Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

On Friday, April 19 Lake Austin Spa Resort was delighted to host Chef Art Smith during our Culinary Experience Week.


To view Art Smith's recipes, Click here!
Grilled Shrimp on Arugula with Lemon Vinaigrette, Green Pea Soup with Little Vegetables and Pecan Shortbread Cookies

The executive chef and co-owner of Table fifty-two, Art and Soul, Southern Art, and LYFE Kitchen restaurants. His latest restaurant opened in late 2011, Joanne's, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with Lady…

Walking is sometimes considered the “Rodney Dangerfield” of exercise—it just doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  In reality, walking 30-minutes a day for 30 days can significantly improve your life in a variety of ways.

You’ll improve your overall fitness: aerobic capacity and physical function will increase making activity throughout your day seem easier.

You’ll lose weight and increase lean muscle tissue: walking burns calories, reduces fat storage and tones many…

Despite the numerous physical and psychological benefits of physical activity, many people do not exercise.  When asked why not, the most common answer given for being inactive was: not enough time.  This seems justifiable and since so many cite time as a major problematic barrier, it must be difficult to overcome.  Fortunately, lack of time is within the control of the individual!  And, by being under an individual’s control, solutions can be found. If “lack of time” plays havoc…