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Need a chic but conversational place to grab coffee and network? Check out Austin-based Houndstooth Coffee, now open at the Sylvan | Thirty development in West Dallas. Encompassing 2,100 square feet, the flexible, multiuse space is a day-to-night concept with a coffee bar occupying an airy, sunlit space, and Jettison, a bar component offering a private retreat for cocktails and conversation. 

Focusing on clean lines and simplicity, Houndstooth Coffee has bar seating and standing room that allows for 360-degree engagement, as well as covered patios and flexible seating options. The configuration allows groups to enjoy the space together while using individual spots for breakaway conversations and out-of-the-office work. 

“With this new location, we really wanted to challenge ourselves and keep pushing the coffee conversation forward,” says Sean Henry, owner of Houndstooth Coffee. “This new space lends itself to introducing allnew elements, and we’re excited to not just replicate the successes of our other locations, but to continue to evolve as our brand grows.”

Houndstooth Coffee opened its first location in Austin in May 2010, on the corner of 42nd and Lamar streets, and has opened two more stores in addition to the latest Sylvan | Thirty location—a second Austin location on Congress Avenue in Austin and a Dallas store on Henderson Avenue.  

Houndstooth Coffee also offers personal barista service that can bring the café experience to events. This service includes an expertly trained barista, an espresso cart and brewed coffee—by the cup or in group quantity—as well as pastry options. 

Texas has many uniting themes throughout the state, and one is a pride in the state’s history and natural beauty. The state’s wide variety of museums and botanical gardens is a testament to that pride, and these locations—which range in focus from the history of Dr Pepper to the oil industry to state wildlife and more—can make for the perfect (not to mention memorable) venue for a meeting or event. Many museums have several venue spaces to offer, making it easy to customize an event based on size, technology and set-up needs, and overall vibe.

 

The Highland Lakes Region extends from Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin to 100 miles outside the city to Lake Buchanan. The chain of seven lakes formed from a series of dams along the Colorado River offer opportunities to boat, kayak, fish and swim while taking in the Texas Hill Country. 

It’s a “serene environment,” says Salina McCullough, sales and programs manager at Canyon of the Eagles, “away from the hustle and bustle of the city.”

 

Organization is key to a planners’ success; a system for staying on track makes for a sense of control, even for the largest of workloads. But keeping track of daily tasks, upcoming events and goals can be overwhelming, and rarely are all those things recorded in one place. That is until the Bullet Journal took hold. Ryder Carroll, inventor of the Bullet Journal, calls it “an analog system for the digital age that will help you track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future."