I am a realtor here in Austin, and clients are always asking for suggestions on what to do around town. So, I thought I would blog about my experiences, recommendations and what you have to do before you can call yourself a true Austinite.
Today is a marvelous day for an Austin tradition like no other, Eeyore’s Birthday. This is day that our city pays tribute to the ever-so-famous and dependably pessimistic character from Winnie-the-Pooh.
It’s also a kid-friendly event. Artists will be offering face painting and temporary tattoos, and groups will be selling food, soft drinks, juices, Texas beer, and more. Eeyore’s Birthday is one of the city’s most fun and well-known cultural events. It also serves as a fundraiser to benefit nonprofit groups in Austin.
A new cocktail and coffee bar has come to South Austin: Velouria is now open morning to night, serving coffee and snacks in the a.m. and cocktails and bites in the evenings at 3801 S Congress, Suite 116. It’s the perfect spot for everything from remote working to lunching to happy hour-ing to partying.
The swanky space comes from The Brixton and Drinks Lounge owners Tim and Sara Lupa. The Lupas have created a cozy, modern atmosphere in Velouria with ample seating, a spacious bar, deep jewel tones, a large patio, and moody lighting. Behind the bar is general manager Kelon Bryant. The menu includes morning staples such as pour over coffee, espresso, and cold brew using beans from Austin Roasting Company. Day time eats feature pastries from Crema Bakery, breakfast tacos, sandwiches like Chicken Salad Croissant and Avocado BLT, hearty salads, and Antonelli’s cheese boards.
Afternoon and evening offerings showcase classic cocktails like Negronis, Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, Bee Knees, Martinis, and more, as well as craft beer, and wine. Don’t miss the amazing frozen cocktails like frozen Espresso Martinis and Mai Tais. Evening eats offer a variety of bar snacks, cheese and charcuterie boards.
Velouria’s normal business hours are 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Velouria is located on the northwest corner of the Davis SoCo Apartments at 3801 S Congress Ave in Suite 116. Plenty of free parking is available for Velouria guests in street spots on Congress, in the retail spaces provided in the Davis Soco lots behind the building and below ground in the parking garage that conveniently exits right on to Velouria’s patio.
Some of the best memories of my childhood come from sneaking into local hotel pools. While we don’t advise that we do advise playing hooky and spending a pool day at one of these fabulous pools in Austin.
South Congress Hotel
Available Monday-Thursday, 11am-5pm through September 3rd.
Pool passes are $30 per person.
Pool passes include access to South Congress Hotel’s rooftop pool, bar and towel service.
Just when you are old enough to get really good at egg hunting, you are apparently too old. Well, no more! This year you are going to dominate! This egg hunt for adults at the Jackalope South Shore was such a success last year that they had to do it again! And this year they are adding an adorable petting zoo. So prep your cascarones and get ready to feel like a kid again.
When: Today, April 21st
Time: noon–10 p.m.
Location: The Jackalope South Shore, 1523 Tinnin Ford Rd. Austin, TX 78741
This annual Pet Parade on South Congress is beloved by all who have ever come across it—because it’s hard not to love animals parading down the street in ridiculously adorable outfits with a marching band.
It starts at Annie and ends at the Jo’s parking lot, where there will be a costume contest emceed by Lyndon’s twin and local celebrity chef Lou Lambert. The judges will be well-known locals like Dale Watson, Andy Langer, Steve Wertheimer, and others. Then you can hang out for a few hours to eat, drink, and ogle a lot of great looking animals while a band or two plays.
You can register your pet at the marching line or you can just march without competing. All proceeds go to the Austin Humane Society!
Don’t miss this unique experience overlooking Austin’s beautiful Lady Bird Lake. While using Sound Off headphones to stream music and the teacher’s voice directly to you, you’ll be treated to an amazing vinyasa flow class.
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Whether you’re just getting started with gardening or have a seasoned green thumb, this Spring Native Plant Sale has seeds, flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, and more—plus expert help to get you growing!
The Wildflower Center’s big sale will feature hundreds of species of Texas natives. Not only are they beautiful, but native plants help conserve water; reduce mowing costs; provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife; protect the soil; and save money on fertilizer and pesticides.
When: Today, April 13th
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., 78739
The atxGALS are at it again hosting another urban art pop-up highlighting 10 locally based, incredibly talented, emerging women artists. BLOOM 2019: A Springtime Art Party will get you in the springtime mood by stimulating your senses with art, music, food, and, of course, an open bar.
BLOOM 2019 will take place at the Refinery for the second year in a row with a killer raffle and noteworthy sponsors, like Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Nine Banded Whiskey, Austin Eastciders, Layer Cake Wines, Dulce Vida Tequila, Via 313 Pizza, and more, to bring you one amazing event. And the best part? A portion of the proceeds will go to Girls Empowerment Network (GEN), so you’ll get to sip, see, and support a good cause. Early bird VIP tickets are on sale now and you’re not going to want to miss these VIP swag bags. Tickets here: https://atxgals.org/pages/upcoming-events.
When: April 19th, 6pm – 11pm
612 Brazos Street
Austin, Texas 78701