Recap: Smarter Spaces Tour 2013

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The second annual Smarter Spaces Tour was a hit! There were six extremely well planned homes, all under 2500 square feet, with many surprises on the tour this year.

My first stop was a home inspired by and built around a historic, 100-year-old Pecan tree, on Canterbury Street. Architect […]

Recap: Austin’s 18th Annual Home And Garden Show

Tanked stars, Wayde King and Brett Raymer, sign fan Emily Campbell's T-shirt.  (Photo Credit: R. Victoria Peterson)

Austin’s 18th Annual Home & Garden Show was all it was promised to be! Ornate and colorful booths filled the Austin Convention Center this year, from landscaping companies to unique lighting fixtures to jewelry and even hot sauce!

Many local businesses shared time on the TANKED celebrity stage, sponsored by the National Association of […]

Austin’s 18th Annual Home & Garden Show With Special Guests From Animal Planet’s Hit Show TANKED

Wayde and Brett, leaders of Animal Planet's hit reality show, Tanked, will be at the Home and Garden Show this year!
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Get geared up for the 18th Annual Austin Fall Home & Garden Show! Stunningly-staged displays will fill the Austin Convention Center with something new and beautiful for every room of your home. This year the show will offer a Home Improvement Zone to offer ideas, tips and advice for visitors planning or in the […]

Austin Smarter Spaces Tour 2013

Notice the agave plants on the roof of this eye catching home!
1801 Riverview Austin, TX 78702
Architecture by: D-Crain
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Get ready to see some incredible uses of space at the 2nd Annual Austin Smarter Spaces Tour and view cleverly designed homes under 2,500 square feet throughout Central Austin. Together, business partners Matt Swinney and James Leasure, founded Modern Homes Tour, LLC to introduce people across the nation to modern architecture and a unique […]

9th Annual Downtown Living Tour In Austin To Benefit ECHO

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From the food trucks and local cuisine at every turn to the adorable boutiques in the 2nd Street District, it is no surprise why Austinites who live downtown love it so much. Also, since there is always something going on, whether it is live music or a party, it is convenient to step into […]

Recap: Modern Home Tour Austin 2013

The stunning pool hidden from the street with exotic foliage at the Academy property.  (Photo Credit: R Victoria Chandler)

This year’s annual Modern Home Tour Austin, founded by Krisstina Wise of Goodlife Team, included a mixture of interesting styles, unique ideas and an intriguing array of homes. The Modern Home Tour Austin 2012 was wonderful last year and featured homes and talented architects and this year’s tour was just as good!

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Modern Home Tour Austin 2013

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Irish writer and poet, Oscar Wilde once said, “In matters of importance, style is everything.” Krisstina Wise, CEO of Goodlife Team and founder of Modern Home Tour Austin, agrees. Krisstina defines modern as, “an attitude, a lifestyle, a style of design, a reflection of our changing times.” Krisstina goes on to say, “Modernism is […]

The Great Outdoors New Gardeners Wednesday Night Happy Hours In Austin

Outdoor oasis (Photo credit: Leslie Silver)

I enjoy buying my clothes from several different stores, never stick to one line for skincare products, even beers I’m not a stickler for just one brand. But, when I buy plants I only go to The Great Outdoors. The South Congress nursery is fantastic because of their amazing selection and all of the […]

Recap: Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association’s 8th Annual Downtown Living Tour

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The Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA) presented the 8th Annual Downtown Living Tour. Amber Gugino, Operations Manager for RE/MAX Downtown and an active board member for DANA, put in a huge effort and lots of time to organize this tour, which was exciting and very well mapped out which included stops to historic buildings, […]

Downtown Living Tour Of Modern And Historic Austin

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Looking for something stimulating, healthy, educational and fun to do this weekend? I have the perfect suggestion for you which includes a little bit of everything. Invite your friends and family, pick a cool spot for lunch in the middle of it all and join in on the action. The Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association […]

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