How to Host a Post Workout Social

Does it ever seem like almost everything we do socially works against fitness? After so many book club meetings, happy hours, and dinners our team decided it was high time we mixed two of our favorite things: appetizers and endorphins. We got our blood flowing on the trail, then headed over to Outdoor Voices to […]

A Taste of Persian Cuisine

What do my mom’s salmon chraimeh, Camille’s mom’s almond bread and Morgan’s mom’s chicken parm all have in common? Besides for the fact that they’re delicious beyond belief, each one is the kind of dish that can only be learned firsthand. In their cases, a written recipe in a book doesn’t compare to standing beside the cook herself and hearing […]

Is Riesling the New Rosé?

Move over Rosé, there’s a new summer wine on the scene. It’s a bold claim, we know, but ever since our recent Riesling tasting a few weeks ago, every member of our team is a total convert. Sure, it could have been the picturesque scene at Jeffrey’s that had us feeling fuzzy, or the guidance of […]


This is the first in our brand new “Passport to” series, where one of our favorite creative people invites us along on a visual tour of a fascinating destination. Rather than travel guides, these posts are meant to be mental escapes — a rare opportunity to let your mind drift far from home and allow yourself be swept […]

Chocolate + Wine Tasting at Chocolaterie Tessa

I confess that I’m a total chocoholic. So when Tessa Halstead, creative gal and second-gen chocolatier (her dad was an early pioneer of artisanal chocolate-making!) invited our team to meet at her darling Austin shop for a wine & chocolate tasting party, we couldn’t wait to make this our next field trip. Much to our tastebuds’ delight, the Chocolaterie Tessa team […]

What’s On Hand :: Aaron Franklin

Aaron Franklin’s name is synonymous with great BBQ. This fact was most recently illustrated by the (hilarious) national attention given to Franklin Barbecue by Jon Stewart while filming the Daily Show in Austin. And even while being applauded on Comedy Central, and lauded as the King of smoked meat by BBQ elite, Aaron remains level-headed […]

Double Take :: The Red Mini

Ever since this year’s Oscars, it seems that red is having a major moment. So for this month’s installment of Double Take we chose this fun and flirty kate spade new york zooey skirt, and I enlisted two stylish girls to share how they would dress it up, or dress it down because the possibilities are […]

Hong Kong

To say that Deana Saukam and Paul Qui are well-traveled and well-fed would be an understatement. In just the time we’ve been corresponding about this specific story, the couple has been to Hong Kong, Seattle, Vancouver, Alaska, Copenhagen, New York and Portland, and since the duo owns and operates some of Austin’s most renowned restaurants […]

Duffy Stone’s Barn Style Bungalow

Pushing open the wrought iron gates of Duffy Stone’s 1930s barn style bungalow feels like you are walking in to another world. The serene, overgrown gardens that surround the house on all sides are a contrast to the buzzing, vibrant East Austin neighborhood around them. Interior designer Duffy and her documentary filmmaker boyfriend, Ben Powell, […]

How to Create a Home Office Space

Shay Spaniola was only 16 when she caught the travel bug, and since then, her love of globe-trotting has only intensified. It was in that spirit of adventure and wanderlust that she started her own Austin-based design studio: bunglo,where Shay creates hand-painted fabrics and art. Needless to say, Shay’s travels are a major influence in her […]

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 […]

A Day at the Splash Pad with Joules

I don’t know about your hometowns, but when the Splash Pads opened in Austin on May 17, it seemed that everyone in the city was there to ring in the occasion. It’s one of the most popular ways parents find free fun and an escape from the heat during the hottest months of the year. […]

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 […]

Entertaining With :: Justine & Pierre

Even if you’ve never met Justine and Pierre, there’s a good chance you’ve had a taste of what they cook up at their dinner parties. As the creative and culinary masterminds behind the famed Justine’s, the talented duo has taken their talents to the masses, serving up mouth-watering french fare at their East Austin restaurant. […]