Visiting Austin, TX
I spent the past week in Austin, TX which is one of my favorite cities in the world. I also just so happen to have lived there when I was younger. I went to my 2nd, 3rd and 4th school in Austin. Yes… you read right… I’ve been to 12 schools. That’s a whole other post.
My week is Austin was amazing. You can expect anything less than amazing. It’s a beautiful city, with kind souls and great food. If you haven’t been to Austin before you must visit and experience it for yourself. Below are a few of my favorite places and things to do:
Zilker Park- Yes I put this at the top of my list because I have never seen a park this lively and laid back all of the time. It’s a sweet escape from the city. Dogs run free, people love to run and work out and it’s incredibly calming even to just sit and enjoy the scenary. It’s also home to Austin City Limits Festival and now Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Stubbs BBQ- One of the best barbecues in town and also a live venue. I have seen acts like Queens of the Stone Age and Muse. They have a backyard setting nestled in the heart of downtown Austin and just a few blocks from 6th Street.
Gourdough’s Public House- New donut inspired cuisine/bar. We had the salty balls… not going to explain this one. You will just have to check it out for yourself!
Too many places to suggest but that should be a good start. Don’t forget… SXSW is just around the corner. Make sure you come out even if it’s for a day or two. Completely worth it. Yes it’s insane. Yes you drink every night. Yes you meet amazing people and most importantly you get to visit an amazing city.
Now off to Los Angeles… yes another one of my homes.
Google is coming to Nashville!
Dare I say it’s a dream come true…. to be honest it really is. Nashville has been my home for 5 years now and I have not a single negative thing to say about this city. But I will admit that every year, despite loving Nashville, I get the itch to want to move back to a bigger city. Not because Nashville can’t make me happy but because I feel like Nashville is not looked at as an innovative city.
Well things are about to change. On Thursday April 19th Google is going to spend the day with all of the who’s who in marketing and technology here in Nashville, TN. A big step for this small city that is mostly known for country music. A lot of people don’t know that there is actually a big technology scene. Lot’s of young coders and lots of veteran tech geeks who moved to town for a better quality of life. Excited to see what the outcome is but if I could predict, we might be seeing more of Google. Maybe even a house on music row.