From Hollywood with Love

From Hollywood with Love

Returning to the United States from abroad a year or so ago, Elizabeth Chambers stopped in San Antonio to visit relatives and friends. While here, she had a yearning for something sweet and delicious like a really nice homemade cupcake. But there were none to be...

Creating San Antonio’s “Front Porch”

Creating San Antonio’s “Front Porch”

As a newly-minted urban planner, I've had the honor of serving as a volunteer for Hemisfair since June of 2011. Because it rests so deeply in my heart, I think about it daily and never tire of telling its extraordinary story. We imagine Hemisfair to be the city's...

She’s a Survivor

She’s a Survivor

It takes a lot of careful planning and energy for Gloria Rivera Rodriguez to handle a full-time job with irregular hours, a separate small business and frequent public-speaking dates, but she's grateful for every crowded day. As community-relations coordinator of the...

Busting 17 Breast Cancer Myths

Busting 17 Breast Cancer Myths

Between your mother, friends, TV and the Internet, there are numerous ways misinformation gets passed along. Getting a faulty cookie recipe from the grapevine is one thing, but where your health is concerned, it's better to get information from a trusted source like...

Accessible Elegance in Terrell Hills

Accessible Elegance in Terrell Hills

There's something different about the houses in Terrell Hills, something elusive. These older homes along tree-lined streets have a sense of quiet wisdom. Once shiny and new, they are now graceful elder statesmen in an era of cookie-cutter homes on postage stamp lots....

Bahia Azul: Mexican coastal cuisine is catching on

Bahia Azul: Mexican coastal cuisine is catching on

In the tsunami of new restaurants in San Antonio by and for the wave of moneyed Mexicans fleeing the country's drug wars, there has been a notable number of coastal places. They don't all succeed here;Cabo, for example, went out with the tide, apparently never to...

Prima Ballerina: She’ll dance again in Dracula this fall

Prima Ballerina: She’ll dance again in Dracula this fall

When strangers meet Ballet San Antonio's principal dancer, Sarah Aujon, they usually ask one of two questions, depending on their age. Kids want to know whether standing on the tips of her toes hurts her feet while adults invariably bring up the movie The Black Swan,...

Dealing with Sun-Damaged Skin

Dealing with Sun-Damaged Skin

Long-term exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation, especially around the face, is the No. 1 cause of skin damage. This photo-aging, unlike natural maturing, speeds up the aging of your skin by as much as 12 years, and you'll look it! UV exposure also...

Pairing Mexican Foods and Wine

Pairing Mexican Foods and Wine

San Antonio's premier cuisine has always been Mexican or Tex-Mex foods. We are well known for our fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and other spicy representatives from south of the border. For many people the beverage of choice is a cold cerveza, such as a Corona or Dos XX,...

Ooohs…Aaahs…Spas

Ooohs…Aaahs…Spas

Our skin is a wonderful, flexible, protective covering. It can be beautifully soft and touchable or rough, leathery, wrinkly and sagging. UV rays from the sun or tanning booth and smoking are the major causes of damage and deterioration of our skin. So why not take...

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