RARE TRENDS 2014 collection at Young & Fabulous

Join us for one special night to preview the RARE TRENDS 2014 collection at Young & Fabulous.

– Shop New Arrivals
– Wine + Light Snacks
– Sneak Peek at Fall 2014


YF Rare Trends


Gourdough’s and Gourdough’s Public House Release Their Secret Donut Menu

It’s National Donut Day and Gourdough’s and Gourdough’s Public House will not disappoint. They released a SECRET donut menu on facebook HERE. What’s more, the restaurant/trailer will also feature the Sin-A-Bomb doughnut, made with melted cinnamon butter, sugar and cream cheese icing on special for only $2 all day.

Read more here about all the donut hot spots celebrating this deliscious day on CultureMap by Layne Lynch


TITAN 55 Boot Camp Starts May 10th

In honor of Mothers Day 2014 join RTX Wellness for their first boot camp. Enjoy complimentary boot camp with featured RTX Wellness trainers, Trish Terry and Chad Cannon. Plus… food, drinks, raffles & industry giveaways.





Entrepreneurs of Austin: Food Trucks and Trailers | FORBES Magazine

Food is the talk of the town in Austin with devoted websites and competitions. Even Jimmy Kimmel has weighed in trying to decide on Austin’s greatest barbeque stops. But our food is not just in restaurants and it definitely is not just barbeque. Austin has the best in trailers, trucks and back alleyways serving delectable bites. So what does it take to be successful? We interviewed two successful mobile food businesses to find out — Garbo’s and Gourdough’s.

Read more here on FORBES …

Founder of Gourdough's, Paula Samford, says she thinks she was an entrepreneur before she even knew what the word meant. Her latest entrepreneurial venture includes Gourdough's "Big.Fat.Donuts" food truck.



New Food Images from Mulberry

Mulberry’s Chef, Kristine Kittrell, is launching her Spring 2014 menu soon. Here is  a sneak peek,

The concept was originally conceived by friends from Texas and New York who loved Austin and hoped local residents would respond to a cozy neighborhood spot with a European style. Long-time Austinites may recognize Mulberry Street as the former name of 10th Street in downtown and, coincidentally, several of the New York founders lived on the renowned Mulberry Street in Manhattan. The name Mulberry reflects the influences and inspiration drawn from both Austin and New York.

Photography by Jane Ko.


Super Bowl Sunday at Gourdough’s Public House

Not a bad seat in the house! Join us for SUPER BOWL SUNDAY on February 2nd.
– Free Hot Wings
– $19 Beer towers
– Tons of TVs, 8 tv’s outside and 6 tv’s inside
– Huge 9’x11′ projection screen
– Football squares

Reserve your table now by calling 512.912.9070


Mulberry Releases Valentine’s Day Menu

Reserve your cozy, romantic dinner in downtown Austin!

Prepared by Chef Kristine Kittrell

First Course (select one)

Celery Root Soup, Fried Parsnips, Truffle Salt
Smoked Halibut, Avocado, Grapefruit, Vodka Creme Fraiche

Second Course (please select)

Roquefort & Leek Tart, Blood Orange Buerre Blanc, Baby Greens
Seared Foie Gras, Honey Ice Cream, Lavender Demi-Glacé, Raspberry Kolachi

Third Course (please select)

Butternut Squash & Chestnut Tortellini, Date, Sage, Quince, Saba
Beef Tenderloin, Lobster Hollandaise, Saffron Potatoes

Fourth Course

Delice de Bourgogne, Lavender Honey & Glass of Bubbly

Fifth Course

Chocolate Tart, Passion Fruit Sorbet





Nside Business Magazine sits down with Justin Brown of Wilhelmina Brown Modeling

Talking with CEO Justin Brown of Wilhelmina Brown Modeling Agency in Austin, NSIDE takes an exciting

journey into the world of Texas talent. Who will be the next top model locally? Nationally? In search

of new faces to champion and promote into potential stardom, “The Texas Model Search”, a call to

all aspiring models in the state of Texas, continues the agency’s search for a select few models to

potentially join the ranks of its agency, as well as have a chance to make an impression with parent

agency, Wilhelmina Models, Inc. Wilhelmina Models, Inc. has represented such celebrity clients as

Kendall Jenner, Tyra Banks, Nicole Scherzinger and Britney Spears, along with a list of runway and

print catalogue models throughout the United States. The winner of the search will enjoy the full

representation of Wilhelmina Brown and the chance to go as far as their beauty and talent can take

them. Read more online HERE


Gourdough’s Public House Releases New $7.99 Lunch Menu

For immediate release: (Austin, TX) – The home of Austin’s most famous donut, Gourdough’s Public House is proud to release a new menu and a list of daily specials that are aimed at putting a focus on the midday meal. Their offerings feature lighter executions of their indulgent dishes, such as the Dirty Bird and their legendary burger, which is presented at half the size. In addition to smaller portions that are more reasonable for the scheduling demands of today’s professional, Gourdough’s Public House now serves a more classic lunch of soup and salad.

Still maintaining their claim to fame in the lunch offerings, the restaurant adds daily weekday specials that are selected from the more popular items on the full menu. With a fixed price of $7.99 for the lunch menu and weekday specials, the new focus promises to satisfy the midday hunger of Austinites, as well as their craving for something unique, creative and different than the typical lunch.

About Gourdough’s Public House
Gourdough’s began as the donut trailer dream of Paula Samford and Ryan Palmer on South Lamar, frequented by folks craving funky donuts with unexpected ingredient combinations. The trailer did so well (and was even loved by the Travel Channel’s infamous Anthony Bourdain) that they opened a brick-and-
mortar version of their donut haven last Halloween–Gourdough’s Public House–featuring its beloved donuts, but also incorporating full-on donut-infused entrees and specialty cocktails. Like its historic public house predecessors, Gourdough’s Public House strives to connect its patrons in the spirit of funk-laced starch, local brews and plenty of booze. Salty, savory, or sweet, the Public House celebrates the delightful taste of sin.

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Henry & Belle at Young & Fabulous

New Henry & Belle jeans arrived yesterday at Young & Fabulous. Swing by soon to check out the new skinny jean styles in pine, spruce, fox, black cherry ombre, black pitch wax and more. H&B jeans are sold exclusively in Austin at Y&F


FULL TILT Fashion Show 2013

The FULL TILT Fashion Show set a new bar for world-class high fashion in Austin and here are some snapshots from the great event on November 16.

Designers featured at the event included internationally acclaimed Byron Lars, Austin favorite Linda Asaf, Brazilian fashion Morena Rosa and Fontanella, and chic and contemporary styles by Bevello. Styling was by Jose Luis Salon.

These great designers were presented by The Garden RoomYoung & Fabulousbevello and Linda Asaf Design.

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Hyde Park Yoga Company is open to the public!

1378089_170651766474192_189191573_nHyde Park Yoga Co. officially opened its doors on November 6. The boutique Hyde Park yoga studio, offering a handful of unique amenities and a charming, antique-inspired setting was warmly welcomed to the neighborhood.

Offering a variety of both traditional and specialized yoga classes for all levels, Hyde Park Yoga Co. is the first studio in Austin to offer “CORE STRENGTH VINYASA” as developed and taught by Sadie Nardini and Tyler McCoy. But the studio has many other qualities that will make it stand out from the many other studios in Austin.

Hyde Park Yoga Co. is located at 51st Street and Duval between Flight Path Coffee and The Peddler. The studio will feature some of the most seasoned and experienced yoga teachers in the city, while offering affordable membership plans and budget-friendly drop-in rates.

 The studio has been carefully designed with classic antique touches and vintage charm, and is proud to be the only yoga studio in Austin with a parlor, allowing class attendees to relax before or after a class. The parlor was designed for its students and staff to sit, read a book from their collection and have a cup of tea or a glass of wine, so the calm and stress-relieving benefits of the practice can carry over once their class is over.

Unlike many studios who charge rental fees, Hyde Park Yoga Co. also offers free mats and towels for its students to borrow for their classes. The studio will also host family-friendly “yoga church” each Sunday followed by breakfast and community gathering.

Because yoga should be a lifestyle and not just a practice, the studio has been designed to optimize the benefits of yoga with a cozy and stylish space, unique offerings and social events. Hyde Park Yoga Co. would like to extend an invite to any interested media to its grand opening event on November 16, or to swing by the studio, take a class, chat with the owners, have a glass of wine and unwind in what will surely be one of Austin’s most-loved studios now that its doors are opened to the public.


Grand Opening of Steel Feather Interiors!

Join us for the grand opening celebration of Steel Feather Interiors this Wednesday, November 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sip on some wine and shop while you enjoy 40% for one night only! There will also be live music from Whitney McCray + Ashley Johnston.

Steel Feathers Interiors is located at 1605 W. 35th Street in Austin.

RSVP to the event HERE.

View Steel Feather pillows HERE.

For more information about Steel Feather Interiors, click HERE.



Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer at Beauty360 Expo

On November 9 and 10, visit the Palmer Events Center for the inaugural Beauty360 Expo, a 2-day consumer beauty and wellness show and conference that will showcase various experts and brands that represent both inner and outer beauty, presented by Austin Beauty Guide, Susan G. Komen Austin and Race for the Cure.

Beauty360 will feature live demonstrations, mini services & treatments, product sampling, styling stations, pop-up shops, fitness classes, hair & makeup showcase, educational speakers and panels, beauty workshops, and much more. Attendees are encouraged to come try the latest products, learn from the experts and enjoy the experience of Beauty360, complete inner and outer beauty and wellness.

Not only is Beauty360 being hosted on Race for the Cure weekend to educate guests, but also 20 percent of ticket sales and 100 percent of raffle donations will be donated directly to Komen Austin.

The event will feature speakers and panel discussions by leading experts in beauty, fashion and wellness, and will include topics relating directly to the cause such as the connection between wellness & beauty, Doctors for the Cure, Natural & Organic Beauty and the leading cancer-causing products & ingredients, inner confidence and advancements in skincare treatments and technology.  Noteworthy speakers and panelists include Rochelle Rae, Ann Webb, Ron king, Dr. Ruthie Harper, Devon Perry, Dr. Katerina Sheffield,  Dr. Daniel Leeman, Dr. Rocco Piazza, Dr. Peter Driscoll, Daniel Esquivel, Ross Bennett, Matt Swinney, Christine Stafford, Eve Michaels, Lady Emma, Shandi Nichelle and more.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Beauty360 is proud to help make a positive impact on those who are fighting breast cancer by partnering with Komen Austin, who raises money to provide breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support in Central Texas.



Celebrate Halloween with Gourdough’s Public House!

When: Thursday, October 31 from 7:00 – midnight

Where: Gourdough’s Public House | 2700 South Lamar in Austin

Gourdough’s Public House, the brick-and-mortar location from the folks behind the legendary donut truck and home of the Big Fat Donut -is excited to celebrate its first year of serving up delicious donut-infused meals, local beers and craft cocktails. This Halloween is their official one-year anniversary, so Gourdough’s Public House will be throwing an unforgettable, carnival themed soiree as a thank you to their many neighbors, friends and supporters for making its first year a riveting success.

Guests should expect a plethora of quirky and fun activities that include a fortune teller, bearded lady, ringmaster, karaoke, photo booth, face painting, bobbing for Jello shots and more–all while scary movies play on the many TVs scattered throughout the venue. Attendees are encouraged to partake in the carnival theme by dressing the part with a festive costume (a costume contest will round out the evening).

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ZINK Is All You Need

Want a handbag that is as unique as Austin? Then look no further than ZINK.

Ben Freedland, creative director at ZINK, describes the local handbag collection as where your journey begins:

ZINK is a celebration of experiences, discoveries and passions. Our collections reimagine tried-and-true favorites and transform them through the creativity of our global community of artisans. Each season, we’ll share with you the people, places and things that inspire us, from the naturally dyed, hand-loomed textiles of the village artisan to the contemporary details we find relevant for today’s modern world.

The journey of ZINK might have begun in New England, but it continues to traverse the globe: To Italy, for superb canvas in a rainbow of magnificent hues. To South America, for stunning textiles hand-loomed by artisans practicing age-old traditions. To Southeast Asia, for indigo fabrics and naturally dyed textiles. To rural Japan, for the finest organic cotton. These are just some of the elements that go into creating ZINK’s meticulously crafted, timeless designs: the very fundamentals of chic adventure.

While the journey of ZINK may have begun in Freedland’s home of New England, it makes its stop in Austin until it joins you with your next journey across the block or across the globe.

You can find out more about ZINK on their website HERE.



Dior + Kate Spade Trunk Show at Spectacle Eye Design

Get your fashion fix and support a good cause all in one event this Thursday, October 10 at Spectacle Eye Design from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.!

See the latest frames from Christian Dior and Kate Spade as you enjoy complimentary light food and wine. For every exam performed that evening, Spectacle Eye Design will donate $5 to the World Sight Day Challenge. A 20% off discount will be offered for any complete pair of glasses sold.

RSVP to the event HERE.

More about the World Sight Day Challenge:

“Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses.”



Happy One Year to Russian House of Austin!


Come party with the Russian House of Austin for their one year anniversary on Saturday, October 19!

The event promises champagne, live music and cake from 5:00 p.m. until midnight. Free t-shirts will also be given to the first 10 guests.

The musical lineup for the night is:

Atlas Maior from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Judith Miller from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Paula Maya from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

BlueSqueeze Box from 9:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Ulrich Ellison from 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

There will be no cover charge for the event.

For more information, click HERE.




Spectacle Eye Design Featured in Influential Magazine

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Welcome Spectacle Eye Design! The new boutique at 4800 Burnet Road finally brings optical haute couture to Austin, offering the high fashion boutique experience to those who are in the market for eyewear that is as eye-catching as it is beneficial. Fall into fashion with eyewear from designers like Frieze Frame, Ray Ban, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein and Vera Wang.

See the piece here.

Join us for the Christian Dior + Kate Spade Trunk Show at Spectacle Eye Design to view the latest frames from the two designers on Thursday, October 10. Light food and wine will be served. Spectacle Eye Design will also be donating $5 for every exam and $5 for every frame sold to the World Sight Day Challenge. Those who buy a complete pair of glasses will enjoy a 20% off discount.

RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

World Sight Day Challenge: Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses.

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Shop For Your Man

Shopping that saves lives – say hello to the Shop For Your Man event at Russian House of Austin on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Russian House of Austin has partnered with Us TOO International, the largest US prostate cancer nonprofit organization, to host the charity event Shop For Your Man. Local designers and businesses have come together to donate dresses and other items to be auctioned off during the event. 100% of the profits generated at the event will go to Us TOO International.

The goal of this event is to spread awareness and provide support in a fun way to support the men in our lives.

Purchase your tickets for the event HERE.

RSVP on Facebook HERE.



How Would You Like to Date a Doc?

Who wouldn’t enjoy an evening at the ballet while on a date with a doctor?

Join Austin MD on Saturday, September 28 for an evening filled with music, live art, food, fun and friendly competition in the spirit of giving at Ballet Austin. Some of Austin’s most eligible medical professional bachelors and bachelorettes will be in attendance for you to bid on to get a date. The proceeds from the winning bid will go to the bachelor/bachelorette’s charity of choice.

Purchase your tickets for this fabulous event now before they go up at the door! Regular ticket pre-sale prices are $60. Pre-sale VIP ticket prices (which includes access to the VIP lounge with exclusive food & beverage service, special entertainment and more) are $100. VIP table ticket prices (which includes early seating and a special swag bag) are $1000. You can buy tickets HERE.

More information can be found HERE.

RSVP on Facebook HERE.

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1098197_511085895639062_2099251667_nGet a little taste of Russia in Austin  on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Russian House of Austin from 7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m at Vodka Fest 2013.

Guests can expect 15+ vodkas from around the world, appetizers and vodka infusions by Russian House of Austin, a vodka blind tasting context, and music from a local DJ.

With nearly 100+ house-infused vodkas, the Russian House of Austin is the only Russian restaurant in the city with the largest variety of vodkas from all over the world. Some of the vodkas that will be at this year’s event include Jean Marc XO, Skyy Moscato Grape, Skyy Wild Strawberry, Skyy original, Dripping Spring – infused by Russian House, Dripping Springs Orange flavor vodka, 1876 by Dripping Springs, Enchanted Rock original, Rebecca Creek Whiskey, Russian Standard Original, Russian Standard Platinum, and more.

Who better to enjoy vodka with than Russians? Tickets are $15 per person at the door or $100 per person for VIP (there are 25 seats in the VIP room).

Sponsors of this event are Austin Foodstyle Magazine and Texas Food Crawlers.

Buy tickets HERE.

RSVP on Facebook HERE.




Project Pink Fashion Show

Screen Shot 2013-08-19 at 10.42.54 AMOn September 21, the W Hotel will be the place to be for the Project Pink Fashion Show, presented by The Brobe and 2nd Street District and benefitting the Susan G. Komen Austin.

The event will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include brunch, mimosas, raffles, auctions and a runway show to be seen to be believed. The show will feature the work of local design students from the University of Texas at Austin, the Art Institute, the Austin School of Fashion and McCullum High School. The students used past Komen race t-shirts and combined them with various fabrics to create fun, fashionable looks. The models of the fashions are all breast cancer survivors.

To purchase tickets, become a sponsor and see more details about the event, click HERE.


Be Brave and Fight Like a Girl

1013290_550821434953532_1953503199_nHow would you like to party with some of the bravest women you’ll ever meet?

On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Fabulous Working Ladies will be hosting the fourth annual Be Brave and Fight Like a Girl Party at the Shoal Crossing Event Center. The event will feature live music, food, a cash bar, auctions and guest speakers who have defeated cancer as Austinites come together to stand up against breast cancer.

This fundraiser will benefit HealinComfort4aChange.org and provide Austin area women facing breast cancer with patented, specialized post-operative recovery healincomfort shirts. Healincomfort shirts are soft shirts with internal pockets to hold surgical drains for women to heal in comfort and dignity after going through mastectomies. They were created by Cherie Mathews after going through breast cancer herself.

For tickets to Be Brave and Fight Like a Girl, click HERE.

For more information about the Be Brave and Fight Like a Girl event, click HERE.





Hausman Chiropractic & Acupuncture Featured in NSIDE Texas MD

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Dr. Robert W. Hausman uses the “whole person approach” to help his patients live happy, healthy and pain-free lives at Hausman Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

Dr. Robert W. Hausman has a unique approach when dealing with his patients – an approach that seems to be gaining momentum throughout the country. And with good reason, as modern medicine appears to be centered on “sickness care” instead of what Hausman believes should be called “wellness care.”

“I am happy to be part of a health profession that seeks to find and fix the cause of a patient’s pain or condition,” Hausman said, “and then aims to prevent future problems without the use of drugs, chemicals or surgery.” Being very passionate about chiropractic and spinal adjustments, Hausman promotes this as the primary treatment modality at his practice.

Read more HERE.


CyberTex Institute of Technology Featured in NSIDE Texas Business

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Seasoned businessman Iqbal Sheikh helps students excel both in the classroom and in the workforce at CyberTex Institute of Technology.

Austin is known as the epicenter of the IT industry in the Southwest. CyberTex Institute of Technology (CIT) founder and CEO Iqbal Sheikh had the foresight to plan for this enormous growth in 1999. Sheikh is a Pakistani-American businessman who has more than 45 years of business experience in economic and technical fields. With his intuition and business acumen, Sheikh founded CIT and made his children managers and his first instructors.

As an instrumental figure in the creation of the Charlie Wilson Chair in Pakistan Studies at the University of Texas, Sheikh is also an advisory council member of Texans for Stem Cell Research. This entrepreneur has gone places, and he is still going strong.

Read more HERE.


Brad Kennington on the July 2013 Cover of Austin MD Magazine

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No Body Is Perfect: Understanding Eating Disorders

As the Texas legislature evaluates a bill classifying eating disorders as a mental health disease and therefore mandating insurance coverage, advocates call for a better understanding of eating disorders.

Several terms are used to diagnose eating orders. Any form of psychological instability expressed as an abusive eating habit can be labeled as an eating disorder. Others define the illness as eating or fitness habits disruptive enough to hinder one’s quality of life. Doctors will diagnose patients who show more defined symptoms with one of three terms: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. However, another term, “Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified”, is used to diagnose the many indefinite symptoms of eating disorders.

Defining what an eating disorder is not, on the other hand, is a little easier.

Read more HERE.



CHOPPED Viewing Party at Bar Mirabeau

Join us on Tuesday, August 13 for a CHOPPED viewing party at Bar Mirabeau. Local chef Parind Vora (of Bar Mirabeau) will make his television debut as one of four competing chefs on the Food Network competition where chefs take a mystery basket of ingredients and turn them into something special.

Guests at the viewing party will get to enjoy complimentary passed appetizers and drink specials throughout the night, such as $5 specialty cocktails and $2 Lone Star tallboys. In addition, there will be a champagne toast for every round Chef Vora is not CHOPPED!

Get tickets HERE and RSVP on Facebook HERE


Solution for Hair & Makeup Austin

Check out Solution Hair & Makeup Austin in Modern Luxury’s Houston Magazine click here 

Mark Horn last month opened an Austin outpost of his Montrose-area Solution for Hair & Makeup (830 W. Third St., Ste. 1148, Austin) with hairstylist Matthew Redden, a Houston native who is also a popular ATX stage actor.


Y&F’s House + Fashion

Young & Fabulous guests joined together Saturday night to celebrate the summer with Y&F’s House + Fashion. A night of cocktails, food, fashion and dancing (poolside) in the Hill Country. Y&F presented lines such as RVN, Morena Rosa, Ark & Co, Henry & Belle and more. View all of the images from the Y&F fashion show…