Are mounds of laundry, loads of dishes and screaming kids consuming your life? Mom-ing is challenging and girl time is important to recharge! I have curated a short list of my top faves, both flavorful food, relaxing, creative and active.

Food & Cocktails Spots

High Note – a healthy, boozy place to eat, drink, and live well. Sounds perfect for Austin right?? The Austin Mom’s team was able to enjoy our Holiday Happy Hour this year and it was truly delicious, gorgeous and made us all feel merry! Try the sweet potato cocktail paired with the dip trio #vegan + #glutenfree

Grizzelda’s – GNO vibes with vibrant pops of hot pink, gold patio chairs and palm wallpaper this restaurant is such a fun spot with the ladies! Traditional Mexican fare, sister restaurant of Jacoby’s which means farm to table bites and drinks with names like “queen bey,” your evening will surely be fantastic.

Josephine House – Quaint cottage turned restaurant in Austin’s historic Clarksville neighborhood offering seasonal menus is sure to be a hit for your next evening away from the kiddos.  Sitting under the patio bistro lights sipping on house made cocktails is the perfect way to enjoy time with your tribe.

Kitty Cohen’s – Located in East Austin, with a patio pool bar is 1970’s meets Palm Springs.  If you are looking for an evening that is retro in flavor this is a fantastic choice. Check out their calendar for culinary pop up events, the currently they have Cambodian soulfood on rotation.

Elevé – Makeup and champagne…need I say more!? Book a private party and enjoy faux lashes, lip application, 5 min makeup touch-up, and a glass of house bubbly for $45 per person. Additional party perks like a cheese platter, discount off purchases and a makeup artist reserved just for your group. Pamper yourself!

Crafting Spots

Upstairs Circus – Where DIY workshop intersects with a fabulous bar! 25 craft project options to select, every girl in your group is bound to find something they will swoon for. Craft projects are categorized by level of difficulty and amount of time to create. Sip on drinks from the full bar to really get your creative juices flowing.

Articulture – Host to various creative classes, offering a dense event calendar full of on trend projects such as macramé plant hanger class, flower crowns or succulent wreath making. Many of these are offered during the day, so turn your GNO to a fun filled outing during the day.

Board & Brush – Create DIY wood signs that scream Magnolia’s Fixer Upper! Dozens of sign options to select from, BYOB policy and five different locations around Austin, this a great option with the ladies.

Healthy & Active Spots

GOGA Goat Yoga – What is better than breaking a sweat AND laughing with your girls? GOGA is a 45 minute traditional Vinyasa style yoga class. While the yoga style is traditional the baby Pygmy Nigerian Dwarf goats are not.  Your furry friends will be walking, running, hopping, and kissing their way around your mat throughout your practice. Enjoy a good sweat and great photo ops with those cuddly little goats.

SoulCycle – Feel strong, clear your mind and rock out on a spin bike with your besties. SoulCycle classes are for all levels of experience and can be so much fun with a group. All classes are full body, incorporate weights and different resistance training. You are sure to leave one of these classes refreshed and recharged.

Diva Dance – Hip hop classes for mamas wanting to feel confident and burn some calories. These fun, energetic and cardio busting classes are always a fun night out. Book a class or set up a party with a group.

What are your go to spots with your gals? Share with me!

Born and raised a California girl, currently residing in Southwest Austin. Jenn is the wife to hubby, Ronnie, and mama to two littles, Stella Rae & Nash Jackson. She spends her days working full time from her home office as a Business Development Manager. Life never slows down while she continues to juggle being a mama and wife while balancing her love of wine, enthusiasm for hosting parties, traveling, shopping online, reading blogs, and indulging in sweet treats. Follow along with her wild children and family travels on Instagram @missjenn_xox


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