Celebrating our Formula One Mansion with my wife, Meredith, Kendra Scott, and Matt Davis.
This is a particularly special issue of Austin Way because it marks the completion of our second full year of publishing in Austin. There are so many supporters to thank for a great second year. Specifically, we are grateful to a number of partners who stepped up as sponsors for some of our magazine’s most dynamic events, including: the grand re-opening of Antone’s way back in February with my friend Will Bridges; our star-studded Women of Power dinner at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in April with executive director Nina Seely; Austin Way’s Art of the City summer event featuring Jennifer Chenoweth and co-sponsored by HEB and the University of Texas College of Fine Arts; our Fall Fashion Drivers of Style runway show with Chris Hendel at Neiman Marcus and Vicki Roberts and Cassie LaMere at Lexus of Austin & Lakeway; and, most recently, the Austin Way Formula One Mansion party at the brand-new Eberly, sponsored by Broadway Bank and Kristi Lee at Sprezza Custom Menswear.
Welcoming Mayor Steve Adler to the Formula One Mansion at Eberly; the Austin Way team during F1 Weekend; toasting the grand opening of the brand-new RH Gallery at Domain Northside with CEO Gary Friedman and Editor-in-Chief Kathy Blackwell.
A special thank you goes out to all of these partners for recognizing the value of these experiences and helping us make these amazing events happen.
This is also the perfect issue to include our first major feature on health care and highlight how Austin is leading the way in medical innovations. From breakthroughs in tattoo removal and Dr. Bruce A. Levy’s state-of-the-art HyGIeaCare colonoscopy prep to innovations in skincare at Westlake Dermatology and the technology used by Dr. Michael Moossy in cosmetic dentistry, our healthcare evolution is yet another reason to be proud to live in this great city. There are many things in Austin that add to the quality of life here, but knowing that we are the hub of so many important breakthroughs in medical technology—and are now home to the new the new UT Dell Medical School—is certainly something to be thankful for.
Happy holidays, everyone, and we look forward to sharing an exciting 2017.