Field Trip

Field Trip :: Lick Honest Ice Creams

If you’re an Austinite reading this, chances are you’ve already thought to yourself (or maybe exclaimed out loud), “I love that place!” In the three years since it opened, Lick Ice Creams has made a name for itself in town for being unlike any other, and during these dog days of summer we can’t get enough of… read more


Field Trip :: Spring Cocktails with NO VA

Now that sunshine is well under way, afternoon cocktails on the patio and happy hours by the bar have become routine after long workdays. So when NO VA Kitchen & Bar on Rainey Street offered to teach us the secrets to the refreshing, seasonal cocktails we crave this time of year, we were all in. Our team… read more


Field Trip :: Floral Class With The Nouveau Romantics

A bouquet of flowers invariably manages to make my heart skip a beat, no matter the occasion; and the affectionate feeling certainly continued when Elizabeth Lewis of The Nouveau Romantics invited us to play florist for a day and get a taste of their daily design routine. We were led into a whimsical floral fantasy of… read more


Field Trip :: A Spa Party at Hiatus

Can you guys believe that there’s only a week left in January? It feels like the first month of 2014 completely flew by, and I would guess that somewhere around this time is when the enthusiasm for our New Years resolutions begins to slowly fizzle out. In an effort to keep the fire burning and… read more


Field Trip :: Champagne Tasting at Goodall’s

When it comes to sparkling wine, let’s just say I’m not picky. No matter the bottle, grape or region, something about the first taste of those bubbles always feels luxurious. Since I’m hosting a big New Year’s Eve bash this year, I’ve literally got “15 bottles of Champagne” on the list for my next grocery trip…… read more


Field Trip :: Sushi Making Party at Uchiko

If you’re an Austinite, Uchiko needs no explanation — the centrally located Japanese farmhouse dining & sushi restaurant is legendary around these parts, and happens to be my personal go-to spot for just about any special occasion (It’s President’s Day, you say? Guess we have to celebrate at Uchiko!) Both Uchi and Uchiko have been… read more


Field Trip :: Jewelry Making at Shaesby

About a year ago now, we kicked off this Field Trip series almost unintentionally. It started with one visit out to a neighborhood bar, then another quick trip to a favorite local restaurant, and has now become a regular monthly tradition that’s high up on there on the “What I love most about my job”… read more


Field Trip :: Round Top Antiques Fair

Our latest Field Trip took us to a longstanding Texas institution — the biannual antiques fair in the small town of Round Top, located just an hour and a half southeast of Austin. Thanks to a few tips from friends who had been before, we were able to navigate the somewhat overwhelming fairgrounds and head… read more


Field Trip :: A Pasta Making Party

Remember that time our contributor team visited épicerie for an afternoon of unbelievable cheese tasting, or as I like to call it, the best afternoon of my life? Well, imagine my elation when we heard from Sarah and her culinary team again, this time inviting us over for a lesson in pasta making. I have to admit,… read more


Field Trip :: A Mezcal Tasting

Two weekends ago, a few of us got together for the ultimate Sunday Funday. While I’m typically content with Bloody Marys and Mimosas, I was excited to step things up a notch with a few of the lovely ladies from our team for an afternoon of mezcal tasting at Austin’s newest hotspot, qui. With the… read more