If farm-to-table is the darling of health-conscious foodies, Nina Berenato Jewelry’s workshop-to-wardrobe model will delight shoppers. Although her accessories have been worn by big-name influencers such as Lena Dunham, Alicia Keys, and Ruby Rose, Berenato sticks to her humble process of making her jewelry pieces mostly by hand. Since opening her first retail store inside a refurbished 1959 airstream Bambi last year, Berenato is opening a Work/Shop in the Domain, employing Austin women to create the pieces. The store will be open for a limited-time through January 2018. Shoppers are invited to participate: Stop in to watch the designer hammer out charms, choose your chain length, and type a personalized gift tag on a vintage typewriter. With the shop’s vintage, kitschy aesthetic, shopping becomes an experience in itself.
The new LEVEL Personal Training Studio offers trainers and therapists the amenities of owning their own gym without the burden of added expenses. Flexible packages allow personal trainers to reserve the studio based on their current client load rather than a long-term commitment or contract. The Travis Heights studio is fully-equipped with everything from assault bikes to yoga mats. Front desk staff assist with studio reservations and welcome guests. Whether it’s a hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly package, LEVEL provides a convenient space to scale up business.
Knockout Austin is kicking fitness up a notch with kickboxing classes designed to unleash your fighting spirit. Knockout’s owners are two Austin locals that envisioned a badass kickboxing experience without the intimidation of most boxing gyms. Kickboxers blast through 45 minutes of intense intervals that combine heavy bag work, plyometrics, and bodyweight exercises, set to a pumped-up playlist. Classes are zero-contact, meaning no sparring or partner work. Located in downtown Austin, the studio features a dimly-lit heavy bag room and beautifully designed lounge. With accessible group classes, the studio offers a place for anyone to test their limits—no kickboxing or martial arts experience necessary.
America’s first and only man-made surf park is welcoming a new wave of changes for its 2017 season. After debuting in Austin last October, the park will kick off summer with new amenities and its redesigned 14-acre lagoon to accommodate surfers with different levels of experience. The “Bay Wave” offers milder waves, while the “Inside Wave” provides a place for surfers to practice maneuvers on a challenging point break. Front and center, the “Reef Wave” offers an unmatched experience, including open-face sections and barreling. To hone your surf skills, head over to the NLand Training Center. Boogie boarders will want to check out the brand-new Boogie bay. Spectators also receive an upgrade: the shores now supply a superior view of the action. While you’re there, dine at Blue Prairie, the park’s locally-sourced restaurant, or browse the NLand Surf Shop’s high-end surfing gear and branded apparel.