more about: Austin

Yes, SXSW Is Still Southern

We were at SXSW for the first time this week. Yes, it was as big, and over-the-top, and crowded, but we loved every minute of it. And though it seemed the entire digital world had descended on Austin, we found plenty of moments that reminded us that the festival hasn’t lost its Southern charm. Case in point: 10 moments snapped […]

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Will A Computer Plan Your Next Dinner Party?

At SXSW Interactive this week, everyone was vying for attention. Everywhere you turned there was someone doing a demonstration with a 3-D printer or posing for a photo with Grumpy Cat. We didn’t get to hang with Grumpy Cat. But… We did visit with a Southern-born chef who is working to fine tune supercomputer technology to create recipes based on […]

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Trend Alert: Letterpress City Posters

For this week’s Southern Snapshot we are celebrating the artists who capture our region in a different way. Letterpress companies, known mostly for their rocking concert posters, have been branching out to create pinnable odes to their cities and its institution. Here, some of our favorite Southern-bred pieces of wall art. Bonus: These pieces are a great, inexpensive way to […]

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Austin’s Best Food Truck

There is something strangely welcoming about the Texas summer heat. That’s why this season we are heading to one of the coolest little cities in the Lone Star State: Austin. 

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Spring’s New Colorful It-Bag

We’re always looking for a classic bag that keeps your best interest in mind. You know the one: It’s sturdy and reliable without being sensibly boring, eye-catching without being so flashy that it clashes with your wardrobe, and it begets plenty of compliments whether you are wearing it for the first time or the hundredth.

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3 Autumn Cocktails to Drink Now

Much of the South is still sweltering, but now that August is in the rear view mirror I can’t help but dream of knee socks and boots, cashmere cardigans, and cocktails with a bit more clout. Which is why I’m particularly smitten with my new neighborhood watering hole in Austin, Drink.well.

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Last Shiver of Summer: 10 Ice Pops to Try Now

One the South’s favorite ways to chill out is also the most delicious–fruit based ice pops. They’re just what we need during one of the hottest summers on record, and their icy goodness has spawned shops from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to heat-parched Austin.

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The South’s Next Spielberg? Sidewalk Movie Festival Is Back

He or she might be among us. Filmmakers from around the South gather this weekend in our hometown for the 14th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival—a Birmingham-based celebration of international film. In historic theatres and more intimate venues across the downtown area, this year’s festival showcases nearly 200 short films, documentaries, and narrative features.

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Up For A Brisket Romp? Top 10 Austin Restaurants By Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern rocked Central Texas last night on Bizarre Food Austin, showcasing the city’s thrilling mix of innovation and tradition. I joined Andrew for a brisket eating romp in Lockhart, Texas (barbecue capital of the Lone Star State) at the end of the episode, and asked him about his favorite spots to swill and chomp in Austin. Here they are:

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Happy 1st Day of Summer!

It’s the first official day of summer! That means three full months of all the beach-loving, sun-soaking, waterhole dwelling you can take. To make sure you get the most out of your summer in the South, we have created the ultimate guide to the best cold treats, picnic spots, swimming holes, cool-weather clothes, and beachside hotels the South has to […]

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