Austin, United States
Annie, 30
Client Services - Digital Reputation Management Firm
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I work for a digital reputation management, marketing, and public relations firm. We help our clients improve and grow their reputation online.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

James Bay, Adele ( had to...), probably some HAIM too

What are the best TV shows of all time?

I love trash TV and will watch 90% of what Bravo produces. Right now; Narcos & Big Little Lies

Name some spots in Austin that are good for a Tinder date.

Coffee: Seventh Flag Drinks: Garage Bar or Native hostel Both: Radio Coffee + Beer

Who’s your hero and where in Austin would you take them out for a serious hang?

I would probably just track down Matthew McConaughey and have him tell me where he hangs out.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Online - is that so boring?! In town I love UAL (United Apparel Liquidators)

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Dirty Sixth.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Get out on the lake more!!

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Austin and where did you get it?

Uchi. It's always decadent. Some good exotic eating opportunities there.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Austin that you particularly like?

Dirty Bills - great dive bar off West 6th

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Austin? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Travaasa - it's pricey but worth it - its an experience! Sign up for all the activities.

What restaurant in Austin looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

I guess any of the food trucks would count! Micklethwait Craft Meats or Torchy's!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Austin? Which one do you like?

Ranch Water at Ranch 616

Where would you take your partner in Austin if you wanted to really pamper them?

Red Ash. Great Italian. Sit at the counter and watch the chefs - amazing.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

In Austin - do a queso or taco tour.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Austin?

Rainey Street - but I still go from time to time, and you should too.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Austin?

The little neighborhoods outside the city! Explore Zilker, Bouldin, South Lamar

What are the Austin spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Check out the East Side bars and restaurants! So much good stuff going on there. Visit South Lamar for your shopping and see-and-be-seen Instagram needs.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Austin. How do you spend it?

Outside! Paddleboard on the lake or hike (and swim) the greenbelt.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Barcelona! The beach, the history, the lively restaurant and bar scene.

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