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A Post-F1 Casino Bash with the Velvet Cartel by Mary Bryce

Bijou Finney and Beaux Jackson, the owners of new event company Velvet Cartel, are throwing their launch party The Velvet Casino at the Belmont this Saturday, November 16 at 7pm. This post-F1 party will benefit local charities, and take guests through a dazzling vintage experience reminiscent of a Monte Carlo casino in the 1950s. Additionally, there will be performances from Burlesque dancers and the DJ, A-Trak.

We talked with Veronica Beyer who is handling the PR for The Velvet Casino about what we can expect at the party:

Fall Recipe: Staff Picks by Jacy Schleier

(Photo from nancyvienneau.com)

This week we're highlighting a flavorful fall recipe for the carnivorous eaters out there. We're talking grilled squash, brown sugar infused baked apples, and meticulously marinated flank steak. Yumm. Even if you're not big into cooking (kind of like me), this recipe is actually quite simple and is sure to impress a friend, significant other or table full of guests. Plus, cooking is good for the soul. This favorite recipe is brought to you by Staley Hawkins, TRIBEZA's Events and Marketing Coordinator.

Oriental Flank Steak (from Stop and Smell the Rosemary)
(serves 4)

Giveaway: The Perfect F1 Friday Night

The countdown has officially started for Formula 1 United States Grand Prix to make its way to Austin for the second year. In less than two weeks, the city of Austin will welcome one of the largest racing events in the world. Last year Austinites didn't even know what to expect, but this year, we're ready and there's much more that will be taking place than just the race.

Mandarin Flower Co. by Jacy Schleier

(Photo from Mary Sledd Photography)

Flowers have a lot of power. They can put a smile on someone's face, say "thank you," say "I'm sorry" and even say "I love you." They can turn a bad day into a good one and turn any space into an inviting and beautiful oasis. Maybe that's why the term "flower power" originated? In Austin, Mandarin Flower Co. has turned floral design into an art. Founded in 2006 by two sisters, Sofia and Victoria Avila, these girls truly do it all. From floral chandeliers to intricate table centerpieces, their designs will leave you speechless. I chatted with Sofia about their business and its history, and here's what she had to say.

Fall Recipe: Staff Picks by Jacy Schleier

 (Photo from Bon Appétit)

'Tis the season for eating, drinking and cooking. This particular season wouldn't be the same without fall foods. Maybe you like to splurge on a comfort food casserole from your grandma's cookbook, or delight in mixing up a special soup your mom makes that provides a little taste of home. Around the TRIBEZA office, we have some favorite recipes that are perfect to whip up this autumn. Here is our Art Director Ashley Horsley's pick (oh, and it's vegetarian!):

Spinach with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs (Originally from Bon Appétit)

Local Austin Art Fairs by Mary Bryce

Feliz Pop-Up Sale
Palm Door, 401 Sabine St.
November 3 Pop-up Sale
felizsale.com

The Feliz pop-up sale will be a one-day sale that bring together independent artists, designers, and makers. In addition to the sale, we will be co-hosting a launch party with Feliz where a select of independent designers will be creating one-of-a-kind pieces for a silent auction to benefit Girls Guild. Come and enjoy snacks and cocktails before the pop-up sale!
 

Forever Fest by Mary Bryce

“Forever Fest was born from a fan's unapologetic love of chick flicks and girlie pop culture in books, TV.” Says Brandy Fons, co-founder of Forever Fest, a new film festival that celebrates cherished chick flicks and “girlie pop culture.”

Pumpkin Spice and All Things Nice by Jacy Schleier

With fall officially upon us, there are a few things that come with the chilly weather and autumn leaves. Bright colored pumpkins sitting on porches, a plethora of Halloween candy at every grocery store, and most notably the smell of pumpkin spice stir up a little bit of happiness inside. From pumpkin flavored candles to pumpkin spice lattes, all-things pumpkin are in high demand. To cure that pumpkin craving, there are a few local places offering delicious twists on a favorite flavor.

Stinson's Coffee Pumpkin Pie Latte 
Get your day going with a toasty cup of coffee that tastes and smells just as good as your grandmother's Thanksgiving Pie. Stinson's Pumpkin Pie Latte is the perfect pick-me-up and is a delicious seasonal staple.

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