Austin Lifestyle

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Inside Austin’s Hotels

Words by Kristen Olson The hotels of Austin focus their energy on being as cool as the city itself. The result is a plethora of swanky rooftop pools, live music, award-winning restaurants, avant-garde suites...

Where to Get Chicken & Waffles in Austin

Words and Photos by Kristen Olson Chicken and waffles. The finest combination of words known to man. It’s the yin and yang of food—the salty with the sweet, the fluffy with the crunchy, and the a.m. with the...

What to Do in Austin this July

Words and Photos by Kristen Olson Austin has a way of putting a spin on anything it does. This city doesn’t do anything halfway—why watch a movie in a plain movie theater when you can watch in an outdoor cou...
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Healthy Food Spots in ATX

When moving to a new city you shouldn't have to change your diet just because you can't find any healthy spots to eat. While it's easy to find those not too healthy spots in town it can be a bit of a challenge ...
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A Day on UT’s Campus

When you think of a state university campus, you probably think of a dusty library, a smattering of dorms, and bright school colors on every surface, all tucked away in a little college town corner. However, on...
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Best State Parks Near Austin

We all know Austinites love their hiking but visiting Mayfield Park and Zilker over and over again can get boring. Instead of running the same trails, hop in your car and visit some of the amazing state parks t...
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Brave the Summer Heat With These Austin Ice Cream Treats

It is well known that temperatures in Austin can soar well into the 100’s with unabated sunshine and humidity. But our balmy heat gives us a perfect excuse to go chill out in many beautiful and unusual creameri...
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Guide to Sustainable Restaurants in Austin

Austin’s residents love to live sustainably and to make the Earth a better place than how they found it and what better way to participate in that then by eating at sustainable restaurants? The four places belo...
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Caving in Austin

The vibrant area that we now call Austin was submerged underwater millions of years ago. Ancient coral and mollusks became limestone bedrock, creating passages and forming beautiful caves. Today these caves att...
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Brunch Austin: Four Brunch Hot Spots in ATX

Brunch. The best of a good breakfast meal and the proximity to lunch time combine to make it acceptable to drink a champagne cocktail at 10:00 am. If you’re looking for a fun café or a cozy restaurant to brunch...