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Our Unscientific Roundup of This Year’s Online-Only Favorites

Our unscientific roundup of this year's online-only favorites

2018: Top Ten

2018: Top Ten

1. Locals Only

We had Midland’s “On the Rocks” on repeat all year and were lucky enough to sit down with the trio. Cameron, Mark and Jess shared their favorite haunts in Dripping Springs and Austin.

2. Now Open: Hank’s

Welcome to town! Hank’s was and is a happy addition to the Windsor Park neighborhood. Frosé for all.

3. Inspiring, by Design

Meredith Ellis’ Southern Living Idea House was elegant, warm and color-filled. Sadly we weren’t asked to move in, but happily settled for knowing the must-haves that fuel Ellis’ creativity.

4. Designing Woman

From Michael Hsu’s design to Kristin Kish’s delicious Arlo Grey we couldn’t get enough of the new LINE Hotel. Room for one please!

5. Soles with a Purpose

Zane Wilemon from Ubuntu is working to raise up a community in Kenya. The mission and the artisan goods produced by their “maker mums” are one-of-a-kind and had us going espadrille crazy.

6. Drivers of Style Behind the Scenes

Drivers of Style is a highlight of each year’s fall fashion season. Happily the on-set energy and good vibes were captured by Dalton Campbell. Take a peek…

7. Save Your Saturdays for Sam’s

Long live Sam’s. Against all the odds, the East Austin institution is still going strong and serving up delicious barbecue for all.

8. Time and Again, Port Aransas Hits the Spot

Thank goodness…Port Aransas is back and as good as ever. Time to plan next Summer’s trip.

9. Austin Native Shines on NBC’s “The Voice”

Reid Umstattd was a stand-out on season 14 of NBC’s The Voice. The 6th generation Austinite was blown away by the local support he received. Easy to imagine that Umstattd has good things ahead.

10. A Pop of Color

Thanks to Wendee Sawran, of Botanical #9, balloon installations were everywhere this year. We can’t get enough…