Editor's note: Covering a boomtown like Austin means we often pick up juicy tidbits that don't always warrant a full story, but we still think are worth sharing. Here are the five things we learned about Austin this week(ish).
Outdoor Voices is making big moves. The July 14 Sunday edition of the New York Times followed OV's CEO Tyler Haney for a week of #doingthings, uncovering her favorite places to eat (Veracruz, Maudie's) and her favorite recreational activities (jogging around Lady Bird Lake, knockout in the parking lot). Haney also reveals that Outdoor Voices will soon be opening a new West Austin flagship shop (a "flagshop?") on the corner of Lake Austin Boulevard and Atlanta Street and a new editorial site called The Recreationalist.
Speaking of this week's Sunday edition, the NYT also interviewed Holden Madagame, a transgender opera singer. Madagame, who lives in Germany, spent the past spring performing in Austin, and was photographed by Austin-based artist Jackie Lee Young for the feature. The story weaves together the history of opera and the trans community's modern fight for civil rights, and is a can't-miss piece.
Speaking of can't-miss pieces, we did miss this piece on Austin's Juneteenth celebration when it was published in Vogue in mid-June. Using black-and-white imagery, photographer (and native Austinite) Rahim Fortune captures the spirit Juneteenth, a celebration of emancipation that takes place every year on the east side.
If Austin ever tires of calling itself the Live Music Capital of the World, may we suggest The Top Top 10 City in Top 10 City Lists? The latest is Travel + Leisure's The 15 Best Cities in the United States. Austin comes in at No. 9, ahead of San Antonio (No. 11), San Francisco (No. 14), and Washington, D.C. (No. 15). The list was compiled from votes by Travel + Leisure readers.
A new Austin-based, breastfeeding-friendly clothing line has recently made its debut, and we cannot get enough. Chapter Goods is designed in Austin, made in Brooklyn, and features chic designs crafted from natural fabrics. Each piece is designed specifically for breastfeeding mothers, making sure women always look good — and feel comfortable, too.