Grumpy Cat Visits Vogue (and We’re Jealous)

The Internet’s sulkiest sensation went high-fashion yesterday with a trip to the New York Vogue offices. According to Fashionista, the well-traveled cat first met the magazine’s team in Austin at SXSW, where they really hit it off. So much so, in fact, that Vogue invited her to visit as a birthday treat (who needs Friskies?). After the tour, a yet-to-be-revealed birthday surprise, and a quick cuddle with Grace Coddington, Grumpy Cat headed home. Best birthday ever? I’d say so – even if she doesn’t.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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April 4, 2014

3 Reasons to Love Austin Right Now

Hot off the heels of South by Southwest, we’re not the only ones with our eyes on Texas’s music-happy city. Here’s why you should get into the mix.

Reasons to Visit Austin

Image via Lexie Moreland for WWD

#1. The music scene rocks. And not just because of this month’s ten-day SXSW music festival. Grab your cowboy boots and check out the Broken Spoke, the last authentic honky-tonk dance hall in Texas (and, in the words of the New York Times, “arguably the greatest honky-tonk of all time.”)

#2. Austin is a foodie town. Topping your to-eat list? Brisket at Franklin Barbecue. Just be prepared to show up at 8:30 and wait in line with 400 others until the hole-in-the-wall opens at 11. (It’s consistently named the best BBQ in America, so we’d say it’s worth it.)

#3. The street style rivals Brooklyn. Think that perfect mix of hipster and grunge. The style at SXSW is proof that the city’s famous “Keep Austin Weird” slogan applies to more than small businesses.

Ready to jet and need a place to stay? Settle in at Lone Star Court, a new retro-chic boutique hotel that epitomizes Austin and Texas Hill Country, then head out and explore.

Our Lone Star Court Boutique opened Wednesday, March 19, at 11AM ET

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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March 20, 2014