Photo courtesy of HELM Boots
HELM boots has created six short documentaries in honor of their first line of handcrafted work boots made exclusively in the U.S.A. By bringing the process to the U.S., founder Joshua Bingaman hopes to support not only the economy as a whole but the American workers who help to create each one of a kind pair of boots.
From left to right: Shannon Lucio (Catherine), Nathan Phillips (Samuel) and Janina Gavinkar (Michelle)
The Austin Film Festival is just around the corner, bringing a stellar lineup of films to the city. However, as filmmakers from across the country showcase their work, we can’t help but embrace Austin’s own—and Satellite of Love, directed by UT alumnus Will Moore, is not to be missed. In the tradition of the French New Wave, the film explores the nature of friendship and romance against the lush backdrop of the Texas Hill Country.
This festival season, take the guesswork out of a perfect, music-filled weekend with the Fun Fun Fun Fest app, now available for iPhone and soon to be released for Android. Offering everything you need for a great festival—from the official lineup to an ever-helpful taco locator—this app will be your best friend come November.
Attention fitness lovers: when it opens in Cedar Park next month, Fuel Fitness, Medspa, and Salon is going to be your paradise. The first facility in Texas to offer a fitness center, medical spa, and salon at one location, Fuel is equipped with cutting-edge technology for a maximized workout experience.
Take the fitness center’s virtual reality cycle cinema, which projects a full-wall video display of a bike path somewhere in the world, allowing you to cycle through the location of your choice, whether you’re cycling alongside exotic animals in South Africa or taking a wine tour along California roads.
Leprechaun founder Jake Schiffer
If you attended TRIBEZA Style Week this year, chances are you sipped on some delicious Leprechaun Hard Cider, a 100% natural, artisan brewed, handmade drink that recalls the complex flavors of its European counterpart.
Image courtesy of Ryann Ford Photography
Hiatus Spa + Retreat is introducing a Think Pink Spa Special during October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Spa-goers and breast cancer awareness supporters can slip into mental and physical nirvana, knowing a portion of their proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Awareness Research Foundation.
Vichy Shower: Image courtesy of Ryann Ford Photography
Image courtesy of Art Outside's website
Austinites and fellow Texans have another three-day festival to anticipate after ACL, except this one combines a medley of music with striking art installations, dramatic performance art and alluring illustrations and films. Art Outside, an annual outdoor music and arts festival produced by Austin's own Art Seen Alliance, will be held at Apache Pass in Rockdale, TX on October 19th through the 21st.
Last year, Austin’s beloved independent music festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, introduced another round of fun with the addition of festival after shows. In its seventh year, the fest has boosted its night lineup with over 100 bands taking part in Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites.
The lineup boasts an array of bands that will not be at the Auditorium Shores daytime festivities but also some that will be in case you miss them. One of Fun Fun Fun Fest’s gems is its Yellow Stage, which hosts comedic acts as well as other variety shows. Some of those comedic acts will appear at their own FFF Nites after shows. The shows will be spread out over downtown at venues like The Mohawk, Red 7, Elysium, The Parish, The ND and a few others.
Foodies, wine-lovers and pastry aficionados across the city gathered at Second and Congress yesterday for Chef David Bull’s Block Party, benefiting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Amidst the warm chatter of conversation and the clinking of plates, guests sipped and dined on cuisine from some of Austin’s finest restaurants in support of Share Our Strength’s mission to end childhood hunger.
Chicken terrine by Chef Andrew Wiseheart at Contigo
As if the Trans-Pecos Festival’s promise of food, music, and camping under the West Texas stars wasn’t enough, Girls Guild will be on-site with art workshops run by local Austin artists. A collaborative community for female artists, Girls Guild will offer three workshops run by four such women at the festival. Open not only to women but also to “all gender identities 16 and up”, the three workshops provide the tools, materials, and expertise needed to walk away from the festival with a piece of personalized, hand-crafted art, not to mention the know-how to make more.