About Jason Ernst

Jason received degrees in International Studies, Economics, and German Literature from the University of Arizona in 2011, and has worked as a freelance writer ever since. His research and writing interests include interior decoration and design, home entertainment, history, art, architecture, and travel. He is currently a regular contributor to the AMLI Residential lifestyle blog. Circle Jason on Google+

10 Eastside Austin Date Ideas

Whether planning a first date or an anniversary celebration, deciding what to eat, drink, and do comes with pressure. Thankfully, East Austin’s mix of trendy bars, restaurants, artists’ galleries, and entertainment venues offers something for everyone. The next time you’re tasked with planning a romantic evening, here’s a list of ideal Eastside Austin date destinations for inspiration.
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Enjoy a twist on the classic dinner-and-a-movie date with a visit to Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. The magnificent Eastside Austin movie theater offers a multi-course menu. Cocktails, beer, and wine are also served throughout each feature. Settle into a comfortable reclining seat, and […]

By |February 16th, 2018|Around the Area|0 Comments

8 Off-the-Beaten-Path International Travel Destinations for 2018

The United States’ vast land area contains countless natural wonders and some of the most dynamic and exciting cities on Earth. But it’s still just one small corner of our great, big world. And there’s something exotic about crossing borders and enriching about observing other cultures first-hand. If you’re looking for a reason to use your passport, get inspired by reading about this year’s hottest international travel destinations.

Mendoza, Argentina
If you’ve set food in any respectable wine shop over the past decade, you’ve heard of Mendoza. And if you like the regional vintages you’ve sampled, there’s never been a better time to visit. Argentina’s world-famous wine […]

By |February 16th, 2018|Travel|0 Comments

10 Best Bagels in Seattle

When it comes to bagel culture, Seattle is no Montreal or New York. But several local purveyors know their trade well enough to satisfy even spoiled savants from the bagel capitals of the east. Here’s a look at the best bagels you can find in the Seattle area.
Bacco Cafe
If you like your lox, make it a point to try Bacco Cafe. In addition to classic bagels with lox, Bacco serves smoked salmon omelettes, smoked salmon Benedict, and smoked salmon hash. Other Pacific Northwest inspired cuisine is on the menu as well at this downtown breakfast and lunch spot, a mile from AMLI’s South […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Around the Area|0 Comments

Top Vegan Travel Destinations for 2018

Twenty years ago, it was difficult for vegans to find good food at restaurants just about anywhere. Even 10 years ago, vegan cuisine was hard to come by outside of South Asia and cosmopolitan metropolises in Europe and North America. Vegan travel is much easier today, both in the United States and abroad. If you’re looking for an exciting travel destination where your vegetarian or vegan diet will be tolerated, here are 10 destinations to consider.

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Texas is more closely associated with cattle than vegetables, but Austin likes to buck state norms. PETA […]

By |February 13th, 2018|Travel|0 Comments

10 Best Yoga Studios in Southern California

According to research company Niche, nine of the country’s 25 healthiest cities are in Southern California. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that Orange and Los Angeles counties are home to so many industry-leading yoga studios. If you’re looking for a tranquil refuge near your Southern California apartment, consult this list of SoCal’s best yoga studios.

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Bhakti Yoga Shala
Near-perfect ratings on all review sites are a testament to the quality of Bhakti’s yoga classes and programs. Most of Bhakti’s flow and restorative classes are donation-based. The studio also offers […]

By |February 9th, 2018|Around the Area|0 Comments
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