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Valentine’s Day in Austin, TX

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Valentine’s Day is on the way. It’s time ready your quiver and take aim at the perfect romantic evening.

 

Austin’s offerings of venues are as quirky and diverse as the city herself. Pay attention! Take notes! Here are the best Valentine’s Day options in Austin.

 

WHISTLER’S

 

An evening out in Austin hardly gets better than Whistler’s. The rustic-chic atmosphere and craft cocktails are sure to lend sparks to new encounters or long-smoldering affairs. And if that weren’t enough to catalyze some chemistry, their annual Valentine’s Day Celebration is among the best in Austin.

 

Whistler’s Valentine’s Day Celebration includes live music, drink specials and a sultry burlesque show. Flowers, candles and chocolate come with the table. This place does Valentine’s Day the way that Texas does everything: bigger and better than everyone else!     

 

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA

 

A night at the movies always makes a great date. And Alamo Drafthouse Cinema brings more to bear than your average grindhouse. They boast the best film, food and drink all in one seat. The vibe makes it clear these guys love movies, with good beer and eats coming in a close second and third! Menu items like chilaquiles and a jerk chicken sandwich that would light up the marquee of any local restaurant are only one third of the fun at this place.

 

Alamo’s Valentine’s Day package features a special screening of cuddly classics like “Titanic.” The special dinner draws inspiration from the evening’s feature—a Jocón-style braised chicken entree accompanied a Valentine’s Day screening of “The Birdcage.”  

 

LAKEWAY RESORT AND SPA

 

You don’t have to go far to get away in cozy little Austin. Lakeway Resort and Spa offers packages for advanced romantical tactics for when you’re ready to take your game to the next level. “Love on the Lake” includes champagne, chocolates and breakfast on the lake. The late 1:30 pm checkout means your amorous activities can run as late as you like. The “Lakeway Romance” package comes with chocolate covered strawberries and a breakfast buffet!

 

It’s cuffing season in the Lone Star State. Show your significant other just how significant they are with a romantic evening out in Austin!


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Best Yoga Studios Around Cedar Park

Our busy, urban lives often make it difficult to take the necessary time for self-care. Yoga teaches us that the mind and the body aren’t separate, but merely different aspects of our whole being. It’s an ancient wisdom that is confirmed by our own common sense—a hurried, harried mind can be the cause of visible signs of stress in our bodies, and an overworked or undernourished body can make it difficult to focus our minds.

 

Stress no more, friends! What follows is a short list of the best Yoga studios in Cedar Park.

 

FLOW YOGA

 

Flow Yoga knows that yoga studios are “a dime a dozen” these days. They set themselves apart by creating an open and inviting environment for newcomers while facilitating a deep and interconnected community of yogis for regular practitioners. Their teaching focuses on an alignment-based style of Vinyasa flow yoga.

 

Sarah P., from Austin, TX, yelps, “Each instructor has a different style, but all of them are excellent at giving direction for the multiple levels in the class.”

 

YING YOGA

 

Ying Yoga’s claim to fame is their unique style of “fly-yoga.” Fly-yoga sessions, they explain, “combine traditional yoga with aerial acrobatics.” Silk hammocks are suspended from the studio’s rafters with the intent to send the yogi aloft in Cirque-du-Soleil-like asana poses and postures, the benefits of which, they claim, “open up space in the body and mind.”

 

If you’re a little sceptical, maybe Frank C., from Manhattan, NY, will persuade you. He yelps, “Today I did Yoga for the first time and it was a great experience… I will be back again.”

 

ART BEAT DANCE CENTER

 

Though not a yoga studio, exclusively, Art Beat Dance Center knows that yoga and dance both march to the rhythm of the same cosmic drummer. Many thousands of years ago, the story goes, the Hindu god Shiva, in the form of Nataraja, the Lord of Dance, brought yoga to humankind. Art Beat Dance Center offers classes at all skill levels, and with classes like “Team Survivor Yoga” and “Dance for Parkinson’s” on their schedule for those who might need special attention to ailment and injury, the yoga/dance studio clearly puts the concept of a mind-body connection into daily practice.

 

Free your mind and your body will follow. We’re hunched over our laptops and juggling appointments on our devices all day just to keep up with the unrelenting, mechanical pace of the modern world. Health, of both the mental and physical variety, requires some gentle but regular attention at your friendly neighborhood yoga studio.