Recap: 2nd Street District’s Holiday Window Walk And Deck The District In Downtown Austin

Pinocchio by Dawn Wittke/Stephanie Busing at Langford Market (Photo Credit: Amanda Ivarra)

Austin’s 2nd Street District has brought the magic of the holiday season to downtown Austin for people of all ages to enjoy. Nearly 20 Second Street District businesses are participating in the 2nd Annual Holiday Window Walk, an elaborate window design competition that will fill your spirit with childhood memories and holiday merriment.

2nd Street District’s Holiday Window Walk And Deck The District In Downtown Austin

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An upcoming holiday stroll through Austin’s 2nd Street District will fill your spirit with childhood memories and holiday merriment. Theatrical design students from the University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward’s University and Texas State University will compete this month to create the best window displays during this year’s Holiday Window Walk.

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Valentine’s Day Inspired Events In And Around Austin

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February is just around the corner and with it brings Valentine’s Day! Some people cringe at the thought of Valentine’s Day while others get excited! I am one of the those people that gets very excited as I am admittedly a “hopeless romantic.” I have spent some time researching and scouting out ideas for […]

Recap: MLK March And Festival In Austin

Austin, TX was one of the first cities to embrace Martin Luther King Day. Although written into law by President Ronald Regan in 1983, the holiday was not acknowledged by all 50 states until 2000. This fact certainly highlights what a marvelous, multicultural city Austin is.

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This past Monday […]

New Year’s Eve In Downtown Austin: Last Minute Tips

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If your sights are set on a night of glitz and glam in downtown Austin this New Year’s Eve, this article is for you. I firmly believe that orchestrating the optimal transportation and late night food plans should be treated with the same level of care one pays to selecting the perfect pair of […]

East Austin Studio Tour This Weekend

Painting by Brian Phillips (Photo Credit: Mary Grace Rodriguez)

East Side Glass (Photo Credit: Mary Grace Rodriguez)

Often the great finds are gained in the journey itself. With 145 locations, 63 events (plus one, double x?), East Austin Studio Tour might give one pause (in a good way because it’s a testament to the thriving art community of Austin). But where to […]

Day Trip To San Marcos: Market On Belvin, Cool Mint Cafe, Heartworks Co., And Two P’s And Calli’s Boutique

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It’s always fun to explore a new town and find unique and locally owned boutiques and restaurants, or to find new treasures in a town you only thought you knew. It’s always a good idea to have some sort of general plan before hopping in the car and going, so I’ve done a little […]

Austin’s Must-See Haunted Sites For Halloween

Driskill Hotel (Photo Credit: Angela Melia)

Driskill Hotel (Photo Credit: Angela Melia)

To be honest, I’m a complete believer when it comes to the supernatural. Too many odd things have happened to me and to people I know to question whether something other than physical beings exist alongside us. I could divulge further here, but suffice it to say […]

The Best Of Austin’s Bouldin Creek Neighborhood


One of the best neighborhoods in Austin is without a doubt the Bouldin Creek area. (I like to include South Congress in this neighborhood considering it’s only a few streets away from the boundary line.) Besides downtown it is the epicenter of Austin, known for great hole in the wall trailers, shopping, music, and […]