The latest from Austin Way's Publisher, Lou Delone.
Drivers of Style partner Vicki Roberts of Lexus of Austin & Lakeway and me at the Art of Fashion show at Neiman Marcus; with Dr. Michael Moossy feting our Fall Fashion Drivers of Style; celebrating the new Fifth & West condos with developer John Needham.
This is an exciting time for Austin Way. In honor of the fifth year of the Formula One US Grand Prix being in our great city, reigning F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton is the leading man on the cover of our Men’s Issue. A headlining performance by another superstar, the one-and-only Taylor Swift, after the second day of racing, is sure to bring an even higher profile to this year’s F1 at Circuit of the Americas, where fans can also look forward to the debut of facility improvements. We love celebrating F1 at the magazine—our party last year included VIPs like Emmy-winner Regina King and Friends’ Matt LeBlanc—and we’re ready to do it even bigger and better again this October.
The Men’s Issue is an ideal time to reflect on the different men I have been fortunate to become friends with in Austin. Chris Hendel, VP at Neiman Marcus, recently partnered with Austin Way on our Drivers of Style fashion event with Lexus of Austin & Lakeway; you can see some of the highlights from that night on Page 30. Also in this issue, on page 57, you’ll find out more about M. Ato, who has opened his first menswear store, League of Rebels, in the Second Street District.
Austin Way all-stars at the Zilker Relays with Jody Seaborn, Doug Dempster, and Jack McDonald.
Other young men I admire are Stallion Capital Management’s Peter Croft, who is building the Stallion Texas Real Estate fund, and Will Bridges, who has spearheaded the rebirth of the beloved Antone’s Nightclub. Men closer to my age are doing amazing things as well: Jeff Newberg at Endeavor Real Estate Group has just opened the impressive Domain Northside, and Jim Ritts’s Paramount Theatre will shine in October with its starring role in the weeklong Austin Film Festival (read our interview with honoree Paul Feig on page 35). To keep myself feeling young, I recently ran the Zilker Relays with a team that included Dean Doug Dempster at the UT College of Fine Arts and Jack McDonald, CEO of Upland Software.
These gentlemen are just a few of the familiar faces who continue to make me feel at home in Austin. I look forward to celebrating this exciting time of year—full of festivals, galas, and events—with them. We hope you love this issue, and remember that Austin Way lives online 365 days a year; keep up with us at Austin Way Magazine on Facebook and at @austinwaymag on Twitter and Instagram. See you around town!