Happy Easter!

In: Stuff

20 Apr 2014

No point in having a website if you can’t make fun of show off your brother! Nice knee dimples.

Steven Saylor

In: Stuff

26 Mar 2014

He’s been called “one of the greatest authors of historical fiction,” and next week, Steven Saylor will speak at the Bee Cave Library. As a guest of the Lake Travis Reads program, Mr. Saylor appears next Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm. He’s authored the best-selling “Roma” series, as well as a historical novel closer […]

Wagathon Walkathon

In: Stuff

8 Mar 2014

Sunday, March 30, the Hill Country Galleria hosts this annual benefit for rescue pups, including Hound Rescue and Austin Pets Alive! Last year, a doggone good time was had by all. The two-mile dog walk raised $15,000 for 14 canine rescue groups, who were on hand to showcase doggies available for adoption. Helo, above, has […]

You crazy kids!

In: Stuff

14 Feb 2014

My grandparents were supposed to get married on Valentine’s Day. The night before, he persuaded her to skip all the wedding hoopla and elope. (Her mother didn’t speak to him for a couple of years.) For all of you celebrating today, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy New Year!

In: Stuff

1 Jan 2014

If you’re nothing like me, you’ve made a resolution either to lose weight, get back in shape, or just get off the couch once in awhile. Below, a list of 56 local places to break a sweat, sorted by neighborhood, with links to more info. Some are running specials right now. Let me know if […]

Merry Christmas!

In: Stuff

24 Dec 2013

  Have a Happy Holiday, everybody!

Living Christmas Trees

In: Stuff

16 Dec 2013

(map) Ho-ho-holidays! One way to experience the magic of Christmas year-round is to pick up a living tree and then plant it after the season. Families with a tradition like this end up with a whole grove in varying sizes. Garden-Ville in Bee Cave has a nice selection of Leyland Cypress, as they are called. This […]

Since it turned c-c-cold, enterprising hawkers of hardwood are turning up along the 620 South roadside. Zach here drove all the way down from Jarrell. His business plan: “It’s all just been layin’ around the yard for over a year, so I figured I’d gather it on up and sell it.”

Taste Wine+Art

In: Drinking|Stuff

16 Nov 2013

(map) Is it a wine bar filled with art? Or an art gallery that serves wine? Owner Susan has a vision for both. She offers the largest selection of wine in Blanco County, and boasts an impressive roster of contemporary artists. The gallery is filled with paintings, sculpture, photography and

The Candy Jar

In: Eating|Stuff

17 Oct 2013

(map) The amazing Candy Jar just opened in the Galleria, and it is a treat in more ways than one. With everything to satisfy a sweet tooth, they offer over 800 different varieties of candy – everything from taffy and truffles to gummies and handmade lollipops. You’ll even find an array of old-school sweets, like […]


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