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From the Blanton Museum of Art's Assistant Curator, Evan Garza


Your best bets for venues, rentals and more.


Looking for a new workout routine in the new year but not sure where to start? Every Wednesday in January we’re trying out a new local workout, and reporting back. (Sorry, but first day jitters are no longer an acceptable excuse.)

This week, TRIBEZA's Art Director Ashley Horsley gave City Surf Fitness a try.


Looking for a new workout routine in the new year but not sure where to start? Every Wednesday in January we’re trying out a new local workout, and reporting back. (Sorry, but first day jitters are no longer an acceptable excuse.)

This week, TRIBEZA's Sales and Operations Manager Derek Van Wagner checked out the new Austin Bouldering Project:


Looking for a new workout routine in the new year but not sure where to start? Every Wednesday in January we’re trying out a new local workout, and reporting back. (Sorry, but first day jitters are no longer an acceptable excuse.)

This week, TRIBEZA writer James Ruiz checks out Rō Fitness:


Looking for a new workout routine in the new year but not sure where to start? Every Wednesday in January we’re trying out a new local workout, and reporting back. (Sorry, but first day jitters are no longer an acceptable excuse.)

First up, TRIBEZA Assistant Editor Sofia Sokolove gives Cyc Fitness a spin:


During the cover shoot for our January Interiors Issue, at an incredible Westlake remodel, we found ourselves drawn to every shelf and surface, craning our necks to read the spines of the beautiful coffee table books throughout the home.

Beyond adding warmth and entertainment to a home, “coffee table books are a great layering tool,” says Michele Lorenz of Mark Ashby Design, the woman who chose each and every coffee table book in the Westlake home. “They add something personal to the space, as I gear my selections to my clients interest, passions and hobbies,” she explains.

We tapped Lorenz for some pro tips.

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On New Year’s Eve in a food-obsessed town like ours, chefs across the city fire up their kitchens one last time to create menus that induce more “oohs” and “aahs” than any fireworks display. So before you make that third attempt to go on a juice cleanse on January 1, enjoy every last morsel of 2015 by making a reservation at any of our New Year’s Eve dining picks.


Restaurants around town are welcoming the season with specials galore. From a Christmas Day Chinese feast to a gingerbread village and a Festivus Party, here are some of the most exciting holiday happenings in Austin.


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Cooler temps have finally found their way to Austin. Inspired by our Style Week Fashion Show earlier this month, we’re sharing some of the season’s hottest trends. On October 1st, Austin’s top trendsetting designers and boutiques joined us at Brazos Hall for a night of fall looks and thoughtful collections. From fringe to color blocking, or simply bringing it back to the basics with a sweater, here are some of our favorite looks from the TRIBEZA runway.


When over 300 authors and literary stars descend on the Texas State Capitol this weekend for the 20th Anniversary Texas Book Festival, it’s important to have a plan. From design books to Texas writing to Chuck Palahniuk at The Paramount (!) here’s who and what we’re making sure not to miss this weekend.

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Between TRIBEZA Style Week, two music-filled ACL weekends and the upcoming Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix happening October 23-25, our fall calendar is booked solid. So this weekend, we’re carving out some time for a much-needed reprieve. While the city boasts plenty of breezy patios to enjoy midday sips and snacks, why not take advantage of Austin’s greenspaces to set the scene for your own picnic?

This Sunday, we are hitting up one of the best markets in town, the Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller, to make our very own DIY picnic. If you’re like us, we think that sometimes the best plans require no planning. Skip the grocery list; the local purveyors always offer high quality goods and the season’s best produce, making shopping a foolproof experience. And the best part? The market sits in the middle of an expansive family-friendly park replete with a glittering lake, scenic hike and bike trails, a children’s playground and lush lawns, which makes finding a sunny spot for your spread a breeze.

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The cool autumn breezes that New Yorkers have been enjoying for weeks have finally arrived in Austin. But don’t reach for those cashmere sweaters anxiously hanging in your closet just yet. Instead, spend a sunny fall afternoon taking in a polo match at the Victory Cup’s Boots and Pearl event on October 17th. To get you ready for a day at the Austin Polo Club, here are our ideas for embellishing your autumnal attire for this posh social event.

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In celebration of their partnership with the Italian trade agency, Nordstrom invited TRIBEZA’s Editor to pick some of her favorite Italian-made goods. Now through October 31, visit Nordstrom Barton Creek Square — or any Nordstrom in Texas — and look for the special “We Love It” tags on everything from classic Ferragamo to trendy miu miu. Viva l’italia, y’all!


At an intimate rooftop cocktail party in downtown Austin on Thursday evening, Austin’s literati celebrated as the Texas Book Festival revealed the complete list of over 300 authors headed to the 2015 Texas Book Festival.

On October 17 and 18, the Texas State Capitol Grounds will welcome the largest number of authors in the Festival’s 20-year history. Literary director Steph Opitz promises that this year is gearing up to be the best yet. “Over the years we've had fabulous big name-authors and we've had ‘trust-us-this-person/book-is going-to-be-huge’ overnight sensations,” says Opitz. “This year it's going to be all that and some.”

The list revealed on Thursday includes plenty of celebrity names that even non-readers will be excited about, like actor (and author! — of the children's book Chocolate Me!) Taye Diggs. Of course, litearary stars will be in abundance too, with names like Margaret Atwood, Nick Flynn, Linda Gray, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Gary Hart, Luis Alberto Urerra, Margo Jefferson, Attica Locke, Marie Lu, Chuck Palahniuk, Tavi Gevinson, and Adrian Tomine headlining the fest.

And barbecue lovers, take note: Aaron Franklin will be speaking about his new “smoking manifesto” cookbook, Franklin Barbecue. We can only hope that the line for his panel isn't as long as the one at his namesake ‘cue joint.

For a complete list of authors and more information on attending the Texas Book Festival, head here.


This Labor Day weekend, head to the hills of Utopia, Texas, where nature and live music will combine yet again in the form of the seventh annual UTOPiAfest, a festival experience truly unlike any other. Using the advice of fest vets, bands and bigwigs (plus some personal experience) we compiled some tips for making the most of this one-of-a-kind music and camping festival.


As you may have already noticed, TRIBEZA is expanding our digital presence to be bigger than ever. Together with thoughtful social media posts, expect to see even more digital stories that reflect Austin and our city’s vibrant culture.

Leading this charge is Sofia Sokolove, our newly minted Assistant Editor. A dynamic storyteller, Sofia has written for numerous publications both in Austin and across the state. We’re thrilled about the newest member of the TRIBEZA team, and invite you to get to know this Maryland native turned adopted Texan.


When the days get long and lazy and sweaty here in Austin, it’s important to have two things: a completely engrossing read, and a cool spot to stretch out and read it. In honor of TRIBEZA’s June Outdoors Issue, we reached out to local literati to find out their favorite outdoor spots for reading, and what books they’ll be bringing with them this summer.


A visit to the progressive yet iconic NEST Modern is more inspiring than ever.


It’s time to start picking out your outfit for the Fusion Fashion Show!


Austin riders are looking at a busy weekend! Not only is the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas taking place, but the second annual Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is back after a successful inaugural year. Hosted by Revival Cycles and presented by Moto Guzzi, the free public event was designed to engage and include anyone interested in motorcycles and moto-culture.


Ready to celebrate the 29th year of SXSW Music? We are!


Our February cover girl, Britt Maren, shares one of her favorite recipes for a simple but delicious dinner at home. Don’t forget the wine and dessert, she says.


We had a great time getting together with some of our favorite Austin couples for our annual Love issue. Shane and Catherine Stiles, Carl and Nikisha Brunson and Jenn Rose Smith and Michael Spruiell welcomed us into their homes to see how they spend a romantic evening in: with lots of good food! Here, the three couples share with us their recipes for a spicy, homemade meal.


Living and working at an orphanage in Tanzania, Audrey Hickey noticed an unsettling trend. Many kids at the orphanage did have parents, but they lacked the resources to support their children. Hickey, now the CEO of Thought Collective, began to brainstorm ways to create employment opportunities that would allow parents to financially support and reunite with their children.


We asked some of our favorite Austinites to share their favorite memory from 2014.


A typical day at Kor180 means back-to-back classes packed with awesome clients. We call them bees. I love my friendships with the Kor180 bees and the opportunity to see how everyone is progressing. We are a tightknit community that goes out of our way to support each other — we call that The Hive.


Our dining guide lists some of our favorite restaurants in town, and in our December issue, we give you a sneak peek into some of the most anticipated openings for 2015.


Cassie LaMere is the Event Marketing Director at Lexus of Austin and is a celebrity dancer in the Center for Child Protection’s 2014 Dancing with the Stars Austin. With the big night rapidly approaching, we wanted to get a dancer’s inside scoop on what it’s really like to train for a dance competition and to give back to the Center for Child Protection.

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The Blue Genie Art Bazaar opens this Black Friday, kicking off the holiday shopping season with a dose of Austin flair. Running November 28-December 24 at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, the show offers a wide variety of imaginative gifts from over 200 local artists guaranteeing you’ll find something for even the most impossible-to-shop-for people on your list.

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Austin’s reputable festival scene needs no introduction — but what about hardworking individuals operating behind the scenes? C3 Presents has been drawing crowds of over 260,000 to Zilker Park each year for one of the country’s most loved music festivals, Austin City Limits.

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Photographer Kate Lesueur Shares Her Picks For Austin’s Cooler Temperatures


While ACL pulses in Zilker Park, Mexico City stages Corona Capital, its own guitar fest that boasts much of the same A-list talent. The festival was a great excuse to check out the city’s infamous nightlife.


TRIO for Paws returns for its second year at the Four Seasons Hotel to benefit four of Austin’s most prominent animal welfare organizations: the Austin Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive!, Emancipet, and Greyhound Pets of America. The fundraiser runs until August 29 at TRIO where a special menu is being offered that benefits the four participating animal welfare organizations.


NEST Modern, a mecca for urban dwellers and design aficionados, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To celebrate their decade of growth the furniture store is kicking off a month-long celebration this Saturday, June 7, with Dig It, a lively garden party.


Part of the appeal of a massage, or any spa treatment, is the opportunity to momentarily transcend the frenetic pace of our daily lives. An herb-scented body scrub or eucalyptus steam room tap into the same yearnings that find many of us at our desks, dreaming of aquamarine beaches and exotic flavors and blossoms.

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After months of auditions, Annaka Chesnutt, a 25 year-old and native Austinite, was named the latest CW Austin Star.


The semiannual Austin Restaurant Week has partnered with TRIBEZA to produce this year’s event, and we could not be more excited! As Austin’s leading arts and culture publication focused on the creative lifestyles of Austinites, TRIBEZA is a perfect fit to partner with Austin Restaurant Week in celebration of food, chefs, and dining.


Over 180 well-heeled fashion enthusiasts (more than double the number of last year’s attendees) gathered this morning at Neiman Marcus at The Domain for the MJ&M Fashion Show featuring designer Badgley Mischka (a.k.a Mark Badgley and James Mischka, who joined forces in 1988).


Christina Kim knows the worth of each and every garment she designs, and it shows. Her aesthetic is centered on this: a deep sense of appreciation for that which is finite, largely due to her modest upbringing in Korea. When Christina moved to the U.S. and started her brand, Dosa, in 1984, her life mantra became her business model: less is more.


With rising temperatures right around the corner, we’ve naturally got a few things on the brain: strappy dresses, swimsuits, and warm sunshine on our shoulders. Barton Springs, Zilker Park, and Hamilton Pool (to name a few) are calling our name, and we’re ready to get out and savor the season!


Everyone’s just about recovered from this year’s South by Southwest, and we’re feeling a little bit nostalgic that it’s already over! Time to reminisce. First on the list? Free People’s visit to Austin and subsequent photo shoot, featuring their top 10 FP Me contributors. FP Me is an online style community (check it out here) - real women with real good style sense.


South by Southwest has come and gone in a flash, but don’t let its departure fool you- there’s still plenty of good music to go around. We recommend you start here, at the UT Forty Acres Fest this Saturday, March 22, with Sleigh Bells and a host of other entertainment acts sure to make for great reviews.


Meet Kristen Blanton, a photographer with one thing on her mind: adventure. Her 2014 journey is centered upon this – the realization of a dream of traveling across the US, photographing new and old friends along the way, and compiling this project into an analogue book.

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Denim on denim: lately we’ve been seriously loving this look, and no one does it better thanMadewell. Our favorite fashion connoisseur is teaming up with the emerging designer eCommerce site Of A Kind this Saturday, March 8, for an afternoon pop-up sale at the Domain (11501 Century Oaks Terrace).


Austin is no stranger to great live music—duh. But try live music every night of the week, at the same venue, nestled in the vast, raw beauty that is Bastrop’s Loblolly Pine forest. That’s something we would love to hear more about.


It’s time to reward your furry friend with more than just a trip to the dog park. Stumped? We’ve got the perfect solution for cats & dogs alike: Everything’s Leather Collar Workshop, a two-hour lesson hosted by Sister Coffee on crafting that perfect leather accessory.


Shan Davis knows what it’s like to be a successful (and potentially overwhelmed) businesswoman. She’s made it to the top, traveled the world, and called the shots. And now she’s working to make that lifestyle all the more doable for everyone else.

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