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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:

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.”

Horseshoe Bay Resort Wine & Dine Festival by Jacy Schleier

What happens when you combine Hill Country wineries, exquisite cuisine by award-winning chefs, and live music? You get the Horseshoe Bay Resort Wine & Dine Festival. And did I mention that it's benefiting CASA and the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association? All of that is jam packed into one weekend at the beautiful Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Stephen L. Clark by Kate Waitzkin

Within moments of settling in to chat with Texas native Steve Clark, it became clear that genuine personal connection and long-lived relationships have played a pivotal role in his eclectic career with roots growing deep into the fabric of Austin. These bonds formed the foundation for his life as a photographer, restaurateur -- Clark founded the popular burger and music haven The Waterloo Icehouse in 1976 and was instrumental in furthering the careers of a number of great musical talents to come through the doors -- now gallery owner, husband, father and grandfather. From his carefully nurtured relationships, success and happiness have flourished.

Court Lurie's Nexus by Marisa Riley

Court Lurie's Nexus #8

While a Google image search of her art is impressive on it’s own, seeing Court Lurie’s Nexus up close and personal is something else. From the vibrant layered hues to the mesmerizing patterns literally carved into them, the exhibit commands more than just the viewer’s attention. Evidence of skill, emotion and the use of nontraditional tools—which include, but are not limited to, rakes and knives—shine through in her paintings.

Life is Extraordinary: A Performance from Blue Lapis Light by Michelle Blam

Blue Lapis Light invites you to support Austin youth in a revolutionary new way. Life is Extraordinaryat One World Theatre is a one-of-a-kind aerial performance by local teens, trained over the course of an 18-week workshop by  Blue Lapis Light and LifeWorks Youth & Family Alliance. Next month, Life Is Extraordinary will have all of Austin looking upward.

Fandindo: (Re)Thinking Textiles by Michelle Blam

Warning: 3D Glasses are not required to view Fandindo's multi-dimensional textiles. A keen eye for topology and bright tessellations will work better than any plastic eyewear—these woven surfaces encompass a bit of both and uniquely express the vision of designer Luisa Gil Fandindo.

The Austin-based textiles company is an inspiring marriage of design and geometry, the contemporary and the natural. Fandindo draws inspiration for her textiles from her South American heritage and bravely explores a myriad of colors and patterns within her one-of-a-kind pieces.

Mother's Day Gift Round Up by Michelle Blam

Celebrate Mother’s Day this year with more than just flowers and chocolate. Toast to the special mom in your life in style this year with brunch out on the town or an evening at the ballet. We’ve rounded up some unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that will put a smile on her face.

Image Courtesy of Birchbox

For the woman who loves beauty products but doesn’t have the time to try them all, Birchbox is a brilliant solution. Mom will receive a monthly box filled with samples of the latest beauty, lifestyle, and grooming products. She can also earn reward points for buying the full-size version of the samples she loves! This is a one-of-a-kind gift she’s sure to adore.

About Town: Realty Austin's Southwest Opening

This spring, Realty Austin opened the doors to its new Southwest Austin office. Founded almost a decade ago as a start-up company by Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright, Realty Austin has become an award-winning real estate brokerage across the city. With interior design by Kelle Contine, its newest location on Mopac and William Cannon celebrates Southwest Austin’s vibrant and blossoming community.

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