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Originally from South Carolina, Leslie Silver earned her Journalism degree at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) and moved to the Big Apple right after school. After six years in the city she was ready for a change of lifestyle and weather and made the move to Austin. Leslie works in hospitality public relations and loves to take her experience of trying top-notch clients around the world and using those experiences to critique spas and restaurants all over central Texas.

Leslie is a Huge dog lover, outdoorswoman, avid reader and has a healthy obsession with the show Parks and Recreation. Though living in Austin for less than a year, she’s already experience quite a lot and can’t wait to learn, explore and write about everything she discovers in the next year.

Kentucky Derby Parties In Austin

Kentucky Derby parties are a great excuse to get together with friends on a sunny afternoon, have a few mint juleps and most importantly wear a big hat! Quite a few local places are having Kentucky Derby parties, below are a few of the best themed offerings.

The Belmont (Photo Credit: Belmont)

Newly re-opened The Belmont is hosting the Austin SEC Club and the Kentucky Alumni Club’s official party.  At this event prizes will be awarded to the women wearing the Best Hat and the Best Dressed Gentlemen.  There will also be a Kentucky Derby Raffle.

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

The Belmont

305 W 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Ph. 512-476-2100

TICKETS: $35, which includes light appetizers and a drink, are available here.

Trifecta on 3rd is hosting their 2nd annual Derby party.  There will be a bag tournament for the first 16 teams that register.  Guests can enjoy hot brown sandwiches (open-faced turkey sandwich made famous by Louisville’s Brown Hotel) and, of course, mint juleps.  Derby attire (the theme for this day at every event is hats, hats, hats!) is strongly encouraged!

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2012. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bag tournament starts at 2 p.m.

Trifecta on 3rd (Photo Credit: Trifecta)

Trifecta on 3rd
360 Nueces #30
Austin, TX 78701
Ph. 512-320-9909

TICKETS: $16 (with $1.87 fee).  They can be purchased here.

Derby Days 2012 at Star Bar will offer a fashion show with designs by Tess Designs and custom hats by Milli Star.  Guests can also enjoy drink specials, appetizers and raffle prizes.  Prizes will also be given to the ‘Best Dressed Gentleman’ and to of course the ‘Best Hat.’

Peggy Sue (Photo Credit: RockRide.org)

The Derby will be shown on indoor and outdoor TVs.  Even better at this party all proceeds will benefit the Ride On Center for Kids (R.O.C.K.).  Guests can even have their picture taken with Peggy Sue, R.O.C.K.’s mini horse!

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2012. Starts at 2 p.m.

Star Bar

600 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Ph. 512-477-8550

TICKETS: $20 (with $2.09 fee). They can be purchased here.

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