Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Summer officially arrived earlier this week; however, Central Texas and many other parts of the country have been feeling the heat for months.

If you find yourself already curtailing your outdoor activities or counting the days until the first cool front, follow these suggestions for a safe season of fun.

Stay Hydrated:  If you will be outside in the heat for any length of time, your body will need additional fluids. Carry a water bottle so you can sip from it frequently — a common…

Rebecca Lang is a cookbook author, cooking instructor, and food writer. Her newest book, Quick-Fix Southern, was released in March 2011. She is also the author Southern Entertaining for a New Generation and Mary Mac's Tea Room. As a Contributing Editor for Southern Living, Rebecca is featured in weekly cooking segments on the nationally syndicated show "Daytime". She is also a Contributing Editor for and writes a monthly column, "Girls' Night In", for the site.

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How Do You Do That?

11th June 2012

This week, I was visiting with a frequent guest who relayed a wonderful discussion she had with her granddaughter, Abbie. Abbie is an amazing person (much like her grandmother), who at the age of eight is about to head off to camp for the very first time in her life. Grandma (known as Gre Gre) and Abbie were discussing if Abbie was excited or nervous about her first trip to camp. Gre Gre was telling Abbie how she should be MORE excited than nervous. Abbie looked at her as only a child…