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LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE: Urbanspace's Top Five Weekend Picks Aug 23-25

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 10:26am. 910 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
August 23rd – 25th


Photo Credit: myhotelwedding.com 

What: Tour de Vin
When: Friday, August 23, 6:30 pm
Where: The W Hotel, 200 Lavaca St. 78701
Why: Taste-test local wine legends at the 11th Annual Tour De Vin at The W Hotel. $80 a ticket with all proceeds going to the non-profit, Austin Food For Life. Treat yourself with this exclusive wine and food tasting featuring 15-20 wineries, and Austin’s best culinary geniuses. Incredible wine, food, location, and live music make for a luxurious evening you don’t want to miss!

 
Photo Credit: do512blog.com

What: Ice Ball
When: Saturday, August 24, 7 pm
Where: Hilton Downtown, 500 E 4th St
Why: A chance to dress up and put your party

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LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE: Urbanspace's Weekend Picks Aug 16-18th

Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 2:14pm. 446 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
August 16th – 18th


Photo Credit: Clive Bar

What: National Rum Day @ Clive Bar
When: Friday, August 16 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Clive Bar, 609 Davis St.
Why: An adult spin on a childhood favorite! Amy's Ice cream teamed up with Sailor Jerry to make a rum-flavored ice cream. Favorite Rainey St. hangout, Clive bar will serve the ice cream with Sailor Jerry rum and root beer in Jerry Floats for $6. 

 

 
Photo Credit: TRACE 

What: TRACE’s Ice Cream Social Benefiting SafePlace’s Back-to-School Drive
When: Saturday, August 17th, 
Where: TRACE at the W Hotel
Why: Scoops for a cause! The whole family’s invited (even the pups)! Enjoy Executive Chef O’Leary's delicious ice cream

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LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE: Urbanspace's Weekend Picks Aug 9th-11th

Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 1:26pm. 687 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
August 9th – 11th

  
Photo Credit: Hayden Spears from austin.culturemap.com 

What: Olamaie Pop Up Dinner
When: August 6 – 10
Where: Lenoir, 1807 S First St
Why: Making a few surprise appearances before officially opening its doors later this year, Olamaie is giving locals a sneak peak of what is to come: classic southern dishes prepared with fresh and modern techniques.

 
Photo Credit: Homeaway.com

What: Barton Springs Fest
When: Saturday, August 10, 8 am – 7 pm
Where: Zilker Park: Barton Springs Pool
Why: More than just temperatures were heating up in August of 1992 when Barton Springs nearly saw its springs run dry. In honor of those who voted for the Save Our Springs

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Downtown Development Digest: The Westin Austin Downtown

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at 11:07am. 835 Views, 0 Comments.


 310 East 5th - The Westin Austin Downtown

   

Construction on Austin’s latest hotel has officially broken ground. The Westin Austin Downtown will complement its sister property at the Domain and is scheduled to open in February of 2015. 

Situated at the corner of East 5th and San Jacinto, this prime downtown location is a highly anticipated economic booster for the city. In addition to helping meet Austin’s ever-growing demand for hotel rooms, the downtown Westin will generate significant economic benefits, including more than 130 permanent jobs and approximately $4.5 million in taxes annually.

As of today, Hunt’s construction cranes have started digging and turning dirt onsite.  If you live, work or commute by 310 East 5th,

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The Weekend Warrior's Guide to Packing for Success

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 1:18pm. 358 Views, 0 Comments.

 

The Weekend Warrior's Guide to Packing for Success


Photo Credit: Up In The Air / themovieblog8@wordpress.com 

I don’t know if it is the fact that I come from a family full of Eagle Scouts, or that my parents only let me bring a backpack of stuffed animals on summer road trips, while all my friends were equipped with duffle bags, but somewhere along the line I learned to travel light.  Thennn I became a sorority girl and that trait was thrown out the window for a hot second, until the prospect of traveling abroad with a summer’s worth of outfits slapped me across the face.  I won’t go into details, but it caused some serious #whitegirlproblems for this rubia.  It took the harsh realization that my parents were right + the airlines new baggage

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A View from the Top: KMB's Monthly Newsletter - Aug 2013

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 4:07pm. 840 Views, 0 Comments.

 

From the Desk of Kevin Burns ::: August 2013


As summer draws to a close, I have to reflect that this one has certainly been one for the books. I am thrilled to announce that last month I had the privilege of marrying Paula,
the love of my life!

This summer has also set the stage for some exciting development that will transform Austin's skyline in coming years-- 3eleven Bowie, Park Plaza II and Skyhouseare well underway, the highly anticipated Seaholm development kicked off this summer and the South Lamar Corridor has made significant progress in the last few months.

August brings us some great events to celebrate the end of the season such as the Ice Cream Festival, Austin

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LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE: Urbanspace's Weekend Picks Aug 2nd-4th

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 1:18pm. 355 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
August 2nd-4th

It’s August already?!? Where has the summer gone?
Although we are sad to say goodbye to July, we are determined to spend the last few days of summer in style with our #TopFiveWeekendPicks.

  
Photo Credit: nibb-le.com

What: James Mason at Umami Mia
When: Friday, August 2, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: Umami Mia Pizzaria, 1500 Barton Springs Rd
Why: James Mason will kick off the weekend as part of the pizza haven’s summer concert series, Music on the Porch. Sit back, relax, and enjoy that cheesy slice of perfection you so rightly deserve after a long week!

 
Photo Credit: eurocircle.com

What: Banger’s One Year Anniversary
When: Saturday, August 3, 11 am – 5 pm
Where:

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Culture Map: Austin-based GSD&M and LatinWorks Scooped Up in Global Ad Agency Mega-Merger

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 3:04pm. 597 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Austin-based GSD&M and LatinWorks Scooped Up in Global Ad Agency Mega-Merger
 Article by: John Egan from Culture Map Austin


Photo Credit: Lonestar Mike/Wikimedia Commons

A blockbuster merger announced July 28 between advertising giants Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe will affect hundreds of creative professionals in Austin. The Omnicom-Publicis deal will result in the world’s largest ad agency.

Included in the merger’s local mix is Austin’s biggest ad agency, GSD&M, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom. Founded in 1971, GSD&M joined the Omnicom fold in 1998 and employs more than 400 people.

GSD&M counts among its clients Southwest Airlines, the U.S. Air Force, Marshalls, HomeAway, L.L. Bean, PGA Tour, John Deere, Goodyear and

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Urbanspace's Top Five Weekend Picks

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at 4:28pm. 359 Views, 0 Comments.


LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE

Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks
July 26th-28th

“Cel-l-l-l-ebrate good times, come on!”
With National Hot Dog Day followed by National Tequila Day this past week, we’ve learned a whole new meaning to the term ‘appreciation’. July is a month filled with countrywide pride, so do the honorable thing and check out our #Top5WeekendPicks!

What: Vine Lounge Kick Off Event
When: Friday, July 26th, 5:30 pm – 12 am
Where: Flour and Vine Restaurant & Wine Bar, 300 S Lamar Blvd 
Why:  Flour and Vine is unveiling the mystery of their most recent addition: the Vine Lounge. In tune with Zach Theatre’s exclusive event “One Night With Janis Joplin,” loungers will be treated to a blast from the past with a modernized mix of

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Top TEN "Personal Day" Activities

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at 12:25pm. 379 Views, 0 Comments.


Top TEN “Personal Day” Activities:

Photo Credit: austintexas.gov

Let me begin by saying that we are in no way encouraging you to pull a Ferris Bueller BUT if you happen to find yourself taking a sick day only to discover you’re feeling a little above the weather, here are a few of our favorite “personal day” activities:

  1. Greenbelt Hiking

If the sun is shining and the temperature is reasonable, grab a picnic and go hiking on the Greenbelt. There are numerous hiking options! My favorite hike is a 2.5 mile stretch that starts just off the southbound frontage road at the intersection of Mopac and South Capital of Texas Highway. This hike will wind you down the rocky terrain to the Barton Springs river basin. I generally follow the trail until I

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