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Ramona Flume

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Ramona Flume is a freelance writer, editor, photographer and design enthusiast with a penchant for foolish, fresh laid plans. Outside of her Culture Map column, "Inner City Sanctums," her work is featured regularly in several print and online publications, including Austin Monthly, Texas Highways, Gogobot, Austin HOME and In the Know Traveler. Follow her adventures at www.ramonaflume.com.

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Inner City Sanctums

Ring in the new year at Austin's best hotels

By Ramona Flume

Sometimes escape is all you need to be happy — believe me, it's one of many personal manifestos. But don't run away to Times Square or Rio this New ...


Inner City Sanctums

Don't get hammered, get pampered: Holiday spa treatments to cure any case of humbugs

By Ramona Flume

Forget the booze this Christmas. Sure you’ll need some sort of stress relief for the upcoming onslaught of overspending and endless family dinners. But there are already enough toxins ...


Inner City Sanctums

Forget formality: Bercy Chen Studios on architecture as living organisms

By Ramona Flume

  Through their innovative designs, Bercy Chen Studios fight against the status quo of design — and drab daily life in general.


messy melody

The intersection of art, music and plenty of denim: Southern gets psychedelic at the Texas Longest Hammer Choir

By Ramona Flume

It was high noon and I was dressed in all denim, wandering through fifty-foot high mounds of rubble, splintered wood, discarded cabinets and broken doors at JV Dirt, a “dirt ...


easy travel

Avoid an airport drag (and save suitcase space) with these smart holiday travel packing tips

By Ramona Flume

Traveling during the holidays can be extremely stressful, with countless factors lying outside of your control. As a travel writer, I’m constantly in and out of airports, but that ...


one-day vacation

Celebrate the holidays early with a quick trip to Fredericksburg

By Ramona Flume

The holidays are almost here—and things can get a little hectic if you’re not prepared. That’s why we advise taking a quick road trip to Fredericksburg to ...


desperate front yards

DIY Network casting call: Seeking Austin homes with NO curb appeal

By Ramona Flume

This year’s drought continues to take its toll on Central Texas and it has left most of Austin’s homeowners with weather-weary front yards and landscapes full of dying ...


Inner City Sanctums

Modern goes au natural at Kimber Modern hotel

By Ramona Flume

I had to double-check the address for Kimber Modern before I left my house. How had I missed a chic boutique hotel only one block behind South Congress Avenue? But ...


Inner City Sanctums

South Congress Books: A new shop specializing in creativity (and actual books)

By Ramona Flume

The Texas Book Festival is right around the corner. But if you’re looking to skip out on long lines and crowds, head to another place in town that’s ...


Inner City Sanctums

Shed the city life and treat yourself to a "Total Travaasa Day," just 30 minutes outside of town

By Ramona Flume

Despite only being a quick 30-minute drive from downtown, Travaasa Austin provides the opportunity, not only to relax, but to completely shed the inhibitions of daily city life. The resort ...


Inner City Sanctums

Clay Smith, literary director of the Texas Book Festival, on his Old World meets Modernity home

By Ramona Flume

Fall is the busiest time of the year for Clay Smith, literary director of the Texas Book Festival, and in October, especially so. For the latest installment of Inner City ...


a month of inspiration

Our top creative event picks for Austin x Design month

By Ramona Flume

AIA Austin could have bought themselves a nice set of silver in honor of the 25th anniversary of their annual—and wildly successful—Homes Tour (Oct 1-2). But thankfully, they ...


Inner City Sanctums

On board Boozefox's floating art installation Battleberg Ice

By Ramona Flume

For four days, Boozefox—Michael Phalan, Scott Eastwood, Drew Liverman and Jules Buck Jones—sailed and lived on the high seas of downtown Austin aboard a ghostly white, polygonal watercraft ...


Inner City Sanctums

The Prairie: Texas Time Traveling

By Ramona Flume

It's been a rough summer for Texans. And Indian summer isn't getting much better. Last week’s wildfires ravaged millions of acres and thousands of homes throughout Central ...


electric energy

Raw sparks fly for Thunderbird Energetica

By Ramona Flume

One night in West Texas after a week-long trip of hiking and cycling through Big Bend National Park, three friends sat around a campfire and talked about launching an energy ...


Inner City Sanctums

Inner City Interviews: Dharma Yoga's Keith Kachtick

By Ramona Flume

Keith Kachtick, founder and director of Dharma Yoga, one of Austin’s premiere yoga studios, has traveled all over the world, as a travel writer—for publications like Esquire, New ...


Inner City Sanctums

Float Away Without Leaving Town

By Ramona Flume

 “In our culture, we have a problem shutting off and relaxing after work,” Brian Ludlam said as he showed me the sensory deprivation tank. “People can’t remember what it ...


Inner City Sanctums

Escape Your Day at AMOA: Downtown's Good Design

By Ramona Flume

Working downtown can be stressful. High rise offices. Noisy construction. Tight deadlines. Everyone needs a low-key, weekday escape once in a while, and the Austin Museum of Art on Congress ...


Inner City Sanctums

Hotel Saint Cecilia: How a rock and roll exile inspired an inner city sanctum

By Ramona Flume

In 1971, the Rolling Stones needed to shake off some serious tax-related turmoil, so they fled the UK (and a handful of pricey lawsuits) and took up residence in Keith ...


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