There is a local workout so tough, even NFL players are intimidated by it. This intense workout is at Dancers Shape. As any great dancer knows, there’s no athlete quite like a dancer, and even football players have to agree![Read more…]
Whenever people talk about summer in Austin, water activities are always recommended. Dipping in Barton Springs, a trip to Hamilton Pool, floating the river. All fantastic ways to beat three straight months of 100-degree heat.
But what if you don’t even want to be outside? Regardless of your water activity of choice, the blazing sun can turn the coolest of pools into bath water, and fry skin to a crisp. And forget it if you have little ones. Spending any amount of time in broiling temperatures can be downright dangerous. What’s a parent to do?
Cedar Park’s micro indoor water park may be the perfect solution. Allow me to introduce you to Splash Shack, a family-focused waterscape and play area, designed with big and little kids in mind. All without reliance on greasy sunscreen or suffering through triple-digit temps.
And, more good news: Splash Shack is open year-round. So when the heat has passed and it’s actually a bit cool to swim outside, you can find swimming fun right here, every month of the year.[Read more…]
Guest article by JaRon Marshall
Austin is a vibrant city filled with a myriad of choices when it comes to nightlife spots, which taqueria to hit up, and which live music event to experience. No matter the occasion, dress to impress by hitting one of these 10 Austin-based clothing stores where you can find one-of-a-kind menswear.[Read more…]
Leah Levitan sets to work, firm hands and laser focus in motion. “I make a point of listening to people to know what’s going on with their bodies,” she tells me. “Otherwise, how can I help them?”
It is something of her personal mantra as a healer. I mean, we’ve all had those soft hand, cold fish type of massages along the way, the ones we want to love, but that leave us wanting so much more. Align Massage is not that kind of place and will never be.[Read more…]
The first time I went to Texas Hill Country as a wine destination was about 15 years ago. It was akin to visiting a small farm, and I left without bothering to dream of what it could become.
If this story were made into a romantic comedy, a montage would now begin of Texas wine makers learning the Texas grapes, testing and finding the grape varietals that were going to work best in Texas, and building beautiful tasting rooms and properties. People from all over the world would hear of the Texas Wine Country region, as the number of wineries grew to more than 260. I would return a decade later, and fall in love.[Read more…]
When you think of local baked goods, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Giant slices of pecan pie? A heaping mound of Cop Stop ice cream from Amy’s? Or maybe a doughnut sandwich from Gourdough’s tickles your sweet tooth.
Prepare to add something a bit more delicate to that pantheon of delectable Austin treats. By perfecting the under-appreciated and oft maligned meringue, the team at Fluff Meringues & More has filled a niche local foodies didn’t know they needed. These sweet treats are created with impeccable technique, exquisite style, and out of this world flavors.[Read more…]
Did you know Dripping Springs is designated the wedding capital of Texas? Austin’s quieter neighbor–which also happens to be growing rapidly–is a popular destination to tie the knot. I’m presuming it’s because the rolling hills make for unforgettable scenery, and the numerous wineries and nature parks make for an adventuresome getaway.
Lucky Arrow Retreat, a boutique resort and event venue, is located right in the midst of all the romance and adventure. It’s a beautiful place for a gathering, but you don’t have to get married to plan an event here. The facilities are also ideal for yoga retreats, corporate events, family reunions, and more.[Read more…]
If you see a need for something, then why not just figure out how to fill it? Lauren Cunningham did just that when she created Austin’s co-working space, The Commune. There’s a twist, though. It’s specifically designed and outfitted for local creatives and artists.[Read more…]
Guest article by Sarah Snyder
Set on the 18-thousand-acres that is Ox Ranch, DriveTanks.com is a Texas Disney World without the lines. Set in Uvalde, west of San Antonio, DriveTanks.com is what you might imagine when you hear the name—a place for people to go out and drive tanks. You can also shoot guns of various types, including flamethrowers.[Read more…]
Whether you’re dipping your toes into Barton Springs Pool, jamming out at a Blues on the Green concert, or cycling around Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park will keep you busy every second of the summer. There’s another adventure to add to this year’s list of things to do around our beloved park: Woodland Faerie Trail at Zilker Botanical Garden.[Read more…]