It’s a well understood fact that having the ability to customize something makes it at least 10 times more special (or maybe that’s just me?). As I’ve learned more about the beauty industry here in Austin, I’ve been thrilled to find out about all the customizable options available. From lipsticks to foundations, body scrubs to soaps, you’ll find there’s a little something for everyone to get excited about.[Read more…]
Fall is the best time of year in Austin! It’s when we can finally lean into crisp, cool weather and sip on cocktails outside. When it comes to fall-themed cocktails, my expectations are quite high. But I was shockingly pleased to find plenty of drinks creatively crafted for the season.
Here is a list of 11 fall cocktails so special, you’ll plan your next night out around a chance to taste these enchanting escapes.
1/ It Was Fall A Dream[Read more…]
Austin is a city of entrepreneurship and creativity. We have plenty of opportunity for startups to take off here. There’s just one thing that can make moving into an office space difficult: commercial real estate prices.
Enter co-working spaces, where a monthly membership rate provides a working area and often other benefits, as well. Here are 10 Austin-based options.[Read more…]
Let me start by stating the obvious: we live in one of the greatest cities in the world. Austin has so much to offer that my list of must-see places and must-do things keeps growing, even though I’m constantly exploring.
While I try to keep up with the latest restaurants and music festivals, there are a number of places in Austin I’ve been neglecting. You know, the kind of places at the top of TripAdvisor, where the tourists go.
So many times, I’ve thought of visiting these places, only to tell myself, “Oh, I live here. I can always go later.” For many people, years go by and they never make the time.[Read more…]
One of my favorite things about Austin is you get the perks of living in a city, alongside access to so many natural spaces–so close by that some are within city limits. Not all city dwellers are so fortunate!
As our city grows, many more people are getting to enjoy the benefits of this dynamic. Larger populations enjoying Austin’s city parks, however, means more crowds and scarcer parking. I’m a big advocate of getting outdoors, so by no means do I think this should stop anyone from spending time at your local park. But for those who are interested in getting farther outside city limits, there’s a wealth of relatively untapped natural space waiting to be discovered.
This list focuses on a few parks in Marble Falls and the surrounding area, roughly an hour away from Austin in Texas Hill Country.[Read more…]
Get ready to enter a whirlwind of Western and desert imagery with striking color palettes that pop like a desert flower. All of these elements work together to create something as nebulous as a mood, or as specific as a chronological story line. In fact, storytelling and narrative are a huge inspiration to Austin’s Fort Lonesome team as they create their designs.[Read more…]
“She wanted to know if she had to be present to win our raffle,” James Whelan of SIMS Foundation told me. “She hadn’t been out since the death of her husband, and she wasn’t sure how long she would be able to stay.” He went on to share that later that night, he saw her lost in the music, dancing. To him, that moment showed just how important live music is to the people of Austin.[Read more…]
One of Austin’s newest beauty stores is unique in several ways. It sells only clean beauty products made from safest, natural ingredients. It’s also more than just a retail store. Lovejay Beauty offers a variety of services from a gemstone steam and mask bar to daily yoga classes. It’s your one-stop shop to get rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.[Read more…]
Rejoice, Central Texans! For the first time in decades, members of the public are allowed to enter the crystal-clear waters at Spring Lake in San Marcos. Exclusive yet affordable snorkeling tours, scuba diving excursions, and stand-up paddleboarding tours of the lake are now available through The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.[Read more…]