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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC SYLVESTER options. INSIDER TIP: A slice of Kime's store is dedicated to limited- edition finds from around the world, so if you see a rug or accessory that you love, get it. 500 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 150, 512-358-4478; katiekime.com THE MENAGERIE For almost 40 years, this beloved local store has been the go-to place for bridal registries, table-ware, jewelry, and engagement pieces. Delightful owner Vickie Roan can expertly navigate you through your choices. 1601 W. 38th St. Ste. 7, 512-453-4644; themenagerie.com NEW PEACOCK ALLEY The family-owned luxury linen company out of Dallas opened its first Austin design studio in early April, adding to Peacock Alley's other studios in Dallas, Nashville, and Atlanta. The heritage brand of bed and bath linens since 1973 is sourced from responsible mills around the world and crafted in Dallas by local artisans. 13010 W. Anderson Lane, Unit K; peacockalley.com 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 WHO: Author of the novel Chasing the Sun and owner of Inky Clean, a copywriting boutique (nataliasylvester.com). PERUVIAN DREAMS: "I grew up having home-cooked Peruvian meals every night while secretly craving the burgers and tacos that seemed exotic to me. Now that I get plenty of the latter, I go to Lima Criolla (6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd. Ste. 1550; 512-323-5404; limacriolla.com) anytime I'm craving Lomo Saltado or Frijol con Seco. Their pisco sour bar is not to be missed." HAPPY TRAIL: "I love public parks, and one of my favorites is Dick Nichols District Park (8011 Beckett Rd., 512-974- 6700). It has a long trail with plenty of trees for shade. But my favorite part is all the sounds; the backdrop to a quiet sunset is always these vibrant bursts of life." THE ART OF GIVING: "Museum gift shops are my go-to—I love finding gifts that are unique and express my love for design. The Blanton Museum Shop (200 E. MLK Blvd., 512-475- 6406; blantonmuseum.org) has such a fun selection, and I love how many of their toys have a bookish bent to them, perfect for my nieces." ‒ Secret Source ‒ NATALIA SYLVESTER 96 AUSTINWAY.COM The SOURCE: SPACE