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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 10 Holiday Weekend Picks

Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 6:19pm. 1,195 Views, 0 Comments.

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December 19th, 2014 - January 1st, 2015

What: Holiday Wine Trail
Where: Participating wineries throughout the Hill Country
When: Now through December 21st
Why: Spend 10 days exploring the wineries of the Texas Hill Country during the 2014 Holiday Wine Trail event. Each ticket includes between 1 and 3 complimentary tastings per winery, a holiday ornament, and discounts on wines.

What: LBJ Tree Lighting
Where: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, Stonewall
When: December 21st
Why: Families are encouraged to come out to the park and plan to enjoy a delightful experience as the park transitions from daytime to nighttime in festive holiday fare. Lights,

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Downtown Development Digest: Block 23 Office Building

Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 6:15pm. 445 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
Block 23 Office Building
12.19.14 

photocredit: BuildingATX.com

Speculative rumors of plans for a new office tower on Block 23 have been circulating through the Austin commercial grapevine. Trammell Crow Co. and Principal Real Estate Investors have officially purchased a plot of land at the northwest corner of Cesar Chavez and San Antonio.

Block 23 is part of the Green Water Plant redevelopment project that is set to begin construction immediately. The building at 500 W. 2nd St. will span just over 500 thousand SF and reach 29 stories. There will be plenty of room for offices, restaurants, and retail space in the new tower.

 Construction is planned to be complete by the first quarter of 2017. 

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 12.12 - 12.14

Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 5:19pm. 556 Views, 0 Comments.

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December 12th - December 14th, 2014

What: "Love Austin Beer" Pop-Up Gallery Show & Print Sale
When: Friday, the 12th, at 6:00 PM
Where: 908 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
Why: In addition to ten different craft beer brewers will be bringing their products, various print artists from around the city will be present at this pop-up show. This is a great opportunity to check out local art with a delicious brew in your hand!

 

 

What: Trail of Lights
When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:00 PM
Where: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Why: Zilker park is hosting the 50th annual Trail of Lights Christmas Decorations. The “Yule Log” and other famous displays will be

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Downtown Development Digest: Hotel Zaza

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 11:58am. 1,149 Views, 0 Comments.


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Downtown Development Digest
Hotel Zaza
12.9.14 

Hotel Zaza is officially joining the lineup of new downtown Austin hotels. The management group, Z Resorts Management LLC, is creating a a 24-story hotel, complete with two restaurants, a bar, conference rooms, and private residences on top with rooftop pool.  Z Resorts Management is a Texas-based company that already has luxury boutique hotels in Houston and Dallas. They are coming to the Austin marketplace as a veteran of niche markets. 

“ZaZa will join other hotels under construction downtown, including the 1,012-room JW Marriott convention hotel, a Westin hotel and the Hotel Van Zandt.” Says Shonda Novak, of American Statesman. With the JW Marriot

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Best of Austin - Top 10 Stores for Holiday Shopping

Monday, December 1st, 2014 at 5:52pm. 938 Views, 0 Comments.

Best of Austin top 10 shops for holiday shoppingBEST OF AUSTIN: AWESOME LOCAL SHOPPING

With the holiday season here, who doesn't need inspiration for local digs to pick up the perfect holiday gift (outside of Urbanspace Interiors)? After polling urban dwellers, here are the Top 10 favorites for independently owned stores in Austin.

1. MERCURY DESIGN STUDIO

The Mercury Design Studio has artifacts, gifts and design furnishings, presented in the quirkiest, coolest, and most unique way. Operating under a handful of solid guiding principles, such as color can change your outlook on life, Mercury offers gift options that will make you want to give yourself a big old pat on the back for making your loved ones think you went to a whole lot of trouble and scoured the globe for their one-of-a-kind

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks - Thanksgiving and Christmas Market Edition 11.25 - 11.27

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 2:23pm. 632 Views, 0 Comments.

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Urbanspace’s Top Five Weekend Picks: Thanksgiving and Christmas Market Edition
 



November 25th - November 27th, 2014

 

What: Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Where: 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
When: Tuesday, December 16th through Christmas eve           
Why: This Christmas market has been a tradition in Austin for well over a decade, and shows no signs of slowing. Half outdoor food and crafts market, and half music festival, this should be on your to-do list for the Christmas season.
 
 

 

What: Renegade Craft Fair
Where: 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 7870
When: Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of November
Why: More than 100 artisans will have their work on display. Paintings, carvings

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 11.21 - 11.23

Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 2:07pm. 813 Views, 0 Comments.

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November 21st - November 23rd, 2014

What: WaffleFest 2014
When: Friday at 7:30 PM and Saturday at 6:00 PM
Where: 617 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
Why: WaffleFest will be taking over the Hideout Theatre this weekend, offering fantastic improv troupes from across the country coupled with all-you-can-eat waffles. While it's not the most conventional of combinations, laughing and eating waffles are two activities everyone can get behind.

 

What: Austin Shakespeare presents Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano De Bergerac
When: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
Where: 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
Why: The Long Center will be showing the Brian Hooker version of Cyrano

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Downtown Development Digest: Westin Austin

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 1:18pm. 810 Views, 0 Comments.


Downtown Development Digest
Westin Austin
11.20.14 

While many are focused on a number of hotels popping up in the Austin skyline (namely the JW Marriot, Hotel Van Zandt, and the Fairmont Hotel), not much attention has been paid to the rise of the Westin Austin.  Entering Austin’s central business district corridor, this 17 story, 366 room, hotel is targeted to open it’s doors summer of 2015. The tide of upcoming luxury hotels in Austin is partially spurred by the rapid growth of our town, and partially due to a huge demand for short term housing during popular festivals such as SXSW and ACL.

Located at the corner of San Jacinto and 5th Street, the hotel will have 14,500 square feet of conference room and meeting space, a 4,500 square foot

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 11.14 - 11.16

Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 3:53pm. 355 Views, 0 Comments.

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November 14th - November 16th, 2014

What: FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving 2014
Where: iFly Indoor Skydiving13265 N US 183 Suite A Austin, TX 78750
When: Saturday, Nov. 15th, 2014 at 7 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 16th, 2014 at 7 a.m.
Why: In the very first FAI sanctioned wind tunnel competition ever, iFly Austin will be competing in synchronized, group formation, and freestyle skydiving. This looks like it could be a very interesting morning!

 

What: Comedy: Moontower Comedy presents Anthony Jeselnik
Where: Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
When: Friday, Nov. 14th, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Why: Anthony Jeselnik (who you may recognize from his Comedy Central

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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 11.7 – 11.9

Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 2:38pm. 433 Views, 0 Comments.

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November 7th - November 9th, 2014

What: Wurstfest 2014
When: Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th at 11:00am
Where: Landa Park - New Branfels, 164 Landa Park Dr New Braunfels, TX 78130
Why: Since 1961, this festival has been serving delicious sausages, Texan and German beer, carnival rides, and a good time for the whole family. If you haven’t explored this festival before, now is the perfect time!

 

 

What: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014
When: Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th at 11:00am
Where: Auditorium Shores 950 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Why: 2 Chainz, Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse, and Judas Priest will all be playing this festival that has been gaining

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