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Craft / Coffee Recap

We had a blast at the studio celebrating the upcoming holiday season! We sipped and dived deeper into the yummy and artisanal world of craft coffee courtesy of our neighbor Cuvée Coffee Bar.

For this two hour workshop, we sampled four types ranging from fruit to chocolate flavors and paired them each with gourmet pastries from our other favorite neighbor, Chicon. Bourbon chocolate chip cookies anyone?

While we sipped, we gave ourselves an A+ for effort as we decked out our ornaments in an array of acrylic paints and gold-leaf and DIY'd our very own handpainted gift wrap.

The holidays brings out the creativity in everyone, and it was a blast to see what the girls dreamed up!  We're already brainstorming next year's holiday workshop!

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East Austin Studio Tour

We had the pleasure of welcoming some very talented artists into our the studio for Big Medium's EAST, a two-weekend tour of studios throughout East Austin.

For the last day of the tour, we ran out of time, but managed to venture over to check out a couple of other stops. 

The Mall at Canopy 

The Mall at Canopy 

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Tuesdays Together - Care Canisters

November is the Rising Tide Society's Philanthropy Month! We were happy to host the Austin Chapter at the studio.

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With donations from the members, we worked with neighbor Mitscoots to provide 100 Care Canisters filled with snacks, toiletries and other necessities for the homeless community.

It always warms the heart to give back during the holiday season.  I hope that we do more of this in the new year! Happy holidays everyone!

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Eastside Map by Emma Gundlach

Since moving to East Austin almost a year ago, we've fallen madly in love.  To celebrate the upcoming EAST Studio Tour and our first anniversary, we commissioned the incredibly talented Emma Gundlach to create a map of our favorite spots. 

How beautiful is this?  We're so in love that we are providing complimentary hard copies to all of our amazing studio rental clients. 

The master plan is to take you guys on an Eastside tour while I cruise the streets on Black Beauty (my fixie). Stay tuned, my friends because we're headed for a yummy ride!

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Mavenly + Co Recap

We were thrilled to host a Mavenly + Co. Masterclass, a two-day career workshop for creative women entrepreneurs. 

The traveling workshop is led by two girl bosses from ATX and focuses on setting women up for success as they are either transition or navigate through different stages of their lives and/or careers.

Mavenly + Co developed a curriculum in collaboration with a team of higher education and positive psychology professionals to help us ladies thrive professional environments.

It all went down August 27-28 with a happy hour the night before at Eastside neighbor, Kitty Cohen's. 

On the second day, we were lucky enough to enjoy a Q&A panel with some of Austin's most impressive women entrepreneurs, including Jane Ko (A Taste of Koko), Mica May (May Designs), Natalie Davis (Canoe) and Danielle Sobel (Juice Society). They dished on their backgrounds and how they created lives and careers with purpose.

I highly recommend digging deeper into the Mavenly and Co. platform. It offers resources and a community long after the workshop is over. We are always on the go, so it necessary and therapeutic to check in with your peers to not only seek advice, but to celebrate each other.

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The Identité Collective Recap

On August 20-21, we hosted Anastasia Casey and The Identité Collective, a branding boot camp for creatives. This two-day workshop comes with the sole purpose of designing and building small, creative brands. 

Calligraphy by: Lithesome Lettering; Photo by Kelsey Butler Photography

On Day 1, we arrived and were immediately greeted with colorful florals (courtesy or Anastasia herself), fresh-baked pastries and sweet, sweet mimosas! 

No detail was overlooked, as we were gifted swag bags chockfull of goodies from Tribeza, Mighty SwellBelong Mag, Olivia Kohl baubles and much, much more. 

...and then we got down to business. Pulling from her many years of experience repping top brands, Anastasia gave us the lowdown on all things social media, how to create a brand identity, business management hacks and how to craft solid mood boards. 

Decked out in only the best from 10th Collection, we took a mid-day break and dug right into a well-prepared and pretty damn delicious home-cooked lunch.

We thought nothing could top Day 1, but the surprises kept coming on our second day. We were instantly welcomed with cheery and bright Margot Blair Minis to take home!  we repurpose all of her mini vases around the house, so this was truly the gift that keeps on giving. 

Next up, was one of our highlights for the weekend - headshots courtesy of our bubbly, new friend Kelsey Butler Photography

We had an absolute blast cheesing it up with our fellow creatives and entrepreneurs!  We are all so busy that it was quite the treat and incredibly convenient to be able to combine long overdue headshot sessions and business education into one.

After talking shop, we took a break and enjoyed yet another lovely spread.  I mean... this girl seriously has us questioning our hostess skills.

After sippin' on Mighty Swell and noshing, it was right back to the hustle. We got in-depth advice and expert tips on how to up our flat lay game for those stellar Instagram and blog posts. 

Anastasia is our girl, but we always keep it 100.  She is by far one of the best instructors we have come across in a very long time. She truly wants to make sure that everyone she encounters succeeds. She takes her time to not only makes sure that each attendee understands the curriculum, but she will also do the work to make sure you are served long after the workshop is over. 

Photo by: Revelry

Photo by: Revelry

She puts in so much time and effort to make sure that no detail is overlooked.  From the printables to the new community that was created, it was all done with thoughtful and knowledgeable execution.

I'm sure you all have serious FOMO right about now, but you're in luck!  She's headed back to our studio October 22-23, so we highly encourage you to jump on it!  You can get more details and register here.  Until next time, my friends!

A Kindred Table - Recap

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A Kindred Table - Recap

Earlier this month, Revelry had the privilege of co-hosting a group of creative, lovely ladies at the studio for an ol' fashioned potluck with the talented Amanda of Butterfield Events.

Each guest was greeted with one of our founder Amberly's favorite things - a craft cocktail. In addition to her go-to Moscow Mules with Fever-Tree Ginger Beer, we also served up a tasty W&P Shake recipe - the Blackberry Fence Hopper. 

This beverage did not disappoint.  It was cool, sweet, refreshing, zesty and interestingly enough, the honey was the just enough to soothe. In case the endless list of adjectives didn't give it away, we are most definitely fans.  Can't wait to test out more recipes!

Amberly decided to make a quick stop to Frond Plant Shop to pick a couple of Margot Blair minis.  These unique and tiny arrangements always pack a punch. 

 Let's just say my hostess game was instantly elevated with these pretty little things adorning the table. 

The evening continued and the drinks kept flowing. Over old school funk and soul, we chatted about the stories behind our dishes, from favorite family recipes to thoughtfully store-bought finds ;)

Needless to say, these ladies did not disappoint. From Watermelon & Mango Salad to a fresh Strawberry Tart, we happily indulged. 

Many thanks to Molli of 10th Collection, who joined us and stepped up our potluck game with beautiful dishes and table accessories. 

Each dish was not only darn delicious, but surprisingly enough, served as a catalyst for us to get to know each other a little better.

We gleefully ended our night by losing ourselves in this masterpiece known as cake, baked fresh by Gal Friday

Shout out to all of the wonderful people we broke bread with, including Bianca (Anthemum), Mayra (The Photo Bus), Abigail (Carefully Crafted), Anastasia (The Identité Collective) and Stephanie (Bloom Creamery). It was truly a pleasure.

We would love to make A Kindred Table a staple in the Austin creative community.  We enjoy pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones and meeting new folks. If you're interested in being a part of the next one, then sign up for our newsletter here and follow #akindredtable to stay in the loop! 

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Whiskey 101 Recap

Well, well, well.  Who knew whiskey (whisky, whiskeys, whiskies) could be so much fun?  We always have a blast organizing cocktail workshops, but it was real treat participating as a newbie.

On July 30, She + Him Bartending showed up and showed out for our first workshop at the studio. The dynamic duo walked the whiskey curious through a history lesson on bourbon, scotch and rye, followed by a tasting of each.

Afterwards, we did our best bartender impressions and made a cocktail with each whiskey type using professional bar tools.

Let's just say the weekend was a success.  We had a great time meeting new people, and can't wait to do it all over again.  Stay tuned and thirsty, my friends!

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Sip + Brunch Recap

In June, we hosted our first round of Sip + Brunch at Weather Up in East Austin.  It was a hot one, but the drinks most definitely kept us cool on the spacious patio.

The kind bartender and our host, Fidel, was not only talented but incredibly knowledgable. He walked us through three cocktail recipes - the daiquiri, the Manhattan and the margarita.

We all practiced our skills with professional and stylish bar tools. Fidel covered the proper way to shake, stir and pour and everything in between. 

Chef  Kristine Kittrell completed the afternoon with her culinary magic. Bacon bites, cheese plates, chicken and waffles... you name it.  It was quite the treat getting to sample their delectable brunch menu. 

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As an added bonus, we provided each guest with a swag bag chockfull of local and creative goodies, like custom cocktail recipe cards from Emma Gundlach, Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap, gold paper straws and metal drink stirrers!

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The Identité Collective

We are beyond excited to have Anastasia Casey in our studio on the first stop of her The Identité Collective workshop series on August 20-21. As a professional graphic designer, she provides top notch branding services for small businesses with a conservative budget.

Not only is she bringing those skills to this branding boot camp, she's taking it even further by providing step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use your new brand design across your website and social media platforms.

After just two days, you will leave with a new logo, a perfectly curated mood board to carry out your new look across platforms, photography + editing skills, and social media tips to grow your following. How incredible is that? 

Photography by: 1778 Photographie

Mavenly + Co's Maven Masterclass

Mavenly + Co's Maven Masterclass

We're so excited to be teaming up with Mavenly + Co to bring the Maven Masterclass to Austin! The two-day workshop will be August 27 & 28 at our Revelry studio, with an optional happy hour gathering on August 26 at Weather Up.

The small group gathering (just 30 spots, y'all!) will focus on building the attendees' skills to:

  • Determine their strengths and values and how they relate to larger career and life decisions
  • Make well-informed decisions rooted in their values, strengths, and priorities
  • Create intentional habits that harness their strengths and values to lead them to their goals
  • Distinguish themselves in any setting optimizing negotiating skills and aligning their career with their personal goals

The deadline to register is August 20th, but snap up your spot now and save 20% when you use discount code ATXMAVEN!

Get your ticket here >>>

Maven Masterclass: Austin
August 27th & 28th
2511 E. 6th Street, Unit E
Austin, TX 78702

Margot Blair Floral Workshop #TBT

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Margot Blair Floral Workshop #TBT

There's a little bright, white studio on the east side that we call home, and it is the perfect little spot for intimate workshops and gatherings. 

We have so many great events coming up on the horizon, but take a look back to our first workshop with Margot Blair Floral in February. Bonnie and Lauren got some great photos of the space in use. 

The studio is the perfect size for groups of 6-16. The space is open and light-filled and able to host creative workshops from calligraphy to cocktail classes to bookclubs. 

Stay up to date with our event calendar here, and we'd love to hear from you to discuss and plan your future workshops and gatherings!

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June Jams

It's official.  Summer has started.  We are six days into June and so far I'm pretty excited about the sun that's peeking out today. It took some time to create this playlist - but alas, it exemplifies everything June is. Grab your hat and sunscreen because you're going to want to be at the pool or on a great adventure when you jam out to this playlist! Warning: you might experience excitement, joy, and occasional dance breaks. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Sip + Brunch at Weather Up

We've been talking about our exciting event all over social media and our website, but decided to reach you guys through out blog. Next Saturday, June 11, Revelry and Weather Up are coming together to create a fun/informative event. Catch us from 11am-1pm on the patio of Weather Up, where we will be serving some delicious brunch bites and teaching you the tricks of the trade. 

Click on the picture to grab yourself some tickets to the event!

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Lemon Elderflower Sparkler

Memorial Day is just around the corner! Since we are taking it easy this year, we decided to share a refreshing recipe that reflects just that.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 bottle cava, well-chilled
2 cups Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Lemonade
2 lemons, juiced (about 1/4 cup) 
Raspberries, to garnish

(Makes 6 drinks)

Preparation

Pour the Elderflower Lemonade and the lemon juice together into their own container. The Lemonade is organic, but I thought it would be a nice touch to add fresh squeezed juice to bring out the flavor. Pour about 3 tablespoons of this mixture into a Champagne flute. Pour in enough cava to fill the glass 3/4 full...or to your liking. Swirl gently. Drop a few raspberries in that thing, say cheers, and sip!

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Memorial Day Tunes

It's official. Four days until Memorial day.  We have exactly what you need to make this Memorial day weekend complete. Whether it's sitting on a boat or drinking a glass of bubbly on the porch with family, we have just the tunes to jam out to this weekend. Enjoy this hand crafted playlist! Also send us feedback if you have a song stuck in your head - it just might end up on the next playlist. Happy listening! 

 
 

Spire the Label

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Spire the Label

This weekend Revelry left the great East Austin and headed down South Lamar. Why, you ask? Good question. This past Saturday, Aro and Spire the Label came together to produce an amazing Pop Up that left shoppers with bags full of goodies.  

Chelsey Nordyke, the founder and designer of Spire the Label, was at Aro during the afternoon to showcase her Spring/Summer 2016 collection. It was very inspiring seeing a designer be so hands on with her customers.  The whole event felt like a giant group of best friends shopping together. 

A little bit about the designer, she was accepted into Savannah College of Design in Georgia, but instead took a different route.  Nordyke says she spent years saving and working endless hours to create her collection.  Eventually, her dream became a reality. She entered her Winter/Fall 2015 collection into Austin Fashion Week and won many awards for it. Not to mention she did all this at the age of 22. Talk about a girl boss! I don't think this is the last we will be seeing of Spire. To see the new collection for yourself, check it out here: Spire the Label

The plethora of girl bosses continues with Leslie Hernandez.  Founder and owner of the shop Aro, Hernandez had a dream and executed it to a T. Hernadnez defines her shop as, "...a jewlery and lifestyle concept e-commerce shop bringing together independent designers, artisans and unique finds from around the world." Sounds a lot like what we're all about. AKA collaborating with other artists. Both ladies represented everything Revelry. Bringing fashion, art, and Austin together. If you didn't get the chance to drink Prosecco and shop amongst girl bosses, stress no more. We have found the solution, simply stop by Aro's shop on South Lamar or check out Leslie's store online: Shop-Aro.

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Honeychild: Mother's Day Recap

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Honeychild: Mother's Day Recap

We had an amazing Mother's Day weekend celebrating all the mamas out there. At our first HONEYCHILD event - POT | PAINT | PLANT, many pots were painted and succulents were planted, but most of all, lots of laughter filled the room.

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It was was a revelry kind of moment. One filled with collaboration and celebration. It was truly a joy to see families come in, excited to pick out their materials, work together to come up with the perfect masterpiece and celebrate each other's work.  Who knew something so simple could bring so much joy? We did, and that's why HONEYCHILD was created!  

If you missed out, don't fret.  HONEYCHILD will be back this summer with a bang.  Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on this and many other creative experiences!  

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Watermelon Mint Julep

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

What does a Mint Julep make you think of? The Kentucky Derby, right? But why should such a delicious cocktail be relegated to one day for an event that lasts only two minutes? They're way too tasty for that, and with the addition of juicy watermelon, you've got a inspiriting cocktail to serve all summer long.

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. Rio Brazos Texas Whiskey (I like to use local or Texas brands when possible!)
½ oz. Russell & Mahoney simple syrup
5 sprigs fresh mint
6 cubes fresh watermelon

Preparation

Muddle simple syrup and watermelon in a mixing glass. Add mint and press lightly to release oils. Add bourbon and mix well with cracked ice. Strain over crushed ice. Garnish with watermelon and fresh mint.

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Photo Credit: Bonnie and Lauren

Now that you've mastered this one, why not learn a few more? We're joining forces with Weather Up to bring you a monthly Brunch + Cocktails series. Come hang out with us on June 11th as we kick it off with tasty bites and three hands-on cocktail creations. 

June 11, 2016
11:00 - 1:00
Weather Up

1808 E. Cesar Chavez Street | ATX

Grab your tickets here >>>

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Honeychild: Mother's Day Workshop

Honeychild: Mother's Day Workshop

We're so excited to announce our new space is open, REVELRY! You can find us on East 6th, more specifically, we're located at 2511 E 6th St., Unit E. Keep that address handy, because we're hosting a lot of event, meetups and  workshops that you don't want to miss.  Speaking of workshops, this Saturday we kick off May celebrating all the mamas out there. Can we get an Amen? 

This Saturday is our early Mother's day celebration for any Mama that wants to enjoy being a mom. May 7th, 10am-12pm stop by REVELRY for a fun crafting event with the kiddos, as we kick off our HEY MAMA series. The specifics you ask? Tickets are sold on our website for $20 and will be sold until May 6th at midnight.  What does $20 get you? It'll get you crafts for two - either a terra cotta or dinosaur pot that you can paint and home a beautiful succulent or cactus in. In addition, snacks and drink will be provided, so feel free to hang out and get creative.  Free street parking can be found in front of our building on 6th and in the neighboring streets. If you have more than one kiddo, no problemo! Additional children are half off. We hope to see you there and Happy Mother's Day!