At local favorite Hatbox, you'll find the perfect hat for you and your Valentine — from top hats to flat caps and fascinators to fedoras. For an extra treat, book a complimentary professional fitting for the two of you.
704 Congress Ave. | 11401 Century Oaks Terrace | 6550 Comanche Trail
Amy’s Ice Creams is famous for their ice cream, but they have something even sweeter in store for Valentine’s Day. The entire staff put down their ice cream scoops to hand-dip chocolate covered strawberries for the holiday. Imagine fresh, juicy strawberries completely covered in Belgian Callebaut Dark Chocolate and topped with a white chocolate drizzle. Guarantee your berries and pre-order a dozen or half dozen online or in-person at your neighborhood store.
Various Austin Locations | (512) 458 6149 | www.amysicecreams.com
Dare to dazzle with a classic handbag from Kelly Wynne's AfterGLOW collection. Designed by native Austinite Kelly Wynne Ferguson, this collection was originally created for her wedding party. Now available to the public, this stunning evening collection contains pieces perfect for a classy evening out, but versatile enough for everyday use. Shop online or call to make an appointment to visit the showroom.
1803 West Ave. Unit B | (512) 472 5762 | www.kellywynne.com
Luscious locks at the top of your Valentine's wish list? Look no further than America's original blow dry bar, Blo Blow Dry Bar. No cuts, no color; just wash, blo & go! Guests can choose from seven signature styles for just $40, regardless of hair type or length. Treat your someone special to mood-boosting blo outs, relaxing head massages and nourishing deep conditioning treatments this Valentine’s Day.
1611 West 5th St. | 12600 Hill Country Blvd. | 11011 Domain Drive
In our November Nightlife Issue, we featured the stylish team behind Weathered Coalition, the soon-to-open menswear shop in the Domain's Rock Rose District. Since then, founders Tyler Guinn and Ben Woods launched their online shop, giving the sartorially inclined a chance to sport American-made menswear and accessories before the storefront opens later this spring. While your Valentine would look sharp in anything from Weathered Coalition, we love the appeal of a classic timepiece like this button stud and leather band watch from FormFunctionForm.
11606 Rock Rose Ave. | (615) 812 2199 | www.weatheredcoalition.com
Why not treat your Valentine and yourself to a special experience? Unwind and indulge in a photo shoot at Vivian’s Muse, the premier boudoir photography studio of Central Texas, located in the heart of Austin. Studio owner, Julia Vie has eight years of experience as a boudoir photographer and has been featured in Rolling Stone. Experience elegance and luxury like never before, and surprise your romantic partner with a precious gift they will treasure forever.
807 West 12th St. | (888) 988 6873 | www.viviansmuse.com
Pour your Valentine some class in a glass from Sourced Cocktails, which delivers everything you need to mix up a batch cocktails for your date. After pre-ordering online, Sourced Cocktails delivers all of the ingredients, glassware, ice and bar tools –– all handsomely packaged in a wooden barrel –– straight to your door. After impressing your Valentine with your mixology skills, Sourced Cocktails will pick up the glassware and barware; no cleanup required! And if you don't know your guy's favorite drink, no problem. Gift cards are available online.
600 Congress Ave. | (512) 650 6246 | www.sourcedcraftcocktails.com
If you're looking for a unique gift option for your man, take him out for a joy ride in the Texas Hill Country and make a stop at Jester King Brewery's Tasting Room, which is open every Friday through Sunday. After taking a free tour of the brewery, enjoy a glass of cider, beer or wine and grab a pizza from Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza for the perfect guy-approved picnic.
13005 Fitzhugh Road | (512) 537 5100 | www.jesterkingbrewery.com
If you're lucky enough to get a blowout from your Valentine, return the favor with a visit to The Boardroom Salon for Men, which provides hair, shave and spa services in a relaxed, masculine setting. Their Sweetheart Package, which includes a Benchmark Haircut and a hot lather shave, is the perfect way to get your guy datenight ready. Sign him up for an annual membership and he'll look sharp all year long while receiving great money-saving perks. The Boardroom also carries grooming and skincare sets from Jack Black and The Art of Shaving.
3300 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 130 | (512) 551 1117 | www.boardroomsalon.com
by Joanna Steblay
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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
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by James Ruiz
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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
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