Texas is a proud state, filled with tales of endurance, perseverance and overcoming the odds. And while this great state is ever-evolving and reinventing itself, Texas take great pride in respecting traditions and bringing our history with us no matter what frontier we venture into. With reboots, prequels, sequels and reimaginings dominating the current atmosphere, we’re now noticing a significant trend toward ‘upcycling,’ which is why for Winter 2016, we present our ‘Texas Reboots’ issue.
We’re celebrating success stories such as Fort Worth’s revitalized downtown Sundance Square, Houston’s Buffalo Bayou urban park, and Austin’s re-imagined Rainey Street. Plus, we have an exclusive in-depth look at the new face of a true Texas icon, the Alamo.
Speaking of icons, this issue’s cover features Robert Duvall, the highly acclaimed and indomitable actor and director. Duvall, though not a native Texan, has embodied the traits that we so often see only in the Lone Star State. He prompts us to ask the real questions – What is it like to conquer obstacles? To be relevant over time? (Can you believe it’s been 25 years since Lonesome Dove?) And Duvall is certainly timeless, with seven Academy Award nominations, four Golden Globes, a BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy under his belt. His fierce and fearless talent has ensured his place not only in the history of film, but forever in the cultural fabric of Texas.
Speaking of the cultural fabric of Texas, this issue we explore San Antonio’s historic and timeless Mokara Hotel and Spa, famous for its River Walk real estate and its ability to revitalize all who enter. Our travels also take us to the skies as jet-setting Travel Editor Marika Flatt inspires us to arise in Arizona.
Let’s rejuvenate, refresh and renew in Texas Lifestyle’s first issue of 2016!