Austin / Health / Restaurants

Here’s A Typical Weekend For Me in Austin


It’s Monday!  Hope your week is already off to a good start, friends.

Today I’m sharing a peek into a pretty typical weekend around here. Austin is such a fun place to be on the weekends. There are endless events and things to do, so I typically pick a few, say “sorry, not now!” to the others, and try to get a little R&R in as well.

A few things I always try to do on the weekends:

  1. Workout. I try to squeeze in 1 workout on the weekends, typically on Saturday (and then I’ll rest on Sunday). I love to go to a barre class, do a bike ride with Nate, or maybe take a yoga class. It doesn’t really matter what I do, but I just try to move a little bit.
  2. Read. I love finding a prolonged period of time to read on the weekends…2-3 hours is just about right. I’m reading two books right now: a fiction, and a non-fiction. I’ll toggle between the two all weekend long. (Psst: did you see my July reads? I read a bunch of good books last month, so August has a lot to live up to!)
  3. Meal prep. *Sigh*. Meal planning is my least favorite thing to do, but I know that I’ll thank myself during the week if I do it. I got lucky yesterday and Nate did all the meal planning while I was in a rehearsal…score!
  4. Keep up with emails/blog. I do a few hours of computer work on the weekend so I don’t get to Monday morning and feel overwhelmed. I try to limit this to just an hour a day, and then I put the rest of my to-do list on my Omnifocus app.

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A Foodie Movie For You


Friday Friday Friday!

Hey friends! What are y’all up to this weekend? I’m boppin’ around Austin, per usual. I’ve got a few fun things on my calendar, starting with drinks with mah girl Caitlin tonight. She’s a north Austinite, and I live south, so I’m going to show her around some of my favorite places in Bouldin Creek. (Austin is odd…it’s not a very big city geographically, but I find that the horrible traffic keeps south Austinites from venturing north, and vice versa.)

I’ve got a little freebie to share with you today. Alamo Drafthouse reached out and asked me to help spread the word about one of their upcoming foodie movies: The Trip To Spain with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydan. And I’ve got some free movie passes for you to come to the pre-screening event with me!

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Austin / Restaurants

11 Must-Try Happy Hours in Austin


11 Must-Try Happy Hours in Austin

I’ve been going to lots of happy hours lately…I chalk it up to “blog research,” but the truth is that I just really, truly love that time of day. I love starting my day early and working hard, but by the time 5:30 rolls around, I’m ready to kick up my heels and sip a drink!

There are a trillion happy hours in Austin. To make a comprehensive list would be overwhelming; besides, not all happy hours are created equally, so some just shouldn’t make the list. But here are just a couple of my favorites. These are happy hours I’ve tried again and again, and they get my stamp of approval. Enjoy!

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Health / Inspiration

Can Barre Really Improve My Cardio?


Can barre class really improve my cardio?

How was your weekend? I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda sorta getting excited for the fall! Ha…it’s still approximately 4 months away in Texas, but I’m ready nonetheless. I was driving past the lake yesterday, and I realized it’s been months since I’ve been running on the hike and bike trail. It’s one of my favorite things to do in the cool months, but in the summer please GIVE ME ALL THE A.C. Come November, I’ll be frequenting the running trails in Austin.

Since I haven’t been doing cardio outside this summer, I’ve been trying to get it elsewhere. I’ve been doing a ton of barre classes at The Barre Code lately, which leads me to the question… Read More

Austin / Restaurants

New Menu At Marker 10, The Hyatt Regency’s Lakeside Restaurant


Marker 10 is the newly renovated restaurant at the Hyatt Regency that features cocktails, sushi, and bar bites. The outdoor deck overlooks Ladybird Lake with a view of the Austin skyline, and the interior of the restaurant is flooded with light from the floor-to-cieling windows.

The menu was recently updated, so I headed in to try it out and see the new space. A few things: Read More