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Embracing Dia de los Muertos

Written by | Published November 2, 2011
Altar set up by the family of Silvestra "Sally" Ferguson at the Mexican American Culture Center in Austin. Dia de…

Public Art in Austin

Written by | Published October 26, 2011
I took a vacation day recently to celebrate a milestone with my husband, and we decided to play tourist in…

Art, Community, and Being Generous

Written by | Published September 30, 2011
[caption align="alignright" width="263" caption="Pyracantha #132 by Stella Alesi"] [/caption] Blue Scales Yellow Stamp, by Jennifer Chenoweth As fall’s first cool…

Where the Chefs Eat

Written by | Published September 26, 2011
Chef Monica Pope at Revival Market, a grocery, butcher, and charcuterie in the Heights. Photo by Julie Soefer. A few…

Wine Tasting at Barr Mansion

Written by | Published September 20, 2011
I’m learning to love wine. A few years ago, a friend organized a series of wine-tasting parties based on recommendations…

Pix from the Festival

Written by | Published September 19, 2011
[caption align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Dramatic clouds"] [/caption] Mavis Staples takes us there the bike zoo A great weekend all around! Were…

Day Two, ACL

Written by | Published September 18, 2011
Stevie Wonder may have stolen the show on the second night of ACL, but the glorious rain that came earlier…

Reflecting on Day One, ACL

Written by | Published September 17, 2011
Walking through the festival grounds at Zilker Park, especially after the sun started to dip and the crowds thickened in…

ACL Fest Tips for 2011

Written by | Published September 16, 2011
In 2008, I posted a blog of tips for attending Austin City Limits Music Festival that have made my experience…
Across the globe, when talk of music festivals come up, two Texas events always make the list - spring's South…

Bakery Cafe—Back to Blue?

Written by | Published August 22, 2011
While in Port Aransas recently, I drove to Aransas Pass looking for the Bakery Café, which is on the cover…

Texas-shaped pool!

Written by | Published June 17, 2011
With triple-digit heat already here in Austin (and lingering), I'mm semi-obsessed with swimming pools, so I smiled when I spied…
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