December 2019


With the holidays just around the corner, our community is brimming with festive events, seasonal insights, and plenty of cheer. Read on for everything you should do this month and to discover the lifestyle tips curated just for you.

Real Estate in the News

Is Austin, Texas, The Best City In America?

Austin was recently voted the No. 1 place to live in America for the third year in a row — based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life. The full article can be found here.



Austin Area Market Stats

Local Events

Trail of Lights Fun Run December 7 Jingle, jog & jive your way through the iconic Austin Trail of Lights in your best holiday costume, then stick around for the ultimate after party celebration – the Finish Line Festival – located in the heart of Zilker Park. Tickets can be purchased here


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

December 13-24


The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a 12-day fine art, shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, live music, and two full bars in a festive, lively atmosphere. More information can be found here


Ballet Austin presents The Nutcracker

December 7 - 23

Start your holiday celebrations with a trip to the Court of Sweets and Ballet Austin’s spectacular annual production of The Nutcracker! This colorful winter classic brings families and friends together every year to enjoy the world’s best-known ballet. Purchase your tickets here!


Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods

November 23 - January 20


Spend an afternoon on the rink at the Whole Foods flagship store on North Lamar. Then head inside for a cup of cocoa or cider and live, local music on the weekends! Check out the schedule here.


Treaty Oak Farmers Market + Artisan Fair December 7

Some of the best artisans from around Austin and neighboring areas will be on site to help you get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Guests are invited to shop local, drink local and be merry at Treaty Oak Distillery. Learn more about the event here.


A Christmas Carol at ZACH Theater

November 20 - December 29 Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. Learn more info and purchase your tickets here.




Blue Genie Art Bazaar

November 22 - December 24


Experience this unique holiday art show that has been going on for over 15 years. The free Bazaar features handmade artwork and gifts from more than 200 local and regional artists - with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Learn more here.

Lifestyle

past 100 years

When it comes to real estate envy, it’s hard to compete with the home of an artist. From Mariko Mori’s all-white apartment in Tokyo to Frida Kahlo’s “Blue House” in Mexico City, I invite you to explore 25 very special artists’ abodes.


Your 2019 holiday gift guide

Struggling to think of the perfect gifts for family and friends this year? Not to 

fear -- Architectural Digest has rounded up their favorite ideas for everyone, from jet setters to fitness buffs and beyond. Delve into the full list here



20 picture-perfect winter centerpieces for holiday entertaining


If you're planning to entertain guests at home this year, consider incorporating an inventive winter centerpiece to get them in the holiday spirit.  Here, discover 20 inspiring rustic centerpieces that are designed to impress.

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