1211 E. 7th St
Cute Nail Studio is now open in east Austin. Services range from traditional manicure and pedicures to 2-D and 3-D designs. Sugaring and waxing services are also available. They carry a variety of independent beauty lines including Floss Gloss and Winky Lux. What really makes Austin’s latest nail salon stand apart is its dazzling decor filled with custom pink walls and furniture topped with sparkle-infused ceilings.
1100 S. Lamar
A Southern comfort restaurant with a seafood twist recently opened in Lamar Union. TLC is a perfect spot to gather with friends and enjoy the game room, jukebox, large tables, and full seafood boils. A must-try the next time you’re looking for a fun spot to hang out and relax over the weekend!
11010 Domain Drive, Suite 102
Wanderlust Yoga Austin is curating a new yoga community at The Domain. With the same great teachers from the downtown location, a new 3,500 square-foot space to gather along with new-to-Austin juice spot, Southern Pressed Juicery. Hailing from Greenville, South Carolina, the new juice bar will specialize in organic and cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, plant-based foods, and cleanse options. All juices will be made locally at an off-site facility. While yogis can place orders ahead to be ready after class, any visitors can enjoy the healthy bites and inviting space as well. With classes like Power Vinyasa and YoStrong, Wanderlust is the perfect spot to workout and unwind after a long day at the office!
500 W. 2nd St.
Handmade pasta has made its way to downtown Austin in the 2nd St. North Italia is now open, and they’re serving up some of the best Italian cuisine in Austin. The made-from-scratch seasonal menu, robust wine list, and delightful shareable punches and cocktails will be the perfect place to escape to, especially with summer just around the corner. We especially loved the refreshing I.G.T. cocktail, complete with mediterranean tonic, basil, and lemon zest! The Austin Fit team can’t wait to dine al fresco on the patio again soon!
Pro tip: All of North Italia’s handmade pasta dough (with the exception of their Tortelloni and Squid Ink Mafaldine) are vegan.
1002 S. 1st St.
Try on new shoes surrounded in an art gallery in Austin’s newest shoe boutique. With a space split between retail and design, The Art of Shoes showcases the design process from start to finish. With a variety brands like Katy Perry, Frye, Dolce Vita, vintage Chanel, and Reebok—you’re sure to find a good fit!
Spring Branch, TX
Just southwest of Austin and North of San Antonio, this one’s worth the drive. With Chef Austin Fry behind the pit, guests can expect a slieu of meats with everything from brisket and pork butts to housemade sausage and ribs. In addition to incredible barbeque, Texas 46 BBQ is also serving up draft beers, wines, frozen drinks (including a frosé!), and cocktails.
507 Calles St., Suite 100
Alpaca Market is a new, salad-forward company focused on food as fuel! The new market is serving up chef-made provisions via their vending dispensaries. Fresh and local salads, snacks, and sweets are available with gluten- and dairy-free, vegan, raw, and paleo options.