Blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, a wealth of outdoor activities and phenomenal dining and lodging, the Southwest clearly has all of the makings for an unforgettable vacation. Should also not overlook the more traditional cultural activities that are offered in its most popular cities, such as film festivals, live theater performances and of course, art museums. Although it’s nearly impossible to name all of the exceptional museums in the Southwest, here are just five of the very best, all of which offer free admission on selected days..
Chunks of romano cheese rest on a shelf. Against the wall, in wooden cupboards with glass windows, dry pasta is sold in a myriad of shapes, including corkscrew, rigatoni, radiotore, even dollar signs. Against a wall is an antique pasta machine, still in operation, that has since been electrified.
It means you will be organised but also means your mum won have to see her daughter leaving her and taking all her belongings with her as well all in the same day. It sounds silly, I know, but every time my mums seems me packing things into a suitcase or clearing out my wardrobes, she gets so emotional? I can only imagine what she would be like if she saw all of my things being removed from my room on the day of my wedding. Best to get that one organised beforehand is possible..
Our second week will focus what has been lovely called “the flower girl”. I am not exactly sure who gave her the name, I think someone in one of my classes, but it has stuck! This girl isn’t just about flowers though! In this workshop I show you how to take inspiration from headbands, hats, headdresses, flowers around you, feathers, ferns and more! NOT JUST flowers, but many different things to wear on your head! and create them into a gorgeous centerpiece for your girls hair. We use a four step process to finish the girl and unlike ALL of my other girls Ive ever created, it DOESN’T start with a background.
Re thinking specific variety usage has seen a constant progression. Reds that used to rely on a categorical Bordeaux model (the three main grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot) have seen additions of Gamay, Syrah and Tannat over the years. In 2010, the archetype is again Bordeaux, with Petit Verdot in the mix.
3 days: Three days in Austin means that a trip to the Hill County is in order. Grab breakfast at Austin Java (1206 Parkway at 12th and Lamar) don’t miss the migas (Tex Mex breakfast dish of tortillas, eggs, and cheese) or the great coffee then head to nearby town of New Braunfels for a bit of German culture. Wurstfest is held here each October, and it’s a two week tribute to sausage, beer, and oompah music a fun family adventure for kids of all ages.