More Austinites than ever before (and visitors, too) are seeking Austin Deep’s particular brand of massage. Find out why you should be paying attention.[Read more…]
Six years ago, two recent college grads moved to Austin to launch a company out of a decaying office. Their wild idea: build a mobile-first app that can get virtually anything delivered to you with just a few taps.
Five years and $38 million dollars in funding later, the founding duo of Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty have built Favor to nearly 100 employees (in addition to thousands of contract runners). In addition, they transitioned the company to an executive team, which ultimately led to an acquisition by grocery giant HEB. An exit that exceeded their wildest dreams.
Much of the service-based app economy based out of Silicon Valley can be distilled to an Uber-for-x service, a variation of the now ubiquitous ride-hailing app that fuels our on-demand culture. Favor took the on-demand food delivery idea that was dominated by desktop-based interfaces, and moved it forward by focusing on a mobile experience and directly engaging with local businesses to get them signed up.
Maurais and Doherty are poised to do the same thing for real estate as they did for local restaurants by creating Sunroom, an app-based rental experience focused on getting ever-increasing numbers of Austinites to their next home faster and easier than ever before.[Read more…]
Austin is a wonderful boiling pot of techies, film directors, musicians, fashionistas, and foodies and Austinites represented that mix well at SXSW 2019. Here are the best SXSW panels of 2019 featuring locals who touched on all things business, food, fashion, and tech in our capital city.
Most of Austin recognizes the name, Kendra Scott. She started her jewelry empire out of a spare bedroom in Austin, growing it into a billion dollar company.
The story of the founder and her company has inspired female entrepreneurs and fashion lovers alike. If you already adore the jewelry, but have never read the story, then prepare to experience a higher level of appreciation.
From storefront, to pop-up shops, to online boutiques, Austin’s empowering fashionista entrepreneurs will help you find looks with flare, drenched in confidence. These industry experts present a message of self-love and unique designs, for coffee hour and happy hour.
When you live in a city as authentic as Austin, you seek fashion influences to match. Check out these incredible leading ladies and shop local.
Local coworking and event space, The Refinery, has grown exponentially since it opened its doors in early 2018. In addition to providing members with amazing perks and hosting inspiring events, the space just gives off a “feel-good” vibe.
Guest article by Mandy Heintzelman Smith
This is not a scientific conclusion, but over the last five months of living in Austin, I’ve noticed there’s a huge demand for services at local high-end nail salons. When my mother-in-law was in town, I wanted to take her and my little girl to a beautiful, cozy nail salon and make it an experience. I called around to all of the best reviewed salons, and it wasn’t until my fourth try that I could find an appointment for three people.
Several years ago, I told myself that if I couldn’t get involved with New York Fashion Week, then I was going to find something local. I didn’t know what to expect when I started looking for fashion events in the Austin area, but I knew I’d find something. It’s Austin. We have a little bit of everything.
Imagine how ecstatic I was when I found out Austin doesn’t just have one-off fashion events. We have our own fashion week. I signed up to volunteer faster than a hot knife cuts through butter. I found out Austin Fashion Week is produced by a local company called Fashion X, and fell in love with the company’s mission to promote local designers, partnership with local nonprofits, and wonderful staff. [Read more…]
Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is a slice of gourmet cheese heaven right here in Austin. The darling Hyde Park cheese shop with the most knowledgable and friendly cheesemongers around turns nine on Feb. 11, 2019.
To celebrate its birthday, Antonelli’s is giving Austinites the gift of free cheese at more restaurants than ever! Cue happy dance. [Read more…]
For some, the chair massage is a mystical unicorn in the wilderness of the healthcare industry. Does it really work? Where are chair massages available? How do I sit in the chair, and where do my arms go?
The question of whether it works has a simple answer. I believe a massage with a knowledgeable, communicative therapist, of any length of time, can uplift someone’s spirits and make someone’s day. Like anything else regarding health, it is not a silver bullet, especially when dealing with chronic issues. But I can attest to the immediate relief and comfort it provides for countless individuals. As far as where in Austin chair massages are available, I’ve compiled a list of six local, vetted businesses.
(And once you’re in the chair, the therapist will tell you where to put your arms.) [Read more…]