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Living The Authentic Life
47 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
EP. #61 Living The Authentic Life with Chris Goins
Join us for Episode 61 with our fabulous guest Chris Goins, the head of retail operations for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. We first connected at her previous job as store director at Tootsies over our shared love of fashion & shopping, along with traveling & finding the best vintage and discounted luxury gems. Tune in as Chris shares her story and gives us the scoop on her favorite places to shop while traveling and what’s on her wish list.
48 minutes | Dec 18, 2021
EP. #60 Living The Authentic Life with Lauren Anderson
Join us for Episode 60 with our guest, a native Houstonian who blazed a trail for ballet dancers everywhere, Lauren Anderson! Lauren shares her authentic journey from breaking barriers at the Houston Ballet to making history as a feature in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Between her groundbreaking talent & tenacious determination, Lauren Anderson is a true inspiration and Houston icon.
49 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
EP. #59 Living The Authentic Life with Margret Rojas
Join us for Episode 59 with the darling Margret Rojas of Style the Girl! From loving fashion as a little girl to slaying the retail world, Margret is a true girl boss. Join us to hear Margret's journey to starting the Style The Girl blog in Houston and creating a fashion, travel and lifestyle haven for people to gather inspiration and relate to 💕
32 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
EP. #58 Living The Authentic Life with Julie Comiskey
Join us for Episode 58 with our guest Julie Comiskey, Chief Development Officer of the Women’s Home. Julie has a passion for helping others and we first bonded years ago over a shared calling to give back to our community. Tune in to hear about the incredible work the Women's Home is doing to help support women in Houston struggling with different forms of abuse.
44 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
EP. #57 Living The Authentic Life with Ali Katz
Our special guest Ali Katz — a certified meditation teacher, animal communicator and author of the best-selling "Hot Mess to Mindful Mom" trilogy. Known for her authenticity and relatability, tune in as Ali shares personal stories and anecdotes to show us how to really put her suggestions to use!
45 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
EP. #56 Living The Authentic Life with Lauren Sparks & Laquita Cyprian
Join us for Episode 56 with guests Lauren Sparks and Laquita Cyprian of Houston’s first primarily women - owned and led commercial community bank – Agility Bank (in organization). As female leaders in our community, we value women and minority empowerment and Agility’s mission of “profit with purpose”. Tech-focused and primarily owned by women, Agility Bank brings diverse voices and big-bank resources to Houston with an all new breed of community banking. Join us to hear how Agility Bank is changing the game to provide more avenues to women – and minority – owned businesses in our community.
38 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
EP. #55 How Do I Know It's Real with Rob Chramosta
We are so excited to kick off our new “How do I know it’s real?” series on Living The Authentic Life podcast! Check out Episode #55 with the Contessa and Rob Chramosta to hear about the first watch Rob purchased, the most expensive watch he’s bought and tips on how to spot a fake. We’ll be coming to you monthly to give insider secrets on the luxury and watch industries. If you know Rob, you know he likes to spill the tea And he’s spilling all the scoop from how he got into the watch industry to the scarcity & increased values of luxury watches today.
48 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
EP. #54 Living The Authentic Life with Steve Cela
Our special guest is Steve Cela, Steve is what many call an inspirational leader. For over two decades, he has dedicated his life to building and nurturing businesses, impacting lives, and motivating others to be better versions of themselves.
41 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
EP. #53 Living The Authentic Life with Paola Contreras Katz
Paola Contreras Katz’s passion for fashion lead her from a post undergraduate business degree right back to Houston’s Art Institute. Subsequent to her degree, in the Fall 2013 Paola launched her first women’s ready-to-wear clothing label, Inclán Studio. Each season she creates a luxuriously comfortable yet incredibly stylish linen varying fabrics, textures and colors. Her authentic love of life and family coupled with her unique perspective of international travel expanded her creativity to a place she is able to make unique, easy to wear, stylish pieces that are both timeless and on trend. Her personal touch added to fabrics range from including her dogs image to an oyster to a peony. Even the colors featured are inspired from unique images from her travels!
51 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
EP. #52 Living The Authentic Life with SEARCH Homeless Services
Thao Costis and Monica Fulton of SEARCH Homeless Services. Only ten years ago, Houston had one of the largest homeless populations in the country. Today, we have been so successful in reducing our homeless population that Houston is becoming a model for the rest of the nation in how to address this challenging societal issue. Join us as we dive in on what Houston is doing to make a difference in helping people break free from the cycle of poverty and homelessness in our community
42 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
EP. #51 Living The Authentic Life with Kairy-Tate Barkley
Our fabulous guest Kairy-Tate Barkley who is the lovely owner of French Cuff Boutique, a chic yet innovative women’s boutique. Native Houstonian, Kairy-Tate realized her dream of owning her own boutique…now times three. Join us as we share stories of our passion for fashion from styling tips for fall and travel packing hacks to tips on building a timeless wardrobe that is on trend. We dive into the blessings and struggles of balancing motherhood with friendships, our businesses and giving back to the community!
43 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
EP. #50 Living The Authentic Life with Natalie Ariz
Being captivated by old pieces with stories to tell and spending hours browsing for interesting vintage options is one of my favorite things to do. And today’s Living The Authentic Life podcast guest Natalie Ariz of @theimpeccablefind is a true master. Tune into this week’s episode to hear how Natalie turned her passion as a fabulous vintage collector into curating her own home décor collection at Houston’s Memorial Antiques & Interiors.
50 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
EP. #49 Living The Authentic Life with Amber Elliott
Join us with the Houston Chronicle’s oh-so-fabulous arts & society writer Amber Elliott. We dive in to our shared love of vintage fashion and the road that brought her back to Texas. We also cover the city's chicest events for the Houston Chronicle.
47 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
EP. #48 Living The Authentic Life with Gabriela Gerhart
Czech it out! On this week’s Living The Authentic Life Podcast we have incredible author and entrepreneur Gabriela Gerhart of Houston’s Motherhood Center 🎙✨ Gabriela shares her fascinating journey from growing up under communism to following her wanderlust to the States, where she fell in love, got married, and built a successful business 👏 Talk about #girlbossgoals!! 💯
49 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
EP. #47 Living The Authentic Life with Dr. Espana
On today’s episode we brought in the expert pediatrician Dr. Espana to help us break down what’s worrying parents today - from our children’s physical and mental health in schools today to managing social media & phone time - we cover it all 💯 Right now, we’re all just doing the best we can so the most important parenting tip is to give yourself a break — or better yet maybe a spa day at Dr. Espana’s new Mommy Med Spa!
39 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
EP. #46 Living The Authentic Life with Myles Yachts
Shine shine shine! ✨ We are so excited to return to the Living The Authentic Life Podcast with special guest Myles Yachts — from dancing to rapping to style — this man knows how to impress 💯 Myles and I first connected a few years ago after an incredible performance at Vail Dance Festival, and we’ve been hooked on his authentic spirit ever since. Join us today as we talk about his journey and how he combined his artistic talents of dance and music to create a TikTok sensation with the #walkthroughchallenge
44 minutes | May 17, 2021
EP. #45 Living The Authentic Life with Estela Cockrell
Estela Cockrell found out the hard way. Faced with mysterious symptoms and diagnoses from food allergies, autoimmune disorders, and even Lyme disease, Estela took a closer look at the everyday products her family used and discovered the ugly truth: health-harming parabens, gluten and phthalates (just the tip of the toxic iceberg). Estela created her own line of natural and performance-based skincare and beauty line. 28 products to be exact formulated with powerhouse ingredients like bakuchiol, CBD, rose hip, hyaluronic acid....She believes that you shouldn't have to trade luxury in the name of natural. Totally effective, experiential products from CBD cleansers, plumping spray serums, Retin-A alternative oil for antiaging, to a vitamin-rich spray serum that leaves your skin glowing!
44 minutes | May 7, 2021
EP. #44 Living The Authentic Life with April Marie Salazar
Our Special guest stole my “heart” when I met her 💗April Marie Salazar is a true boss publisher, author, philanthropist, socialite, mother and power couple - plus she just underwent heart surgery 1 month ago and is already making waves raising awareness and funds as an Ambassador for the American Heart Association 👏🏻❤️ Today we made some waves of our own taking our podcast on the road to support an important cause at the Spring Branch Education Foundation’s Style Show Fundraiser 📚 Nothing makes a Thursday pop like uniting over fashion and education with inspiring women 💯🎉
38 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
EP. #43 Living The Authentic Life with Gift Ideas!
Special Gifts For Special People In Your Life. We have vintage purses, bags, jewelry, watches and more. Check out this special edition where we share the best gift ideas for your loved ones!
45 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
EP. #42 Living The Authentic Life with Julia Wang
Please join us for episode 42 with our fabulous guest Julia Wang! Julia Wang is a real estate powerhouse and is the CEO and Broker of NextGen Real Estate. She was named as the #1 realtor on social media for all of Houston and Texas and was chosen as one of five real estate agents to follow in 2020 by Yahoo Finance (and the only female). And on top of all that she’s a devoted mother of 2. During this episode we connect on everything from real estate to chess matches and how important it is to surround yourself with people who lift your spirit up.
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