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5 Markets in ATX to Check Out

Austin is a great place for a lot of activities such as kayaking, going to concerts, or checking out the nightlife. The next Austin staple you need to try is going to a market! Spring has sprung, and these nice warm temperatures won’t last for long until we cross over into the territory of unbearable heat. So soak up the sunshine and check out these upcoming markets in the area for trinkets, vintage fashion and more!

East Side Pop Up

Photo courtesy of @eastsidepopup on Instagram; Designed by @strangebirdtx on Instagram

Next Market – 4/23, 11-4 4/24, 12-5

Where: Long Play Lounge East (Saturday)

1910 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Central Machine Works (Sunday)

4824 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

This handcrafted pop-up puts on almost weekly markets year-round. Each market takes place at a different location around Austin and includes a different lineup of sellers and small businesses. You can find treasures such as pottery, original artwork, embroidered goods, and so much more! Keep up with their Instagram to find out where they’ll be next!

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Blue Genie Art Bazaar 

Next Market – 4/29, 10-8

Where: 6100 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

Blue Genie only opens up for in-person markets a few times a year, so take advantage while you can! Their May Market will run on weekends from April 29th to May 30th. This is a great place for a Mother’s Day gift or an end-of-semester treat to yourself! Check out their Instagram for what businesses and products they will be showcasing!

The Front Market

Photo from Instagram @thefront.market

Next Market – 4/23 11-5

Where: Distribution Hall

1500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702

This market exclusively showcases women and LGBTQ+-owned small businesses from Texas. Their Spring Showcase market will be on April 23 and 24. It features more than 150 vendors, food, DJs and more! Some vendors will only be there on either day, so attend both Saturday and Sunday if you can to support all the artists. Check out their Instagram for a full vendor lineup and sneak peeks at some of the products for sale!

Soco Makers Market

Next Market – Friday-Sunday, 10-6

Where: 1511 South Congress Ave.

This street market happens every weekend on the corner of Elizabeth and Monroe. The vendors regularly stay the same, with a few surprises here and there. Shop everything from engraved jewelry to crystals and CBD products. It’s a great place to kill time if you’re waiting for a table at any Soco restaurant!

Original Austin Flea

Photo courtesy of @originalaustinflea on Instagram

Next Market – 4/23, 12-6

Where: Zilker Brewing

1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

This market also includes all the Austin essentials, from hand-poured candles to upcycled goods. OAF is a weekly market that takes up residence in a different outdoor venue each weekend. Subscribe to their newsletter to see where they’ll be next!

In Austin, there is always a market going on. So next time you’re searching for weekend plans or a fun date idea, grab something to drink and head over to a market for some shopping and fun!

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UT colleges as spring bouquets

As spring approaches, I can’t help but think about all the beautiful flowers that will soon blossom. So with that spirit in mind, here are the flower arrangements I believe best embody each UT college. 

Cockrell School of Engineering

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Without a doubt, if the Cockrell School of Engineering were a flower arrangement, it would be the iconic Lego flower set. It’s different, imaginative, and takes work to assemble. However, It’s pretty and fun, but it does come at a cost, much like being an engineering student! 

College of Liberal Arts 

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COLA is a huge melting pot of different people and majors, and it’s only fair if the arrangement reflects the same thing. Varying in both flowers and colors this bouquet will have something for everyone! 

Jackson School of Geosciences 

Photo by Luisa Brimble on Unsplash

Any earth lover and plant enthusiast would find this bouquet perfect for any occasion. It’s simple yet has a lot to offer, and it’s sure to last longer than most flowers with proper care. 

College of Education 

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Keeping the joys of teaching in mind, this bouquet gives off the most comforting and radiant energy. It reminds me of flowers I would give my first-grade teacher, and she would keep them on her desk. 

College of Fine Arts

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You can never go wrong with a classic. The reason why white roses in a glass vase have worked for this long speaks for itself. It’s a timeless combination, and just like art, it’s sure to live forever.

College of Natural Sciences 

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A more earthy approach to a classic, this arrangement is clean and professional. It’s sure to look good in any space; it’s very functional! 

College of Pharmacy 

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White and blue seem to be the typical colors of the pharmacist uniform, so it’s only fitting that the flowers reflect that. Blue and white are such an underrated combo, much like the College of Pharmacy, yet look how much it gives us! 

McCombs School of Business 

Photo by Julia Kadel on Unsplash

Dark and to themselves, there is nothing more McCombs than this arrangement. It’s pretty, but you probably wouldn’t get this to brighten up your space. 

Moody College of Communication 

Photo by Vika Fleysher on Unsplash

Loud yet subtle, Moody is full of creativity and imagination while maintaining professionalism and emphasizing the importance of connection. This flower bouquet will make a great impression while adding color and beauty wherever it is. 

Final Thoughts 

I’m a firm believer that every college has so much life and personality to them in their own way, and just like flowers they always have room to grow! Each is special and beautiful in its own way.

Spring 2021 Fashion: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Spring

Spring is upon us and now is the perfect time to get caught up on spring fashion trends! Check out our list of the six hottest fashion trends of Spring 2021 and take your pick of what stylish pieces you’ll be strutting around campus in.

1. Statement Sunglasses
First on the list is statement glasses! Spring is all about enjoying the sun and Austin’s warm weather before the summer heat makes it unbearable. Grab a pair of cool shades, maybe even color coordinate them with your outfit, and head out for a picnic with friends or to one of your in-person classes.

2. Silk Scarves
These stunning scarfs can be found all over TikTok, especially in the super popular “Please Don’t Go” headscarf trend. There are so many ways to style them and unique prints you’re bound to find something that works for you. For a summery look, tie a scarf around your ponytail or fold it into a triangle and wear it like a bandana. To add a little extra something to your outfit, tie a scarf around your neck or tie one to the straps of your favorite purse. Looking for somewhere local to pick one up? Visit Flamingo’s Vintage located just north of campus.

3. Print Button Downs
Looking to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring? Bring back some of your favorite button downs! Rather than wear them buttoned up, pull them over your favorite cami and your all set! Not only are you protected from the sun, you also have something to keep you warm at sunset.

4. Lingerie
Lingerie is no longer just for the bedroom! Some of your favorite pieces might be your new favorite going out outfit. Consider wearing a lacey slip dress or tucking a dainty cami into a pair of jeans. If you’re looking to go a step further, consider also incorporating an underbust corset.

5. Long, Flowy Skirts
This spring is all about statement pieces. Printed long skirts offer modesty and are just flowy enough to keep you cool as temperatures rev up. For an edgier look, pair them with a classic pair of docs. For a softer vibe, throw on your favorite pair of sandals!

6. Anything Vintage
Wearing vintage is all the rage. Not to mention, you’ll never have to worry about showing up in the same outfit as someone else ever again. Wondering what to get? Vintage dresses are a great option if you’re looking for a retro take on a sundress. You can also never go wrong with a bright 80s windbreaker paired with your favorite t-shirt and denim shorts.

What are you waiting for? Get out there and start rocking your favorite spring trends. And perhaps, bring a friend and a mask and check out local thrift and vintage stores for a new piece or two to spice up your wardrobe.

Photos by Ren Breach