Brandy Fons, owner of film focused Fons PR along with her husband, Ryan, is the passionate mind behind the creative strategies for their company’s many film related clients, including Austin’s beloved Alamo Drafthouse chain; the genre film festival, Fantastic Fest (Sept. 21-28); and Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios. The La La Land dance number on the Lamar Bridge? That was her idea. To fuel such a high-octane career, Fons, who lives in the Brykerwoods neighborhood, is an expert at unwinding and recharging.
I’m obsessed with the crudo plate at Clark’s Oyster Bar (1200 W. Sixth St., 512.297.2525, clarksoysterbar.com), as well as their brunch. I fit in a weekly stop either by myself outside under the sun or with my daughter for date night.”
My favorite speakeasy, Midnight Cowboy (313 E. Sixth St., 512.843.2715, midnightcowboymodeling.com), has a spin on the Moscow mule called the character the Joe Buck —Jon Voight’s character in the fi lm after which is named.”
“With its minimalist Texas vibe, rooms overlooking SoCo, impeccable service, great restaurants and the best coffee shop, South Congress Hotel (1603 S. Congress Ave., 512.920.6405, southcongresshotel.com) is my oasis.”
I adore Mecca (524 N. Lamar Blvd., 512.381.2680, meccagymandspa.com) for the quiet ambiance and lovely locker rooms. They have the best deep-tissue massages in town.”
South Congress Hotel is home to one of my favorite Austin boutiques, Sunroom (1603 S. Congress Ave., 512.524.2197, shopsunroom.com). I’m obsessed with Lucy Jolis’ selection of accessories.”