Did you know the numbers on the front of our fragrance bottle are the coordinates of Austin? Well, they are and Austin is our much beloved hometown. Whether you’ve never been, or it is your soul-city, here are a few of our fave spots in Austin. And be sure to visit us IRL!
WHERE TO STAY
A tiny gem of a hotel, Heywood (pictured above) is located near our East Austin headquarters, blocks from downtown in a renovated 1925 craftsman bungalow. With complimentary bicycles and about the friendliest staff we’ve ever encountered, it’s a truly Austin experience that won’t break the bank.
For full-on luxury, the new Proper Hotel, complete with rooftop pool and spa and Kelly Wearstler designed interiors, is a stylish addition to downtown.
WHERE TO EAT + DRINK
You can’t come to Austin without eating tacos, and Nixta will have you rethink the kind of creativity that can be folded into a corn tortilla. Grab a spot at one of the picnic tables outside.
For a fine dining experience bar none, do not miss Hestia (pictured above). It’s from award-winning Emmer & Rye chef Kevin Fink, and named for the goddess of the hearth. Almost all of its innovative dishes are cooked over the custom 20-foot hearth that anchors the sleek space. Come early and grab some pintxos and a porron of wine at the bar, Kalimotxo, but save room for dessert because pastry chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph’s artistry is not to be missed.
WHAT TO DO
After you’ve taken a bracing dip in 68-degree Barton Springs to wake up from your night of live music and margaritas, a trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (pictured above) might just be the oasis of calm you didn’t know you needed. Founded by its namesake First Lady, the 284 acres, located 10 miles south of downtown, is the state botanical garden and dedicated to protecting and preserving the native landscape of Texas. The gardens and winding paths introduce you to over 900 species of plants, which in the springtimes means copious amounts of Texas’ legendary bluebonnets.
And while you’re in Austin, there’s of course one spot we’d be remiss to not mention—PHLUR HQ. Pick up your favorite fragrance or candle IRL at our East Austin headquarters. Come by and say hi!