Austin Hotspots + Enter to Win a Trip


Austin is a hotspot for arts, culture, and of course, many of our talented Makers. We asked them for suggestions on where to eat, shop, and get inspired in the Texas capital.


Eat + Drink

Uchiko (just pure amazing, unique Japanese with the best brussel sprouts on the planet), East Side Showroom (speak easy atmosphere perfect for cocktails).” – Kristen, Raven & Lily

Elizabeth St. Cafe: they occupy such a beautiful little space with a charming outdoor patio — plus they serve the most delicious flank steak báhn mí AND French pastries (my favorite: the Financier).” – Tracey Castro, Fair Morning Blue

“We love The Yellow Jacket Social Club — it's a bar with killer sandwiches. Double whammy!” – Jessica Tata, Son of a Sailor

Shop 'til You Drop

Spartan: appeals to my handmade, modern + minimalist heart... I shop here for inspiration and gifts.” – Kristen, Raven & Lily

South Congress is always a great stop, as well as 2nd Street District, but some really cute boutiques like Mockingbird Domestics (featuring tons of amazing Austin makers) are sprinkled amongst South Lamar. Austin is so eclectic, though, that you can find some pretty special shopping spots just about anywhere around here!” – Caitlin McClain, Little Low Studio

“It’s a Caribbean city so it has some of the funniest boutiques for beachware — my favorite is OndadeMar.” – Sarrah Zadeh, La Mochi

Get Inspired

“Bike riding or hiking trails in and around Austin. We love enjoying the outdoors when the workplace gets too stifling and when our creative minds are hitting a wall.” – Daniella + Sandrine, Monorail Studio

“I love the eclectic, ever-changing vibes of East Austin. There's such a mix of businesses, styles, and inhabitants. It's a part of Austin that hasn't found its niche yet, which makes it a really inspiring place.” – Caitlin McClain, Little Low Studio

“The city is a magical place, as if time has stopped during the colonial period of South America; it is something similar to old Havana. There are beautiful colors everywhere.  Every corner of this city is inspirational.” – Sarrah Zadeh, La Mochi

We've teamed up with Madewell for a FANTASTIC contest (if we do say so ourselves). Enter here for a chance to win a trip to Austin, Texas where you'll stay at the Heywood Hotel, visit Monorail's studio to create an exclusive print, and receive a $250 Madewell gift card. 


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