Miss A Columnist

Laura Heathcott is a twenty something marketing professional currently living and writing in Austin, Texas. She has called Barcelona, Los Angeles, and Paris home over the past 5 years, and considers herself a Texan by birth and "citizen of the world" by choice. Laura loves to hop around the city seeking out the crème de la crème of all things Austin. On any given weekend you can find her sprawled out at Townlake with a good book, skimming the racks at her favorite vintage stores, or simply enjoying great food and conversation at one of Austin's many delicious hot spots. Follow Laura's adventures for an informative and always entertaining journey through the city!

Recap: Austin Fashion Awards And After Party

Photo Credit: Austin fashion Week

Austin Fashion Week culminated in a lavish awards show at Austin Music Hall followed by a boozy (and rainy) after party at the corner of San Antonio and Cesar Chavez. The show was hosted by Sandy Mcllre of Mix 94.7’s JB & Sandy Morning Show, and the night’s coveted “Golden Boot” awards were presented […]

Paddle For Puppies To Benefit Austin Pets Alive!

paddle for puppies

(Photo Credit: Austin Pets Alive!)

Grab your four legged friends and head lakeside for a day of splish splashing and tail wagging in the spirit of one of life’s most simple joys: puppies. Austin Subaru has teamed up with Austin Pets Alive! to host Paddle for Puppies, a friendly (and water soaked) competition […]

Recap: AMOA-Arthouse And Edible Austin’s Hot Spots, Cool Drinks

Sponsors Edible Austin & AMAO-Arthouse Photo Credit: L. Heathcott

Sponsors Edible Austin & AMOA-Arthouse (Photo Credit: L. Heathcott)

Foodies and art lovers gathered roof-side Thursday, July 12 to celebrate the accomplishments of the three finalists in the Texas Prize exhibition at downtown Austin’s AMOA-Arthouse.

The Texas Prize recognizes “innovation, talent and a marked contribution to a thriving artistic community” and one very […]

Austin Shakespeare Presents Twelfth Night Or What You Will At Zilker Hillside Theatre


Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head to Austin’s picturesque Zilker Hillside Theatre for an evening of free, and incredibly entertaining theatre featuring the talented actors from Austin Shakespeare, Texas’ only professional classic theatre company. Their mission is to bring to the public performances that are “fresh, bold, imaginative, thought provoking, and eminently […]

Recap: The 14th Annual Dragon Boat Festival On Lady Bird Lake In Austin

Photo Credit: Laura Heathcott

Photo Credit: Laura Heathcott

The East and West collided in the heart of Downtown Austin for an Asian Culture Packed Festival celebrating the “Year of the Water Dragon.” The 14th Annual Dragon Boat Festival hit the banks of the beautiful Lady Bird Lake at 10am on Saturday and 19 teams raced their 40-foot […]

Recap: Kendra Scott Party To Benefit Komen Austin


Photo Credit: Laura Heathcott

Austin area females flocked to South Congress’ most popular jewelry shop for an evening of cocktails, cupcakes, and beaucoups of glistening accessories in an effort to raise funds for Komen Austin’s breast cancer research funds. Austin’s “jeweler to the stars,” Kendra Scott donated 20% of all sales between 5 […]

Recap: Rare Trends Spring Event At W Hotel In Austin


“We believe women shouldn’t wear clothes. We believe women should wear art.”

These are the guiding principals behind sisters Paola Moore and Marina Silver’s quest to bring the most chic pieces of Argentinian couture to the Capital City. These beauties from Buenos Aires founded the Austin-based fashion house Rare Trends in 2011, a move […]

Trella’s Foundation


Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” Nine years ago, tragedy struck the lives of Carolyn White-Mosley and her family; Carolyn’s 15 year old daughter Trella lost her life to a devastating act of teen domestic violence. […]

Interview With Cirque du Soleil Quidam’s Mark Ward

Photo Credit: Matt Beard Costumes : Dominique Lemieux ©2011 Cirque du Soleil.

Photo Credit: Cedar Park Center Website

Once a group of twenty street performers in the early 80’s, Cirque du Soleil has evolved into an international phenomenon that transfixes audiences across the world with gravity defying stunts and dazzling costumery. Quidam has toured on five continents and has graced the stage for more than […]

Recap: Break-A-Leg 5K And LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon And Half Marathon



Skyline view of Runners (Photo Credit: Laura Heathcott)

On Sunday, February 19th, thousands of runners from around the globe made the trek to Texas’ capital city to make a serious dent in their personal bucket lists. These fearless athletes ran the LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® and the Paramount Break-a-Leg 5K. […]

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