Saturday, September 3, 2011 - Come play!

If you haven't had a chance to peruse the new Jewell website, now is the time! This exciting adventure takes you through twists and turns as you are able to click on ads giving you direct links to boutiques, restaurants, salons, spas, local designers, massage therapists, personal trainers, acupuncturists and more. Supporting Austin businesses has never been easier with the new online functionality of Jewell!

You can also peruse the pages for great editorials on all the above. All the information you need to SHOP, BEAUTIFY & EAT LOCAL is at your fingertips including addresses, phone numbers, maps and insider perspectives.

Upon entering the home page you will find the most recent covers on the bottom left. One click takes you to an online 3-D PDF where you can flip through pages just like a printed magazine. With the same great styling, layout and pristine photography, delivers an engaging online experience highlighting the best local businesses Austin has to offer.

Check it out today

Also, please follow my blog. I will be posting personal experiences and recommendations of local businesses, giving you the REAL scoop on Austin. Feel free to share with your friends near and far. Let's give Austin businesses wings!

Born to shop, eat & beautify,

Christy Butler
Jewell Publisher/Editor

Special thanks to for magazine layout, website design and programming.

Many thanks to my long-time colleague Craig Washburn for delivering the best photography in town.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Owleyes TeeShirts Meet & Greet Happy Hour Tonight

Love the local tees!

If you need an excuse to get your Happy Hour on you have one tonight! Stop by Key Bar and sport your Owleyes t-shirt for a free cocktail (1st 10 people). If you are not the proud owner of one of these super soft Austin creations, 
now is the time!

A  collaborative effort of a super rad family, the designs are hand drawn and screen printed locally. Perfect for the casual, yet artsy vibe of Austin you can purchase one at 

meet the creators, meet new friends

June 30th
Key Bar
4:30 - 7pm

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer of Sin Social

If you haven't checked out Austin's newest boutique, Sin&Style, now is the time. Owner Caitlyn Howe knows how to host a party and will be serving up drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka, Music by Dub Academy, Airbrush tans by Better Bronze and Styling by Shimmer and Bliss!

This all-local, rocker-esque boutique is the place to be on Saturday. Swing by and show your support. Tell 'em Jewell sent you!

Waterstreet Lofts
Cesar Chavez & Comal
1601 Cesar Chavez
parking on the street at Comal


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blackbird Boutique Turns One

Big Sale this Saturday and Sunday!

 Everything in the store is 40% Off *
*not including consignment artworks/photographs

Brand new men's and women's sunglasses, over 50 new styles and colors to choose from. Also shop the new shipment of women's summer sundresses, shorts, and casual tops, all with their trademark darkly romantic, rock n roll chic styling and amazingly affordable prices.

To mark the occasion, Blackbird has collaborated with local artist/ KUT goldenboy, Michael Lee (Arts Eclectic host  and O'Dark 30 producer, cartoonist) for "Strange Comfort" a limited edition series of framed portraits of vintage creepy baby dolls. The collection will be on display in our store for the summer or until all the prints have sold.

Complimentary snacks and sodas

112 E. North Loop

good clothes for bad people.

Store Hours:
Tues-Sat 11-7pm
Sun 12-6pm
closed mondays

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Sign of the Times: Jewell Goes Online!

Summer 2011

In anticipation of our shift to an online publication, we are getting geared up and ready to make Jewell accessible to the masses. With a direct link to featured businesses, advertisers and events, this will make connecting so much easier for everyone. We will still be keeping you abreast of all the typical content: new boutiques, established boutiques, local designers, fashion, events, beauty and wellness businesses, new eateries, local chefs and much more!

Within the next couple weeks you will be able to read our summer 2011 issue online. Sign up today to follow our blog and get the most current information on what what Austin has to offer.