Featured in Southern Living magazine, Kiss the Cook equips cooks of all skill levels with the tools and toys needed for whimsical culinary escapades. Carrying a coterie of high-quality cookware, bakeware, and kitchen-friendly gadgetry, Kiss the Cook will have you on your way to creating simmering sauces or luxuriously stacked baklava. Specialize your slicing repertoire via a paring knife with sheath ($9.99), invigorate your vintages with a Vinoair wine aerator ($19.99), or unshackle hunks of innocent limestone with a marble cheese slicer ($19.99). Ensure accurate measurements with magnetic measuring spoons ($16.99) or extract the magic nectar of citrus juices with a lemon squeezer ($14.99). Kiss the Cook's friendly, knowledgeable staff is on hand to assist with your culinary queries.
When students sign on for a Rock About climbing class, they don't just learn to rope their way up mountainsides and trade banter with goats. The company's certified guides also educate clients about the cultural history and complex geology of the climbing sites. On climbing treks to Reimers Ranch Park, owner Adam Mitchell and his team teach top-roping and belaying techniques while exploring the notion that climbing allows humankind to commune safely with the earth's natural wonders. For those uneasy about vertical exploration, the guides offer non-climbing adventures such as interpretive hikes.
All locations boast ample security features and personnel, so clients can sleep soundly knowing that their dollar-signed sacks of dirty laundry won't fall into the disappointed clutches of cartoon burglars. And if you're looking for a cool place to store a beloved chocolate monolith or snowman’s wife, the Mopac and Pond Springs locations have mastered the art of climate control. Though pricing varies slightly by location, basic stowing starts as low as $32 to $40 per month for a hall closet unit (25 square feet). For more info, check out the rates online for the Ben White, Mopac, and Pond Springs units.
Today's side deal gets you a 30-credit-hour, live real-estate course at The Austin Institute of Real Estate for $75 (a $175 value). The course offers a comprehensive education, perfect for someone looking to jumpstart a career, or a current agent seeking on-going education cred.
Brookstone, the national chain of upscale gadget and trinket stores, offers a carefully curated selection of specialty and luxury items. Their location at the pricey outdoor mall The Domain on Century Oaks Terrace is a prime example of the Brookstone model: lifestyle items, made well, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help you shop. Walk inside to find everything from remote control helicopters and futuristic alarm clocks to massage chairs, computer accessories and blankets. Customers are encouraged to try out the store’s wares before making a purchase, which is a bonus given the wide array of unique and eclectic products on hand. But these functional gadgets and quirky playthings do have one thing in common: most are built by Brookstone themselves, which means a quality build construction and pleasing design.
Austin Premiere Organizers aims to subdue cluttered storage and living spaces by designing organization solutions around each client's lifestyle, leaving plenty of wiggle room for growth and change. The professional chaos wranglers descend upon overflowing garages, attics, pantries, basements, and closets to assess each space's debilitating features and to draft a plan that will point out ideal storage solutions and help customers maximize each room's potential. Beyond helping customers rein in day-to-day household messes, Austin Premiere Organizers specializes in helping people maintain order and peace-of-mind throughout major life transitions, such as a move, divorce, estate disbursement, or haunting, and they also offer their management and organizational skills to assist relocating seniors.