Studio Visit: SUAVS

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Monxi Garza is the designer and creator of SUAVS Shoes, a local brand with a minimalist aesthetic that immediately caught our eye. Her debut collection of slip on sneakers introduces a sporty, modern update to the classic loafer by featuring a light and breathable construction that allows for sockless styling (yes, goodbye sweaty feet). We’re betting that you’ll be seeing this unisex shoe all over the streets of Austin!

We visited Monxi’s studio to learn more about the gal behind the brand, discussing why SUAVS are the perfect street shoe, her design and creative workflow and how she feels about partnering up with Luxe Apothetique.

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#squadgoals: Want to Join A College Spirit Group? Three Texas Darlins Dish On Recruitment + Lifestyle

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Luxe Girls Emily, Khouri + Taylor want to tell you about Texas Darlins, the spirit organization at The University of Texas that brought them together. Although Greek letters and rush week are universally recognized aspects of college culture, at UT spirit groups have also made their mark, empowering students to become active on campus and in the community. Texas Darlins have a similar foundation to sororities, fostering sisterhood, service and spirit through philanthropic endeavors, service projects and social events.  So if you’re an incoming freshman, transfer student or simply wish to join a group of motivated, positive women, read on as these lovely gals share everything you need to know!

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Exploring Peru: How to Travel Authentically on a Budget

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The desire to see the world…we all have it, but there always seems to be a hundred overwhelming reasons not to: money, time, traveling solo, lack of experience, fear. Our girl Shantel just returned from an extended stay in South America where she experienced the vibrant, rich culture of Peru. Not only were we surprised to find out that she spent a portion of her trip traversing the country alone, but her insight into how a first-time traveler can experience the world authentically without going broke truly inspired us. Continue reading

In the Know with…Herb & Root

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We were so excited when Julia Kahlig-Garuba agreed to have a pop-up shop featuring her fabulous apothecary line, Herb & Root, at our location in the Domain this past Saturday. Having already smelled, sampled, and completely fallen in love with her handmade fragrances and body oils, we were curious to discover more about this Austin-based brand and sat down with Julia to find out more.

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Joie de Vivre on How to Survive an Austin Summer

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We met up with Austin blogger Lindsey J. Wiese of Joie de Vivre and talked all things Summer. From style to sweets, we delved into this busy mom’s must-haves when it comes to surviving the Texas heat in style.

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