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A Guide For the Bride
Preparing a wedding registry is one of the most enchanting parts of the wedding process. The beep of an in-store scanner or the click of the “Add to Registry” button of the website can really get the blood pumping, but traditional big-box retailers and department stores are not the only places to start a registry. We compiled a list of local Austin retailers who offer wedding registries for the happy couple-to-be.
Mockingbird Domestics, Spartan Shop and Serve Gourmet offer in-store and online wedding and gift registries for every occasion. These three stores are taking the registry experience to the next level. Whether it’s popping a bottle of cold champagne or offering you a list of trusted bridal vendors in the area, these stores have you covered. Serve Gourmet’s Brook Gentry has a motto: “Austin brides have Austin Pride.” For the Austin bride who wants to keep their registry local, read on to see what the stores offer and their top picks for your own wedding registry.
Eating Alfresco in Austin
Picnics are a great way to get outside and enjoy Austin’s hidden landscapes, beautiful parks and urban retreats.
Whether it’s a picnic for one in the middle of the city or you’ve rounded up all of your closest friends to camp out in Zilker Park, picnics are a refreshing way to dine outside. You can catch a moment of urban Zen in the middle of the workday, enjoy a romantic meal for two, or rule the weekend with an al fresco adventure that lingers until dusk. Whichever way you play it, you can skip the crowded restaurants and buzzing brunches to under the big blue sky with one of the carefully crafted picnics we’ve come up with for you.
Skive: A Tale of Two Makers
Skive is an internationally recognized fragrance reminiscent of leather working and outdoor adventure.
Love at First Scent
Davis has always loved perfume. Whether it was her mother’s numerous bottles neatly ordered on a bathroom tray or her father’s many earthy scents, she admired the way fragrance was part of their everyday routine.
Shop Local: Nannie Inez
Deeyn Rhodes knew she wouldn’t always be in fashion. What she did not know was what change she would make. That is, until she opened Nannie Inez. Now in its second location on South Lamar, Nannie Inez is making waves in the Austin design community.
From Fashion to Furnishings
After eight years in New York and two in London, the Texas-native made her way back to Austin. With a track record like Chloe, Paul Smith and Stella McCartney, Rhodes’ own project was only inevitable.
Shop Local: Studium
The outside of Studium looks inconspicuous. The industrial suite turned co-disciplinary space bears only a small, pale pink sign above its curious entry, revealing little to passersby.
Inside, however, is a different story.
Studium is teeming with a collection of vinyl records and unconventional books published by Punctum Records and Books, and handmade clothing and goods by Byron & Blue. The space is also home to Stowe Provisions, a small leather workshop; and Attendance Records, a nonprofit
providing music education programs to local schools.
TOP 10 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS FROM LOCAL AUSTIN SHOPS
The character and diversity of Austin is due in large part to the small businesses and local shops it houses. Support a few of our favorites this Valentine’s Day with our top picks for the gals AND the guys.
Valentine’s Day Cards
• $4.50 each
• Available at Mockingbird Domestics, Paper Source
• With a motto like ‘spread the happy,’ Little Low paper goods are sure to make you and your desk smile. Caitlin McClain started the Austin-based company and even though her products are carried throughout the US and abroad, she still controls the process from start to finish. Named after her golden retriever’s nickname, Little Low paper’s bold design and tongue-and-cheek messages are perfect for that special person in your life.
Top 5 Austin Modern Home Tour Stops 2015
The eighth annual Austin Modern Home Tour returns Saturday, February 7th and invites architecture enthusiasts and novices alike to explore prominent contemporary homes. Visitors also have the opportunity to meet the architects and builders who have brought these modern dwellings to life.
This year there are 14 homes and the self-paced, self-driven tour requires a bit of planning to maximize your viewing potential. We recommend reviewing the complete list of homes on Modern Home Tour Austin and picking between 5-7 homes to map out for the day. We did our research and
came up with a list of five properties we cannot
wait to see in-person: