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December 9, 2009

Shop787 at Phoenix & Sugar Mama’s

Two of my favorite companies are doing fun stuff on Thursday!

Shop787 at The Phoenix

The latest shopping extravaganza from the Launch787 clan is an assortment of pop-up shops inside the swank Phoenix (formerly Pangaea). The next two Thursdays (Dec 10th & 17th) feature happy-hour priced cocktails from 5–9pm, 20 vendors (they’re different each night). No cover, and if you’re one of the first 300, get an eco-friendly reusable shopping bag from Gables Park Plaza w/ discounts for the vendors’ booths!



Official RSVP

The December 10 lineup includes: 302 Designs, Aldea, *annemarie*, Annie Bradley Art, Cornucopia, Couture Cottons, Deborah Main Designs, Garbo. a Salon, GvE Designs in Metal, Jenny N. Design, Jeremiah the Innocent, Modo Designs, Queen of Sheba Fashion,, Sikara, Skye Salon, Spectacle Sunglasses, and Stella & Dot.

The December 17 lineup (which you are only allowed to attend from 5-6pm, since an impending announcement of a BADASS Austin Post party will make you busy from 6-9m) includes: Ax + Apple, Beyond Tradition, Bloomingnails, Cory Ryan Photography, Davie Clothing, Diamonds & Guns by Action Jackson, Dress Shop, FOXY Fusions, Happy Max Designs, Marnie Bugs, Meline Collection, Micah Yancey Jewelry, Monsterami by Raquel, Paige King Jewelry, Rene Geneva Design, Soigne Boutique, Taylor Moseley Jewelry, Teddies for Bettys, Two Winey Women, and Wings of Addiction.

FREE Sugar Mama’s! Oh, I mean Canned Food Drive

Thursday, Dec 10: Sugar Mama’s 2nd Annual Canned Food Drive = Bring in 2 or more non-perishable goods and get a free cupcake, cookie, or dessert bar! One per customer per day. (Straight from the release: If we catch you coming back in a fake moustache or sunglasses, we’ll pelt you with cans and make you replace the ones that got dented on your head.)

For furry friends, you can bring in non-perishable pet food items! Bring in 2 items and get a free pupcake! Same rules apply as the human food drive and the kibble goes to the Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption.

They’ll be leaving the boxes up until Christmas Eve if you don’t make it in time for the food drive but can’t stay away from the amazing joy that is a cupcake from Sugar Mama’s… try the seasonal flavor:

Candy Cane
A brand new seasonal flavor! Chocolate cake with white chocolate chips, topped with a winter cap of peppermint buttercream and fresh peppermint bark.

Mmmmmm. Shopping and cupcakes, what could be better?

November 6, 2009

Weekend Fashion & Shopping

Friday, Saturday, Sunday … it’s a shopaholics’ (or casual fashionista’s) fantasty!

Saturday: Runway to Heaven fashion show

Runway to Heaven Austin

I’ll be live-blogging/tweeting my reactions to the show up onto the wall behind the models as they walk down the runway, so this is going to be super cool. But what will I wear?!

Friday: 2ND Street District Holiday Give & Get Kick-off

Every Friday afternoon in November, 2ND Street District businesses are rolling out the holiday cheer with a Holiday Give & Get.

For $25, you get special VIP savings, free gifts, a chance to win holiday spending money and the opportunity to support one of four much-loved Austin non-profits: Art Alliance Austin, Austin Dog Rescue, Bikes for Kids or Capital Area Food Bank. $20 goes directly to the charity of your choice and $5 will go toward a raffle including holiday spending money and hundreds of dollars in gift certificates to 2ND Street District businesses. The drawing will take place on December 3 at the 2ND Street District holiday parties.

Today’s featured non-profit is Art Alliance Austin. They’ll be at 2nd Street’s gallery d selling tickets to Art Night Austin: E.A.S.T. (the official preview party of the East Austin Studio Tour, taking place Nov. 12) and personalizing holiday greeting cards by E.A.S.T. featured artist GladeMade. We’ll also have an Annie Ray photo booth on site, so bring your kids or pets and snap some holiday photos to share with friends and family.

Sunday: Shop 787 event

Yeah, I’ve been hyping it all week, but it’s here!


All Weekend: Settlement Home Garage Sale

This year’s Settlement Home Garage Sale is Nov 6-8 at Palmer Events Center. A family tradition (wrote about it here), I highly recommend you check it out … there are awesome find waiting to be discovered!

Sale Days

Friday 10 am – 7 pm – Admission is $5 at the door
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm – Free Admission
Sunday 10 am – 2 pm – Free Admission
Closed from 2 pm – 3 pm
Sunday Bag & Box Sale 3 pm – 5 pm – Free Admission

November 5, 2009

Winner Winter Winner

When I asked for your fave winter clothes in exchange for the chance to win tickets to Sunday’s Shop787 event, I got tons of responses (and keep in mind that we’re Texans here), but here’s a sampling of my personal faves:

  • My favorite (new) winter clothing item would have to be my plum coat from Gap. It is so fun and has great pockets. Great pockets are lacking nowadays in women’s outerwear.

    Plus… it’s plum, one of my favorite fall/winter colors.

  • my favorite winter item is a hat that I got at Camden Market in London 8 years ago. It converts from a regular hat into a warm open headband, so its really two pieces in one.

  • Georgia

    I love my new (faux) leather motocross jacket! I wore it recently with a blueish grey silk dress (or sub out chiffon) with black tights and black slouchy booties. It was a great juxtaposition of tough and sweet. Result: felt like I stepped out of Lucky!

  • Ashley

    My favorite winter item is definitley my red pea coat. It looks great with jeans and heels and is light enough that I can wear it pretty regularly here in Texas. The red really helps a girl stand out in the usual dark colored winter coats.

Vic, I love winter plum too. Ally found an amazingly handy convertible winter piece, while Georgia won me over with her closer “Result: felt like I stepped out of Lucky!” but ultimately the WINNER is and the two free tickets to Shop 787 this SUNDAY go to …


You can’t argue with a girl who likes to stand out.

November 1, 2009

Shop787 / WIN free tix!


Win tix to this!

That crazy event company Launch787 (Austin Fashion Week and FLAVORS) is throwing a holiday shopping party with over 50 local boutiques, designers, artists and more in one location. That Matt Swinney sure knows how to wrangle the city’s creatives into one fun, happy place. The event is also a fundraiser/book drive for the Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Swinney says: “After Austin Fashion Week, the biggest piece of advice we got from consumers was ‘bring us an event that puts everyone in one room together’ – that’s sort of what Shop787 does.”

Advance tickets are $5 through, tickets $10 at the door or $5 with the donation of a book. Tickets include all beverages (read: open bar) including Tito’s Vodka, Brown Distributing, and Sweet Leaf Tea.

How to win tix? Post a comment telling me what your FAVORITE winter item of clothing is. For instance, mine is my purple and pink furry sneaker boots. Post by Wednesday 11/4 at midnight to enter!

More Shop787 Deets:

Shopping vendors include: 302 Designs, Adelante, Aldea, *annemarie*, Anne Bradley Art, Photobooth by Annie Ray, Bella Maui Boutique, Beyond Tradition, Bloomingnails, Bolsa Bonita, Bon Bon by Micah Yancey, Catherine Keeney, Cornucopia, Couture Cottons, Creative Chick Designs, Deborah Main Designs, Dress Shop, Eliza Page, Finch, FOXY Fusions, Garbo. A Salon, Get A Bead, GvE Designs in Metal, Happy Max Designs, Hem Jeans, Inviting Affairs, Izzy & Ash, Jalpar & CATTIVA, Jenny N. Design, Jeremiah the Innocent, Katinka Pinka, Kinda Krazy Kids & Kompany, Limbo Jewelry, Maneki, Meline Collection, Modo Designs, Moon Island Designs, Paige King Jewelry, Queen of Sheba Fashion, Rene Geneva Design, Roxann’s Specialty Boutique, Sanctuary, Shop It Up Chic, Sikara, Skye Salon, Soigne, Spectacle Sunglasses, Tom-Kat Paper Dolls, Tree House Gift Shop, Two Winey Women, Underwear, Verbena Floral Design, Victrola Design, Wee, Wings of Addiction.

Food Court: Malaga, Judges’ Hill Restaurant, Sushi A Go Go, Pie Fixes Everything, Blue Note Bakery, The Cupcake Bar.


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