Sustainable Practices: How to Reduce Waste

By: Mia Olea Garza This past year, I’ve been thinking about sustainability, carbon emission and reducing the amount of waste I create in my daily life. Although we already know that a majority of carbon waste is created by a small number of large companies, small...

A Guide to Vegetarian Dining in Austin

By Clara Bartels Being a vegetarian in Texas is not for the faint of heart. When I told my cousin I was becoming vegetarian, he looked at me and asked: “Can you still be considered a Texan?” While Austin does have amazing barbeque eateries, it also has tons of...

Summer Styling Tips: Austin Edition

By Clara Bartels Summer is the perfect time for a laid-back style and  carefree attitude. Shorts are back in, dresses are flowing and sandals are essential. As an Austinite, I’ve experienced most local hot spots and I’m here for all the sun and spirit this city has to...

5 Tips for Insta-Worthy Photography

by Mia Olea Garza On Instagram, photo quality matters. Fortunately, you don’t need a fancy camera to enhance the quality of your photos; it’s easy to use what you have when you know the right choices to make. Whether it’s your personal or a brand/professional account,...

A Guide to Gluten-Free Dining in Austin

by Simmone Harding Living a gluten-free lifestyle is a hardship no one wants to hear about. Whether you have Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or looking to cut gluten out of your diet after hearing the array of digestive horror stories, you know the challenge of...

PR Etiquette, Patience and Peskiness

by Lisa O'Neill Anyone in public relations with a focus on media relations knows the dance we learn to do – and hopefully, well – on a daily basis with media outlets of all sizes and statures. This is also true for our work with influencers, the people who have earned...

A Guide to Summer Skincare

by Alexia Zamora-Lopez The kickoff to summer officially begins on June 21, but with Texas you never really know. Whether you are taking your annual beach trip or lounging by Lady Bird Lake, it’s difficult to escape the sun and frankly we don’t really want to. The big...

Cookie Craze: Austin Edition

by Lisa O'Neill For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a weakness for the perfect or near-perfect cookie. Oatmeal chocolate chip with pecan is my go-to, but other flavors can rock my world such as peanut butter chocolate chunk, peanut butter & jelly, salted...

Client Spotlight: A Wave of New Business

It's 2019 and our calendars and client roster are filling in quite nicely. While we have several returning clients, we also have a handful of exciting new clients and events coming up so mark your calendars! AIA Austin's Design Talks is a series of five "lunch and...

We Love the ‘New’ in a New Year

Oh how the year has flown by! With 2019 literally around the corner, comes the opportunity to set a fresh perspective and realign your visions both personally and professionally. New Year’s resolutions can be tricky to maintain throughout the year but it’s always nice...

Holiday Traditions & Pastimes

By Fernanda Armendariz It’s officially holiday season, my favorite time of year! I have several places I call home so when the holidays come around, I get to spend time in the many "homes" that I love. I live in Austin, but my hometown is a few hours away in Mission,...