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Seeking Original Artwork? Here’s Where to Shop It Online!

September 18, 2014 12:03 pm

Furnishing your home with original artwork is a very fulfilling hobby, but unfortunately it can also be very expensive. There are quite a few websites that offer artwork created by independent artists for much less than gallery prices, which makes them beneficial to both you and the artist. Here are a few of the best.

Etsy has become the internet’s go-to spot for handmade art and home goods, and for very good reason. This online marketplace enables independent artists to create an online shop and sell their goods, whether those goods are paintings, sculptures, or even wall hangings made out of old license plates. Best of all, you can search Etsy by keywords to find exactly what you have in mind for any room in your home.

Fine Art America
If you’re looking for more traditional paintings or photography for your home, Fine Art America is a great resource. This site features artwork from artists and photographers from around the world, at all price points.

While many online art stores sell reproductions of famous works, Zatista offers only unique, original works that none of your neighbors will have. If you live in a small town or city that isn’t teeming with art galleries, this is the ideal way to browse thousands of pieces from artists who could be the next big thing.

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The Bonneville: New American Fare and Signature Cocktails in Austin

September 17, 2014 11:05 am

A menu of New American fare highlights the freshest seasonal ingredients available at The Bonneville in the 2nd Street District of Austin. The casual restaurant is open, airy, and inviting with a vibrant, fully stocked bar.

After a signature cocktail, begin your meal with a steaming bowl of housemade soup, Prince Edward Mussels in a spiced coconut-curry broth, Korean barbecue-style lamb spareribs accompanied by pear butter and pickled vegetables, or a grilled pizza. Entrees feature a number of meat, poultry, and seafood dishes such as seared scallops with a grapefruit nage and a 12-ounce Angus strip steak with potato croquettes. Desserts do not disappoint, with the chef's salted caramel tart, sticky toffee pudding, and the chocolate espresso pots de creme all earning high marks from regular diners.

The Bonneville serves dinner daily, hosts Sunday brunch, and has a lively happy hour seven days a week.

The Bonneville
202 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 428-4643

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Legends of the Caribbean at Departure Lounge

September 13, 2014 10:00 am

Legends of the Caribbean
Departure Lounge
311 W 5th Street at Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78701

September 20th, 2014, 2pm – 5pm

Want to learn about our favorite hotels in the Caribbean? Join your Windsor Gold partner, Departure Lounge, on Saturday, September 20, 2-5 p.m. for “Legends of the Caribbean” to discover top recommendations for island destinations.

These amazing resorts have provided door prizes and special offers for attendees. Enjoy a virtual, visual getaway to each resort, as well as happy hour pricing on Departure Lounge’s wine flights. Find out which famous resort was the venue for a private performance by Diana Ross for Departure Lounge Founder Keith Waldon. They will also be introducing you to these fantastic properties:

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, St. Barths
Ladera, St. Lucia
The Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Antigua
Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
Belmond La Samanna, St. Martin
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Viceroy Resorts and Residences, Anguilla
Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda
Caneel Bay Resort, St. John
Eden Roc at Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Half Moon, A RockResort, Jamaica
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
One & Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
Rosewood Tucker's Point, Bermuda

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