In the early to mid 1900s, a series of fatal floods convinced the people of San Antonio that something had to be done to protect the city from the raging river waters. Funded by Works Progress Administration, the agency established by Franklin Roosevelt to boost the economy and carry out public works, dams and gates were built to regulate the river’s flow. This allowed the branches downtown to be used as pedestrian walkways and tourism hotspot. Casa Rio, the restaurant pictured […]
I spent the weekend with my sweet parents in Dallas a while back. We stayed in a delightful little AirBnB (take a look at it here). It’s been so long since I’ve visited the DFW area, and I was surprised how much it changed. The Deep Ellum District is a really fun spot with lots of art to see and things to do. I’m apparently the last person from Texas to find out about it. It has a strong Austin-vibe […]
Big Bend is a big, beautiful national park in west Texas. When people who aren’t from Texas picture Texas, this is what they imagine. I went exploring with friend around the park. We found a hot springs and few of us were brave enough to float down the Rio Grande. Stay tuned for a Mars themed surprise at the end of the post.
Marfa is a great little art town in west Texas. With a population only 1,981, it’s a town where everyone knows your name. I stayed at Hotel Saint George for a week and really enjoyed eating, drinking, art-ing, and getting to know the folks who live there. If you visit, grab a few tacos and a beer to enjoy in the pool at Bar Nadar. You also can’t miss the Prada store in Valentine. It’s an instillation by Elmgreen and Dragset. […]
Austin is always fun, especially with friends. I spent a whirlwind of a weekend there recently. Here’s a few of the things we got up to: Blue Owl Brewing Senora Hot Dogs (food truck) Corner Bar Browns BBQ Black Sheep Lodge Shops on South Congress Reiny Street Bars Shiner Saloon Bat Bar (for live music) Voodoo Doughnuts Lazarus Brewing See more Austin ideas here.
Over Labor Day weekend, I spent a few days in Austin with my parents to celebrate my Mom’s birthday. For the first few nights, we stayed at a really cool AirBNB on the east side of town. This place was great–well designed and perfect for a weekend get away. Take a look at the gorgeous lamp shade they made out of a tumble weed (pictured below). The last night we stayed at The Westin in downtown. They have one heck of […]
The Dallas Museum of Art has been around since 1903. That was a long time ago! It started off as a room, founded by The Art Committee of the Public Library. Show after show, the organization pushed forward and expanded. The collection continued to grow until it became what it is today. You know me, sneakers and art are paramount, so exploring an art museum in a new set of kicks is one of my favorite activities. I love seeing […]
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The Kimbell in Fort Worth, Texas is on of my favorite museums. I’m a Michelangelo freak, so that might explain it. A few years ago, The Kimbell acquired The Torment of Saint Anthony. It is supposedly Michelangelo’s first painting. You can see it above– depicting an old guy being attacked by a buncha demons. How cool is that? In college, I would drive to Fort Worth just to see it again and again. It made me feel that much closer to […]
Last week, I spent time in Minneapolis for work. Oh my goodness, it was cold! It got down to -9 degrees. I took off my jacket off for the first few pictures above and almost died. Although the temperatures were harrowing, the city was still quite lovely. I felt as though I was returning to a tropical paradise when I got back to Chicago, and that’s never a good sign. So excited to be headed to Texas soon. Then I’ll really […]
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