Author: San Antonio Woman Editor

Winter Romance: Finding Love in Later Years

Older people may have a harder time finding a life partner, but when they do, they often create more harmonious relationships than the young. The couples we talked to for this article share their personal experiences. Shirley and John Neither Shirley Rushing nor John Poteet was looking for a new relationship when circumstances brought them together, back in 1992. At the time, she was the chairwoman of Trinity University’s department of physical education, and he worked for the Cooper Institute in Dallas, the premier research and education organization devoted to healthy living practices. The two had known each other...

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At Home: Marymont Redesign

It has been nearly 20 years since interior designer Toni McAllister, of McAllister Designs, moved her family from their sprawling historic house in Monte Vista to a contemporary one in Marymont. The upkeep of the older home was overwhelming, so the more contemporary one had its advantages. Originally, McAllister didn’t much care for the new house, which was built in the early 1970s and already dated in appearance when she acquired it. In fact, it was the sort of project that she would advise her clients not to undertake. Yet the stunning results of one of McAllister’s most challenging...

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Role Model: Gemologist Amanda Moreno

An Expert in all that sparkles. The most important gems in the colored-stone market, rubies are a symbol of wealth, success and passion. They’re also a favorite of Amanda Moreno, 30, a role model for all those assets. A face you’ll see daily at Peñaloza & Sons Jewelers in San Antonio, Moreno recently earned the industry’s most prestigious credential — a graduate gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America — an accomplishment that required four years of study for her to learn 500 stones, inside and out, then ace a final exam by identifying 20 gems correctly. “That...

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Fashion: All Buttoned Up

Colder months are fashion’s favorite for many reasons, the primary being the advantage layers can bring to add a certain je ne sais quoi to any outfit. But in San Antonio, where the temperatures rarely dip below searing, you’d be hard pressed to find a girl wearing more than a breezy cardigan even in the winter months. For the sartorially savvy, however, there are still wonderful ways to pull off dressing warmly for winter, even if it is Texas-sized. A duster is a trendy way to add drama to an outfit without adding bulk. Choose a rosy shade of...

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Beauty: Relaxation and Rejuvenation

Celebrity Jewelry Designer Tracee Nichols Adds Personal Touch to La Cantera’s New Spa. Relaxation and rejuvenation have a new home in San Antonio with the opening of the Loma de Vida Spa at the La Cantera Resort. The hot spot boasts 17,000 square feet of indoor space with 15 treatment rooms, including eight massage/body rooms, three facial rooms, two couples’ suites and two Sky Lofts. The Gathering Place is a vibrant environment to recharge and reconnect, with a majestic fireplace, revolving art gallery and terrace with expansive views of land and sky that can only be found in Texas....

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