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Issue 87

The start of the new year is all about shaking off our old ways and overcoming obstacles in order to uncover a happier and healthier version of ourselves. This issue of American Lifestyle magazine is all about moving forward, with a feature on the organization Pets for Vets, which helps veterans suffering from PTSD by uniting them with a pet chosen specially for them. Also, a trip to the gorgeous farmlands of northern Washington, where Lainey Morse has opened her land to a unique form of yoga involving goats, and a step back in time to one of Texas’ oldest and most beloved dance halls.


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Cultivating Companionship: The Mission of Pets for Vets

Clarissa Black, founder of the nonprofit Pets for Vets, explains why she started her organization and how it pairs US veterans with shelter animals to help transform the lives of both.

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A Two-Step Back in Time: James White’s Broken Spoke

A visit to the iconic Austin, Texas, restaurant the Broken Spoke—known to be the last true dance hall in the Lone Star State—including commentary from its gregarious owner, James White.

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Warrior Poses and Goat Noses

Goat yoga is a hot trend in the area of fitness and well-being, and Lainey Morse discusses how she started the phenomenon on her Oregon farm and what make the animals ideal for yoga.

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Bleeding Color: Maya Freelon Asante

The Washington, DC-based artist discusses her many influences, including her mentors and family members, and reveals how she came about using tissue paper as her medium of choice.

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SubTropolis: Business Beneath the Ground

Located in a limestone mine over one hundred feet below Kansas City, Missouri, the underground business complex SubTropolis has been leasing out climate-controlled space to its tenants since the 1960s.

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East Meets West: Olivia Erwin Interiors

A little bit Louisiana and a little bit LA, designer Olivia Erwin Rosenthal combines styles from both areas to create interior designs while masterfully balancing business and family.

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Soup’s On!

Just in time for winter, Betty Rosbottom’s Soup Nights (Rizzoli, 2016) serves up satisfying soup selections like red pepper velouté with crab salad and “Midnight in Paris” onion soup gratiné.