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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KOREY HOWELL RH AUSTIN, THE GALLERY AT THE DOMAIN You can't miss it when you arrive at Domain Northside. What looks like a Tuscan villa is the new 62,000- square-foot store, formerly known as Restoration Hardware, with four floors, including one devoted to the RH Modern collection, and a stunning rooftop park that showcases its outdoor collections. Domain Northside, 512-342-0614; restorationhardware.com SUPPLY SHOWROOM This stylish showroom upped the design ante in Austin when it was opened by three New York City transplants: Kim West, Callie Jenschke, and Kristin Gish. Tucked away in a 1930s bungalow, Supply has exclusive-to-Texas trade lines, rugs, wallpaper, lighting, and more. 2204 Lake Austin Blvd., 512-770-6211; supplyshowroom.com HOTELS ARCHER HOTEL The new eight-story Archer Hotel Austin offers 171 luxury rooms in the heart of the new Domain Northside. For a true local touch, esteemed Austin chef David Bull and La Corsha Hospitality Group chose the Archer for the second location of popular downtown restaurant Second Bar + Kitchen. Thoughtful touches include locally made surprise treats at turndown service such as Crave Artisan Chocolate and Fat Belly manchego-chili pretzels, and an in-room Nespresso machine for espresso anytime you wish. 3121 Palm Way, 855-437-9100; archerhotel/ austin.com AT&T CONFERENCE CENTER Enjoy a chic stay at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, nestled between the University of Texas Tower and the State Capitol. Don't miss the elegant Carillon Restaurant. 1900 University Ave., 512-404-3600; meetattexas.com THE DRISKILL Experience a blend of timeless charm and modern sophistication in this 131-year-old property on Sixth Street. The rooms and much of the hotel were recently updated with modern touches while still maintaining a rich sense of history. Chef Troy Knapp creates an elegant experience every night in the Driskill Grill. 604 Brazos St., 512-439-1234; driskillhotel.com FOUR SEASONS HOTEL On the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the Four Seasons is the classic, grand Austin hotel. With recently renovated ballrooms and other updates, the hotel is the premier spot for weddings, galas, and more. Its restaurant, Trio, is a pure delight. INSIDER TIP: Every Wednesday, Trio offers its "Boug.e Burgers & Bottles" event, where you choose from three burgers, each paired with a selection of pours of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and other big wines. 98 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-478- 4500; fourseasons.com/austin HOTEL ELLA With history dating back to the late 1800s, this historic renovated hotel, complete with a sweeping veranda and lawn by the University of Texas, offers 47 guest rooms, 10 of which are suites. INSIDER TIP: The hotel's Goodall's Kitchen & Bar is an under-the-radar spot for intimate happy hours; the Old Fashioned is one of the best in town. 1900 Rio Grande St., 800-311-1619; hotelella.com HOTEL GRANDUCA This beautiful hotel in the West Austin hills recalls the Italian countryside. Like its sister hotel in Houston, every detail has been considered and easily transports you to another world. Visconti Ristorante, which features Northern Italian cuisine, drives the feeling home. INSIDER TIP: On Thursdays, enjoy happy hour Italian style, with themed live music, cocktails, and regional bites. 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. B, 512-306-6400; granducaaustin.com HOTEL SAINT CECILIA Named after the patron saint of music and the arts, this boutique hotel combines elegance with rock 'n' roll. Choose one of the indulgent suites, studios, or poolside bungalows. The well-appointed bar and patio are for guests only, making for a truly private escape. 112 Academy Dr., 512-852- 2400; hotelsaintcecilia.com HOTEL SAN JOSÉ Nestled among the shops and restaurants on South Congress, this cool boutique hotel (the older sister to the Saint Cecilia) features a patio perfect for happy hour or a night- cap. 1316 S. Congress Ave., 512-852- 2350; sanjosehotel.com HOTEL VAN ZANDT Enjoy music in all its forms at this bustling Rainey Street District hotel, which features 319 guest rooms, including 41 suites, and a fourth-floor pool deck. Its restaurant and bar, Geraldine's, features live music every night. INSIDER TIP: There are playlists designed for each area of the hotel, including underwater, so take a dip in the pool for something truly unique. 605 Davis St., 512-542- 5300; hotelvanzandt.com INTERC ONTINENTAL STEPHEN F. AUSTIN This gem features an outdoor terrace on its second floor, perfect for watching the hustle and bustle of Congress Avenue downtown. 701 Congress Ave., 512-457-8800; austin.intercontinental.com JW MARRIOTT The largest JW Marriott in the country, this downtown property features 1,012 guest rooms conveniently WHO: Contract lobbyist who represents different businesses and companies at the Texas Capitol. 'TIS THE SESSION: "During the busy legislative session, which started in January and runs through the end of May, I depend on my beauty go-tos more than ever. The Christopher Leigh Salon (1515 W. 35th St., Ste. E, 512-474-2872; christopherleighsalon.com) has the best husband and wife team for haircare." ARCH ALLY: "Mandy Wright at Yellow Pear (2002 S. Congress Ave. 512-632-7546; yellowpear.com) is the eyebrow queen of Austin and is great for facials and other self-care." TREASURE TROVE: "Julian Gold (1214 W. Sixth St., Ste. 110, 512-473-2493; juliangold.com) is a secret gem in Central Austin for wardrobe staples, evening wear, or drive-by shopping for replacement tights or last-minute gifts—ask for Connie in sales, and Betty in alterations is always worth the investment!" ‒ Secret Source ‒ KATHY GRANT AUSTINWAY.COM 89