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While it’s certainly not the first attempt at a grocery delivery service in Austin, Instacart appears to have figured out how to provide a great customer experience! After a few moments on their website, you’ll realize just how simple this process can be. Sunday night is for Game of Thrones, not dragging yourself to the supermarket! From adding fresh fruits and veggies to your shopping cart, to scheduling a delivery time, they’ve made the entire process painless.

Here are a few reasons I love this service:

  1. The H-E-B closest to my home is a nightmare. You know that one at Oltorf and Congress? There’s no parking, and the lines at checkout rival that of a secret show at SXSW.
  2. When I go to the store, I always end up buying 25 things that weren’t on my list. I can’t remember what I have at home, so I buy things I don’t need, or I shop while hungry and grab everything in sight.
  3. Instacart will shop where you want to shop. In addition to H-E-B, Central Market, Costco (you don’t need a membership to shop), they also provide delivery from Tomlinson’s, Sprouts, Spec’s, Randall’s, and Sam’s Club.

They have the ability to deliver within an hour of ordering, but I opted for a delivery around dinnertime. As mentioned before, the process is super easy. Visit www.instacart.com or download their mobile app, then enter your zip code (they serve the vast majority of the Greater Austin metropolitan area), add items to your shopping cart, and choose a delivery window (one hour, two, later in the day), then check out!

An Instacart personal shopper will receive your order on their smartphone; pick up your groceries, and arrive at your door with a smile.

If you want to dip your toe into this new lifestyle, you can get free delivery for 14 days with a trial of Instacart Express. It’s a membership that lets you get unlimited delivery on orders of $35 or more for a flat annual fee. Kind of like Amazon Prime, but for grocery delivery!

Listen, we may not have flying cars yet, but the modern world really can be cool. Let someone else do the shopping!

When spring rolls around, wildflowers and the beauty of the hill country are in full force, and so is the pollen. We reach for a spoonful of local honey when allergies are at an all time high to help quell the sneezing and sniffling. Round Rock Honey is our favorite local honey brand: it’s true, raw wildflower honey coming from their bee yards in Round Rock, Texas. We love supporting brands that are not only local, but have a commitment to quality. Their emphasis on quality is from field to hive to table, we had the opportunity to attend one of their educational beekeeping classes and were able to learn about their processes from taking loving care of their bees to minimally processing the raw honey. Find more about attending their beekeeping classes at roundrockhoney.com/beekeeping-classes


Round Rock Honey has an amazing variety of honey sizes and also has special flavors including Bourbon Barrel Reserve (we love this in our Old Fashioneds!) and Orange Cinnamon, You can find Round Rock Honey at a variety of local stores including H-E-B, Trader Joe’s, People’s Pharmacy, Wal-Mart and Kroger, as well as at their weekend farmers market booths. Shop their products and order online, or visit their shop in Round Rock at 1308 Chisholm Trail. Read about where to find Round Rock Honey and their farmers market locations at roundrockhoney.com/about-us/our-honey

Photo: Hayden Walker

Follow Round Rock Honey on social media at @roundrockhoney

Wander/Gather is a members-only experience to make lasting connections. Their mission is to bring you out from behind your screen to forge new relationships. They love the moment during an event where small talk turns into deeper connections with someone who was a stranger not long before. 

Whether you’re at an event for friendship, networking, or dating, we are all here to find common ground and meet like-minded people with similar interests.

Right now, Wander/Gather is offering a free three-week trial. 

You can set up your profile through their website. After you have completed your profile, you will get new event batches every other Tuesday at 5:00 pm. The events are handpicked for you based on your interests. After you have attended an event, you will gain access to their secure chat feature between you and others who attended the same event. 

Sign up now, so you can start experiencing the magic of being in the right place at the right time. 

Join Wanderlust Yoga for Summer Sunset Series 2019, presented by Topo Chico and sponsored by Outdoor Voices, KIND Snacks, Siete Foods and yours truly, 365 Things Austin at Republic Square. 

Each FREE yoga class will be led by a premier Wanderlust Yoga instructor and accompanied by a live musician or DJ. We hope to build a connection through the activation of yoga, music and community. This free event will be open to the public and catered to all levels of yoga experience.

Schedule:
🧘🏼‍♀️May 7th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️May 14th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️May 21st, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️May 28th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️June 4th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️June 11th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️June 18th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️June 25th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️July 2nd, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️July 9th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️July 16th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️July 23rd, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️July 30th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️August 6th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️August 13th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️August 20th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️August 27th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Location:
Republic Square
422 Guadelupe Street

Register for each event to be entered in the weekly drawings with prizes from our amazing sponsors!

Without further ado, here is the 2019 Austin City Limits lineup. Tickets go on sale now! The festival will take place October 4th-6th & October 11th-13th at Zilker Park. 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website.

A new cocktail and coffee bar has come to South Austin: Velouria is now open morning to night, serving coffee and snacks in the a.m. and cocktails and bites in the evenings at 3801 S Congress, Suite 116. It’s the perfect spot for everything from remote working to lunching to happy hour-ing to partying.

The swanky space comes from The Brixton and Drinks Lounge owners Tim and Sara Lupa. The Lupas have created a cozy, modern atmosphere in Velouria with ample seating, a spacious bar, deep jewel tones, a large patio, and moody lighting. Behind the bar is general manager Kelon Bryant.
The menu includes morning staples such as pour over coffee, espresso, and cold brew using beans from Austin Roasting Company. Day time eats feature pastries from Crema Bakery, breakfast tacos, sandwiches like Chicken Salad Croissant and Avocado BLT, hearty salads, and Antonelli’s cheese boards. 


Afternoon and evening offerings showcase classic cocktails like Negronis, Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, Bee Knees, Martinis, and more, as well as craft beer, and wine. Don’t miss the amazing frozen cocktails like frozen Espresso Martinis and Mai Tais. Evening eats offer a variety of bar snacks, cheese and charcuterie boards. 


Velouria’s normal business hours are 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Velouria is located on the northwest corner of the Davis SoCo Apartments at 3801 S Congress Ave in Suite 116. Plenty of free parking is available for Velouria guests in street spots on Congress, in the retail spaces provided in the Davis Soco lots behind the building and below ground in the parking garage that conveniently exits right on to Velouria’s patio.

Some of the best memories of my childhood come from sneaking into local hotel pools. While we don’t advise that we do advise playing hooky and spending a pool day at one of these fabulous pools in Austin.

South Congress Hotel

  • Available Monday-Thursday, 11am-5pm through September 3rd.
  • Pool passes are $30 per person.
  • Pool passes include access to South Congress Hotel’s rooftop pool, bar and towel service.
  • Poolside food service provided by Cafe No Se. 
  • Reservations available up to one week in advance. 
  • To book your pool day, email concierge@southcongresshotel.com with your name, party size, and requested date & time.

Hotel Ella

  • Non-hotel guests can access the pool with daily pool passes, Monday-Thursday from 11am-5pm.
  • Pool passes are $25 per person.
  • Pool passes include valet parking, pool towel & entry to the pool and courtyard.
  • No outside food or beverage allowed. Poolside dining available for purchase, provided by Goodall’s Kitchen.
  • Pool passes may be reserved up to one week in advance by emailing concierge@hotelella.com.

W Hotel Wet Deck Pool Pass

  • WET Deck day passes now available for $15/person Mondays through Fridays and $30/person on Sundays and holidays. 
  • Day passes can be redeemed at the WET Deck entrance on Monday through Friday from 11AM-9PM.
  • Cash will not be accepted at the door, all tickets must be purchased here.http://wetdeckatx.com/
  • Happy Hour // Complimentary access to the WET Deck Thursday after 5PM. You’re welcome.
  • Not Valid on holidays

The Line Hotel

  • The Line Hotel offer’s pool passes for $25 
  • Monday-Thursday 11am-close 
  • Passes include a parking validation 

If you want to get out of town for a while, the City of Liberty Hill, which is just a short drive from Austin, is offering something really unique. The main street of this charming little place will be completely transformed into a wonderland for your senses!

At Whimsy & Wonder, an interactive art festival taking place May 18, downtown businesses will turn into galleries hosting works from local artists, live art demonstrations, and live music. Even the serving of food and wine will be artistic and unexpected—think aerial bartenders, living tables, and a live champagne dress.

The magic continues outside on Main Street, which will be filled with performers, stilt walkers, and local artisans. World-renowned Magician Cody S. Fisher will wow visitors with street magic, and a strolling caricature artist will draw guests on the spot. A children’s Imagination Garden will house interactive art exhibits, craft booths, and unforgettable circus performances!

Festival goers will be also be able to watch live art demonstrations including a live body painter, sidewalk chalk artists and Austin’s very own Dirty Car Artist, Scott Wade, in action. And it will be super easy to get around—pedicab drivers will be everywhere to transport visitors from downtown street parking and parking lots.

When: Saturday, May 18, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Admission and parking are free! Food and a wide variety of unique art items are available for purchase.

For more information, click here.

The atxGALS are at it again hosting another urban art pop-up highlighting 10 locally based, incredibly talented, emerging women artists. BLOOM 2019: A Springtime Art Party will get you in the springtime mood by stimulating your senses with art, music, food, and, of course, an open bar.

BLOOM 2019 will take place at the Refinery for the second year in a row with a killer raffle and noteworthy sponsors, like Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Nine Banded Whiskey, Austin Eastciders, Layer Cake Wines, Dulce Vida Tequila, Via 313 Pizza, and more, to bring you one amazing event. And the best part? A portion of the proceeds will go to Girls Empowerment Network (GEN), so you’ll get to sip, see, and support a good cause. Early bird VIP tickets are on sale now and you’re not going to want to miss these VIP swag bags. Tickets here: https://atxgals.org/pages/upcoming-events.

When: April 19th, 6pm – 11pm

Location:
The Refinery 
612 Brazos Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Native Hostel

Join Native every Sunday until series’ end for screenings, drinks, and revelry. Before and after the show? Let’s hang and chat. During the show? Anyone who tries to discuss their theories of Bran being the night king will be SHAMED. Save all comments until end of show plz n thank u.

Space is limited, so come early. And yes, costumes welcome (highly encouraged, really).

Time: 8pm-10pm

Location:
807 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Nickel City

The entire family is invited out to Nickel City for their weekly watch parties.

Time:7pm-10pm

Location:
1133 East 11th
Austin, Texas 78702

The North Door

The North Door will be screening Game of Thrones on their 25′ screen. Each week they will play the previous week’s episode before the new episode.

Cold beer and Tacos from Pueblo Viejo all night.

Time: 6pm-11pm

Location:
502 Brushy St.
Austin, Texas 78702

Last Straw

Last Straw is doing a King’s Feast that includes a cocktails and the Feast that includes pulled pork, served with grilled pineapple, slaw, slider buns and tortillas. 

Time: Feast at 7:30pm, GOT at 8:00pm

Location:
Last Straw
1914 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

The Local Post

The Local Post is having a watch party with some of the Game of Thrones cast members at The Local Post. 

Location:
The Local Post
7133 Burnet Road 
Austin, Texas 78757