Maya Star Now Online

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Co Star on Studio 512

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Gourdough’s on PopSugar

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Look for Gourdough’s Public House

Look for Gourdough’s Public House featured this month in Paula DeenMagazine

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Ann Webb Skin Clinic and Institute

Sketching out a good skin care plan is important in preserving youth and vitality. Ann Webb knows a thing or two or three or on and on and on about that. She joined us in the studio to tell us how we can keep our skin looking fresh this fall. The Ann Webb Skin Clinic & Institute is located at 11701 Jollyville Road. Go to AWSkinClinic.com or call  512-795-0145 for information or to make an appointment.

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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.

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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.

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Riding to End AIDS! PAELLA + Patio Fundraiser

Todd Fisher is participating in this year’s AIDS/LifeCycle by cycling 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV. He has committed to raising a minimum of $3,000 and needs your support!

JOIN US!

PAELLA + Patio Fundraiser for Todd Fisher
Mirabeau Patio Bar & Grill
$3.75 Sangria | $5 specialty cocktails
PAELLA $10pp
Silent Auction
Live music by Luis Banuelos

Get more information on local AIDS awareness, events, testing, and how to get involved, at the AIDS Services of Austin’s info table!

DONATE TO SUPPORT TODD  tofighthiv.org/goto/toddfisher

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Mel’s Meals Offers 21 Day Meal Plans

Eating healthy just got easier and Mel is doing all the cooking! This is how it works.

Meal Plans:

*You must sign up by 5pm on Thurs to start this coming Monday otherwise you will start the following Monday.
*All meal plans are 3 meals + 2snacks for 21 days.

Big Box of Meals:
*All meal boxes can be customized. Just add your special instructions into the form below!
*Big Box of Meals include Free Delivery to the entire Austin area.
*Big Box Meals are made fresh everyday but delivered frozen to your home.

Sign up with Mel’s Meals and their 21 day meal plan. Pick up or have it delivered to your door. Details online HERE

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austin outdoor design to be featured

Be on the lookout for our client austin outdoor design in local publications! Jose and John from aod were interviewed along with the homeowners. We love this project!

Check out their site HERE 

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Mel’s Meals as seen in Influential Magazine

Read more about Melissa Sterns HERE on page 54 and 55

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Event Slice on KXAN

If you’ve ever tried to plan an event you know the countless hours you have to spend on numerous websites looking for the perfect Venue. Once you find the venue, then you begin the search for a Bakery, Caterer, Florist, DJ, Event Planner, Decorator, Photographer or anything else needed to make your event extraordinary.

EventSlice to make sit easier to plan any type of event. Whether it’s a Birthday Party, a Graduation, Baby shower, Special event or a Wedding, EventSlice is a one stop hub that brings everything you need and makes it easy to plan your event. Venues & Event Professional Services all on in one place. Watch the clip here

 

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Solid Gold in REAL Magazine, Page 13

Stay hands-free with an on-trend wristlet from Raven + Lily, a locally based design house that dedicates a portion of proceeds to helping impoverished women. Each fold-over fabric clutch is hand-printed and naturally dyed in Cambodia, and is available in two 10-inch-by-7-inch versions: gray and silver streaked and chartreuse and turquoise. $44. Available at Solid Gold (1601 E. Fifth St. Ste. 102. 473-2730, www.solidgoldacademy.com).

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Letting Go by Brad Kennington in Influential Magazine’s Jan/Feb Issue

Brad Kennington, executive director of Cedar Springs Austin, says when it comes to relationships, endings can mean new beginnings.  Read the article.

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New Looks from Misty Evans Designs on Austin Fashion Week

When it comes to design Misty Evans is inspired by just about everything. Whether drawing from fashion, nature, architecture, or her background in interior design, Misty sculpts eye-catching, sassy forms meant to capture the attention of a room. Take a look, and you’ll find various color stories infused with graceful curves, draped chains, and faceted or smooth gem stones. Read more HERE 

Photography: Cody Kinsfather | Clothing: Wanderlust Boutique | MUAH: Trey Saxon and Samira

Blog by: Mallory Baysek

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Winter looks from Young & Fabulous featured in Created Woman Magazine. Read more about Y&F online HERE

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ZINK Limited Edition Collection Special Pricing Event 12/15/12

Enjoy holiday shopping, festive music, bubbly, sweet treats and more. ZINK’s Limited Edition Collection will be priced from $250 to $395 ($250 to $325 off retail prices). They also have ZINK Fair Trade Gift Gallery items that range from $10-$45. These items include handmade notebooks with mulberry paper, jewelry boxes and pouches, men’s wallets etc. RSVP HERE

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Celebrate the season with the 2ND Street District’s 2nd annual Holiday Window Walk!

Students from The University of Texas, St. Edward’s University, and Texas State University have submitted elaborate window designs in order to compete for over $8000 in scholarships generously provided by Silicon Labs and The Downtown Austin Alliance. You can help decide which windows will win by voting for your favorite from Dec. 8th through the 15th! Read more online…

 

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Mark Kalen Designs + Tribeza

Mark Kalen is something of a modern renaissance man. In addition to wall art and custom bike parts, Kalen designs jewelry for men and women, all beautifully crafted in his unmistakable stainless steel. With a limitless imagination and balance of craftsmanship and modernity, the designer’s collection is sure to make an unforgettable statement.

Read more on Tribeza.com

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Social Communications: A unique firm for a unique town

In the past two decades, everything has shifted. Gone are the days when the evening news was the most current source of information and newspapers and the Yellow Pages were the most reliable ways to find businesses.

Without a doubt, marketing has changed in response to the new dynamic. Save for face-to-face interaction, most traditional methods have been reduced, if not abandoned. Few can recall the last time they had a door hanger or were visited by a salesperson. Read more online HERE

Photography by Norah Levine

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Meet our Clients

We take pride in our clients and would love to keep you up-to-date on them. Sign up HERE to receive our monthly newsletter or visit us on our FACEBOOK page for daily updates. ~SC

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ART + DESIGN at the W Hotel

Join us for an intimate night of art, design, networking and a silent auction to benefit the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Local ART + DESIGN by Misty Evans Designs, Jeana Marino and Mark Kalen Designs. RSVP on Facebook to Attend

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Mizu is seeking experienced staff for Grand Reopening

NOW HIRING: Mizu Austin is seeking seasoned and experienced staff for their Grand Reopening. We could not be more excited to spread the news. Be sure to check with us in July for the updated menu & reopening details.

Hiring details can be found online…

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Mark Kalen featured on THRILLIST

Mark Kalen started out making beautiful custom parts that motorcycles didn’t need, but certainly wanted — and now he’s doing the same for the two-wheeler that is you, with a line of mewelry that pays homage to his biker beginnings with stainless materials and designs such as tire tread patterns, allowing you to say “Tread on me!” without upsetting Metallica’s sense of patriotism. Read more online…

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A Health Food Haven | NSIDE Magazine

Mel’s Meals serves up tasty and satisfying ready-to-heat meals to Austinites who want to dismiss their diet ruts and make a positive life change. Written by: Ashley M. Halligan

        

More than simply another health food stop here in Austin, Mel’s Meals was inspired by a firsthand passion to encourage healthy eating, and is staffed with a handful of professionals who will make your journey far more feasible, all while providing powerful support along the way. Read more online

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Mark Kalan | Austin Fashion Week

Mark Kalen designs elegant jewelry for the rebel sophisticate, and draws inspiration from a seemingly unlikely source – motorcycles. Intrigued? Yeah, so are we!

An Austin artist new to the scene, Kalen has channeled his extensive design work he did for motorcycles and the romantic curiosity that surrounds them into a design aesthetic that prizes individual style.  His artistic evolution into jewelry design translates into powerful pieces for men, women and unisex, and his newly-released collections feature signature cuffs, pendants and buckles.

His designs incorporate unforgiving materials – stainless steel and glass, among others – which are skillfully married to create dramatic elegance with rebellious undertones.

We sat down for a quick Q&A with the man behind the metal.

Q&A with Mark Kalen

You have several different collections – edgy, linear, hammered, beach glass, signature twist – as well as a custom collection. Can you tell me a little bit of the philosophy behind each collection?

Each person has an individual aesthetic or style that speaks to who we are. I have tried to create a selection of jewelry designs that appeal to those different personas. “Edgy” for rebels, “Linear” for a calming influence, “Hammered” offers a sense of tradition, “Beach Glass” brings muted color, and the Mark Kalen “Signature Twist” is where it all began.

Photo: Jai Mayhew

You’ve said that you draw inspiration from motorcycles. Can you expand upon this, and tell me how your work on motorcycles has translated to your jewelry line?

The custom accessories I designed and built for one-off, theme bikes were actually motorcycle “jewelry”. Accessories can make it or break it in that they set the tone for the overall look of the bike. That’s true for jewelry accessories for people. The right accessory sets the tone for the outfit, the way you feel, the impression you put out there. My jewelry is my voice in providing the right look and feel for what a person wants to say.

Photo: Jai Mayhew

Can you tell me a little bit about the techniques you use in your jewelry-making, and why you’re aesthetically drawn to stainless steel and the other materials you use?

Stainless steel is a clean, strong, durable metal that provides a depth of color. Even though it is difficult to work with, once the piece is complete, it will last forever. Stainless does not tarnish and requires little care. Even though it’s not a “precious” metal, the finish is truly beautiful. I’m hooked!

Photo: Jai Mayhew

How would you describe your personal style?

I’m an introvert that expresses the rebelliousness inside by wearing large, chunky pieces of jewelry, I’m much more comfortable talking about my work than about myself. I guess I am my work. I am very consumed and driven by inspiration around me. I never seem to run out of ideas for new designs.

Photo: Jai Mayhew

 When it comes to clothing designers, in particular, is there a line that you think meshes really well with the feel of your jewelry?

My favorite Austin based men’s store is Edge Boutique. They carry denim roughness to Wall Street chic……that pretty much sums up Mark Kalen’s men’s line of jewelry.

Photo: Jai Mayhew

Be sure to save the date —  Edge Boutique is hosting an exclusive trunk show that will feature the Mark Kalen Men’s Collection on June 21st at 6pm. Stop by and meet the man behind the metal for yourself!

Article found on: fashionweekaustin.com

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