By Ashley Lopez and Dahlia Dandashi
Austin is teeming with creative minds and talented hands, providing plenty of gift options for every kind of mother out there. We rounded up some of our favorites.
by Flowers on the Fly, prices vary
Revamp your mom’s botanical collection with these charming, decorative succulents. You can choose from glass jars, wooden boxes or handpainted tea cups and flower pots as the vessel for your tiny cacti, making them the sweetest accent to any desk or window sill.
from Stationery Bakery, $16.50
Show your momma that she’s forever stylish and sassy with these fabulous, hand drawn collectible cards. Each card comes with a white envelope and a clear top, encased in a kraft box for safekeeping.
from Savvie Studios, $48
Savvie Studio’s macrame air plant hanger brings both modern and chic vibes into the home. They’re light, affordable and bring a little bit of the outdoors inside without overcrowding a space. These mini planters are a perfect addition for the kitchen, bathroom, or living room.
from Kristen Saska Juen, each $20
The Atoll Jewelry Dish is a unique gem that’s both aesthetic and practical thanks to its versatility in use and design. This ceramic piece can be a place for your mom to put her rings, light a small candle, or serve a delicious dipping sauce. Choose from blue green, honey yellow or a plum purple finish.
fromThe Good Hippie, $38
Splurge on this calming body potion infused with safflower, grapeseed, lavender, bergamot and Australian sandalwood oils. This blend is ideal for post-shower moisturizing after a stressful day at the office. Definitely mom material.
from The Burlap Bag, $16
Help your mom relax with The Burlap Bag’s soothing La-La Land candle. These hand-crafted, soy candles are created with the warm scents of vanilla, oak and cedar, and are sure to send your mother into a dreamy trance. Plus, she can unwind until next Mother’s Day thanks to the candle’s 70+ hour burning time.
from Catherine Nicole Designs, $54
As your mother’s most prized possession, it’s only right to make sure she always carries around a little piece of you. Catherine Nicole Designs has fashioned dainty initial necklaces that can carry up to three letters, so customize it with you and your siblings’ initials for a thoughtful, personalized gift.
by Joanna Steblay
As the warm weather begins to set in and patio parties hit our calendars, we can’t help but embrace that summertime has returned to Austin. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be celebrating the return of the season with decadent ice cream, healthy smoothies and icy cocktails from your favorite local spots.
For those days when it’s too hot to venture out, we went to Austin’s sweet treat professionals and compiled the ultimate collection of DIY recipes to make from your home. Click through the galleries below to learn how to make everything icy and sweet, from poptails for date night to ice cream sandwiches for a dinner party.more
The spring edition of the Renegade Craft Fair returns for its seventh year in Austin May 14-15 at Fair Market. With over 125 makers on the roster, the scene is sure to be bustling with local artisans and DIYers slinging their unique, one-of-a-kind wares. In addition to great shopping, the RCF offers activities, special showcases and plenty of food and drink options for visitors. This year, celebrate your hard work shopping with a snack from Burro Cheese Kitchen and Lucky Lab Coffee Co. before commemorating the afternoon with some snapshots from Magnolia Photo Booth Co. But before...more
by James Ruiz
Inspired by the beautiful outdoor living spaces featured in our May feature The Space Between, we went window shopping and found some great outdoor furniture and accessories to liven up your outdoor patio, porch and pool. Flip through the galleries below to see how you can add a pop of color and style to your outdoor hideaway.more
Hundreds of people are moving to Austin each day, and downtown is one of the major hubs of growth for the city. Local real estate expert Jude Galligan discusses smart urban growth and what to expect this year as the skyline continues to evolve.
Your blog keeps Austin updated on the latest news in downtown. What is the most exciting development happening right now?
From my point of view, the most exciting development is the Waller Creek District Master Plan. Decades in the making, this transformative project came to life after designers competed for the contract. It is finally coming to downtown, bringing an imaginative chain of parks,...more
by James Ruiz
As you flip through the pages of our February Love Issue, one thing you’ll notice is the beautiful blooms that pop up throughout the magazine. We got some major googly eyes for the bouquets featured in our "Real Weddings" features, and earmarked the TRIBEZA Wedding Guide for even more Pinterest-worthy petals.
Instead of letting all that inspiration go to waste, we tried our hand at flower arranging to see what we could create. Since we consider ourselves floral design novices, we asked a few top designers...more