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Guitars made out of Christmas lights at Mozart's in Austin

5 Festive Austin Favorites No One Should Miss

Are you looking for a truly local taste of holiday glee? Here are five festive favorite activities that no self-respecting Austinite would miss. Enjoy! 5. Do some one-stop local shopping. Keep Austin weird by patronizing two holiday shopping favorites: Armadillo Christmas Bazaar and Blue Genie Art Bazaar. You’ve got to purchase a ticket for the…

12/20/2017 | by admin | No Comments | Happenings
Brightly painted Third Coast Coffee Mug

Austin’s Third Coast Coffee Roasts a Heavenly Cup

Ah…that morning cup of coffee. For a lot of us, no day starts without that ritual of grind, brew, pour. The resulting heavenly aroma elevates the barely alive to sublimely awake. How ’bout an afternoon pick-me-up cup? Or sharing a mug and catch-up with friends? For many, a good cup of coffee is an integral…

12/15/2017 | by admin | No Comments | Eats & Drinks
Large size pumpkin pie from Tiny Pies in Austin, TX

Tiny Pies Serves Up Austin Thanksgiving Flavor

November: when families across America come together to eat. Yes, lofty reasons exist for gathering and tasty dishes are made for savoring but face it: no Thanksgiving table is complete without pie. But what kind of pie? Austin’s locally owned Tiny Pies owner and founder Amanda Bates answers that question handily. “Thanksgiving really goes with…

11/13/2017 | by admin | No Comments | Eats & Drinks
Chef Shawn Cirkiel stands in his Austin restaurant, Parkside

Parkside Projects: An Austin Local We Love

New to town? Naturally, you need to find a great place for food. Austinites love to eat out, and the city is chock full of possibilities. One of our pleasures at Top Tip Rentals is cutting through the noise to recommend uniquely Austin places. Destinations that go above and beyond in providing that special taste…

11/03/2017 | by admin | No Comments | Eats & Drinks
Jim Ritts, CEO and executive director of Austin's Paramount Theatre, inside the historic building

Locals We Love: Paramount Theatre’s Jim Ritts

Since 1915, Austin’s Paramount Theatre has been a shining beacon to central Texans seeking exciting and eclectic performances. Its gloriously restored blade and distinctive marquis blaze forth, announcing that magic is about to be made. Paramount Connections Across Generations From comedy to music, theatrics to political commentary, classic films to cutting-edge cultural events, the Paramount…

08/22/2017 | by admin | No Comments | Live Like a Local