In the words of Frederick Douglass, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” That quote rings true to students of Inside Literature, a local nonprofit dedicated to teaching pre-trial inmates reading skills through great works of literature.
When you live in a city where technology, creativity and entrepreneurism intersect, I don’t recommend googling “Austin mobile businesses.” You must be more specific. Otherwise, you’ll get mixed results: 50 percent app developers and 50 percent companies operating out of Airstream trailers.
These local establishments have all said “no” to traditional brick and mortar in favor of operating a business on wheels. [Read more…]
Austin is quickly becoming one of the hottest travel destinations in the nation. Bachelors and bachelorettes, food and fashion bloggers, and weekend road-trippers are flocking here by the dozens. And they’re posting all about it on Instagram.
So whether you live here or are coming to visit, make sure to check out 17 of the most Insta-worthy places in Austin.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think standing in negative 240 degrees – nekkid – would make me feel so good.
Whether you have a preference for modern, industrial or quirky design, there is something for you during this year’s American Institutes of Architects (AIA) Austin Homes Tour. Learn more about the 12 innovative homes featured on this year’s tour, scheduled for Oct. 15-16, 2016.
On occasion, I enjoy a cocktail in downtown Austin. Oh, who am I kidding? Most nights, I’m on a bar stool. Living close to the famous Sixth Street, I probably have too many choices to revisit any place more than once or twice. But the one spot that keeps me coming back is Z’Tejas, for two reasons: 1) my favorite bartender, Chelsea, whose margaritas could probably fix global warming, and 2) the mac and cheese.
Recent changes at Z’Tejas have given me a few more reasons. [Read more…]
Living in Austin comes with serious responsibility. There are rules you must abide by, such as 1) eat breakfast tacos, 2) support musicians and 3) buy local everything. If you break the rules, you get kicked out. No exceptions.
If you’re up for the challenge of living in one of the greatest cities in America, you’ll be in like-minded company alongside businesses that are socially conscious. We want to celebrate 10 of these cause-oriented, socially responsible companies in Austin.
As a former relationship advice columnist, I used to get asked this question all the time: “What’s the key to a successful relationship?” My answer was (and still is), “Be a good roommate.” Being respectful of someone’s space and time is a must in any type of relationship, romantic or otherwise. Unfortunately, finding that good roommate can be a big challenge.
Moving to a new town, or even just across town, is one of the most stressful things you’ll do in your life. And with so many people moving to Austin, properties get snatched up faster than free breakfast tacos at work. If you find one you like, you have to act immediately. So what happens when you find the perfect place, but can’t afford it? You get a roommate.
First, you post a status to Facebook, “Hey, I need a roommate!” and then sulk and/or cry a little bit when no one responds. Then you check Craigslist, but shut ‘er down after realizing your best option is the dude who posted a picture of himself in a Burger King crown, playing cards with his cat. [Read more…]
Mac and cheese often gets overlooked in Austin, where brisket and tacos reign supreme. But what’s better than creamy, cheesy carbs? Nothing.
With so many remarkable restaurants in town, you have plenty of gourmet options to tantalize your need for cheese. Next time you go out, just say no to BBQ and Tex-Mex, and give cheese a chance.
Check out my favorite options in town!
We officially live in the age of convenience. Thanks to six apps that were either founded by Austinites or are headquartered here, your life just got easier. Download these ASAP.