City Guides Spotlight: Austin

A city that's ever-evolving but remains true to its self-proclaimed weirdness

Sponsored content: Austin, Texas isn’t limited to one touristic area, instead it’s a place balanced in neighborhood attractions; each area has a reason—or three—to visit. And, while it’s ever-growing and evolving, with an exponential creative influx each year, the city remains as laid-back and nontraditional (staying true to its “Keep Austin Weird” mantra) as always. Hosting some of the best fairs, festivals and music programming …

The One Motorcycle Show Austin

Portland's grassroots motorcycle show makes its inaugural move south in search of custom bikes, live bands and good times

by Kate Erwin Founded in 2010 by Thor Drake of Portland’s See See Motorcycles and coffee shop, The One Motorcycle Show stands to highlight interesting bikes with an equally interesting story behind them, in an environment that emulates days and nights spent hanging out with friends, designing, building and kicking tires in the garage. Having outgrown its humble beginnings in Portland’s damp industrial district—drawing 13,000 …

Folk Fibers Indigo Wholecloth Collection

Hand-quilted and nature-dyed quilts from Austin's Maura Ambrose

Maura Grace Ambrose is known chiefly as a sage of 21st-century quilting. From her home in Austin, Texas, the young Savannah College of Art and Design graduate hand-sews gorgeous, oversized quilts from scraps and new materials, injecting the traditional domestic craft with fresh life. Ambrose has just added a new series to the Folk Fibers portfolio with the indigo wholecloth collection, which uses dyes from …