For the past seven years, Hospice Austin Fund's Beauty of Life luncheon has gathered Austin's most philanthropic fashionistas for an amazing cause. Join the ladies who lunch and know how to celebrate life on Friday, September 20 at the Hilton Austin Hotel.
This year, Lauren Weisberger, the author of the bestselling novel The Devil Wears Prada and its new sequel Revenge Wears Prada, will be the featured speaker of the annually sold out event. The morning will open with boutique shopping and a silent auction, followed by a delicious brunch and the much anticipated keynote address by Weisberger. At noon, guests can enjoy a book signing, more shopping and bidding.
As Texans, some of us tend to complain about the scorching heat that seems almost inescapable at this time of year. However, these Austin bars and restaurants have given us something to celebrate this summer! What better way to end a long day in the sun or to begin a weekend away from the office than with a refreshing summer cocktail? You don't want to miss out on our favorite local cocktails.
Lati and Sara Domi, owners of Propaganda Hair Group in downtown Austin, recently released their new campaign to promote and celebrate individuality and freedom of self-expression, especially through fashion, beauty and trend. Lati and Sara designed and directed the shoot, and while they let some photos speak for themselves, they paired others with quotes. The campaign empowers its audience to resist the pressures and influences society sometimes imposes on us, and "join the movement." We love to think of Austin as the world's hub of eclecticism and individuality, and Propaganda's campaign may be the inspiration we all need. So, go ahead, Austin, check it out.
Although Austin is a very vegetarian and vegan friendly city, there are always those few unexpected dining destinations that serve both set of palates. Many of Austin's old and new restaurants are adding veggie options. Here are a few surprising restaurants that have crossed over into the vegetarian world:
The sausage and beer garden haven of Rainey Street is no longer just for the carnivorous set. They've recently added Beet & Goat Cheese Sausage, a Veggie BLT and a Tempura Battered Fire Roasted Eggplant & Red Bell Pepper Vegan Sausage. With specialty veggie sausages, vegetarians won't have to forego the lively outdoor atmosphere of Banger's any longer.
We all know how much Austin loves tequila-- whether it be in a margarita or a shot dressed with salt and lime. Well folks, there's a new tequila on the market and it's local to our beloved city. Tequila 512 has been creating quite a bit of buzz around town since its launch last November.
Tequila 512's story began with a young graduate's passion for the Austin live music scene. Willis, a local Austinite, began with a career in technology but decided to follow that passion to become part of Austin's unique culture. "I figured the liquor business and the music business go hand and hand," says Willis. "It's all about making people happy."
Why not combine your love of adorable animals, delicious food and refreshing cocktails all in one party? Luckily, you can! TRIO at the Four Seasons is hosting a new fundraising campaign on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 pm benefiting Austin's top animal welfare organizations.
In a perfect shopping world, merchandise from your favorite local shops would be accessible without picking up your car keys, and Google maps would turn fashion savvy by marking the best boutiques in the area. Thanks to today's speedily evolving technology, we've pretty much made it to the perfect shopping world. The Nearby, a new mobile app, brings that perfection to life and allows members to follow their favorite local shops.