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FULL FRONTAL Mood indigo: The state’s first bluebonnet sightings were reported in late January in West Texas, which bodes well for the Hill Country wildflower season.
Forget Punxsutawney Phil and his silly shadow. In Austin, it’s the bluebonnet, in all of its delicate, indigo glory, that announces spring’s arrival. The official state flower of Texas is our symbol of renewal. Our first sighting of those blue blossoms is a reason to rejoice—no matter how gloomy our
winter. We take to social media and tell the world, and soon our travels on those Texas highways begin to resemble drives along the coast as we pass by seas of blue—fields of dreams for miles, it seems. It’s Texas tradition to risk our lives taking the annual photo of our kids among the bluebonnets,
or we could lose Lone Star credibility. So when we see the perfect spot, we pull over no matter how narrow the shoulder, hustle the family out of the car, and snap away. After all, the flowers sometime disappear almost as suddenly as they arrive, so we have to take our shots while we can. This year,
however, we should have some time. The rainfall of the past few months indicates a strong season. For confirmation, we turned to the place that honors the legacy of the patron saint of Texas wildflowers, Lady Bird Johnson. “If we continue to get regular rains through
April, we will be in great shape,” says Andrea DeLong-Amaya, director of horticulture for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. “We’ll have the longest bloom period if we get good rains and mild temperatures.” Get those cameras, phones, and hashtags ready.
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02 // FULL FRONTAL 14 // LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 16 // LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER 18 // THE LIST 21 // INVITED 32 // GOING DEEP WITH SPOON Rock stars for the thinking person, Spoon digs in on their ninth record, Hot Thoughts, their prominent SXSW residency, and why we can officially call them an Austin-based band again.
Austin’s Flatbed Press marks 25 years of printmaking with a lush new book highlighting the work of artists such as Robert L. Levers Jr.
SCENE | STYLE | SPACE 37 // LOVE FEST With the premiere of Song to Song at SXSW, the great Austin director Terrence Malick takes on romance and rock ‘n’ roll.
Celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau, now in Austin, shares her skincare tips.
ByGeorge prepares its next big move under the watchful, impeccable eye of Creative Director Kristen Lee Cole.
40 // THE FINE PRINTS Flatbed Press at 25 celebrates the best of Austin’s nationally revered studio.
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Hudson’s on the Bend is back with new owners ready to dazzle with their take on Hill Country cuisine.
44 // CELEBRITY SKIN Esthetician to the stars Renée Rouleau reveals how Austin women can get that camera-ready glow this spring.
46 // A LUCKY SOLE Penny Luck’s Chukka shoe was made for men who combine style with attitude (and some whimsy to boot).
48 // JUMP RIGHT IN! The 10 festivals (hello SXSW), award celebrations, and stage extravaganzas you can’t miss this spring.
50 // ROCK SHOW Shades of stone lend a cool edge to this lineup of home and fashion must-haves.
52 // THE NEW SALAD BAR Consuming fruits and veggies has never been more fun thanks to innovative scocktails at Austin’s newest healthy hotspots.
Liven up your healthy meal with a drink like Picnik’s Pitaya Margarita.
54 // CUSTOM TRAVEL, SANS THE WORK You pick where you want to stay. Austin-based Key Concierge turns it into an elevated experience.
56 // RESORT ON THE RANGE Rustic touches pay homage to a modern estate’s farmhouse roots in Bonterra Design Build’s most ambitious project yet.
58 // CADDY CHIC As the PGA tourney returns to Austin, the co-founders of Criquet Shirts are in their element.
60 // DIRECTOR’S CHOICE Why Texas Film Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Nichols calls Austin home.
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SPRING 2017 62 // COLOR ME SPRINGTIME! As buds burst and nature blossoms, watchmakers offer a riot of color in pieces that bloom on the wrist.
64 // OPPOSITES ATTRACT Spring’s overriding trend: modern mash-ups of color, texture, and shape showcase fashion eclecticism at its best. The ultimate accessory: Bravado!
THE SOURCE 73 // SCENE.STYLE. SPACE Your guide to Austin’s finest entertainment, shopping, and more!
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In times of uncertainty and doubt, the arts can be everything from a salve and needed escape to a call to arms or a bridge across divisions. In this city of musicians, writers, artists, and other creatives, the arts are not only essential, they’re thriving like never before. Just look at The Contemporary Austin’s recently renovated Jones Center, which now features Jim Hodges’ “With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress)” installation wrapped around the building so that it shines its message of hope down on
Congress Avenue. In February, The Blanton Museum reopens its second-floor galleries, which now have much more space to showcase its permanent collection (page 86). We are proud to sponsor the exquisite Blanton Gala to celebrate the relaunch as well as honor arts patrons Jeanne and Michael L. Klein. Another exciting event we are thrilled to support is next year’s Bernstein 100 Austin, a celebration envisioned by Austin Symphony maestro Peter Bay to mark the centennial year of music legend Leonard Bernstein—it will center around two fully staged performances of the composer’s epic MASS. You’ll be reading a lot more about this landmark, collaborative event leading up to the concerts in June 2018. Of course, music and film are Austin’s creative cornerstones. Our cover features the Austin band Spoon, the indie-rock icons who will have a three-night residency during SXSW to coincide with the release of their new album, Hot Thoughts. Also in this issue, I talked to Austin writer/ director Jeff Nichols about his profound film Loving and being
honored at the Texas Film Awards (page 60). Another of Austin’s illustrious directors, Terrence Malick, will premiere his movie Song to Song on SXSW’s opening night. I spoke with two of the movie’s producers, Austinites Sarah Green (also a producer on Loving) and Nicolas Gonda, about the star-studded movie, which was filmed in part at SXSW, ACL Fest, and Fun Fun Fun Fest over several years, sparking much speculation among locals who were there (including myself!). SXSW will bring together artists from around the world, turning Austin into a global cultural hotbed. The current political climate will certainly underscore much of the fest (FBI Director James Comey is a speaker, after all), so get ready for a charged couple of weeks. In the meantime, enjoy this first Austin Way of 2017, including some of the changes we made throughout the book (because we’re creative types too).
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(clockwise from top left) I caught up with singer Mela Sarajane Dailey after she performed at a private fundraiser for next year’s Bernstein 100 Austin; with Camila Alves and Rebecca Feferman at a special Alamo Drafthouse preview of Gold, the latest movie by Mr. Alves, Matthew McConaughey; saying something brilliant, I’m sure, at the Austin Way Holiday Party at the South Congress Hotel honoring our InstaAustin cover stars, including Lindsay Vandygriff and Charles Reagan Hackleman.
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At a recent, intimate fundraiser for next year’s incredible Bernstein 100 event, I caught up with (top left) Dr. Michael Moossy and his wife, Dr. Nahal Delpassand, as well as Abigail Kurp and Tony Pacheco; I also ran into (top right) Heath Riddles and Marcus Sanchez; with friends Steve and Ava Late.
Charles Butt grew the chain to what it is today. But I give a lot of credit for the success of H-E-B in Central Texas to my friend Jeff Thomas. Jeff has spent his entire career with H-E-B and is now senior vice president and general manager, overseeing 81 stores. Not only is Jeff a great operator, he is a truly exceptional person. He is greatly responsible for the local presence we all feel here in Austin. Local pride is something we take seriously in this city and at Austin Way. I’m looking forward to showcasing a lot of it this year in the magazine as well as on Austinway.com, which is updated every day with fresh content, and on our social media channels. We’re ready for a great 2017.
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Welcome to our Spring issue of Austin Way, the first of 2017. To capture the excitement of the season, this issue covers everything from the latest fashion trends to South by Southwest. And of course, Austinites are front and center: We have interviews with cover stars Spoon, the local producers of the new Terrence Malick movie premiering at SXSW, and director/ writer Jeff Nichols of the movie Loving, which received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for star Ruth Negga.
Nichols is going to be honored in March at the Texas Film Awards, one of the biggest events of the year and a vital part of the community, with proceeds supporting the Austin Film Society. One of the annual sponsors of the gala is a company that I think has reached superstar status itself: H-E-B. It seems that every time I attend a charity function, run in a 10K, or go to a local sports event, H-E-B is a sponsor. In 2016, 12 percent of its pretax earnings went to causes in H-E-B communities, and in 2015, Forbes ranked H-E-B No. 67 on its list of America’s Best Employers. But its community support doesn’t end there. I was excited recently when H-E-B added my friend Matthew Lee’s award-winning TEO Gelato to its lineup in 15 stores. I commend H-E-B for recognizing the quality behind Matthew’s gelato and getting behind his booming Austin business. We Texans are well-versed in the H-E-B legend—how it was born when Florence Butt borrowed $60 to open the CC Butt Grocery Store at her family home—and how CEO
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THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN CELEBRATES THE JONES CENTER’S RENOVATIONS AND STUNNING NEW EXHIBITS WITH A PARTY UNDER THE STARS. After closing for months of renovations, The Contemporary Austin’s Jones Center downtown reopened in December with renovated galleries, an open-air canopied rooftop space, an exhibit by Polish artist Monika Sosnowska, and an outdoor sculpture by Jim Hodges. To celebrate, the museum treated 170 donors to an intimate, seated seasonal dinner by noted
Jim Hodges and Barbara Gladstone Luci Baines Johnson, Ross Moody, and Brad Nelson
Paul Lewis, Michael Schissel, and Marc Tsurumaki
Chef Larry McGuire on the Moody Rooftop (made possible by a $1.3 million gift from The Moody Foundation) and a conversation between esteemed journalist Dan Rather and Hodges, whose glittering “With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress)” now hovers 50 feet over Congress Avenue, stretching in dramatic fashion nearly 145 feet across the building’s parapet. Hodges told Rather he hopes the work will create a dialogue about equality, diversity, and respect.
Jim Hodges, “With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress),” 2014–2016, Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center
Heather Pesanti and Joseph Kosuth
Danielle Nieciag, Brian Sharples, Deborah Green, and Teresa Windham
Jo Harvey, Terry Allen, and Diane Boddy
Dinner on The Moody Rooftop
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Stephen Jones and Marc Hill
Caitlin Thurman and Ali Marszalkowski Georgia Bramhall, Tameca Jones, Charles Reagan Hackleman, and Tyler Dunson
Chase and Lauren Daniel with Shelby and Ty Lunday
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H. Ray, Laura, and Tommy Craddick, and Joanie Bentzin
Brad Booker and Briana Jones in the InstaAustin photobooth Tessa Krieger-Carlisle, Leanne Raesener, Anna Berns, and Sarah Burleson
Anne Nicholson and Taylor Ellison
Jeremy Giroir and Ashley Vehslage Bruce Irick, Pat Neil, Robert Sandoval, and John Boyle
NOTABLES COME OUT FOR THE HOLIDAY LIST PARTY
Shaady Ghadessy, Laura Villagran Johnson, and Jill Brook
Austin Way hosted the annual Holiday List Party with Moreland Properties, Wells Fargo, the Blanton Museum of Art, and honorees who made The List in 2016 as well as the Winter issueâ€™s #InstaAustin cover stars (complete with a fun photo booth by Ben Porter). The celebration at the South Congress Hotel, with festive cocktails and delicious bites, marked two years of friendships and collaborations for the magazine.
Max Scoular, Simone Wicha, and Mike Maggart
Jason Thumlert, Jeff Newberg, Charlie Northington, Bryce Miller, Becky Heston, David Roche, Andy Pastor, and Kirk Rudy
Gabby Granadon, Tameca Jones, and Dianna Kimbell
Ryan Stevens, Anne Marie Ratliff, and Jason Thumlert
JoAnn Mercia and Catherine Robb
Kellie’s Baking Co.’s peppermint sweets bar.
Sony Patadia and Anah Kumar
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Wilson Hack and John Grabner
ENDEAVOR HOSTS ITS FIRST FROST FEST
Officer Pitman and Officer Copeland with Operation Blue Santa
Endeavor Real Estate Group hosted its inaugural Frost Fest at downtown’s Frost Bank Tower, turning the atrium into a winter wonderland for over 600 guests to celebrate the new tenant app, Skyrise. Sourced Craft Cocktails served drinks as restaurant neighbors like Wu Chow, Swift’s Attic, and Stella San Jac dished out delicious fare. Smilebooth’s glitzy photobooth, Kellie’s Baking Co.’s peppermint bar, and Houndstooth’s hot chocolate kept guests entertained, as did singer Tameca Jones.
Margo Pflum, Taylor Shepherd, and Travis Dunaway
Dan Rather and Ron Weiss
Jon Scieszka, Ethan Hawke, Karen Brimble, Lois Kim, Greg Ruth, and Carl Hiaasen
LITERARY STARS COME OUT FOR BOOK FEST GALA
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Co-chaired by Heidi Marquez Smith, Sarah Queen, and Ana Ruelas, the Texas Book Festival’s First Edition Literary Gala at the Four Seasons was a true celebration of the written word. This year’s speakers featured actor-authors Ethan Hawke and Diane Guerrero; acclaimed novelist Carl Hiaasen; and celebrated restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. Proceeds from the gala help keep the TBF weekend free and support all of its programs.
Tim Herman, Chris Plonsky, and Mary Herman
Mayor Steve Adler and Diane Land Sarah Queen, Heidi Marquez Smith, and Ana Ruelas
Chef Marcus Samuelsson
Jennifer Ransom Rice and Don Rice
Jon Scieszka , Meg Kuehn, and Steven Weinberg
Suzanne and Marc Winkelman
INVITED Allan Shivers Jr. and Jesús Garza
Erin Day Loyd and Dr. John Loyd with Betty Stuart and Dr. Todd Scharnberg
NIGHT AT THE TROPICANA The Seton Development Board’s 39th annual gala, Night at the Tropicana, raised more than $370,000 for the Marialice Shivers Regional NICU and mother/baby services at Seton Medical Center Austin. Led by board president Lucy Harwood Weber and event chairs Leigh Chiu and Martha Clay, the Four Seasons ballroom turned into the historic Tropicana Club. The night’s honorees were Allan “Bud” Shivers Jr., executives Jeff Thomas and Leslie Sweet on behalf of H-E-B, and Robert F. Smith on behalf of Vista Equity Partners.
Lana Macrum, Rebecca Hardeman, and Marice Brown
Clifford Chiu, Robert Smith, Teresa Windham, Leigh Chiu, and Martin Taylor
Beth Granger, Penny Burck, Lolla Page, and Cissie Ferguson
Matt and Shelley McGahey with Anthony Grift
Kathryn Scarborough and Traci Wilson
Colton Turnquist with Michele and Steve Turnquist
ENGEL & VÖELKERS OPENS DOMAIN NORTHSIDE OFFICE Engel & Völkers Austin, owned by Michele and Steve Turnquist, celebrated the opening of its third location, a 1,533-square-foot office at Domain Northside, with a cocktail reception. Managed by Colton Turnquist for residential sales and John Chriss as the leasing manager, the office—with 30 advisers serving North and Central Austin—is the only real estate tenant in the hot, new shopping and entertainment district.
Toni Smith and Marisa Alderete
Jeffrey Jungbauer and Stanton Ware
Hannah Hicks Vedros and Margaret Dabney
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Jeff and Sylvia Thomas
Lauren Cervantes, Angela Miller, and Celeste Quesada
John Riedie and Victoria Corcoran
Carrie and Charlie Sexton with Will and Noel Bridges
A NIGHT OF MUSIC, STORIES TO SUPPORT SIMS A sold-out crowd of more than 600 guests filled Emo’s to support the SIMS Foundation at the nonprofit’s Heart of The City event, which brought together noteworthy musicians and storytellers like Charlie Sexton and Redd Volkaert for a one-of-a-kind “Moth Radio meets Rock Show” that gave a behind-the-curtains glimpse of legends we’ve lost (David Bowie, Prince, Merle Haggard, and others). Hosted by Joe Nick Patoski and curated by Adrian Quesada, the event raised more than $125,000 to help SIMS provide mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin musicians.
Chad Swiatecki and Chaka Dada
Katie Pierce and Gilda Tirado
Cory Ragle, Darian Harrison, and Lucha Ragle
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Micah James and Erika Pinktips
Zach Arnault and Stacy Matthews
Omar Lozano and Jessica Douglas
LAM and D38
Linda and David Halpern
Melissa Sitton, Maggie Anbalagan, and Velvet Friedman Courtney Oldham with Laurie and Jim Curry
Emilie and Tim Love
The Key to the Cure benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation featured a memorable meal for 500 by Celebrity Chef Tim Love along with a live auction and entertainment by The Sugar Hill Gang at Brazos Hall downtown. The gala, sponsored by Vista Equity Partners, and a rooftop after-party sponsored by Titoâ€™s Vodka raised $330,000 for cystic fibrosis research and care.
Shannon Crain and Tyler Kirk
Katie and Kyle Shafer
Lou Marchetti and Jessica Hargest
Sarah Geher, Julie Jumilville, and Christa Jeffers
Hunter and Meredith Ellis with Don and Kristan Haga
Hunter Ellis and Tim Love on stage
Teo and Franchesca Ledesma
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MANY DELIGHTS AT KEY TO THE CURE
Matt Ott and Mayor Steve Adler
ANNUAL BLACK FRET GALA HELPS LOCAL MUSICIANS
Terrany Johnson and Marie-Laure Carvalho
Suzanna Choffel and Wendy Colonna
Roggie Baer and Tim Palmer
Leopold and His Fiction
Austin nonprofit Black Fret gave out $220,000 at its sold-out, third-annual Black Ball gala at The Paramount Theatre. Its 10 major grant recipients, who each received $17,000, were: Bee Caves, Carson McHone, Dan Dyer, Nakia, Ray Prim, Suzanna Choffel, Swimming With Bears, The Peterson Brothers, Walker Lukens, and Wendy Colonna. Ten other artists received grants of $5,000. Presentations and musical performances made for a memorable evening.
Ray Prim (FAR RIGHT) and his band
Black Fret co-founders Colin Kendrick and Matt Ott
Tina and Russell Briggs
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RACING INTO THE NEW YEAR Known for its Formula One weekend celebrations, Blu Party ATX closed out 2016 in style at Blu New Yearâ€™s Eve. Fashion designers Ross Bennett, Midi Soliz, and Linda Asaf were in attendance, along with musicians Courtney Santana, Joshua Gindele, Jessica Shepherd, and Executive Producer Ginger Leigh. Party favors, dancing, copious amounts of champagne, and confetti canons closed out 2016 with joy and celebration.
John Springer and Mark Kyle The scene at midnight Joshua and Rebecca Gindele
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The Celebration of Life luncheon will feature a spring trends fashion show from Neiman Marcus and stories from breast cancer survivors. With this year’s theme, “Where Hope Takes Flight,” all funds raised will benefit the Seton Breast Care Center and the ZTA Foundation. Date: March 7 Venue: J.W. Marriott Time: 11 AM–1:30 PM Contact: Cynthia L. Harkness, 512-527-3064; firstname.lastname@example.org TEXAS FILM AWARDS
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The Texas Film Awards brings together legends of cinema and television for an evening of festivities inducting industry icons into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. All the proceeds benefit the artistic and educational programs of the Austin Film Society. Tickets start at $600; austinfilm.org Date: March 9 Venue: Austin Studios, Stage 7, 1901 E. 51st St. Time: 6 PM Contact: Charlotte Hill, email@example.com
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HOLIDAY PREVIEW FOR THE TEXAS FILM AWARDS
Texas Film Awards co-chairs Suzanne Court and Lesya Milam hosted a preview party for the celebrity-filled event with a grand holiday celebration at Ethan’s View at The Backyard, where more than 150 guests, supporters, and friends of the Austin Film Society turned out. They enjoyed food from Milam’s forthcoming Bloom restaurant, slated to open in 2018, and drinks from 9 Banded Whiskey and Strange Land Brewery. The dance floor was packed thanks to outstanding sets from Ephraim Owens followed by Tameca Jones. The Texas Film Awards take place March 9 (SEE RIGHT FOR DETAILS).
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Hosted by Brooklyn Decker and Anna Dukes Delic, this luncheon supporting the Andy Roddick Foundation will include a panel discussion with Mayor Steve Adler, Kendra Scott, Brett Hurt of Data.World, Charles Thornburgh of Civitas Learning, and Andy Roddick. Date: April 8 Venue: Austin Hilton, 500 E. Fourth St. Time: 11 AM–1 PM Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Art on the Edge will celebrate the reinstallation of the Blanton’s permanent collection in the the renovated upstairs galleries. Guests will be the first to see Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser. Proceeds support the museum’s annual programs. Tickets start at $125; blantonmuseum.org Date: March 11 Venue: The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Time: 8 PM–12 AM Contact: Sarah Burleson, 512-475-6013; email@example.com
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Ready for the “beautiful chaos” of SXSW: Spoon members (from left) Alex Fischel, Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, and Rob Pope.
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SPOON Rock stars for the thinking person, Spoon digs in on their ninth record, Hot Thoughts, their prominent SXSW residency, and why we can officially call them an Austin-based band again. by KATHY BLACKWELL
SPOON IS THE KIND OF BAND THAT PEOPLE KEEP DISCOVERING, even though the Austin group started 24 years ago. So what keeps an indie-rock band growing and thriving on its smooth ride toward a quarter-century mark? Just listen to their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, which drops March 17 on Matador Records. The 10-song record is a sonic playground. It’s Spoon’s first album since 2014’s critical smash, They Want My Soul, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 (just as 2010’s Transference did before that), and it makes perfect sense as the next step in the band’s steady, two-decade evolution from scrappy Austin musicians to indie-rock gods. It’s why South by Southwest invited them to hold a three-night residency this year, a first for the 30-year-old fest. It’s a long way from the early ’90s, when Britt Daniel fled Temple, Texas, at 18 to attend UT. “It was where all the cool stuff was happening,” Daniel recalls. After a stint in the band The Alien Beats with drummer Jim Eno (then a microchip designer for Motorola), the two formed Spoon, releasing their first fulllength album, Telephono, on Matador in 1996. The next 20 years saw label and lineup changes (with Daniel and Eno the two mainstays) as each album, starting with 2001’s Girls Can Tell, drew more and more commercial and critical success. The consistent praise earned Spoon the title of “top overall artist of the decade” in 2009 by review aggregator Metacritic.
The originals: Lead singer and guitarist Britt Daniel (TOP) and drummer Jim Eno (ABOVE), who founded Spoon 24 years ago, preview a few tracks from the new Hot Thoughts album with the band at a sold-out surprise show.
Pre-show backstage: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT) new member Gerardo Larios; bass player Rob Pope; Britt Daniel puts the finishing touches on the Antoneâ€™s set list; guitarist Alex Fischel.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL
In all, 2017 is shaping up to be a full-circle year for Spoon, from the return to Matador to the SXSW residency March 14-16 at The Main, the former Emo’s (playfully being referred to as Eno’s for the shows), where the band played many a gig over the years. Daniel is even calling Austin home again for the first time in a decade after living in Portland and L.A. While longtime bassist Rob Pope lives in Massachusetts and keyboard player/guitarist Alex Fischel is based in L.A., the brand-new (as in January-new) guitarist, Gerardo Larios, is also an Austinite and a longtime friend of Eno’s, who produced Larios’s band Money Chicha. “We’ve once again become an Austin-centric band,” says Daniel. Daniel began working on the tracks that would become Hot Thoughts in January 2015. “Songs take a long time and a lot of developing,” says Daniel. His writing process is rooted in the demos he records and shares with Eno and the band. “Every now and then you get lucky, and there’s a song that comes fast and it’s ready to go. More often than not, it morphs a lot until you get it to a really good place.” Asked about his goals for the record, Daniel demurs. “Intention is hard to define,” he says. “I know what I’m listening for, and when the band was working together, there were certain sounds that seemed futuristic to me. Like we haven’t done that before, and that’s the stuff we would gravitate toward.” Although founded on the polished, handclapped, controlled chaos of previous albums, Hot Thoughts spins on sonic surprises: disco flirtations, playful layers, and less guitar (no acoustic at all), from the eponymous opener to the closing soundscape instrumental “Us.” The band recorded half of Hot Thoughts at Eno’s home studio, Public Hi-Fi, and the rest in Cassadaga, NY, with producer Dave Fridmann, who also co-produced their last album. Says Eno: “Dave’s laid-back and super easy to get along with, but he also has amazing ideas. We’ve worked with some producers who feel like it’s their record as opposed to ours.” Eno is a successful, sought-after producer himself, working with bands such as Phosphorescent and The Preatures; each year he leads a master class of sorts in his studio for a small group of music production students from Ohio University. But for him, playing the music live is the real test. “Touring makes everything that you do worthwhile,” he says. “You’re in the studio for a really long time to get everything the way you want it. Then you’re playing in front of people, and they’re singing along; it completes the whole circle of doing a record.” With new guitarist Larios in the fold, Spoon held a surprise show in January to try out some of Hot Thoughts in front of a sold-out, excited crowd at Antone’s. “Once we start playing those songs for two months, it will be so much better,” says Eno. “We were at that point on our last tour where you get to this feeling that you’re simply unstoppable.” Daniel’s also spent a good chunk of two decades touring, and is anything but road-worn. “I love being on tour; I like that way of life.” It cranks up again with the three SXSW showcases, which serve as the kickoff for the next tour. It’s a natural place for Spoon to start—the band has played the fest many times. “SXSW is a beautiful chaos,” says Daniel. “I embrace it. I like that there are more things to do and see than you can possibly do.”
“Records have always been my deal...It is a thing, it holds a place, and it’s not going anywhere. You can always go back to it. That’s the kind of record I want to make: the kind that’s not disposable.” —Britt Daniel Daniel, who lives about 10 minutes from Eno, acknowledges that SXSW is easier now that Austin is home base again. “I love being here. As soon as I know I’m coming back, I start thinking about what I’m going to eat first.” When recording, he and the band eat a lot at Ruby’s BBQ (though he favors the chicken and salad), Maudie’s Tex-Mex, and Madam Mam’s Thai food. For nightlife and live music, his standbys include margaritas at Takoba, honky-tonks The White Horse and Broken Spoke, bars like Hotel Vegas and Shangri-La, and Red River District music venues Beerland and Barracuda. Favorite local bands include A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit. Eno prefers to stay home with family, which includes his wife and two children. A coffee man, he hits Figure 8 and Houndstooth; for tacos it’s El Chilito and Tacodeli. “I don’t have a lot of free time,” says Eno, who is trying to wrap up production work for acts like The Bright Light Social Hour, Walker Lukens, and others before the touring begins. But the former microchip designer is not complaining. “I never thought I’d be doing music as a career, so any day I can wake up and pay the bills by doing music is a pretty great day for me.” He and Daniel are also happy—and surprised—to be back with Matador, whose three partners include friend Gerard Cosloy of Austin. “I love those dudes,” says Daniel. “They haven’t done so well financially with Spoon – they’ve lost money on us every time they tried. I hope we’re going to break the cycle this time,” he laughs. For Daniel, the touring, the interviews, even recording the radio station promos—it all comes back to making records. “Records have always been my deal. That’s why I listened to the Plastic Ono Band for the ten-thousandth time this morning. It is a thing, it holds a place, and it’s not going anywhere. You can always go back to it. That’s the kind of record I want to make: the kind that’s not disposable. I think that still matters to a lot of people.”
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Star-crossed: Austin’s music scene is the backdrop for Terrence Malick’s long-awaited film, Song to Song, which features (from left) Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, and Natalie Portman (not shown) as two entangled couples dealing with love and betrayal.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY VAN REDIN / BROAD GREEN PICTURES
WITH THE PREMIERE OF SONG TO SONG AT SXSW, THE GREAT AUSTIN DIRECTOR TERRENCE MALIC TAKES ON ROMANCE AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL. BY KATHY BLACKWELL
For a few years starting in 2010, Austin’s most enigmatic filmmaker ventured out into the most public of places: the city’s music festivals. Fest-goers might not have known the man with the hat tied under his chin was Terrence Malick, but they recognized the actors he followed-—including Ryan
Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Michael Fassbender-— through the crowds at South by Southwest, ACL, and Fun Fun Fun. The filming was for an untitled project that remained a mystery until earlier this year, when it was revealed that Song to Song, also starring Natalie Portman and music legends like Patti
Smith and Iggy Pop, will have its world premiere March 10 on SXSW’s opening night and then open wide March 17. Two of his longtime producers, Austin’s Sarah Green and Nicolas Gonda, share a taste of what to expect. GONDA: “It’s a modern love story set against the Austin music scene that
involves two entangled couples, but there’s much more than that... Throw Terrence Malick in the middle of ACL, and you’re going to see a lot of things the average person wouldn’t in terms of symbolism and imagery.” GREEN: “SXSW is just the right festival for this movie because it’s such a
music-driven festival and so Austin related. There’s a wealth of Texas folk in the movie, both musicians and actors.” GONDA: “In Song to Song there’s yet another verse in this language of cinema that Malick is helping to write.” For the complete interview, go to austinway.com
THE ULTIMATE CURATOR BYGEORGE PREPARES ITS NEXT BIG MOVE UNDER THE WATCHFUL, IMPECCABLE EYE OF CREATIVE DIRECTOR RISTEN LEE COLE.
Beautifully attired in an ankle-length black dress at ByGeorge’s flagship location, Kristen Lee Cole looks like the curator of an impossibly cool art gallery. And in many ways, she is. As creative director of the iconic high-end boutique, the Los Angeles transplant routinely travels to New York and Paris to make selections from high-end fashion houses (Celine, Balenciaga, Marni) as well as emerging and modern designers (Mansur Gavriel, Acne Studios, Outdoor Voices) for the Lamar flagship as well as its trendier sister on South Congress Avenue. Cole is also ready to help make ByGeorge, founded in 1979, one of the country’s top boutiques: Plans are in the works to move the flagship to a larger space complete with a café and an expansion of lifestyle and home goods. Restaurateur Larry McGuire, who in 2015 purchased ByGeorge with his company, McGuire Moorman Hospitality, tapped Cole because of her success with trendy Los Angeles store TenOverSix, which she co-founded in 2008 as a fashion, art, and design concept; she now has a second location in Dallas and still serves as creative director and buyer for the store. “Working
The right look: As creative director for ByGeorge, Kristen Lee Cole (TOP) brings an editor’s eye to both locations, including the Men’s Shop at the Lamar flagship, by selecting standout pieces such as an electric blue suede Chloé Hudson Shoulder Bag (LEFT).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MINTA MARIA
BY HANNAH SHIH
An Austin slant: Cole’s selections for ByGeorge include (clockwise from top left) a Loewe low-heeled sequin slipper; a Chloé coat; an Outerknown Blanket Shirt ; and an Isabel Marant Diana Jacket with 6397’s ‘A Rose Is’ Tee.
“THE AUSTIN WOMAN IS MORE NONCHALANT AND CLASSIC, A VERY ELEGANT WAY OF DRESSING.” —kristen lee cole
in so many different areas of fashion, it all felt very fleeting and impermanent, and that’s why I really wanted to open a store to bring everything under one roof,” recalls Cole. Before opening TenOverSix, the NYU graduate and Parsons School of Design alum worked at Theory, where she launched her own line of shoes and handbags before becoming a fashion stylist for celebs like Adele and Taylor Swift. Cole’s impeccable taste also extends to designing interiors for such high-profile clients as The Joule Hotel, Midnight Rambler Bar, Americano, and Weekend Coffee (of which she’s co-owner) in Dallas, and Olive & June Salon in Beverly Hills. “I love the curating of the space, from the music to what you’re smelling and drinking and everything that you are interfacing with as a consumer,” says Cole, who lives in South Austin with her husband and two children, including a newborn. When she’s not traveling to New York, Paris, or LA, searching for the right fashion “with an Austin slant,” Cole has been finding her way around her new home city. She loves to eat at the bar at Jeffrey’s, the classic Austin restaurant owned by McGuire; her preferred weekend uniform of vintage 501s, a tee, and high-tops fits right in the with the local aesthetic. “Your eye changes with every environment living in different cities and being exposed to new cultures and style, and the Austin woman is more nonchalant and classic, a very elegant way of dressing.” 524 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-5951; 1400 S. Congress Ave., 512-441-8600; bygeorgeaustin.com
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THE FINE PRINTS FLATBED PRESS AT 25 CELEBRATES THE BEST OF AUSTIN’S NATIONALLY REVERED STUDIO.
“PRINTMAKING ALLOWS US TO CREATE WORK THAT CAN BE VERY MEANINGFUL FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.” —mark
the beautiful and mesmerizing Flatbed Press at 25, published in late 2016 by the University of Texas Press. The book’s 432 pages contain rich, colorful reproductions that draw you in. Making them even more compelling is the accompanying text by Smith and Brimberry that tells the stories behind the prints, including the specific challenges for each piece. It’s all a testament to the beauty and
importance of printmaking, especially in tumultuous times. “Art is essentially a universal language—it doesn’t matter what your politics are, what your religion is, what your ethnicity is, where you live,” says Smith. “Art is a bridge between all kinds of people. Printmaking allows us to create work that can be very meaningful for a lot of people.” Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 512-477-9328; flatbedpress.com
clockwise from left: Prints by John Robert Craft, Keith Carter, Dan Rizzie, Robert L. Levers Jr., and Julie Speed show the diversity and range of what has come out of Austin’s Flatbed Press over the last 25 years.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNIFER HANDLING
It’s a coffee table book worth its weight in art. As one of the country’s premier printmaking facilities, Austin’s Flatbed Press and Gallery has spent more than a quarter-century helping artists realize their visions. To celebrate its first 25 years, founders Mark Smith and Katherine Brimberry selected more than 35 diverse artists, from Julie Speed and Robert Rauschenberg to Terry Allen and Michael Ray Charles, to highlight in
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BACK IN THE GAME HUDSON’S ON THE BEND IS BACK WITH NEW OWNERS READY TO DAZZLE WITH THEIR TAKE ON HILL COUNTRY CUISINE.
It’s hard to imagine Central Texas without the iconic Hudson’s on the Bend—one of the region’s first finedining establishments--and now we don’t have to, thanks to a team of rising culinary stars. Opened in Lakeway by visionary chef Jeff Blank in 1985, Hudson’s led many Austinites up Ranch Road 620 for the first time. With its game-focused menu and hearty but elevated style, the restaurant became a spiritual forefather of current favorites like Dai Due and Salt & Time. (It even started an ACL Festival snack legend in The Mighty Cone, which still thrives as a food trailer.) But as Blank pondered retirement, the restaurant’s future was uncertain. Enter a culinary team younger than Hudson’s itself, led by two Paggi House alums: chef Billy Caruso and advanced sommelier Chris McFall. The two friends helped form Prime Thyme Restaurant Group, which purchased Hudson’s last spring and closed it for major renovations. By its reopening in late November, with guidance from interior designer Tabette Stewart, Caruso and company had transformed the space dramatically. Ceilings were raised; a rooftop garden, dining gazebo, and patio were installed; and a new wine cellar took the place of the former private dining area. A cleaner, less rustic look prevails, but touches of taxidermy (and a portrait of Blank) remain. The menu from Caruso and Chef de Cuisine Brandon Silver reverently nods to the restaurant’s past while pointing to the future. Both the hot and crunchy trout with ancho aioli and grilled romaine and a spiced quail entree with red quinoa salad and Honeycrisp apples show a deft blend of Southwestern tradition and fresh local accents.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY NEIL BURGER (FOOD, CARUSO); ADAM BARBE (INTERIOR, EXTERIOR)
BY TOM THORNTON
“WE WANTED TO MAKE HUDSON’S LESS STUFFY, MORE OPEN, AND YET RESPECT THE ‘HILL COUNTRY FINE DINING’ POINT OF VIEW IT HAD DONE WELL FOR SO LONG.” —BILLY
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The newly renovated Hudson’s on the Bend reopened in November; the Forage Salad; the restaurant has expanded its outdoor spaces; co-owner and executive chef Billy Caruso; Tomahawk Steak and Duck Diablo have made appearances on the seasonal menu.
McFall’s wine list works to bridge the many tastes of modern Austin: When your client base has boats and lake homes, there’s some Napa Cabernet to go around. As Caruso notes: “Guys walk in in flip-flops and order $3,000 bottles of wines sometimes.” The cellar will grow as the team learns more about their clientele, but McFall cites Grüner Veltliner and New World Syrah as two early left-of-center customer favorites. A bar program from Stephen Keys finally gives Lakeway a craft cocktail destination, and pastry chef Rosie
Gibson, whose resume includes Launderette, Jeffrey’s, and Sway, offers a through-line one can see in the savory accents highlighted in her dishes. A corn pavlova with sweet cream, plum, pomegranate, meringue, and sweet corn ice cream is an early menu highlight. Says Caruso: “We wanted to make Hudson’s less stuffy, more open, and yet respect the ‘Hill Country fine dining’ point of view it had done well for so long.” 3509 Ranch Rd 620 N., 512266-1369; hudsonsonthebend.com
STYLE LOOKING GOOD
left: Renée Rouleau in her Austin home. right: The in-demand esthetician’s skincare line is marking its 20th anniversary with a facelift of its own, including new packaging.
Coveting the dewy visage of stars like Demi Lovato and Sofia Vergara? Meet celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau (renee rouleau.com). To mark the 20th anniversary of her eponymous skin-care line, Rouleau, who treats clients out of her Austin home when not traveling, is debuting new packaging and product
reformations. Here, she spills on achieving your best skin. Biggest challenge for Austin clients: “People aren’t sure how they are supposed to treat their skin for occasional acne or to prevent wrinkles and premature aging. So it’s understanding how to balance the needs of both clogged pores and
breakouts with age prevention.” Star secrets: “Sofia Vergara has beautiful skin, and her secret is wearing sunscreen religiously-—she loves using my Daily Protection SPF 30 every day. Demi Lovato relies on my BHA Clarifying Serum to help keep her pores clear and free from breakouts.”
The ideal regimen: “It’s important to focus on the basics. This includes a sulfate-free cleanser, an alcohol-free toner, sunscreen moisturizer during the day, and a non-sunscreen moisturizer at night, followed by eye cream.” Learn more about Rouleau’s star strategies for the nine skin types at austinway.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEX OGER
ESTHETICIAN TO THE STARS RENÉE ROULEAU REVEALS HOW AUSTIN WOMEN CAN GET THAT CAMERA-READY GLOW THIS SPRING. BY CHRISTINA CLEMENTE
STYLE MUST HAVE “WHEN YOU ARE CHASING YOUR DREAMS, YOU NEED YOUR SWORD. SOME PEOPLE SEE THEIR SWORD AS A PEN—I SEE IT AS A SHOE.”—BRIAN MUNOZ
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You know the drill: Find a penny; pick it up. But then what? Enter the new Austin shoe company Penny Luck, which incorporates customizable pennies into the soles of handcrafted artisan shoes so you can take your luck with you. The signature Chukka boot (starting at $299) comprises a two-tone, confidently designed full-leather body with clean, sharp edges, a Tempurpedic insole, and a gel-foam heel. Modeled after the base of a sword, the sleek design embodies the bold, adventurous spirit of Penny Luck’s American Dreamer Collection. Says owner/designer Brian Munoz: “When you are chasing your dreams, you need your sword. Some people see their sword as a pen—I see it as a shoe.” Inspired by his brother, a combat veteran, Munoz pays it forward by donating all customization costs to the Purple Heart Foundation and by employing and training disabled veterans. “Talking with my brother, who was a medic in the Marines, we realized that the American Dream wouldn’t be possible without our military fighting to protect our country,” says Munoz. Talk about shoes with soul. pennyluckshoes.com
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Synonymous with the season, 1. South by Southwest Conference and Festivals (March 10–19, sxsw.com) will feature more than 750 panels, hundreds of films, almost 2,000 bands, and keynote and featured speakers like Nile Rodgers, Maria Kondo, Jill Soloway, and Van Jones. New this year: The fest is now one unified event, with 24 tracks, and badges have more access. Trade your platinum badge for a pair of boots and head to 2. Rodeo Austin (March 11–25, rodeoaustin.com), an ode to the official sport of Texas, complete with a stock show, fair, and live music by the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Elle King, and Fitz and The Tantrums. For modern conversations on creativity and collaboration, check out the free hybrid arts festival 3. Fusebox (April 12–16, fuseboxfestival.com), where Executive and Artistic Director Ron Berry describes the scene as “a third local, a third national, and a third international.” Spring isn’t just about what’s to come; we can pat ourselves on the back at some big celebrity-studded events. The biennial 4. Texas Medal of Arts (February 21–22, texas medalofarts.org), recognizes the talent and philanthropy of Texan artists of all disciples; this year’s honorees include
FOREGROUND: The Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical makes its Austin debut at Bass Concert Hall. BACKDROP: Ballet Austin interprets the classic opera The Magic Flute.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOAN MARCUS (BEAUTIFUL); TONY SPIELBERG (THE MAGIC FLUTE)
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOAN BROOK (AUSTIN UNDER 40); JAMES DEBTH (BUSH); DIEGO DONAMARIA/GETTY IMAGES FOR SXSW (SXSW)
Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Jaclyn Smith, Yolanda Adams, Lynn Wyatt, Lauren Anderson, and John Paul and Eloise DeJoria. The 5. Texas Film Awards (March 9, austinfilm.org), which honors the state’s impressive film legacy, will induct celebrated directors Jeff Nichols and Hector Galan in the Hall of Fame and honor Rising Star Tye Sheridan of Tree of Life and X-Men: Apocalypse fame. And what self-respecting Live Music Capital of the World doesn’t have its own award show? 6. The Austin Music Awards (March 12, austinchronicle.com/ ama), by SXSW and The Austin Chronicle, marks its 35th year at a new home—ACL Live—and with music director Charlie Sexton at the helm, you can expect a memorable night, all to benefit the SIMS Foundation. Another philanthropic fête is 7. Austin Under 40 Awards Gala (April 1, austinunder40.org), an annual black-tie event dedicated to young professionals. Austin welcomes several renowned productions to our stages. Zach Theatre hosts Texas’ premiere of Robert Schenkkan’s 8. The Great Society (through March 5, zachtheatre.org), which explores President Johnson’s ideals and involvement in the Vietnam War. On another biographical note, the Tony Award-winning 9. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (March 21–26, texasperforming arts.org) showcases King’s ascent set to her own beloved songs. Lastly, Ballet Austin presents Stephen Mills’s production of Mozart’s 10. The Magic Flute (March 31–April 2, balletaustin.org), combining a re-energized score of the classic opera with contemporary, dazzling visuals.
clockwise from top left: Austin Under 40 honors the city’s creative and innovative leaders; it’s time again for the biennial Texas Medal of Arts, whose past honorees include former First Lady Laura Bush; Big Dog Pyro draws a crowd on Sixth Street during last year’s SXSW—it all happens again this March.
STYLE TRENDING Clutch, Bottega Veneta ($9,860). bottegaveneta.com
Paprika Brasil, HermĂ¨s (100 ml. for $255). hermes.com
Coconut milk soap bar, Hacienda Collection ($8). 204 Colorado St., 512-436-8870; haciendacollection.com
Elemental living takes hues from earth tones with the Richard sofa by Antonio Citterio, B&B Italia ($25,727). 1009 W. Sixth St., 512-617-7460; bebitalia.com Spicewood cleanser, Hacienda Collection ($16). 204 Colorado St., 512-436-8870; haciendacollection.com
Veuve Clicquot : The Color of Excellence by Sixtine Dubly, Assouline ($50). BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-4725050; assouline.com
Acorn Moroccan saddlebag, Michael Michael Kors ($298). The Domain, 512-8356700; michaelkors.com
ROCK SHOW SHADES OF STONE LEND A COOL EDGE TO THIS LINEUP OF HOME AND FASHION MUST-HAVES.
Bracelets, Soko ($112). Estilo, 2727 Exposition Blvd., 512-236-0488; estiloboutique.com
Ankle boot, Pelle Moda ($165). Estilo, 2727 Exposition Blvd., 512-236-0488; estiloboutique.com
Rose gold and chocolate diamond earrings, Diamonds Direct (price on request). The Domain, 512-691-9950; The Shops at La Cantera, San Antonio, 210-247-9197; diamondsdirect.com
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THE NEW SALAD BAR
left: Vivid dragon fruit helps make the Pitaya Margarita at Picnik irresistible. right: The natural sweetness from the cucumber and orange keeps the calories low in True Food Kitchen’s Citrus Skinny Margarita.
While eating healthfully is its own reward, a cocktail can be a nice boost. Three of Austin’s newest, healthiest restaurants offer drink programs inspired by the other half of the menu. PICNIK
The Scene: The paleofriendly, gluten-free offerings at the new brick-and-mortar version of Naomi Seifter’s food truck are all about flavor. The Drink: The Pitaya Margarita is a bright showcase for dragon fruit
(pitaya), Dulce Vida Tequila, Goodflow honey and lime. “[Dragon fruit or pitaya] is bright pink, high in riboflavin, high in magnesium, and it is simply stunning,” raves Seifter. 4801 Burnet Road, 737-226-0644; picnik austin.com VINAIGRETTE
The Scene: Vinaigrette packs them in at lunch with the New Mexico-based concept’s menu of more than 35 creative salads. The Drink: The Kale
Mary features Tru organic vodka, fresh-pressed kale, celery, lemon, and grape tomato juices, and Thai bird chile. Says bar manager Erin Wade: “The drink is savory and full of Vitamin C, carotenoids, and salts for rehydrating after an overindulgent night!” 2201 College Ave., 512-852-8791; vinaigrette online.com TRUE FOOD KITCHEN
The Scene: This healthconscious chain’s innovative offerings like
kale guacamole have found many fans in the buzzy Seaholm District. The Drink: The Citrus Skinny Margarita is a refreshing combination of Ixa tequila blanco, muddled citrus, mint, cucumber slices, and orange segments. “We use less simple syrup and more natural sweetness from the cucumber and orange,” says beverage director Jon Augustin. 222 West Ave., 512-777-2430; truefood kitchen.com/locations/ austin
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHASE DANIEL (PICNIK)
HAVING FRUITS AND VEGGIES HAS NEVER BEEN MORE FUN THANKS TO INNOVATIVE SPINS ON FAVORITE COCKTAILS AT AUSTIN’S NEWEST HEALTHY HOTSPOTS. BY TOM THORNTON
THE HISPANIC ALLIANCE PRESENTS THE 8TH EDITION OF
September 10th, 2017 ON THE STAGE OF THE LONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - AUSTIN, TEXAS
Visit or buy a ticket at www.authenticmexico.org
By providing access to high quality resources, arts education, and business mentorship, Austin’s underserved populations triumph over limitations and barriers, gaining the power to transform their lives and strengthen our community. Through collaboration, we build alliances with like-minded individuals and organizations to bring our vision to life. Funds from this year’s Authentic Mexico Gourmet Gala will help us enroll additional students in the Austin Soundwaves music education program, as well as the Emprendedor U and OLEH business education programs. “Austin Soundwaves builds character in a person. I will be the first in my family to go to college.” – Karla Z., Austin Soundwaves Student
“If through Emprendedor U, I can help others start a new business, it would be a great way to repay what the program has given me.” – Martha O., Owner Regia’s Bakery, Emprendedor U Graduate
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SCENE INNOVATOR “IF YOU SUFFER FROM
CUSTOM TRAVEL, SANS THE WORK
FOMO, THEN KEY IS FOR YOU.” —kim
YOU PICK WHERE YOU WANT TO STAY. AUSTINBASED EY CONCIERGE TURNS IT INTO AN ELEVATED EXPERIENCE. BY CHUCK ANSBACHER
That’s the premise of Key Concierge, the local startup launched at South by Southwest 2014 by Austin native Kim Shrum. Now in 10 markets and soon expanding to 20, Key partners with vacation rental sites like Austinbased HomeAway and boutique hotels including SoCo gem Kimber Modern (110 The Circle, 512-912-1046; kimber modern.com) to offer custom concierge packages with minimal work on your part. Austin experiences include a live-music crawl and a private Hill Country
bike ride; Aspen visitors can enjoy brunch and a hot-air balloon ride, and in LA, clients can enjoy the services of a private beach butler. “There is no request too bizarre or too
big,” emphasizes Shrum, who previously worked in private equity. “You always have that concierge in your pocket who is actually a local in the market.” key.co
Key Concierge works with luxury rentals to provide custom experiences like picnics (clockwise from top right), shopping trips, restaurant reservations, and concert packages.
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Imagine the perfect vacation. Your driver picks you up at the airport and whisks you away to your luxe vacation rental. The fridge and bar have been stocked with snacks and spirits—maybe just popcorn and prosecco for your girls’ weekend, or groceries for you and your family. You’ve got reservations at all the buzziest restaurants, tickets to shows, and hyper-local recommendations for what to do—from the hottest yoga studios to the coolest nightclubs. The best part? You didn’t have to plan a thing.
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SPACE SURREAL ESTATE
RESORT ON THE RANGE
into a two-bedroom guesthouse complete with a full kitchen. They updated the main house with touches that include a large Ipe deck with an integrated 52-jet hot tub and outdoor kitchen, and they updated the pool as well. Now in phase three of the project, Bonterra is converting the old barn into a facility for winemaking and recreation as well as storing antique cars. Although the owners wanted to modernize the estate and preferred a
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEORGE RAMIREZ PHOTOGRAPHY
RUSTIC TOUCHES PAY HOMAGE TO A MODERN ESTATE’S FARMHOUSE ROOTS IN BONTERRA DESIGN BUILD’S MOST AMBITIOUS PROJECT YET.
About 20 minutes outside of Austin, local firm Bonterra Design Build is transforming a former ranch into a resort-like estate with everything from a freestanding gym to a private vineyard for its well-traveled owners while still staying true to the property’s roots. In addition to building a 1,200-squarefoot gym and an outdoor tennis pavilion/ media center, Bonterra’s Austin and Brooke Pitner and architect Tornbjerg Design replaced the original homestead
Bonterra Design Build helped to turn an old ranch into a personal country club for the owners. far left and left: The renovated pool area now features a standalone professional gym with a locker room; above:
clean aesthetic, they integrated rustic touches throughout, such as the reclaimed wood from an 1800s Pennsylvania barn used in the beams in the main house and gym. And, on top of it all, the property is still a working farm, with chickens, goats, and turkeys, and a private vineyard featuring Sangiovese grapes is being developed with the help of Southern Landscapes. In one day, the owners can collect fresh eggs for breakfast; work out in the professional gym and rinse off in the locker room before relaxing in the hot tub; play a round of tennis; check on the grapes in the vineyard; and cook dinner on the deck while
The owners can play tennis or watch a TV match courtside in their new pavilion; reclaimed wood not only gives the guest house kitchen (below) a rustic feel, but it creates a hidden door to the study.
taking in a Hill Country sunset. It’s Bonterra’s most ambitious project to date and an exciting one at that. “Everything we do is very focused on attention, because we are selective of the projects,” say Brooke Pitner. The tennis pavilion caters to the passion of one of the homeowners, who played the sport in college, and a hidden door creates an intimate writing space for both owners, who are accomplished writers. Adds Austin Pitner: “We would much rather be involved with great clients than a really attractive project, because we want every experience to be awesome for us and the clients.” bonterrabd.com
“THE CLIENTS WANTED TO UPDATE WITH MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND AMENITIES YET STILL KEEP THE FARM-RANCH FEEL.” —brooke pitner AUSTINWAY.COM 57
AS THE PGA TOURNEY RETURNS TO AUSTIN, THE CO-FOUNDERS OF CRIQUET SHIRTS ARE IN THEIR ELEMENT. BY CHUCK ANSBACHER
The belt says it all: With its preppy button-downs and vintage-style golf shirts and accessories, Austin’s Criquet Shirts is all about the clubhouse.
While most golf apparel is designed for the links, Austin-based Criquet Shirts is made for the clubhouse. “A lot of our guys don’t even wear our golf shirts on the course,” explains Billy Nachman, who co-founded the brand of vintage-style polo and golf shirts with lifelong pal Hobson Brown six years ago. “It’s more about the 19th Hole as opposed to being a performance golf brand.” The 19th Hole is golf parlance for “the bar,” but for Criquet, it’s an ethos. “It could be a swimming hole,” explains Brown. “It’s wherever you’re most at ease, having fun with friends.” And thus the spirit behind their annual 19th Hole Party fundraiser, which coincides with the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play as it returns to Austin (March 22–26; pgatour.com). The cause: Saving the Lions Municipal Golf Course (savemuny.com) from development. “It’s an important green space, which is something Austin is losing at a rapid rate,” says Brown. The history: “Lions was the first integrated municipal golf course in the South,” says Nachman. Legends Ben Crenshaw and Harvey Penick learned to swing a club here. The party: Music from Ramsay Midwood and Kevin Russell, a silent auction, and of course, plenty of cocktails. The 19th Hole Party is on March 25, 6–10 PM at the American Legion, 404 Atlanta St.; criquetshirts.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TK; ILLUSTRATION BY TK
Austin filmmaker Jeff Nichols is coming off a big year, which saw the release of both the sci-fi hit Midnight Special and Loving, the story of the interracial couple whose case ended up in the Supreme Court. An Austin Film Society grant recipient in ’06, Nichols is now one of the nonprofit’s honorees at March 9th’s Texas Film Awards, the star-studded AFS fundraiser (afs.org). The writer and director talked to Austin Way about the city’s role in his success. On The Texas Film Hall of Fame: “It’s amazing to be a part of this growing list of people they are inducting, but also it’s part of this bigger conversation about nurturing film in Texas.” The local scene: “There’s such a great, growing group of filmmakers. I don’t often collaborate with people on a page, but there’s a lot of collaboration when it comes to getting breakfast tacos with my filmmaking friends.” Austin vs. LA: “I love not being in LA; Austin is a very grounded place to live, and that’s what I need as a storyteller.” On Best Actress Oscar nominee Ruth Negga: “She was the first person to audition. She doesn’t look like Mildred, but when she’s performing this role, she does.” Next project? “Basically 2017 will be a year of writing. I’ve also negotiated a deal with Fox to remake Alien Nation. My idea doesn’t have much to do with the original, but it’s a cool landscape.” For more of the interview with Jeff Nichols, go to austinway.com
Director Jeff Nichols (TOP LEFT, MIDDLE RIGHT, BOTTOM LEFT) wrote and directed Loving, which stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as real-life couple Richard and Mildred Loving.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEN ROTHSTEIN/FOCUS FEATURES (NICHOLS); FOCUS FEATURES (EDGERTON); BEN ROTHSTEIN/WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (MIDNIGHT SPECIAL)
WHY TEXAS FILM HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE JEFF NICHOLS CALLS AUSTIN HOME. BY KATHY BLACKWELL
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STYLE TIME HONORED
Architectural design elements and mechanical mastery meet in the Jazzmaster Open Heart Lady by Hamilton ($1,145). True to its name, this timepiece offers intriguing glimpses of the watch’s inner movement, the new H-10 decorated caliber. Rendered in stainless steel with the option of a colorful leather strap or metal bracelet, it has an 80-hour power reserve. Available at Russell Korman, 5011 Burnet Rd., 512-451-9292; hamiltonwatch.com
COLOR ME SPRINGTIME! AS BUDS BURST AND NATURE BLOSSOMS, WATCHMAKERS OFFER A RIOT OF COLOR IN PIECES THAT BLOOM ON THE WRIST. BY ALDOUS TUCK
“April… hath put a spirit of youth in everything,” wrote William Shakespeare in “Sonnet 98.” Indeed, the boundless energy of nature’s rebirth has been an inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. And like the Bard, some of the world’s finest watchmakers use springtime as an occasion to express their artistic skill in pieces that celebrate color and high style on the outside and engineering excellence on the inside. Shimmering precious metals, mother-ofpearl accents, and dazzling gemstones enhance the hues of the season. These creations may measure time, but like a beautifully turned sonnet, their appeal is timeless. For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to austinway.com/watches-and-jewelry
IWC Schaffhausen’s Portofino Automatic Moonphase 37 ($8,500) blends stunning shade, lunar loveliness, and exceptional craftsmanship in one peerless piece. The stainless steel case houses a white mother-of-pearl dial that is accentuated by 12 diamonds and contains a mechanical, self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The green alligator strap by Santoni lets this handsome watch make a colorful leap into spring. Available at L. Majors Jewelry, 2727 Exposition Blvd., 512-473-0078; iwc.com
Classic elegance and colorful éclat define this 35mm Cartier Clé de Cartier watch ($29,100), with a rhodiumized 18k white gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch features Cartier’s self-winding in-house movement, caliber 1847 MC. A flainqué sunray effect brings depth to the dial that is elegantly offset by blue-steel sword shaped hands. The fuchsia pink alligator strap adds a dramatic burst of color. Available at Ben Bridge at The Domain, 512-491-8014; cartier.com
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OPPOSITES ATTRACT Spring’s overriding trend: modern mash-ups of color, texture, and shape showcase fashion eclecticism at its best. The ultimate accessory: bravado! photography by RODOLFO MARTINEZ styling by FAYE POWER
BOHO-CHIC ESSENTIALS TURN EASY, BREEZY. Bralette, She Made Me ($130). Free People, The Domain, 512-491-0025; freepeople.com. Organza skirt, Fendi ($2,000). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-719-1200; neimanmarcus.com
REBELS WITH A CAUSE
MIDCENTURY AMERICAN CLASSICS SLIM DOWN AND DRESS UP. on him: Short sleeve crew, Vince ($85). Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; saks.com. Trousers, Salvatore Ferragamo ($690). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-719-1200; ferragamo.com. on her: Floral dress, Dolce & Gabbana ($2,995). Neiman Marcus, see above; dolcegabbana.com
DENIM AND FRINGE HAVE US LOOKING TOWARD THE WEST. on her: Shirt ($2,490), skirt ($6,990), fringe earring ($650), Western necklace ($2,200), and belt ($595), Ralph Lauren Collection. The Domain, 512-490-0812; ralphlauren.com. on him: Denim shirt ($1,495), pants ($1,195), Valentino. Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; saks.com. Glasses, his own
PONCHO PRETTY THE ORIGINAL COVERALL SWAYS AND SWINGS INTO SPRING
Poncho, Baja East ($2,495). netaporter.com
FLASH OF BRILLIANCE
WHO SAYS SHIMMERING SEQUINS SHINE BRIGHTEST AT NIGHT? on left: Tank dress, Alexander Wang ($5,995). ByGeorge, 524 N.Lamar Blvd., 512-472-5951; alexanderwang.com. Lucia bag, Dolce & Gabbana ($3,595). Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-719-1200; dolcegabbana.com. on right: Athens top, Wolford ($35). Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-3414111; saks.com. Sequined skirt, Dolce & Gabbana (price on request). see above. GG Supreme top handle bag, Gucci ($4,200). Neiman Marcus, see above; gucci.com. Shoes, Mule, Max Mara ($785). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above
SOMETIMES BLACK AND WHITE IS COOLER THAN COLOR. on him: Shirt ($475) and pants ($525), Emporio Armani. Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-7191200; armani.com. on her: Dress, CÃ©line ($4,200). celine.com. Hammered gold earring, Diane von Furstenberg ($258). dvf.com
AIRY LACE AND BILLOWING SILHOUETTES BRING THE HEARTLAND TO THE SHORE.
on left: Ruffle blouse, Zimmermann ($1,600). Saks Fifth Avenue, North Star Mall, San Antonio, 210-341-4111; saks.com. Swim bottoms, Michael Kors Collection ($395). The Domain, 512-8356700; michaelkors.com. Cherrish rings ($145) and Rylan bracelet ($295), Dannijo. Neiman Marcus, The Domain, 512-7191200; dannijo.com. on right: Robe ($2,095), Vionnet. vionnet.com. Make Love one-piece, La Perla ($1,615). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above
WITH SIMPLE ELEMENTS, POSHPUNK INSPIRATIONS SHOUT OUT LOUD. on him: Jacket ($2,300), sweater ($650), ZigZag trousers ($750), and belt ($500), Louis Vuitton. The Domain, 512-832-0327; louisvuitton.com. on her: Pullover, Caviar Lace leggings, and Electrolyse necklace (all price on request), Louis Vuitton. see above Hair and grooming by Danny Jelaca with Creative Management (Pages 64, 65, 67, 68, 70) and Deborah Brider using KĂŠrastase and Votre Vu (Pages 66, 69, 71) Makeup by Sage using Chanel and Dior with Creative Management (Pages 64, 65, 67, 68, 70) and William Murphy using Diorskin Nude for Atelier Management (Pages 66, 69, 71) Models: Olga Bocharova at Wilhelmina Miami, Josh Knight at Next Management Miami, Chad at New York Model Management, Neil Fenton at Heroes Models, Maxine Schiff at Wilhelmina Miami, Love Bertilsson at Red NYC, Lisa Crosby at Iconic Focus, Kennedi Decamillis at Ford Models Miami, Jake Filling at New York Model Management and Yaris Cedano at Marilyn Agency New York Location: The Confidante Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL, 305-424-1234; theconfidantemiamibeach .hyatt.com
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WHERE TO EAT, DRINK, AND PLAY IN AUSTIN...
EAST MEETS EAST
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIN VRANA
NEW CHINESE BRASSERIE OLD THOUSAND FILLS A CULINARY NICHE IN EAST AUSTIN.
One of Old Thousand’s house specials, the Clay Pot simmers with goodness including pork belly, Chinese sausage, seasonal mushrooms, duck confit, and chili-soy.
Nostalgic and playful, Old Thousand does more than fill a need for Chinese on Austin’s Eastside. Chefs James Dumapit (Uchiko) and David Baek (Thai-Kun, Uchi) have created a menu that puts an inventive spin on comforting classics. Don’t miss the Honey Prawn, showcasing Texas honey curd and candied pecans. Take-out is available, but it’s hard to resist the colorful cocktail menu or the bright, floral space—the first from the new SMGB Hospitality. Says partner Christian Romero: “It should feel like you’re hanging out at your cool friend’s house.” 1000 E. 11th St., Ste. 150, 737-222-6637; oldthousand atx.com
The SOURCE: SCENE DINE APIS RESTAURANT & AVIARY Many trusted local foodies will tell you that Austin’s best restaurant is outside the city limits, tucked away in the Hill Country along the Pedernales River. Trust us: The 30-mile drive to this fine-dining gem is more than worth it. 23526 Texas Hwy. 71, Spicewood, 512-436-8918; apisrestaurant.com
BARLEY SWINE Under the helm of native Austin chef Bryce Gilmore (Food & Wine Best New Chef, class of 2011), this warm and attentive restaurant gets it right every time with its 10-course tasting menu showcasing the best of local farms. INSIDER TIP: Take it up a notch with the pairing menu, which features craft beer along with delightfully surprising wine choices. 6555 Burnet Road, Ste. 400, 512-394-8150; barleyswine.com
BOILER NINE With three options for eating and drinking, each with its own menu— the subterranean Boiler Room cocktail bar, the rooftop Deck Nine
Observatory Bar, and the main act, the Boiler Nine Bar + Grill—the former Seaholm Power Plant has been transformed into one of the hottest night spots in town. 800 W. Cesar Chavez St., 512-220-9990; boilernine.com
CAFÉ NO SÉ One of the most charming spots along SoCo, the South Congress Hotel’s continental café is ideal for lunch or brunch. Go light with the big-eye tuna poke bowl or go all in with the satisfying cheeseburger. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-942-2061; cafenoseaustin.com
DAI DUE Chef-owner Jesse Griffiths showcases the best of Texas at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nightly options include an a la carte menu or the Supper Club Menu, which is a nod to the restaurant’s origins as a sought-after supper club. INSIDER TIP: Friday nights, the Supper Club Menu is built around a Gulf seafood dinner for two. 2406 Manor Rd. 512-524-0688; daidue.com
From historic roots grows something
completely new to Austin. Named after Angelina Eberly, the woman who fired the cannon to help stave off Sam Houston, Eberly features several beautiful spaces for dining, lounging, and drinking. It’s also home to the historic Cedar Tavern Bar of Greenwich Village. INSIDER TIP: When drinking at the beautiful, 150-year-old bar, beware that you’re sitting in front of a secret two-way mirror. 615 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-9169000; eberlyaustin.com
EMMER & RYE Chef Kevin Fink’s grained-based menu has upped the culinary ante on Rainey Street. Select a few items off the dim sum cart, and you’ll know why Bon Appétit named Emmer & Rye one of the 50 best new restaurants of 2016. 51 Rainey St., Ste. 110, 512-366-5530; emmerandrye.com
FONDA SAN MIGUEL Not only is Fonda San Miguel one of the best interior Mexican restaurants in the US, but it’s an Austin institution as well. You can’t be an Austinite until you’ve experienced its legendary Sunday brunch buffet. 2330 W. North Loop Blvd., 512-4594121; fondasanmiguel.com
WHO: Co-owner and instructor at downtown’s popular Love
‒ Secret Source ‒
Cycling Studio (507 Pressler St., Ste. 900, 512-761-3398;
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC Innovative chef Ned Elliott’s 47-seat mainstay is neighborhood dining at its very best. Expect elegant but hearty fare that celebrates the best of each season. 306 E. 53rd St., 512-459-1010; fndaustin.com
FRANKLIN BARBECUE Aaron Franklin serves the best barbecue in the country, period. Bring your folding chair and prepare to meet new friends as you wait in that now-legendary line. INSIDER TIP: As soon as you get in line, have someone in your group walk over to nearby Blue Dahlia Bistro for coffee and a chocolate hazelnut croissant to help tide you over. 900 E. 11th St.; 512-653-1187; franklinbarbecue.com
The historic Green Pastures estate and event venue, complete with those beloved peacocks, is set to reopen in March with the new Mattie’s restaurant, featuring seasonal cuisine and genuine hospitality. INSIDER TIP: The restaurant’s name isn’t the only throwback feature. Mattie’s cocktail list, created by beverage director Jason Stevens, is inspired by Green Pastures’ long history of revelry. Think frosted juleps in pewter cups, bright and convivial punches, and the original milk punch recipe dating back to 1965. 811 W Live Oak St., 512-444-1888; greenpasturesaustin.com
lovecyclingstudio.com). A PLACE WITH SOUL: “Zach Theatre and producing artistic director Dave Steakley is our pastor. My world gets bigger when I walk inside that theater. It’s where we serve, learn, grieve, worship, give, and laugh.” LA FAMILIA: “Any business owner would be wise to as, ‘What Would Fonda San Miguel Do?’ Tom Gilliland has maintained this slice of Old Mexico (2330 W. North Loop Blvd., 512-459-4121; fondasanmiguel.com) for 42 years; it remains one of our favorite places to dine with our family and friends. The art is food, and the food is art.” FASHION ON THE FLY: “Tucked away in Westlake is an adorably curated boutique, RedBird
Boasting elegance and ingenuity, Jeffrey’s has attracted Austin’s movers and shakers for decades. Its charming sister, Josephine House, offers an eclectic menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. INSIDER TIP: Josephine House makes Mondays more tolerable with Steak Frites Night, featuring salad or soup, your steak choice, and dessert. 1204 West Lynn St., 512-477-5584; jeffreysofaustin.com
(3663 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 2C, 512-514-0027; shopredbird.com), my go-to
place to shop for myself and my friends. Maureen Staloch has brought to
Uchi alum Nicholas Yanes upped the Italian game in Austin when he opened Juniper, which focuses on
Austin a consistent portfolio of fine clothing, jewelry and accessories.”
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(1202 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-476-0541; zachtheatre.org) is our church,
Northern Italian cuisine in an upscale setting. 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 304, 512-220-9421; juniperaustin.com.
JUSTINE’S BRASSERIE With an elevated French bistro menu and the best vinyl collection in town, the scene at this East Austin restaurant just gets better well into the night. 4710 E. Fifth St., 512-3852900; justines1937.com
LA CONDESA Contemporary Mexican is paired with an expansive tequila and mezcal selection at this always-crowded Second Street District mainstay. 400A W. Second St., 512-499-0300; lacondesa.com
LAUNDERETTE Chef Rene Ortiz and pastry chef Laura Sawicki have created one of the best small-plate restaurants in town. Although it’s lively at night, the
East Austin restaurant is an ideal place for lunch meetings. 2115 Holly St., 512-382-1599; launderette austin.com
L’OCA D’ORO This recent and welcome addition to Mueller is packed almost every night, attracting neighbors and people from further out with its celebratory Italian menu. INSIDER TIP: For diners with little ones, L’Oca d’Oro offers one of the most inventive kid menus around.
1900 Simond Ave., 737-212-1876; locadoroaustin.com
MANUEL’S The Mexican menu at this Austin staple is expertly executed. Although business diners and tourists alike love the downtown location, its beautiful patio at its Great Hills branch is hard to resist. 310 Congress Ave., 512-4727555; 10201 Jollyville Rd., 512-345-1042; manuels.com
ODD DUCK Brother chef-owners Bryce and Dylan Gilmore delight diners with unusual dishes (beef tongue Reuben) at this hot spot for both lunch and dinner. Service is attentive and extremely knowledgeable. 1201 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-433-6521; oddduckaustin.com
OLAMAIE The classic touches at the new Paul Martin’s Austin Grill at Domain Northside include (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) a raspberry martini; a charcuterie station, and New American dishes.
From the charming old home to the refined but hearty menu steeped in tradition, Olamaie is Southern dining at its finest. INSIDER TIP: Don’t forget to ask for the off-menu biscuits. You won’t be sorry. 1610 San Antonio St., 512-474-2796; olamaieaustin.com
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Restaurant concept king Paul Fleming (P.F. Chang’s, Fleming’s) and partner Brian Bennett have brought their Paul Martin’s American Grill to Domain Northside, but with a local twist in the name. With an emphasis on New American cuisine, the menu features classic dishes for lunch and dinner. 3120 Palm Way, No. 130, 512-953-8800; paulmartins americangrill.com
PERLA’S Top-notch oysters are served on an expansive patio along South Congress with shareable menu selections, including lobster baked shells and cheese. 1400 S. Congress Ave., 512-291-7300; perlasaustin.com
SECOND BAR + KITCHEN Inventive bites and a smart cocktail program have drawn a stylish crowd downtown for years, and now the same thing is happening at Domain
The SOURCE: SCENE WHO: Owner of the dog grooming and boarding facility Mud
Puppies (12233 FM 620 N., Ste. 110-A, 512-249-2498; 2015 E. Riverside Dr., Bldg. 9; 512-912-0200; mud-puppies.com) and Austin
nights and makes you feel like family.” MORNING RITUAL: “Everyone knows the great lawn at Zilker Park (2100 Barton Springs
Rd.), but get there just after sunrise: You and your dog will have the
Expect top-notch local theater at this essential Austin nonprofit. Upcoming: The Great Society, January 25–March 5; Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, April 5–30. 202 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-476-0541; zachtheatre.org
Dog Rescue board member. FUN AND GAMES: “Full Circle Bar (1810 E. 12th St., 512-814-0211; fullcirclebar.com) takes you back to being a kid, but with adult beverages. They have six Skee-Ball lanes!” ON A ROLL: “Umi Sushi Bar & Grill (5510 I-35, No. 400, 512-3838681; m.mainstreethub.com/umiaustin) is my go-to sushi place; try the Tuna Dynasty and VIP Roll. But what that has kept me coming back for over 10 years is the owner, Mei, who works on Friday and Saturday
whole place to yourself to enjoy the Austin skyline. Just don’t forget to bring a towel to wipe the morning dew off your dog’s paws.”
Northside, where Chef David Bull has opened a second location at the Archer Hotel. 3121 Palm Way; 200 Congress Ave., 512-827-2750; secondbarkitchen.com
SWIFT’S ATTIC Whimsical small plates plus creative cocktails are the name of the game at this bustling, second-floor gastropub in the heart of downtown. 315 Congress Ave., 512-482-8842; swiftsattic.com
UCHI Chef Tyson Cole combines his extensive Eastern knowledge with exotic, high-quality ingredients at this landmark restaurant that set the standard for innovative dining in Austin and attracts everyone from celebrities to families. 801 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808; uchiaustin.com
UCHIKO Designed to mimic a Japanese farmhouse, Uchi’s sister restaurant is popular for its vegetarian tasting menu and fried-milk dessert. Expect to see one of the more stylish crowds in town. 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808; uchikoaustin.com
PARAMOUNT THEATRE Austin’s historic downtown theater is the jewel of Congress Avenue. Upcoming: The Keno Brothers, March 5; Penn and Teller, March 24; Marc Maron, March 31; Ruthie Foster and special guests, April 1. INSIDER TIP: Legends like Carol Burnett and Woody Allen have signed the performers’ wall backstage. 713 Congress Ave., 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org
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From the creative minds behind Swift’s Attic, Wu Chow brings authentic farm-to-table Chinese food to downtown Austin. Another favorite with visiting celebs, this spot has a sophisticated yet laid-back vibe. 500 W. Fifth St., Ste. 168, 512-4762469; wuchowaustin.com
This University of Texas venue brings the best in comedy, music, and Broadway to Austin. Upcoming: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, March 21–26; Black Grace, March 29. 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive, 512-471-2787; texasperformingarts.org
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ON STAGE ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER Home of the historic Austin City Limits tapings, this state-of-the-art live music venue brings in a wide variety of touring acts. Upcoming: Amos Lee, February 25; Bryan Ferry, March 22; Brain Candy Live, March 25. INSIDER TIP: Spot up-and-coming greats at ACL Live’s little sister club, 3Ten ACL Live, downstairs. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd., 512-225-7999; acl-live.com
ANTONE’S NIGHTCLUB Austin’s home of the blues, co-owned by Gary Clark Jr., always has something cooking. Upcoming: The Staves, February 28; Donavon Frankenreiter with Grant-Lee Phillips, March 4. 305 E. Fifth St., 512-8140361; antonesnightclub.com
Music’s biggest names come to the UT arena. Upcoming: Stevie Nicks, March 12; Panic! At The Disco, April 2. 1701 Red River St., 512-471-7744; uterwincenter.com
THE LONG CENTER Austin’s premier theater hosts the city’s performing arts groups as well as touring acts. Upcoming: Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Vive L’Espagne!, February 24–25; Billy Crystal, February 27; Fran Lebowitz, March 8; Pink Martini, March 12; Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Mahler in March, March 24–25; Ballet Austin’s The Magic Flute, March 31–April 2. 701 W. Riverside Dr., 512-457-5110; thelongcenter.org
ONE WORLD THEATRE This music, arts, and events venue offers a unique experience. Upcoming: Kathy Mattea, March 7;
MUSEUMS THE BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART The University of Texas’s world-class art museum boasts an impressive collection of Latin American art. Current and upcoming exhibits: “You Belong Here: Reimagining the Blanton,” celebrating the complete reinstallation of its permanent collection, starting February 11; “Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser,” March 12–June 11. INSIDER TIP: Like the exhibits themselves, the museum’s gift shop is carefully curated, making it a great resource for unique gifts. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 512-4715482; blantonmuseum.org
BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM Learn the story of Texas while also enjoying smart, diverse exhibits that make you think. Exhibits: “Purchased Lives,” February 11–July 9; “Common Ground, The Music Festival Experience,” March 10–July 23; “Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan,” March 10–July 23. 1800 Congress Ave., 512-936-8746; thestoryoftexas.com
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KT Tunstall, March 11; Gino Vannelli, March 24–25. 7701 Bee Cave Road, 512-330-9500; oneworldtheatre.org
320 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746
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THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN AT THE JONES CENTER The Contemporary Austin’s newly renovated downtown location features some of the most exciting artists from around the globe. Exhibits: “Monika Sosnowska: Habitat,” through February 26; 700 Congress Ave., 512-453-5312; thecontemporary austin.org
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More than a century old, the Driscoll Villa features the 14-acre Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park. INSIDER TIP: Don’t try to pick up the coins around the fountain on the terrace—they’re part of an installation called Lost Money. 3809 W. 35th St., 512-458-8191; thecontemporaryaustin.org
HARRY RANSOM CENTER Housing the archives of some of the world’s most celebrated writers and artists, from Gabriel
Mozart moves: Ballet Austin’s interpretation of romantic opera The Magic Flute graces the Long Center on March 31 through April 1.
Garcia Marquez to David Foster Wallace and the Magnum Collection, this UT institution is a must-visit. Exhibit: “Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center,” February 6–July 16. 300 W. 21st St., 512-471-8944; hrc.utexas.edu
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Explore the Texas-born president’s life and legacy, as well as the impact of the 1960s, at this state-of-the-art museum.
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INSIDER TIP: When you are in
the Oval Office, know that on the other side sits the real offices LBJ used, preserved and intact and used for very special events. 2313 Red River St., 512-7210200; lbjlibrary.org
MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM Opened in 1984, this invaluable downtown museum celebrates traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture. 419 Congress Ave., 512-480-9373; mexic-artemuseum.org
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After entering the Austin market just last fall, SoulCycle is opening a second location downtown.
With the number of unique and cool indoor-cycling studios in Austin, we are now a certiﬁable Spin City, but what made it ofﬁcial was when SoulCycle opened its ﬁ rst local studio in the fall at Domain Northside. Now SoulCycle, known for its candlelit classes where you can burn up to 700 calories in 45 minutes, is opening its second Austin location, a 56-bike studio inside the Frost Bank Tower, in the heart of downtown. Says SoulCycle’s Gabby Etrog Cohen: “We always look for vibrant, active, and dynamic communities to open new studios, and Austin has been on our list for a while.” The downtown location, debuting in February, will also feature an expansive lifestyle boutique. Domain Northside, 512-384-7685; 401 Congress Ave.; soul-cycle.com
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THE SPINNING SENSATION SOULCYCLE TAKES AUSTIN BY STORM WITH NEW STUDIOS AT DOMAIN NORTHSIDE AND DOWNTOWN.
The SOURCE: STYLE BOUTIQUES Zac Posen is the creative director of womenswear for this iconic American brand. Its downtown location is perfectly suited for men and women. 101 W. Sixth St., 512-476-2359; brooksbrothers.com
women and men at its flagship, while its South Congress location has a more laid-back vibe. Expect couture with a dash of Austin weird; think a boho-chic Isabel Marant frock alongside oversize Karen Walker sunnies. 524 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-5951; 1400 S. Congress Ave., 512-441-8600; bygeorgeaustin.com
Austin’s most cutting-edge retail experience serves fashion-forward
With carefully curated items inspired by travel, Rebecca Yanoff’s
beautifully designed boutique is Austin’s It destination for effortless, elegant style. Its lines include Rebecca Taylor, Eberjey, and Cynthia Vincent. 1318 S. Congress Ave., 737-484-0267; coveclothing.com
custom-made by the local Moniker Guitars, and a refurbished Wurlitzer jukebox. INSIDER TIP: Exclusive to the Austin store is a line of Western boots reimagined from Frye’s archives. Domain Northside, 512-8363793; thefryecompany.com
THE FRYE COMPANY Boot-worshipping Austin is now home to a brick-and-mortar store from this footwear icon. Unique design touches include four guitars inspired by Frye’s Originals,
THE GARDEN ROOM The generous and philanthropic Patty Hoffpauir has helped dress generations of women at her upscale boutique featuring colorful and flattering women’s clothing, accessories, and bridal trends. 1601 W. 38th St., Ste. 5, 512-458-5407; gardenroomboutique.com
HELM BOOTS This rustic-chic favorite reinterprets classic shoe and boot styles and gives them an edge. Designed in Austin and made in America, Helm shoes can be re-soled in-factory if they become worn out. 1200 E. 11th St., Ste. 101, 512-609-8150; helmboots.com
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ESTILO Stephanie Coultress O’Neill’s chic boutique in Tarrytown takes you from the boardroom to the ballroom with lines like Joie, J Brand, Krisa, and Mara Hoffman. INSIDER TIP: O’Neill recently debuted her eponymous line of light and easy organic cotton leisurewear. 2727 Exposition Blvd., Ste. 121, 512-2360488; estilo boutique.com
Estilo’s selection is a fun mix of high and low, and the boutique carries a beautifully curated collection of jewelry as well.
For 70-plus years, this fashion cornerstone has featured luxury designers and collections from around the world. INSIDER TIP: The handbag collection from Texas designer Sarah White features luxe, fashion-forward backpacks. 1214 W. Sixth St., Ste. 110, 512-473-2493; juliangold.com
KICK PLEAT Owner Wendi Martin now has a showroom worthy of her impeccable taste. Her lines, including ATP, Jil Sander, and Humanoid, transcend trends and are made to last. Kick Pleat’s shoe collection is almost museum-worthy. 624 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-445-4500; kickpleat.com
LEAGUE OF REBELS With offerings such as custom suits and hip off-the-rack pieces, this menswear shop in the Second Street District has everything for the on-trend man. INSIDER TIP: Owner M. Ato (call him Ato, please) can advise you on the perfect custom suit. And the whiskey bar is always open. 411 W. Second St., 512-721-9903; leagueofrebels.com
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WHO: Texas entrepreneur, ABC News chief analyst, and founder
of ListenTo.us (a community that puts country over party). RISE AND SHINE: “The best place for breakfast is Magnolia Café (1920 S. Congress Ave., 512-445-0000; magnoliacafeaustin.com), which is always open and always has a table if you are an early riser. The food is good and consistent; the staff is fast and fun.” SOUL FIX: “Get your cowboy boots fixed at Golden Slipper Modern Shoe & Boot Repair (1903 S. First St., 512-442-6334); the owner is awesome. They do excellent work with quick turnaround, and your boots always
Known for exceptional colored gems in custom settings, as well as a large estate and vintage selection, Copeland resonates with Austinites, who have been coming here since 1983, when it was founded by Debra and Clay Copeland. INSIDER TIP: Many of the staff have been with Copeland for more than 25 years, so expect expert service. 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512-3300303; copelandjewelers.com
feel better.” SMALL TOWN CHARM: “If you’re looking to relax, head to Wimberley, about 45 minutes outside of Austin. Going to this little piece of heaven is like a throwback in time. It has an easy, uncomplicated pace, and the folks in town are beautiful people. Watch the Blanco River go by and enjoy life (and any place that doesn’t have parking meters is a good place).”
MOSS/GARMENT Masha Poloskova stocks her carefully curated sister shops with high-end selections and couture vintage pieces. INSIDER TIP: Don’t miss that must-have Chanel jacket or Etro blazer: Moss posts many of its finds on Instagram, so follow along at @mossclothing. 701-F S. Lamar Blvd., 512-462-4667; shopgarment.com
OUTDOOR VOICES Active men and women can find the latest in technical fitness apparel, for yogis and basketball players alike, at Tyler Haney’s innovative and global-minded boutique. 606 Blanco St., 512-356-9136; outdoorvoices.com
POLO RALPH LAUREN The Domain’s location of this sophisticated sportswear brand pays homage to the Southwest both in terms of decor and with its selection of leathers and suedes in a variety of styles. The Domain, 512-490-0812; ralphlauren.com
the intimate location in East Austin. Domain Northside, 737-209-1072; 2406 Manor Road, Ste. C, 512-2361378; ravenandlily.com
REDBIRD BOUTIQUE Maureen Staloch’s Westlake boutique showcases fresh and edgy designers for any style, from casual to cocktail, in a friendly and accessible environment. 3663 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 2C, 512-514-0027; shopredbird.com
Texas retailer Saint Bernard, a brand known for its sport, ski, and sun selections, not only recently marked its 10th anniversary as an anchor in downtown’s Second Street District, but it has expanded its reach in Austin with its new 12,500-square-foot store—complete with a fullservice ski and snowboard shop—at Domain Northside. 401 W. Third St., 512-320-1999; Domain Northside, 512-710-3710; saintbernard.com
This fun shop brings an urban-coastal vibe to the South Congress Hotel. Lucy Jolis’s well-stocked boutique features unique clothing and accessories from up-and-coming designers such as Electric Feathers, Collina Strada, and Vivien Ramsay. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-524-2197; sunroomaustin.com
WEATHERED COALITION This delightfully appointed, locally owned store is curated for men, with everything from clothing and shoes to gift ideas and grooming. Domain Northside, 512-852-9869; weatheredcoalition.com
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RAVEN + LILY Committed to empowering women workers around the world, Raven + Lily features beautiful clothing, accessories, and home décor. Visit the flagship at Domain Northside or
The city has a new choice for handcrafted bespoke tailoring. After an individual consultation with a stylist, you can choose from hundreds of fabrics and fits to make a suit that’s
An independent business that eliminates the middleman in the diamond-buying process, Diamonds Direct is all about education, value, selection, and passion. Its store at The Domain is staffed with experts who can help you choose the right diamond for any occasion. The Domain, 512-691-9950; diamondsdirect.com
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all your own. 706 Rio Grande St., Ste. B, 512-535-6989; sprezza-usa.com
Wedding rings and easy-to-wear fashion pieces are the stars of the show at this Austin mainstay, which opened in 1929 and has been family-owned for decades. 2900 W. Anderson Lane, 512-452-6491; benolds.com
This mainstay of the Second Street District is a well-curated shop of luxurious, custom jewelry. And now Elizabeth Page Gibson has opened a second location at Domain Northside. 229 W. Second St., 512-474-6500; Domain Northside, 512-373-3910; elizapage.com
KENDRA SCOTT The Austin-based jewelry designer has built a national empire on her timeless, stylish pieces. She has multiple locations across Austin, including the new flagship on North Lamar Boulevard as well as her popular SoCo boutique. The Domain, 512-879-3174; 3800 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-879-3422; 1400 S. Congress Ave., Ste. A-170, 512-354-4737; kendrascott.com
LIZA BETH JEWELRY Crafted with oxidized steel, conflict-free diamonds, pearls, and semiprecious stones, Liza Beth’s designs have a timeless feel with a modern edge. Designer Liza Soklove, who supports many charities in Austin, loves the city’s “anything goes” vibe, inspiring her to
create unexpected and eclectic designs that feature vintage, Art Deco, and celestial themes. Available at RedBird Boutique (see info on previous page) and online at lizabethjewelry.com
RSK JEWELRY A concierge for jewelry, Robin Hancock offers a personal shopping experience and a stunning collection of hard-to-find estate jewelry, precious gemstones, and contemporary creations. By appointment only, 512-694-9136; rskjewelry.com
ZOLTAN DAVID Award-winning designer Sir Zoltan David combines centuries-old techniques with modern technology for one-of-a-kind stunners. His shop has served the Austin area for more than 30 years. Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave, 512-372-8888; zoltandavid.com
newest space at Domain Northside, Jose Luis is one of Austin’s premier salons, featuring master stylist Jose Buitron and skincare expert Bill Pitts. 1717 W. Sixth St., Ste. 123, 512-474-1146; 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 2135, 512-474-1147; Domain Northside, 512-474-1146; joseluissalon.com
salon downtown, and now it has expanded up north with a space near The Domain that offers more services, including waxing. Carrying more than 400 colors from lines such as Kendra Scott, Chanel, and Dior, Lacquer prides itself on its staff’s extensive training in healthful practices. 210 Guadalupe St., 11005 Burnet Road, 512-476-1211; ilovelacquer.com
Lacquer has become the go-to nail
LAKE AUSTIN SPA & RESORT Whether you’re visiting the day spa or staying for a week (highly recommended to take full advantage of the classes, treatments, and so much more), this impeccable retreat on the shores of Lake Austin will leave you refreshed and inspired to face the real world. 1705 S. Quinlan Park Road, 800-847-5637; lakeaustin.com
HIATUS SPA + RETREAT’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM, THE H-CIRCLE, IS ONE OF THE BEST SPA PACKAGES IN TOWN.
SPA & BEAUTY AWAY SPA The W Austin’s spa is an urban retreat of the best kind. Make a day of it and spend post-treatment time by the pool. INSIDER TIP: Try the Ashiatsu Massage, in which the therapist uses her well-trained feet on your back. 200 Lavaca St., 512-5423626; austinawayspa.com
HIATUS SPA + RETREAT This downtown retreat’s expert staff is all about pampering, from facials to massages. Hiatus’s annual membership program, The H-Circle, is one of the best spa packages in town. 1611 W. Fifth St., Ste. 155, 512-362-5777; hiatusspa.com
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JACKSON RUIZ SALON This longtime favorite Austin salon has been a mainstay at New York Fashion Week, styling hair for some of the top designers in the industry. 500 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 120, 512-478-7744; ruizsalon.com
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Each month, Hiatus Spa + Retreat offers a different seasonal body treatment and massage, followed by a themed, hand-crafted cocktail.
With three locations, including its
4501 Mantle Dr | 78746 offered at $5,720,000
The SOURCE: STYLE PROPAGANDA HAIR GROUP This stylish, contemporary salon welcomes you with an unpretentious vibe and professional stylists with rich experience. Co-owner Sara Domi is a highly sought-after makeup artist with prestigious national clients. 1611 W. Fifth St., Ste. 150, 512-473-0700; propagandahairgroup.com
TENOVERTEN This highly eco-conscious and luxe nail salon that originated in Brooklyn chose the South Congress Hotel for its first outside-of-NYC location. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 469-660-1010; tenoverten.com
URBAN BETTY This salon at the 26 Doors shopping center in Central Austin is staffed by highly knowledgeable stylists with fun, big-family energy. 1206 W. 38th St., Ste. 1107, 512-371-7663; urbanbetty.com
VAIN SALON Owner Emily Hatfield always makes certain that every client leaves the salon with the perfect cut and style. INSIDER TIP: For festival-perfect braids, ask for Jessie. 1803 Chicon St., 512-524-1057; vainaustin.com
VIVA DAY SPA With three locations, this locally owned retreat uses organic ingredients. Its newest address,
WHO: Austin-born soul
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singer. BEST MEAL OF
THE DAY: “The brunch
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at Cafe No Sé (1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-9422061; cafenoseaustin.com) is heaven on earth. I usually get the red quinoa bowl, the crispy sunny eggs dish, and mimosas, of course!” RETRO FLAIR: “When I come into town and have extra time before a show, I like to go to Feathers Boutique Vintage (1700 S. Congress Ave., 512-912-9779; They never fail to make my
jaw drop and wallet open with their one-of-a-kind pieces.” SOME LIKE IT COLD: “Once I needed to kill some time before a show I had in Bee Cave and stumbled upon the amazing Frost Gelato (12800 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. G-150, EYELASH EXTENSIONS • VOLUME LASHING • LASH TINTING BROW SHAPING • LASH LIFTS
Bee Cave, 512-520-4457; frostgelato.com). It’s an hour from my house, but I would drive that far to have their vanilla and cookies and cream gelato again.”
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at Domain Northside, features a med-spa menu with many appealing treatments. 215 S. Lamar Blvd., 1811 W. 35th St., Domain Northside, 512-3002256; vivadayspa.com
After winning national acclaim for its skincare line focusing on minimalist, organic makeup, W3LL People has not only opened its second location, at Domain Northside, but its products have recently become available at Anthropologie, Whole Foods Market, and Target stores across the country. 215 S. Lamar Blvd., Unit B, 512-366-7963; Domain Northside, 800-790-1563; w3llpeople.com
FITNESS COREPOWER YOGA Open your mind, heat up your body, and reconnect to your inner power at this Market District studio. 801 W. Fifth St., 512-5429642; corepoweryoga.com
Power couple Lander Peerman and Noah Wright’s “crush” on each other sparked the opening of Crush Fitness, based on a workout format with equallength intervals of cardio on a treadmill and weight training and resistance exercises in a group setting. Classes are held in a clublike environment with pumping music, flattering lights, and a trainer to help you burn up to 800 calories in an hour. 300 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. O, 512-4800077; crushfitness.com
KOR180 Founded by Maja Kermath, Kor180 focuses on the three pillars of wellness: exercise, nutrition, and community. With two locations, Kor180 combines Pilates with cycling for an invigorating workout. 1611 W. Fifth St., Ste.
140, 512-243-7955; 11005 N. Burnet Road, Ste. 106, 512-7722541; kor180.com
LOVE CYCLING STUDIO Love Cycling’s intense 45-minute workouts are designed to inspire and move riders emotionally, physically, and spiritually. This studio is truly about community, with a team of passionate owners and instructors. 507 Pressler St., Ste. 900, 512-761-3398; lovecyclingstudio.com
MOD FITNESS Barre work, Pilates, yoga, strength training, and other techniques all come together for full-body wellness. 2041 S. Lamar Blvd., 4406 Burnet Road, 512-765-5663; modfitness.com
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With a dozen studios in Austin, Orangetheory’s concept of interval training is clearly catching on. Its classes are based on the physiological principle known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, so its 60-minute classes are all about intervals and the use of heart-rate monitors, so you can still burn calories up to 36 hours after class. Various locations; orange theoryfitness.com
PURE PILATES Pure Pilates incorporates strengthtraining and cardio intervals using the popular Lagree Fitness Method on the Megaformer machine. 2222 Rio Grande St., Ste. 105, 512-2437510; The Domain, 512-551-9370; purepilatesaustin.com
RIDE Austinites flock to Ride, founded by Kim Dowling, in part because of the nonstop music. Its slogan, after all, is “Ride. Rock. Repeat.” Look for themed classes, all using top-of-the-line Schwinn bikes. INSIDER TIP: Bikes fill up early, so reserve the one you want online before class. 117 Lavaca St., 512-322-5252; rideindoorcycling.com
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Climb the stairs at the Blanton Museum to take in the beautifully renovated galleries on the second floor.
Since opening its new home almost 11 years ago, the University of Texas’s Blanton Museum of Art has elevated the local arts scene in countless, invaluable ways. Although its touring exhibitions bring it great acclaim, the museum’s extensive permanent collection is a true treasure, and now, with the extensive renovations of its second-floor galleries complete, that collection has a stunning new home. Almost twice as many works can be displayed, and its renowned collection of Latin American art has its own dedicated space. After a black-tie unveiling at the February 11 Blanton Gala, “You Belong Here: Reimagining the Blanton” is open to the public. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 512-471-5482; blantonmuseum.org
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The SOURCE: SPACE HOME DÉCOR ANNIE DOWNING INTERIORS Interior designer Annie Downing’s flagship storefront and showroom brings a unique combination of vintage pieces and modern-day goods to downtown Austin. 509 Powell St., 512-524-0061; anniedowning.com
Rebecca Atwood, Belgian linens from Lisa Fine Textiles, and Mally Skok wallpaper. 1411 W. Sixth St., 512-236-1006; jamesshowroom.com
JONATHAN ADLER It’s all about American glamour with this national brand. Beautiful, classic furniture and thoughtful accessories abound, all with a mod twist. 1011 W. Fifth St., Ste. 130, 512-296-2507; jonathanadler.com
KATIE KIME This local lifestyle brand of fashion, furniture, and accessories revolves around designer Katie Kime’s Southern preppy-chic style and her celebration of prints. Her intimate boutique is stocked with clever accessories, from bar-cart décor to stationery, clothing, and design options. INSIDER TIP: A slice of Kime’s store is dedicated to limitededition finds from around the world,
so if you see a rug or accessory that you love, get it. 500 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 150, 512-358-4478; katiekime.com
THE MENAGERIE For almost 40 years, this beloved local store has been the go-to place for bridal registries, table-ware, jewelry, and engagement pieces. Delightful owner Vickie Roan can expertly navigate you through your choices. 1601 W. 38th St. Ste. 7, 512-453-4644; themenagerie.com
B&B ITALIA The award-winning Italian furniture brand opened its grand showroom in downtown last year, filling a need for high-end, modern furniture perfect for all of the new luxury homes and condos popping up across the city. 1009 W. Sixth St., Ste. 120, 512-6177460; bebitalia.com
BREED & CO. What started as a small storefront in 1970 has grown into a local institution. In addition to practical hardware, Breed & Co. carries the finest tableware, kitchenware, and seasonal décor. Its expert staff can advise on everything from bridal registries to linens. 718 W. 29th St., 512-474-6679; 3663 Bee Cave Road, 512-328-3960; shop.breedandco.com
FOUR HANDS HOME Four Hands’ furniture offerings are refined and classic yet innovative and cool at the same time. 2090 Woodward St., 512-225-0333; fourhands.com
Curated for the modern ranch lifestyle, this eclectic, high-end shop in the 2nd Street District features custom furnishings and pieces by diverse local artisans, and an organic body care line designed by owner Jessica Beattie. 204 Colorado St., 512-436-8870; haciendaaustin.com
JAMES SHOWROOM In her cozy, restored bungalow showroom on West Sixth Street, highly regarded interior designer Meredith Ellis stocks exclusive lines of fabric, wallpaper, rugs, and lighting. Look for woven fabrics from
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RH AUSTIN, THE GALLERY AT THE DOMAIN You can’t miss it when you arrive at Domain Northside. What looks like a Tuscan villa is the new 62,000square-foot store, formerly known as Restoration Hardware, with four floors, including one devoted to the RH Modern collection, and a stunning rooftop park that showcases its outdoor collections. Domain Northside, 512-342-0614; restorationhardware.com
SUPPLY SHOWROOM This stylish showroom upped the design ante in Austin when it was opened by three New York City transplants: Kim West, Callie Jenschke, and Kristin Gish. Tucked away in a 1930s bungalow, Supply has exclusive-to-Texas trade lines, rugs, wallpaper, lighting, and more. 2204 Lake Austin Blvd., 512-770-6211; supplyshowroom.com
HOTELS ARCHER HOTEL The new eight-story Archer Hotel Austin offers 171 luxury rooms in the heart of the new Domain Northside. For a true local touch, esteemed Austin chef David Bull and La Corsha Hospitality Group chose the Archer
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AT&T CONFERENCE CENTER Enjoy a chic stay at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, nestled between the University of Texas Tower and the State Capitol. Don’t miss the elegant Carillon Restaurant. 1900 University Ave., 512-404-3600; meetattexas.com
THE DRISKILL Experience a blend of timeless charm and modern sophistication in this 131-year-old property on Sixth Street. The rooms and much of the hotel were recently updated with modern touches while still maintaining a rich sense of history. Chef Troy Knapp creates an elegant experience every night in the Driskill Grill. 604 Brazos St., 512-439-1234; driskillhotel.com
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL On the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the Four Seasons is the classic, grand Austin hotel. With recently renovated ballrooms and other updates, the hotel is the premier spot for weddings, galas, and more. Its restaurant, Trio, is a pure delight. INSIDER TIP: Every Wednesday, Trio offers its “Boug.e Burgers & Bottles” event, where you choose from three burgers, each paired with a selection of pours of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and other big wines. 98 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-4784500; fourseasons.com/austin
HOTEL ELLA With history dating back to the late 1800s, this historic renovated hotel, complete with a sweeping veranda and lawn by the University of Texas, offers 47 guest rooms, 10 of which are suites. INSIDER TIP: The hotel’s Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar is an under-the-radar spot for intimate happy hours; the Old Fashioned is one of the best in town. 1900 Rio Grande St., 800-311-1619; hotelella.com
HOTEL GRANDUCA This beautiful hotel in the West Austin hills recalls the Italian countryside. Like its sister hotel in Houston, every
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detail has been considered and easily transports you to another world. Visconti Ristorante, which features Northern Italian cuisine, drives the feeling home. INSIDER TIP: On Thursdays, enjoy happy hour Italian style, with themed live music, cocktails, and regional bites. 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. B, 512-306-6400; granducaaustin.com
HOTEL SAINT CECILIA Named after the patron saint of music and the arts, this boutique hotel combines elegance with rock ’n’ roll. Choose one of the indulgent suites, studios, or poolside bungalows. The well-appointed bar and patio are for guests only, making for a truly private escape. 112 Academy Dr., 512-8522400; hotelsaintcecilia.com
HOTEL SAN JOSÉ Nestled among the shops and restaurants on South Congress, this cool boutique hotel (the older sister to the Saint Cecilia) features a patio perfect for happy hour or a nightcap. 1316 S. Congress Ave., 512-8522350; sanjosehotel.com
HOTEL VAN ZANDT Enjoy music in all its forms at this bustling Rainey Street District hotel, which features 319 guest rooms, including 41 suites, and a fourth-floor pool deck. Its restaurant and bar, Geraldine’s, features live music every night. INSIDER TIP: There are playlists designed for each area of the hotel, including underwater, so take a dip in the pool for something truly unique. 605 Davis St., 512-5425300; hotelvanzandt.com
INTERCONTINENTAL STEPHEN F. AUSTIN This gem features an outdoor terrace on its second floor, perfect for watching the hustle and bustle of Congress Avenue downtown. 701 Congress Ave., 512-457-8800; austin.intercontinental.com
JW MARRIOTT The largest JW Marriott in the country, this downtown property features 1,012 guest rooms conveniently
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SOUTH CONGRESS HOTEL This hip hotel features cool dining and shopping options as well as a rooftop pool. Fun amenities include electric bike and motorcycle rentals, and each room comes equipped with Apple TVs and Google Chromecasts, with access to the movie library of Drafthouse Films (courtesy of Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse movie theaters). 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-920-6405; southcongresshotel.com
W AUSTIN The 2nd Street District’s W Hotel puts guests in the thick of the sizzling music scene. Its popular Wet Deck is the perfect place to lounge in the sun. 200 Lavaca St., 512-542-3600; whotelaustin.com
HIGH-RISE LIVING AUSTIN PROPER When it opens in the 2nd Street District later this year, this 32-story complex will feature a hotel and 99 residences designed by the acclaimed Kelly Wearstler. 208 Colorado St., 512-384-1387; liveaustinproper.com
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With the highest pool in Texas, located on the 31st floor, the new Bowie features access to kayak and bike rentals for true urbanites. The luxury high-rise’s public spaces were designed by esteemed Austin architect Michael Hsu. 311 Bowie St., 512-514-3556; liveatbowie.com
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the Blanton Museum (200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 512-471-5482; blantonmuseum.org) to stand in the atrium and gaze at Stacked Waters: I feel as if I’m in the middle of the ocean.” SKY VIEW: “On a warm evening, I go to the wine bar at Italic (123 W. Sixth St., 512-660-5390; italicaustin.com) and wait for the aluminum-cased walls of windows to open up, exposing the velvet Austin sky.”
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THE CATHERINE Residents of the LEED-certified luxury apartments at The Catherine can live a true outdoor lifestyle—whether going for a run on nearby Lady Bird Lake or walking to all the dining, entertainment, and shopping options downtown. Amenities include the Rooftop Private Sky Lounge, an infinity pool, and a fully equipped fitness center. 214 Barton Springs Road, 512-354-4452; thecatherineaustin.com
FIFTH & WEST This 39-story high-rise in the
Market District will feature 154 boutique residences upon its opening this year. Highlights include a yoga studio, indoor pet veranda, and a resort-style pool. 501 West Ave., 512-872-6616; 5thandwest.com
NORTHSHORE Overlooking Lady Bird Lake and Austin’s thriving Second Street retail district, Northshore luxury apartments lie in the heart of Austin’s most vibrant upscale dining and entertainment hot spots. Amenities include 24-hour concierge service and an infinity-edge pool with
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SEVEN A modern high-rise of 220 ultra-chic apartment homes, Seven is located at the epicenter of Austin’s eclectic business and entertainment district and features complimentary Whole Foods delivery, a dog park, and terrace patios. 615 W. Seventh St., 512-265-7650; sevenapts.com
In addition to 164 stunning residences, this development will boast more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor amenity space, more than any other high-rise in town. With world-class interiors led by acclaimed interior designer Mark Zeff, 70 Rainey is now accepting reservations. It’s expected to open in late 2018. 70 Rainey St., 512-476-7010; 70rainey.com
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