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Celebrate Mother's Day In Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

​Mother's Day is just around the corner on May 12, so if you haven't thought about how to say "thanks" to dear mother, then here's a few events coming up this weekend in Austin that will help make this a day to remember.

Olamaie: Mother’s Day Biscuits

Olamaie is offering specialty boxes of six or 12 biscuits with house-made jam, pimento cheese, and honey butter.


You have Broadway In Austin to thank for the return of this beloved musical, now featuring "new sound design, direction, and choreography for a new generation."


Ballet Austin, accompanied by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, concludes its current season with this 19th-century classic, sure to haunt the majestic Long Center stage and give audiences a good case of the Wilis.

Broad Studios Textile Printing Workshop

Perfect for Mother's Day, attendees will learn methods of block printing and pattern-making. At the end of the class, guests will leave with a pair of textiles perfect for napkins, tea towels, or framed works of art.

Mama's Day Out

A moms-only afternoon featuring margaritas, a braid bar, and a facial mist station, plus a swag bag tailored just to moms. 100% of ticket sales benefit Saint Louise House, a local org providing housing to mothers who are experiencing homelessness.

High Tea For Two

This event for two people includes an owner-guided tour of Nutty Brown Flower Farm, followed by a flower-arrangement demonstration (your mom gets a bouquet for herself!) and then it's time for high tea with delicate finger sandwiches, cakes, and other sweet treats while you customize a wooden box to hold those gorgeous flowers.

Have a Happy Mother's Day in Austin!

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Have a Happy New Year's Eve in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

The time has come to put on our party hats and celebrate the new Year in Austin! 2019 is almost here, so it's time to plan for a fun evening in Austin. Here's a few events to help you bring 2018 to a close.

Experince Austin: NYE 2019
Monday Dec 31, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 3:00 a.m.
NYE Industry Mixer

Experience Austin will have VIP stretch limos and party busses, a private open bar mixer, and performances from Torin, Victor Cyrus, King Paida, and DJ Hubbard.


2nd Annual Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve Party
Monday Dec 31, 2018, 8:30 p.m. – Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.
Moonfire Lounge

VIP Seated Tables are available for purchase, which include admission for your group, Champagne, bottles of spirits w/mixers, lite bites, and a Champagne toast at midnight, as well as upgraded party favors.


Gatsby’s House – Austin New Years Eve 2019
Monday Dec 31, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

Take a trip back to the roaring twenties, where Flapper and Zoot suits are encouraged at this awesome Gatsby themed NYE party! This event has a little something for everyone with two dance floors, a five hour prepaid bar, and a Casino Night with Craps, Roulette, and Blackjack where you can win up to $250 in VIP gift certificates.


The Black Puma’s
Monday Dec 31, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.

The beat-heavy psychedelic soul project lead by vocalist Eric Burton and guitarist Adrian Quesada will be hosting a NYE Party from 9pm -2am at Antone’s; doors at 8 pm.


The Black Angels – New Year’s Eve at Mohawk
Monday December 31, 2018, Doors at 7:00 p.m.


Keep It Quiet Presents: The NYE Party
Monday Dec 31, 2018, 9:00 p.m. –Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.
Fair Market

Ticket purchase includes an open bar, PIZZA, and music from Thank You For Sweating. The event will be sponsored by, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Playa Real Tequila, Red Bull, Nine Banded Whiskey, and others.


New Year’s Eve: A Labyrinth Themed Masquerade Ball
Monday Dec 31, 2018, 9:00 p.m. –Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 1:55 a.m.
Indian Roller

Special Creeps will be performing a two-hour live set, followed by DJ Shewolf. There will be a free photo booth and champagne toast at midnight. No cover for this event, doors open at 9pm; 21+ only.


Have a happy and safe New Years 2019 in Austin!

Plan the Perfect Valentine's Day in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

Austin Valentine's Day IdeasIf you're looking for something special to do for Valentine's Day this year, don't worry. Austin is full of great ways to spend the day with your sweetheart.  Austin is rife with unique culture, art, diversity, and plenty of special events, activities, clubs, concerts and more. And of course you can find plenty of special packages at hotels and restaurants for a special evening. And you don't have to be in a romance to have fun.  There's plenty of ways for people who are “single and want to mingle,” hanging with girls, or having a night out with the guys to have a great time.  Here's a few of the best ways to enjoy Valentine's Day this year in Austin.

Romantic Weekend Hotel Packages

This is for couples who want to have a weekend getaway. Even if you live in Austin, you can take a weekend getaway to various hotels offering special packages. lets you choose from tons of sweet little inns to get away from the city. Visit to make romantic reservations for a sweet package for two.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

This is a great idea no matter if it's for a family, an outing with friends, date groups, or just the two of you.  The 31 acres of greenery set among the Colorado River makes the perfect setting for a picnic of wine and cheese. Or you can dine at the Garden’s cafe. Best of all, these gardens are free to visit, saving more money for chocolates!

Ride a Horse-Drawn Carriage

What can be more romantic than taking a ride through downtown in a horse-drawn carriage? Die Gelbe Rose Carriage and Austin Carriage both offer great deals. This is also a great idea for the family, especially the kids. Bring some flowers and enjoy the ride! 

Austin Steam Train

Climb aboard this special Hill Country Flyer or the Valentine's Day Dinner Train to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They will take you on a romantic ride through the Texas Hill Country, crossing the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. During the two hour layover in Burnet you can enjoy lunch and shopping on your own, a leisurely stroll around the historic town square and the Wild West Gunfight (weather permitting). Adult-only cars and family friendly cars are available. Or take a ride on the Valentine’s Day dinner train and enjoy handcrafted premium wines from The Austin Winery at the three course wine pairing dinner.

Want to learn more about what makes Austin and Lake Travis such a great place to live? Check back on our blog every week for more fun things to do in Austin!


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