Meeting Vivian Kusak is like reuniting with an old friend you haven’t seen in years. She greets her guests at the door with a big smile and an enthusiasm to share her story of the art that she creates.
TOOL in her BAG
My notebook and pen are essential. I am a chronic list maker — groceries, meal plans, to-do lists — and I also use it to take meeting notes. I guess I’m pretty old-fashioned, because I’d much rather write it down with pen and paper than use my phone. There is something so satisfying about physically crossing an item off a to-do list.
Do you have a signature beauty product you are known for wearing or using?
Scarves. I love scarves, and wear them pretty much year-round. It’s fun to take a simple outfit and dress it up with a brightly colored scarf. They’re also functional; when the office is cold (as mine often is), they provide an extra layer of warmth.
Do you have a helpful hint to share with readers?
I try to keep healthy snacks on hand, in my purse or my car (fruit, almonds, protein bar). It’s much easier to make healthy food choices when I have them readily available.
The annual event is hosted by the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce. Photos by Amy Proctor
Nestled among the trees along the banks of Salado Creek is what some describe as a Central Texas hidden gem, Alexander’s Distillery. The upscale-casual restaurant and cocktail lounge is as rich in ambiance as it is in history. Alexander’s is located on the site of an old 19th century distillery, once owned by William R. Alexander. A flood washed the building away many years ago.
Victory Rails: American Railroads
1. Miss Juneteenth pageant contestants, from left, Diamond Phillips, Kayla McCall, Valarie Wimes, AshLyon Rozier, Zaria Hall and Lauren Dye compete in Killeen.
How do you stay beautiful on the go?Each month Tex Appeal peeks inside the bag of one busy woman to reveal her best beauty secrets and must-have essentials.
I remember hearing somewhere that you can dine around the world without ever leaving Killeen, and I am beginning to understand that statement. Every month, Tex Appeal looks for a unique, family-owned and operated restaurant that can take you away from the norm of everyday food and introduce you to an international world of cuisine. Such was our discovery at Glendora’s Guyanese Caribbean & American Cuisine in Killeen.
“Now, this is Friends of the Temple Library 101,” Carol Hodge said, laughing as she passed the circulation desk on her way to the Friends’ sorting room.