Vogue is on trend once again, featuring Austin in a recent article on the city’s newest and most notable design destinations. In the magazine’s story, A Design-Lover’s Guide to Austin: 6 Must-See New Destinations, Catherine Dash highlights the architecture and composition of the hottest culinary and boutique locales fresh on the scene.
Although positioned to those traveling through Austin, these “aesthetically focused hot spots” should also be on any local’s bucket list for where to eat, shop, play, and stay.
Two of Austin’s newest and most talked about restaurants make the list due to the combination of delicious food and stylish layouts. While 3-month-old Juliet Ristorante is touted for its modern “mid-century meets Mediterranean aesthetic” and “vintage-inspired” interiors, the east side’s Launderette scores points for its “eclectic decor elements” and “coolly laid-back vibe.”
In the where-to-stay department, South Congress Hotel is a design-enthusiast’s playground, housing multiple spaces recognized by Vogue. The “Instagram-worthy rooftop pool” is worth a visit alone, and the hotel’s beautiful and bright restaurant, Café No Sé, also receives a mention. The fashion mag is also excited to point out that the popular New York nail salon Tenoverten is slated to open at the hotel, its first outpost outside of NYC.
Completing the list are three boutique-style shops, each unique in its offerings. Supply Showroom, opened by interior designers for interior designers, is housed in a craftsman-style bungalow and is named by Vogue for its exclusive textiles, wall coverings, lighting, furniture, rugs, and art sourced from around the world.
Home decor and gift store Nannie Inez makes the list due to its “unique design, divided into spaces within the space, using decorative painting,” while the 1-month-old Katie Kime boutique is selected for lifestyle designer Kime’s “cheery, on-trend prints,” custom furniture, and other distinctive clothing, accessories, and housewares.
Set aside some time to visit one of these six top hot spots, perfectly suited for great dining, a staycation, or stellar shopping within an inspirational design haven.