The HOW staff got to explore a bit of Austin’s beloved South Congress Ave. last night. We asked the cabbie to drop us off at Uncommon Objects, pretty much my favorite junktique store in the world. I found a great pair of horseshoe cuff links to go with the pink tuxedo shirt I brought to wear to the Keep Austin Weird closing party.
A couple of doors down at Maya Star, I found a pair of funky but totally functional sunglasses. My dog ate my last pair. I’ll have to keep these safe.
After drooling over boots that none of us can afford, we found our way to dinner at Enoteca, a fantastic Italian bistro. Their arabbiata sauce is to die for. After, we walked down the street a bit and ended up sitting in the beer garden behind Botticelli’s, another cute Italian place. The cocktails were cold and the live music was soothing (just a guy with a guitar and a great voice).
The pre-conference studio tours and workshops began this morning and the conference kicks off tonight with a keynote from Rob Walker, who writes the Consumed column for The New York Times Magazine, and a party in the Resource Center (sponsored by Mohawk).
Hope I’ll see you there!
Posted by Megan