Tonight! Birds Burnet BFF Party!

6 02 2009

Tonight is the Birds BFF Party at the Burnet location!

BFF Party at Birds on Burnet


Girlfriends get half off all February long with Birds Barbershop’s BFF referral program. To kick off this sweetheart promotion, the salon hosts its third Ladies Night on Friday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m., this time with boy band karaoke hosted by drag queen diva Rebecca Havermeyer. Women can also indulge in complimentary chair massages by Massage Harmony, free nail adornment by Embellish, sweet treats from Sugartooth Bakery and girlie drinks by 42 Below Vodka. The first 50 guests receive gift bags stuffed with gift certificates and goodies galore. Deejay, BFF photo booth and plenty of pre-party good times to go around. Birds Barbershop @ 6800 Burnet Road. Visit for more details.



Le “Let’s Get Our Shop On” Garage Sale!

21 01 2009

le garage sale jan 24-25

Oh, just when we thought we couldn’t be happier about Happy Obama Day, we remembered that Le Garage Sale must be coming up again soon. Sure enough, it is! Yay!

For any Le Garage virgins out there, this is one of a handful of holy days for Austin shopping. All of the yummiest boutiques in town clear out all of their season end goodies at major discounts: let’s-have-a-party-dresses, fabulous shoes, the most amazing houseware stuff to be seen (pillows, bedding, plates, you name it), awesome sweaters, and about a gajillion pairs of $200 jeans down to 30 to 60 bucks. Ooh, and fab jewelry. Lots.

Le Garage Sale will be held this weekend, Jan. 24th-25th at the Palmer Events Center beginning each day at 11 AM.

And now, for some veteran advice:

1) Do not go hungover. A blueberry muffin will not save you.

2) Commence champerz drinking early. But, see also #1.

3) Bring CASH. Ones preferred.

4) Get the two day pass for $15. You will use it. Go on Sunday afternoon and snatch up all the crazzzy stuff when it’s 75% off.

5) Prepare to get nekkid. Well, there’s no dressing rooms so wear something slinky that still looks sexxxy with something over it. We’ve seen some bikini wearing too, but we are not that brave. And we’re kinda fluourescent white.

6) Go see our east side lovely lady de Solid Gold, Katie Friedman. Sooo many cute things to be found.

We hear that this is the biggest Le Garage Sale ever! We hope to see you there!


Stitch Lab is One Busy Bee!

15 01 2009

We had alll of these fabulous plans to actually use our sewing machine this year. So we looked up the fabulous sewing classes on this adorable little sewing kit we picked up at Blue Genie… or was it Cherrywood? Either way, we’re wondering if Leslie Bonnell of Stitch Lab ever sleeps!


We visited her Stitch Lab class schedule online and were blown away that just about every class has filled until Valentine’s Day!

We want to make aprons! Not only because we’ll be ready to bake our little buns off when our sugar daddy arrives in his M6 to pick us up to take us to susiehomemakerlandia, but because they’re adorable!

There is a waiting list (not for susiehomemakerlandia, but let us know if you do find one) where you can ask to be signed up for the next available class.  Thank goodness because we need to get our baking skills in order before we rock out with any new aprons.

You can see students’ creations and all kinds of cute stuff on the Flickr page here.


Reason #583 Homegurl is B-R-O-K-E

12 01 2009

Perhaps you won the lottery during the holidays and have been sleeping on a pile of cash since the New Year. Not us. All we got were some lousy scratch offs that made our favorite quarter dirty. After seeing our account balances after the holidays (shockingly low, I might add) it all started coming back to us…

Oh yes, that Cherrywood Art Fair, that Blue Genie Art Bazaar, that Etsy Holiday Bazaar… Wow did we spend! Shop we did. But we were so busy that we forgot to tell you about alllll of the amazing people we met and the to-die-for things we scored. So, we are officially starting a new series called, “Sh*t! I am BROKE!” Ok, maybe it won’t be called that, but something to that effect… “Damn, I Look So Good, How Could I Possibly Be Broke?” (I welcome all suggestions… considering I probably won’t be going out for a while… seeing that it is that I am BROKE!)

Shall we begin? Reason #583 I am BROKE this month is all thanks to a fabulous artist named Melissa Gable who makes these amazing photo collages with vintage images. We scooped up three at the Cherrywood Art Fair that featured large-and-in-charge animals amidst some pretty fabulous mid-century furniture. Fab, right?

Roomscape Polar Bear Collage by Melissa Gable

Roomscape Polar Bear Collage by Melissa Gable

We thought so too. It kinda reminded us of home where 70 pound pooches freewheel all over our mid-century collection. Ok, so we have an Ikea sofa. We’re not that fabulous. But Melissa Gable is. Here is her Etsy Shop for those of you counting that lottery loot.


Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival

7 01 2009

Clearly where my sugar dumpling should get the Asian characters (literal translation: “Spring Break 98”) on his back covered: the Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival!

We missed last year’s show but heard several thousand radio ads from its laser tattoo removal sponsor and were quite intrigued by the openness of the regret-uation. Perhaps you’re already having second thoughts about that recent eggnog hangover and surprise from Santa?

I must warn you though, their website says there will be belly dancing at the show. Yes, that kind of belly dancing. Where the belly, is, actually dancing. Fox trot. Waltz. I am not sure what it is doing, but I do know that I don’t need some skinny Ab-Rollin’ betch up on me when I am trying to stuff my chompers with pita and hummus. Perhaps it’s better in this type of venue than where you’re actually trying to eat (or doing anything food related for that matter), but you will have to let me know how that goes.


Vida Loca Vintage Boutique

5 01 2009


Vida Loca Vintage Boutique has recently opened here on the East Side. If you have been to Juan in a Million in the last few weeks to grab some of their breakfast tacos, you might have noticed the flashy new sign. You can read some info below from The Statesman. We haven’t been there but if any of you guys have, give us a shout and let us know what you think.

“With all of the grim retail news out there, here’s a bright spot: East Austin has a new vintage store. Vida Loca Vintage has opened at Plaza Juan Raul, also home to Juan in a Million, Longhorn Bikes and Things She Adores, 2306 E. Cesar Chavez St.

This is the first such venture for native Austinite Blanca Wise, a vintage clothing and costume jewelry “fanatic,” who got the idea for the store after watching the crowds line up for tables at Juan in a Million on weekends, especially after church. When a rental space opened up, the Westwood High graduate jumped on it. “I figured giving it its name would not only give the store some culture, but also serve as a symbol of my ‘crazy’ endeavor,” she says in a press release.

The shop offers men’s and women’s clothing, boots, watches and costume jewelry. The store’s grand opening starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and will feature refreshments.”


Man Fest ’08 and Birds Barbershop Coming to East Austin!

5 12 2008


Manfest ’08 is upon us this year. The manly festivities will commence this Sunday at 2:00 pm but will continue into the month with half off of all men’s products at Birds Barbershop. The most interesting thing to us was the following.

“PS- Eastsiders, we’re coming to you this winter. If Shangri-La, The Good Knight, Rio Rita or Cisco’s are regular haunts of yours, hopefully you’ll add Birds on E. 6th to that list. It’s an empty, historic-ish building now, so we’ll keep you posted”

We are sure that most of you guys will love the addition of another salon. With Vain, Kemestry and Method Hair all residing in East Austin, no one will even need to leave the neighborhood for a cut.

thanks for the tip dani!