As a first-timer wanting a peek into the enormous emporium that is Round Top Antiques Week, I chose to pack it all in a day at the largest of the lot, the Marburger Farm Antique Show.
Mention to friends that you’re going to Round Top Antiques Week and you’re likely to hear, “Ooh … ” or “Ugh … ,” depending on their interest in shopping for one-of-a-kind finds.
You’ll find few bar owners as energetic and resourceful as Carolyn Wenglar, proprietor of Houston’s La Carafe and Warren’s Inn downtown.
Let’s face it: The city that produced the Astrodome and the Space Center has a reputation for focusing on the future.
Growing up in Houston in the late Sixties when the Chinese community was much smaller (and inconceivable that Texas’ largest city would one day house the one of the largest Asian populations in the U.S.), I didn’t get to see the massive Lunar New Year street festivals and celebrations that cities such as San Francisco are famous for.
These days, Marfa gets all the attention as an arts destination in West Texas. While the reputation is well-deserved, with the Chinati Foundation and globally recognized galleries calling Marfa home, there is also a thriving arts community in nearby Alpine.
I first heard of papercrete 20 years ago, while visiting friends in Alpine who had moved from Austin.