May 6, 2012
Summer is so close I can just feel it. Long days on the beach, nightly cocktails, nonstop flip-flops. Of course, I’m always beach dreaming, no matter what season it is. That’s why “A Beachy Life” is one of my favorite late night stops, when I’m not near the waves and need a little fix. Enjoy.
April 10, 2012
The baby is here and all is well! Just recovering and getting adjusted. In the meantime, check out this lovely cover of Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That” by Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers…SO good. This chick rocks!
March 18, 2012
A new favorite find on Etsy: painted antlers by MadeByCassandraSmith. All antlers are shed naturally by the animals, found in the woods, and then painted by the artist. Coolest home accessory I’ve seen in awhile.
September 30, 2011
August 20, 2011
Leave it to unconventional art town Marfa, Texas, to build the first art-house drive-in movie theater in the country. Construction is commencing this year on the project, which will be a cutting-edge, sculptural reconfiguration of the classic drive-in design. The space will combine a gallery, cinema house, music hall, theater, and park, all on several acres of scenic desert under the big Marfa sky. www.ballroommarfa.org
July 8, 2011
Something old and something new. Here’s your weekend dose of creativity: www.dearphotograph.com.
June 28, 2011
How can you not instantly love a store called Howl? Check out the story:
And some of the creations:
Thanks to my friend Jackie of VOD who constantly fills me in on her worldwide discoveries and adventures. I was literally zooming in and studying all the photos on her BlackBerry from Howl. Very Austin. Very cool.
June 17, 2011
May 28, 2011
Here is another cool venue for the Austin files, recommended by my art loving aunt and cousin who are lucky enough to reside in that great city. Austin Art Garage is a gallery that features original work by emerging Austin artists. The goal of the space is to provide a venue to expose local talent to art enthusiasts of all social-economic levels, so there is something for everyone…from seasoned art collectors to students on a budget. Many of the pieces are also available online at www.austinartgarage.com.
May 20, 2011
I’ve been dying to see Rock of Ages since it opened on Broadway. Finally caught it at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas and I cannot remember ever having more fun at a show. I came home tempted to buy some Bon Jovi on iTunes. The love story between a wannabe rocker and a wannabe actress takes place on the Sunset Strip in the ’80s and is set to that era’s best rock songs. Remember Constantine Maroulis from American Idol? He is perfect as the lead. And Peter Deiwick is so entertaining channeling Bret Michaels for the Stacee Jaxx character. In Dallas now through May 29. Rock on.