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Attention beauty junkies! A new natural beauty is in town and it’s safe to say we’re pretty much obsessed. Lovejay Holistic Beauty Bar is now open at 2124 E 6th St. and carries a variety of clean skincare, cosmetics and haircare brands. The east side boutique, owned and operated by Austinite Blair Wagoner, is the first 100% clean beauty retailer in Austin, and showcases cult favorite and up-and-coming indie beauty brands that are purely natural, organic and non-toxic. 

Photo: Cassandra Klepac Photography


Lovejay’s selection of carefully curated natural beauty products encompasses over 15 domestic, organic brands. The stellar lineup includes skincare like locally owned oil-based skincare line Olive + M, Maya Chia, Live Botanical, Skin Owl, Josh Rosebrook; and natural makeup brands like Han, Au Naturale, Fitglow, Lily Lolo and 14e. Shoppers can enjoy a thorough selection of cleansers, serums, toners, masks, moisturizers, balms, salves, scrubs, oils, makeup, shampoos and conditioners. 

In addition to Lovejay’s natural retail products, the adorable boutique will also offer signature services and consultations. Consultations will include Lighten Up Consulting: a beauty bag cleanup for those looking to make the switch to natural cosmetics. Customers can consult one-on-one with an expert staff member to introduce natural alternatives to their favorite products; Makeup artists will be available for natural beauty makeovers; The Lovejay Beauty Consultation will be a custom, one-on-one consultation for customers to ask questions, apply and test products and learn more about ingredient safety and choosing the right products. Schedule appointments online at lovejaybeauty.com, email info@lovejaybeauty.com or call Lovejay at 512-330-4404. 


Lovejay Holistic Beauty Bar is now open at 2124 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702, Unit 103. The shop hours will be 11 am to 6 pm Wednesday through Sunday (Monday and Tuesday are by appointment only). Find more info at lovejaybeauty.com or email info@lovejaybeauty.com. Order products online at lovejaybeauty.com and follow on social media at @lovejaybeauty

Hey Austin, are you ready for summer? It’s time to get your backyard ready for all of the summer fun activities with a Springfree Trampoline!

Adding a Springfree Trampoline to our backyard a couple of years ago was one of the best things we could have done. It’s been great to have for some excellent jumping (mom, dad and kids all partake), as well as hosting several outdoor movie nights.

This weekend is a great time to buy with their Memorial Day sale in place. And if you’re feeling lucky, enter to win a Springfree Trampoline below! Limited time offer: Save up to $350! Plus add delivery & installation for $299! (reg. $399). Offer ends May 27, 2019.

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Take a test jump this weekend at the Austin Springfree Trampoline store, located in The Domain, and enjoy activities for the kids, prizes, snacks and lots of jumping! Memorial Day weekend hours are Friday, Saturday and Monday from 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday, noon – 6 pm.

Where: 3220 Amy Donovan Plaza, #116, Austin

Contact: (512) 900-4341

Enter to win –> Step up your summer fun by winning your very own Springfree Trampoline. The entire family will get exercise and will have fun while they’re at it! Enter to win a 13ft Jumbo Round Springfree Trampline, with tgoma, a step, delivery and installation, valued at $2597!

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Motown Records, the LBJ Presidential Library is hosting a new exhibition that will take you way back in time. If you haven’t been to to the LBJ Library, we really think you should. It’s one of the cultural treasures that makes Austin so unique.

Motown: The Sound of Young America traces the evolution of the label, which began in Detroit in the early 1960s and quickly became known as “The Sound of Young America,” crashing the American pop charts and challenging the Beatles-led British Invasion. In addition to stage outfits from many of Motown’s top performers, such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Miracles, and The Supremes, the visitors can also check out interviews with many music legends.

“The music of Motown represents a high-water mark in American music,” says Bob Santelli, the exhibition’s curator and Founding Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum®. “The long list of number one hits, the incredible stable of stars, and the genius of Berry Gordy, Jr., both as a businessman and nurturer of talent, made Motown one of the most successful and impactful record companies of all time.”

Above: A Clarinet D6 keyboard played by Stevie Wonder.

There are also interactive displays, including one that lets you perform The Supremes’ “Stop in the Name of Love” on stage and another that will teach you The Temptations’ signature dance moves. If you don’t Instagram yourself doing that, it didn’t happen!

When: now through January 26, 2020

Location:

The LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River Street

Austin, TX, 78705

Photos courtesy Jay Godwin for the LBJ Presidential Library.

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts announce a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets willbegin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (May 28) in Austin at Bass Concert Hall.  Forty tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each.  The digital lottery will open at 10:00 AM CT on Sunday, May 26 for tickets to the Tuesday, May 28 performance.  Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance.   

HOW TO ENTER

  • Use the official app for HAMILTON, now available for all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (http://hamiltonmusical.com/app).
  • You can also visit http://hamiltonmusical.com/lottery to register.
  • The lottery will open at 10:00 AM CT two days prior to the performance date and will close for entry at 9:00 AM CT the day prior to the performance. 
  • Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 10:00 AM CT the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number is provided).
  • No purchase or payment necessary to enter or participate.
  • Each winning entrant may purchase up to two (2) tickets.  
  • Only one entry per person. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded. 
  • Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM CT the day prior to the performance using the purchase link and code in a customized notification email. Tickets not claimed by 4:00 PM CT the day prior to the performance are forfeited.
  • Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning 2 hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID. Lottery tickets void if resold.

ADDITIONAL RULES

Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice. 

Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges. Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve the chances of winning.

Tickets for HAMILTON are currently on sale.  Patrons are advised to check the official HAMILTON channels and texasperformingarts.org for late release seats which may become available at short notice.

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!

Things To Do In Austin, TX

Thursday, May 23rd

Star Party at Jester King Brewery

Unplugged at The Grove

ACL Radio is hosting Unplugged at the Grove every Thursday evening and this week it’s Charlie Mars! Food, drinks, and fun under the clear, warm Austin sky at Shady Grove.

Movie In The Park: The Little Mermaid

Friday, May 24th

When Harry Met Sally at The Paramount

All Weekend

Hot Luck Music & Live Fire Festival

Created and founded by barbecue icon Aaron Franklin, Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland, Hot Luck is a fest where the nation’s biggest chefs and musicians can deliver what they really love to the people.

Float The River

This is a must do at least once this summer! Floating the River is a rite of passage in Central Texas.

WIN A Springfree Trampoline

Waterloo Adventures Is Open For The Season

Free Shakespeare In The Park

Saturday, May 25th

BEVO at the Co-Op

Sunday, May 26th

Poolside Sessions at The LINE Hotel

The Brunch Boat with Via313 Pizza

Why brunch on land when you can brunch on water? Enjoy a morning of tunes, brunch and booze!

Memorial Day, May 27th

Annual Front Yard Picnic at Duchman Family Winery

Irene’s 3rd Birthday Bash & Crawfish Boil

Bachelorette Viewing Parties at Icenhauer’s

Join Icenhauer’s each week for the ultimate girls night. Enjoy happy hour pricing, bring you own snacks or order from their trailer, and the most dramatic show in history on their indoor TVs. When the weather improves they will project on their back patio!

Mega Mutt Mondays at Banger’s

Coming Soon

Sunset Cruise on Lake Austin

Photo: instagram @mackwells1883

Take your happy hour out on the water and experience the beauty and fun of this place in a whole new way. We’ve partnered with Float On and Independence Brewing Co. to offer the booze cruise of your dreams!

Looking For More?

Free Yoga at Republic Square

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.

New Cocktail + Coffee Bar Lands on South Congress

This is the perfect spot for everything from remote working to lunching to happy hour-ing and partying.

Hotel Pools to Keep You Cool This Summer

Photo: Nick Simonite

You should really play hooky and spend the day at one of these fabulous Austin pools.

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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.