by Hayley Albrecht
With sold-out events in Denver, San Fransisco, and Philadelphia, it's about time this widely popular festival hits the streets of Austin. Edible Austin teams up with Eat Boston to present the First Annual Austin Bacon and Beer Festival. This event will be held at The Marchesa on Saturday, February 22, from 2:30-5:00 pm. A portion of proceeds will go to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Participating restaurants include Bacon, Hillside Farmacy, Lambert's, Noble Pig, Snack Bar, and Amy's Ice Cream. Get your tickets today and don't miss out on this bacon-lover's dream.
by Harrison Robinson
The weather may be in the 40s today, but we're in the office thinking about ice cream: the locally-made NadaMoo! What makes NadaMoo! so special, you might ask? This ice cream offers a delicious, and healthy substitution to help satisfy your sweet tooth.
Founded in 2004, NadaMoo! was created out of inspiration and determination to offer those with food allergies a dessert without dairy, eggs, soy, wheat, or sugar. Made with coconut milk and agave nectar, this ice cream is dairy-free and has fewer calories and carbs than most other brands.
by Harrison Robinson
Finding a gift for your husband, boyfriend, father or brother is never easy. Here are a few ideas that any man can appreciate.
1. Shinola Watch. Available at By George.
2. Leather Fleet Co. Flask. Available at Spartan.
3. Small Succulent Planter. Available at Nannie Inez.
Stephanie Beard was a menswear designer that saw a total shortage of timeless, quality pieces in womenswear and set out to change it. Enter esby, her debut clothing line that launches February 4 right here in Austin. Beard prides her designs in being simple, comfortable, versatile, and made in the USA. And I think in a world of flowers, frills, and fleeting trends, it’s exactly what women’s fashion needs.
Michael Sieben is at once commercial artist, fine artist, columnist, and editor. And now he has another accomplishment to add to his list: first ever Austin-based artist to be featured at the Visual Arts Center’s Vaulted Gallery.
Sieben will debut his first large-scale solo exhibition at the VAC on January 31, called “It Will Happen Again.” The exhibition will be completely unique to the Vaulted Gallery space and inspired by “skateboarding graphic design from the 1980s and children’s book illustrations from the 1970s,” Sieben says in his artist's statement. The show runs through May 10.
The first annual TRIBEZA Interiors Tour presented by Scott + Cooner and benefiting LifeWorks Austin was an absolute success. Judging by the Instagram posts of our 450+ attendees, the event drew many keen eyes into some of the best decorated homes in Austin. If you missed the event, check out these photos and be on the look out for next year's Interiors Tour.
It’s no secret that Austin is the place to be when you’re keen to discover new (and potentially unusual) fitness trends.
The latest? Yoga and…welding. Interesting combination, right? Founder of Design Build Adventure, Jack Sanders, says the two hour vinyasa class led by Kate Campbell beforehand is precisely what one needs to start their welding practice. Three hours of learning basic metalworking techniques follows in the afternoon with Sanders himself.
For Sanders, his workshop represents “an exercise in creativity and community.” He says it’s important to combine different forms of artistic expression.
To top it all off? “A campfire happy hour with cold beer, savory tacos and live music.” We’re in.
"It’s like yoga for a lazy person."
This is what my Thai bodywork massage therapist told me as he explained the practice. Passive exercise; this is something I can get into.
On a recent search for a massage that was therapeutic (I had a mild back injury) but still relaxing enough to warrant a massage over a trip to the chiropractor, I booked an appointment for "Thai Bodywork" at Hiatus Spa + Retreat on W. 5th Street. Hiatus describes the treatment as a "meditative practice [which] moves energy around and out of the body." Drawing from Ayurvedic principles, the purpose of the traditional Thai massage is to bring the body into balance through rhythmic motions, compression, stretching, and acupuncture. In other words, it's not a typical massage.
We have great news for your holiday entertaining and for your taste buds: Lick Honest Ice Creams and Tiny Pies are teaming up for a genius collaboration! In honor of the holidays, 'Twas Five Nights of Pie and Ice Cream features seasonal combinations of locally made artisan pies paired with ice cream and topped with fresh whipped cream. On Wednesday, December 18th from 5-10pm, you can indulge in the sweetness.