11 Strange & Beautiful Houseplants

Easy-care houseplants are all the rage these days. And many plants that require little water or sunlight to thrive have bizarre physical characteristics. As these easy-care plants grow more popular, an expanding selection is cropping up at nurseries and garden centers. Here are eleven strange, but beautiful houseplants that are gaining traction in the age of the easy-care houseplant.

1. Black Rose succulent (aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’)
Most black plants are black either because they’ve been charred or diseased. These perennial succulents, characterized by large burgundy leaves arranged in floral patterns, are an exception. This drought-tolerant plant require little water and only partial sunlight. Although greater sun […]

By |September 8th, 2017|Apartment Life, Decorating and Design|0 Comments

Take a 3D Apartment Tour of AMLI Downtown

AMLI Downtown is more than a place to live—it’s a way of life. Our loft-style Austin rental homes, located in the 2ND Street District and the Warehouse District, are surrounded by boutiques, galleries, cafés, and live music venues. For recreation, the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail is just a block away. Residents have plenty of places to play, day or night. Nearby are the offices of many major employers as well as many universities, including the University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward’s University, and others. This luxury apartment community offer convenient access to I-35, Highways 290 & 71, […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments

7 Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in Austin

Designed to fill the long gap between lunch and dinner, afternoon tea is a British tradition of socializing in the mid-afternoon over tea and sandwiches, scones, or cake. If you’re fond of the afternoon tea ritual or are interested in trying it one weekend afternoon, here are seven Austin teahouses, cafes, and restaurants that serve afternoon tea.
1. Brentwood Social House
Suzanne Daniels and Sarah Olano’s recently opened European-style cafe hosts a multi-course afternoon tea every other Sunday for $34. The menu includes premium Zhi Tea, curried chicken finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and vanilla shortbread cake. You can also visit […]

By |September 6th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

Looking for Local Spirits? Try These Georgia Distilleries

Georgia was the first and only of the 13 U.S. colonies to ban alcohol prior to America’s Prohibition experiment. Even today, the state’s regulatory environment makes producing, selling, and buying alcohol harder than in most of the country. Before last week, brewers and distilleries couldn’t sell their product directly to consumers. A distributor was required to act as middleman.

In spite of Georgia’s temperance-tied history and challenging regulatory environment, more than a dozen accomplished distilleries operate in the Peach State. The next time you head to the liquor store, consider buying from one of these Georgia distilleries to support the local economy.
13th Colony […]

By |September 6th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

Hottest Los Angeles Ice Cream Destinations

The Los Angeles ice cream scene is rife with top-tier competition. If you’re an area resident with a soft spot for the frozen treat, this works to your advantage. You don’t have to travel to enjoy sensational, Italy-based Grom or Brooklyn artisan ice cream superstar Van Leeuwen. You also have proprietary or exclusive access to dozens of regional small-batch creameries. Here are nine exceptional Southern California ice cream brands to try if you haven’t already.

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Carmela Ice Cream and Sorbet
Established in 2007, Carmela probably has the most […]

By |September 1st, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments