Seasonal Soak
Nov01

Seasonal Soak

Our recipes for the perfect holiday bath By Mimi Greenwood Knight The holidays— whether they’ve yet to actually take place or have recently passed—can wear you down like few other times of year. Amid all the hubbub, it can be super helpful to take an hour or two to slip away, unplug, and revive your spirit with a long, soul-reviving bath.   Starter Pack   Ideal Bath Basics Temperature: 92 degrees Fahrenheit Length: 20 to 30 minutes...

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Flawless Skin for the Holidays
Oct31

Flawless Skin for the Holidays

  Medspa treatments for a vibrant, smooth complexion By LaRue V. Gillespie   The holidays are just around the bend, and we’re betting you’d love to look picture perfect for all those snap-worthy occasions lining up lickety-split on your calendar. If your skin needs some freshening up—or some serious TLC—you might consider some of these promising treatments you can schedule and have taken care of at your local medspa in no time at all....

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Best Face Forward
Oct15

Best Face Forward

Make a Few Refreshing Changes Before Holiday Events and Photos By Audrey Ashe     We all want to put our best face on when it comes time to visit with friends and family over the holidays. Amidst reminiscing and catching up on who’s doing what, social functions are also exciting places to show off that new haircut or cute cocktail dress. Of course, there are times when looking back at photos leaves you feeling less than fabulous....

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Treatment Time
Sep04

Treatment Time

For breast implants or lifts, fall and winter make for perfect timing. Everything’s bigger in Texas, right? So, if you’ve been thinking about enhancing your bust line, then fall and winter are a great time to consider it, so you can have that downtime to be camouflaged beneath cold-weather attire. “Colder weather months are a good time to undergo surgery,” said Constance M. Chen, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon...

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Celebrating Our Style Icons
Sep04

Celebrating Our Style Icons

What Would Make Your List? Texas has embraced and nurtured an attitude and style all its own from the very beginning. Not surprisingly, when it comes to fashion, design, and tastemakers, natives of the Lone Star state make an impact. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite style icons to highlight in our edition that celebrates everything Texas. Tom Ford When it comes to world-renowned fashion designers, many would agree that...

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A Piece of Spring
May09

A Piece of Spring

A spring swimsuit is a versatile thing, whether matched with a breezy cover up, the rest of an outfit, or worn solo. We’re not quite into the depths of summer yet, but the Texas sun is more than sufficient for an early season splash. Gibson & Latimer – Pique Stripe Plunge $82 La Blanca – Vision Quest Plunge Cross Back Tummy Toner $119 Gossip-Jean’s Addiction Ruffle Off-the-Shoulder $70 Kenneth Cole Reaction-Over the...

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Summertime Fine
May09

Summertime Fine

The body fat battle is never-ending for most of us. No matter how religiously you stick to a diet, how hard you hit the gym, or how many hot yoga classes you attend, fat can stubbornly remain in undesirable places. Luckily, there have been major breakthroughs in noninvasive fat reduction treatments that eliminate unwanted body fat without surgery or injections. But there are some treatment options that use different types of...

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Mid-Year Moment
May09

Mid-Year Moment

In a perfect world, we’d all have nailed our New Year’s resolutions. I’d be 15 pounds lighter. My sister-in-law would’ve potty trained her three-year-old. And my niece would be pulling off a perfect two-minute plank. But here in the real world, life happens. If your best intentions for a regular workout schedule have gone awry since the new year, try these tips for getting back on track. Once you’re back in your routine and working...

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Jeans + Scenes

If outdoor expeditions are in the mix, odds are that you’re going to reach for a trusty pair of durable jeans. But we’ve come a long way from the workhorse denim of the past. From road trips to nature walks to a day at the ranch, these punched-up pairs will leave you feeling confident that your look is all buttoned up. Chelsea & Violet Cropped Flare, $88 Aberdeen Thrift Hi-Rise Frayed Hem Denim, $138 Gianni Bini Gia Embroidered...

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Wrinkle & Worry Free
Apr11

Wrinkle & Worry Free

Minimizing those pesky little lines Sure, wrinkles are just part of the aging process, and yeah, we should probably learn to live with it! But if we aren’t necessarily ready to… fully embrace them, there are at least a few things we can do to minimize their appearance. Wrinkles happen when collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin begin to break down and lose their ability to keep the skin’s surface smooth and firm. Certain things...

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Be Yourselfie
Apr11

Be Yourselfie

Shine on social with a super smile Knock knock, it’s the great outdoors calling! With the weather warming up and the trees starting to show some cheeky green, it’s tempting to go out and snap some pics. A walk in the park? The first BBQ of the season? Taking up kayaking? The list of outdoor adventures to document goes on. You don’t have to be a professional photog to give yourself a glamour shot on a beautiful day, but nothing can...

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That Bites
Mar13

That Bites

See your dentist for these mouth mishaps When you’re in an accident or play sports, even non-contact sports, injuries can happen to your teeth. For all tooth injuries, see your dentist or endodontist as soon as possible to address the injury and make sure no other problems occur. Chipped Tooth Of all the sports-related tooth injuries, a chipped tooth is the most common. Most often, your dentist can easily reattach the chip or put on a...

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Personal Trainer or Plastic Surgery?
Mar13

Personal Trainer or Plastic Surgery?

What’s your best bet in the battle of the bulge? So you’ve decided it’s time to lose a little weight. That’s great! Now you’re exploring your options. Cabbage soup diet? Ick! Jumping around in a super intense new gym? Too much work—and your knees aren’t what they used to be. Liposuction? Maybe a quick and easy fix is the ticket? What to do, what to do… If you have a considerable amount of weight to lose (100 pounds or more), any sound...

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Light in White
Feb06

Light in White

February is one of the most popular months to get engaged—and if that applies to you, you might be starting to think about dresses! Consider going with something elegant and simple—it’ll put all the focus on you and make you feel a little lighter (while keeping your wallet from feeling too much lighter, also).   Pieces available from...

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The Shape of Things
Feb06

The Shape of Things

Multitudes of options for finessing your figure You’re only given one body on this earth—it makes sense to take great care of it. From exercising to getting enough sleep to indulging in the occasional medspa treatment or even cosmetic surgery, it’s important to show your body how much you really care. “My theory is this: self care is self love,” said Alexandra Janelli, hypnotherapist, life coach, and owner of Modrn Sanctuary, a luxury...

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Freshen Your Boredrobe
Jan03

Freshen Your Boredrobe

It’s January, and with a new year comes a new opportunity to look at the world around you with renewed resolve—both inside your home and while you’re out and about! We’ve selected a few new updates on some classic wardrobe essentials that are sure to leave your fashion situation feeling renewed and refreshed.     Pieces available from...

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Time for Beauty
Jan03

Time for Beauty

Your cosmetic procedure planner for 2018 Looking to refresh your look in 2018? You can undergo a wide variety of cosmetic procedures any time of year, but it might be prudent to choose certain seasons over others depending on what you want to do. Winter Winter means cold weather, coats, and warmer clothing. Why does that matter? “Any major body contouring where you would need [to wear] a compression garment is better to do in the...

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Our Favorite Fundamentals
Jan03

Our Favorite Fundamentals

The inside track on looking refreshed Curled Lashes On the Go Want to make your eyes pop with a capital P? Use the Go Curl Pocket Curler by Japonesque in the morning and anytime during the day when your lashes need a little pick-me-up. This eyelash curler is the perfect travel size, and fits snugly in the palm of your hand. You can find it online or at beauty stores such as Ulta Beauty. Revitalize with DIY Toner Fill a mini spritzer...

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To All a Good Night
Dec04

To All a Good Night

Light up the evening with flashy party dresses for this year’s holiday soirees. Pieces available at...

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Starting Fresh
Dec01

Starting Fresh

Undo a year’s worth of tooth neglect and get ready for a clean start Imagine what would happen if a gardener decided not to weed for a while. Before long they’d have a forest of weeds choking out those beloved flowers and veggies. In the same way, neglecting your teeth can lead to issues that only compound the longer you put off addressing them—and the onset of damage isn’t as obvious as excess vegetation. Whether it’s teeth in need...

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Revitalized Routine
Dec01

Revitalized Routine

Creating a sustainable schedule isn’t just about goals In an age where people put their best face forward on social media and the media itself tends to paint a façade of perfection, it’s easy to become fixated on the idea of difficult if not impossible to obtain appearances. Think of the last time you decided to insert a new beauty routine into your day. Does this sound somewhat familiar? “I’m going to begin a 12-step skincare program...

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Fresh Face Forward
Dec01

Fresh Face Forward

A closer look at surgical procedures Tis the season for caroling and tree trimming, gift giving and party hosting, lazy hours by the fire and all those scrumptious sweaters, scarves, and boots. But it’s also the most popular time of year to do a little tweaking when it comes to what you see in the mirror each morning. Want to look your best? Give some consideration to a long-lasting procedure for your face. Blepharoplasty (Eyelid...

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Pump It Up
Nov01

Pump It Up

Improve your skin health with seasonal pumpkin Ah, there’s nothing like indulging in seasonal fall favorites. Cozy sweaters, crunchy leaves, spiced ciders, and of course, the reigning champion of all things autumn—pumpkin. It’s pretty much impossible not to get sucked into the pumpkin craze each year with tantalizing treats everywhere you look, but we’re not here to talk about delicious desserts or spiced lattes. Did you know you can...

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Rebooted
Oct30

Rebooted

Revitalize your autumn lineup with bold boots that are built for blustery conditions. Pieces available at...

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Beat the Clock with a Medspa Makeover
Oct30

Beat the Clock with a Medspa Makeover

Non-invasive treatments you can get this season—just in time for holiday parties It’s the holidays. You want to look good. No, you want to look smashing! So many photo ops. So many people you haven’t seen in awhile. So many parties! Ahhhh! What to do? From fillers and Botox to peels and lasers, there are a bevy of medspa treatments you can receive to tighten, plump, smooth, and correct–leaving you looking fresh and dewy all season...

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Hair Repair
Oct30

Hair Repair

Tips and tricks for women experiencing graying or thinning up top Gray hair happens to everyone at some point, though for some it can happen as early as their 20s. Hair loss or thinning hair happens to about 35 million women in the United States—starting around the age of 30—due to issues like stress, medications, autoimmune conditions, hormone imbalances, and just plain old genetic alopecia. The good news is that if you’re so...

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Solar Flare
Sep28

Solar Flare

The sun is starting to give way to a bit of fall breeze and some blustery leaves, and we love allowing our sleeves to flutter with them as the wind catches our hair. This month’s picks tread the line between the sunshine of late summer and the onset of fall—with a little bit of flare. Pieces available at...

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Halloween with a Vintage Vibe
Sep28

Halloween with a Vintage Vibe

Looking for an easy Halloween costume? Go vintage! You can capture the essence of your favorite film characters for a fraction of the price by pairing vintage basics, key accessories, and character-appropriate hair and makeup. Not only will you have an authentic Halloween costume—but you’ll be left with a few staples you can wear again and again. The best part? No one else at the Halloween party will have the same costume as you!...

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Lookin’ Good
Sep27

Lookin’ Good

Even the smallest habits can help you maintain a healthy look Modern beauty products and aesthetic treatments can do a lot of the heavy lifting, but even the most high-end products and services are no substitute for living well and taking care of yourself. Simply incorporate a few easy routines into your daily life and then watch and feel the transformation begin. Not sure where to start? Let’s look at some ways to step up your...

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Bye-Bye Mom Bod
Sep27

Bye-Bye Mom Bod

Get your pre-baby body back with a mommy makeover If I had a quarter for every time I heard a mom say having kids “ruined” her body, I would be filthy rich. While some women wear their stretch marks and crepe paper skin proudly, plenty of women would prefer to have their old bodies back. And for some, no amount of exercise or toning exercises can lift and tighten sagging breasts and bellies or eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. For...

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Denim Days
Aug25

Denim Days

The highs are still high out there, but the lows are getting lower—and your breezy summer skirts and dresses can comfortably give way to some edge-of-autumn jeans. Whether you’re heading out for a bit of brunch or hitting up the State Fair of Texas later this month, these looks will make you feel like fall is finally just around the bend.   Pieces available at...

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Sunny Side Up!
Aug25

Sunny Side Up!

Brighten, smooth, and soothe summer-sun damaged skin Not to knock our big star in the sky—it has helped the Earth thrive for billions of years—but sometimes those golden rays can do just as much harm as good. They can wreak havoc on your skin down to a cellular level, leading to skin cancer and premature aging, including wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, and dark spots (hyperpigmentation). Now that the dog days of summer are...

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Best in Boots
Aug25

Best in Boots

Your brief fall primer Autumn is here and that certainly means one thing—it’s time for boots. This year offers a gamut of timeless styles and edgy trends. We’ll help you find the quality, fit, and fashion statement that’s right for you. Sole Searching A good pair of boots is an investment that will pay off for years to come. Opt for full-grain leather and a well-attached sole. “You can identify good quality boots by looking at how the...

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Plastic Surgery – Past, Present, and Future
Aug24

Plastic Surgery – Past, Present, and Future

Getting a nip/tuck may seem like a modern phenomenon, but we’ve been perfecting the art and science of plastic surgery for thousands of years. Here, we take a high-level look at the amazing evolution of plastic surgery, focusing primarily on cosmetic services in the 20th and 21st centuries. Early Beginnings The ancient Egyptians weren’t the only ones to experiment with nose reshaping. As early as the sixth century B.C., a medical text...

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The New Naturals
Jan31

The New Naturals

If you’re on the fence about trying natural beauty and personal care products, take a close look at the ingredient list on the brands you currently use. Many contain known harmful chemicals or irritants, such as parabens and sodium laureth sulfate (SLS). Unlike natural products you may have tried years ago, today’s advanced formulas—the new naturals—can work just well and often better than products containing synthetic ingredients....

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2017’s Top Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Dec29

2017’s Top Cosmetic Dental Procedures

A movie star smile can be yours in 2017 with porcelain bonded veneers, Dr. Shannon Roberts’ top pick for pearly whites this year. If bleaching isn’t enough to get your whitest white, then consider this procedure. Dr. Roberts—of UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Dentistry—states that the materials used will depend on your bite and degree of teeth darkness. Your teeth will be shaped, then a master impression or scan will be...

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Bottoms Up!
Dec29

Bottoms Up!

Achieving a bodacious booty through plastic surgery Norma Morales had a decent derriere in her late teens and early 20s. But something happened in her 30s. She found herself staring down 40 with two “popped balloons” on her backside. “They were like pancakes,” the South Florida resident said. “It made me feel uncomfortable.” Norma opted for butt augmentation surgery to perk up her pancaked posterior. Really! And she’s not the only...

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Precious Metals
Dec29

Precious Metals

A neutral palette needs not be boring. Elevate your presence this winter and spring with the new neutrals: gunmetal, iced steel, gold, and rose gold.           Photography by Jeremy Shelby Creative Direction by Jen Childers Styling: Juan Lerma Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes Model: Sabrina Jurlina Styling Assistant: Krystal Collier Talent: The Campbell...

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State of Grace
Dec04

State of Grace

Cocktail-worthy party dresses that make a statement while maintaining the utmost class. About This Location Classic and modern elegance are juxtaposed at Le Méridien Dallas, the Stoneleigh. The unique Art Deco building’s chic Uptown location puts guests steps away from local businesses, museums, boutique shopping, cutting-edge cuisine, and stimulating nightlife. Built in 1923 and recently renovated, the Stoneleigh is an iconic Dallas...

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Banish Eye Bags & Dark Circles
Dec01

Banish Eye Bags & Dark Circles

Tips and tricks to de-puff and lighten As you get older, things, well, things start going south—even your lower eyelids. Throw in the fact that we’re smack dab in the middle of holiday season with its added stress and sleepless nights combined with guzzling spirited cocktails and gorging on super salty (but-oh-so-yummy) foods, and it’s no wonder your under-eyes are screaming for some TLC! If eye bags or dark circles have you feeling...

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Bright Whites
Nov02

Bright Whites

Treat yourself to a dazzling smile A brilliant smile can make all the difference in a good first impression. For those with stained or yellowed teeth, one option may be over-the-counter teeth whitening products—toothpastes, mouthwash, strips, and trays. These can produce results over time, but a better option is to visit your dentist for a whitening treatment. Getting to a dentist can result in a gleaming smile that could last as long...

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Considering a Breast Augmentation?
Nov02

Considering a Breast Augmentation?

10 Things You Should Know Before You Go Under the Knife Do you find yourself in the ultra-padded bra section of Victoria’s Secret silently lamenting the fact that your “secret” is you have tiny A-cups? Sure, you need to love yourself and your body just as you are, but guess what? Sometimes loving yourself means doing something about what torments you. And if you’re tired of having barely-there boobs, or childrearing took a devastating...

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Falling In Luxe
Nov01

Falling In Luxe

Lush textures and organic layers; there’s something for everyone to fall in love with this fall. ABOUT THIS LOCATION Black Star Sport Horses is a premier dressage training, show, and sales facility located 20 minutes east of Dallas on 255 acres in Rockwall, TX. BlackStarSportHorses.com Photography: Jeremy Shelby Creative Direction: Jen Childers Talent: The Campbell Agency Styling: Juan Lerma Hair & Makeup: Leslie Belcher Model:...

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Adult Acne: Zit Happens
Oct04

Adult Acne: Zit Happens

What you can do to achieve a clearer complexion Pimples. Zits. Blackheads. These are not just the tormentors of teens. Today, people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond—even those with a silky smooth complexion in high school—are pimple popping, zit blasting, and even skin scrubbing their way to a clearer complexion. However, waging such a seemingly gratifying war on your face could be totally counterproductive. In fact, you may just...

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Women of Adversity
Sep02

Women of Adversity

Strong women inspire us, encourage us, and support us. They’re mothers, grandmothers, wives, and caretakers. They overcome adversity in stride and never give up. This month, they share their stories with us. Sun Registered Nurse, Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center “I don’t remember the accident. I was driving to Thanksgiving dinner and pulled over to help someone.” As Sun assisted on the...

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Best Kept Beauty Secrets
Aug01

Best Kept Beauty Secrets

Freshen up your look in ways you’ll love Women don’t always like to divulge their beauty secrets. But if you promise not to tell, we’ll share a roundup of some of the best products around you’ll want to add to your beautifying arsenal, stat! By LaRue V....

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Join the Club
Aug01

Join the Club

Summer’s almost over, but it’s not too late to tap into one of this season’s biggest fashion trends. With timelessly chic pieces in an all-white palette, you’ll always be on par. Photography by Sergio Garcia Creative Direction by Jen Childers Talent – The Campbell Agency Styling – Ana Patiño Hair & Makeup – Leslie Belcher Model – Whitney Jarrett Stylist Assistant – Tricia Nevins Light Tech...

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Pumped Up
Jul01

Pumped Up

Powerful shoes for powerful...

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Zap It!
Jun28

Zap It!

Say buh-bye to red bumps, ingrown hairs, shaving, waxing, and tweezing for good! Every year, more and more people—even men—are seeking laser hair removal as a solution to their shaving, tweezing, and waxing woes. Last year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, laser hair removal took third place (behind injectables and fillers) as the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed. Here is what you...

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Classic Cuts for the Modern Man
Jun07

Classic Cuts for the Modern Man

Some garments courtesy of Nordstrom. Special thanks to The Boardroom Salon for Men Photography by Jeremy Shelby    Creative Direction by Jen Childers     Styling by KJ Moody, Wallflower Management    Grooming by Walter Fuentes, The Campbell Agency Modeling by Trey Singleton, The Campbell Agency ...

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