Reserve Now: Flaming Cocktail HOT Date Night
January 22, 2015
We’re pretty sure “the couple that blows glass artwork together, stays together” is a thing. In fact, it’s probably on a coffee mug somewhere. So reserve your spot now for you and your loved one to create your own Valentine glass heart or flower—with the assistance of a super-cool glassblowing professional—at Grapevine Best Store Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery. Your one-hour session will include glassblowing (obvi), flaming cocktails (apropos), hors d’oeuvres (noms) and plenty of couple bonding time (most-likely). These Flaming Cocktail Hot Date Nights are extremely popular, so click below to reserve your one-hour spot online in advance now!
Autumn at the Arboretum
October 30, 2014
Autum at the Arboretum is always a sight to behold, where over 65,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash come together to form the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village. The Dallas Arboretum invites you to picnic in the gardens with friends, snap photos with Cindarella’s (pumpkin) Carriage or take a stroll through hundreds or thousands of fall blooming flowers. Autumn at the Arboretum is open daily through November 26, and you can save $1 on admission by purchasing your tickets at any local Tom Thumb in advance.
Fredericksburg’s Food and Wine Fest this Week
October 23, 2014
Raise a glass to Texas wine this Saturday during the 24th annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest. Held on the Marktplatz each October, Fredericksburg’s well-loved Food & Wine Fest is a full-course celebration of Texas food, wine, beer and music. General admission tickets to Saturday’s noon – 7pm event can be purchased at the gate for $20 a person or $5 for minors, or you can purchase tickets online in advance for the special events like an Evening at Messina Hof on Thursday, or the Patron Party on Saturday. Read more about Hill Country wineries in our Texas Weekend Wine Tours guide, and expect specialty booths offering gourmet samples of jams and jellies, seasonings and spices and so much more during Saturday’s event!
Geezerpalooza in Denton this Sunday
October 15, 2014
Geezerpalooza, or more formally, The Industrial Street Industrial Pop Festival, is a uniquely Denton event that features tribute bands with music from the 60s and 70s. Get the “Geezerpalooza” name now? Don’t let it dissuade you though, admission is free to the event happening on Sunday from 1 – 8pm and these tribute bands know their stuff! Stop by on Sunday for an afternoon of free tunes, and stroll around Denton’s downtown square for good eats and great shopping.
Harvest Moon Festival and More this Weekend in Granbury
October 14, 2014
Granbury has a HUGE weekend planned to celebrate the onset of fall! This Friday through Sunday, Granbury will be hosting its 39th annual Harvest Moon Festival of the Artswhere you can browse Nationally Juried Fine Art and Contemporary Crafts in the Historic Granbury Town Square.
Also happening this weekend is the first annual Balloons in Granbury event at the Granbury Regional Airport. Admission to watch balloons launch at the airport this weekend is free and open to the public, but definitely be sure to stop by on Friday and Saturday for the evening Balloon Glow from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
If you’re looking for even more to do with the kiddos, stop by Arison Farm on Saturday between noon and 7pm for a day of pumpkin picking, hay rides and even a petting zoo!
Afternoon Tea at Belk this Saturday
An afternoon of fashion, tea, champagne, hors d‘oeuvres and shopping—with discounts—sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday. Stop by Belk at Galleria Dallas this Saturday from 1 – 4pm for an Afternoon Tea & Dress Party to enjoy all of that and more including a private fashion show from Southern Designer Showcase winner Lucy Dang, and bring this coupon for 20% off your entire regular and sale priced purchase in the dress department!
Cirque de la Rose: 2014 Texas Rose Festival
October 10, 2014
Steeped in heritage and tradition, the annual Texas Rose Festival is a bona fide Tyler—and Texas—institution. The Texas Rose Festival events officially kick off next Thursday with a 10am ribbon cutting at the Rose Garden Center, and will celebrate all things rose related through an impressive schedule of events that run through Sunday evening.
With a name like “Cirque de la Rose” we’re most anticipating the stunning display of jaw-dropping bejeweled gowns and costumes from festivals past and present to be ogled at the Tyler Rose Museum, and the not-to-be-missed Texas Rose Festival Parade scheduled for 9am on Saturday. You can check out the complete schedule here, and purchase tickets online in advance here for special events like the parade, the Ladies Luncheon and the official Saturday evening coronation. While you’re in town, be sure you’re dressed to the nines for every event—stop by our Tyler Best Stores so you look your best during the festival!
Texas Mesquite Arts Festival in Fredericksburg this Week
October 9, 2014
Folks have been flocking to the Texas Mesquite Art Festival since it started in 1992 for some of the most beautiful works of art and furniture crafted from Texas mesquite wood. This year’s festival is happening Friday through Sunday at Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz where you can buy small handcrafted mesquite gifts like pencil sets and ornaments, or fully commit to the mesquite way of life and purchase beds, dressers and chairs made entirely of the unique wood. The event is free and open to the public, but for more information on featured and participating festival artists, visit the event website here.
Celebrate the Art of Beer in Beaumont
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas knows how to throw a party—and raise a little funding in the process—which is why their Art of Beer event is one of the most popular each year. Each $40 ticket—21 and older, please—to Friday night’s event starting at 6pm not only benefits the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and its continued exhibitions, but gives you access to specialty and seasonal brew tastings, complimentary food dishes, cheeses, beer floats and musical entertainment from Katie Whitney and the Draw. Don’t miss out on this great Beaumont event, and purchase your tickets online in advance now!
Crossroads of Texas Film Festival this Week
October 7, 2014
Come out and celebrate four days of Texas-made films in Waxahachie this week as part of the Crossroads of Texas Film Festival. The festivities officially kick off on Thursday at noon with a luncheon at the Waxahachie Civic Center that includes a panel discussion from industry professionals on the ten best Texas-made films. We know…how can they only pick ten? We’ll leave that to the experts, and let you enjoy films like Bernie, Hope Floats, Bonnie and Clyde and more over the course of the four day festival. Purchase your tickets to the Crossroads of Texas Film Festival in person at City Hall now!
Found: Your Perfect ACL Weekend Looks from Austin Boutiques
October 2, 2014
(Pictured above: Feathers Boutique)
Yes, the Austin City Limits music festival this weekend is mainly about maximizing the amount of live shows you can see in a three-day period of time, but ending up on an “ACL Style” blog post after the fact for looking fab while doing it is a definite bonus. Make like a local, and shop these ACL looks from boutiques around Austin in time for the shows this weekend or next:
Feathers: The ladies at Feathers have a fierce fashion sense and can throw together a paparazzi-worthy outfit from the quirkiest vintage pieces.
Blue Elephant: Keep the fabric loose and flowing at the festival to beat the heat, and don’t be afraid to get in touch with your inner wild child—sort of—and throw on a few of these temporary glow tats.
Olive: Festivals are prime time to experiment with flashy eyewear, and Olive has a great selection of vintage-inspired sunnies from Le Specs.
Beehive: So ACL may not be Woodstock, but bringing back the peasant tops from the iconic music festival is a definite win.
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