August 13, 2018
By Jody Hume
REAL CITIES AUSTIN: OUR LUXURY MANAGER’S GUIDECONSIGN IN AUSTIN
When your job is driving all over a city and meeting people who love fashion all day, you tend to pick up some great recommendations. Our Luxury Managers get to do just that, meeting people at their homes to help them consign and talking about fashion and the best spots in their city along the way. To highlight one of our favorite cities, we spent the day with local Luxury Manager Shannon Ayres who recently moved to Austin and has already discovered some of the best spots in town. Read on for her favorites.
How long have you lived in Austin?
I’m fairly new to Austin, a transplant from the Bay Area. I’ve been here almost a year now, and love getting recommendations from locals on where to go and what to do. Between date nights and girls’ get-togethers, I’m constantly looking for great restaurants around town. I recently had brunch at June’s All Day with some friends, and between the amazing food and the extensive cocktail and wine selection courtesy of their master sommelier, we were quite impressed. It was quaint, yet lively. Such a fun experience.
Has your style changed since you moved to Austin?
Ever so slightly. The temperature extremes have been the biggest hurdle in adjusting my wardrobe accordingly for the seasons. I still play up the casual cool look with a twist of boho during the day, accompanied by chic dresses for warm nights out. My long beachy waves are my staple and here to stay!
What’s your go-to lunch spot?
I’m usually traveling all over Austin meeting with consignors. When I’m near the city, I love to hop over to Elizabeth St. Cafe. Their ambiance, eclectic decor, and to-die-for shrimp spring rolls make it a go-to.