Pemberton Heights: Historic Austin Neighborhood

September 3, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

Pemberton Heights is a historic neighborhood located in Austin, Texas. Its history dates back to the early 20th century, and it is known for its beautiful tree-lined streets, historic homes, and proximity to downtown Austin. One of the most popular and sought after neighborhoods in Austin, “the land that Pemberton Heights is situated upon was […]

Highest Flying Kite

March 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday is Kite Day in Austin. For over 80 years, people of all ages have been flocking to Zilker Park with kites in hand to test their kite flying skills. The Zilker Kite Festival, always held the first Sunday in March, is the true herald of Spring and one of my favorite festivals in Austin. […]

Austin Modern Home Tour

February 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Austinites who love MODERN will delight in seeing the 16 homes on this Saturday’s Modern Home Tour. Chosen for their unique style of architecture, clean design, minimalist and neutral with a touch of industrial qualities, the tour touts their sustainability and functionality as well as their unique designs. A wide variety of locations are represented […]

New Year's Day Good Luck Tradition

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day is essential for anyone in the South. No one in my family would even consider skipping this southern tradition for fear of having the promise of luck and prosperity that comes with this almost religious experience elude them. The black eyed pea, really a legume and not […]

Travis Heights is Close to Home

July 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Today, Travis Heights bustles with activity. Its close proximity to downtown makes it one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city. Funky, off beat places line South Congress Avenue just to the west with the likes of Lucy in Disguise costume shop, Uncommon Objects antiques, Ten Thousand Villages and lots of fun food trailers like Hey Cupcake and and The Flying Carpet Moroccan Burgers. Now trendy restaurants, boutique hotels, bars and live music venues like the Continental Club rock the neighborhood nightly. Upscale restaurants like Perlas in this popular SoCo area have been featured by traveling chef Anthony Bourdain, and Kendra Scott launched her spectacullar jewelry line here and has her store front nearby. Guero’s, a former Old Austin grain and feed store, is now a popular lunch or dinner stop with a killer new outdoor stage. Hotel San Jose draws movie stars, politicians and musicians from all over the world seeking a little bit of what makes Austin weird.

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