspira Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, you are not our client—
you are like a member of our own family.”
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Entrepreneurial Spirit Thrives in Lake Travis
BUSINESS PROFILES BY AVA LOVE HANNA
Dr. Venkata Erella
BWERKS
For Scott Bauerle, construction isn’t just his job, it’s his passion, and more
importantly, it’s a family tradition. Scott is a 4th generation Austinite
and comes from a long line of developers and builders who have helped
to shape and beautify the city of
Austin. As the CEO and President
of Bwerks, Scott is continuing in
that long-held tradition. Bwerks
offers specialty concrete services,
hardscaping, pools/water features,
and design services.
The motto at Bwerks is “where
passion meets creativity” and it’s
Scott’s personal mantra. He is
motivated to share his passion, his
creativity, and his design exper-
tise with his clients. Scott makes a
point to provide personal attention
to each customer, to listen to their
ideas, and to help them create their vision. Scott explains that some clients
will come to him with an idea, but have no idea how to execute it, “I want
to help them create something that they would otherwise be unable to do
and to help bring their dreams to reality.” When creating pool designs and
outdoor living environments, Scott and his staff listen to their customer’s
needs, and then think “outside the box” to create a one-of-a-kind environ-
ment for their customer.
Bwerks has an impressive list of clients and has created many well-
known and unique features in the Austin area including the amphitheater,
fountains, and all of the decorative concrete at the Hill Country Galleria, the
decorative concrete on the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge spanning Lady Bird
Lake, a working sundial feature at 1890 Ranch, all of the decorative stone
and concrete, hardscaping, decking, railing, and pergolas at The Domain,
and water features and hardscaping at LaCantera. Other clients include
the Austin Children’s Museum, Palisades, Austin Bergstrom International
Airport, GSD&M, Mercedes of Austin, the Austin Lyric Opera, Southpark
Meadows, IKEA, St. Edwards University, and many more.
Because Scott is a life-long Austinite with deep family connections here,
he’s not just a business owner; he cares about the community and the environ-
ment in Austin. He is certified in green-building techniques, such as sustain-
able permeable paving systems and concrete water features that are sensitive
to the environment. He is currently focused on expanding his design projects
to include increased sustainability options to lessen environmental impact.
Scott Bauerle and his team at Bwerks have designed and built many
prestigious concrete, stone, hardscaping and water environments in
Central Texas and beyond. The Bwerks team is passionate about what they
do and offer professionalism, quality and unsurpassed knowledge of the
industry to both commercial and high end residential customers. For Scott
Bauerle, creating memorable indoor and outdoor spaces for his clients is
not just his job; it’s his passion and a family tradition.
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Scott Bauerle
69 Fall 2014 | Waterways
STRANDZ SALON
Deborah and Johnny Sheldon love helping people look and feel their best.
As the owners of Strandz Salon, an upscale hair salon in Lakeway, they are
devoted to making sure that their clients get the look that they want and the
attention that they deserve. While the primary focus at Strandz is on hair,
their concerns extend beyond that to meeting each customer’s individual
needs. “When our customers visit, we not only want them to get the finest
haircut and color but also to feel that they were well cared for.”
A highly skilled and experienced hairstylist, Deborah has been in the
industry for over 20 years. Her formal training includes extended six-
week sessions at Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica, CA and at the Redken
Exchange in New York City. Her staff of experienced hair stylists and
professional make-up artists are skilled at creating the perfect look for
any occasion.
Prior to moving to Lakeway in 2005, Deborah and Johnny lived in
Southern California, but Johnny has an Austin connection. Both of his par-
ents attended the University of Texas, and he is a lifetime Longhorn fan.
“We’ve always loved Austin and especially the community of Lakeway. We
loved the vibe here. We also wanted out of the hustle and bustle of the big
city, and this is the perfect place to put down roots.” They opened Strandz
Salon in 2009 in the Lakeway Town Centre off 620 and Lohmans Crossing.
“We love our location; it’s
central to everything and
has given us the opportu-
nity to really get to know
the people in our com-
munity. We see people we
know walking by, and it
feels like everyone knows
each other here.”
Deborah volunteers
with LT Lov and other
charities in the Lakeway
area and also spends time
helping to build a sense
of community within in her industry. She is especially focused on helping
younger people advance their careers in the industry. For Deborah, build-
ing community in and out of the salon is an important aspect of her job.
The Strandz Salon layout was created with that sense of community in
mind. It is upscale and modern, and the construction of its open floor plan
creates a space that is intimate and inviting. Deborah says that having a
unique layout like the one at Strandz Salon “is very conducive to teamwork.
Whether that means consulting on a color, a specific style, or a cut, all of the
stylists work together to ensure that our clients get exactly the look they are
going for that day.”
Deborah and Johnny Sheldon and the team at Strandz Salon are dedi-
cated to providing professional services coupled with the highest level of
care for the unique needs of each customer. “We want everyone who visits
us to leave here feeling good inside and out.”
512.436.9111 www.strandzsalonaustin.com

Entrepreneurial Spirit Thrives in Lake Travis
BUSINESS PROFILES BY AVA LOVE HANNA
VEIN SOLUTIONS
Dr. Emery Dilling and Dr. Jeffery Apple, the physicians at VeinSolutions,
are highly experienced, board-certified surgeons dedicated to treating
varicose veins and spider veins using the latest technologies. A division
of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS) that has served Austin
and Central Texas for over 50 years, VeinSolutions opened in 2003 as a
dedicated clinic for the treatment of venous disease. Dr. Apple says that
at VeinSolutions they have one goal in mind for their patients, “to restore
patients to health and happiness through compassionate bedside manner
and treatments dictated by each patient’s medical history and goals. Our
practice has always had a commitment to integrity, honesty and avoidance
of unnecessary procedures.”
Dr. Dilling moved to Austin from Oklahoma in 1980. He previously spe-
cialized in adult cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplantation, cor-
onary bypass surgery, valve repair
and replacement, minimally inva-
sive surgery and off-pump coronary
bypass surgery. Dr. Dilling enjoys
helping his patients find minimally
invasive procedures to help relieve
their discomfort. “My number one
goal with every patient is to have a
happy patient. We want their benefit
to be maximized and for them to be
comfortable. When we can relieve
their discomfort with a simple pro-
cedure, it is very rewarding to me.”
Dr. Apple has been with
VeinSolutions for five years.
Originally from Dallas, he served
four years in the United States Navy as a staff surgeon at the Naval Medical
Center San Diego and was deployed as a general surgeon during Operation
Enduring Freedom. After practicing in Jackson, Tennessee, he moved to
Westlake with his wife and children. He is board-certified in general sur-
gery and vascular surgery. A full-time vascular surgeon with CTVS, Dr.
Apple spends much of his time treating complex venous disease. “What
motivates me is having patients return to my office and tell me that they are
out of pain, feeling better and are back to feeling themselves.”
Patients who are seeking vein treatments can rest assured that both Dr.
Dilling and Dr. Apple will make sure that they get the best possible treat-
ment for their individual conditions. “Improvement in one’s quality of life
is my and my partner’s main goal at VeinSolutions. We focus on minimally
invasive techniques for our therapies, reflecting the general trend in vas-
cular surgery for the last ten years.” VeinSolutions and CTVS have been
serving Austin and Lakeway for over fifty years. “We are a highly-trusted
group of physicians who live and raise our families in the same community
as our patients. Our goals are to provide only care and services that are
needed. We have earned the trust and respect of the medical community in
Austin for a reason.”
512.452.VEIN www.veinsolutionsaustin.com
Deborah Sheldon
Dr. Emery Dilling and Dr. Jeffery Apple
70 Waterways | Fall 2014
T
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just before the 4th of July that was part carnival, part State Fair and all-American
to the core. The wide boulevards had the festive atmosphere of a theme park, with
a petting zoo and dozens of rides and games set
up for children. Booths with flags and balloons
and treats galore were on every corner. Three
bands (The Dale Watson Band, Quiet Company
and Minor Mishap) kept a continuous stream of
live music flowing. The festivities lasted from 4
pm until midnight and were capped with a grand
finale display of fireworks.
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STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
PHOTOS BY PATTI MELTON-PIESZCHALA
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T
HE RESERVE at Lake Travis has hosted a series
of concerts at the Cypress Club for homeowners
and members, including the Clint Black’s concert
featured in Waterways Fall 2013 issue. A crowd of nearly
500 homeowners, guests and friends made The Cypress Club
their go-to destination for their Fourth of July celebrations.
The Reserve’s new Executive
Chef, Mark Leinen, prepared
the fabulous fixins’, and Suede
provided all the great covers you
could ever hope to hear.
As you might have guessed
from the photos, it wasn’t exact-
ly a shy crowd. Everyone with a
pulse was on the dance floor!
And the wind that had
mercifully kept the crowd cool
during the heat of the late after-
noon, died down just in time for
the brilliant display of fireworks.
STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
PHOTOS BY BRANDI NELLIS
AND CATHIE PARSSINEN
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The Reserve
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H
UNDREDS OF people lined Lakeway Drive to watch the 39
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July parade wind its way to the Lakeway Activity Center. Grand Marshals Lt.
Colonel Kristine Shelstad (Ret.) and Colonel Richard Adams led the line of
convertibles carrying the Mayors of Lakeway, Bee Cave and the Village of the Hills and
city council members along the route.
Following the parade, the Pageant of Flags honored Citizen Soldiers who serve in
the country’s National Guard and armed forces’ reserves. Ceremonies included a can-
non salute, the presentation and posting of the colors and remarks
by Grand Marshals Adams and Shelstad. The Lake Travis Fiddlers
and the 36
th
Infantry Division Band, along with members of the Lake
Travis High School Band, contributed a patriotic musical salute of
their own.
The party continued at the Lakeway Swim Center and Park with
an old-fashioned block party and music by The Loose Wheels.
Independence Day
in Lakeway
STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
PHOTOS BY PATTI MELTON-PIESZCHALA
Grand Marshals Lt. Colonel
Kristine Shelstad (Ret.) and
Colonel Richard Adams
Linda DeOme, Grand Marshals Lt. Colonel Kristine
Shelstad (Ret.) and Colonel Richard Adams, and
Mayor of Lakeway, David DeOme
City of Lakeway Police Color Guard
The best-of-show entry featured the theme, “Saluting Citizen Soldiers.” Escorting PT-911,
in full uniform and carrying their service flags were Joe Benasutti, Army; Ward Beebe,
Coast Guard; Mike Boston, Navy; Melissa Steffan, Air Force; Bob Carnes, Marines.
The best-of-show entry featured the theme, “Saluting Citizen Soldiers.” Escorting PT-911,
in full uniform and carrying their service flags were Joe Benasutti, Army; Ward Beebe,
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S
UNTEX MARINAS partnered with the Folds of Honor Foundation to launch Patriot Boating
Days during the month of July at all of its marinas in the U.S. Folds of Honor was founded in
2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 pilot, a Major in the Air National Guard and a deco-
rated military aviator who served three combat tours in Iraq. The
Folds of Honor mission is to provide educational scholarships and
other assistance to the children and spouses of the over 60,000
soldiers who have been killed or disabled in the course of military
operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. As of January 1, 2014, over
1.4 million dependents have been adversely affected and, of these,
more than 87% of the dependents affected by the recent wars do
not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. To date, Folds of
Honor has awarded nearly 5,500 scholar-
ships to military families.
Crosswater Marina and Yacht Club sup-
ported this initiative on July 4th by offering
Dogs for Donations and an organized raffle
for members and guests. The highlight of
the day was the Cardboard Boat Race, pic-
tured on these pages. Some boats remained
sturdily afloat while the outcome for others
was spectacularly soggy!
Crosswater 4th of July
STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN | PHOTOS BY PATTI MELTON-PIESZCHALA
4th of July moon
Chad Jones with Chaddy Caddy
2nd Place Winners
Elizabeth Kulpa,
Chad Jones
Sheriff Escribano, Travis County
Sheriff’s Office Lake Patrol
Roland Adams, GM,
Crosswater Yacht Club and
Marina; Howard Pate
Fireworks? No problem!
According to GM Roland Adams, Crosswater’s fundraising
for Folds of Honor surpassed expectations. Generous boaters
at Crosswater Yacht Club made the following contributions:
Cash Raffle Ticket Sales $1640; Cardboard Boat Race $175;
Donation Boxes $1805.50; Dogs for Donations $2372; CYC
BBQ Donations $4049; Melcher Charitable Foundation $5000;
Chive Charitable contributions $5000; Parking Lot space
silent auction $4500. Grand Total: $24,541.50!
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D.J. Keaton
David Kopeck, Kisery Ruiz, Travis Kopeck
with their entry “USMC Luttrell,” named to
commemorate a fallen comrade
Kisery Ruiz, Travis Kopeck, Kevin Buchman
David Kopeck, with 1st Place Winners
Kisery Ruiz and Travis Kopeck
Levi Keaton took 2nd place
with his Godfather boat
Brianna McGuffin, Elle Adams, Allie McGuffin,
Marina Doty with Foxy Boxy
Joel and Erin McFarland won for Best Boat
Design with their entry “Origami Tsunami”
D.J. Keaton secures the Titanic Award
for the first boat to sink!
A&M AGGIES
front: Jaclyn Lowery, Kristen Grounds, Axandria Shepard; back: Morgan Burshell, Ryan Wolf,
Cameron Temperton, Jordan Dunn, Mitchell Buckley, Curtis Ford, Andrew Willson, Taylor Matson
Swayne Clemmons with the
“soggy remains!”
Fall 2014 | Waterways
Wine, Family and the
Lost Language
of Togetherness
STORY BY TARJA PARSSINEN
PHOTOS BY LAURA BERNSTEIN, CATHIE PARSSINEN, JON PARSSINEN
F
AR FROM THE maddening crowds of Napa and Sonoma is the enchanting Anderson
valley. Although quieter and less glamorous, it boasts top wineries, great breweries...and
is only two hours from my house. Which, when you have two small, rambunctious boys,
and the thought of taking a trip on an airplane makes you want to vomit, is the best selling point
of all. My mission? To plan a large, multi-generational family vacation that allowed time to relax
together but also offered opportunities to explore and activities to engage. To find something fun for
the 2-1/2 year-old as well as the 74 year-old, besides the nap they both demanded.
The solution lay in the Yorkville
Highlands along the exquisitely beau-
tiful, narrow and windy Highway 128.
At 1000 feet, surrounded by once-
farmland-now-vineyards, we found
our perfect retreat. According to all
the glossy travel magazines I peruse,
extended family vacations are a thing
now. No one lives near each other any-
more so we must stake out time in the
High Rock Ranch House
Guest House and pool
Lower lake
The Upper Trail
John Parssinen and Laura Bernstein
throw the frisbee
84 Waterways | Fall 2014
year to annoy our little brothers, rely on our mother’s
cooking, and make our dads sweep up the remains of
things the 2-1/2 year-old destroys. And while finding
the time is one thing, finding a place that makes every-
one happy is a different beast. Until we discovered
High Rock Ranch.
At any given moment, there were family members
doing yoga on the front lawn, playing a game of tennis,
communing with bull frogs in the row boat, flying off
the rope swing into the pond, looking for arrowheads
on a hike, or reading by the pool. We never got to the
bocce or the horse shoes, but oh, the dinners on the
porch! The engagement party for my brother! The
games of glow-in-the-dark frisbee under a full moon!
When we felt the need to stray from our Kennedy
compound, we would roll down the hill to Boonville,
the small, beating heart of the Anderson Valley and
home of the lost folk language Boontling. It is based on
English but influenced by Scottish Gaelic, Irish, some
Pomoan Indian, and Spanish - a jargon the whole fam-
ily would attempt to speak (after imbibing some Boont
Amber Ale, obviously) to much hilarity. And yes, we
sounded totally tuddies.
But leaving the house could get complicated. A
quick trip to the grocery store would turn into an hour-
long visit to the Anderson Valley Brewing Company
or a serious search for the perfect donut. And then, of
Mendocino
Laura Bernstein
The children loved the zipline!
Keija and Tarja Parssinen “Summer Reading!”
The loggia!...our favorite room!
Laura Bernstein, Malcolm Robertson
Laura Bernstein, John Parssinen
Fall 2014 | Waterways
course, there were the wineries, everyone’s favorite being Goldeneye. The first vintage of Goldeneye, which
is owned by Duckhorn Vineyards, was produced in 1997, and their commitment to refining the amazing
Pinot Noir continues today. Tastings are held in a picturesque farmhouse overlooking a rolling vineyard
and, as a testament to the laid-back welcome of the employees and lack of crowds, we sat under the oak trees
and let our kids explore without fear of disturbing anyone. Did I mention the bowls of dried cherries and
Marcona almonds that accompany the tasting? Swoon. Note: the guest house at the winery may or may not
be available to the lucky, wealthy or pushy. Ahem.
In the town of Philo, we enjoyed Navarro Vineyards and had fun at Brutocau Cellars where my husband
and I found the Italian blends to be intriguing, especially the Uber Tuscan and the Primitivo, a unique old-
world varietal from a single vineyard (my 5 year-old found the garter snake out front to be intriguing). And
a few brave family members ventured down the highway for a day in Mendocino, where they regaled us with
stories of the jaw-dropping coastline, the beautiful tidal pools, and the jaw-dropping sandwiches...oh, how
they went on about their lunch!
The vacation long over, we still reminisce about that magical week. We were ready to travel off the
beaten for our annual family pilgrimage of togetherness, and the Anderson Valley proved a worthy Mecca.
Brutocao Cellars
Tarja with an
Anderson Valley
appellation!
Goldeneye Winery
Keija, Michael and Malcolm
Keija and Malcolm
Navarro Vineyards and Winery
86 Waterways | Fall 2014
A
T BOTH of my sons’ annual checkups,
our pediatrician asked me the same
question:
“Do you have family dinners together?”
At first I thought this was a coded question
about the latest episode of Vanderpump Rules,
but after an awkward silence, I stammered,
“Um…well…a couple of nights a week, I guess.”
Whereupon I was immediately informed about
the documented benefits of eating together and
how important it was for the children. Then I did
that thing where I smiled with great understanding and got very serious
and said, “Oh, I know.”
The funny thing is, I do know! I am the proud product of family break-
fasts, lunches, and dinners! What can
I say? I come from a family of big eaters
and big talkers and what better place to
do both than at a table? Even as little chil-
dren, my brother, sister and I would sit
like docile lambs and shovel – with uten-
sils, no less! – whatever was placed before
us. My mother would simply call, “To the
table!,” and we would gather from far and
wide (but mainly the living room couch),
like little Pavlovian dogs salivating at the
sound of a bell.
But I also know what family dinners are
like with my two boys and wanted to document the reality for you:
THEY SUCK.
I know that this is temporary and this too shall pass, but right here? Right
now? Family dinners with 2 boys – ages 2 and 5 – are not easy. That doesn’t
mean, of course, that I don’t start each dinner out with hope and optimism, those
two unrequited emotions that never quite get the hint. Tonight, I think, tonight
will be the night where four people will eat together in an enjoyable man-
ner! And so like my mother before
me and Julia Child before her,
I call, “To the table!” At least 10
times. With increasing volume.
And then I pile books and toys and
trucks on the table and lure them
to these things called “chairs” for
what I like to call “active sitting.”
That’s when the endless
game of one-on-one defense begins. I’m in charge
of the 2-year-old, my husband is up against the
5-year-old, and together, we have a very small
window of time before it all goes to hell. You know
they’re going to score on you, it’s only a matter
of when. We’re like the Lollypop Guild from The
Wizard of Oz guarding Shaquille O’Neil.
The toddler, while a ravenous eater, is picky
and, let us not forget, completely irrational. Speed
is of the utmost
importance when
you’re being outmaneuvered by a pint-
sized Kim Jong-Il, and it is my job to feed
him as fast as humanly possible, but not
anything that would upset and unhinge
him. Like a blueberry.
On the other side of the table – so
close, yet worlds away – the 5-year-old
holds court with stories about ancient warfare, meat-eaters of the late
Cretaceous, how Boudicca poisoned
herself. You know, standard pre-K
stuff. He couldn’t give a tinker’s damn
about food or forks, and it is my hus-
band’s job to remind-cajole-threaten to
“use your prehensile claws and eat, for
pete’s sake!”
In our highly focused, defensive
positions, there exists no adult con-
versation. To err on the side of “How was your day?” would be to lose a
quarter to a half of The Family Dinner participants to the train table or
the scooter.
Perhaps the scooter could go in the garage
during The Family Dinner? Point taken.
But that’s not to say that there is complete
silence at The Family Dinner table! Sometimes
in between story-telling, the older son will say
something like, “I peed a little in my pants” or
“My teeth hurt because I ran into someone’s
head.” More often than not, it is the constant
question, “Are you listening to my story? Are
you listening? Are you listening?” The back-
ground beat to this song comes from the 2-year-old chanting for milk.
The Family Dinner
STORY BY TARJA PARSSINEN
When there is a moment of silence, it is usu-
ally because they are both picking their noses at
the same time.
I believe it was Bette Midler who said, “Dinner
is divine” (or maybe she said “Are you going to eat
that pork chop?” I can’t remember). But the key
word is dinner, which usually involves eating, but
not in the instance of The Family Dinner. Let me
crunch some numbers for you:
1. Only 50% of The Family Dinner participants
actually eat their dinner.
2. Guess which 25% I am.
3. Guess which 25% performs a burp symphony.
4. 100% of The Family Dinner participants consider “dinner” to be the
appetizer before cartoons.
Now, a lot of moms pride
themselves on not being short-
order cooks – “Let ‘em go hungry
if they don’t want to eat!” Me?
I lost my pride a long time ago
around 3 am with two hungry
children. Which leaves me with
a lot of grease stains and a full
compost bin from the 2-3 meals
I cook a night for the 2-year-old.
When I pass by the mirror in
the hall, I can’t help but see a
hapless John Belushi from the
Olympia Cafe: “Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheese-
burger, two chip!”
On the occasion that The Family Dinner ventures
out to a public eating establishment, things fare
slightly better, seeing as how the kids are so excited
that John Belushi isn’t cooking for them. It’s less
Saturday Night Live Greek diner and more Mad
Money’s Lightning Round. I mean, just how fast CAN
a person eat? Fast enough to not let the kids burn the
place down with the table candles. Fast enough to
place the order and ask for the check in one sentence.
Fast enough to play three games of tick-tack-toe,
provide a cartoon as in-flight entertainment, fill four bellies and skeedaddle
before the people next to us have taken a leisurely bite of their burrata. I am
the Apolo Ohno of Speed Eating.
So yeah. We do The Family
Dinner a couple of nights a
week.
But most days, it’s a cattle
drive. I do a lot of herding, try
not to die in a stampede, and
avoid inviting the animals
to join me for a nice dinner
around the chuck wagon.
Come on, people.
That happens at 8 pm
when the wranglin’s done.
Photos by Thinkstock/iStock collection
(Maya Kovacheva Photography, Sirikornt, Murat Öz, ValentynVolkov,
Sasu Adrian, AleksVF, Brand X Pictures/Stockbyte, Vladographer, netopaek)
88 Waterways | Fall 2014
Installation
Luncheon and
Fashion Show
STORY AND PHOTOS BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
T
HE WOMEN’S Club of Greater Lakeway held its Installation
ceremonies at the Lakeway Resort and Spa in mid-May, induct-
ing members of the new Executive Committee and presenting
members of the standing committees. Past-presidents of the Women’s Club
of Greater Lakeway modeled a collection of fabulous outfits provided by a
new boutique at the Hill Country Galleria called What Women Wear. Owner,
Jacqué Rudman emceed the fashion show, offering the crowd the answers
each past-president provided to the following question: What would you take
from your home if you had to evacuate suddenly, due to an emergency? The
responses included a pets, cell phones, JEWELRY, credit cards, a walker and
photographs. Finally, one of the past presidents actually thought to mention
that she would take her husband with her! Haha!
Sharon Rogers displayed her creative talents once again with the table
decorations and hanging flowers.
At the rate the Women’s Club of Greater Lakeway continues to grow, the
city needs to proceed with the construction of the convention center with all
speed as the Club will soon need it for their monthly meetings.
The new Board! Mary Lou Yancey, Jan McLaurin, Charlie Cooley,Betty Ann Courtney, Donna Kumar, Cherie
Harris, Cindy Kotrady, Maureen Mulrooney, Laura Deutsch, Jan Rouse, Susan Bryce, Gloria Crosthwait,
Maryleeann Bryan, Pat Evans, Carol Dann, Suzie Leggio, Vickie Taylor
Cherie Harris, Dee Ann Burns, Jeanne Ann Klein, Gretchen Nearburg
Joann Anderson
Lana Brown
Gayle Laminack Janet Eaddy Glenda Engert Nancy Clayton Sharon Rogers Maryleeann Bryan
Anne Neighbors
Jody Berry
Incoming President, Kitty Lichty,
Outgoing President, Jane Benasutti
THE WOMEN’S CLUB OF GREATER LAKEWAY
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Saturday, Sept. 27th: Le Creuset Signature Colors Extravaganza
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• Sneak peek at Le Creuset’s new Fall items
• Chef-led Cooking Demonstrations
• Special Promotions & Product Giveaways
• Exclusive Le Creuset product launch
Saturday, Oct. 11th: Wusthof 200th Anniversary Octoberfest
• Hands-on Knife Skills Class
• All-Day Knife Education By Wusthof’s Chef
• Special Offers on Wusthof Products
• FREE Beer, Brats & Kraut
• Limited Edition 200th Anniversary Carbon Steel Set
EXCLUSIVE 1958 Raymond Loewy Design Coquelle
Jacqué Rudman, owner of What
Women Wear, comments on fashion.
Lana Brown Pat Smith Joyce Champeny Mary Ann Marquis Pat Doucet Jean Dula
Lucile Butler, Gretchen Nearburg Executive Board Members: Sue Wilsey, Donna Kumar, Jill Ukeiley, Sharon Gilmore, incoming
President Kitty Lichty, Gloria Crosthwait, outgoing President Jane Benasutti
90 Waterways | Fall 2014
O
VER 300 guests assembled at The Cypress Club at the Reserve at Lake Travis to
witness the lakeside marriage ceremony of Chelsea Paige Darwin to Caleb Arthur
Ruckdeschel on June 28, 2014. The bride was radiant in a strapless ballgown by Eve
of Milady Couture that had a partially sheer, beaded bodice and layers of light tulle. A cathe-
dral length train and a beaded-trim cathedral length veil completed Chelsea’s wedding day
look.” Barton Strings Quartet provided ceremony music, and Pastor David Payne of the United
Methodist Church in Harlingen presided over the exchange of vows.
A cocktail reception and seated dinner, catered by J5 Steakhouse, followed the ceremony. The
Royal Dukes Band provided dance music.
Chelsea Paige Darwin was born in Fort Worth to Jim and Catherine Darwin and grew up in
Spicewood. She entered LTISD as a kindergartner and graduated from
Lake Travis High School in 2007. She received a Bachelor of Arts in
Sociology from Texas Christian University in 2013 and currently
works in pharmaceutical sales.
Caleb Arthur Ruckdeschel, son of Mike and Cathy Ruckdeschel,
grew up in Pascagoula Mississippi and graduated from Pascagoula
High school in 2003. He attended the University of Mississippi and
graduated with a pre-med degree in 2008. Caleb works as a Regional
Sales Manager for Carl Zeiss Meditec.
The bride and groom honeymooned at Jumby Bay near Antigua
and at Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.
They currently live in New Orleans.
Darwin–Ruckdeschel
Wedding
STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
PHOTOS COURTESY OF FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO
91 Fall 2014 | Waterways
The bride purchased her wedding gown at Signature Bridal Salon in Bee Cave.
Chelsea shares a dance with her
grandfather, Russ Rumney
John Bullock, Shelby Newbolt, Paul Thurston, John Banahan, Erin Anglin,
Jess Robbins-Steece, AnnaRose Childress, Meagan Kirby Rose, Jeremy Smith, Finley Ward,
Chelsea Darwin-Ruckdeschel, Caleb Ruckdeschel, Samantha Bullock, Hana Darwin, Kylie
Smith, LaDarius Jones, David Ruckdeschel, Gabbi Gonzales, John Bullock, Andrew Smith
Jim Darwin, Chelsea and
Caleb Ruckdeschel, Catherine Darwin
92 Waterways | Fall 2014
A
NOTHER DAY, another legendary music event in Austin, Texas.
Sunday, June 22
nd
brought the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association Hall of Fame Awards Show
to the Austin City Limits stage at the Moody Theater. Each year, the Association honors one living Texas
musician, while two more musicians earn posthumous recognition. Previous inductees include headliners like Lyle
Lovett, Townes Van Zandt, and Robert Earl Keen. This year’s honorees were K.T. Oslin, who performed her music
for a sold-out crowd, Waylon Jennings, and Buck Owens.
Oslin, a Houston native and the Hall of Fame’s first female inductee, made a name for herself in the 1980s with
huge country hits like “80s Ladies,” which won a Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year in 1988 and
earned Oslin two Grammys. But her rise to the top didn’t happen overnight. After studying drama at Lon Morris
College, she ventured north to New York City, where she appeared in Broadway productions of West Side Story and
Hello, Dolly, among others. In 1981, she released her first two singles with Elektra Records, but it wasn’t until 1987,
when producer Harold Shedd discovered her at a Nashville showcase, that she had her first big break, signing with
RCA Nashville and releasing several
hit songs. When “80’s Ladies” topped
the charts, she was forty-six years old,
making her an inspiration to dream-
ers and late-bloomers everywhere.
Performing a deeply-felt tribute
in honor of the late Waylon Jennings
were his wife and longtime singing
partner Jessi Colter, his son Shooter
Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson,
with whom Jennings, Johnny Cash,
9th Hall of Fame
Awards Ceremony
BY THE TEXAS HERITAGE SONGWRITERS’ ASSOCIATION
STORY BY KEIJA PARSSINEN
|
PHOTOS BY PATTI MELTON-PIESZCHALA
ACL Moody Theater
TXHSA Advisory Board Member Connie Nelson ready to present the Willie
statue to singer/songwriter and award honoree, K.T. Oslin
Emcee Red Steagall
Shooter Jennings
and Jessi Colter sing for Waylon.
LeeRoy Parnell,
Kris Kristofferson
Bonnie Bishop and LeeRoy Parnell
singing for Buck Owens
Kris Kristofferson
singing for Waylon
Mike and Rita Burke, Barbara and Terry Boothe
93 Fall 2014 | Waterways
and Willie Nelson formed the all-star group The
Highwaymen. Known for classic songs like “Rainy Day
Woman” and “Bob Wills is Still the King,” Jennings
resisted the homogenization of his music by the
Nashville suits and in so doing, became part of the
Outlaw movement, which fought to preserve the natural
rawness and authenticity of honky tonk music. A real
Texan, Jennings bucked the system to stay true to his
sound, yielding his signature hall-of-fame worthy music.
To pay tribute to Buck Owens, Lee Roy Parnell
and Bonnie Baker performed his hits, which displayed
the twangy, rock-n-roll Bakersfield sound that has
become synonymous with Owens’ name. Born Alvis
Edgar Owens, Jr. in Sherman, Texas, Owens and his
family migrated west to Arizona during the Dust Bowl.
Eventually, he landed in Bakersfield, California, the
town that inspired the name of his musical style. With
his band the Buckaroos, Owens had 21 hits on the
Billboard Country Music charts, and he hosted the
popular TV show, Hee Haw. Immortalized in Van
Morrison’s song, “Looking Out My Back Door,” Owens
and his music have influenced countless artists over
the years, from Ray Charles to The Beatles. Adding his
name to the list of country royalty in the Texas Heritage
Songwriters’ Hall of Fame is as natural as the sound of
fiddle and guitar together.
TXHSA Advisory Board Member Connie Nelson ready to present the Willie
statue to singer/songwriter and award honoree, K.T. Oslin
Brian and Susie Jackson,
singer/songwriter Carl Hudson, Caleb Sieck
Brian Paugh, Shelby Semon
Kenny Williams,
Tessy Lou Williams, Henry Gandy Larry and Janice Gatlin
John Burris, Kevin Fowler Connie Nelson, Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings
Mike and Rita Burke, Barbara and Terry Boothe
Kathryn Dirks, Lisa and Paul Janacek,
singer/songwriter Owen Temple, Karin Sullivan
Christine Penksa, Katie Ogden,
Emily Loontjer
Film maker Tex Toler, Karl Hime, Bruce Evans, Mark Tays
John and Chandra Aousille
Kim Moyer, Jimmy Logsdon
94 Waterways | Fall 2014
Joy Womack at Dance Institute
JOY EXPANDS APPRECIATION OF CLASSICAL BALLET
STORY BY AVA LOVE HANNA | PHOTOS COURTESY OF DANCE INSTITUTE
D
ANCE INSTITUTE is a world-class dance training facil-
ity located in the hills above Lake Austin. Founded by Linda
Holland, a former ballerina and current International
Standard and Latin Ballroom dancer, Dance Institute offers students
in Austin the opportunity to receive a premium dance education. For
Linda, a vital part of that education includes ensuring that her students
have exposure to masters of the craft via guest instructors. Past guests
have included the Tony Award-Winning Broadway choreographer,
Andy Blankenbuehler and Shaping Sound’s Alexa Anderson.
This summer, Joy Womack, an international ballet star, brought her
expertise and her passion for classical ballet to students at the Dance
Institute. Joy is currently a prima ballerina with the Kremlin Ballet. A
former Austin resident who attended Westlake High School, Joy was
invited to attend the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and moved to Russia
when she was 15 years old. She then became the first American woman
to be invited to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet Theater, signing a solo-
ist contract with the company. Joy has danced numerous roles most
notably, the Spanish Doll in the Nutcracker with the Bolshoi Ballet, the
Sugar Plum Fairy with Westside Ballet of Santa Monica and her pre-
miere with the Kremlin Ballet Theater, dancing the role of Clara in their
production of The Nutcracker.
Joy has a vision to expand appreciation for classical ballet and to
encourage young dancers to pursue the study and discipline of the art
form. Students at Dance Institute were able to take private lessons with
the international ballerina this summer and benefit from her immense
talent and her knowledge of the craft. During her time there, Joy was
incredibly impressed by Linda and the students of Dance Institute, as
well as the quality of the facility. For Linda Holland, giving the students
of Dance Institute the opportunity to train with an international prima
ballerina and other masters is a vital part of their dance education. Her
work at Dance Institute shows that she is committed to ensuring that
the dance students of Austin have access to a premium facility and a
world-class education.
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