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A Day in Paris

A Day in Paris

After the short trip from Amsterdam to Paris in the very comfortable train, we decided to take the city by surprise and see as much as possible before the working part of the journey would start.

We arrived mid day and made our way to the rental we had booked. It was nice and cozy enough for the short time we were spending in Paris. It seemed like a good idea to take a walk and get some food. The truth be told, distances seem shorter when you’re inside a taxi than actually walking.


Well, we walk and walk and walk some more. The streets are so nice and we just felt like stretching our legs after the train ride. We ended up in a French-Chinese Restaurant, very nice if I may add to the description. Food was also great, digested all my food in the walk back to the apartment. I wished I had ordered more to go, so I could have a snack while watching the rain from the balcony. oh so romantic! Love Paris, even in the rain!

The next day, up we were to go see the Museums and do some shopping. I don’t think I had ever walked that much in my entire life. I was so tired, I couldn’t even think about food, and if you know me you would know that never happens. I love food, all types of food and for me not to feel hungry I was just that tired.

Finally, the day came and we were heading to the shows. That was all good and all but first we needed to find where the shows were located. hahah. Life is never easy but still we had to try. We miss 2 shows and made one, then went back to the Apt for some invitations we forgotten and also to take extra equipment. Again, we miss another show but made the last one of the day.

We waited in a cafe, coffee house near the venue. I found the place where the show was going to happen so interesting. Totally didn’t see it walking by, it was like a repurposed garage, now with a very trendy outlook. Wow, I thought, w/o the invitation with the address and map I would have never guess where this how would have been at. The models were arriving, the guest were also there, we were chilling at the coffee house and finally pop for the show. The show was late, which I was told it happens very frequent. I had no problems waiting since it was the last show of the day and we were prepping for the after party.

Well, needless to say, we got lost and didn’t make the party but for sure next time we’ll make it.

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SXSW is back

SXSW is back

SXSW 2013 is here and we are ready to bring you the best that Austin has to offer.

Welcome back fellow citizens of the world. The City of Austin welcomes you and we hope you enjoy your ”short” stay. The Festival is a 2 week long event filled to the rim with music acts and the film part of it. The industry says it’s a god thing for up and coming film makers and for already established movie houses, they get to show the films with a pre-selected crowd. By that I mean, only those with badges or wristbands will get access to most of the showcase events.

Locals and people without $1595 for a platinum badge or the music portion at a mere $795 would be out of luck. Well, if you’re not flowing on cash or don’t own a cash tree then maybe you can perhaps get some of the “Free” events. There are a few of those scatered around town, you must RSVP to make sure you get in, there are lines, lines and lines. Plenty of waiting and if you’re optimistic as myself perhaps some fun.

Remember that parking Downtown Austin will be living hell, so I suggest to take the bus or better yet the rail train to downtown and walk to whatever you’re able to get in. The central streets are blocked so if you’re not feeling like looking to each side of the road before crossing, you will be fine. At least for this time of the year, but remeber you’ll get tired of the walking and those pedicabs can be pricy, so just plan your evening and remeber to always have fun.

Pictures of our adventures to come soon. Still trying to convince myself of living the peace of my sanctuary to go there. Oh, man.. I hope I survive another SXSW.

Here are some of the Free things i mentioned earlier, feel free to RSVP.

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No time to spare..

No time to spare..

No time to spare..

Spring is finally here and SXSW blew through Austin so fast I almost missed it. I did take the time to head down to sixth street and took some snaps.

Down the Alley


Dreads keeps you grounded..


Between shows.. Down time is always around the corner.


Food in a pot.


IFC.. Drinks between stops.


Captain Morgan show..


Coffee break and getting the shows lineup.


Some Street entertainment from Mr. Bonetango


Now He’s got the crowd going.


Fastest way around downtown.



Vader made it down..


I made it to my stop..

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E.A.S.T. 2012

Every year the East Austin Studio Tour happens around the middle of November. This year the fu has been extended an extra week, so we all get to see as many Artist, Studios, Exhibitions and Happenings all around East Austin. A comprehensive map with the locations has been provided along with the info on the website for all the people wanting to map their routes. So many events and shows all over the east part of the city makes it difficult to coordinate which ones to attend; of course we want to attend as many as possible but even if we try it would be an impossible task to go to all.

Last weekend we attended Pump Project at Shady Lane and 405 Springdale Road Blacksmith Industries as well as one of our favorite spots, 777 Shady Ln #7 Susannah Blanton. We really enjoy Jean Rather’s conversation about her pieces. I was very taken by one with a very distinct coloring, it attracted my attention from across the gallery, that’s how you know when a painting is good, it calls you and grabs you to take a closer look. We also bump into Shota, from he’s a fabulous furniture maker. His piece was not only aesthetically pleasing but also very well planed. His use of straight lines and clean workmanship is ideal for a zen/modern home. Below are some images from the tour. Hopefully this coming weekend we get to see more of this year’s E.A.S.T tour.

Images by Akin Abayomi