Austin / Restaurants

Eastside Tavern: Austin’s Modern BBQ and Cocktail Restaurant


Over the weekend, Nate and I had a chance to stop by Eastside Tavern on E Cesar Chavez for a bite. The restaurant is described as “modern and rustic,” but I would drop the rustic and just say that it’s modern and trendy!

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Challenges / My Life

4 Ways I’m Unplugging From My Phone This Month


I left my phone at home one day last week. I teach orchestra pretty early in the morning, so in the dreary darkness while I was packing my bag and gulping down my coffee, I managed to get in the car and drive halfway to work before realizing I had left it on my dresser next to my hairdryer. (I’m guilty of checking it at stoplights, so that’s when I noticed I didn’t have it.)

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Austin / Health

The Ultimate Guide To Austin’s Best Barre Studios


I keep hearing girls raving about the results they see from attending their barre classes, so I decided to try it out for myself. I attended as many barre studios in Austin as I could over the past month to see what all the hype is about! I’m a barre newbie, so my only expectations were based on what I’ve heard people say over and over: it’s a hard workout, and you’ll see results fast! I like both of those things.

If you’re unfamiliar with barre workouts like I was, here’s a good article that describes them in depth. In a nutshell, this is my best description:

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Austin / Food Trucks / Restaurants

St. Elmo Brewing Company + Soursop Food Truck


Happy day-after-Super-Bowl-Sunday…

I’m not going to pretend to be a big football fan….but that game was insane. It makes me a little bit sad for the Falcons; I would have loved for them to have won their first Super Bowl! It all makes me kind of sad, so can we please talk about all 300 drones flying in formation behind Lady Gaga while she sang on the roof at the halftime show? That was crazy! I was watching with some friends, and we all thought it was some sort of computer animation added in advance…we had no idea it was hundreds of drones flying behind the pop star while she sang “God Bless America.”

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"Best Of" List / Austin / Restaurants

The 5 Best Pizza Places in Austin – February 2017


Cheers to Friday! Do you have any big plans this weekend? I’m pretty pumped for a weekend with very little on the agenda; after the last two weekends of traveling, I’m ready for a few days in Austin to drink a few pints, go cycling, hang out in a coffee shop with a good book, and maybe….grab a few slices a PIZZA!

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