I bet most of you didn’t know that prior to becoming our “Commander in Sweets”, Lisa ran an entertainment law firm that specialized in music. Every year, Lisa planned the annual SXSW party that her firm hosted and would spend a couple of days in Austin scoping out bands and enjoying BBQ. Whenever she talks about it, her face lights up brighter than a sunny day in Texas. We’re both music lovers..actually everyone on our team is a music lover – it is sort of a unstated job requirement and there is music playing in our studio ALL THE TIME. When we visited Austin, we drove to 6th Street to get a glimpse of the live music capital of the world. Even though it wasn’t SXSW that week, the musical vibe and energy was palpable. This week, we are having SXSW envy for all of you who will be going to the conference. We thought it would be fun to include what we’d pack for SXSW and a list of favorite recommendations for food, drinks and sweets. Have any of you ever been to SXSW? If so, share your memories below and also add to the Austin recommendations!
WHAT TO BRING:Comfy Short Sleeved T-Shirt Leather Pants (Leather is hot for Spring) A funky necklace A Fedora Bold sunglasses A Rock Star Cuff Comfy Shoes Ear Buds to listen to all of the bands that I will be seeing beforehand
WHERE TO EAT BBQ:Iron Works – Lisa’s FAV! Franklin BBQ Stubbs Blue Ribbon BBQ Rudy’s Jim Mueller The Salt Lick Franklins Moonshine BBQ Green Mesquite
WHERE TO EAT SWEETS:Cool Haus Austin check their twitter to find out where they will be Polkadots Cupcake Factory Lick Ice Cream Capital City Bakery Upper Crust Bakery Delish Cupcakes Gourdoughs Waltons Fancy & Staple Cafe Josie Sugar Mama Chez Zee
WHERE TO LET LOOSE:The bar at the Driskill Hotel Iron Cactus (great Margaritas) Contigo Maggie Maes The bar at the Four Seasons